Walid Al Achkar

Summary

Affiliation: Atomic Energy Commission
Country: Syria

Publications

  1. pmc Efficiency of IRAP and ITS-RFLP marker systems in accessing genetic variation of Pyrenophora graminea
    Imad Zein
    Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, AECS, Damascus Syria
    Genet Mol Biol 33:328-32. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Protection of BALB/c mice against Brucella melitensis 16 M infection induced by vaccination with live Escherchia coli expression Brucella P39 protein
    Ayman Al-Mariri
    Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Atomic Energy Commission, PO Box 6091, Damascus, Syria
    Vaccine 28:1766-70. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Groundwater vulnerability assessment for the Banyas Catchment of the Syrian coastal area using GIS and the RISKE method
    Bassam Kattaa
    Dept of Geology, Atomic Energy Commission of Syria AECS, P O Box 6091, Damascus, Syria
    J Environ Manage 91:1103-10. 2010
  4. pmc A rare case of chronic myeloid leukemia with secondary chromosomal changes including partial trisomy 17q21 to 17qter and partial monosomy of 16p13.3
    Walid Al Achkar
    Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Department, Human Genetics Division, Atomic Energy Commission, Damascus, Syria
    Mol Cytogenet 3:6. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Survey of patient doses from conventional diagnostic radiographic examinations in Syria
    M H Kharita
    Protection and Safety Department, Atomic Energy Commission, Damascus, Syria
    Radiat Prot Dosimetry 140:163-5. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Combination of conventional multiplex PCR and quantitative real-time PCR detects large rearrangements in the dystrophin gene in 59% of Syrian DMD/BMD patients
    Ammar Madania
    Department of Radiation Medicine, Atomic Energy Commission, P O 6091, Damascus, Syria
    Clin Biochem 43:836-42. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Arthritis patterns in familial Mediterranean fever patients and association with M694V mutation
    Rami A Jarjour
    Clinical Genetics Unit, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Department, Atomic Energy Commission of Syria, POBox 6091, Damascus, Syria
    Mol Biol Rep 38:2033-6. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Identification of Orchidaceae species from Northern West of Syria based on chloroplast DNA
    N Haider
    Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, AECS, P O Box 6091, Damascus, Syria
    Genetika 46:1067-78. 2010
  9. pmc Partial trisomy 9p22 to 9p24.2 in combination with partial monosomy 9pter in a Syrian girl
    Walid Al Achkar
    Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Department, Human Genetics Division, Atomic Energy Commission, Damascus, Syria
    Mol Cytogenet 3:18. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Assessment of genetic diversity among Syrian durum (Triticum turgidum ssp. durum) and bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) using SSR markers
    S Achtar
    Department of Field Crops, Faculty of Agriculture, Tishreen University, Latakia, Syria
    Genetika 46:1500-6. 2010

Collaborators

  • Thomas Liehr
  • Walid Al-Achkar
  • Hasmik Mkrtchyan
  • M Al-Bachir
  • M S Roder
  • M S Al-Masri
  • Yasser Bakri
  • Abdul W Allaf
  • Ayman Al-Mariri
  • Rami A Jarjour
  • N Haider
  • Kh Haddad
  • Zaki Ajji
  • L Al Attar
  • Imad Zein
  • S Achtar
  • Ammar Madania
  • Bassam Kattaa
  • M H Kharita
  • A Khuder
  • M al-Oudat
  • M J Wilkinson
  • Rand Akel
  • Reem Dodaki
  • Lila Ramadan
  • K M Wannus
  • I Nabulsi
  • N MirAli
  • M S Al Masri
  • A Kalhout
  • M S Khedr
  • Ali M Ali
  • Ifad Ghoury
  • Y Budeir
  • Hana Zarzour
  • Mohammed Jawhar
  • Y Kamary
  • M Y Moualla
  • Walid Al-Fares
  • Mohammed Imad Eddin Arabi
  • Abdul Rahman Al Charideh
  • O Al Chayah
  • R Albyiat
  • M A Bakir
  • R Hasan
  • A Mohammad
  • A Al-Hamwi
  • S Kanakri
  • H Mukhalallti
  • A F Asfary
  • Xavier De Bolle
  • Anne Tibor
  • Pascal Lestrate
  • Pascal Mertens
  • Jean Jacques Letesson

