Ramezan Sadeghi

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Resorcylic acid lactones are fungal metabolites that exhibit a wide range of biological properties which includes oestrogenic, antifungal, phytotoxic and anti-inflammatory activity. The capacity of 5Z-7-oxo-zeaenol, a resorcylic lactone of fungal origin and six naturally occurring analogues to inhibit lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced cytokine production in(More)
Inhibition of CD28 signalling after an immune response impedes T cell activation and can lead to immunosuppression. To identify inhibitors of anti-CD28 induced IL-2 production, a library of fungal metabolites was screened in a cell-based, high throughput assay. A reduced novel benzofluoranthene, tentatively named as (6bS, 7R, 8S)-7-methoxy-4, 8,(More)
A fast and simple modified QuEChERS (quick, easy, cheap, rugged and safe) extraction method based on spiked calibration curves and direct sample introduction was developed for determination of Benzo [a] pyrene (BaP) in bread by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry single quadrupole selected ion monitoring (GC/MS-SQ-SIM). Sample preparation includes:(More)
Dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (DLLME) combined with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) was used for the extraction and determination of 13 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in mineral water samples. In this procedure, the suitable combination of extraction solvent (500 µL chloroform) and disperser solvent (1000 µL acetone) were(More)
A series of novel 6-substituted 5,6-dihydro-5-hydroxy-alpha-pyrone esters, 1 approximately 3, isolated from fermentations of a Phomopsis sp. (Xenova culture collection no. X22502) have been identified as inhibitors of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced cytokine production. These include the (6S)-4,6-dimethyldodecadien-2E,4E-dienoyl ester of phomalactone, 1,(More)
The dysregulated production of IL-1 has been shown to play an important role in many pathological processes. Despite the apparent value of compounds able to inhibit either the secretion of IL-1 or its signal transduction pathway in a specific manner, there are no such compounds suitable for clinical use. A major problem in identifying novel and specific(More)
OBJECTIVE A highly sensitive spectrofluorometric method using dichlorofluorescin (LDCF) was employed to study the rate of electron transfer reaction in presence of DNA and some imidazole derivatives. RESULTS In our experiments, DNA possessed a unique enzyme like catalytic function in oxidative conversion of nonfluorescent LDCF to fluorescent(More)
A fast and simple modified QuEChERS extraction method was developed for determination of Benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) in 137 traditional (Sangak), semi-industrial (Sangak) and industrial bread samples using spiked calibration curves by GC/MS. Sample preparation includes extraction of BaP into acetone followed by cleanup with dispersive solid phase extraction. The(More)
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are classified as persistent and carcinogenic organic pollutants. PAHs contamination has been reported in water. Many of relevant regulatory bodies such as EU and EPA have regulated the limit levels for PAHs in drinking water. In this study, 13 priority polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were determined in tap(More)
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