Seyed Amir Yazdanparast

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Inter- and intraspecific genomic variability of 18 isolates of Veronaea botryosa originating from clinical and environmental sources was studied using amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP). The species was originally described from the environment, but several severe cases of disseminated infection in apparently healthy individuals have been(More)
Azole resistance in Aspergillus is emerging in European and Asian countries. As azoles are mainstay of therapy in the management of aspergillosis, azole resistance has serious implications in patient management. We report the emergence of resistance to triazoles in environmental Aspergillus fumigatus isolates in Iran. The TR34/L98H mutation was the only(More)
The genus Cladophialophora comprises etiologic agents of disease in immunocompetent patients, ranging from mild cutaneous colonization to cerebral encephalitis, in addition to saprobic species. Due to the high degree of phenotypic similarity between closely related species of the genus, identification problems are imminent. In the present study, we(More)
Phylogenetic studies highlight Candida africana as an atypical variant within Candida albicans species complex which is dominantly recovered from vaginal specimens. This study aimed to characterize C. africana isolates from patients with vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) by molecular methods and in vitro susceptibilities. One hundred and fifty-six (48.44 %)(More)
Environmental isolation of black yeasts potentially causing human disorders is essential for understanding ecology and routes of infection. Several Exophiala species show prevalence for man-made environments rich in monoaromatic compounds, such as creosote-treated or petroleum-stained railway sleepers. Ambient climatic conditions play a role in species(More)
BACKGROUND Candida species are among the most common causes of opportunistic fungal diseases. Among Candida species, Candida albicans is responsible for most infections. Having many strains, C. albicans is very polymorph. C. dubliniensis is very similar to albicans species both morphologically and physiologically. For an infection to occur, cell wall(More)
BACKGROUND Helicobacter pylori is a major human pathogenic bacterium in gastric mucosa. Although the association between gastric cancer and H. pylori has been well-established, the molecular mechanisms underlying H. pylori-induced carcinogenesis are still under investigation. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding RNAs that modulate gene expression at the(More)
1Department of Microbiology, Pharmaceutical Sciences Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, IR Iran 2Development Center of Nanozino, University of Tarbiat Modares, Tehran, IR Iran 3Department of Microbiology, School of Allied Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran 4Department of Pathobiology, Faculty of Veterinary Specialized(More)
EDITORIAL BOARD (A – Z) Azita Kouchmeshky, Waterloo, Canada Cyrus Motamed, Villejuif, France Egbert Flory, Langen, Germany Fariba Karamloo, Langen, Germany Gholamreza Hassanzadeh, Tehran, IR Iran Gita Motamed, Paris, France Hamid Reza Baradaran, Tehran, IR Iran Hans Dieter Ochs, Seattle, USA Issa Nourmohammadi, Oklahoma, USA John Hamilton, Newcastle,(More)
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