Galectin-8 Gene Polymorphism among Iraqi Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Muss Tarek. Q.1,*, AL-Faham M.1, Gorial Faiq I.2,**, Zghair Adil K.3,***
1Department of Microbiology and Immunology, College of Medicine, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
2Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
3Children Welfare Teaching Hospital, Medical City Directorate, Iraq
*Corresponding Author E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Online published on 8 August, 2019.
Ninety (90) subjects were included in this study, Fifty (50) of them (patient group) were diagnosed as established RA patients according to the 2010 American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism (2010 ACR/EULAR) classification criteria for Rheumatoid arthritis who were attending the rheumatology outpatient clinic of Baghdad teaching hospital, and compared with 40 apparently healthy control group. TT allele had the highest association with RA while AT allele had the weakest association with RA, whoever, all these alleles did not associated significantly with RA. The study shown that there was no significant difference in the galactin-8 gene polymorphism between RA and control
Rheumatoid arthritis, Galectin-8 gene polymorphism.