Mahmoud Sadeghi

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We have identified human monocytic (THP-1) and myelogenous CD34+ (KG-1) leukemia cell lines that can be differentiated rapidly into mature dendritic cells (DCs) when cultured in serum-free medium containing GM-CSF, TNF-alpha, and ionomycin. These hematopoietic cell line-derived DCs are highly pure and monotypic, and display the morphologic, phenotypic,(More)
Over 100 000 goats were grazing freely in isolated herds of 100 to 600 goats in a mountainous area of more than 2000 km2; to the north-east of Darab City in Fars Province in southern Iran. Twenty to fifty percent of the goats in this area were infected with besnoitiosis. Sheep, cattle and donkeys grazing in the same area showed no clinical manifestations of(More)
Hantaviruses of the family Bunyaviridae are emerging zoonotic pathogens which cause hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) in the Old World and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) in the New World. An immune-mediated pathogenesis is discussed for both syndromes. The aim of our study was to investigate cytokine expression during the course of acute(More)
The proteasome constitutes the central proteolytic component of the highly conserved ubiquitin-proteasome system, which is required for the maintenance and regulation of basic cellular processes, including differentiation, proliferation, cell cycling, gene transcription and apoptosis. Here we show that inhibition of proteasomal proteolytic activity by the(More)
Since the beginning of organ transplantation, graft preservation has been one of the most important concerns. Ischemia reperfusion injury (IRI), which plays an important role in the quality and function of the graft, is a major cause for increased length of hospitalization and decreased long term graft survival. Among numerous attempts which have been made(More)
With advancements in the operative techniques, patient survival following liver transplantation (LTx) has increased substantially. This has led to the acceleration of pre-existing kidney disease because of immunosuppressive nephrotoxicity making additional kidney transplantation (KTx) inevitable. On the other hand, in a growing number of patients on the(More)
Interferon-γ (IFN-γ)-producing CD3(+)CD4(+)CD25(+)Foxp3(+) peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) are more frequently detectable in patients with good than in patients with impaired long-term kidney graft function, suggesting an immunoregulatory role of this induced T regulatory (iTreg) subtype. Herein, the in vitro function of separated(More)
Advances in surgical techniques and immunosuppression (IS) have led to an appreciable reduction in postoperative complications following transplantation. However, wound complications as probably the most common type of post-transplantation surgical complication can still limit these improved outcomes and result in prolonged hospitalization, hospital(More)
It is believed that autoimmune phenomena and apoptosis contribute to CD4 depletion. We investigated 11 long-term (>20 years) HIV-infected haemophilia patients and 10 healthy controls. Using four-colour-fluorescence flow cytometry, we studied the proportions of CD3+CD4+ and CD3+CD4- blood lymphocytes that were CD95+, CD95L+, immune complex+ (IC+, consisting(More)
It was previously reported that without highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), secretion of Th1 cytokines and antiviral IFN-gamma in HIV-infected patients is decreased, whereas the production of Th2 cytokines, proinflammatory cytokines, and TNF-alpha is increased. We studied the effect of HAART on Th1-, Th2-, and monocyte-derived cytokines, and on(More)