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. pmc Efficiency of IRAP and ITS-RFLP marker systems in accessing genetic variation of Pyrenophora graminea
    Imad Zein
    Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, AECS, Damascus Syria
    Genet Mol Biol 33:328-32. 2010
    ..34, p < 0.05). These findings suggest their combined use in phylogenetic analysis. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a comparison involving these two advanced DNA marker systems...
  2. doi request reprint Protection of BALB/c mice against Brucella melitensis 16 M infection induced by vaccination with live Escherchia coli expression Brucella P39 protein
    Ayman Al-Mariri
    Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Atomic Energy Commission, PO Box 6091, Damascus, Syria
    Vaccine 28:1766-70. 2010
    ..coli BL21pEt15b-p39 at 3 weeks prior to the challenge infection, significantly reduced the number of strain 16 M bacteria in spleens at 4 and 8 weeks post-challenge infection in all vaccinated mice (p<0.001)...
  3. doi request reprint Groundwater vulnerability assessment for the Banyas Catchment of the Syrian coastal area using GIS and the RISKE method
    Bassam Kattaa
    Dept of Geology, Atomic Energy Commission of Syria AECS, P O Box 6091, Damascus, Syria
    J Environ Manage 91:1103-10. 2010
    ..The GIS technique has provided an efficient environment for analyses and high capabilities of handling a large amount of spatial data...
  4. pmc A rare case of chronic myeloid leukemia with secondary chromosomal changes including partial trisomy 17q21 to 17qter and partial monosomy of 16p13.3
    Walid Al Achkar
    Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Department, Human Genetics Division, Atomic Energy Commission, Damascus, Syria
    Mol Cytogenet 3:6. 2010
    ..As nowadays most CML cases are treated with Imatinib, variant rearrangements have in general no specific prognostic significance, though events of therapy resistance remain to be studied...
  5. doi request reprint Survey of patient doses from conventional diagnostic radiographic examinations in Syria
    M H Kharita
    Protection and Safety Department, Atomic Energy Commission, Damascus, Syria
    Radiat Prot Dosimetry 140:163-5. 2010
    ..These results can be used in the future to evaluate the collective dose to the population from medical exposure and the radiation risks from the various radiological procedures...
  6. ncbi request reprint Combination of conventional multiplex PCR and quantitative real-time PCR detects large rearrangements in the dystrophin gene in 59% of Syrian DMD/BMD patients
    Ammar Madania
    Department of Radiation Medicine, Atomic Energy Commission, P O 6091, Damascus, Syria
    Clin Biochem 43:836-42. 2010
    ..Adaptation of a low-cost protocol to diagnose large rearrangements of the dystrophin gene in DMD/BMD Syrian patients and to establish the distribution of these mutations in the 2 hotspots...
  7. doi request reprint Arthritis patterns in familial Mediterranean fever patients and association with M694V mutation
    Rami A Jarjour
    Clinical Genetics Unit, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Department, Atomic Energy Commission of Syria, POBox 6091, Damascus, Syria
    Mol Biol Rep 38:2033-6. 2011
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  8. ncbi request reprint Identification of Orchidaceae species from Northern West of Syria based on chloroplast DNA
    N Haider
    Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, AECS, P O Box 6091, Damascus, Syria
    Genetika 46:1067-78. 2010
    ..CAPS data generated were converted to an identification key for orchid species studied...
  9. pmc Partial trisomy 9p22 to 9p24.2 in combination with partial monosomy 9pter in a Syrian girl
    Walid Al Achkar
    Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Department, Human Genetics Division, Atomic Energy Commission, Damascus, Syria
    Mol Cytogenet 3:18. 2010
    ..The degree of clinical severity in partial trisomy 9p roughly correlates with the size of the chromosomal imbalance. Therefore, breakpoints as well as clinical findings need to be precisely defined for differential diagnosis...
  10. ncbi request reprint Assessment of genetic diversity among Syrian durum (Triticum turgidum ssp. durum) and bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) using SSR markers
    S Achtar
    Department of Field Crops, Faculty of Agriculture, Tishreen University, Latakia, Syria
    Genetika 46:1500-6. 2010
