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Zoltán Szekanecz
name Zoltán Szekanecz
name of institution
doctoral school
DE Doctoral School of Clinical Medicine (Core member)
Council of the Doctoral School
DE Doctoral School of Neurosciences (Academic staff member)
the share of work in the different doctoral schools. DE Doctoral School of Clinical Medicine 75%
DE Doctoral School of Neurosciences 24%
DE DSCM-DE Council of the Doctoral School 1%
accreditation statement submitted to: University of Debrecen
HAC accreditation
full compliance
(2015. I. 30.)
Contact details
E-mail address szekanecz.zoltanmed.unideb.hu
phone number +36 52 255-091
own web page
Academic title
scientific degree, title Ph.D.
year degree was obtained 1995
discipline to which degree belongs biology
institution granting the degree Tudományos Minősítő Bizottság (to be translated)
scientific degree, title DSc
year degree was obtained 2001
discipline to which degree belongs clinical medicine
institution granting the degree HAS
1988 - University of Debrecen
university professor or researcher
Thesis topic supervisor
number of doctoral students supervised until now 14
number of students who fulfilled course requirements 6
students who obtained their degrees:
Ágnes Szentpétery PhD 2018  DSCM-DE
Tamás Kobezda PhD 2014  DSCM-DE
Izabella Ilona Gomez PhD 2013  DSCM-DE
Lilla Soós PhD 2010  DSCM-DE
Angéla Pákozdi PhD 2009  DSCM-DE
Anikó Végvári PhD 2009  DSCM-DE
Zoltán Szabó PhD 2008  DSCM-DE

completed course requirement, without degree or degree granting in process:
Attila Hamar (PhD) 2018/08  DSCM-DE
Balázs Juhász (PhD) 2014/08  DSCM-DE
(50%) Csaba Zsolt Oláh (PhD) 2006/08  DSCM-DE
Emese Balogh (PhD) 2016/08  DSCM-DE
Éva Rákóczi (PhD) 2016/08  DSCM-DE
Júlia Emese Kurkó (PhD) 2013/08  DSCM-DE
Sheida Nejad (PhD) 2016/08  DSCM-DE
Timea Besenyei (PhD) 2013/01  DSCM-DE
Zsófia Kardos (PhD) 2016/08  DSCM-DE
Zsuzsanna Baráth (PhD) 2017/08  DSCM-DE
present PhD students:
Ágnes Miksi (PhD) (2019/08)  DSCM-DE
  Thesis topic proposals
research area Pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritides and scleroderma. Accelerated atherosclerosis in arthritides. Secondary tumors and osteoporosis. Effects of biological therapies.
research field in which current research is conducted clinical medicine
theoretical medicine

Elshabrawy Hatem A, Essani Abdul E, Szekanecz Zoltán, Fox David A, Shahrara Shiva: TLRs, future potential therapeutic targets for RA, AUTOIMMUNITY REVIEWS 16: (2) pp. 103-113.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
language: English
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Pallai Anna, Kiss Beáta, Vereb György, Armaka Marietta, Kollias George, Szekanecz Zoltán, Szondy Zsuzsanna: Transmembrane TNF-alpha Reverse Signaling Inhibits Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Proinflammatory Cytokine Formation in Macrophages by Inducing TGF-beta: Therapeutic Implications, JOURNAL OF IMMUNOLOGY 196: (3) pp. 1146-1157.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
number of independent citations: 4
language: English

Szekanecz Zoltán, Szekanecz Zoltán, Koch Alisa E: Successes and failures of chemokine-pathway targeting in rheumatoid arthritis, NATURE REVIEWS RHEUMATOLOGY 12: (1) pp. 5-13.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
language: English

Glant TT, Besenyei T, Kadar A, Kurko J, Tryniszewska B, Gal J, Soos G, Szekanecz Z, Hoffmann G, Block JA, Katz RS, Mikecz K, Rauch TA: Differentially expressed epigenome modifiers, including Aurora kinase A and B, in immune cells of rheumatoid arthritis in humans and mouse models, ARTHRITIS AND RHEUMATISM 65: (7) pp. 1725-1735.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
number of independent citations: 9
language: English

Szekanecz Zoltán, Meskó Bertalan, Póliska Szilárd, Váncsa Andrea, Szamosi Szilvia, Végh Edit, Simkovics Enikő, Laki Judit, Kurkó Júlia, Besenyei Tímea, Mikecz Katalin, Glant Tibor T, Nagy László: Pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics in rheumatology, IMMUNOLOGIC RESEARCH 56: (2-3) pp. 325-333.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
number of independent citations: 10
language: English

Soltesz P, Kerekes G, Der H, Szucs G, Szanto S, Kiss E, Bodolay E, Zeher M, Timar O, Szodoray P, Szegedi G, Szekanecz Z: Comparative assessment of vascular function in autoimmune rheumatic diseases: Considerations of prevention and treatment, AUTOIMMUNITY REVIEWS 10: (7) pp. 416-425.
type of document: Journal paper/Review paper
number of independent citations: 52
language: English

Szekanecz Z, Szanto S, Szabo Z, Vancsa A, Szamosi S, Bodnar N, Szucs G: Biologics - beyond the joints, AUTOIMMUNITY REVIEWS 9: (12) pp. 820-824.
type of document: Journal paper/Review paper
number of independent citations: 16
language: English

Szodoray P, Szabo Z, Kapitany A, Gyetvai A, Lakos G, Szanto S, Szucs G, Szekanecz Z: Anti-citrullinated protein/peptide autoantibodies in association with genetic and environmental factors as indicators of disease outcome in rheumatoid arthritis., AUTOIMMUNITY REVIEWS 9: (3) pp. 140-143.
type of document: Journal paper/Review paper
number of independent citations: 79
language: English

Halloran MM, Woods JM, Strieter RM, Szekanecz Z, Volin MV, Hosaka S, Haines III GK, Kunkel SL, Burdick MD, Walz A, Koch AE: The role of an Epithelai Neutrophil-Activating Peptide- 78-Like Protein in Rat Adjuvant-Induced Arthritis, JOURNAL OF IMMUNOLOGY 162: pp. 7492-7500.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
number of independent citations: 38
language: English

Szekanecz Z, Haines GK, Lin TR, Harlow LA, Goerdt S, Rayan G, Koch AE: Differential distribution of intercellular adhesion molecules (ICAM-1, ICAM-2, and ICAM-3) and the MS-1 antigen in normal and diseased human synovia. Their possible pathogenetic and clinical significance in rheumatoid arthritis., ARTHRITIS AND RHEUMATISM 37: (2) pp. 221-231.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
number of independent citations: 88
language: English
Number of independent citations to these publications:296 
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