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Sayyaf Dezfuli B, Pironi F, Rossetti E, Herlyn H (2024) New Insights on the male and female reproductive organs of Centrorhynchus globocaudatus (Acanthocephala), intestinal parasite of birds of prey. Cells 13:356 Article

Vasilikopoulos A, Herlyn H, Fontaneto D, Wilson CG, Nowell RW, Flot J-F, Barraclough TG, Van Doninck K (in press) Whole‑genome analyses converge to support the Hemirotifera hypothesis within Syndermata (Gnathifera). Hydrobiologia Article

Laura Hagemann§, Katharina M. Mauer§, Thomas Hankeln, Hanno Schmidt, Holger Herlyn (in press) Nuclear genome annotation of wheel animals and thorny‑headed worms: inferences about the last common ancestor of Syndermata (Rotifera s.l.). Hydrobiologia Article

Thomas Greither, Mario Dejung, Hermann M. Behre, Falk Butter, Holger Herlyn (2023) The human sperm proteome – toward a panel for male fertility testing. Andrology 2023:1-19 Article

Thomas Greither, Hermann M. Behre, Holger Herlyn (2023) Genome-wide association screening determines peripheral players in male fertility maintenance. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 24:524 Article

Hanno Schmidt, Katharina Mauer, Manuel Glaser, Bahram Sayyaf Dezfuli, Sören Lukas Hellmann, Ana Lúcia Silva Gomes, Falk Butter, Rebecca C. Wade, Thomas Hankeln, Holger Herlyn (2022) Identification of antiparasitic drug targets using a multi-omics workflow in the acanthocephalan model. BMC Genomics 23:677 Article

Hanno Schmidt, Katharina Mauer, Thomas Hankeln, Holger Herlyn (2022) Host-dependent impairment of parasite development and reproduction in the acanthocephalan model. Cell & Bioscience 12:75 Article

Marcel Kwiatkowski, Madlen Hotze, Julia Schumacher, Abdul R. Asif, Jose Miguel Ramos Pittol, Bertram Brenig, Sanja Ramljak, Hans Zischler, Holger Herlyn (2022) Protein speciation is likely to increase the chance of proteins to be determined in 2-DE/MS. Electrophoresis 2022:1-12 Article

Katharina M. Mauer, Hanno Schmidt, Marco Dittrich, Andreas C. Fröbius, Sören Lukas Hellmann, Hans Zischler, Thomas Hankeln, Holger Herlyn (2021) Genomics and transcriptomics of epizoic Seisonidea (Rotifera, syn. Syndermata) reveal strain formation and gradual gene loss with growing ties to the host. BMC Genomics 22:604 Article

Holger Herlyn (2021) Thorny-headed Worms (Acanthocephala): Jaw-less Members of Jaw-bearing Worms that Parasitize Jawed Arthropods and Jawed Vertebrates. In: Kenneth de Baets, John Huntley (editors) The Evolution and Fossil Record of Parasites, Springer, Heidelberg, New York Abstract

Thomas Greither, Julia Schumacher, Mario Dejung, Hermann M Behre, Hans Zischler, Falk Butter, Holger Herlyn (2020) Fertility relevance probability analysis shortlists genetic markers for male fertility impairment. Cytogenetics and Genome Research 160:506-522 Article

Marcel Kwiatkowski, Abdul R. Asif, Julia Schumacher, Bertram Brenig, Hans Zischler, Holger Herlyn (2020) Intra-protein co-evolution is increasingly functional with greater proximity to fertilization. Cytogenetics and Genome Research 160:295–308 Article

Katharina Mauer, Sören Lukas Hellmann, Marco Groth, Andreas C. Fröbius, Hans Zischler, Thomas Hankeln, Holger Herlyn (2020) The genome, transcriptome, and proteome of the fish parasite Pomphorhynchus laevis (Acanthocephala). PLoS ONE 15:e0232973 Article

