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)
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 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)
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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