Charles University, Faculty of Science, Prague, Czechia


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Votýpka J., Kolářová I., Horák P. (Herausgeber) (2023): Von Parasiten und Menschen. 356 Seiten, 1. Aufl. 2023. Springer Berlin hardcover ISBN: 978-3-662-65695-2; eBook ISBN: 978-3-662-65696-9. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-65696-9.


Schreiber M., Vajs V., Horák P. (2024): How tapeworms interact with cancers: a mini-review. PeerJ 12: e17196. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.17196

List of our publications

Papers in international journals and books authored by members of our laboratory.

● Woitschach F., Kloss M., Kischkel S., Macháček T., Reinholdt C., Senz V., Schlodder K., Loebermann M., Grabow N., Reisinger E. C., Sombetzki M. (2024): Utilization of the highly adaptable, minimally invasive murine air-pouch model for testing the inflammatory potential of biomaterials. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology (in press). DOI: 10.3389/fbioe.2024.1367366. [IF2022=5.7; Multidisciplinary Sciences Q1] OPEN ACCESS

Schreiber M., Vajs V., Horák P. (2024): How tapeworms interact with cancers: a mini-review. PeerJ 12: e17196. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.17196 [IF2022=2.7; Multidisciplinary Sciences Q2] 

Šmídová B., Majer M., Novák J., Revalová A., Horák P., Macháček T. (2024): The neurotropic schistosome vs. experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis: Are there any winners? Parasitology 1-9 (first view article). DOI: 10.1017/S0031182024000210 [IF2022=2.4; Parasitology Q2] OPEN ACCESS

Schreiber M., Macháček T., Vajs V., Šmídová B., Majer M., Hrdý J., Tolde O., Brábek J., Rösel D., Horák P. (2024): Suppression of the growth and metastasis of mouse melanoma by Taenia crassiceps and Mesocestoides corti tapeworms. Frontiers in Immunology 15: 1376907. DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2024.1376907 [IF2022=7.3; Immunology Q1] OPEN ACCESS

Macháček T., Fuchs C. D., Winkelmann F., Frank M., Scharnagl H., Stojakovic T., Sombetzki M., Trauner M. (2023): Bsep/Abcb11 knockout ameliorates Schistosoma mansoni liver pathology by reducing parasite fecundity. Liver International 43: 2469-2478. DOI: 10.1111/liv.15710 [IF2022=6.7; Gastroenterology & Hepatology Q1] OPEN ACCESS

● Votýpka J., Kolářová I., Horák P. (Herausgeber) (2023): Von Parasiten und Menschen. 356 Seiten, 1. Aufl. 2023. Springer Berlin hardcover ISBN: 978-3-662-65695-2; eBook ISBN: 978-3-662-65696-9; DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-65696-9.

● Helmer N., Hörweg C., Sattmann H., Reier S., Szucsich N. U., Bulantová J., Haring E. (2023): DNA barcoding of Trichobilharzia (Trematoda: Schistosomatidae) species and their detection in eDNA water samples. Diversity 15: 104. DOI: 10.3390/d15010104 [IF2022=2.4; Biodiversity Conservation Q2; Ecology Q3] OPEN ACCESS

● Vojtěchová I., Macháček T., Krištofíková Z., Stuchlík A., Petrásek T. (2022): Infectious origin of Alzheimer’s disease: amyloid-beta as a component of brain antimicrobial immunity. PLoS Pathogens 18: e1010929. DOI: 10.1017/S0031182022001238 [IF2022=6.7; Microbiology Q1; Parasitology Q1] OPEN ACCESS

● Novák J., Macháček T., Majer M., Kostelanská M., Skulinová K., Černý V., Kolářová L., Hrdý J., Horák P. (2022): Toxocara canis infection worsens the course of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis in mice. Parasitology 149: 1720–1728. DOI: 10.1017/S0031182022001238 [IF2022=2.4; Parasitology Q2]

● Stanicka A., Cichy A., Bulantová J., Labecka A. M., Ćmiel A. M., Templin J., Horák P., Żbikowska E. (2022): Thinking “outside the box”: the effect of nontarget snails in the aquatic community on mollusc-borne diseases. Science of the Total Environment 845: 157264. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.157264 [IF2022=9.8; Environmental Sciences Q1] OPEN ACCESS

● Winkelmann F., Gesell Salazar M., Hentschker C., Michalik S., Macháček T., Scharf C., Reisinger E. C., Völker U., Sombetzki M. (2022): Comparative proteome analysis of the tegument of male and female adult Schistosoma mansoni. Scientific Reports 12: 7569. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-11645-3 [IF2022=4.6; Multidisciplinary Sciences Q2] OPEN ACCESS

Macháček T., Leontovyč R., Šmídová B., Majer M., Vondráček O., Vojtěchová I., Petrásek T., Horák P. (2022): Mechanisms of the host immune response and helminth-induced pathology during Trichobilharzia regenti (Schistosomatidae) neuroinvasion in mice. PLoS Pathogens 18: e1010302. DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1010302 [IF2022=6.7; Microbiology Q1; Parasitology Q1] OPEN ACCESS

Vondráček O., Mikeš L., Talacko P., Leontovyč R., Bulantová J., Horák P. (2022): Differential proteomic analysis of laser-microdissected penetration glands of avian schistosome cercariae with a focus on proteins involved in host invasion. International Journal for Parasitology 52: 343-358. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2021.12.003 [IF2022=4.0; Parasitology Q1] OPEN ACCESS
● Vorel J., Cwiklinski K., Roudnický P., Ilgová J., Jedličková L., Dalton J. P., Mikeš L., Gelnar M., Kašný M. (2021): Eudiplozoon nipponicum (Monogenea, Diplozoidae) and its adaptation to haematophagy as revealed by transcriptome and secretome profiling. BMC Genomics 22: 274. DOI: 10.1186/s12864-021-07589-z [IF2021=4.560; Genetics & Heredity Q2; Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology Q2] OPEN ACCESS