Amin OM, Heckmann RA, Fiser Z, Zaksek V, Herlyn H, Kostanjsek R (2019) Description of Acanthocephalus anguillae balkanicus subsp. n. (Acanthocephala: Echinorhynchidae) from Proteus anguinus Laurenti (Amphibia: Proteidae) and the cave ecomorph of Asellus aquaticus (Crustacea: Asellidae) in Slovenia. Folia Parasitol (Praha) 66:2019.015 Article

Dekić S, Hrenović J, Herlyn H, Špoljar M, Ivanković T (2019) Impact of biotic interactions on the survival of emerging pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii in aquatic media. Water Sci Technol 79:1597-1604 Article

Julia Schumacher, Holger Herlyn (2018) Correlates of evolutionary rates in the murine sperm proteome. BMC Evolutionary Biology 18:35 Article

Franz Oswald, Patricia Klöble, André Ruland, David Rosenkranz, Bastian Hinz, Falk Butter, Sanja Ramljak, Ulrich Zechner, Holger Herlyn (2017) The FOXP2-driven network in developmental disorders and neurodegeneration. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience 11:212 Article

Holger Herlyn (2017) Enigmatic Gnathostomulida (Gnathifera, Spiralia): About monociliated pharyngeal receptors and the pharyngeal nervous system. Zoomorphology 136:425–434 Article

Holger Herlyn (2017) Organization and evolution of the proboscis musculature in avian parasites of the genus Apororhynchus (Acanthocephala: Apororhynchida). Parasitology Research 116:1801–1810 Article

Dennis Kappei, Marion Scheibe, Maciej Paszkowski-Rogacz, Alina Bluhm, Toni Ingolf Gossmann, Mario Dejung, Holger Herlyn, Frank Buchholz, Matthias Mann, Falk Butter (2017) Phylointeractomics reveals conservation and functional evolution of protein binding. Nature Communications 8:14334 Article

Holger Herlyn, Horst Taraschewski (2017) Evolutionary anatomy of the muscular apparatus involved in the anchoring of Acanthocephala to the intestinal wall of their vertebrate hosts. Parasitology Research 116:1207–1225 Article

Julia Schumacher, Hans Zischler, Holger Herlyn (2017) Effects of different kinds of essentiality on sequence evolution of human testis proteins. Scientific Reports 7:43534 Article

Sanja Ramljak, Holger Herlyn, Inga Zerr (2016) Cellular prion protein (PrPc) and hypoxia: true to each other in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience 10:292 Article

Holger Herlyn (2016) The phylogenetic system of primates - character evolution in the light of a consolidated tree. Organisms Diversity and Evolution 16:689–713 Article

Malte Sielaff, Hanno Schmidt, Torsten Struck, David Rosenkranz, David B. Mark Welch, Thomas Hankeln, Holger Herlyn (2016) Mitochondrial gene order verifies epizoic Seisonidea as sister to endoparasitic Acanthocephala within monophyletic Hemirotifera. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 96:79–92 Abstract

Marianne Mathäs, Christian Nußhag, Oliver Burk, Ute Gödtel-Armbrust, Holger Herlyn, Leszek Wojnowski, Björn Windshügel (2014) Structural and functional similarity of amphibian constitutive androstane receptor with mammalian pregnane X receptor. PLoS ONE 9:e96263 Article

Thomas Hankeln, Alexandra R. Wey-Fabrizius, Holger Herlyn, Alexander Witek, Mathias Weber, Maximilian P. Nesnidal, Torsten H. Struck (2014) Phylogeny of platyzoan taxa based on molecular data. In: Johann Wolfgang Wägele, Thomas Bartolomaeus (editors) Deep metazoan phylogeny: the backbone of the tree of life, de Gruyter, Berlin, pp. 105–125

Torsten H. Struck, Alexandra R. Wey-Fabrizius, Anja Golombek, Lars Hering, Anne Weigert, Christoph Bleidorn, Sabrina Klebow, Nataliia Iakovenko, Bernhard Hausdorf, Malte Petersen, Patrick Kück, Holger Herlyn, Thomas Hankeln (2014) Platyzoan paraphyly based on phylogenomic data supports a noncoelomate ancestry of Spiralia. Molecular Biology and Evolution 31:1833–1849 Article

