Seyed Jalal Zargar

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PURPOSE The gene coding cytochrome P4501B1 (CYP1B1) has been shown to be a major cause of primary congenital glaucoma in the Iranian population. More recently it was shown to also be important in juvenile-onset open angle glaucoma (JOAG). We aimed to further investigate the role of CYP1B1 in a larger cohort of primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate penetrance and expressivity of CYP1B1 genotypes associated with primary congenital glaucoma (PCG). DESIGN Observational case series, systematic review, and comparative analysis of the literature. PARTICIPANTS Forty probands affected with PCG, 16 siblings affected with PCG, and 103 siblings and 75 parents of the probands reported(More)
UNLABELLED MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have recently been shown to play fundamental roles in diverse cellular processes and linked to variety of cancers. Dicer and Drosha are two major enzymes in the miRNA maturation process. DGCR8 is the assistant of Drosha in the microprocessor complex. In this study, we evaluated the mRNA expression profiles of major miRNA(More)
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (CNS) that leads to an inflammatory demyelination and axonal damage. MS disease often displays a relapsing–remitting course of neurological manifestations that is mimicked by experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in animal models. The aim of the present research was to(More)
PURPOSE To investigate variations in sex ratio among Iranian primary congenital glaucoma (PCG) patients with and without mutations in the CYP1B1 gene and to evaluate possible clinical variations associated with sex in these two groups. METHODS Phenotypical data on 104 unrelated Iranian PCG patients who had previously been screened for CYP1B1 mutations(More)
BACKGROUND The Bcl-2 protein family members have known as essential controllersof mitochondrial pathway of apoptosis. Bax has been implicated as potential tumor suppressor in certain solid tumors such as breast and colorectal carcinoma. DNA methylation of promoter associated CpG islands has known as a common mechanism for gene inactivation in tumor cells.(More)
Using ultraviolet spectroscopy and equilibrium dialysis techniques, we have investigated the interaction of anticancer drug, daunomycin with calf thymus histone H(1) chromosomal protein in 20 mM phosphate buffer, pH 7.0, 1 mM EDTA at room temperature. The UV spectroscopy results show that daunomycin (5.0-100 microM) decreases the absorbance of histone H(1)(More)
Objective: Dorema glabrum Fisch. & C.A. Mey is a perennial plant that has several curative properties. Anti-proliferative activity of seeds of this plant has been demonstrated in a mouse fibrosarcoma cell line. The aim of the present study was to evaluate cytotoxicity of D. glabrum root extracts in a human gastric adenocarcinoma (AGS) cell line and explore(More)
Background: The plant Ecballium elaterium (L.) A. Rich, belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family which occupies an important position in traditional medicine prescriptions. It has been reported that a freeze-dried aqueous extract of E. elaterium fruits has cytotoxic effects on the AGS human stomach adenocarcinoma cell line. We here focused on anticancer effects(More)
In photodynamic therapy (PDT) of cancer both the light and the photosensitizing agent are normally harmless, but in combination they could result in selective tumor killing. Zinc oxide nanoparticles were synthesized and coated with the amino acid cysteine to provide an adequate arm for conjugation with porphyrin photosensitizers (meso-tetra(More)