Tavoos Rahmani-Cherati

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Many structural and dynamic properties of the arterial wall, e.g., lumen diameter and wall thickness, can be measured with non-invasive ultrasound techniques. We present a new computerized analysis method for measurement of instantaneous changes in far and near arterial walls in sequential ultrasound images. In this method, two algorithms, i.e., maximum(More)
Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causing agent of tuberculosis, comes second only after HIV on the list of infectious agents slaughtering many worldwide. Due to the limitations behind the conventional detection methods, it is therefore critical to develop new sensitive sensing systems capable of quick detection of the infectious agent. In the present study,(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate arterial endothelial function, assessed as acetylcholine-mediated dilation (AMD), in a hypercholesterolemic atherosclerotic rabbit model to investigate the effects of atorvastatin in the atherosclerotic process, using a new computerized analysis model and ultrasound images. Twenty-seven rabbits were fed a(More)
BACKGROUND In this study, we used a new computerized analytical method for the measurement of the endothelial function in sequential ultrasound images and compared it with histological studies, using the abdominal aorta in normal and atherosclerotic rabbits. METHODS Six rabbits received a standard rabbit chow as the normal group and the other 6 rabbits(More)
Organophosphorus (OP) compounds are one of the most hazardous chemicals used as insecticides/pesticide in agricultural practices. A large variety of OP compounds are hydrolyzed by organophosphorus hydrolases (OPH; EC 3.1.8.1). Therefore, OPHs are among the most suitable candidates that could be used in designing enzyme-based sensors for detecting OP(More)
Rapid detection of organophosphorous (OP) compounds such as paraoxon would allow taking immediate decision on efficient decontamination procedures and could prevent further damage and potential casualties. In the present study, a biosensor based on nanomagnet-silica core-shell conjugated to organophosphorous hydrolase (OPH) enzyme was designed for detection(More)
Macrophages are effector cells in the innate and adaptive immune systems and in situ exist within three-dimensional (3-D) microenvironments. As there has been an increase in interest in the use of 3-D scaffolds to mimic natural microenvironments in vitro, this study examined the impact on cultured mice peritoneal macrophages using standard 2-D plates as(More)
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