Zied Bouraoui

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The levels of metallothionein (MT), a biomarker of metal exposure, and of Cd and Cu, known as MT inducers, were investigated in Sparus aurata intraperitoneally injected with 500 μg/kg of Cu and Cd for 2 days. MT and metal concentrations (Cd and Cu) were determined in liver, gills and kidney. MT levels were significantly increased in all investigated(More)
This study aims to evaluate the effects of exposure to copper, benzo[a]pyrene, and to their mixture on enzymatic and lipid peroxidation biomarkers in Hediste diversicolor. Worms were submitted to 1 microM of both single compounds and to their mixture during a period of test of 12, 24, 36, and 48 h. The biomarkers selected in this work were the activities of(More)
This research was designed to study Sparus aurata (sea bream) biotransformation and detoxification responses to acute exposure to cadmium (Cd). Sexually immature gilthead sea bream were treated by intraperitoneal injection of Cd chloride (200 μg kg−1) for 6, 12, 24 and 48 h. Cd accumulation was quantified in sea bream liver by graphite furnace atomic(More)
In the present study, Hediste diversicolor biotransformation and anti-oxidant responses to acute exposure to cadmium (Cd) and to the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P) were investigated. Worms were submitted to 0.2, 0.4 and 1 microM of each contaminant and to their mixture during a period of test of 48h. Following biological responses(More)
Seven (7) sites from to the Tunisian coastal area were monitored through four seasons using several oxidative stress biomarkers including lipid peroxidation. Catalase (CAT) specific activity was determined in clam Ruditapes decussatus digestive gland. Lipid peroxidation was assessed in the same tissues using malondialdehyde (MDA) concentration, neutral(More)
In the present study biotransformation and detoxification responses to acute exposure to the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P) were investigated in the liver of Sparus aurata (sea bream). Sexually immature gilthead sea bream were treated by intraperitoneal injection of B[a]P (20 mg kg−1) for 6, 12, 24, and 48 h. B[a]P accumulation was(More)
OBJECTIVE This study assesses the outcome and the feasibility of an elective single embryo transfer (eSET) policy for the first and second IVF/ICSI attempts. STUDY DESIGN This is a retrospective analysis performed on 611 couples attempting a first IVF cycle in Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital, France. eSET was offered to the couples when they had 2(More)
This paper aims to assess the marine environment quality along the Tunisian coasts using a statistical approach based on biomarkers response in the polychaete worms Nereis (Hediste) diversicolor. Worms were collected from six sites: Bizerta Lagoon, Gargour, Nakta, Mahres, Skhira and from Teboulba considered as a reference site. The biomarkers selected in(More)
The acute effects of commercial formulation of chlorpyrifos-ethyl (Dursban) and the secondary treated industrial/urban effluent (STIUE) exposure on acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and butyrylcholinesterase (BuChE) activities in hepatopancreas and gills of Mediterranean crab Carcinus maenas were investigated. After 2 d of exposure to chlorpyriphos-ethyl, the(More)