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REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH & BIOLOGY PUBLICATIONS

2014 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

1.    Kiulia NM, Nyaga MM, Seheri ML, Wolfaardt M, Zyl Van WB, Esona DE, Irimu G, inoti M, Gatimu BW, Njenga PK, Taylor MB and Nyachieo A.  (2014) Rotavirus G and P types circulating in the Eastern region of Kenya: Predominance of G9 and emergence of G12 genotypes  The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal  33 : Supp 1 S85-S88

2.    Mans J, Murray TY, Kiulia NM, Mwenda JM, Musoke RN and Taylor MB  (2014)  Human caliciviruses detected in HIV-seropositive children in Kenya  Journal of Medical Virology  86:75-81

2013 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

1.    Nyachieo A, Kiraithe MM, Spiessens C, Chai DC, Kiulia NM, D’Hooghe TM and Mwenda JM  (2013) Short-term effects of high-dose khat on sperm parameters and reproductive hormonal levels in olive baboons (papio anubis)  Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation doi : 10.1159/000345308

2.    Li W, Cama V, Akinbo FO, Ganguly S, Kiulia NM, Zhang X and Xiao L (2013)  Multilocus sequence typing of enterocytozoon bieneusi: lack of geographic segregation and existence of genetically isolated sub-populations  Infection Genetics and Evolution 14:111-119

3.    Nyachieo A, Spiessens C, Chai DC, Kiulia NM, Willenmen D, Mwenda JM, Bourgainc C and D’Hooghe TM (2013) Ovarian Tissue cryopreservation by vitrification in olive baboons (papio anubis) : a pilot study  Gynecological Obstetric investigation 75(3) :157-16 doi:10.1159/000346084  [Epub ahead of print]

4.    Dancet EA, Brännström M, Brasky K, Chai DC, Chan AW, Conn PM, Else JG, Falconer H, Fazleabas AT, Farah IO, Goddeeris BM, Golos TG, Hau J, Hearn JP, Kariuki TM, Kyama CM, Lebovic DI, Mwenda JM, Ndung'u J, Nyachieo A, Parker J, Slayden OD, Stouffer RL, Strauss JF, Taylor HS, Vanderpoel S, Westergaard JG, Zelinski M, D'Hooghe TM (2013)    The role of scientists and clinicians in raising public support for animal research in reproductive biology and medicine   Biol Reprod 88(2):1-3. doi: 10.1095/biolreprod.112.105908 [Epub ahead of print]

5.    Obiero J,  Kunyera RM, Waititu KK, Mulei IR, Farah IO, Kavoo l, Jaoko W, and Mwethera PG (2013) Comparative Study of Smugel and KY Jelly Vaginal Lubricating Gels Journal of Reproduction and Contraception 24(2) : 76-78

6.    Mans J, Murray TY, Kiulia NM, Mwenda JM, Musoke RN and Taylor MB (2013) Human Caliciviruses detected in HIV-Seropositive children in Kenya   Journal of Medical Virology  doi: 10.1002/jmv.23784. [Epub ahead of print]


2013 ABSTRACTS PRESENTED AT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

1.    Obiero J, Mulei IR, Farah IO, Linge K, Jaoko W and  Mwethera PG (2013) safety and contraceptive studies of unipron Presented at the UON/KNH 2nd International Scientific Conference  on 19th - 21st June 2013

2.    Obiero JMwethera PG and Wiysonge C  (2013) Topical microbicides for prevention of sexually transmitted infections   Presented at the African Indaba Conference,  Cape Town, South Africa on 6th - 8th May 2013

3.    Mwethera PG and Obiero J (2013) (1st Runner-up) African Union Innovation Award ceremony at    Presented Brazaville, Congo on 26th July 2013

4.    Obiero J  (2013) Attended the 1st  International Research and Inovation Conference,  Safari Park Hotel,  Nairobi  Kenya  on 28th-30th August 2013

5.    Nyachieo A  (2013)  Attended Workshop training on bioethics,  Silver Spring Hotel,  Nairobi Kenya  on 3rd-5th July 2013

6.    Obiero J  (2013)  Attended Workshop training on bioethics,  Silver Spring Hotel,  Nairobi Kenya  on 3rd-5th July 2013

7.    Nyachieo A, Spiessens C, Chai DC, Kiulia NM, Mwenda JM, Debrock S and D’Hooghe TM  (2013) The baboon as preclinical model for assisted reproduction : supportive scientific evidence from our research  Presented at the 19th Scientic Conference, Southern Sun, Mayfair Nairobi, Kenya on 11-13th September 2013

8.    D’Hooghe TM, Kyama CM, Chai DC, Fassbender A, Vodolazkia A, Bokor A and Mwenda JM  (2013)  The baboon as a preclinical model for the study of human endometriosis  Presented at the 19th Scientic Conference, Southern Sun, Mayfair Nairobi, Kenya on 11-13th September 2013
   
9.    Bell J, Bergin I, Chai DC, Bassis C, Uchihashi M, Kiulia NM, Young V, Aronnof D and Patton D  (2013)  The baboon (papio anubis) as a novel model of chlamydia trachomatis pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) for testing intrauterine contraception (IUC) Presented at the 19th Scientic Conference, Southern Sun, Mayfair Nairobi, Kenya on 11-13th September 2013

10.    Chemwotie M, Ngure RM, Wachira FN, Rashid K, Nyachieo A and Isaac AO  (2013)  Antidiabetic and wound healing properties of kenya tea cultivars  Presented at the 19th Scientic Conference, Southern Sun, Mayfair Nairobi, Kenya on 11-13th September 2013

11.    Mans J, Murray TY, Kiulia NM, Musoke RN, Mwenda JM and Taylor MB  (2013)   Notovirus and sapoviruses in HIV-seropositive children in Kenya  Presented at the 19th Scientic Conference, Southern Sun, Mayfair Nairobi, Kenya on 11-13th September 2013

12.    Kiulia NM, Mans J, Page NA, Gumede-Moeletsi, Mwenda JM and Taylor MB  (2013)  Enteric viruses in selected surface waters in urban and rural Kenya  Presented at the 19th Scientic Conference, Southern Sun, Mayfair Nairobi, Kenya on 11-13th September 2013

13.    Obiero JA, Kunyera R, Waititu KK, Mwaura B, Mulei IO, Farah IO, Kavoo L, Jaoko W and Mwethera PG  (2013)  A comparative study of smugel and KY jelly vaginal lubricating gels  Presented at the 19th Scientic Conference, Southern Sun, Mayfair Nairobi, Kenya on 11-13th September 2013

14.    Mwethera PG, Obiero JA, Kunyera R, Waititu KK, Mwaura B, Mulei I, Farah IO, Kavoo L and Jaoko W  (2013)  Development of SMUGEL and SMUSCAN medical products to improve reproductive, sexual and maternal health care   Presented at the 19th Scientic Conference, Southern Sun, Mayfair Nairobi, Kenya on 11-13th September 2013

15.    Kibui P, Nyachieo A, Spiessens C and Kariuki TM  (2013)  Reproductive hormonal levels as possible factors influencing heterosexual HIV transmission Presented at the 19th Scientic Conference, Southern Sun, Mayfair Nairobi, Kenya on 11-13th September 2013 Poster presentation

16.    Obiero JA, Mulei IO, Waititu KK, Farah IO, Linge K, Jaoko W and  Mwethera PG (2013) Microbicidal and contraceptive studies of UniPron vaginal gel  Prented at MKU 1st International Scientific and Innovation Conference Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi-Kenya on 28th-30th August 2013

17.    Obiero JA (2013) Vaginal products and sexually transmitted infections  Presented at 1st Scientific Workshop on Infectious  and Non-Communicable Diseases, Sankara Hotel, Nairobi-Kenya on 5th-7th  December 2013

18.    Nyachieo A (2013) Reproductive research in non-human primates : Current research areas and future focus  Presented at 1st Scientific Workshop on Infectious  and Non-Communicable Diseases, Sankara Hotel, Nairobi-Kenya on 5th-7th  December 2013

19.    Chepkwony S (2013) Effects of combined oral contraception and estriol on the thickness of baboon vaginal epithelium and reproductive hormonal levels as possible factors influencing heterosexual HIV transmission Presented at 1st Scientific Workshop on Infectious  and Non-Communicable Diseases, Sankara Hotel, Nairobi-Kenya on 5th-7th  December 2013 Poster presentation

20.    Kiulia NM  (2013) Molecular characterization of enteric viruses in Kenya  Presented at 1st Scientific Workshop on Infectious  and Non-Communicable Diseases, Sankara Hotel, Nairobi-Kenya on 5th-7th  December 2013 Poster presentation

21.    Obiero JA (2013) The cochrane  collaboration : Evidence based health care  Presented at 1st Scientific Workshop on Infectious  and Non-Communicable Diseases, Sankara Hotel, Nairobi-Kenya on 5th-7th  December 2013 Poster presentation

IN PRESS – 2013 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

1.    Kiulia NM, Nyaga M, Wolfaardt M et al. (2013) Rotavirus G and P types circulating in the Eastern region of Kenya: Predominance of G9 and emergence of G12 genotypes. Vaccine Journal   Submitted and under review

2.    Gatinu BW, Kiulia NM, Nyachieo A, Macharia W, Nyangao JO and Irimu G (2013)  Prevalence of group A rotavirus and associated clinical features in children presenting with acute diarrhea at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya   pediatrics infectious Diseases journal  Submitted and under review

3.    Langoi D, Poven ME, Gurates B, Chai DC, Fazleabas A and Bulun SE  (2013) Aromatase inhibitor treatment may limit progression of peritoneal endometriosis in baboons  Fertility and Sterility In press


2012 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

1.    Obiero J, Mwethera PG and Wiysonge CS (2012) Topical microbicides for prevention of sexually transmitted infections: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD007961. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007961.pub2. Published by John Wiley & Sons Limited.


2012 ABSTRACTS PRESENTED AT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

1.    Obiero J, Mwethera PG and Wiysonge CS (2012) Vaginal microbicides for prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections : systematic review and meta-analysis Presented at the 36th Kenya Obsterical and Gynaecological Society Annual Scientific Conference in Nairobi 15th-17th February 2012

2.    Obiero J,  Kunyera RM, Waititu KK, Mulei IR, Farah IO, Kavoo L, Jaoko W and  Mwethera PG (2012) A comparative study of Smugel and KY-Jelly vaginal lubricating gels Presented at the 36th Kenya Obsterical and Gynaecological Society Annual Scientific Conference in Nairobi 15th-17th Febrauary 2012

3.    Obiero J,  Kunyera RM, Waititu KK, Mulei IR, Farah IO, Kavoo L, Jaoko W and Mwethera PG (2012) A comparative study of Smugel and KY-Jelly vaginal lubricating gels: Presented at the 1st  Kenya Society for Immunology (KSI) Symposium - Immunology in East Africa at Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) Training centre, Nairobi on 24th -25th May 2012

4.    Kiulia NM,  Nyaga M, Wolfaardt M, van Zyl W, Seheri ML, Esona MD, Inoti M, Gatinu GW, Njenga PK, Taylor MB and  Nyachieo A   (2012) Molecular epidemiology of group A rotavirus in the Eastern region of Kenya 2009-2011: Predominance of G9 and emergence of G12 rotavirus strains  Presented at  Point of Care Diagnostic Workshop, 25th -29th June 2012, National Museums of Kenya/Institute of Primate Research   Poster presentation

5.    Kiulia NM,  Nyaga M, Wolfaardt M, van Zyl W, Seheri ML, Esona MD, Inoti M, Gatinu GW, Njenga PK, Taylor MB and  Nyachieo A (2012)  Rotavirus surveillance  in the eastern region of Kenya    Presented at the  Kenya Paediatrics Association Annual Scientific Conference to 17th  - 21st April 2012, Sarova WhiteSands Beach Resort, Mombasa   Oral presentation

6.    Chai DC (2012)  AAALAC International in the New Euroopean Framework, 11th September 2012, Aachen Germany Hotel Novotel Aachen City

7.    Kiulia NM, Netshikweta N, Page NA, Zyl Van WB, Kiraithe MM, Nyachieo A, Mwenda JM and Taylor MB  (2012) Virological quality enviromental water in Kenya : a pilot study


2011 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS


1. Wolfaardt M, Kiulia NM, Mwenda JM, Taylor MB (2011) Evidence of a recombinant wild type human astrovirus strain from a Kenyan child with gastroenteritis.  Journal of Clinical Microbiology 49:728-731

2. Mwenda JM, Ntoto KM, Abebe A, Enweronu-Laryea C, Amina I, Mchomvu J, Kisakye A, Mpabalwani EM, Pazvakavambwa I, Armah GE, Seheri LM, Kiulia NM, Page N, Widdowson MA, Steele AD (2010) Burden and epidemiology of rotavirus diarrhea in selected African countries:Preliminary results from the African Rotavirus Surveillance Network   Journal of Infectious Diseases 202 Suppl: S5-S11

3. Nyachieo A, Spiessens C, Chai DC, Debrock S, Mwenda JM, D’Hooghe TM  (2011)  Randomized comparison of different ovarian stimulation regimens for assisted reproductive technology in baboons (Papio Anubis)  Fertility and Sterility 95(4)1354-1359

4. Sundqvist J, Falconer H, Seddghzadeh M, Vodolazkaia A, Fassbender A, Kyama CM, Bokor A, Stephansson O, Padyukov L, Gemzell-Danielsson K, D’Hooghe MT (2011) Ovarian cancer-associated polymorphisms in the BNC2 gene among women with endometriosis  Human Reproduction  Jun  4  [Epub ahead of print]

5. Kyama CM, Mihalyi A,  Gevaert O,  Waelkens E, Van de Plas R, Meuleman C, D’Hooghe TM (2011) Evaluation of endometrial biomarkers for semi-invasive diagnosis of endometriosis Fertility and Sterility 95(4)1338-1343

6. Sundqvist J, Falconer H, Seddighzadeh M, Vodolazkaia A, Fassbender A, Kyama CM, Bokor A, Stephansson O,  Padyukov L, Gemzell-Danielsson K, D’Hooghe TM (2011) Endometriosis and autoimmune disease: Association of susceptibility to moderate /severe endometriosis with CCL21 and HLA-DRBI  Fertility and Sterility 95(1)437-40

7. Bell JD, Bergin IL, Harris LH, Chai DC, Mulei IR, Mwenda JM, Dalton VK, Vahratian AM, Lebar B, Zochowski M, Kiulia NK, Aronoff DM and Patton DL (2011) The effects of a single cervical inoculation of Chlamydai trachomatis on the female reproductive tracts of the baboon (papio anubis) The Journal of Infectious Diseases  204 :1305-1312

8. Li W, Kiulia NM, Mwenda JM, Nyachieo A, Taylor MB,  Eberhard M, Zhang X and Xiao L  (2011)  Identification of Cyclospora papionis and human-pathogenic genotypes and subtypes of Cryptosporidium and Enterocytozoon bieneusi in captive baboons in Kenya  Journal of Clinical Microbiology 49 :4326-4329


2011 ABSTRACTS PRESENTED AT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS
1. Gatinu BW, Kiulia NM, Nyachieo A, Macharia W, Nyangao JO and Irimu G (2011) Prevalence of group a rotavirus and associate clinic features in children prwsenting with acute diarrhea at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya   Presented at the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) Workshop held  on18th – 28th April 2011 at Lake Elementaita lodge, Naivasha, Kenya.

