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Evaluation the Levels of IFN-Gamma , IL-10 and Concentration of Zn in Children with Visceral Leishmaniasis

Authors: Mais N. Kamil --- Sabah Al-Najar --- Nahla Ghanim
Journal: Iraqi Academic Scientific Journal المجلة العراقية للاختصاصات الطبية ISSN: 16088360 Year: 2013 Volume: 12 Issue: 4 Pages: 504-510
Publisher: The Iraqi Borad for Medical Specialization المجلس العراقي للاختصاصات الطبية

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ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) is a systemic infection of the reticulo- endothelial system that could affect on immune system and biochemical parameters like the concentration of trace elements which may be significantly changed . OBJECTIVE: Evaluating the level of cytokines (INF- γ ,IL-10) and concentration of Zn in Visceral Leishmaniasis in children after diagnosis . PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of (98) child their ages rang (6m-5y) were attending to the Central Public Health Laboratory and Teaching Laboratories of Medical City suspected to be infected with kala-azar, the diagnosis was done by both IFAT technique and Rapid Kala-azar (r-K39) detecting test and evaluating the level of cytokines (INF- γ, IL-10) by ELISA and concentration of trace element ( Zn ) by Atomic Absorption Technique . RESULTS : The dipstick test ( r-K39) showed a high sensitivity of (92.1%) compared to IFAT (73.6%) with a specificity of 100% for both tests. Serum samples of 56 child with positive results in IFAT and rK39 test were used for the investigation of IL-10, IFN-γ. The mean levels of IL-10 (80.207±77.54 Pg/ml) and IFN- γ (5.426±4.599 IU/ml) were highly significant increased in patients compared to healthy controls .The mean level of serum Zn (69.71±7.97μg/dl) was significantly low in VL patients compared to healthy controls .CONCLUSION : This study showed that the ( r-K39) dipstick test could be more sensitive than IFAT technique in the diagnosis of VL with a specificity of 100 % for both test according to clinical diagnosis. Both IFN-γ & IL-10 were significantly increased in VL patients as compared to controls group. The concentration of Zinc was significantly lower in VL patients than healthy controls.


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Anti Cathepsin Antibody In Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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Abstract:Antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibodies (ANCA) were found in patients withsystemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Cathepsin G was the major target antigen. However,some ANCA-positive sera did not recognize either of them.The present study was toinvestigate the unknown target antigens of ANCA (Cathepsin G) in patients with SLE and itsrelation to the activity of the disease (ds DNA ),C1q ,C3and C4.Seventy four SLE patients referred to immunological department in teachinglaboratory medical city during period of (1st of march–31st of May) 2011 and 30 apparentlyhealthy individual as a control group were subjected to Antinuclear antibody (ANA),Cathepsin G and C1q were detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)technique.While dsDNA was detected by indirect immunofluorescent (IIF) technique and C3,C4 by single radial immunodiffusion (SRID).The age of SLE patients ranged between (4-71) years with mean age of 32.4. Themean C1q and Cathepsin G levels were 30.14 and 9.7 respectively with significant differenceif compare it with the healthy control group. A significant result found between mean age ofSLE patients and Cathepsin Ab of a P value 0.007.The Cathepsin G antibody was found in 26 (35%) of SLE patients with a significant Pvalue (0.0001).The Cathepsin Ab were detected in 18 (43.9%) of a patients with positive ds DNAwith no significant P value 0.078. while C1q Ab were detected in 38 (51.4%) of SLE patientsand only 18 (47.4%) from them with Cathepsin Ab with statistically significant P value 0.024.Cathepsin Ab found in 19 (42.2%) of SLE patients with low level of C3 and only 6 (21.4%)of normal level of C3 with no significant P value0.076.This study showed 54(73.0%) of SLE patients had low level of C4 with no significantP value (0.15) and the Cathepsin Ab detected in 22 (40.7%) of them with no statisticallysignificant P value 0.097.A statistically significant result were found for ANA, C1q,C3,C4 and Cathepsin Abif we compare the result of SLE patients with control group, while The Cathepsin G antibodywas found statistically significant in SLE patients ,with significant relation to C1q,on otherhand no relation found with the activity of the disease (ds DNA ),C3 and C4 levels.Key Word: SLE, Cathepsin G, ds DNA, C1q, C3, C4

