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In this study we aimed to examine the effects of genetic variants of GSTM1 and GSTP1 (Ile105Val and Ala114Val) on GST activity, seminal oxidative stress and sperm chromatin status in infertile men with oligoasthenoteratozoospermia (OAT). The study population (n=121) consisted of 95 infertile men with OAT and 26 controls with normozoospermia. Multiplex(More)
The use of low level laser to reduce pain, inflammation and edema, to promote wound, deeper tissues and nerves healing, and to prevent tissue damage has been known for almost forty years since the invention of lasers. This review will cover some of the proposed cellular mechanisms responsible for the effect of visible light on mammalian cells, including(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of non-coding, endogenous, small RNAs that negatively regulate gene expression by inducing degradation or translational inhibition of target mRNAs. Aberrant expression of miRNAs appears to be a common characteristic of hematological malignancies including leukemias. Here we review the available data supporting a role of(More)
Systemic-onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis (SoJIA) is a chronic auto-inflammatory disease of childhood, with a complex genetic trait, which is characterized by arthritis associated with systemic manifestations. Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is another auto-inflammatory disorder that is monogenic. There are speculations as to whether Mediterranean(More)
OBJECTIVE There are several problems associated to the management of patients with phenylketonuria (PKU). Social status could be one of the affecting factors on dietary adherence in these patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate family social status and dietary adherence of PKU patients in Iranian population. METHODS In a cross-sectional study, we(More)
Objectives. The B-cell-specific moloney leukemia virus insertion site 1 (the Bmi-1) gene is an important member in the family of polycomb group (PcG) genes that plays an oncogenic role in several types of cancer, but it's expression as a prognostic marker in pediatric brain tumors has not been indicated. Materials and Methods. The Bmi-1 gene expression,(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS This study was comprised of Iranian children with oligoarthritis and rheumatoid factor negative (RF) polyarthritis subtypes of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) to determine the association of HLA-DRB1 alleles in Iran. METHODS HLA-DRB1 alleles were investigated in 33 Iranian children with oligoarthritis and RF negative polyarthritis(More)
OBJECTIVE Wharton's jelly (WJ) is the gelatinous connective tissue from the umbilical cord. It is composed of mesenchymal stem cells, collagen fibers, and proteoglycans. The stem cells in WJ have properties that are interesting for research. For example, they are simple to harvest by noninvasive methods, provide large numbers of cells without risk to the(More)