Soheila Abdi

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In an experimental study four levels of oculomotor load were induced binocularly. Trapezius muscle activity was measured with bipolar surface electromyography and normalized to a submaximal contraction. Twenty-eight subjects with a mean age of 29 (range 19-42, std 8) viewed a high-contrast fixation target for four 5-min periods through: (i) -3.5 dioptre (D)(More)
INTRODUCTION Cardioprotective effect of high density lipoprotein (HDL) is, in part, dependent on its related enzyme, paraoxonase 1 (PON1). Fatty acid composition of HDL could affect its size and structure. On the other hand, PON1 activity is directly related to the structure of HDL. This study was designed to investigate the association between serum PON1(More)
AIM Leptin and total homocysteine (tHcy) may participate in the pathogenesis of coronary artery disease (CAD) through nitric oxide (NO) depletion. We sought to investigate whether leptin, tHcy and NO are suitable predictors of CAD. PATIENTS & METHODS This study contained 50 control subjects and 50 stable and 50 unstable angina patients. Plasma leptin,(More)
Myeloperoxidase (MPO) and paraoxonase-1 (PON1) are inflammatory and anti-inflammatory enzymes, respectively that have been involved in the pathogenesis of coronary artery disease (CAD). In this study we sought to evaluate the relations of MPO and PON1 with high density lipoprotein (HDL) mean size in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Collectively,(More)
It has been suggested that exposure to electromagnetic fields may be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease in humans. Low density lipoprotein (LDL) modifications such as peroxidation and aggregation have been implicated in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. The present study investigated the effects of weak (0.125-0.5 mT) and moderate (1-4 mT) static(More)
The adipokines, leptin and adiponectin, have a prominent role in the pathogenesis of coronary artery disease (CAD). The inflammatory enzyme, myeloperoxidase (MPO) also has an important role in the pathogenesis of CAD. Association of the adipokines with MPO remains to be resolved in patients with CAD. In this case-control study, 100 patients with CAD and 100(More)
In patients with colorectal cancer, circulating micro RNA-21 (miR-21) is overexpressed and may act as a potential diagnostic and prognostic biomarker. In the present study, serum miR-21 level was determined in patients with colorectal cancer and control subjects in an attempt to explore its potential clinical diagnostic and prognostic value. Serum levels of(More)
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