Viet NT, Du VV, Thuan ND, Tong HV, Toan NL, Mao CV, Tuan NV, Pallerla SR, Nurjadi D, Velavan TP, Son HA. Maternal vaginal colonization and Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing bacteria in Vietnamese pregnant women. Antibiotics (Basel). 2021 May 13;10(5):572. PMID: 34067975.


Danko D, Bezdan D, Afshin EE, Ahsanuddin S, Bhattacharya C, Butler DJ, Chng KR, Donnellan D, Semmler T, Sezerman OU, Shi L, Shi T, Siam R, Song LH, Suzuki H, Court DS, Tighe SW, Tong X, Udekwu KI, Ugalde JA, Valentine B, Vassilev DI, Vayndorf EM, Velavan TP, Wu J, Zambrano MM, Zhu J, Zhu S, Mason CE; International MetaSUB Consortium. The International MetaSUB Consortium. A global metagenomic map of urban microbiomes and antimicrobial resistance.        Cell. 2021 May 22:S0092-8674(21)00585-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2021.05.002. PMID: 34043940


Velavan TP, Pallerla SR, Johne R, Todt D, Steinmann E, Schemmerer M, Wenzel JJ, Hofmann J, Shih JWK, Wedemeyer H, Bock CT. Hepatitis E: An update on One Health and clinical medicine Liver Int. 2021 Jul;41(7):1462-1473. PMID: 33960603.


Pernaute-Lau L, Adegnika AA, Zhou Y, Zinsou JF, Gil JP, Krishna S, Kremsner PG, Lauschke VM, Velavan TP. Pharmacogene sequencing of a Gabonese population with severe Plasmodium falciparum malaria reveals multiple novel variants with putative relevance for antimalarial treatment. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2021 Jun 17;65(7):e0027521.PMID: 33875422.


Gabor JJ, Kreidenweiss A, Weber S, Salama M, Sulyok M, Sulyok Z, Koehne E, Esen M, Kreuels B, Shamsrizi P, Biecker E, Mordmüller B, Berg CP, Fusco S, Köhler C, Kubicka S, Leitlein J, Addo M, Ramharter M, Schwab M, Bissinger AL, Velavan TP, Krishna S, Kremsner PG. A call to caution when hydroxychloroquine is given to elderly COVID-19 patients. Int J Infect Dis. 2021 May;106:265-268. PMID: 33848675.


Hoan NX, Huyen PTM, Binh MT, Trung NT, Giang DP, Linh BT, Dung DTN, Pallerla SR, Kremsner PG, Velavan TP, Bang MH, Song LH. Genetic variants of programmed cell death 1 are associated with HBV infection and liver disease progression. Sci Rep. 2021 Apr 8;11(1):7772. PMID: 33833369.


Manouana GP, Nguema-Moure PA, Ngwese MM, Bock CT, Kremsner PG, Borrmann S, Eibach D, Mordmüller B,. Velavan TP, Niendorf S, Adegnika AA. Genetic diversity of enteric viruses in children under five years old in Gabon. Viruses. 2021 Mar 24;13(4):545. PMID: 33805214.


Velavan TP, Meyer CG, Esen M, Kremsner PG, Ntoumi F. COVID-19 and syndemic challenges in ‘Battling the Big Three’: HIV, TB and malaria. Int J Infect Dis. 2021 May;106:29-32. PMID: 33781904.


Ntoumi F, Mapanguy CCM, Tomazatos A, Pallerla SR, Linh LTK, Casadei N, Angelov A, Sonnabend M, Peter S, Kremsner PG, Velavan TP. Genomic surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 in the Republic of Congo. Int J Infect Dis. 2021 Apr;105:735-738. PMID: 33737129.


Song LH, Hoan NX, Bang MH, Kremsner PG, Velavan TP. Viral and serological testing of SARS-CoV-2 among health care workers and patients in Vietnam. Lancet Reg Health West Pac. 2021 Mar; 8: 100113. PMID: 33681829.


Hoan NX, Hoechel M, Tomazatos A, Xuan Anh C, Pallerla SR, Linh LTK, Binh MT, Sy BT, Toan NL, Wedemeyer H, Bock CT, Kremsner PG, Meyer CG, Song LH, Velavan TP. Predominance of HBV genotype B and HDV genotype 1 in Vietnamese patients with chronic hepatitis. Viruses. 2021 Feb 22;13(2):346. PMID: 33671832.


Boldt ABW, Oliveira-Toré CF, Kretzschmar GC, Weinschutz Mendes H, Stinghen ST, Andrade FA, Bumiller-Bini V, Gonçalves LB, Braga ACM, Stahlke EVRS, Velavan TP, Thiel S, de Messias-Reason IJT. Hepatitis B virus infection among leprosy patients: a case for polymorphisms compromising activation of the lectin pathway and complement receptors. Front Immunol. 2021 Feb 11;11:574457. PMID: 33643280.


