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List of Publications


  1. Schwartz B. 1985. Mechanisms involved in gastrin release from rat gastric antral explants in organ culture. M.Sc. Thesis, Ben–Gurion University, supervised by Prof. J. Krawiec and Dr. S.A. Lamprecht.
  2. Schwartz B. 1990. The colonic epithelial cell: A model to elucidate molecular mechanisms involved in differentiation and neoplasia. Ph.D. Thesis. Ben–Gurion University, supervised by Prof. J. Krawiec and Dr. S.A. Lamprecht.

Chapters in Books

  1. Lamprecht SA, Finkelstein AI, Waltz DT, Schwartz B, Krawiec J (1982) Inhibition by Auranofin of PGE1–stimulable cyclic AMP formation. In: Auranofin in Rheumatoid Arthritis. New York, NY: Academy of Professional Information Services, p. 85–89.
  2. Lamprecht SA, Lifshitz S, Polak–Charcon P, Benharroch D and Schwartz B (1996). Apoptosis in colonic epithelium: A message from the crypt. In: Tsifsoglu AS, Sartorelli AC, Housman DE, Dexer TM (Eds), Tumor Biology: Regulation of cell growth, differentiation and genetics in cancer. Springer–Verlag, Heidelberg and New York, p. 167–175.
  3. Schwartz B and Liel Y (2001). Interactions Between the reproductive and Vitamin D–hormonal systems in the women’s life cycle. In: Lebenthal E and Shapira N (Eds), Nutrition in the female life cycle. ISAS International, Jerusalem, Israel, pp. 52–70.
  4. Schwartz B and Madar Z (2008). Olive oil prevents experimentally induced breast and colon carcinogenesis, In: Olives and Olive Oil In Health and Disease Prevention, Editorial Office, Department of Nutrition & Dietetics, King’s College  London (In Press).

Papers in Scientific (peer reviewed) Journals

  1. Krawiec J, Schwartz B, Quastel MR, Marks J, Odes HS, Lamprecht SA (1980), Release in vitro by gastrointestinal tissues of an inhibitor of canine antral gastrin secretion. Gastroenterology 78:333–338.
  2. Lamprecht SA, Krawiec J, Schwartz B, Krugliak P, Goldstein J, Odes HS (1982), Prostaglandin E1–stimulable cyclic AMP formation from rat gastric antral organ culture: Lack of effect on gastrin secretion. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 108:186–192.
  3. Krawiec J, Odes HS, Schwartz B, Lamprecht SA (1983), Regional differences in ambient intraluminal gastric activity after cimetidine monitored by intragastric pH–metry. Am J Gastroenterol 78:272–275.
  4. Lamprecht SA, Schwartz B, Krugliak P, Odes HS, Guberman R, Krawiec J (1986), Role of cyclic GMP in gastrin secretion from rat antral mucosae in organ culture. J Cyclic Nucleotide Protein Phosphorylation Res 11:177–189.
  5. Schwartz B, Fraser GM, Levy J, Sharoni Y, Krawiec J, Lamprecht SA (1988), Differential distribution of protein kinases along the crypt to lumen regions of rat colonic epithelium. Gut 29:1212–1221.
  6. Lamprecht SA, Schwartz B, Glicksman A. (1989), Transforming growth factor–b in intestinal epithelial differentiation and neoplasia. Anticancer Res. 9:1877–1881.
  7. Lamprecht SA, Schwartz B, Avigdor A, Guberman R (1990), Growth–related enzyme activities in crypt compartments during rat colon carcinogenesis. Anticancer Res. 10:773–778.
  8. Schwartz B, Cagnano E, Braun S, Lamprecht SA (1990), Characterization of tyrosine kinase associated with subcellular components of human colonic epithelium. Anticancer Res. 10:1747–1754.
  9. Schwartz B, Avivi C, Lamprecht SA (1991), Isolation and characterization of normal and neoplastic colonic epithelial cell populations. Gastroenterology 100:692–702.
  10. Schwartz B, Bresalier RS, Kim YS (1992), Role of mucin in cancer metastasis. Int J Cancer 52:60–65.
  11. Schwartz B, Benharroch D, Prinsloo I, Cagnano E, Lamprecht SA (1995), Phosphotyrosine, p62 c–myc and p21 c–Ha–ras proteins in colonic epithelium of normal and dimethylhydrazine–treated rats: an immunohistochemical analysis. Anticancer Research 15: 211–218.
