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The mating type (MAT) locus of the lentil pathogen, Ascochyta lentis, was cloned and characterized using thermal asymmetric interlaced and inverse PCR with primers designed to the HMG-box of Ascochyta rabiei. A multiplex PCR assay for mating type was developed based on MAT idiomorph and flanking sequences. Primers were designed to specifically amplify MAT(More)
The effects of the nutrient solution oxygenation on the growth of tomato plants and colonization of plant roots by Pythium F707, an isolate with filamentous non-inflated sporangia, were investigated under hydroponic conditions. Lipoperoxidation was also estimated determining lipoxygenase activity and conjugated dienes. Tomato plants were grown under either(More)
Avascular osteonecrosis (AVN) is a serious osseous complication after renal transplantation. Its prevalence clearly decreased from 20% to 4% after introduction of cyclosporine and reduction of steroid doses. The aim of our study was to evaluate the frequency of AVN among kidney transplant recipients and to determine the risk factors by comparing them with a(More)
In this work, we have conducted a case-control study in order to assess the effect of tobacco and three genetic polymorphisms in XPC, ERCC2 and ERCC5 genes (rs2228001, rs13181 and rs17655) in bladder cancer development in Tunisia. We have also tried to evaluate whether these variants affect the bladder tumor stage and grade. The patients group was(More)
Epidemiological studies have investigated that functional polymorphisms in the methylene-tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene may play an essential role in bladder carcinogenesis, but the numerous published studies have reported inconclusive results. The objective of the current study was to conduct an updated analysis in order to investigate the(More)
Cancer epidemiology has undergone marked development since the nineteen-fifties. One of the most spectacular and specific contributions was the demonstration of the massive effect of smoking and genetic polymorphisms on the occurrence of bladder cancer. The tobacco carcinogens are metabolized by various xenobiotic metabolizing enzymes, such as the(More)
Le lymphangiome kystique rétropéritonéal: à propos de 5 cas et revue de la littérature Retroperitoneal cystic lymphangioma: about 5 cases and review of the literature exérèse complète, de cas de lésions symptomatiques ou de complications, pour limiter le risque de récidive. Cette dernière peut être différée chez les patients asymptomatiques. which permits(More)
Despite initiatives to increase cadaveric donation, there is still a shortfall in donor organs. Kidneys from living donors now makes a significant contribution to increasing the number of organs available for transplantation in Tunisia. We performed a retrospective study of 405 kidney transplantations, including 321 (79.3%) from living donors performed from(More)
Urotoxicity is a troublesome complication associated with cyclophosphamide (CP) and L-buthionine-SR-sulfoximine (BSO) treatment in chemotherapy. With this concern in mind, the present study investigated the potential effects of a hydroxytyrosol extract from olive mill waste (OMW) on urotoxicity induced by acute CP and BSO doses using a Swiss albino mouse(More)