Affiliation: The Hebrew University
- Polymorphism among alleles of the 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase gene from Leishmania major and Leishmania tropicaCharles L Greenblatt
Department of Parasitology, Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Medicine, Ein-Karem, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
Mol Biochem Parasitol 125:185-8. 2002
- Micrococcus luteus -- survival in amberC L Greenblatt
Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Disease, The Hebrew University Hadassah School of Medicine, P O Box 12272, 91120 Jerusalem, Israel
Microb Ecol 48:120-7. 2004..The bacteria's ability to utilize succinic acid and process terpine-related compounds, both major components of natural amber, support its survival in this oligotrophic environment...
- The impact of "ancient pathogen" studies on the practice of public healthCharles Greenblatt
The Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, P O B 12272, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
Public Health Rev 31:81-91. 2003..These and other aspects of the evolution of pathogens are discussed which may lead to innovative approaches to the control of infectious diseases...
- Distinguishing Leishmania tropica and Leishmania major in the Middle East using the polymerase chain reaction with kinetoplast DNA-specific primersGerlind Anders
Department of Parasitology, Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, P.O. Box 12272, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 96:S87-92. 2002..Due to species-specific differences in the size of minicircles, these primers can be used in the polymerase chain reaction to answer diagnostic and epidemiological questions...
- Tuberculosis: from prehistory to Robert Koch, as revealed by ancient DNAHelen D Donoghue
Centre for Infectious Diseases and International Health, University College London, London, UK
Lancet Infect Dis 4:584-92. 2004..This has provided direct support for the current theory of Mycobacterium tuberculosis evolution, and suggests areas of investigation for the interaction of M tuberculosis with its host...
- Genetic and biological diversity among populations of Leishmania major from Central Asia, the Middle East and AfricaMustafa Elfari
Department of Parasitology, Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, , Dorotheenstr. 96, D-10098 Berlin, Germany
Microbes Infect 7:93-103. 2005..major were genetically closer to the Middle Eastern strains, and a representative one did infect fat sand rats, but they had distinct permissively primed inter-genic polymorphic PCR patterns and internal transcribed spacer 2 types...
- Co-infection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium leprae in human archaeological samples: a possible explanation for the historical decline of leprosyHelen D Donoghue
Centre for Infectious Diseases and International Health, Department of Infection, University College London, 46 Cleveland Street, London W1T 4JF, UK
Proc Biol Sci 272:389-94. 2005....
- Mode of action of fenarimol against Leishmania sppEinat Zeiman
Department of Parasitology, The Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel 91120
J Parasitol 94:280-6. 2008..These results provide support to the hypothesis that fenarimol inhibits leishmanial sterol biosynthesis. Overall, the findings suggest an additional source of substances for development of anti-leishmanial drugs...