Velavan TP, Kieu Linh LT, Kreidenweiss A, Gabor J, Krishna S, Kremsner PG. Longitudinal monitoring of lactate in hospitalized and ambulatory patients. Am. J Trop Med Hyg. 2021. Jan 11. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.20-1282,Online ahead of print. PMID: 33432902


Nguyen MLT, Bui KC, Scholta T, Xing J, Bhuria V, Sipos B, Wilkens L, Toan NL, Velavan TP, Bozko P, Plentz RR. Targeting IL-6 signaling by monoclonal antibody siltuximab attenuates cholangiocarcinoma growth. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2021 May;36(5):1334-1345PMID:33091158.


Andrade FA, Eibofner IG, Pieczarka C, Tong HV, Sena L, Skare T, Utiyama SR, Messias-Reason IJ, Velavan TP. Impact of VSIG4 gene polymorphisms on susceptibility and functional status of reumatoid arthrithis. Int J Immunogenet 2021 Jun;48(3):260-265. PMID: 33645007.


Pallerla SR, Elion Assiana DO, Linh LTK, Nchang Cho F, Meyer CG, Fagbemi KA, Adegnika AA, Penlap VB, Achidi EA, Mesia Kahunu G, Bates M, Grobusch MP, Kremsner PG, Ntoumi F, Velavan TP*. Pharmacogenetic considerations in the treatment of co-infections with HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Congolese populations of Central Africa. Int J Infect Dis. 2021 Mar;104:207-213PMID: 33310105


Ntoumi F, Velavan TP. COVID-19 in Africa: between hope and reality. Lancet Infect Dis. 2021 Mar;21(3):315PMID: 32553188


Velavan TP and Meyer CG. Reply to: Asymptomatic SARS Coronavirus 2 Infection: Invisible yet Invincible. Int J Infect Dis. 2021 Jan;102:85-86. PMID: 33080400.


Pallerla SR, Schemebecker S, Meyer CG, Linh LTK, Johne R, Wedemeyer H, Bock CT, Kremsner PG, Velavan TP. Hepatitis E virus genome detection in commercial pork livers and pork meat products in Germany. J Viral Hepat. 2021 Jan;28(1):196-204. PMID:32869414.




Velavan TP and Meyer CG. COVID-19: A PCR-defined pandemic. Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Dec 1;103:278-279. PMID: 33271291.


Nikolai LA, Meyer CG, Kremsner PG, Velavan TP. Asymptomatic SARS Coronavirus 2 Infection: Invisible yet Invincible. Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Nov;100:112-116. PMID:32891737.


Velavan TP, Pollard AJ, Kremsner PG. Herd immunity and vaccination of children for COVID-19. Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Sep;98:14-15. PMID:32585285.


Velavan TP, Meyer CG. The COVID-19 epidemic. Trop. Med. Int Health. 2020 Mar;25(3):278-280. PMID:32052514.


Velavan TP, Meyer CG. Mild versus severe COVID-19: Laboratory markers. Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Jun;95:304-307. PMID:32344011.


Kock RA, Karesh WB, Veas F, Velavan TP, Simons D, Mboera LEG, Dar O, Arruda LB, Zumla A. 2019-nCoV in context: lessons learned? Lancet Planet Health. 2020 Mar;4(3):e87-e88PMID: 32035507.


Van Long B, Allen G, Brauny M, Linh LTK, Pallerla SR, Huyen TTT, Van Tong H, Toan NL, Quyet D, Son HA, Velavan TP*. Molecular surveillance and temporal monitoring of malaria parasites in focal Vietnamese provinces. Malar J. 2020 Dec 31;19(1):458. PMID: 33384023.


Pallerla SR, Harms D, Johne R, Todt D, Steinmann E, Schemmerer M, Wenzel JJ, Hofmann J, Shihi JWK, Wedemeyer H, Bock CT, Velavan TP. Hepatitis E Virus Infection: Circulation, Molecular Epidemiology and Impact on Global Health. Pathogens 2020: Oct 20;9(10): E856. PMID:33092306


Compri M, Mader R, Mazzolini E, de Angelis G, Mutters NT, Babu Rajendran N, Galia L, Tacconelli E, Schrijver R; ARCH working group. White Paper: Bridging the gap between surveillance data and antimicrobial stewardship in the animal sector-practical guidance from the JPIAMR ARCH and COMBACTE-MAGNET EPI-Net networks. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2020 Dec 6;75(Supplement_2):ii52-ii66. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkaa429. PMID: 33280048


Sibani M, Mazzaferri F, Carrara E, Pezzani MD, Arieti F, Göpel S, Paul M, Tacconelli E, Mutters NT, Voss A; ARCH working group. White Paper: Bridging the gap between surveillance data and antimicrobial stewardship in long-term care facilities-practical guidance from the JPIAMR ARCH and COMBACTE-MAGNET EPI-Net networks. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2020 Dec 6;75(Supplement_2):ii33-ii41. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkaa427. PMID: 33280047.


