Roula M Abdel-Massih

Summary

Affiliation: University of Balamand
Country: Lebanon

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint In vitro biosynthesis of 1,4-beta-galactan attached to a pectin-xyloglucan complex in pea
    Roula M Abdel-Massih
    Department of Biology, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
    Planta 216:502-11. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Nascent pectin formed in Golgi apparatus of pea epicotyls by addition of uronic acids has different properties from nascent pectin at the stage of galactan elongation
    Roula M Abdel-Massih
    Faculty of Sciences, Department of Biology, University of Balamand, Al Koura, Lebanon
    J Plant Physiol 164:1-10. 2007
  3. doi request reprint The apoptotic and anti-proliferative activity of Origanum majorana extracts on human leukemic cell line
    Roula M Abdel-Massih
    Department of Biology, University of Balamand, Al Koura, Lebanon
    Leuk Res 34:1052-6. 2010
  4. doi request reprint The antioxidant and anti-proliferative activity of the Lebanese Olea europaea extract
    Rida Fares
    Department of Biology, University of Balamand, Al Koura, Tripoli, Lebanon
    Plant Foods Hum Nutr 66:58-63. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Effects of partial enzymic degradation of sugar beet pectin on oxidative coupling of pectin-linked ferulates in vitro
    Roula M Abdel-Massih
    Department of Biology, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
    Phytochemistry 68:1785-90. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Biosynthesis and cell-wall deposition of a pectin-xyloglucan complex in pea
    Carol M Cumming
    Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Plant Science Group, Glasgow University, Bower Building, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, UK
    Planta 222:546-55. 2005

Collaborators

  • Rida Fares
  • Carol M Cumming
  • Samer Bazzi
  • Serine E Baydoun
  • Hind D Rizkallah
  • Christopher T Brett
  • Kimberley A McKendrick
  • Elias A H Baydoun

Detail Information

Publications6

  1. ncbi request reprint In vitro biosynthesis of 1,4-beta-galactan attached to a pectin-xyloglucan complex in pea
    Roula M Abdel-Massih
    Department of Biology, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
    Planta 216:502-11. 2003
    ..The results also indicated that part or all of this nascent pectin was present as a complex with xyloglucan...
  2. ncbi request reprint Nascent pectin formed in Golgi apparatus of pea epicotyls by addition of uronic acids has different properties from nascent pectin at the stage of galactan elongation
    Roula M Abdel-Massih
    Faculty of Sciences, Department of Biology, University of Balamand, Al Koura, Lebanon
    J Plant Physiol 164:1-10. 2007
    ..A model is proposed in which xyloglucan is attached to nascent pectin after formation of homogalacturonan, but before the pectin leaves the Golgi apparatus...
  3. doi request reprint The apoptotic and anti-proliferative activity of Origanum majorana extracts on human leukemic cell line
    Roula M Abdel-Massih
    Department of Biology, University of Balamand, Al Koura, Lebanon
    Leuk Res 34:1052-6. 2010
    ..03mg dry weight). The conclusions from this study suggest that marjoram extracts exhibit anti-proliferative effect and high antioxidant activity. For that it merits further investigation as a potential therapeutic agent...
  4. doi request reprint The antioxidant and anti-proliferative activity of the Lebanese Olea europaea extract
    Rida Fares
    Department of Biology, University of Balamand, Al Koura, Tripoli, Lebanon
    Plant Foods Hum Nutr 66:58-63. 2011
    ..1 mg dry weight) was studied using the DPPH scavenging method. Present findings suggest that olive leaves extracts exhibit anti-proliferative effect on leukemic cells by inducing apoptosis...
  5. ncbi request reprint Effects of partial enzymic degradation of sugar beet pectin on oxidative coupling of pectin-linked ferulates in vitro
    Roula M Abdel-Massih
    Department of Biology, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
    Phytochemistry 68:1785-90. 2007
    ..The possible effects of polysaccharide microstructure on the dimerisation and further polymerisation of pectin-linked ferulates are discussed...
  6. ncbi request reprint Biosynthesis and cell-wall deposition of a pectin-xyloglucan complex in pea
    Carol M Cumming
    Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Plant Science Group, Glasgow University, Bower Building, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, UK
    Planta 222:546-55. 2005
    ..Analysis of the total non-radioactive, neutral sugar composition of the NaOH-extracted, acidic cell-wall polysaccharides indicated that pectin-xyloglucan complexes were a general feature of the cell wall in this tissue...