Alireza Valizadeh

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E-cadherin and its associated cytoplasmic proteins alpha-, beta-, and gamma-catenin and p120 protein play a crucial role in the maintenance of normal tissue architecture. Perturbation in any of these molecules results in loss of intercellular adhesion and cell transformation. In this study, we have used immunohistochemistry to localize E-cadherin, alpha-,(More)
Catenins are cytoplasmic proteins associated with E-cadherin, the prime mediator of cell-cell adhesion. Perturbation in any of these molecules results in altered intercellular adhesion, cell differentiation, and increased migration. In this study, the expression and cellular localization of catenins and E-cadherin in inflammatory bowel disease were(More)
Efficient delivery of therapeutic and diagnostic molecules to the cells and tissues is a difficult challenge. The cellular membrane is very effective in its role as a selectively permeable barrier. While it is essential for cell survival and function, also presents a major barrier for intracellular delivery of cargo such as therapeutic and diagnostic(More)
In an all-to-all network of integrate-and-fire neurons in which there is a disorder in the intrinsic oscillatory frequencies of the neurons, we show that through spike-timing-dependent plasticity the synapses which have the high-frequency neurons as presynaptic tend to be potentiated while the links originated from the low-frequency neurons are weakened.(More)
Lung carcinoma is the most widespread type of cancer worldwide, and is responsible for more deaths than other types of cancer. Lung cancer remains the chief cause of cancer-related deaths in both men and women worldwide, and is increasingly common in women. Each year, the number of deaths from lung cancer is greater than the number due to breast and(More)
This review introduces quantum dots (QDs) and explores their properties, synthesis, applications, delivery systems in biology, and their toxicity. QDs are one of the first nanotechnologies to be integrated with the biological sciences and are widely anticipated to eventually find application in a number of commercial consumer and clinical products. They(More)
It is now accepted that altered E-cadherin-catenin complex expression in oesophageal cancer correlates with clinical and pathological parameters, while abnormal E-cadherin expression occurs early in Barrett's oesophagus. We evaluated immunohistochemically the expression and cellular localization of alpha-, beta-, and gamma-catenin, and E-cadherin in 5(More)
Nanofibrous scaffolds have many advantages that make them excellent candidates for tissue engineering applications. The scaffolds with high surface area to volume ratio favor cell adhesion, proliferation, migration and differentiation. In the present study, the preparation of electrospun poly (ϵ-caprolactone)-polyethylene glycol-poly (ϵ-caprolactone)(More)
A recurrent loop consisting of a single Hodgkin-Huxley neuron influenced by a chemical excitatory delayed synaptic feedback is considered. We show that the behavior of the system depends on the duration of the activity of the synapse, which is determined by the activation and deactivation time constants of the synapse. For the fast synapses, those for which(More)
Quantum dots (QDs) are one of the first nanotechnologies to be integrated with the biological sciences that used for imaging or tracking macromolecules/cells in cell/tissue. Because of QDs are important in biomedical and biological applications, identify a variety of synthesis methods to produce QDs with different characteristics also is particularly(More)