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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090280/in-vitro-activity-of-linezolid-in-combination-with-photodynamic-inactivation-against-staphylococcus-aureus-biofilms
#1
Nasim Kashef, Mahboobeh Akbarizare, Mohammad Reza Razzaghi
BACKGROUND: Biofilm infections are a major challenge in medical practice. Bacteria that live in a biofilm phenotype are more resistant to both antimicrobial therapy and host immune responses compared to their planktonic counterparts. So, there is need for new therapeutic strategies to combat these infections. A promising approach [known as Photodynamic Inactivation (PDI)] to kill bacteria growing as biofilms uses light in combination with a photosensitizer to induce a phototoxic reaction which produces reactive oxygen species that can destroy lipids and proteins causing cell death...
January 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090279/association-of-atp-binding-cassette-transporter-a1-abca1-565-c-t-gene-polymorphism-with-hypoalphalipoproteinemia-and-serum-lipids-il-6-and-crp-levels
#2
Mohammad Mahdi Babashamsi, Sohrab Halalkhor, Hamid Moradi Firouzjah, Hadi Parsian, Seyed Farzad Jalali, Mohammad Babashamsi
BACKGROUND: ATP-binding cassette transporter A1 (ABCA1) is a membrane integral protein which plays a vital role in High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) metabolism and exerts a protective effect against Hypoalphalipoproteinemia (HA) by mediation of rate-limiting step in HDL biogenesis. In addition, this protein possesses anti-inflammatory effects by inhibiting the production of some inflammatory cytokines in macrophages. This study investigated the association of ABCA1-565 C/T gene polymorphism with HA and serum lipids, IL-6 and CRP levels...
January 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090278/isolation-and-identification-of-phyllospheric-bacteria-possessing-antimicrobial-activity-from-astragalus-obtusifolius-prosopis-juliflora-xanthium-strumarium-and-hippocrepis-unisiliqousa
#3
Zohreh Mazinani, Marzieh Zamani, Soroush Sardari
BACKGROUND: The widespread utilization of antimicrobial compounds has caused emergence of resistant microorganisms in the world. Hence, the research to probe the products with antimicrobial features has led to finding natural habitats and discovering new pharmaceutical products. METHODS: In this study, an attempt was made to explore the niche of novel habitat to isolate pyllospheric bacteria from the above ground parts (stems and leaves) of Astragalus obtusifolius, Prosopis juliflora, Xanthium strumarium, and Hippocrepis unisiliqousa to evaluate their antimicrobial features...
January 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090277/anti-quorum-sensing-activity-of-substances-isolated-from-wild-berry-associated-bacteria
#4
Suha M Abudoleh, Adel M Mahasneh
BACKGROUND: Quorum Sensing (QS) is a mechanism used by bacteria to determine their physiological activities and coordinate gene expression based on cell to cell signaling. Many bacterial physiological functions are under the regulation of quorum sensing such as virulence, luminescence, motility, sporulation and biofilm formation. The aim of the present study was to isolate and characterize Quorum Sensing Inhibitory (QSI) substances from epiphytic bacteria residing on wild berries surfaces...
January 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090276/overexpression-of-recombinant-human-teriparatide-rhpth-1-34-in-escherichia-coli-an-innovative-gene-fusion-approach
#5
Nahid Bakhtiari, Zahra Amini Bayat, Sepideh Sagharidouz, Mohsen Vaez
BACKGROUND: Parathyroid hormone is an 84-amino acid peptide secreted by the parathyroid glands. Its physiological role is maintenance of normal serum calcium level and bone remodeling. Biological activity of this hormone is related to N-terminal 1-34 amino acids. The recombinant form of hormone (1-34) has been approved for treatment of osteoporosis from 2002. In this study, a novel fusion partner has been developed for preparation of high yield recombinant 1-34 amino acids of hPTH. METHODS: Novel nucleotide cassette designed encoding a chimeric fusion protein comprising of a fusion partner consisting of a His-tag in N-terminal, 53 amino acids belong to Escherichia coli (E...
January 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090275/induction-of-epigenetic-alteration-by-cpuk02-an-ent-kaurenoid-derivative-of-stevioside
#6
Pooneh Mokarram, Zeinab Mohammadi, Saeid Khazayel, Zhang Dayong
BACKGROUND: Dietary polyphenols, such as those found in green tea and red wine, are linked to antitumor activity. They are known to influence many signaling pathways epigenetically within the human body. In this regard, CPUK02 (15-Oxosteviol benzyl ester) is a new ent-kaurenoid derivative of stevioside and exhibits strong anti-cancer activity in vitro and in vivo. Nowadays, the role of epigenetics in cancer has been the subject of intensive study and DNA methylation targeting represents a relevant strategy for cancer treatment...
