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Evidence of primate-specific genes and gene regulatory mechanisms linked to bipolar disorder (BD) lend support to evolutionary/adaptive processes in the pathogenesis of this disorder. Following a genome-scale analysis of the entire protein coding genes annotated in the GeneCards database, we have recently reported that cytohesin-4 (CYTH4) contains the(More)
PURPOSE To assess the prevalence and associated factors of unprotected anal intercourse among Iranian male heterosexual Intra-Venous Drug Users (IDUs). METHODS In a cross-sectional study 360 male heterosexual IDUs were sampled from streets of eight different geographical parts of Iran. Variables such as socio-demographics, HIV knowledge (10 items), and(More)
BACKGROUND There is a large controversy in the literature about the inter-relations between perceived risk, knowledge, and risk behavior in different settings, and people at HIV risk are not an exception. AIM To assess additive and multiplicative effect of perceived HIV risk and HIV knowledge on sexual risk behavior of Injecting Drug Users (IDUs). (More)
Calreticulin (CALR) is a multi-functional protein that is strictly conserved across species. Two mRNA transcripts have been recognized for the CALR gene in humans, which use a common promoter sequence. We have recently reported mutations in the CALR promoter that co-occur with psychosis. One of those mutations at -220A increases gene expression in human(More)
Because of bandwidth limitations, the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) cannot normally accommodate simultaneous multichannel physiological signaling with speech. This communication describes work carried out to build a physiological monitoring system which can transmit up to six low-frequency data channels in the presence of a full-duplex speech(More)
BACKGROUND Drug addiction triggers the infliction of a variety of diseases. Various subjects have indicated that during the withdrawal syndrome period, the immune system is weakened. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to investigate the changes in serum levels of interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) and interleukin-17 (IL-17) during the morphine withdrawal syndrome induced(More)
Primate-specific genes and regulatory mechanisms could provide insight into human brain functioning and disease. In a genome-scale analysis of the entire protein-coding genes listed in the GeneCards database, we have recently reported human genes that contain “exceptionally long” short tandem repeats (STRs) in their core promoter, which may be of(More)
Introduction: Given the important role of family in shaping human behavior, the current research has been conducted with the aim of identifying the family characteristics of individuals with risky sexual behaviors. Materials and Methods: In this correlative study the statistical population included women with risky and extramarital sexual behaviors. 104(More)
In this paper the focus is on a family of Interconnection Networks (INs) known as Multistage Interconnection Networks (MINs). When it is exploited in Network-on-Chip (NoC) architecture designs, smaller circuit area, lower power consumption, less junctions and broader bandwidth can be achieved. Each MIN can be considered as an alternative for an NoC(More)