2. Li W, Kiulia NM, Mwenda JM, Nyachieo A, Taylor MB, Eberhard M, Zhang X, Xiao L.  Identification of Cyclospora papionis and human-pathogenic genotypes and subtypes of Cryptosporidium and Enterocytozoon bieneusi in captive baboons in Kenya. Presented at the 86th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Parasitologists, Sheraton Anchorage Hotel and Spa Anchorage, Alaska, 1st – 4th June 2011. Oral presentation

3. Bergin IL, Bell J, Wood C, Aronoff D, Patton DL, Chai DC, Mwenda JM, Burk R and Zigui Chen  (2011) Cervical neoplasia associated with novel baboon (papio hamadryas anubis) alphapapillomaviruses  Presented at the 27th International Papillomavirus Conference 17-22 September 2011, Berlin,  Germany

4. Fassbender A, Overbergh L, Verdrengh E, Kyama CM, Vodolazakaia A, Bokor A, Meuleman C, Peeraer K, Tomassetti C, Waelkens E, Mathieu C and  D’Hooghe TM  (2011) How can macroscopically normal peritoneum contribute to the pathogenesis of endometriosis?  Presented during the 27th Annual meeting of European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) in Stockholm, (Sweden) from July 3rd to July 6th 2011. Hum Reprod. 2011; 26: P255- Poster presentation

5. Kyama CM, Mihalyi A, Gevaert O, Simsa P, Waelkens E, Van de Plas R, Mwenda JM, Meuleman C, De Moor B and D’Hooghe TM (2011) Clinical Proteomics: Evaluation of endometrial biomarkers for endometriosis   Presented during the University of Nairobi, College of Health Sciences 1st International Scientific Conference, in Nairobi, Kenya, from 15th – 17th June 2011. Abstract Book 2011; 20-21: Oral presentation

6. Mihalyi A, Gevaert O, Kyama CM, Simsa P, Pochet N, De Smet F, De Moor B, Meuleman C, Billen J, Blanckaert N, Vodolazkaia A, Fulop V and  D'Hooghe TM (2011) Non-Invasive diagnosis of endometriosis based on a combined analysis of six plasma biomarkers.Presented during the University of Nairobi, College of Health Sciences 1st international Scientific Conference, in Nairobi, Kenya, from 15th – 17th June 2011. Abstract Book 2011; 20: Oral presentation
7. Fassbender A, Waelkens E,  Kyama CM, Bokor A,  Vodolazkaia A, Verbeeck N, Van de Plas R, Ojeda F, Gevaert O, Meuleman C, Peeraer K, Tomassetti C,  De Moor B and D’Hooghe TM (2011) Biomarkers in Plasma or Serum: Pitfalls in Data Processing Presented during the 58th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, Miami Beach, Florida, USA, March 16-19, 2011.Poster presentation


8. Kyama CM, Falconer H, Cuneo S, Chai DC, Moerman P, Mwenda JM and D’Hooghe TM (2011) In vivo endometrial-peritoneal interactions in the ontogenesis of endometriosis in baboons   Presented during the 35th Annual Meeting of the Kenya Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society (KOGS), in Nakuru, Kenya, from 16th – 18th February 2011  KOGS Abstract Book 2011: Oral  presentation

9. Kiulia NM, Netshikweta R, Page NA, van Zyl W, Kiraithe MM, Nyachieo A, Mwenda JM and Taylor MB   (2011) Virological quality of environmental water in Kenya: A pilot study   presented at the Water Micro 16th International Symposium on Health Related Water Microbiology: 18th - 23rd September 2011, Rotorua, New Zealand    Oral presentation

10. Kiulia NM, Njenga PK, Obara M and  Nyachieo A (2011) Molecular characterization of the rotavirus strains prevalent in Maua, Meru North, Kenya Presented at the 16th JKUAT scientific, technological and industrialization conference science: ‘’ Technology and innovation: towards sustainable development’’ 16th – 18th November 2011. Oral presentation.     

11. Kiulia NM, Nyachieo A, Van Zyl W, Irimu G and Taylor MB (2011)  The detection and molecular characterization of human G12 genotypes in the Eastern part of Kenya   Presented at ZIBI summer school on pathogen-host interplay and the ZIBI symposium “Poverty –realted diseases-a global challenge 27-  28th June 2011, Berlin, Germany,   Poster presentation


IN PRESS - 2011 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. Fassbender A, Overbergh L, Verdrengh E, Kyama CM, Vodolazakaia A, Bokor A, Meuleman C, Peeraer K, Tomassetti C, Waelkens E, Mathieu C, D’Hooghe TM (2011) How can macroscopically normal peritoneum contribute to the pathogenesis of endometriosis? Fertility and Sterility In press


2010 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. Magwalivha M, Wolfaardt M, Kiulia NM, Zyl WB Van, Mwenda JM and Taylor MB (2010) High prevalence of species D human adenoviruses in fecal specimens from urban Kenyan children with diarrhea   Journal of Medical Virology 82:77-84  

2. Mihalyi A, Gevaert O, Kyama CM, Simsa P, Pochet N, De Smet F, De Moor B, Meuleman C, Billen J Blanckaert N, Vodolazkaia A, Fulop V and D’Hooghe TM (2010)  Non-invasive diagnosis of endometriosis based on a combined analysis of six plasmas biomarkers Human Reproduction 25(3)654-664

3. Kiulia NM,   Netshikweta R,  Page NA,  Van Zyl WB,  Kiraithe MM,  Nyachieo A,   Mwenda  JM and  Taylor MB (2010) The detection of enteric viruses in selected urban and rural river water and sewage in Kenya with special reference to rotaviruses  Journal of Applied Microbiology 109(3)818-828

4. Simsa P, Mihalyi A, Schoeters G, Koppen G, Kyama CM, Den Hond EM, F ülöp V, D'Hooghe TM (2010) Increased exposure to dioxin-like compounds is associated with endometriosis in a case-control study in women   Reproductive Biomedicine Online 20(5) 681-688  Epub 2010 Feb 1

5. Enskog A, Johannesson L, Chai DC, Dahm-Kahler P, Marcickiewicz J, Nyachieo A, Mwenda JM, Brannstrom M (2010) Uterus transplantation in the baboon methodology and long-term function after auto-transplantation Human Reproduction 25(8)198-87

6. Nyachieo A,   Spiessens C, Chai DC, Kiulia NM,  Mwenda  JM  and  D’Hooghe,TM  (2010) Separate and combined effects of caffeine and dbcAMP on olive baboon (papio anubis) sperm Journal of Medical Primatology 39(3)137-142

7. Fassbender A, Simsa P, Kyama CM, Waelkens E, Mihalyi A, Meuleman C, Gevaert O, Van de Plas R, De Moor B, D’Hooghe TM. Trizol (2010) Treatment of secretory phase endometrium allows combined proteomic and mRNA microarray analysis of the sample in women with and without endometriosis  Reproduction Biology Endocrinology 8(1)123

8. Dassen H, Punyadeera C, Delvoux B, Schulkens I, Marchetti C, Kamps R, Klomp J, Dijcks F,De Goeiji A, D’Hooghe TM, Kyama CM, Ederveen A, Dunselman G, Groothuis P, Romano A(2010) Olfactomeedia-4 regulation by estrogen in the human endometrium requires epidermal growth factor signaling  American Journal of Pathology 177(5) 2495-2508

9. Calsteren KV,  Verbesselt R, Devlieger R, De Catte L, Chai DC, Rieta VB, Heyns L, Beijnen J, Demarsin S, De Bruijn E, De Hoon J and Amant F (2010) Transplacental transfer of paclitaxel, docetaxel, carboplatin, and trastuzumab in baboon model  International Journal of Gynecological Cancer 20(9) 1456-64

10. Calsteren KV,  Verbesselt R, Beijnen J, Devlieger R, De Catte L, Chai DC, Rieta VB, Heyns L, De Hoon J and Amant F (2010) Transplacental transfer of anthracyclines, vinblastine and 4-hydroxy-cyclophosphameide in a baboon model  Gynecologic Oncology 119(3)594-600

11. Calsteren KV,  Verbesselt R, Ottevanger N, Halaska M, Heyns L, Rieta VB, De Bruijn E, Chai DC, Delforge M, Noens L, Renard V, Witteveen E, Rob L, De Hoon J and Amant F (2010) Pharmacokinetics of chemotherapeutic agents in pregnancy: a pregnancy and clinical study  Acta Obstetricia et Gynecological Scandinavica 89(10) 1338-45

12. Lebovic DI, Mwenda JM, Chai DC, Santi A, Xu Xiao, D’Hooghe TM (2010) Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-(gamma) receptor ligand partially prevents the development of endometrial explants in baboons: A prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled study Endocrinology 151(4)1846-52


2010 PUBLICATIONS –THESIS
1. Nyachieo A (2010) The baboon as preclinical model for assisted reproduction.   Leuven University press, Belgium (Ph.D Thesis)

2. Chai DC (2010) Effect of Rosiglitazone on the pathology of experimentally induced endometriosis in baboons.   University of Nairobi (Msc. Thesis)


2010 ABSTRACTS PRESENTED AT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS
1. Kyama CM, Mihalyi A, Gevaert O, Simsa P, Waelkens E, Van de Plas R, Meuleman C, de Moor B, D’Hooghe TM (2010)  Biomarkers for endometriosis.  Presented during the 18th Institute of Primate Research International Biomedical Research Conference, in Nairobi, from 6th-8th July 2010. Abstract book 2010; 20-21: Oral

2. D’Hooghe TM, Kyama CM, Chai DC, Mwenda JM (2010) Endometriosis: Lesson from a primate model.  Presented during the 18th Institute of Primate Research International Biomedical research Conference, in Nairobi, Kenya, from 6th-8th July 2010; 18: Oral

3. Van Kaam K, Delvoux B, Romano A, D’Hooghe TM, Kyama CM, Groothuis P (2010)  Expression of DNA methyltransferases and methyl-CpG- binding domain proteins in human endometrium and endometriosis. Presented during the 26th-Annual meeting of European society of Human reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) in Rome, (Italy) from June 27th - June 30th 2010. Human Reprod. 2010; 25:i26-i28: 0-068-Oral

4. Vodolazkaia A, Fassbender A, Kyama CM, Bokor A, Clerinx P, Gevaert O, Schols D, Huskens D, Mueleman C, Peeraer K, Tomassetti C, Demoor B and  D’Hooghe TM (2010) Evaluation of 28 different plasma biomarkers of potential non-invasive diagnosis of endometriosis   Presented during the 26th Annual meeting of European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) in Rome, (Italy) from June 27th to June 30th 2010. Human Reprod. 2010; 25: i9-ill; 0-22-Oral.
5. Fassbender A, Vodolazkaia A, Bossuy XB, Kyama M, Meuleman C, Peeraer K, Tomassetti C, and D’Hooghe TM (2010) Value of plasma CRP and HSCRP levels as a biomarker for a non-invasive diagnosis of endometriosis. Presented during the 26th Annual meeting of European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) in Rome, (Italy) from June 27th to June 30th 2010. Hum Reprod. 2010; 25: i210-i235. P-244

6. Mihalyi A, Gevaert  O, Kyama CM, Simsa P, Pochet N, De Smet F, De Moor B, Meuleman C, Billen J, Blanckaert N, Vodolazkaia A, Fulop V and D’Hooghe TM (2010)  Non-invasive diagnosis of endometriosis based on a combined analysis of six plasma biomarkers.  Presented during the 34th Annual Meeting of the Kenya Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society (KOGS), in Nairobi, Kenya, from 17th -19th February 2010. KOGS Abstract Book 2010; 20-21: Oral

7. Vodolazkaia A, Fassbender A, Kyama CM, Bokor A, Clerinx P, Gevaert O, Schols D, Huskens D, Mueleman C, Peeraer K, Tomassetti C, Demoor B and D’Hooghe (2010) TM Evaluation of 28 different plasma biomarkers of potential non-invasive diagnosis of endometriosis   Oral presentation at the Dutch Belgian scientific meeting of vereniging voor fertilitestudie(Society for fertility study) leuven, belgium 21st May  2010

8. Mihalyi A, Gevaert  O, Kyama CM, Simsa P, Pochet N, De Smet F, De Moor B, Meuleman C, Billen J, Blanckaert N, Vodolazkaia A, Fulop V and D’Hooghe TM (2010)  Non-invasive diagnosis of endometriosis based on a combined analysis of six plasma biomarkers.  Presented during the 34th Annual Meeting of the Kenya Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society (KOGS), in Nairobi, Kenya, from 17th -19th February 2010. KOGS Abstract Book 2010; 20-21: Oral

9. Kiulia NM, Nyachie A and Taylor MB (2010) The detention and molecular characterization of human G12genotypes in the Eastern part of Kenya   Presented at Equitable Global Health Symposium 7th- 8th October 2010, Bochum, Germany   Poster Presentation

10. Kiulia NM, Netshikweta R, Page NA, Van Zyl, Kiraithe MM, Mwenda JM and Taylor MB (2010)  Detection of rotavirus  of  surface water in Kenya: A pilot study Presented at Equitable Global Health Symposium 7th- 8th October 2010, Bochum, Germany   Poster Presentation

11. Kiulia NM, Netshikweta R, Page NA, Van Zyl, Kiraithe MM, Mwenda JM and Taylor MB (2010)  Detection of rotavirus in surface water in Kenya:  A pilot study   “Realizing the impact of rotavirus vaccines”  Presented at the  9th International rotavirus symposium 2-3 August 2010,  Sandton Sun Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa    Poster presentation

12. Kiulia NM, Netshikweta R, Page NA, Van Zyl, Kiraithe MM, Mwenda JM and Taylor MB (2010) Detection of rotavirus in surface water in Kenya: A pilot study   Presented at the  6th African Rotavirus  symposium 4th  August 2010,   National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Johannesburg, South  Africa   Poster Presentation


IN PRESS - 2010 PUBLICATIONS
1. Kyama CM, Mihalyi A, Gevaert O, Waelkens E, Van de Plas R, Meuleman C, D’Hooghe TM  (2010) Evaluation of endometrial biomarkers for semi-invasive diagnosis of endometriosis   Fertility and Sterility In press 

2. Sundqvist Falconer H, Seddighzadeh M, Vodolazkaia A, Kyama CM , Bokor A, Stephansson O, Padyukov L, Gemzell-Danielsson K, D’Hoodge TM (2010) Endometriosis and autoimmune disease: Association of susceptibility to moderate/severe endometriosis with CCL21 and HLA-DRBI   Fertility and Sterility In press

3. Dassen H, Punyadeera C, delvoux B, Schulkens I, Marchetti, C Kamps R, Klomp J, Dijcks F, de Goenji A, D’Hooghe TM, Kyama CM, Ederveen A,  Dunselman G, Groothuis P, Romano A (2010) Olfactomedin-4 regulationby estorogen in the human endometrium requires epidermal growth signaling   American Journal Pathology   In press

1. Mwenda JM, Ntoto KM, Abebe A, Enweronu-Laryea C, Amina I, Mchomvu J, Kisakye A, Mpabalwani EM, Pazvakavambwa I, Armah GE, Seheri LM, Kiulia NM, Page N, Widdowson MA and Steele AD  (2010)   Burden and epidemiology of rotavirus diarrhea in selected African countries: preliminary results from the African rotavirus surveillance network   J  Infect Dis. Sep 1  202 Suppl: S5-S11. 2010


2009 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. Kiulia NM, Nyaundi JK, Peenze I,   Nyachieo A, Musoke RN, Steele AD and  Mwenda JM (2009)   Rotavirus Infections Among HIV-Infected Children in Nairobi, Kenya  Journal of Tropical Pediatrics Advance Access published March 10 2009

2. Calsteren KV, Devlieger R, De Catte L, D'Hooghe T, Chai DC,  Mwenda JM, Vergote I and Amant F (2009) Feasibility of ultrasound-guided percutaneous samplings in the pregnant baboon: a model for studies on transplacental transport    Reprod Science 16(3)280-285

3. D'Hooghe TM, Kyama CM, Chai DC, Fassbender A, Vodolazkaia A, Bokor A and  Mwenda JM (2009) Nonhuman primate models for translational research in endometriosis   Reprod Science 16(2)152-61

4. Nyachieo A, Spiessens C, Mwenda JM, Debrock S and D’Hooghe TM (2009)   Improving ovarian stimulation protocols for IVF in baboons: lessons from humans and rhesus monkeys   Animal  Reproduction  Science 110 (3-4):187-206

5. Obiero J, Wisyoge CS and Mwethera PG (2009) Topical microbicides for prevention of sexually transmitted infections (protocol) Cochran Database of systematic Reviews Issue 3 Art No. CD007961.DO1:10.1002/14651858
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2009 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. Langoi DL, Mwethera PG, Abelson KS, Farah IO and Carlsson HE (2009) Reversal of Ketamine/Xylazine combination anesthesia by Atipamezole in olive baboons (Papio anubis)  Journal of Medical Primatology  doi:1111/j.1600-0684.2009.00378.x 1-7

2. Bokor A, Kyama CM, Vercruysse L. Fassbender A, Gevaert O, Vodolazkaia A, De Moor B, Fulop V and D’Hooghe TM (2009)  Density of small diameter sensory nerve fibres in endometrium: a semi-invasive diagnostic test for minimal to mild endometriosis   Human Reproduction 100: 1-8

