Marwa Kamal Asaad

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BACKGROUND Vitamin D analogues have been found to be effective in treating the skin lesions of psoriasis. The therapy is thought to work through the vitamin D receptors, resulting in alteration of the proliferation/differentiation balance of the cells. Vitamin D also has an effect on T helper cells, which have a major role in the pathogenesis of psoriasis.(More)
BACKGROUND Conventional photodynamic therapy is associated with inconveniently long clinic visits and discomfort during therapy. Daylight-photodynamic therapy (DL-PDT) is an effective treatment, nearly pain free and more convenient for both the clinics and patients. There are no published studies of methylene blue (MB) as a photosensitizer (PS) used in(More)
BACKGROUND LIGHT (the name of which is derived from "homologous to lymphotoxins, exhibits inducible expression, competes with herpes simplex virus glycoprotein D for herpes simplex virus entry mediator, and expressed by T lymphocytes"), is a member of the tumor necrosis factor superfamily that is involved in various inflammatory diseases. OBJECTIVES To(More)
BACKGROUND Increasing evidence has shown that serum microRNA (miR) levels are useful biomarkers for the diagnosis, prognosis, and therapeutic value in various diseases. Psoriasis is characterized by a specific miR expression profile, with a characteristic miR signature, distinct from that of healthy skin. OBJECTIVES To understand the role of miR-1266 in(More)
BACKGROUND Alopecia areata (AA) is a non-scarring hair loss condition, the pathogenesis of which is not fully understood. Genetic predisposition, autoimmunity, and stress may each play a role. Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is a cytokine that plays a role in the regulation of macrophage function. It also initiates inflammation and immune(More)
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