PharmDr. Marcela Šafratová, Ph.D.

Research focus

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

Education

  • 2008-2013 Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Pharmacy, (Master degree), Thesis: Biologically active metabolites of plants. 10. Alkaloids of Fumaria officinalis L. and their biological activity.

Current position

  • an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmacognosy since September 2016

Teaching

  • Pharmacognosy (practicals)
  • Phytopharmaca (lectures; guarantor of this subject)

Publications

Original papers

021

AL SHAMMARI, L., HULCOVÁ, D., MAŘÍKOVÁ, J., KUČERA, T., ŠAFRATOVÁ, M., NOVÁKOVÁ, L., SCHMIDT, M., PULKRÁBKOVÁ, L., JANOUŠEK, J., SOUKUP, O., KUNEŠ, J., OPLETAL, L., CAHLÍKOVÁ, L.: Amaryllidaceae alkaloids from Hippeastrum x hybridum cv. Ferrari, and preparation of vittatine derivatives as potential ligands for Alzheimer’s disease. S. Afr. J. Bot. 136, 137-146 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2020.06.024

KOHELOVÁ, E., MAŘÍKOVÁ, J., KORÁBEČNÝ, J., HULCOVÁ, D., KUČERA, T., JUN, D., CHLEBEK, J., JENČO, J., ŠAFRATOVÁ, M., HRABINOVÁ, M., RITOMSKÁ, A., MALANÍK, M., PEŘINOVÁ, R., BREITEROVÁ, K., KUNEŠ, J., NOVÁKOVÁ, L., OPLETAL, L., CAHLÍKOVÁ, L.: Alkaloids of Zephyrantes citrina (Amaryllidaceae) and their implication to Alzheimerʼs disease: isolation, structural elucidation and biological activity. Bioorg. Chem. 107, 104567 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bioorg.2020.104567

2020

PEŘINOVÁ, R., MAAFI, M., KORÁBEČNÝ, J., KOHELOVÁ, E., DE SIMONE, A., AL MAMUN, A., HULCOVÁ, D.,MARKOVÁ, J., KUČERA, T., JUN, D., ŠAFRATOVÁ, M., MAŘÍKOVÁ, J., ANDRISANO, V., JENČO, J., KUNEŠ, J., MARTINEZ, A., NOVÁKOVÁ, L., CAHLÍKOVÁ, L.: Functionalized aromatic esters of the Amaryllidaceae alkaloid haemanthamine and their in vitro and in silico biological activity connected to Alzheimer´s disease. Bioorg. Chem. 100, 103928 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bioorg.2020.103928

AL MAMUN, A., MAŘÍKOVÁ, J., HULCOVÁ, D., JANOUŠEK, J., ŠAFRATOVÁ, M., NOVÁKOVÁ, L., KUČERA, T., HRABINOVÁ, M.,  KUNEŠ, J., KORÁBEČNÝ, J., CAHLÍKOVÁ, L: Amaryllidaceae alkaloids of belladine-type from Narcissus pseudonarcissus cv. Carlton as new selective inhibitors of butyrylcholinesterase. Biomolecules 10, 800 (2020). https://doi.org/10.3390/biom10050800

AL SHAMMARI, L., AL MAMUN, A., KOUTOVÁ, D., MAJOROŠOVÁ, M., HULCOVÁ, D., ŠAFRATOVÁ, M., BREITEROVÁ, K. MAŘÍKOVÁ, J., HAVELEK, R., CAHLÍKOVÁ, L.: Alkaloid profiling of Hippeastrum cultivars by GC-MS, isolation of Amaryllidaceae alkaloids and evaluation of their cytotoxicity. Rec. Nat. Prod. 14, 154-159 (2020). http://doi.org/10.25135/rnp.147.19.06.1302

2018

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).  https://doi.org/10.1007/s12272-017-1000-4

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). https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules23040719

2017

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). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbi.2017.07.018

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). https://doi.org/10.1177/1934578X1701200226

2016

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). https://doi.org/10.1039/C6RA20205E

HAVELEK, R., SEIFERTOVÁ, M., KRÁLOVEC, K., KROCOVÁ, E., TEJKALOVÁ, V., NOVOTNÝ, I., CAHLÍKOVÁ, L., ŠAFRATOVÁ, M., OPLETAL, L., BÍLKOVÁ, Z., VÁVROVÁ, J., ŘEZÁČOVÁ, M.: Comparative cytotoxicity of chelidonine and homochelidonine, the dimethoxy analogues isolated from Chelidonium majus L. (Papaveraceae), against human leukemic and lung carcinoma cells. Phytomedicine  23, 253-266 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phymed.2016.01.001

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). https://doi.org/10.1177/1934578X1601100614

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). https://doi.org/10.1002/cbdv.201500033

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). https://doi.org/10.1177/1934578X1501000912

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). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phytol.2015.08.004

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). https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jnatprod.5b00191

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). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fitote.2015.04.004

2014

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). https://doi.org/10.1177/1934578X1400901211

ŠAFRATOVÁ, M., NOVÁK, Z., KULHÁNKOVÁ, A., KUNEŠ, J., HRABINOVÁ,M., JUN, D., MACÁKOVÁ K., OPLETAL, L., CAHLÍKOVÁ, L.: Revised NMR data for 9-O-demethylgalanthine: an alkaloid from Zephyranthes robusta (Amaryllidaceae) and its biological aktivity. Nat. Prod. Commun.  9, 787-788 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1177/1934578X1400900614

HAVLASOVÁ, J., ŠAFRATOVÁ, M., SIATKA, T., ŠTĚPÁNKOVÁ, Š., LOČÁREK, M., OPLETAL, L., HRABINOVÁ, M., JUN, D., BENEŠOVÁ, N., NOVÁK, Z., KUNEŠ, J., CAHLÍKOVÁ, L.: Chemical composition of bioactive alkaloid extracts from some Narcissus species and varieties and their biological activity. Nat. Prod. Commun. 9, 1151-1155 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1177/1934578X1400900823

Reviews

2019

CAHLIKOVA, L., VANECKOVA, N., SAFRATOVA, M., BREITEROVA, K., BLUNDEN, G., HULCOVA, D., OPLETAL, L.: The genus Nerine Herb. (Amaryllidaceae): ethnobotany, phytochemistry, and biological activity. Molecules 24, 4238 (2019).  https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules24234238

Others

2020

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). https://doi.org/10.1177/1934578X20945450

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