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Prevalence of influenza A infection in the Middle-East: A systematic review and meta-analysis  

Prevalence of influenza A infection in the Middle-East: A systematic review and meta-analysis

مولف: Mohsen Moghoofei1 | Seyed Hamidreza Monavari2 | Shayan Mostafaei3, 4 | Shima Hadifar5, 6 | Amir Ghasemi7 | Farhad Babaei1 | Hoda Kavosi4 | Ahmad Tavakoli2 | Davod Javanmard2 | Maryam Esghaei2 | Nilofar Khodabandehlou8

خلاصه: Objective: This systematic review and meta-analysis was performed to determine the prevalence rate of influenza virus from different parts of Middle East region, and present an overall relative frequency (RF) for this region. Methods: The authors performed a systematic literature review from several reliable databases such as PubMed, ISI Web of Science and Scopus during 2000–2016. Furthermore, the keywords of this research were ‘Influenza’, ‘Subtype’, ‘Seroprevalence’, ‘Incidence’, ‘Seroepidemiology’, ‘H1N1’, ‘H3N2’, ‘H5N1’, ‘H9N2’, ‘Middle- East’ and ‘Meta-analysis’. The ... سال انتشار: 2018
microRNAs 29, 150, 155, 223 level and their relation to viral and immunological markers in HIV-1 infected naive patients  

microRNAs 29, 150, 155, 223 level and their relation to viral and immunological markers in HIV-1 infected naive patients

مولف: Mohsen Moghoofei1, Farah Bokharaei-Salim1, 2, Maryam Esghaei1, Hossein Keyvani1, Maryam Honardoost3, Shayan Mostafaei4, 5, Amir Ghasemi6, Ahmad Tavakoli1, Davod Javanmard1, Farhad Babaei7, Saba Garshasbi2 & Seyed Hamidreza Monavari*,

خلاصه: Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between microRNAs and viral and immunological markers in HIV-1 infection. Materials & methods: The expression level of miRNAs was evaluated in 60 HIV- 1 patients and 20 healthy controls using real-time PCR assays. Results: The results showed that among all miRNAs, miR-29 and miR-150 were significantly downregulated in HIV-1 patients compared with healthy controls, while miR-155 and miR-223 were significantly upregulated compared with ... سال انتشار: 2018
 

Pro-inflammatory cytokine single nucleotide polymorphisms in Kawasaki disease

مولف: Raheleh ASSARI, 1, 2 Yahya AGHIGHI, 3 Vahid ZIAEE, 1, 2 Maryam SADR, 4 Farzaneh RAHMANI, 5 Arezou REZAEI, 5 Zeinab SADR, 4 Mohammad Hassan MORADINEJAD, 2 Seyed Reza RAEESKARAMI6 and Nima REZAEI

خلاصه: Aim: Kawasaki disease (KD) is a systemic vasculitis of children associated with cardiovascular sequelae. Proinflammatory cytokines play a major role in KD pathogenesis. However, their role is both influenced and modified by regulatory T-cells. IL-1 gene cluster, IL-6 and TNF-a polymorphisms have shown significant associations with some vasculitides. Herein we investigated their role in KD. Methods: Fifty-five patients with KD who were randomly selected from referrals to the main pediatric hospital were enrolled in this ... سال انتشار: 2017
 

Prevalence of Influenza A Infection in the Middle-East: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

مولف: Mohsen Moghoofei1, Seyed Hamidreza Monavari2, Shayan Mostafaei3, 4, Shima Hadifar5, 6, Amir Ghasemi7, Farhad Babaei1, Hoda Kavosi5, Ahmad Tavakoli2 , Davod Javanmard2, Maryam Esghaei2*, Nilofar Khodabandehlou8*

خلاصه: Objective: This systematic review and meta-analysis was performed to determine the prevalence rate of influenza virus from different parts of Middle East region, and present an overall relative frequency (RF) for this region. Methods: The authors performed a systematic literature review from several reliable databases such as PubMed, ISI Web of Science and Scopus during 2000–2016. Furthermore, the keywords of this research were “Influenza”, “Subtype”, “Seroprevalence”, “Incidence”, “Seroepidemiology”, “H1N1”, “H3N2”, “H5N1”, “H9N2”, “Middle-East”, and “Metaanalysis”. The reported ... سال انتشار: 2017
 

Prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen among hemodialysis patients from Middle Eastern countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis

