Samira Azzouz

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Dogs are the main source of human cystic echinococcosis. An oral vaccine would be an important contribution to control programs in endemic countries. We conducted two parallel experimental trials in Morocco and Tunisia of a new oral vaccine candidate against Echinococcus granulosus in 28 dogs. The vaccine was prepared using two recombinant proteins from(More)
The anti-proliferative action of three alkyl-lysophospholipid derivatives, edelfosine (ET-OCH), miltefosine (Hexadecylphosphocholine), and ilmofosine (BM 14.440) has been studied on the promastigotes and amastigotes of Leish-mania donovani. The effect of the three drugs has previously been studied, but the action mode was not clearly elucidated. In this(More)
Blood and faecal samples were collected from 269 children (aged 0-15 years) who lived in the urban environs of Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique. Antibodies against Cysticercus cellulosae were detected, at a titre of at least 1:100, in 56 (20.8%) of the blood samples. When the stool samples were checked for Taenia solium and other helminths, both as(More)
Different ion and pH regulation mechanisms have been detected in the three main life stages of Trypanosoma cruzi: epimastigote, metacyclic trypomastigote and amastigote. Treatment with amiloride showed that the Na(+)/H(+) exchanger participated in all three forms. The Na(+)/K(+) ATPase exchanger appeared to be more active in the epimastigote than in the(More)
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