PharmDr. Anna Hošťálková, Ph.D.

Research focus

  • isolation of secondary metabolites from the family Amaryllidaceae, Berberidaceae, Magnoliaceae (isolation, analysis, structural identification)
  • in vitro biological activities of isolated compounds (AChE, BuChE, POP and cytotoxicity)


  • 2004-2009 Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Pharmacy, (Master degree), Thesis: Pyrazine derivatives as potential drugs III.
  • 2009-2015 Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Pharmacy, (Ph.D. degree), Dissertation: Study of Chemical Constituents of Taxons from Order Laurales and Ranunculales with Potential Neuroprotective Activity.

Current position

  • an assistant at the Department of Pharmaceutical Botany, Charles University, Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Králové


  • Dietary supplements – Nutraceuticals (lectures)
  • Pharmaceutical botany (practicals)
  • Toxicity of natural products (lectures)


Monographs (and chapters)


MACÁKOVÁ, K., KOLEČKÁŘ, V., CAHLÍKOVÁ, L., CHLEBEK, J., HOŠŤÁLKOVÁ, A., KUČA, K., JUN, D., OPLETAL, L.: Tannins and their influence on health. Recent Advances in Medicinal Chemistry. Bentham Science Publishers 1, 159-208 (2014).

CAHLÍKOVÁ, L., MACÁKOVÁ, K., BENEŠOVÁ, N., CHLEBEK, J., HOŠŤÁLKOVÁ, A., OPLETAL, L.: Natural compounds (small molecules) as potential and real drugs of Alzehimers disease: A critical review, in: Studies in natural products chemistry (ATTA-ur-RAHMAN, ed.), Chapter 6, Elsevier: Amsterdam 2014, pp. 153-194, ISBN: 978-0-444-63281-4.

Original papers


WIJAYA, V., JANDOUREK, O., KROUSTKOVA, J., HRADISKA-BREITEROVA, K., KORABECNY, O., SOBOLOVA, K., KOHELOVA, E., HOSTALKOVA, A., KONECNA, K., SAFRATOVA, M., VRABEC, R., KUNES, J., OPLETAL, O., CHLEBEK, J., CAHLIKOVA, L.: Alkaloids of Dicranostigma franchetianum (Papaveraceae) and berberine derivatives as a novel class of antimycobacterial agents. Biomolecules 12, 844 (2022).

VRABEC, R., MAŘÍKOVÁ, J., LOČÁREK, M., KORÁBEČNÝ, J., HULCOVÁ, D., HOŠŤÁLKOVÁ, A., KUNEŠ, J., CHLEBEK, J., KUČERA, T., HRABINOVÁ, M., JUN, D., SOUKUP, O., ANDRISANO, V., JENČO, J., ŠAFRATOVÁ, M., NOVÁKOVÁ, L., OPLETAL, L., CAHLÍKOVÁ, L.: Monoterpene indole alkaloids from Vinca minor L. (Apocynaceae): identification of new structural scaffold for treatment of Alzheimer´s disease. Phytochemistry 194, 113017 (2022).



MAAFI, N., AL MAMUN, A., JANĎOUREK, O., MAŘÍKOVA, J., BREITEROVÁ, K., DIEPOLTOVÁ, A., KONEČNÁ, K., HOŠŤÁLKOVÁ, A., HULCOVÁ, D., KUNEŠ, J., KOHELOVÁ, E., KOUTOVÁ, D., ŠAFRATOVÁ, M., NOVÁKOVÁ, L., CAHLÍKOVÁ, L.: Semisynthetic derivatives of selected Amaryllidaceae alkaloids as a new class of antimycobacterial agents. Molecules 26, 6023 (2021).


BREITEROVÁ, K., KOUTOVÁ, D., HAVELEK, R., KUNEŠ, J., MAJOROŠOVÁ, M., OPLETAL, L., HOŠŤÁLKOVÁ, A., JENČO, J., ŘEZÁČOVÁ, M., CAHLÍKOVÁ, L.: Amaryllidaceae alkaloids of different structural types from Narcissus L. cv. Professor Einstein and their cytotoxic activity. Plants 9, 137, (2020).

KOUTOVA, D., KULHAVA, M., HAVELEK, R., MAJOROSOVA, M., KRALOVEC, K., HABARTOVA, K., HOSTALKOVA, A., OPLETAL, L., CAHLIKOVA, L., REZACOVA, M.: Bersavine: a novel bisbenzylisoquinoline alkaloid with cytotoxic, antiproliferative and apoptosis-inducing effect on human leukemic cells. Molecules 25, 964 (2020).


