Mohamed I. Zidan

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Hemal nodes are independent lymphoid organs found in various mammals but are ignored by most immunologists. They seem to play a role in defense against blood-borne infections in some species. The structure of the hemal node has been described in various species but, so far, not in the water buffalo. Specimens were obtained from ten clinically healthy male(More)
Haemal nodes are lymphoid organs found in various mammals and some birds. The structure of haemal nodes has been described in a number of species but not yet in the camel. Therefore, haemal nodes from 10 camels were studied histologically and tested for CD3, CD22, major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II/DR, alpha-smooth muscle actin and for the(More)
The Peyer's patches (PP) have been intensely investigated in several species because this is an important entry site for antigens and infectious agents. There are many PP in the jejunum, and in some species such as ruminants, carnivores, and omnivores, a different continuous PP is found in the terminal ileum. This PP disappears with age in these species(More)
The cellular composition of the different splenic compartments is well characterized in several species, but the spleen of the camel has not been studied due to the lack of specific antibodies detecting its leukocyte subsets. Therefore, 5microm frozen sections from 15 camel spleens (0.5-15 years) were studied for acid and alkaline phosphatases and for(More)
This study examined whether rhizobia naturally associate with wheat (Triticum aestivum) and can enhance its production. Field-grown, surface-sterilized, macerated wheat roots were inoculated on legume roots to isolate rhizobial endophytes. Nodule occupants were purified, genotypically differentiated, and tested gnotobiotically for legume symbiotic(More)
Pre-scapular, femoral and mesenteric lymph nodes from five buffalo calves and five buffalo bulls were studied using light and transmission electron microscopy. The nodes were surrounded with a thin capsule of dense connective tissue and smooth muscles. Subcapsular and trabecular lymphatic sinuses were lined with endothelial cells resting on a basement(More)
Prescapular, femoral, mesenteric, mediastinal and splenic lymph nodes from nine camels of one to 12 years of age were studied. There were no obvious structural differences between these different lymph nodes or between the ages. The lymph nodes were surrounded by a capsule formed of two layers, an outer thicker layer of connective tissue and an inner(More)
The palatine tonsils play a key role in initiating immune responses against antigens entering the body through the mouth. They are also replication sites of some pathogens. There is no data available about the structure of the palatine tonsils of the Egyptian water buffalo. Therefore, palatine tonsils of 14 clinically healthy buffalo bulls (2-3 years old)(More)
Background Infiltrations from cannulation result in significant morbidity including loss of hemodialysis (HD) vascular access (VA). Cannulation is dependent on personnel skill and VA characteristics. Surface marking of VA lacks real-time information and traditional ultrasound (US) devices are large, expensive, requiring skilled operators. Sonic Window©(More)
Objectives: To assess the feasibility of DWIBS in screening patients for metastasis either in bone, solid organs or lymph nodes. Patients and Methods: A total of 50 patients (27 men and 23 women) with their ages ranged from 27-69 years, mean age, 48 years. Forty five patients (25 men and 20 women) had distant metastases from a known primary malignancy, and(More)