Majid Mohammed Mahmood

Department of biology, College of Science, Mustansiriyah University, Baghdad, Iraq


  • Research   
    Seasonal Fluctuations of Inflammatory Cytokines in Rheumatoid Arthritis Iraqi Patients
    Author(s): Reham Najim ABD, Majid Mohammed Mahmood* and Asaad F Albayati

    Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the Seasonal variations of serum IL-6, IL-1β, IFN-γ and, ACCP autoantibodies in RA patients in Iraq. Methods: The study included (45) patients with rheumatoid arthritis, who were selected with ages ranging between (20-60) years. The samples were collected and followed-up in cold, moderate and, hot seasons. This study was performed during the period from January 2019 to February 2020. They were selected from patients who were attending the outpatient Clinic in Medical City/Baghdad Teaching hospital/Rheumatology Unit. Data were collected using a questionnaire form. Anthropometric measurements were taken, and the other tests including the levels of IL-6, IL-1β, IFN-γ, and anti-CCP were quantified by using the ELISA technique. Results: Serum levels of IL-6, IL-1β, and IFN-γ in RA patients were increased significantly.. Read More»

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