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Tal Kafri MD, PhD

Associate Professor

MD/PhD Hebrew University, Jerusalem



Research Interests: The development of lentivirus vectors for gene therapy, and on basic science of

HIV-1 biology.




  • Yuen EY, Liu W, Kafri T, van Praag H, Yan Z. Regulation of AMPA receptor channels and synaptic plasticity by cofilin phosphatase Slingshot in cortical neurons.  J Physiol. 2010 Jul 1;588(Pt 13):2361-71. Epub 2010 May 4.PMID: 20442266
  • Kantor B, Ma H, Webster-Cyriaque J, Monahan PE, Kafri T. Epigenetic activation of unintegrated HIV-1 genomes by gut-associated short chain fatty acids and its implications for HIV infection. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Nov 3;106(44):18786-91. Epub 2009 Oct 20. PMID: 19843699
  • Cockrell AS, Kafri T. Gene delivery by lentivirus vectors. Mol Biotechnol. 2007 Jul; 36 ( 3 ): 184-204 . Review.
  • Bahi A, Boyer F, Kafri T, Dreyer JL. Silencing urokinase in the ventral tegmental area in vivo induces changes in cocaine-induced hyperlocomotion. J Neurochem. 2006 Sep; 98 ( 5 ): 1619-31 .
  • Bahi A, Boyer F, Gumy C, Kafri T, Dreyer JL. In vivo gene delivery of urokinase-type plasminogen activator with regulatable lentivirus induces behavioural changes in chronic cocaine administration. Eur J Neurosci. 2004 Dec; 20 ( 12 ): 3473-88 .
  • Logan AC, Haas DL, Kafri T, Kohn DB. Integrated self-inactivating lentiviral vectors produce full-length genomic transcripts competent for encapsidation and integration. J Virol. 2004 Aug; 78 ( 16 ): 8421-36 .
  • Ma H, Kafri T. A single-LTR HIV-1 vector optimized for functional genomics applications. Mol Ther. 2004 Jul; 10 ( 1 ): 139-49 .
  • Bahi A, Boyer F, Kafri T, Dreyer JL. CD81-induced behavioural changes during chronic cocaine administration: in vivo gene delivery with regulatable lentivirus. Eur J Neurosci. 2004 Mar; 19 ( 6 ): 1621-33 .



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