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Menashi Cohenford, Ph.D.

Office:   ML 111
Phone:  (304) 696-2697
Email:   cohenford@marshall.edu


 

Selected Publications:

Cohenford, M.A., Urbanowski, J.C., and Dain, J.A. A fluorometirc method for monitoring the release of fucose from porcine submaxillary mucin (A+) . Anal. Biochem. 112: 78-81, 1981.           

Cohenford, M.A., Urbanowski, J.C., and Dain, J.A. Purification and characterization of two forms of alpha -L-Fucosidase from Turbo cornutus. Comp. Biochem. and Physiol. 72B: 695-702, 1981. 

Urbanowski, J.C., Cohenford, M.A., and Dain, J.A. Nonenzymatic galactation of human serum albumin in vitro preparation. J. Biol. Chem. 257:111-115, 1982. 

Urbanowski, J.C., Cohenford, M.A., Dain, J.A., and Levy, H.L. N. Engl. J. Med. 306:1428-1429, 1982. 

Urbanowski, J.C., Cohenford, M.A., Levy, H.L., Crawford, J.D., and Dain, J.A. Nonenzymatically galactosylated human serum albumin in a galactosemic infant. N. Engl. J. Med. 306:84-86, 1982. 

Cohenford, M.A. "Purification, immobilization, and kinetic characterization of alpha-L-fucosidase from Turbo cornutus. Doctoral Thesis. University of Rhode Island, Kingston, 1982. 

Cohenford, M.A., Urbanowski, J.C., and Dain, J.A. Effect of immobilization on stability and properties of Turbo cornutus alpha-L-fucosidase. Bioeng. Biotech. 25:1501-1508, 1983. 

Cohenford, M.A., Urbanowski, J.C., Shepard, D.C., and Dain, J.A. Nonenzymatic glycosylation of human serum IgG. Immunol. Commun. 12:189-200, 1983.

Dain, J.A., Urbanowski, J.C., Cohenford, M.A., Shepard, D.C., and Hitz, J.B. Nonenzymatic galactosylation of proteins in galactosemia. In Neuromembranes, Sun et al. Editor, Humana Press, New Jersey, 1983. 

Medeiros, A.A., Cohenford, M.A., and Jacoby, A.J.  Five novel plasmid determined beta-lactamases. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 17:715-719, 1985. 

Hedges, R.W., Medeiros,A. A., Cohenford, M.A., and Jacoby, A.J. Genetic and biochemical properties of AER-1, a novel carbenicillin hydrolyzing beta-lactamase from Aeromonas hydrophila. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 27:479-484, 1985. 

Ellner, P.D., Williams, D.A., Hosmer, N.E., and Cohenford, M.A. Preliminary evaluation of a rapid colorimetric method for the identification of group A Streptococci and Enterococci. J. Clin. Micro.22:880-881, 1985. 

Cohenford, M.A, Urbanowski, J.C., Santoro, P. and Dain, J.A. The effect of immobilization  on the physical and kinetics properties of soluble and insoluble trypsin polymers. Bioeng. Biotech. 28:735-739, 1986. 

Sperry, J.F., Cohenford, M.A, Campognone, P., and Chee, D.O. Increased incidence in the detection of prolyliminopeptidase in Neisseria meningitidis by Identicult Neisseria. J. Clin. Micro. 24:145,1986. 

Hosmer, M.E., Cohenford, M.A. and Ellner, P.D. Preliminary evaluation of a rapid colorimetric method for the speciation of pathogenic Neisseria. J. Clin. Micro. 34:141-142, 1986.

Cohenford, M.A., Abraham, J., and Medeiros, A.A. A colorimetric method for monitoring beta-lactamase activity. Anal. Biochem. 168:252-258, 1988. 

Cohenford, M.A., Abraham,J., and Dain, J.A. Review Article: Immobilization and its effects on the physical and kinetic properties of enzymes. Biochem. Arch. 4:357-363, 1988.

 Cohenford, M.A., Abraham, J. and Dain, J.A. A novel colorimetric assay for measuring free and bound L-fucose. Anal. Biochem. 1989.

 Sperry, J.F., Paquette, G.E., Medeiros, A.A.,Boyce, J., Furtado, G., Dain, J.A., Abraham, J. and Cohenford, M.A. Evaluation of a colorimetric method for the presumptive identification of group A Streptococci and Enterococci. Am. Clin. Chem. 11: 24, 1992.

