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Dr. Abdel Halim Harrath

Zoology Department, College of Science

King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Professor for Reproduction and Developmental Biology


Email: hharrath@ksu.edu.sa, halim.harrath@gmail.com (preferred)


Qualifications

2005 Ph.D., Reproduction and Developmental Biology, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia

1999 M.S., Master in Biology, University of Tunis El- Manar, Tunisia

1997 B.S., Natural Sciences, University of Tunis El- Manar, Tunisia


Publications (selected)

  1. SIROTKIN, A.V., KARDOŠOVÁ, D., ALWASEL, S. & HARRATH, A.H. 2015. Neuropeptide Y can directly control ovarian cell proliferation and apoptosis. In press, Rep. Biol.
  2. SIROTKIN, A.V.,, ALEXA, R., DEKANOVÁ, D., KÁDASI, A., ŠTOCHMAĽOVÁ, A., GROSSMANN, R., ALWASEL, S. & HARRATH, A.B. 2015. The mTOR system can affect basic porcine ovarian cell functions and mediate the effect of ovarian hormonal regulators. Int J Pharmacol, 11 (6), 570-578.
  3. SIROTKIN, A. V., ALEXA, R., KISOVA, G., HARRATH, A. H., ALWASEL, S., OVCHARENKO, D. & MLYNCEK, M. 2015. MicroRNAs control transcription factor NF-kB (p65) expression in human ovarian cells. Funct Integr Genomics, 15, 271-5.
  4. HARRATH, A. H., SEMLALI, A., MANSOUR, L., AHMED, M., SIROTKIN, A. V., AL OMAR, S. Y., ARFAH, M., AL ANAZI, M. S., ALHAZZA, I. M., NYENGAARD, J. R. & ALWASEL, S. 2014b. Infertility in the hyperplasic ovary of freshwater planarians: the role of programmed cell death. Cell Tissue Res,. 358, 607-20.
  5. AHMED, M., ALI, D., HARRATH, A. H., HUSSAIN, T., AL-DAGHRI, N., ALOKAIL, M. S., ALADAKATTI, R. H. & GHODESAWAR, M. A. 2014. Ultrastructural and hormonal changes in rat cauda epididymal spermatozoa induced by Boswellia papyrifera and Boswellia carterii. C R Biol, 337, 250-7.
  6. ALI, D., YADAV, P. G., KUMAR, S., ALI, H., ALARIFI, S. & HARRATH, A. H. 2014. Sensitivity of freshwater pulmonate snail Lymnaea luteola L., to silver nanoparticles. Chemosphere, 104, 134-40.
  7. ALWASEL, S. H., HARRATH, A. H., ALDAHMASH, W. M., ABOTALIB, Z., NYENGAARD, J. R., OSMOND, C., DILWORTH, M. R., AL OMAR, S. Y., JERAH, A. A. & BARKER, D. J. 2014. Sex differences in regional specialisation across the placental surface. Placenta, 35, 365-9.
  8. HARRATH, A. H., GAMMOUDI, M., MANSOUR, L., AHMED, M., SIROTKIN, A. V., AL OMAR, S. Y., IBRAHIM, K. E. & ALWASEL, S. H. 2014a. Investigation of the ultrastructure of Dendrocoelum constrictum (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida) spermatogenesis and mature spermatozoa. C R Biol, 337, 513-20.
  9. SIROTKIN, A. V., DEKANOVA, P., HARRATH, A. H., ALWASEL, S. H. & VASICEK, D. 2014. Interrelationships between sirtuin 1 and transcription factors p53 and NF-kappaB (p50/p65) in the control of ovarian cell apoptosis and proliferation. Cell Tissue Res, 358, 627-32.
  10. SIROTKIN, A. V. & HARRATH, A. H. 2014. Phytoestrogens and their effects. Eur J Pharmacol, 741, 230-6.
  11. ALI, D., YADAV, P. G., KUMAR, S., ALI, H., ALARIFI, S. & HARRATH, A. H. 2014. Sensitivity of freshwater pulmonate snail Lymnaea luteola L., to silver nanoparticles. Chemosphere, 104, 134-40.
  12. AHMED, M., AL-DAGHRI, N., HARRATH, A. H., ALOKAIL, M. S., ALADAKATTI, R. H., GHODESAWAR, M. A. & ALWASEL, S. 2013. Potential ultrastructural changes in rat epididymal cell types induced by Boswellia papyrifera and Boswellia carterii incense. C R Biol, 336, 392-9.
