Ali Mostafaie

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OBJECTIVES Elaidic acid, the predominant trans-fatty acid in industrially hydrogenated oils, exists on high levels in Iranian hydrogenated oils and margarines. This study was undertaken to investigate the effect of elaidic acid and its cis-counterpart oleic acid on expression of ICAM-1 and VCAM-1 on human bone marrow endothelial cells (HBMECs). DESIGN AND(More)
Angiogenesis is a key process in the promotion of cancer and its metastasis. Herein, the antiangiogenic activity of Salvia officinalis extract and its fractions was investigated. S. officinalis aerial parts were extracted with ethanol and its successive hexane, ethyl acetate, n-butanol and aqueous fractions were evaluated for their antiangiogenic activities(More)
The selectins (L, P and E) are carbohydrate-binding membrane glycoproteins acting as adhesion molecules involved in the development of different inflammatory reactions. Various eye, skin and lung diseases are associated with induction of soluble selectins. In this study serum levels of soluble forms of selectins (sL-selectin, sP-selectin and sE-selectin)(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Bowman-Birk protease inhibitor (BBI) has been well known to suppress the emergence and progression of different cancers. In the present study, the mechanisms by which BBI alters cancers have been addressed. To reach this goal, the effects of BBI on proliferation of and VEGF secretion by two cell lines (AGS: gastric adenocarcinoma and(More)
CONTEXT Ellagic acid (EA) is a natural phenol antioxidant with various therapeutic activities. However, the efficacy of EA has not been examined in neuropathologic conditions. OBJECTIVE In vivo neuroprotective effects of EA on cuprizone (cup)-induced demyelination were evaluated. MATERIAL AND METHODS C57BL/6 J mice were fed with chow containing 0.2% cup(More)
Inhibition of angiogenesis has become a particular interest for treatment of solid tumors. Endostatin, a C-terminal fragment of collagen XVIII, has been reported to exhibit potent inhibitory effect on endothelial cells proliferation, migration and tube formation. In this research, the cDNA library of endostatin was synthesized from mouse liver and inserted(More)
Doxorubicin (DOX) is a potent, broad-spectrum chemotherapeutic drug used for treatment of several types of cancers. Despite its effectiveness, it has a wide range of toxic side effects, many of which most likely result from its inherent prooxidant activity. It has been reported that DOX has toxic effects on normal tissues, including brain tissue. In the(More)
Neovascularization of the normally avascular cornea is seen in many pathological conditions including trauma, corneal transplantation, inflammation and eye diseases. Various growth factors and proteinases are involved in corneal neovascularization. Data supporting a causal role for vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and matrix metalloproteinases(More)
Development of therapies aimed at inhibiting the angiogenesis, in combination with classical anti-cancer therapies, is among the most intensively studied approaches to the treatment of cancer. As a continuation of the efforts to discover and develop “4-aryl-4H-chromenes” as novel anti-cancer agents, in this study, we have been synthesizing (and examining)(More)