Publications by authors named "Masoomeh Dadpay"

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A Metabolomic Study to Identify Potential Tissue Biomarkers for Indomethacin-Induced Gastric Ulcer in Rats.

Avicenna J Med Biotechnol 2019 Oct-Dec;11(4):299-307

Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Paramedical Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background: Gastric Ulcer (GU) is the most prevalent gastrointestinal disorder induced by various factors and Non-Steroid Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) as one of the most common reasons. Due to the absence of appropriate molecular markers for GU, the aim of this study was to utilize a metabolomics approach in order to find potential metabolite markers for the disease.

Methods: Stomach tissue samples from indomethacin-treated rats and normal controls were used to perform a 1H-NMR metabolomics study. The altered metabolites were identified using random forest multivariate analysis.

Results: ROC curves showed that the random forest model had a good predictive performance with AUC of 1 for the test and 0.708 for the training sets. Seventeen differentially expressed metabolites were found between GU and normal tissue sample. These metabolites included trimethylamine, betaine, carnitine, methionine, acetylcho line, choline, N,N-Dimethylglycine, cis-aconitate, tryptophan, spermidine, acetylcarnitine, creatinine, pantothenate, taurine, isoleucine, glucose and kynurenine.

Conclusion: The results of the study demonstrated that metabolomics approach could serve as a viable method to find potential markers for GU. Surely, further studies are needed for the validation of the results.
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6925398PMC
January 2020

Evaluation of Thermal Imaging System of the Scrotum in Patients with Varicocele.

Iran J Public Health 2017 Dec;46(12):1742-1743

Dept. of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5734977PMC
December 2017

Retraction note: Decrease expression and clinicopathological significance of miR-148a with poor survival in hepatocellular carcinoma tissues.

Diagn Pathol 2016 Nov 2;11(1):105. Epub 2016 Nov 2.

Cellular & Molecular Research Center, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13000-016-0561-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5090897PMC
November 2016

Coexistence of splenic hemangioma and vascular malformation of the vertebrae.

BMC Res Notes 2016 Feb 9;9:76. Epub 2016 Feb 9.

Hematology and Oncology Research Center, Vali Asr Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran.

Background: Cavernous hemangioma is an encapsulated mass of dilated, endothelial lined vascular channels filled with slowly flowing blood. Cavernous hemangioma of the spleen is a rare condition with less than 100 reports so far. Hemangioma of the vertebral is a benign vascular legion around one or two vertebrae. These are usually asymptomatic and discovered incidentally. In this study we reported an extreme rare case of splenic hemangioma coexistence with vascular malformation of the vertebrae. To our knowledge this is the first report of coexistence of splenic hemangioma and hemangioma of the vertebra.

Case Presentation: A 20-year-old iranian male with splenomegaly, abdominal pain, diarrhea and pancytopenia who was first highly suspicious for malignancy referred to our center for evaluation of the diagnostic workup. After full examination we detected a very rare case with a giant, solitary cavernous hemangioma of the spleen and multiple hemangiomas in his vertebrae. Histopathology of the spleen showed a large cavernous hemangioma occupying almost the entire spleen with large areas of infarction necrosis with multiple hemangiomas of the vertebrae.

Conclusion: It is extremely rare to have a splenic hemangioma concurrent with vertebra hemangioma and this is clinically very important to consider splenic hemangioma in differential diagnosis of splenomegaly for a better therapeutic management in related patients.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13104-016-1860-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4748470PMC
February 2016

Decrease expression and clinicopathological significance of miR-148a with poor survival in hepatocellular carcinoma tissues.

Diagn Pathol 2015 Aug 7;10:135. Epub 2015 Aug 7.

Cellular & Molecular Research Center, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran.

Background: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide, mainly due to its high rates of postoperative recurrence and metastasis. Please remove, it currently ranks as the third most common cause of cancer-related deaths. MiRNAs are a set of small, single-stranded, non-coding RNA molecules that negatively regulate gene expression at the post-transcriptional level. In this study, we demonstrated the down-regulation of miR-148a in HCC and non-cancerous tissues using qRT-PCR.

