Autoantibody profiles in autoimmune hepatitis and chronic hepatitis C identifies similarities in patients with severe disease
Kawa Amin, Department of Medical Science, Respiratory Medicine and Allergology, Clinical Chemistry and Asthma Research Centre, Uppsala University and University Hospital, SE-751 85 Uppsala, Sweden
Kawa Amin, Department of Microbiology/Immunology, School of Medicine, University of Sulaimani, Sulaimani 334, Iraq
Aram H Rasool, Laboratory Department, General Hospital of Derbandixan, Derbandixan 332, Iraq
Ali Hattem, Department of Community Health, Sulaimani Polytechnic University, Sulaimani 334, Iraq
Taha AM Al-Karboly, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sulaimani; Kurdistan Center for Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Sulaimani 334, Iraq
Taher E Taher, Jonas Bystrom, Experimental Medicine and Rheumatology, William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and the London, Queen Mary, University of London, Charterhouse Square, EC1M 6BQ London, United Kingdom
Author contributions: Amin K, Rasool AH, Hattem A, Al-Karboly TAM, Taher TE and Bystrom J designed the experiments for this study; Rasool AH, Hattem A and Al-Karboly TAM performed the experiments; Amin K, Rasool AH, Hattem A, Al-Karboly TAM, Taher TE and Bystrom J analysed the data and wrote the manuscript.
Supported by Bror Hjerpstedts Foundation, Sweden.
Institutional review board statement: Approval of the study was received from the Ethics board and the Office of the vice president for scientific affairs and postgraduate studies at the Sulimani University.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare no conflict to interest.
Data sharing statement: If they received a written request, for scientific purposes, the authors would be able to share the (anonymized) raw data used in this manuscript.
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Correspondence to: Kawa Amin, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology/Immunology, School of Medicine, University of Sulaimani, Sulaimani 334, Iraq. email@example.com
Received: September 23, 2016
Peer-review started: September 26, 2016
First decision: October 28, 2016
Revised: November 17, 2016
Accepted: December 8, 2016
Article in press: December 8, 2016
Published online: February 28, 2017