مولف: Ahmad Tavakoli1, 2, Mohsen Moghoofei3, 4, Shayan Mostafaei5, 6, Hadi Ghaffari2, Seyed Hamidreza Monavari2 & Seyed Moayed Alavian*,

خلاصه: Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the overall prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) among hemodialysis patients reported from the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office of the WHO (EMRO) countries and the Middle East. Methods: Several databases such as PubMed, ISI Web of Science, MEDLINE and Scopus were searched for publications reporting HBsAg prevalence among hemodialysis patients up to December 2016. Results: From all the samples, the pooled prevalence of HBsAg was ... سال انتشار: 2017
 

PDCD1 Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Iranian Patients With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

مولف: Mahdi Mahmoudi1, 2, Alireza Rezaiemanesh1, 3, Sara Harsini4, 5, Arash Salmaninejad6, Shiva Poursani1, Tayyeb Bahrami7, Vahid Ziaee8, 9, and Nima Rezaei3, 5, 6

خلاصه: Abstract- Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a clinically heterogeneous cluster of complex diseases, in which both the genetic and environmental factors seem to play a role in the development of the disease. The current study aims to assess the association of programmed cell death 1 (PDCD1, also called PD-1) gene variants with JIA vulnerability in Iranian population. In this case-control association study, we investigated a group of 50 Iranian patients ... سال انتشار: 2017
 

Hyaline Fibromatosis Syndrome: A Novel Mutation and Recurrent Founder Mutation in the CMG2/ ANTXR2 Gene

مولف: Leila Youssefian1, 2#, Hassan Vahidnezhad1, 3#, Yahya Aghighi4#, Vahid Ziaee4, 5#, Sirous Zeinali3, 6, Maryam Abiri2, 3 and Jouni Uitto1

خلاصه: Hyaline Fibromatosis Syndrome (HFS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder affecting primarily skin and mucous membranes. Skin appears thickened with subcutaneous nodules, associated with swollen joint contractures, red hyperpigmentation and gingival hyperplasia. Additional findings include osteopenia and osteoporosis, and the affected children are susceptible to infections and protein losing enteropathy (1). Histopathology of skin lesions shows proliferation of spindle-shaped cells, embedded in a homogeneous hyaline-like material, and biochemical alterations in type I and VI collagens as well as in glycosaminoglycans have ... سال انتشار: 2017
 

Behavioral Problems in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: A Controlled Study to Examine the Risk of Psychopathology in a Chronic Pediatric Disorder

مولف: Amir Hossein Memari, 1 Elham Chamanara, 2 Vahid Ziaee, 3, 4 Ramin Kordi, 1, 5 and Seyed-Reza Raeeskarami4, 6

خلاصه: Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) which consists of a heterogeneous group of chronic disorders (e.g., oligoarthritis, polyarthritis, and systemic arthritis) is an autoimmune, noninfectious inflammation of joints’ synovial membrane and connective tissues that lastsmore than 6 weeks [1, 2].The disorder has been identified all over the world in nearly all races and ethnicities with an average prevalence rate of 1 to 2 per 1,000 children [3]. Some children may experience JIA symptoms for only a few months while others ... سال انتشار: 2017
 

Association of STAT4 gene single nucleotide polymorphisms with Iranian juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosus patients

مولف: Arash Salmaninejad1, 2, Mahdi Mahmoudi1, 3, Saeed Aslani1, 3, Shiva Poursani1, Vahid Ziaee4, 5, Nima Rezaei6, 7, 8

خلاصه: SUMMARY: Salmaninejad A, Mahmoudi M, Aslani S, Poursani S, Ziaee V, Rezaei N. Association of STAT4 gene single nucleotide polymorphisms with Iranian juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosus patients. Turk J Pediatr 2017; 59: 144-149. Juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (JSLE) is a complex autoimmune disease, characterized by multi-organ involvement. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of signal transducer and activator of transcription 4 (STAT4) gene have been reported to have relationship with the risk of ... سال انتشار: 2017
 

Polymorphisms of genes encoding interleukin-4 and its receptor in Iranian patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Authers: Vahid Ziaee1, 2 & Arezou Rezaei3 & Sara Harsini3, 4 & Marzieh Maddah2 & Samaneh Zoghi4, 5 & Maryam Sadr6 & Mohammad Hassan Moradinejad2 & Nima Rezaei 3, 4, 5

