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Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549234/age-related-prostate-specific-antigen-reference-ranges-in-healthy-northern-iranian-men
#1
Shahrzad Rahimifar, Adel Montazeri
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer is the third most common malignancy in men worldwide. Despite being a helpful biomarker in prostate cancer, prostate specific antigen (PSA) is affected by different factors including age, lifestyle, geographical region and ethnicity. OBJECTIVE: To determine the age specific serum PSA level among healthy Northern Iranian men and to compare the results of our study with the findings of other populations in the world. METHODS: A total of 1271 men who were referred for routine check-up in a multispecialty hospital in the city of Rasht, in Northern Iran, were evaluated for their PSA levels by commercial ELISA method...
March 2018: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549233/comparing-serum-levels-of-th17-and-treg-cytokines-in-women-with-unexplained-recurrent-spontaneous-abortion-and-fertile-women
#2
Narges Roomandeh, AboTaleb Saremi, Javad Arasteh, Fatemeh Pak, Majid Mirmohammadkhani, Parviz Kokhaei, Ahad Zare
BACKGROUND: Increased evidences have shown that unexplained recurrent spontaneous abortion (URSA) is associated with inflammatory responses and breakage of immunological autotolerance. Therefore, the balance between Th17 and Treg cells may elucidate the pathophysiology of URSA. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the serum concentration of regulatory and inflammatory cytokines associated with Treg and Th17 in both normal and URSA females. METHODS: Forty-six women with URSA and 28 non-pregnant control women with at least one successful pregnancy were included...
March 2018: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549232/production-of-chicken-egg-yolk-antibody-igy-against-recombinant-cholera-toxin-b-subunit-and-evaluation-of-its-prophylaxis-potency-in-mice
#3
Babak Barati, Firouz Ebrahimi, Shahram Nazarian
BACKGROUND: Cholera toxin (CT), responsible for the harmful effects of cholera infection, is made up of one A subunit (enzymatic), and five B subunits (cell binding). The release of cholera toxin is the main reason for the debilitating loss of intestinal fluid. Inhibition of the B subunit (CTB) may block CT activity. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of anti CTB-IgY against oral challenge with V. cholera in suckling infant mice. METHODS: The binding domain of cholera toxin was amplified and ligated into pET28a vector...
March 2018: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549231/effect-of-cinnamon-and-turmeric-aqueous-extracts-on-serum-interleukin-17f-level-of-high-fructose-fed-rats
#4
Maryam Sohrabi, Mahdi Alahgholi-Hajibehzad, Zahra Gholami Mahmoodian, Sayed Ali Hosseini Siyar, Alireza Zamani
BACKGROUND: Studies have indicated that extraweight and obesity induce chronic inflammation, which can lead to other diseases such as cancers. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of two weight-lowering and anti-inflammatory agents including cinnamon, and turmeric, on serum levels of interleukin-17 (IL-17) as a pro-inflammatory cytokine. METHODS: In this study, 64 rats were designated in eight groups. The control group received normal diet. The other groups were fed with normal diet plus high cinnamon (3 mg/ml), high turmeric (3 mg/ml), high-fructose solution (30%), fructose solution with low (0...
March 2018: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549230/prognostic-value-of-hla-g-in-malignant-liver-and-pancreas-lesions
#5
Parisa Khodabandeh Shahraki, Yasmin Zare, Negar Azarpira, Massood Hosseinzadeh, Shirin Farjadian
BACKGROUND: Human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-G is a nonclassical HLA class I molecule with modulatory effects on NK and T cells. Because HLA-G expression is frequently detected in different solid tumors, it may be involved in tumor immune evasion. OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to elucidate the prognostic value of HLA-G in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PADC). The influence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection on HLA-G expression was also evaluated in patients with HCC...
March 2018: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549229/expression-of-igf-1-il-27-and-il-35-receptors-in-adjuvant-induced-rheumatoid-arthritis-model
#6
Elham Abdi, Hamid Najafipour, Siyavash Joukar, Shahriar Dabiri, Saeed Esmaeli-Mahani, Elham Abbasloo, Nasrin Houshmandi, Abbas Afsharipour
BACKGROUND: IGF-1 and certain other cytokines have been shown to exert inflammatory/anti-inflammatory roles in chronic joint diseases. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of IGF-1, IL-27 and IL-35, their interaction and their receptor expression in a rheumatoid arthritis model. METHODS: Freund's adjuvant-induced chronic joint inflammation was operated on 160 male rats. Animals were divided into histopathology and receptor expression groups, each composed of 10 subgroups including; control, vehicle, IGF-1, IL-27, IL-35, their antagonists, IGF-1+IL-27 antagonist and IGF-1+IL-35 antagonist...
