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Ankylosing spondylitis monocyte-derived macrophages express increased level of A2A adenosine receptor and decreased level of ectonucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase-1 (CD39), A1 and A2B adenosine receptors  

Ankylosing spondylitis monocyte-derived macrophages express increased level of A2A adenosine receptor and decreased level of ectonucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase-1 (CD39), A1 and A2B adenosine receptors

مولف: Maryam Akhtari1 & Seyed Jalal Zargar1 & Mahdi Mahmoudi2 & Mahdi Vojdanian2 & Alireza Rezaeimanesh3 & Ahmadreza Jamshidi2

خلاصه: Macrophages play an important role in the ankylosing spondylitis (AS) auto-inflammatory responses and fibrocartilage destruction. Adenosine is a key modulator of inflammatory conditions. The various effects of adenosine are mediated by its interaction with adenosine receptors (AR). In this study, we investigated the mRNA expression ofA1, A2A, A2B, andA3 adenosine receptors, ectonucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase-1 (CD39), and ecto-5′-nucleotidase (CD73) in the monocyte-derived macrophages from AS patients in comparison to healthy controls. We also explored the ... سال انتشار: 2018
 

Promoter hypermethylation of BCL11B gene correlates with downregulation of gene transcription in ankylosing spondylitis patients

مولف: J Karami1, M Mahmoudi2, A Amirzargar1, M Gharshasbi3, A Jamshidi2, S Aslani1, 2 and MH Nicknam1

خلاصه: Methylation of DNA is one of the important regulatory mechanisms of gene transcription. B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia/ lymphoma 11B (BCL11B) plays a key role in the development, proliferation, differentiation, and survival of T cells. The aim of this study was to evaluate promoter methylation of BCL11B gene and its mRNA level in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients in relation to healthy controls and evaluate their correlation with diseases ... سال انتشار: 2017
 

New insights toward the pathogenesis of ankylosing ; genetic variations and epigenetic modifications

مولف: Mahdi Mahmoudi, Saeed Aslani, Mohammad Hossein Nicknam, Jafar Karami & Ahmad Reza Jamshidi

خلاصه: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease, characterized by typically an axial arthritis. AS is the prototype of a group of disorders called spondyloarthropathies, which is believed to have common clinical manifestations and genetic predisposition. To date, the exact etiology of AS remains unclear. Over the past few years, however, the role of genetic susceptibility and epigenetic modifications caused through environmental factors have been extensively surveyed with respect to the pathogenesis of AS, resulted ... سال انتشار: 2017
 

IRF7 gene expression profile and methylation of its promoter region in patients with systemic sclerosis

مولف: Ramazan REZAEI, 1, 2 Mahdi MAHMOUDI, 1 Farhad GHARIBDOOST, 1 Hoda KAVOSI, 1 Navid DASHTI, 1, 2 Vahideh IMENI, 1 Ahmadreza JAMSHIDI, 1 Saeed ASLANI, 1 Shayan MOSTAFAEI1 and Mohammad VODJGANI2

خلاصه: Objective: The aim of the current study was to evaluate if methylation status of CpG sites of interferon regulatory factor 7 (IRF7) promoter in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients is involved in pathogenesis of the disease. Methods: PBMCs were isolated from whole blood of 50 SSc patients and 30 controls. After the extraction of total RNA and DNA contents from PBMCs, complementary DNA (cDNA) was synthesized. Afterwards, quantitative analysis of ... سال انتشار: 2017
 

Epigenetic involvement in etiopathogenesis and implications in treatment of systemic lupus erythematous

مولف: Arron Munggela Foma1 • Saeed Aslani1, 2 • Jafar Karami2, 3 • Ahmadreza Jamshidi2 • Mahdi Mahmoudi

خلاصه: Abstract Background Recent researches in the field of genetics have extended our knowledge through the discovery of genetic factors associated with autoimmune diseases (AID). Genetics by itself, however, cannot elucidate all the uncertainties encountered in the etiopathology of AID. On the other hand, incomplete harmony in the prevalence of AID in identical twins suggests that non-genetic factors may play an important role in determining the disease susceptibility. Besides, epigenetics, which is defined by changes in gene expression without a corresponding change ... سال انتشار: 2017
 

