Volume 18 (2021)
Volume 17 (2020)
Volume 16 (2019)
Volume 15 (2018)
Volume 14 (2017)
Volume 12 (2015)
Volume 11 (2014)
Volume 10 (2013)
Volume 9 (2012)
Volume 8 (2011)
Volume 7 (2010)
Volume 6 (2009)
Volume 5 (2008)
Volume 4 (2007)
Volume 3 (2006)
Volume 2 (2005)
Volume 1 (2004)
Original Article
1. Hemozoin Enhances Maturation of Murine Bone Marrow Derived Macrophages and Myeloid Dendritic Cells

Shahid Waseem; Kashif-Ur-Rehman -; Ramesh Kumar; Tariq Mahmood

Volume 13, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, Pages 1-8

  Background: Falciparum malaria is a severe health burden worldwide. Antigen presenting cells are reported to be affected by erythrocytic stage of the parasite. Malarial hemozoin (HZ), a metabolite of malaria parasite, has adjuvant properties and may play a role in the induction of immune response against ...  Read More

Original Article
2. T-helper Type 1 and 2 Cytokine Levels in Patients with Benign and Malignant Salivary Gland Tumors

Bijan Khademi; Marziyeh Tajvarpour; Zahra Mojtahedi; Mohammad Reza Haghshenas; Nasrollah Erfani

Volume 13, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, Pages 9-15

  Background: Salivary gland tumors are among malignancies that have high recurrence rate. Immune responses in salivary gland tumors have not been well elucidated. T helper type 1 (Th1) and Th2 cytokines have been reported to play a role in the outcome of head and neck cancers. Objective: To evaluate the ...  Read More

Original Article
3. Interferon β-1a and Atorvastatin in the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

Keyvan Ghasami; Fardin Faraji; Masoud Fazeli; Ali Ghazavi; Ghasem Mosayebi

Volume 13, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, Pages 16-26

  Background: Statins, widely used cholesterol-lowering agents, have also been demonstrated to have anti-inflammatory and immunomdulatory effects. Objective: To evaluate the effects of atorvastatin in combination with Interferon-β in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) in a randomized controlled ...  Read More

Original Article
4. Expression of Basophil Activation Markers in Pediatric Asthma

Masooma Abdullahi; Reza Ranjbaran; Soheaila Alyasin; Zeinab Keshavarz; Amin Ramezani; Abbas Behzad-Behbahani; Sedigheh Sharifzadeh

Volume 13, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, Pages 27-36

  Background: Asthma is very common in children and its diagnosis is based on clinical manifestations, which can be misdiagnosed as other respiratory diseases with similar signs and symptoms. Objective: To analyze the expression of ST2L and CD203c in the diagnosis of pediatric asthma. Methods: Basophils ...  Read More

Original Article
5. Effect of Anger Patterns and Depression on Serum IgA and NK Cell Frequency

Alireza Farnam; Jafar Majidi; Seyyed Gholamreza Nourazar; Morteza Ghojazadeh; Aliakbar Movassaghpour; Saeedeh Majidi Zolbanin

Volume 13, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, Pages 37-44

  Background: There are conflicting findings about relationship between depression and anger with immunological parameters. Objective: To investigate the relationship between anger patterns and immune system in depressed patients. Methods: Thirty-five patients with major depressive disorder were selected ...  Read More

Original Article
6. MMP9 Promoter Polymorphism (-1562 C/T) Does not Affect the Serum Levels of Soluble MICB and MICA in Breast Cancer

Mohammad Hasan Bargostavan; Gilda Eslami; Nasrin Esfandiari; Ali Shams Shahemabadi

Volume 13, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, Pages 45-53

  Background: The role of Matrix Metalloproteinase 9 (MMP9) in tumor invasion and progression is prominent. A single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the promoter region of MMP9 (-1562 C/T) increases the transcription and expression of this gene. On the other hand, MHC class I chain-related protein A and ...  Read More

Short Paper
7. Stable Down-Regulation of HLA Class-I by Serum Starvation in Human PBMCs

Mahsa Rahmani; Hamid Reza Khorasani; Monireh Golpour; Ali Shabestani Monfared; Hosein Nattaj; Saeeid Abedian; Amrollah Mostafazadeh

Volume 13, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, Pages 54-63

  Background: The human leukocyte antigen (HLA) matching between organ donor and recipient is an acceptable strategy in clinical transplantation since 1964. However, in bone marrow transplantation, finding matched donors is often problematic. Thus new method for down regulation of HLA can be an alternative ...  Read More

8. Immune Rebound: Multiple Sclerosis after Treatment of Cushing’s disease

Mahmood Soveid; Peyman Petramfar

Volume 13, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, Pages 64-68

  High cortisol level in endogenous Cushing’s syndrome suppresses the immune system and after treatment there may be an over activity of immune reaction leading to autoimmune diseases mostly thyroid and rheumatologic disorders. This is the second reported case of multiple sclerosis developing after ...  Read More