A master’s thesis in the Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science
discussed the role of NOD protein (NLRP3) and some immunological
markers in patients with Toxoplasmosis (toxoplasmosis).
The thesis submitted by the student Hussein Ali Razzouqi aimed to
clarify the relationship between the immune response of aborted women
and some immune indicators represented by some antibodies (IgG, Igm)
and some proteins such as NOD protein, interleukin B1 and interleukin-3,
to reach correct steps to reduce the risk of Toxoplasmosis.
The study concluded that there is a close relationship between the
Toxoplasma parasite and the immune response in aborted women, and
that the NOD protein is one of the main factors affecting the disease.
The thesis recommended the use of modern techniques to identify the
existing Toxoplasma species in Iraq, and the use of medicinal plant
extracts in order to control the disease.