Behrooz Niknafs

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OBJECTIVE Iron and vitamin A deficiencies are among the most prevalent nutritional problems. There are no data on iron bioavailability in Iran. In addition, interaction of vitamin A with iron bioavailability is not well documented, so we determined iron bioavailability from the most widely consumed food in Iran, lavash bread, and the effect of vitamin A on(More)
BACKGROUND Cadmium chloride which is potentially toxic is currently used in industry. The toxic effects of cadmium on testes have been reported to range from apoptosis to necrosis, with different effects on fertility. This research aimed to study the effect of different doses of cadmium on testicular tissues at acute stage by light and electron microscopy.(More)
BACKGROUND Molecular targeted therapy by different cell death inducers are recently considered in cancer therapy. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of cisplatin and inositol trisphosphate kinase inhibitor (caffeine) on human breast cancer cell line (MCF-7). The pattern of cell death in MCF-7 cells following the exposure to cisplatin and(More)
BACKGROUND Melatonin, a reactive oxygen species (ROS) scavenger and an antioxidant, has been shown that can inhibit apoptosis. Administration of melatonin may improve embryo development in assisted reproductive technology (ART). OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of melatonin in inhibition of spontaneous and induced apoptosis by(More)
PURPOSE To determine the anatomical landmark within the internal oblique muscle. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a prospective study, the abdominal wall was examined for internal oblique muscle land marks in 900 patients undergoing laparatomy. RESULTS There was a fat line at anterior superior iliac spine level to access the underlying layers and then to the(More)
Background: There are some controversial data on application of progesterone and progesterone plus estrogen at luteal phase. Objective: To investigate the effects of different luteal support hormones on the Alkaline Phosphates (ALP) activity in the endometrial epithelium and endometrial thickness during superovulation process for obtaining the optimized(More)
Background: The application of luteal phase supplementation hormones to increase the implantation rate is on debate among researchers. Objective: In this study, the morphological and morphometrical assessment of superovulated mice endometrium were investigated at window implantation period superovulated mice. Materials and Methods: Female mice were(More)
BACKGROUND Infertility is one of the major social issues. Due to the asymptomatic cervical infection associated with Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), the majority of patients remain undiagnosed. The present study intended to assess the frequency of S. aureus isolated from infertile women's endocervix in northwest Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a(More)
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