Mohamed Ali Tahri-Jouti

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During olive oil production, large quantities of olive mill wastewater (OMW) are produced. This wastewater material, containing a high level of phenolic compounds, poses a serious environmental problem in almost all Mediterranean countries. Candida tropicalis YMEC14 was used as an extremophile strain to design an aerobic biotreatment process to detoxify OMW(More)
Calcium alginate-immobilized Candida tropicalis and Saccharomyces cerevisiae are compared for glucose fermentation. Immobilized C. tropicalis cells showed a slight morphological alteration during ethanol production at 40 degrees C, but their fermentation capacity was reduced by 25%. Under immobilization conditions, the two species demonstrated two different(More)
Tritium-labeled lipopolysaccharide interacted specifically and reversibly with mouse peritoneal macrophages. The binding was higher at 22 degrees C than at 4 degrees C, but was no longer observable at 37 degrees C. The specificity of the interaction (inhibition with unlabeled LPS) was strictly dependent on the presence of serum, and required divalent(More)
The respective roles of serum lipoproteins, and of the complement component C3, in the binding of endotoxin (LPS) to macrophages were analyzed by an in vitro assay using [3H]LPS. The addition of an anti-C3 serum in the medium induced an apparent abolishment of the specific binding of LPS to mouse macrophages, but this effect appeared to be due to an actual(More)
The interaction of lipopolysaccharide-binding sites of mouse macrophages with the Lipid A region of endotoxins (LPS) was demonstrated by direct binding of labeled Lipid A conjugates, by inhibition of the binding of labeled LPS with anti-Lipid A monoclonal antibodies, and by the considerable reduction of this binding after chemical and enzymatic removal of(More)
Six monoclonal antibodies (mAb) to the lipid A region of bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS), obtained from mice immunized with lipid A-coated Bordetella pertussis cells (mAb 3.E8, 2.21, 2.37, 2.41) or with lipid A covalently coupled to keyhole limpet hemocyanin (mAb R1 and R7), were examined for their potential to inhibit in vitro activities of LPS on(More)
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