Volume 31, Issue 3, September 2020

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Mediterr J Rheumatol 2020;31(3):337-40
MicroRNA155 Expression in Different Phenotypes and Genotypes of Behçet's Disease in a Sample of Egyptian Patients
Authors Information

1. Internal Medicine Department, Rheumatology and Immunology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

2. Clinical and Chemical Pathology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

3. Opthalmology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

Sally S. Hassouna, Dalal M. Elkaffash,  Eman Tayae 

Aim: To display microRNA155 (miRNA155) expression in different entities of Behçet's disease (BD), and to find out if expression is affected in more than one of disease status than another, either phenotypically, according to HLA B51 expression, presence of family history, or patients’ age. Methods: Thirty BD patients (13 of which were HLAB51 positive) and 15 healthy subjects’ samples were obtained. White blood cell miRNA155 expression in both types of samples was estimated. Results: Results showed that there is a degree of relation between decrease of miRNA155 expression and different disease aspects, and also, that miRNA155 has an inverse relation with the patients’ ages. Conclusion: MiRNA155 might be used as a measure of disease of different phenotypes, and that any manifestation of the disease can happen when the expression level decreases.

Article Submitted: 24 Feb 2020; Revised Form: 3 Jun 2020; Article Accepted: 21 Jun 2020; Available Online: 30 Sep 2020


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©Hassouna SS, Tayel MY, Alzawawy AI, Elkaffash DM, Abdel Hadi AM, Elsayed EH, et al.