3. Delvoux B, Groothuis P, D’Hooghe TM, Kyama CM, Dunselman G and Romano A  (2009) Increased production of 17β-Estradiol in Endometriosis Lesions is the Result of Impaired Metabolism   Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Metabolism 94(3)876-883

4. Fassbender A, D’Hooghe TM, Mihalyi A, Kyama CM, Simsa P, Lessey BA (2009)  Plasma C3a-des-Arg Levels in women with and without endometriosis    American Journal of Reproductive Immunology 62: 187-195

5. Guo SW, Simsa P, Kyama CM, Mihalyi A, Fulop V, Othman EE, and D’hooghe TM (2009) Reassessing the evidence for the link between dioxin and endometriosis:from molecular biology to clinical epidemiology   Molecular Human Reproduction 15(10)609-624

6. Mburu N, Obiero JA, Waititu KK, Mwaura BN, Orawo JO Farah IO and Mwethera PG (2009) Safety Studies of a Recently Developed Microbicidal Contraceptive Gel (UniPron) in Female Baboons (Papio anubis)  African Journal of Reproductive Health 13(4)95-104

7. Nyachieo A,   Kiulia NM,   Arimi MM, Chai DC and  Mwenda  JM (2009) Vaginal Histological Changes of the Baboon during the Normal Menstrual Cycle and Pregnancy  East African Medical Journal 85(4) 166 -172

8. Nyachieo A, Spiessens C, Chai DC, Mwenda JM and D’Hooghe TM (2009) Menstrual Cycle Synchronization, Ovarian Stimulation, and In Vitro Fertilization in  Olive Baboons (Papio anubis): A Prospective Randomized Study  Fertility and Sterility 91(2) 602-610

9. Nyachieo A, Spiessens C, Chai DC, Kiulia NM, Mwenda JM and D’Hooghe TM (2009) Baboon serum is superior to human or bovine serum albumin for baboon sperm capacitation and zona binding Journal of Medical Primatology 38:145-150

10. Nyachieo A, Spiessens C, Chai DC, Mwenda JM and D’Hooghe TM (2010) Randomized comparison of different ovarian stimulation regimes for assisted reproductive technology in baboons (papio anubis) Fertility and Sterility July 14 [Epub ahead of reprint]

11. Calsteren KV, De Catte L, Devlieger R, Chai DC and Amant F (2009) Sonographic biometrical normograms and estimation of fetal weight in the baboon (papio anubis) Journal of Medical Primatology 38(5)321-327

12. Calsteren KV, Devlieger R, De Catte L, D'Hooghe TM, Chai DC, Mwenda JM, Vergote I and Amant F (2009) Feasibility of ultrasound-guided percutaneous samplings in the pregnant baboon: a model for studies on transplacental transport    Reprod. Science 16(3)280-285

13. Kyama CM , Mihalyi A, Simsa P, Falconer H , Fulop V, Mwenda  JM, Tomassetti C, Peeraer  K,  C and D’Hooghe TM (2009) Role of cytokines in the endometrial-peritoneal development of endometriosis   Front in Bioscience 1: 444-454

14. D’Hooghe TM, Kyama CM and Mwenda JM (2009) Baboon model for endometriosis VandeBerg  J, Williams-Blangero S, Tardif  S eds. The Baboon in Biomedical Research. Springer publisher 139-156


2009 PUBLICATIONS –THESIS
1. Kyama CM (2009) Endometriosis: new insight in pathogenesis and search for potential biomarkers.   Leuven University press, Belgium (Ph.D Thesis)


2009 ABSTRACTS PRESENTED AT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS
1. Delvoux B, Groothuis P, D’Hooghe TM, Kyama CM, Dunselman G and Romano A (2009) The hyper-estrogenic environment in endometriosis lesions is the result of impaired steroid metabolism. Presented during the 25th Annual meeting of European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) in Amsterdam, (Netherlands) from June 28th to July 1st  2009  Hum Reprod. 2009; 24: i10 – i10. O-022- Oral

2. Nyachieo A Spiessens CS, Chai DC, Mwenda JM and D’Hooghe TM (2009) Progress of in vitro fertilization research using the baboon as a model at the Institute of Primate Research,  Kenya.  Oral presentation at the 8th East, Central and Southern Africa Association for Obstetrical and Gynecological Societies Conference, Sarova Whitesands Hotel, Mombasa. 18th-22nd Feb, 2009

3. Magwalivha M, Wolfaardt M, Kiulia NM, Van Zyl WB, Mwenda JM and Taylor MB (2009)   High prevalence of species D human adenoviruses in faecal specimens from Kenyan children with diarrhoea  Faculty Day, Faculty of Health Sciences  Presented at the University of Pretoria 18-19 August 2009 : HW Snyman Building, Pretoria  Poster Presentation

4. Kiulia NM, Netshikweta R, Page NA, van Zyl W,  Kiraithe MM, Nyachieo A, Mwenda JM and Taylor MB  (2009)  Detection of rotavirus in surface water in Kenya: A pilot study    Presented at the  Water Micro 15th International Symposium on Health Related Water Microbiology: 31st May - 6th June 2009 : Naxos, Greece   Poster Presentation

5. Magwalivha M, Wolfaardt M, Kiulia NM, van Zyl W, Mwenda JM and Taylor MB (2009)  Molecular characterization of adenoviruses from Kenyan children with diarrhea  Presented at the HIV and AIDS Research Indaba 26th -27th  February 2009 Moot Court Roo,  Faculty of Law University of Pretoria   Oral Presentation


IN PRESS - 2009 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS 
1.    Mburu N, Obiero JA, Waititu KK, Mwaura BN, Orawo JO, Farah IO and Mwethera PG (2009) Safety studies of a recently developed microbicidal contraceptive gel (Unipron) in female (papio anubis)   African Journal of Reproductive Health  In press    


2008 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. Kiulia NM, Kamenwa R, Irimu G, Nyangao JO, Gatheru Z, Nyachieo A, Steel AD and Mwenda JM  (2008) The Epidemiology of Human Rotavirus Associated with Diarrhoea in Kenya Children: A Review  Journal of Tropical Pediatrics 54(6) 401- 405

2. D’Hooghe TM, Nyachieo A,  Chai DC, Kyama CM, Spiessens C and Mwenda JM (2008)   Reproductive research in non-human Primates at Institute of Primate Research in Nairobi, Kenya (WHO Collaborating Center): a platform for the development of clinical infertility services?  Human Reproduction May :102-107


2008 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. Obiero JA, Mburu MN, Mwaura  BN,  Waititu KK, Mulei IR, Farah IO, and Mwethera PG (2008) Unipron is a fully effective non-hormonal reversible contraceptive in a baboon model (Papio anubis) Journal of Reproduction and contraception 19(2)107-118

2. Mwenda JM, Tomassetti C, Meuleman C and D'Hooghe TM (2008). Non-steroidal targets in the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis   Curr Med Chem.15 (10)1006-17 Review

3. Falconer H, Mwenda JM, Chai DC, Song XY, Cornillie FJ, Bergqvist A, Fried G, D'Hooghe TM (2008)   Fertility and Sterility 89(5 Suppl):1537-4

4. Kyama CM, Overbergh L, Mihalyi A, Meuleman C, Mwenda JM, Mathieu C, D'Hooghe TM  (2008) Endometrial and peritoneal mRNA expression of aromatase, cytokines, and adhesion factors in women with endometriosis   Fertility and Sterility 89(2)301-310

5. D’Hooghe T, Vodolazkaia A, Kyama CM, Mwenda JM and Simeons S (2008)  Health economics of endometriosis   Rombauts, Tsaltas, Maher and Healy eds.  Endometriosis Edition. Blackwell publishers 1-16
2008 PUBLICATIONS – THESIS

1.    Obiero JA (2008) Influence of Menstrual cycle stages on normal microbial flora of the reproductive tract in female baboons (papio species) University of Nairobi, Kenya (MSc Thesis)


2008 ABSTRACTS PRESENTED AT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS
1. Mwethera PG, Obiero JA,  Mburu N,  Mwaura BN,  Waititu KK,  Langoi D and Farah IO (2008) Development of a human vaginal Spermicide and Microbicide (Unipron) to prevent pregnancy and transmission of HIV/AIDS.   Kenya Obstetrics and Gynecology 32nd Conference Abstract Pg 30-31 2008.

2. Obiero JA, Mburu N, Mwaura BN, Waititu KK, Mulei IR, Farah IO and Mwethera PG (2008)  Safety studies of Unipron as a Spermicide and Microbicide.  Kenya Obstetrics & Gynecology 32nd Conference abstract pg 31-32

3. Mburu N, Obiero JA, Mwaura BN, Langoi D and Mwethera PG (2008)  Unipron is a fully effective non-hormonal reversible contraceptive.   Kenya Obstetrics & Gynecology 32nd Conference Abstract pg 40

4. Fassbender A, D’Hooghe TM, Mihalyi A, Kyama C, Simsa P and Lessey B (2008) The relationship between C3a-des-Arg and endometriosis.   Presented during the 64th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in San Francisco, (CA - USA) from November 8th to 12th 2008. Fertil Steril 2008; 90; S143-S143. Poster

5. Bokor A, Kyama CM, Fassbender A, Vodolazkaia A and D'Hooghe T (2008) Density of small diameter sensory nerve fibres is endometrium: a semi-invasive diagnosis for minimal to mild endometriosis. IN TRAINING AWARD, Best Scientific Prize Paper Candidate (Bokor A). Presented during the 64th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in San Francisco, (CA - USA) from November 8th to 12th 2008. Fertil Steril 2008;90: S42-S42; O-115-Oral

6. Fassbender A, Kyama CM, Overbergh L, Debrock S, Valckx D, Vander Perre S, Meuleman C, Mihalyi A, Mwenda JM, Mathieu C  and D'Hooghe TM. (2008) Aberrant gene expression of cytokines in peritoneum and endometrium during the menstrual phase in women with endometriosis. Presented during the 8th PAX Society meeting in Clermont-Ferrand (France) from September 18th to 20th 2008. Oral

7. Kyama CM, Falconer H, Chai D, Mihalyi A Cuneo S, Mwenda JM  and D’Hooghe TM(2008). Acellular menstrual fluid can induce endometriosis in baboons.   Presented during the 24th Annual meeting of European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) in Barcelona, (Spain) from July 6st to 9th 2008. Hum Reprod. 2008; 23: i65 - i66. O-162 Oral

8. Kyama CM, Mihalyi A, Gevaert O, Simsa P, Waelkens E, Van de Plas R, Mwenda JM, Meuleman C, De Moor B and D’Hooghe TM(2008). Proteomics in translational research: an integrated approach in the pathogenesis and diagnosis of endometriosis.  Presented during the 10th World Congress on endometriosis (WCE) in Melbourne, Australia from March 11th to 14th, 2008. WCE Abstract & program Book 2008; 51 - 52: Oral


9. Van Kaam K, Delvoux B, Kyama CM, Dunselman G, D’Hooghe TM and  Groothuis P (2008) DNA methyltrandferase and methyl binding domain proteins in human endometrium and endometriosis. Presented during the 10th World Congress on endometriosis in Melbourne, Australia from March 11th to 14th, 2008. WCE Abstract & program Book 2008; 37 - 38: Oral

10. Mihalyi A, Simsa P, Kyama CM, Meuleman C Billen J, Bossuyt X  and D’Hooghe TM (2008) Plasma levels of IL−6, IL−8, TNF−a, CA 125, CA 19−9 and CRP in endometriosis: Their true diagnostic potential.  Presented during the 10th World Congress on endometriosis in Melbourne, Australia from March 11th to 14th, 2008. WCE Abstract & program Book 2008;  P-371 Poster

11. D’Hooghe TM, Simsa P, Mihalyi A, Schoeters G, Koppen G, Kyama CM, Den Hondt E and Fulop V (2008)Increased exposure to dioxin is associated with endometriosis in women.  Presented during the 10th World Congress on endometriosis in Melbourne, Australia from March 11th to 14th, 2008. WCE Abstract & program Book 2008; 38: Oral

12. Van Kaam K, Delvoux B, Kyama CM, Dunselman G, D’Hooghe TM and Groothuis P (2008) Severe downregulation of several genes in the eutopic endometrium of women with endometriosis is not the result of promoter methylation. Their true diagnostic potential.  Presented during the 10th World Congress on endometriosis in Melbourne, Australia from March 11th to 14th, 2008.WCE Abstract & program Book 2008; 120: P-287 Poster

13. Dassen H, Punyadeera C, Kamps R, Dunselman G, Kyama CM, D’Hooghe T, Groothuis P and Romano A (2008) Olfactomedin 4 expression in human endometrium and endometriosis. Presented during the 10th World Congress on endometriosis in Melbourne, Australia from March 11th to 14th, 2008.WCE Abstract & program Book 2008; 117: P-271 Poster

14. Kyama CM, Overbergh L, Mihalyi A, Cuneo S, Debrock S, Valckx D, Vander Perre S, Mathieu C, Mwenda JM and D’Hooghe TM. (2008)  rhTBP-1 treatment effect on mRNA levels of cytokines in baboons with induced endometriosis. Presented during the 32nd Kenya Obstetrical and Gynaecological annual Scientific meeting at Hotel Intercontinental, Nairobi-Kenya from February 20th – 22nd 2008 Oral

15. Kyama CM, Mihalyi A, Gevaert O, Simsa P, Waelkens E, Van de Plas R, Mwenda JM, Meuleman C, De Moor B and D’Hooghe TM (2008) Proteomics in translational research: an integrated approach in the pathogenesis and diagnosis of endometriosis.   Presented during the 32nd Kenya Obstetrical and Gynaecological annual Scientific meeting at Hotel Intercontinental, Nairobi-Kenya from February 20th-- 22nd  2008 Oral

16. Kiulia NM, Kamenwa R, Irimu G, Nyangao JO, Gatheru R, Nyachieo A and  Mwenda JM (2008) The epidemiology of human rotavirus associated with diarhoea in Kenya. Poster presented at the 4th African Rotavirus Symposium Mauritius, July 16th-17th 2008

17. Kiulia NM, Peenze I, Nyachieo A, Steele AD and Mwenda JM (2008) Molecular characterization of the rotavirus strains in Eastern Region, Kenya.  Presented during the 8th Rotavirus Workshop in Diarrhoeal Pathogens Research Unit, University of Limpopo, South Africa 22nd May 2008

18. Nyachieo A Spiessens CS, Debrock S, Chai DC, Mwenda JM, Kiulia NM, Hussein M and D’Hooghe TM (2008) Baboon model for in vitro fertilization: Current status and future perspective. Oral presentation at the 11th Annual Symposium on Frontiers in Reproduction, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, USA, 12th-14th June 2008

19. Nyachieo A,  Spiessens CS, Mwenda JM, Debrock S, Chai DC, Kiulia NM, Hussein M and D’Hooghe TM (2008) Prospective randomized study in olive baboons (papio anubis) on the effect of adding agonist to clomiphene citrate protocol for ovarian stimulation.  Oral presentation at the 32nd Annual meeting of the Kenya Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (KOGS), Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi, 20th -22nd February 2008

20. Kiulia NM, Mwenda JM, Netshikweta R, Van Zyl W, Kiraithe MM, Steele AD and Taylor MB  (2008)  Detection of rotavirus in Surface water in Kenya: A pilot study Presented at the  4th  Africa Rotavirus Symposium Mauritius, July 16th - 17th 2008    Poster presentation


2007 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. Kiulia NM, Mwenda JM, Nyachieo A,  Nyaundi JK, Steele AD and Taylor MB (2007)  Astrovirus Infection in Young Kenyan Children with Diarrhoea   Journal Tropical Pediatrics 53(3)206-9 Epub 2007 Feb 17

2. Kyama CM, Mwenda JM, Machoki James, Mihalyi Attila, Simsa Peter, Chai DC and D’Hooghe TM (2007)  Endometriosis in Africa women   Women’s Health 3(5) 629-635

3. Nyachieo A, Chai DC, Deprest J, Mwenda JM and D’Hooghe, TM (2007 The Baboon as a Research Model for the Study of Endometrial Biology, Uterine Receptivity and Embryo Implantation Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation 64: 149-155

4. Chai DC, Cuneo S, Falconer H, Mwenda JM and D'Hooghe TM (2007) Olive baboon (Papio anubis anubis) as a model for intrauterine research    Journal of  Medical  Primatolog 36(6)365-9 Review