January 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090274/the-role-of-m2000-as-an-anti-inflammatory-agent-in-toll-like-receptor-2-microrna-155-pathway
#7
Fatemeh Pourgholi, Mahsa Hajivalili, Rasoul Razavi, Shadi Esmaeili, Behzad Baradaran, Ali Akbar Movasaghpour, Sanam Sadreddini, Hamidreza Goodarzynejad, Abbas Mirshafiey, Mehdi Yousefi
BACKGROUND: M2000 is a newly designed and safe Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID). The aim of this study was to assess the effects of M2000 on expression levels of Suppressor of Cytokine Signaling-1 (SOCS-1) and Src Homology-2 domain-containing inositol-5'-phosphatase 1 (SHIP1) proteins via Toll-Like Receptor (TLR) 2/microRNA-155 pathway. METHODS: HEK293 TLR2 cell line and Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells (PBMCs) were treated by different concentrations of M2000 in MTT assay...
January 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090273/the-effects-of-berberine-and-palmatine-on-efflux-pumps-inhibition-with-different-gene-patterns-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-isolated-from-burn-infections
#8
Seyed Sajjad Aghayan, Hamidreza Kalalian Mogadam, Mozhgan Fazli, Davood Darban-Sarokhalil, Seyed Sajjad Khoramrooz, Fereshteh Jabalameli, Somayeh Yaslianifard, Mehdi Mirzaii
BACKGROUND: Related Multidrug Resistance (MDR) to efflux pumps is a significant problem in treating infections caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa). Plant compounds have been identified as Pump Inhibitors (EPIs). In the current study, the potential effect of Berberine and Palmatine as EPIs were investigated on efflux pump inhibition through focusing on different gene patterns in P. aeruginosa isolated from burn infections. METHODS: All isolates were collected and identified using the standard biochemical tests...
January 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090272/research-in-iran-hopes-and-disappointments
#9
EDITORIAL
Shahin Akhondzadeh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920889/lack-of-association-between-interleukin-12-gene-polymorphisms-and-recurrent-aphthous-stomatitis
#10
Isaac Firouze Moqadam, Shamsolmoulouk Najafi, Mahsa Mohammadzadeh, Alireza Zare Bidoki, Hila Yousefi, Elham Farhadi, Arghavan Tonekaboni, Ghasem Meighani, Mohsen Mohammadzadeh, Ali Akbar Amirzargar, Nima Rezaei
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920888/development-of-a-high-resolution-melting-analysis-method-for-cyp2c19-17-genotyping-in-healthy-volunteers
#11
Zahra Ghasemi, Mehrdad Hashemi, Mahsa Ejabati, Seyyed Meisam Ebrahimi, Hamidreza Kheiri Manjili, Ali Sharafi, Ali Ramazani
BACKGROUND: Genetic polymorphisms of drug metabolisms by cytochrome P450 (P450s) could affect drug response, attracting particular interest in the pharmacogenetics. Due to the importance of CYP2C19* 17 allele and its capability of super- fast metabolism and also lack of information about distribution of the alleles in Iranian population, this research aimed to use High Resolution Melting (HRM) method compared to PCR-RFLP for genotyping healthy Iranian population. METHODS: Blood samples were collected from 100 healthy Iranian volunteers...
October 2016: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920887/preliminary-study-on-cost-effective-l-tryptophan-production-from-indole-and-l-serine-by-e-coli-cells
#12
Tahereh Sadeghiyan-Rizi, Jamshid Fooladi, Sima Sadrai
BACKGROUND: L-tryptophan is used widespread in the pharmaceutical industry. The majority of L-Trp production depends on microbial processes that produce L-tryptophan from indole and L-serine. These processes are very costly due to the costs of precursors, especially L-serine. Use of inexpensive substitutions as the L-serine source of L-tryptophan production enables us to reach a cost-effective process. In this paper, effect of Triton X-100 on L-Trp production and the ability to use Iranian cane molasses as inexpensive L-serine source was investigated...
October 2016: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920886/evaluation-of-recombinant-human-growth-hormone-secretion-in-e-coli-using-the-l-asparaginase-ii-signal-peptide
#13
Mozhdeh Zamani, Navid Nezafat, Younes Ghasemi
BACKGROUND: In the recent years, there has been an increasing interest in secretory production of recombinant proteins, due to its various advantages compared with intracellular expression. Signal peptides play a critical role in prosperous secretion of recombinant proteins. Accordingly, different signal peptides have been assessed for their ability to produce secretory proteins by trial-and-error experiments. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of L-asparaginase II signal peptide on the recombinant human Growth Hormone (hGH) protein secretion in the Escherichia coli (E...
October 2016: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920885/cloning-and-expression-of-soluble-recombinant-hiv-1-crf35-protease-hp-thioredoxin-fusion-protein
#14
Asaad Azarnezhad, Zohreh Sharifi, Rahmatollah Seyedabadi, Arshad Hosseini, Behrooz Johari, Mahsa Sobhani Fard
BACKGROUND: As a drug target and an antigenic agent, HIV-1 protease (HIV-1 PR) is at the center of attention for designing anti-AIDS inhibitors and diagnostic tests. In previous studies, the production of the recombinant protease has been faced with several difficulties; therefore, the aims of this study were the easy production, purification of the soluble form of protease in E. coli and investigation of its immunoreactivity. METHODS: Protease coding region was isolated from the serum of an infected individual, amplified by RT-PCR and cloned into PTZ57R using TA-cloning...
