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Research has shown that there are significant ethnic variations in the frequency of highly functional mutations in genes coding for metabolic enzymes. However, few studies have examined the frequency distribution of major allelic variations within the population of Iran. The present study focused on the genotype profile of southern Iranians in order to(More)
It has been indicated that renin-angiotensin system (RAS) has role in various steps of cancer progression. The presence of RAS components has been shown in normal and breast cancer tissue. insertion/deletion (I/D) is one of angiotensin I converting enzyme (ACE) polymorphisms and A1166C is one of angiotensin II type-1 receptor (AT1R) polymorphisms which have(More)
UNLABELLED We studied a series of untreated laryngeal carcinomas in an attempt to determine the relationship between Ki67 and p53 expression and clinicopathological findings. The relationship between expression of these markers in non-tumoral tissue was also evaluated in order to investigate the possible role of immunohistochemistry as a diagnostic aid in(More)
OBJECTIVES Graft-versus-host disease is the main complication after hematopoietic stem cell transplant, occurring even after donor and recipient human leukocyte antigen matching, apparently because of donor/recipient minor histocompatibility antigen mismatches and cytokine polymorphisms. Interleukin-10 suppresses several activities of the immune response by(More)
Extramedullary plasmacytoma is a rare neoplasm characterized by monoclonal proliferation of plasma cells. Most lesions occur in the head and neck, primarily in the upper aerodigestive tract. The nasal cavity and nasal septum are the most common sites of occurrence. In this report, three patients admitted in our clinic with history of nasal obstruction(More)
Tomato products containing lycopene are believed to be associated with decreased risk of chronic diseases including cancer, and its effects are suggested to be due to antioxidant effect of lycopene. The aim of this research was to study the effects of tomato extract on acetaminophen (APAP), amiodarone (ADN) and cyclosporine A (CsA)-induced liver, lung and(More)
Objective Transplantation of renal grafts is an established treatment for renal failure in a variety of medical conditions. Acute allograft rejection remains an important cause of morbidity after kidney transplantation, and has been shown to be a crucial determinant of long-term graft function. Although rejection is mediated by recipient lymphocytes, both(More)
PURPOSE IL-10 suppresses several activities of the immune response by inhibition of Th1 and Th2 cells. METHODS We studied 110 Iranian patients with clinically definite multiple sclerosis (MS) and 100 ethnic and age matched controls. Three single-nucleotide polymorphisms in the proximal region of IL-10 promoter gene (-1082/-819/-592) were analysed by(More)
Polyoma virus nephropathy occurs in 3% to 4% of renal transplant recipients, causing graft loss in 50% of cases. In this study we sought to identify the incidence of polyoma virus infection among our transplanted patients on the basis of age, sex, creatinine level, and postoperative period. During this study the 1086 urine samples collected from 362(More)
Cancer reflects a complicated network of interactions between genes and environmental factors. Cytochrome P450 (CYP) is a multi-gene superfamily participating in the metabolism of xenobiotics. The aim of our study was to examine whether polymorphisms in the CYP enzyme genes affect the risk of developing larynx squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Polymorphism of(More)