Samar K. Kassim

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Nitric oxide (NO), a recently discovered free radical, is overproduced in liver cirrhosis. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) might increase NO levels via increased inducible NO synthase (iNOS). This work was carried out to study the effect of HCV-induced liver cirrhosis on NO levels among Egyptian patients. The study included 46 patients with liver cirrhosis, and 30(More)
OBJECTIVES The present study examined the effect of combined exposure to repeated challenge using low doses of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and chronic mild stress (CMS) together. This combined exposure is thought to expose the animals to more realistic challenges, testable on different levels (behavioral, neurochemical, immunohistochemical and gene(More)
UNLABELLED The role of the tumor markers CA125 and CA72-4 has been evaluated in the diagnosis and management of ovarian cancer. Both markers were measured in 30 patients with proven epithelial ovarian cancer, 30 patients with benign pelvic masses and 30 normal women. CA125 and CA72-4 were measured using the luminometric immunoassay and immunoradiometric(More)
Hypomethylation of DNA have been associated with cancer in several investigations. Hypomethylated of CPG islands associated with promoters can affect the expression of genes to be more expressed. The Illumina GoldenGate Methylation Cancer Panel I can measure DNA methylation at 1505 CpG loci of 806 cancer related genes. A powerful tools to analysis the DNA(More)
It is widely accepted that the Epstein-Barr virus is etiologically associated with the development of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. The human papillomavirus is also associated with inverted papilloma. We used the polymerase chain reaction technique to detect both viruses in both types of tumors. Flow cytometry was also used to study the DNA pattern and(More)
The main purpose of this paper is to show the use of formal concept analysis (FCA) as data mining approach for mining the common hypermethylated genes between breast cancer subtypes, by extracting formal concepts which representing sets of significant hypermethylated genes for each breast cancer subtypes, then the formal context is built which leading to(More)
DNA methylation have been associated with cancer in several investigations. Methylation of CpG sites associated with genes can affect the expression of these genes. DNA methylation can be measured with Illumina microarrays. In this paper, formal concept analysis (FCA) is used as data mining tool to visualize the DNA methylation status among breast cancer(More)
The role of transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) and nitric oxide (NO) in ovarian neoplasia is still not clear. We studied the expression of TGF-β by enzyme immunoassay, and nitrates (as a stable end product of NO) in 127 ovarian tissues (36 normal, 37 benign, and 54 malignant). Ploidy status and synthetic phase fraction (SPF) were also assessed by flow(More)
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