Mahdi Mahmoudi

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The result of recent genome-wide association studies revealed that, in addition to HLA-B27, a few non-HLA genes are associated with susceptibility to ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in Caucasian populations. According to these studies, IL-23R is one of the genes that is associated with AS. In this study, we evaluated five important single nucleotide(More)
Based on the reports, few HLA class II alleles are associated with susceptibility or protection in breast cancer. Here we investigate the association between HLA class II alleles and breast cancer in Iranian women. 100 patients with pathologically proven breast cancer who referred to Cancer Institute were randomly selected and compared with a group of 80(More)
It is generally accepted that the apoptosis of myofibroblasts is a crucial event in the normal wound healing. Delay in myofibroblasts apoptosis results in fibrotic diseases such as systemic sclerosis (SSc). Transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) is an important cytokine to induce fibroblasts differentiation into myofibroblasts. Cellular Abelson (c-Abl) is(More)
OBJECTIVES Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disorder characterized by persistent synovitis, ultimately leading to cartilage and bone degeneration. Natural Killer cells and CD28 null T-cells are suspected as role players in RA pathogenesis. These cells are similar in feature and function, as they both exert their cytotoxic effect via(More)
Heterogenic pattern of HLA associations with myasthenia gravis (MG) among different ethnicities and also among different MG subgroups has been the subject of debate in large series of many studies. One hundred and sixty Iranian MG patients were investigated for HLA class II (DRB1, DQA1, DQB1) associations compared to two hundred healthy controls from the(More)
Killer immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIR) play a pivotal role in commencement of both innate and adaptive immunity. Dysregulation of KIRs is associated with an increased risk of autoimmune disorders. This study was designed to assess whether polymorphisms in KIR gene family and their respective HLA class I ligands confer protection or susceptibly to(More)
BACKGROUND Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) may manifest with heterogeneous patterns according to ethnic origins. The purpose of this study was to describe the influence of various Iranian ethnic origins on clinical measures in patients with AS. METHODS 0ne hundred sixty-three AS patients diagnosed by modified New York 1984 criteria were enrolled(More)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a functional gastrointestinal disorder, characterized by recurrent abdominal pain and altered bowel habits. This study was performed to investigate the important role of interleukin-12 (IL-12) in intestinal inflammation. For this study seventy one patients with IBS and 140 controls were investigated. The allele and genotype(More)
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