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  • 1. Department of Medical Microbiology 1 Department of Medical Microbiology Contributing Faculty Members Professors: Prof. Miodrag L. Lukic Prof. Norbert Nowotny Prof. Senarath Dissanayake Prof. Basel al-Ramadi Associate Professors: Dr. Tahir A. Rizvi Dr. Tibor Pal Assistant Professors: Dr. Pauline Jumaa Dr Mariam al-Shamisi Books 1. Nowotny, N. (2005): Rhabdoviren/Rabies. In: Spektrum der Infektionskrankheiten. Spitta Verlag, Balingen (in press). 2. Bakonyi, T., Rusvai, M., Nowotny, N. (2005): Phylogenetic analysis of bee viruses: genetic relationships with other insect viruses and support of the current taxonomic classification (in press). Edited Books 1. Lukic, M.L (2005): Chronic Inflammatory Autoimmune Diseases (Guest Editor). Special Issue: Cellular Immunology. Volume 234, 2005 (In press) Journals 1. Adeghate E, al-Ramadi B, Saleh A, Vijayarasathy C, Ponery AS, Arafat K, Howarth C, El-Sharkawy T. (2003). Increase in neuronal nitric oxide synthase content in the gastroduodenal tract of diabetic rats. Cell Mol Life Sci., 60:1172-1179. 2. al-Ramadi BK, Mustafa N, AbouHaidar M, Fernandez-Cabezudo MJ. (2003). Induction of innate immunity by IL-2-expressing Salmonella confers protection against lethal infection. Mol. Immunol., 39:763-770. Research Affairs Faculty Publications 2003-2005 1
  • 2. Department of Medical Microbiology 2 3. Aurich C, Spergser J, Nowotny N, Rosengarten R, Aurich JE. (2003). Vorkommen von Deckinfektionen und klinisch relevanten, bedingt genitalpathogenen Bakterien bei österreichischen Norikerhengsten. Wiener Tierärztliche Monatsschrift, 90:124-130. 4. Bakonyi T, Derakhshifar I, Grabensteiner E, Nowotny N. (2003). Development and evaluation of PCR assays for the detection of Paenibacillus larvae in honey samples: comparison with isolation and biochemical characterization. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 69:1504-1510. 5. Browning MT, Mustafa F, Lew KA, Schmidt RD, Rizvi TA. (2003). Sequences within the gag gene of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) are important for efficient RNA packaging. Virus Research, 93:199-209. 6. Browning MT, Mustafa F, Schmidt RD, Lew KA, Rizvi TA. (2003). Delineation of sequences important for efficient FIV RNA packaging. J. Gen. Virol., 84:621-627. 7. Conlon JM, Sonnevend A, Patel M, Camasamudram V, Nowotny N, Zilahi E, Iwamuro S, Nielsen PF, Pal T. (2003). A melittin-related peptide from the skin of the Japanese frog, Rana tagoi, with antimicrobial and cytolytic properties. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 306:496-500. 8. Conlon JM, Sonnevend Á, Patel M, Davidson C, Nielsen PF, Pál T, Rollins-Smith LA. (2003). Isolation of peptides of the brevenin-1 family with potent candidacidal activity from teh skin secretions of the frog Rana boylii. J Peptide Res, 62:207-213. 9. Conlon, JM, Sonnevend Á, Patel M, Camasamudram V, Nowotny N, Zilahy E, Iwamuro S, Nielsen PF, Pál T. (2003). A melittin-related peptide from the skin of the Japanese frog, Rana tagoi, with antimicobial and cytopathic properties. Biochem Biophys Res Comm, 306:496-500. 10. Deutz A, Fuchs K, Nowotny N, Auer H, Schuller W, Stünzner D, Aspöck H, Kerbl U, Köfer J. ( 2003). Seroepidemiologische Untersuchungen von Jägern auf Zoonosen - Vergleich mit Untersuchungen bei Tierärzten, Landwirten und Schlachthofarbeitern. Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift, 115 (Suppl. 3):61-67. 11. Deutz A, Fuchs K, Schuller W, Nowotny N, Auer H, Aspöck H, Stünzner D, Kerbl U, Klement C, Köfer J. (2003). Seroepidemiologische Untersuchung von Jägern auf Zoonosen in Südösterreich-Prävalenzen, Risikopotentiale und Vorbeugemaßnahmen. Berliner und Münchener Tierärztliche Wochenschrift, 116:306-311. 12. Dissanayake S, Usmani A, Wijesinghe S, Khan N, Lukic ML, Ameen A, Sheikh F, Sheek-Hussein M. (2003). Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the Al Ain Medical District; Epidemiological and DNA evidence for indigenous strains. Emirates Medical Journal, 21(1): 23-28. Research Affairs Faculty Publications 2003-2005 2
  • 3. Department of Medical Microbiology 3 13. Edelhofer R, Löschenberger K, Peschke R, Sager H, Nowotny N, Kolodziejek J, Tews A, Doneus G, Prosl H. (2003). First PCR-confirmed report of a Neospora caninum-associated bovine abortion in Austria. Veterinary Record, 152:471-473. 14. Ellis M, Hedstrom U, Jumaa P, Bener A. (2003). Epidemiology, presentation, management and outcome of candidemia in a teriary care teaching hospital in the United Arab Emirates, 1995-2001. Medical Mycol, 41: 521-8. 15. Ellis M, Zwaan F, Hedstrom U, Poynton C, Kristensen J, Jumaa P, Wassell J, al- Ramadi B. (2003). Recombinant human interleukin 11 and bacterial infection in patients with haematological malignant disease undergoing chemotherapy: a double-blind placebo-controlled randomised trial. Lancet, 361: 275-280. 