Pezzani MD, Carrara E, Sibani M, Presterl E, Gastmeier P, Renk H, Kanj SS, Velavan TP, Song LH, Leibovici L, Torumkuney D, Kostyanev T, Mendelson M, Tacconelli E; ARCH working group. White Paper: Bridging the gap between human and animal surveillance data, antibiotic policy and stewardship in the hospital sector-practical guidance from the JPIAMR ARCH and COMBACTE-MAGNET EPI-Net networks. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2020 Dec 6;75(Supplement_2):ii20-ii32. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkaa426. PMID: 33280046


Arieti F, Göpel S, Sibani M, Carrara E, Pezzani MD, Murri R, Mutters NT, Lòpez-Cerero L, Voss A, Cauda R, Tacconelli E; ARCH working group. White Paper: Bridging the gap between surveillance data and antimicrobial stewardship in the outpatient sector-practical guidance from the JPIAMR ARCH and COMBACTE-MAGNET EPI-Net networks. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2020 Dec 6;75(Supplement_2):ii42-ii51. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkaa428. PMID: 33280045


Chng KR, Li C, Bertrand D, Ng AHQ, Kwah JS, Low HM, Tong C, Natrajan M, Zhang MH, Xu L, Ko KKK, Ho EXP, Av-Shalom TV, Teo JWP, Khor CC, MetaSUB Consortium, Chen SL, Mason CE, Ng OT, Marimuthu K, Ang B, Nagarajan N. Cartography of opportunistic pathogens and antibiotic resistance genes in a tertiary hospital environment. Nature Medicine 2020 Jun;26(6):941-951. PMID: 32514171.


Lytton SD, Nematollahi G, Van Tong H, Xuan Anh C, Hoan NX, Diez G, Schumacher T, Landt O, Melchior W, Fuchs D, Toan NL, Velavan TP, Song LH. Predominant secondary dengue infection among Vietnamese adults mostly without warning signs and severe disease. Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Nov;100:316-323. PMID: 32896661.


Giang NT, van Tong H, Quyet D, Hoan NX, Nghia TH, Nam NM, Hung HV, Anh DT, Van Mao C, Son HA, Meyer CG, Velavan TP, Toan NL. Complement protein levels and MBL2 polymorphisms are associated with dengue severity. Sci. Rep 2020, Sep 10;10(1):14923. PMID:32913345.


Nguetse CN, Purington N, Ebel ER, Shakya B, Tetard M, Kremsner PG, Velavan TP, Egan ES. A common polymorphism in the mechanosensitive ion channel PIEZO1 is associated with protection from severe malaria in humans. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 Apr 21;117(16):9074-9081. PMID: 32265284.


Dossou-Yovo LR, Ntoumi F, Koukouikila-Koussounda F, Vouvoungui JC, Adedoja A, Nderu D, Velavan TP, Lenga A. Molecular surveillance of the Pfmdr1 N86Y allele among Congolese pregnant women with asymptomatic malaria. Malar J. 2020 May 8;19(1):178. PMID: 32384930.


Giang NT, Van Tong H, Nghia TH, Hung HV, Tuan Anh D, Nam LV, Mao CV, Giang NT, Thanh LD, Son HA, Velavan TP, Quyet D, Toan NL. Association of FCN2 polymorphisms and Ficolin-2 levels with dengue fever in Vietnamese patients. Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Feb 20;95:253-261. PMID: 32088336.


Lalremruata A, Nguyen TT, McCall MBB, Mombo-Ngoma G, Agnandji ST, Adegnika AA, Lell B, Ramharter M, Hoffman SL, Kremsner PG, Mordmüller B. Recombinase polymerase amplification and lateral flow assay for ultrasensitive detection of low-density Plasmodium falciparum infection from controlled human malaria infection studies and naturally acquired infections. J Clin Microbiol. 2020 Apr 23;58(5):e01879-19. PMID:32102854.


Auer ED, Tong HV, Amorim LM, Malheiros D, Hoan NX, Issler HC, Petrzl-Erler ML, Beltrame MH, Boldt ABW, Toan NL, Song LH, Velavan TP, Augusto DG. Natural killer receptor variants and chronic hepatitis B virus infection in the Vietnamese population. Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Jul 96:541-547. PMID:32422377.


Binh MT, Hoan NX, Giang DP, Tong HV, Bock CT, Wedemeyer H, Toan NL, Bang MH, Kremsner PG, Meyer CG, Song LH, Velavan TP. Upregulation of SMYD3 and SMYD3 VNTR 3/3 polymorphism increase the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma.Sci Rep. 2020 Feb 18;10(1):2797. PMID:32071406.


