Homayon Reza Shahbazkia

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Glycated haemoglobin (Hb) concentration is a retrospective measure of mean blood glucose level and is not affected by recent stresses, food ingestion or exercise. The purpose of this study was to develop a simple method for the determination of horse glycated haemoglobin. Blood samples were collected from jugular veins of 20 Iranian, crossbred horses. After(More)
Glycated haemoglobin (HbG) concentration is a retrospective measure of mean blood glucose level and is not affected by recent stresses, food ingestion or exercise. HbG has been determined in various wild and domestic animals such as kestrels, mankhor, mouflon, aoudad, deer, goat, sheep, dog, camel and horse. But there is no information regarding HbG in(More)
Eight clinically healthy male sheepdogs were selected and subjected to experimental radius transaction. Blood samples were taken before and weekly after surgery, and radiographs were taken immediately and weekly after surgery to trace new bone formation. Total protein, total ALP, and bone-specific ALP were measured in serum samples. There was no significant(More)
Glucose is the major precursor of lactose synthesis in the mammary gland. Lactose the major carbohydrate and osmolyte of milk, controls milk volume and its concentration. Glycosylated haemoglobin (HbG) is a retrospective measure of mean blood glucose level and it is largely unaffected by recent physiological conditions and environmental events. The purposes(More)
The enzyme rhodanese (EC 2.8.1.1) is an ubiquitous enzyme which is present in all living organisms, from bacteria to man. It is speculated that this enzyme plays a central role in cyanide detoxification. However, its wide tissue distribution suggests this enzyme might perform other functions beside cyanide detoxification. Although the distribution of(More)
Tendons are soft connective tissues consisting of parallel collagen fibers embedded within an extracellular matrix. Blood supply to the tendon is reported to be poor and, as a result, healing often progresses slowly. Autogenic, allogeneic, and xenogeneic tendon transplantations have been performed in reconstructive tendon surgery; however, there is little(More)
The β(1,4)-galactosyltransferase-I gene (β4galt1) encodes the catalytic part of the enzyme lactose synthase, responsible of lactose synthesis in the mammary gland. The complete coding region of the gene was screened for the presence of allelic variation among a sample of 1,200 Iranian Holstein cows, using PCR-SSCP technique followed by sequencing. Nine(More)
The well-known marker of bone formation is bone alkaline phosphatase, which is produced by osteoblasts and is required for osteoid formation and matrix mineralization. Alkaline phosphatase (ALP, EC 3.1.3.1) is a zinc-containing glycoprotein enzyme catalyzing the hydrolysis of phosphomonoesters at alkaline pHs. ALP is synthesized in a variety of tissues and(More)
The purposes of this study were to determine normal value of glycated hemoglobin in Persian cats and to investigate its relation to fasting plasma glucose. Blood samples were collected from 67 clinically healthy adult Persian cats (32 males and 35 females). After separation and washing of red blood cells, hemolysate was prepared and subjected to weak cation(More)
To study bone and liver alkaline phosphatases (ALP) in the dog, tissue samples were obtained immediately after death from dogs apparently involved in road traffic accidents. Tissue samples were homogenized, and extracted protein was subjected to diethylaminoethyl cellulose–Sephadex column chromatography equilibrated previously with 0.01 M Tris-hydrochloric(More)