Reza Yarani

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AIMS To shed light on the previously inconsistent results about the association of cholesteryl ester transfer protein TaqIB (CETP TaqIB) variants, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels, and the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). METHODS To determine the frequency of CETP TaqIB variants and to examine(More)
Advances in cell-replacement strategies for diabetes have focused on renewable sources of glucose-responsive, insulin-producing cells (IPCs). One of the most proper alternatives is multipotent skin-derived precursors cells (SKPs), which can be differentiated into IPCs. In this study, we reported the isolation and expansion of human skin-derived precursors(More)
CONTEXT Angiogenesis is an essential factor for cancer progression. Although more attention is paid in angiogenesis on its role in cancer biology, many other non-neoplastic diseases are also angiogenic-dependent. Recently, there is motivation to control cancer via inhibition of angiogenesis. OBJECTIVE Quercus infectoria Olivier var (Fagaceae) (oak) is a(More)
Actinidin, a member of the papain-like family of cysteine proteases, is abundant in kiwifruit. To date, a few studies have been provided to investigate the proteolytic activity and substrate specificity of actinidin on native proteins. Herein, the proteolytic activity of actinidin was compared to papain on several different fibrous and globular proteins(More)
We have already shown that the concentration of secreted form of Klotho decreases in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). The current study aimed at assessing possible changes in the serum Klotho concentration of MS patients. Participants involved 15 new cases of RRMS patients in the relapse phase, 15 RRMS(More)
OBJECTIVES Conventional isolation of epidermis from the dermis and disruption of epidermal sheets to liberate the cells, are performed using proteolytic enzymes such as thermolysin or collagenase. Selective population expansion of melanocytes is achieved by suppressing proliferation of keratinocytes and fibroblasts in epidermal cell suspensions, using(More)
CONTEXT Progression of cancer cells is completely dependent on its angiogenesis. Inhibition of tumor angiogenesis has shed new light on cancer treatment. As a result, anti-angiogenesis therapy represents one of the most significant advances in clinical oncology. Peganum harmala L. (Zygophyllaceae) is a native plant from the eastern Iranian region, which is(More)
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