Selected Publications: 


  1. Rahat MA, Coffelt SB, Granot Z, Muthana M, and Amedei A. (eds.) Macrophages and Neutrophils: Regulation of the Inflammatory Microenvironment in Autoimmunity and Cancer. Mediators of Inflammation, 2016 (eBook).
  2. Rahat MA, Hemmerlein B, and Iragavarapu-Charyulu V. (eds.). The regulation of angiogenesis by tissue cell-macrophage interactions. Frontiers in Physiology, 2014 (eBook).


  1. Simanovich E, Brod V, Rahat MM, Rahat MA. Function of miR-146a-5p in Tumor Cells As a Regulatory Switch between Cell Death and Angiogenesis: Macrophage Therapy Revisited. Front Immunol. 2018 Jan 5;8:1931. Link:   
  2. Simanovich E, Brod V, Rahat MM, Drazdov E, Walter M, Shakya J, and Rahat MA. Inhibition of tumor growth and metastasis by EMMPRIN multiple antigenic peptide (MAP) vaccination is mediated by immune modulation. Oncoimmunology 2017; 6(1), e1261778. DOI: 10.1080/2162402X.2016.1261778. Link:
  3. Walter M, Simanovich E, Brod V, Lahat N, Bitterman H, and Rahat MA. An epitope-specific novel anti-EMMPRIN polyclonal antibody inhibits tumor progression. Oncoimmunology 2016; 5(2), e1078056. DOI: 10.1080/2162402X.2015.1078056. LInk:
  4. Rahat MA and Shakya J. Parallel aspects of the microenvironment in cancer and autoimmune diseases. Mediators of Inflammation, vol. 2016; Article ID 4375120,  2016
  5. Rahat MA and Hemmerlein B. Macrophage-tumor cell interactions regulate the function of nitric oxide. Frontiers in Vascular Physiology 2013; 4:144 (Review)
  6. Amit-Cohen BC, Rahat MM, Rahat MA. Tumor cell-macrophage interactions increase angiogenesis through secretion of EMMPRIN. Frontiers in Vascular Physiology 2013; 4:178
  7. Rahat MA, Bitterman H, Lahat N. Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Macrophage Response to Hypoxia. Frontiers in Immunology 2011; 2:45 (Review)
  8. Lahat N, Bitterman H, Weiss-Cerem L, Rahat MA. Hypoxia increases the membranal and secreted forms of HLA-DR in endothelial cells and renders them capable of activating T cells. Transplat. Int. 2011; 24(10):1018-26
  9. Lahat N, Bitterman H, Engelmayer-Goren M, Rosenzweig D, Weiss-Cerem L, Rahat MA. Reduced TIMP-2 in hypoxia enhances angiogenesis. Am. J. Physiol. Cell physiol. 2011; 300(3): C557-C566
  10. Perske C, Lahat N, Sheffy Levine S, Bitterman H, Hemmerlein B, Rahat MA.  Loss of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) expression in the mouse renal cell carcinoma cell line RENCA is mediated by microRNA miR-146a. Am. J. Pathol. 2010; 177(4): 2046-54
  11. Lahat N, Rahat MA, Kinarty A, Weiss-Cerem L, Pinchevski, S, Bitterman H. Hypoxia enhances lysosomal TNFα degradation in peritoneal mouse macrophages.  Am. J. Physiol. Cell Physiol. 2008; 295(1): C2-C12
  12. Marom B, Rahat MA, Lahat N, Bitterman H. Native and fragmented fibronectin oppositely modulate monocyte expression of MMP-9. J. Leukocyte. Biol. 2007; 81(6):1466-1476
  13. Rahat MA, Marom B, Bitterman H, Lahat N. Hypoxia reduces the output of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) in monocyte by inhibiting its secretion and elevating membranal association. J. Leukocyte. Biol. 2006; 79(4): 706-718
  14. Daniliuc S, Bitterman H, Rahat MA, Kinarty A, Rosenzweig D, and Lahat N. Hypoxia inactivates inducible nitric oxide synthase in mouse macrophages by disrupting its interaction with α-actinin 4. J. Immunol. 2003; 171(6): 3225-3232
  15. Lahat N, Rahat MA, Ballan M, Weiss-Cerem L, Engelmayer M, and Bitterman H. Hypoxia reduces CD80 expression on monocytes, but enhances their LPS-stimulated TNFα secretion. J. Leukocyte. Biol.  2003; 74(2): 197-205