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Tuberculosis (TB) persists as a public health problem in Iran. Characterization of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates circulating in this area will contribute to understand and control the spread of the strains. The aims of this study were to understand the genetic diversity and drug susceptibility of M. tuberculosis isolates circulating in Iran and to(More)
The bacterium Helicobacter pylori colonizes the human stomach, with individual infections persisting for decades. The spread of the bacterium has been shown to reflect both ancient and recent human migrations. We have sequenced housekeeping genes from H. pylori isolated from 147 Iranians with well-characterized geographical and ethnic origins sampled(More)
Nitro-containing heteroaromatic derivatives structurally related to nitroimidazole (Metronidazole) are being extensively evaluated against Helicobacter pylori isolates. On the other hand, 1,3,4-thiadiazole derivatives have also demonstrated promising antibacterial potential. In present study, we evaluated anti-H. pylori activity of novel hybrid molecules(More)
Helicobacter pylori is recognized as the main cause of gastritis and gastroduodenal ulcers and classified as class 1 carcinogen pathogen. Different 1,3,4-thiadiazole derivatives bearing 5-nitroaryl moiety have been shown considerable anti- H. pylori activity. In attempt to find new and potent derivatives of described scaffold, a new series of 1-(substituted(More)
BACKGROUND The importance of coinfection of Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori) and Candida albicans (C. albicans) in the development of gastric diseases is not known. In this study, the frequency of concurrent infection of H. pylori and C. albicans in dyspeptic patients was assessed while considering age, gender, and PPI consumption of patients. METHODS(More)
Intracellular life of Helicobacter pylori inside Candida yeast vacuole describes the establishment of H. pylori in yeast as a pre-adaptation to life in human epithelial cells. IgY-Hp conjugated with fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) has been previously used for identification and localization of H. pylori inside the yeast vacuole. Here we examined whether(More)
In the pursuit of novel antibacterial agents with the 2-thiazolylimino-4-thiazolidinone as a core structure, a series of 5-nitro-heteroarylidene and 5-(2-oxoindolin-3-ylidene) analogs of 2-thiazolylimino-5-arylidene-4-thiazolidinone were synthesized and their antibacterial activities were evaluated against some strains of Gram-positive and Gram-negative(More)
BACKGROUND Alkyl hydroperoxide reductase (AhpC) of Helicobacter pylori is considered as a diagnostic antigen. Therefore, this antigen can be used to detect H. pylori infection by stool immunoassays such as ELISA. The aim of this study was to simplify the AhpC protein purification procedures. METHODS For whole cell protein extraction, the bacterial cells(More)
In this case-control study, ELISA and Western blot with whole bacterial protein lysate were performed on serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of 15 controls and 15 patients. According to Griffin subtypes, 10 of our patients were in acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (AIDP) group, 3 in acute motor axonal neuropathy (AMAN) group, and 2 in(More)
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