  12. Bresalier RS, Schwartz B, Kim YS, Du Q–H, Kleinman HK, Sullam PM (1995), The laminin a1 chain Ile–Lys–Val–Ala–Val (IKVAV)–containing peptide promotes liver colonization by human colon cancer cells . Cancer Res 55: 2476–2480.
  13. Delcrois JG, Schwartz B, Marton LJ, Feuerstein BG. (1995), Spermine induces differentiation in murine erythroleukemia cells . Biochem J 309(3):781–86.
  14. Ecke D, Bleich M, Lohrmann E, Hropot M, Englert HC, Lang HJ, Warth R, Rohm W, Schwartz B, Fraser G, Greger R. (1995), A chromanol type of K+ channel blocker inhibits forskolin–but not carbachol mediated Cl– secretion in rat and rabbit colon. Cell Physiol Biochem 5:.204–210.
  15. Schwartz B, Polak–Charcon S, Lamprecht SA, Niv Y, Kim YS (1995), The induction of a differentiated phenotype in human colon cancer cells requires the attenuation of cytoskeletal tyrosine phosphorylation. Oncol Res 7: 277–287.
  16. Schwartz B, Hittelman A, Daneshvar L, Marton LJ, Herskowitz I, Feuerstein BG (1995), A new model for disruption of the ornithine decarboxylase gene SPE1, in Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain exhibits growth arrest and genetic instability at the MAT locus, Biochem J 312:83–124.
  17. Niv Y, Schwartz B, Lamprecht SA. Human HT–29 colon carcinoma cells: Mucin production and tumorigenicity in relation to growth phases (1995), Anticancer Research 15: 2023–2028.
  18. Ecke D, Bleich M, Schwartz B, Fraser G, Greger R. The ion conductances of dexamethasone–treated rat colonic crypts (1996), Pfluegers Arch Eur J Physiol 431: 419–426.
  19. Friling R, Yassur Y, Levy R, Schwartz B, Kost J, Lamprecht SA. Role of transforming growth factor–b1 in the control of corneal neovascularization (1996), In Vivo 10: 59–64.
  20. Bleich, M, Ecke, D, Schwartz, B, Fraser, B, Greger, R. Effects of the carcinogen dimethylhydrazine (DMH) on the function of rat colonic crypts (1997) Pfluegers Arch Eur J Physiol, 433:254–259.
  21. Fraser GM, Sterlin M, Garty M, Asher C, Lamprecht SA, Niv Y, Greger R and Schwartz B. Characterization of Sodium and Chloride Channels in Preneoplastic and Neoplastic Murine Colonocytes (1997), Pfluegers Arch Eur J Physiol 434:801–808.
  22. Niv Y, Heizelracht N, Lamprecht SA, Sperber AD, Fraser GM, Schwartz B. Gastrin levels in colorectal cancer (1997), Isr J Med Sci 33(3):186–189.
  23. Schwartz B, Avivi–Green C, Polak–Charcon S. Sodium butyrate induces retinoblastoma protein dephosphorylation, p16 expression and growth arrest of colon cancer cells (1998), Mol Cell Biochem 188: 21–30.
  24. Liel Y, Shany S, Schwartz B. Interaction between estrogen and vitamin D–endocrine system: A potential addition to the unitary model of osteoporosis (1998), J Bone Miner Res 13 (12):1954.
  25. Lifshitz S, Schwartz B, Polak–Charcon S, Benharroch D, Lamprecht SA. Extensive apoptotic death of rat colonic cells deprived of crypt habitat (1998), J Cell Phys 177(3):377–386.
  26. Liel Y, Smirnoff P, Shany S, Schwartz B. Estrogen increases 1,25–dyhidroxyvitamin D receptors expression and bioresponse in the rat duodenal mucosa (1999), Endocrinology 140: 280–285.
  27. Niv Y, Finger A, Shany S, Sperber A, Fraser G, Schwartz B. In colorectal carcinoma patients, serum vitamin D levels vary according to stage of the carcinoma (1999), Cancer 86(3):391–397.