16. Fernandez-Cabezudo, MJ, Hasan MY, Mustafa N, T. El-Sharkawy, Fahim MA, al-Ramadi BK. (2003). Alpha tocopherol protects against immunosuppressive and immunotoxic effects of lead. Free Radical Research, 37:437-445. 17. Hawranek T, Tritscher M, Muss WH, Jecel J, Nowotny N, Kolodziejek J, Emberger M, Schaeppi H, Hintner H. (2003). Feline orthopoxvirus infection transmitted from cat to human. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 49:513-518. 18. Lukic ML, Mensah-Brown E, Wei X, Shahin A, Liew FY. (2003). Lack of the mediators of innate immunity attenuates the development of autoimmune diabetes in mice. Journal of Autoimmunity 2003, 21: (3) 239-246. 19. Lukic ML, Saleh A, Mensah-Brown E, Camasamudran V, and Shahin A. (2003). Strain differences in susceptibility to experimental allergic encephalomyelitis in rats: Molecular regulation of the level of the target tissue. Frontiers in Autoimmunity, NATO Science Series 1, 342: 29-44. 20. Schmidt RD, Mustafa F, Lew KA, Browning MT, Rizvi TA. (2003). Sequences both within the 5’ untranslated region and the gag gene are important for efficient encapsidation of Mason-Pfizer monkey virus. Virology, 309:166-178. 21. Szakál, D, Pál T. (2003). Comparison of media for the selective culture of enteroinvasive Escherichia coli. Eur. J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis, 22:235-241. 22. Szakál, D, Schneider, Gy, Pál, T. (2003). A colony blot immune assay to identify enteroinvasive Escherichia coli and Shigella in stool samples. Diagn.Microbiol. Infect. Dis, 45: 165-171. 23. Trad O, Hayek M, Jumaa P, Trad D, Uduman S. (2003). Seroprevalence of hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV among multiply-transfused thalassaemic children treated at Tawam Hospital. Emirates Medical Journal, 21: 17-20. 24. Trad O, Jumaa P, Uduman S, Hayek M, Trad D. (2003). Cryptosporidium as a cause of diarrhoea. Emirates Medical Journal, 21: 73-75. Research Affairs Faculty Publications 2003-2005 3
  • 4. Department of Medical Microbiology 4 25. Trad O, Jumaa PA, Afify Z. (2003). The changing pattern of bloodstream infection in pediatric oncology patients in the United Arab Emirates. Pediatr Hematol Oncol, 20: 281-290. 26. Trad O, Jumaa PA, Uduman S, Nawaz A. (2003). Eradication of Cryptosporidium in four children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. J Trop Pediatr, 49: 128-130. 27. Walzer Ch, Url A, Robert N, Kübber-Heiss A, Nowotny N, Schmidt P. (2003). Idiopathic acute onset myelopathy in cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) cubs. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 34:36-46. 28. Weissenböck H, Hubálek Z, Halouzka J, Pichlmair A, Maderner A, Fragner K, Kolodziejek J, Loupal G, Kölbl S, Nowotny N. (2003). Screening for West Nile virus infections of susceptible animal species in Austria. Epidemiology and Infection, 131:1023-1027. 29. Weissenböck H, Kolodziejek J, Fragner K, Kuhn R, Pfeffer M, Nowotny N. (2003). Usutu virus activity in Austria, 2001-2002. Microbes and Infection, 5:1132-1136. 30. Westcott DG, King DP, Drew TW, Nowotny N, Kindermann J, Hannant D, Belak S, Paton DJ. (2003). Use of an internal standard in a closed one-tube RT-PCR for the detection of equine arteritis virus RNA with fluorescent probes. Veterinary Research, 34:165-176. Wiener Tierärztliche Monatsschrift, 90:124-130. 31. al Ramadi BK, Bashir G, Rizvi TA, Fernandez-Cabezudo M J. (2004). Poor survival but high immunogenicity of IL-2-expressing Salmonella typhimurium in inherently resistant mice. Microbes Infect., 4:350-359. 32. al-Ramadi BK, Ellis M, Pasqualini F, Montovani A. (2004). Selective induction of Pentraxin 3, a soluble innate immune pattern recognition receptor, in infectious episodes in patients with haematological malignancy. Clinical Immunology, 112:221-224. 33. al-Ramadi BK, Fernandez-Cabezudo MJ, Mustafa N, Xu D. (2004). Activation of innate immune responses by IL-2-expressing Salmonella typhimurium is independent of Toll-like receptor 4. Molecular Immunology, 40:671-679. 34. Bakonyi T, Gould EA, Kolodziejek J, Weissenböck H, Nowotny N. (2004). Complete genome analysis and molecular characterization of Usutu virus that emerged in Austria in 2001; comparison with the South African strain SAAR-1776 and other flaviviruses. Virology, 328; 301-310. 35. Benetka V, Kübber-Heiss A, Kolodziejek J, Nowotny N, Hofmann-Parisot M, Möstl K. (2004). Prevalence of feline coronavirus types I and II in cats with histopathologically verified feline infectious peritonitis. Veterinary Microbiology, 99; 31-42. 36. Brevier CR, Sonnevend A, Kolodziejek J, Nowotny N, Nielsen PF, Conlon JM. (2004). Purification and characterization of antimicrobial peptides from the skin Research Affairs Faculty Publications 2003-2005 4
