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Egyptian Journal of Immunology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120588/association-between-serpinb2-gene-expression-by-real-time-pcr-in-respiratory-epithelial-cells-and-atopic-bronchial-asthma-severity
#1
Nissreen E ELBadawy, Randa S Abdel-Latif, Hoda A El-Hady
Atopic bronchial asthma is chronic respiratory diseases of high frequency and high morbidity and mortality especially in patients refractory to the ordinary medical management. This study aimed to investigate the association between Serpin family B Member 2 (SERPINB2) gene expression and bronchial asthma severity. A total of 127 adult patients with asthma were enrolled in this study. Allergic respiratory symptoms were assessed and patients were classified according to Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) criteria...
January 2017: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120587/matrix-metalloproteinase-2-and-osteoprotegrin-as-new-markers-of-increased-atherosclerotic-risk-in-egyptian-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#2
Amany M Elsaeed, Amal H Ibrahiem, Asmaa A Ali
The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is rising continuously. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is among the leading causes of death and premature mortality of patients with CKD. It has been suggested that the assessment of CKD-associated CVD risk factors together with conventional risk factors should be performed in order to improve the prediction of coronary heart disease risk. The reduction of these factors seems to be effective in lowering cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality in patients with CKD...
January 2017: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120586/association-of-interleukin-8-gene-polymorphisms-and-expression-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-egyptian-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
#3
Omayma M Hassanin, Tarek M El-Masry, Ahmed El-Baz, Heba M Adel-Abou-Zaghla
Hepatocellular Carcinoma?(HCC) is one of the most common cancer in Egypt. Interleukin-8 Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (-251 and +781 SNPs) are proposed genes for cancer susceptibility. Our aim was to evaluate the association of these two IL-8 SNPs polymorphisms and IL-8 gene expression with HCC in Egyptian patients with liver cirrhosis. IL-8 -251 and + 781 SNPs were assayed by TaqMan technique and IL-8 gene Expression study was done by Syber green method in 50 patients with liver cirrhosis (without HCC n=25and with HCC n=25)and 50 healthy controls...
January 2017: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120585/prevalence-of-occult-hbv-infection-among-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients-in-upper-egypt
#4
Amany G Thabit, Mona A Hassan, Michael N Agban, Nahed A Makhlouf, Nasr K Khalil, Hebat-Allah M Hassan, Mohamed A El-Mokhtar
Occult hepatitis B virusinfection (OBI) is defined as the presence of HBV DNA in liver or serum of individuals who test negative for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg).We aimed at determining the prevalence of OBI in patients chronically infected with HCV in Upper Egypt and to evaluate the possible impact of OBI on the progression of the liver disease. This study included 200 chronic HCV infected patients. HBV DNA was detected in the serum of 21 patients (10.5%) by nested PCR. 13 of them were positive for anti-HBc...
January 2017: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120584/autoimmune-thyroiditis-a-case-control-study-on-a-sample-of-egyptian-type-i-diabetic-patients
#5
Hoda G Bakr, Ihab M Salem, Takwa E Meawed, Reham H Anis, Mohamed H El-Hefnawy
Type 1 diabetic patients are vulnerable for autoimmune thyroid disease. The incidence of type I Diabetes in Egypt is 8/100000. Undiagnosed thyroid dysfunction impairs metabolic status and increase cardiovascular risks in diabetic patients. Objectives of the study were to underscore autoimmune thyroiditis and thyroid dysfunction on a sample of Egyptian type I diabetes mellitus. One hundred type 1 diabetic subjects without previously known thyroid diseases and 50 controls were included. Physical examination, HbA1c, thyroid profile (TSH, free T3 and free T4), thyroid ultrasound anti-peroxidase and anti-thyroglobulin antibodies were assessed...