  28. Smirnoff P, Liel Y, Gorodov J, Shany S, Schwartz B. The protective effect of estrogen against chemically–induced murine colon carcinogenesis is associated with decreased CpG Island Methylation and increased mRNA and protein expression of the colonic vitamin D receptor (1999), Oncology Res. 11:255–264.
  29. Schwartz B, Smirnoff P, Shany S, Liel Y. Estrogen controls expression and bioresponse of 1,25–dihydroxyvitamin D receptors in the rat colon (2000), Mol Cell Biochem 203:87–93.
  30. Avivi–Green C, Polak–Charcon S, Madar Z, Schwartz B. Dietary regulation and localization of apoptosis cascade proteins in the colonic crypt (2000), J Cell Biochem 77:18–29.
  31. Barshishat M, Levy I, Benaroch D, Polak–Charcon S, and Schwartz B. Butyrate regulates E–cadherin transcription, isoform expression and intracellular position in colon cancer cell lines (2000), Br. J. Cancer, 82(1):195–203.
  32. Mokady E, Schwartz B, Shany S, Lamprecht SA. A protective role of Dietary Vitamin D3 in rat colon carcinogenesis(2000), Nutr Cancer 38(1):65–73.
  33. Fraser GM, Blendis LM, Smirnoff P, Sikular E, Niv Y, and Schwartz B. Portal hypertension induces sodium channel expression in colonocytes from the distal colon of the rat (2000), Am J Physiol 279(5):G886–G892.
  34. Avivi–Green C, Polak–Charcon S, Madar Z and Schwartz B. Apoptosis cascade proteins are regulated in vivo by high intracolonic butyrate concentration: correlation with colon cancer inhibition (2000), Oncol Res 12(2):83–95.
  35. Avivi–Green C, Madar Z and Schwartz B. Pectin–enriched diet affects distribution and expression of apoptosis–cascade proteins in colonic crypts of dimethylhydrazine–treated rats (2000), Int J Mol Med 6(6):689–698.
  36. Smirnoff P, Almiral–Zelliger D, and Schwartz B Serum leptin levels in the elderly: Relationship with gender and nutritional status (2001), J Nutr Health Aging 5(1):29–32.
  37. Lifshitz S, Lamprecht S. A., Benharroch D, Prinsloo I, Polak–Charcon S, Schwartz B. Apoptosis (programmed cell death) in colonic cells: from normal to transformed stage (2001), Cancer Lett. 163(2):229–238.
  38. Blau S, Levin N, Schwartz B, Rubinstein A. Adsorption of cationized BSA onto epithelial crypt fractions of the rat colon (2001), J Pharm Sci 90: 1516–1522.
  39. Barshishat M, Lider O, Cahalon L, Ariel A, Chowers Y, and Schwartz B. TNFa and Il–8 regulate the expression and function of CD44 variant proteins in human colon carcinoma cells (2002), Clin Exp Metastas 19(4): 327–337.
  40. Avivi–Green C, Polak–Charcon S, Madar Z and Schwartz B. Different molecular events account for butyrate–induced apoptosis in two human colon cancer cell lines (2002), J Nutr 132(7): 1812–1818.
  41. Barshishat M, Levi I, Ben–Harroch D, and Schwartz B. Butyrate down–regulated CD44 transcription and liver colonization in a highly metastatic human colon carcinoma cell line (2002), Br J Cancer 87: 1314 – 1320.
  42. Livny O, Kaplan I, Reifen R, Polak–Charcon S, Madar Z, Schwartz B. Lycopene inhibits proliferation and enhances gap–junction communication of KB–1 human oral tumor cells (2002), J Nutr 132(12): 3754–3759.
  43. Livny O, Reifen R, Levy I, Madar Z, Faulks R, Southon SC and Schwartz B. b–carotene bioavailability from differently processed carrot meals in human ileostomy volunteers (2003), E J Nutr; 42(6): 338–345.
  44. Odes HS, Smirnoff P, Guberman R, Pollak–Charcon S, Sperber AD, Fich A, Fraser GM, Schwartz B. Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator and Na+ channel subunits mRNA transcripts, and Cl– efflux, show a different distribution in rat duodenum and colon (2003), Acta Physiol Scand 178(3):231–240.
