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OBJECTIVE The atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) gene expression and some of its related single-nucleotide polymorphisms have been well established as a characterized biomarker of cardiovascular diseases. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate the potential association between one of the introduced ANP gene polymorphisms of 2238 T/C (rs5065) with coronary(More)
BACKGROUND The association between genetic variations of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) gene and the risk for atherosclerosis has been hypothesized. We aimed to assess the relationship between rs2010963 (+405 C/G) polymorphism and presence, severity, and outcome of coronary artery disease (CAD) in an Iranian cohort. METHODS Genotyping of VEGF(More)
BACKGROUND Bleeding episodes commonly occur in patients on warfarin treatment even in those within therapeutic range of international normalized ratio (INR). The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of the 8 examined polymorphisms on the risk of bleeding complications in a sample of Iranian patients. METHODS A total of 552 warfarin(More)
Most cases of atrial myxoma are sporadic, and the exact etiology is unknown. We examined if herpes simplex virus (HSV)-1 and HSV-2 antigens and/or DNA could be detected in a cohort of Iranian patients with cardiac myxomas. From July 2004 to June 2014, among a total of 36,703 patients undergoing open heart surgeries, consecutive patients with cardiac myxoma(More)
The potential preventive and therapeutic effects of thymoquinone (TQ) and its molecular mechanism were evaluated in paraquat (PQ)-induced pulmonary fibrosis in mice. TQ was administered orally at the doses of 20 and 40mg/kg during the course and after development of fibrosis. Pathological changes, expressions of genes involved in fibrogenesis,(More)
OBJECTIVES Methicillin resistant S. aureus (MRSA) strains are a main cause of hospital-acquired infections and are considered as a serious public-health concern. MRSA isolates have plenty of virulence factors, which are the basis for its pathogenicity. The controlling and coordination of the expression of these genes perform by the accessory gene regulator(More)
Findings on the association of NQO1 C609T polymorphism in the NQO1 gene and cardiovascular disease susceptibility are controversial. The objective of the current study was to examine the relationship between this polymorphism and the presence and severity of angiographically determined coronary artery disease (CAD). One-hundred and forty-five patients with(More)
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