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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797828/gene-expression-profiling-of-fima-gene-encoding-fimbriae-among-clinical-isolates-of-porphyromonas-gingivalis-in-response-to-photo-activated-disinfection-therapy
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Maryam Pourhajibagher, Abbas Bahador
BACKGROUND: The endodontic infection therapy majorly aims to eradicate the microbial pathogens. Photo-activated disinfection (PAD), also known as antimicrobial photodynamic therapy, is an alternative antimicrobial modality used to control the microorganisms causing endodontic infections. Notably, microorganisms may be exposed to sub-lethal doses of PAD (sPAD), influencing microbial virulence. The present study assessed the effects of sPAD on expression profiling of the gene associated with the biofilm formation being the most essential virulence factor in Porphyromonas gingivalis strain cells that survive the photodynamic reatment in vivo...
August 7, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765624/metacognitive-deficiency-in-a-perceptual-but-not-a-memory-task-in-methadone-maintenance-patients
#2
Saeedeh Sadeghi, Hamed Ekhtiari, Bahador Bahrami, Majid Nili Ahmadabadi
Drug addiction has been associated with lack of insight into one's own abilities. However, the scope of metacognition impairment among drug users in general and opiate dependent individuals in particular is not fully understood. Investigating the impairments of metacognitive ability in Substance Dependent Individuals (SDIs) in different cognitive tasks could contribute to the ongoing debate over whether metacognition has domain-general or domain-specific neural substrates. We compared metacognitive self-monitoring ability of a group of SDIs during methadone maintenance treatment (n = 23) with a control group (n = 24) in a memory and a visual perceptual task...
August 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764235/immunodiagnosis-of-human-fascioliasis-an-update-of-concepts-and-performances-of-the-serological-assays
#3
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Bahador Sarkari, Samaneh Abdolahi Khabisi
Human Fascioliasis (HF) is a foodborne neglected parasitic disease caused by Fasciola hepatica and Fasciola gigantica. New epidemiological data suggest that the endemic areas of the disease are expanding and HF is being reported from areas where it was previously not observed. Diagnosis of HF is challenging. Performances of parasitological approaches, based on the detection of parasite's egg in the stool, are not satisfactory. Currently serological methods for the diagnosis of HF are mainly based on detection of anti-Fasciola antibodies in serum...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761484/comparison-of-three-different-dna-extraction-methods-for-linguatula-serrata-as-a-food-born-pathogen
#4
Gilda Eslami, Sepideh Khalatbari-Limaki, Mohammad Hasan Ehrampoush, Mostafa Gholamrezaei, Bahador Hajimohammadi, Ahmad Oryan
BACKGROUND: One of the most important items in molecular characterization of food-borne pathogens is high quality genomic DNA. In this study, we investigated three protocols and compared their simplicity, duration and costs for extracting genomic DNA from Linguatula serrata. METHODS: The larvae were collected from the sheep's visceral organs from the Yazd Slaughterhouse during May 2013. DNA extraction was done in three different methods, including commercial DNA extraction kit, Phenol Chloroform Isoamylalcohol (PCI), and salting out...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720314/antibiotic-susceptibility-of-helicobacter-pylori-strains-isolated-from-iranian-children-high-frequency-of-a2143g-point-mutation-associated-with-clarithromycin-resistance
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Shima Mahmoudi, Setareh Mamishi, Maryam Banar, Sepideh Keshavarz Valian, Abbas Bahador, Mehri Najafi, Fatemeh Farahmand, Babak Pourakbari
OBJECTIVE: Increasing antibiotic resistance in Helicobacter pylori is a global concern and is associated with treatment failure. The aim of this study was to evaluate antibiotic resistance of H. pylori to different antibiotics including amoxicillin, erythromycin, ciprofloxacin, furazolidone, tetracycline, metronidazole and clarithromycin. In addition, ​detection of A2143G mutation in clarithromycin resistant isolates was performed using real-time PCR technique. METHODS: Ninety patients with upper gastrointestinal symptoms were enrolled in this study...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707264/evaluation-of-propylene-glycol-nanoliposomes-containing-curcumin-on-burn-wound-model-in-rat-biocompatibility-wound-healing-and-anti-bacterial-effects
#6
Nooshin Kianvash, Abbas Bahador, Maryam Pourhajibagher, Homanaz Ghafari, Vahid Nikoui, Sayed Mehdi Rezayat, Ahmad Reza Dehpour, Alireza Partoazar
Curcumin is an effective wound healing agent in burn therapy, but due to its low bioavailability, it is required to be formulated for topical therapy. Liposomal nanocarriers are developed as stable and efficient dermal delivery systems. In this study, we prepared curcumin-propylene glycol liposomes (Cur-PgL) to treat animals subjected to second degree burns. The characterization tests confirmed the production of monodisperse nanoliposomes of average size of about 145 nm with high entrapment efficiency percentage and a sustained release behavior...
