Abdel Khalek H El-Sebae

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Pesticides may induce oxidative stress leading to generate free radicals and alternate antioxidant or oxygen free radical scavenging enzyme system. This study was conducted to investigate the acute toxicity of imidacloprid toward male mice and the oxidative stress of the sublethal dose (1/10 LD(50)) on the lipid peroxidation level (LPO), reduced glutathione(More)
The organochlorine insecticide residues in 60 human milk samples from 20 Egyptian governorates were analyzed by gas chromatography/electron capture and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. The results showed that the main detected organochlorine insecticides were p,p'-DDE and lindane. Other HCH isomers, p,p'-DDT and endosulfan I residues were detected in(More)
Bioaccumulation of lead during chronic exposure and its mobilization and secretion with mother's milk constitute a serious health hazard to the newly born children. Lead levels in human breast milk of 120 Egyptian women representing 20 different governorates throughout Egypt were determined using a graphite furnace Atomic Absorption spectrometer. According(More)
Human serum transferrin (HSTF), human serum albumin (HSA) and rat serum were compared for their interaction with AlCl3, in a Tris-HCl buffer solutions (pH 7.4). The AlCl3 was tested in series of concentrations in the range of 50 microM up to 500 microM. HSTF, HSA and their 1:1 mixture and rat serum were incubated at 37 degrees C with series of AlCl3(More)
The effects of parathion on male rat pineal N-acetyltransferase (NAT) activity, hydroxyindole-O-methyltransferase (HIOMT) activity and pineal and serum melatonin levels at the end of light period (2000 h) and at night (2300 h and 0100 h) were studied. Additionally, pineal levels of 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), serotonin (5-HT), and 5-hydroxyindole acetic(More)
Incubation of purified recombinant human tau protein with aluminum salts at concentrations > or = 100 microM induces aggregation of tau that prevents its entry into SDS-polyacrylamide gels and filtration through nylon membranes. This effect is noncovalent and can be reversed by addition of EDTA. However, when incubated along with ATP, GTP, or CTP, aluminum(More)
A direct photometric method for assaying neurotoxic esterase (NTE) activity of chicken brain microsomal preparation has been developed using 4-nitrophenyl esters as substrates. Paired samples of the microsomal preparation were preincubated for 20 min with paraoxon plus either (a) buffer or (b) mipafox before addition of substrate. The initial rate of NTE(More)
Two spraymen working in public health occupations in Alexandria, Egypt, experienced acute toxicity resulting from exposure to diazinon. Symptomatology was similar to that previously reported for exposure to parathion or other organophosphorus insecticides. Plasma and red blood cell cholinesterase activity values were determined in blood samples obtained(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of chronic administration of sublethal doses of carbaryl on pineal melatonin synthesis. N-methyl 1-naphthylcarbamate (carbaryl) (8.33 mg/kg B.W. daily) was administered orally to adult male albino rats for 6 successive days. Nocturnal (0100) N-acetyltransferase and hydroxyindole-O-methyltransferase(More)
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