5. Lebovic DI, Mwenda JM, Chai DC, Mueller MD, Santi A, Fisseha S and D'Hooghe TM (2007) PPAR-gamma receptor ligand induces regression of endometrial explants in baboons: a prospective, randomized, placebo- and drug-controlled study    Fertility & Sterility 88(4) Suppl: 1108-19


6. Kyama CM, Mihalyi A, Chai DC, Simsa P, Mwenda JM and D’Hooghe TM (2007) Baboon model for the study of endometriosis  Women’s Health 3(5) 637-646

7. Simsa P, Mihalyi A, Kyama CM, Mwenda JM, Fulop V and D’Hooghe TM (2007) Selective estrogen-receptor modulators and aromatase inhibitors: promising new medical therapies for endometriosis?  Women’s Health 3(5) 617-628

8. Kyama CM, Mwenda JM, Machoki J, Mihalyi A, Simsa P, Chai DC and D’Hooghe TM (2007) Endometriosis in African women   Women’s health 3(5) 629-635

9. Simsa P, Mihalyi A, Kyama CM, Mwenda JM, Fulop V and D’Hooghe TM (2007) Fuuture of endometriosis research  Women’s Health 3(5) 647-654


2007 ABSTRACTS PRESENTED AT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS 
1. Kyama CM, Mihalyi A, Gevaert O, Simsa P, Waelkens E, Van de Plas R, Mwenda JM, Meuleman C, De Moor B and D’Hooghe TM (2007) Evaluation of endometrial biomarkers for semi-invasive diagnosis of endometriosis.   Presented during the 23rd Annual meeting of European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) in Lyon, (France) from July 1st to 4th 2007. Human Reproduction 2007; 22: i107. O-269 Oral

2. Kiulia NM, Peenze I, Nyachieo A, Steel AD and Mwenda JM (2007) Predominant rotavirus strains in Maua, Kenya.  Presented at the 17th IPR Scientific Conference, 14th-15th November 2007, KCCT, Mbagathi, Kenya

3. Kiulia NM, Nyachieo A, Njiru PN and Mwenda JM (2007) Molecular characterization of the rotavirus strains prevalent in Maua, Meru North district, Kenya.  Presented at the Department of Health Sciences and Biotechnology, Kenya Polytechnic University College, 24th April 2007

4. Nyachieo A Spiessens CS, Chai DC, Mwenda JM and D’Hooghe TM (2007) Baboon serum (BaS) containing medium for capacitation enhances baboon sperm motility and zona binding ability compared to Human Serum Albumin (HSA) and Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA)   Oral presentation presented at 17th Institute of Primate Research (IPR) Scientific Conference, Nairobi, Kenya on 14th -15th November, 2007

5. Kiraithe M, Nyachieo A, Kiulia NM, Galo M, Omolo EO and Mwenda JM (2007) Short term effects of Khat on sperm parameters and blood pressure: A prospective study in olives baboons (papio anubis).   Oral presentation presented at 17th Institute of Primate Research (IPR) Scientific Conference, Nairobi, Kenya on 14th -15th November, 2007

6. Kiulia NM, Wolfaardt M, Mwenda JM and Taylor MB  (2007)  Astrovirus infection in Kenya   Presented at  Food and Waterborne Viruses Workshop, 30th - 2nd April 2007, Medical Virology, University of Pretoria, South Africa   Oral presentation


2006 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. Mwenda JM, Kyama CM, Chai  DC, Debrock Sophie and D’Hooghe TM (2006) The Baboon as an Appropriate Model for the Study of Multifactoral Aspects of Human Endometriosis    Laboratory Primate 

2. Mwenda JM, Owuor RA, Kyama CM, Wango EO, Arimi MM and Langat DK (2006) Khat  (Catha edulis) up-regulates testosterone and decreases prolactin and cortisol levels in the baboon    Journal of Ethnopharmacology 103 :379-384

3. Mwenda JM (2006) Effects of khat on human reproduction natural stimulant increase hormonal levels in male baboons (March 17th 2006)

4. Arimi MM, Nyachieo A, Langat DK, Abdi AM and Mwenda JM (2006)   Evidence for expression of endogenous retroviral sequences on primate reproductive tissues and detection of cross reactive ERV antigens in the baboon ovary: A review   East Africa Medical Journal  83(2)

5. Ochieng Washington., Ogoyi Dorington., Mulaa, FJ Ogola Simon., Musoke Rachel.and Otsyula MG. Viral load, CD4+ T-lymphocyte counts and antibody tires in HIV-1 infected untreated children in Kenya; implication for immunodefiency and aids progression   African Health Science 6(1)

6. D’Hooghe TM, Mihalyi AM, Sisma P, Kyama CK, Peeraer K,De Loecker P, Meeuwis L, Segal L and Meuleman C (2006)   Why we need a Noninvasive Diagnostic Test for Minimal to Mild Endometriosis with a High Sensitivity    Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation 62: 136-138

7. Kiulia NM, Peenze I, Dewar J, Nyachieo A, Galo M, Omolo EO, Steele AD and Mwenda JM (2006)  Molecular Characterization of the Rotavirus Strains Prevalent in Maua, Meru North, Kenya   East African Medical Journal  83(7) 360-65

8. Chai DC, Cuneo S, Falconer H, Mwenda JM and D’Hooghe TM (2006) Olive baboon (Papio anubis anubis) as a model for intrauterine research   Journal of Medical Primatology 10:1-5

9. Mwethera PG (2006) Development of a vaginal spermicide and Microbicide to prevent pregnancy and transmission of HIV/AIDS   Industrial Property Journal, KIPI No 2006/04, pg 6
10. Mihalyi A, Simsa P, Kyama MC, Meuleman C, Mwenda JM, D'Hooghe TM (2006) Emerging drugs in endometriosis   Expert Opin Emerg Drugs 11(3)503-524

11. Kyama CM, Overbergh L, Debrock S, Valckx D, Vander Perre S, Meuleman C, Mihalyi A, Mwenda JM, Mathieu C and D'Hooghe TM (2006) Increased peritoneal and endometrial gene expression of biologically relevant cytokines and growth factors during the menstrual phase in women with endometriosis    Fertility and Sterility 85(6)1667-75

12. Kyama CM, T'Jampens D, Mihalyi A, Simsa P, Debrock S, Waelkens E, Landuyt B, Meuleman C, Fulop V, Mwenda JM and D'Hooghe TM (2006) ProteinChip technology is a useful method in the pathogenesis and diagnosis of endometriosis: a preliminary study   Fertility and Sterility  86(1)203-209

13. Falconer H, Mwenda JM, Chai DC, Wagner C, Song XY, Mihalyi A, Simsa P, Kyama CM, Cornillie FJ, Bergqvist A, Fried G and D'Hooghe TM (2006)  Treatment with anti-TNF monoclonal antibody (c5N) reduces the extent of induced endometriosis in the baboon    Human Reproduction 21(7)1856-62

14. Aghokeng AF, Liu W, Bibollet-Ruche F, Loul S, Mpoudi-Ngole E, Laurent C, Mwenda JM, Langat DK, Chege GK, McClure HM, Delaporte E, Shaw GM, Hahn BH, Peeters M (2006) Widely varying SIV prevalence rates in naturally infected primate species from Cameroon  Virology 345 (1)174-89

15. D'Hooghe TM, Nugent NP, Cuneo S, Chai DC, Deer F, Debrock S, Kyama CM, Mihalyi A, Mwenda JM (2006)  Recombinant human TNFRSF1A(r-hTBP1)inhibits the developmentof endometriosis in baboons: a prospective, randomized, placebo- and drug-controlled study    Biology of  Reproduction 74(1) 131-136

16. Kyama CM,  Mihalyi AM, Sisma P, Falconer H, Fulop V,Mwenda JM, , Peeraer K,  Meuleman CD’Hooghe TM, (2006) Endometrial-peritoneal interactions and endometriosis. Guest editorial  World Endometriosis Society e-journal 8:3-5

17. Tomassetti C, Meulemann C, Pexsters A, Mihalyi AM,  Kyama CM,  Sisma P,  D'Hooghe TM Endometriosis, recurrent miscarriage and implantation failure: is there and immunological link? Reprod  BioMed Online 13:706-712

18. D’Hooghe TM, Mihalyi AM, Simsa P, Kyama CM, Peeraer K, de Loecker P, Meeuwis L, Segal L and Meuleman C. Why we need a noninvasive diagnostic test for minimal to mild endometriosis with a high sensitivity   Editorial. Gynecology Obstetrics and Investigation 62:136-138


2006 ABSTRACTS PRESENTED AT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS 
1. Kyama CM, Mihalyi A, Simsa P, Falconer H, Fulop V, Mwenda JM, Peeraer K, Meuleman C and D’Hooghe TM (2006) Endometriosis is a peritoneal disease.  Presented during the 7th PAX Society meeting in Leuven, (Belgium) from September 28th to 30th 2006. PAX Adhesions. 2006; 16: L7-4. Oral

2. Kyama CM, Overbergh L, Mihalyi A, Meuleman C, Mwenda JM, Mathieu C and D’Hooghe TM (2006) Aberrant mRNA expression of adhesion factors in women with endometriosis.  Presented at the 16th meeting of the Belgium Society for Reproductive Medicine (BSRM) in De- Montil, Essene, (Belgium) on October 13th 2006. Oral presentation

3. Kyama CM, Overbergh L, Mihalyi A, Mwenda JM, Mathieu C and D’Hooghe TM (2006) Aberrant mRNA expression of adhesion factors in women with endometriosis.  Presented during the 22nd Annual meeting of European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) in Praque, (Czech Republic) from June 18th to 21st 2006. Human Reproduction 2006, 21: i177; P- 460 Poster

4. Mihalyi A, Simsa P, Kyama CM, Meuleman C, Billen J, Bossuyt X and D’Hooghe TM  (2006) Plasma levels of IL-6, IL-8, TNF-α, CA125, CA19-9 and CRP in endometriosis: their true diagnostic potential. Presented during the 53rd Annual meeting of Society for Gynaecologic Investigation (SGI) in Toronto-Canada from March 21st to 25th 2006. J Soc Gynecol Investig 2006, 13: Suppl 2: P-494 Poster

5. Nyachieo A, Mwenda JM, Spiessens CS, Chai DC and D’Hooghe TM (2006) The baboon model for reproductive research at the Institute of Primate Research, Nairobi, Kenya: Development of baboon model for in vitro fertilization (IVF) studies. Oral presentation: Presented in Serono Symposium on clinical frontiers in human reproduction: models in primate research, Toronto, Canada on 21st March, 2006

6. Spiessens CS, Debrock S, Nyachieo A and D’Hooghe TM (2006) Success rate of Single Embryo Transfer (SET) on day 3 versus day 5.  Poster presentation: Presented in Gynaecologic and Obstetrics Congress, Toronto, Canada on 22nd -25th March, 2006


2005 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1.  Wango EO (2005) Anti- Fertility effects of embelin in female sparague-dawley rats may be due to suppression of ovarian function   Acta Biologica Hungarica 56(1-2)pp 1-9)

2. Adoyo PA, Hasegwa Akiko, Kanazawa Nozomi and Koyama Koji (2005) A new variant of glucose regulated protein 78 present in human sperm membrane originating from epididymis   Reproductive Immunology 20(2) 65-74  

3.  D’Hooge TM, Kyama CM, Debrock C, Meuleman SC and Mwenda JM (2005) Future directions in endometriosis research    Annals New York Academy of  Sciences 1034-316-25 Review     
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
4. Mwenda JM, Nyachieo A, Langat DK and steele DA (2005) Serological detection of adenoviruses in non-human primates maintained in a colony in Kenya   East African Medical Journal 82(7) 371-375

5. Mihalyi A, Kyama CM, Simsa P, Debrock S, Mwenda JM and D’Hooghe TM (2005) The Role of Immunologic and Inflammatory factors in the Development of Endometriosis Indications for treatment strategies   Therapy 2(4) 623-639

6. Chege GK, Steele DA, Hart CA, Snodgrass DR, Omolo EO and Mwenda JM (2005) Experimental infection of non- human primates with a human rotavirus isolate   Vaccine (23) 1522-1528

7. Overberg L, Kyama CM, Valckx D, Debrock S, Mwenda JM, Mathieu C and D’Hooghe TM (2005)  Validation of real-time RT-PCR assays for mRNA quantification in baboons  Cytokine 31: 454-458

8. Gesquiere LR, Altmann J, Khan MZ, Couret J, Yu JC, Endres CS, Lynch JW, Ogola P, Fox EA, Albert SC and Wango EO (2005) Coming of age: Steroid hormones of wild immature baboons (Papio cynocephalus)  American Journal of Primatology 67(1) 83-100

9. Mwenda JM, Kyama CM, Chai DC, Debrock Sophie and D’Hooghe TM (2005) The Baboon as an appropriate model for Study of Multifactoral Aspects of Human Endometriosis  In s.Woolfe-Coote, ed. Laboratory Primate II Use of primate models in research Elsevier Books 549-559

10. Kyama CM, Mwenda JM and D’Hooghe TM (2005) Animals studies. In Sutton, Adamson & Jones eds. Animal models in the management of endometriosis. Taylor & Francis Medical Books 41-49

11. Overbergh L, Kyama CM, Valckx D, Debrock S, Mwenda JM, Mathieu C and D'Hooghe TM (2005) Validation of real-time RT-PCR assays for mRNA quantification in baboons  Cytokine  2; 31(6) 454

12. Nyachieo A, Van Overmeir C, Laurent T, Dujardin JC, D'Alessandro U (2005) Plasmodium falciparum genotyping by microsatellites as a method to distinguish between recrudescent and new infections   American Journal of  Tropical Medicine & Hygiene 73 (1) 210-213


2005 ABSTRACTS PRESENTED AT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS
1. Kyama CM, Mihalyi A, Overbergh L, Valckx D, Meuleman C, Mathieu C, Mwenda JM and D’Hooghe TM (2005) Peritoneal and endometrial mRNA expression of inflammatory cytokines and CYP19 (aromatase) in women with and without endometriosis.  Presented during the 9th World Congress on endometriosis in Maastricht (The Netherlands) from September 14th to 17th, 2005. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2005; 123: Suppl 1;S15. O7.4. Oral

2. Kyama CM, Overbergh L, Mihalyi A, Cuneo S, Debrock S, Valckx D, Vander Perre S, Mathieu C, Mwenda JM and D’Hooghe TM (2005) rhTBP-1 treatment effect on mRNA levels of cytokines in baboons with induced endometriosis.   Presented during the 21st Annual meeting of European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) in Copenhagen (Denmark) from June 19th to 22nd 2005. Hum Reprod. 2005; 20: i177-i178; P-494 Poster

3. Mwenda JM, Nyangao JWO, Kiulia NM and Gatheru Z  (2005)  Overview of the rotavirus surveillance in Kenya 25 year experience  Presented at the Virology Africa 2005 Congress   8th - 11th November 2005, Cape Town, South Africa  Oral presentation.