Downregulation of Aquaporin3 in Systemic Sclerosis Dermal Fibroblasts

مولف: Bahman Yousefi1, 2, Mahdi Mahmoudi1, Abdolfattah Sarafnejad2, Elham Karimizadeh1, Elham Farhadi3, Ahmad Reza Jamshidi1, Hoda Kavosi1, Saeed Aslani1, and Farhad Gharibdoost1

خلاصه: Skin dryness and thickening are hallmarks of systemic sclerosis (SSc) disease. Aquaporins (AQPs) are plasma membrane proteins that transport glycerol and water, resulting in water retention and skin hydration. Expression of AQPs has been evaluated in human normal skin. However, expression of these proteins in SSc dermal fibroblasts has not yet been reported. The aim of this study was to assess the expression profile of AQPs in dermal fibroblasts of ... سال انتشار: 2017
Ankylosing spondylitis M-CSF-derived macrophages are undergoing unfolded protein response (UPR) and express higher levels of interleukin-23  

Ankylosing spondylitis M-CSF-derived macrophages are undergoing unfolded protein response (UPR) and express higher levels of interleukin-23

مولف: Alireza Rezaiemanesh, Mahdi Mahmoudi, Ali Akbar Amirzargar, Mahdi Vojdanian, Ahmad Reza Jamshidi & Mohammad Hossein Nicknam

خلاصه: Objective: Interleukin (IL)-23/IL-17 pathway involves in the pathogenesis of ankylosing spondylitis (AS). The exact mechanism implicated in overexpression of IL-23 and activation of the IL-23/IL-17 axis is not clear. The aim of the study was to clarify whether macrophages of AS patients undergo unfolded protein response (UPR) and secret increased IL-23. Methods: Peripheral blood monocyte isolated from 10 HLA-B27þ patients and five HLA-B27þ normal subjects were differentiated to macrophages by macrophage-colony stimulating factor (M-CSF) for seven ... سال انتشار: 2017
 

Analysis of killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs) and their HLA ligand genes polymorphisms in Iranian patients with systemic sclerosis

مولف: Mahdi Mahmoudi1 & Faranak Fallahian2 & Soheila Sobhani1 & Shima Ghoroghi1 & Ahmadreza Jamshidi1 & Shiva Poursani 1 & Masoumeh Dolati2 & Zahra Hosseinpour1 & Farhad Gharibdoost1

خلاصه: Abstract Genetic factors have a great role in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases by cooperating with environmental stimuli. Killer immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs) are cell surface proteins on NK cells whose association with major histocompatibility complex-I regulates their killing function. The aim of this study was to provide information on the possible association between KIR and human leukocyte antigen (HLA) genes with systemic sclerosis disease in Iranian population. A total of 279 systemic sclerosis patients and 451 healthy controls were ... سال انتشار: 2017
 

A Multidisciplinary Workplace Intervention for Chronic Low Back Pain among Nursing Assistants in Iran

Authers: Sarallah Shojaei1, 2, Sedigheh Sadat Tavafian1, Ahmad Reza Jamshidi3, Joan Wagner4

Abstract: Study Design: Interventional research with a 6-month follow-up period. Purpose: We aimed to establish the effectiveness of a multidisciplinary workplace intervention on reduction of work-related low back pain (WRLBP), using ergonomic posture training coupled with an educational program based on social cognitive theory. Overview of Literature: WRLBP is a major occupational problem among healthcare workers, who are often required to lift heavy loads. Patient handling is a particular requirement of nurse aides, and has ... سال انتشار: 2017
 

Cost-EffectivenessAnalysisofTocilizumabinComparisonwith Infliximab inIranianRheumatoidArthritisPatientswith Inadequate ResponsetotDMARDs:AMultistageMarkovModel

Authers: Amir Hashemi-Meshkini, PharmD1, ShekoufehNikfar, PharmD, PhD1, ElizabethGlaser, MS, MA2, Ahmadreza Jamshidi, MD3, SeyedAlirezaHosseini, PharmD, PhD1, 4, *