Giseler S, Lytton SD, Toan NL, Nghia TH, Nam NM, Hung HV, Son NT, Anh DT, Tuyen HT, Tien TV, Quyet D, Tong HV, Hoan NX, Song LH, Pallerla SR, Gostner JM, Fuchs D, Velavan TP. Neopterin levels and Kyn/Trp ratios were significantly increased in dengue virus patients and subsequently decreased after recovery. Int J Infect Dis. 2020 Feb 9;91:162-168. PMID: 31821895.


Tong HV, Hoan NX, Binh MT, Quyen DT, Meyer CG, Hang DTT, Hang DTD, Son HA, Luong HV, Thuan ND, Giang NT, Quyet D, Bang MH, Song LH, Velavan TP, Toan NL. Upregulation of Enzymes involved in ISGylation and Ubiquitination in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. Int J Med Sci 2020; 17(3):347-353. PMID:32132870




Hoan NX, Khuyen N, Giang DP, Binh MT, Toan NL, Anh DT, Trung NT, Bang MH, Meyer CG, Velavan TP, Song LH. Vitamin D receptor ApaI polymorphism associated with progression of liver disease in Vietnamese patients chronically infected with Hepatitis B virus. BMC Med Genet. 2019 Dec 21;20(1):201. PMID: 31864292.


Adegbite BR, Edoa JR, Honkpehedji YJ, Zinsou FJ, Dejon-Agobe JC, Mbong-Ngwese M, Lotola-Mougueni F, Koehne E, Lalremruata A, Kreidenweiss A, Nguyen TT, Kun J, Agnandji ST, Lell B, Safiou AR, Obone Atome FA, Mombo-Ngoma G, Ramharter M, Velavan TP, Mordmüller B, Kremsner PG, Adegnika AA. Monitoring of efficacy, tolerability and safety of artemether-lumefantrine and artesunate-amodiaquine for the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Lambaréné, Gabon: an open-label clinical trial. Malar J. 2019 Dec 16;18(1):424. PMID: 31842893.


Hoan NX, Huy PX, Sy BT, Meyer CG, Son TV, Binh MT, Giang DP, Tu Anh D, Bock CT, Wang B, Tong HV, Kremsner PG, Song LH, Toan NL, Velavan TP. High HEV positivity among domestic pigs and risk of HEV infection of individuals ocupationally exposed to pigs and pork meat in Hanoi Vietnam. Open Forum Infectious Diseases 2019, Jun 26; 6(9):ofz306. PMID:31660396.


Hieu HT, Ha NT, Song LH, Nghi TH. Association of human leukocyte antigen haplotypes with end stage renal disease in Vietnamese patients prior to first transplantation. Transplant Proc. 2019, Oct 51(8):2549-2554. PMID:31473007.


Nguyen TT, Nzigou Mombo B, Lalremruata A, Koehne E, Zoleko Manego R, Dimessa Mbadinga LB, Adegnika AA, Agnandji ST, Lell B, Kremsner PG, Velavan TP, Ramharter M, Mordmüller B, Mombo-Ngomo G. DNA recovery from archived RDTs for genetic characterization of Plasmodium falciparum in a routine setting in Lambarene, Gabon. Malaria Journal 2019 Oct2; 18 (1):336. PMID: 31578142.


Trung NT, Thau NS, Bang MH, Song LH. PCR-based Sepsis@Quicktest is superior in comparison with blood culture for identification of sepsis-causative pathogens. Sci.Rep.2019 Sep 20;9(1):13663. PMID: 31541157.


Woldearegai TG, Lalremruata A, Nguyen TT, Gmeiner M, Veletzky L, Tazemda-Kuitsouc GB, Matsiegui PB,Mordmüller B, Held J. Characterization of Plasmodium infections among inhabitants of rural areas of Gabon. Sci.Rep.2019 Jul 5; 9(1):9784. PMID:31278305.


Trung NT, Quyen DT, Hoan NX, Giang DP, Trang TTH, Velavan TP,Bang MH, Song LH. Rapid, low cost and sensitive detection of Calreticulin mutations by PCR based amplicon length differentiation assay for diagnosis of myeloproliferative neoplasms. BMC Med Genet 2019. Jun 27;20(1):115. PMID: 31248375.


Velavan TP, Nderu D, Agbenyega T, Ntoumi F, Kremsner PG. An alternative dogma on reduced artemisinin susceptibility: a new shadow from East to West. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2019 June 25; 116(26): 12611-12612. PMID:31239363.


Trung NT, Hai LT, Giang DP, Hoan PQ, Binh MT, Hoan NX, Toan NL, Meyer CG, Velavan TP, Bang MH, Song LH. No expression of HBV-human chimeric fusion transcript (HBx-LINE1) among Vietnamese patients with HBV-associated hepatocellular carcinoma. Ann Hepatol 2019 Mar-Apr;18(2):404-405. PMID: 31036498.


