Mohammad Ali Okhovat

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BACKGROUND Current routine tests for premarital screening of β-thalassemia carriers are not applicable for diagnosis of rare atypical minor β-thalassemia cases. A more specialized laboratory evaluation for them is the measurement of β/α chain synthesis ratio with the assistance of radioactive amino acids. This method is also no longer routinely accessible.(More)
BACKGROUND Infection with hepatitis E virus (HEV) is endemic in developing countries and reveals significant regional differences. Several studies have reported virus transmission via blood transfusion. To date, however, no cases of HEV RNA detection in blood donors have been reported from Iran. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine the(More)
In recent years, a wide variety of research has been carried out in the field of novel technologies to stop severe bleeding. In several studies, coagulation properties of minerals such as zeolite, bentonite and halloysite have been proven. In this study, the effect of a new impregnated sterile gauze containing bentonite and halloysite minerals was studied(More)
The prenatal determination of the fetal Rh genotype could lead to a substantial reduction in the use of anti-D immunoglobulin and prevention of unnecessary exposure of pregnant women carrying RhD negative fetus. The aim of this study was fetal RHD genotyping through the analysis of cffDNA in plasma samples of RhD negative pregnant women by real-time PCR(More)
BACKGROUND Viral load measurements are commonly used to monitor HCV infection in patients with chronic diseases or determining the number of HCV-genomes in serum samples of patients after sustained virological response. However, in some patients, HCV viral load in serum samples is too low to be detected by PCR, especially after treatment. OBJECTIVES The(More)
BACKGROUND Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (APL) is a subclass of acute myeloid leukemia. The chromosomal aberration in 95% of APL cases is t(15; 17) (q22; q21), which prevents cell differentiation. Characterization of the underlying molecular lesion is valuable in determining optimal treatment strategy. The goal of this study was to develop a new and powerful(More)
BACKGROUND DNA isolation procedure can significantly influence the quantification of DNA by real time PCR specially when cell free DNA (cfDNA) is the subject. To assess the extraction efficiency, linearity of the extraction yield, presence of co-purified inhibitors and to avoid problems with fragment size relevant to cfDNA, development of appropriate(More)
INTRODUCTION We assessed the feasibility of flow cytometry-fluorescent in situ hybridization technique in the detection of translocated mRNA in the cytoplasm of human peripheral blood nucleated cells. It is assumed that this assay can be applied as a diagnostic method in the detection of chromosomal translocation which commonly occurs in hematologic(More)
BACKGROUND Alpha hemoglobin stabilizing protein (AHSP) is a chaperone-like molecule specialized for erythroid series which binds to free α-globin chain. According to this characteristic, AHSP can be considered an important factor which reduces beta thalassemia symptoms. MATERIALS AND METHODS Reticulocytes RNA extraction and a subsequent cDNA synthesis(More)
BACKGROUND Various fixation and permeabilization techniques have been developed for detection of intracellular antigens by flow cytometry; however, there are few studies using flow cytometry to detect the frequency of intracellular nucleic acids, particularly RNA. We tested six different permeabilization methods in order to gain access to a high quality(More)