March 2018: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549228/the-significance-of-b-cell-subsets-in-patients-with-unclassified-hypogammaglobulinemia-and-association-with-intravenous-immunoglobulin-replacement-requirement
#7
Sait Karaman, Semiha Bahçeci Erdem, Nesrin Gülez, Ferah Genel
BACKGROUND: Patients with unclassified hypogammaglobulinemia (UCH) constitute a diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma, because information concerning the clinical and immunological characteristics of these patients is insufficient. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate B-cell subsets in cases with UCH and common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) and their association with treatment requirement in UCH patients. METHODS: The study included 41 UCH, 25 CVID, and 36 healthy individuals between the ages of 4-18 years...
March 2018: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276186/il-6-il-10-ratio-as-a-prognostic-and-predictive-marker-of-the-severity-of-inherited-epidermolysis-bullosa
#8
Marilina Tampoia, Letizia Abbracciavento, Marella Morrone, Ruggiero Fumarulo
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown that cytokines have an important role in the pathogenesis of inflammatory diseases and can be used as prognostic markers. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the IL-6/IL-10 ratio in patients with Inherited Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) as a prognostic marker. METHODS: Serum levels of IL-6 and IL-10 were measured in 13 patients with recessive dystrophic EB (RDEB) as well as 10 with EB Simplex (EBS), and in 18 healthy subjects...
December 2017: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276185/non-viable-lactobacillus-casei-beneficially-modulates-poly-i-c-immune-response-in-co-cultures-of-human-cells
#9
Elisa Vintiñi, Marcela Medina
BACKGROUND: Polyinosinic:polycytidylic acid (Poly-IC) has been used as a viral stimulus to mimic in vivo and in vitro infection induced by some viruses. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether non-viable Lactobacillus casei CRL431 (LcM) can modulate the immune response induced by Poly I:C in co-culture models of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) and A549 cells. METHODS: T and NK cell activation was evaluated by flow cytometry and levels of TNF-α, IFN-γ, IL-10, IL-29, and IL-17 by ELISA...
December 2017: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276184/evaluation-of-the-mirna-146a-and-mirna-155-expression-levels-in-patients-with-oral-lichen-planus
#10
Fatemeh Ahmadi-Motamayel, Zeynab Bayat, Mehrdad Hajilooi, Soroosh Shahryar-Hesami, Ali Mahdavinezhad, Lida Samie, Ghasem Solgi
BACKGROUND: Oral Lichen Planus (OLP) is a chronic autoimmune disease that could be considered as a potential premalignant status. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the miRNA-146a and miRNA-155 expression levels in patients with oral Lichen planus lesions compared to healthy subjects with normal oral mucosa. METHODS: Forty patients with oral lichen planus and 18 healthy age and gender-matched controls were recruited in this case-control study. Oral lichen planus was diagnosed clinically and pathologically...
December 2017: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276183/the-reaction-of-placental-grp78-protein-with-sera-from-women-with-multiple-sclerosis
#11
Behrouz Gharesi-Fard, Maryam Zare, Eskandar Kamali-Sarvestani
BACKGROUND: Multiple Sclerosis (MS) with four different types is one of the well studied autoimmune diseases of the central nervous system. Generally, two-thirds of MS patients are females who are at risk of pregnancy-related complications. Inappropriate responses of mother's immune system, such as antibody production against placental proteins, may lead to pregnancy-related disorders. The association between pregnancy complications and some autoantibodies including anti-phospholipid and anti-angiotensin II type-1 receptor antibodies are clear examples in this regard...
December 2017: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276182/cytokine-profile-of-leishmania-infantum-fucose-mannose-ligand-in-vaccinated-dogs-in-the-northwest-of-iran
#12
Behnam Mohammadi-Ghalehbin, Gholamreza Hatam, Bahador Sarkari, Mehdi Mohebali, Zabih Zarei, Shahab Bohlooli
BACKGROUND: Canine visceral leishmaniasis (CVL) caused by Leishmania infantum is endemic in the northwest and south of Iran. An appropriate vaccine can help to prevent and control visceral leishmaniasis in both humans and animals. Few studies have confirmed that the fucose-mannose ligand (FML) antigen of Leishmania donovani produced protective immunity in dogs against CVL. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the immune responses of vaccinated dogs against FML antigen of L. infantum...
December 2017: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276181/expression-of-human-cytokine-genes-associated-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-disease-progression
#13
Shuaibu Abdullahi Hudu, Mohd Taib Niazlin, Syafinaz Amin Nordin, Mohammed Ibrahim Saeed, Soek Siam Tan, Zamberi Sekawi
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis viruses are non-cytopathic viruses that lead to the infection and pathogenesis of liver diseases as a result of immunologically mediated events. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the expression of human inflammatory cytokines in chronic hepatitis B patients according to the severity of the infection. METHODS: We recruited a total of 120 patients, 40 of whom from cirrhotic, 40 non-cirrhotic, and 40 acute flare chronic hepatitis B and 40 healthy controls...
