Jonia Amer Alshiek

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Haptoglobin is an abundant hemoglobin-binding protein present in the plasma. The function of haptoglobin is primarily to determine the fate of hemoglobin released from red blood cells after either intravascular or extravascular hemolysis. There are two common alleles at the Hp genetic locus denoted 1 and 2. There are functional differences between the Hp 1(More)
OBJECTIVE Pharmacogenomics is a key component of personalized medicine. The Israel Cardiovascular Events Reduction with Vitamin E Study, a prospective placebo-controlled study, recently demonstrated that vitamin E could dramatically reduce CVD in individuals with diabetes and the haptoglobin (Hp) 2-2 genotype (40% of diabetic individuals). However, because(More)
Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is predominantly known for its important role in the differentiation of the male and female sexual system during the early embryonic period. Recently, many animal and human researches have been studying the role of the AMH in the postnatal ovarian function. In the female, AMH is produced by the granulosa cells of early(More)
Endothelial function (EnF) is impaired in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) due in large part to an increase in oxidative stress. Haptoglobin (Hp) is a potent antioxidant protein which is encoded by two different alleles (1 and 2) with the Hp 1 protein being a superior antioxidant to the Hp 2 protein. We hypothesized that DM individuals with the Hp 2-2(More)
BACKGROUND Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) contribute to the maintenance of vascular endothelial function. The moderate consumption of red wine provides cardiovascular protection. OBJECTIVE We investigated the underlying molecular mechanism of EPC migration in young, healthy individuals who drank red wine. DESIGN Fourteen healthy volunteers consumed(More)
Vascular dysfunction in both conduit arteries and small vessels is a major contributor to the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in diabetes mellitus (DM). In diabetes there is a process of systemic chronic inflammation accompanied by high oxidative stress causing a subsequent decrease in vascular reactivity and negatively affect the metabolic(More)
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