  • 5. Department of Medical Microbiology 5 secretions of the mink from (Rana septentrionalis). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part C 139; 31-38. 37. Chvala S, Kolodziejek J, Nowotny N, Weissenböck H. (2004). Pathology and viral distribution in fatal Usutu virus infections of birds from the 2001 and 2002 outbreaks in Austria. Journal of Comparative Pathology, 131; 176-185. 38. Chvala S, Nowotny N, Kotzab E, Cain M, van den Hoven R. (2004). Use of the meridian test for the detection of equine herpesvirus type 1 infection in horses with decreased performance. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 225; 554-559. 39. Conlon JM, Kolodziejek J, Nowotny N. (2004). Antimicrobial peptides from ranid frogs: taxonomic and phylogenetic markers and a potential source of new therapeutic agents. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Proteins and Proteomics, 1696; 1-14. 40. Conlon JM, Sonnevend A, Patel M, Al-Dhaheri K, Nielsen PF, Kolodziejek J, Nowotny N, Iwamuro S, Pal T. (2004). A family of brevinin-2 peptides with potent activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa from the skin of the Hokkaido frog, Rana pirica. Regulatory Peptides, 118; 135-141. 41. Conlon JM, Sonnevend Á, Patel M, Al-Dhaheri K, Nielsen PF, Kolodzijek J, Nowotny N, Iwamuro S, Pál T. (2004). A family of brevenin-2 peptides with potent activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa from the skin of the Hokkaido frog, Rana pirica. Reg. Peptides, 118:135-141. 42. Dissanayake S, Amith RS, Shahin A. (2004). Taenia crassiceps carbohydrates stimulate IL-6 expression in naive murine macrophages via Toll-like receptors (TLRs). Molecular Immunology, 41(4):391-8. 43. Dissanayake S. (2004). Relative lack of clinical disease among household contacts of tuberculosis patients compared to leprosy households. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg, 98(3):156-64. 44. Fernandez-Cabezudo, M.J, Vijayasarathy C, Pflugh DL, Bothwell ALM, al- Ramadi BK. (2004). Evidence for a dual pathway of activation in CD43- stimulated Th2 cells: differential requirement for the Lck tyrosine kinase. International Immunology, 16: 1215-1223. 45. Gavier-Widén D, Bröjer C, Dietz HH, Englund L, Hammer A-S, Hedlund K-O, Hård af Segerstad C, Nilsson K, Nowotny N., Puurula V, Thorén P, Uhlhorn H, Weissenböck H, Ågren E, Klingeborn B. (2004). Laboratory investigations into shaking mink syndrome: an encephalomyelitis of unknown cause in farmed mink (Mustela vison) kits in Scandinavia. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 16; 305-312. 46. Hassler D, Pfeffer M, Weissenböck H, Nowotny N. (2004). Erst die Krähen, dann der Mensch? Usutu-Virus in Österreich erinnert an West-Nil-Virus in den USA. Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift, 129; 2339-2340. Research Affairs Faculty Publications 2003-2005 5
  • 6. Department of Medical Microbiology 6 47. Juncker-Voss M, Prosl H, Lussy H, Enzenberg U, Auer H, Lassnig H, Müller M, Nowotny N. (2004). Untersuchungen auf Antikörper gegen Zoonoseerreger bei Angestellten des Wiener Tiergartens Schönbrunn. Berliner und Münchner Tierärztliche Wochenschrift, 117; 404-409. 48.Margolis SA, Shahin A, Reed RL, Lukic ML. (2004). Increased circulating Interleukin-18 levels in aging and dementia. Immunology 2004, (Medimond) 135 – 138. 49. Mustafa F, Lew KA, Schmidt RD, Browning MT, Rizvi TA. (2004). Mutational analysis of the predicted secondary RNA structure of the Mason-Pfizer monkey virus packaging signal. Virus Research, 99: 35-46. 2004. 50. Mustafa F, Phillip PS, Jayanth P, Ghazawi A, Lew KA, Schmidt RD, Rizvi TA. (2004). Close proximity of MPMV CTE to the polyadenylation sequences is important for efficient function in the subgenomic context. Virus Research, 105:209-218. 51. Sonnevend Á, Knoop FC, Patel M, Pál T, Soto AM, Conlon JM. (2004). Antimicrobial properties of the frog skin oeotide, ranatuerin-1 and its [Lys-8]- substituted analog. Peptides, 25:29-36 52. Weissenböck H, Bakonyi T, Chvala S, Nowotny N. (2004). Experimental Usutu virus infection of suckling mice causes neuronal and glial cell apoptosis and demyelination. Acta Neuropathologica, 108; 453-460. 53. Bakonyi, T, Hubálek, Z, Rudolf, I, Nowotny, N. (2005): Novel flavivirus or new lineage of West Nile virus, central Europe. Emerg. Infect. Dis. 11, 225-231. 54. Bakonyi, T, Lussy, H, Weissenböck, H, Hornyák, Á, Nowotny, N. (2005): In vitro host-cell susceptibility to Usutu virus. Emerg. Infect. Dis. 11, 298-301. 55. Ellis, M., B. al-Ramadi, U. Hedstrom, C. Frampton, H. Alizadeh, and J. Kristensen. (2005). Significance of the CC chemokine RANTES in patients with haematological malignancy: results from a prospective observational study. British Journal of Haematology 128:482-489. 56. Howarth F.C., Qureishi A., Shahin A., and Lukic M (2005). Effects of single high-dose and multiple low-dose streptozotocin on contraction and intracellular Ca2+ om ventricular myocytes from diabetes resistant and susceptible rats. Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, 269(1-2): 103-108. 57. Kolodziejek, J., Dürrwald, R., Herzog, S., Ehrensperger, F., Lussy, H., Nowotny N. (2005): Genetic clustering of Borna disease virus natural animal isolates, laboratory and vaccine strains strongly reflects their regional geographical origin. J. Gen. Virol. 86, 385-398. 58. Kriegshäuser, G, Deutz, A, Kuechler, E, Skern, T, Lussy, H, Nowotny, N. (2005): Prevalence of neutralizing antibodies to equine rhinitis A and B virus in horses and man. Vet. Microbiol. 106, 293-296. Research Affairs Faculty Publications 2003-2005 6
