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The Faculty of Medicine - Microbiology and Molecular Genetics: Hamburger Joseph


 Last updated June 2021 - School of Pharmacy

List of Publications

(1) Hamburger J. Molecular tools and schistosomiasis transmission elimination. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2020;103(4):1376-1379.

(2) Abbasi I, Webster BL, King CH, Rollinson D, Hamburger J. The substructure of three repetitive DNA regions of Schistosoma haematobium group species as a potential marker for species recognition and interbreeding detection. Parasites Vectors 2017;10(1).

(3) Salant H, Hamburger J, Spira D, David AB, Schwan EV. Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection in poultry kept under different housing conditions in Israel. Vet Parasitol Reg Stud Rep 2016;5:34-36.

(4) Salant H, Yasur-Landau D, Baneth G, Spira DT, Hamburger J. A seroprevalence study of Toxoplasma gondii in some bird and animal species of Israel and its possible reflection on environmental contamination. Isr J Vet Med 2016;71(3):16-19.

(5) Hamburger J, Abbasi I, Kariuki C, Wanjala A, Mzungu E, Mungai P, et al. Evaluation of loop-mediated isothermal amplification suitable for molecular monitoring of schistosome-infected snails in field laboratories. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2013;88(2):344-351.

(6) Salant H, Hamburger J, King R, Baneth G. Toxoplasma gondii prevalence in Israeli crows and Griffon vultures. Vet Parasitol 2013;191(1-2):23-28.

(7) Abbasi I, Hamburger J, Kariuki C, Mungai PL, Muchiri EM, King CH. Differentiating Schistosoma haematobium from related animal schistosomes by PCR amplifying inter-repeat sequences flanking newly selected repeated sequences. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2012;87(6):1059-1064.

(8) Salant H, Abbasi I, Hamburger J. The development of a loop-mediated isothermal amplification method (LAMP) for Echinococcus granulosis coprodetection. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2012;87(5):883-887.

(9) Abbasi I, King CH, Muchiri EM, Hamburger J. Detection of Schistosoma mansoni and Schistosoma haematobium DNA by loop-mediated isothermal amplification: Identification of infected snails from early prepatency. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2010;83(2):427-432.

(10) Salant H, Spira DT, Hamburger J. A comparative analysis of coprologic diagnostic methods for detection of toxoplama gondii in cats. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2010;82(5):865-870.

(11) Kagai JM, Mpoke S, Muli F, Hamburger J, Kenya EU. Molecular technique utilising sputum for detecting Wuchereria bancrofti infections in Malindi, Kenya. East Afr Med J 2008;85(3):118-122.

(12) Salant H, Markovics A, Spira DT, Hamburger J. The development of a molecular approach for coprodiagnosis of Toxoplasma gondii. Vet Parasitol 2007;146(3-4):214-220.

(13) Abbasi I, King CH, Sturrock RF, Kariuki C, Muchiri E, Hamburger J. Differentiation of schistosoma haematobium from related schistosomes by PCR amplifying an inter-repeat sequence. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2007;76(5):950-955.

(14) King CH, Sturrock RF, Kariuki HC, Hamburger J. Transmission control for schistosomiasis - why it matters now. Trends Parasitol 2006;22(12):575-582.

(15) Dubey JP, Salant H, Sreekumar C, Dahl E, Vianna MCB, Shen SK, et al. High prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in a commercial flock of chickens in Israel, and public health implications of free-range farming. Vet Parasitol 2004;121(3-4):317-322.

(16) Hamburger J, Hoffman O, Kariuki HC, Muchiri EM, Ouma JH, Koech DK, et al. Large-scale, polymerase chain reaction-based surveillance of Schistosoma haematobium DNA in snails from transmission sites in coastal Kenya: A new tool for studying the dynamics of snail infection. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2004;71(6):765-773.

(17) Kariuki HC, Clennon JA, Brady MS, Kitron U, Sturrock RF, Ouma JH, et al. Distribution patterns and cercarial shedding of Bulinus nasutus and other snails in the Msambweni area, Coast Province, Kenya. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2004;70(4):449-456.

(18) Hertel J, Haberl B, Hamburger J, Haas W. Description of a tandem repeated DNA sequence of Echinostoma caproni and methods for its detection in snail and plankton samples. Parasitology 2003;126(5):443-449.

(19) Fischer P, Boakye D, Hamburger J. Polymerase chain reaction-based detection of lymphatic filariasis. Med Microbiol Immunol 2003;192(1):3-7.