December 2017: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276180/cd40-knocked-down-tolerogenic-dendritic-cells-decrease-diabetic-injury
#14
Aziz Mahmoudzadeh, Ali Akbar Pourfathollah, Mohammad Hossein Karimi, Seyed Mohammad Moazzeni
BACKGROUND: Type-1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which T lymphocytes destroy insulin-producing β-cells. Control of self-reactive T lymphocytes and recovery of diabetic injury is the end point of T1D. OBJECTIVE: To investigate generation of tolerogenic dendritic cells (tolDCs) as an innovative method of diabetes therapy. METHODS: Lentivirus vector production was achieved by GIPZ mouse CD40 shRNA, psPAX2 and pMD2G plasmids DNA...
December 2017: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276179/cd4-t-cells-are-exhausted-and-show-functional-defects-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#15
Esmaeil Allahmoradi, Saeid Taghiloo, Mohsen Tehrani, Hadi Hossein-Nattaj, Ghasem Janbabaei, Ramin Shekarriz, Hossein Asgarian-Omran
BACKGROUND: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most common adult leukemia in the western world. This health problem is caused due to the accumulation of mature B-lymphocytes in the peripheral blood and bone marrow. In the course of cancer, CD4+ T cells become "exhausted" and characterized with poor effector functions and the expression of multiple inhibitory receptors. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the frequency and functional properties of exhausted CD4+ T lymphocytes in patients with CLL...
December 2017: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919588/poly-i-c-delivery-into-j774-1-and-raw264-7-macrophages-induces-rapid-cell-death
#16
Cheah Wen Yapp, Amal Widaad Mohaimin, Adi Idris
BACKGROUND: Cytosolic double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) is an important 'molecular signature' for the detection of intracellular viral infections. Although intracellular dsRNA is a known potent inducer of apoptosis, the optimal time and dose for the onset of dsRNA-mediated apoptosis have not been studied in detail. OBJECTIVE: To perform an accurate temporal assessment of the cell death responses in dsRNA-dependent cytotoxicity. METHODS: Poly I:C (PIC), a synthetic dsRNA molecule was delivered intracellularly into J774...
September 2017: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919587/human-leukocyte-antigen-class-i-and-ii-variants-in-yemeni-patients-with-chronic-renal-failure
#17
Mogahid Yahi'a Nassar, Hassan Abdulwahab Al-Shamahy, Abdullah Saleh Al-Samawi, Nagieb Waza'a Abu Asba, Ibrahiem Husain El-Nono, Haitham Abdulwahab Masood
BACKGROUND: Human leukocyte antigens (HLAs) are found to be significant genetic factors concerning the susceptibility of an individual to certain diseases. OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between variants of class I (A and B) and class II (DRB1) HLA alleles and chronic renal failure (CRF), compared with healthy controls, in Yemen. METHODS: A case-control study in the Urology and Nephrology Center at Al-Thawra University Hospital in Sana'a, Yemen was carried out between January 2013 and December 2015 and included 187 CRF patients, and 194 healthy controls visiting the same center for kidney donation...
September 2017: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919586/combination-of-myelin-basic-protein-gene-polymorphisms-with-hla-drb1-1501-in-iranian-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
#18
Parham Nejati, Marzieh Attar, Maryam Rahimian, Davood Fathi, Majid Shahbazi
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS), as a multifactorial autoimmune disease with complex genetic basis, causes demyelination in the central nervous system via cytokine responses to myelin antigens. Myelin basic protein (MBP) is the main protein component of the myelin sheath. HLA-DRB (human leukocyte antigen-DR beta) alleles, particularly HLA-DRB1*1501, may be of significance in the pathogenesis of MS. OBJECTIVE: To examine the association of HLA-DRB1*1501 alleles and MBP VNTR (variable number tandem repeat) polymorphism with the MS susceptibility in Iranian population...
September 2017: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919585/association-of-human-leukocyte-antigens-class-i-and-ii-with-graves-disease-in-iranian-population
#19
Zahra Mehraji, Ali Farazmand, Alireza Esteghamati, Sina Noshad, Maryam Sadr, Somayeh Amirzargar, Mir Saeed Yekaninejad, Aliakbar Amirzargar
BACKGROUND: Graves' disease (GD), a highly rampant autoimmune disorder of the thyroid gland, is responsible for 60-80% of the clinical cases of hyperthyroidism. Over the past decades, genetic association studies have identified several GD susceptibility loci in CTLA-4, TSHR and major histocompatibility complex regions. The information on the association between the human leukocyte antigens (HLA) and GD among Iranians is scarce. OBJECTIVE: To identify HLA polymorphisms that might confer susceptibility or protect against GD...
September 2017: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919584/reduced-ifn-%C3%AE-production-in-chronic-brucellosis-patients
#20
Ehsanollah Ghaznavi Rad, Khadijeh Khosravi, Nader Zarinfar, Ghasem Mosayebi
BACKGROUND: Brucella is a well-known intracellular bacterium entailing acute and chronic illnesses in humans and domestic animals. The infection chronicity may be affected by the cell-mediated immunity and cytokine patterns. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the patterns of T-helper cytokines in patients suffering from chronic and acute brucellosis. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 22 individuals with acute brucellosis, 21 individuals with chronic brucellosis, and 21 healthy individuals with the same genetic background were recruited from October 2015 to April 2016...
September 2017: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
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