Methods: Ninety six HCC samples and their noncancerous normal liver tissues were collected. Total mRNA including miRNA was extracted, and miR-148a expression was determined using qRT-PCR. Furthermore, the correlation between the miR-148a expression and clinicopathological parameters was investigated.

Results: The result showed that reduction of miR-148a expression was associated with TNM stage, metastasis, and number of tumor nodes. Multivariate Cox proportional hazards model analysis showed that low expression of miR-148a was independently associated with recurrence of HCC in the current study. Moreover, our result showed that lower expression in tumor tissues in comparison with corresponding normal control tissues.

Conclusion: Down-regulation of miR-148a is related to HCC carcinogenesis and deterioration of HCC. MicroRNA-148a may act as a suppressor miRNA of HCC, and it is therefore a potential prognostic biomarker for HCC patients.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13000-015-0371-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4528397PMC
August 2015

Anti-inflammatory and protective investigations on the effects of Theranekron® "an alcoholic extract of the Tarantula cubensis" on wound healing of peritoneal in the rat: an in vivo comparative study.

Diagn Pathol 2015 Apr 2;10:19. Epub 2015 Apr 2.

Department of Pathology, Imam Reza Hospital, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background: The present study sought to investigate the effects of Tarantula cubensis extract (TC; Theranekron®) on the histopathological scores of peritoneal wound healing after laparotomy in the rats.

Methods: This study was designed to investigate the effects of Theranekron on the peritoneal wound healing after wound creation, on days9, 14, 19, 24 and 29 post-injury in rats. Twenty-four mature Wister-albino male rats were randomly divided into two groups. In the experimental group, TC was repeatedly injected subcutaneously (SC) over the lesion 9, 14,19 and 24 days after laparotomy, whereas the control group received only normal saline by subcutaneous injection and then the animal groups were euthanized9, 14, 19, 24, and 29 days after wounding respectively by intravenous injections of pentobarbital (50 mg/kg). Finally, assessment of the peritoneal wound healing between the groups was carried out by histopathologic data and statistical tests as Mann-Whitney U, Wilcoxon W and Z RESULTS: Histopathological examination indicated significant improvement in angiogenesis, re-epithelialization and less inflammatory response in comparison to control and also, revealed matured, compact and parallel deposition of collagen fibrils on day 29. So, at long term, treatment reduced the inflammation and increased the quality and rate of wound re- epithelialization compared to controls(P < 0.05). Furthermore, excluding the control group, rats exhibited the most pronounced effect on wound closure, with the statistically significant improvement in wound healing being seen at post-operative day 29. Moreover, collagen content on days 24 and 29 in the test group was found to be higher than in the healthy group. To warp up, treated groups had a significant increase in peritoneal wound healing area compared to the control group on all days (P < 0.05).

Conclusions: Our results suggested that Theranekron have delivered a novel therapeutic route for wound treatment in clinical practice.

Virtual Slides: The virtual slide(s) for this article can be found here: http://www.diagnosticpathology.diagnomx.eu/vs/2958770714954315 .
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13000-015-0252-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4397676PMC
April 2015

Cellular and biological evaluation and diagnostic immunohistochemistry of cytokeratin 15/19 expression in distinguishing cutaneous basal cell carcinoma.

Biologicals 2015 May 5;43(3):181-5. Epub 2015 Mar 5.

Department of Pathology, Imam Reza Hospital, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address:

Recent studies have investigated the expression of proliferative markers, but little is known about the expression of cytokeratin 15 and 19 in different histological subtypes of basal cell carcinoma (BCC). We conducted cellular, biological, clinicopathological and immunohistochemical analysis on the manifestations of 8 BCC by hematoxylin and eosin stain (H&E) staining and immunohistochemistry and reviewed relevant literature. Microscopically, the tumor cells were multiple remarkable foci of epidermolytic hyperkeratosis with large pleomorphic nuclei and scant cytoplasm together with peripheral palisading and forming solid nests. Furthermore, the most tumors were composed of highly cellular areas with a homogenous population of round, ovoid and spindle cells, hyperchromatic nuclei, high cellular pleomorphism, high mitotic index and various morphologic patterns. Moreover, the tumors displayed an invasive growth, with positive expression of Cytokeratin 19 (CK19) and negative expression of CK15. Our study revealed that the expression of CK19 was associated with progression and invasion in cases with BCC and immunohistochemistry is indispensable in distinguishing this tumor from other types of cutaneous carcinoma. To our best knowledge, it may be a considerable biomarker to assess invasiveness of cutaneous-surface BCC and to guide clinical management of such tumors.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biologicals.2015.02.004DOI Listing
May 2015

Evaluating the effect of low-level laser therapy on healing of tentomized Achilles tendon in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats by light microscopical and gene expression examinations.

