Mostafa Modarresi

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In this study we identified the chemical composition, anti-microbial and antioxidant effects of essential oil and methanolic extract of Hymenocrater longiflorus Benth. Totally 87 volatile compounds from the essential oil in H. longiflorus, were identified by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). These compounds are mainly monoterpene hydrocarbons,(More)
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) derived from molecular oxygen under biotic and abiotic stress such as salinity which have deleterious effects on cell metabolism. The toxic effect of ROS counteract by enzymatic as well as non-enzymatic antioxidant system. Superoxide dismutase (SOD) has a potential role for elimination of ROS. Halophytes respond to salt stress(More)
The role of the antioxidant defense system in salt tolerance of Aeluropus littoralis has not been yet reported; therefore in the present study, the changes of catalase (CAT) activity in this halophyte plant was investigated and CAT gene was isolated. The leaves of treated and control plants were harvested at various times, starting 1 day prior to initiating(More)
Salinity influences the agricultural production all over the world. This constrain, similar to others biotic and abiotic stresses generate the reactive oxygen species such as superoxide, hydrogen peroxide and hydroxyl radicals. In the evolution process of halophyte plants the mechanisms to detoxify ROS, such as antioxidant enzymes, have been developed.(More)
In Arabidopsis thaliana expression of two Desiccation-Responsive rd29 genes are intensity induced under drought, salinity and temperature (heat and cold) conditions. These two genes called, rd29A and rd29B are located in 8-9 Kb of Arabidopsis genome. Also, transgenic plants containing these genes have more tolerant toward environmental stresses. Since rd29A(More)
Angiogenesis plays an important role in tumor growth and metastasis of cancer. Vascular endothelial growth factor is the key regulator in stimulating angiogenesis. The VEGF activity is mediated by binding to its cell-surface receptors, mainly VEGFR2. Therefore, inhibition of the VEGF/VEGFR2 interaction by antibodies is investigated as a therapeutic strategy(More)
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