Ayman S. Hussein

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To elucidate the function of Omega class glutathione transferases (GSTs) (EC 2.5.1.18) in multicellular organisms, the GSTO-1 from Caenorhabditis elegans (GSTO-1; C29E4.7) was investigated. Disc diffusion assays using Escherichia coli overexpressing GSTO-1 provided a test of resistance to long-term exposure under oxidative stress. After affinity(More)
Medical research productivity reflects the level of medical education and practice in a particular country. The objective of this study was to examine the quantity and quality of medical and biomedical research published from Palestine. Comprehensive review of the literature indexed by Scopus was conducted. Data from Jan 01, 2002 till December 31, 2011 was(More)
Factor V leiden G1691A/R506Q (FVL), prothrombin G20210A (FII) and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T are related genetic risk factors for venous thromboembolism. Analysis for those mutations is increasingly being performed on patients exhibiting hypercoagulability. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of FVL,(More)
Pregnancy is a hypercoagulable state with increased tendency for thrombus formation, a condition that is increased when combined with acquired or inherited risk factors that lead to thrombophilia. Among the inherited risk factors is Factor V Leiden mutation, an autosomal dominant trait with reduced penetrance. The mutation seems to be associated with(More)
The yeast Pichia pastoris is a convenient production system that enables expression of heterologous proteins in high amounts. As a fermentation method, shaking flasks are very popular because of their simplicity of handling and their low cost. We compared the expression level of the enzyme acetylcholinesterase in a transformed strain of P. pastoris grown in(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the prevalence of intestinal parasite infections in northern districts of West Bank, Palestine and to determine associated sociodemographic factors. METHODS Random sampling of schoolchildren from rural and urban areas was carried out. Participants provided faecal samples and answered a questionnaire about their demographics and(More)
Five known compounds, four triterpenoids [(lup-20(30)-ene-3 ,29-diol (1), lup-20(29)-ene-30-hydroxy-3one-(2), – taraxastanonol 3, -sitosterol 4] and 4’ –Omethylepigallocatechin 5 were isolated from Elaeodendron transvaalense bark ethanol extract. This plant is traditionally used in Southern Africa for the treatment of various ailments including sexually(More)
A total of 30 faecal samples collected from individuals admitted to a local hospital in Nablus city in Palestine with gastroenteritis symptoms, plus five faecal samples from healthy individuals living in the same area were screened for the presence of Cryptosporidium spp. by microscopic analysis using malachite green negative staining. Molecular techniques(More)
The aim of this study was to screen for carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacteria in Palestine and subsequently to identify and investigate the mechanisms of resistance. For a period of 6 weeks, all Gram-negative isolates were collected from six Palestinian hospital laboratories and were tested for susceptibility using 10μg meropenem disks. Isolates(More)
Sulfur Nanoparticles was prepared by different method with different size and shapes, when the sulfur present as nanoparticles they have many practical application in our life. This paper discuses different sulfur nanoparticles synthesis, characterizations and application. Different methods were used for nanosize particle synthesis; among those, chemical(More)