Dr. Adi Vaknin-Dembinsky M.D., Ph.D.

Adi Vaknin DembinskyAppointment: Senior Lecturer of Neurobiology; Multiple Sclerosis Center

Area of expertise: Neuroimmunology

Tel: 02-6777522; Email: avaknin@hadassah.org.il



Selected Research Publications

Raz N , Vaknin-Dembinsky A ,Chokron S , Ben-Hur T , LevinNI (2010) Functional MRI as a tool for assessing chiasmal visual defect in a patient with Neuromyelitis Optica.  JNNP 81(10):1174-1175

Karussis D , Karageorgiou C , Gowda-Kurkalli B , Vaknin-Dembinsky A  ,Gomori JM , Kassis I , Bulte JWM , Ben-Hur T , Slavin S   (2010) Pilot Phase I/II clinical trial with autologous bone marrow derived mesenchymal stromal stem cells in patients with multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Arch Neurol 67(10):1187-1119

Vaknin-Dembinsky A, Brill L, Orpaz N, Abramsky O Karussis D (2010) Preferential increase of B cells activating factor (BAFF) in the CSF of neuromyelitis optica (NMO), in a Caucasian population. Mult Scler J  16(12):1453-1457

Kassis I, Vaknin-Dembinsky A , Karussis D (2010) Effects of supermagnetic iron oxide  labeling on the major functional properties of human Mesenchymal Stem Cells International Stem Cell Journal 3(2): 144-153

Ochanuna Z, Geiger-Maor A , Vaknin-Dembinsky A, Karussis D, Tykocinski ML, Rachmilewitz  J (2010) Inhibition of effector Function but Not T Cell Activation and Increase in FoxP3 Expression in T Cells Differentiated in the Presence of PP14. PLoS One 23;5(9):e12868

Balashov K, Aung L, Vaknin-Dembinsky A, Dhib-Jalbut S Weiner HL (2010) Interferon-beta Inhibits TLR9 Processing in Multiple Sclerosis. Ann Neurol  68(6):899-906

Kassis I, Vaknin-Dembinsky A, Karussis D (2011) Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells: Agents of Immunomodulation and Neuroprotection. Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy  6, 63-68

Gotkine M, Ben-Hur, Vincent Aand Vaknin-Dembinsky A  (2011) Limbic encephalitis presenting as a post-partum psychiatric condition. J Neurol Sci  308(1-2):152-154

Levin N, Vaknin-Dembinsky A, Petrou P, Grigoriadis, N, Deretzi G, Karussis D (2011) Pseudoquadriceps sparing in Multiple sclerosis. Eur J Neurol  18(9):1184-1186

Yahalom G, Kivity S, Lidar M, Vaknin-Dembinsky A , Karussis D, Flechter S, Ben-Chetrit E C, Livneh API  (2011) Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) and multiple sclerosis: an association study in one of the world’s largest FMF cohorts. Eur J Neurol, 8: 1468-1331

Karussis D, Filippi M, Vaknin-Dembinsky A, Hajag S, Vourka-Karussis U, Petrou P, Cohen I, Abramsky O, Atlan H, and Abulafia-Lapid R  (2012) A double blind, MRI-controlled, phase II study evaluating the safety and efficacy of multiple, patient-tailored T-cell vaccinations (TCV) composed of a combination of T-cells responsive to 10 different myelin proteins epitopes, in progressive MS patients. PLoS One 7(12):e50478

Vaknin-Dembinsky A A, Brill LC, Kassis I, Petrou P, Ovadia H, Ben-Hur T, Abramsky O, Karussis D (2012) Myasthenia gravis with anti-aquaporin 4 antibodies and CNS involvement; a series of 14 patients. A new nosological entity or an overlap auroimmune syndrome.  Arch Neurol 68(12):1557-1561

Schwartz I, Sajin A, Moreh E, Fisher I, Neeb M, Forest AV, Vaknin-Dembinsky A, Karussis D, Meiner Z  (2012) Robot-assisted gait training in multiple sclerosis patients: a randomized trial. Mult Scler J 18(6):881-890

Vaknin-Dembinsky A,  Karussis D  (2012) Pediatric dedemyelinating diseases, multiple sclerosis  or not? Isr Med Assoc J 14,(4):251-253

Vaknin-Dembinsky A, Brill C, Kassis I, Petrou P,  Ovadia H, Ben-Hur T, Abramsky O, and Karussis D (2012)  T-cell responses to aquaporin-4 in sero-negative neuromyelitis optica (NMO) patients. Neurology  28;79(9):945-946

Vaknin-Dembinsky A, Levin N, Raz N, Abramsky O, Karussis D, Brill L, Petrou P, Ovadia H  (2013)  Inflammation of the optic nerve: when it should be considered as neuromyelitis optica-the experience of the Department of Neurology at Hadassah Hospital. Harefuah  152(2):101-105

Gotkine M and Vaknin-Dembinsky A (2012) Neurologic Manifestations of Systemic Immunopathological Diseases. Current Treatment Options in Neurology 14(3):276-292

Gotkine M  and Vaknin-Dembinsky A. immunology of primary Vasculitis of the central nervous system Encyclopedia of Encyclopedia of Neurological Sciences 192, 2E, Edited by Michael J. Aminoff and Robert D. Daroff (in press)

Vaknin-Dembinsky A, Petrou P, and Karussis D.  Anti-Myelin Associated Glycoprotein, anti-Myelin Basic Protein and anti-Proteolipid autoantibodies in Neurologic Diseases. Textbook of Autoantibodies. , Edited by Yehuda Sheinfeld. (in press)

Petrou P  , Argov Z, LennonV.A , Gotkine M ,Kassis I  , Vaknin-Dembinsky A,  Ben-Hur T, Offen DC, O Abramsky C, E Melmed C , Kassis D  (2014) Rare Combination of Myasthenia Gravis and Motor Neuronopathy Responsive to Neurotrophic Factor-Enhanced Autologous Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy. Muscle and Nerve 49(3):455-457