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  11. doi request reprint Sorption of 226Ra from waste effluents using Syrian bentonite
    L Al Attar
    Department of Protection and Safety, Atomic Energy Commission of Syria, Damascus, P O Box 6091, Syria
    Environ Technol 31:1587-99. 2010
    ..e. Ba- and Na-derivatives, to sorb radium from actual oil co-produced waters, collected form Der Ezzor Petroleum Company (DEZPC), was studied. This showed the influential effect ofpH compared with other parameters...
  12. ncbi request reprint A set of plastid DNA-specific universal primers for flowering plants
    N Haider
    Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, AECS, P O Box 6091, Damascus, Syria
    Genetika 47:1204-15. 2011
    ..Both markers therefore have potential as supplementary barcode markers...
  13. pmc Novel complex translocation involving 5 different chromosomes in a chronic myeloid leukemia with Philadelphia chromosome: a case report
    Walid Al Achkar
    Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Department, Human Genetics Div, Atomic Energy Commission of Syria, P, O, Box 6091, Damascus, Syria
    Mol Cytogenet 2:21. 2009
    ..As currently most CML cases are treated with Imatinib, variant rearrangements have in general no specific prognostic significance, though the emergence of therapy resistance remains to be studied...
  14. ncbi request reprint Isolation and identification of a new fungal strain for amylase biosynthesis
    Yasser Bakri
    Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, AECS, Damascus, Syria
    Pol J Microbiol 58:269-73. 2009
    ..Optimal initial pH for amylase production was found to be 9.0. The enzyme was optimally active at 50 degrees C and pH 5.0...
  15. ncbi request reprint Nutritive value of some agricultural wastes as affected by relatively low gamma irradiation levels and chemical treatments
    M R Al-Masri
    Department of Agriculture, Atomic Energy Commission, P O Box 6091, Damascus, Syria
    Bioresour Technol 96:1737-41. 2005
    ..There was no significant effect of irradiation on IVOMD and ME. Combined treatments of irradiation and HBr or NaOH were also found to be ineffective in increasing the IVOMD and ME values...
  16. ncbi request reprint Gas phase infrared spectrum and ab initio calculations of phosphorus(III) thiocyanide, SPCN
    Abdul W Allaf
    Atomic Energy Commission of Syria, Department of Chemistry, P O Box 6091, Damascus Syria, Syrian Arab Republic
    Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc 62:282-6. 2005
    ..Ab initio self-consistent-field (SCF) molecular orbital (MO) and Møller-Plesset second-order perturbation theory (MP2) calculations were performed to determine the geometry, total energy and the vibrational frequencies of SPCN...
  17. ncbi request reprint Transfer factors of 137Cs and 90Sr from soil to trees in arid regions
    M al-Oudat
    Department of Protection and Safety, Atomic Energy Commission of Syria, Damascus P O Box 6091, Syrian Arab Republic
    J Environ Radioact 90:78-88. 2006
    ..This could be attributed to differences in soil characteristics: higher pH, lower organic matter, high clay content, and higher exchangeable potassium and calcium...
  18. ncbi request reprint Microbial load, acidity, lipid oxidation and volatile basic nitrogen of irradiated fish and meat-bone meals
    M R Al-Masri
    Department of Agriculture, Atomic Energy Commission, P O Box 6091, Damascus, Syria
    Bioresour Technol 98:1163-6. 2007
    ..It can be concluded that radiation processing could be employed in the recycling of fish and meat-bone meals by using them as feedstuffs in poultry diets with no fear of losing their nutritive components...
  19. ncbi request reprint Determination of nickel, copper, zinc and lead in human scalp hair in Syrian occupationally exposed workers by total reflection X-ray fluorescence
    A Khuder
    Department of Chemistry, Atomic Energy Commission, P O Box 6091, Damascus, Syria
    Environ Monit Assess 143:67-74. 2008
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint A complex translocation t(5;9;22) in Philadelphia cells involving the short arm of chromosome 5 in a case of chronic myelogenous leukemia
    W Al-Achkar
    Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Department, Human Genetics Division, Atomic Energy Commission of Syria, Damascus, Syria
    J Exp Clin Cancer Res 26:411-5. 2007
    ..Further confirmation of complex translocation was done by FISH study using the LSI BCR/ABL dual color dual fusion (DF) translocation probe, chromosome 5 and 22 whole paint probes...