Abstract: To analyzethecost-effectivenessoftwocommontreat- ment strategiesinIran,comparinginfliximab plusmethotrexatewith tocilizumab plusmethotrexateinpatientswithrheumatoidarthritis with inadequateresponsetotraditionaldisease-modifyinganti- rheumatic drugs. Methods: A multistageMarkovdecisionmodel was appliedtoassesstheincrementalcost-effectivenessratio(ICER) of atocilizumab-containingregimenversusaninfliximab-containing regimen overa5-yeartimeperiod.Inthecaseofnoresponse,we assumed thatpatientsswitchedtothenexttreatment(adalimumab, rituximab, orsupportivecare)insequenceforeachstrategy.We consideredmajorcostitems,suchasdirectmedicalcostsanddirect nonmedical costs,fromapayer(patientsandthird-partypayers) perspective.Adeterministicsensitivityanalysiswasconductedto assess therobustnessofthemodelresultsovertheuncertaintyofkey parameters. Results: In thebase-caseanalysis,theICERofthe tocilizumab-containingregimenwasUS$60,800perquality-adjusted life-year ascomparedtotheinfliximab-containingregimen.In the sensitivityanalysis,changesinthepriceofthedrugsby generic substitution,inutilityscores,andindiscountratedidnot change ouroverallconclusions.Amongallinputstotheprimary study andthesensitivityanalyses,however,thepriceoftocili- zumab hadthemostimpactontheICER. Conclusions: Although tocilizumab andmethotrexateprovidealargergaininquality- adjusted life-years,theircurrentpriceisquitehighascomparedwith those ofourotherinterventions.Therefore,aregimencontaining tocilizumab isnotcost-effectiveascomparedwithaninfliximab- containingregimenforpatientswithrheumatoidarthritisinIran. Keywords: cost-effectiveness,infliximab, Iran,rheumatoidarthritis, tocilizumab. سال انتشار: 2015
 

STAT4 rs7574865 polymorphism in Iranian patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Authers: Zeinab Alizadeh a, b, Ali Farazmand b, Maassoomeh Akhlaghi a, *, Ahmad Reza Jamshidi a, Abtin Shahlaee a, Jafar Karami a, Elmira Shamsian a, Mahdi Mahmoudi

Abstract: The gene encoding signal transducer and activator of transcription 4 (STAT4) has been documented to be associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in several populations. The aim of this study was to determine the association of the STAT4 gene polymorphism (rs7574865) with RA in the Iranian population. Methods: This study included 612 Iranian RA patients and 389 healthy control subjects. For all samples, DNA was genotyped for STAT4 G>T (rs7574865) polymorphism using the MGB TaqMan Allelic Discrimination ... سال انتشار: 2016
 

Rituximab as first choice for patients with refractory rheumatoid arthritis: cost‑effectiveness analysis in Iran based on a systematic review and meta‑analysis

Authers: Saeed Ahmadiani1 · Shekoufeh Nikfar1, 5 · Somayeh Karimi2 · Ahmad Reza Jamshidi3 · Ali Akbari‑Sari4 · Abbas Kebriaeezadeh1

Abstract: Introduction Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease which affects joints and can lead to deformity of proximal organs due to erosion [1]. Prevalence of RA is ranging from 0.3 to 2.1 % in different societies [2]. As reported before, 0.33 % of urban population and 0.19 % of rural population are affected with RA in Iran [3]. With over 77 million population [4], it can be estimated that about 42,000 people in rural area and over ... سال انتشار: 2016
 

Photoclinic Figure 1. Abdominal CT scan showing ascites (asterisk) and target sign (arrow) Figure 2. Abdominal CT scan showing comb sign (arrow)

Authers: Sara Sagharnia MD1, Farideh Darabi MD1, Ahmadreza Jamshidi MD•

Abstract: A 17-year-old woman with 2 weeks history of generalized crampy abdominal pain, progressive nausea/vomiting, and loose stools was admitted to the emergency department. She was a known case of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with a history of associated mucocutaneous symptoms (Malar rash), nephritis (proteinuria 600 mg/24 h which wasn’t biopsied), arthritis and positive serology (positive ANA and Anti ds –DNA, with titer 2 سال انتشار: 2016
 

New insights toward the pathogenesis of ankylosing spondylitis; genetic variations and epigenetic modifications

Authers: Mahdi Mahmoudi1*, Saeed Aslani1*, Mohammad Hossein Nicknam2, Jafar Karami1, and Ahmad Reza Jamshidi1

Abstract: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease, characterized by typically an axial arthritis. AS is the prototype of a group of disorders called spondyloarthropathies, which is believed to have common clinical manifestations and genetic predisposition. To date, the exact etiology of AS remains unclear. Over the past few years, however, the role of genetic susceptibility and epigenetic modifications caused through environmental factors have been extensively surveyed with respect to the pathogenesis of AS, resulted ... سال انتشار: 2016
 