October 2016: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920884/novel-combinations-of-synthesized-zno-nps-and-ceftazidime-evaluation-of-their-activity-against-standards-and-new-clinically-isolated-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#15
Elham Isaei, Shahla Mansouri, Fereshteh Mohammadi, Sadegh Taheritarigh, Zohreh Mohammadi
BACKGROUND: Antibiotic resistant bacteria can be considered as a main problem in infection management. Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs), individually or in combination with antibiotics, can be considered as good candidates for struggling against drug resistant bacteria. METHODS: In this study, Zinc oxide nanoparticles were synthesized using sol-gel method in low temperature as a cost effective procedure and characterized by X-ray diffraction and Scanning Electron Microscopy...
October 2016: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920883/exogenous-secreted-frizzled-related-protein-4-modulates-steroidogenesis-of-rat-granulosa-cells-through-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-and-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathways
#16
Ghamartaj Hossein, Manijeh Khanmohammadi, Parisa Sahranavard Fard, Yasaman Heidarian, Somaieh Kazemnejad, Mohammad Mehdi Akhondi
BACKGROUND: It has been reported that secreted frizzled-related protein-4 known as an antagonist of Wnt signaling pathway plays a role in luteinization process of rodent granulosa cells. The purpose of this study was twofold: 1) to determine whether recombinant human secreted frizzled-related protein-4 (rhSFRP-4) could directly induce terminal differentiation of rat Granulosa Cells (GCs) and 2) to understand how the modulation of β-catenin and Protein Kinase B (PKB)/AKT activity by exogenous SFRP-4 could be involved in steroidogenesis...
October 2016: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920882/paroxetine-can-enhance-neurogenesis-during-neurogenic-differentiation-of-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells
#17
Maliheh Jahromi, Shahnaz Razavi, Nushin Amirpour, Zahra Khosravizadeh
BACKGROUND: Some antidepressant drugs can promote neuronal cell proliferation in vitro as well as hippocampal neurogenesis in human and animal models. Furthermore, adipose tissue is an available source of adult stem cells with the ability to differentiate in to multiple lineages. Therefore, human Adipose-Derived Stem Cells (hAD-SCs) may be a suitable source for regenerative medical applications. Since there is no evidence for the effect of Paroxetine as the most commonly prescribed antidepressant drug for neurogenic potential of hADSCs, an attempt was made to determine the effect of Paroxetine on proliferation and neural differentiation of hADSCs...
October 2016: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920881/the-importance-of-clinical-trials-in-drug-development
#18
EDITORIAL
Shahin Akhondzadeh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27563428/leptin-receptor-gene-polymorphism-may-affect-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-acromegaly
#19
Sebahat Turgut, Senay Topsakal, Melek Tunç Ata, Duygu Herek, Fulya Akın, Şeyma Özkan, Günfer Turgut
BACKGROUND: Acromegaly is associated with increased morbidity and mortality related to cardiovascular diseases. Leptin (LEP) and Leptin Receptor (LEPR) gene polymorphisms can increase cardiovascular risks. The aim of this study was to investigate association between the frequencies of LEP and LEPR gene polymorphisms and subclinical atherosclerosis in acromegalic patients. METHODS: Forty-four acromegalic patients and 30 controls were admitted to study. The polymorphisms were identified by using polymerase chain reaction from peripheral blood samples...
July 2016: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27563427/the-effect-of-media-supplementation-with-angiotensin-on-developmental-competence-of-ovine-embryos-derived-from-vitrified-warmed-oocytes
#20
Mohammad Mehdi Naderi, Sara Borjian Boroujeni, Ali Sarvari, Banafsheh Heidari, Mohammad Mehdi Akhondi, Amir-Hassan Zarnani, Abolfazl Shirazi
BACKGROUND: This study was aimed to assess the effects of angiotensin II (Ang II) supplementation to the In Vitro Maturation (IVM) and In Vitro Culture (IVC) media of vitrified-warmed ovine oocytes on their developmental competence and expression of Na(+)/K(+)/ATPase in resulting embryos. METHODS: The slaughterhouse-derived immature oocytes (n=1069) were randomly distributed into four experimental groups: groups I and II) IVM/IVF and IVC of fresh and vitrified oocytes without angiotensin supplementation (Control-Fresh and Control-Vit groups, respectively); group III) IVM of vitrified oocytes in the presence of Ang II followed by IVF/IVC (Vit-IVM group); and group IV) IVM/IVF of vitrified oocytes followed by IVC wherein the embryos were exposed to Ang II on day 4 of IVC (Vit-D4 group)...
July 2016: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
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