CHLEBEK, J., KORÁBEČNÝ, J., DOLEŽAL, R., ŠTĚPÁNKOVÁ, Š., PÉREZ, D.I., HOŠŤÁLKOVÁ, A., OPLETAL, L., CAHLÍKOVÁ, L., MACÁKOVÁ, K., KUČERA, T., HRABINOVÁ, M., JUN, D. In vitro and in silico acetylcholinesterase inhibitory activity of thalictricavine and canadine and their predicted penetration across the blood-brain barrier. Molecules 24, 1340 (2019).

HOSTALKOVA, A., MARIKOVA, J., OPLETAL, L., KORABECNY, J., HULCOVA, D., KUNES, J., NOVAKOVA, L., PEREZ, D.I, JUN, D., KUCERA, T., ANDRISANO, V., CAHLIKOVA, L. Isoquinoline alkaloids from Berberis vulgaris as potential lead compounds for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. J. Nat. Prod. 82, 239-248 (2019).

HULCOVÁ, D., MAŘÍKOVÁ, J., KORÁBEČNÝ, J., HOŠŤÁLKOVÁ, A., JUN, D., KUNEŠ, J. CHLEBEK, J., OPLETAL, L., DE SIMONE, A., NOVAKOVA, L., ANDRISANO, V., RŮŽIČKA, A., CAHLÍKOVÁ, L.: Amaryllidaceae alkaloids from Narcissus pseudonarcissus L. cv. Dutch Master as potential drugs in treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Phytochemistry 165, 112055, (2019).


ŠAFRATOVÁ, M., HOŠŤÁLKOVÁ, A., HULCOVÁ, D., BREITEROVÁ, K., HRABCOVÁ, V., MACHADO, M., FONTINHA, D., PRUDENCIO, M., KUNEŠ, J., CHLEBEK, J., JUN, D., HRABINOVÁ, M., NOVÁKOVÁ, L., HAVELEK, R., SEIFERTOVÁ, M., OPLETAL, L., CAHLÍKOVÁ, L: Alkaloids from Narcissus poeticus cv. Pink Parasol of various structural types and their biological activity. Arch. Pharm. Res. 41, 208-218 (2018).

HULCOVÁ, D., BREITEROVÁ, K., SIATKA, T., KLÍMOVÁ, K., DAVANI, L., ŠAFRATOVÁ, M., HOŠŤÁLKOVÁ, A., DE SIMONE, A., ANDRISANO, A., CAHLÍKOVÁ, L.: Amaryllidaceae alkaloids as potential glycogen synthase kinase-3 beta inhibitors. Molecules 23, 719 (2018).


HAVELEK, R., MUTHNA, D., TOMSIK, P., KRALOVEC, K., SEIFRTOVÁ, M., CAHLÍKOVÁ, L., HOŠŤÁLKOVÁ, A., ŠAFRATOVÁ, M., PERWEIN, M., ČERMÁKOVÁ, E.,  ŘEZÁČOVÁ, M.: Anticancer potential of Amaryllidaceae alkaloids evaluated by a screening with a panel of human cells, real-time cellular analysis and Ehrlich tumor-bearing mice.  Chem. Biol. Interact. 275, 121-132 (2017).

HULCOVÁ, D., BREITEROVÁ, K., ZEMANOVÁ, L., SIATKA, T., ŠAFRATOVÁ, M., VANĚČKOVÁ, N., HOŠŤÁLKOVÁ, A., WSÓL, V., CAHLÍKOVÁ, L.: Screening of AKR1C3 inhibitory potency of naturally occuring Amaryllidaceae alkaloids of different structural types. Nat. Prod. Commun. 12, 245-246 (2017).

SIATKA, T., CHLEBEK, J., HOŠŤÁLKOVÁ, A.: Copper(II) sulfate stimulates scopoletin production in cell suspension of Angelica archangelica. Nat. Prod. Commun. 12, 1779-1780 (2017).


VANĚČKOVÁ, N., HOŠŤÁLKOVÁ, A., ŠAFRATOVÁ, M., KUNEŠ, J., HULCOVÁ, D., HRABINOVÁ, H., DOSKOČIL, I., ŠTĚPÁNKOVÁ, Š., OPLETAL, L., NOVÁKOVÁ, L., JUN, D., CHLEBEK, J., CAHLÍKOVÁ, L.: Isolation of Amaryllidaceae alkaloids from Nerine bowdenii W. Watson (Amaryllidaceae) and their biological activity. RSC Advances 6, 80114-80120 (2016).

