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Breast cancer is the most common cancer with high morbidity and mortality among women worldwide. Aberrant hypermethylation in promoter regions of the tumor suppressor genes such as PTEN gene is a key event in the progression and development of breast cancer. The aim of the present study was to evaluate an association between PTEN gene methylation status(More)
The aim of present study was to determine if factor V Leiden (FVL) mutation and angiotensin converting enzyme insertion/deletion (ACE I/D) polymorphism are associated with diabetic nephropathy (DN) among Kurdish population from Western Iran. This case-control study comprised 144 unrelated adult type 2 diabetic mellitus patients (T2DM) including 72 patients(More)
RAPD (random amplification of polymorphic DNA) was used to distinguish the genetic diversities between two genera of Chrysopa and Chrysoperla (Neuroptera, Chrysopidae). Sixty specimens were collected in different places in Kermanshah, west of Iran. The wing venation was used for identification of each type of two genera, and the gender was determined by(More)
Generalized aggressive periodontitis (GAP) is a subgroup of periodontal diseases among 20-35 years age group adults. Several studies have reported the association of interleukin-1β gene polymorphism with periodontal diseases among different populations. The present study aimed at investigating the presence of IL-1β polymorphism in GAP patients in Iran.(More)
The use of the recombinant BoNT/A-Hc (carboxylic domain of the Clostridium botulinum neurotoxin heavy chain) has been proposed as a vaccine candidate for botulism. This fragment contains the principle protective antigenic determinant. In the present study, in order to maximize recombinant protein expression, after verification of recombinant BoNT/A-Hc by(More)
The carboxylic domain of the Clostridium botulinum neurotoxin heavy chain (BoNT/A-HC), which has been reported as a vaccine candidate, contains the principle protective antigenic determinants. In this study, the high level expression of the BoNT/A-Hc was achieved by high cell density cultivation of recombinant Escherichia coli in a 2-l batch stirred-tank(More)
Inhibition of angiogenesis has become a particular interest for treatment of solid tumors. Endostatin, a C-terminal fragment of collagen XVIII, has been reported to exhibit potent inhibitory effect on endothelial cells proliferation, migration and tube formation. In this research, the cDNA library of endostatin was synthesized from mouse liver and inserted(More)
Cumin (Cuminum cyminum L.), Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare L.) and Longleaf (Falcaria vulgaris Bernh) that all belong to Apiaceae family as medicinal plants are very important in many countries. Study of genetic diversity for medicinal plant is important for researches in future. One of the methods to evaluate plant genetic diversity and classification of them(More)
BACKGROUND The expression of MMP genes has been demonstrated to be associated with tumor invasion, metastasis and survival rate for a variety of cancers. The functional promoter polymorphism MMP-2 C-735T is associated with decreased expression of the MMP-2 gene. The aim of present study was to detect any association between MMP-2 C-735T and susceptibility(More)
Advances in cell-replacement strategies for diabetes have focused on renewable sources of glucose-responsive, insulin-producing cells (IPCs). One of the most proper alternatives is multipotent skin-derived precursors cells (SKPs), which can be differentiated into IPCs. In this study, we reported the isolation and expansion of human skin-derived precursors(More)