(20) Abbasi I, Branzburg A, Campos-Ponce M, Abdel Hafez SK, Raoul F, Craig PS, et al. Copro-diagnosis of Echinococcus granulosus infection in dogs by amplification of a newly identified repeated DNA sequence. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2003;69(3):324-330.

(21) Hertel J, Hamburger J, Haberl B, Haas W. Detection of bird schistosomes in lakes by PCR and filter-hybridization. Exp Parasitol 2002;101(1):57-63.

(22) Schmitt J, Wuhrer M, Hamburger J, Jourdane J, Ramzy RMR, Geyer R, et al. Schistosoma mansoni and Schistosoma haematobium: Identification and characterization of glycoconjugate antigens in the hemolymph of infected vector snails. J Parasitol 2002;88(3):505-513.

(23) Hamburger J, He-Na, Abbasi I, Ramzy RM, Jourdane J, Ruppel A. Polymerase chain reaction assay based on a highly repeated sequence of Schistosoma haematobium: A potential tool for monitoring schistosome-infested water. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2001;65(6):907-911.

(24) Abbasi I, Githure J, Ochola JJ, Agure R, Koech DK, Ramzy RM, et al. Diagnosis of Wuchereria bancrofti infection by the polymerase chain reaction employing patients' sputum. Parasitol Res 1999;85(10):844-849.

(25) Hamburger J, Yu-Xin X, Ramzy RM, Jourdane J, Ruppel A. Development and laboratory evaluation of a polymerase chain reaction for monitoring Schistosoma mansoni infestation of water. Am J Trop Med Hyg 1998;59(3):468-473.

(26) Hamburger J, He-Na, Xu YX, Ramzy RM, Jourdane J, Ruppel A. A polymerase chain reaction assay for detecting snails infected with Bilharzia parasites (Schistosoma mansoni) from very early prepatency. Am J Trop Med Hyg 1998;59(6):872-876.

(27) Abbasi I, Hamburger J, Githure J, Ochola JJ, Agure R, Koech DK, et al. Detection of Wuchereria bancrofti DNA in patients' sputum by the polymerase chain reaction. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 1996;90(5):531-532.

(28) Hamburger J, Weil M, Ouma JH, Koech D, Sturrock RF. Identification of schistosome-infected snails by detecting schistosomal antigens and DNA sequences. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 1992;87 Suppl 4:243-247.

(29) Hamburger J, Turetski T, Kapeller I, Deresiewicz R. Highly repeated short DNA sequences in the genome of Schistosoma mansoni recognized by a species-specific probe. Mol Biochem Parasitol 1991;44(1):73-80.

(30) Hornstein L, Lederer G, Schechter J, Greenberg Z, Boem R, Bilguray B, et al. Persistent Schistosoma mansoni infection in yemeni immigrants to Israel. Isr J Med Sci 1990;26(7):386-389.

(31) Hamburger J, Weil M, Anton M, Turetzky T. Schistosoma mansoni antigens recognized in Biomphalaria glabrata hemolymph by monoclonal antibodies. Am J Trop Med Hyg 1989;40(6):605-612.

(32) Hamburger J, Weil M, Turetzky T, Ouma JH, Koech DK, Klumpp R, et al. Identification of snails infected with schistosomes by ELISA employing monoclonal antibodies: Schistosoma mansoni in laboratory snails (Biomphalaria glabrata) and in field snails (Biomphalaria pfeifereri) from Kenya. Am J Trop Med Hyg 1989;40(6):613-619.

(33) Greenberg Z, Nahmias J, Giladi L, Djerassi L, Hamburger J. Epidemiological aspects of intestinal parasitosis in Ethiopian immigrants. Harefuah 1988;115(1-2):1-5.

(34) Greenberg Z, Nahmias J, Giladi L, Djerassi L, Hamburger J. Prevalence of intestinal parasites among Ethiopian immigrants. Harefuah 1987;113(5-6):97-100.

(35) Hamburger J, Weil M, Pollack Y. Detection of Schistosoma mansoni DNA in extracts of whole individual snails by dot hybridization. Parasitol Res 1987;74(1):97-100.

(36) Lustigman S, Hamburger J. Schistosoma mansoni: Radiometric assay of lectin binding specificities of the major egg glycoprotein and its carbohydrate-rich fragment. Exp Parasitol 1985;59(1):59-67.

