Abderraouf Ghanem

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Interindividual differences observed in the metabolism of xenobiotics have been attributed to the genetic polymorphism of genes, which code for enzymes involved in detoxification. This genetic variability seems to be associated with the individual's susceptibility to certain cancers, including nasopharyngeal carcinoma. In this study, we have investigated(More)
We screened 423 patients referred to our laboratory after hemolysis triggered by fava beans ingestion, neonatal jaundice or drug hemolysis. Others were asymptomatic but belonged to a family with a history of G6PD deficiency. The determination of enzymatic activity using spectrophotometric method, revealed 293 deficient (143 males and 150 females). The(More)
We report on the complete absence of protein 4.2 in two Tunisian siblings. The propositus presented with a haemolytic anaemia that evolved in an intermittent fashion until she was cured by splenectomy. Her red cells had a normal morphology, as well as normal deformability upon osmotic gradient ektacytometry. SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis failed to(More)
Our prospective study interested 41 patients, from 13 to 70 years old, and present a nasopharyngeal carcinoma confirmed histologically, during the period going from September 1999 to March 2000, and 45 healthy controls. A blood sample was collected from each patient before any treatment, as well as controls to measure serum LDH and its isoenzymes. Two(More)
Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I chain-related A (MICA) molecules mediate natural killer (NK) cell activation and T lymphocyte co-stimulation. A polymorphic methionine (met) to valine (val) variation at amino acid position 129 of the alpha2 heavy chain domain is in linkage disequilibrium with other allelic changes and seems to categorize MICA(More)
A recessively transmitted haemolytic anaemia associated with the lack of protein 4.2 was found in a Tunisian kindred. Trace amounts of this protein (72 kD component) became visible using high-sensitivity Western blots. Band 3 and ankyrin genes were excluded as candidate genes by linkage studies, and nucleotide sequencing of band 3 cytoplasmic domain cDNA(More)
Abnormalities of copper distribution in tissues and serum has been described in obese subjects. In this prospective study, we evaluated the seric level of copper by atomic absorption in a group of 32 obese (BMI > or = 30 kg/m2) compared to a group of 32 healthy subjects. We have noted an elevation of serum copper in obese with a middle level of 133 mg/dl(More)
The interleukin 12 (IL-12) cytokine, encoded by polymorphic genes, plays a central role in the T helper 1 cell-mediated immunity against tumors. We investigated whether the 3' untranslated region +1188 A/C polymorphism (rs 3212227) influences the nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) risk in Tunisian patients. DNA analysis of 247 patients and 284 healthy(More)
UNLABELLED Our objective is to compare clinical and biological presentation of patients with bone metastatic disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS We collected prospectively 60 patients (adults and children) with proven bone metastasis. Tumors are mainly breast cancer (25/60) or nasopharyngeal carcinoma (8/60). All 8 children presented all with abdominal(More)
AIM To determine the implication of the polymorphism, namely, A(TA)nTAA of UGT1A1 in lithogenesis for the first time in Tunisia among sickle cell anemia (SCA) children patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS Our study was performed in 2010 and it involved 76 subjects chosen as control group characterized with normal hemoglobin status and presence of cholelithiasis(More)