Mojdeh Heidary Navid

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Many viruses display affinity for cell surface heparan sulfate proteoglycans with biological relevance to virus entry. This raises the possibility of the application of sulfated polysaccharides in antiviral therapy. In this study, we have analyzed xylogalactofucan- and alginic acid-containing fractions from Sphacelaria indica, a marine alga. The(More)
Medicinal plants are increasingly of interest as novel source of drugs for antiherpetic agents, because herpes simplex virus (HSV) might develop resistance to commonly used antiviral drugs. An aqueous extract of Melissa officinalis and the phenolic compounds caffeic acid, p-coumaric acid and rosmarinic acid were examined for their antiviral activity against(More)
INTRODUCTION Acute hepatitis E virus infection may cause mild, self-limiting hepatitis, either as epidemic outbreaks or sporadic cases, the latter of which have been reported in industrialized countries. Chronic infections are uncommon and have been reported in immunosuppressed patients, patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection, and patients(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of the new Sekisui Virotech Treponema pallidum Screen ELISA in comparison with the currently used treponemal tests, TPPA and FTA-abs, and to compare this new ELISA to the FDA approved Phoenix Trep-Sure ELISA. METHODS To establish the sensitivity and specificity of the Virotech(More)
Hepatitis E is usually a self-limiting disease and an important cause of acute hepatitis in endemic countries in Asia and Africa. However, the mortality rate for pregnant women infected with hepatitis E virus (HEV) in this area is about 25%. In Germany, sporadic cases of acute hepatitis E infections have been described and the number of autochthonous(More)
Hantaviruses are emerging zoonotic pathogens which cause hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, an immune-mediated pathogenesis is discussed. The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of TGF-β expression in acute hantavirus infection. We retrospectively studied 77 patients hospitalised with acute Puumala infection during a hantavirus epidemic(More)
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