Mahmoud-Ali Kaykhaei

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Thiopurine S-methyltransferase (TPMT, EC 2.1.1.67) plays a key role in the metabolism of thioprine drugs. Subjects with intermediate or no TPMT activity are at risk of azathioprines toxicity treated with conventional dosages of thiopurine drugs. While TPMT polymorphisms have been extensively studied in many countries, there is insufficient data in Iranian(More)
OBJECTIVE Paraoxonase (PON) is associated with high-density lipoprotein and protects serum lipid from oxidation. The aim of this study was to determine serum PON, arylesterase (ARE) activities, and total antioxidant capacity (TAC) in metabolic syndrome (MES). METHODS This case-control study was performed on 106 patients with MES and 231 healthy subjects.(More)
AIM Genetic and environmental factors are risk factors for breast cancer. Our aim was to investigate the associations between genetic polymorphism of GST genes (GSTM1, GSTT1 and GSTP1) and susceptibility to breast cancer in an Iranian population. MATERIALS & METHODS This case-control study was carried out on 134 patients with breast cancer and 152(More)
Metabolic syndrome (MeS), a cluster of several metabolic disorders, is increasingly being recognized as a risk factor for type II diabetes (T2D) and cardiovascular disease. Genetic and epigenetic alteration of the phosphatase and tensin homolog deleted on chromosome ten (PTEN) has been associated with components of MeS. The aim of the present study was to(More)
BACKGROUND Metabolic syndrome (MeS) is being recognized as a risk factor for insulin resistance and cardiovascular disease. The present study was aimed to find out the possible association between 45-bp I/D polymorphism of uncoupling protein 2 (UCP2) and MeS. METHODS DNA was extracted from peripheral blood of 151 subjects with and 149 subjects without(More)
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