Alexandra R. Wey-Fabrizius§, Holger Herlyn§, Benjamin Rieger, David Rosenkranz, Alexander Witek, David B. Mark Welch, Ingo Ebersberger, Thomas Hankeln (2014) Transcriptome data reveal syndermatan relationships and suggest the evolution of endoparasitism in Acanthocephala via an epizoic stage. PLoS ONE 9:e88618 Article

Julia Schumacher, David Rosenkranz, Holger Herlyn (2014) Mating systems and protein-protein interactions determine evolutionary rates of primate sperm proteins. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281:20132607 Article

Julia Schumacher, Sanja Ramljak, Abdul R. Asif, Michael Schaffrath, Hans Zischler, Holger Herlyn (2013) Evolutionary conservation of mammalian sperm proteins associates with overall, not tyrosine, phosphorylation in human spermatozoa. Journal of Proteome Research 12:5370−5382 Article

Alexandra Wey-Fabrizius, Lars Podsiadlowski, Holger Herlyn, Thomas Hankeln (2013) Platyzoan mitochondrial genomes. Review. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69:365–375 Article

Mathias Weber, Alexandra Wey-Fabrizius, Lars Podsiadlowski, Alexander Witek, Ralph O. Schill, László Sugár, Holger Herlyn§, Thomas Hankeln§ (2013) Phylogenetic analysis of endoparasitic Acanthocephala based on mitochondrial genomes suggests secondary loss of sensory organs. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 66:182–189 Article

Eva Gleixner, Holger Herlyn, Stefan Zimmerling, Thorsten Burmester, Thomas Hankeln (2012) Testes-specific hemoglobins in Drosophila evolved by a combination of sub- and neofunctionalization after gene duplication. BMC Evolutionary Biology 12:34 Article

Andreas Prothmann, Irina Laube, Johanna Dietz, Christian Roos, Katja Mengel, Hans Zischler, Holger Herlyn (2012) Sexual size dimorphism predicts rates of sequence evolution of SPerm Adhesion Molecule 1 (SPAM1, also PH-20) in monkeys, but not in hominoids (apes including humans). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 63:52–63 Article

Yvonne Döring, Ulrich Zechner, Christian Roos, David Rosenkranz, Hans Zischler, Holger Herlyn (2010) Accelerated evolution of Fetuin-A (FETUA, also AHSG) is driven by positive Darwinian selection, not GC-biased gene conversion. Gene 463:49–55 Article Figure 3 (corrected)

Holger Herlyn, Ulrich Zechner, Franz Oswald, Arne Pfeufer, Hans Zischler, Thomas Haaf (2009) Positive selection at codon 38 of the human KCNE1 (=minK) gene and sporadic absence of 38Ser-coding mRNAs in Gly38Ser heterozygotes. BMC Evolutionary Biology 6:188 Article

Alexander Witek, Holger Herlyn, Ingo Ebersberger, David B. Mark Welch, Thomas Hankeln (2009) Support for the monophyletic origin of Gnathifera from phylogenomics. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 53:1037–1041 Article

Santosh Kumar, Huan Qiu, Numan Oezguen, Holger Herlyn, James R. Halpert, Leszek Wojnowski (2009) Ligand diversity of human and chimpanzee CYP3A4: activation of human CYP3A4 by lithocholic acid results from positive selection. Drug Metabolism and Disposition 37:1328–1333 Article

Holger Herlyn, Hans Zischler (2008) The molecular evolution of sperm zonadhesin. Review. International Journal of Developmental Biology 52:781–790 Article

Alexander Witek§, Holger Herlyn§, Achim Meyer, Louis Boell, Georg Bucher, Thomas Hankeln (2008) EST based phylogenomics of Syndermata questions monophyly of Eurotatoria. BMC Evolutionary Biology 8:345 Article