  • 7. Department of Medical Microbiology 7 59. Maurice, H, Nielen, M, Brocchi, E, Nowotny, N, Bakkali Kassimi, L, Billinis, C, Loukaides, P, O’Hara, RS, Koenen, F. (2005): The occurrence of encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV) in European pigs from 1990 - 2001. Epidemiology and Infection 133; 547-557. 60. Mustafa, F., Jayanth, P., Phillip, P. S., Ghazawi, A., Schmidt, R. D., Lew, K. A. and Rizvi, T. A.(2005): Relative activity of the FIV promoter in feline and primate cell lines. Microbes Infect. 7:233-239. PUBLICATIONS 2005 – IN PRESS 1. Dissanayake S, Shahin A, Ameen AM (2005) Adjuvant effect of Taenia crassiceps glycans against leishmanial antigens in mice infected with Leishmania mexicana. Molecular Immunology (In Press). 2. Fernandez-Cabezudo, M.J., A. Ullah, R.A. Flavell, and B.K. al-Ramadi. (2005). Evidence for the requirement for CD40-CD154 interactions in resistance to Salmonella infections. (In Press). 3. Kerényi, M., Allison, H.E., Bátai, I., Sonnevend, Á.,Emődy, L., Plavetczky, N., Pál, T. (2005). Occurrence of hlyA and sheA genes in extraintestinal Escherichia coli strains. J. Clin. Microbiol. – (In Press). 4. Maurice, H, Nielen, M, Brocchi, E, Nowotny, N, Bakkali Kassimi, L, Billinis, C, Loukaides, P, O’Hara, RS, Koenen, F. (2005): The occurrence of encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV) in European pigs from 1990 - 2001. Epidemiol. Infect. (In Press). 5. Mensah-Brown EPK, Shahin A, Garey LJ, Lukic ML (2005). Neuroglial Response after Induction of Experimental Allergic Encephalomyelitis in Susceptible and Resistant Rat Strains. Cellular Immunology (In Press). 6. Pál, T, Sonnevend, A., Galadari, S., and Conlon, J.M. (2005). Design of potent, non-toxic antimicrobial agents based upon the structure of the frog skin peptide, pseudin-2. Regul. Peptides – (In Press). 7. Szabó, E., Skedsmo, A., Sonnevend. Á., Al-Dhaheri, K., Emődy, L., Usmani, A., Pál, T.(2005). Curli expression of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli – Folia Microbiologica – (In Press). 8. Tigyi, Z., Kispál, Gy., Pál T. (2005). Identification of the activity gene of colicin type 7 of Shigella sonnei. Acta Biologica Hungarica – (In Press). Research Affairs Faculty Publications 2003-2005 7
  • 8. Department of Medical Microbiology 8 Conferences 1. Adem A, Hasan MY, Fahim M, al-Ramadi B, Zoubeidi T, Behjat S, Karlsson E. (2003). Anti-Diabetic Herbs: Isolation of Potential Novel Anti-Diabetic Drug Candidates. The Fourth Annual Research Conference at UAE University, Al Ain, UAE (April 27-29, 2003). 2. Akeela G, Farah M, Pretty PS, Preethi J, Rizvi TA. (2003). Fine mapping of sequences responsible for FIV RNA packaging and their mechanism of action. Retrovirus Meeting of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York, May 2003. 3. al-Ramadi BK, Fernandez-Cabezudo MJ, Vijayasarathy C. (2003). Involvement of Cytoskeletal-Associated Membrane Proteins in T Lymphocyte Activation. The Fourth Annual Research Conference at UAE University, Al Ain, UAE , April 27-29, 2003. 4. al-Ramadi BK, Fernandez-Cabezudo MJ, Adeghate E, Flavell RA. (2003). On the importance of innate vs. adaptive immunity in microbial infections. The Fourth Annual Research Conference at UAE University, Al Ain, UAE, April 27-29, 2003. 5. al-Ramadi BK, Fernandez-Cabezudo MJ, Adeghate E, Flavell RA. (2003). Heightened susceptibility to intracellular bacterial infections in CD154-deficient mice. 34th Annual Meeting of Scandinavian Society for Immunology, Reykjavik, Iceland, August 24-27, 2003. 6. al-Ramadi BK, Fernandez-Cabezudo MJ, Mustafa N, Flavell RA. (2003). CD40 ligand is essential for resistance against Salmonella infections and for the development of protective immunity to virulent challenge. Keystone Symposium on “Linking innate with adaptive immune responses”, Taos, NM, USA, Jan 30- Feb 4, 2003. 7. al-Ramadi B. (2003). Heightened susceptibility to intracellular bacterial infections in CD154-deficient mice. Workshop D, 34th Annual Meeting of Scandinavian Society for Immunology, Reykjavik, Iceland. August 25 2003. 8. Dissanayake S, Usmani A, Khan N, Lukic ML, Sheikh F, Hussain SM, Mustafa AS. (2003). Changing patterns of Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission in Al Ain Medical District. Third Annual Research Conference, UAE University, 2003. 9. Ellis M, al-Ramadi B, Zwaan F, Hedstrom U, Poynton C, Jumaa P. (2003). Reduction of bacterial infection in patients with hematological malignancy by recombinant human interleukin-11: results of a prospective randomized placebo controlled double blind clinical trial. The Fourth Annual Research Conference at UAE University, Al Ain, UAE, April 27-29, 2003. Research Affairs Faculty Publications 2003-2005 8