2004 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. Kyama CM, Debrock S, Mwenda JM and D’Hooghe TM (2004) Potential involvement of the immune system in the development of endometriosis   Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 1:123 

2. Ruche FB,  Bailes E, Gao F, Pourrut X, Barlow KL, Clewley JP, Mwenda JM, Langat DK, Chege GK, McClure HM, Ngole EM, Delaporte E, Peeters M, Shaw GM, Sharp PM and Hahn BH (2004) New Simian Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Infecting De Brazza’s Monkeys (Cercopithecus neglectus): Evidence for a Cercopithecus Monkey Virus Clade   Journal of Virology 78(140) 7748-7762

3. Falconer H, Mwenda JM, Chai DC, Xiao-Yu Song C, Mihalyi A, Kyama CK, Wagner FJ, Cornillie A, Bergqvist Fried G and D’Hooghe TM (2004) treatment with anti-TNF antibody c5N reduces the extent of induced endometriosis in the baboon   The Society of Assisted reproductive technology 28 (2)

4. D’Hooghe TM, Hill JA and Mwenda JM (2004) A critical review of the use and application of the baboon as a model for research in women’s reproductive health  Gynecplogic and Obstetric Investigations 57: 1-60

5. D’Hooghe TM, Spiessens CS, Chai DC, Mwethera PG, Makokha AO and Mwenda JM (2004) Ovarian stimulation, egg aspiration, in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer in the baboon (Papio anubis): A pilot project at the Institute of Primate Research, Nairobi, Kenya  Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigations 57(1)23-26

6. Langat DK, Morales PJ, Fazleabas AT, Mwenda JM and Hunt JS (2004) The Olive baboon (Papio anubis)  A potential animal model to study the function of human leukocyte antigen-G (HLA-G) Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigations 57: 33-6

7. Mwenda JM, Machoki JM, Omollo EO, Galo M and Langat DK (2004) The prevalence of anti-phospholipid antibodies in a selected population of Kenyan women and development of a non-human primate model    Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigations 57(1) 36-38
8. Kyama MC, D’Hooghe TM, Debrock S,  Machoki JM, Chai DC and Mwenda JM (2004) The prevalence of Endometriosis among African-American and African- Indigenous women   Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigations 57(1) 40-42

9. Fazleabas AT, Brudney A, Chai DC and Mwenda JM (2004) Endometriosis in the Baboon. Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigations 57: -60


10. D'Hooghe TM, Debrock S, Kyama CM, Chai DC, Cuneo S, Hill JA and Mwenda JM (2004) Baboon model for fundamental and preclinical research in endometriosis   Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigations 57(1)43-46
11. D’Hooghe TM, Kyama MC, Debrock S,  Meuleman C and Mwenda JM (2004) Future directions in endometriosis research  Annals of New York Academy of Sciences 316-325


2004 ABSTRACTS PRESENTED AT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS
1. Falconer H,  Mwenda JM,  Chai DC, Wagner C, Cornillie FJ and  D’Hooghe TM (2004) Women and children’s health. Karolinska Institute. Stockholm Sweden. Institute of Primate Research, Nairobi Kenya, Centocor Inc, Malvern, AR, University of Leuven, Leuven Belgium.   Presented during the 60th ASRM Meeting October 16-20, 2004 Philadelphia, USA

2. Mwenda JM,  Langat DK,  Mwethera PG and Chai DC (2004) Baboon Model for reproductive health studies. The IPR experience.    To be presented during the 8th Regional Meeting of International society for Gynaecologic Endoscopy and Endometriosis. 6th- 8th September2004.Cape Town RSA

3. Kyama CM, T’jampens DT, Vander Perre S,  Landuyt B,  Mwenda JM and  D’Hooghe TM (2004)  Differential Protein profiling using Ciphergen ProteinChip technology in endometrium, peritoneum and endometriotic lesions from women with and without endometriosis.   Abstract presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the ESHRE in Berlin Germany 27th – 30th June 2004

4. Kyama CM, Overbergh S,  Debrock S, Vander Perre, S Valckx D,  Mathieu C,  Mwenda JM and  D’Hooghe TM (2004) The expression of mRNA for inflammatory Cytokines is increased in the peritomeum from women with endometriosis during menstrual phase.    Abstract presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the ESHRE in Berlin Germany 27th – 30th June 2004

5. Kyama CM, D’Hooghe TM, Debrock S, Machoki J, Chai DS and Mwenda JM (2004) The prevalence of endometriosis among African-American and African-Indigenous women.  Presented at the 8th Regional meeting of the International Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy (ISGE) from 6th to 8th September 2004 at Cape Town- South Africa. Oral presentation. Award for the best Scientific contribution (basic science session)

6. Kyama CM, T’Jampens D, Vander Perre S, Landuyt B, Meuleman C, Mwenda JM and D’Hooghe TM (2004) Ciphergen’s ProteinChip technology is a feasible and useful method for differential protein profiling in women with and without endometriosis.  Presented at the 12th meeting of the Belgium Society for Reproductive Medicine (BSRM) at Brussels-Belgium on October 1st 2004. Oral presentation

7. Kyama CM, Overbergh L, Debrock S, Valckx D, Vander Perre S, Meuleman C, Mathieu C, Mwenda JM and D’Hooghe TM (2004) Peritoneal and endometrial expression of mRNA for inflammatory cytokines and growth factors are aberrantly increased during menstrual phase in women with endometriosis. Presented at the 12th meeting of the Belgium Society for Reproductive Medicine (BSRM) at Brussels-Belgium on October 1st 2004 Oral presentation


2003 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. Mwenda JM and Langat DK. (2003)   Immunological mechanisms at the maternal- foetal interface: lessons learnt from monkey studies   Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology  of Eastern and Central Africa 16(1)1– 9

2. Steele AD, Ivanoff B, Mwenda JM et al … (2003) Rotavirus strains circulating in Africa during 1996 – 1999: emergence of G9 strains and p[6] strains   Vaccines 21: 361 – 367

3. Mwenda JM, Peenze I, Omollo EO, Galo M and Steele AD (2003) Human group C virus identified in Kenya    East African Medical Journal 80(2)73 – 76

4. Kyama CM, Debrock S, Mwenda JM and  D’Hooghe TM (2003) Potential involvement of the immune system in the development of endometriosis   Journal of Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 1(1)123-127

5. Amboka JNO and Mwethera PG (2003) Characterization of semen from olive baboons   Journal of Medical Primatology 32: 325-329

6. Mwenda JM, Arimi MM, Kyama CM and Langat DK (2003) Effects of Khat (Catha edulis) consumption on reproductive functions A review   East African Medical Journal 80(6) 318-323

7. Bambra CS, Raeymakers BM, Koninckx PR and D’Hooghe TM (2003) Laparascopy guided uterine flush for the recovery of pre-implantation embryos in the baboon   Human reproduction 11(9)2022-2025

8. Mwenda JM, Sichangi MW, Oduor-Okello D, Wango EO and Langat DK (2003) Human endogenous retrovirus-R (ERV3) env- like antigens expressed in baboon in testes and epididymides. East African Medical Journal 80(5)64-70

9. Adoyo PA and Koyama Koji (2003) Prospects for sperm Immunocontraceptive Vaccines Reproduction Immunology Biology 18(2)7-8

10. Taguchi T, Akimaru K, Hirai H, Hirai Y, Mwenda JM, Yuri K (2003)  A probe generated by chromosome microdissection, useful for analyzing Y chromosome evolution in old world monkeys Chromosome Res 11(2)147-52


2003 ABSTRACTS PRESENTED AT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS
1. Mwenda JM, Peenze I, Kiulia NM, De Beer M, Omollo E, Galo M and Steele AD  (2003)  Identification and characterization of human group C rotaviruses isolated from Kenyan children with diarrhoea Presented at the Medical Virology Congress held at Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa, 18th – 21st May 2003   Oral presentation


2002 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. Langat DK, Morales PJ, Fazleabas AT, Mwenda JM and Hunt JS (2002)  Baboon placentas express soluble and mebrane-bound Paan-AG proteins encoded by alternatively spliced transcripts of the class Ib major histocompatibility complex gene, Paan-AG  Immunogenetics 54:164-173

2. Langat DK and Hunt JS (2002)  Do nonhuman primates comprise appropriate experimental models for studying the function of human leukocyte antigen-G    Biology of Reproduction 67: 1367 – 1374

3. Mwenda JM, Kiulia NM, Omollo EO, Galo M, Peenze I, De Beer M and Steele SD (2002)   Human group C rotavirus identified in Kenya   East African Medical Journal 79(12) 53- 56

4. Mwenda JM, Kyama CM, Arimi MM, Achieng RO and Langat DK (2002)   The possible biological effects of khat (catha edulis) extract on the reproductive functions of the male baboons (papio anubis) edited by Gerhadt van Der Host, Daniel Franken, Riana Borman, T De Jager and Silke Dyer. Monduzzi Editore 159 – 167

5. Sichangi MW, Langat DK.and Mwenda JM (2002) Endogenous retrovirus sequences expressed in male mammalian reproductive tissues: a review   East African Medical Journal  79(12)36 - 39

6.  Munene E, Songok E, Nyamongo JA, Langat DK and Otsyula MG (2002) Evaluation of HIV ELSA diagnostic kit developed at the Institute of Primate Research, Nairobi Kenya    African Journal of Health Sciences 9(3-4) 117-122


2002 ABSTRACTS PRESENTED AT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS
1. Langat DK, Morales PJ, Fazleabas AT, Mwenda JM and Hunt JS (2002) Baboon placentas express alternatively spliced transcripts and proteins encoded by the MHC gene, Paan-AG.  Presented at the Joint Conference of the Federation of American Associations of Experimental Biology, and the American Association of Immunologists (FASEB/AAI) Meeting, 20th –24th April 2002, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center New Orleans, Louisiana. FASEB Journal 16:A1234, Abstract 930.2, 2002

2. Langat DK, Morales PJ, Mwenda JM and Hunt JS  (2002) Soluble and membrane-anchored proteins and alternatively spliced transcripts encoded by the baboon MHC class lb gene, Paan-AG, are expressed in the placenta.  Presented to Students Research Forum (SRF-2002), 3rd – 4th April 2002, University of Kansas Medical Center

3. Mwenda JM (2002) Evaluation of non-human primatesas modelsfor testing rotavirus candidate vaccines. Presented at the  Third Symposium on Rotavirus in Africa, 15th – 17th September 2002, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Legon, Ghana

4. Mwenda JM, Steele AD, Omollo EO, Galo M, Snodgrass DS,  Hart CA and Chege GK  (2002) Characterisation of non -human primate models for rotavirus infection.  Presented at the African Health Sciences Congress, 24th – 26th April 2002, Kampala, Uganda

5. Mwenda JM, Kyama CM, Arimi MM, Achieng RO and Langat DK  (2002) The possible biological effects of khat (Catha edulis) extract on the reproductive functions of the male baboons (papio anubis). Presented during the 9th International Symposium on Spermatology, 6th – 11th October 2002, Cape Town, South Africa

6. Mwenda JM, Chai DC, Muoria PK, Mugambi K, Moinde NN and Suleman MA (2002) Sustainable utilization of Kenya Non human primates for biomedical and conservation research.  Presented at the meeting titled “International Perspectives: The Future of Nonhuman Primate Resources,” 17th – 19th April 2002, National Academy of Sciences Auditorium, Washington, DC, USA.

7. Mwethera PG, Sivashanmugam P, Richardson R, French F and O’Rand MG  (2002) Male contraception: Analysis of a novel protase inhibitor protein, Eppin in Baboon (Papio Anabis).   Presented during the 9th International Symposium on Spermatology, 6th – 11th October 2002, Cape Town, South Africa

8. Nyaundi JK, Steele AD. Otysula MG, Nyaga PN, Musoke R and Mwenda JM (2002) Lack of association of rotavirus infection and HIV status in young children in Nairobi, Kenya.   Presented at the Third Symposium on Rotavirus in Africa, 15th – 17th September 2002, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Legon, Ghana.

9. Sichangi MW, Langat DK and Mwenda JM (2002) Endogenous retrovirus sequences expressed in male mammalian reproductive tissues: Review   East Africa Medical Journal 79(2)
2001 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS:
1. Langat DK and Mwenda JM (2001) Endogenous retroviruses: what risks do they pose in xenotransplantation   African Journal of Health Science  8(1-2)24 –32

2. Langat DK, Sichangi MW, Kiio M, Ochiel D, Kyama CM, Otysula M and Mwenda JM  (2001) Evaluation of non-radioactive ELISA assay kits for detection of retroviral reverse transcriptase (RT) activity associated with retroviral SIV and HIV  African Journal  of Health Sciences  8(1/2)39-46

3. Langat DK. and Mwenda JM (2001) Endogenous retroviruses: what risks do they pose in xenotransplantation   African Journal of Health Sciences 8(1-2)24 –32

4. Langat DK, Sichang MW, Kiio M, Ochiel D, Kyama CM, Otysula MG and Mwenda JM (2001)  Evaluation of non-radioactive ELISA assay kits for detection of retroviral reverse transcriptase (RT) activity associated with retroviral SIV and HIV    Afric 8(1-2)39 -46


2001 ABSTRACTS PRESENTED AT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS
1. D’Hooghe TM, Cuneo S, Nugent N, Chai DC, Deer F and Mwenda JM (2001) Recombinant human TNF binding protein-1 (r-hTBP-1) inhibits the development of endometriosis in baboons: a prospective, randomized, placebo- and drug-controlled study. Presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine held in Orange County Convention Center, 20th –25th October 2001

2. D’Hooghe TM, Nugent NP, Chai DC, Deer F and Mwenda JM (2001) Recombinant human TNF binding protein-1 (r-hTBP-1) inhibits the development of endometriosis in baboons: a prospective, randomized, placebo- and drug-controlled study.   Presented at the ASRM 57th annual meeting prize papers, posters and videos, Orlando, Florida, from 20th – 25th October 2001. ASRM News, vol. 35 no. 4. Winter 2001

3. Langat DK, Morales PJ, Fazleabas AT, Mwenda JM and Hunt JS (2001) Transcripts derived from the baboon non-classical MHC gene, Paan-AG, are intact in the placenta and disrupted in other organs.  Presented at the joint Conference of the Federation of American Associations of Experimental Biology and the American Association of Immunologists (FASEB/AAI) Meeting, 31st March – 4th April 2001, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida. FASEB 15(4) A370; Abstract 282.12

4. Ochieng R, Wango EO, Mwenda JM and Patel NB  (2001) Effects of khat (catha Edulis) on testosterone, prolactin, and cortisol in male Baboons (Papio Anubis).  Presented at the 5th Society of Neuroscientists of Africa International Conference (SONA) 2001, held at Safari Park Hotel Nairobi from 23rd – 27th April 2001

5. Ng’ang’a J, Nyaundi JK Graham B and Otsyula MG (2001) Simian-human immunodeficiency virus infection of baboons: a new model for therapy and vaccines studies against HIV.   Presented at the 5th Society of Neuroscientists of Africa International Conference (SONA) 2001, held at Safari Park Hotel Nairobi from 23rd – 27th April 2001


2000 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. Banaszak S, Brudney A, Donnelly K, Chai DC, Chwalisz K and Fazleabas AT (2000)  Modulation of the action of chorionic gonadotrophin in the baboon (Papio anubis) uterus by a progesterone receptor antagonist (ZK 137.316) 1 Biology of Reproduction 63: 820- 825

2. Hirai H, Kawamoto Y, Suleman MA and Mwenda JM (2000)   Variant centromere lacking the specific molecular traits in the Sykes monkey   Chromosome Research  8(4)357 – 359

3. Langat DK and Mwenda JM (2000) Endogenous retroviruses: What risks do they pose in xenotransplantation?  Africa Journal of Health Science 7:129-134`

4. Langat DK, Sichangi MW, Kiio M, Ochiel D, Kyama CK, Otsyula MG and Mwenda JM (2000)  Evaluation of non-radiactive ELISA Assay Kits for detection of retroviral reverse transcriptase (RT) activity associated with retroviral SIV and HIV   Africa Journal of Health Science  7:139-145

5. Langat DK and Mwenda JM (2000)  Potential risks of viral infections in xenotransplantation   Acta Tropica  76: 147-158

6. Owen SM, Masciotra S, Novembre F, Yee J, Switzer WM, Otsyula MG and Lal RB (2000) Simian immunodeficiency viruses of diverse origin can use CXCR4 as a co receptor for entry into human cells  Journal of Virology 74(12)5702-5708


2000 ABSTRACTS PRESENTED AT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS
1. Langat D and Mwenda JM (2000) Non -Classical MHC Molecules in the primate placenta: Antigen expression in the baboon placenta and implantation site.   Presented at the 25th Kenya Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society Conference (KOGS) Annual Scientific Conference from 23rd - 25th February 2000

2. Langat DK, Rensburg E, Engelbrecht S and Mwenda JM  (2000)  Molecular characterisation of simian immunodeficiency viruses (SIVS) from Eastern and Southern Africa.  Held in Washington DC, USA 13th - 16th March 2000

3. Mwenda JM, Steele AD, Omollo E, Snodgrass DS, Hart A, Otsyula MG and Chege GK (2000) Experimental infection of non-human primates with human rotaviruses.  Presented at the 40th Annual Congress of the Federation of South African Societies of Pathology (PATH 2000), held at Aventura SPA Warmbaths from 2nd - 5th July 2000

4. Mwenda JM and Langat DK (2000) The immunology of pregnancy: an overview.   Presented at the 25th Annual Scientific Conference (KOGS), held at Whitesands Hotel Mombasa from 23rd – 25th February 2000

