Abderraouf Kenani

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Doxorubicin (Dox) is a commonly used drug to treat various types of cancers. Previously, we demonstrated that coupling Dox to cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs) represent a valuable strategy to overcome drug resistance in MDA-MB 231 breast cancer cells. In the present study, we evaluated the properties of these Dox conjugates (Dox-CPPs) in terms of apoptosis(More)
BACKGROUND Among biomarkers, cancer-antigen 125 (CA-125) is the most studied. We propose an analytical tool to track ovarian carcinoma biomarkers, that is, the MALDI mass spectrometry imaging. MATERIAL/METHODS Ovarian carcinomas and benign ovaries were directly analyzed by MALDI-TOF-MS. After automatic profiling and mass spectrometry imaging analyses,(More)
Since human CYP2A13 is expressed in the respiratory tract and is involved in the activation of tobacco-specific nitrosamines, some of the previously reported sequence variations may contribute to inter-individual and inter-ethnic differences in the susceptibility of tobacco-related tumorigenesis. The aim was to compare the frequencies of the 578C > T(More)
One of the major obstacles which are opposed to the success of anticancer treatment is the cell resistance that generally develops after administration of commonly used drugs. In this study, we try to overcome the tumour cell resistance of doxorubicin (Dox) by developing a cell-penetrating peptide (CPP)-anticancer drug conjugate in aim to enhance its(More)
The antineoplastic activity of m-AMSA [4'-(9-acridinylamino)-methanesulfon-m-anisidide] has been related to its ability to produce oxygenated free radical during its oxidation to a quinonimine form, in the presence of cupric ions. It has been demonstrated here that the rate of the oxidation is greatly increased by the addition of bleomycin (Blm), another(More)
The JNK inhibitor SP600125 strongly inhibits cell proliferation in many human cancer cells by blocking mitosis progression and inducing cell death. Despite, all this study, the mechanism by which SP600125 inhibits mitosis-related effects in human cervical cells (HeLa cells) remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the effects of SP600125 on the cell(More)
Gliomas are the most common and malignant primary brain tumors. They are associated with a poor prognosis despite the availability of multiple therapeutic options. Naringin, a common dietary flavonoid abundantly present in fruits and vegetables, is believed to possess strong anti-proliferative and anti-cancer properties. However, there are no reports(More)
OBJECTIVES Agricultural workers chronically exposed to complex mixtures of pesticides are at increased risk of acute and chronic toxicity of these compounds. Enzyme activities are among the biomarkers that may be used to detect the effects of pesticides before adverse clinical health effects occur. The aims of this study were to ascertain the relationships(More)
A comparison of the complexing properties of metal ions and O2 activation by bleomycin-A2 (BLM-A2) and deglyco-BLM-A2 is presented. Deglyco-BLM-A2 is obtained from the parent derivative by HF cleavage of the sugar moiety followed by h.p.l.c. purification. Complexing of Cu(II) and Fe(III) is studied by using c.d. and e.s.r. spectroscopy. Spin-trapping(More)
Biomonitoring of effects in agricultural workers is necessary to assess the individual risk of handling pesticides. In this study, biochemical and haematological parameters were measured to evaluate the effects of exposure to these compounds in agricultural workers. The study was carried out in 110 workers and 97 control subjects. Several haematological and(More)