RNDr. Zdeněk Franta, Ph.D.

Job Position: Worker - Laboratory of Vector Immunology

Contact details

Phone: 420387775453
E-mail: zdeny@paru.cas.cz
Room: 337

Publications
Total found: 15 records
Urbanová V., Hajdušek O., Šíma R., Franta Z., Grunclová L., Hönig Mondeková H., Bartošová-Sojková P., Jalovecká M., Kopáček P. (2018) IrC2/Bf e A yeast and Borrelia responsive component of the complement system from the hard tick Ixodes ricinus Developmental and Comparative Immunology 79 : 86-94.
DOI: 10.1016/j.dci.2017.10.012
Kotsyfakis M., Kopáček P., Franta Z., Pedra J., Ribeiro J. (2015) Deep Sequencing Analysis of the Ixodes ricinus Haemocytome PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 9 : e0003754.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003754
Horn M., Fajtová P., Rojo Arreola L., Ulrychová L., Bartošová-Sojková P., Franta Z., Protasio A., Opavský D., Vondrášek J., Mckerrow J., Mareš M., Caffrey C., Dvořák J. (2014) Trypsin- and Chymotrypsin-Like Serine Proteases in Schistosoma mansoni - 'The Undiscovered Country'. PLoS neglected tropical diseases 8 : e2766.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002766
Sojka D., Franta Z., Horn M., Caffrey C., Mareš M., Kopáček P. (2013) New insights into the machinery of blood digestion by ticks Trends in parasitology 29 : 276-285.
DOI: 10.1016/j.pt.2013.04.002
Sojka D., Franta Z., Frantová H., Bartošová P., Horn M., Váchová J., O'donoghue A., Eroy-Reveles A., Craik C., Knudsen G., Caffrey C., Mckerrow J., Mareš M., Kopáček P. (2012) Characterization of the gut-associated cathepsin D hemoglobinase from the tick Ixodes ricinus (IrCD1). Journal of Biological Chemistry 287 : 21152–21163.
DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M112.347922
Burešová V., Hajdušek O., Franta Z., Loosová G., Grunclová L., Levashina E., Kopáček P. (2011) Functional genomics of tick thioester-containing proteins reveal the ancient origin of the complement system. Journal of Innate Immunity 3 : 623–630.
DOI: 10.1159/000328851
Franta Z., Sojka D., Frantová H., Dvořák J., Horn M., Srba J., Talacko P., Mareš M., Schneider E., Craik C., Mckerrow J., Caffrey C., Kopáček P. (2011) IrCL1-The haemoglobinolytic cathepsin L of the hard tick, Ixodes ricinus. International Journal for Parasitology 41 : 1253–1262.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2011.06.006
Franta Z., Frantová H., Konvičková J., Horn M., Sojka D., Mareš M., Kopáček P. (2010) Dynamics of digestive proteolytic system during blood feeding of the hard tick Ixodes ricinus. Parasites & Vectors 3 : 119.
DOI: 10.1186/1756-3305-3-119
Burešová V., Hajdušek O., Franta Z., Sojka D., Kopáček P. (2009) IrAM-An alpha2-macroglobulin from the hard tick Ixodes ricinus: characterization and function in phagocytosis of a potential patogen Chryseobacterium indologenes Developmental and Comparative Immunology 33 : 489-498.
DOI: 10.1016/j.dci.2008.09.011
Hajdušek O., Sojka D., Kopáček P., Burešová V., Franta Z., Šauman I., Winzerling J., Grubhoffer L. (2009) Knockdown of proteins involved in iron metabolism limits tick reproduction and development. PNAS USA 106 : 1033-1038.
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0807961106

Documents to download:
2009-PNAS (pdf)
Horn M., Nussbaumerová M., Šanda M., Kovářová Z., Srba J., Franta Z., Sojka D., Bogyo M., Caffrey C., Kopáček P., Mareš M. (2009) Hemoglobin digestion in blood-feeding ticks: mapping a multipeptidase pathway by functional proteomics. Chemistry & Biology 16 : 1053-1063.
DOI: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2009.09.009
Sojka D., Franta Z., Horn M., Hajdušek O., Caffrey C., Mareš M., Kopáček P. (2008) Profiling of proteolytic enzymes in the gut of the tick Ixodes ricinus reveals an evolutionarily conserved network of aspartic and cysteine peptidases. Parasites & Vectors 0-0.
DOI: 10.1186/1756-3305-1-7
Sojka D., Hajdušek O., Dvořák J., Sajid M., Franta Z., Schneider E., Craik C., Vancová M., Burešová V., Bogyo M., Sexton K., Mc Kerrow J., Caffrey C., Kopáček P. (2007) IrAE – An asparaginyl endopeptidase (legumain) in the gut of the hard tick Ixodes ricinus. International Journal for Parasitology 37 : 713-724.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2006.12.020
Burešová V., Franta Z., Kopáček P. (2006) A comparison of Chryseobacterium indologenes pathogenicity to the soft tick Ornithodoros moubata and hard tick Ixodes ricinus. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 93 : 96-104.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jip.2006.05.006
Grunclová L., Horn M., Vancová M., Sojka D., Franta Z., Mareš M., Kopáček P. (2006) Two secreted cystatins of the soft tick Ornithodoros moubata: differential expression pattern and inhibitory specificity. Biological Chemistry 387 : 1635-1644.
DOI: 10.1515/BC.2006.204

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Biology Centre CAS
Institute of Parasitology
Branišovská 1160/31
370 05 České Budějovice

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