(37) Lustigman S, Mahmoud AAF, Hamburger J. Glycopeptides in soluble egg antigen of Schistosoma mansoni: Isolation, characterization, and elucidation of their immunochemical and immunopathological relation to the major egg glycoprotein (MEG). J Immunol 1985;134(3):1961-1967.

(38) Hamburger J, Moscovici H, Lustigman S. The Use of Lyophilized Schistosoma Mansoni Eggs as Antigenic Particles in a Radioimmunoassay. J Helminthol 1983;57(4):305-312.

(39) Hamburger J, Lustigman S, Siongok TKA, Ouma JH, Mahmoud AA. Analysis and preliminary purification of glycoproteins isolated from eggs in the urine of patients with Schistosoma haematobium infection. J Immunol 1982;129(4):1711-1714.

(40) Hamburger J, Lustigman S, Arap Siongok TK, Ouma JH, Mahmoud AA. Characterization of a purified glycoprotein from Schistosoma mansoni eggs: Specificity, stability, and the involvement of carbohydrate and peptide moieties in its serologic activity. J Immunol 1982;128(4):1864-1869.

(41) Hamburger J, Savion S. Enhancement of Schistosoma mansoni infection induced by the Methanol-Extraction Residue (MER) fraction of BCG. J Helminthol 1981;55(1):45-48.

(42) Hamburger J, Ben-Sasson SA. Serobiological differentiation between antischistosomal (Schistosoma mansoni) antisera. Tropenmed Parasitol 1981;32(1):43-47.

(43) Hamburger J, Zuckerman A. Plasmodium berghei. III. The partial separation of a putative species specific antigen from a soluble extract. Isr J Med Sci 1978;14(5):557-562.

(44) Grove DI, Hamburger J, Warren KS. Kinetics of immunological responses, resistance to reinfection, and pathological reactions to infection with Trichinella spiralis. J Infect Dis 1977;136(4):562-570.

(45) Hamburger J, Kreier JP. Interaction between protective antibodies and malaria parasites (Plasmodium berghei): involvement of low activity antibodies. Tropenmed Parasitol 1976;27(3):385-390.

(46) Krier JP, Hamburger J, Seed TM, Saul K, Green T. Plasmodium berghei: characteristics of a selected population of small free blood stage parasites. Tropenmed Parasitol 1976;27(1):82-88.

(47) Pelley RP, Pelley RJ, Hamburger J, Peters PA, Warren KS. Schistosoma mansoni soluble egg antigens. I. Identification and purification of three major antigens, and the employment of radioimmunoassay for their further characterization. J Immunol 1976;117(5).

(48) Hamburger J, Zuckerman A. Plasmodium berghei: II. Immunobiological properties of fractions of a soluble extract. Exp Parasitol 1976;39(3):479-495.

(49) Hamburger J, Zuckerman A. Plasmodium berghei: I. Immunochemical properties of fractions of a soluble extract. Exp Parasitol 1976;39(3):460-478.

(50) Hamburger J, Kreier JP. Plasmodium berghei: Use of free blood stage parasites to demonstrate protective humoral activity in the serum of recovered rats. Exp Parasitol 1976;40(2):158-169.

(51) Hamburger J, Pelley RP, Warren KS. Schistosoma mansoni soluble egg antigens: Determination of the stage and species specificity of their serologic reactivity by radioimmunoassay. J Immunol 1976;117(5 (I)):1561-1566.

(52) Graveley SM, Hamburger J, Kreier JP. T and B cell population changes in young and in adult rats infected with Plasmodium berghei. Infect Immun 1976;14(1):178-183.

(53) Hamburger J, Kreier JP. Antibody mediated elimination of malaria parasites (Plasmodium berghei) in vitro. Infect Immun 1975;12(2):339-345.

(54) Zuckerman A, Goberman V, Ron N, Spira D, Hamburger J, Burg R. Antiplasmodial precipitins demonstrated by double diffusion in agar gel in the serum of rats infected with Plasmodium berghei. Exp Parasitol 1969;24(3):299-312.

(55) Zuckerman A, Spira D, Hamburger J. A procedure for the harvesting of mammalian plasmodia. Bull World Health Organ 1967;37(3):431-436.

(56) Zuckerman A, Hamburger J, Spira D. Active immunization of rats with a cell-free extract of the erythrocytic parasites of Plasmodium berghei. Exp Parasitol 1967;21(1):84-97.