Huan Qiu, Stefan Taudien, Holger Herlyn, Juergen Schmitz, Yuan Zhou, Guopei Chen, Roberta Roberto, Mariano Rocchi, Matthias Platzer, Leszek Wojnowski (2008) CYP3 phylogenomics: evidence for positive selection of CYP3A4 and CYP3A7. Pharmacogenetics and Genomics 18:53–66 Article

Eva Weis, Danuta Galetzka, Holger Herlyn, Eberhard Schneider, Thomas Haaf (2008) Humans and chimpanzees differ in their cellular response to DNA damage and non-coding sequence elements of DNA repair-associated genes. Cytogenetic and Genome Research 122:92–102 Article

Bernhard Hausdorf, Martin Helmkampf, Achim Meyer, Alexander Witek, Holger Herlyn, Iris Bruchhaus, Thomas Hankeln, Torsten H. Struck, Bernhard Lieb (2007) Spiralian phylogenomics supports the resurrection of Bryozoa comprising Ectoprocta and Entoprocta. Molecular Biology and Evolution 24:2723–2729 Article

Holger Herlyn, Hans Zischler (2007) Sequence evolution of the sperm ligand zonadhesin correlates negatively with body weight dimorphism in primates. Evolution 61:289–298 Article

Holger Herlyn, Hans Zischler (2006) Primate Genomes. Review. In: Jean-Nicolas Volff (editor) Genome Dynamics, Karger, Basel, pp. 17–32

Holger Herlyn, Hans Zischler (2006) Tandem repetitive D domains of the sperm ligand zonadhesin evolve faster in the paralogue than in the orthologue comparison. Journal of Molecular Evolution 63:602–611    Article

Holger Herlyn, Hans Zischler (2005) Sequence evolution, processing, and posttranslational modification of zonadhesin D domains in primates, as inferred from cDNA data. Gene 362:85–97 Article

Holger Herlyn, Hans Zischler (2005) Identification of a positively evolving putative binding region with increased variability in posttranslational motifs in zonadhesin MAM domain 2. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 37:62–72 Article

Holger Herlyn, Heidi Röhrig (2003) Ultrastructure and overall organization of ligament sac, uterine bell, uterus and vagina in Paratenuisentis ambiguus (Acanthocephala, Eoacanthocephala) - the character evolution within the Acanthocephala. Acta Zoologica 84:239–247 Article

Holger Herlyn, Oliver Piskurek, Jürgen Schmitz, Ulrich Ehlers, Hans Zischler (2003) The syndermatan phylogeny and the evolution of acanthocephalan endoparasitism as inferred from 18S rDNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 26:155–164 Article

Holger Herlyn (2002) The musculature of the praesoma in Macracanthorhynchus hirudinaceus (Acanthocephala, Archiacanthocephala) - re-examination and phylogenetic significance. Zoomorphology 121:173–182 Article

Holger Herlyn (2001) First description of an apical epidermis cone in Paratenuisentis ambiguus (Acanthocephala: Eoacanthocephala) and its phylogenetic implications. Parasitology Research 87:306–310    Article

Holger Herlyn, Nadia Martini, Ulrich Ehlers (2001) Organisation of the praesoma of Paratenuisentis ambiguus (Van Cleave, 1921) (Acanthocephala: Eoacanthocephala), with special reference to the lateral sense organs and musculature. Systematic Parasitology 50:105–116 Article

Holger Herlyn, Ulrich Ehlers (2001) Organisation of the praesoma in Acanthocephalus anguillae (Acanthocephala, Palaeacanthocephala) with special reference to the muscular system. Zoomorphology 121:13–18 Article

Nina Hehn, Ulrich Ehlers, Holger Herlyn (2001) Ultrastructure of the acanthella of Paratenuisentis ambiguus (Acanthocephala). Parasitology Research 87:467–471 Article

Holger Herlyn, Ulrich Ehlers (1997) Ultrastructure and function of the pharynx of Gnathostomula paradoxa (Gnathostomulida). Zoomorphology 117:135–145 Article

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