Publications    

  • Pachler, K. & Vlasak, R. (2013). Whole genome sequencing of influenza C virus. In: Sequence and Genome Analysis II – Bacteria, Viruses and Metabolic Pathways. iConcept Press Ltd. (in press).      
  • Mandal, C., Schwartz-Albiez, R. & Vlasak, R. (2012). Functions and Biosynthesis of O-Acetylated Sialic Acids. Top Curr Chem. (in press).         
  • Arming, S., Wipfler, D., Mayr, J., Merling, A., Vilas, U., Schauer, R., Schwartz-Albiez, R. & Vlasak, R. (2011). The human Cas1 protein: a sialic acid-specific O-acetyltransferase? Glycobiology 21, 553-64.         
  • Birks, S. M., Danquah, J. O., King, L., Vlasak, R., Gorecki, D. C. & Pilkington, G. J. (2011). Targeting the GD3 acetylation pathway selectively induces apoptosis in glioblastoma. Neuro Oncol 13, 950-60.        
  • Pachler, K. & Vlasak, R. (2011). Influenza C virus NS1 protein counteracts RIG-I-mediated IFN signalling. Virol J 8, 48.         
  • Stanley, M., Mayr, J., Huber, W., Vlasak, R. & Streicher, H. (2011). Synthesis and inhibitory activity of sialic acid derivatives targeted at viral sialate-O-acetylesterases. Eur J Med Chem 46, 2852-60.        
  • Winkler, W., Huber, W., Vlasak, R. & Allmaier, G. (2011). Positive and negative electrospray ionisation travelling wave ion mobility mass spectrometry and low-energy collision-induced dissociation of sialic acid derivatives. Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom 25, 3235-44.         
  • Wipfler, D., Srinivasan, G. V., Sadick, H., Kniep, B., Arming, S., Willhauck-Fleckenstein, M., Vlasak, R., Schauer, R. & Schwartz-Albiez, R. (2011). Differentially regulated expression of 9-O-acetyl GD3 (CD60b) and 7-O-acetyl-GD3 (CD60c) during differentiation and maturation of human T and B lymphocytes. Glycobiology 21, 1161-72.         
  • Chowdhury, S., Mandal, C., Sarkar, S., Bag, A. K., Vlasak, R. & Chandra, S. (2011). Mobilization of lymphoblasts from bone marrow to peripheral blood in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia: role of 9-O-acetylated sialoglycoproteins. Leuk Res 36, 146-55.
  • Pachler, K., Mayr, J. & Vlasak, R. (2010). A seven plasmid-based system for the rescue of influenza C virus. J Mol Genet Med 4, 239-46.
  • Mayr, J., Haselhorst, T., Langereis, M. A., Dyason, J. C., Huber, W., Frey, B., Vlasak, R., de Groot, R. J. & von Itzstein, M. (2008). Influenza C virus and bovine coronavirus esterase reveal a similar catalytic mechanism: new insights for drug discovery. Glycoconj J 25, 393-9.
  • Erdmann, M., Wipfler, D., Merling, A., Cao, Y., Claus, C., Kniep, B., Sadick, H., Bergler, W., Vlasak, R., and Schwartz-Albiez, R. (2006). Differential surface expression and possible function of 9-O- and 7-O-acetylated GD3 (CD60b and c) during activation and apoptosis of human tonsillar B and T lymphocytes. Glycoconj J, electronic publication ahead of print.
  • Schauer, R., and Vlasak, R. (2006). Special issue on viruses and sialic acids. Editorial. Glycoconj J 23, 3-4.
  • Rinninger, A., Richet, C., Pons, A., Kohla, G., Schauer, R., Bauer, H. C., Zanetta, J. P., and Vlasak, R. (2006). Localisation and distribution of O-acetylated N-acetylneuraminic acids, the endogenous substrates of the hemagglutinin-esterases of murine coronaviruses, in mouse tissue. Glycoconj J 23, 73-84.

Presentations at international meetings and invited lectures           

  • Vlasak, R.: Some like it sweet and sour: functions of sialic acids in health and disease. Invited speaker, Univ. Portsmouth, UK 2012.        
  • Arming, S., Huber, W., Winkler, W., Allmaier, G. & Vlasak, R.: Glycoengineering of a therapeutic protein with sialyltransferases, Poster, International Sialoglyco Conference, Potsdam, Germany 2010.        
  • Vlasak, R., Huber, W., Winkler, W. & Allmaier, G.: 4-Dimethylaminopyridine as a catalyst in the regioselective synthesis of 5-N-acetyl-4-O-acetyl neuraminic acid. Poster, International Sialoglyco Conference, Potsdam, Germany 2010.         
  • Mayr, J., Stanley, M., Streicher, H. & Vlasak, R.: Analysis of sialosides as inhibitors of viral sialate-o-acetylesterases. Poster, European Congress of Virology, Cernobbio, Italy 2010.        
  • Pachler, K. & Vlasak, R.: Influenza C virus NS1 protein inhibits RIG-1 mediated induction of IFN-β. Poster, 4th European Congress of Virology, Cernobbio, Italy 2010.         
  • Vlasak, R.: O-acetylated sialic acids ar receptors for influenza and coronaviruses. Invited speaker, Green Hills Biotech, Vienna 2009         
  • Huber, W. and Vlasak, R.: 4-Dimethylaminopyridine as a catalyst in the regioselective synthesis of 4-O-acetylated sialic acid. Poster, 15th European Carbohydrate Symposium, Vienna 2009.        
  • Vlasak, R.: The human Cas1 protein – a sialic acid-specific O-Acetyltransferase. Invited speaker, 10th Sialic Acid Workshop, Kiel, Germany 2008.         
  • Arming, S., Mayr, J., Wipfler, D., Merling, A., Vilas, U., Schauer, R., Schwartz-Albiez, R. & Vlasak, R.: The human CasD1 protein directs transfer of O-acetylgroups to carbon 7 of sialic acid. Oral presentation, International Conference on Biology and Chemistry of Sialic Acids, SialoGlyco. Moscow / St. Petersburg 2008.         
  • Vlasak, R.: Evolution of Viral Hemagglutinin-Esterases. Poster, Natural Genetic Engineering and Natural Genome Editing Salzburg 2008         
  • Vlasak, R.: O-acetylated sialic acids in human malignant metastasizing melanomas. Poster, 19th International Symposium on Glycoconjugates, Cairns, Australia 2007.         
  • Mayr, J., Haselhorst, T., Zehentner, B., Huber, W., Hauser-Kronberger, C., Lang, R., von Itzstein, M., and Vlasak, R.: Differential recognition of O-acetylated sialic acids by orthomyxo- and nidoviruses. Invited speaker, 5th International Conference on Sialoglycoscience, Mishima, Japan 2006
  • Zehentner, B.: Expression of 9-O-acetylated ganglioside GD3 in metastasizing human melanoma. Invited speaker, 9th Sialic Acid Workshop, Kiel 2006.