Fereshteh Alsahebfosoul

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BACKGROUND Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic neuroinflammatory disease with unknown etiology and variable clinical evolution. Interleukin-23 (IL-23), a member of the IL-12 cytokine family is a heterodimeric cytokine composed of the IL-12p40 subunit, and with a novel p19 subunit, its ability to enhance the expansion of T helper type 17 (Th17) cells(More)
Human Leukocyte Antigen G (HLA-G) gene polymorphism and expression rate have recently been suggested to have a potential role in susceptibility to Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a chronic inflammatory demyelinating and neurodegenerative disease of the central nervous system with unknown etiology. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of the(More)
Interleukin-27 (IL-27) is a member of IL-6/IL-12 cytokine family which possesses pro- and anti-inflammatory properties and participates in the pathogenesis of various autoimmune diseases. In our case-control study, plasma was collected from healthy subjects as control group (n = 40) and patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) (n = 40),(More)
Soluble forms of nonclassical human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-G have recently been suggested as immunomodulatory factors in multiple sclerosis (MS). HLA-G inhibits the effecter function of T cells and natural killer (NK) cells. Also regulatory T cells (Treg) are considered as pivotal players in MS pathogenesis. Thus, we aimed to evaluate the presence of HLA-G(More)
Multiple Sclerosis is a demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS) affecting young individuals with age range of 20-40years of age. The precise mechanism underlying the disease is still unclear. Some viruses have been proposed to play roles in disease causation. In this study, we recruited 800 MS patients along with 1000 healthy individuals(More)
Fereshteh Alsahebfosoul1,6*, Rasoul Salehi2, Masoud Etemadifar3,5, Ahmad Zavaran Hosseini4, Mohammad Kazemi2, Mehrdad Farokhi5,6, and Mohadaseh Behjati5 1Immunology Department, Faculty of medicine, Isfahan University of medical sciences, Isfahan, Iran 2Molecular biology and genetics Department, Faculty of medicine, Isfahan University of medical sciences,(More)
AIM The present study aimed to study the immunological changes seen in the intestinal epithelium of the celiac patients could also be detected in the peripheral blood lymphocyte populations. BACKGROUND Celiac disease (CD) is a small bowel enteropathy caused by permanent wheat gluten intolerance. One of the earliest signs of CD is an increase in the(More)
BACKGROUND Systemic sclerosis (SSc) fibroblasts show resistance apoptosis mechanisms, which enhances the fibrosis stage of the disease. Impaired function of p53 upregulated modulator of apoptosis (PUMA) has been related to deficits in p53-dependant apoptosis pathway. This study aimed to evaluate the transcriptional levels of p53 and PUMA mRNAs in(More)
Cytokines are implicated in the immunopathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS). Interleukin (IL)-33, one of the recently discovered members of the IL-1 superfamily, is a dual functional cytokine involved in various autoimmune disorders. In a case-control study, venous blood was collected from healthy subjects categorized as control group (n=44) and MS(More)
Semaphorin 3A (Sema3A) as an immune modulator could participate in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases. In the current study, we aimed to investigate Sema3A expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and its serum level in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) patients. Fifteen newly determined and untreated RRMS patients were(More)