Mazen Hanbali

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In a search for inducers of neuronal differentiation to treat neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, a series of indole fatty alcohols (IFAs) were prepared. 13c (n = 18) was able to promote the differentiation of neural stem cell derived neurospheres into neurons at a concentration of 10 nM. Analysis of the expression of the Notch pathway(More)
BACKGROUND This report describes our experience with 15 consecutive emergency cervical cerclages performed at Al Yamamah Hospital. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between February 1994 and February 1997, 15 women with singleton pregnancies between 18 and 26 weeksâ gestation, with a cervical dilatation between 3 and 10 cm and with membrane prolapse, underwent(More)
One of the reasons for the lack of nerve regeneration in the CNS is the formation of a glial scar over-expressing multiple inhibitory factors including myelin-associated proteins and members of the Semaphorin family. Innovative therapeutic strategies must stimulate axon extension across the lesion site despite this inhibitory molecular barrier. We recently(More)
The synthesis of three series of quinol fatty alcohols (QFAs) and their biological activities on the promotion of axonal growth are described. Interestingly, the 15-(2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)pentadecan-1-ol, the QFA bearing 15 carbon atoms on the side chain (n=15), shows the most potent promotion of axonal growth in the presence of both permissive and(More)
Following the promising activity of Q2FA15 on axonal growth, two new series of N/O-substituted QFAs were synthesized, based on a SN2-type reaction. O-alkylated QFA bearing 14 carbon atoms on the side chain (n=14) shows a very potent activity on axonal growth though lowered when compared to Q2FA15. While O-alkylation allows good retention of the biological(More)
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