Research Papers (Peer Reviewed)


22. Palankar R*, Binsker U, Haracksa B, Wesche J, Greinacher A, Hammerschmidt S (2018 ) Interaction between the Staphylococcus aureus extracellular adherence protein Eap and its subdomains with plateletsInternational Journal of Medical Microbiology (DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmm.2018.04.004)  (*corresponding author & BH participated as Bachelors Degree Project Student)


21.  Binsker U,  Palankar R,  Wesche J, Thomas P. Kohler, ....Greinacher A, Hammerschmidt S (2018) Secreted Immunomodulatory Proteins of Staphylococcus aureus Activate Platelets and Induce Platelet AggregationThrombosis and Haemostasis 118(04): 745-757 (doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1637735)


20. Strohbach A, Pennewitz M, Glaubitz M, Palankar R, et al. The apelin receptor influences biomechanical and morphological properties of endothelial cells. Journal of Cellular Physiology  (doi: 10.1002/jcp.26496) 


19. Palankar R, Kohler TP, Krauel K, Wesche J, Hammerschmidt S, Greinacher A (2018) Platelets kill bacteria by bridging innate and adaptive immunity via PF4 and FcγRIIAJournal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (doi: 10.1111/jth.13955. Epub ahead of print)

  • Commentary on our paper: Bacterial killing by platelets: making sense of (H)IT (2018) by MF Hoylaerts  T Vanassche  P Verhamme in  Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis First published: 27 March 2018


 18. Aurich K, Wesche J, Palankar R, Schlüter R, Bakchoul T, Greinacher A (2017) Magnetic Nanoparticle Labeling of Human Platelets from Platelet Concentrates for Recovery and Survival Studies. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces , 9 (40), pp 34666–34673


17. Discherl C, Palankar R, Delcea M, Kolesnikova TA, Springer S ( 2017) Specific Capture of Peptide-Receptive Major Histocompatibility Complex Class I Molecules by Antibody Micropatterns Allows for a Novel Peptide Binding Assay in Live Cells. Small  (DOI: 10.1002/smll.201602974


16. Mahajan UM, Teller S, Sendler M, Palankar R, Brandt C, Schwaiger T, et al., (2016) Tumor specific delivery of siRNA coupled superparamagnetic iron-oxide-nanoparticles, targeted against PLK1, stops progression of pancreatic cancer. Gut  doi:10.1136/gutjnl-2016-311393


15. Nguyen TH, Palankar R, Bui VC, Medvedov N, et al. (2016) Rupture forces among human blood platelets at different degrees of activation. Scientific Reports  6, Article number: 25402  doi:10.1038/srep25402 


14. Palankar R, Glaubitz M, Martens U, Medvedev N, von der Ehe M, et al. (2016) 3D Micropillars Guide the Mechanobiology of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes. Advanced Healthcare Materials. doi: 10.1002/adhm.201500740


13. Berthold T, Glaubitz M, Muschter S, Gross S, Palankar R, et al. (2015) Human neutrophil antigen-3a antibodies induce neutrophil stiffening and conformational activation of CD11b without shedding of L-selectin. Transfusion. doi: 10.1111/trf.13299. 


12. Patino T, Mahajan U, Palankar R*, Medvedev N, Walowski J, et al. (2015) Multifunctional gold nanorods for selective plasmonic photothermal therapy in pancreatic cancer cells using ultra-short pulse near-infrared laser irradiation. Nanoscale 7: 5328-5337.(*corresponding author & supervisor for visiting graduate students TP & UM) 


11. Werner M, Palankar R, Arm L, Hovius R, Vogel H (2015) Microfluidic Single-Cell Analysis with Affinity BeadsSmall 11: 2607-2613.


10. Palankar R, Pinchasik BE, Khlebtsov BN, Kolesnikova TA, Mohwald H, et al. (2014) Nanoplasmonically-induced defects in lipid membrane monitored by ion current: transient nanopores versus membrane ruptureNano Letters 14: 4273-4279.


9. Medvedev N*, Palankar R*, Krauel K, Greinacher A, Delcea M (2014) Micropatterned array to assess the interaction of single platelets with platelet factor 4-heparin-IgG complexesThrombosis and Haemostasis 111: 862-872. (* equal contribution)


8. Serrano IC, Adams AM, Palankar R, Stoica G, Palomares E, et al. (2014) Lanthanide-doped nanoparticles for specific recognition of toll-like receptor (TLR) in human neutrophilsRSC Advances 4: 15040-15047. (supervisor for visiting graduate students ICS & AMA)


7. Qiu Y*, Palankar R*, Echeverria M, Medvedev N, Moya SE, et al. (2013) Design of hybrid multimodal poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) polymer nanoparticles for neutrophil labeling, imaging and tracking. Nanoscale 5: 12624-12632. (* equal contribution & supervisor for visiting graduate student YQ )


6. Palankar R*, Medvedev N, Rong A, Delcea M (2013) Fabrication of quantum dot microarrays using electron beam lithography for applications in analyte sensing and cellular dynamics. ACS Nano 7: 4617-4628.(* corresponding author)


5. Bharde AA*, Palankar R*, Fritsch C, Klaver A, Kanger JS, et al. (2013) Magnetic nanoparticles as mediators of ligand-free activation of EGFR signalingPlos One 8: e68879. (* equal contribution)


4. Palankar R, Pinchasik BE, Schmidt S, De Geest BG, Fery A, et al. (2013) Mechanical strength and intracellular uptake of CaCO3-templated LbL capsules composed of biodegradable polyelectrolytes: the influence of the number of layers. Journal of Materials Chemistry B 1: 1175-1181.


3. Delcea M, Schmidt S, Palankar R, Fernandes PA, Fery A, et al. (2010) Mechanobiology: correlation between mechanical stability of microcapsules studied by AFM and impact of cell-induced stresses. Small 6: 2858-2862.


2. Studer D*, Palankar R*, Bedard M, Winterhalter M, Springer S (2010) Retrieval of a metabolite from cells with polyelectrolyte microcapsulesSmall 6: 2412-2419. (* equal contribution & supervisor for visiting graduate student DS)


1. Palankar R, Skirtach AG, Kreft O, Bedard M, Garstka M, et al. (2009) Controlled intracellular release of peptides from microcapsules enhances antigen presentation on MHC class I molecules. Small 5: 2168-2176.