Asmaa S.M. Abdel-Rehim

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The concept that regulatory T cells (Treg) play a key role in both development and maintenance of autoimmune response in rheumatological diseases is well accepted. In recent years, several studies analyzed Treg cell phenotype and function in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), the prototypical systemic autoimmune disorder in humans. The forkhead family(More)
BACKGROUND Glucocorticoid receptor gene polymorphism (NR3C1 646 C>G) may play an important role in the development of severe bronchial asthma and resistance to glucocorticoids (GCs). OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to determine the relation between the 646 C>G polymorphism of the glucocorticoid receptor gene (NR3C1) and resistance to GCs with(More)
Vitamin D has an important role in the immune system. Decreased serum vitamin D level is known to be associated with autoimmune and atopic diseases. This study aimed to assess vitamin D status in patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) and its relation with severity of the disease. This case-control study was conducted on 22 patients and 20 age(More)
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