Binh MT, Hoan NX, Van Tong H, Sy BT, Trung NT, Bock CT, Toan NL, Song LH, Bang MH, Meyer CG, Kremsner PG, Velavan TP. NTCP S267F variant associate with decreased susceptibility to HBV and HDV infection and decelerated progression of related liver diseases. Int J Infect Dis. 2019 Jan 24;80:147-152. PMID: 3068559.


Velavan TP. Epstein-Barr Virus, Malaria and Endemic Burkitt Lymphoma. EBioMedicine. 2019 Jan;39:13-14. PMID: 30584007.


Boldt ABW, van Tong H, Grobusch MP, Kalmbach Y, Dzeing Ella A, Kombila M, Meyer CG, Kun JFJ, Kremsner PG, Velavan TP. The Blood Transcriptome of Childhood Malaria. EBioMedicine. 2019 Feb;40:614-625. PMID: 30638864.


Nderu D, Kimani F, Thiong'o K, Karanja E, Akinyi M, Too E, Chege W, Nambati E, Meyer CG, Velavan TP. Plasmodium falciparum histidine−rich protein (PfHRP2 and 3) diversity in Western and Coastal Kenya.  Sci Rep. 2019 Feb 8;9(1):1709. PMID: 30737461.


Schaumburg F, Witten A, Flamen A, Stoll M, Alabi AS, Kremsner PG, Löffler B, Zipfel P, Velavan TP, Peters G. Complement 5a receptor polymorphisms are associated with PVL-positive Staphylococcus aureus colonization in African Pygmies. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Feb 15;68(5):854-856. PMID: 30192927.




Van Tong H, Van Ba N, Hoan NX, Binh MT, Quyen DT, Son HA, Van Luong H, Quyet D, Meyer CG, Song LH, Toan NL, Velavan TP. Soluble fibrinogen-like protein 2 levels in patients with hepatitis B virus-related liver diseases. BMC Infect Dis. 2018 Nov 12;18(1):553. PMID: 30419833.


Van Tong H, Hoan NX, Binh MT, Quyen DT, Meyer CG, Song LH, Toan NL, Velavan TP. Interferon-stimulated gene 20 kDa protein serum levels and clinical outcome of hepatitis B virus-related liver diseases. Oncotarget. 2018 9(45):27858-27871. PMID: 29963243.


BinhMT, Hoan NX, Van Tong H, Giang DP, Sy BT, Toan NL, Song LH, Bang MH, Wedemeyer H, Meyer CG, Kremsner PG, Bock CT, Velavan TP. HDV Infection rates in Vietnam. Sci. Rep.2018. May 23;8(1):8047. PMID:29795302


Tat Trung N, Duong DC, Tong HV, Hien TTT, Hoan PQ, Bang MH, Binh MT, Ky TD, Tung NL, Thinh NT, Sang VV, Thao LTP, Bock CT, Velavan TP, Meyer CG, Song LH, Toan NL. Optimisation of quantitative miRNA panels to consolidate the diagnostic surveillance of HBV-related hepatocellular carcinoma. PLoS One. 2018 Apr 19;13(4):e0196081. PMID: 29672637


Sy BT, Hoan NX, Tong HV, Meyer CG, Toan NL, Song LH, Bock CT, Velavan TP. Genetic variants of interferon regulatory factor 5 associated with chronic hepatitis B infection. World J Gastroenterol 2018 January 14; 24(2): 248-256. PMID: 29375210


Trung NT, Tong HV, Lien TT, Son TV, Huyen TTT, Quyen DT, Hoan PQ, Meyer CG, Song LH. Clinical utility of an optimised multiplex real-time PCR assay for the identification of pathogens causing sepsis in Vietnamese patients. Int. J Infect Dis. 2018 Feb; 67: 122 -128. PMID: 29253706


Hoan NX, Tong HV, Song LH, Meyer CG, Velavan TP. Vitamin D deficiency and viral hepatitis-associated liver diseases: A literature review. World J Gastroenterol 2018, January 28; 24(4): 445-460. PMID:29398866


Bui KC, Barat S, Chen X, Bozko P, Scholta T, Thi Nguyen ML, Bhuria V, Xing J, Toan NL, Song LH, Velavan TP, Sipos B, Wilkens L, Malek NP, Plentz RR. Silencing of Kangai 1 C-terminal interacting tetraspanin suppresses progression of cholangiocarcinoma. Exp Cell Res. 2018 Mar1;364(1):59-67. PMID:29366806


Sandri TL, Lidani KCF, Andrade FA, Meyer CG, Kremsner PG, de Messias-Reason IJ, Velavan TP. Human complement receptor type 1 (CR1) protein levels and genetic variants in chronic Chagas Disease. Sci Rep. 2018 Jan 11;8(1):526. PMID: 29323238


