Lazhar Ouelhazi

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Cytokinins were found to stimulate the alkaloid synthesis induced by removing auxin from the medium of a cell line of Catharanthus roseus. Diluting the mineral salts of the culture medium decreased the alkaloid production but increased the “sensitivity” of the cells. Addition of high levels of Ca2+, Mg2+ or Sr2+ to B5 media in which the mineral salts were(More)
The aim of the present study was to identify and characterize proteins of a 30- to 36-kDa fraction of Leishmania infantum promastigote membranes previously shown to be an immunodominant antigen(s) in Mediterranean visceral leishmaniasis (MVL) and a consistent and reliable serological marker of this disease. By the first approach, Coomassie-stained protein(More)
The effect of salt stress on the polypeptide levels in roots of two wheat (Triticum durum) cultivars with different sensitivity to NaCl (cv. Ben Bachir, sensitive; cv. Chili, tolerant), was examined by two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Blue-stained gels were analyzed by visual inspection to identify changes that resulted when seedlings(More)
Identification of molecular markers of monoterpenoid indole alkaloid (MIA) accumulation in cell-suspension cultures of Madagascar periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don) was performed by two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Comparison of the protein patterns from alkaloid-producing and non-producing cells showed the specific occurrence(More)
Peroxidase (POD) activity was investigated in Catharanthus roseus cell suspensions cultured under different hormonal conditions. Depletion of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) from the culture medium enhanced POD activity in cells and spent medium. Addition of phytohormones, in particular the auxin 2,4-D, reduced POD activity in medium and cellular(More)
Plants of two wheat species (Triticum aestivum cv. Tanit and T. durum cv. Ben Bachir), differing in their sensitivity to NaCl were cultivated in the presence or absence of 100 mM NaCl for 21 days. Soluble proteins extracted from leaves were analyzed by two-dimensional electrophoresis in order to detect NaCl-induced changes in the polypeptide patterns. In(More)
Total and neosynthesized proteins of periwinkle cell suspensions (Catharanthus roseus) were first investigated in cells grown in a 2,4-D-containing medium. Analysis of total (silver-stained) proteins by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis revealed that the levels of seventeen polypeptides were altered during the growth cycle of the cells. Analysis of in(More)
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