5. Owuor RA, Patel NB, Wango EO, Langat DK and Mwenda JM  (2000) A study on effect of khat (catha edulis) on some endocrine hormones in male olive baboons (papio anubis).  Presented at the 25th Annual Scientific Conference (KOGS) held at Whitesands Hotel Mombasa from 23rd – 25th February 2000

6. Sichangi MW, Wango EO, Okello DO and Mwenda JM (2000) Endogenous retroviral-like particle expression in male baboon reproductive tissues. Presented at the 25th Annual Scientific Conference (KOGS), held at Whitesands Hotel Mombasa from 23rd – 25th February 2000

7. Patel NB (2000) Mechanism of action of Cathinone: The active ingredient of khat (Catha Edulis)  East African Medical Journal 77(6)

8. Brown JE, Micheni KD, Grant EM, Mwenda JM, Muthiri FM, Grant AR (2000) Varieties of male circumcision: a study from Kenya    Sex Transm Dis. 2001 Oct; 28(10)608-12

9. Chai DC (2000) Simple laparascopy techniques in experimental reproductive study using non-human primates. Presented at the 25th Annual Scientific Conference (KOGS) held at Whitesands Hotel Mombasa from 23rd- 25th February 2000


1999 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. Bambra CS (1999)  Current status of reproductive behaviour in Africa   Human Reproduction Update 5(1)1-20

2. Mwethera PG, Makokha A and Chai DC (1999) Fertilin  peptides Inhibit Sperm Binding to Zona-free eggs in a homologous baboon in vitro fertilization system   Contraception 59 (2)131-135

3. Kim J, Wang J, Bambra CS, Das SK, Dey SK and Fazleabas AT ( Expression of Cyclooxygenase-1 and -2 in the baboon endometrium during the menstrual cycle and pregnancy  Endocrinology 140(6)2672 - 2678

4. Langat DK, Johnson PM, Rote NS, Wango EO, Owiti GO, Isahakia MA and Mwenda JM (1999)  Characterization of antigens expressed in normal baboon trophoblast and cross-reactive with HIV/SIV antibodies   Journal of reproductive Immunology 42: 41-58

5. Mwenda JM, Johnson PM, Rote BS, Langat DK and Flanagan BF (1999) Molecular characterisation of a putative endogenous retrovirus cDNA isolated from human placental tissue  African Journal of health science  6:40-46

6. Mwenda JM, Sichangi MW, Isahakia MA, Van Rensburg E and Langat DK (1999)  The prevalence of antibodies to simian T-leukaemia/lymphotrophic virus (STLV) in a non-human primate colony in Kenya  Annals of Tropical Medicine & Parasitology 93: 2075 – 2083

7. Mwenda JM, Shotake T, Yamamoto T, Uchihi R, Bambra CS  and  Katsumata Y (1999)  DNA typing of primate major histocompatibility complex (Mhc)-DQA1 locus by PCR and DOT blot hybridization   Cell Mol. Biol.  45(8)1249-1256

8. Van Rensburg E, Engelbrecht S, Robson B, Langat DK, Isahakia MA and Mwenda JM (1999) Phylogenetic analysis of simian T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (STLV-1) from Kenyan Olive baboons (papio anubis), lowland sykes (Cercopithecus mitis) and vervet monkeys (cercopithecus aethiops pygerythrus)   AIDS Res. Hum. Retroviruses 15(8)781-784

9. Vos A, Neubert A, Aylan O, Schuster P, Pommerening, Muller T and Chai DC (1999) An update on safety studies on SAD B19 rabies virus vaccine in target and non-target species   Epidemiol. Infect. 123: 165-175


1999 ABSTRACTS PRESENTED AT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS
1. Adoyo PA (1999) Comparative evaluation of semen characteristics of Gray Mangabey and De Brazza’s monkeys. Presented at the Inuyama Symposium on Adaptation and Evolution of Cercopithecidae in Africa.  Kyoto University - at Inuyama International Sightseeing Centre 1999 (pg. 14)

2. Akran V, Mbida A, Mwenda JM, Muyanga J, Nimzing L, Nyangao J, Pager CT, Pennap G, Steele AD, Trabelsi A, Tswana SA and Yeais J (1999).  Presented at the 20th African Health Sciences Congress , Accra- Ghana from 19th – 23rd 1999

3. Hirai H, Kawamoto Y, Mwenda JM and Suleman MA (1999) Cytogenetic and molecular differentiation within three subspecies of the Kenyan Sykes monkey, Cercopithecus mitis. Presented at the Inuyama  Symposium on Adaptation and Evolution of Cercopithecidae in Africa Kyoto University - at Inuyama International Sightseeing Centre 1999 (pg. 16)

4. Langat DK, Geraghty D, Wardzinski N and Mwenda JM (1999)  Expression of HLA-G cross-reactive antigens in baboons placental tissues. Presented at the 24th Kenya Obstetrical  and Gynaecological  Society Conference (KOGS), held in Eldoret Sirikwa hotel, 24th - 26th February 1999

5. Langat DK, EJ Van Rensburg, Sichangi M, Omollo EO and Mwenda JM (1999)  Serological and Molecular Characterization of Naturally Occurring Simian T-cell leukemia/lymphotropic Virus type I (STLV-I) in a Non-Human Primate Colony. Presented at the Commonwealth Veterinary Association Regional  Meeting for East, Central and Southern Africa, and Kenya Veterinary Association Annual Scientific Conference, held at KARI Headquarter 19th – 23rd  April, 1999

6. Langat DK, Van Rensburg EJ, Sichangi M, Omollo EO and Mwenda JM (1999) The Prevalance of naturally occuring Simian retroviral infections (SIV and STLV-I) in non-human primate colony.  Presented at the International Symposim on HIV, Leukemia and Opportunustic Cancers, held in Marrakech, Morrocco, on May 23rd – 28th 1999

7. Langat DK, Van Rensburg EJ, Sichangi M, Omollo EO and Mwenda JM (1999)  Serological characterization of naturally occurring Simian T-Cell Leukimia/Lymphotropic Virus (STLV-I) infections in non-human Primate colony. The XXIIIrd Meeting of the European Tumor Virus Group (ETVG) held on June 9th-– 12th1999 at the Pasteur Institute, Paris, France. (Virus Research Vol. 62 no. 1)

8. Van Rensburg EJ, Mwenda JM, Robson BA, Langat DK, Isahakia MA and Engelbretcht (1999) Phylogenetic analysis of simian T lymphotropic virus type 1 (STLV-1) from Kenyan Olive Baboons (Papio anubis), lowland sykes (Cercopithecus mitis) and vervet monkeys (cercopithecus aethiops)

9. Mwethera PG, Richard R, Frank F and O’Rand M (1999) Contraceptive vaccine development endeavour: analysis of two human epididymal proteins. Proceedings of the 19th IPR Scientific Conference Abstract 30

10. Mwethera PG, Richard R, Frank F and O’Rand M (1999) Yeast two hybrids system as a genetic approach to studying protein-protein interaction(s). Proceedings of the 19th IPR Scientific Conference Abstract 31


1998 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. Dickson R, Abdullahi D, Flores W, Lane J, Marchand B, Mwenda JM, Simpson H and Garner P (1998) Putting evidence into practice   World health forum 19: 311-314

2. Langat DK, Johnson PM, Rote NS, Wango EO, Owiti GO and Mwenda JM (1998) Immunohistochemical localization of retroviral-related antigens expressed in normal baboon placental villous tissue   Journal of Medical Primatology 27:  278-286

3. Langat DK and Mwenda JM (1998)  Expression of endogenous retroviral genes in germ cells and embryonic tissues in primates   African Journal of  Health Science 5 (3-4)121-125

4. Langat DK,  Wango EO, Owiti GO, Omollo EO and Mwenda JM(1998) Characterisation of retroviral-related antigens expressed in normal baboon placental tissues    African Journal of  Health Science 5(3-4)144 -152

5. Langat DK, Sichangi M, Rote NS, Omollo EO, Chai DC, Njenga MN, Nyaundi JK and Mwenda JM (1998) The prevalence of anti-phospholipid antibodies and foetal loss in a non-human primate colony in Kenya    Journal of  Obstetrics & Gynaecology of Eastern & Central Africa  14 (2)55-61

6. Muriuki SMK, Murungu RK, Munene E, Karere GM and Chai DC (1998) Some gastro-intestinal parasites of zoonotic (public health) importance commonly observed in old world non-human primates in Kenya   Acta Tropica 71: 73-82

7. Van Rensburg, EJ, Engelbrecht S, Mwenda JM, Laten JD, Robson BA, Stander T and Chege GK (1998)  Simian Immunodeficiency Viruses (SIVs) from Eastern and Southern Africa: detection of a SIVagm variant from a chacma baboon    J. Gen. Virol. 79(7) 1809-1814


1998 ABSTRACTS PRESENTED AT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS
1. Akran V, Geyer A, Mbida, A, Mwenda JM, Muyanga J, Nimzing L, Nyangao J, Pager CT, Pennap G, Steel AD, Trabelsi A, Tswana AS and Yeats J (1998) Rotavirus VP7 serotypes circulating in Africa.  Presented at the virology conference held in Cape Town, August 1998

2. Gichuki, CW, Karanja SM, Ngure RM, Muchina DK and Otsyula MG (1998) Co-infection of vervet monkeys with trypanosoma Gambiense and Simian Immunodefiency Virus (SIV) leads to rapid disease progression and renders trypanocidal therapy ineffective.  Presented at the 2nd National Conference on STDs/HIV/AIDS meeting held on 28th - 30th October 1998 Mbagathi, Nairobi, Kenya

3. Hirai H, Kawamoto Y, Mwenda JM and Suleman MA (1998) Cytogenetic and molecular differentiation within three subspecies of the Kenyan Sykes monkey, Cercopithecus mitis.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of Society of Primatology, Tokyo, Japan, August 1998

4. Langat DK, Rote NS, Kent M, Omollo EO and Mwenda JM (1998) The prevalence of anti-phosphatidylserine IgG antibodies in non-human primates with recurrent pregnancy loss.  Presented at the 23rd Annual Scientific Conference of the Kenya Obstetrical and Gynecological Society held on 25th - 27th February 1998  Nairobi Hospital Conference Hall, Kenya

5. Langat DK, Sichangi MW, Omollo EO and Mwenda JM (1998)  The prevalence of naturally occurring Simian retroviral infections (SIV and STLV) in a non-human primate colony.  Presented at the XVII congress of the International Primatology Society meeting held on 9th-14th August 1998, in Antananarivo, Madagascar.

6. Langat DK, Machoki, J, Sichangi MW, Omollo EO and Mwenda JM (1998) The prevalence of anti-phospholipid antibodies in human and non-human primates experiencing recurrent spontaneous abortion.  Presented at the XVII congress of the International Primatology Society held on 9th - 14th August, 1998, in Antananarivo, Madagascar

7. Langat DK, Wardzinski N, Geraghty DE and Mwenda JM (1998)  Immunohistochemical localisation of HLA-G cross-reactive antigens in baboon placental villous tissues.  Presented at the VII International congress of Reproductive Immunology, New Delhi, India  October 27 - 30th  1998 American Journal od Reproductive immunology 40: 276 (Abstract 1W5-5)

8. Mburu DN (1998) Maturation of epididymal sperm in the baboon: distribution of lectin receptors  Advances in Reproduction, 1998

9. Munene E and Otsyula MG (1998) Immunoassay that distinguishes Human. Immunodeficiency Virus type from HIV-2 and Simian Immunodeficiency Virus antibody.  Presented in Australia, 7th - 9th August 1998

10. Mwenda JM, Langat DK, Robson B, Chege GK, Engelbrecht S. and Van Rensburg EJ (1998)  Serological and molecular characterization of SIV from Kenyan monkeys.   Presented at the 2nd National Conference on STDs/HIV/AIDS held on 28th - 30th October 1998, Mbagathi, Nairobi, Kenya

11. Nyaundi JK, Otsyula MG, Mwenda JM, Chege GK and Farah IO (1998) Heterosexual transmission of AIDS: Development of an SIV-STD animal model (cercopithecus aethiops).  Presented at the 19th African Health Sciences Congress (Arusha International Conference Centre - AICC), Arusha, Tanzania, 14th - 18th April 1998

12. Nyaundi JK, Chege GK, Munene E, Odoyo D, Kago S and Otsyula MG (1998) Transmission of Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV DEB 45) in naturally infected de Brazza’s monkeys’ (cercopithecus aethiops).  Presented at the 2nd National Conference on STDs/HIV/AIDS held on 28th - 30th October 1998, Mbagathi, Nairobi, Kenya

13. Nyaundi JK, Munene E, Odoyo D, Kago S, Bambra CS and Otsyula MG (1998) Transmission of Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV DEB 45) in naturally infected de Brazza’s monkeys, (cercopithecus negletus).  Presented at the 19th African Health Sciences Congress (Arusha International Conference Centre - AICC), Arusha, Tanzania 14th - 18th April, 1998

14. O’Hara HB, Wango EO, Tumbo-Oeri G and Isahakia MA (1998) Local sperm immunization approaches in the female baboon (Papio anubis).  Presented at the 19th African Health Sciences Congress (Arusha International Conference Centre - AICC), Arusha, Tanzania, 14th - 18th April 1998

15. Otsyula MG, Nyaundi JK, Odoyo D, Munene E, Brosio P, McChesny M and Miller C (1998) Serial In vivo passage of SIV in African green monkeys Cercopithecus aethiops does not result in Simian AIDS. Presented at the 2nd National Conference on STDs/HIV/AIDS held on 28th - 30th October 1998, Mbagathi, Nairobi, Kenya

16. Otsyula MG, Ochieng W, Ogola S, Palakudy T, Tresa L, Nzinzi J, Aluvala B, Musoke R and D’Agostino A (1998) Disease progression in children perinatally infected with HIV-1. Presented at the 2nd National Conference on STDs/HIV/AIDS held on 28th - 30th October 1998, Mbagathi, Nairobi, Kenya

17. Otsyula MG, Nganga J, Njenga MN and Graham B (1998)  Simian-Human Immunodeficiency virus infection of baboons: a new model for therapy and vaccines studies against HIV.  Presented at the 2nd National Conference on STDs/HIV/AIDS held on 28th - 30th October 1998, Mbagathi, Nairobi, Kenya

18. Van Rensburg EJ, Mwenda JM, Laten JD, Robson BA, Stander T, Chege GK and Engelbrechtm S (1998)  Phylogenetic analysis of SIVs from South Africa.  Presented at the Virology Congress of Southern Africa held on 27th  - 30th October, 1998

19. Van Rensburg EJ, Mwenda JM, Laten JD, Robson BA, Stander TM, Chege GK and Engelbrecht S (1998)  Simian Immunodeficiency viruses (SIVs) from Eastern and Southern Africa: detection of a SIVagm variant from a chachma baboon.  Presented at the 8th International Congress on Infectious Diseases Boston, Massachusetts, USA., May 15th -18th 1998


1997 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. Adoyo PA, Lea IA, Richardson RT, Widgren EE and O’Rand MG (1997) Sequence and characterization of the sperm protein Sp17 from the baboon   Mol. Reprod. Dev. 47: 66-71

2. Chai DC, Farah IO and Muchemi GK (1997) Sparganosis in non-human primates  Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary research 64: 243-244

3. D’Hooghe TM, Bambra CS, Raeymakers BM. and Koninckx PR (1997) The cumulative incidence rate of endometriosis in baboons with an initially normal pelvis is 70% after 30 months  Obst. Gynaecol.