  45. Livny O, Kaplan I, Reifen R, Madar Z, and Schwartz B. Oral cancer cells differ from normal oral epithelial cells in tissue–like organization and in response to lycopene treatment: an organotypic cell culture study (2003), Nutr Cancer 47(2): 195–209.
  46. Reifen R, Haftel L, Faulks R, Southon S, Kaplan I, Schwartz B. Plasma and buccal mucosal cell response to short–term supplementation with all trans–beta–carotene and lycopene in human volunteers (2003), Int J Mol Med; 12(6): 989–993.
  47. Rosman–Urbach M, Niv Y, Birk Y, Zussman Y, Sandler B, Morgenstein S, and Schwartz B. A High Degree of Aneuploidy, Loss of p53 Gene and Low p53–Protein Serum Levels Are Detected in IBD Patients (2004), Dis Colon Rectum; 47(3): 304–313.
  48. Schwartz B, Birk Y, Raz A, Madar Z. Nutritional–Pharmacological Combinations: A Novel Approach to Reducing Colon Cancer Incidence (2004). E J Nutr 43(4): 221–229.
  49. Tirosh O, Schwartz B, Zusman I, Kossoy G, Yahav S, Miskin R. Long–lived alpha MUPA transgenic mice exhibit increased mitochondrion–mediated apoptotic capacity (2004), Ann Ny Acad Sci; 1019:439–442.
  50. Azriel–Tamir H, Sharir H, Schwartz B and Hershfinkel M. Extracellular zinc triggers ERK–dependent activation of Na+/H+ exchange in colonocytes mediated by the zinc sensing receptor (2004). J Biol Chem;279(50):51804–51816.
  51. Abovich Gilad L, Gnainsky J, Bresler T and Schwartz B Regulation of Vitamin D Receptor Expression via Estrogen–induced Activation of the ERK1/2 Signaling Pathway in Colon and Breast Cancer Cells (2005) J Endocrinology; 185(3):577–592.
  52. Tirosh O, Pardo M, Schwartz B, Miskin R. Long–lived aMUPA transgenic mice show reduced SOD2 expression, enhanced apoptosis and reduced susceptibility to carcinogenesis (2005) Mechanisms of Ageing and Development; 126(12):1262–73.
  53. Lavi I, Friesem D, Geresh S, Hadar Y, and Schwartz B An aqueous polysaccharide extract from the edible mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus induces anti–proliferative and pro–apoptotic effects on HT–29 colon cancer cells. (2006) Cancer Lett; 28;244(1):61-70. Epub 2006 Jan 18.
  54. Rosman–Urbach M, Niv Y, Birk Y, Morgenstein S, and Schwartz B. Relationship between nutritional habits adopted by ulcerative colitis relevant to cancer development patients at clinical remission stage and molecular–genetic parameters (2006) Brit J Nutr; 95, 188–195.
  55. Roiz L, Smirnoff P, Bar–Eli M, Schwartz B, Shoseyov O. Actibind: an Actin–Binding Fungal T2–Rnase with Antiangiogenic and Anticarcinogenic Characteristics (2006) Cancer; 106:2295–2308.
  56. Gilad LA, Tirosh O, Schwartz B. Phytoestrogens regulate transcription and translation of vitamin D receptor in colon cancer cells (2006) J Endocrinol;191(2):387–98.
  57. Smirnoff P, Roiz L, Angelkovitch B, Schwartz B, Shoseyov O. A recombinant human RNASET2 glycoprotein with antitumorigenic and antiangiogenic characteristics: expression, purification, and characterization (2006) Cancer; 107(12):2760–2769.
  58. Schwartz B, Melnikova VO, Tellez C, Mourad-Zeidan A, Blehm K, Zhao YJ, McCarty M, Adam L, Bar-Eli M. Loss of AP-2alpha results in deregulation of E-cadherin and MMP-9 and an increase in tumorigenicity of colon cancer cells in vivo (2007) Oncogene;26(28):4049-58. Epub 2007 Jan 15.
  59. Raz I, Gollop N, Polak–Charcon S, Schwartz B Isolation and Characterization of New Putative Probiotic Bacteria from Human Colonic Flora (2007) Br J Nutr; 97(4):725–734.