Abstract: As cytokines, including interleukin-4 (IL-4), seem to have a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), this study is aimed at investigating of association of polymorphisms in IL-4 and IL-4 receptor α (IL-4RA) genes with susceptibility to JIA. A case-control study was conducted on 53 patients with JIA and 139 healthy unrelated controls. Single nucleotide polymorphisms of IL-4 gene at positions -1098, -590, and -33, as well as IL-4RA gene at position +1902 were genotyped ... سال انتشار: 2016
 

Hyaline Fibromatosis Syndrome: A Novel Mutation and Recurrent Founder Mutation in the CMG2/ ANTXR2 Gene

Authers: Leila Youssefian1, 2#, Hassan Vahidnezhad1, 3#, Yahya Aghighi4#, Vahid Ziaee4, 5#, Sirous Zeinali3, 6, Maryam Abiri2, 3 and Jouni Uitto1

Abstract: Hyaline Fibromatosis Syndrome (HFS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder affecting primarily skin and mucous membranes. Skin appears thickened with subcutaneous nodules, associated with swollen joint contractures, red hyperpigmentation and gingival hyperplasia. Additional findings include osteopenia and osteoporosis, and the affected children are susceptible to infections and protein losing enteropathy (1). Histopathology of skin lesions shows proliferation of spindle-shaped cells, embedded in a homogeneous hyaline-like material, and biochemical alterations in type I and VI collagens as well as in glycosaminoglycans have ... سال انتشار: 2016
 

HLA-DRB and HLA-DQB Allele and Haplotype Frequencies in Iranian Patients with Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis

Authers: Shamsolmoulouk Najafi1, Mahsa Mohammadzadeh2, Alireza Zare Bidoki3, 4, Ghasem Meighani5, Saeed Aslani6, 7, Mahdi Mahmoudi6, and Nima Rezaei7, 8, 9

Abstract: Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) is known as the most common chronic disease of the oral cavity, which affects a range of 5-25% of the population. RAS appears to be associated with some human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class II alleles and haplotypes. This study attempts to survey the distribution of HLA-DRB and -DQB alleles among Iranian RAS patients and healthy controls. In order to evaluate the association of HLA-DR and DQ alleles ... سال انتشار: 2016
 

Headache in Behcet’s disease: types and characteristics

Authers: Maryam Moghaddassi1, Mansoureh Togha2, 3*, Farhad Shahram1, Hamed Hanif4, Sahar Dadkhah5, Soodeh Razeghi Jahromi6 and Mohammad Mozafari2

Abstract: Behcet’s disease involves several systems in the body. Neurological involvement is identified by different symptoms. Headache is one of the common complaints of patients with Behcet’s disease. It might be a part of neurological involvement or may arise independently in the course of disease. Studies with small sample size have resulted in various findings in this field. Since the prevalence of Behcet’s disease is relatively high in Iran, this study was carried out to ... سال انتشار: 2016
 

Gene Expression Profiling of Toll-Like Receptor 4 and 5 in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells in Rheumatic Disorders: Ankylosing Spondylitis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Authers: Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol February 2016; 15(1):87-92.

Abstract: Spondyloarthropathies (SpA), defined by inflammatory situations, are a category of rheumatic diseases with mainly involvement of the spine, enthuses, and peripheral joints.1 Ankylosing spondylitis (AS), as the prototype of this category, is an autoimmune disease with a chronic inflammatory arthritis which is characterized by axial skeletal ankylosis, inflammation at the entheses, and arthritis of the peripheral limbs.2 AS shows a strong association with Human Leucocyte Antigen (HLA)-B27 hereditary, and the ... سال انتشار: 2016
 

Determination of IL1 R2, ANTXR2, CARD9, and SNAPC4 single nucleotide polymorphisms in Iranian patients with ankylosing spondylitis

Authers: Parisa Momenzadeh1, 2 · Mahdi Mahmoudi2, 6 · Maani Beigy2, 3 · Masoud Garshasbi4 · Mahdi Vodjdanian2 · Ali Farazmand1, 5, 7 · Ahmad Reza Jamshidi2

Abstract: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown origin, while both genetic and environmental factors have been demonstrated to be etiologically involved. Recent genome-wide association and replication studies have suggested that anthrax toxin receptor 2 (ANTXR2), interleukin-1 receptor 2 (IL1R2), caspase recruitment domain-containing protein 9 (CARD9), and small nuclear RNA-activating complex polypeptide 4 (SNAPC4) seem to be associated with AS pathogenesis. This case–control study was performed on 349 unrelated AS patients and 469 age- and gender-matched healthy controls, ... سال انتشار: 2016
 

