Dr. Hamutal Borochov-Neori

Postharvest head researcher.

Work Address Southern Arava R&D
Hevel Eilot 88820, Israel
Phone: office 972-8-6355747
mobile 972-54-9798910
Fax: 972-8-6355730
Email Address hamutalborochov@rd.ardom.co.il
Education:
1969 – 1972 B.Sc. in Chemistry at the University of Tel Aviv, Israel
1972 – 1978 M.Sc./Ph.D. in Chemistry at the Department of Membrane Research, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.
Thesis title: Modulations of Lipid Fluidity and Exposure of Proteins in the Erythrocyte Membrane.
Supervision by: Prof. Meir Shinitzky.
1979 – 1982 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Physics Department, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, Ca, USA.
Research and Academic Appointments:
1983 – 1986 Research Physicist at the Physics Department, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, Ca, USA.
1986 – 1996 Research Scientist, Heading Plant Physiology Research, Southern Arava R&D, Hevel Eilot, Israel.
1996 to present Research Scientist, Heading Postharvest Research, Southern Arava R&D, Hevel Eilot, Israel.
1992 – 1993 Visiting professor at the Botany Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fl, USA .
2001 Visiting professor at the School of Agriculture & Horticulture, University of Queensland, Gatton, Queensland, Australia.
2010-2011 Visiting research scholar at the Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
1. H. Borochov and M. Shinitzky (1976)
"Vertical displacement of membrane proteins mediated by changes in membrane viscosity."
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 73: 4526-4530.
2. H. Borochov, P. Zahler, W. Wilbrandt and M. Shinitzky (1977)
"The effect of phosphatidylcholine to sphingomyelin mole ratio on the dynamic properties of sheep erythrocyte membranes."
Biochim. Biophys. Acta 470: 382-388.
3. A. Borochov, A.H. Halevy, H. Borochov and M. Shinitzky (1978)
"Micro-viscosity of plasmalemma in rose petals as affected by age and environmental factors." Plant Physiol. 61: 812-815.
4. H. Borochov, R.E. Abbott, D. Schachter and M. Shinitzky (1979)
"Modulation of erythrocyte membrane proteins by membrane cholesterol and lipid fluidity."
Biochemistry 18: 251-255.
5. A. Borochov and H. Borochov (1979)
"Increase in membrane fluidity in liposomes and plant protoplasts upon osmotic swelling."
Biochim. Biophys. Acta 550: 546-549.
6. H. Borochov, M. Shinitzky and Y. Barenholz (1979)
"Sphingomyelin phase transition in the sheep erythrocyte membrane."
Cell Biophys. 1: 219-228.
7. M. Shinitzky, H. Borochov and W. Wilbrandt (1980)
"Lipid fluidity as a physiological regulator of membrane transport and enzyme activities."
in MEMBRANE TRANSPORT IN ERYTHROCYTES, Alferd Benzon Symposium 14, (U.V. Lassen, H.H. Ussing and J.O. Wieth, eds.) pp 91-102, Munksgaard, Copenhagen.
8. H. Borochov-Neori and M. Montal (1983)
"Rhodopsin in reconstituted phospholipid vesicles. I. Structural parameters and light induced conformational changes detected by resonance energy transfer and fluorescence quenching."
Biochemistry 22: 197-205.
9. H. Borochov-Neori, P.A.G. Fortes and M. Montal (1983)
"Rhodopsin in reconstituted phospholipid vesicles. II. Rhodopsin-rhodopsin interactions detected by resonance energy transfer."
Biochemistry 22: 206-213.
10. H. Borochov-Neori, E. Yavin and M. Montal (1984)
"Tetanus toxin forms channels in planar lipid bilayers containing gangliosides."
Biophys. J. 45: 83-85.
11. H. Borochov-Neori and M. Montal (1989)
"Rhodopsin – G-protein interactions monitored by resonance energy transfer measurements."
Biochemistry 28: 1711-1718.
12. A. Borochov, A. Drori, T. Tirosh, H. Borochov-Neori and S. Mayak (1990)
"Quantitative and qualitative changes in membrane proteins during petal senescence."
J. Plant Physiol. 136: 203-207.
13. H. Borochov-Neori and A. Borochov (1991)
"Response of melon plants to salt: 1. Growth, morphology and root membrane properties."
J. Plant Physiol. 139: 100-105.
14. H. Borochov-Neori and U. Shani (1995)
"Response of melon plants to salt: 2. Modulation by root growth temperature – the role of root membrane properties."
J. Plant Physiol. 145: 545-550.
15. H. Borochov-Neori, E. Gindin and A. Borochov (1997)
