Elham Hoveizi

Learn More
Abstract Hyperhomocysteinemia has recently been identified as an important risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD). One of the potential mechanisms underlying harmful effects of homocysteine (Hcy) is site-specific acylation of proteins at lysine residues by homocysteine thiolactone (HCTL). The accumulation of amyloid β-peptide (Aβ) in the brain is a(More)
Spinal cord injury (SCI) in humans remains a devastating and incurable disorder. The use of Matrigel, a hydrogel-mimicking extracellular matrix, has been suggested as a scaffold for spinal cord regeneration. Human endometrial-derived stromal cells (hEnSCs) are abundant and available in adult stem cells with low immunological incompatibility, which could be(More)
Neural tissue engineering is an important area of research in the field of tissue-engineering especially for neurodegenerative disease such as spinal cord injury. The differentiation capacity of human endometrial stem cells (hEnSCs) into neuronal cells has yet to be elucidated. Here, the major aim of the present study was to investigate the differentiation(More)
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an immune-mediated demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS). Cell transplantation may be an attractive therapeutic approach for MS which may promote remyelination and suppress the inflammatory process. Neural precursor cells are promising in transplantation strategies to treat an injury to the CNS, because of(More)
To date, spinal cord injury (SCI) has remained an incurable disaster. The use of self-assembling peptide nanofiber containing bioactive motifs such as bone marrow homing peptide (BMHP1) as an injectable scaffold in spinal cord regeneration has been suggested. Human endometrial-derived stromal cells (hEnSCs) have been approved by the FDA for clinical(More)
Spinal cord injury (SCI) in humans stayed a ruining and healless disorder. Since longer laminin motif (CQAASIKVAV (CQIK)) better mimics conformation of native region in active site than isoleucine-lysine-valine-alanine-valine (IKVAV) and resulted in improved cellular response so, for the first time in this study, CQIK bounded with two glycines spacer and(More)
Small molecules as useful chemical tools can affect cell differentiation and even change cell fate. It is demonstrated that LY294002, a small molecule inhibitor of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt signal pathway, can inhibit proliferation and promote neuronal differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). The purpose of this study was to(More)
Due to pluripotency of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, and the lack of immunological incompatibility and ethical issues, iPS cells have been considered as an invaluable cell source for future cell replacement therapy. This study was aimed first at establishment of novel iPS cells, ECiPS, which directly reprogrammed from human Eye Conjunctiva-derived(More)
Extracellular matrix (ECM) components play a critical role in regulating cell behaviors. Interactions between ECM components and cells are important in various biological processes, including cell attachment, survival, morphogenesis, spreading, proliferation, and gene expression. In this study the in vitro responses of human induced pluripotent stem cells(More)
Repair or replacement of damaged tissues using tissue engineering technology is considered to be a fine solution for enhanced treatment of different diseases such as skin diseases. Although the nanofibers made of synthetic degradable polymers, such as polylactic acid (PLA), have been widely used in the medical field, they do not favour cellular adhesion and(More)