Steve Harakeh

Summary

Affiliation: American University of Beirut
Country: Lebanon

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Antimicrobial resistance of Listeria monocytogenes isolated from dairy-based food products
    Steve Harakeh
    Biology Department, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
    Sci Total Environ 407:4022-7. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing total mercury levels among Lebanese dentists
    Steve Harakeh
    Department of Environmental Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, New York, NY 10022, USA
    Sci Total Environ 297:153-60. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Knowledge, attitude, and behavior of students regarding 'mad cow disease'
    Steve Harakeh
    Department of Environmental Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, P O Box 11 0236, Riyad El Solh, 11072020 Beirut, Lebanon
    Sci Total Environ 312:255-60. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Inhibition of proliferation and induction of apoptosis by 2-benzoyl-3-phenyl-6,7-dichloroquinoxaline 1,4-dioxide in adult T-cell leukemia cells
    Steve Harakeh
    Biology Department, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
    Chem Biol Interact 148:101-13. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Isolation, molecular characterization and antimicrobial resistance patterns of Salmonella and Escherichia coli isolates from meat-based fast food in Lebanon
    Steve Harakeh
    Department of Biology, American University of Beirut, PO Box 11 0236, Beirut, Lebanon
    Sci Total Environ 341:33-44. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Isolates of Staphylococcus aureus and saprophyticus resistant to antimicrobials isolated from the Lebanese aquatic environment
    Steve Harakeh
    Department of Biology, American University of Beirut, P O Box 11 0236, Beirut, Lebanon
    Mar Pollut Bull 52:912-9. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial-resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae isolated from the Lebanese environment
    Steve Harakeh
    Department of Biology, American University of Beirut, P O Box 11 0236, Beirut, Lebanon
    Mar Environ Res 62:181-93. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Optimization of Saanen sperm genes amplification: evaluation of standardized protocols in genetically uncharacterized rural goats reared under a subtropical environment
    Elie K Barbour
    Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences FAFS, American University of Beirut AUB, P O Box 11 0236, Beirut, Lebanon
    Trop Anim Health Prod 44:1513-9. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Preliminary comparison of different immune and production components in local and imported Saanen goats reared under a sub-tropical environment
    Elie K Barbour
    Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut, P O Box 11 0236, Riyadh El Solh, Beirut, Lebanon
    Trop Anim Health Prod 44:87-93. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial-resistant patterns of Escherichia coli and Salmonella strains in the aquatic Lebanese environments
    Steve Harakeh
    Department of Biology, American University of Beirut, P O Box 11 0236, Beirut, Lebanon
    Environ Pollut 143:269-77. 2006

Collaborators

  • Marwan E El-Sabban
  • Archana Iyer
  • Ghazi Kayali
  • Hala Gali-Muhtasib
  • N T Nassar
  • Elie K Barbour
  • Houssam A Shaib
  • Fawwak T Sleiman
  • Afif M Abdel Nour
  • Taha Kumosani
  • Esam Azhar
  • Maya F Saade
  • Lina S Jaber
  • Shady K Hamadeh
  • Houssam H Itani
  • Kamil E Barbour
  • Mohamad T Farran
  • Matthias Rath
  • Florence Eid
  • Thierry Ribeiro
  • Nelly Cochet
  • Georges Nemer
  • Diana M Ahmadieh
  • Zahi G Hajj
  • George Araj
  • Youssef Mouneimne
  • Zeina Kassaifi
  • Faris Jirjis
  • Shadi Hamadeh
  • Obaid Faroon
  • Hussein M Halawi
  • Maya Saadeh
  • Wiam Haidar
  • Rania Demloj
  • Lina Jaber
  • Houssam Itani
  • Zahi El-Hajj
  • Afif Abdel Nour
  • Houssam Shaib
  • Ihsan T Tayeb
  • Zeina G Kassaify
  • Rana K Sawaya
  • Aleksandra Niedzwieck
  • Alia Sabra
  • Ryan H Yaghi
  • Fouad A Mastori
  • Rindala G El Hakim
  • Aleksandra Niedzwiecki
  • Edward G Rayya
  • Salma Talhouk
  • Vatché Sagherian
  • Rabih Talhouk