  60. Schwartz B, Shoseyov O, Melnikova VO, McCarty M, Leslie M, Roiz L, Smirnoff P, Hu GF, Lev D, Bar–Eli M. ACTIBIND, a T2 RNase, competes with angiogenin and inhibits human melanoma growth, angiogenesis, and metastasis (2007) Cancer Res;67(11):5258–66.
  61. Gilad LA, Schwartz B. Association of estrogen receptor beta with plasma–membrane caveola components: implication in control of vitamin D receptor (2007) J Mol Endocrinol.;38(6):603–18.
  62. de Leeuw M, Roiz L, Smirnoff P, Schwartz B, Shoseyov O, Almog O. Binding assay and preliminary X–ray crystallographic analysis of ACTIBIND, a protein with anticarcinogenic and antiangiogenic activities (2007) Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun;63(Pt 8):716–9. Epub 2007 Jul 28.
  63. Jaffe T, Schwartz B. Leptin promotes motility and invasiveness in human colon cancer cells by activating multiple signal–transduction pathways (2008) Int J Cancer; 123(11):2543–56.
  64. Schwartz B, Algamas–Dimantov A, Hertz R, Nataf J, Kerman A, Peri I and Bar–Tana J. Inhibition of Colorectal Cancer by targeting HNF–4α (2009) Int J Cancer.;124(5):1081–9.
  65. Wolf Bat-Chen , Tal Golan , Irena Peri , Zvi Ludmer & Betty Schwartz. llicin Purified From Fresh Garlic Cloves Induces Apoptosis in Colon Cancer Cells Via Nrf2. (2010) Nutrition and Cancer, 62:7, 947-957.
  66. Iris Lavi, Dana Levinson, Irena Peri, Yoram Tekoah, Yitzhak Hadar, Betty Schwartz. Chemical characterization, antiproliferative and antiadhesive properties of polysaccharides extracted from Pleurotus pulmonarius mycelium and fruiting bodies. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol (2010) 85: 1977.
  67. Iris Lavi, Dana Levinson, Irena Peri, Lili Nimri, Yitzhak Hadar and Betty Schwartz. Orally administered glucans from the edible mushroom Pleurotus pulmonarius reduce acute inflammation in dextran sulfate sodium-induced experimental colitis. British Journal of Nutrition(2010),103, 393–402
  68. Avram-Hananel, Liraz M.Sc.; Stock, Julia M.Sc.; Parlesak, Alex Ph.D.; Bode, Cristiana Ph.D.; Schwartz, Betty Ph.D. E Durans Strain M4–5 Isolated From Human Colonic Flora Attenuates Intestinal Inflammation. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum: December 2010 - Volume 53 - Issue 12 - p 1676-1686.
  69. Moran Farhi, Elena Marhevka, Julius Ben-Ari, Anna Algamas-Dimantov, Zhuobin Liang, Vardit Zeevi,Orit Edelbaum, Ben Spitzer-Rimon,Hagai Abeliovich, Betty Schwartz, Tzvi Tzfira, Alexander Vainstein, Nature Biotechnology volume 29, pages 1072–1074 (2011)
  70. Revital Cohen, Betty Schwartz, Irena Peri, and Eyal Shimoni. Improving Bioavailability and Stability of Genistein by Complexation with High-Amylose Corn Starch. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2011 59 (14), 7932-7938
  71. Miriam Theilla, Betty Schwartz, Jonathan Cohen, Haim Shapiro, Ronit Anbar, and Pierre Singer. Impact of a Nutritional Formula Enriched in Fish Oil and Micronutrients on Pressure Ulcers in Critical Care Patients. Am J Crit Care July 2012 21:e102-e109.
  72. Iris Lavi, Lili Nimri, Dana Levinson, Irena Peri, Yitzhak Hadar, Betty Schwartz. Glucans from the edible mushroom Pleurotus pulmonarius inhibit colitis-associated colon carcinogenesis in mice. J Gastroenterol (2012) 47: 504.
  73. Victor Yashunsky, Vladislav G. Lirtsman, Alexander Zilbershtein, Michael Golosovsky, Dan Davidov, Amir Bein, Betty Schwartz, Benjamin Aroeti. Surface plasmon-based infrared spectroscopy for cell biosensing, J. Biomed. Opt. 17(8) 081409 (14 June 2012)
  74. Theilla, M., Schwartz, B., Zimra, Y., Shapiro, H., Anbar, R., Rabizadeh, E.,Singer, P. (2012). Enteral n-3 fatty acids and micronutrients enhance percentage of positive neutrophil and lymphocyte adhesion molecules: A potential mediator of pressure ulcer healing in critically ill patients. British Journal of Nutrition, 107(7), 1056-1061.
