Hamza Sellak

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We compared the attack of deoxyribose and mannitol by (OH). produced by gamma radiolysis or the iron-driven Fenton reaction. Deoxyribose (DR) oxidation by gamma radiolysis gave rise to thiobarbituric reactive substances (TBARS) with a yield of 17 mol (OH). per mole of TBARS. (OH). scavengers (benzoate, formate, and pentoxifylline) protected DR from(More)
The site-specific lysozyme damage by iron and by iron-catalysed oxygen radicals was investigated. A solution of purified lysozyme was inactivated by Fe(II) at pH 7.4 in phosphate buffer, as tested on cleavage of Micrococcus lysodeikticus cells; this inactivation was time- and iron concentration-dependent and was associated with a loss of tryptophan(More)
Systematic review is the scientific process that provides reliable answers to a particular research question by interpreting the current pertinent literature. There is a significant shift from using manual human approach to decision support tools that provides a semi-automated screening phase by reducing the required time and effort to the group of experts.(More)
We compared the effects of phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA) and thrombin with those of nonlytic concentrations of reactive oxygen species (ROS) generated by hypoxanthine (HX)-xanthine oxidase (XO) on the adhesion properties of human umbilical cord vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) to resting polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN). PMN adherence to(More)
Vascular endothelial cells may be a target for autoantibodies (AECAs) against membrane antigens that are constitutively expressed, induced or bound to their surface. To test this hypothesis, we used an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) with two types of human endothelial cells as the substrate, i.e., human umbilical cord vein endothelial cells(More)
The hydroxyl radical (OH.) is a highly-damaging reactive oxygen species, given its high reactivity and the consequent generation of secondary free radicals. This study was aimed at determining the qualitative and quantitative aspects of OH. scavenging by pentoxifylline (Ptx, a methylxanthine), uric acid and thymine on the OH.-induced alterations of a(More)
Renewable Energy (RE) field provides significant new challenges for research in Intelligent Decision Support Systems (IDSS) since decision-making process requires more intelligent algorithms and mechanisms that can solve complex problems involving a large number of stakeholders in an uncertainty, dynamic, and distributed environment. In this paper, we(More)
Last decade has shown an important growth of the application of multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) in many domains, especially in renewable energy assessment concerns. The introduction of hesitant fuzzy linguistic term sets (HFLTSs) was motivated by the limitations of classical linguistic fuzzy models. Nevertheless, the building of multi-criteria based(More)
Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) increases adherence of human polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN) to cultured human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC). Catalase and HO. scavengers did not affect the increased PMN adherence to HUVEC stimulated by other compounds such as phorbol myristate acetate (PMA) and thrombin, showing that the observed effect was H2O2-(More)