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Cabezas-Cruz A, Alberdi P, Ayllón N, Valdés JJ, Pierce R, Villar M, de la Fuente J. 2016. Anaplasma phagocytophilum increases the levels of histone modifying enzymes to inhibit cell apoptosis and facilitate pathogen infection in the tick vector Ixodes scapularis. Epigenetics 11(4):303-19.

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Roller L*, Šimo L*, Mizoguchi A, Slovak M, Park Y. Žitňan D. 2015. Orcokinin-like immunoreactivity in  central neurons innervating the salivary glands and hindgut of Ixodid ticks. Cell Tiss Res 360(2):209-22.  * equal contribution

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Šimo L, Park Y. 2014. Neuropeptidergic control of the hindgut in the black legged tick Ixodes scapularis. Int J Parasitol 44(11):819-826. Selected as an “editor choice article

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Šimo L, Žitňan D, Park Y. 2009. Two novel neuropeptides innervate the salivary glands in the blacklegged tick Ixodes scapularis: Myoinhibitory peptide and SIFamide. J Comp Neurol. 517:551–563