  75. Anna Algamas-Dimantov, Dana Davidovsky, Julius Ben-Ari, Jing X. Kang, Irena Peri, Rachel Hertz, Jacob Bar-Tana, and Betty Schwartz. Amelioration of diabesity-induced colorectal ontogenesis by omega-3 fatty acids in mice. J. Lipid Res. 2012 53:(6) 1056-1070
  76. Marina de Leeuw, Ana González, Assaf Lanir, Levava Roiz, Patricia Smirnoff, Betty Schwartz, Oded Shoseyov, and Orna Almog. The 1.8 Å Crystal Structure of ACTIBIND Suggests a Mode of Action for T2 Ribonucleases As Antitumorigenic Agents. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 2012 55 (3), 1013-1020
  77. Nimri, L., Barak, H., Graeve, L. and Schwartz, B. (2013), Restoration of caveolin-1 expression suppresses growth, membrane-type-4 metalloproteinase expression and metastasis associated activities in colon cancer cells. Mol. Carcinog., 52: 859-870.
  78. Einav Yehuda-Shnaidman, Lili Nimri, Tanya Tarnovscki, Boris Kirshtein, Assaf Rudich, Betty Schwartz. Secreted Human Adipose Leptin Decreases Mitochondrial Respiration in HCT116 Colon Cancer Cells. PLOS ONE 8(9): e74843
  79. Anna Algamas-Dimantov, Einav Yehuda-Shnaidman, Irena Peri, Betty Schwartz. Epigenetic control of HNF-4α in colon carcinoma cells affects MUC4 expression and malignancy. Cell Oncol. (2013) 36
  80. Schwartz B, Hadar Y. Possible mechanisms of action of mushroom-derived glucans on inflammatory bowel disease and associated cancer. Annals of Translational Medicine. 2014;2(2):19.
  81. Exposure to omega-3 fatty acids at early age accelerate bone growth and improve bone quality. Netta Koren,Stav Simsa-Maziel,Ron Shahar,Betty Schwartz,Efrat Monsonego-Ornan. The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, Volume 25, Issue 6, June 2014, Pages 623-633
  82. Putative role of adipose tissue in growth and metabolism of colon cancer cells. Betty Schwartz and Einav Yehuda-Shnaidman. Front. Oncol., 26 June 2014
  83. Algamas-Dimantov A, Yehuda-Shnaidman E, Hertz R, Peri I, Bar-Tana J, Schwartz B. Prevention of diabetes-promoted colorectal cancer by (n-3) polyunsaturated fatty acids and (n-3) PUFA mimetic. Oncotarget. 2014;5(20):9851-9863.
  84. Betty Schwartz (2014) New criteria for supplementation of selected micronutrients in the era of nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics, International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 65:5, 529-538
  85. Nesiel-Nuttman L, Schwartz B, Shoseyov O. Human recombinant truncated RNASET2, devoid of RNase activity; A potential cancer therapeutic agent. Oncotarget. 2014;5(22):11464-11478.
  86. Nimri L, Saadi J, Peri I, Yehuda-Shnaidman E, Schwartz B. Mechanisms linking obesity to altered metabolism in mice colon carcinogenesis. Oncotarget. 2015;6(35):38195-38209.
  87. Amir Bein, Ronit Lubetzky, Dror Mandel & Betty Schwartz. TIMP-1 inhibition of occludin degradation in Caco-2 intestinal cells: a potential protective role in necrotizing enterocolitis. Pediatric Research volume 77, pages 649–655 (2015)
  88. Nesiel-Nuttman L, Doron S, Schwartz B, Shoseyov O. Human RNASET2 derivatives as potential anti-angiogenic agents: actin binding sequence identification and characterization. Oncoscience. 2015;2(1):31-43.
  89. Bein, A. , Zilbershtein, A. , Golosovsky, M. , Davidov, D. and Schwartz, B. (2017), LPS Induces Hyper‐Permeability of Intestinal Epithelial Cells. J. Cell. Physiol., 232: 381-390.
