Hassana Fathallah

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The outlook for patients with sickle cell disease has improved steadily during the last two decades. In spite of these improvements, curative therapies are currently available only to a small minority of patients. The main theme of this chapter is to describe new therapeutic options that are at different stages of development that might result in further(More)
Deoxygenation (DO) of sickle cell anemia red blood cells (SS cells) induces membrane permeabilization to Ca2+, Na+, and K+ and cell dehydration mostly through the activation of the Ca(2+)-dependent K+ channels. We show that DO of both SS cells and normal red blood cells was accompanied by a nonspecific dephosphorylation of membrane proteins. After treatment(More)
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