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Alzheimer's disease (AD), a neurodegenerative disorder associated with advanced age, is the most common cause of dementia globally. AD is characterised by cognitive dysfunction, deposition of amyloid plaques, neurofibrillary tangles and neuro-inflammation. Inflammation of the brain is a key pathological hallmark of AD. Thus, clinical and immunopathological(More)
BACKGROUND Schools can be an important setting for health education programmes, controlling the growing burden of oral diseases and promoting oral health. Aim. The aim of this study was to evaluate the short-term effect of school-based educational intervention on oral cleanliness and gingival health of 15-year-olds in Tehran, Iran. DESIGN The present(More)
A large number of sequence-specific SSRs were screened by using electrophoresis on metaphore agarose gels with the bands visualized by ethidium bromide staining. Many SSRs appeared as codominant and many as dominant markers, with presence or absence of bands. A simple Mendelian inheritance pattern for most codominant and dominant SSR loci was found. For(More)
Selective immunoglobulin A deficiency (SIgAD) is the most common primary antibody deficiency. Although more patients with SIgAD are asymptomatic, selected patients suffer from different clinical complications such as pulmonary infections, allergies, autoimmune diseases, gastrointestinal disorders and malignancy. Pathogenesis of SIgAD is still unknown;(More)
Common variable immunodeficfiiency (CVID) is a primary immunodeficiency syndrome representing a heterogeneous set of disorders resulting mostly in antibody deficiency and recurrent infections. However, inflammatory and autoimmune disorders and some kinds of malignancies are frequently reported as a part of the syndrome. Although it is one of the most(More)
Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is the most common clinical primary immunodeficiency. It is characterized by a defect in B-cell differentiation to plasma and memory B cells. Moreover, numerous T-cell abnormalities have been reported and include decreased T-cell count and proliferative response, increased T-cell activation and apoptosis, and(More)
Primary antibody deficiencies (PADs) are the most common inherited primary immunodeficiencies in humans, characterized by hypogammaglobulinemia, an inability to produce specific antibodies, and recurrent infections mainly caused by encapsulated bacteria. However, it has been shown that inflammatory disorders, granulomatous lesions, lymphoproliferative(More)
Objective. To evaluate oral health literacy, independent of other oral health determinants, as a risk indicator for self-reported oral health. Methods. A cross-sectional population-based survey conducted in Tehran, Iran. Multiple logistic regression analysis served to estimate the predictive effect of oral health literacy on self-reported oral health status(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess oral health literacy level and oral health information of Iranian adults in Tehran, and to determine the factors related to oral health literacy. BASIC RESEARCH DESIGN A cross-sectional population study. PARTICIPANTS A random sample of 1,031 adults in Tehran, Iran. METHODS Oral health literacy was measured using an oral health(More)
Asthma is a reversible airway obstruction that is characterized by constriction of airway smooth muscle, hyper secretion of mucus, edema and airway hyper responsiveness (AHR), mucus secretion and thickening of the basement membrane underlying the airway epithelium. During the process of airway inflammation, complex interactions of innate and adaptive immune(More)