Mansoureh Akouchekian

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Many factors including genetic, environmental, and acquired are involved in breast cancer development across various societies. Among all of these factors in families with a history of breast cancer throughout several generations, genetics, like predisposing genes to develop this disease, should be considered more. Early detection of mutation carriers in(More)
PURPOSE Mitochondrial DNA mutations are found in many kinds of human cancer and the 1.1 kb displacement loop region has been identified as a "hot spot" for mutation in mitochondrial DNA of tumors. This study evaluated the mutation frequencies in hypervariable regions of mitochondrial displacement loop in patients with colorectal cancer. METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND Colorectal cancer as a mortal disease affected both sexes of all ethnic and racial human groups. Former studies have indicated some mutations in the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in different human cancers. Complex I NADH has the most subunits encoded by mtDNA. For a better understanding of the mtDNA abnormality in colorectal cancer some genes of(More)
Different cytokines are secreted in response to specific microbial molecules referred to as pathogen associated molecular patterns (PAMPs). Interleukin 6 (IL6) and interleukin 10 (IL10), both secreted by macrophages and lymphocytes, play a central role in the immunological response. In this work we obtained the genomic structure and complete DNA sequence of(More)
PURPOSE In this report, we document the CTNS gene mutations of 28 Iranian patients with nephropathic cystinosis age 1-17 years. All presented initially with severe failure to thrive, polyuria, and polydipsia. METHODS Cystinosis was primarily diagnosed by a pediatric nephrologist and then referred to the Iran University of Medical Sciences genetics clinic(More)
BACKGROUND Li-Fraumeni syndrome (LFS) is one of the most serious hereditary cancer syndromes with a high risk of malignancy in childhood. This syndrome is an autosomal dominant cancer predisposing syndrome due to a germline mutation in the TP53 tumor suppressor gene. METHODS In this study, a representative family case of Li-Fraumeni syndrome is described.(More)
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