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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)
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)
The different species of the genus Satureja are known as "Marze Kohi" in Iran. Herbal drugs of these plants have long been used in traditional medicine, and some species are currently used in food and pharmaceutical industries. In the present work, the genetic diversity and affinities of several Satureja species were studied based on Selectively Amplified(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)
One of the major obstacles in the design of an effective vaccine against HIV-1 is its antigenic variation, which results in viral escape from the immune system. Through a bioinformatics approach, we developed an innovative multivalent HIV-1 vaccine comprised of a pool of 176 lipidated and nonlipidated peptides representing variable regions of Env and Gag(More)
The genus Origanum is often referred to as an under-utilized taxon because of its complex taxonomy. Origanum vulgare L., the most variable species of the genus, is a spice and medicinal herb that is characterized by high morphological diversity (six subspecies). In this study, the relative efficiencies of two PCR-based marker approaches, amplified fragment(More)
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)
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)
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)