Biochemical, Cellular, and Molecular Biological Aspects of Cell Differentiation and Oncogenic Transformation Dependent on Protea

Biochemical, Cellular, and Molecular Biological Aspects of Cell Differentiation and Oncogenic Transformation Dependent on Protea

Ing. Milan Jakubek, Ph.D.

Ing. Milan Jakubek, Ph.D. — Project head

About us


  • Development of technology for dietary supplement preparation containing curcumin with high degree of bioavailability. (Scientific research with mcePharma, s.r.o.)
  • Oxycellulose and its chemical and non-covalent modifications: Application for systems of drug controlled release, cosmetics and wound healing preparations. (Contract research in cooperation with Synthesia, a.s.)
  • Improved growth of human skin cells on biomimetic nanofibrous matrices for active wound healing. GAČR 17-02448S
  • Study of molecular and functional mechanism of novel cytostatics (cyclic polymethinum salts) using

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David Sýkora, Jindřich Jindřich, Vladimír Král, Milan Jakubek, Ameneh Tatar, Zdeněk Kejík, Pavel Martásek, Sergey Zakharov, Formaldehyde Reacts with Amino Acids and Peptides with a Potential Role in Acute Methanol Intoxication, Journal of Analytical Toxicology, (2020),

Veronika Antonyová, Zdeněk Kejík, Tereza Brogyányi, Robert Kaplánek, Martina Pajková, Veronika Talianová, Róbert Hromádka, Michal Masařík, David Sýkora, Lucie Mikšátková, Pavel Martásek, Milan Jakubek: Role of mtDNA disturbances in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. DNA Repair (2020) in press. doi: 10.1016/j.dnarep.2020.102871


Jakubek, M., Kejik, Z., Kaplanek, R., Antonyova, V., Hromadka, R., Sandrikova, V., Sykora, D., Martasek, P., & Kral, V. (2019). Hydrazones as novel epigenetic modulators: Correlation between TET 1 protein inhibition activity and their iron(II) binding ability. Bioorg Chem, 88, 102809. doi:10.1016/j.bioorg.2019.02.034

Briza, T., Kralova, J., Rimpelova, S., Havlik, M., Kaplanek, R., Kejik, Z., Martasek, P., Mikula, I., Dzubak, P., Hajduch, M., Ruml, T., & Kral, V. (2019). Pentamethinium salts as ligands for cancer: Sulfated polysaccharide co-receptors as possible therapeutic target. Bioorg Chem, 82, 74-85. doi:10.1016/j.bioorg.2018.02.011

Havlik, M., Talianova, V., Kaplanek, R., Briza, T., Dolensky, B., Kralova, J., Martasek, P., & Kral, V. (2019). Versatile fluorophores for bioimaging applications: pi-expanded naphthalimide derivatives with skeletal and appendage diversity. Chem Commun (Camb), 55(18), 2696-2699. doi:10.1039/c8cc09638d

Krcova, L., Rimpelova, S., Havlik, M., Dolensky, B., Vellieux, F., Ruml, T., Martasek, P., Kral, V., Briza, T. (2020) Highly selective mitochondrial probes based on fluorinated pentamethinium salts: On two-photon properties and microscopic applications. Dyes and Pigments, 172, 107802. doi: 10.1016/j.dyepig.2019.107802

Krčová, L., Krejcir, R., Zatloukalova, P., Briza, T., Coates, P.J., Sterba, M., Müller, P., Kralová, J., Martasek, P., Kral, V., Vojtesek, B. (2019) A cyclic methinium salt induces cancer cell cytotoxicity through mitophagy inhibition and energetic collapse. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 20, 4208. doi: 10.3390/ijms20174208

Róbert Hromádka, Zdeněk Kejík, Milan Jakubek, Robert Kaplánek, Viera Šandriková, Marian Urban, Pavel Martásek, Vladimír Král: Pigments from Filamentous Ascomycetes for Combination Therapy. Curr. Med. Chem. 26 (2019) 3812-3834. doi: 10.2174/0929867325666180330091933

Milan Jakubek, Zdeněk Kejíka, Robert Kaplánek, Róbert Hromádka, Viera Šandriková, David Sýkora, Veronika Antonyová, Marian Urban, Petr Dytrych, Ivan Mikula, Pavel Martásek, Vladimír Král: Strategy for improved therapeutic efficiency of curcumin in the treatment of gastric cancer. Biomed. Pharmacother. 118 (2019) 109278. doi: 10.1016/j.biopha.2019.109278


Kejik, Z., Jakubek, M., Kaplanek, R., Kralova, J., Mikula, I., Martasek, P., & Kral, V. (2018). Epigenetic bagents in combined anticancer therapy. Future Med Chem, 10(9), 1113-1130. doi:10.4155/fmc-2017-0203


Kejik, Z., Kaplanek, R., Havlik, M., Briza, T., Jakubek, M., Kralova, J., Mikula, I., Martasek, P., & Kral, V. (2017). Optical probes and sensors as perspective tools in epigenetics. Bioorg Med Chem, 25(8), 2295-2306. doi:10.1016/j.bmc.2017.01.011


Brezaniova, I., Hruby, M., Kralova, J., Kral, V., Cernochova, Z., Cernoch, P., Slouf, M., Kredatusova, J., & Stepanek, P. (2016). Temoporfin-loaded 1-tetradecanol-based thermoresponsive solid lipid nanoparticles for photodynamic therapy. J Control Release, 241, 34-44. doi:10.1016/j.jconrel.2016.09.009


Briza, T., Kralova, J., Dolensky, B., Rimpelova, S., Kejik, Z., Ruml, T., Hajduch, M., Dzubak, P., Mikula, I., Martasek, P., Pouckova, P., & Kral, V. (2015). Striking antitumor activity of a methinium system with incorporated quinoxaline unit obtained by spontaneous cyclization. Chembiochem, 16(4), 555-558. doi:10.1002/cbic.201402662

Kaplanek, R., Jakubek, M., Rak, J., Kejik, Z., Havlik, M., Dolensky, B., Frydrych, I., Hajduch, M., Kolar, M., Bogdanova, K., Kralova, J., Dzubak, P., & Kral, V. (2015). Caffeine-hydrazones as anticancer agents with pronounced selectivity toward T-lymphoblastic leukaemia cells. Bioorg Chem, 60, 19-29. doi:10.1016/j.bioorg.2015.03.003

Kaplanek, R., Havlik, M., Dolensky, B., Rak, J., Dzubak, P., Konecny, P., Hajduch, M., Kralova, J., & Kral, V. (2015). Synthesis and biological activity evaluation of hydrazone derivatives based on a Troger's base skeleton. Bioorg Med Chem, 23(7), 1651-1659. doi:10.1016/j.bmc.2015.01.029


Ing. Milan Jakubek, Ph.D. Ing. Milan Jakubek, Ph.D.

Milan Jakubek, Ph.D.

Head of Laboratory
Ameneh Tatar, M.Sc. Ph.D.

Ameneh Tatar, M.Sc. Ph.D.

Ing. Miroslav Louma Ing. Miroslav Louma

Miroslav Louma

Technical and economic support
Bc. Vojtěch Albert Borek Bc. Vojtěch Albert Borek

Vojtěch Albert Borek

Technical and economic support


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