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Koukoui Izabelle Omédine

Country of origin: Benin Currently in: Benin, Abomey Calavi General field of specialization: Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
Academic Background


2005 Doctorate Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
2018 Master Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology

- Biological effects of medicinal plants : Action on diabetes, oxydative stress, blood pressure and lipid levels in the blood. - Phytochemical screening of medicinal plant -Gene expression -calcium signaling

Publications resulting from Research: 

-O Koukoui, M Senou, P Agbangnan, S Seton, F Koumayo, S Azonbakin, M Adjagba, A Laleye and A Sezan. Effective in vivo cholesterol and triglycerides lowering activities of hydroethanolic extract of Launaea taraxacifolia leaves (Submitted October 2016)

Omédine Koukoui, Cokou P Agbangnan D, Esperance Medoatinsa, Sylvie Prigent, Oliver Nusse, Laurent Combettes, Dominique Sohounhloue. Chemical Profile, Cytotoxicity Anti-Radical and Hypolipidemic Activities of Tridax Procumbens of Benin. RJPBCS 6(4), 2015, 1441-1449

-Omédine Koukoui, Pascal Agbangnan, Sylviane Boucherie, Mahudro Yovo, Oliver Nusse, Laurent Combettes, Dominique Sohounhloué. Phytochemical Study and Evaluation of Cytotoxicity, Antioxidant and Hypolipidemic Properties of Launaea taraxacifolia Leaves Extracts on Cell Lines HepG2 and PLB98. American Journal of Plant Sciences 6, 2015, 1768-1779

-A. Aboulovergne, M. Collado Hilly, F.P. Monnet, O. Koukoui, S. Prigent, J.F. Coquil, G. Dupont L. Combettes. Investigation of the role of sigma1receptors in inositol 1,4,5 trisphosphate dependent calcium signaling in hepatocytes. Cell Calcium 50 (2011) : 62-72

- Thimon V, Calvo E , Koukoui O, Legare C and Sullivan R. Effects of vasectomy on gene expression profiling along the human epididymis. Biol Reprod. 2008 Aug; 79(2):262-73. Epub 2008 Apr 23

-Thimon V, Koukoui O, Calvo E and Sullivan R. Region –specific gene expression profiling along the human epididymis. Mol Hum Reprod. 2007 Oct; 13(10):691-704. Epub 2007 Sep 19

-Koukoui O, Boucherie S, Sezan A, Prigent S, Combettes L. Effects of the prostaglandins PGF2α and PGE2 on calcium signalling in rat hepatocyte doublets. Am. J. Physiol. 290 : ¬¬G66-G73, 2006

-Boucherie S, Koukoui O, Nicolas V, Combettes L. Cholestatic bile acids inhibit gap junction permeability in rat hepatocyte couplets and normal rat cholangiocytes. J Hepato. 2005 Feb ; 42(2) :244-51

-Dupont G, Koukoui O, Clair C, Erneux C, Swillens S, Combettes L. Ca2+ oscillations in hepatocytes do not require the modulation of InsP3 3-kinase activity by Ca2+. FEBS Letters 534 (2003) 101-105

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
-Lecturer in biochemical, cellular and animal physiology for bachelor degree students -Coodination of professional formation in Animal Production -Supervision of Master degree students for their research works

Workshop and Conference Attended

2002 Paris France Journées Francophones des Pathologies Digestives
2005 Poitiers France 4th World Congress of cellular ans Molecular Biology
2016 Cotonou Benin Women Advancement Forum International Exchanges Research and Academia


Association de Femmes pour l'Education, la Formation et la Recherche scientifique au Bénin (AFEFRS)