  13. ALWASEL, S. H., HARRATH, A., ALJARALLAH, J. S., ABOTALIB, Z., OSMOND, C., AL OMAR, S. Y., KHALED, I. & BARKER, D. J. 2013a. Intergenerational effects of in utero exposure to Ramadan in Tunisia. Am J Hum Biol, 25, 341-3.
  14. ALWASEL, S. H., HARRATH, A. H., ALJARALLAH, J. S., ABOTALIB, Z., OSMOND, C., AL OMAR, S. Y., THORNBURG, K. & BARKER, D. J. 2013b. The velocity of fetal growth is associated with the breadth of the placental surface, but not with the length. Am J Hum Biol, 25, 534-7.
  15. HARRATH, A. H., AHMED, M., SAYED, S. R., SAIFI, M. A. & ALWASEL, S. H. 2013a. An ultrastructural study of oogenesis and cell dynamics during cocoon shell secretion in the subterranean freshwater planarian Dendrocoelum constrictum (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida). Tissue Cell, 45, 39-46.
  16. HARRATH, A. H., SLUYS, R., ALDAHMASH, W., AL-RAZAKI, A. & ALWASEL, S. 2013b. Reproductive Strategies, Karyology, Parasites, and Taxonomic Status of Dugesia Populations from Yemen (Platyhelminthes: Tricladida: Dugesiidae). Zoological Science, 30, 502-508.
  17. PAVLOVA, S., KLUCSKA, K., VASICEK, D., RYBAN, L., HARRATH, A. H., ALWASEL, S. H. & SIROTKIN, A. V. 2013. The involvement of SIRT1 and transcription factor NF-kappaB (p50/p65) in regulation of porcine ovarian cell function. Anim Reprod Sci, 140, 180-8.
  18. ALWASEL, S. H., ABOTALIB, Z., ALJARALLAH, J. S., OSMOND, C., AL OMAR, S. Y., HARRATH, A., THORNBURG, K. & BARKER, D. J. 2012. The breadth of the placental surface but not the length is associated with body size at birth. Placenta, 33, 619-22.
  19. HARRATH, A. H., ALWASEL, S., ZGHAL, F. & TEKAYA, S. 2012. Ultrastructure of spermatogenesis and mature spermatozoon of the freshwater planarian Schmidtea mediterranea (Platyhelminthes, Paludicola). C R Biol, 335, 87-95.
  20. SIROTKIN, V., KÁDASI, A., BALÁŽI, A., BAKOVÁ, Z., HARRATH, A.H., MAKAREVICH, A.V., KOLESÁROVÁ, A., CHRENEK, P., KOTWICA, J. & TÓTH, T. 2012. Influence of petrochemical Industry environmental contaminants on animal ovarian cells. J Micro Biotechnol Food Sci (JMBFS), 2 (3), 517-525.
  21. ALWASEL, S. H., ABOTALIB, Z., ALJARALLAH, J. S., OSMOND, C., ALKHARAZ, S. M., ALHAZZA, I. M., HARRATH, A., THORNBURG, K. & BARKER, D. J. 2011a. Secular increase in placental weight in Saudi Arabia. Placenta, 32, 391-4.
  22. LAZARO, E. M., HARRATH, A. H., STOCCHINO, G. A., PALA, M., BAGUNA, J. & RIUTORT, M. 2011. Schmidtea mediterranea phylogeography: an old species surviving on a few Mediterranean islands? BMC Evolutionary Biology, 11, 274.
  23. ALWASEL, S. H., ABOTALIB, Z., ALJARALLAH, J. S., OSMOND, C., ALKHARAZ, S. M., ALHAZZA, I. M., HARRATH, A., THORNBURG, K. & BARKER, D. J. 2011b. Sex differences in birth size and intergenerational effects of intrauterine exposure to Ramadan in Saudi Arabia. Am J Hum Biol, 23, 651-4.
  24. HARRATH, A. H., ALWASAL, S. H., ALHAZZA, I., ZGHAL, F. & TEKAYA, S. 2011. [An ultrastructural study of oogenesis in the planarian Schmidtea mediterranea (Platyhelminthe, Paludicola)]. C R Biol, 334, 516-25.
  25. HARRATH, A. H., SLUYS, R., ZGHAL, F. & TEKAYA, S. 2009. First report of adelphophagy in flatworms during the embryonic development of the planarian Schmidtea mediterranea (Benazzi, Baguna, Ballester, Puccinelli & Del Papa, 1975) (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida). Invertebrate Reproduction & Development, 53, 117-124.