Kamran Alimoghaddam

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BACKGROUND A hot new topic in medical treatment is the use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) in therapy. The low frequency of this subpopulation of stem cells in bone marrow (BM) necessitates their in vitro expansion prior to clinical use. We evaluated the effect of long term culture on the senescence of these cells. RESULTS The mean long term culture was(More)
Immunosuppression in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is an important mechanism of tumor escape. CD200, as an immunosuppressive molecule, is overexpressed in some hematological malignancies and it has also been shown to be an independent prognostic factor in AML. In the current study, simultaneous CD200 expression and Foxp3+ regulatory T cell levels were(More)
Patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) have poor therapeutic outcomes despite their current therapy. In an attempt to increase the efficacy of therapy for GBM, we studied the efficacy of arsenic trioxide (ATO), a newly introduced treatment for glioma, combined with silibinin, a natural polyphenolic flavonoid, in the GBM cell line, U87MG. The(More)
Metformin has recently been introduced as an anti-cancer agent. In this study, we evaluated the effect of metformin and metformin/cisplatin on human gastric MKN-45 cell line. When we used metformin alone, it could inhibit proliferation and induce apoptosis, but it diminish anti-proliferative effects of cisplatin when they are used in combination. Further,(More)
  • Meysam Yousefi, Seyed H. Ghaffari, Bahram M. Soltani, Shahriar Nafissi, Majid Momeny, Ali Zekri +3 others
  • 2012
Neuroblastoma is the most common solid tumor in children. Current therapy modalities have resulted in little amelioration in the cure rate of neuroblsatoma and therefore, outlining biologically based therapies for neuroblastoma remains of main priority. This study was carried out to appraise the impeding effects of silibinin, a potent anti-cancer agent, on(More)
Over 20.000 umblical cord blood transplantations (UCBT) have been carried out around the world. Indeed, UCBT represents an attractive source of donor hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and, offer interesting features (e.g., lower graft-versus-host disease) compared to bone marrow transplantation (BMT). Thereby, UCBT often represents the unique curative option(More)
Neoplastic disorders are a leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Studying the relationships between different cancers using high throughput-generated data may elucidate undisclosed aspects of cancer etiology, diagnosis, and treatment. Several studies have described relationships between different diseases based on genes, proteins, pathways,(More)
BACKGROUND Minimal residual disease (MRD) tests provide early identification of hematologic relapse and timely management of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients. Approximately, 50% of AML patients do not have clonal chromosomal aberrations and categorize as a cytogenetically normal acute myeloid leukemia (CN-AML). About 60% of adult CN-AML has a mutation(More)
Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is the most fatal gynecological malignancy due to its high proliferative and invasive capacities. A heregulin (HRG)/HER3 autocrine loop increases proliferative and metastatic properties of EOC cells, suggesting that modulators of this signaling pathway may prove effective to trammel growth and motility of these cells. This(More)