Mohamed Belhocine

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Combinations of post-translational histone modifications shape the chromatin landscape during cell development in eukaryotes. However, little is known about the modifications exactly delineating functionally engaged regulatory elements. For example, although histone H3 lysine 4 mono-methylation (H3K4me1) indicates the presence of transcriptional gene(More)
Divergent transcription is a wide-spread phenomenon in mammals. For instance, short bidirectional transcripts are a hallmark of active promoters, while longer transcripts can be detected antisense from active genes in conditions where the RNA degradation machinery is inhibited. Moreover, many described long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are transcribed(More)
An immunohistochemical study of matrix metalloproteinases (MMP-2 and MMP-9) or gelatinase (gelatinase A and gelatinase B) was performed on the seminal vesicles and ventral prostate of the Libyan jird (Meriones libycus) collected in the Beni-Abbes area during breeding period (spring and early summer), during resting phase (late summer, autumn, winter) and(More)
In 1984-85 an epidemiological survey on asthma was carried out on a representative population sample in the "Daira de Chéraga" region in Algeria. It had two objectives: to estimate the prevalence of asthma and to describe its epidemiological pattern. The study was divided into two parts: the first was a household survey based on a questionnaire and the(More)
The transcription of essentially the entire eukaryotic genome generates a myriad of non-coding RNA species that show complex overlapping patterns of expression and regulation. In the last decade, several large scale genomic analyses have shed light on the widespread existence of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in mammals. Although the function of most(More)
The authors report the initial experience of an electrophysiological laboratory starting ablation for atrial fibrillation, a promising technique which is not yet widely practiced because of the risks related to the procedure. The incidence of severe complications (tamponade, pulmonary vein stenosis, ischaemic events) did not appear to be different in the(More)
The Libyan jird (Meriones libycus) is a nocturnal Saharan Rodent submitted to a seasonal cycle of reproduction characterized by a short active period during spring and beginning of summer, and a long phase of sexual quiescence from the end of summer until the end of winter. During this cycle, the male reproductive organs, and more particularly seminal(More)
The author reports the case of a 46-year old patient diagnosed with idiopathic ventricular fibrillation (Brugada syndrome) further to induction of class Ic antiarrhythmic therapy for the management of paroxystic ventricular fibrillation. It would appear that this diagnosis is increasingly frequent in young patients with Brugada syndrome shown to be minimal(More)