Farzaneh Rabiee

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BACKGROUND Leptin, a 167 amino acid peptide hormone, profoundly effects reproduction exerting its biological effects via interaction with the leptin receptor (ObR) which is widely expressed on peripheral tissues. In this study, we have attempted to assess leptin receptor expression in the spermatozoa of fertile males and those diagnosed with male factor(More)
OBJECTIVES Phospholipase C ζ (PLCζ) is considered as a nominee for sperm associated oocyte activating factors and is located back-to-back with CAPZA3, an actin-capping protein controlling actin polymerization during spermiogenesis. They contain a common bidirectional promoter. The objective of this study was to identify individuals with parallel low(More)
Deficiency in the PTS2 protein import pathway due to mutations in PEX7 gene results in the rhizomelic chondrodysplasia punctata (RCDP) type 1. In the present study, we have reported a novel missense mutation, W75R, in the PEX7 gene in an Iranian patient with the RCDP type 1. The inability of PEX7 protein to transport PTS2 containing proteins including(More)
Transplantation of retinal cells has recently provided a promising therapeutic approach for retinal degeneration. Here, we differentiated initially retinal progenitors (RPs) from adherent feeder-free human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) with the use of defined media supplemented with a specific combination of growth factors. The differentiated RPs highly(More)
Fndc5 has been recently recognized as a myokine which could be cleaved and secreted into blood stream. It is termed as irisin with an important role in thermogenesis and energy homeostasis. Increased expression of Fndc5 has been reported upon retinoic acid treatment during neural differentiation and its knockdown decreased neural differentiation and neurite(More)
Epitope tagging is a method of expressing proteins whereby an epitope for a specific monoclonal antibody is fused to a target protein using recombinant DNA techniques. The aim of this study was to sub-clone the peroxisomal protein (PEP) cDNA into a mammalian expression vector leading to the formation of a chimeric PEP-cDNA containing the FLAG epitope. The(More)
BACKGROUND Peroxisome Proliferator Activated Receptor gamma (PPARγ), a member of nuclear receptor superfamily, comprises two isoforms in mouse. These two isoforms are encoded by different mRNAs, which are arisen by alternative promoter usage. There are two promoter regions upstream of PPARγ gene. A 3 kb fragment, containing several transcription factor(More)
Fibronectin type III domain-containing 5 protein (Fndc5) is an exercise hormone and its transcript profile in mouse showed high degree of expression in heart, skeletal muscle and brain. Our previous studies indicated a significant increase (approximately 10 fold) in mRNA level of Fndc5 when embryonic stem cells were differentiated into beating bodies. As a(More)
Fibronectin type III domain-containing 5 protein (Fndc5) is a glycosylated protein with elevated expression in high energy demanded tissues as heart, brain and muscle. It has been shown that upregulation of Fndc5 is regulated by peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ coactivator-1 alpha (PGC-1α), which is known as a master regulator of mitochondrial(More)
Fibronectin type III domain containing 5 (Fndc5) has already been distinguished to be involved in neural differentiation. However, cellular events of Fndc5 function are still ambiguous in the nervous system. One approach to shed light on duty of this protein in the nervous system is to find its cross-talks with various signaling pathways with defined(More)