Hania Khoury

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A genetic dimorphism encodes for either alanine (Ala) or valine (Val) in the mitochondrial targeting sequence (MTS) of human manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) and has been reported to modulate the risk of some cancers, neurodegenerative diseases and severe alcoholic liver disease. Although functional consequences of this dimorphism on MnSOD activity(More)
A Met-hepatocyte growth factor receptor oncoprotein, Tpr-Met, generated by chromosomal rearrangement, fuses a protein dimerization motif with the cytoplasmic domain of the Met receptor, producing a cytosolic, constitutively activated tyrosine kinase. Although both the Met receptor and the Tpr-Met oncoprotein associate with the same substrates, activating(More)
The increasing global prevalence of drug resistance among many leading human pathogens necessitates both the development of antibiotics with novel mechanisms of action and a better understanding of the physiological activities of preexisting clinically effective drugs. Inhibition of peptidoglycan (PG) biosynthesis and cross-linking has traditionally enjoyed(More)
Persistent TH2 cytokine responses following chronic helminth infections can often lead to the development of tissue pathology and fibrotic scarring. Despite a good understanding of the cellular mechanisms involved in fibrogenesis, there are very few therapeutic options available, highlighting a significant medical need and gap in our understanding of the(More)
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