Alaa Hassan Maraee

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Heat shock proteins (HSPs) are proteins that are expressed under variety of stresses including pathologic conditions. How stresses affect vitiligo is not fully understood and little is known about the role of HSPs generally and Hsp70 specifically in vitiligo. The current study investigated the expression of Hsp70 in vitiliginous (32) and normal skin (10) by(More)
BACKGROUND Maspin is a member of the serpin family of protease inhibitors and is thought to inhibit carcinoma invasion, metastasis, angiogenesis and induce apoptosis. AIM The aim of this work is to investigate maspin expression in cutaneous basal and squamous cell carcinomas by means of immunohistochemistry. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study was carried(More)
The Notch pathway plays a key role in differentiation, proliferation, and influencing cell fate decision in multiple organisms and tissues including the epidermis and its appendages. The role of Notch-1 in psoriasis has not been widely evaluated; therefore, the current study aimed to evaluate its role in etiopathogenesis of this common skin disease. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To detect mast cell density by toluidine blue and immunohistochemical staining for mast cell tryptase in skin tags as compared to normal skin to determine whether they have a role in skin tag development. STUDY DESIGN This study was carried out on 30 patients with skin tags and 10 age- and sex-matched healthy controls without skin tags. (More)
BACKGROUND Aberrant wound healing of skin injury may lead to 2 pathologic entities, termed keloids and hypertrophic scars (HS). There has been growing evidence suggesting a role for transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) family members in the pathogenesis of fibrosis. OBJECTIVE The aim of the present work was to investigate the role of TGF-β1 in the(More)
Ezrin is a member of the ezrin-radixin-moesin family of proteins, which link the actin-containing cytoskeleton to the plasma membrane. Overexpression of ezrin protein is correlated with the metastatic potential in several cancers. Little is known about the distribution of ezrin in normal epidermis and nonmelanoma skin cancer; therefore, in the current(More)
This study aimed to assess sperm DNA and RNA abnormalities in fertile and oligoasthenoteratozoospermic (OAT) smokers. In all, 140 subjects were included and classified into fertile nonsmokers, fertile smokers, OAT nonsmokers and OAT smokers. They were subjected to history taking, clinical examination, semen analysis, assessment of sperm DNA and RNA(More)
Many inflammatory mediators and other biological markers are upregulated in psoriatic lesions; some of these alterations also persist in nonlesional skin. Glucose is the major source of energy for cells, and glucose transporter 1 is the most common glucose transporter in humans (GLUT-1). The present study aimed at evaluating the pattern of expression of(More)
The disappearance of melanocytes because of defective adhesion is one of the accepted theories to explain vitiligo. Tenascin-C is a large, extracellular matrix glycoprotein that is thought to inhibit adhesion of melanocytes to fibronectin. The current study aimed to evaluate the pattern of tenascin-C expression in vitiligenous skin compared with normal(More)
BACKGROUND Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is a neoplasm of the endothelial cells. It often manifests with multiple vascular nodules on the skin and other organs. It is a systemic, malignant and multifactorial disease and has a variable course. There are four types: classic, endemic, iatrogenic and HIV-associated. The primary presentation on the penis and face is(More)