Our Publications

Prostaglandin D2 Receptor DP1 Antibodies Predict Vaccine-induced and Spontaneous Narcolepsy Type 1: Large-scale Study of Antibody Profiling.
Sadam H, Pihlak A, Kivil A, Pihelgas S, Jaago M, Adler P, Vilo J, Vapalahti O, Neuman T, Lindholm D, Partinen M, Vaheri A, Palm K (2018).
Human picornaviruses associated with neurological diseases and their neutralization by antibodies.
Anastasina M, Domanska A, Palm K, Butcher S. (2017).
Biosynthesis of Trehangelin in Polymorphospora rubra K07–0510: Identification of Metabolic Pathway to Angelyl-CoA.
Inahashi, Y., Shiraishi, T., Palm, K., Takahashi, Y., Ōmura, S., Kuzuyama, T., Nakashima, T.. (2016).
Graphene-augmented nanofiber scaffolds demonstrate new features in cells behaviour.
Kazantseva, J., Ivanov, R., Gasik, M., Neuman, T., & Hussainova, I. (2016).
Targeted alternative splicing of TAF4: A new strategy for cell reprogramming.
Kazantseva, J., Sadam, H., Neuman, T., Palm, K. (2016).
Mimotope variance analysis: A novel immunoprofiling method to monitor progression of cervical cancer.
Enerly, E., Nygård, M., Orumaa, M., Pihlak, A., Pihelgas, S., Langseth, H., Neuman, T., Palm K. (2016).
Auxiliary Biomembranes as a Directional Delivery System To Control Biological Events in Cell-Laden Tissue-Engineering Scaffolds.
Helena Knopf-Marques, Julien Barthes, Lucie Wolfova, Berenge ́ re Vidal, Geraldine Koenig, Jalal Bacharouche, Gregory Francius, Helle Sadam, Urmas Liivas, Philippe Lavalle, and Nihal Engin Vrana. 2017.
Controlling Incoming Macrophages to Implants: Responsiveness of Macrophages to Gelatin Micropatterns under M1/M2 Phenotype Defining Biochemical Stimulations.
Camille Dollinger, Albana Ndreu-Halili, Arban Uka, Sonali Singh, Helle Sadam, Toomas Neuman, Morgane Rabineau, Philippe Lavalle, Mehmet R. Dokmeci, Ali Khademhosseini, Amir M. Ghaemmaghami, and Nihal E. Vrana. 2017.
Diagnostic significance of alternative splice variants of REST and DOPEY1 in the peripheral blood of patients with breast cancer.
Lend, A.K., Kazantseva, A., Kivil, A. et al. (2015).
LXXLL Peptide Converts Transportan 10 to a Potent Inducer of Apoptosis in Breast Cancer Cells.
Tints, K., Prink, M., Neuman, T., & Palm, K. (2014).
Protein kinase inhibitor SU6668 attenuates positive regulation of Gli proteins in cancer and multipotent progenitor cells.
Piirsoo, A., Kasak, L., Kauts, M.-L., Loog, M., Tints, K., Uusen, P., Piirsoo, M. (2014). .
Diversity in TAF Proteomics: Consequences for Cellular Differentiation and Migration.
Kazantseva, J., & Palm, K. (2014).
CCL5/CCR1 axis regulates multipotency of human adipose tissue derived stromal cells.
Kauts, M., Neuman, T., Orro, K., Pihelgas, S., & Piirsoo, A. (2013).
Alternative Splicing Targeting the hTAF4-TAFH Domain of TAF4 Represses Proliferation and Accelerates Chondrogenic Differentiation of Human Mesenchymal.
Kazantseva J, Kivil A, Tints K, Kazantseva A, Neuman T, Palm K (2013).
RNA-Seq Analysis Reveals Different Dynamics of Differentiation of Human Dermis- and Adipose-Derived Stromal.
Jääger, K., Islam, S., Linnarsson, S., Neuman, T., & Zajac, P. (2012).
Human Dermal Fibroblasts Exhibit Delayed Adipogenic Differentiation Compared with Mesenchymal Stem Cells.
Jääger, K., Neuman, T. (2011).

Defended academic degrees

Differentiation and Heterogeneity of Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Kersti Jääger (2013).
Alternative Splicing of TAF4: A Dynamic Switch between Distinct Cell Functions
Jekaterina Kazantseva (2014).
Alternative Splicing in Health and Disease
Anna Kazantseva (2016).

Organized Events

Upcoming Events

On 22-25 October 2018, Protobios will be represented at the 2nd BIONECA Training School held at Neptun hotel in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The event is organized by the COST action CA16122 Biomaterials and Advanced Physical Techniques for Regenerative Cardiology and Neurology. The BIONECA School is innovative and interdisciplinary in character and it is addressed to students, PhD, post-doctorates, young scientists and senior scientists from different fields, in order to obtain scientific breakthroughs in BIONECA-related disciplines. More information about BIONECA and the School is available at:


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Protobios will participate in the conference The Lancet Summit: Inflammation and Immunity in Disorders of the Brain and Mind, held on 15-17 November 2018 at NH Collection Barcelona Tower, Barcelona, Spain. The programme will cover recent, ongoing, and future research in the developing field of neuroimmunological disease including recent research findings regarding mechanisms of disease, and the translation of this knowledge into treatment, diagnosis, and the prevention of neurological and psychiatric disorders. More information about the conference is available at:


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Pentti Tienari visit

In October 2018 the laboratories of Protobios were visited by leading Multiple sclerosis practicing MD and principal investigator from the University of Helsinki Prof Pentti Tienari and his lab technician Lilja Jansson. The visit was performed within the SZTest project. Our honourable guests shared their knowledge in field of neuro-immunology and introduced relevant advanced methods.

Nobel Prize for phage display

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018 was assigned to George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter for the invention of phage display of peptides and antibodies, as well as Frances H. Arnold for the directed evolution of enzymes. These two powerful methods of screening are fundamentally used in manufacturing and drug development, including our labs!