الخلاصة:لدى المرضى (pANCA) P وجدت الاجسام المضادة الضادة لسایتوبلازم كریات الدم البیض العدلة نوعمع ANCA المصابین بداء الذئب ألاحمراري وكان الكثبسین ج ھو المستضد المستھدف، وان نسبة علاقة مضادمستضاداتھا تحت الدراسة.الغرض من ھذه الدراسة ھو لمعرفة العلاقة بین مضاد الكثبسین ج وفعالیة المرض المتمثلة بالشریط المضاعف.(C3,C ومستوى المتمم الثالث والرابع ( 4 (dsDNA) للحامضالنووي الدیوكسي الرایبوزيخلال الفترة من الأول من آذار إلى 31 أیارعام 2011 تم تحویل 74 مریض مصابین بداء الذئب ألاحمراري إلىقسم المناعة في المختبرات التعلیمیة في دائرة مدینة الطب وتم اخذ عینات منھم مع 25 عینة من أشخاص أصحاءباستعمال تقنیة c1q ومضاد الكثبسین ج و ANA كمجموعة سیطرة، وتم أجراء فحوصات الاجسام المضادة الضادة للنواة.SRID بواسطة C و 4 C و 3 IIF بواسطة dsDNA الامتزاز المناعي المرتبط بالإنزیم (الالیزا)، وتم فحصال

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Key Word: SLE --- Cathepsin G --- ds DNA --- C1q --- C3 --- C4.


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Evaluation of Anti-sperm Antibodies and Some Cytokines Profile in Seminal Plasma of Iraqi Infertile Males

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Abstract:This study aimed to investigate the role of seminal plasma anti-sperm antibody (ASA)and cytokines (IL-2, IL-4, IL-10, IL-13, IL-17A and TNF-α) levels in the aetiopathogenesis ofmale infertility in a sample of Iraqi patients.A group of males with primary infertility attending Kamal Al-Samaraie Hospital, Centerof Infertility and in vitro Fertilization (Baghdad) and Baghdad Teaching Hospital (InfertilityClinic) during the period March-August 2010 to October 2010 were enrolled in this study, inaddition, 16 fertile males (control). Based on WHO criteria of 2010 for general seminal fluidanalysis, the patients were distributed into three groups: azoospermic (AZO), Oligozoospermic(OLI), and asthenozoospermic (24 patients for each group). Anti-sperm antibody (ASAs) andcytokines levels were assessed in seminal plasma fluid by Enzyme Linked Immuno SorbantAssay (ELISA).The mean of seminal plasma ASAs in azoospermia and oligospermia patients, as well as,controls showed no significant difference (38.7, 41.2 and 43.8 U/ml, respectively), but the threemeans were significantly lower than the mean (55.4 U/ml) of these antibodies in asthenospermia.when patients and control were evaluated in terms of their positivity for ASAs, the highestfrequency of positive cases was observed in asthenospermia patients (41.7%) followed bycontrols (25.5%), azoospermia (20,8%) and finally oligozoospermia (16.7%), but thesedifferences were not significant when each group of infertility was compared with controls.The mean of IL-2, IL-10, and IL-17A levels in seminal plasma showed no significantdifference between the four investigated groups, while the levels of three cytokines (IL-4, IL-13and TNF-α) showed deviations in infertile patients, but such deviation was subjected to the typeof investigated cytokine and type of infertility. Interleukin-4 and TNF-α were more significant inoligozoospermia patients, while IL-13 was exceptionally increased in asthenozoospermiapatients, and it seemed that the other investigated cytokines had no effect on azoospermia

الخلاصة:IL- و 10 IL- و 4 IL- ھدفت الدراسة الحالیة الى التحري عن دور أضداد النطف ومستوى الحركیات الخلویة ( 2في السائل المنوي في نشوء وامراضیة العقم الذكري في عینة من المرضى العراقیین. ،(TNF-α و IL-17A و IL- و 13شملت الدراسة مجموعة من الذكور المصابین بالعقم الأولي والمراجعین لمستشفى كمال السامرائي لأمراض العقموأطفال الأنابیب ویادة العقم في مستشفى بغداد التعلیمي خلال المدة آذار- آب 2010 وتم انجاز الفحوصات في تشرین الأول2010 ، كما اشتملت الدراسة أیضا 16 من الذكور الخصبین (سیطرة). تم توزیع المرضى الى ثلاث مجامیع استنادا للفحص24 مریض) وقلة ) Azoospermia السریري والتحلیل العام للسائل المنوي وكانت كالآتي: اللانطفیة24 مریض)، وقد توصلت الدراسة الى ) Asthenozoospermia 24 مریض) ووھن النطف ) Oligozoospermia النطفانھ لم یظھر فرقا معنویا في أضداد النطف في البلازما المنویة لمرضى اللانطفیة وقلة النطف وكذلك في أفراد السیطرة ( 3

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