January 2017: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120583/role-of-lymphocyte-subpopulations-in-the-immunopathogenesis-of-psoriasis-and-the-effect-of-narrow-band-uvb-phototherapy-on-the-immunological-profile-of-psoriasis-patients
#6
Mona Fattouh, Asmaa N El-Din, Mohammed A El-Hamd
Psoriasis is one of the most common chronic, inflammatory, T-cell-mediated autoimmune diseases. Narrow-band UVB (NB-UVB) therapy is widely used in the treatment of psoriasis; however, its mechanism of action is still not well understood. The objective of this study was to investigate the circulating T-lymphocyte subpopulations in psoriasis patients before and after NB-UVB, to get insights into the mechanism of NB-UVB in the treatment of psoriasis. The severity of psoriasis was assessed by means of the Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI-score)...
January 2017: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120582/role-of-ptpn22-1858-c-t-polymorphisms-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-in-egyptian-patients
#7
Yasser A Soliman, Nashwa I Hashaad, Sherin M Emam, Rehab R Mohamed
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) the most common chronic arthropathy of childhood is a diverse group of chronic arthritis diseases. The protein tyrosine phosphatase N22 (PTPN22) gene exhibits regulatory activities for both T and B cells. This study aimed to study PTPN gene polymorphism in JIA. The study included 60 children with JIA and 40 age and sex matched healthy children as controls. Patients and control groups were subjected to PTPN gene polymorphism analysis. Our findings indicated a significant difference in PTPN22 polymorphism between JIA patients and the control group (P = 0...
January 2017: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120581/serum-mannose-binding-lectin-in-egyptian-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c
#8
Laila M Yousef, Hesham M Hefny, Asmaa N Mohammad
Approximately 60 - 85% of HCV infections cannot eradicate the virus and progress to chronic hepatitis, this may be explained by failure in host immune responses or by the ability of HCV to defeat host defense mechanisms. Mannose-binding lectin (MBL) may play an immunomodulatory role. This work intended to evaluate the relationship of MBL concentration to chronic HCV infection. Two groups, a patient group (n=50) with chronic hepatitis C, and a control group, (n=35) apparently healthy non-infected subjects were studied...
January 2017: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120580/serum-level-of-il17a-among-cirrhotic-hepatitis-c-virus-infected-patients-with-incidence-of-diabetes-mellitus
#9
Helal F Hetta, Azza Elkady, Khairy H Morsy, Ismael S Mohamed, Maggie A Ibrahim
IL17a is the key inflammatory cytokine of TH17 and contributes to the pathogenesis of diabetes mellitus which is a common endocrine disorder associated with HCV infection. Herein, 183 cirrhotic HCV infected patients were screened for ANA by ELISA and positive cases (n=40) were screened for ICA by Immunofluorescence and IL17a serum levels were measured by ELISA and compared to a control group (n=24). Out of 40 cirrhotic HCV, ANA (+) infected patients, 16 patients (40 %) were type 2 diabetic and 13 (32.5%) were non-diabetic...
January 2017: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120579/expression-of-cd64-on-surface-of-circulating-monocytes-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-relation-to-disease-activity-and-lupus-nephritis
#10
Yasser A Abd-Elhamid, Refaat M Eltanawy, Rasha M Fawzy, Nehad A Fouad, Ann M Atlm
CD64 is a type of integral membrane glycoprotein known as FC receptor that binds monomeric IgG-type antibodies with high affinity. It is more commonly known as FC gamma receptor 1 (FC?R1) and it is expressed on monocytes surface. The goal of this study was to investigate the association of CD64 expression on the surface of peripheral blood monocytes of systemic lupus erythematosus patients with disease activity, and lupus nephritis. 30 SLE patients were enrolled into this study. They were subdivided into: 15 SLE patients with lupus nephritis and 15 SLE patients without lupus nephritis...
