Reza Derakhshan

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The impact of several environmental and genetic factors on diabetes and its complications is well documented. It has also been established that cytokines play a key role in the regulation of immune responses which have been shown to be important in the pathogenesis of diabetes. Studies showed that single-nucleotide polymorphisms within the −592 region of(More)
BACKGROUND Recent evidence has demonstrated that environment and genetic factors play pivotal roles in diabetes and its related complications. The significant contributory role of cytokines in pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes is also well documented. This study was aimed to examine and compare both CXCL1 (GRO-alpha) and CXCL10 (IP-10) circulating levels in(More)
The impact of several environmental and genetic factors on diabetes and its complications is well documented. The present study was aimed to examine the serum levels of IL-17A and IFN-gamma as antagonistic cytokines in nephropathic and non-nephropathic type-2 diabetic patients. In this experimental study, serum samples were obtained from 180 type-2 diabetic(More)
Several environmental and genetic factors are believed to influence the onset of diabetes and its complications. It has also been established that cytokines play a key role in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes. Previous studies have revealed that the polymorphism at the stromal-derived factor 1β (SDF-1β) 3′A regulates the expression of SDF-1 (CXCL12).(More)
BACKGROUND Chemokines and their receptors are clinically important mediators, as the chemokine receptors are expressed on almost all immune cells. They play pivotal roles in pathogenesis of almost all clinical situations including asthma. Correspondingly, MIP-1α (CCL3), MIP-1β (CCL4), and RANTES (CCL5) are among the important chemokines involved in the(More)
Thalassemia and hemodialysis patients are at risk of blood-transmitted infections due to their long-term need for blood transfusion. Nowadays, control of viral infections, including HCV infections, is one of the main tasks of blood transfusion services worldwide. Therefore, the aim of this research was to investigate the prevalence of HCV infection in(More)
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