Mounir AbouHaidar

faculty_img Academic Title: Professor

Campus: St. George

CSB Appointment: Full

Primary Undergraduate Department:
Cell & Systems Biology

Graduate Programs:
Cell & Systems Biology
Developmental Biology

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Education:
Ph.D. D.S. University of Strasbourg, France 1973 & 1976
M.Sc. University of Strasbourg, France 1971

 

Mailing Address
Department of Cell & Systems Biology
University of Toronto
25 Willcocks St.
Toronto, ON M5S 3B2
Canada
 

 

Contact Information
Office phone: 416-978-5615 
Office: ESC 4057 
Lab: ESC 4054 
Lab phone: 416-978-5594 
Email: mounir.abouhaidar@utoronto.ca 
URL:

 

Research Areas
Biotechnology
Genetics
Microbiology
Molecular Biology

 

Research

“Research interests lie in the area of the molecular biology of plant and human viruses. Development of “”transgenic”” plants resistant to viruses: mechanisms of resistance. Genome organization, self-splicing (Ribozyme) and replication strategies of some viruses and their satellite RNAs. Development of recombinant vaccines produced in plants. Plant antiviral proteins for gene therapy of AIDS. Molecular mechanisms involved in the translation in Pro- and Eukaryotes: alternative modes of initiation of translation. Development of vaccines (e.g. HCV).”

 

Publications

2014

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Novel coding, translation, and gene expression of a replicating covalently closed circular RNA of 220 nt.AbouHaidar MG, Venkataraman S, Golshani A, Liu B, Ahmad T.Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2014 Sep;
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Viral and chloroplastic signals essential for initiation and efficiency of translation in Agrobacterium tumefaciens.Ahmad T, Venkataraman S, Hefferon K, AbouHaidar MG.Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 2014 Sep;452(1):14-20
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2011

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Recent patents involving virus nucleotide sequences; host defense, RNA silencing and expression vector strategies.Ahmad T, AbouHaidar M, Hefferon KL.Recent Pat DNA Gene Seq 2011 Dec;5(3):202-13
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Structural and sequence integrity are essential for the replication of the viroid-like satellite RNA of lucerne transient streak virus.Gellatly D, Mirhadi K, Venkataraman S, AbouHaidar MG.J. Gen. Virol. 2011 Jun;92(Pt 6):1475-81
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2007

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Investigating the in vivo activity of the DeaD protein using protein-protein interactions and the translational activity of structured chloramphenicol acetyltransferase mRNAs.Butland G, Krogan NJ, Xu J, Yang WH, Aoki H, Li JS, Krogan N, Menendez J, Cagney G, Kiani GC, Jessulat MG, Datta N, Ivanov I, Abouhaidar MG, Emili A, Greenblatt J, Ganoza MC, Golshani A.J. Cell. Biochem. 2007 Feb;100(3):642-52
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2004

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Escherichia coli mRNAs with strong Shine/Dalgarno sequences also contain 5' end sequences complementary to domain # 17 on the 16S ribosomal RNA.Golshani A, Krogan NJ, Xu J, Pacal M, Yang XC, Ivanov I, Providenti MA, Ganoza MC, Ivanov IG, AbouHaidar MG.Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 2004 Apr;316(4):978-83
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2003

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Induction of innate immunity by IL-2-expressing Salmonella confers protection against lethal infection.al-Ramadi BK, Mustafa N, AbouHaidar M, Fernandez-Cabezudo MJ.Mol. Immunol. 2003 Mar;39(13):763-70
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2002

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Inability of Agrobacterium tumefaciens ribosomes to translate in vivo mRNAs containing non-Shine-Dalgarno translational initiators.Golshani A, Xu J, Kolev V, Abouhaidar MG, Ivanov IG.Z. Naturforsch., C, J. Biosci. 2002 Mar-Apr;57(3-4):307-12
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