● Al-Jubury A., Duan Y., Kania P. W., Tracz E. S., Bygum A., von Gersdorff Jørgensen L., Horák P., Buchmann K. (2021): Avian schistosome species in Danish freshwater lakes: relation to biotic and abiotic factors. Journal of Helminthology 95: e22, 1-11. DOI: 10.1017/S0022149X21000122 [IF2021=1.866; Parasitology Q3; Zoology Q2] 

Macháček T., Šmídová B., Pankrác J., Majer M., Bulantová J., Horák P. (2020): Nitric oxide debilitates the neuropathogenic schistosome Trichobilharzia regenti in mice, partly by inhibiting its vital peptidases. Parasites & Vectors 13: 426. DOI: 10.1186/s13071-020-04279-9 [IF2020=3.876] OPEN ACCESS

● Marszewska A., Cichy A., Bulantová J., Horák P., Żbikowska E. (2020): The chemotactic swimming behavior of bird schistosome miracidia in the presence of compatible and incompatible snail hosts. PeerJ 8: e9487. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.9487 [IF2020=2.984] OPEN ACCESS

Majer M., Macháček T., Súkeníková L., Hrdý J., Horák P. (2020): The peripheral immune response of mice infected with a neuropathogenic schistosome. Parasite Immunology 42: e12710. DOI: 10.1111/pim.12710 [IF2020=2.280]

Dvořáková H., Leontovyč R., Macháček T., O'Donoghue A. J., Šedo O., Zdráhal Z., Craik C. S., Caffrey C. R., Horák P., Mikeš L. (2020): Isoforms of cathepsin B1 in neurotropic schistosomula of Trichobilharzia regenti differ in substrate preferences and a highly expressed catalytically inactive paralog binds cystatin. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology 10: 66. DOI: 10.3389/fcimb.2020.00066 [IF2020=5.293] OPEN ACCESS

Skála V., Walker A. J., Horák P. (2020): Snail defence responses to parasite infection: the Lymnaea stagnalis-Trichobilharzia szidati model. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 102: 103464. DOI: 10.1016/j.dci.2019.103464 [IF2020=3.636]

● Grabner D., Doliwa A., Bulantová J., Horák P., Sures B. (2020): Morphological comparison of genetically differentiated Polymorphus cf. minutus types. Parasitology Research 119: 153–163. DOI: 10.1007/s00436-019-06525-1 [IF2020=2.289]
● Cortés A., Mikeš L., Muñoz-Antolí C., Álvarez-Izquierdo M., Esteban J. G., Horák P., Toledo R. (2019): Secreted cathepsin L-like peptidases are involved in the degradation of trapped antibodies on the surface of Echinostoma caproni. Parasitology Research 118: 3377–3386. DOI: 10.1007/s00436-019-06487-4 [IF2019=1.641].

Horák P., Bulantová J., Mikeš L. (2019): Schistosomatoidea and Diplostomoidea. In: Digenetic Trematodes, 2nd Edition (R. Toledo, B. Fried, Eds). Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 1154: 217-254. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-18616-6 [IF2019=2.450]. Springer ISBN: 978-3-030-18615-9.

● Nezhybová V., Blažek R., Kašný M., Slainková D., Leontovyč R., Ondračková M. (2019): Morphological and molecular characterization of Apatemon sp. infecting killifish in Mozambique. Parasitology International 73: 101967. DOI: 10.1016/j.parint.2019.101967 [IF2019=1.866]

● Kaderka R., Bulantová J., Heneberg P., Řezáč M. (2019): Urticating setae of tarantulas (Araneae: Theraphosidae): Morphology, revision of typology and terminology and implications for taxonomy. PLoS ONE 14: e0224384. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0224384 [IF2019=2.740] OPEN ACCESS

Leontovyč R., Young N., Korhonen P., Hall R., Bulantová J., Jeřábková V., Kašný M., Gasser R., Horák P. (2019):
Molecular evidence for distinct modes of nutrient acquisition between visceral and neurotropic schistosomes of birds. Scientific Reports 9: 1347. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-37669-2 [IF2019=3.998] OPEN ACCESS

● International Helminth Genomes Consortium (2019): Comparative genomics of the major parasitic worms. Nature Genetics 51: 163-174. DOI: 10.1038/s41588-018-0262-1 [IF2019=27.603] OPEN ACCESS

Jedličková L., Dvořák J., Hrachovinová I., Ulrychová L., Kašný M., Mikeš L. (2019): A novel Kunitz protein with proposed dual function from Eudiplozoon nipponicum (Monogenean) impairs haemostasis and action of complement in vitro. International Journal for Parasitology 49: 337-346. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2018.11.010 [IF2019=3.530] OPEN ACCESS
● Roudnický P., Vorel J., Ilgová J., Benovics M., Norek A., Jedličková L., Mikeš L., Potěšil D., Zdráhal Z., Dvořák J., Gelnar M., Kašný M. (2018): Identification and partial characterization of a novel serpin from Eudiplozoon nipponicum (Monogenea, Polyopisthocotylea). Parasite 25: 61. [IF2018=1.958]

Macháček T., Turjanicová L., Bulantová J., Hrdý J., Horák P., Mikeš L. (2018): Cercarial dermatitis: a systematic follow-up study of human cases with implications for diagnostics. Parasitology Research 117: 3881-3895. DOI: 10.1007/s00436-018-6095-0 [IF2018=2.067]

● Vivas Muñoz J. C., Hilt S., Horák P., Knopf K. (2018): Impact of trematode infections on periphyton grazing rates of freshwater snails. Parasitology Research 117: 3547-3555. DOI: 10.1007/s00436-018-6052-y [IF2018=2.067]