4. D’Hooghe TM (1997) Clinical relevance of the baboon as a model for the study of endometriosis Fertility & Sterility 68(4) 613-625

5. D’Hooghe TM, Bambra CS, De Jonge I, Lauweryns JM and Raeymakers BM, Koninckx PR (1997)  The effect of pregnancy on endometriosis in baboon (papio anubis, papio cynocephalus) Arch. Gynaecol. Obstet. 261(1) 15-19

6. Mwethera PG, Ford WCL and Hall L (1997) Evidence that peptides derived from the disintegrin domain of primate fertilin and containing the ECD motif block the binding of human spermatozoa to the zona-free hamster oocyte   Internationnal journal of Andrology 20 (3)165-170

7. Lea IA, Adoyo P and O’Rand MG (1997)  Autoimmunogenicity of the human sperm  protein Sp17 in vasectomized men and identification of linear B cell epitopes    Fertility & Sterility 67(2)355-361

8. Mwenda JM, Takenaka O, Kim HS, Yamamoto T, Katsumata Y, Bambra CS, Uchihi R  and Shotake T (1997) Nucleotide sequences of the major histocompatibility complex DQA1 locus of cercopithecus monkeys    Immunogenetics 46: 363-364

9. Mwenda JM, Takenaka O, Kim HS , Yamamoto T, Gurja  B , Katsumata Y, Bambra CS , Uchihi R and Takayoshi S (1997) Major histocompatibility (complex)-DQA1 nucleotide sequence of gelada baboon (Theropithecus gelada), olive baboon (papio anubis) and yellow baboon (papio cynocephalus)  Immunogenetics 46: 365-366

10. Mwenda JM, Hashib K, Bambra CS and Shotake T (1997) Analysis of primate major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-DQA1 locus by PCR-single strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP)    Cell Molecular Biology 43(4)471-475

11. O’Hern PA, Liang ZG, Bambra  CS and Goldberg E (1997) Collinear synthesis of an antigen specific B-cell epitope with a ‘promiscuous’ tetanus toxin T-cell epitope: A synthetic peptide immunocontraceptive    Vaccine 16(15) 1761-1766

12. Van Rompay KKA, Otsyula MG, Tarara RP, Canfield D, Berardi C and Marthas M (1997) Vaccination of pregnant macaques protects newborns against mucosal Simian Immunodeficiency Virus infection    Journal of Infectious Diseases 173: 1327-1335

13. Van Rompay KKA, Greeneir J, Marthas M, Otsyula MG, Tarara RP, Miller C, Pedersen N (1997) A zidovudine-resistant Simian Immunodeficiency Virus mutant with a Q151M mutation in reverse transcriptase causes AIDS in newborn macaques    Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 41(2) 278-283


1997 ABSTRACTS PRESENTED AT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS
1. Langat DK, Johnson PM, Rote NS, Mwenda JM, Owiti GO and Wango EO (1997)  Characterizations of HIV/SIV cross -reactive antigens expressed in normal baboon placental villous tissue (Abstract 94)    Journal of Molecular Medicine 75(7)B178

2. Langat DK, Johnson PM, Rote NS, Mwenda JM, Owiti GO and Wango EO (1997)    Characterization of HIV/SIV cross-reactive antigens expressed in normal baboon placental villous tissue (Abstract 52)    Journal of Reproductive immunology 34:66

3. Mwenda JM, Langat DK, Johnson PM, Rote NS, Owiti GO and Wango EO (1997) Characterization of HIV/SIV cross-reactive antigens expressed in normal baboon placental villous tissue. 1st International conference on Experimental and clinical reproductive immunology Charlottesville, 30th September - 3rd October 1997

4. Mwenda JM, Langat DK, Owiti GEO and Wango EO (1997) Characterization of retroviral-related antigen expressed in normal baboon placental tissues.  XXII meeting of the European Tumor virus group, Innsbruck/IGGS, Austria, 5th - 9th March 1997

5. Mwenda JM, Robson B, Chege GK, Engelbrecht S and Van Rensburg EJ (1997)  Detection of SIV using serology and PCR in non-human primates from Kenya.  Presented at the 3rd congress of Federation of African Immunological Societies (FAIS) meeting, Cape Town, South Africa, 9th-13th March 1997

6. Mwenda JM, Takenaka O, Kim, HS, Katsumata Y, Bambra CS and Shotake T (1997)  Allelic sequence variation of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-DQA1 locus in African primates  Presented at the 3rd congress of Federation of African Immunological Societies (FAIS) meeting, Cape Town, South Africa 9th-13th March 1997


1996 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS   
1. D’Hooghe TM, Bambra CS, De Jonge I, Lauweryns JM and Koninckx PR (1996) The prevalence of spontaneous endometriosis in the baboon (papio anubis, papio cynocephalus) increases with the time spent in captivity   Acta Obstet. Gynaecol. Scand.  75: 98-101

2. D’Hooghe TM, Bambra CS, Raeymakers BM and Koninckx PR (1996) Serial laparascopies over 30 months show that endometriosis is a progressive disease in captive baboons (Papio anubis, papio cynocephalus)   Fertility & Sterility 65: 645-649

3. D’Hooghe TM, Bambra CS, Raeymakers BM and Koninckx PR (1996) Increased incidence and recurrence of recent corpus luteum without ovulation stigma (Luteinized unruptured follicle syndrome?) in baboons with endometriosis   J. Soc. for Gynecologic Invest. 3: 140-144

4. D’Hooghe TM, Bambra CS, Raeymakers BM and Koninckx PR (1996) Disappearance of the ovulation stigma in baboons (papio anubis, papio cynocephalus) as determined by serial laparascopies during the luteal phase    Fertility & Sterility 65: 1219-1223

5. D’Hooghe TM, Hill JA, Oosterlynck DJ, Koninckx PR and Bambra CS (1996) Effect of endometriosis on white blood cell subpopulations in perheral blood and peritoneal fluid of baboons*.  Human Reproduction 11: 1736-1740

6. D’Hooghe TM, Bambra CS, Raeymakers BM, Riday AM, Suleman MA and Koninckx PR (1996) The cycle pregnancy rate is normal in baboons with stage I endometriosis but decreased in primates with stage II and stage III-IV disease*  Fertility & Sterility 66: 809-913

7. D’Hooghe TM, Bambra CS, Raeymakers BM and Koninckx PR (1996) Increased prevalence and recurrence of retrograde menstruation in baboons with spontaneous endometriosis  Human Reproduction 11: 2022-2025

8. D’Hooghe TM, Bambra CS, Raeymakers BM and Koninckx PR (1996) Development of spontaneous endometriosis in baboons   Obst. Gynecol 88: 462 – 466

9. D’Hooghe TM, Bambra CS, Raeymakers BM and Koninckx PR (1996) Laparascopy guided uterine flush for the recovery of pre-implantation embryos in the baboon  J. Soc. Gynecol. Invest 3: 140-144

10. Ndolo TM, Oguna M, Bambra CS, Dunbar BS and Schwoebel ED (1996) Immunogenicity of zona pellucida vaccines   Journal of Reproduction & fertility (Suppl) 50: 151-158

11. Otsyula MG, Yee JL, Suleman MA, Marx PA.and Jennings MB (1996) Immunoassay for detection of antibodies to Simian Immunodeficiency Virus in serum   Laboratory Animal Science 46(2)198-201
12. Otsyula MG, Yee JL, Jennings MB, Suleman MA, Gettie A, Tarara RP, Isahakia MA, Marx P and Lerche N (1996) Prevalence of antibodies against  Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) and Simian T-Lymphotropic Virus (STLV) in a colony of non-human primates in Kenya, East Africa   Annals of Tropical Medicine & Parasitology 90(1) 65-70

13. Otsyula MG, Van Rompay KKA, Collins J, Miller CJ, Marthas ML, Pedersen NC and McChesney MB (1996) Pediatric AIDS pathogens in Rhesus monkeys: rapidly fatal disease correlates with severe immune dysfunction   Pediatric Res 39: 630-635

14. Otsyula MG, Yee JL, Suleman M, Tarara RP, Martin J, Woods P, Glass R and Jennings M (1996)  Rotavirus infection in African nonhuman primates    Annals of Tropical Medicine & Parasitology 90: 659-661

15. Pijnenborg R, D’Hooghe TM, Vercruysse L and Bambra CS (1996) Evaluation of trophoblast invasion in placental bed biopsies of the baboon, with immunohistochemical localization of cytokeratin, fibronectin and laminin    Journal of Medical Primatology 25: 272-281

16. Skinner SM, Prasad SV, Ndolo TM and Dunbar BS (1996) Zona pellucida antigens  Targets for contraceptive vaccines 35: 163-174


1996 ABSTRACTS PRESENTED AT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS
1. Bambra CS and Koninckx PR (1996) The baboon: A model for the study of human endometriosis. Presented at the XVI 12th congress of the International Primatological Society and the XIX conference of the American Society of Primatologists, Wisconsin, Madison, USA 11-16th August 1996

2. Bambra CS (1996) Reproduction health research at Institute of Primate Research.    Presented at the opportunities for Industrial collaboration in contraceptive Research meeting, Durham, North Carolina, USA,  7-8th November 1996

3. Chege GK, Mwenda JM, Langat DK. and Rensburg EJ (1996) Non-human primate models for AIDS research.  Presented at the 21st Annual scientific conference held by Kenya Obstetrical and Gynecological society 21 - 23rd February 1996

4. Langat DK, Mwenda JM, Owiti GEO and Wango EO (1996)  Biochemical characterization of retroviral-related antigens expressed in normal baboon placental tissues.  Presented at the First Pan-African conference on Biochemistry and molecular biology, United Nations Environmental Programme, Nairobi, Kenya, 2-6 September 1996

5. Langat DK, Mwenda JM, Chege GK and Wango EO (1996) Immunohistochemical biochemical characterization of retroviral-related antigens expressed in normal baboon placental and tissues Presented at the 21st annual scientific conference of the Kenya Obstetrical and Gynecological society held on 21st-23rd February 1996 at Aga Khan Hospital Nairobi, Kenya

6. Ndolo TM, Oguna MO, Makokha AO, Bambra CS, Schwoebel ED and Dunbar BS (1996) Immunization of female baboons with pig and rabbit zona pellicidoe: analysis of immunogenicity and ovarian pathology.  Presented at the 6th Annual meeting of the American society for Reproductive Immunology, Knoxville, Tennennesse, 26-29, June 1996


1995 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. Adoyo PA, Moore A and Moore HDM (1995) A strategy for identifying candidate sperm antigens for immunocontraception: isolation of human testis CDNA clones using polyclonal intisera directed against hamster acrosomal membrane preparation   International Journal of Andrology 18 (suppl.1): 32-38

2. Chege GK, Snodgrass DR, Campbell I, Hart CA, Omollo EO and Mwenda JM (1995)  Prevalence of rotavirus antibodies in a non-human primate colony    African Journal of Health Science 2(2) 296-299

3. D’Hooghe TM, Bambra CS, De Jonge I, Machai PN, Korir R and Koninckx PR (1995) A serial section study of visually normal posterior pelvic peritoneum from baboons (papio anubis) with and without spontaneous minimal endometriosis    Fertility & Sterility 63(6) 1322 -1325

4. D’Hooghe TM, De Jonge I, Bambra CS, Hill JA, Raeymakers BM. and Koninckx PR(1995)  The effects of immunosuppression on development and progression of endometriosis in baboons (papio anubis)  Fertility & Sterility 64(1) 172-178

5. D’Hooghe TM, Bambra CS, Kazungu J and Koninckx PR (1995) Peritoneal fluid volume and steroid hormone concentrations in baboons with and without either spontaneous, minimal/mild endometriosis or the luteinized enraptured follicle syndromes   Arch. Gynaecol. Obstet. 256:17-22

6. D’Hooghe TM, Bambra CS, De Jonge I, Lauweryns JM. and Koninckx PR (1995) The prevalence of spontaneous endometriosis in the baboon (papio anubis, papio cynocephalus) increases with the duration of captivity    Acta Obstet. Gynecol. Scand . 74: 1-4

7. D’Hooghe TM, Bambra CS, Raeymakers BM, De Jonge I, Lauweryns JM. and Koninckx PR (1995) Intrapelvic injection of menstrual endometrium causes endometriosis in baboons (papio cynocephalus and papio anubis)    Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. 173: 125-134

8. Ebbesen P, Hager H, Norskov-Lauritsen N, Aboagye-Mathiesen G, Zdravkovic M, Villadsen J, Liu X, Petersen PM, Bambra CS, Nyongo A, Temmerman M and Zachar V (1995) Concurrence of high levels of interferon’s A and B in cord and maternal blood and simultaneous presence of interferon in trophoblast in an African population    J. Interferon & Cytokine Res. 14: 123-128

9. Lyden TW, Johnson PM., Mwenda JM and Rote NS (1995) Expression of endogenous HIV-1 cross -  reactive antigens within normal human extravillous trophoblast cells   Journal of Reproductive Immunology 28: 233-245

10. Mwenda JM, Lyden TW, Johnson PM. and Rotte NS, (1995) Characterisation of endogenous retroviral antigens expressed in normal baboon and human placental tissues   J. Cancer Res. Clin. Oncol. (Supp. 1): s39

11. Mwenda JM, Maher PM, Melling GC, Lyden TW. and Johnson PM (1995) Production and Characterisation of antibodies against isolated placenta retroviral-like particles  African Journal of Health Sciences 2(2)287-295

12. O’Hern PA, Bambra CS, Isahakia MA and Goldberg E (1995) Reversible contraception in female baboons immunized with a synthetic epitope of sperm-specific lactate dehydrogenase  Biology of Reproduction 52:331-339

13. Perry ACF, Mwethera PG, Jones R and Hall L (1995) Cloning and analysis of monkey fertilin reveals Novel a subunit Isoforms    Biochemical  Journal 307: 843-850

14. Snodgrass DR, Campbell I, Mwenda JM, Chege GK, Morein B, Kapikian AZ and Hart CA (1995) Stimulation of rotavirus igA, IgG and neutralizing antibodies in baboons milk by parenteral vaccination  Vaccine 13(4) 405-413

15. Snodgrass DR, Bruce MG, Mwenda JM and Chege GK (1995) Rotavirus antigen and vaccine strategy.  Auricchio, S. Ferguson A. Troncone R. (eds.): Mucosal Immunity and the Gut Epithelium: Interactions in health and disease   Dyn. Nutr. Res. Basel, Karger 4: 174-181

16. Vandevoort CR, Schwoebel ED and Dunbar BS (1995) Immunization of monkeys with recombinant complimentary deoxyribonucleic acid expressed zona pellucida proteins   Fertility & Sterility 64(4)838-847


1995 ABSTRACTS PRESENTED AT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS
1. Lyden TW, Johnson PM, Mwenda JM, Rote NS, Ray PA and Mandal AK (1995) Immunolocalization of retroviral crossreactive epitopes during trophoblast differentiation.   Presented at the 6th International congress of Reproductive Immunology, 19-23rd July 1995 American Journal of reproductive Immunology 33(6)309

2. Lyden TW, Johnson PM, Mwenda JM, Ray PA and Mandal AK (1995) Retroviral crossreactive epitope expression during In-vitro trophoblast differentiation  Placenta 16: A.44.  (Early pregnancy with meeting of the European Placenta Group.  Joint meeting with the Rochester Trophoblast conference SPA, Belgium 20-23rd September 1995)

3. Makokha OA, Hodgen GD and Mahony MC (1995) Correlation of capacitation and surface binding proteins of cynomologus monkey sperm.   Presented at the society for study of fertility, Oxford, United Kingdom   Journal of Reproduction & Fertility: Abstract series no 16, December 1995

4. Mwenda JM, Chege GK, Omollo EO and Snodgrass DR (1995) Protection of infant baboons by vaccination of pregnant mothers with simian rotavirus (RRV-2) vaccine.   Presented at the 29th Annual Scientific conference of Kenya Obstetrical and Gynecological society: Aga Khan Hospital, 22nd-24th February 1995

5. Mwenda JM, Lyden TW and Johnson PM (1995) Expression of retroviral-like particles in normal baboon and human placental tissues.  Presented at the 20th Annual Scientific conference of Kenya Obstetrical and Gynecological Society: Aga Khan Hospital, 22nd-24th February 1995

6. Mwenda JM, Lyden TW, Johnson PM. and Rote NS (1995) Characterization of endogenous retroviral antigens expressed in normal baboon and human placental tissues.  Presented at the 21st meeting of the European Tumpur Virus Group (EVTG), Innsbruck, Austria, 8th-12th March 1995.

7. Mwenda JM, Johnson PM, Lyden TW, Rote NS and Flanagan BF(1995) Characterisation of a putative endogenous retrovirus CDNA from human placental tissue.  Presented at the 6th International congress of Reproductive Immunology (ISIR), Washington, and 19th - 23rd July 1995.

