Reza Mahmoudi

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OBJECTIVE Retinoids are recognized as important regulators of cell differention and tissue function. Previous studies, performed both in vivo and in vitro, indicate that retinoids influence several reproductive events. In this study, we investigated the effect of all-trans retinoic acid (t-RA) on maturation and fertilization rate of immature oocytes(More)
INTRODUCTION The main purpose of this study was differentiation of bone marrow stem cells (BMSCs) into Schwann-like cells and to determine the intensity of apoptosis in BMSCs during the differentiation process. MATERIAL AND METHODS Bone marrow stem cells were isolated from the femur of adult rats and the identity of the undifferentiated BMSCs was(More)
Recent studies have shown that polymorphisms in leptin and leptin receptor genes are associated with increased risk for breast cancer. This study aimed at investigating -2548 G/A polymorphism in leptin gene and Q223R polymorphism in leptin receptor gene in patients with breast cancer. The study included 45 women with breast cancer and 41 healthy women.(More)
— A phase-locked loop front-end including a LC voltage controlled oscillator and an I-Q injection locked frequency divider is presented. The operation ranges of the VCO and ILFD are aligned by co-designing the tank, specifically the tunable varactors. The total locking range of the front-end is 37.6 to 42.2 GHz which corresponds to a down-conversion range(More)
BACKGROUND Osteogenesis driven by adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) is regulated by physiological and pathological factors. Accumulating evidence from in vitro and in vivo experiments suggests that melatonin may have an influence on bone formation. However, little is known about the effects of melatonin on osteogenesis, which thus remains to be elucidated.(More)
OBJECTIVE Bone marrow has recently been recognized as a novel source of stem cells for the treatment of wide range of diseases. A number of studies on murine bone mar- row have shown a homogenous population of rare stage-specific embryonic antigen 1 (SSEA-1) positive cells that express markers of pluripotent stem cells. This study focuses on SSEA-1 positive(More)
INTRODUCTION Prenatal stress has deleterious effects on the development of the brain and is associated with behavioral and psychosocial problems in childhood and adulthood. This study aimed to determine the protective effect of L-arginine on fetal brain under maternal stress. METHODS Twenty pregnant Wistar rats (weighting 200-230 g) were randomly divided(More)
INTRODUCTION For accurate dose calculations, it is necessary to provide a correct relationship between the CT numbers and electron density in radiotherapy treatment planning systems (TPSs). The purpose of this study was to investigate the energy dependence of measured CT numbers on substituted materials used for CT number calibration of radiotherapy TPSs(More)