Noureddine Bouras

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Plasma, cerebrospinal fluid and brain tissue amino acid levels were measured in 14 patients with affective illness and generally confirm previous findings. There was no correlation between these values and age, sex, family history and levels of anxiety. GABA levels measured in cortex tissue were negatively correlated with depressive mood (P less than 0.05),(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate whether psychological abnormalities were present in patients still complaining of low back pain after more than one operation. It was found that these patients were more psychiatrically disturbed and socially disabled than a matched control group whose back pain responded to one operation. These results suggest that(More)
A randomized double blind group comparison study of sulpiride and amitriptyline was carried out in 36 patients suffering from major depressive disorder (DSM III criteria). Sulpiride showed equivalent antidepressant activity to amitriptyline at 4, 6 and 12 weeks, using the Hamilton Rating Scale (HRS) and the Wakefield Self-Rating Scale for depression (WRS).(More)
A novel halophilic actinomycete strain, H23T, was isolated from a Saharan soil sample collected in Djamâa (Oued Righ region), El-Oued province, South Algeria. Strain H23T was identified as a member of the genus Actinopolyspora by a polyphasic approach. Phylogenetic analysis showed that strain H23T had 16S rRNA gene sequence similarities ranging from 97.8 %(More)
A novel halophilic actinomycete, strain H32T, was isolated from a Saharan soil sample collected in El-Oued province, south Algeria. The isolate was characterized by means of polyphasic taxonomy. Optimal growth was determined to occur at 28–32 °C, pH 6.0–7.0 and in the presence of 15–25 % (w/v) NaCl. The strain was observed to produce abundant aerial(More)
A halophilic actinomycete strain designated H19T, was isolated from a Saharan soil in the Bamendil region (Ouargla province, South Algeria) and was characterized taxonomically by using a polyphasic approach. The morphological and chemotaxonomic characteristics of the strain were consistent with those of members of the genus Actinopolyspora, and 16S rRNA(More)
An alkalitolerant actinomycete strain, designated B32T, was isolated from a Saharan soil sample collected from Adrar province (South of Algeria), and then investigated using a polyphasic taxonomic approach. The strain was observed to produce short chains of spores on the dichotomous branched aerial mycelium and formed a fragmented substrate mycelium. The(More)
Three halophilic mycelium-forming actinobacteria, strains H195T, H150 and H151, were isolated from a Saharan soil sample collected from Béni-isguen in the Mzab region (Ghardaïa, South of Algeria) and subjected to a polyphasic taxonomic characterisation. These strains were observed to show an aerial mycelium differentiated into coccoid spore chains and(More)
A halophilic actinomycete strain, designated H27T, was isolated from a soil sample collected from a hypersaline habitat in Djelfa Province (North-Central Algeria), and then investigated using a polyphasic taxonomic approach. The strain was observed to produce poor aerial mycelium, which formed short chains of oval to cylindrical-shaped spores at maturity,(More)