  • 9. Department of Medical Microbiology 9 10. Farah M, Preethi J, Pretty PS, Rizvi TA. (2003). Role of multiple promoters in the regulation of sag gene expression by the Mouse Mammary Tumor Virus (MMTV). Retrovirus Meeting of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York, May, 2003. 11. Fernandez-Cabezudo MJ, Vijayasarathy C, al-Ramadi BK. (2003). A partially redundant role for the Lck tyrosine kinase in CD43 signaling. 34 th Annual Meeting of Scandinavian Society for Immunology, Reykjavik, Iceland, August 24-27, 2003. 12. Hadjiloucas A, Jumaa P. (2003). Patterns of organisms and their antimicrobial susceptibilities isolated from blood cultures in Larnaca General Hospital, Cyprus 1999-2002. 13th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 10-13 May 2003, Glasgow, UK. Abstract No. P1457. 13. Lew KA, Mustafa F, Schmidt RD, Browning MT, Rizvi TA. (2003). Genetic and biological probing of the predicted higher order structure of the Mason-Pfizer Monkey Virus (MPMV) packaging signal. Retrovirus Meeting of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York, May, 2003. 14.Lukic M.L (2003). Apoptosis and autoimmunity: Release of self-antigens and elimination of effector and target cells. (Chair’s introductory lecture) 15th European Immunology Congress, June 8 – 12, 2003, Rhodes. Programme (p.148). 15. Lukic ML (2003). Resistance to the induction of experimental allergic encephalomyelitis correlates with early processing and activation of caspase 3 in the central nervous system. Fourth UAE University Research Conference, Al Ain, April 2003. 16.Lukic ML, Mensah-Brown E, Shahin A, Liew FY. (2003). Lack of mediators of innate immunity attenuate the development of autoimmune diabetes in mice. 3rd Meeting of the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies. May 15 – 19, Paris, 2003. 17. Lukic ML, Saleh MA, Mensah-Brown E, Camasamudran V, Shahin A. (2003). CNS Expression of Pro-Apoptotic and Anti-Apoptotic Molecules after EAE Induction in Susceptible and Resistant Strain of Rats. Immunology 2003, American Association of Immunologists Meeting, May 6 – 10 Denver, Colorado, USA. 18. Nowotny N, Zilahi E, Kolodziejek J, Al Haj MAM, Lussy H, Eapen V. (2003). Studies on mitochondrial DNA sequences of autistic children from different geographic regions - preliminary results. International Genetics Congress, Dubai, Dec. 9-11, 2003, Proceedings pp. 20-21. 19. Nowotny N, Bakonyi T, Kolodziejek J, Lussy H, Seidel B, Chvala S, Weissenböck H. (2003). Emergence and spread of Usutu virus, an African mosquito-borne flavivirus of the Japanese encephalitis virus group in Austria. 14th International Congress of the Hungarian Society for Microbiology, Balatonfüred, Hungary, Oct. 9-11, 2003. Research Affairs Faculty Publications 2003-2005 9
  • 10. Department of Medical Microbiology 10 20. Nowotny N. (2003). Borna disease virus infections in animals and human beings - an overview. 6th International Congress of Veterinary Virology - Virus persistence and evolution, Saint Malo, France, Aug. 24-27, 2003. 21. Nowotny N, Kolodziejek J, Bakonyi T, Lussy H, Seidel B, Weissenböck H. (2003). Emergence and spread of Usutu virus, an African mosquito-borne flavivirus of the Japanese encephalitis virus group, in Austria. 1st FEMS Congress of European Microbiologists, Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 29 - July 3, 2003, Poster P6-68. 22. Nowotny N, Kolodziejek, J. (2003). Contamination problems associated with PCR detection of Borna disease virus (BDV) nucleic acid in human blood. 4th Annual UAE University Research Conference, Al Ain, April 27-29, 2003, Proceedings pp. MHS - 102-106. 23. Nowotny N. (2003). Is there a link between Borna disease virus infection and certain human psychiatric disorders? 2nd Emirates Neuroscience Conference, Dubai, Oct. 4-8, 2003. 24. Pál T, Usmani A, Szabó E. Curli expression by enterotoxin producing Escherichia coli (4th Annual UAEU Research Conference). 25. Pál T, Sonnevend Á, Al-Dhaheri K, Usmani A, Farrukh AS, Herpay M. (2003). Escherichia coli as the etiological agent of childhood dirrhea in the United Arab Emirates. (oral presentation) (14th International Congress of the Hungarian Society for Mirobiology, October 9-11, 2003, Balatonfüred). 26. Pál T, Szabó E. (2003). Expression of curli fimbriae by enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli. (103 rd General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, May 18-22, 2003, Washington, DC) 27. Pal T. (2003). 103rd General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, May 18-22, 2003, Washington, DC. 28. Rizvi TA, Mathew TB, Russell DS, Kathy A. (2003). Lew Genetic Mapping of Sequences that Affect Efficient Encapsidation of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) Genomic RNA. Fourth UAE university research conference, Al Ain, April, 2003. 29. Sonnevend Á, Czirók É, Pál T. (2003). Molecular, sero-, and antibiotic susceptibility of Campylobacter jejuni strains isolated in Hungary. 14th Iternatioinal Congress of the Hungarian Society for Mirobiology, October 9-11, 2003, Balatonfüred. 30. Weissenböck H, Bakonyi T, Chvala S, Hackl R, Hess M, Nowotny N. (2003). Experimental pathogenicity of Usutu virus for chickens and mice. 21st Annual Meeting of the European Society for Veterinary Pathology, Dublin, Ireland, Sept. 10-13, 2003. Research Affairs Faculty Publications 2003-2005 10