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. doi request reprint Antimicrobial resistance of Listeria monocytogenes isolated from dairy-based food products
    Steve Harakeh
    Biology Department, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
    Sci Total Environ 407:4022-7. 2009
    ..33%) followed by penicillin (90%). The results provide an indication of the contamination levels of dairy-based foods in Lebanon and highlight the emergence of multi-drug resistant Listeria in the environment...
  2. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing total mercury levels among Lebanese dentists
    Steve Harakeh
    Department of Environmental Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, New York, NY 10022, USA
    Sci Total Environ 297:153-60. 2002
    ..Since it was shown that precautionary measures could limit exposure to Hg concentration, then the use of protective measures needs to be emphasized...
  3. ncbi request reprint Knowledge, attitude, and behavior of students regarding 'mad cow disease'
    Steve Harakeh
    Department of Environmental Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, P O Box 11 0236, Riyad El Solh, 11072020 Beirut, Lebanon
    Sci Total Environ 312:255-60. 2003
    ..A limitation of this study is that our sample is not representative of all university students in Lebanon. Future surveys should also target students enrolled in other universities in the country...
  4. ncbi request reprint Inhibition of proliferation and induction of apoptosis by 2-benzoyl-3-phenyl-6,7-dichloroquinoxaline 1,4-dioxide in adult T-cell leukemia cells
    Steve Harakeh
    Biology Department, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
    Chem Biol Interact 148:101-13. 2004
    ..The present findings suggest that DCQ merits further investigation as a potential therapeutic agent for this incurable disease...
  5. ncbi request reprint Isolation, molecular characterization and antimicrobial resistance patterns of Salmonella and Escherichia coli isolates from meat-based fast food in Lebanon
    Steve Harakeh
    Department of Biology, American University of Beirut, PO Box 11 0236, Beirut, Lebanon
    Sci Total Environ 341:33-44. 2005
    ..These results will emphasize the need to implement protective measures and more emphasis will be placed on the application of hygienic practices to reduce the levels of food contamination...
  6. ncbi request reprint Isolates of Staphylococcus aureus and saprophyticus resistant to antimicrobials isolated from the Lebanese aquatic environment
    Steve Harakeh
    Department of Biology, American University of Beirut, P O Box 11 0236, Beirut, Lebanon
    Mar Pollut Bull 52:912-9. 2006
    ..8% in seawater ones. Fifty one percent of the tested isolates have shown resistance to at least one of the five tested antimicrobials; with seawater isolates exhibiting the highest rates of antimicrobial resistance...
  7. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial-resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae isolated from the Lebanese environment
    Steve Harakeh
    Department of Biology, American University of Beirut, P O Box 11 0236, Beirut, Lebanon
    Mar Environ Res 62:181-93. 2006
    ..Alternatively, all tested crab isolates were susceptible to erythromycin. However, they showed a high resistance of 80% against vancomycin, gentamicin, clindamycin and 100% against oxacillin...
  8. ncbi request reprint Optimization of Saanen sperm genes amplification: evaluation of standardized protocols in genetically uncharacterized rural goats reared under a subtropical environment
    Elie K Barbour
    Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences FAFS, American University of Beirut AUB, P O Box 11 0236, Beirut, Lebanon
    Trop Anim Health Prod 44:1513-9. 2012
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  9. doi request reprint Preliminary comparison of different immune and production components in local and imported Saanen goats reared under a sub-tropical environment
    Elie K Barbour
    Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut, P O Box 11 0236, Riyadh El Solh, Beirut, Lebanon
    Trop Anim Health Prod 44:87-93. 2012
    ..The impact of the differences in blood immune components and responses to antigens in the compared goats on protection potential against prevalent diseases in the sub-tropical zone of the eastern Mediterranean countries is discussed...
  10. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial-resistant patterns of Escherichia coli and Salmonella strains in the aquatic Lebanese environments
    Steve Harakeh
    Department of Biology, American University of Beirut, P O Box 11 0236, Beirut, Lebanon
    Environ Pollut 143:269-77. 2006
    ..The confirmed isolates of Salmonella and E. coli were then tested using the disk diffusion method for their susceptibility to four different antimicrobials revealing high rates of antimicrobial resistance...
