Abdelrahim A. Hunaiti

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of HbS and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency in Jordanian newborn. STUDY DESIGN A total of 181 male and female babies born at Princess Basma Teaching Hospital, randomly selected, and cord blood samples were collected, and the erythrocyte G6PD activity was measured, and the(More)
Blood samples were collected from 263 lead-exposed suspected males living in Irbid area in the northern part of Jordan. The blood lead concentrations in the samples were determined by atomic absorption and were related to the type of work performed by the workers. The blood lead concentration was higher in metal casters, 41.6, and radiator welders, 32,8(More)
Streptomyces erythreus produces erythromycin, presumably from methylmalonyl-coenzyme A (CoA), which could be generated by the isomerization of succinyl-CoA. In S. erythreus cultures, [1,4-14C,2,3-3H]succinate was incorporated into erythromycin with a doubling of the 3H/14C ratio. This result is consistent with the hypothesis that succinyl-CoA is isomerized(More)
Plants respond to increased concentrations of metals by a number of mechanisms, including chelation with phytochelatins (PCs). Soil specimens and plants (Veronica anagalis-aquatica, Typha domingensis, Cynodon dactylon, Chenopodium album, Rumex dentatus, Amaranthus gracilis, Chenopodium murale, Inula viscosa) leaves were collected from two sites in northern(More)
Superoxide dismutases are of great interest due to their increasing medical applications in therapy and diagnosis of some diseases. The radial diffusion assay was evaluated for its usefulness as a simple, cheap and accurate assay for screening superoxide dismutase activity. In this assay O2- radicals were generated from the interaction of reduced riboflavin(More)
Three hundred neonatal cord blood samples were collected from two major cities in Jordan and assayed for glutathione-S-transferase (GST), glutathione, and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD). A significant positive correlation between the levels of G6PD and GST activities was detected. When the G6PD activity decreased, the GST activity declined. A(More)
Glutathione S-transferases have been purified (18-fold) in 65-70% yield from the liver of one humped camel using affinity chromatography on glutathione-linked agarose. Chromatofocusing technique resolves the glutathione S-transferases into seven distinct isoenzymes with apparent pI of 8.7, 8.4, 8.0, 7.8, 7.3 and 6.5. The major isoenzyme (pI 8.7) which(More)
A hitherto unknown hemolysin from the lichen Parmelia pulla was discovered and a method was developed for its purification to apparent homogeneity. Saline phosphate buffer pH 7.2 extracted the bulk of the hemolysin from the lichen thalli. From this extract the hemolysin was purified by ammonium sulfate precipitation and gel filtration with Sepharose 6-B(More)
Incubation of human whole blood for 24 h at 37 degrees C in the presence of 100-400 microg/dl lead chloride or lead acetate caused a concentration-dependent decrease in the level of reduced glutathione up to 40%. Similarly, the activities of glutathione reductase, glutathione peroxidase and glutathione S-transferase were decreased up to 25%, 50%, and 19%,(More)