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)
UNLABELLED Single nucleotide polymorphisms in pre‑microRNA (miRNA) may alter miRNA expression levels or processing and contribute to susceptibility in a wide range of diseases. The present study aimed to evaluate the possible association between rs2910164 and rs3746444 of the pre-miRNA (hsa-mir-146a and hsa-mir-499) polymorphisms and susceptibility to(More)
Human leukocyte antigen G (HLA-G) is a non-classic major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I molecule that is highly expressed in cancer pathologies. A 14-bp insertion/deletion polymorphism in exon 8 of the 3' untranslated region (3'-UTR) of the HLA-G gene has been suggested to be associated with HLA-G mRNA stability and the expression of HLA-G. This(More)
Macrophages and T-lymphocytes are involved in immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Macrophage produces interleukin (IL)-1 as an inflammatory mediator. IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL1-Ra) is a natural antagonist of IL-1 receptors. In this study we aimed to examine the possible association between the variable number of tandem repeats (VNTR) of the(More)
AIM Our study aimed to evaluate the possible association between four miRNA polymorphisms, hsa-miR-146a (rs2910164 G>C), hsa-miR-499 (rs3746444 T>C) and hsa-miRNA-196a2 (rs11614913 C>T and rs185070757 T>G), and susceptibility to breast cancer in an Iranian population. MATERIALS & METHODS In this case-control study we enrolled 236 patients with breast(More)
BACKGROUND Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease with many genetic factors predisposing to disease susceptibility. The aim of the present study was to investigate the impact of CD226 rs727088 and rs763361 polymorphisms and susceptibility to RA in a sample of the Iranian population. METHODS This case-control study was carried out on(More)
AIM Genetic and environmental factors are risk factors for breast cancer. Our aim was to investigate the associations between genetic polymorphism of GST genes (GSTM1, GSTT1 and GSTP1) and susceptibility to breast cancer in an Iranian population. MATERIALS & METHODS This case-control study was carried out on 134 patients with breast cancer and 152(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the possible association between TGF-β1 -509 C/T (rs1800469), 29 C/T (Prol10Leu, rs1800470) and 788 C/T (Thr263Ile, rs1800472) gene polymorphisms and chronic periodontitis (CP) in a sample of Iranian population. This case-control study was conducted on 100 CP patients and 100 healthy unrelated, age-, sex-, and(More)
Metabolic syndrome (MeS), a cluster of several metabolic disorders, is increasingly being recognized as a risk factor for type II diabetes (T2D) and cardiovascular disease. Genetic and epigenetic alteration of the phosphatase and tensin homolog deleted on chromosome ten (PTEN) has been associated with components of MeS. The aim of the present study was to(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)