Mohammad Kazemi Arababadi

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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 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)
The etiology of several autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis (MS), has still not been completely clarified. MS is defined as an autoimmune disease with clinical features of a chronic, inflammatory and demyelinating autoimmune disorder which affects the central nervous system. The course of the disease includes phases of remission and relapses(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)
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)
The frequency of diabetes mellitus is increasing and it is expected that this disorder will affect 300 million people in 2025. 1 It has been suggested that diabetes is an immune dependent disease in which the pattern of cytokine expression is changed. 2 As an example, in type 2 diabetes, the monocytes of peripheral blood produce more inflammatory cytokines(More)
CONTEXT The stimulator of interferon genes (STING) induces the activation of interferon regulatory factor 3 (IRF3) in response to intracellular viral double-stranded (ds) DNA. The aim of this study was to evaluate mRNA levels of STING and its downstream transcription factor, IRF3, in the isolated peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of patients with(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)
Increased levels of proinflammatory cytokines have been recorded after the onset of transient or permanent brain ischemia and are usually associated with exacerbation of ischemic injury. Embolic stroke model is more relevant to the pathophysiological situation in such patients, because the majority of ischemic injuries in humans are induced by old thrombi(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)