Inhibition of MicroRNA-21 induces apoptosis in dermal fibroblasts of patients with systemic sclerosis

Authers: Saeideh Jafarinejad-Farsangi1, PhD, Ali Farazmand1, PhD, Farhad Gharibdoost2, MD, Elham Karimizadeh1, PhD, Farshid Noorbakhsh3, PhD, Habibeh Faridani2, MD, Mahdi Mahmoudi2, PhD, and Ahmad Reza Jamshidi2, MD

Abstract: Prolonged activation of dermal fibroblasts is the main cause of progressive fibrosis in systemic sclerosis (SSc). It seems that inhibition of apoptosis in SSc fibroblasts deregulates fibrosis. MicroRNA-21 (miR-21) is a pro-fibrotic factor with high expression in lesional areas of SSc skin and fibroblasts. Methods The effects of miR-21 on expression of Bcl-2 and Bax, two apoptotic genes, in dermal fibroblasts of SSc patients were evaluated using real-time polymerase chain reaction and Western blot analysis. Apoptotic ... 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
 

Cost-EffectivenessAnalysisofTocilizumabinComparisonwith Infliximab inIranianRheumatoidArthritisPatientswith Inadequate ResponsetotDMARDs:AMultistageMarkovModel

Authers: Amir Hashemi-Meshkini, PharmD1, ShekoufehNikfar, PharmD, PhD1, ElizabethGlaser, MS, MA2, Ahmadreza Jamshidi, MD3, SeyedAlirezaHosseini, PharmD, PhD1, 4, *

Abstract: To analyzethecost-effectivenessoftwocommontreat- ment strategiesinIran,comparinginfliximab plusmethotrexatewith tocilizumab plusmethotrexateinpatientswithrheumatoidarthritis with inadequateresponsetotraditionaldisease-modifyinganti- rheumatic drugs. Methods: A multistageMarkovdecisionmodel was appliedtoassesstheincrementalcost-effectivenessratio(ICER) of atocilizumab-containingregimenversusaninfliximab-containing regimen overa5-yeartimeperiod.Inthecaseofnoresponse,we assumed thatpatientsswitchedtothenexttreatment(adalimumab, rituximab, orsupportivecare)insequenceforeachstrategy.We consideredmajorcostitems,suchasdirectmedicalcostsanddirect nonmedical costs,fromapayer(patientsandthird-partypayers) perspective.Adeterministicsensitivityanalysiswasconductedto assess therobustnessofthemodelresultsovertheuncertaintyofkey parameters. Results: In thebase-caseanalysis,theICERofthe tocilizumab-containingregimenwasUS$60,800perquality-adjusted life-year ascomparedtotheinfliximab-containingregimen.In the sensitivityanalysis,changesinthepriceofthedrugsby generic substitution,inutilityscores,andindiscountratedidnot change ouroverallconclusions.Amongallinputstotheprimary study andthesensitivityanalyses,however,thepriceoftocili- zumab hadthemostimpactontheICER. Conclusions: Although tocilizumab andmethotrexateprovidealargergaininquality- adjusted life-years,theircurrentpriceisquitehighascomparedwith those ofourotherinterventions.Therefore,aregimencontaining tocilizumab isnotcost-effectiveascomparedwithaninfliximab- containingregimenforpatientswithrheumatoidarthritisinIran. Keywords: cost-effectiveness,infliximab, Iran,rheumatoidarthritis, tocilizumab. Copyright & 2015, سال انتشار: 2016
 

Association study of AFF1 gene polymorphism (rs340630) with Iranian systemic lupus erythematosus patients

Authers: Arabi E1, 3, Garshasbi M2, Jamshidi AR1, Khalesi R2, Ahmadzadeh N1, Akbarian M1, Mahmoudi M1

Abstract: Aim: To investigate whether AFF1 polymorphism was associated with susceptibility and clinical features of SLE in Iranian patients. Methods: A total of 320 patients with SLE and 330 age, sex and ethnically matched healthy control subjects were enrolled in the present study. Both cases and healthy controls were genotyped for rs340630 polymorphism located inside the AFF1using Amplification Refractory Mutation System-PCR (ARMS-PCR). In order to investigate the association of this SNP with clinical features of SLE, clinical manifestations of the patients ... سال انتشار: 2016
 

