Mohammad Amin Aminzadeh

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Polymorphisms of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) have been well documented to cause hyperhomocysteinemia, and recent studies suggest an association of C677T mutation of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase with low bone mineral density (BMD). In this study, the association of plasma total homocysteine (Hcy), plasma folate, and vitamin B12 as well(More)
Cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs) have been shown to regenerate infarcted myocardium in patients after myocardial infarction (MI). However, whether the cells of the newly formed myocardium originate from the proliferation of adult cardiomyocytes or from the differentiation of endogenous stem cells remains unknown. Using genetic fate mapping to mark resident(More)
BACKGROUND Oxidative stress and inflammation are constant features and major mediators of progression and cardiovascular complications of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Hydrogen sulfide (H(2)S) is an endogenous signaling gas, which possesses potent anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-hypertensive and other regulatory functions. H(2)S is produced by(More)
BACKGROUND Tubulo-interstitial nephropathy (TIN) is a common cause of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Consumption of an adenine-containing diet causes the accumulation of 2,8-dihydroxyadenine in the renal tubules triggering intense chronic TIN and progressive CKD in rats. CKD in this model is associated with, and largely driven by, oxidative stress and(More)
AIM Cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs) produce regenerative effects in the post-infarct setting. However, it is unclear whether CDCs are beneficial in non-ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). We tested the effects of CDC transplantation in mice with cardiac-specific Gαq overexpression, which predictably develop progressive cardiac dilation and failure,(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to compare the regenerative potency of cells derived from healthy and diseased human hearts. BACKGROUND Results from pre-clinical studies and the CADUCEUS (CArdiosphere-Derived aUtologous stem CElls to reverse ventricUlar dySfunction) trial support the notion that cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs) from normal and recently(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Homozygosity for the thermolabile variant of 5,10-methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase (C677T) has been suggested to be positively associated with the risk of vascular disease and neural tube defects. In addition, recent studies have suggested that elevated serum uric acid predicts ischemic heart disease, and epidemiological data on(More)
Surface soil samples were collected from Sarcheshmeh Copper Smelter Plant and analyzed for 16 Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin/furans (PCDD/Fs), and heavy metals to determine their concentrations, distributions, and probable sources of contamination. The mean concentrations of ΣPAHs, As, Pb, Zn, Se, Cd, and Cr in the(More)
Cisplatin is one of the most effective chemotherapy drugs, and has been widely employed for more than four decades in the treatment of different forms of human tumors. In recent years, various examples of metal complex-based compounds have been used for medicinal purposes. In this context, the novel palladium(II) complex, [Pd(non-dtc)(bpy)]NO3, (non-dtc =(More)
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is the site of synthesis, folding, assembly, and degradation of proteins. Disruption of ER function leads to ER stress, which is marked by accumulation of unfolded proteins in the ER lumen. Detection of unfolded proteins by the ER membrane receptors triggers the "unfolded protein response (UPR)" designed to restore ER function via(More)