Mohammad Kazemi Arababadi

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INTRODUCTION. The impact of several environmental and genetic factors on diabetes mellitus and its complications is well documented. It has also been established that cytokines play key roles in the pathogenesis of nephropathy. Polymorphisms of the -590 region of interleukin (IL)-4 are associated with the regulation of expression of this gene. In this(More)
Dear Editor, The frequency of diabetes mellitus is increasing and it is expected that this disorder will affect 300 million people in 2025. It has been suggested that diabetes is an immune dependent disease in which the pattern of cytokine expression is changed. As an example, in type 2 diabetes, the monocytes of peripheral blood produce more inflammatory(More)
Asymptomatic hepatitis B infection is characterized as a type of hepatitis in which hepatitis B surface antigen is present in the patient's peripheral blood despite the absence of clinical symptoms. Previous studies have shown that a particular genotype may effect clinical manifestations of hepatitis B infection; hence, the aim of the current study was to(More)
BACKGROUND Chemokines play important roles in immune system activation against microbial infections. OBJECTIVES The current study aimed to evaluate seminal levels of CXC chemokines CXCL1, CXCL9, CXCL10 and CXCL12 in Chlamydia trachomatis infected patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS The C. trachomatis infection was determined employing Polymerase Chain(More)
BACKGROUND The differentiation between acute and latent forms of the Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) infection is still considered as a complicated issue. This study was aimed to elucidate the status of infection in the blood donors and the probable importance of blood transfusion in the transmission of the infection through detecting both immunological and(More)
INTRODUCTION Lower level of estrogen hormone is considered as an important factor for loss of learning and memory in postmenopausal women. Although estrogen replacement therapy is used for compensation, but long-term usage of estrogen is associated with a higher risk of hormone-dependent cancers. Phytoestrogens, due to fewer side effects, have been proposed(More)
BACKGROUND The transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) is an important cytokine with anti-inflammatory properties. OBJECTIVES The main purpose of this study was to compare the serum levels of TGF-β in a group of chronic HBV infected (CHB) patients as well as healthy individuals from South-East of Iran. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixty patients with CHB as well(More)
Background and aims AIM2 is a component of inflammasomes which can activate caspase-1 via an adaptor protein (ASC) after pathogen-associated molecular pattern (PAMP) or danger-associated molecular pattern (DAMP) recognition. Activation of caspase-1 is a trigger for the induction of IL-1 and IL-18 which are important pro-inflammatory cytokines. Furthermore,(More)
In humans, hepatitis B virus (HBV) is the most prevalent and the main infectious agent that leads to liver disease. Previous investigations identified that long-term HBV-infected patients are unable to eradicate HBV completely from hepatocytes. The main mechanisms responsible for long-term forms of the infections are yet to be clarified. However,(More)
Nucleotide-binding domain leucine repeats (NLRs) are required for the recognition of various molecules that are expressed within microbes and are able to actuate appropriate immune responses via activation of cytokines. The current study evaluates the expression levels of NLRP1 and NLRC4, which are components of inflammasomes, in chronic hepatitis B (CHB)(More)