The role of cytokines in rheumatoid arthritis

The department of biotechnology in collaboration with the continuing education unit   organized a lecture entitled "The role of cytokines in rheumatoid arthritis" in the presence of a number of students, professors, researchers   concerned with biological, genetic engineering and medicine.

The lecture  delivered by Dr. Aseel Shaker Mahmoud, aimed to shed light on  the rheumatoid arthritis disease. She also noted that the pains that the patient feels in the right and left sides  are balanced, especially in the smaller joints such as the fingers of the hands. Rheumatoid arthritis usually affects the development of any joint, such as the spine and hip.

The lecture  included the definition of rheumatoid arthritis as a disease of autoimmune disease with an explanation of the factors causing it, indicating that the environmental and genetic factors play an active role in the causes of this disease. The researcher showed that the study of six cellular motility in the disease by determining the quantitative gene expression of these genes cellular dynamics and their relation to the clinical and laboratory demographic results as well as the investigation of six polymorphisms of individual nucleotides and the relationship to the disease.