Parisa Bahmani

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Lipocalin-2 (Lcn2, NGAL) is a member of the lipocalin super family with diverse function such as the induction of apoptosis, the suppression of bacterial growth, and modulation of inflammatory response. Much interest has recently been focused on the physiological/pathological role of the lipocalin-2 that is considered to be a novel protective factor against(More)
Environmental temperature variations are the most common stresses experienced by a wide range of organisms. Lipocalin 2 (Lcn2/NGAL) is expressed in various normal and pathologic conditions. However, its precise functions have not been fully determined. Here we report the induction of Lcn2 by thermal stresses in vivo, and its role following exposure to cold(More)
Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin (NGAL/Lcn2), a member of the lipocalin family, has a variety of functions. There are extensive studies examining the expression of NGAL under harmful conditions. However, its precise function remains poorly understood. Heme Oxygenase 1 (HO-1) is an enzyme with well-established cytoprotective effects. Previous work(More)
The capacity of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to survive and engraft in the target tissue may lead to promising therapeutic effects. However, the fact that the majority of MSCs die during the first few days following transplantation complicates cell therapy. Hence, it is necessary to strengthen the stem cells to withstand the rigors of the microenvironment(More)
BACKGROUND Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) is a cytoprotective and antiapoptotic enzyme, which has been involved in maintaining cellular homeostasis, and plays an important protective role by modulating oxidative injury. Up-regulation of (HO-1) has contributed to tumorogenicity of some cancers. In this study we investigated the expression pattern of the HO-1, in(More)
BACKGROUND Natural medicines have been recently considered more reasonable for human use most notably due to their safety and tolerance. HESA-A is a marine-originated herbal medicine with a variety of healing effects. However, its exact biological mechanism is not clear. The present study aimed at the evaluation of the HESA-A antioxidant effect. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVES Lipocalin 2 (Lcn2) is a 25-kDa glycoprotein that has initially been extracted from neutrophil granules. Expression of Lcn2 is induced under various pathophysiological conditions. It is also known as an early marker of kidney and heart injury. High-level expression of recombinant Lcn2 neutrophil gelatinase-associated (NGAL) in insect cells was the(More)
The crystal structure of Photinus pyralis luciferase shows a unique molecular architecture consisting of a large N-terminal domain and a small C-terminal domain which is separated by a wide cleft. Protein engineering methods attempts to design the peptide linkers that make a connection between different protein domains or subunits to allow for separating(More)
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