● Marszewska A., Cichy A., Bulantová J., Horák P., Zbikowska E. (2018): Potamopyrgus antipodarum as a potential defender against swimmer's itch in European recreational water bodies—experimental study. PeerJ 6: e5045. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.5045 [IF2018=2.353] OPEN ACCESS

● Hofmannová L., Mikeš L., Jedličková L., Pokorný J., Svobodová V. (2018): Unusual cases of Taenia crassiceps cysticercosis in naturally infected animals in the Czech Republic. Veterinární medicína 63: 73-80. DOI: 10.17221/82/2017-VETMED [IF2018=0.636]

Jedličková L., Dvořáková H., Dvořák J., Kašný M., Ulrychová L., Vorel J., Žárský V., Mikeš L. (2018): Cysteine peptidases of Eudiplozoon nipponicum: a broad repertoire of structurally assorted cathepsins L in contrast to the scarcity of cathepsins B in an invasive species of haematophagous monogenean of common carp. Parasites & Vectors 11: 142. DOI: 10.1186/s13071-018-2666-2 [IF2018=3.031] OPEN ACCESS

Skála V., Walker A. J., Horák P. (2018): Extracellular trap-like fiber release may not be a prominent defence response in snails: evidence from three species of freshwater gastropod molluscs. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 79: 137-141. DOI: 10.1016/j.dci.2017.10.011 [IF2018=3.119]

● Jirsová D., Ding X., Civánová K., Jirounková E., Ilgová J., Koubková B., Kašný M., Gelnar M. (2018): Redescription of Paradiplozoon hemiculteri (Monogenea, Diplozoidae) from the type host Hemiculter leucisculus, with neotype designation. Parasite 25: 4. DOI: 10.1051/parasite/2018004 [IF2018=1.958] OPEN ACCESS
● Konstanzová V., Koubková B., Kašný M., Ilgová J., Dzika E., Gelnar M. (2017): An ultrastructural study of the surface and attachment structures of Paradiplozoon homoion (Bychowsky & Nagibina, 1959) (Monogenea: Diplozoidae). Parasites & Vectors 10: 261. DOI 10.1186/s13071-017-2203-8 [IF2017=3.163] OPEN ACCESS

● Ilgová J., Jedličková L., Dvořáková H., Benovics M., Mikeš L., Janda L., Vorel J., Roudnický P., Potěšil D., Zdráhal Z., Gelnar M., Kašný M. (2017): A novel type I cystatin of parasite origin with atypical legumain-binding domain. Scientific Reports 7: 17526. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-17598-2 [IF2017=4.122] OPEN ACCESS

● Novák J., Panská L., Macháček T., Kolářová L., Horák P. (2017): Humoral response of mice infected with Toxocara canis
following different infection schemes. Acta Parasitologica 62: 823-835. DOI: 10.1515/ap-2017-0099 [IF2017=1.039]

Řimnáčová J., Mikeš L., Turjanicová L., Bulantová J., Horák P. (2017): Changes in surface glycosylation and glycocalyx shedding in Trichobilharzia regenti (Schistosomatidae) during the transformation of cercaria to schistosomulum. PLoS ONE 12: e0173217. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0173217 [IF2017=2.766] OPEN ACCESS

● Fariña F., Pasqualetti M., Ilgová J., Cardillo N., Ercole M., Aronowicz T., Krivokapich S., Kašný M., Ribicich M. (2017): Evaluation of the infectivity and the persistence of Trichinella patagoniensis in muscle tissue of decomposing guinea pig (Cavia porcellus). Parasitology Research 116: 371-375. DOI: 10.1007/s00436-016-5299-4 [IF2017=2.558]

Macháček T., Panská L., Dvořáková H., Horák P. (2016): Nitric oxide and cytokine production by glial cells exposed in vitro to neuropathogenic schistosome Trichobilharzia regenti. Parasites and Vectors 9: 579. DOI: 10.1186/s13071-016-1869-7 [IF2016=3.080] OPEN ACCESS

● Ma J., He J.-J., Liu G.-H., Leontovyč R., Kašný M., Zhu X.-Q. (2016): Complete mitochondrial genome of the giant liver fluke Fascioloides magna (Digenea: Fasciolidae) and its comparison with selected trematodes. Parasites & Vectors 9: 429. DOI: 10.1186/s13071-016-1699-7 [IF2016=3.080] OPEN ACCESS

Kašný M., Haas W., Jamieson B. G. M., Horák P. (2016): Cercaria of Schistosoma. In: Schistosoma: Biology, Pathology and Control (B. G. M. Jamieson, Ed.). CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, pp. 149-183. ISBN: 978-1-4987-4425-6

Pankrác J., Novobilský A., Rondelaud D., Leontovyč R., Syrovátka V., Rajský D., Horák P., Kašný M. (2016): Effect of Fascioloides magna (Digenea) on fecundity, shell height and survival rate of Pseudosuccinea columella (Lymnaeidae). Parasitology Research 115: 3119-3125. DOI: 10.1007/s00436-016-5068-4 [IF2016=2.329]

Bulantová J., Macháček T., Panská L., Krejčí F., Karch J., Jährling N., Saghafi S., Dodt H.-U., Horák P. (2016): Trichobilharzia regenti (Schistosomatidae): 3D imaging techniques in characterization of larval migration through the CNS of vertebrates. Micron 83: 62-71. DOI: 10.1016/j.micron.2016.01.009 [IF2016=1.980]

● Aldhoun J., Kment P., Horák P. (2016): Historical analysis of the type species of the genus Trichobilharzia Skrjabin et Zakharov, 1920 (Platyhelminthes: Schistosomatidae). Zootaxa 4084: 593-595. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4084.4.10 [IF2016=0.972] OPEN ACCESS

Leontovyč R., Young N. D., Korhonen P. K., Hall R. S., Tan P., Mikeš L., Kašný M., Horák P., Gasser R. B. (2016): Comparative transcriptomic exploration reveals unique molecular adaptations of neuropathogenic Trichobilharzia to invade and parasitize its avian definitive host. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 10: e0004406. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004406 [IF2016=3.834] OPEN ACCESS

