Mohsen Taheri

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Fas/Fas ligand (FasL) system is one of the key apoptotic signaling entities in the extrinsic apoptotic pathway. De-regulation of this pathway, i.e. by mutations may prevent the immune system from the removal of newly-formed tumor cells, and thus lead to tumor formation. The present study investigated the association between -1377 G/A (rs2234767) and -670(More)
Concerning the key role of interferon-γ (IFN-γ) in the protective immunity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, we aimed to find the possible association between single nucleotide polymorphism of IFN-γ +874T/A (rs61923114) and pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB). This case-control study was performed on 142 PTB patients and 166 healthy subjects. Genotype analysis(More)
BACKGROUND Genetic and environmental factors are important for the development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Adiponectin is a white and brown adipose tissue hormone, and have been found to play essential roles in the regulation of energy homoeostasis. Recent reports have identified a possible role of adiponectin in NAFLD via PPARγ pathway. (More)
It is known that interleukin-18 (IL-18) is a proinflammatory cytokine with dual effects on tumor development and progression. It can increase the immune defense against tumor cells. Polymorphisms in the IL-18 genes are known to influence both expression levels and may be associated with outcome of cancers. This study(More)
Interleukin-18 (IL-18) plays a critical role in immune response, contributing to the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of infectious diseases. Polymorphisms in the IL-18 genes are known to influence expression levels and may be associated with outcome of infections. The objective of this study was to determine(More)
Tuberculosis (TB) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. IRGM1 is an important protein in the innate immune response against intracellular pathogens by regulating autophagy. Polymorphisms in the IRGM genes are known to influence expression levels and may be associated with outcome of infections. This case-control study was done on 150(More)
A major problem in the treatment of breast cancer is the development of resistance to chemotherapeutic agents. Although the role of multidrug resistance 1 (MDR1) and multidrug resistance associated protein 1 (MRP1) in inducing drug resistance in many cancers has been widely investigated the clinical significance of expression of these genes in breast cancer(More)
BACKGROUND The present study was aimed to examine the possible association between methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene polymorphisms and childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in a sample of Iranian population. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A total of 220 subjects including 100 children diagnosed with ALL and 120 healthy children participated(More)
The present study was aimed to investigate the possible association between 19-base pair (bp) deletion polymorphism of the DHFR gene (rs70991108), null genotype of UDP-glucuronosyltransferase 2B17 (UGT2B17) as well as the expression level of nasopharyngeal carcinoma-associated gene 6 (NGX6) with the risk of breast cancer. This case–control study was done on(More)