'AGU' study indicates to genetics causing diabetes, psoriasis

This was raised during a remote session held to discuss the study, which was conducted and presented by Kuwaiti researcher Ms. Matira Salim Al Wuhaidah, as part of the requirements to obtain the PhD degree in Molecular Medicine from the College of Medicine and Medical Science (CMMS) in AGU.

  
Part of the discussion, which was held remotely using audio-visual technology.

Part of the discussion, which was held remotely using audio-visual technology.

AGU – Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain: A scientific study that was recently discussed at the Arabian Gulf University (AGU) showed a connection between the human genetic mutations that cause type two diabetes and the pathogenesis of psoriasis as a complication of diabetes.

This was raised during a remote session held to discuss the study, which was conducted and presented by Kuwaiti researcher Ms. Matira Salim Al Wuhaidah, as part of the requirements to obtain the PhD degree in Molecular Medicine from the College of Medicine and Medical Science (CMMS) in AGU.

On this occasion, CMMS Deputy Dean for Higher Studies and Scientific Research Dr Randah Ribhi Hamadeh, explained that the dissertation is the second to be discussed remotely by the Molecular Medicine Programme.

For his part, the key supervisor of the study Dr Moiz Bakhiet stated that the study successfully identified the genetic mutations that cause psoriasis and the complications of diabetes in the genome control and coding areas. He added that the results indicated that genetic mutations and haplogroup in mitochondria could lead to the pathogenesis of psoriasis as a disease and diabetes as complications.

The study was titled "Haplogroup in Mitochondria Reveals the Genetic Basis of Type Two Diabetes in Psoriasis Patients". In addition to Dr Bakhiet, who is the Chief Executive Director of Al Jawhara bint Ebraheem Centre for Molecular Medicine, Genetics and Inherited Disorders (ACMID), the study was also supervised by Molecular Biology Professor in Kuwait University Dr Suad Al Fadhli, as well as Assistant Professor in the Genetics and Molecular Biology Department in the United Arab Emirates Dr Habiba Al Saffar as an external examiner, and Molecular Medicine and Genetics Specialist and Assistant Professor in CMMS Dr Ghada Al Kafaji as an internal examiner.

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