● Prchal L., Vokřál I., Kašný M., Rejšková L., Zajíčková M., Lamka J., Skálová L., Lecová L., Szotáková B. (2016): Metabolism of drugs and other xenobiotics in giant liver fluke (Fascioloides magna). Xenobiotica 46: 132-140. DOI: 10.3109/00498254.2015.1060370 [IF2016=1.932]

Jedličková L., Dvořáková H., Kašný M., Ilgová J., Potěšil D., Zdráhal Z., Mikeš L. (2016): Major acid endopeptidases of the blood-feeding monogenean Eudiplozoon nipponicum (Heteronchoinea: Diplozoidae). Parasitology 143: 494-506. DOI: 10.1017/S0031182015001808 [IF2016=2.713]

● Konstanzová V., Koubková B., Kašný M., Ilgová J., Dzika E., Gelnar M. (2016): Excretory system of representatives from family Diplozoidae (Monogenea). Parasitology Research 115: 1493-1500. DOI: 10.1007/s00436-015-4882-4 [IF2016=2.329]

Horák P., Mikeš L., Lichtenbergová L., Skála V., Soldánová M., Brant S. V. (2015): Avian schistosomes and outbreaks of cercarial dermatitis. Clinical Microbiology Reviews 28: 165-190. DOI: 10.1128/CMR.00043-14 [IF2015=16.187] OPEN ACCESS

Turjanicová L., Mikeš L., Pecková M., Horák P. (2015): Antibody response of definitive hosts against antigens of two life stages of the neuropathogenic schistosome Trichobilharzia regenti. Parasites & Vectors 8: 400. DOI: 10.1186/s13071-015-1007-y [IF2015=3.234] OPEN ACCESS

● Ondračková M., Hudcová I., Dávidová M., Adámek Z., Kašný M., Jurajda P. (2015): Non-native gobies facilitate the transmission of Bucephalus polymorphus (Trematoda). Parasites & Vectors 8: 382. DOI: 10.1186/s13071-015-0999-7 [IF2015=3.234] OPEN ACCESS

● Konstanzová V., Koubková B., Kašný M., Ilgová J., Dzika E., Gelnar M. (2015): Ultrastructure of the digestive tract of Paradiplozoon homoion (Monogenea). Parasitology Research 114: 1485-1494. DOI: 10.1007/s00436-015-4331-4 [IF2015=2.027]

● Dreyfuss G., Correa A., Djuikwo-Teukeng F., Novobilský A., Hoglund J., Pankrác J., Kašný M., Vignoles P., Hurtrez-Bousses S., Pointier J., Rondelaud D. (2015): Differences in the compatibility of infection between the liver flukes Fascioloides magna and Fasciola hepatica in a Colombian population of the snail Galba sp. Journal of Helminthology 89: 720-726. DOI: 10.1017/S0022149X14000509 [IF2015=1.630]

Skála V., Černíková A., Jindrová Z., Kašný M., Vostrý M., Walker A. J., Horák P. (2014): Influence of Trichobilharzia regenti (Digenea: Schistosomatidae) on the defence activity of Radix lagotis (Lymnaeidae) haemocytes. PLoS ONE 9: e111696. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0111696 [IF2014=3.234] OPEN ACCESS

Horák P., Kolářová L., Mikeš L. (2014): Schistosomatoidea and Diplostomoidea. In: Digenetic Trematodes, 1st Edition (R. Toledo, B. Fried, Eds.). Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 766: 331-364. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-0915-5_10 [IF2014=1.958]. Springer ISBN: 978-1-4939-0914-8.

Leontovyč R., Košťáková M., Siegelová V., Melounová K., Pankrác J., Vrbová K., Horák P., Kašný M. (2014): Highland cattle and Radix labiata, the hosts of Fascioloides magna. BMC Veterinary Research 10: 41. DOI: 10.1186/1746-6148-10-41 [IF2014=1.777] OPEN ACCESS

● Rondelaud D., Novobilský A., Höglunda J., Kašný M., Pankrác J., Vignoles P., Dreyfuss G. (2014): Growth rate of the intermediate snail host Galba truncatula influences redial development of the trematode Fascioloides magna. Journal of Helminthology 88: 427-433. DOI: 10.1017/S0022149X13000370 [IF2014=1.421]

Skála V., Bulantová J., Walker A. J., Horák P. (2014): Insights into the development of Notocotylus attenuatus (Digenea: Notocotylidae) in Lymnaea stagnalis: from mother sporocyst to cercariae. Parasitology International 63: 94-99. DOI: 10.1016/j.parint.2013.09.009 [IF2014=1.859]

● Vignoles P., Novobilský A., Höglund J., Kašný M., Pankrác J., Dreyfuss G., Pointier J.-P., Rondelaud D. (2014): Lymnaea cubensis, an experimental intermediate host for Fascioloides magna. Folia Parasitologica 61: 185-188. DOI: 10.14411/fp.2014.020 [IF2014=1.147] OPEN ACCESS

● Novobilský A., Kašný M., Beran L., Rondelaud D., Höglund J. (2013): Lymnaea palustris and Lymnaea fuscus are potential but uncommon intermediate hosts of Fasciola hepatica in Sweden. Parasites and Vectors 6: 251. DOI: 10.1186/1756-3305-6-251 [IF2013=3.251] OPEN ACCESS

● Sanabria R., Mouzet R., Pankrác J., Teukeng F. F. D., Courtioux B., Novobilský A., Hoglund J., Kašný M., Vignoles P., Dreyfuss G., Rondelaud D., Romero J. (2013): Lymnaea neotropica and Lymnaea viatrix, potential intermediate hosts for Fascioloides magna. Journal of Helminthology 87: 494-500. DOI: 10.1017/S0022149X12000582 [IF2013=1.303]