  • 11. Department of Medical Microbiology 11 31. Weissenböck H, Kolodziejek J, Chvala S, Bakonyi T, Seidel B, Kuhn R, Pfeffer M, Nowotny N. (2003). Usutu virus activity in Austria: an update. 4th International Conference on Emerging Zoonoses, Ames, Iowa, USA., Sept. 18-21, 2003. 32. Ghazawi A, Mustafa F, Jayanth P, Phillips PS, Rizvi TA. (2004). Fine Mapping of Sequences Important for FIV RNA Packaging and Their Mechanism of Action. Presented at the Fifth UAE University Research Conference, Al Ain, 2004. 33. Ghazawi A, Mustafa F, Jayanth P, Phillip PS, Rizvi TA. (2004). Further Refinement of the Packaging Determinants of FIV RNA Encapsidation. Retroviral Assembly Meeting, Prague, 2004. 34. al-Ramadi B. (2004). Maintenance of mucosal integrity in cancer patients by administration of recombinant human interleukin-11: correlation with reduced rate of bacterial infections and sepsis. Invited Speaker, First Euro-Mediterranean Congress on New Targets in Cancer Therapy: Biology and Clinical Applications. Sousse, Tunisia. 35. al-Ramadi B. (2004). Immune regulation in experimental Salmonella infections. Invited Speaker, College of Medicine, Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain. 36. al-Ramadi B. (2004). Invited Speaker, Thymus 04: International Conference on Lymphopoiesis, T cell differentiation, and Immune Reconstitution. San Juan, Puerto Rico. 37. al-Ramadi B. (2004). CD154 is essential for protection against Gram-negative Salmonella Infections. 8th Conference of the International Endotoxin Society, Kyoto, Japan, 38. al-Ramadi BK, Fernandez-Cabezudo MJ. (2004). Multiple roles of Lck in T lymphocyte function. Thymus 04: International Conference on Lymphopoiesis, T cell differentiation, and Immune Reconstitution. San Juan, Puerto Rico. 39. al-Ramadi BK, Ullah A, Bashir G, Fernandez-Cabezudo MJ. (2004). Induction of Innate Immunity by Cytokine-encoding Salmonella Vaccine Vectors. 12th International Congress of Immunology and 4th Annual Conference of FOCIS, Montreal, Canada. 40. al-Ramadi BK, Ullah A, Bashir G, Fernandez-Cabezudo MJ. (2004). Endotoxin- independent induction of innate immunity by IL2-expressing recombinant Salmonella typhimurium. 8th Conference of the International Endotoxin Society, Kyoto, Japan. 41. al-Ramadi BK, Ullah A, Fernandez-Cabezudo MJ, Flavell RA. (2004). CD154 is essential for protection against Gram-negative Salmonella Infections. 8th Conference of the International Endotoxin Society, Kyoto, Japan. Research Affairs Faculty Publications 2003-2005 11
  • 12. Department of Medical Microbiology 12 42. al-Ramadi BK, Hasan MY, Fahim M, Fernandez-Cabezudo MJ, Adeghate E, Zoubeidi T, Behjat S, Karlsson E, Adam A. (2004). Anti-diabetic herbs: Putative mechanism of action of potential novel anti-diabetic drug candidates. The Fifth Annual Research Conference at UAE University, Al Ain, UAE, 2004. 43. Baran H, Kepplinger B, Lang Ch, Draxler M, Schmoll F, Strasser A, Schuh M, Nowotny N. (2004). Enhancement of kynurenic acid (KYNA) and neopterin levels in serum of piglets after encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV) infection. 18th IPVS Congress, Hamburg. 44. Chvala S, Bakonyi T, Nowotny N, Weissenböck H. (2004). Pathologie und Virusverteilung bei Usutu Virus Infektionen von Wildvögeln. Lecture. 47. Tagung der Fachgruppe, Rostock. 45. Chvala S, Weissenböck H, Bakonyi T, Nowotny N. (2004). Pathology and viral distribution in Usutu virus infections of birds. 6th Conference of the European Wildlife Disease Association, Uppsala. 46. Dissanayake S, Amith R, Abraham S, Shahin A. (2004). Development of a carbohydrate adjuvant vaccine for cutaneous leishmaniasis. Fifth Annual U.A.E. University Research Conference. 47. Draxler M, Baran H, Schmoll F, Nowotny N, Kepplinger B, Url A, Schmidt P, Strasser A, Niedermüller H, Hofecker G, Schuh M. (2004). Affected choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) activity in piglet brain after encephalomyocarditis (EMCV) virus infection. 18th IPVS Congress, Hamburg. 48. Draxler M, Kepplinger B, Schmoll F, Nowotny N, Url A, Schmidt P, Strasser A, Niedermüller H, Schuh M, Baran H. (2004). Choline acetyl transferase (ChAT) and glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) activities in control piglet brain. 18 th IPVS Congress, Hamburg. 