Cytokines in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Their Role in Pathogenesis of Disease and Possible Therapeutic Opportunities

Authers: Leili Tahernia, 1 Shideh Namazi, 2 Nima Rezaei, 2, 3, 4, * and Vahid Ziaee5, 6

Abstract: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease that may involve several organs. The disease is characterized by a recurring pattern of remission and flare. Immunologic factors seem to have important roles in the pathogenesis of SLE. Several studies revealed that cytokines are important in pathogenesis of this disorder. These cytokines include B-cell activating factor (BAFF), tumor necrosis factor (TNF), interferon (IFN), interleukin (IL)-23, IL-17, IL-10, IL-6 and IL-21. In this article, ... سال انتشار: 2016
 

Cytokines in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Their Role in Pathogenesis of Disease and Possible Therapeutic Opportunities

Authers: Leili Tahernia, 1 Shideh Namazi, 2 Nima Rezaei, 2, 3, 4, * and Vahid Ziaee5, 6

Abstract: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease that may involve several organs. The disease is characterized by a recurring pattern of remission and flare. Immunologic factors seem to have important roles in the pathogenesis of SLE. Several studies revealed that cytokines are important in pathogenesis of this disorder. These cytokines include B-cell activating factor (BAFF), tumor necrosis factor (TNF), interferon (IFN), interleukin (IL)-23, IL-17, IL-10, IL-6 and IL-21. In this article, ... سال انتشار: 2016
 

Behavioral Problems in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: A Controlled Study to Examine the Risk of Psychopathology in a Chronic Pediatric Disorder

Authers: Amir Hossein Memari, 1 Elham Chamanara, 2 Vahid Ziaee, 3, 4 Ramin Kordi, 1, 5 and Seyed-Reza Raeeskarami4, 6

Abstract: Children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) are prone to the problems that can delay their psychosocial development; however, the existing literature has not reached a consensus on the psychological problems related to JIA.Atotal of 51 children and adolescents with JIA and 75 healthy controls aged 6 to 18 years were examined using the Child Behavioral Checklist (CBCL). Our results represented that 70 percent of JIA group reached “borderline clinical” range or “clinical” range ... سال انتشار: 2016
 

Headache in Behcet’s disease: types and characteristics

Authers: Maryam Moghaddassi1, Mansoureh Togha2, 3*, Farhad Shahram1, Hamed Hanif4, Sahar Dadkhah5, Soodeh Razeghi Jahromi6 and Mohammad Mozafari2

Abstract: Behcet’s disease involves several systems in the body. Neurological involvement is identified by different symptoms. Headache is one of the common complaints of patients with Behcet’s disease. It might be a part of neurological involvement or may arise independently in the course of disease. Studies with small sample size have resulted in various findings in this field. Since the prevalence of Behcet’s disease is relatively high in Iran, this study was carried out to ... سال انتشار: 2016
 

Consensus classification criteria for paediatric Behçet’s disease from a prospective observational cohort: PEDBD

Authers: Isabelle Koné-Paut, 1 Fahrad Shahram, 2 Martha Darce-Bello, 1 Luca Cantarini, 3 Rolando Cimaz, 4 Marco Gattorno, 5 Jordi Anton, 6 Michael Hofer, 7 Bouchra Chkirate, 8 Kenza Bouayed, 9 Ilknur Tugal-Tutkun, 10 Jasmin Kuemmerle-Deschner, 11 Hélène Agostini,

Abstract: We aimed to describe the main features of Behçet’s disease (BD) in children in the largest prospective cohort to date and to propose a classification. Methods An international expert consensus group was formed to define a data set of minimal symptoms for the inclusion of patients. Patients were entered prospectively during 66 months. Experts classified patients on a consensus basis. The concordance of two international classifications was analysed in confirmed patients with BD. Comparisons of subgroups of patients helped define consensus ... سال انتشار: 2015
 

Sensitivity and specificity of adenosine deaminase in diagnosis of juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Authers: Mina Doudkani-Fard1, Vahid Ziaee2, Mohamad-Hassan Moradinejad3 Mojtaba Sedaghat4, Mohammad-Taghi Haghi-Ashtiani5, Zahra Ahmadinejad6