● Kolářová L., Horák P., Skírnisson K., Marečková H., Doenhoff M. (2013): Cercarial dermatitis, a neglected allergic disease. Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology 45: 63-74. DOI: 10.1007/s12016-012-8334-y [IF2013=4.728]

Horák P., Schets F. M., Kolářová L., Brant S. V. (2013): Trichobilharzia. In: Molecular Detection of Human Parasitic Pathogens (D. Liu, Ed.). Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, Boca Raton, USA, pp. 455-465. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1242-6

Lichtenbergová L., Horák P. (2012): Pathogenicity of Trichobilharzia spp. for vertebrates. Journal of Parasitology Research 2012: Article ID 761968, pp. 9. DOI: 10.1155/2012/761968. Erratum (2013, Article ID 721061) OPEN ACCESS

● Cantacessi C., Mulvenna J., Young N. D., Kašný M., Horák P., Aziz A., Hofmann A., Loukas A., Gasser R. B. (2012): A deep exploration of the transcriptome and "excretory/secretory" proteome of adult Fascioloides magna. Molecular & Cellular Proteomics 11: 1340–1353. DOI: 10.1074/mcp.M112.019844 [IF2012=7.251] OPEN ACCESS

● Malagon D., Benitez R., Kašný M., Adroher F. J. (2012): Peptidases in Parasitic Nematodes – A Review. In: Parasites: Ecology, Diseases and Management (G. S. Erzinger, Ed.). Nova Science Publishers Inc., New York, pp. 61-102. ISBN: 978-1-62257-692-0 OPEN ACCESS

● Novobilský A., Kašný M., Pankrác J., Rondelaud D., Engstrom A., Hoglund J. (2012): Lymnaea fuscus (Pfeiffer, 1821) as a potential intermediate host of Fascioloides magna in Europe. Experimental Parasitology 132: 282–286. DOI: 10.1016/j.exppara.2012.08.005 [IF2012=2.154]

Huňová K., Kašný M., Hampl V., Leontovyč R., Kuběna A., Mikeš L., Horák P. (2012): Radix spp.: Identification of trematode intermediate hosts in the Czech Republic. Acta Parasitologica 57: 273-284. DOI: 10.2478/s11686-012-0040-7 [IF2012=1.000] OPEN ACCESS

Kašný M., Beran L., Siegelová V., Siegel T., Leontovyč R., Beránková K., Pankrác J., Košťáková M., Horák P.: Geographical distribution of the giant liver fluke (Fascioloides magna) in the Czech Republic and potential risk of its further spread. Veterinarni Medicina 57: 101-109. [IF2012=0.679] OPEN ACCESS

● Skírnisson K., Kolářová L., Horák P., Ferte H., Jouet D. (2012): Morphological features of the nasal blood fluke Trichobilharzia regenti (Schistosomatidae, Digenea) from naturally infected hosts. Parasitology Research 110: 1881-1892. DOI: 10.1007/s00436-011-2713-9 [IF2012=2.852]

Chanová M., Lichtenbergová L., Bulantová J., Mikeš L., Horák P. (2012): Trichobilharzia regenti: Antigenic structures of intravertebrate stages. Central European Journal of Biology 7: 83-90. DOI: 10.2478/s11535-011-0074-0 [IF2012=0.818]

Aldhoun J. A., Podhorský M., Holická M., Horák P. (2012): Bird schistosomes in planorbid snails in the Czech Republic. Parasitology International 61: 250-259. DOI: 10.1016/j.parint.2011.10.006 [IF2012=2.302]

● Ligasová A., Bulantová J., Šebesta O., Kašný M., Koberna K., Mikeš L. (2011): Secretory glands in cercaria of the neuropathogenic schistosome Trichobilharzia regenti - ultrastructural characterization, 3-D modelling, volume and pH estimations. Parasites & Vectors 4: 162. DOI: 10.1186/1756-3305-4-162 [IF2011=2.937] OPEN ACCESS

Lichtenbergová L., Lassmann H., Jones M. K., Kolářová L., Horák P. (2011): Trichobilharzia regenti: Host immune response in the pathogenesis of neuroinfection in mice. Experimental Parasitology 128: 328-335. DOI: 10.1016/j.exppara.2011.04.006 [IF2011=2.122]

Horák P., Kolářová L. (2011): Snails, waterfowl and cercarial dermatitis. Freshwater Biology 56: 779-790. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2427.2010.02545.x [IF2011=3.290]

Kašný M., Mikeš L., Dolečková K., Hampl V., Dvořák J., Novotný M., Horák P. (2011): Cathepsins B1 and B2 of Trichobilharzia spp., bird schistosomes causing cercarial dermatitis. In: Cysteine Proteases of Pathogenic Organisms - Series: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, Vol. 712 (M. W. Robinson and J. P. Dalton, Eds.). Landes Bioscience and Springer Science+Business Media, 136-154. ISBN: 978-1-4419-8413-5 [IF2011=1.093]

Bulantová J., Chanová M., Houžvičková L., Horák P. (2011): Trichobilharzia regenti (Digenea: Schistosomatidae): Changes of body wall musculature during the development from miracidium to adult worm. Micron 42: 47-54. DOI: 10.1016/j.micron.2010.08.003 [IF2011=1.527]

● Kolářová L., Horák P., Skírnisson K. (2010): Methodical approaches in the identification of areas with a potential risk of infection by bird schistosomes causing cercarial dermatitis. Journal of Helminthology 84: 327-335. DOI: 10.1017/S0022149X09990721 [IF2010=1.544]

Dolečková K., Albrecht T., Mikeš L., Horák P. (2010): Cathepsins B1 and B2 in the neuropathogenic schistosome Trichobilharzia regenti: distinct gene expression profiles and presumptive roles throughout the life cycle. Parasitology Research 107: 751–755. DOI: 10.1007/s00436-010-1943-6 [IF2010=1.812]