Lasers Med Sci 2014 Jul 13;29(4):1495-503. Epub 2014 Mar 13.

Department of Anatomical Sciences and Biology, Medical Faculty, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Tendon healing is impaired in individuals diagnosed with diabetes mellitus (DM). According to research, there is considerable improvement in the healing of surgically tenotomized Achilles tendons following low-level laser therapy (LLLT) in non-diabetic, healthy animals. This study uses light microscopic (LM) and semi-quantitative reverse transcription PCR (RT-PCR) analyses to evaluate the ability of LLLT in healing Achilles tendons from streptozotocin-induced diabetic (STZ-D) rats. A total of 88 rats were randomly divided into two groups, non-diabetic and diabetic. DM was induced in the rats by injections of STZ. The right Achilles tendons of all rats were tenotomized 1 month after administration of STZ. Laser-treated rats were treated with a helium-neon (He-Ne) laser that had a 632.8-nm wavelength and 7.2-mW average power. Experimental group rats received a daily dose of 0.014 J (energy density, 2.9 J/cm(2)). Control rats did not receive LLLT. Animals were sacrificed on days 5, 10, and 15 post-operatively for semi-quantitative LM and semi-quantitative RT-PCR examinations of transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-β1) gene expression. The chi-square test showed that LLLT significantly reduced inflammation in non-diabetic rats compared with their non-diabetic controls (p = 0.02). LLLT significantly decreased inflammation in diabetic rats on days 5 (p = 0.03) and 10 (p = 0.02) compared to the corresponding control diabetic rats. According to the student's t test, LLLT significantly increased TGF-β1 gene expression in healthy (p = 0.000) and diabetic (p = 0.000) rats compared to their relevant controls. The He-Ne laser was effective in altering the inflammatory reaction and increasing TGF-β1 gene production.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10103-014-1561-0DOI Listing
July 2014

Histopathological findings of endometrial specimens in abnormal uterine bleeding.

Arch Gynecol Obstet 2014 Apr 10;289(4):845-9. Epub 2013 Oct 10.

Department of Pathology, Be'sat Hospital, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Basij Highway, Tehran, Iran.

Purpose: The aim of this study was to assess the frequency of different histopathological findings obtained from dilatation and curettage (D&C) specimens in patients with abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB).

Methods: In a retrospective review of 591 specimens, the included subjects were all women with AUB who underwent D&C between 2002 and 2006 in Be'sat Hospital, Tehran, Iran. The pathological diagnoses were analyzed in four groups from normal to malignant endometrium. The pathological groups were evaluated for patients' characteristics including demographic data and medical history.

Results: The majority of patients (61.6%) were in the 41-50 year age group. Totally, 81.4% of patients had normal pathology. The disordered proliferative endometrium/polyps, hyperplasia, and malignant pathology were found in 15.4, 2.5, and 0.7% of specimens, respectively. The abnormal pathologies were seen more among patients with postmenopausal status, nulli-/primigravid women, and those with hypertension, diabetes, hypothyroidism, and polycystic ovary syndrome.

Conclusions: The proliferative endometrium and secretory endometrium were the most common histopathological observations in AUB patients in our region, and except normal endometrium, disordered proliferative endometrium was the most common cause of AUB.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00404-013-3043-1DOI Listing
April 2014

Aloe vera gel and thyroid hormone cream may improve wound healing in Wistar rats.

Anat Cell Biol 2012 Sep 30;45(3):170-7. Epub 2012 Sep 30.

Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Therapeutic effects of various treatment options in wound healing have been one of the most controversial issues in surgical science. The present study was carried out to examine and compare the effects of Aloe vera gel, thyroid hormone cream and silver sulfadiazine cream onsutured incisions in Wistar rats. In a randomized controlled trial, thirty-six Wistar male rats, 250 to 300 g, received surgical incisions followed by topical application of Aloe vera gel, thyroid hormone cream and silver sulfadiazine 1%. To assess the efficacy of each treatment technique, a histological approach was used to evaluate the mean number of fibroblasts, macrophages, neutrophils, blood vessel sections and thickness of the regenerating epithelium and dermis on days 4, 7 and 14. Re-epithelialization and angiogenesis were significantly improved in Aloe vera gel group compared with the other treatments while thyroid hormone cream had positive effects on day 4 (P≤0.05). Topical administration of Aloe vera gel is recommended as the treatment of choice for surgical incisions.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.5115/acb.2012.45.3.170DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3472143PMC
September 2012

Effects of pulsed infra-red low level-laser irradiation on open skin wound healing of healthy and streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats by biomechanical evaluation.

J Photochem Photobiol B 2012 Jun 16;111:1-8. Epub 2012 Mar 16.

Department of Pathology, Army University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Diabetes is one of the most common causes of delayed wound healing. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) are one of the therapeutic modalities used for the treatment of wounds. The aim of present study is to evaluate the effect of LLLT in experimentally-induced diabetic rats. Two full thickness skin incisions were made on dorsal regions of each rat. The wounds were randomly divided into laser-treated and placebo. Laser-treated wounds of the healthy (non-diabetic) animals were submitted to a pulsed-infrared 890nm laser with an 80Hz frequency and 0.03J/cm(2) for each wound point in the first healthy group and 0.2J/cm(2) in the second healthy group. Laser-treated wounds of the diabetic animals received the same pulsed-infrared laser treatments as the second group for each wound point. On day 15, a sample from each wound was extracted and submitted for tensile strength evaluation. Laser irradiation with 0.03J/cm(2) significantly decreased the maximum load for wound repair in healthy rats (p=0.015). Laser irradiation with 0.2J/cm(2) significantly increased the maximum load in wounds from the healthy control (p=0.021) and diabetic (p<001) groups. Laser treatments with a pulsed infrared laser at 0.2J/cm(2) significantly accelerated wound healing in both healthy and diabetic rats.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2012.03.001DOI Listing
June 2012

A comparative study of the effects of topical application of Aloe vera, thyroid hormone and silver sulfadiazine on skin wounds in Wistar rats.

Lab Anim Res 2012 Mar 21;28(1):17-21. Epub 2012 Mar 21.

Anatomical and Biological Sciences Department, Medical School of Shahid Beheshti Medical University, Tehran, Iran.

Many research studies report the healing effects of Aloe Vera, thyroid hormone cream and silver sulfadiazine. However, the effects of these therapeutic agents are not well understood and have not been compared in one study. This study aimed at investigating the effects of topical application of an Aloe vera gel, a thyroid hormone cream and a silver sulfadiazine cream on the healing of skin wounds surgically induced in Wistar rats for determining the treatment of choice. In a randomized controlled trial, twelve male rats, aged 120 days and with a mean weight of 250 to 300 g, were divided randomly into 5 groups based on drug treatments: Aloe vera gel (AV), thyroid hormone cream (TC), silver sulfadiazine 1% (S), vehicle (V) and control. To evaluate the efficacy of each treatment technique, a biomechanical approach was used to assess tensile stress after 14 days of treatment. Tensile stress was significantly improved in the Aloe vera gel group as compared with the other four groups (P≤0.05). While the other treatment options resulted in better healing than the control group, this difference was not significant. We conclude that Aloe vera topical application accelerated the healing process more than thyroid hormone, silver sulfadiazine and vehicle in surgically induced incisions in rats.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.5625/lar.2012.28.1.17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3315193PMC
March 2012

Low-level laser therapy using 80-Hz pulsed infrared diode laser accelerates third-degree burn healing in rat.

Photomed Laser Surg 2009 Dec;27(6):959-64

Basic Sciences Department, Paramedical Faculty, Shahid Beheshti University, M.C., and Pathology Department, 501 Army Hospital, Tehran, Iran.

Objective: To evaluate 80-Hz pulsed infrared diode low-level laser therapy (LLLT) for third-degree burn healing in rats.

