Khadijeh Jamialahmadi

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Glucosamine and its acetylated derivative, N-acetyl glucosamine, are naturally occurring amino sugars found in human body. They are important components of glycoproteins, proteoglycans and glycosaminoglycans. Scientific studies have supported that glucosamine has the beneficial pharmacological effects to relieve osteoarthritis symptoms. Glucosamine can also(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity is a disorder often accompanied by a heightened state of systemic inflammation and immunoactivation. The present randomized crossover trial aimed to investigate the efficacy of curcumin, a bioactive polyphenol with established anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects, on the serum levels of a panel of cytokines and mediators in(More)
The metabolic syndrome (MetS) is characterized by constellation of clinical and biochemical features that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is a neurotransmitter and enhances the development of obesity and other aspects of MetS. We determined the association between NPY Leu7Pro polymorphism and features of MetS in Iranian(More)
BACKGROUND Coronary artery disease (CAD) is an inflammatory process and a major cause of mortality and morbidity. The (heat shock protein70-2) HSP70-2 gene is reported to be associated with coronary artery disease possibly by affecting the regulation of pro-inflammatory cytokines such as TNF-α. The association between CAD and the HSP70-2 gene +1267A>G(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS There have been few epidemiological studies that have investigated genetic susceptibility to cardiovascular risk associated with the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS). Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is a strong candidate gene for coronary artery disease (CAD). Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the association between the(More)
OBJECTIVE Neuropeptide Y (NPY), a 36-amino acid peptide, is widely expressed in the central and peripheral nervous systems as well as in the heart. A relationship has been reported between NPY gene variants and coronary artery disease (CAD) in some populations. However, there are few data on the NPY gene polymorphism and CAD in the Persian population. In(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity is a major risk factor of chronic-diseases, including cardiovascular-diseases (CVD). Increasing evidence is showing the association of heat-shock protein (HSP) with type-2 diabetes and CVD; however, there is little data on the relationship between the genetic-polymorphisms of HSP70-2 with obesity. AIM The present study has investigated(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE Beneficial effects of glucosamine in spatial learning and memory impairment induced by scopolamine has been evaluated in rats by using Morris water maze. METHODS Male Wistar rats were randomly divided into control, scopolamine and scopolamine plus glucosamine groups. All injections were given in 5 consecutive days and 30min(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Nanoscopic life forms called Nanobacteria or calcifying nanoparticles (CNP) are unconventional agents. These novel organisms are very small (0.1 to 0.5 microns) and possess unusual properties such as high resistance to heat and routine antimicrobial agents. Nanobacteria are 100 times smaller than bacteria and protected by a shell of(More)
BACKGROUND Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women worldwide. Tumor protein 53 (TP53) and its regulator, the mouse double murine 2 (MDM2) protein homologue, influence tumorigenesis through their key roles in cell division and response to DNA damage. The MDM2 SNP309T>G (rs2279744) polymorphism in the promoter region of the MDM2 can cause(More)