Abstract: Background: Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) is one of the most common chronic rheumatic diseases in children with unknown etiology and pathogenesis. It also has no diagnostic test and its clinical diagnosis is made through ruling out other types of arthritis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the level of ADA (Adenosine Deaminase) in the serum of JIA patients and to compare it with that of patients with Reactive Arthritis (RA). Evaluation of ... سال انتشار: 2014
 

IL10 low-frequency variants in Behcet’s disease patients

Authers: Mafalda MATOS, 1, 2 Joana M. XAVIER, 1, 2 Patrıcia ABRANTES, 1, 2 In^es SOUSA, 1, 2 Nadia REI, 1, 2 Fereydoun DAVATCHI, 3 Farhad SHAHRAM, 3 Gorete JESUS, 4 Filipe BARCELOS, 5 Joana VEDES, 6 Manuel SALGADO, 7

Abstract: Aim: To explain the missing heritability after the genome-wide association studies era, sequencing studies allow the identification of low-frequency variants with a stronger effect on disease risk. Common variants in the interleukin 10 gene (IL10) have been consistently associated with Behcet’s disease (BD) and the goal of this study is to investigate the role of low-frequency IL10 variants in BD susceptibility. Methods: To identify IL10 low-frequency variants, a discovery group of 50 Portuguese BD ... سال انتشار: 2014
 

The International Criteria for Behcet’s Disease (ICBD): a collaborative study of 27 countries on the sensitivity and specificity of the new criteria

Authers: F. Davatchi, 1, *, † S. Assaad-Khalil, 2, † K.T. Calamia, 3, † J.E. Crook, 4, † B. Sadeghi-Abdollahi, 1, † M. Schirmer, 5, † T. Tzellos, 6, † C.C. Zouboulis, 6, 7, 8, *, † M. Akhlagi, 1 A. Al-Dalaan, 9 Z.S. Alekberova, 10 A.A. Ali, ،A.R. Jamshidi،A. Nadji،F. Shahram،H. Shams،N. Ziaei1

Abstract: Behcet’s disease (BD) is a chronic, relapsing, inflammatory vascular disease with no pathognomonic test. Low sensitivity of the currently applied International Study Group (ISG) clinical diagnostic criteria led to their reassessment. Methods An International Team for the Revision of the International Criteria for BD (from 27 countries) submitted data from 2556 clinically diagnosed BD patients and 1163 controls with BD-mimicking diseases or presenting at least one major BD sign. These were randomly divided into ... سال انتشار: 2013
 

Effect of HLA-B*27 and its Subtypes on Clinical Manifestations and Severity of Ankylosing Spondylitis in Iranian Patients

Authers: Sasan Fallahi1, 2, Mahdi Mahmoudi2, Mohammad Hossein Nicknam3, 5, Farhad Gharibdoost2, Elham Farhadi4, Azad Saei5, Keramat Nourijelyani6, Nooshin Ahmadzadeh2, and Ahmad Reza Jamshidi2

Abstract: The aim of this study was to assess the role of HLA-B*27 and it’s subtypes in determining severity and clinical manifestations of ankylosing spondylitis (AS). A total of 163 AS patients were assessed for clinical manifestations and severity using structured questionnaires. HLA-B*27 screening and B*27 sub-typing were performed by PCR. One hundred twenty two patients (74.8%) were B*27 positive. The male to female ratio, peripheral arthritis, steroid use, intense dorsal kyphosis and ... سال انتشار: 2013
 

Association Between the Interleukin 6 Genotype at Position –174 and Atopic Dermatitis

Authers: M Gharagozlou, 1 E Farhadi, 2, 4 M Khaledi, 5 N Behniafard, 1 S Sotoudeh, 1 R Salari, 2 B Darabi, 1 SM Fathi, 1 M Mahmoudi, 6 A Aghamohammadi, 1, 7 AA Amirzargar, 2, 3 N Rezaei1, 2, 3, 7

Abstract: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic skin disorder of unknown origin that usually manifests for the fi rst time in early infancy. Different types of genetic predisposition and environmental factors seem to be associated with the disease. Methods: This study was performed to evaluate the frequency of alleles, genotypes, and haplotypes of interleukin (IL) 6 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) at positions –174 and nt565 in 89 Iranian children with AD and 139 healthy controls. Results: ... سال انتشار: 2013
 