Mombo-Ngoma G, Remppis J, Sievers M, Zoleko Manego R, Endamne L, Kabwende L, Veletzky L, Nguyen TT, Groger M, Lötsch F, Mischlinger J, Flohr L, Kim J, Cattaneo C, Hutchinson D, Duparc S, Joerg M, Velavan TP, Lell B, Ramharter M, Adegnika AA, Mordmüller B, Kremsner PG. Efficacy and safety of fosmidomycin-piperaquine as non-artemisinin-based combination therapy for uncomplicated falciparum malaria - A single-arm, age-de-escalation proof of concept study in Gabon. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Jun 1;66(12):1823-1830. PMID: 29293893


Amorim LM, van Tong H, Hoan NX, Vargas LB, Ribeiro EMSF, Petzl-Erler ML, Boldt ABW, Toan NL, Song LH, Velavan TP, Augusto DG. KIR-HLA distribution in a Vietnamese population from Hanoi. Hum Immunol. 2018 Feb;79(2):93-100. PMID: 29191786


Adedoja A, Hoan NX, van Tong H, Adukpo S, Tijani DB, Akanbi AA 2nd, Meyer CG,  Ojurongbe O, Velavan TP. Differential contribution of interleukin-10 promoter variants in malaria and schistosomiasis mono- and co-infections among Nigerian children. Trop Med Int Health. 2018 Jan;23(1):45-52. PMID: 29131459.




Van Tong H, Velavan TP, Thye T, Meyer CG (2017). Human genetic factors in tuberculosis: an update. Tropical Medicine and International Health 2017 Sep 22 (9):1063-71. PMID:28685916.


Hoan NX, Tong HV, Giang DP, Coung BK, Toan NL, Wedenmeyer H, Bock CT, Kremsner PG, Song LH, Velavan TP (2017). SOCS3 genetic variants and promoter hypermethylation in patients with chronic hepatitis B. Oncotarget. 2017 Mar 7;8(10):17127-17139. PMID: 28179578.


Tong HV, Luu NK, Son HA, Hoan NV,Hung TT, Velavan TP, Toan NL (2017). Adiponectin and pro-inflammatory cytokines are modulated in Vietnamese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Journal of Diabetes Investigation 2017 May; 8(3):.295-305. PMID:27684566.


Tong HV*, Brindley PJ, Meyer CG, Velavan TP (2017). Parasite Infection, Carcinogenesis and Human Malignancy. EBioMedicine 2017 Feb;15 12-23. PMID:27956028.


Nguyen HM, Sy BT, Trung NT, Hoan NX, Wedemeyer H, Velavan TP, Bock CT (2017) Prevalence and Genotype Distribution of Hepatitis Delta Virus among Chronic Hepatitis B Carriers in Central Vietnam. PLOSONE 2017 Apr 12;12(4):e0175304. PMID: 28403190.


Lucas Sandri T, Adukpo S, Giang DP, Nguetse CN,  Andrade FA, Tong HV, Toan NL, Song LH, Elumalai P, Thangaraj K, Valluri VL, Ntoumi F, Meyer CG1, Messias Reason IJ,  Kremsner PG, Velavan TP (2017). Geographical Distribution of Complement Receptor Type 1 Variants and their Associated Disease Risk. PLOSONE 2017 May 17;12(5):e0175973. PMID:28520715.


Koukouikila-Koussounda F, Jeyaraj S, Nguetse CN, Nkonganyi CN, Kokou KC, Etoka-Beka MK, Ntoumi F, Velavan TP (2017). Molecular surveillance of Plasmodium falciparum drug resistance in the Republic of Congo: four and nine years after the introduction of artemisinin-based combination therapy. Malar J. 2017 Apr 19;16(1):155.  PMID: 28420403.


Faik I, Tong HV, Lell B, Meyer CG, Kremsner PG, Velavan TP (2017). Pyruvate kinase and Fc gamma receptor gene copy numbers associated with malaria phenotypes. Journal of Infectious diseases 2017 Jul 15;216(2):276-282. PMID: 28605553.




Hoan NX, Tong HV, Giang DP, Toan NL, Meyer CG, Bock CT, Kremsner PG, Song LH, Velavan TP (2016). Interferon-stimulated gene 15 in hepatitis B-related liver diseases. Oncotarget 2016 18;7(42) 67777-67787.  PMID:27626177


Tong HV, Hoan NX, Wang B, Wedemeyer H, Bock CT, Velavan TP (2016). Hepatitis E virus mutations: functional and clinical relevance. EBioMedicine. 2016 Sep;11:31-42. PMID: 27528267


Opaleye OO, Margaret Japhet O, Adewumi OM, Omoruyi EC, Akanbi OA, Oluremi AS, Wang B, Tong HV, Velavan TP, Bock CT (2016). Molecular epidemiology of hepatitis D virus circulating in Southwestern Nigeria.  Virology Journal 2016 Apr 5; 13(1):61. PMID: 27044424


Hoan NX, Khuyen N, Binh MT, Giang DP, Tong HV, Hoan PQ, Trung NT, Anh DT, Toan NL, Meyer CG, Kremsner PG, Velavan TP, Song LH (2016). Association of vitamin D deficiency with hepatitis B virus - related liver diseases. BMC Infectious diseases 2016 Sep 23;16(1):507. PMID: 27659316


