Saber Gholizadeh

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BACKGROUND Members of Anopheles maculipennis complex are effective malaria vectors in Europe and the Caspian Sea region in northern Iran, where malaria has been re-introduced since 1994. The current study has been designed in order to provide further evidence on the status of species composition and to identify more accurately the members of the(More)
BACKGROUND The identification of key molecules is crucial for designing transmission-blocking vaccines (TBVs), among those ookinete micronemal proteins are candidate as a general class of malaria transmission-blocking targets. Here, the sequence analysis of an extra-cellular malaria protein expressed in ookinetes, named von Willebrand factor A(More)
BACKGROUND Notwithstanding progress in recent years, a safe, an effective and affordable malaria vaccine is not available yet. Ookinete-secreted protein, Plasmodium vivax von Willebrand factor A domain-related protein (PvWARP), is a candidate for malaria transmission-blocking vaccines (TBVs). METHODS The PvWARP was expressed in Escherichia coli BL21 using(More)
Scorpion envenomation is a leading public health hazard in southwestern Iran. This study was carried out to analyze the bioecology and medical importance of scorpions in Ramshir district in Khuzestan Province of Iran from 2006 to 2011. Epidemiological data of victims in Ramshir was obtained from a standard data sheet and analyzed by SPSS 16 software.(More)
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