Khansa Chaabouni

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The in vivo potential toxicity of SPB1 lipopeptide biosurfactant towards male mice was evaluated. An LD50 value (defined as the dose required to kill half the members of a tested population) was determined to be about 475 mg/kg. Results show that daily administration of SPB1 biosurfactant did not show any death cases at any dose. Also, no unusual changes in(More)
This study investigated the protective and the curative effects of Bacillus subtilis SPB1 crude lipopeptide biosurfactant in alleviating induced obesity complications in rats fed on high-fat-high-fructose diet (HFFD). Male Wistar rats were divided into five groups with the following treatment schedule: normal diet-fed rats (CD), HFFD-fed rats, HFFD-fed rats(More)
The present study aimed to scrutinize the potential of Bacillus subtilis SPB1biosurfactant, orally administered, for preventing diabetic complications in rats. The findings revealed that, Bacillus subtilis biosurfactant was an effective reducer of α-amylase activity in the plasma. Moreover, this supplement helped protect the β-cells from death and damage.(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Behçet's disease (BD) is an inflammatory vasculitis, most common in the Mediterranean area and Asia. Evidence for accelerated atherosclerosis in BD has been observed. The relationship between cardiovascular risk factors and accelerated atherosclerosis in patients with BD is still controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the(More)
This study examined the effect of three training intensities on abdominal obesity, insulin resistance, and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels. Forty-three young obese women (age 20–30 years; body mass index 30–40 kg/m2) underwent 12 weeks of walking programs (i.e., 5 days/week). They were randomly assigned to one of four groups: low-intensity training group(More)
This study aims to evaluate the impact of androgen therapy on metabolic and inflammatoy profiles in male hypogonadic patients. Forty cases with isolated hypogonadism and 80 controls were enrolled. Clinical data were collected (age, weight, height, waist circonference and androgenothearapy). Blood tests were performed to evaluate testosterone, homeostasis(More)
This study was aimed to assess the plausible anti-obesity effects of Bacillus subtilis SPB1 crude lipopeptide biosurfactant on high fat high fructose diet-fed rats (HFFD). Male Wistar rats were divided into five groups with the following treatment schedule: normal diet (CD), HFFD, HFFD supplemented with SPB1 biosurfactant from the first day of the(More)
Measurement of thyrotropin and free thyroxin made using immunoassays are usually needed in clinical endocrinology. Here, we report a case of a patient with type 2 diabetes who presented a weight loss. To eliminate hyperthyroidism, thyroid function tests were performed. Free thyroxin (FT4) was decreased using two automated immunoassays TOSOH AIA 1800 and(More)
This study investigated the effect of bioglass (melting)-polyvinyl alcohol (BG (M)-PVA) and bioglass (melting)-polyvinyl alcohol-20 %ciprofloxacin (BG(M)-PVA-20Cip) in improving antioxidant activity and regenerating bone capacity. These composites were implanted in femoral condyles of ovariectomized Wistar rats and compared to that of controls groups. After(More)