Analysis of killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptors and their human leukocyte antigen-ligands gene polymorphisms in Iranian patients with systemic lupus erythematosus

Authers: M Akhtari1, A Farazmand1, M Mahmoudi2, M Akbarian2, N Ahmadzadeh2, Z Mirkazemi2, S Mostafaei3 and AR Jamshidi

Abstract: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an inflammatory autoimmune disease. Natural killer (NK) cells play a critical role in the pathogenesis of autoimmune disorders that mainly express killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs). The present study was undertaken to determine the association of the KIR alleles, genotypes, and KIR–human leukocyte antigen (HLA) ligand gene combinations with the susceptibility to SLE. Methods: The genotyping of 17 KIR and 5 HLA loci was performed using the polymerase chain reactionsequence specific ... سال انتشار: 2016
 

A Multidisciplinary Work-Related Low Back Pain Predictor Questionnaire: Psychometric Evaluation of Iranian Patient-Care Workers

Authers: Shojaei Sarallah1, Tavafian Sedigheh Sadat1, Ahmad Reza Jamshidi2, Wagner Joan3

Abstract: Study Design: Psychometric evaluation design. Purpose: Psychometric evaluation of a multidisciplinary work-related low back pain predictor questionnaire (MWRLBPPQ) of Iranians patient-care workers based on the social cognitive theory. Overview of Literature: Healthcare is one of the professions in which work-related musculoskeletal disorders are prevalent. The chronic low back pain experienced by patient caregivers can negatively impact their professional performance, and patient handling in a hospital is the main cause of low back ... سال انتشار: 2016
 

Gender differences in Iranian patients with ankylosing spondylitis

Authers: Abtin Shahlaee & Mahdi Mahmoudi & Mohammad Hossein Nicknam & Elham Farhadi & Sasan Fallahi & Ahmad Reza Jamshidi

Abstract: Abstract Inequalities in features and severity of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) have been noticed between men and women, suggesting a possible influence of gender on disease phenotypes. Comparing disease features and characterization of gender differences in clinical features and medications could help elucidate the potential influence of gender on the severity of AS in patients. This study aims to assess the influence of gender on disease patterns in Iranian patients with AS. Three hundred and twenty patients diagnosed with ... سال انتشار: 2015
 

c-Abl silencing reduced the inhibitory effects of TGF-b1 on apoptosis in systemic sclerosis dermal fibroblasts

مولف: Elham Karimizadeh1 • Farhad Gharibdoost2 • Nasrin Motamed1 • Saeideh Jafarinejad-Farsangi1 • Ahmadreza Jamshidi2 • Mahdi Mahmoudi

خلاصه: It is generally accepted that the apoptosis of myofibroblasts is a crucial event in the normal wound healing. Delay in myofibroblasts apoptosis results in fibrotic diseases such as systemic sclerosis (SSc). Transforming growth factor-b1 (TGF-b1) is an important cytokine to induce fibroblasts differentiation into myofibroblasts. Cellular Abelson (c-Abl) is known as a TGF-b1- modulating molecule in fibrosis. The role of c-Abl, TGFb1, and their interaction in SSc myofibroblasts apoptosis has not yet been fully explored. The aim of this ... سال انتشار: 2015
 

Prevalence of osteoarthritis in rural areas of Iran: a WHO-ILAR COPCORD study

Authers: Arash TEHRANI-BANIHASHEMI, 1, 2 Fereydoun DAVATCHI, 1 Ahmad-Reza JAMSHIDI, 1 Tahereh FAEZI, 1 Pedram PARAGOMI1 and Mozhgan BARGHAMDI

Abstract: Aim: To estimate the prevalence of osteoarthritis (OA) of different joints in rural areas of Iran. Methods: From five villages of Tuyserkan County, 1565 individuals were randomly selected and were interviewed to complete the Community Oriented Programme for Control of the Rheumatic Diseases (COPCORD) Core Questionnaire. Among these cases 1192 cases with rheumatic complaints were examined by a rheumatologist and laboratory and radiology tests were performed if necessary for the diagnosis. Definition of OA ... سال انتشار: 2014
 

Clinical and immunological pattern of systemic lupus erythematosus in men in a cohort of 2355 patients

