Publications by authors named "Nastaran Aalizadeh"

3 Publications

  • Page 1 of 1

Interaction of CpG-oligodeoxynucleotides with Toll like receptor 9 induces apoptosis and modulates metaloproteinase-2 activity in human intestinal epithelium.

Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol 2007 Sep;6(3):107-14

Department of Pathobiology, School of Public Health, Medical Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

Recent reports have indicated different effects of immunostimulatory sequences containing CpG-Oligodeoxynucleotides (ODN) on various immune cells. However, the exact role of CpG-ODN in the human gut is unclear. In the present study, we assessed potential effects of CpG-ODN on non lymphoid cell (intestinal epithelial cell line HT-29) on a dose-response and time-course basis. Intestinal epithelial cell line HT-29 was treated with CpG-ODN (CpG 2006) and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) at 5, 10, 25, 50 microg/ ml and 1, 5, 10 microg/ ml concentrations, respectively. Following treatments, dose- response and time-course cytotoxicity using a colorimetric method, Metaloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) activity (using gelatin zymography) and apoptosis (using annexin-v flowcytometry method) assays were performed. Chloroquine treatment was also used for its inhibitory effect on endosomal acidification process to verify specific CpG-ODN and Toll Like Receptor 9 (TLR9) interactions. Cytotoxicity analysis of CpG-ODN showed that CpG-ODN increased significantly the proliferation of CpG-ODN treated cells, as compared to untreated cells, at concentrations of 10-25 microg/ml (p < 0.05). Overall MMP-2 activity analysis showed significant differences between treated and untreated cells. However, minimal changes were observed when MMP-2 activity was assessed per cell. Moreover, CpG-ODN treated cells demonstrated an increasing apoptosis rate of 0.8 %, 6.46 % and 14.21% at concentrations of 5, 10, 25 microg/ml, respectively. Collectively, our data indicated that intestinal epithelial cell line HT-29 is highly responsive to CpG effect in vitro and exhibits modified activities. The direct CpG-ODN and TLR-9 interactions in HT-29 cells could provide new approaches in malignant tumor therapeutic strategies.
View Article and Find Full Text PDF

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/06.03/ijaai.107114DOI Listing
September 2007

Assessment of indirect hemagglutination and zymography procedures in evaluation of gelatinase a in patients with benign and malignant prostate hyperplasia.

Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol 2003 Sep;2(3):159-63

Div. of Immunology, Dept. of Pathobiology School of Public Health and Institute of Public Health Research, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

There are increasing data on novel tumor markers such as gelatinase A, which play a key role in tissue invasion and metastasis. Since prostate cancer is one of the common malignancies, we designed a simple and applicable Indirect Hemagglutination (IHA) test for determination of total gelatinase A in serum samples. In this study, we have analyzed the circulating form of gelatinase A (MMP-2) in patients suffering from either benign prostate hyperplasia (n= 54) or prostate cancer (n= 26) and normal individuals as control (n= 26). The gelatinolytic activity was determined by zymography followed by densitometric analysis. PSA was quantified by using a standard ELISA technique. Correlation of densitometric analysis of gelatinase A activity and IHA titer was significant at 0.01 level (p< 0.01, r = 0.916). Correlation of PSA and IHA titer was significant at 0.01 level (p< 0.01, r = 0.746). Border line IHA titer in patients with prostate cancer was 512 +/- 1 tube titer, in benign prostate hyperplasia patients was 128 +/- 1 tube titer, and the titer in normal individuals was 8 +/- 1 tube titer. These results demonstrate that IHA compared to zymography may be a better and simpler procedure in monitoring and screening patients with prostate cancer.
View Article and Find Full Text PDF

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/02.03/ijaai.159163DOI Listing
September 2003

Determination of gelatinase A using a modified indirect hemagglutination assay in human prostate cancer screening and assessment of its correlation with prostate-specific antigen parameters.

Int J Urol 2005 Jul;12(7):637-43

School of Public Health and Institute of Public Health Research, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background: Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy affecting men and is a major cause of cancer death. There are increasing data on novel tumor markers, such as gelatinase A, which play a key role in tissue invasion and metastasis.

Objectives: We designed a study to evaluate total gelatinase A content using a simple and applicable Indirect hemagglutination (IHA) test in harmony with gelatinase A activity in serum samples as compared with prostate-specifc antigen (PSA) parameters.

Methods: In this study, we analysed the circulating form of gelatinase A (MMP-2) in patients suffering from either benign prostate hyperplasia (n=54) or prostate cancer (n=26) versus normal individuals as control (n=26). The gelatinolytic activity was determined by zymography and total MMP-2 content was measured by a novel IHA method. Total PSA and free PSA were quantified using a standard ELISA technique.

Results: Correlation of densitometric analysis of gelatinase A activity and IHA titer is significant at the 0.01 level (P<0.01, rho=0.916). Correlation of PSA and IHA titer is significant at the 0.01 level (P<0.01, rho=0.746). Correlation of free PSA and IHA titer is significant at the 0.01 level (P<0.01, rho=0.749). Borderline of IHA titer in patients with prostate cancer was 512+/-1 tube titer, in benign prostate hyperplasia patients was 128+/-1 tube titer and the titer in normal individuals was 8+/-1 tube titer.

Conclusions: These results demonstrate that assessment of gelatinase A might be a promising procedure for monitoring and screening patients with prostate cancer.
View Article and Find Full Text PDF

Download full-text PDF

Source
http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-2042.2005.01094.xDOI Listing
July 2005
-->