Al Moustafa Ala-Eddin

Prof. Al Moustafa Ala-Eddin

Qatar University, Qatar



1992 Ph.D., Université Paris XIII, France

1988 M.Sc., Université Paris XIII, France

1982 B.Sc., Aleppo University, Syria

Publications (selected)

  1. Al Moustafa, A-E and Yasmeen A. Aspirin inhibits breast cancer progression via the switch of epithelial-mesenchymal into mesenchymal-epithelial event. Clin Cancer Investig J, in press.
  2. Al Moustafa, A-E. E5 and E6/E7 of high-risk HPVs cooperate to enhance cancer progression through EMT initiation. Cell Adhesion & Migration journal, in press.
  3. Aboulkassim, T., Yasmeen, A., Akil, N., Batist, G., and Al Moustafa, A-E. 2015. Epstein–Barr virus and breast cancer in Syrian women: a tissue microarray study. Hum Vaccin Immunother. Apr 3; 11: 951-5.
  4. Al Moustafa, A-E., Ghabreau, L., Akil, N., Alachkar A. & Yasmeen A. 2014. High-risk HPVs and human carcinomas in the Syrian population. Front Oncol, 4: 68.
  5. Al Moustafa, A-E, Al-Awadhi, R., Missaoui, N., Adam I., Durusoy, R., Ghabreau, L., Akil, N., Ahmed, H.G., Yasmeen, A. and Alsbeih, G. 2014. Human Papillomaviruses-Related Cancers: Presence and Prevention Strategies in the Middle-East and North African Regions. Hum Vaccin & Immunother, April 30; 10(7).
  6. Al Moustafa, A-E. 2013. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition and its regulators are major targets of triple-negative breast cancer. Cell Adhesion & Migration journal, 7: 1-2.
  7. Al Moustafa, A-E. 2013. Insulin-like growth factor-1 enhances mortality risk in women with breast cancer through epithelial-mesenchymal transition initiation. Clin Cancer Investig J, 2: 175-7.
  8. Roman, D., Yasmeen, A., Mireuta, M., Stiharu, I., and Al Moustafa. A-E. 2013. Significant toxic role for commercial single-walled carbon nanotubes during normal embryogenesis. Nanomedicine Journal, 9: 945-50.
  9. Mfoumou, E., Narayanswamy, S., Stiharu, I., Al Moustafa A-E. 2013. On the Feasibility of an In Vitro Noninvasive Absorbance-Based Cell Proliferation Analysis Technique, Using Cell Culture Media.Spectroscopy Letters, 46: 403–407.
  10. Mfoumou, E., Li., Z, Al Moustafa, AE. 2013. Current tobacco and water-pipe smoking enhance human cancer invasion and metastasis. Int J Cancer, 132: 990-1.
  11. Lajin, B., Hamzeh, A.R., Ghabreau, L., Ali, M., Al Moustafa, A-E., and Alachkar, A. 2013. Catechol-O-methyltransferase Val 108/158 Met polymorphism and breast cancer Risk: A case–control study in Syria. Breast cancer, 20, 62-66.
  12. Al Moustafa, A-E. 2012. Fasting inhibits human cancer progression via the epithelialmesenchymal transition process: important evidence unraveled. Clin Cancer Investig J, 1: 181-3.
  13. Al Moustafa, A-E., Yasmeen, A., Ghabreau, L., Akil, A. 2012. Does the Syrian population have to wait for the new generation of human papillomaviruses vaccine? Hum Vaccin Immunother, 2: 8(12).
  14. Mfoumou, E., Narayanswamy, S., Stiharu, I., Al Moustafa A-E. 2012. Low power ultrasound inhibits cell proliferation and invasion of human cancer cells in vitro. Clin Cancer Investig J, 1: 51-6.
  15. Ghabreau, L., Segal, E.D., Yasmeen, A., Kassab, A., Akil, N., and Al Moustafa, A-E. 2012. High-risk human papillomavirus infections in colorectal cancer in the Syrian population and their association with Fascin, P-cadherin and Id-1 expressions: a tissue microarray study. Clin Cancer Investig J, 1: 26-30.
