Evaluation of cyclooxygenase 2- gene expression in benign and malignant ascites

Raheleh Jabini; Arezoo Mirbolouk; mohamadreza farzanehfar

Volume 7, Issue 2 , June 2020, , Pages 78-82


  Introduction: This study aimed to evaluate the mRNA expression of cyclooxygenase-2 (Cox-2) in ascites caused by various diseases. Moreover, it was attempted to investigate its usefulness in the differential diagnosis between malignant and benign ascites. Methods: A total of 52 ascitic fluid samples ...  Read More

Acquired Torticollis as the Initial and Only Finding in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: A Case Report

Mandana Khodashahi; Zahra Havashki; Kamran Khazaeni; Amir Hossein Jafarian

Volume 6, Issue 1 , March 2019, , Pages 33-36


  Torticollis or involuntarily twisted neck is considered to be a sign rather than a condition. Some of the main causes of torticollis are trauma, medication side-effects, infectious and inflammatory processes, and head and neck tumors.A 26-year-old female patient presented with acute acquired torticollis ...  Read More

The over expression of thioredoxin during malignancies

Shahaboddin Shabani; Navid Nourizadeh; Mohammadsaleh Soltankhah

Volume 1, Issue 4 , October 2014, , Pages 218-224


  Thioredoxin system comprised of thiorexin and NADPH dependent thiorexin reductase, is responsible for redox regulation of cells by controlling the apoptosis, proliferation and other vital processes of cells. The efficacy of thioredoxin system has been represented in a wide range of physiological and ...  Read More