Mounir Frikha

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A total of 1,152 Lohmann Brown laying hens were used to study the influence of level (3.5 and 4.0%) and source (coded FIN, COA, and OYS) of Ca in the diet on productive performance and egg quality from 58 to 73 wk of age. The FIN diet contained all the Ca carbonate as fine limestone (LIM). In the COA and OYS diets, 40% of the fine LIM was substituted with(More)
Epigenetic gene silencing is one of the major causes of inactivation of tumor-suppressor genes in many human cancers. The aim of the present study was to determine the methylation status of the promoter region CpG islands of four cancer-related genes RASSF1A, RARβ2, CDH1, and p16 INK4a in 78 breast cancer specimens and to evaluate whether the methylation(More)
502 Background: Data from preclinical studies and small numbers of IBC patients inPhase I clinical trials suggest that IBC may be particularly sensitive to the anti-tumor effects of lapatinib, an inhibitor of ErbB1/ErbB2 tyrosine kinases. EGF103009 was initiated to confirm and expand these initial observations and identify a tumor profile predicting for the(More)
Epigenetic modification is one of the mechanisms leading to gene silencing in neoplastic cells. By methylation-specific PCR, we analyzed the promoter methylation of three cancer-related genes: Ras Association domain Family 1A (RASSF1A), Death Associated Protein kinase (DAP-kinase) and Retinoic Acid Receptor beta2 (RARbeta2) in two NPC xenografts (C15 and(More)
A common polymorphism at codon 72 of TP53, the gene encoding the tumor suppressor protein p53, encodes either arginine or proline. These variants may be associated with tumor susceptibility since they interfere with the ability of TP53 to activate apoptosis, and might account for ethnic variation in cancer frequency. Using a polymerase chain(More)
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) occurs with a striking geographic distribution, it is endemic in certain areas of Southeast Asia and North Africa. NPC is tightly linked to Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), however, only a small subset of EBV genes are expressed, among them the latent membrane protein 1 (LMP1). LMP1 is considered as the main EBV oncoprotein and its(More)
Activation of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway is common in various human cancers. The aim of this study was to investigate the expression of 2 members of the Wnt family (WIF-1 and Wnt5a) in sporadic and hereditary breast cancer tissues. WIF-1, is a secreted antagonist that binds Wnt ligands, and therefore inhibits the canonical Wnt/β-catenin pathway.(More)
Many biomarkers for breast cancer prognosis have been proposed during the last two decades, among which HER2 and oestrogen receptors are of common use in routine clinical practice. However, in recent years, BCL2 has been recognized as an important prognostic parameter in human breast cancer, although its clinical utility is well established. The aim of this(More)
Virtualization, in telecommunication, has been given great interest over the 20 past years. Migrating operating system instances between physical hosts is one of the most important features of this technology. It allows network administrators to resolve serious problem such us hardware failure, lack in server capacity, while facilitates the management and(More)