Trung NT, Thu Hien TT, Thanh Huyen TT, Quyen DT, Son TV, Hoan PQ, Phuong NTK, Lien TT, Binh MT, Tong HV, Meyer CG, Velavan TP, Song LH (2016). Enrichment of bacterial DNA for the diagnosis of blood stream infections. BMC Infectious Diseases May 31;16(1):235. PMID: 27246723


Nguetse CN, Meyer CG, Adegnika AA, Agbenyega T, Ogutu BR, Kremsner PG, Velavan TP (2016). Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency and reduced haemoglobin levels in African children with severe malaria. Malaria Journal.2016, 15:346. PMID: 27388012




Hoan NX, Tong HV, Hecht N, Sy BT, Marcinek P, Meyer CG, Song LH, Toan NL, Kurreck J, Kremsner PG, Bock CT, Velavan TP (2015). Hepatitis E virus superinfection and clinical progression in hepatitis B patients. EBioMedicine 2015, 2 (12), 2080–2086. PMID: 26844288


Trung NT, Thu Hien TT, Thanh Huyen TT, Quyen DT, Hoan PQ, Velavan TP, Song LH (2015). Simple multiplex PCR assays to detect common pathogens and associated genes encoding for acquired extended spectrum betalactamases (ESBL) or carbapenamases from surgical site infected specimens in Vietnam. Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2015, 14:23. PMID: 25890291


Tong HV, Song LH, Hoan NX, Cuong BK, Sy BT, Son HA, Quyet D, Binh VQ, Kremsner PG, Bock C-T, Velavan TP, Toan NL (2015). Soluble MICB protein levels and platelet counts during hepatitis B virus infection and response to hepatocellular carcinoma treatment. BMC Infectious Diseases 2015, 15:25. PMID: 25626490


Sy BT, Nguyen HM, Toan NL, Song LH, Tong HV, Wolboldt C, Binh VQ, Kremsner PG, Velavan TP, Bock CT (2015) Identification of a natural intergenotypic recombinant hepatitis delta virus genotype 1 and 2 in Vietnamese HBsAg-positive patients. J Viral Hepat 22:55-63. PMID: 24548489




Tong H, Bock CT, Velavan TP (2014) Genetic insights on host and hepatitis B virus in liver diseases. Mutat. Res. Rev. Mutat. Res. 762:65-75. PMID: 25475418


Taranta A, Tien SB, Zacher BJ, Rogalska-Taranta M, Manns MP, Bock CT, Wursthorn K (2014) Hepatitis B virus DNA quantification with the three-in-one (3io) method allows accurate single-step differentiation of total HBV DNA and cccDNA in biopsy-size liver samples. J Clin. Virol. 60:354-360. PMID: 24890819




Sy BT, Ratsch BA, Toan NL, Song lH, Wollboldt C, Bryniok A, Nguyen HM, Luong HV, Velavan TP, Wedemeyer H, Kremsner PG, Bock CT (2013) High prevalence and significance of hepatitis D virus infection among treatment-naive HBsAg-positive patients in Northern Vietnam. PLoS. One. 8:e78094. PMID: 24205106.


Tong HV, Toan NL, Song LH, Bock C-T, Kremsner PG, Velavan TP (2013). Hepatitis B virus induced hepatocellular carcinoma: functional roles of MICA variants. Journal of Viral Hepatitis, 2013 20:687-698. PMID: 24010643.


Clark A, Gerlach F, Tong HV, Hoan NX, Song LH, Toan NL, Bock CT, Kremsner PG, Velavan TP (2013) A trivial role of STAT4 variant in chronic hepatitis B induced hepatocellular carcinoma. Infect Genet Evol. 2013 Aug;18:257-61. PMID: 23748017.


Toan NL, Sy BT, Song LH, Luong HV, Binh NT, Binh VQ, Kandolf R, Velavan TP, Kremsner PG, Bock CT (2013). Co-infection of human parvovirus B19 with Plasmodium falciparum contributes to malaria disease severity in Gabonese patients. BMC Infect Dis. 2013 Aug 15; 13(1):375. PMID: 23945350.




Tong HV, Toan NL, Song lH, Kremsner PG, Kun JF, Velavan TP (2012) Association of CISH -292A/T genetic variant with hepatitis B virus infection. Immunogenetics 64:261-265. PMID: 22033525.


Jha AN, Singh VK, Kumari N, Singh A, Antony J, van Tong H, Singh S, Pati SS, Patra PK, Singh R,Toan NL, Song le H, Assaf A, Messias-Reason IJ, Velavan TP, Singh L, Thangaraj K. (2012). IL-4 haplotype -590T, -34T and intron-3 VNTR R2 is associated with reduced malaria risk among ancestral indian tribal populations. PLoS One. 2012;7(10):e48136. PMID: 23110190.


