Mehdi Rajabi

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Resistance to antibiotics is a major public-health concern and antibiotic use is being ever more recognized as the main discriminatory pressure driving this resistance. The aim was to assess the outpatient usage of antibiotics in teaching hospitals in various parts of capital city of Iran, Tehran and its association with resistance. 600 outpatient(More)
The prevalence of allergic rhinitis and atopic eczema is on the rise in recent decades. Many factors can be related to the development of these diseases. We aimed to investigate the association between socioeconomic status (SES), environmental risk factors and these conditions. In this study, the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood(More)
New resveratrol (RES) analogs were developed by replacing the aromatic 'core' of our initial naphthalene-based RES analogs with pseudo-heterocyclic (salicylaldoxime) or heterocyclic (benzofuran, quinoline, and benzothiazole) scaffolds. The resulting analogs were tested for their antiproliferative and vasorelaxing effect, two typical properties shown by RES.(More)
Human genome sequencing revealed that only ~1.5% of the DNA sequence coded for proteins. More and more evidence has uncovered that a substantial part of the 98.5% so-called "junk" DNAs actually code for noncoding RNAs. Two milestones, chemical drugs and protein drugs, have already appeared in the history of drug development, and it is expected that the(More)
The field of nanotechnology has led to the development of many innovative strategies for effective detection and treatment of cancer, overcoming limitations associated with conventional cancer diagnosis and therapy. Multifunctional nanoparticle systems can integrate imaging, targeting and treatment moieties on the surface and in the core, resulting in(More)
The bark of Litsea costalis affords two new compounds named 4,4'-diallyl-5,5'-dimethoxy-[1,1'-biphennyl]-2,2'-diol, biseugenol A (1) and 2,2'-oxybis (4-allyl-1-methoxybenzene), biseugenol B (2) along with two known compounds (3-4), namely 5-methoxy-2-Hydroxy Benzaldehyde (3), and (E)-4-styrylphenol (4). The structures of 1 and 2 were determined using 1D and(More)
The tyrosine-based hormones 3,3',5-triiodo-l-thyronine (l-T3) and l-thyroxine (l-T4) that are produced by the thyroid gland control metabolic functions. Iodothyronine deiodinase enzymes convert l-T4 to l-T3, the form of thyroid hormone critical to genomic actions within cells and regulation of metabolism, and to reverse-l-T3, a hormone isoform that is(More)
Ongoing concerns exist regarding the dangers inherent when handling cytotoxics, particularly drugs which are in parenteral formulations. On occasions, nurses and medical doctors have been preparing and administrating these drugs in the open spaces of wards in the absence of suitable personal protective equipment (PPE) and safety cabinets. To explore further(More)
N(6)-Isopentenyladenosine (iPA), a member of the cytokinin family of plant hormones, exerts remarkable inhibition on tumor cell proliferation and apoptosis in several tumor cell lines. In this study, we report that iPA is able to inhibit the proliferation and promotes apoptosis in HCT-15 human colon cancer cells in a dose-dependent manner with a(More)
The antiproliferative activity of 2-(3,5-Dihydroxyphenyl)-6-hydroxybenzothiazole (DHB) is reported here. DHB inhibits the growth of human colon cancer HCT-15 with a 50% cell growth inhibition value of 23 μM and breast cancer MCF-7 with a 50% cell growth inhibition value of 41 μM in a dose/time dependent manner by using sulforhodamine B assay. Cell cycle(More)