January 2017: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120578/role-of-cannabinoid-cb2-receptor-gene-cnr2-polymorphism-in-children-with-immune-thrombocytopenic-purpura-in-beni-suef-governorate-in-egypt
#11
Dina A Ezzat, Amira A Hammam, Waleed M El-Malah, Rasha A Khattab, Eman M Mangoud
The cannabinoid system is involved in the immune regulation by modulation of Th cells type 1 and 2. It is composed of the CB2 receptor which is expressed at 10 to 100 folds greater levels on immune cells than the CB1 receptors. The CB2 is encoded by the cannabinoid CB receptor gene (CNR2) gene. This study aims to investigate the polymorphism in CNR2 gene variation rs 35761398 (Q63R) in Egyptian children with immune thrombocytopenic purpura and to investigate the relation between this gene polymorphism and either the susceptibility to or the chronicity of the disease...
January 2017: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120577/epstein-barr-virus-infection-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients
#12
Awatef M Awwad, Nesrine F Hanafi, Ghada A Achmawi, Amira M Naguib
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common inflammatory autoimmune CNS disease, with unknown etiology. We aimed to determine the coexistence of MS with antibodies to Epstein-Barr virus and its gene sequences (EBNA1 and BHRF1). The study included 60 MS patients and 60 control subjects. Serum samples were processed by ELISA for detection of EBV antibodies, and latent EBV genes were determined by Real Time PCR in blood samples. While 18 (30%) MS cases had anti- EBV IgM antibodies, all controls were free. For IgG, no difference was noted (cases 96...
January 2017: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120576/serological-and-molecular-diagnosis-of-occult-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-in-hepatitis-c-chronic-liver-diseases
#13
Enas A Daef, Nahed A Makhlouf, Entsar H Ahmed, Ahmed I Mohamed, Mohamed H Abd El Aziz, Mohamed A El-Mokhtar
Occult Hepatitis B infection (OBI), defined as the presence of serum HBV DNA without detectable HBsAg, can be classified into seropositive OBI [anti-HBc and/or anti-hepatitis B surface (anti- HBs) positive] and seronegative OBI (anti-HBc and anti- HBs negative). We examined the role of anti-HBc as a screening test for OBI in HCV patients with chronic liver diseases and evaluated the possible impact of OBI on liver disease progression. 90 patients with hepatitis C related chronic liver diseases (CLD) and negative for HBsAg were divided into three equal groups; chronic hepatitis, liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
January 2017: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120575/neutrophil-cd11b-cd64-and-lipocalin-2-early-diagnostic-markers-of-neonatal-sepsis
#14
Abeer Sheneef, Tamer Mohamed, Naglaa F Boraey, Mostafa A Mohammed
Neonatal sepsis remains a global health problem particularly in the developing countries. Its diagnosis remains one of the most difficult issues in clinical medicine. Many immunologic markers including neutrophils CD11b and CD 64 and Lipocalin-2 have been tested as biomarkers of neonatal sepsis. The aim of the present study was to assess the value of these markers for early diagnosis of neonatal sepsis. The study included 60 neonates with suspected neonatal sepsis and 20 apparently healthy controls. Lipocalin-2 serum level was assessed by ELISA while neutrophils CD11b and CD64 expressions were evaluated by flow cytometry...
January 2017: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120574/pentraxin-3-genetic-variants-and-the-risk-of-active-pulmonary-tuberculosis
#15
Abeer Sheneef, Mona T Hussein, Tamer Mohamed, Aida A Mahmoud, Laila M Yousef, Ola A Alkady
Tuberculosis is a major health problem worldwide. Genetic factors are considered important determinants of the host susceptibility to Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the association between pentraxin 3 genetic variants and the susceptibility and severity of active pulmonary tuberculosis. The study included 100 patients with newly diagnosed pulmonary TB and 50 healthy controls. PTX3 plasma level was assayed using ELISA and PTX3 genotypes (rs2305619, rs3816527, rs1840680) were detected by real time PCR in all participants...
