Bothina Madkour

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BACKGROUND Galectins are group of proteins found in the cytoplasm, nucleus, cell surface and extracellular matrix. Galectin 3 (Gal-3) displays pathological expression in a variety of processes such as tumorigenesis. PATIENTS AND METHOD 70 patients classified into the control group, cystitis group, transitional cell carcinoma group, and squamous cell(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate serum levels of galectin-3 (G-3) in patients with bladder cancer and a control group, as a potential diagnostic and prognostic serum tumour marker. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between November 2012 and January 2013, 55 patients (median age 58 years) were enrolled into three groups, i.e., a control, those with transitional cell carcinoma(More)
Seventy patients with different stages of hepatosplenic schistosomiasis and 18 non-bilharzial normal controls were studied. Plasminogen, plasminogen activators (PA), tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA), urokinase-type plasminogen activator (u-PA), alpha 2-antiplasmin (alpha 2-AP), plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI), fibrinogen/fibrin degradation(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common type of liver cancer, where the risk of its development is always multifactorial. Human interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a pro-inflammatory cytokine that plays a crucial role in the regulation of immune response and defense against viral infection; it was hypothesized that this cytokine may participate in the process(More)
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