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.


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.

List of our publications

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

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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