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Review Article
1. The role and delicate balance of Host Immunity in Coronavirus Disease-19

Ashish Kumar Vyas; Vishwanath Varma; Garima Garg; Priyal Gupta; Nirupma Trehanpati

Volume 18, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 1-12


  Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) associated with SARS-CoV-2, causes a severe form of the respiratory illness known as Coronavirus Disease-19 (COVID-19). COVID-19 has emerged as a worldwide pandemic with a high number of fatalities. Approximately 112,654,202 people have been infected so far with ...  Read More

Review Article
2. Serological and Molecular Tests for COVID-19: a recent update

Amir Hossein Mansourabadi; Mona Sadeghalvad; Hamid-Reza Mohammadimotlagh; Aliakbar Amirzargar

Volume 18, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 13-33


  The COVID-19 pandemic is probably the most devastating worldwide challenge in recent century. COVID-19 leads to a mild to severe respiratory disease and affects different organs and has become a global concern since December 2019. Meanwhile, molecular biology and diagnostic laboratories played an essential ...  Read More

Review Article
3. Seroprevalence of Immunoglobulin M and G Antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 Virus: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Study

Mobina Fathi; Kimia Vakili; Fatemeh Sayehmiri; Ashraf Mohamadkhani; Reza Ghanbari; Mohammadreza Hajiesmaeili; Mostafa Rezaei-Tavirani

Volume 18, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 34-46


  Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is a new global health threat. Objectives: To analyze the effectiveness of the measurement of specific antibodies to SARS-CoV2 (IgM and IgG) for the diagnosis of COVID-19 and to ...  Read More

Original Article
4. Does prior immunization with measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines contribute to the antibody response to COVID-19 antigens?

Danesh Hassani; Mohammad Mehdi Amiri; Faezeh Maghsood; Vahid Salimi; Gholam Ali Kardar; Omid Barati; Seyed Mohammad Reza Hashemian; Mahmood Jeddi-Tehrani; Amir-Hassan Zarnani; Fazel Shokri

Volume 18, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 47-53


  Background: Incidence and severity of SARS-CoV2 infection are significantly lower in children and teenagers proposing that certain vaccines, routinely administered to neonates and children may provide cross-protection against this emerging infection. Objective: To assess the cross-protection induced ...  Read More

Original Article
5. Cytokine profiling in Iranian patients with COVID-19; association with clinical severity

Saeid Taghiloo; Mohsen Soltanshahi; Masoud Aliyali; Siavash Abedi; Hossein Mehravaran; Abolghasem Ajami; Hossein Asgarian-Omran

Volume 18, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 54-64


  Background: SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is recognized for the first time in Wuhan, China. The cytokine storm is a known factor causing major clinical symptoms leading to death in COVID-19 patients. Objective: To investigate and compare the serum levels of ...  Read More

Original Article
6. The relationship between serum levels of interleukin-2 and IL-8 with circulating microRNA-10b in patients with COVID-19

Zahra Bagheri-Hosseinabadi; Hamid Ostad Ebrahim; Fatemeh Bahrehmand; Gholamhosein Taghipour; Mitra Abbasifard

Volume 18, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 65-73


  Background: The role of cytokine storm in the immunopathogenesis of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been implicated. Objective: To determine the association of microRNA (miRNA)-10b and serum levels of IL-2 and IL-8 in patients with COVID-19. Methods: Blood samples were obtained from 33 COVID-19 ...  Read More

Original Article
7. Prevalence of COVID-19 Virus Infection in Semnan province

Elahe Jandaghi; Maral Hemati; Maryam Mohammadlou; Jafar Jandaghi; Majid Mirmohammadkhani; Navid Danaei; Parviz Kokhaei

Volume 18, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 74-81


  Background: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS- CoV-2) causing a human pandemic disease named COVID-19 has become a major global health concern. Iran as one of the most affected countries needs unprecedented effort for monitoring and evaluation of COVID-19. Objective: To determine ...  Read More

Original Article
8. Prevalence of Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Specific Antibodies in Health-Care Workers Compared to General Population during an Early Phase of the Pandemic, Tehran-Iran

Sahar Mortezagholi; Davood Rostamzadeh; Maedeh Alinejad; Vahid Younesi; Payam Tabarsi; Mahdi Shabani

Volume 18, Issue 1 , Winter 2021, Pages 82-92


  Background: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) rapidly transmits in general population, mainly between health-care workers (HCWs) who are in close contact with patients. Objective: To study the seropositivity of HCWs as a high-risk group compared to general population. Methods: ...  Read More