  90. Sharon Avni, Nirit Ezove, Hilla Hanani, Itamar Yadid, Michal Karpovsky, Hilla Hayby, Ofer Gover, Yitzhak Hadar, Betty Schwartz and Ofer Danay.Olive Mill Waste Enhances α-Glucan Content in the Edible Mushroom Pleurotus eryngii. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18(7), 1564
  91. Nimri, L., Spivak, O., Tal, D., Schälling, D., Peri, I., Graeve, L.,Tomer M. Salame, Oded Yarden,Yitzhak Hadar, Schwartz, B. (2017). A recombinant fungal compound induces anti-proliferative and pro-apoptotic effects on colon cancer cells. Oncotarget, 8(17), 28854–28864.
  92. Tom Oren, Lili Nimri, Einav Yehuda-Shnaidman, Katy Staikin, Yitzhak Hadar, Assaf Friedler, Hadar Amartely, Michal Slutzki, Antonella Di Pizio, Masha Y. Niv, Irena Peri, Lutz Graeve, Betty Schwartz. Recombinant ostreolysin induces brown fat-like phenotype in HIB-1B cells Mol. Nutr. Food Res. 2017, 61, 1700057
  93. Diana Shefer-Weinberg, Shlomo Sasson, Betty Schwartz, Nurit Argov-Argaman, Oren Tirosh. Deleterious effect of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis in the fat-1 mouse model. Clinical Nutrition Experimental , Volume 12 , 37 - 49.
  94. Bein Amir; Eventov-Friedman Smadar; Arbell Dan; Schwartz Betty. Intestinal tight junctions are severely altered in NEC preterm neonates. Pediatrics and neonatology, ISSN: 2212-1692, 2017
  95. SCHWARTZ, Betty; A, Harari; M, Huszar. Immunohistochemical analyses of HNF-4α and their controlled proteins in human ulcerative colitis and colorectal cancer tissues. Medical Research Archives, [S.l.], v. 5, n. Issue 9, sep. 2017.
  96. Nimri, L., Staikin, K., Peri, I., Yehuda Shnaidman, E., and Schwartz, B. (2018) Ostreolysin induces browning of adipocytes and ameliorates hepatic steatosis. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
  97. Sukhotnik, I., Moati, D., Shaoul, R., Loberman, B., Pollak, Y., & Schwartz, B. (2018). Quercetin prevents small intestinal damage and enhances intestinal recovery during methotrexate-induced intestinal mucositis of rats. Food & Nutrition Research, 62.
  98. Ron Shaoul, Dalia Moati, Betty Schwartz, Yulia Pollak & Igor Sukhotnik (2018) Effect of Pomegranate Juice on Intestinal Recovery Following Methotrexate-Induced Intestinal Damage in a Rat Model, Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 37:5, 406-414


  1. Methods of and composition for inhibiting proliferation of neoplastic mammalian cells. PCT/ IL00/ 00514 (With Oded Shoseyov, P Smirnoff and L Roiz). US Patent Application No. 10/069,454 for "METHODS OF AND COMPOSITIONS FOR INHIBITING THE PROLIFERATION OF MAMMALIAN CELLS", US Patent No. 7,101,839 on September 5, 2006.
  2. Physical, chemical and immunomodulating properties of Israeli propolis (With Amos Nussinovitch); Provisional Patent Application (September 2006).
  3. EFFICIENT EXPRESSION OF TRUNCATED HUMAN RNASET2 IN E.COLI. Oded Shoseyou, Betty Schwartz, Levava Roiz, Patricia Smirnoff, Liron Nuttman.US 2011/0207667 A1
  4. Methods of and compositions for inhibiting the proliferation of mammalian cells. Levava Roiz, Betty Schwartz, Patricia Smirnoff, Oded Shoseyov. US 8,735,127 B2
  5. Actin binding peptides and compositions comprising same for inhibiting angiogenesis and treating medical conditions associated with same. Oded Shoseyov, Betty Schwartz, Shani DORON, Liron NESIEL, Assaf Friedler, Hadar AMARTELY, Levava Roiz, Patricia Smirnoff, Iris LEWIN. US20160340659A1.