Kamel Hadj-Kaddour

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We have sequenced the genome of the emerging human pathogen Babesia microti and compared it with that of other protozoa. B. microti has the smallest nuclear genome among all Apicomplexan parasites sequenced to date with three chromosomes encoding ∼3500 polypeptides, several of which are species specific. Genome-wide phylogenetic analyses indicate that B.(More)
Throughout Europe, bovine babesiosis is mainly caused by Babesia divergens, an Apicomplexan parasite transmitted by tick bites. The intra-erythrocytic development of B. divergens merozoites leads to haemolytic anaemia, and bovine babesiosis is responsible for economic losses in the agro-business industry. A totally efficient recombinant vaccine based on the(More)
The effects of endothelin-1 and endothelin-3 were investigated on carbachol-contracted guinea-pig isolated trachea. Endothelin-1 and endothelin-3 (0.1-100 nM) induced partial dose-dependent relaxation of the precontracted preparations. The endothelin-1-induced relaxation was markedly attenuated by haemoglobin (10 microM) and methylene blue (10 microM) and(More)
On account of its strong ability to become chemoresistant after a primary response to drugs, malignant melanoma (MM) remains a therapeutic challenge. This study focuses on acquired resistance to vinca alkaloids (VAs) using VA-resistant MM cell lines (CAL1R-VCR, CAL1R-VDS, and CAL1R-VRB), established by long-term continuous exposure of parental CAL1-wt cells(More)
The Bd37gene encoding for a glycosyl-phosphatidyl-inositol anchored protein of Babesia divergens displays genetic polymorphisms among isolates. Five major polymorphic groups (clades) were shown by PCR-RFLP among different B. divergens isolates. Each group has been characterized according to a reference Bd37 gene (Rouen87, W8843, Y5, 6303E and 1705B).(More)
In Europe, Babesia divergens is the major agent responsible for babesiosis in cattle and can occasionally infect splenectomised humans. Recently, we reported the characterisation of a 37 kDa exoantigen (Bd37) anchored in the merozoite membrane of B. divergens by a glycosylphosphatidyl-inositol. After phospholipase hydrolyse of the(More)
1. Experiments have been performed to investigate the cardiovascular actions in the rat of SCA40, a novel potassium channel opener which is a potent relaxant of guinea-pig airway smooth muscle in vivo and in vitro. 2. SCA40 (0.01-30 microM) caused a complete and concentration-dependent relaxation of rat isolated thoracic aorta contracted with 20 mM KCl but(More)
The effects of endothelin-1 (ET-1) and endothelin-3 (ET-3) were investigated on carbachol-contracted guinea-pig trachea. ET-1 and ET-3 induced a dose-dependent relaxation of the precontracted preparations. ET-1-induced relaxation was attenuated by hemoglobin and methylene blue. By contrast, ET-3-induced relaxation was not affected by hemoglobin or methylene(More)
On account of its extreme intrinsic resistance to apoptosis and of its strong ability to become chemoresistant after a primary response to drugs, malignant melanoma (MM) is still a therapeutic challenge. We previously showed that glutathione S-transferase mu 1 (GSTM1) acts in synergy with multidrug resistance protein 1 (MRP1) to protect GSTM1-transfected(More)
The fluorescence properties of eleven novel derivatives based on the imidazo[1,2-a]quinoxaline structures have been studied. The absorption and emission spectra of these compounds have been recorded in dimethylsulfoxide solution. The phenyl substituting group on position 1 gives them particular properties thanks to the diverse hydroxy or methoxy decorating(More)