Publications 2000-2005

Crawford MA, Ghebremeskel K, Hibbeln JR, House S, Hunter D, Morley DC, Nicholson P, Stuart K (2005) The Lancet and the Royal Society are both right and wrong. Lancet. 366(9487):714-715.

Min Y, Lowy C, Ghebremeskel K, Thomas B, Offley-Shore B, Crawford M (2005) Unfavourable effect of type 1 and type 2 diabetes on maternal and fetal essential fatty acid status: a potential marker of fetal insulin resistance. Am J Clin Nutr 82: 1162-1168.

Bitsanis D, Crawford MA, Moodley T, Holmsen H, Ghebremeskel K, Djahanbakhch OB (2005) Arachidonic acid predominates in the membrane phosphoglycerides of the early and term placenta. J Nutr 135;2566-2571.

Ren H, Okpala I, Ghebremeskel K, Ugochukwu CC,Ibegbulam O, Crawford M (2005) Blood mononuclear cells and platelets have abnormal fatty acid composition in homozygous sickle cell disease. Ann Hematol 84(9):578-583.

Thomas B, Ghebremeskel K, Lowy C, Crawford MA (2005) Plasma fatty acids of neonates born to mothers with and without gestational diabetes. Prostaglandins Leuko Essent Fatty Acids 72(5):335-341.

Ren H, Ibegbulam O, Okpala I, Ghebremeskel K, Ugochukwu CC, Crawford M (2005) Steady state haemoglobin level in sickle cell anaemia increases with an increase in erythrocyte membrane n-3 fatty acids. Prostaglandins Leuko Essent Fatty Acids 72(6):415-421

Min Y, Lowy C, Ghebremeskel K, Thomas B, Bitsanis D, Crawford MA (2005) Foetal erythrocyte membrane lipids modification: Preliminary observation of en early sign of compromised insulin sensitivity in the offspring of gestational diabetics. Diab Med 22:914-920.

Zhou D, Zaiger G, Ghebremeskel K, Crawford MA, Reifen R (2004) Vitamin A deficiency reduces liver and colon docosahexaenoic acid levels in rats fed high linoleic and low alpha-linolenic acid diet. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids 71:383-389.

Uritski R, Barshack I, Bilkis I, Ghebremeskel K, Reifen R (2004) Dietary iron affects the inflammatory status of colitis. J Nutr 134(9): 2251-2255.

Ghebremeskel K, Thomas B, Lowy C, Min Y, Crawford MA (2004) Type 1 diabetes compromises plasma arachidonic and docosahexaenoic acids in newborn babies. Lipids 39(4):335-342.

Crawford MA, Bloom M, Broadhurst CL, Schmidt WF, Cunnane SC, Galli C, Ghebremeskel K, Linseisen F, Lloyd-Smith J, Parkington J (2004) Evidence for the unique function of DHA during the evolution of the modern hominid brain. Oleagineux Corps Gras Lipids Dossier: Acides Gras Omega 3: Aspects Metabolique 11(1):30-37.

Thomas B, Ghebremeskel K, Lowy C, Min Y, Crawford MA (2004) Plasma AA and DHA levels are not compromised in newly diagnosed gestational diabetic women. Eur J Clin Nutr 58:1492-1497.

Min Y, Ghebremeskel K, Lowy C, Thomas B, Crawford MA (2004) Adverse effect of obesity on red cell membrane arachidonic and docosahexaenoic acids in gestational diabetes. Diabetologia 47(1): 75-81

Min Y, Crawford M (2004) Chapter 22. Essential fatty acids. In: The Eicosanoids, Ed. Peter Curtis-Prior, John Wiley and Sons Ltd. p257-265

McGready R, Simpson J, Arunjerdja R , Golfetto I , Ghebremeskel K , Taylor A, Siemieniuk A, Mercuri E , Harper G, Dubowitz L, Crawford M, Nosten F (2003) Delayed visual maturation in Karen refugee infants. Ann Trop Paed 23:193-204.

