Ali Abdallah

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Somatostatin and dopamine receptors are well expressed and co-localized in several brain regions, suggesting the possibility of functional interactions. In the present study we used a combination of pharmacological, biochemical and photobleaching fluorescence resonance energy transfer (pbFRET) to determine the functional interactions between human(More)
The interactions between TLRs and their ligands have profound immune modulation properties. Attention has focused mostly on the impact of TLR ligands on peripheral innate and adaptive immunity during viral infections, whereas little impact of TLR activation has been shown on thymic development. Here we show that treatment of murine fetal thymic organ(More)
An IFN-alpha heteroduplex-tracking assay (IFN-HTA) was developed to quantify the frequency of expression of the 16 genes coding for related interferon-alpha (IFN-alpha) subtypes in mice. In mLN of mice treated with Poly (I:C), we observed the induction of three sequential waves of type I IFN production, instead of two as is commonly described: early IFNs(More)
The thymus plays a crucial role in providing the immune system with naive T cells showing a diverse TCR repertoire. Whereas the diversity of thymic production is mainly ensured by TCR rearrangement at both the TRA and TRB loci, the number of cells reaching the double-positive differentiation stage defines the extent of thymic output. A quantitative analysis(More)
The intestine of the human contains a dynamic population of microbes that have a symbiotic relationship with the host. In addition, there is an effect of the intestinal microbiota on metabolism and digestion. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common cause worldwide of hepatic pathology and is thought to be the hepatic manifestation of the(More)
TLRs constitute a first set of sensors that detect viral nucleic acids including dsRNA which triggers TLR3. We report the early, direct, and detrimental effect of polyinosine-polycytidilic acid treatment on T cell development. Inhibition of thymopoiesis was targeted to several thymocyte subpopulations. First, both a blockade of the double negative (DN)1-DN2(More)
RNA interference (RNAi) is a powerful approach for elucidating gene functions in a variety of organisms, including phytopathogenic fungi. In such fungi, RNAi has been induced by expressing hairpin RNAs delivered through plasmids, sequences integrated in fungal or plant genomes, or by RNAi generated in planta by a plant virus infection. All these approaches(More)
Although the death-inducing signaling complex (DISC) is rapidly assembled, several lines of evidence suggest that formation of this complex is not the first consequence of cell surface CD95 (Fas) stimulation but rather a later step in this process. Activation of Fas triggers a cascade of signaling events that culminate in cellular apoptosis. Tyrosine(More)
Software Defined Networking (SDN) is an emerging paradigm that changes the way networks are managed by separating the control plane from data plane and making networks programmable. The separation brings about flexibility, automation, orchestration and offers savings in both capital and operational expenditure. Despite all the advantages offered by SDN it(More)
Electrolyte-oxide-semiconductor (EOS) capacitors were fabricated to elucidate; (a) the dynamics of the ionic double layer under field-effect modulation, (b) the effect of electrolyte composition on the zero-field voltage, and (c) the role of insulator surface groups on the differential capacitance of the fluidic double layer. Surface groups, owing to their(More)