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David Volsky

  • PROFESSOR Medicine, Infectious Diseases
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  • B. Sc, Ben-Gurion University

  • M. Sc, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

  • PhD, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


    Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Dept of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
    Director of Molecular Virology Laboratory, Dept of Medicine, Mount Sinai St. Lukes and Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY.


Volsky, D.J., Reicher, Y., and Loyter, A.: Ca uptake and intra-membrane particles aggregation induced in chicken erythrocytes after interaction with Sendai virus. Proc. 6th Eur. Cong. on Electron Microscopy. Tai Int'l. Publ. Israel (Y. Ben-Shaul, ed.), 2:321-323, 1976..;.

Volsky, D.J., and Loyter, A.: Rearrangement of intramembranous particles and fusion promoted in chicken erythrocytes by intracellular Ca. Biochem. Biophys. Acta 471:243-259, 1977..;.

Volsky, D.J., and Dimant, E.: 2-Amino-2-deoxy-D-glucose and D-mannoheptulose as diabetogenic agents in the rat. Glucogenesis and Glycogenolysis. Compar. Biochem. Physiol. (Oxford), A61 (3):411-416, 1978..;.

Volsky, D.J., and Loyter, A.: The Role of Ca in virus-induced fusion: CA accumulation and ultrastructural changes induced by Sendai virus in chicken erythrocytes. J. Cell. Biol. 78:465-470, 1978..;.

Volsky, D.J., and Loyter, A.: Inhibition of membrane fusion by suppression of lateral movement of membrane proteins. Biochem. Biophys. Acta 514:213-224, 1978..;.

Volsky, D.J., and Loyter, A.: An efficient method for reassembly of fusogenic Sendia virus envelopes after solubilization of intact virions with Triton X-100. FEBS Letts. 92:190-194, 1978..;.

Michaelson, D.M., Bilen, J., and Volsky, D.J.: Torpedo synaptosomes: Evidence for synaptic vesicles fusion accompanying Ca-induced inonphore (A-23187) mediated acetylcholine release. Brain Res. 154:409-414, 1978..;.

Volsky, D.J., Cabantchik, Z.I., Beigel, M., and Loyter, A.: Implantation of isolated human erythrocyte anion channel into plasma membranes of Friend erythroleukemia cells. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 76:5440-5444, 1979..;.

Loyter, A., and Volsky, D.J.: The use of reconstituted Sendai virus envelopes for microinjection of macromolecules or for transfer of membrane components into animal cells. Membrane Bioenergenetics (C.P. Lee, G. Schatz and L. Ernster, eds.), Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., Inc., pp. 319-330, 1979..;.

Cabantchik, Z.I., Volsky, D.J., Ginsburg, H., and Loyter, A.: Reconstitution of the erythrocyte anion transport system: in vitro and in vivo approaches. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 341:444-454, 1979..;.

Atlas, D., Volsky, D.J., and Levitzki, A.: Lateral mobility of receptors involved in adenylate cyclase activation. Biochem. Biochem. Biophys. Acta 597:64-69, 1980..;.

Loyter, A., Ginsberg, D., Volsky, D.J., Laster, Y., and Zakai, N.: The association between enveloped viruses and host cell membranes: A specific case of ligand-receptor interaction. Adv. Biochem. Psychopharmacol. 21:33-42, 1980..;.

Beigel, M., Volsky, D.J., Ginsburg, H., Cabantchik, Z.I., and Loyter, A.: Functional incorporation of the human erythrocyte chloride exchange system into plasma membranes of Friend erythroleukemia cells by Sendai virus induced cell fusion. Exp. Cell Res. 126:448-453, 1980..;.

Volsky, D.J., Shapiro, I.M., and Klein, G.: Transfer of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) receptors to receptor-negative cells permits virus penetration and antigen expression. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 77:7247-7251, 1980..;.

Prujanksy-Jakobovits, A., Volsky, D.J., Loyter, A., and Sharon, N.: Alteration of lymphocyte surface properties by insertion of foreign functional plasma membrane components. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 77:7415-7419, 1980..;.

Loyter, A., Volsky, D.J., Beigel, M., Ginsburg, M., and Cabantchik, Z.I.: Transfer of functional components into plasma membrane of living cells: A new tool in membrane research. In: Transfer of Functional Components Into Plasma Membrane of Living Cells. (J.E. Cells, A. Graessman and A. Loyter, eds.) pp. 143-154, 1980..;.

Koide, N., Wells, A., Volsky, D.J., Shapiro, I.M., and Klein, G.: Detection of Epstein-Barr virus receptors utilizing radiolabelled virus. J. Gen. Virol. 54:191-195, 1981..;.

Volsky, D.J., Ahrlund-Richter, L., Dalianis, T., and Klein, G.: Implantation of mouse histocompatibility antigens (H-2) into membranes of cultured cells. Eur. J. Immunol. 11:341-344, 1981..;.

Szigeti, R., Volsky, D.J., Luka, J., and Klein, G.: Membranes of EBV-carrying virus nonproducer cells inhibit leukocyte migration of EBV-seropositive but not seronegative donors. J. Immunol. 126:1676-1679, 1981..;.

Shapiro, I.M., Klein, G., and Volsky, D.J.: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) co-reconstituted with Sendai virus envelopes infects EBV receptor-negative cells. Biochem. Biophys. Acta. 676:19-24, 1981..;.

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