Ahmad Rashki

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The current study was conducted to investigate the prevalence of Salmonella spp. in turkey and to determine the antimicrobial resistance pattern of the isolated Salmonellae. Two hundred and fifty turkeys were randomly selected for cloacal soab samples preparation, and the samples were investigated for Salmonella isolation. Identification of the isolated(More)
Diclofenac sodium is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that inhibits filamentation in Candida albicans. Here we examined the effect of diclofenac sodium on hypha formation in C. albicans. The C. albicans cells were treated with various concentrations of diclofenac sodium (50, 100, 200 and 500microg/ml) and incubated at 37 degrees C for 2h. The(More)
BACKGROUND Today, significant increase in the prevalence and emergence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a serious public health concern and is likely to have a dramatic negative impact on many current medical practices. Therefore, identification of MRSA strains is important for both clinical and epidemiological implications. (More)
  • Fatemeh Azadegan Dehkordi, Ahmad Rashki, +8 authors Morteza Hashemzadeh Chaleshtori
  • Acta cytologica
  • 2013
OBJECTIVE Keratoconus (KC) is an eye disorder in which the cornea is swollen, thinned and deformed. Despite extensive studies, the pathophysiological processes and genetic etiology of KC are unknown. The disease incidence is approximately 1 in 2,000, and it is the most common cause of corneal transplantation in the USA. Many genes are involved in the(More)
Escherichia coli (E. coli) play an important role in urogenital infection in pregnant and non-pregnant women. They are classified based on various types of O antigen, virulence properties, phylogenetic background and antimicrobial susceptibility pattern. E. coli strains that cause genitourinary infections possess several genes encoding urogenito-virulent(More)
One of the main parameters involved in the yeast-to-hypha transition in Candida albicans is temperature, and this change is involved in its pathogenicity. A complete switch between yeast and hypha can be achieved by changing the temperature from 28°C to 37°C in Lee medium supplemented with serum. To compare the early transcriptional response of C. albicans(More)
OBJECTIVES Hepatitis B viral infection is among the most common causes of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma and a frequent viral indication for liver transplant. Cytokine-mediated immunity plays a critical role in introducing and promoting hepatitis B virus outcomes and in graft microenvironment. Interleukin 27 is a heterodimeric cytokine and a member(More)
In order to study Enterobacteriaceae contamination of dead-in-shell embryos in quails and the antibacterial resistance of isolated salmonellae, 335 quail eggs which did not have external piping during the hatching period were transferred to the microbiology laboratory. Swab samples were collected from the interior contents of individual eggs, and the swabs(More)
Structural studies of cell wall components of the pathogenic yeast Candida albicans revealed a family of genes involved in beta-mannosyltransferase associated with the addition of beta-mannose to the acid-labile fraction of cell wall phosphopeptidomannan. Despite the importance of beta-1, 2-oligomannosides in virulence, the gene expression pattern of this(More)
BACKGROUND Uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) with its virulence factors is the most prevalent cause of urinary tract infection (UTI). OBJECTIVES This study aimed to determine the occurrence of fim, pap, sfa, and afa genes among 100 UPEC isolates collected from patients diagnosed with UTI. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 100 UPEC isolates were(More)