Negar Firouzabadi

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OBJECTIVES Major depressive disorder (MDD) is an increasingly recognized risk factor of coronary artery disease (CAD). The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between renin-angiotensin system (RAS) genetic polymorphisms and CAD in a sample of depressed Iranian patients. DESIGN AND METHODS A total of 191 patients with a history of unipolar(More)
Most of renin-angiotensin system (RAS) gene polymorphisms have not yet been studied in the Iranian population. In the present study, the frequencies of common polymorphisms in the RAS genes, including angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) insertion/deletion (I/D) and three single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), i.e., A-240T, T-93C and A2350G, angiotensinogen(More)
Angiotensin (Ang) II is believed to be a potential pro-inflammatory factor. The capability of Ang II to stimulate C-reactive protein (CRP) production has recently been described. Genetic polymorphisms of renin angiotensin system (RAS) components have been described to be associated with the development of coronary artery disease (CAD). This study(More)
Genetic factors contribute substantially to the likelihood of developing major depressive disorder (MDD). The importance of renin-angiotensin system (RAS) elements in cognition and behaviour and their involvement in aetiology and treatment of depression imply that RAS gene polymorphism(s) associated with RAS overactivity might also be associated with(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore the association between ACE gene insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism with left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) in patients with hypertension who have developed heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Being a major contributor to the development of diastolic heart dysfunction, the renin angiotensin aldosterone system and(More)
Extensive distribution of the different components of renin angiotensin system (RAS) in the brain, along with their roles in promoting anxiety, depression and brain inflammation, opposes RAS as a potential therapeutic target in major depression. Actions of angiotensin II, the main product of RAS, are reduced by antidepressants and this signifies the complex(More)
Etiological factors for coronary artery disease (CAD) involve a wide range of gene and environmental interactions. One of the systems being implicated in the pathophysiology of CAD is the renin-angiotensin system (RAS). However, the genetic polymorphisms of this system have not been widely studied in Iranian patients diagnosed with CAD. The aim of this(More)
BACKGROUND Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) has close ties with hypertension, though risk factors to the development of HFpEF in hypertensive patients are not fully understood. Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) signifies the susceptibility toward diastolic heart dysfunction, and genetic determinants of LVH as a result may serve as(More)
BACKGROUND Autism is a disease of complex nature with a significant genetic component. The importance of renin-angiotensin system (RAS) elements in cognition and behavior besides the interaction of angiotensin II (Ang II), the main product of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), with neurotransmitters in CNS, especially dopamine, proposes the involvement of(More)
Hyperactivity of the hypothalamic pituitary adrenocortical (HPA) axis is one of the main clinical findings in depression. The HPA axis is interrelated with glucocorticoid signaling via glucocorticoid receptors (GCRs). Thus, functional genetic variants on GCRs might influence therapeutic outcomes in depression. The aim of the present study was to investigate(More)