Volume 18 (2021)
Volume 17 (2020)
Volume 16 (2019)
Volume 15 (2018)
Volume 14 (2017)
Volume 13 (2016)
Volume 12 (2015)
Volume 11 (2014)
Volume 10 (2013)
Volume 9 (2012)
Volume 8 (2011)
Volume 7 (2010)
Volume 5 (2008)
Volume 4 (2007)
Volume 3 (2006)
Volume 2 (2005)
Volume 1 (2004)
Original Article
1. The Effect of Beta Interferon on Dendritic Cells and Cytokine Synthesis by CD4+ T Cells

Saeid Abediankenari; Davoud Shaker; Farshideh Abedian; Arazmohammad Mirabi

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2009, Pages 61-66

  Background: Dendritic cells (DC) are a key regulator of the immune response, and interferon- beta (IFN-β) is considered an immunomodulatory molecule for DC. Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of IFN-β treated DC to induce cytokine secretion by CD4+ T cells. Methods: ...  Read More

Original Article
2. The Effects of Candida Albicans Cell Wall Protein Fraction on Dendritic Cell Maturation

Maryam Roudbary; Shahla Roudbar Mohammadi; Mahmood Bozorgmehr; Seyed Mohammad Moazzeni

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2009, Pages 67-74

  Back ground: Candida albicans is a member of the normal human microflora. C. albicans cell wall is composed of several protein and carbohydrate components which have been shown to play a crucial role in C. albicans interaction with the host immune system. Major components of C. albican cell wall are ...  Read More

Original Article
3. Expression of Recombinant Heat-Shock Protein 70 of MCAN/IR/96/LON-49, a Tool for Diagnosis and Future Vaccine Research

Manoochehr Rasouli; Ahmad Zavaran Hoseini; Bahram Karimi; Abdolvahab Alborzi; Simin Kiany

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2009, Pages 75-86

  Background: Heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) is present in all organisms studied so far, and is a major immunogen in infections caused by pathogens including Leishmania spp. Objective: The aim of this study was to clone and express HSP70 from L. infantum strain MCAN/IR/96/LON-49 and evaluate antibody response ...  Read More

Original Article
4. Ganoderma Lucidum Induces the Expression of CD40/CD86 on Peripheral Blood Monocytes

Kazem Ahmadi; Majid Riazipour

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2009, Pages 87-91

  Background: The major immuno-modulating effects of Ganoderma lucidum include mitogenicity and activation of immune effector cells such as T cells, macrophages and natural killer cells resulting in the production of cytokines. Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the expression of CD40 ...  Read More

Original Article
5. Evaluation of Plasma Interleukin-8 Concentration in Patients with Prostate Cancer and Benign Prostate Hyperplasia

Mehdi Dehghani; Zohreh Mostafavi-Pour; Mehrzad Lotfi; Saeed Shakeri

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2009, Pages 92-98

  Background: Prostate specific antigen (PSA) has been used as a screening test for the early detection of prostate cancer (PC) for many years. Although the introduction of PSA test led to a considerable increase in reported prostate cancer cases, there is still some controversy over the sensitivity and ...  Read More

Short Communication
6. Association of HLA-DQA1*0101/2 and DQB1*0502 with Myasthenia Gravis in Southern Iranian Patients

Gholam-Ali Yousefipour; Zahra Salami; Shirin Farjadian

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2009, Pages 99-102

  Background: Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disorder of neuromuscular junction characterized by skeletal muscle weakness and fatigability. Different genes may control the induction and clinical presentation of this disease. Various HLA alleles are reported as predisposing or protective genetic elements ...  Read More