Mohammad Arjomandzadegan

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OBJECTIVE To study genetic bases and morphology of pili in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis). METHODS PCR and sequencing were used to investigate two related pili, Mtp and Flp genes in clinical isolates of M. tuberculosis. The primers were designed and PCR program were set for whole genes amplification. PCR products of the two genes from all(More)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an important life-threatening nosocomial pathogen and plays a prominent role in serious infections in burned patients. The current study was undertaken to characterize P. aeruginosa strains isolated from burned patients in Tehran, Iran. The study was conducted in a major burn center in Tehran, Iran in 2007. A total of seventy(More)
Identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and M. bovis is necessary for the application of adequate drug therapy. PCR amplification is a good tool for this purpose, but choosing proper target is of a great concern. We describe a PCR assay for fast detection of M. tuberculosis and M. bovis.As a BLAST and BLASTP search we selected regulatory gene whiB7(More)
BACKGROUND Brucellosis is a zoonosis disease which is widespread across the world. OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study is the evaluation of culture-negative blood samples. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 100 patients with suspected brucellosis were included in this experimental study and given positive serological tests. Diagnosis was performed on(More)
Resistance phenomenon in M tuberculosis is mainly based on decreased permeability of the bacterial envelope and function of effluent pumps. The regulatory gene of the whiB7 transcription determines drug resistance in these bacteria. Increases in WhiB7 protein activity induce transcription of resistance genes leading to intrinsic multidrug resistance. The(More)
Isoniazid (INH) is a central component of drug regimens used worldwide to treat tuberculosis. In respect to high GC content of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, nonsynonymous mutations are dominant in this group. In this study a collection of 145 M. tuberculosis isolates was used to evaluate the conferring mutations in nucleotide 1388 of katG gene (KatG463) in(More)
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND Resistances to herbal medicines are still not defined and finding natural remedies against drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) has research priority. The antimycobacterial susceptibility method for herbal extracts is unclearly defined and there is no standard method for assessment of the materials against bacteria. In the(More)
INTRODUCTION All members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex were assigned to one of the three principle genetic groups based on KatG463/GyrA95 polymorphism. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 202 isolates of M. tuberculosis consisting of 50 susceptible, 121 MDR (multidrug resistant) and 31 XDR (extensively drug resistant) isolated from(More)
Partial sequences of KatG and GyrA genes have been obtained from multi and extensively drug-resistant (MDR and XDR) clinical isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Nonsynonymous (DN) and synonymous (DS) distances between those sequences have been calculated by Kumar method. Results revealed that DN is significantly higher than DS between some pairs of(More)
Viruses are frequent causes of upper respiratory tract infections in children. We investigated the viral aetiology of community-acquired upper respiratory tract infections (URIs) in young children treated as outpatients in community settings. During November 2008, nasal swab specimens were taken from children with recent onset of upper respiratory tract(More)