HROCH, M., HAVELEK, R., CAHLÍKOVÁ, L., HOŠŤÁLKOVÁ, A., HULCOVÁ, D., CERMANOVÁ, J., MIČUDA, S.: LC-MS/MS method for determination of haemanthamine in rat plasma, bile and urine: application to a pilot pharmacokinetic study. Biomed. Chrom. 30, 1083-1091 (2016).

CHLEBEK, J., DOSKOČIL, I., HULCOVÁ, D., BREITEROVÁ, K., ŠAFRATOVÁ, M., HAVELEK, R., HABARTOVÁ, K., HOŠŤÁLKOVÁ, A., VOLŠTÁTOVÁ, T., CAHLÍKOVÁ, L.: Cytotoxicity of naturally occurring isoquinoline alkaloids of  different structural types. Nat. Prod. Commun11, 753-756 (2016).

CHLEBEK, J., NOVÁK, Z., KASSEMOVÁ, D., ŠAFRATOVÁ, M., KOSTELNÍK, J., MALÝ, L., LOČÁREK, M., OPLETAL, L., HOŠŤÁLKOVÁ, A., HRABINOVÁ, M., KUNEŠ, J., NOVOTNÁ, P., URBANOVÁ, M., NOVÁKOVÁ, L., MACÁKOVÁ, K., HULCOVÁ, D., SOLICH, P., MARTÍN, C.P., JUN, D., CAHLÍKOVÁ, L..: Isoquinoline alkaloids from Fumaria officinalis L. and their biological activities related to Alzheimer’s disease. Chem. Biodivers. 13, 91-99 (2016).

CHLEBEK, J., DE SIMONE, A., HOŠŤÁLKOVÁ, A., OPLETAL, L., PERÉZ, C., PERÉZ, D.I., HAVLÍKOVÁ, L., CAHLÍKOVÁ, L., ANDRISANO, V.: Application of BACE1 immobilized enzyme reactor for the characterization of multifunctional alkaloids from Corydalis cava (Fumariaceae) as Alzheimer’s disease targets. Fitoterapia 109, 241-247 (2016).


ZEMANOVA, L., HOFMAN, J., NOVOTNA, E., MUSILEK, K., LUNDOVA, T., HAVRANKOVA, J., HOSTALKOVA, A., CHLEBEK, J., CAHLIKOVA, L., WSOL, V.: Flavones inhibit the activity of AKR1B10, a promising therapeutic target for cancer treatment. J. Nat. Prod. 78, 2666-2674 (2015).

NOVÁK, Z., HOŠŤÁLKOVÁ, A., OPLETAL, L., NOVÁKOVÁ, L., HRABINOVÁ, M., KUNEŠ, J., CAHLÍKOVÁ, L.: (+)-Chenabinol (revised NMR data) and two new alkaloids from Berberis vulgaris L. and their biological activity. Nat. Prod. Commun. 10, 1695-1697 (2015).

LOČÁREK, M., NOVÁKOVÁ, J., KLOUČEK, P., HOŠŤÁLKOVÁ, A., KOKOŠKA, L., GÁBRLOVÁ, L., ŠAFRATOVÁ, M., OPLETAL, L., CAHLÍKOVÁ, L.: Antifungal and antibacterial activity of extracts and alkaloids of selected Amaryllidaceae species. Nat. Prod. Commun. 10, 1537-1540 (2015).

DOSKOČIL, I., HOŠŤÁLKOVÁ, A., ŠAFRATOVÁ, M., BENEŠOVÁ, N., HAVLÍK, J., HAVELEK, R., KUNEŠ, J., KRÁLOVEC, K., CHLEBEK, J., CAHLÍKOVÁ, L.: Cytotoxic activities of Amaryllidaceae alkaloids against gastrointestinal cancer cells. Phytochem. Lett. 13, 394-398 (2015).

CAHLÍKOVÁ, L., PÉREZ, D.I., ŠTĚPÁNKOVÁ, Š, CHLEBEK, J., ŠAFRATOVÁ, M., HOŠŤÁLKOVÁ, A., OPLETAL, L.: In vitro inhibitory effects of 8-O-demethylmaritidine and undulatine on acetylcholinesterase, and their predicted penetration across the blood-brain barrier. J. Nat. Prod. 78, 1189-1192 (2015).

