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Prof. Karel Smetana, Jr., MD., DSc.

Prof. MUDr. Karel Smetana ml., DrSc. Mailing adress

Institute of Anatomy,
1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University,
U nemocnice 3,
128 00 Prague 2,
Czech Republic,

phone: + 420 224 965 873


May 6, 1958


1976-1983 Charles University, Fac. Med. - MD.
1990 Charles University, Fac. Med. - PhD.
1997 Charles University, 1st Fac. Med. - DSc.

Professional history

1983 - 1995 Institute of Anatomy, 1st Fac. Med. - Assistant Professor
1995 - 2003 Institute of Anatomy, 1st Fac. Med. - Associate Professor
2003 - present Institute of Anatomy, 1st Fac. Med. - Professor


1994 - Dept. Clin. Engn., Univ. Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
1996 - Dept. Synt. Chem. & Biol. Chem., Univ. Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

Select publications

Dvořánková, B., Lacina, L., Smetana, K., Jr., Lensch, M., Manning, J., C., André, S., Gabius, H.-J.: Human galectin-2: nuclear presence in vitro and its modulation by quiescence/stress factors. Histol. Histopathol. 23: 167-168, 2008

Gál, P., Toporcer, T., Grendel, T., Vidová, Z., Smetana, K., Jr., Dvořánková, B., Gál, T., Mozek, Š., Lenhardt, L., Longauer, F., Sabol, M., Sabo, J., Bačkor, M.: Effect of Atropa belladonna L. on skin wound healing: Biomechanical and histological study in rats and in vitro study in keratinocytes, 3T3 fibroblasts, and human umbilical vein endothelial cells. Wound Rep Regen. 17: 378-386, 2009

Kideryová, L., Lacina, L., Dvořánková, B., Štork, J., Čada, Z., Szabo, P., André, S., Kaltner, H., Gabius, H.-J., Smetana K., Jr.: Phenotypic characterization of human keratinocytes in coculture reveals differential effects of fibroblasts from benign fibrous histiocytoma (dermatofibroma) as compared to cells from its malignant form and to normal fibroblasts. J. Dermatol. Sci. 55: 18-26, 2009

Plzák, J., Lacina, L., Chovanec, M., Dvořánková, B., Szabo, P., Čada, Z., Smetana, K., Jr.: Epithelial – stromal interaction in squamous cell epithelium – derived tumors: an important new player in the control of tumor biological properties. Anticancer Res. 30: 455-462, 2010

Smetana, K., Jr., Dvořánková, B., Lacina, L., Čada, L., Vonka, V.: Human hair follicle and interfollicular keratinocyte reaktivity to mouse HPV16-transformed cells: An in vitro study. Oncol Rep. 20: 75-80, 2008

Strnad, H., Lacina, L., Kolář, M., Čada, Z., Vlček, Č., Dvořánková, B., Betka, J., Plzák, J., Chovanec, M., Šáchová, J., Valach, J., Urbanová, M., Smetana, K., Jr.: Head and neck squamous cancer fibroblasts produce growth factors influencing phenotype of normal human keratinocytes. Histochem. Cell Biol. 133: 201-211, 2010

Main topics and interest

cell biology
non-specific immune response
tissue engineering

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