Fatemeh Pourrajab

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Stem cells hold a great promise for regenerative medicine, especially for replacing cells in infarcted organ that hardly have any intrinsic renewal capacity, including heart and brain. Signaling pathways that regulate pluripotency or lineage-specific gene and protein expression have been the major focus of stem cell research. Between them, there are some(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the association of the Helicobacter pylori virulence factors, cytotoxin-associated gene A (CagA) and vacuolating cytotoxin A (VacA) antibodies, with serum levels of interleukin (IL)-12 and IL-13 in H. pylori-infected duodenal ulcer (DU) patients and H. pylori-infected asymptomatic (AS) carriers in order to(More)
Stem cells (SCs) have self-renew ability and give rise to committed progenitors of a single or multiple lineages. Elucidating the genetic circuits that govern SCs to self-renew and to differentiate is essential to understand the roles of SCs and promise of these cells in regenerative medicine. MicroRNAs are widespread agents playing critical roles in(More)
Toll-like receptor family (TLRs), pattern recognition receptors, is expressed not only on immune cells but also on non-immune cells, including cardiomyocytes, fibroblasts, and vascular endothelial cells. One main function of TLRs in the non-immune system is to regulate apoptosis. TLRs are the central mediators in hepatic, pulmonary, brain, and renal(More)
OBJECTIVES Previously, some nitroheteroaryl-1,3,4-thiadiazole derivatives were identified to have potent activity against Leishmania sp. The present aim was to complete the in vitro analysis, thereby investigating the in vivo efficiency of the analogues 15a, 21a and 21b against infected BALB/c mice. METHODS Following parasite inoculation and(More)
The incidence of CVD increases with aging, because of long-term exposure to risk factors/stressors. Aging is a complex biological process resulting in progressive loss of physiological integrity, leading to impaired function and increased vulnerability to death. The main hallmarks of aging are cellular senescence, stem cell exhaustion, and altered(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess plasma levels of endothelium- and heart-associated microRNAs (miRNAs) miR-126 and miR-499, respectively, using quantitative reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction. METHODS A two-step analysis was conducted on 75 patients undergoing off-pomp coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Five biomarkers(More)
Lipomas of the colon are rare but clinically important conditions that require suitable evaluation for guiding appropriate therapy. The majority of lipomas arise from the submucosal layer in the ascending colon, especially near the ileocecal valve, which causes difficulties in diagnosis. Giant lipomas may be misinterpreted as a premalignant adenomatous(More)
Bone marrow-mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent stem cells capable to differentiate into a variety of lineages. MSCs have emerged as reservoirs for tissue regeneration and wound healing. Through stress signals, MSCs show great tropism for the injured site to manage regenerative process via direct or indirect interactions. MSCs avoid the immune(More)
The age-related senescence of adult tissues is associated with the decreased level of angiogenic capability and with the development of a degenerative disease such as atherosclerosis which thereafter result in the deteriorating function of multiple systems. Findings indicate that tissue senescence not only diminishes repair processes but also promotes(More)