TNF-alpha single nucleotide polymorphisms in atopic dermatitis

Authers: Nasrin Behniafard1, Mohammad Gharagozlou1, Elham Farhadi2, 3, Mojdeh Khaledi4, Soheila Sotoudeh1, Behzad Darabi1, Seid Mohammad Fathi1, Zahra Gholizadeh Moghaddam1, Mahdi Mahmoudi5, Asghar Aghamohammadi1, 6, Ali Akbar Amirzargar2, Nima Rezaei1, 2, 6

Abstract: Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-) could be considered as potential biomarkers in atopic dermatitis (AD), while its level could be influenced by cytokine single gene polymorphisms (SNP). This study was performed in 89 pediatric patients with AD and 137 controls to assess polymorphisms of the TNF- gene at positions -308 and -238, using the polymerase chain reaction and the sequence-specific primers method. The highest positive allelic association that made the patients susceptible to AD was ... سال انتشار: 2013
 

Random Forests Analysis: A modern statistical method for screening in high-dimensional studies and its application in a population-based genetic association study

Authers: Sahar Noori1, Keramat Nourijelyani 2*, Kazem Mohammad3, Mohammad Hossein Niknam4, Mahdi Mahmoudi5, Laris Andonian6, and Arash Akaberi7

Abstract: Technology advances in this century, especially, in molecular generics yields high volume, high dimensional data. This creates many unprecedented challenges for statisticians who are responsible for analysis of such data. Although logistic regression method is quite popular in association analysis in medical researches but it has some serious limitations in handling high dimensional data. In present study, our goal is introduce a modern model-free statistical method called random forest that we believe is able to overcome difficulties ... سال انتشار: 2012
 

Association Study of IL10 and IL23R–IL12RB2 in Iranian Patients With Behc¸et’s Disease

Authers: Joana M. Xavier, 1 Farhad Shahram, 2 Fereydoun Davatchi, 2 Alexandra Rosa, 3 Jorge Crespo, 4 Bahar Sadeghi Abdollahi, 2 Abdolhadi Nadji, 2 Gorete Jesus, 5 Filipe Barcelos, 6 Jose´ Vaz Patto, 6 Niloofar Mojarad Shafiee, 2 Fahmida Ghaderibarim, 2 and Sofia A. Oliveira1

Abstract: Independent replication of the findings from genome-wide association studies (GWAS) remains the gold standard for results validation. Our aim was to test the association of Behc¸et’s disease (BD) with the interleukin-10 gene (IL10) and the IL-23 receptor–IL-12 receptor 2 (IL23R–IL12RB2) locus, each of which has been previously identified as a risk factor for BD in 2 different GWAS. Methods. Six haplotype-tagging single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in IL10 and 42 in IL23R–IL12RB2 were genotyped in 973 Iranian patients with BD and 637 non-BD ... سال انتشار: 2012
 

TNF-alpha single nucleotide polymorphisms in atopic dermatitis

Authers: Nasrin Behniafard, Mohammad Gharagozlou1, Elham Farhadi2, 3, Mojdeh Khaledi4, Soheila Sotoudeh1, Behzad Darabi1, Seid Mohammad Fathi1, Zahra Gholizadeh Moghaddam1, Mahdi Mahmoudi5, Asghar Aghamohammadi1, 6, Ali Akbar Amirzargar2, Nima Rezaei1, 2, 6

Abstract: Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-) could be considered as potential biomarkers in atopic dermatitis (AD), while its level could be influenced by cytokine single gene polymorphisms (SNP). This study was performed in 89 pediatric patients with AD and 137 controls to assess polymorphisms of the TNF- gene at positions -308 and -238, using the polymerase chain reaction and the sequence-specific primers method. The highest positive allelic association that made the patients susceptible to AD was ... سال انتشار: 2012
 

Clinical application of oral form of ANGIPARS™ and in combination with topical form as a new treatment for diabetic foot ulcers: A randomized clinical trial

Authers: 1Bahrami A, , 2Kamali K, , 1Ali-Asgharzadeh A, , 3Hosseini P, , Heshmat R, , Khorram Khorshid HR, , Gharibdoust F, , 6Madani SH, , 3Larijani B

Abstract: ANGIPARS™ is a new herbal extract which has been produced in oral, topical, and intravenous forms. The present article contains preliminary results of the study which was planned to evaluate the efficacy and safety of orally applied ANGIPARS™ and to compare it with the combination of oral and topical forms and also with conventional therapy in patients with diabetic ulcers of the lower extremities. Twenty one patients with diabetic foot ulcers were divided into 3 ... سال انتشار: 2008