July 13, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645784/the-effect-of-antimicrobial-photodynamic-therapy-on-the-expression-of-novel-methicillin-resistance-markers-determined-using-cdna-aflp-approach-in-staphylococcus-aureus
#7
Mohammad Neshvan Hoorijani, Hosein Rostami, Maryam Pourhajibagher, Nasim Chiniforush, Mansour Heidari, Babak Pourakbari, Hossein Kazemian, Kambiz Davari, Vahid Amini, Reza Raoofian, Abbas Bahador
BACKGROUND: Widespread methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and absence of effective antimicrobial agents has led to limited therapeutic options for treating MRSA infection. We aimed to evaluate the effect of antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) on the expression of novel identified methicillin resistance markers (NIMRMs) in S. aureus using complementary DNA-Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism (cDNA-AFLP) approaches to address the therapeutic alternatives for MRSA infections...
June 20, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630383/balb-c-mice-immunity-to-hydatidosis-induced-by-in-vitro-reared-echinococcus-granulosus-adult-worm-antigens
#8
Hamid Reza Rahimi, Tahereh Mohammadzadeh, Seyed Mahmoud Sadjjadi, Bahador Sarkari, Farzaneh Zahabiun
BACKGROUND: Echinococcosis is a zoonotic parasitic disease caused by the larval stage of Echinococcus granulosus. Several native and recombinant antigens, derived from different stages of E. granulosus life cycle, have been used for vaccine trials. In vitro reared adult worms are good candidates for vaccination as they do not produce fertile egg/s and do not have any risk of contamination for researchers. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate different antigens derived from in vitro reared E...
June 2017: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630382/immunodiagnostic-value-of-echinococcus-granulosus-recombinant-b8-1-subunit-of-antigen-b
#9
Amir Savardashtaki, Bahador Sarkari, Farzane Arianfar, Zohreh Mostafavi-Pour
BACKGROUND: Cystic echinococcosis (CE), as a chronic parasitic disease, is a major health problem in many countries. The performance of the currently available serodiagnostic tests for the diagnosis of CE is unsatisfactory. OBJECTIVE: The current study aimed at sub-cloning a gene, encoding the B8/1 subunit of antigen B (AgB) from Echinococcus granulosus, using gene optimization for the immunodiagnosis of human CE. METHODS: The coding sequence for AgB8/1 subunit of Echinococcus granulosus was selected from GenBank and was gene-optimized...