49.Mustafa F, Jayanth P, Phillips PS, Ghazawi A, Rizvi TA. (2004). Regulation of Retroviral Gene Expression by the Constitutive Transport Element (CTE). Presented at the Fifth UAE University Research Conference, Al Ain. 50.Mustafa F, Jayanth P, Phillips PS, Ghazawi A, Rizvi TA. (2004). Regulation of Retroviral Gene Expression by the Constitutive Transport Element (CTE). Presented at the Fifth UAE University Research Conference, Al Ain. 51. Fernandez-Cabezudo MJ, al-Ramadi BK, Hasan MY, Fahim MA. (2004). Preliminary results of the effect of lead on the immune system. The Fifth Annual Research Conference at UAE University, Al Ain, UAE. 52. Fernandez-Cabezudo MJ, Vijay C, El-Hassana H, Pflugh DL, Bothwell ALM al- Ramadi BK. (2004). Evidence for a Dual Pathway of Activation in CD43- Stimulated T cells: Differential Requirement for the Lck Tyrosine Kinase. 12th International Congress of Immunology and 4th Annual Conference of FOCIS, Montreal, Canada . Research Affairs Faculty Publications 2003-2005 12
  • 13. Department of Medical Microbiology 13 53. Lukic, ML. (2004). (Invited speaker). Proinflammatory cytokines (IL-15, IL-18, IL-23 and IL-27) in the Pathogenesis of Type-1 Diabetes (2004). Proceedings EFIS Symposium on Autoimmunity (Belgrade), SRM. 54. Muss WH, Emberger M, Kolodziejek J, Nowotny N. (2004). Variola? Morphological findings in two historic skin specimens from Vienna, Austria. Invited Lecture. Electron microscopy workshop, Berlin (GE). 55. Nowotny N, Bakonyi T, Kolodziejek J, Lussy H, Seidel B, Chvala S, Weissenböck H. (2004). Emergence and spread of Usutu virus, an African mosquito-borne flavivirus, closely related to West Nile virus, in Central Europe. International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. 56. Nowotny N, Bakonyi T, Kolodziejek J, Lussy H, Seidel B, Chvala S, Weissenböck H. (2004). Emergence and spread of Usutu virus, an African mosquito-borne Flavivirus, in central Europe. 2nd European Congress of Virology , Madrid, Spain. 57. Nowotny N, Bakonyi T, Kolodziejek J, Lussy H, Seidel B, Chvala S, Weissenböck H. (2004). Emergence and spread of Usutu virus, an African mosquito-borne Flavivirus, in central Europe. 3rd Congress of the European Society for Emerging Infections, Alfort, France. 58. Nowotny N, Kindermann J, Lussy H, Kolodziejek J, Schwarz A, Westcott DG, Paton DJ, Belak S. (2004). Development and application of a highly sensitive RT- PCR assay for the direct detection of equine arteritis virus nucleic acid in semen of stallions, and comparison with other RT-PCR assays. Workshop, M.H. Gluck Equine Research Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.A. 59. Nowotny N, Zilahi E, Al Hadj MA, Wernery U, Kolodziejek J, Lussy H, Al Dhahry S, Al-Kobaisi MFM, Al Rawahi A, Al Ismaily S. (2004). Molecular characterization of camelpox viruses isolated in the U.A.E. 5th Annual UAE University Research Conference, Al Ain. 60. Nowotny N, Zilahi E, Al Hadj MA, Wernery U, Kolodziejek J, Lussy H, Al Dhahry S, Al-Kobaisi MFM, Al Rawahi A, Al Ismaily S. (2004). Molecular epidemiology of camelpox and rabies viruses isolated in the United Arab Emirates and in Oman. International Symposium, Würzburg, Germany. 61. Nowotny N. (2004). SARS. Invited Lecture. Infection Control Meeting, Dubai, 11. - 13.09.2004. 62. Nowotny N. (2004). Selected viral zoonoses in Austria. Invited Lecture. International Zoonoses Conference, Szeged, Hungary. 63. Nowotny N. (2004). Tollwut – Epidemiologie und Prävention. Invited Lecture. Österreichische Gesellschaft für Infektionskrankheiten, Vienna, Austria. Research Affairs Faculty Publications 2003-2005 13
  • 14. Department of Medical Microbiology 14 64. Nowotny N. (2004). Usutu virus: an example of a mosquito-borne virus infection emerging in another continent. Invited Lecture. Infectious Disease Meeting, Dubai. 65. Pelkonen P, Kolodziejek J, Nowotny N, Syrja P, Cizinauskas S, Johansson M, Raekallio M, Weissenböck H, Palva A, Vaheri A, Vapalahti O. (2004). First verified case of Borna disease in a horse in Finland: clinical characterization and genetic properties of the BDV strain. 2nd European Congress of Virology, Madrid, Spain. 66. Steineck T, Kolodziejek J, Nowotny N, Schilcher F. (2004). A case of swine pox in a wild boar (Sus scrofa) in Austria. 6th Conference of the European Wildlife Disease Association, Uppsala. 67. Weissenböck H, Chvala S, Bakonyi T, Seidel B, Nowotny N. (2004). Usutu virus spread in Austria monitored by dead bird surveillance. 6th Conference of the European Wildlife Disease Association, Uppsala. 68. Westcott DG, King DP, Frossard JP, Nowotny N, Kindermann J, Hannant D, Belak S, Paton DJ, Deregt D, Drew TW. (2004). Further development of a closed one tube reverse transcription single polymerase chain reaction with fluorescent probes, for the detection of equine arteritis virus RNA . Workshop, M.H. Gluck Equine Research Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.A. CONFERENCES (2005) 1. Akela Ghazawi, Farah Mustafa, Preethi Jayanth, and Pretty Susan Phillips, Jahabar Ali, Tahir A. Rizvi. The Region in Between the Two Core Packaging Determinants of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) is Dispensable for RNA Packaging and Propagation. International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases, Al Ain, 2005. 