Ojurongbe O, Ouf EA, Van Tong H, Toan NL, Song le H, Luz PR, Messias-Reason IJ, Nurjadi D, Zanger P, Kun JF, Kremsner PG, Velavan TP (2012) Reliable and rapid characterization of functional FCN2 gene variants reveals diverse geographical patterns. BMC Med Genet. 2012 May 17;13:37. PMID: 22594803.


Koeberlein B, zur HA, Bektas N, Zentgraf H, Chin R, Nguyen LT, Kandolf R, Torresi J, Bock CT (2010) Hepatitis B virus overexpresses suppressor of cytokine signaling-3 (SOCS3) thereby contributing to severity of inflammation in the liver. Virus Res. 148:51-59. PMID: 20005910.




Hoang TV, Toan NL, Song lH, Ouf EA, Bock CT, Kremsner PG, Kun JF, Velavan TP (2011) Ficolin-2 levels and FCN2 haplotypes influence hepatitis B infection outcome in Vietnamese patients. PLoS. One. 6:e28113. PMID: 22140517.




Song lH, Xuan NT, Toan NL, Binh VQ, Boldt AB, Kremsner PG, Kun JF (2008) Association of two variants of the interferon-alpha receptor-1 gene with the presentation of hepatitis B virus infection. Eur. Cytokine Netw. 19:204-210. PMID: 19103527


Tena-Tomás C, de Messias-Reason I, Song le H, Tomiuk J, Kemsner PG, Kun JF (2008). A globally occurring indel polymorphism in the promoter of the IFNA2 gene is not associated with severity of malaria but with the positivity rate of HCV. BMC Genet. 2008 Dec 3;9:80. PMID: 19055755.


Bock CT, Toan NL, Koeberlein B, Song lH, Chin R, Zentgraf H, Kandolf R, Torresi J (2008) Subcellular mislocalization of mutant hepatitis B X proteins contributes to modulation of STAT/SOCS signaling in hepatocellular carcinoma. Intervirology 51:432-443. PMID: 19321929.


Tena-Tomas C, Pedroso ML, de Messias-Reason IJ, Kremsner PG, Kun JF (2007) Polymorphisms in the IFNAR1 gene in patients with chronic hepatitis C: outcome of combined IFN-alpha therapy. Eur. Cytokine Netw. 18:136-141. PMID: 17823081.


Toan NL, Song lH, Kremsner PG, Duy DN, Binh VQ, Koeberlein B, Kaiser S, Kandolf R, Torresi J, Bock CT (2006) Impact of the hepatitis B virus genotype and genotype mixtures on the course of liver disease in Vietnam. Hepatology 43:1375-1384. PMID: 16729315.


Toan NL, Duechting A, Kremsner PG, Song le H, Ebinger M, Aberle S, Binh VQ, Duy DN, Torresi J, Kandolf R, Bock CT (2006). Phylogenetic analysis of human parvovirus B19, indicating two subgroups of genotype 1 in Vietnamese patients. J Gen Virol. 2006 Oct;87:2941-9. PMID: 16963753.


Toan NL, Song lH, Kremsner PG, Duy DN, Binh VQ, Duechting A, Kaiser H, Torresi J, Kandolf R, Bock CT (2006) Co-infection of human parvovirus B19 in Vietnamese patients with hepatitis B virus infection. J Hepatol. 45:361-369. PMID: 16684578.


Song LH, Toan NL, Xuan NT, Uhlemann AC, Boldt AB, Duy DN, Binh VQ, Kremsner PG, Kun JF (2006) A promoter polymorphism in the interferon alpha-2 gene is associated with the clinical presentation of hepatitis B. Mutat. Res. 601:137-143. PMID: 16920161.


Song LH, Duy DN, Binh VQ, Luty AJ, Kremsner PG, Bock CT (2005) Low frequency of mutations in the X gene, core promoter and precore region of hepatitis B virus infected Vietnamese. J Viral Hepat. 12:160-167. PMID: 15720531.


Song LH, Binh VQ, Duy DN, Bock TC, Kremsner PG, Luty AJ, Mavoungou E (2004) Variations in the serum concentrations of soluble Fas and soluble Fas ligand in Vietnamese patients infected with hepatitis B virus. J Med. Virol. 73:244-249. PMID: 15122799.


Song lH, Binh VQ, Duy DN, Kun JF, Bock TC, Kremsner PG, Luty AJ (2003) Serum cytokine profiles associated with clinical presentation in Vietnamese infected with hepatitis B virus. J Clin. Virol. 28:93-103. PMID: 12927756.


Song lH, Binh VQ, Duy DN, Juliger S, Bock TC, Luty AJ, Kremsner PG, Kun JF (2003) Mannose-binding lectin gene polymorphisms and hepatitis B virus infection in Vietnamese patients. Mutat. Res. 522:119-125. PMID: 12517417.



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