Ahmed F. Hussein

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BACKGROUND Coxiella burnetii is the etiological agent of Q fever found worldwide. The microorganism has like other Gram-negative bacteria a lipopolysaccharide (LPS, endotoxin) in its outer membrane, which is important for the pathogenicity of the bacteria. In order to understand the biological activity of LPS, a detailed physico-chemical analysis of LPS is(More)
A lipid A - deprived lipopolysaccharide (LPS) from Coxiella burnetii (C.b.) Priscilla strain in virulent phase I was separated by steric-exclusion chromatography and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The isolated O-specific polysaccharide (PS) fractions were analyzed by different physico-chemical methods and showed noticeable differences in(More)
—In this paper, we propose a multilayered space-frequency block coded OFDM system, which is a combination of the vertical layered space-time architecture, known as V-BLAST, and the space-frequency block coded OFDM system. This system is designed to provide reliable as well as very high data rate communications over frequency-selective fading channels with(More)
Lipopolysaccharides (LPSs) of Chlamydophila psittaci 6BC and Chlamydophila pneumoniae Kajaani 6 contain 3-deoxy-D-manno-oct-2-ulosonic acid (Kdo), GlcN, organic bound phosphate, and fatty acids in the molar ratios of approximately 3:2:2.2:4.8 and approximately 2.9:2:2.1:4.9, respectively. The LPSs were immunoreactive with a monoclonal antibody against a(More)
In this study we have compared two different preparation methods for DNA flow cytometry on breast cancer. Tumour cell suspensions from 49 breast cancers were analysed on a Facscan flow cytometer. In seven of 49 cases, additional aneuploid peaks were found after enzyme/detergent treatment (E/D), not seen after the detergent (D) preparation. S-Phase fractions(More)
A lipopolysaccharide (LPS) of Chlamydia psittaci PK 5082 strain associated with enzootic abortion in ewes was isolated from embryonated hen eggs-grown elementary bodies (EBs) by a phenol/water procedure. Compositional analyses revealed the presence of 3-deoxy-D-manno-oct-2-ulosonic acid (Kdo), glucosamine (GlcN), phosphorus, and fatty acids in a molar ratio(More)