● Skírnisson K., Aldhoun J. A., Kolářová L. (2009): A review on swimmer's itch and the occurrence of bird schistosomes in Iceland. Journal of Helminthology 83: 165–171. DOI: 10.1017/S0022149X09336408 [IF2009=0.863]

Aldhoun J. A., Faltýnková A., Karvonen A., Horák P. (2009): Schistosomes in the North: a unique finding from a prosobranch snail using molecular tools. Parasitology International 58: 314-317. DOI: 10.1016/j.parint.2009.03.007 [IF2009=1.701]

Kašný M., Mikeš L., Hampl V., Dvořák J., Caffrey C. R., Dalton J. P., Horák P. (2009): Peptidases of trematodes. Advances in Parasitology 69: 205-297. DOI: 10.1016/S0065-308X(09)69004-7 [IF2009=6.231]

Aldhoun J. A., Kolářová L., Horák P., Skírnisson K. (2009): Bird schistosome diversity in Iceland: molecular evidence. Journal of Helminthology 83: 173–180. DOI: 10.1017/S0022149X09289371 [IF2009=0.863]

Chanová M., Bulantová J., Máslo P., Horák P. (2009): In vitro cultivation of early schistosomula of nasal and visceral bird schistosomes (Trichobilharzia spp., Schistosomatidae). Parasitology Research 104: 1445-1452. DOI: 10.1007/s00436-009-1343-y [IF2009=1.721]

Dolečková K., Kašný M., Mikeš L., Cartwright J., Jedelský P., Schneider E. L., Dvořák J., Mountford A. P., Craik C. S., Horák P. (2009): The functional expression and characterization of a cysteine peptidase from the invasive stage of the neuropathogenic schistosome Trichobilharzia regenti. International Journal for Parasitology 39: 201-211. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2008.06.010 [IF2009=3.819] OPEN ACCESS

Podhorský M., Hůzová Z., Mikeš L., Horák P. (2009): Cercarial dimensions and surface structures as a tool for species determination of Trichobilharzia spp. Acta Parasitologica 54: 28-36. DOI: 10.2478/s11686-009-0011-9 [IF2009=1.070]

Lichtenbergová L., Kolbeková P., Kouřilová P., Kašný M., Mikeš L., Haas H., Schramm G., Horák P., Kolářová L., Mountford A. P. (2008): Antibody responses induced by Trichobilharzia regenti antigens in murine and human hosts exhibiting cercarial dermatitis. Parasite Immunology 30: 585-595. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3024.2008.01059.x [IF2008=2.523] OPEN ACCESS

● Jouet D., Ferte H., Depaquit J., Rudolfová J., Latour P., Zanella D., Kaltenbach M. L., Leger N. (2008): Trichobilharzia spp. in natural conditions in Annecy lake, France. Parasitology Research 103: 51-58. DOI: 10.1007/s00436-008-0926-3 [IF2008=1.473]

Horák P., Mikeš L., Rudolfová J., Kolářová L. (2008): Penetration of Trichobilharzia cercariae into mammals: dangerous or negligible event? Parasite 15: 299-303. [IF2008=0.736] OPEN ACCESS

Kašný M., Mikeš L., Dalton J. P., Mountford A. P., Horák P. (2007): Comparison of cysteine peptidase activities in Trichobilharzia regenti and Schistosoma mansoni cercariae. Parasitology 134: 1599-1609. [IF2007=2.081]

Dolečková K., Kašný M., Mikeš L., Mutapi F., Stack C., Mountford A. P., Horák P. (2007): Peptidases of Trichobilharzia regenti (Schistosomatidae) and its molluscan host Radix peregra s. lat. (Lymnaeidae): construction and screening of cDNA library from intramolluscan stages of the parasite. Folia Parasitologica 54: 94-98. [IF2007=1.000] OPEN ACCESS

Chanová M., Horák P. (2007): Terminal phase of bird schistosomiasis caused by Trichobilharzia regenti (Schistosomatidae) in ducks (Anas platyrhynchos f. domestica). Folia Parasitologica 54: 105-107. [IF2007=1.000] OPEN ACCESS

● Novobilský A., Kašný M., Mikeš L., Kovařčík K., Koudela B. (2007): Humoral immune responses during experimental infection with Fascioloides magna and Fasciola hepatica in goats and comparison of their excretory/secretory products. Parasitology Research 101: 357-364. [IF2007=1.512]

Rudolfová J., Littlewood D. T. J., Sitko J., Horák P. (2007): Bird schistosomes of wildfowl in the Czech Republic and Poland. Folia Parasitologica 54: 88-93. [IF2007=1.000] OPEN ACCESS

● Webster B. L., Rudolfová J., Horák P., Littlewood D. T. J. (2007): The complete mitochondrial genome of the bird schistosome Trichobilharzia regenti (Platyhelminthes: Digenea), causative agent of cercarial dermatitis. Journal of Parasitology 93: 553–561. [IF2007=1.129]

Chanová M., Vuong S., Horák P. (2007): Trichobilharzia szidati: the lung phase of migration within avian and mammalian hosts. Parasitology Research 100: 1243-1247. [IF2007=1.512]

● Bayssade-Dufour C., Jouet D., Rudolfová J., Horák P., Ferte H. (2006): Seasonal morphological variations in bird schistosomes. Parasite 13: 205-214. [IF2006=0.523] OPEN ACCESS

● Kolářová L., Rudolfová J., Hampl V., Skírnisson K. (2006): Allobilharzia visceralis gen. nov., sp. nov. (Schistosomatidae - Trematoda) from Cygnus cygnus (L.) (Anatidae). Parasitology International 55: 179-186. [IF2006=1.500]

Rudolfová J., Sitko J., Horák P. (2006): Unusual finding of Trichobilharzia sp. in Motacilla alba in the Czech Republic. Journal of Helminthology 80: 83-85. [IF2006=0.779]

