Iman Abdel Mohsen Shaheen

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Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is an acquired autoimmune disorder caused by the production of antiplatelet antibodies. The current case-control study aimed at detecting the frequency of FcγRIIa-131H/R and FcγRIIIa-158F/V genes polymorphism in Egyptian children with ITP as genetic markers for ITP risk, and to clear out their possible role in choosing(More)
Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene plays a pivotal role in folate metabolism. Several genetic variations in MTHFR gene as MTHFR-C677T and MTHFR-A1298C result in decreased MTHFR activity, which could influence efficient DNA methylation and explain susceptibility to different cancers. The etiology of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is obscure and(More)
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are zinc-dependent endopeptidases capable of extracellular matrix degradation. MMP2 is the key molecule that control invasion, tumor growth, and metastasis, and has been associated with poor prognosis in several tumors. Several epidemiological studies have focused on the associations between MMP2 promoter polymorphisms and(More)
Under specific culture conditions, umbilical cord blood derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can differentiate into osteogenic, adipogenic, and chondrogenic lineages. The purpose of the current study was to assess the differentiation potential of osteogenic umbilical cord blood derived hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and to develop an appropriate(More)
Recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA) is defined as 3 or more consecutive pregnancy failures. Thrombin-activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor (TAFI) is a plasma zymogen that regulates both fibrinolysis and inflammation. The TAFI 1040C/T polymorphism could alter the circulating levels of TAFI with a reduced capacity to remove the fibrin clots from the(More)
Identifying leukemia stem cells (LSCs) is a challenge and a critical step in understanding their respective biology and may provide insights into a more efficient treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). This cohort study aimed at detecting LSCs expressing CD19, CD34, and CD38Low in the bone marrow of 20 de novo Egyptian pediatric B-ALL patients at(More)
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common pediatric malignancy. Genetic polymorphisms in the folate metabolic pathway may contribute to the susceptibility to childhood ALL because they affect the DNA synthesis, methylation, and repair. The most common polymorphisms are methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T and A1298C. The current(More)
The angiogenic-related factors: angiopoietin-1 and -2 and their receptor Tie-2 have wide-ranging effects on tumor behavior that includes angiogenesis and, inflammation. These multifaceted pathways present a potential target in developing novel inhibition strategies for cancer therapy. The present work aimed at detecting the prevalence of expression of:(More)
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