Seyed Sajad Mohseni Salehi Monfared

Iran University of Medical Science, Teheran, Tehrān, Iran

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Publications (5)11.1 Total impact

  • S Irani, S. S. Mohseni Salehi Monfared, M Akbari-Kamrani, S N Ostad, M Abdollahi, B Larijani
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    ABSTRACT: Although islet isolation and transplantation techniques have improved extensively in recent years, the loss of healthy functional islets is one of the major obstacles in this enterprise. A biostimulatory effect of low-level laser irradiation has been proven on proliferation of some kinds of cells. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of low-level laser irradiation on the function of isolated rat pancreatic islets after 24 hours of preculture. Pancreatic islets isolated from male rats (250 to 300 g) were cultured for 24 hours in RPMI 1640 media. Groups of islets then received different energy densities (1, 3, 5 joules/cm(2) or silent) at 2 wavelengths (810 nm and 630 nm) using laser devices. Insulin concentrations in buffer media were measured as indices of islet function. Irradiation of incubated islets with 830 nm low-level laser significantly increased insulin secretion after a glucose challenge test (P < .05). There was a significant increase in insulin secretion after irradiation with joules/cm(2) 630 nm energy density (P < .001). These findings suggest that low-level laser irradiations improved islet cell function before transplantation.
    Transplantation Proceedings 12/2009; 41(10):4313-5. DOI:10.1016/j.transproceed.2009.09.065 · 0.95 Impact Factor
  • Toxicology Letters 09/2009; 189. DOI:10.1016/j.toxlet.2009.06.438 · 3.36 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We systematically reviewed the clinical trials which recruited antioxidants in the therapy of pancreatitis and evaluated whether antioxidants improve the outcome of patients with pancreatitis. Electronic bibliographic databases were searched for any studies which investigated the use of antioxidants in the management of acute pancreatitis (AP) or chronic pancreatitis (CP) and in the prevention of post-endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (post-ERCP) pancreatitis (PEP) up to February 2009. Twenty-two randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical trials met our criteria and were included in the review. Except for a cocktail of antioxidants which showed improvement in outcomes in three different clinical trials, the results of the administration of other antioxidants in both AP and CP clinical trials were incongruent and heterogeneous. Furthermore, antioxidant therapy including allopurinol and N-acetylcysteine failed to prevent the onset of PEP in almost all trials. In conclusion, the present data do not support a benefit of antioxidant therapy alone or in combination with conventional therapy in the management of AP, CP or PEP. Further double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials with large sample size need to be conducted.
    World Journal of Gastroenterology 09/2009; 15(36):4481-90. · 2.43 Impact Factor
  • Seyed Sajad Mohseni Salehi Monfared, Shirin Pournourmohammadi
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    ABSTRACT: Islet transplantation has become a promising treatment in the therapy of type 1 diabetes. Its function improvement, after isolation and before transplantation, is crucial because of their loss both in number and function of islets after isolation procedures. Trace elements sodium orthovanadate (SOV) and sodium molybdate (SM), as well as medicinal plant Teucrium polium L. (TP), showed and possessed high beneficial antioxidative potential and even hypoglycemic properties via their effect on islets. We evaluated the effect of these components in combination on cultured islet function in order to improve pancreatic islet transplantation. Rat pancreatic islets were cultured for 24 h then incubated with different concentrations of TP (0.01 and 0.1 mg/mL) alone and in combination with SOV (1 mM) or SM (1 mM). Insulin concentration in buffer media was measured as islet secretory function. Administration of TP (0.01 mg/mL), SM, and SOV alone or in combination with each other significantly increased insulin secretion at high glucose concentration (16.7 mM); insulin secretion was significantly greater in the group containing both TP and SM than other treated groups (p < 0.05). The combination of the mentioned trace elements especially molybdate with TP could improve islet cells function before transplantation.
    Biological trace element research 06/2009; 133(2):236-41. DOI:10.1007/s12011-009-8424-8 · 1.92 Impact Factor
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    Seyed Sajad Mohseni Salehi Monfared, Bagher Larijani, Mohammad Abdollahi
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    ABSTRACT: Islet transplantation as a promising treatment for type 1 diabetes has received widespread attention. Oxidative stress plays an essential role in cell injury during islet isolation and transplantation procedures. Antioxidants have been used in various studies to improve islet transplantation procedures. The present study reviews the role of oxidative stress and the benefits of antioxidants in islet transplantation procedures. The bibliographical databases Pubmed and Scopus were searched up to November 2008. All relevant human and animal in-vivo and in-vitro studies, which investigated antioxidants on islets, were included. Almost all the tested antioxidants used in the in-vitro studies enhanced islet viability and insulin secretion. Better control of blood glucose after transplantation was the major outcome of antioxidant therapy in all in-vivo studies. The data also indicated that antioxidants improved islet transplantation procedures. Although there is still insufficient evidence to draw definitive conclusions about the efficacy of individual supplements, the benefits of antioxidants in islet isolation procedures cannot be ignored.
    World Journal of Gastroenterology 04/2009; 15(10):1153-61. · 2.43 Impact Factor