  16. Al Moustafa, A-E. 2012. Middle-Eastern Association for Cancer Research and its Activities Dreams Come True. Clin Cancer Investig J, 1: 1.
  17. Al Moustafa, A-E., Achkhar, A., and Yasmeen, A. 2012. Epidermal growth factor receptor signaling and epithelial-mesenchymal transition in human carcinomas. Front Biosci (Schol Ed), 4: 671-684.
  18. Al Moustafa, A-E., Yasmeen, A., and Achkhar, A. 2011. Src inhibitors are promising therapy molecules for human cervical carcinomas. Medical hypotheses journal, 77: 812–814.
  19. Haïdara, K., Alachkar, A., and Al Moustafa A-E. 2011. Teucrium polium plant extract provokes significant cell apoptosis in human lung cancer cells. Health Journal, 3, 366-369.
  20. Martinez-Marignac, V.L., Rodrigue, A., Davidson, D., Couillard, M., Al Moustafa, AE., Abramovitz, M., Foulkes, W.D., J Masson, J-Y., and Aloyz, R. 2011. The effect of a DNA repair gene on cellular invasiveness: Xrcc3 overexpression in breast cancer cells. PLoS ONE, 6: e16394.
  21. Andl, C.D., Al Moustafa, A-E., Deramaudt, T.B., and O’Neill G.M. 2011. Cell adhesion signaling and its impact on tumorigenesis. Journal of Oncology, published online 11 Jan.
  22. Yasmeen, A., Alachkar, A., Dekhil, H., Gambacorti-Passerini, C., and Al Moustafa, AE. 2010. Locking Src/Abl tyrosine kinase activities regulate cell differentiation and invasion of aggressive cervical cancer cells. Oncology of Journal, published online 25 Aug.
  23. Al Moustafa, A-E., Fouad, F.M., and Rastam, S. 2010. Reply to the letter to the editor by Chaouachi & Sajid: World available evidence on cancer risk associated with hookah (shisha, narghile) tobacco smoking remains weak. Int J Cancer, 127: 1739–1740.
  24. Alazzam, A., Mfoumou, E., Yasmeen, A., Darnel, A., Stiharu, I., Sivakumar, N., Bhat, R., and Al Moustafa, A-E. 2010. Identification of deregulated genes by single wall carbon-nanotubes in human normal bronchial epithelial cells. Nanomedicine Journal, 6(4): 563-9.
  25. Kandouz, M., Alachkar, A., Li, Z., Dekhil, H., Chehna, F., Amber, A., and Al Moustafa, A-E. 2010. Teucrium polium plant extract inhibits cell invasion and motility of human prostate cancer cells via the restoration of the E-cadherin/catenin complex. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 129: 410-5.
  26. Fouad, F.M., Rastam, S., Al Moustafa, A-E. 2010. HInvolvement of water pipe smoking in the development of human pancreatic cancer. H Int J Cancer, 127: 497-8.
  27. Rastam, S., Fouad, M.F., Kamal, H., Akil, N., and Al Moustafa, A-E. 2010. Water pipe smoking and human oral cancers. Medical hypotheses journal, 74: 457-9.
  28. Yasmeen, A., Li, Z., and Al Moustafa, A-E. 2010. Does the vesicular stomatitis virus really have a selective oncolytic effect in human cancer? Int J of Cancer, 126: 2509-10.
  29. Darnel, A., Ghabreau, L., Yasmeen, A., Wang, D., Sami, S., Akil, N., and Al Moustafa, A-E. 2010. Correlation between the presence of high-risk human papillomaviruses and Id gene expression in Syrian women with cervical cancer. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 16: 262-6.