Mahjoub Lakhdar

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Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) is associated with two malignant diseases, African Burkitt's Lymphoma (BL) and Undifferentiated Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma (UNPC). North Africa is a geographical area with a high incidence of NPC. Our purpose in this study was to explore cell-mediated immunity of peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) from patients with UNPC and DNPC. We(More)
The interferon (IFN) activity of sera from 19 patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) was determined by the plaque-reduction assay with vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) in HeLa cells and compared to that of sera from matched healthy controls. High titers of interferon were detected in the sera of the NPC patients with a geometric mean titer (GMT) of 43(More)
We present a comparative analysis of cell-mediated immunity between circulating lymphocytes and tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) from patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Phenotypic analysis using a panel of monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) to define lymphocytic subsets has revealed a selective homing of phenotypically lytic cells such as CD8- and(More)
A series of new 2-pyridyl-2-thiobenzoxazole and 2-pyridyl-2-thiobenzimidazole compounds was prepared and investigated by a number of in vitro methods in order to determine their prostaglandin synthesis inhibitory activity. The most active compound decreases prostaglandin production and carrageenin edema, but has a less platelet antiaggregatory activity.
A series of novel 2-pyridyl-2-thiobenzothiazole compounds was prepared and investigated by a number of in vitro methods in order to determine their anti-inflammatory properties. Results are discussed with reference to well known NSAIDs. (3-carboxy-2-pyridyl)-2-thiobenzothiazole had the most potent anti-inflammatory activity, being 1.34 times more active(More)
In order to investigate the proper peptide backbone conformation that is biologically active, the chemotactic peptides formyl-Met-Leu-Phe-OMe and formyl-MetAcc6-Phe-OMe (Acc6 is the α-α disubstituted amino acid l-aminocyclohexane-1-carboxylic acid) were studied by the theoretical method PEPSEA. This study shows that the parent peptide formyl-Met-Leu-Phe-OMe(More)
A large body of evidence has suggested that the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is strongly associated with undifferentiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Immunologically, this neoplasia is characterized by the absence of anti-EBV circulating cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL), despite a high number of peripheral activated CD8+ cells, as previously determined in our(More)
Human peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL), from anti-Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-seropositive donors, were stimulated by EBV and were shown to be cytotoxic toward autologous, HLA-compatible, and fully allogeneic EBV-transformed target cells. The lysis was not due to natural killer (NK) cells since the target cells used were resistant to lysis by fresh PBL and(More)
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