Mohammad Reza Mofid

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Taxol is one of the most effective anticancer drugs that isolated from Taxus sp. due to the slow growth of Taxus trees and low concentration of Taxol in the tissues, the biotechnological approaches especially plant cell culture have been considered to produce Taxol in commercial scale. We investigated the effects of basal medium type used in culture media(More)
Microtubules are unique cytoskeletal structures that have structural subunits of αβ tubulin. Taxol is a typical microtubule stabilizing drug. The epothilones are other natural products with similar mechanism of action totaxol. Despite the highly conserved nature of β-tubulin, some organism like Saccharomyces cerevesia (S.cerevesia) is resistance to taxol,(More)
BACKGROUND Ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.) belongs to the family Zingiberaceae. The health-promoting perspective of ginger is attributed to its rich phytochemistry. This study aimed to review the current evidence on ginger effects as an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative. METHODS We searched MEDLINE for related publications using "ginger" and(More)
VIGS (virus induced gene silencing) is considered as a powerful genomics tool for characterizing the function of genes in a few closely related plant species. The investigations have been carried out mainly in order to test if a pre-existing VIGS vector can serve as an efficient tool for gene silencing in a diverse array of plant species. Another route of(More)
Human insulin-like growth factor I (hIGF-I) is a kind of growth factor with clinical significance in medicine. Up to now, E. coli expression system has been widely used as a host to produce rhIGF-1 with high yields. Batch cultures as non-continuous fermentations were carried out to overproduce rhIGF-I in E. coli. The major objective of this study is over-(More)
BACKGROUND Lactoperoxidase (LPO) is related to mammalian peroxidase family which contains a wide spectrum of biological activities. Despite the wide studies on the LPO, there is little study has been performed to simplify and shorten the procedure of enzyme purification. The aim of this project was to purify the enzyme through a simple method, and(More)
BACKGROUND Molecular DNA markers are one of the essential tools in molecular biology labs with varied applications. In the present study, we suggest an efficient and available strategy to produce molecular size marker in routine laboratories. MATERIALS AND METHODS To achieve the desired sizes of DNA fragments, we recruited PCR and bioinformatics(More)
The isolation of the target protein from inclusion bodies (IBs) is a preliminary step to increase protein titer and to maintain its biological activity. In the present study, the effects of various cell lysis methods and the expression temperature was investigated on the improvement of the subsequent purification steps of mecasermin produced in IB. We also(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of the growth hormone on target cells is mediated by the insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1). IGF-1 binds to the insulin-like growth factor binding proteins (IGFBPs) in blood and biological fluids. Considering the important application of IGBP3 as a drug component, in this research we cloned and expressed the full-length IGFBP3 in the(More)
BACKGROUND The protein hormone granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (GCSF) stimulates the production of white blood cells and plays an important role in medical treatment of cancer patients. METHODS An efficient process was developed for heterologous expression of the human GCSF in E. coli BL21 (DE3). The feeding rate was adjusted to achieve the maximum(More)