Authers: Seyedeh Tahereh FAEZI, Mahdieh HOSSEINI ALMODARRESI, Mahmood AKBARIAN, Farhad GHARIBDOOST, Masoumeh AKHLAGHI, Ahamadreza JAMSHIDI, Farhad SHAHRAM, Abdolhadi NADJI, Nahid SHAFAIE, Maryam AKHLAGHKHAH, Pedram PARAGOMI and Fereydoun DAVATCHI

Abstract: Aim: To investigate the impact of gender on expression of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in a cohort of 2355 SLE patients as one of the largest series of cases among the present reports. Method: In this retrospective study we used medical records of all patients (239 male and 2116 female) of the SLE registry of Rheumatology Research Center (RRC), Tehran University of Medical science (TUMS), Iran. Both clinical and paraclinical manifestations of SLE patients ... سال انتشار: 2014
 

Attenuation of fibrosis with selective inhibition of c-Abl by siRNA in systemic sclerosis dermal fibroblasts

Authers: Elham Karimizadeh • Nasrin Motamed • Mahdi Mahmoudi • Saeideh Jafarinejad-Farsangi • Ahmadreza Jamshidi • Habibeh Faridani • Farhad Gharibdoost

Abstract: Cellular abelson (c-Abl), a non-receptor tyrosine kinase, is an important molecule in the pathogenesis of systemic sclerosis. There have been reports of beneficial effects of pharmacological tyrosine kinase inhibitors, such as imatinib mesylate, on fibrosis. However, these inhibitors affect multiple tyrosine kinases including c-Abl, c-kit, and platelet-derived growth factor receptor. The effects of selective inhibition of c-Abl using small interfering RNA (siRNA) on dermal fibrosis have not yet been explored. The aim of this study is to evaluate whether ... سال انتشار: 2014
 

Association of STAT4 rs7574865 with Susceptibility to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in Iranian Population

Authers: Sedigheh Mirkazemi, 1 Mahmoud Akbarian, 2 Ahmad Reza Jamshidi, 2 Reza Mansouri, 3 Shima Ghoroghi, 2 Yahya Salimi, 4 Zahra Tahmasebi, 2 and Mahdi Mahmoudi2, 5

Abstract: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multifactorial autoimmune disease with complex genetic inheritance that affecting different organs and systems. STAT4 has been newly identified as a susceptible gene in the development of SLE. According to recent studies, STAT4 has been associated with SLE in various populations. We investigated whether STAT4 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were associated with susceptibility and clinical features of SLE in Iranian patients. The study group comprised 280 patients with SLE and ... سال انتشار: 2013
 

Interleukin-1 gene cluster and IL-1 receptor polymorphisms in Iranian patients with systemic lupus erythematosus

Authers: Zahra Tahmasebi • Mahmoud Akbarian • Sedigheh Mirkazemi • Abtin Shahlaee • Zahra Alizadeh • Ali Akbar Amirzargar • Ahmad Reza Jamshidi • Shima Ghoroghi • Shiva Poursani • Keramat Nourijelyani • Mahdi Mahmoudi

Abstract: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a systemic autoimmune disease of unknown etiology with a complex pathogenesis involving multiple genetic and environmental contributions. Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in cytokine genes are associated with higher or lower cytokine activity, which can alter the susceptibility to certain diseases or their clinical outcomes. We investigated SNPs of the IL-1 family in Iranian SLE patients and normal individuals. We obtained blood samples from 207 SLE patients and 213 healthy controls. Cytokine genotyping was performed by polymerase ... 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
 

Scientometric analysis and mapping of scientific articles on Behcet’s disease

Authers: Farhad SHAHRAM, 1 Ahmad-Reza JAMSHIDI, 1 Armin HIRBOD-MOBARAKEH, 2, 3 Gholamreza HABIBI, 4 Amir MARDANI4 and Marjan GHAEMI4

Abstract: Behcet’s disease (BD) is a systemic vasculitis disease with oral and genital aphthous ulceration, uveitis, skin manifestations, arthritis and neurological involvement. Many investigators have published articles on BD in the last two decades since introduction of diagnosis criteria by the International Study Group for Behcet’s Disease in 1990. However, there is no scientometric analysis available for this increasing amount of literature. Methods: A scientometric analysis method was used to achieve a view of scientific articles ... سال انتشار: 2013