Rajech Sharkia

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Polypeptides present in a membrane fraction of the marine macroalgaUlva sp. were separated by sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and tested for cross-reactivity with antibodies raised against the human red-blood-cell anion exchanger (AE1). A polypeptide of ca. 95 kDa was identified with a monoclonal, as well as two polyclonal (one(More)
Mitochondrial chaperonins are necessary for the folding of newly imported and stress-denatured mitochondrial proteins. The goal of this study was to investigate the structure and function of the mammalian mitochondrial chaperonin system. We present evidence that the 60 kDa chaperonin (mt-cpn60) exists in solution in dynamic equilibrium between monomers,(More)
We previously localized a new form of recessive ataxia with generalized tonic-clonic epilepsy and mental retardation to a 19 Mb interval in 16q21-q23 by homozygosity mapping of a large consanguineous Saudi Arabian family. We now report the identification by whole exome sequencing of the missense mutation changing proline 47 into threonine in the first WW(More)
We demonstrate in this work that HCO inf3 sup− uptake in the marine macroalga Ulva sp. features functional resemblances to anion transport mediated by anion exchangers of mammalian cell membranes. The evidence is based on (i) competitive inhibition of photosynthesis by the classical red-blood-cell anion-exchange blockers(More)
The prevalence of consanguinity within the Israeli Arab community is relatively high, and is associated with high rates of inherited disorders that lead to a high frequency of morbidity and mortality. Data on consanguinity between couples were recorded during two periods (1980-1985 and 2000-2004) in relation to socioeconomic status of 4 selected villages.(More)
Type I chaperonins are fundamental protein folding machineries that function in eubacteria, mitochondria and chloroplasts. Eubacteria and mitochondria contain chaperonin systems comprised of homo-oligomeric chaperonin 60 tetradecamers and co-chaperonin 10 heptamers. In contrast, the chloroplast chaperonins are heterooligomeric tetradecamers that are(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to identify the clinical characteristics in adolescents newly diagnosed with ADHD. METHOD Data of patients aged 7 to 17 years diagnosed with ADHD were collected and analyzed. The patients were divided into adolescents aged 13 to 17 years (Group I) and children aged 7 to 12 years (Group II): 592 males and 231 females.(More)
In this study, we have investigated the relationship between chaperonin/co-chaperonin binding, ATP hydrolysis, and protein refolding in heterologous chaperonin systems from bacteria, chloroplast, and mitochondria. We characterized two types of chloroplast cpn60 oligomers, ch-cpn60 composed of α and β subunits (α7β7 ch-cpn60) and one composed of all β(More)
PURPOSE To identify the genetic defect in a consanguineous Israeli Muslim Arab family with juvenile retinitis pigmentosa (RP). METHODS DNA samples were collected from the index patient, her parents, her affected sister, and two non-affected siblings. Genome-wide linkage analysis with 250 K single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) arrays was performed using(More)
Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive disease that is widely spread in the populations of the Mediterranean region. It is characterized by recurrent fever and inflammatory attacks. A total of 1700 suspected patients, belonging to various communities in Israel: Jews (Ashkenazi and non-Ashkenazi), Arabs (Muslims and Christians) and(More)