  11. ncbi request reprint Passaging impact of H9N2 avian influenza virus in hamsters on its pathogenicity and genetic variability
    Houssam A Shaib
    Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Infect Dev Ctries 8:570-80. 2014
    ..This study demonstrates the impact of nasal viral passaging of avian H9N2 in hamsters on its cross species-pathogenic adaptability and variability of amino acid sequences of the hemagglutinin (HA) and neuraminidase (NA) stalk...
  12. ncbi request reprint Impact of competitive non-protective antigens in a booster killed vaccine on seroconversions to protective antigens of Newcastle disease virus in chickens
    Elie K Barbour
    Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
    Vet Ital 47:461-8. 2011
    ..0 kDa) (p<0.05). The impact of competitive seroconversions to non-protective antigens and seroconversion failures to low molecular weights of NDV protective fusion protein is discussed...
  13. doi request reprint Comparison of phenotypic and virulence genes characteristics in human and chicken isolates of Proteus mirabilis
    Elie K Barbour
    Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences AVSC, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences FAFS, American University of Beirut AUB, Beirut, Lebanon
    Pathog Glob Health 106:352-7. 2012
    ..mirabilis isolates justifies future investigations targeting the evaluation of adaptable pathogenicity of avian Proteus mirabilis isolates to mammalian hosts...
  14. ncbi request reprint A mini review of qRT-rtPCR technology application in uncovering the mechanism of food allergy and in the search for novel interventions
    Elie K Barbour
    American University of Beirut, Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut, PO Box 11 0336, Beirut, Lebanon
    Antiinflamm Antiallergy Agents Med Chem 12:100-6. 2013
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  15. ncbi request reprint Ascorbic acid induces apoptosis in adult T-cell leukemia
    Steve Harakeh
    Department of Biology, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
    Anticancer Res 27:289-98. 2007
    ..Adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) is an acute malignancy of activated T-cells caused by the human T-cell lymphotrophic virus type-1 (HTLV-1)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of homeopathy in broiler chickens exposed to live viral vaccines and administered Calendula officinalis extract
    Elie K Barbour
    Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences FAFS, American University of Beirut AUB, Lebanon
    Med Sci Monit 10:BR281-5. 2004
    ..In this study it was determined that a Calendula officinalis water extract can reduce the immune response to three different viruses in broiler chickens, associated with improvement in body weights...
  17. ncbi request reprint Koch's postulate of Arcanobacterium pyogenes and its immunogenicity in local and imported Saanen goats
    Elie K Barbour
    Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
    Vet Ital 46:319-27. 2010
    ..05). The possible causes and impact of the greater immunogenicity to A. pyogenes antigens in Saanen goats compared to local does are discussed...
  18. ncbi request reprint Standardisation of a new model of H9N2/Escherichia coli challenge in broilers in the Lebanon
    Elie K Barbour
    Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences FAFS, American University of Beirut AUB, Beirut, Lebanon
    Vet Ital 45:317-22. 2009
    ..coli count used in the challenge...
  19. ncbi request reprint Impact of synergism of calcium phosphomycin/tylosin tartarate supplements on the performance of broilers in the Lebanon
    Elie K Barbour
    Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut AUB, PO Box 11 0236, Beirut, Lebanon
    Vet Ital 46:45-9. 2010
    ..75 g vs 2,390.18 g). The administration of SP at a low level improved performance and reduced the frequency of specific gross lesions at market age (tracheitis, lung congestion, breast blisters and bursal congestion)...
  20. ncbi request reprint Holistic efficacy of specific nutrient synergy against avian flu virus: pathology and immunomodulation
    Elie K Barbour
    Department of Animal Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut, P O Box 11 0236, Beirut, Lebanon
    Vet Ital 43:43-54. 2007
    ..Such reductions in signs and gross lesions were associated with a 63.4% reduction in immune responses to the hemagglutinin protein of the AIV, an indication that NS has a reducing effect on the viral infectivity in chickens...
  21. ncbi request reprint Ban or regulate? Costs of dental occupational safety from mercury
    Florence Eid
    School of Business, American University of Beirut
    J Health Care Finance 30:65-83. 2003
    ..In addition, it serves as a useful benchmark for developing countries with dental sector and socioeconomic characteristics similar to those of Lebanon, such as a range of countries in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa...