Moncef Benkhalifa

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Multiple displacement amplification (MDA) is a technique used in the amplification of very low amounts of DNA and reported to yield large quantities of high-quality DNA. We used MDA to amplify the whole genome directly from a single cell. The most common techniques used in PGD are PCR and fluorescent in-situ hybridization (FISH). There are many limitations(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate DNA fragmentation by using terminal deoxyribonucleotidyl transferase-mediated dUTP nick-end labeling in relation to World Health Organization parameters and computer-aided sperm analysis (CASA) in sperm to determine the possibility of obtaining a correlation among CASA parameters, sperm morphology, and DNA fragmentation. DESIGN(More)
BACKGROUND Routine cytogenetic investigations for ovarian cancers are limited by culture failure and poor growth of cancer cells compared to normal cells. Fluorescence in situ Hybridization (FISH) application or classical comparative genome hybridization techniques are also have their own limitations in detecting genome imbalance especially for small(More)
Hexavalent chromium is an environmental contaminant which may be associated with reproductive abnormalities in male rats. In the present study, we examined the effect of hexavalent chromium on male reproductive function of rats. Male Wistar rats received a daily intraperitoneal injection of potassium dichromate (1 or 2 mg/kg body weight) for fifteen(More)
Transfer at the blastocyst stage has been proposed to increase the pregnancy rates after in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and embryo transfer. In the first period of experiments, culture in a single medium, from fertilization to blastocyst led to disappointing results: low blastocyst formation rates and low implantation rates per blastocyst transferred. Then(More)
BACKGROUND In routine Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) men with severe oligozoospermia or azoospermia should be informed about the risk of de novo congenital or chromosomal abnormalities in ICSI program. Also the benefits of preimplantation or prenatal genetic diagnosis practice need to be explained to the couple. METHODS From a routine ICSI(More)
Malondialdehyde (MDA), a product involved in membrane lipid peroxidation, was dosed in the sperm of 163 patients who had consulted the clinic regarding hypofertility. We attempted to determine if there was correlation between MDA content, sperm World Health Organization parameters and DNA fragmentation that results mainly from reactive oxygen species(More)
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