HOŠŤÁLKOVÁ, A., OPLETAL, L., KUNEŠ, J., NOVÁK, Z., HRABINOVÁ, M., CHLEBEK, J., CAHLÍKOVÁ, L.: Alkaloids from Peumus boldus Mol. and their acetylcholinesterase, butyrylcholinesterase and prolyl oligopeptidase inhibition activity. Nat.. Prod. Commun. 10, 577-580 (2015).

CAHLÍKOVÁ, L., HULOVÁ, L., HRABINOVÁ, M., CHLEBEK, J., HOŠŤÁLKOVÁ, A., ADAMCOVÁ, M., ŠAFRATOVÁ, M., JUN, D., OPLETAL, L., LOČÁREK, M., MACÁKOVÁ, K.: Isoquinoline alkaloids as potential prolyl oligopeptidase inhibitors. Fitoterapia 103, 192-196 (2015).


OPLETAL, L., LOČÁREK, M., FRAŇKOVÁ, A., CHLEBEK, J., ŠMÍD, J., HOŠŤÁLKOVÁ, A., ŠAFRATOVÁ, M., HULCOVÁ, D., KLOUČEK P., ROZKOT, M., CAHLÍKOVÁ, L.: Antimicrobial activity of extracts and isoquinoline alkaloids of selected Papaveraceae plants. Nat. Prod. Commun. 9, 1709-1712 (2014).

ŠKARYDOVÁ, L., HOFMAN, J., CHLEBEK, J., HAVRÁNKOVÁ, J., KOŠANOVÁ, K., SKARKA, A., HOŠŤÁLKOVÁ, A., PLUCHA, T., CAHLÍKOVÁ, L., WSÓL, V.: Isoquinoline alkaloids as a novel type of AKR1C3 inhibitors. J. Steroid Biochem. Mol. Biol. 143, 250-258 (2014). 


HOŠŤÁLKOVÁ, A., NOVÁK, Z., POUR, M., JIROŠOVÁ, A., OPLETAL, L., KUNEŠ, J., CAHLÍKOVÁ, L.: Berbanine: a new isoquinoline alkaloid from Berberis vulgaris (Berberidaceae). Nat. Prod. Commun. 8, 441-442 (2013).


CAHLÍKOVÁ, L., KUČERA, R., HOŠŤÁLKOVÁ, A., KLIMEŠ, J., OPLETAL, L.: Identification of pavinane alkaloids in the genera Argemone and Eschscholzia by GC-MS. Nat. Prod. Commun. 7, 1279-1281 (2012).


CAHLÍKOVÁ, L., ZAVADIL, S. MACÁKOVÁ, K., VALTEROVÁ, I., KULHÁNKOVÁ, A., HOŠŤÁLKOVÁ, A., KUNEŠ, J., OPLETAL, L.: Isolation and cholinesterase activity of Amaryllidaceae alkaloids from Nerine bowdenii. Nat. Prod. Commun. 6, 1827-1830 (2011).


CAHLÍKOVÁ, L., OPLETAL, L., KURFÜRST, M., MACÁKOVÁ, K., KULHÁNKOVÁ, A., HOŠŤÁLKOVÁ, A.: Acetylcholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase inhibitory compounds from Chelidonium majus (Papaveraceae). Nat. Prod. Commun. 5, 1751-1754 (2010).



HOŠŤÁLKOVÁ, A., SIATKA, T., CHLEBEK, J., OPLETAL, L., DRAŠAR, P., CAHLÍKOVÁ, L.: Boldinové alkaloidy a perspektivity jejich využití. Chem. listy 109, 846-855 (2015).


OPLETAL, L., CHLEBEK, J., MACÁKOVÁ, K., BENEŠOVÁ, N., HOŠŤÁLKOVÁ, A., CAHLÍKOVÁ, L.: Antioxidanty a degenerativní onemocnění. Prakt. Lékáren. 9, 135-138 (2013).


CAHLÍKOVÁ, L., MACÁKOVÁ, K., CHLEBEK, J., HOŠŤÁLKOVÁ, A., KULHÁNKOVÁ, A., OPLETAL, L.: Ecdysterone and its activity on some degenerative diseases. Nat. Prod. Commun. 6, 707-718 (2011).



CAHLÍKOVÁ, L., ŠAFRATOVÁ, M., HOŠŤÁLKOVÁ, A., CHLEBEK, J., HULCOVÁ, D., BREITEROVÁ, K., OPLETAL, L.: Pharmacognosy and its role in the system of profile disciplines in Pharmacy. Nat. Prod. Commun. 15, 1-7 (2020).

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