Rasmi AbuHelu


Lecturer in Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences


Medical Laboratory Sciences, College of Health Professions, Al-Quds University, Abudis, Jerusalem -Palestine, Health Complex, level -1


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Rasmi AbuHelu, PhD.
Assistant Professor of Immunology Head of Medical Centers, and Department member of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Health Profession, Al-Quds University.

Research interests

  • Special interest about the pathogenesis of Systemic Lupus Erythomatosus "SLE"
  • Pathogenesis of various autoimmune diseases


  • Serology
  • Immunology
  • Advanced Clinical immunology
  • Special Topics in Serology and tissue Culture

Lectures / Classes

  • Spring:2009/2010
  • Immunology and serology for undergraduates (Sun, Tue. 9:30-11:00)
  • Advanced Clinical immunology for graduates(Sun, 2:00-3:30 and Wed, 9:30-11,00)

Selected publications

  • Kapsogeorgou EK, Dimitriou ID, Abu-Helu RF, Moutsopoulos HM, Manoussakis MN. "Activation of epithelial and myoepithelial cells in the salivary glands of patients with Sjِgren's syndrome: High expression of intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM.1) in biopsy specimens and cultured cells". Clin. Exp. Immunol. 2001;124:1-9.
  • Abu-Helu RF, Dimitriou ID, Kapsogeorgou EK, Moutsopoulos HM, Manoussakis MN. "Induction of Salivary Gland Epithelial Cell Injury in Sjogren's Syndrome: The Role of T cell-derived Cytokines and Fas Protein Expression". Journal of Autoimmunity. (2001) 17, 141-153.
  • Ioannis D. Dimitriou, Efstathia K. Kapsogeorgou, Rasmi F. Abu-Helu, Oral Sci. 2002 Feb;110(1):21-30. Haralampos M. Moutsopoulos, and Menelaos N. Manoussakis. "Establishment of a convenient system for the long-term culture and the functional immunologic study of salivary gland epithelial cells in Sjogren's syndrome". Eur. J.
  • Kapsogeorgou EK, Dimitriou ID, Abu-Helu RF, Moutsopoulos HM, Manoussakis MN. "Salivary Gland Epithelial Cell Exosomes: A source of Autoantigenic Ribonucleoproteins". Arthrits & Rheumatism. 2005.