 Kozoni, V., Zervoudakis, I., Cohenford,  M.and Rigas, B. Infrared spectroscopy: Application to the study of cervical smears. Oncological. Archives. 4:18-20, 1995. 

Cohenford, M., Bhandare, P.S., Rigas, B. and Krishnan, K. Infrared spectroscopy of chemically preserved cervical specimens on IR transparent disposable filters. Mikrochimica Acta. Suppl. 433-435, 1997. 

Cohenford, M., Godwin, T.A., Cahn, F., Bhandare, P., Caputo, T.A. and Rigas, B. Infrared Spectroscopy of normal and abnormal cervical smears: Evaluation by principle component analysis. Gynecology Oncology 66:59-65,1996. 

Cohenford, M.A, and Rigas, B. Cytologically normal cells from neoplastic cervical samples display extensive structural abnormalities on IR spectroscopy: Implications for tumor biology. Proc. Natl Acad Sci USA.95:15327-15332,1998. 

Rigas B, LaGuardia K, Qiao L, Bhandare PS, Caputo T, Cohenford MA. Infrared spectroscopic study of cervical smears in patients with HIV: implications for cervical carcinogenesis. J Lab Clin Med.135:26-31,2000.

Lentrichia, B. Cohenford, M., Hecht S., Coffman E., Dzuira, B and Thomas, P. Detection of C. trachomatis from ThinPrep Pap Test using rapid extraction and thermocycling with real-time detection by molecular beacons. International Proceedings Sexually Transmitted Infections pp. 67-73, 2001.

Zhang, W.B.M., Cohenford, M., Lentrichia, B., Isenberg, H.D., Simson, E., Li, H. Yi, J., and Zhang, D. Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis by isothermal ramification amplification method.  A feasibility Study  J.Clin. Micro. 1;128-32, 2002. 

Tabrizi, SN,Chen,S, Cohenford, MA, Lentrichia, BB, Coffman, E, Shultz, T, Tapsall, JW, and Garland, SM. Evaluation of realtime polymerase chain reaction assays for confirmation of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in clinical samples tested positive in the Roche Cobas Amplicor Assay. Sex Transm Infect, 80:68-77, 2004. 

US Patents & Patent Applications

Cohenford, M.A.  (West Warwick, RI) Paper strip assay for bacteria. U.S. Patent 4,767,702 (1988).

Cohenford; Menashi A. (West Warwick, RI); Bhandare; Prashant S. (Arlington, MA); Cahn; Frederick R. (Princeton, NJ); Krishnan; Krishnaswamy (Norwell, MA); Rigas; Basil (White Plains, NY) Method for the detection of cellular abnormalities using Infrared Spectroscopic imaging. U.S. Pat. No. 5,976,885 (1999). 

Cohenford; Menashi A. (West Warwick, RI); Bhandare;  Prashant S. (Arlington, MA); Cahn; Frederick R. (Princeton, NJ); Krishnan; Krishnaswamy (Norwell, MA); Rigas; Basil (White Plains, NY) Method for the detection of malignant and premalignant stages of cervical cancer. U.S. Patent No. 6031232 (2000). 

Cohenford; Menashi A. (West Warwick, RI); Bhandare; Prashant S. (Arlington, MA); Rigas; Basil (White Plains, NY)  Method for the detection of cellular abnormalities using Fourier transform infrared. U.S. Patent 6,146,897 (2000). 

Cohenford; Menashi A. (West Warwick, RI); Bhandare; Prashant S. (Arlington,     MA); Cahn; Frederick R. (Princeton, NJ); Krishnan; Krishnaswamy (Norwell, MA); Rigas; Basil (White Plains, NY) Method for the detection of cellular abnormalities using fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. U.S. Patent 6,620,621 (2003). 

Cohenford, Menashi A.; (West Warwick, RI) ; Lentrichia, Brian; (Acton, MA) .Detection and typing of human papillomavirus using PNA probes. United States Patent Application 20030143529 (2003).

Cohenford, Menashi A.; (West Warwick, RI) ; Lentrichia, Brian; (Acton, MA) .Detection and typing of human papillomavirus using PNA probes. United States Patent Application 20030108866 (2003). 

Cohenford, Menashi A.; (West Warwick, RI) ; Lentrichia, Brian; (Acton, MA) .Detection and typing of human papillomavirus using PNA probes. United States Patent Application 20020155427 (2002).
 


 

     


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