Alhussain Akoum

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Defined by the presence of endometrial-like cells outside the uterus, endometriosis is one of the most diagnosed gynecological disorders, affecting 5 to 10 % of reproductive age women, but the true incidence is unknown. Endometriosis is a major cause of pelvic pain, dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, infertility and menstrual irregularities, but there is no clear(More)
Myxalin is a glycopeptide extracted recently from a gram-negative bacterium. It has blood anticoagulant properties and can enhance endothelial cell growth. With the ultimate objective of using this bioactive molecule to promote vascular graft healing, this study assessed its biocompatibility in vivo by comparing the cellular and immunological responses of(More)
The anticoagulant properties of myxalin, a glycopeptide secreted by a Gram negative bacterium strain (Myxococcus xanthus) are studied and compared to those of heparin. This soluble material exhibits an anticoagulant activity which implies the inhibition of some serine proteases, thrombin and factor Xa. In the presence of normal and antithrombin III-depleted(More)
Myxalin is a new bioactive molecule that we have isolated from the culture medium of Myxococcus xanthus, a non-pathogenic Gram negative bacterium. This glycopeptide possesses an antithrombotic effect in vivo and has been shown to promote human endothelial cell growth in vitro. With the object of exploring its ability to improve vascular graft healing and(More)
A novel microporous polyurethane blood conduit developed at the University of Texas at Arlington was implanted as an infra-renal substitute in dogs. The prosthesis was fabricated by precipitating a solution of the polymer with dry nitrogen onto a rotating mandrel. The grafts were sterilized either by gamma radiation (series I) or ethylene oxide (series II);(More)
In a general overview, signed language is a technique used for communicational purposes by deaf people. It is a three-dimensional language that relies on visual gestures and moving hand signs that classify letters and words. Gesture recognition has been always a relatively fearful subject that is adherent to the individual on both academic and demonstrative(More)
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