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L-Arginine is a versatile amino acid that plays a central role in the normal function of several organ systems including the immune system. Its availability is tightly controlled and varies significantly in different organs and tissues in the body. L-Arginine plays an important role in supporting T-cell proliferation. Its depletion in certain disease states(More)
HLA class I antigen frequencies were studied in 52 patients with kala-azar and compared with 222 unrelated healthy controls. The relative risk (RR) and etiologic or preventive fraction (EF/PF) were determined for each character, and statistical significance was evaluated with chi 2 with Yates' correction. Results showed that the only antigen with a(More)
Human milk from healthy women contains numerous nutrients such as antioxidants which are necessary for newborns. The aim of this study was to evaluate the changes of total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and free radical scavenging activity in human milk during the first six month period of lactation and also its relationship to maternal plasma. A total of 505(More)
Anticardiolipin and anti-beta2GP1 antibodies were measured in 50 patients with HTLV-1-associated Myelopathy-Tropical Spastic Paraparesis (HAM-TSP) and the results were compared with those obtained for 34 HTLV-1-positive and 35 HTLV-1-negative controls, as well as 128 SLE patients. aCL but not anti-beta2GP1 was associated with HTLV-I infection. aCL was more(More)
BACKGROUND Prevalence of obesity in children has been increasing during recent decades all over the world. Obesity, particularly central obesity, is associated with metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases. The present study aimed to assess obesity and central obesity in 6-11 year old Birjand elementary school children, East of Iran. METHODS This(More)
IgA anticardiolipin (IgA aCL) and IgA anti beta2-glycoprotein-I (IgA anti beta2GP1) antibodies are common in SLE and have been associated in some studies with thromboses and thrombocytopenia. Experimental work suggests that IgA aCL are as prothrombotic as the IgG-IgM isotypes. However, in SLE there appears to be less concordance between IgA aCL and IgA anti(More)
BACKGROUND Intestinal parasitic infection is one of the major public health problems in developing countries. Children are more vulnerable to these infections. In addition, the prevalence of infection is different among various communities; hence, there is a need for the periodical prevalence evaluation. This study was performed to define the prevalence of(More)
BACKGROUND Brucellosis is a major zoonosis worldwide. Many people for their professions are at higher risk of contracting the disease. OBJECTIVE To determine the seroprevalence of brucellosis and its risk factors in a group of high risk professions. METHODS In a cross-sectional study, all personnel or students of veterinary schools, slaughters and(More)
The aim of the present study was to examine the effects of fetal bovine serum (FBS) concentration, equilibration time, and oocyte pre-treatment with cytochalasin B (CCB) on subsequent development of vitrified-warmed ovine immature (GVCOCs) and matured (MII) oocytes with (MIICOCs) or without cumulus cells (MIIDOs). In Experiment 1, the effects of FBS(More)
during the process no procedural complication was registered. Further clinical experience shall confirm or reject the benefits of this modality of using an IV cannula for the PD in ELBW neonates. References 1. Gouyon JB, Guignard JP. Management of acute renal failure in neonate. peritoneal dialysis of term newborns and young infants. in neonates: comparison(More)