Prof. Michael Ovadia

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Prof. Michael Ovadia
Phone: 03-6408653
Fax: 077-4652388
Office: Sherman - Life Sciences, 204


1964-1967 Tel Aviv University Biology B.Sc. 1967
1967-1969 Tel Aviv University Zoology M.Sc. 1969
1969-1970 Department of Anatomy
School of Medicine Dundee University, Scotland   Pre-doctoral research  
1970-1976 Tel Aviv University Zoology Research
towards Ph.D. 1976

Title of Master's Thesis:
"Embryonic development of Duvernoy's (parotid) gland in the snakes Natrix tessellata andSpalerosophis cliffordi (Fam. Colubridae)"
Supervisor: Prof. Elazar Kochva

Title of Doctoral Dissertation:
"The mechanism of neutralization of Vipera palaestinae neurotoxin by a homologous serum protein"
Supervisor: Prof. Elazar Kochva

Recent Publications

Borkow G. and Ovadia, M. (1992) Inhibition of Sendai virus by various snake venoms. Life Sci., 51:1261-1267.



Borkow, G., Chaim-Matyas, A. and Ovadia, M. (1992) Binding of cytotoxin P4 from Naja nigricollis nigricollis venom to leukemia and melanoma cells. FEMS Microbiol. Immunol., 105:139-146.



Chaim-Matyas, A., Borkow, G. and Ovadia, M. (1993) Encapsulation of the cobra cytotoxin P4 in liposomes. Biotech. Appl. Biochem., 17:31-36.


Borkow, G. and Ovadia, M. (1994) Echinhibin-1 - an inhibitor of Sendai virus isolated from the venom of the snake Echis coloratus. Antiviral Res., 23:161-176.


Borkow, G., Gutierrez, J.M. and Ovadia, M. (1994) A potent antihemorrhagin in the serum of the non-poisonous snake Natrix tessellata; isolation, characterization and mechanism of neutralization. Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 1201:482-490.


Borkow, G., Gutierrez, J.M. and Ovadia, M. (1995) Isolation and characterization of an effective antihemorrhagic factor from the serum of Bothrops asper and the mechanism of neutralization. Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 1245:232-238.


Barchan, D., Ovadia, M., Kochva, E. and Fuchs, S. (1995) The binding site of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor in animal species resistant to a-bungarotoxin. Biochemistry, 34:9172-9176.


Rappaport, D., Ovadia, M. and Shai, I. (1995) A synthetic peptide corresponding to a conserved Heptad repeat domain is a potent inhibitor of a Sendai virus-cell fusion: An emerging similarity with functional domains of other viruses. EMBO J., 14:5524-5531.


Borkow, G., Gutierrez, J.M. and Ovadia, M. (1997) Inhibition of the hemorrhagic activity of Bothrops asper snake venom by a novel neutralizing mixture. Toxicon, 35:865-877.


Borkow, G., Gutierrez, J.M. and Ovadia, M. (1997) Inhibition of toxic activities of Bothrops asper and other crotalid snake venoms by a novel mixture. Toxicol. Appl. Pharmacol., 147:442-447.



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