Publications by authors named "Leila Narimani"

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Effect of Selenium on Expression of Apoptosis-Related Genes in Cryomedia of Mice Ovary after Vitrification.

Biomed Res Int 2020 23;2020:5389731. Epub 2020 Sep 23.

Department of Anatomical Sciences, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran.

Introduction: Freezing of ovarian tissue is used for preservation of fertility. The freezing-thawing process is accompanied by oxidative stress and induction of apoptosis. Apoptosis is a complex process that has been studied in animal models. The present study was aimed at investigating the effect of selenium on suppression of apoptosis during vitrification-thawing process of mice ovary via studying expression of apoptosis-related genes, and also, we aimed to design statistical models for the roles of single genes and gene-gene interactions in suppression of apoptosis.

Methods: A total of 10 right ovary samples from 10 mice were randomly divided into two groups of selenium treatment (at dose 5 g/ml sodium selenite, through adding to the media) and control group. Vitrification-thawing process was done according to the existed protocols. Real-time PCR was used for gene expression study. The apoptosis gene profile included , , , and . General linear model was applied to study single gene associations and gene-gene interactions.

Results: From the studied genes, showed a significant downregulation in the selenium group in comparison to the control group (∆∆CT = 1.96; = 0.013; relative expression (RE) = 0.28). showed a significant upregulation in the selenium group in comparison to the control group (∆∆CT = -2.49; < 0.001; RE = 3.49). No significant result was found for other genes. According to the multiple models, showed a protective single gene association (beta = -0.33; = 0.032), and ∗ interaction was significantly positive (beta = 0.19; = 0.036).

Conclusion: Addition of selenium to cryomedia of vitrification-thawing process could reduce the apoptosis induced by freezing-thawing stress in mice ovary via downregulation of and upregulation of at transcription level. Multivariable statistical models should be performed in future researches to study biological systems.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2020/5389731DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7530498PMC
September 2020

Pre-Implantation Effects of Progesterone Administration on Ovarian Angiogenesis after Ovarian Stimulation: A Histological, Hormonal, and Molecular Analysis.

JBRA Assist Reprod 2020 Jul 14;24(3):289-295. Epub 2020 Jul 14.

Department of Anatomical Sciences, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran.

Objective: Progesterone (P4) is known to directly affect ovarian tissue angiogenesis. The present study was designed to show how P4 affects ovarian angiogenesis in hormonal, histological, and molecular levels.

Methods: Fifteen adult female NMRI mice were divided into three groups: Control Group; Case Group I (ovarian stimulation alone); and Case Group II (ovarian stimulation followed by P4 administration). Blood and ovarian tissue samples were assessed for hormonal, histological, and molecular alterations. Gene expression for ovarian vascular endothelium growth factor (VEGF) and hypoxia-inducible factor-1 alpha (HIF-1α) was analyzed using real-time PCR.

Results: Ovarian hormone levels were increased in the case groups compared with the control group (p<0.05). Quantitative corpus luteum parameters were increased in the case groups compared with the control group (p<0.05). Quantitative ovarian vascular parameters were significantly different in the case groups compared with the control group. Gene expression analyses shows that the mice in Case Group I had higher levels of ovarian VEGF expression than the mice in the control group (p<0.05). No significant difference in gene expression was observed for HIF-1ɑ.

Conclusion: Treatment with P4 after ovarian stimulation enhanced ovarian angiogenesis by increasing hormone levels and causing significant structural changes.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.5935/1518-0557.20190076DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7365533PMC
July 2020

Titanium (III) cation selective electrode based on synthesized tris(2pyridyl) methylamine ionophore and its application in water samples.

Sci Rep 2014 Apr 11;4:4664. Epub 2014 Apr 11.

Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, University Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The introduction of low detection limit ion selective electrodes (ISEs) may well pave the way for the determination of trace targets of cationic compounds. This research focuses on the detection of titanium (III) cation using a new PVC-membrane sensor based on synthesized tris(2pyridyl) methylamine (tpm) ionophore. The application and validation of the proposed sensor was done using potentiometric titration, inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES), and atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS). The membrane sensor exhibited a Nernstian response to the titanium (III) cation over a concentration range of 1.0 × 10(-6)-1.0 × 10(-2) M and pH range from 1-2.5. The Nernstian slope, the lower of detection (LOD), and the response time (t95%) of the proposed sensor were 29.17 ± 0.24 mV/dec, 7.9 × 10-7 M, and 20 s, respectively. The direct determination of 4-39 μg/ml of titanium (III) standard solution showed an average recovery of 94.60 and a mean relative standard deviation of 1.8 at 100.0 μg/ml. Finally, the utilization of the electrodes as end-point indicators for potentiometric titration with EDTA solutions for titanium (III) sensor was successfully carried out.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep04664DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3983601PMC
April 2014

2,4-Diamino-6-methyl-1,3,5-triazin-1-ium hydrogen oxalate.

Acta Crystallogr Sect E Struct Rep Online 2012 May 21;68(Pt 5):o1475. Epub 2012 Apr 21.

School of Chemical Sciences and Food Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.

The title compound, C(4)H(8)N(5) (+)·C(2)HO(4) (-), was obtained from the reaction of oxalic acid and 2,4-diamino-6-methyl-1,3,5-triazine. The protonated triazine ring is essentially planar with a maximum deviation of 0.035 (1) Å, but the hydrogen oxalate anion is less planar, with a maximum deviation of 0.131 (1) Å for both carbonyl O atoms. In the crystal, the ions are linked by inter-molecular N-H⋯O, N-H⋯N, O-H⋯O and C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming a three-dimensional network. Weak π-π [centroid-centroid distance = 3.763 Å] and C-O⋯π inter-actions [O⋯centroid = 3.5300 (16) Å, C-O⋯centroid = 132.19 (10)°] are also present.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1107/S1600536812016637DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3344586PMC
May 2012

Ethyl-enediaminium hemioxalate thio-cyanate.

Acta Crystallogr Sect E Struct Rep Online 2010 Feb 20;66(Pt 3):o669. Epub 2010 Feb 20.

School of Chemical Sciences and Food Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.

In the title compound, C(2)H(10)N(2) (2+)·0.5(C(2)O(4))(2-)·NCS(-), the ethyl-enediaminium dication adopts a (+)-synclinal conformation with an N-C-C-N torsion angle of 62.64 (15)°. The oxalate dianion lies across an inversion centre. In the crystal structure, the ions are linked through N-H⋯N, N-H⋯O and C-H⋯S hydrogen bonds, leading to the formation of a three-dimensional network.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1107/S1600536810005994DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2983662PMC
February 2010