Khaled Zerria

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Site-directed mutagenesis (SDM) is a powerful tool for exploring protein structure and function, and several procedures adjusted to specific purposes are still being developed. Herein we describe a straightforward and efficient method with versatile applications for introducing site-specific alterations in any deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequence cloned in(More)
The beta2 integrin CD11b/CD18 (CR3) is a major adhesion receptor of neutrophils, normally utilized to fend off infections. This receptor contributes, however, to multiple forms of non-infectious inflammatory injury when dysregulated as shown in gene knock-outs and through the use of blocking monoclonal antibodies. The major ligand recognition site of CR3(More)
We already reported the use of a long synthetic signal peptide (LSSP) to secrete the Streptomyces sp. TO1 amylase by Streptomyces lividans strain. We herein report the expression and secretion of the rat CD11b A-domain using the same LSSP and S. lividans as host strain. We have used the Escherichia coli/Streptomyces shuttle vector pIJ699 for the cloning of(More)
An experimental model to study the effects of viral inactivators on the biological properties of DNA was developed. Beta-propiolactone (betaPL) was used in this model and its effects on ligation, transfer and gene expression of naked DNA were assessed. Evidence that betaPL impairs these two major DNA functions are presented. The amounts of betaPL that alter(More)
The leukocyte beta2 integrin CR3 (CD11/CD18), is a surface heterodimeric glycoprotein that functions as a divalent cation-dependent adhesive complex. It mediates several important cell-substrate and cell-cell adhesive interactions among which the interaction with vascular endothelial cells that lead to leukocyte transmigration. We have isolated cDNA(More)
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