"Response of melon plants to salt: 3. Modulation of GTP-binding proteins in root membranes."
J. Plant Physiol. 150: 355-361.
16. I. Shomer, H. Borochov-Neori, B. Luzki and U. Marin (1998)
“Morphological, structural and membrane changes in frozen tissues of Madjhoul date (Phoenix dactilifera L.) fruits.”
Postharvest Biol. Technol. 14: 207-215.
17. H. Borochov-Neori and I. Shomer (2001)
“Prolonging the shelf life of fresh-cut melons by high salt and calcium irrigation during plant growth and fruit development.”
Acta Hort. 553: 85-87.
18. E. Palevsky, H. Borochov-Neori, U. Gerson (2005)
“Population dynamics of Oligonychus afrasiaticus in the southern Arava Valley of Israel in relation to date fruit characteristics and climatic conditions.”
Agric. Forest Ent. 7: 283-290.
19. H. Borochov-Neori, S. Judeinstein, E. Tripler, M. Harari, A. Greenberg, I. Shomer and D. Holland (2008)
"Seasonal and cultivar variations in antioxidant content and sensory quality traits of pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) fruit."
J. Food Comp. Anal. 22: 189-195
20. H. Borochov-Neori, S. Judeinstein, A.Greenberg, B. Fuhrman, J. Attias, N. Volkova, T. Hayek, M. Aviram (2008)
"Phenolic antioxidants and anti–atherogenic effects of marula (Sclerocarrya birrea subsp. caffra) fruit juice in healthy humans."
J. Agric. Food Chem. 56: 9884–9891
21. A. Ben-Gal, H. Borochov-Neori, U. Yermiyahu and U. Shani (2008)
"Is osmotic potential a more appropriate property than electrical conductivity for evaluating whole-plant response to salinity?"
Environ. Exp. Bot., 65: 232-237
22. W. Rock, M. Rosenblat, H. Borochov-Neori, N. Volkova, S. Judeinstein, M. Elias, M. Aviram (2009)
"Effects of Date (Phoenix dactylifera L., Medjool or Hallawi Variety) Consumption by Healthy Subjects on Serum Glucose and Lipid Levels and on Serum Oxidative Status: A Pilot Study."
J. Agric. Food Chem. 57: 8010–8017
23. E. Schwartz, R. Zulker, I. Glazer, I. Bar-Ya’akov, Z. Wiesman, E. Tripler, I. Bar-Ilan, H. Fromm, H. Borochov-Neori, D. Holland, R. Amir (2009)
"Environmental conditions affect the color, taste and antioxidant capacity of 11 pomegranate accessions fruits."
J. Agric. Food Chem. 57: 9197-9209
24. Bar-Ya'akov I., Hatib K., Nadler-Hasar T., Ben-Simhon Z., Trainin T., Borochov-Neori H. and Holland D. (2009).
"Breeding for improved cultivars using molecular knowledge on diversity in pomegranate."
In: A.N Mokashi, D.P. Biradar, A.K. Rokhade, M.K. Sheikh, S. Lingaraju, R.A. Balikal, R.V. Hegde, C.K. Venugopal (eds.) Souvenir & Abstracts, 2nd International Symposium on Pomegranate and Minor including Mediterranean Fruits, ISHS, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India, June 23-27, p 70.
25. H. Borochov-Neori, B. Lutzki, S. Judeinstein, I. Shomer (2010)
"Seasonal variations in cell membrane properties and long-term quality preservation of semi-dry ‘medjool’ date fruit."
Acta Hort. (ISHS) 877: 195-200.
26. H. Borochov-Neori, S. Judeinstein, M. Harari, I. Bar-Ya’akov, B. S. Patil, S. Lurie, D. Holland (2011)
"Climate Effects on Anthocyanin Accumulation and Composition in the Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) Fruit Arils."
J. Agric. Food Chem. 59, 5325–5334.
27. Z. Ben-Simhon, S. Judeinstein, T. Nadler-Hassar, T. Trainin, I. Bar-Ya’akov, H. Borochov-Neori, D. Holland (2011)
"A pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) WD40-repeat gene is a functional homologue of Arabidopsis TTG1 and is involved in the regulation of anthocyanin biosynthesis during pomegranate fruit development."
Planta, 234, 865-881.
28. H. Borochov-Neori, N. Lazarovitch, S. Judeinstein, B. S. Patil, D. Holland (2012) “Climate and salinity effects on color and health promoting properties in the pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) fruit arils.”
ACS Symposium Book Series “Tropical and subtropical Fruits”. In Press
29. H. Borochov-Neori, S. Judeinstein,, A. Greenberg, N. Volkova, M. Rosenblat and Michael Aviram (2013)
"Date (Phoenix dactylifera L.) fruit soluble phenolics composition and anti–atherogenic properties in nine Israeli varieties."
J. Agric. Food Chem. doi/abs/10.1021/jf400782v


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