8. Mwethera PG, Perry ACF, Hall L, Isahakia MA, Jones R and Ford WCL (1995) Monkey fertilin B peptides inhibit sperm-egg binding in-vitro and have a contraceptive effect.   Presented at the Society of Fertility, Oxford, United Kingdom   Journal of reproduction & Fertility 6, Abstr.  23rd December 1995

9. Ndolo TM, Dunbar BS and Schwoebel ED (1995) Mapping of the antigenic domains of CDNA fragments encoding the 55kDA rabbit zona pellucida protein.  Presented at Mellon Training Grant centers meeting, Durham, North Carolina, April 1995


1995 PUBLICATIONS -THESIS
1. Mwethera PG (1995) Studies on monkey fertilin β: A protein active in sperm-egg recognition Ph.D Thesis


1994 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. Mwenda JM, Maher PM, Melling GC, Lyden TW and Johnson PM (1994) A Murine monoclonal antibody (RV3-27) raised against isolated human placental endogenous retroviral particles and reactive with syncytiotrophoblast   Journal of reproductive immunology 26: 75-95

2. D’ Hooghe TM,  Bambra CS, Suleman MA , Dunselman GA, Evers HL, and Koninckx PR.(1994)  Development of a model of retrograde menstruation in baboons (papio anubis)   Fertility and Sterility 62(3)

3. D’ Hooghe TM, Bambra CS, Suleman MA, Dunselman GA, Evers HL and Konickx PR (1994) Development of a model of retrograde menstruation in baboons (papio anubis)   The American Fertility Society 62(3)

4. Lyden TW, Johnson PM, Mwenda JM and  Rote NS (1994)  Ultrastructural characterization of endogenous retroviral particles isolated from normal human placentas    Biology of Reproduction 51(1)152

5. Mwenda JM (1994)   Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand) 40(2)105-9 Review

6. Buoro BJ, Nyamwange SB, Chai DC and Munyua SM (1994) Putative avocado toxicity in two dogs.Cell- Mediated Responses of Immunized Vervet Monkeys to Defined Leishmania T-Cell Epitopes    Infection and Immunity 1733-174


1994 ABSTRACTS PRESENTED AT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS
1. Hall L, Perry ACF, Barker HL Mwethera PG and Jones R (1994) Expression of the Metalloprotease-like, Disintegrin-like, Cysteine-rich (MDC) family of proteins in the Male Reproductive Tract: British Andrology Society Annual Conferece, Bristol, UK, 1994  Abstract 9


1993 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. Abebe G, Eley RM and Moiyoi-ole K. Onesmo (1993) Reduced responsiveness of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in Boran (Bos indicus) cattle infected with Trypanosoma congolense    Acta Endocrinologica: 129: 75-80

2. Abebe G, Shaw MK and Eley RM (1993) Trypanosoma congolense in the Microvasculature of the Pituitary Gland of Experimentally infected Boran Cattle (Bos indicus)    Veterinary Pathology 30: 401-409

3. Mwenda JM (1993) Biochemical characterization of a reverse transcriptase activity associated with Retroviral-Like Particles isolated from Human Placental Villous Tissue. Cellular and Molecular Biology 39(3)317-328

4. Mburu DN and Mwethera PG (1993)  Male fertility regulation in: Veterinary management and research techniques for reproductive studies in the baboon: A practical approach (edited by CS Bambra) 43-45 IPR, Nairobi, Kenya

5. Robert BA, and Whiten Andrew. (1993) Feeding competition female olive baboons, Papio Anubis Animal Behaviour  46: 777-789
6. Robert BA (1993) Sociospatial mechanism of feeding competition in female olive baboons, Papio anubis    Animal Behaviour 46: 791-802


1992 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. Getachew Abebe, Jim Scott, and Eley RM (1992) Absence of diurnal rhythm of plasma Cortisol in Bos indicus (Boran) cattle    Tropical Agric (Trinidad) 69: No. 1

2. Mwethera PG and Isahakia MA (1992) Electron-Microscopic Localization of Baboon Acrosomal Antigens Using Antisperm Monoclonal Antibody   Acta anatomica 144: 178-183

3. Bambra CS (1992) Anti-Trophectoderm Vaccines: Rationale and Methods used for Antigen Identification and Selection    Scandinavian Journal of Immunology  36 Suppl.11: 131-136

4. Isahakia MA and Bambra CS (1992) Anti-sperm and Anti-Ovum Vaccines: the selection of candidate Antigens and the Outcome of Preclinical Studies    Scandinavian Journal of Immunology 36 Suppl.11: 118-122

5. D’Hooghe TM, Bambra CS, Isahakia MA and Philippe KR (1992) Evolution of spontaneous endometriosis in the baboon (papio anubis, papio cynocephalus) over a 12-month period   Fertility and Sterility 58(2)409-412

6. Timothy LW, Peter JM, Mwenda JM and Neal RS (1992) Ultra structural characterization of Endogenous retroviral particles isolated from normal human placentas    Biology of Reproduction 51: 152-157

7. Cornille FJ, Thomas TM,  Bambra CS, Lauwerns JM, Isahakia MA  and Philippe KR (1992) Morphological Characteristics of Spontaneous Endometriosis in the Baboon (Papio anubis and Papio cynocephalus)    Gynecol Obstet Investigations 34: 225-228

8. McClure HM, Anderson Chai DC, Thomas GP , Aftab AA, Patricia FN, Sherry KA,  Emau Peter and Isahakia MA (1992)  Natural Simian Immunodeficiency Virus Infections in Nonhuman Primates Topics in Primatology Vol 3

9. Getachew A and Eley RM (1992) Hypothalamic – pituitary-adrenal axis responsiveness to insulin- induced hypoglycemia is modified by trypanosome infection in Boran. (Bos indicus) cattle    Research in Veterinary science 53: 68-73


1992 ABSTRACTS PRESENTED AT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS
1. Mwethera PG and Isahakia MA Antifertility effects in mice passively immunized with Antisperm monoclonal antibody, 2F4: Proceedings of the NCCR 2nd international conference on advances in     reproductive research in man and animals Abstract 40


1991 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. Eley RM, Gould KG, Eley DS, Suleman MA, Tarara RP (1991) Effects of Clomiphene citrate upon periovulatory endometrial development in the baboon   Journnal of medical Primatology 20: 49-57

2. Peter Emau, McClure HM,  Isahakia  MA,  Else JG  and Fultz PN (1991) Isolation from African Sykes’ monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis) of a Lentivirus Related to Human and Simian Immunodeficiency Viruses    Journal of Virology 2135-2140

3. Isahakia MA (1991) Stage – specific Expression of a Protection of the date Acrosome of Baboon Sperm during Spermatogenesis Detected with a Monoclonal Antibody    Journal of Andrology 12: 2

4. D’Hooghe TM, Bambra CS, Cornillie FJ, Isahakia MA and Koninckx PR (1991) Prevalence and leparoscopic appearance of spontaneous endometriosis in the baboon (Papio anubis, papio cynocephalus)    Biology of reproduction 45: 411-416

5. Waladde SM, Ochieng SA and Mwethera PG (1991) Artificial membrane feeding of the ixodid tick, Rhipicephalus appendiculatus, to repletion Experimental and applied Acarology 11: 297-306

6. Chai DC and Suleman MA (1991) Vervet Monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops): Mortality in a breeding colony in Kenya    Animal Health production Africa 39: 441-445


1990 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. Mwenda JM, Bambra CS and Tarara RP (1990) Studies with human, Baboon and Vervet monkey Chorionic Gonadotrophin   Journal of Medical primatology 19: 715-724

2. Bambra CS and Tarara RP (1990) Immunohistochemical localization of chronic gonadotrophin on baboon placenta, dispersed trophoblast cells and those derived from blastocysts grown in vitro   Journal of Reproduction & Fertility 88: 9-16

3. Johnson PM, Lyden TW and Mwenda JM (1990)   American Journal of Reproductive immunology 23(4)115-20 


1989 JOURNAL PUBLICATION
1. Eley RM, Tarara RP, Worthman CM and Else JG (1989) Reproduction in the Vervet monkey (Cercopithecus aesthiops): III. The menstrual cycle     American Journal of Primatology 17: 1-10

2. Mwenda JM, Bambra CS and Tarara RP (1989) The possible luteotrophic effects of guinea-pig chorionic gonadotrophin    East Africa Medical Journal 66(1) 15-20
3. Mwenda JM, Bambra CS and Onchiri FO (1989) Studies with choriocarcinoma and normal pregnancy serum chorionic gonadotrophin    East Africa Medical Journal.66 (1) 2-9

4. Isahakia MA (1989) Monoclonal antibody localization of sperm surface antigen secreted by epididymis of the baboon (Papio Cynocephalus)    Journal of Reproduction & Fertility 86: 51-58

5. Bambra CS and Tarara RP (1989) Affects of baboon chorionic gonadotrophin antibodies on placenta derived baboon trophoblast cells in vitro    Journal of Reproductive immunology 16: 225-238


1988 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. Isahakia MA (1988) Characterization of baboon Testicular Antigens Using Monoclonal Anti-sperm Antibodies    Biology of Reproduction 39: 889-889

1987 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

1. Koh-chi Ishikawa, Masashi Fukasawa, Hajime Tsujimoto, Else JG, Isahakia M, Ubhi NK, Takafumi Ishida, Osamu Takanaka, Yoshi Kawamoto, Takayoshi Shotake, Hideyuki Ohsawa, Bernard Ivanorff, Cooper RW, Eric Frost, Grant FC, Yatna Spriantna Sutarman, Kenji Abe, Kohtaro Yamamoto and Masanori Hayami (1987) Serological survey and virus isolation of simian- cell leukemia/t- Lymphotropic virus type 1 (STLV-1) in non-human primates in their native countries     International Journal of Cancer 40: 233-239

2.  Bambra CS (1987) Purification and properties of baboon chorionic gonadotrophin   Journal of Reproduction and Fertility 79: 421-430

3. Sapolsky RM and Else JG (1987). Bovine Tuberculosis in a wild Baboons population:Epidemiology Aspects    Journal of Medical Primatology 16: 229-235

4.   Tarara  RP, Enders AC, Hendrickx AG, Gulamhusein N, Hodges JK,  Hearn JP, Eley RM and Else JG (1987) Early implantation and embryonic development of the baboon: Stages 5, 6 and 7    Anatomy and Embryology 176: 267-275

5. Eley RM, Summers PM and Hearn JP (1987) Failure of the Prostaglandin F2α Analogue, Cloprostenol, to Induced Functional Luteolysis in the Olive Baboon (Papio cynocephalus anubis) Journal of Medical Primatology 16: 1-12
6. Eley RM (1987)  The effect of LHRH analogs on pregnancy in the baboon    Contraception 35(4)

7. Kudolo GB (1987)  Estradiol uptake and estrogen receptor- DNA interaction in the baboon endometrium: role of nuclear factors     Med. Sci. Res: 15: 191-192


1986 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

1. Eley RM (1986) Non-human primate research in Kenya.  Its relevance to human reproduction  Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of East & Central Africa 5: 45-47

2. Eley RM, Else JG, Gulamhusein N and Lequin RM(1986) Reproduction in the vervet monkey (Cercopithecus aethiops). Testicular volume, Testosterone and Seasonality    American Journal of Primatology10: 229-235

3. Else JG, Tarara R, Suleman MA and Eley RM (1986) Enclosure design and reproductive success of baboons used for reproductive  research in Kenya  Laboratory Animal Science 36: 168-172

4. Owiti GEO, Cukiersk  M, Tarara RP, Enders AC and Hendrickx AG (1986)  Early placentation in African Green Monkeys (C. aethiops)    Acta Anatomica 127: 184 – 194

5. Alexander NJ and Isahakia MA (1986) A vaccination for contraception     Clinical Immune. Newsletter 45- 47

6. Kudolo GB, Mbai FN and Eley RM (1986) Reproduction in the vervet monkey (Cercopithecus aethiops) : endometrial oestrogen and progesterone receptor dynamics during normal and prolonged menstrual cycles      Journal of Endocrinology 110: 429- 439

7. Else JG, Eley RM, Wangula C, Worthman C and Lequin RM (1986) Reproduction in the vervet monkey (cercopithecus aethiops) II annual menstrual pattern and seasonality    American Journal of Primatology  11: 333- 342

8. Sapolsky RM (1986) Endocrine and behavioral correlates of drought in wild Olive baboon (Papio anubis)    American Journal of Primatology 11: 217 – 227

9. Kudolo GB, Mbai FN and Eley RM (1986) Control of peripheral free estradiol pool during the menstrual cycle in the baboon    ICRS Medical Science 14: 317 – 318

10. Hodges JK, Hearn JP and Else JG (1986)  The detection of ovulation and early pregnancy in the baboon by direct measurement of conjugated steroids in urine      American Journal of Primatology 10: 329 -338

11. Sapolsky RM (1986) Stress – induced elevation of testosterone concentration in high ranking baboons. Role of Catecholamines    Endocrinology 118: 1630 -1635

1986 ABSTRACTS PRESENTED AT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

1. Else JG and Lee P (1986) Selected proceedings Xth congress of the International Primatological Society (IPS) Vol 1 Primate Evolution (400pgs) EDS


1985 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS 
1. Andleman SR, Else JG, Hearn JP and Hodges JK (1985) The non-invasive monitoring of reproductive events in wild vervet monkeys using pregnanediol-3-Glucoronide and its correlation with behavioral observations     J. Zool. (London) 205: 467-477

2. Else JG, Eley RM, Suleman MA and Lequin RM (1985) Reproductive biology of Sykes and blue monkeys (cercopithecus mitis)   American Journal of Primatology 9: 189-198

3. Kudolo GB and Eley RM (1985) Dynamics of the uterine estrogen receptor of the Sykes monkey Journal of Obstetrices and Gynaecology of East & central Africa 4:53-56


1984 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. Bambra CS (1984) Current status    East African Medical Journal 61: 433-435

2. Bambra CS (1984) New methods in fertility regulation   Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of East & Central Africa 3: 46-48

3. Hodges JK, Tarara RP and Wangula C (1984) Circulating steroids and the relationship between ovarian and placental secretion during early and mid pregnancy in the baboon    American journal of primatology 7: 357-366

4. Kudolo GB (1984) Sex steroid receptors in biomedical research   Journal Obstetrics and Gynaecology of East &Central Africa  3:175-178

5. Isahakia  MA and Alexander NJ  (1984) Interspecies Cross-Reactivity of monoclonal Antibodies Directed against Human Sperm Antigens    Biology of Reproduction 30: 1015-1026

1984 ABSTRACTS PRESENTED AT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

1. Tarara RP, Enders AC, Hendrickx JG, Else JG and Hodges KJ (1984) Implantation in the Olive baboon: stages 5,6,and 7     International Journal of primatology  5: 384

2. Tarara RP, Else JG and Eley RM (1984) The menstrual cycle of  the vervet monkey (Cercopithecus aethiops)       International Journal of primatology 5:384

3. Tarara RP, Suleman MA and Sayer PD (1984)  An adenoma in the larynx of a Sykes monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis albogularis)   International Journal of primatology 5:384

4. Eley RM, Hutchinson AS  and Else JG  (1984) Reproductive seasonality in captive vervet monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops)   International Journal of primatology 5:335


5. Eley RM, Tarara RP, Suleman MA, Eley DS and Gould KG (1984). Clomiphene citrate effects upon periovulatory endometrial development and peripheral hormones in the baboon    International Journal of primatology   5: 335

6. Eley RM and Tarara RP (1984)  The prolonged intermenstrual interval in the vervet monkey (Cercopithecus aethiops)    International Journal of primatology   5: 335

7. Hassanali J, Tarara RP and Maina J (1984) A preliminary report on the stereological analysis of developing midbrain of the baboon with observations of the mesencephalic nucleus of the trigeminal nerve International Journal of primatology 5: 348

8. Hodges JK, Tarara RP and Else JG (1984) Excretion of urinary steroid metabolites during early pregnancy in the baboon: effects of embryo removal    International Journal of primatology  5: 348


1983 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. Njuguna J, Wall H and Else JG (1983) The baboon and vervet monkeys as possible animal models for menstrual blood loss studies    Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of East Africa & Central Africa 2:27 – 29


1980 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. Johnson BK, Gitau LG, Gichongo A, Tukei PM, Else JG and Suleman MA (1980) Marburg and Ebola virus antibodies in Kenya Primates    Lancet 1:1420-1421

2. Neaves WB (1980)  Asynchronous Testicular Cycles Among Equatorial Colonies of Rock Hyrax (Procavia habessinica)


1978 JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. Mark WE, Thomas PG and Irwin SB (1978) Timing of Births and Reproductive Success in Rhesus Monkey Social Groups   Journal of Medical Primatology 7: 202-212

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