Rabab N. Abdel Khalek

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An interesting mutation affecting the Apo-B gene, R3500Q, is known to display variable geographical distribution in the world and is mostly implicated in the pathogenesis of Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH). The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of this mutation in the Lebanese population and compare it to the available international(More)
Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive inflammatory disorder predominantly affecting people living in or originating from areas around the Mediterranean Sea, mainly Jews, Armenians, Turks, and Arabs. It is characterized by recurrent attacks of inflammation of serosal membranes and fever resulting in acute abdominal, chest, or joint(More)
The highly polymorphic Human Leukocyte Antigen system encompasses different loci that have been studied in transplantation as well as diseases and population associated research. This study is the first and largest of its kind to describe the distribution of HLA-A, -B and -C alleles in Lebanon. Respectively, 1994, 1309 and 1163 Lebanese individuals referred(More)
The factor II (prothrombin) G20210A gene polymorphism is the second most common SNP reported in VTE where it is associated with elevated plasma prothrombin levels and with a 3-fold increased risk. We studied the distribution of the G/G, G/A, and A/A genotypes of the Prothrombin G20210A gene mutation in the general Lebanese population using a novel technique(More)
AIMS Being one of the most polymorphic genetic systems , the Human Leukocyte Antigen system is divided into class I (HLA-A, HLA-B and HLA-C) and class II (HLA-DP, -DQ and -DR). This study is the first and largest of its kind to describe the distribution of HLA-DQB1 and HLA-DRB1 alleles in Lebanon and the region. METHODS Respectively, 560 and 563 Lebanese(More)
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