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Head of Institute: Prof. Oren Tirosh

Administrative manager: Ms. Yael Fruchter

Office Address:
Institute of Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition,
Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 
Herzl 229, Rehovot 7610001, ISRAEL

Tel: +972 - (0)8-9489385
Fax: +972 - (0)8-9363208
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List of Publications

Selected publications

  1. Zubare-Samuelov M, Peri I, Tal M, Tarshish M, Spielman AI, Naim M (2003). Some sweet and bitter tastants stimulate inhibitory pathway of adenylyl cyclase via melatonin and a2-adrenergic receptors in Xenopus laevismelanophores. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol, 285: C1255-C1262.
  2. Mahattanatawee K, Rouseff RL, Valim, F. Naim  M (2005). Identification and aroma impact norisoprenoids in orange juice. J Agric Food Chem, 53, 393-397.
  3.  Zubare-Samuelov M, Shaul ME, Peri I, Aliluiko A, Tirosh O, Naim M (2005). Inhibition of signal-termination-related kinases by membrane-permeant bitter and sweet tastants: potential role in taste-signal termination. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol 289, C483-C492.
  4. Bezman Y, Bilkis I, Winterhalter P, Fleischmann P, Rouseff RL, Baldermann S, Naim M (2005). Thermal oxidation of 9’-cis-neoxanthin in a model system containing peroxyacetic acid leads to the potent odorant b-damascenone. . J Agric Food Chem, 53, 9199-9206.
  5. Naim M, Huang L, Spielman AI, Shaul ME, Aliluiko A (2006). Stimulation of taste cells by sweet taste. In: Optimising Sweet Taste in Foods. Spillane WJ Ed. Woodhead Pub Ltd. CRC Press Boca Raton, pp 3-29.
  6. Naim M, Shaul ME, Spielman AI, Huang L, Peri I (2008). Permeation of amphipathic sweeteners into taste-bud cells and their interactions with post-receptor signaling components: possible implications for sweet-taste quality. In: Sweetness and Sweeteners: Biology, Chemistry and Psychophysics; ACS Symposium Series 979; Editors, Weerasinghe DK, DuBois GE; American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, pp 241-255.