Parvin Amiri

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BACKGROUND Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma2 (PPARgamma2) is a nuclear receptor that regulates adipocyte differentiation, lipid metabolism, and insulin sensitivity. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between the Pro12Ala single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) at the PPARgamma2 gene and type II diabetes (T2DM) and obesity(More)
Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) polymorphism may play an important role in the pathophysiology of obesity and diabetes accompanied by obesity due to its influence on plasma homocysteine levels. There are significant and sometimes very strong relationship between levels of homocysteine and several multi-system diseases including CHD and CVA. To(More)
UNLABELLED SUBJECT AND AIMS: Endothelial derived nitric oxide (eNOS) is involved in several functions playing important role in development of type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance. The aim of this study was to examine the association between eNOS intron 4 VNTR polymorphism and type 2 diabetes in an Iranian population. METHODS A total of 220 patients(More)
To assess the expression of vascular endothelium growth factor (VEGF) mRNA in unstimulated peripheral blood mononuclear cells of patients with and without coronary artery disease (CAD). We also studied whether the functional VEGF −2578*C/A polymorphism may influence the level of VEGF mRNA expression in individuals undergoing coronary angiography because(More)
Survivin expression is correlated with suppression of apoptosis in human solid tumors. A polymorphism at position -31 (G/C) (rs 9904341) has been associated with cancer risk in several studies. We evaluated the correlation of this polymorphism with the risk of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) in an Irananian population. The cases consisted of patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE Functional polymorphisms within vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) gene have shown association with various conditions including diabetic neuropathy and retinopathy. In this study we have performed a candidate gene association study in order to examine VEGF gene polymorphism association with diabetic foot ulcer (DFU). METHODS The study(More)
BACKGROUND A functional polymorphism in the uncoupling protein 2 (UCP2) gene promoter has been associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D) in some populations. The impact of UCP2 polymorphisms on diabetes and obesity is still under debate. Contradictory results have been reported in different populations world-wide. To clarify the contribution of the(More)
The transcription factor 7-like 2 gene (TCF7L2) rs7903146 T allele is constantly associated with Type 2 diabetes in various populations and ethnic groups. Nevertheless, this has not been observed in two studies involving Arab populations. The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between TCF7L2 rs7903146 in an Iranian population. Type(More)
OBJECTIVE Increased RANTES expression has been described to have a role in atherosclerosis plaque formation. Functional polymorphisms within RANTES promoter region have shown association with increased risk of coronary atherosclerosis (CAD). The aim of this study was to examine the RANTES mRNA expression in patients with CAD compared to patients without CAD(More)
Background: Activating mutations of potassium inwardly-rectifying channel, subfamily J, member 11 (KCNJ11), which encodes Kir6.2 (beta-cell adenosine triphosphate-sensitive potassium [KATP] channel subunit), have been associated with neonatal diabetes mellitus (NDM) in different studies. Treatment with oral sulfonylureas in place of exogenous insulin(More)