Abdulwahab Hafez

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The present study aimed at: 1. Examination of commercial chicken and duck eggs for the possible presence of aflatoxins. 2. Study of the sex susceptibility of mature chickens when fed on ration containing aflatoxins. 3. Study of clinicopathological effects on their ovaries and testicles. In this investigation, 100 chicken and 50 duck eggs collected from(More)
A wide range of fungi, amounting to fifty-six species belonging to twenty-two genera, have been recovered from animal feeds and foodstuffs. The most frequent fungi were Aspergillus niger, and A. flavus, followed by Mucor racemosus, Alternaria alternata, Rhizopus stolonifer, Penicillium corylophilum and P. notatum. Three genera were found to be of moderate(More)
Serial concentrations of aflatoxin B1 ranged from 200 to 1000 p.p.b. were assayed for detoxification by acidogenous yoghurt. Thin-layer chromatography analysis revealed a complete transformation of 800 p.p.b. of aflatoxin B1 to a new fluorescing compound corresponding to aflatoxin B2a which is referred as hydroxydihydroaflatoxin B1. Partial conversion was(More)
The main aim of this study was to determine the effect of aflatoxin on male reproduction by exposure to fodders contaminated by moulds producing toxins as a natural environmental contaminants. Semen was collected from three normal healthy buffalo bulls every ten days for one month before adding the toxin and examined for livability percentages. Moldy rice(More)
The aflatoxins B1, G1 and their metabolites exist in the systemic blood as protein conjugate. This conjugation is specific to plasma albumin and proceeds enzymatically by liver and kidney cells. The aflatoxin-albumin conjugate is permanent and the conjugation is an irreversible one. This may interpret the acute liver damage of animal ingested a single dose(More)
A single dose of zearalenone (10 μg/g LBW) was injected intraperitoneally to Wistar Albino rats at the age of 50–100 days. The uterine acetyl cholinesterase enzyme was significantly increased in the treated animals compared to that in the controls. Therefore, zearalenone would be considered as an esterogenic effector for increasing the uterine acetyl(More)
To determine the effect of S. mansoni and aflatoxin B1, 120 hamsters were divided into six groups of 20 each as follows: group I, S. mansoni only, group II, aflatoxin B1 only, group III, S. mansoni then aflatoxin B1 eight week, group IV, aflatoxin B1 then infected with S. mansoni six weeks, later, group V, aflatoxin B1 and S. mansoni simultaneously, group(More)