Zarrin Minuchehr

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BACKGROUND The ability of tumour suppressor protein p53 (P53) to regulate cell cycle processes can be modulated by hepatitis B virus (HBV). While preliminary evidences indicates the involvement of protein-x of HBV (HBx) in altering p53 DNA binding, no further data have been accumulated for the significance of serum p53 in chronic hepatitis B virus infected(More)
Chameleon sequences can adopt either alpha helix sheet or a coil conformation. Defining chameleon sequences in PDB (Protein Data Bank) may yield to an insight on defining peptides and proteins responsible in neurodegeneration. In this research, we benefitted from the large PDB and performed a sequence analysis on Chameleons, where we developed an algorithm(More)
BACKGROUND Trastuzumab (Herceptin) is a humanized monoclonal antibody (mAb) which is used for specific treatment of metastatic breast cancer in patients with overexpression of HER2/neu receptor. In this study, we have attempted to develop a biosimilar version of trastuzumab mAb. METHODS According to in silico studies, the heavy and light chains of(More)
Glycoengineering has been successfully used to improve the physicochemical and pharmaceutical properties of therapeutics. One aspect of glycoengineering is to introduce new N-linked glycosylation consensus sequences (Asn, X, Thr/Ser) into desirable positions in the peptide backbone by mutational insertion to generate proteins with increased sialic acid(More)
BACKGROUND T-cells play an important role in the immune response and are activated in response to the presentation of antigens bound to major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecules participating with the T-cell receptor (TCR). T-cell receptor complexes also contain four CD3 (cluster of differentiation 3) subunits. The TCR-CD3 complex is vital for T-cell(More)
BACKGROUND There is a novel hypothesis in that antibodies may have specificity for two distinct antigens that have been named "dual specificity". This hypothesis was evaluated for some defined therapeutic monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) such as Trastuzumab, Pertuzumab, Bevacizumab, and Cetuximab. In silico design and construction of expression vectors for(More)
Amino acids seem to have specific preferences for various locations in alpha-helices. These specific preferences, called singlet local propensity (SLP), have been determined by calculating the preference of occurrence of each amino acid in different positions of the alpha-helix. We have studied the occurrence of amino acids, single or pairs, in different(More)
The fact that loops assume important roles in molecular functions and biological recognition is well known. In this study the Propensity and the Relative entropy of amino-acids in loop structures connecting beta-strands are calculated. Results showed that Asn is the most frequently occurring amino-acid in loop regions connecting beta-strands, followed by(More)
Recombinant human interferon-β (rhIFN-β) used clinically has lower efficacy than expected due to protein instabilities such as aggregation. Increasing molecular stability, glycoengineering has been used to improve clinical efficacy for a number of therapeutics; however, often labor-intensive trail-and-error approaches are used to identify additional(More)
The prevalence of allergic diseases has grown in many industrialized and urbanized countries during the last 50 years and outbreak of allergy is increasing in a daily manner. 30 to 40 percent of the populations suffer from allergic diseases. Based on the Increases of different allergies, allergy status has become more difficult in the world. According to(More)