Parisa Hassanpour

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BACKGROUND Attempts for early detection of gastric cancer have recently focused on host's genetic susceptibility factors and gene-environment interactions. We have, herein, studied the association of MTHFR C677T single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) and its interaction with Helicobacter pylori infection, smoking, age and gender on the risk of gastric cancer(More)
BACKGROUND Cytokine gene single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are widely used to study susceptibility to complex diseases and as a tool for anthropological studies. MATERIALS AND METHODS To investigate cytokine SNPs in an Iranian multi-ethnic population, we have investigated 10 interleukin (IL) SNPs (IL-1β (C-511T, T-31C), IL-2 (G-384T), IL-4 (C-590T),(More)
BACKGROUND The macrophage polarization is proposed to be involved in initial events and remodeling of atherosclerosis plaques. Mannose receptor, C type 1 (MRC1) is a trans-membrane glycoprotein participating in phagocytosis and, is highly expressed in the M2 macrophages. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of sdLDL (small dense(More)
Matrix Gla protein (MGP) is involved in calcium trafficking and arterial calcification. The aim of study was to investigate the role of three polymorphisms within the MGP gene promoter region on reporter gene (luciferase) expression level. The fragments containing rs1800799 (C/T), rs1800802 (T/C), and rs1800801 (G/A) sites were constructed and transferred(More)
Macrophages are known as important immune cells involved in the improvement of atherosclerosis plaques. The M2 macrophages are beneficial because scavenging the non-functional components in vessel sub-endothelial space. In this study, we investigated the effects of small dense LDL (sdLDL) on the changes of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygense (IDO) and interleukin(More)
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