Horák P., Kolářová L. (2005): Molluscan and vertebrate immune responses to bird schistosomes. Parasite Immunology 27: 247-255. [IF2005=1.445] OPEN ACCESS

Horák P. (2005): New trends in the research of bird schistosomes. In: IX European Multicolloquium of Parasitology - Multidisciplinary for Parasites, Vectors and Parasitic Diseases (Valencia, Spain, July 18-23, 2004), Vol. 1: Articles of Keynote Speakers (Mas-Coma S., ed.), Medimond S.r.l. - Monduzzi Editore International Proceedings Division, Bologna, Italy, pp. 151-157. ISBN: 88-7587-143-4

Blažová K., Horák P. (2005): Trichobilharzia regenti: The developmental differences in natural and abnormal hosts. Parasitology International 54: 167-172. [IF2005=1.280]

Mikeš L., Zídková L., Kašný M., Dvořák J., Horák P. (2005): In vitro stimulation of penetration gland emptying by Trichobilharzia szidati and T. regenti (Schistosomatidae) cercariae. Quantitative collection and partial characterization of the products. Parasitology Research 96: 230-241. [IF2005=1.226]

Dvořák J., Delcroix M., Rossi A., Vopálenský V., Pospíšek M., Šedinová M., Mikeš L., Sajid M., Sali A., McKerrow J. H., Horák P., Caffrey C. R. (2005): Multiple cathepsin B isoforms in schistosomula of Trichobilharzia regenti: identification, characterization and putative role in migration and nutrition. International Journal for Parasitology 35: 895-910. [IF2005=3.346]

Rudolfová J., Hampl V., Bayssade-Dufour C., Lockyer A. E., Littlewood D. T. J., Horák P. (2005): Validity reassessment of Trichobilharzia species using Lymnaea stagnalis as the intermediate host. Parasitology Research 95: 79-89. [IF2005=1.226]

● Kolářová L., Horák P. (2004): Bird schistosomes: New causative agent of the CNS injuries? In: Focus on Meningitis Research (Strong P. V., ed.), Nova Science Publishers Inc., New York, pp. 247-262. ISBN: 1-59033-944-4

● Van Bolhuis G. H., Rijks J. M., Dorrestein G. M., Rudolfová J., Van Dijk M. and Kuiken T. (2004): Obliterative endophlebitis in mute swans (Cygnus olor) caused by Trichobilharzia sp. (Digenea: Schistosomatidae) infection. Veterinary Pathology 41: 658-665. [IF2004=1.194] OPEN ACCESS

● Schabussová I., Koubková B., Gelnar M., Schabuss M., Horák P. (2004): Surface carbohydrates of Eudiplozoon nipponicum pre- and post-fusion. Journal of Helminthology 78: 63-68. [IF2004=0.676]

Mikeš L., Man P. (2003): Purification and characterization of a saccharide-binding protein from penetration glands of Diplostomum pseudospathaceum - a bifunctional molecule with cysteine protease activity. Parasitology 127: 69-77. [IF2003=1.821]

● Bargues M. D., Horák P., Patzner R. A., Pointier J. P., Jackiewicz M., Meier-Brook C., Mas-Coma S. (2003): Insights into the relationships of Palaearctic and Nearctic lymnaeids (Mollusca: Gastropoda) by rDNA ITS-2 sequencing and phylogeny of stagnicoline intermediate host species of Fasciola hepatica. Parasite 10: 243-255. [IF2003=0.488]

● Lockyer, A.E., Olson, P.D., Ostergaard, P., Rollinson, D., Johnston, D.A., Attwood, S.W., Southgate, V.R., Horák, P., Snyder, S.D., Le, T.H., Agatsuma, T., McManus, D., Carmichael, A.C., Naem, S., Littlewood, D.T.J. (2003): The phylogeny of the Schistosomatidae based on three genes with emphasis on the interrelationships of Schistosoma Weinland, 1858. Parasitology 126: 203-224. [IF2003=1.821]

● Schabussová I., Schabuss M., Gelnar M., Horák P. (2003): Use of lectins in characterizing developmentally regulated changes on the surface of Paradiplozoon megan (Monogenea: Diplozoidae). Helminthologia 40: 135-140. [IF2003=0.474]

Horák P., Kolářová L., Adema C.M. (2002): Biology of the schistosome genus Trichobilharzia. Advances in Parasitology 52: 155-233. [IF2002=4.818]

Hrádková K., Horák P. (2002): Neurotropic behaviour of Trichobilharzia regenti in ducks and mice. Journal of Helminthology 76: 137-141. [IF2002=0.796]

Rudolfová J., Sitko J., Horák P. (2002): Nasal schistosomes of wildfowl in the Czech Republic. Parasitology Research 88: 1093-1095. [IF2002=1.046]

Dvořák J., Vaňáčová S., Hampl V., Flegr J., Horák P. (2002): Comparison of European Trichobilharzia species based on ITS1 and ITS2 sequences. Parasitology 124: 307-313. [IF2002=1.828]

Horák P., Kolářová L. (2001): Bird schistosomes - do they die in mammalian skin? Trends in Parasitology 17, 66-69. [IF2001=6.134]

● Kolářová L., Horák P., Čada F. (2001): Histopathology of CNS and nasal infections caused by Trichobilharzia regenti in vertebrates. Parasitology Research 87: 644-650. [IF2001=1.025]

Mikeš L., Horák P. (2001): A protein with lectin activity in penetration glands of Diplostomum pseudospathaceum cercariae. International Journal for Parasitology 31: 245-252. [IF2001=2.814]

● Bargues M. D., Vigo M., Horák P., Dvořák J., Patzner R. A., Pointier J. P., Jackiewicz M., Meier-Brook C., Mas-Coma S. 2001: European Lymnaeidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda), intermediate hosts of trematodiases, based on nuclear ribosomal DNA ITS-2 sequences. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 1: 85-107.