Background Data: Review of the literature indicates that LLLT has a biostimulatory effect on wound healing, although no clear recommendation can be made yet.

Methods: Forty-eight male rats were divided into groups 1 and 2. On day 0, three third-degree burns were made on the dorsum of each rat using steam. In group 1, the first burn was exposed to an 80-Hz pulsed 890-nm infrared diode laser at 0.396 J/cm2 three times a week. In group 2, the first burn was exposed to the inactivated laser. In both groups, the second burns were treated with topical application of nitrofurazone 0.2%, and third burns did not receive any treatment and were considered as control burns. Burns were clinically examined. The rats were treated for 8, 12, and 20 days in both groups. On days 8, 2, and 20, microbiological samples of burns were collected and analyzed. Data were analyzed using the chi-square method.

Results: The paired Student t-test showed that the wound closure rate of laser-treated burns (17.6+/-1.86 days) was significantly longer than that of the control burns (19.6+/-0.81 days) (p=0.007).The number of laser-treated burns that closed was significantly higher than controls. Chi-square tests showed that there was not significant difference between each microorganism (Staphylococcus epidermis, S. aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa).

Conclusion: LLLT using an 80-Hz pulsed infrared diode laser accelerated third-degree burn healing in rat.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/pho.2008.2366DOI Listing
December 2009

Effect of low-level infrared laser therapy on large surgical osteochondral defect in rabbit: a histological study.

Photomed Laser Surg 2009 Feb;27(1):25-30

Cellular and Molecular Biology Research Center, and Anatomy Department, Medical Faculty, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran. bayat

Objective: The present study investigates whether low-level laser therapy (LLLT) can accelerate healing of large osteochondral defects in rabbits.

Background Data: LLLT has been used in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and fractures.

Materials And Methods: Seventy rabbits were divided into control and experimental groups. Under sterile conditions and after general anesthesia, the rabbits received one full-thickness defect 5 mm wide by 10 mm deep in the distal portion of the patellar groove of the right femur. The rabbits in the experimental group were exposed to a pulsed 890-nm infrared laser (1500 Hz, 4.8 J/cm(2) energy density, spot size 1 cm) twice weekly. The rabbits were killed at 2 wk, 1 mo, 2 mo, and 4 mo post-surgery. The defects were evaluated macroscopically and histologically for the filling of the defect, integration of repair tissue, matrix staining, and cellular morphology. The Student's t-test was performed to determine the differences between the control and experimental groups. Statistical significance was set at p +/- 0.05.

Results: Results in the experimental group were better than those in the control group; however, there were no significant differences between the two study groups.

Conclusion: LLLT did not accelerate healing of large osteochondral defects in rabbits.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/pho.2008.2253DOI Listing
February 2009

Effect of He-Ne laser radiation on healing of osteochondral defect in rabbit: a histological study.

J Rehabil Res Dev 2009 ;46(9):1135-42

Cellular and Molecular Biology Research Center, Medical Faculty, Shahid Beheshti University, MC, PO Box 19395/4719, Tehran, 1985717443, Iran.

This study examined the influence of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on the healing of a large osteochondral defect in rabbits.An osteochondral defect with 5 mm diameter was surgically induced in the right femoral patellar groove of 48 adult male rabbits. They were divided into a control and an experimental group. The rabbits were treated at 2, 4, 8, and 16 weeks after surgery, with six rabbits in each study period being tested at each biweekly period. The experimental group received LLLT with a helium-neon (He-Ne) laser (632.8 nm, 10 mW) of 148.4 J/cm(2) three times a week, and the control group received placebo LLLT with equipment switched off. The defects were examined macroscopically and microscopically. The results of the histological examination 2 weeks after surgery showed that the osteochondral healing of the control group was significantly accelerated compared with that of the experimental group. However, the osteochondral healing of the experimental group 4 weeks and 16 weeks after surgery showed that healing accelerated significantly compared with that of the control group. The conclusion was that LLLT with an He-Ne laser could not significantly accelerate healing of a large osteochondral defect in rabbits of the experimental group compared with that of the control group throughout the duration of the present study.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/jrrd.2009.03.0035DOI Listing
August 2010