  21. ncbi request reprint Ultraviolet C lethal effect on Brucella melitensis
    Ayman Al-Mariri
    Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Atomic Energy Commission, Damascus, Syria
    New Microbiol 31:47-55. 2008
    ..5 mW/cm2. The results indicate that vaccinal strain of B. melitensis (Rev.1) is more sensitive to UVC than wild B. melitensis strain...
  22. doi request reprint An in vitro nutritive evaluation and rumen fermentation kinetics of Sesbania aculeate as affected by harvest time and cutting regimen
    M R Al-Masri
    Department of Agriculture, Atomic Energy Commission, P O Box 6091, Damascus, Syria
    Trop Anim Health Prod 41:1115-26. 2009
    ..68 mg and 7.89 mg at late stage, respectively. Microbial nitrogen and MBM production were negatively correlated with CF, cell wall constituents and gas production but positively correlated with CP, BS-N and BS-NPN...
  23. doi request reprint Familial Mediterranean fever in Syrian patients: MEFV gene mutations and genotype-phenotype correlation
    Rami A Jarjour
    Clinical Genetics Unit, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Department, Atomic Energy Commission of Syria, Damascus, Syria
    Mol Biol Rep 37:1-5. 2010
    ..The identification of a significant number of FMF patients with no mutations or only one known mutation identified indicates the presence of new mutations in the MEFV gene which will be investigated in the future...
  24. doi request reprint Biosorption of cadmium, lead, and uranium by powder of poplar leaves and branches
    M S Al-Masri
    Department of Protection and Safety, Atomic Energy Commission of Syria, Damascus, P O Box 6091, Syria
    Appl Biochem Biotechnol 160:976-87. 2010
    ..7 mg g(-1) and 2.1 mg g(-1) for lead and cadmium on branches, respectively. In addition, the studied biomass materials were used in removing lead and cadmium from contaminated water and the method was found to be effective...
  25. ncbi request reprint Correction factors determination in large samples gamma assay using its own multi-gamma lines spectrum
    Kh Haddad
    Atomic Energy Commission, Damascus, Syria
    Appl Radiat Isot 67:1819-23. 2009
    ..The method was successfully applied to naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) large samples. This method does not require complicated mathematical procedures. Neither sample matrix data nor detector unit composition is needed...
  26. ncbi request reprint Passive nondestructive burnup monitoring of MNSR irradiated fuel by measuring photoneutrons produced within fission products
    Kh Haddad
    Atomic Energy Commission, Damascus, Syria
    Appl Radiat Isot 67:1925-9. 2009
    ..This result forms a new method base for MNSR fuel burnup monitoring. It might be used also as a safeguards technique to check the operator declared information...
  27. doi request reprint Separation of copper ions from iron ions using PVA-g-(acrylic acid/N-vinyl imidazole) membranes prepared by radiation-induced grafting
    Zaki Ajji
    Polymer Technology Division, Department of Radiation Technology, Atomic Energy Commission of Syria, P O Box 6091, Damascus, Syria
    J Hazard Mater 173:71-4. 2010
    ..It was shown that the presence of Cu and Fe ions increases the decomposition temperature, and the membranes bonded with iron ions are more stable than those containing copper ions...
  28. doi request reprint Assessment of milk ring test and some serological tests in the detection of Brucella melitensis in Syrian female sheep
    Ayman Al-Mariri
    Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Atomic Energy Commission, 6091, Damascus, Syria
    Trop Anim Health Prod 43:865-70. 2011
    ..A large variation was observed concerning the studied areas, ranging from 24% in Tartous to 44% in both Damascus and Damascus rural areas. Brucella was isolated from only 677 samples out of the 2,375 female sheep milk samples...
  29. pmc Yersinia enterocolitica as a vehicle for a naked DNA vaccine encoding Brucella abortus bacterioferritin or P39 antigen
    Ayman Al-Mariri
    Unité de Recherche en Biologie Moléculaire, Laboratoire d Immunologie et de Microbiologie, Facultes Universitaires Notre Dame de la Paix, B 5000 Namur, Belgium
    Infect Immun 70:1915-23. 2002
    ..abortus 544 infection pointed out the crucial role of anti-LPS antibodies in protection. The best protection was conferred by a serotype O:9 strain carrying pCIP39, confirming the importance of the P39 T-cell antigen in this mechanism...