2. al-Ramadi, B.K., M.J. Fernandez-Cabezudo, F.Y. Liew, D. Xu, and R.A. Flavell. (2005). Cytokine-expressing attenuated Salmonella strains: Emerging candidates as immunomodulatory agents. International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases. Al Ain, UAE (February 26-March 1, 2005). 3. al-Ramadi, B.K., S. El-Khider, M.J. Fernandez-Cabezudo, M.Y. Hassan, A. Adam, and M.A. Fahim. (2005). Pronounced susceptibility to bacterial infection following chronic exposure to inorganic lead. The Sixth Annual Research Conference at UAE University, Al Ain, UAE (April 24-26, 2005). 4. Al-Redha, K.Y., A.M. Al-Tenaiji, A. Ullah, and B.K. al-Ramadi. (2005). Defective Immunity in CD154-deficient mice is not corrected by the Provision of TNF-α by attenuated Salmonella. 3rd Scientific Conference for GCC Medical Students. Kuwait (January 29-February 1, 2005). Research Affairs Faculty Publications 2003-2005 14
  • 15. Department of Medical Microbiology 15 5. Al-Shamsi,H., M. Al-Wedami, S. El-Khider, M.J. Fernandez-Cabezudo, and B.K. al-Ramadi. (2005). Chronic Lead Exposure Impairs the Ability of the Immune System to Respond to Bacterial Infections. 3rd Scientific Conference for GCC Medical Students. Kuwait (January 29-February 1, 2005). 6. Ellis, M., B. al-Ramadi, U. Hedstrom, C. Frampton, H. Alizadeh, and J. Kristensen. (2005). Changes in leucocyte trafficking chemokine RANTES in patients with hematological malignancy. International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases. Al Ain, UAE (February 26-March 1, 2005). 7. Ellis, M., B. al-Ramadi, U. Hedstrom, C. Frampton, H. Alizadeh, and J. Kristensen. (2005). Association between the serum chemokine RANTES, platelets and infection in patients with hematological malignancy. The Sixth Annual Research Conference at UAE University, Al Ain, UAE (April 24-26, 2005). 8. Ellis, M., B. al-Ramadi, U. Hedstrom, C. Frampton, H. Alizadeh, and J. Kristensen. (2005). Association between the serum chemokine RANTES, platelets and infection in patients with hematological malignancy. 15th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Copenhagen, Denmark (April 2–5, 2005). 9. Eman R. Al Shamsi, Farah Mustafa, and Tahir A. Rizvi. Non-Reciprocal Packaging of HIV and SIV lentiviral RNAs by Heterologous Non-Lentiviral MPMV. Third Scientific Conference for GCC Medical Students, Kuwait, 2005. 10. Fernandez-Cabezudo, M.J., H. El-Hasasna, and B.K. al-Ramadi. (2005). Mechanism underlying increased susceptibility to apoptosis in Lck-deficient T lymphocytes. 30th Congress of the Federation of the European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) - and 9th Congress of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB), Budapest, Hungary (July 2-7, 2005). 11. Hasan, M.Y., B.K. al-Ramadi, M.A. Fahim, M.J. Fernandez-Cabezudo, E. Adeghate, A. Adam, T. Zoubeidi, S. Behjat, and E. Karlsson. (2005). Studying the use of herbal medicine and complimentary therapies for diabetes treatment by the UAE population. The Sixth Annual Research Conference at UAE University, Al Ain, UAE (April 24-26, 2005). 12. Joseph, J., S. Benedict, M. Joseph, and B. al-Ramadi. (2005). Transforming growth factor-beta 1 may upregulate interferon gamma production by peripheral blood mononuclear cells from asthmatics and normal controls. The Fifth Annual Conference of Federation of Clinical Immunological Societies, Boston, MA, USA (May 12-16, 2005). 13. Lukic ML (2005). Immune Mediated Inflammatory Diseases: New Aspects of Monitoring and Management. Invited Speaker – Dubai International Laboratory Medicine Conference, Dubai (February 13-15, 2005). Research Affairs Faculty Publications 2003-2005 15
  • 16. Department of Medical Microbiology 16 14. Lukic ML., Margolis SA., Reed RL., Shahin A. (2005). Increased Circulating Interleukin-18 levels in Aging and Dementia. The Sixth Annual Research Conference at UAE University, Al Ain, UAE (April 24-26, 2005). 15. Lukic ML., Mensah-Brown EPK., Shahin A., Liew FY. (2005)- (selected speaker). Interleukin-23 and Interleukin-27 in the Pathogenesis of Type-1 Diabetes. The American Association of Immunologists FACEB Conference, San Diego (April 2 – 6, 2005). 16. Lukic ML., Mensah-Brown EPK., Shahin A., Liew FY. (2005). Pathogenetic roles of Interleukin-23 and Interleukin-27 in the Development of Murine Type-1 Diabetes. The Sixth Annual Research Conference at UAE University, Al Ain, UAE (April 24-26, 2005). 17. Nowotny N, Zilahi E, Al Hadj MA, Wernery U, Kolodziejek J, Lussy H, Al Dhahry S, Al-Kobaisi MFM, Al Rawahi A, Al Ismaily S. (2005). Molecular epidemiology of camelpox and rabies viruses isolated in the United Arab Emirates and in Oman. 6th Annual UAE University Research Conference, Al Ain, 24. - 26.04.2004, MHS-164 - MHS-170. Research Affairs Faculty Publications 2003-2005 16