Abderrazek Smaoui

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Hypopigmentation diseases are usually managed using UVB light which increases the patients' risk for skin cancer. Here, we evaluated the melanogenesis stimulatory effects of leaf extracts of Erica multiflora, a medicinal plant from the Mediterranean region, and its active component, lup-20(29)-en-3-one, as possible therapeutic agents to address(More)
Salt treatment strongly affected cell growth by decreasing dry weight. Exposure of Catharanthus roseus cell suspensions to increasing salinity significantly enhanced total lipid (TL) content. The observed increase is mainly due to high level of phospholipids (PL). Hundred mM NaCl treatment increased phospholipid species phosphatidylcholine (PC) and(More)
The present study consists in evaluating the inter- and intraspecific variability of phenolic contents and biological capacities of Limoniastrum monopetalum L. and L. guyonianum Boiss. extracts. Ultimately, they were subjected to HPLC for phenolic identification. Results showed a great variation of phenolic content as function of species and localities. In(More)
Changes in phenolic composition and biological activities were investigated in different Limoniastrum monopetalum L. organs. For that, 80% aqueous acetone extracts were used to estimate total phenolic contents and their antioxidant activities were evaluated using DPPH· and O 2 ·− radical scavenging activities and reducing power. The efficiency of organ(More)
Quality and stability of olive oil extracted using discontinuous (pressing) or continuous (centrifuging) procedures were studied. Virgin olive oils extracted from two olive varieties were stored for 17 months. Analytical parameters of oil quality (acidity, peroxide value, polyphenol content, chlorophyll amount, fatty acid composition and triacylglycerol(More)
Most antioxidant phytochemicals isolated from higher plants are polyphenols exhibiting different biological activities. Previous studies have shown that plant phenolic contents and antioxidant activities depend on several factors, mainly environmental conditions, and post-harvesting procedures. The present study aims to assess the influence of these(More)
The capacity of nodulating bacteria to survive in soil containing various heavy metal elements has been investigated with the aim of promoting the revegetation of mining sites with Medicago sp. Soil samples were collected from three different mining sites and one agricultural site at a location north of Tunisia. Heavy metal composition analysis showed that(More)
Cotton plants (Gossypium hirsutum L. cv. S4) were grown and irrigated with increasing salt concentrations: 0, 50, 100 and 150 mM NaCl. Lipids from developing seeds, at stages of 3, 4, 5 and 6 weeks after anthesis, were analysed. High salt dose (150 mM NaCl) affected triacylglycerol levels drastically at the end of ripening. HPLC analysis of triacylglycerols(More)
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