● Špakulová M., Horák P., Dvořák J. (2001): The karyotype of Trichobilharzia regenti Horák, Kolářová et Dvořák, 1998 (Digenea: Schistosomatidae), a nasal avian schistosome in Central Europe. Parasitology Research 87: 479-483. [IF2001=1.025]

Horák P., Kolářová L. (2000): Survival of bird schistosomes in mammalian lungs. International Journal for Parasitology 30: 65-68. [IF2000=2.516]

Horák P., Dvořák J., Kolářová L., Trefil L. (1999): Trichobilharzia regenti, a pathogen of the avian and mammalian central nervous system. Parasitology 119: 577-581.

Dvořák J., Sattmann H., Horák P., Konecny R. (1999): Bird schistosomes from freshwater snails in Austria, with some notes on current problems. Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Tropenmedizin und Parasitologie 21: 69-76. OPEN ACCESS

● Konecny R., Dvořák J., Horák P., Sattmann H. (1999): Zerkarien von Süßwasserschnecken in Österreich. Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Tropenmedizin und Parasitologie 21: 77-82.

● Kolářová L., Horák P. (1999): Cercarial dermatitis in focus - spectrum of pathogenic agents and their development in non-specific hosts. Klinicka mikrobiologie 3: 260-267. (in Czech)

● Kolářová L., Skírnisson K., Horák P. (1999): Schistosome cercariae as the causative agent of swimmer's itch in Iceland. Journal of Helminthology 73: 215-220.

Horák P., Kovář L., Kolářová L., Nebesářová J. (1998): Cercaria-schistosomulum surface transformation of Trichobilharzia szidati and its putative immunological impact. Parasitology 116: 139-147.

Horák P., Kolářová L., Dvořák J. (1998): Trichobilharzia regenti n.sp. (Schistosomatidae, Bilharziellinae), a new nasal schistosome from Europe. Parasite 5: 349-357. OPEN ACCESS

Horák P., Deme R. (1998): Lectins and saccharides in Lymnaea stagnalis haemocyte recognition. Comparative Haematology International 8: 210-218.

Horák P., Neeleman A. P., Van der Knaap W. P. W., Sminia T. (1998): Effect of saccharides on plasma mediated haemagglutination and in vitro phagocytosis by haemocytes of the snail Lymnaea stagnalis. Comparative Haematology International 8: 43-49.

Horák P., Van der Knaap W. P. W. (1997): Lectins in snail-trematode immune interactions: a review. Folia Parasitologica 44: 161-172. OPEN ACCESS

Horák P., Grubhoffer L., Mikeš L., Tichá M. (1997): Lectins of Trichobilharzia szidati cercariae. Parasite 4: 27-35. OPEN ACCESS

● Špakulová M., Horák P., Müller V. (1997): The karyotype of Trichobilharzia franki Müller et Kimmig, 1994 (Digenea: Schistosomatidae), a new European schistosome agent of swimmers' itch. Parasite 4: 63-66. OPEN ACCESS

Horák P., Kolářová L. (1997): Zerkarien-Dermatitis in Mitteleuropa - Überblick und aktuelle Probleme. Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Tropenmedizin und Parasitologie 19: 59-64. OPEN ACCESS

● Kolářová L., Horák P., Sitko J. (1997): Cercarial dermatitis in focus: schistosomes in the Czech Republic. Helminthologia 34: 127-139.

Horák P. (1996): Lectins of parasitic helminths: A review. Helminthologia 33: 209-212.

● Špakulová M., Horák P., Kráľová I. (1996): Karyotype of an avian schistosome Trichobilharzia szidati (Digenea: Schistosomatidae). International Journal for Parasitology 26: 783-785.

● Kolářová L., Horák P. (1996): Morphology and chaetotaxy of Trichobilharzia szidati Neuhaus, 1952 cercariae (Trematoda: Schistosomatidae: Bilharziellinae). Helminthologia 33: 7-9.

Horák P., Weiser J., Mikeš L., Kolářová L. (1996): The effect of Bacillus thuringiensis M-exotoxin on trematode cercariae. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 68: 41-49 and 201.

● Novotná V., Mikeš L., Horák P., Jonáková V., Tichá M. (1996): Preparation of water-soluble and water-insoluble poly(acrylamide-allylamine) derivatives of polysaccharides. International Journal of Bio-Chromatography 2: 37-47.

Horák P. (1995): Developmentally regulated expression of surface carbohydrate residues on larval stages of the avian schistosome Trichobilharzia szidati. Folia Parasitologica 42: 255-265. OPEN ACCESS

Horák P., Mikeš L. (1995): Cercarial surface saccharides of six trematode species from the pond snail, Lymnaea stagnalis. Parasite 2: 419-421.

● Pavlásek I., Lavičková M., Horák P., Král J., Král B. (1995): Cryptosporidium varanii n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Cryptosporidiidae) in Emerald monitor (Varanus prasinus Schlegel, 1893) in captivity at Prague zoo. Gazella (Zoo Praha) 22: 99-108.

Horák P. (1994): Destruction of Ascaris suum ova (Nematoda, Ascaridae) in sewage sludge by accelerated electrons. Water Research 28: 939-941.

● Kolářová L., Horák P., Fajfrlík K. (1992): Cercariae of Trichobilharzia szidati Neuhaus, 1952 (Trematoda: Schistosomatidae): The causative agent of cercarial dermatitis in Bohemia and Moravia. Folia Parasitologica 39: 399-400. OPEN ACCESS

Horák P. (1992): Helminth eggs in the sludge from three sewage treatment plants in Czechoslovakia. Folia Parasitologica 39: 153-157. OPEN ACCESS

Horák P., Vrchotová N., Meyer E. A., Giboda M. (1990): Isolation, cultivation and isoenzyme characterization of Giardia intestinalis strains. Folia Parasitologica 37: 105-106. 

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