June 2017: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489857/vitamin-d-supplementation-lowers-thrombospondin-1-levels-and-blood-pressure-in-healthy-adults
#10
Anjalee T Amarasekera, Bahador Assadi-Khansari, Saifei Liu, Marilyn Black, Greer Dymmott, Natasha M Rogers, Aaron L Sverdlov, John D Horowitz, Doan T M Ngo
INTRODUCTION: Vitamin D insufficiency, defined as 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels < 75nmol/L is associated with cardio-metabolic dysfunction. Vitamin D insufficiency is associated with inflammation and fibrosis, but it remains uncertain whether these anomalies are readily reversible. Therefore, we aimed to determine the effects of vitamin D supplementation on markers of: 1) nitric oxide (NO) signaling, 2) inflammation, and 3) fibrosis, in healthy volunteers with mild hypovitaminosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485708/molecular-study-of-carbapenemase-genes-in-clinical-isolates-of-enterobacteriaceae-resistant-to-carbapenems-and-determining-their-clonal-relationship-using-pulsed-field-gel-electrophoresis
#11
Fereshteh Shahcheraghi, Mohammad Mehdi Aslani, Hassan Mahmoudi, Zahra Karimitabar, Hamid Solgi, Abbas Bahador, Mohammad Yousef Alikhani
PURPOSE: Enterobacteriaceae is a large family of Gram-negative bacteria that are considered as normal gut flora. They are the most common human pathogens. The main objective of this study was to investigate the carbapenemase genes in clinical isolates of Enterobacteriaceae resistant to carbapenem antibiotics and determine their clonal relationship using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). METHODOLOGY: In the present study, bacteria were isolated and identified via conventional biochemical tests and API 20NE...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450261/monitoring-gene-expression-of-rcpa-from-aggregatibacter-actinomycetemcomitans-versus-antimicrobial-photodynamic-therapy-by-relative-quantitative-real-time-pcr
#12
Maryam Pourhajibagher, Nasim Chiniforush, Sima Shahabi, Shaghayegh Sobhani, Mohammad Moein Monzavi, Abbas Monzavi, Abbas Bahador
BACKGROUND: Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans is an important pathogen that is frequently found in various infections, particularly aggressive periodontitis. In this study, we described the outcome of the expression level of A. actinomycetemcomitans virulence factor following treatment by antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) with indocyanine green (ICG) as a photosensitizing agent. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To determine the aPDT effect on the cell-surviving assay and expression ratio of the rcpA gene in A...
April 24, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448443/the-effect-of-thermal-fluctuation-on-the-receptor-mediated-adhesion-of-a-cell-membrane-to-an-elastic-substrate
#13
Bahador Marzban, Hongyan Yuan
Mechanics of the bilayer membrane play an important role in many biological and bioengineering problems such as cell-substrate and cell-nanomaterial interactions. In this work, we study the effect of thermal fluctuation and the substrate elasticity on the cell membrane-substrate adhesion. We model the adhesion of a fluctuating membrane on an elastic substrate as a two-step reaction comprised of the out-of-plane membrane fluctuation and the receptor-ligand binding. The equilibrium closed bond ratio as a function of substrate rigidity was computed by developing a coupled Fourier space Brownian dynamics and Monte Carlo method...
April 27, 2017: Membranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438509/effect-of-photodynamic-therapy-based-on-indocyanine-green-on-expression-of-apoptosis-related-genes-in-human-gingival-fibroblast-cells
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Samira Gharesi, Maryam Pourhajibagher, Nasim Chiniforush, Reza Raoofian, Mehrdad Hashemi, Sima Shahabi, Abbas Bahador
BACKGROUND: Periodontal diseases refer to inflammation of the gingiva, induction of apoptosis in human gingival fibroblast cells, destruction of the surrounding tissues, and early bone loss resulting in infections due to the pathogenic activity of the microorganisms and the host immune inflammatory responses. Recent investigations have suggested that antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) can be an adjunct treatment therapy for periodontal infections. AIM: To prove the lack of side effects of PDT on periodontal tissues, we investigated the expression of BAX and BCL-2 genes that are involved in apoptosis after the PDT on human gingival fibroblast (HGF) cells...
April 21, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430524/mirna-related-polymorphisms-in-mir-423-rs6505162-and-pex6-rs1129186-and-risk-of-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-an-iranian-cohort
#15
Ziba Nariman-Saleh-Fam, Milad Bastami, Mohammad Hossein Somi, Farkhondeh Behjati, Yaser Mansoori, Abdolreza Daraei, Zahra Saadatian, Lida Nariman-Saleh-Fam, Habibollah Mahmoodzadeh, Yashar Makhdoumi, Fatemeh Varshoee Tabrizi, Bahador Ebrahimi-Sharif, Azam Hezarian, Shahnaz Naghashi, Mohammad Reza Abbaszadegan, Javad Tavakkoly-Bazzaz
AIMS: Iran is located in the Asian esophageal cancer belt. It is a high-risk region for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). The extent to which genetic components, especially variants within miRNAs or their binding sites, contribute to risk of ESCC in the region is not yet fully understood. Herein, tests were done on an Iranian cohort to evaluate the association of miRNA-related polymorphisms in miR-423 (rs6505162) and peroxisomal biogenesis factor 6 (PEX6) (rs1129186 within a miR-149-5p-binding site) with the risk of ESCC risk...
