Amr E El-Hakim

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The middle capsid protein of rotavirus, VP6, constitutes approximately 51% of the virion by weight. The high degree of identity (>87-99%) in the primary amino acid sequences of VP6 proteins from mammalian rotaviruses suggests VP6-based vaccines could potentially provide heterotypic protection. For this reason, significant effort has been directed toward(More)
Immunoscreening of a cDNA expression library of the Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) annulatus tick with purified rabbit anti-R annulatus salivary glands antigens polyclonal antibodies led to the identification of a 661bp sequence. The sequence includes an open reading frame of 543bp encoding a protein of 180 amino acids with calculated molecular weight of(More)
Infestation of cattle by ticks of Rhipicephalus spp. results in severe veterinary and economical losses. Identification of novel proteins from tick salivary glands will enhance our understanding of several aspects of tick physiology and will aid in the development of anti-tick vaccines. Small heat shock proteins (HSPs) have important roles in infection and(More)
A serine metallokeratinase enzyme (30 kDa) produced by a newly isolated Bacillus strain (Bacillus pumilus NRC21) cultivated under optimized conditions in medium containing chicken feather meal was purified and characterized in a set of biochemical assays. The purification was carried out using two successive chromatographic steps; cation exchange(More)
Novel keratinolytic enzyme (32kDa) secreted by a newly isolated Bacillus strain (Bacillus subtilis NRC3) cultivated in medium containing chicken feather meal was purified and partially characterized in a set of biochemical assays. The purification was carried out by applying a protocol of two successive chromatographic steps; cation exchange chromatography(More)
The control of Rhipicephalus annulatus ticks in Egypt and other countries relies principally on the application of acaricides which have many drawbacks. Recently, cattle vaccination against ticks showed a potential unconventional approach to control ticks. As a target, salivary glands contain various proteins that may play specific roles during attachment,(More)
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