Héla Kallel

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Rabies virus strain production in Vero cells grown on Cytodex 1 in a 2 L stirred tank bioreactor and in a medium free of components of human or animal origin (VP-SFM) is described. Cell banking procedure in VP-SFM supplemented with an animal components free mixture (10%DMSO+0.1%methylcellulose) was reported and cell growth after revitalization was assessed.(More)
We have carried out the adaptation of BHK-21 cells to two serum free (Ex Cell 520 and HyQ PF CHO) and three animal protein free media: Ex Cell 302, HyQ PF CHO MPS and Rencyte BHK. After a direct switch or a gradual adaptation, we have achieved BHK-21 cells growth in the following media: HyQ PF CHO, HyQ PF CHO MPS, Rencyte BHK and Ex Cell 302. The most(More)
In this work, we investigated the effect of codon bias and consensus sequence (CACA) at the translation initiation site on the expression level of heterologous proteins in Yarrowia lipolytica; human interferon alpha 2b (hIFN-α2b) was studied as an example. A codon optimized hIFN-α2b gene was synthesized according to the frequency of codon usage in Y.(More)
BACKGROUND As an oleaginous yeast, Yarrowia lipolytica is able to assimilate hydrophobic substrates. This led to the isolation of several promoters of key enzymes of this catabolic pathway. Less is known about the behavior of Y. lipolytica in large bioreactors using these substrates. There is therefore a lack of established know-how concerning high cell(More)
The efficiency of an inactivated tissue culture rabies vaccine produced on BHK-21 cells, according to an in-house developed process, was evaluated and compared to a commercial cell-tissue culture vaccine (Rabisin). Fifteen experimental dogs from local common breed were duly conditioned during a quarantine period, then vaccinated via the subcutaneous route(More)
To improve rabies vaccine production by Vero cells, we have developed a strategy based on high cell density culture and optimization of virus yield. We have first optimized cell growth in spinner flask using a Taguchi's L8 experimental design. We analyzed the effects of the following factors: initial glucose and glutamine concentrations, Cytodex 1(More)
Manganese (Mn) is an essential element for biological systems, nevertheless occupational exposure to high levels of Mn can lead to neurodegenerative disorders, characterized by serious oxidative and neurotoxic effects with similarities to Parkinson’s disease. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential effects of silymarin (SIL), an antioxidant(More)
Manganese (Mn) is an essential trace element required for ubiquitous enzymatic reactions. Chronic overexposure to this metal may promote potent neurotoxic effects. The mechanism of Mn toxicity is not well established, but several studies indicate that oxidative stress play major roles in the Mn-induced neurodegenerative processes. Silymarin (SIL) has(More)
Human interferon α2b gene was cloned in the methylotrophic yeast Pichia pastoris under the control of the AOX1 methanol inducible promoter. To optimise the volumetric productivity, we performed different fed-batch studies in a 5-L bioreactor. We demonstrated that hIFNα2b was highly sensitive to proteases activity during high cell density culture. The target(More)
Taguchi's methods were used for the design of an experimental strategy aimed at optimizing cell density and monoclonal antibody (mAb) production from a spinner flask hybridoma culture. 23G11 is an antibody to the human leukocyte adhesion molecule, CR3 or beta 2 integrin (CD11b/CD18). It recognizes specifically the A-domain of the alpha subunit CD11b. Anti(More)