June 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415483/an-investigation-of-electrospun-henna-leaves-extract-loaded-chitosan-based-nanofibrous-mats-for-skin-tissue-engineering
#16
Iman Yousefi, Mehdi Pakravan, Hoda Rahimi, Abbas Bahador, Zahra Farshadzadeh, Ismael Haririan
Wound healing characteristics of some plant extracts have been well known for many years, and they have been utilized for such applications in traditional way. Recently electrospun nanofibrous mats showed promising properties for tissue engineering and especially for skin repair. It is expected that incorporation of plant extracts into such structures could provide higher performance and synergistic effect for biomedical and wound healing applications. The final purpose of this study is to fabricate chitosan based nanofiber mats loaded with a traditional plant extract of Lawsonia inermis (Henna) leaves to enhance the antibacterial efficacy and wound healing of the precursor nanofibers...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414081/photo-activated-elimination-of-aggregatibacter-actinomycetemcomitans-in-planktonic-culture-comparison-of-photodynamic-therapy-versus-photothermal-therapy-method
#17
Reza Fekrazad, Farzaneh Khoei, Abbas Bahador, Neda Hakimiha
BACKGROUND: Periodontal pathogens are the main factors responsible for periodontal diseases and considering the limitations of conventional mechanical debridement, new treatment approaches are under investigation. This study was designed to evaluate and compare the antibacterial effects of two different systems of photodynamic and photothermal therapy on Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans as the main pathogen involved in aggressive Periodontitis. METHODS: Cultures of Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans were exposed to 662nm laser in presence of Radachlorin(®) photosensitizer (photodynamic group) or 810nm laser in presence of EmunDo(®) photosensitizer (photothermal group), then bacterial suspension of each well in the study groups were diluted and subcultured on the surface of Muller-Hinton agar plates...
April 13, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362588/evaluating-interactive-graphical-encodings-for-data-visualization
#18
Bahador Saket, Arjun Srinivasan, Eric D Ragan, Alex Endert
User interfaces for data visualization often consist of two main components: control panels for user interaction and visual representation. A recent trend in visualization is directly embedding user interaction into the visual representations. For example, instead of using control panels to adjust visualization parameters, users can directly adjust basic graphical encodings (e.g., changing distances between points in a scatterplot) to perform similar parameterizations. However, enabling embedded interactions for data visualization requires a strong understanding of how user interactions influence the ability to accurately control and perceive graphical encodings...
March 9, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342937/molecular-epidemiology-of-staphylococcus-aureus-nasal-colonization-among-patients-and-their-parents-guardian-in-an-iranian-referral-hospital
#19
Babak Pourakbari, Mahmoud Khodabandeh, Shima Mahmoudi, Farah Sabouni, Alireza Aziz-Ahari, Abbas Bahador, Sepideh Keshavarz Valian, Reihaneh Hosseinpour Sadeghi, Setareh Mamishi
INTRODUCTION: Carriage of Staphylococcus aureus in the nose appears to play a key role in the epidemiology and pathogenesis of infection. It is important to investigate the genetic relatedness of S. aureus and MRSA clones in different geographic regions. The aim of this study was to assess the nasal carriage rate of S. aureus, including MRSA strains in both hospitalized children and general adult population (parents/guardian). In addition, antibiotic susceptibility pattern and molecular diversity of S...
June 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303213/3d-nanomolding-and-fluid-mixing-in-micromixers-with-micro-patterned-microchannel-walls
#20
Bahador Farshchian, Alborz Amirsadeghi, Junseo Choi, Daniel S Park, Namwon Kim, Sunggook Park
Microfluidic devices where the microchannel walls were decorated with micro and nanostructures were fabricated using 3D nanomolding. Using 3D molded microfluidic devices with microchannel walls decorated with microscale gratings, the fluid mixing behavior was investigated through experiments and numerical simulation. The use of microscale gratings in the micromixer was predicated by the fact that large obstacles in a microchannel enhances the mixing performance. Slanted ratchet gratings on the channel walls resulted in a helical flow along the microchannel, thus increasing the interfacial area between fluids and cutting down the diffusion length...
2017: Nano Convergence
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