Raheleh Shakeri

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OBJECTIVE(S) Chalcones and their rigid analogues represent an important class of small molecules having anticancer activities. Therefore, in this study the synthesis and cytotoxic activity of new 3-benzylidenchroman-4-ones were described as rigid chalcone analogues. MATERIALS AND METHODS The reaction of resorcinol with 3-chloropropionic acid in the(More)
Apaf-1, the key element of apoptotic mitochondrial pathway, normally exists in an auto-inhibited form inside the cytosol. WRD-domain of Apaf-1 has a critical role in the preservation of auto-inhibited form; however the underlying mechanism is unclear. It seems the salt bridges between WRD and NOD domains are involved in maintaining the inactive conformation(More)
Apoptosis, a form of programmed cell death, is responsible for eliminating damaged or unnecessary cells in multicellular organisms. Various types of intracellular stress trigger apoptosis by induction of cytochrome c release from mitochondria into the cytosol. Apoptotic protease activating factor-1 (Apaf-1) is a key molecule in the intrinsic or(More)
The antioxidant/antimicrobial capacity and physical properties of potato starch dispersions enriched with polysorbate-thymol micelle were investigated. Results showed that potato starch have radical scavenging and antibacterial activities only in the presence of polysorbate-thymol but with lower level than polysorbate-thymol alone. The decrease in the(More)
It was recently demonstrated that 5-(5-nitrofuran-2-yl)-1, 3, 4-thiadiazoles with piperazinyl-linked benzamidine substituents are effective in vitro against Leishmania major.Following on this evidence, we used colorimetric assay of acid phosphatase activity in the promastigotes as an indicator for cell viability. Also we studied the effect of these(More)
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