Jalal M. Abdallah

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The main objective of this study was to estimate genetic trends for 3.7% FCM, fat yield, days open, and predicted body weight after calving in six experimental dairy herds owned by the State Farm Division of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture. Body weights were predicted from heart girths measured at or before the first test day after calving.(More)
The activity of thymulin (a thymic hormone) is dependent on the presence of zinc in the molecule. We assayed serum thymulin activity in three models of mildly zinc-deficient (ZD) human subjects before and after zinc supplementation: (a) two human volunteers in whom a specific and mild zinc deficiency was induced by dietary means; (b) six mildly ZD adult(More)
Three Holstein lines, were compared, based on different methods of sire selection, for genetic change in 3.7% FCM, fat yield, days open, and predicted body weight after calving. The three lines were 1) evaluated sires selected only for 3.7% FCM (milk line), 2) evaluated sires selected on an index that included 3.7% FCM and type traits (index line), and 3)(More)
The objective of this study was to compare daughters of proven (progeny-tested) and young sampling bulls available for use at the same time for yield traits, productive life, somatic cell score, and inbreeding. Data were from USDA sire evaluations of July 1989 through July 1994. Proven bulls used between 1989 and 1994 were identified based on the change in(More)
In this study, we evaluated lymphocyte subpopulations in 23 adults with SCA. When compared to controls, SCA patients had higher lymphocyte counts with normal numbers of T101+ cells (T-lymphocytes) and T4+ cells. T8+ cells were significantly increased in SCA patients in comparison to controls (1684 +/- 243 vs 980 +/- 367, p less than .001). This increment(More)
T lymphocytes from normal human controls and sickle cell disease (SCD) patients were isolated from peripheral blood and cultured for 72 hours following addition of phytohemagglutinin. The ratio for the fraction of cells in DNA synthesis (S phase) over the fraction in G2 phase (S/G2) was significantly higher in SCD patients in comparison to the controls(More)
This paper presents a simultaneous formulation for the optimal reactive power control problem using the Artificial Neural Network (ANN). The objectives are to minimize active power losses and improve the voltage profile of the given system. The voltage and reactive power controlled by utilization of the power transformers transformation ratio and the(More)
The objectives of this study were to predict most recent evaluations of young bulls entering artificial insemination (AI) sampling programs from pedigree information available at time of sampling and investigate whether prediction equations differ among AI organizations. Data were pedigree information and most recent USDA evaluations on bulls entering AI(More)
Type-specific IgM and IgG antibody responses to a polyvalent influenza vaccine were evaluated in 16 adults with sickle cell anemia, with the use of an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. When compared to healthy controls, 8 out of the 16 patients had decreased or undetectable postvaccination anti-influenza IgM antibody levels. These patients were found to(More)