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Yusof F.,International Islamic University Malaysia | Mehde A.A.,International Islamic University Malaysia | Mehde A.A.,Health and Medical Technical College | Mehdi W.A.,University of Baghdad | And 3 more authors.
Biomedical and Environmental Sciences | Year: 2015

Objective Nephrolithiasis is one of the most common disorders of the urinary tract. The aim of this study was to examine a possible relationship between DNase I/II activity and E3 SUMO-protein ligase NSE2 in the sera of nephrolithiasis patients to evaluate the possibility of a new biomarker for evaluating kidney damage. Methods Sixty nephrolithiasis patients and 50 control patients were enrolled in a case-control study. Their blood urea, creatinine, protein levels and DNase I/II activity levels were measured by spectrometry. Serum NSMCE2 levels were measured by ELISA. Blood was collected from patients of the government health clinics in Kuantan-Pahang and fulfilled the inclusion criteria. Results The result indicated that mean levels of sera NSMCE2 have a significantly increase (P<0.01) in patients compared to control group. Compared with control subjects, activities and specific activities of serum DNase I and II were significantly elevated in nephrolithiasis patients (P<0.01). Conclusion This study suggests that an increase in serum concentrations of DNase I/II and E3 SUMO-protein ligase NSE2 level can be used as indicators for the diagnosis of kidney injury in patients with nephrolithiasis. © 2015 The Editorial Board of Biomedical and Environmental Sciences. Source


Yusof F.,International Islamic University Malaysia | Mehde A.A.,International Islamic University Malaysia | Mehde A.A.,Health and Medical Technical College | Adel Mehdi W.,University of Baghdad | And 2 more authors.
Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine | Year: 2015

Objective: To verify possible associations between adenosine aminohydrolase (ADA) and AMP-aminohydrolase (AMPDA) to E3 SUMO-protein ligase NSE2 (NSMCE2) in patients with renal stones. And to isolate, purify and characterize ADA in patients with renal stones and healthy group. Methods: A total of 60 renal stones patients and 50 control were enrolled in a case- control study. The blood urea, creatinine, uric acid, protein, albumin, ADA and AMPDA were measured by colorimetric tests. The serum NSMCE2 was measured by ELISA. Results: Serum ADA, AMPDA and specific activity of enzymes showed significant decrease (P < 0.05) in patients with renal stones compared to control group, mean levels of sera NSMCE2 and uric acid had a significant increase (P < 0.01 and P < 0.05, respectively) in patients compared to control group. Conclusions: The present study suggests that ADA, AMP deaminase and NSMCE2 can be used as a indicator to monitor the DNA damage and inflammation disorders in the patients with kidney stones. © 2015 Hainan Medical University. Source


Al-Naama L.M.,Basrah Medical College | Hassan M.K.,Basrah Medical College | Mehdi J.K.,Health and Medical Technical College
Qatar Medical Journal | Year: 2015

Background: Sickle cell anemia (SCA) is an inherited blood disease with known complications as a result of certain pathophysiological dysfunctions. It has been suggested that an increase in oxidative stress contributes to the incidence of these changes. Objectives: This study investigated the oxidant/ antioxidant status of patients with SCA, and evaluated the effect of SCA on antioxidant enzymes and their cofactors. Methods: The study included 42 patients with SCA (in steady state), and a control group of 50 age-matched individuals without SCA. Serum malondialdehyde (MDA), copper, zinc, ferritin and iron levels, red blood cell (RBC) superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase levels were measured for the SCA and control groups. Results: Significantly lower levels of antioxidant enzymes (RBC SOD and catalase) and higher serum MDA levels (biomarker of oxidative stress) were found in SCA patients compared to the control group (all p < 0.001). Increased levels of serum ferritin, iron and copper and decreased zinc concentrations were also found in the SCA patients compared to the control group (all p < 0.001). In the SCA group, there were significant negative correlations between MDA levels and RBC SOD, RBC catalase, and serum zinc levels (p < 0.01), while a significant positive correlation between MDA with serum copper and iron levels (p < 0.01) was observed. Conclusion: SCA is associated with alterations in markers of oxidative stress including an increased MDA level, decreased antioxidant enzyme levels, and altered levels of enzyme cofactors (zinc, copper, and iron). This suggests that these antioxidant enzymes could be used as effective therapeutic targets for the treatment of this disease and supplementation of patients with substances with antioxidant properties may reduce the complications of this disease. © 2015 Al-Naama, Hassan, Mehdi, licensee Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals. Source


Mehdi W.A.,University of Baghdad | Zainulabdeen J.A.,University of Baghdad | Mehde A.A.,Health and Medical Technical College
Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention | Year: 2013

Background: Multiple myeloma is a malignant silent incurable plasma cell disorder. The present study aimed to assessed the activation of the oxidative stress pathway in afected patients Materials and Methods: Advanced oxidation protein products (AOPPs), malondialdehyde (MDA), adenosine deaminase (ADA), total antioxidant capacity (TAC) levels, glutathione, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), a-tocopherol (vitamin E) in addition to related enzymes glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px), glutathione reductase (GSH-R) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) were analyzed in sixty patients with multiple myeloma before and after one month treatment with induction therapy. Results: The results of the study showed a significant elevation in AOPPs, MDA, ADA levels in patients with multiple myeloma before and after treatment in comparison to healthy control samples In contrast TAC glutathione, vitamin C and E, and the antioxidant enzymes levels were decreased significantly. On comparing samples of MM patients after treatment, there was significant increase of TAC glutathione, vitamin C and E, and the antioxidant enzymes in parallel with decreasing AOPPs, MDA and ADA levels in comparison with samples of patients before treatment. Conclusions: The results indicate oxidative stress and DNA damage activity increase in MM and are alleviated in response to therapy. Source


Mehde A.A.,Health and Medical Technical College | Mehdi W.A.,University of Baghdad | Alwan R.H.,University of Baghdad | Salih A.L.,Medical City Teaching Labs
Advances in Environmental Biology | Year: 2014

Background: Lead poisoning happens when lead builds up in the body, frequently over a period of months or years. Insignificant amounts of lead can cause serious health complications. The present study aimed to assessedthe effect of gases rising from electric generators on Iraqi workers employed on the operation of diesel generators mainly increased lead poisoning symptoms on them. Materials and Methods:SerumAdvanced oxidation protein products (AOPPs), lead,Acid,alkaline DNaes and Ecto-5-prime-nucleotidase Activities were analyzed in fiftyIraqi workers employed on the operation of diesel generators. Results: The results of the study showed a significant elevation in Advanced oxidation protein products (AOPPs), lead, Acid, alkaline DNaes and Ecto-5-prime-nucleotidase activities in Iraqi workers employed on the operation of diesel generators in association to healthy control samples. Conclusions: The results Exposure to lead possibly will decrease lifespan and have health effects in the long term for these workers. © 2014 AENSI Publisher All rights reserved. Source

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