Ameena Ryhan Diajil

Department of Oral Medicine, College of Dentistry, University of Baghdad, Iraq


  • Research   
    Assessment of Serum and Salivary Vimentin Levels in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
    Author(s): Ayoob Jasim Mohammed*, Ameena Ryhan Diajil and Fedan Ihsan Hassan

    Aim: This work aimed to determine the serum and salivary level of vimentin in patient with RA. Materials and Methods: A total of 84 participants with RA (69) and controls (15) were submitted in this work. Serum and Salivary vimentin levels and other clinical measures in serum [Anti Cyclical Citrullinated Peptide Antibody (ACCP), Rheumatoid Factor (RF)] were determined by quantitative enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The sensitivity and specificity of vimentin was determined by Receiver-operating characteristic (ROC) curves analysis. The relationship between serum and salivary level of vimentin in RA patients with other clinical measures was assessed by Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient. Results: (Mean ± SD; Median) of serum vimentin concentration (mg/ml) in RA patients was.. Read More»

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