Majid Validi

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Viruses are prominent causative agents of acute gastroenteritis in children <5 years of age per year. In the present review, all viral gastroenteritis studies in Iran were assessed, and the mean prevalences of rotaviruses, noroviruses, enteric adenoviruses, sapoviruses and astroviruses associated with acute gastroenteritis were 39.9%, 6%, 5.7%, 4.2% and(More)
Liposomes are lipid vesicles that are composed of amphiphile molecules and can carry hydrophobic and hydrophilic materials. In this research work liposomes used as carrier for transfer of dye molecules into wool fibers. The preparation and production of multilamellar liposomes (MLV) from Soya lecithin were carried out and the behavior of liposomes at(More)
We previously developed virus like particles of rotavirus (RV) with VP2, VP6, and VP7 proteins (VLP2/6/7) using stable High-five cell line. To evaluate the immunogenicity of our construct, we assessed the humoral and cytokine responses induced by VLP2/6/7 in BALB/c mice immunized intra-peritoneally and intra-rectally. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay(More)
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a nosocomial pathogen. Our main objective was to compare oxacillin disk test, oxacillin E-test, and oxacillin agar screen for detection of methicillin resistance in S. aureus, using real-time PCR for mecA as the “gold standard” comparison assay. 196 S. aureus isolates were identified out of 284(More)
BACKGROUND One of the most common causes of vaginitis is candidiasis. The aim of this study is to compare the effect of honey and miconazole against Candida albicans, in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS The different W/V concentrations of honey were prepared at 20, 40, 60, 80, and 95% and different dilutions of miconazole were prepared in 0.05, 5, and 50(More)
BACKGROUND A diversity of virulence factors work together to create the pathogenicity of Staphylococcus aureus. These factors include cell surface components that promote adherence to surfaces as well as exoproteins such as Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL), encoded by the luk-PV genes, that invade or bypass the immune system and are toxic to the host,(More)
OBJECTIVES Production of carbapenemase, especially Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases (KPC), is one of the antibiotic resistance mechanisms of Enterobacteriaceae such as Klebsiella oxytoca. This study aimed to investigate and identify KPC-producing K. oxytoca isolates using molecular and phenotypic methods. METHODS A total of 75 isolates of K. oxytoca(More)
BACKGROUND Klebsiella oxytoca is an opportunistic pathogen which damages intestinal epithelium through producing cytotoxin tilivalline. This toxin plays a role in the pathogenesis of bacteria and is the main virulence factor which leads to antibiotic-associated hemorrhagic colitis progress. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this study, we collected a total of 75(More)
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