Doaa M. Hegazy

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Nuclear factor kappa B (NFkappaB) is an important transcription factor that is involved in the response to oxidative stress and inflammation. Recent studies suggest that it may be involved in the development of diabetic microvascular complications. A highly polymorphic (CA) dinucleotide repeat microsatellite has been identified in the regulatory region of(More)
A cohort of injection drug users (IDU) have been identified who despite a long history of IDU and sharing of injecting equipment remain seronegative and aviraemic for hepatitis C virus (HCV). They have been termed HCV exposed uninfected (EU). The study of potential innate or adaptive immune mechanisms of resistance to HCV infection in this group is of(More)
Cellular immunity with interferon gamma production could have a role in protection from hepatitis C virus (HCV). Interleukin (IL)-12 is a key cytokine in promoting such anti-viral T helper 1 (Th1) responses. We hypothesized that a genetic background able to promote cellular responses may be associated with apparent protection from infection and have(More)
A rare outcome following exposure to hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a lack of observable infection as clinically measured by HCV RNA- or HCV-recognizing antibodies. The population who exhibit this trait is termed exposed uninfected (EU). Increasing evidence has refined characterization of these individuals, distinct from those who become infected but(More)
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