Majid Fardaei

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Myotonic dystrophy (DM1) is the most common form of adult muscular dystrophy and is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait. The genetic basis of DM1 is the expansion of a CTG repeat in the 3' untranslated region of a protein kinase gene (DMPK). The molecular mechanism by which this expanded repeat produces the pathophysiology of DM1 remains unknown.(More)
Myotonic dystrophy (DM1) is the most common form of adult muscular dystrophy with an estimated incidence of 1/8000 births. The mutation responsible for this condition is an expanded CTG repeat within the 3' untranslated region of the protein kinase gene DMPK. Strong nucleosome positioning signals created by this expanded repeat cause a reduction in gene(More)
Hearing loss (HL) is the most common sensory defect. Various genetic as well as environmental factors have been shown to contribute in it. More than 100 loci have been recognized to cause autosomal recessive nonsyndromic hearing loss (ARNSHL). Here, we report a 6-year old female patient with bilateral pre-lingual HL in whom a mutation has been identified in(More)
OBJECTIVE(S) Denaturing high performance liquid chromatography (DHPLC) is a high throughput approach for screening DNA sequence variations. To assess oven calibration, cartridge performance, buffer composition and stability, the WAVE Low and High Range Mutation Standards are employed to ensure reproducibility and accuracy of the chromatographic analysis.(More)
Generation of patient specific stem cells is among the ultimate goals in regenerative medicine. Such a cell needs to be functional when it transplants. Interaction between the matrix proteins and integrin adjust many cells’ function such as adhesion, migration, cell cycle and self renewal in stem cells. In this study, NIH3T3 cells were de-differentiated by(More)
Recurrent hydatidiform mole (RHM) is defined by the occurrence of repeated molar pregnancies in affected women. Two genes, NLRP7 and KHDC3L, play a causal role in RHM and are responsible for 48-80% and 5% of cases, respectively. Here, we report the results of screening these two genes for mutations in one Iranian and one Indian patient with RHM. No(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (CL) is being faced with serious difficulties in Fars Province, due to emerging of resistance against meglumine antimonite (Glucantime®). In this context, determining some biomarkers for drug sensitivity monitoring seems to be highly essential. Different studies have been carried out to decipher the genes(More)
Congenital recessive myotonia is a rare genetic disorder caused by mutations in CLCN1, which codes for the main skeletal muscle chloride channel ClC-1. More than 120 mutations have been found in this gene. The main feature of this disorder is muscle membrane hyperexcitability. Here, we report a 59-year male patient suffering from congenital myotonia. He had(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of abdominal obesity is on the rise worldwide. Previous studies have indicated the higher diagnostic value of body fat distribution pattern compared with general body in abdominal obesity assessments. Several non-pharmacological methods have been suggested for obesity management, of which acupuncture has gained a great deal of(More)
BACKGROUND Wilson disease (WD) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder, which leads to copper metabolism, due to mutations in ATP7B gene. The gene responsible for WD consists of 21 exons that span a genomic region of about 80 kb and encodes a copper transporting P-type ATPase (ATP7B), a protein consisting of 1465 amino acids. Identifying mutation in ATP7B(More)