January 2017: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120573/il-17-induced-the-recruitment-and-functional-activity-of-granulocytes-isolated-from-patients-coinfected-with-schistosoma-mansoni-and-hepatitis-c-virus
#16
Soad Nady, Gamal Esmat
The aim of this study was to investigate the role of Th17 cytokines on granulocytes recruitment and functional activity in Schistosoma mansoni/hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infected patients. Granulocytes were isolated from the co-infected blood and stimulated overnight with Schistosoma soluble egg antigen (SEA) in the presence of IL-17, IL-22, or both cytokines. In parallel, granuloma was induced in vitro using the isolated granulocytes and SEA-coated polyacrylamide beads in the presence of IL-17 and/or IL-22 then the sizes of granulomas were measured after one week...
January 2017: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120572/gene-polymorphisms-of-interleukin-1-and-metalloproteinase-3-in-hepatitis-c-infected-patients-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients
#17
Nadia M ElSheshtawy, Mona S Nour, Zienab Hefny, Ahmed Samir
Cytokines as IL 1? and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are involved in tumor growth, invasion, and remote metastasis in various cancers. IL-1? ?31T/C polymorphism in the promoter region has been linked to an elevated risk of Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MMP3 polymorphism at 1171 has also been linked to an elevated risk and a highly invasive type of HCC. Studying the association between IL-1? 31C/T gene polymorphism and MMP3 11715A/6A gene polymorphism in cases of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HCC. The study was done on 20 HCV infected patients, 20 HCC patients and 15 healthy controls...
January 2017: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502138/presepsin-a-diagnostic-marker-for-sepsis-in-intensive-care-unit-patients
#18
Hanaa A Amer, Hala Ghareeb, Neama M Lotfy, Noran O El-Azizi, Asmaa Mahmoud Mahmoud
The aim of the study was to evaluate the usefulness of presepsin as a diagnostic marker of sepsis in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Presepsin was measured by a rapid method based on a chemiluminescent enzyme immunoassay (PATHFAST). The clinical usefulness of presepsin to diagnose sepsis and septic shock was studied and compared with procalcitonin, C-reactive protein and total leucocytic count. This study was conducted on 53 individuals divided into 3 groups. Group I included 28 adult ICU patients with at least two diagnostic criteria for systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) as patient group, Group IIa 15 patients admitted to ICU for any medical cause but with no evidence of infection were enrolled as patient control group and further 10 apparently healthy subjects as healthy control group...
June 2016: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502137/angiopoietin-2-as-a-biomarker-for-echocardiographic-abnormalities-and-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
#19
Hanan Omar, Ahmed Tageldien Abdellah, Housseini Abdalla, Samah Ismail Nasef, Hamdy Omar
Atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are increasingly recognised complications of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Angiopoietin 2 (Ang-2) levels have been associated with clinically overt CVD in general population; we assessed serum Ang-2 levels and its correlation with Echocardiographic abnormalities and carotid intima-media thickness in RA patients. 44 RA patients without clinically overt CVD and 44 healthy controls were assessed by questionnaire and clinical examination. Disease activity score (DAS-28) was calculated...
June 2016: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502136/cd4-cd25-cd127low-regulatory-t-cells-as-indicator-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-disease-activity
#20
Sahar S Khattab, Amany M El-Saied, Rehab A Mohammed, Eman E Mohamed
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease characterized by disturbed immune regulation, inducing a progressive cartilage and bone destruction. Despite enrichment of T regulatory cell (T-regs) in synovial fluid, conflicting results are reported concerning T-regs in peripheral blood (PB) of RA patients. To determine possible correlation between the frequency of PB CD4+ CD25+CD127low (T-regs) with RA disease activity. Forty females with RA, classified according to the Disease Activity Score 28 (DAS-28), as highly active, mild-moderate or low disease activity; and 20 age and sex matched healthy controls, were enrolled to study CD4+ CD25+ CD127low T- regs in PB by flow cytometry...
June 2016: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
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