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INTRODUCTION Bone marrow transplantation is a critical approach for the treatment of many hematological disorders. Success of this approach is dependent on many factors the most important of which is the number of hematopoietic stem cells along with an efficient stroma. Co-transplantation of efficient mesenchymal stem cells can greatly improve the outcome(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The major limiting factor in therapeutic application of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is their high vulnerability during the early days of transplantation. Hence, researchers have been encouraged to find various strategies to make the cells resistant to different stresses before and after transplantation. Overexpression of HIF-1α in MSCs(More)
Delayed anti-infarct and anti-stunning effects of nitroglycerin (NTG) have well been established in some animal models. The main goals of this study in anesthetized rats were to determine whether NTG has a delayed anti-arrhythmic effect and if so, whether calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), protein kinase C (PKC) and mitochondrial K(ATP) channels(More)
Beta-Thalassemia (thal) is one of the most common genetic disorders in Iran and other countries. Getting information on the distribution of mutations in different ethnic groups of Iran is of fundamental importance for the purpose of health planning and prenatal diagnosis programs. One hundred and thirty chromosomes from 65 unrelated homozygous beta-thal(More)
  • Ali Kiani
  • 2013
BACKGROUND A fall in plasma concentration of energy status related hormones (leptin, insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and insulin) and body energy expenditure occurs in response to short term fasting. Nevertheless, the relations of the fasting-induced changes in energy related hormones and metabolites with fasting energy expenditure (FEE) under extended(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of foetal undernutrition on the metabolism in growing lambs. Seven-month-old lambs whose mothers had been fed either restrictively (RN; n = 14) or adequately (AN; n = 6) in late gestation were fasted for three days. One hour before fasting and after 48 h and 72 h fasting, changes in plasma(More)
Heterogeneity of schema and data in information integration complicates metadata management and query processing. We consider a mediator-based approach (MI) to information integration and propose a model theoretic approach to describe integration. In this model, we view the schema of the integration as a 3D space, and assume it is a complete lattice. The(More)
OBJECTIVES Experimental myocardial infarction triggers secretion of Stromal cell-derived factor1 and lead to increase in the expression of its receptor "CXCR4" on the surface of various cells. The aim of this study was to evaluate the expression pattern of CXCR4 in peripheral blood cells following time-course permanent and temporary ischemia in rats. (More)