Reifen R, Haftel L, Manor G, Sklan D, Edris M, Khoshoo V, Ghebremeskel K. (2003) Ethiopian-born and native Israeli school children have different growth patterns. Nutrition. 19(5):427-31

Wang Y, Crawford A, Chen J, Li J, Ghebremeskel K, Campbell TC, Fan W, Parker R, Leyton J (2003) Fish consumption, blood docosahexaenoic acid and chronic diseases in Chinese rural populations. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 136(1):127-140

Clauss M, Wang Y, Ghebremeskel K, Lendl CE, Streich WJ (2003) Plasma and erythrocyte fatty acids in captive Asian (Elephas maximus) and African (Loxodonta Africana) elephants. Veterinary Record 153: 54-58

Crawford MA, Golfetto I, Ghebremeskel K, Min Y, Moodley T, Poston L, Phylactos A, Cunnane S, Schmidt W (2003) The potential role for arachidonic and docosahexaenoic acids in protection against some central nervous system injuries in preterm infants. Lipids 38(4): 303-315

Reifen R, Nur T, Ghebremeskel K, Zaiger G, Urizky R and Pines M (2002) Vitamine A deficiency exacerbates inflammation in a rat model of colitis through activation of nuclear factor-kB and collagen formation. J Nutr 132: 2743-2747.

Ghebremeskel K, Bitsanis D, Koukkou E, Lowy C, Poston L and Crawford M (2002) Liver triacylglycerols and free fatty acids in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats have atypical n-6 and n-3 pattern. Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol 132(3):349 -354.

Reifen R and Ghebremeskel K (2001) Vitamin A during pregnancy. Nutr Health 15:237-243.

Golfetto I, Min Y, Wang Y, Ghebremeskel K and Crawford MA (2001) Serum cholesterol and haemorrhagic stroke. Lancet (Letter) 358:508.

Min Y, Ghebremeskel K, Crawford MA, Nam JH, Kim A, Lee IS and Suzuki H (2001) Maternal-fetal n-6 and n-3 polyunsaturated fatty gradient in plasma and red cell phospholipids. Internat J Vit Nutr Res 71(5):286-292.

Ghosh P, Bitsanis D, Ghebremeskel K, Crawford MA and Poston L (2001) Abnormal aortic fatty acid composition and small artery function in offspring of rats fed a high fat diet in pregnancy. J Physiol 533.3:815-822.

Crawford MA, Bloom M, Cunnane S, Holmsen H, Ghebremeskel K, Parkington J, Schimdt W, Sinclair AJ and Leigh Broadhurst C (2001) Docosahexaenoic acid and cerebral evolution. World Rev Nutr Diet 88:6-17.

Ghebremeskel K, Min Y, Crawford MA, Nam JH, Kim A and Koo JN (2000) Blood fatty acid composition of pregnant and non-pregnant Korean women: red cells may act as a reservoir of arachidonic acid and docosahexaenoic acid for utilization by the developing fetus. Lipids 35(5): 567-574.

Ghebremeskel K, Crawford MA, Min Y, Thomas B, Bitsanis D, Lowy C and Costeloe K (2000) Arachidonic and docosahexaenoic acids are strongly associated in maternal and neonatal blood. Eur J Clin Nutr 54: 50-56.

Min Y, Ghebremeskel K, Crawford MA, Nam JH, Kim A, Koo JN and Suzuki H (2000) Pregnancy reduces arachidonic and docosahexaenoic in plasma triacylglycerols of Korean women. Internat J Vit Nutr Res 70(2): 70-75.

Clauss M, Flach E, Ghebremeskel K, Hatt JM and Tack C (2000) Supplementing the diet of captive Giraffe (Giraffa Camelopardis) with linseed extraction chips. In Zoo Animal Medicine (Nijboer J, Hatt W, Kaumanns W, Beijnen A and Ganslßer U, eds.) pp. 271-279, Fürth-Filander,-Verlag.