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The aim of the present study was to investigate correlation between height, weight, body mass index (BMI)with standing thoracic and lumbar curvature in growth ages.In this study, 636 healthy boys between consecutive age-groups (12-13-14-15-16-17 ages) were participated. The age, height in upright position with a tape measure and the weight of all children(More)
Synthetic peptide vaccines have potential to control viral infections. Successful experimental models using this approach include the protection of mice against the lethal Sendai virus infection by MHC class I binding CTL peptide epitope. The main benefit of vaccination with peptide epitopes is the ability to minimize the amount and complexity of a(More)
BACKGROUND Chemical-genetic profiling of inhibitory compounds can lead to identification of their modes of action. These profiles can help elucidate the complex interactions between small bioactive compounds and the cell machinery, and explain putative gene function(s). RESULTS Colony size reduction was used to investigate the chemical-genetic profile of(More)
Monoclonal antibodies have been successfully engineered as approved therapeutics. However, their large size is considered a major factor preventing them from having a more efficient tissue penetration. As the first step to establish a possibly more efficient antibody platform, we present here transient expression, purification and characterization of six(More)
The immune system in the gastrointestinal tract plays a crucial role in the control of infection, as it constitutes the first line of defense against mucosal pathogens. The attractive features of oral immunization have led to the exploration of a variety of oral delivery systems. However, none of these oral delivery systems have been applied to existing(More)
Wind energy is a renewable energy resource that has increased in usage in most countries. Site selection for the establishment of large wind turbines, called wind farms, like any other engineering project, requires basic information and careful planning. This study assessed the possibility of establishing wind farms in Ardabil province in northwestern Iran(More)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major cause of chronic hepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma worldwide. The purpose of this study was to determine how the HCV structural proteins affect the dynamic structural and functional properties of hepatocytes and measure the extra-hepatic manifestations induced by these viral proteins. A transgenic mouse model was(More)
The application of the fields of pharmacogenomics and pharmacogenetics to vaccine design has been recently labeled 'vaccinomics'. This newly named area of vaccine research, heavily intertwined with bioinformatics, seems to be leading the charge in developing novel vaccines for currently unmet medical needs against hypervariable viruses such as human(More)
Protein biosynthesis is an orderly process that requires a balance between rate and accuracy. To produce a functional product, the fidelity of this process has to be maintained from start to finish. In order to systematically identify genes that affect stop codon bypass, three expression plasmids, pUKC817, pUKC818 and pUKC819, were integrated into the yeast(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aims to assess the validity and reliability of the Persian version of Simons and Gaher's Distress Tolerance scale(DTS) by administering it to nicotine dependent students of Tehran University. METHOD In a descriptive cross-sectional study, 317 nicotine dependent students of Tehran University who were selected, using available sampling(More)