Babak Arjmand

Babak Arjmand
Cell therapy and regenerative medicine research center

M.D., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Internal medicine Residency

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April 2017 - April 2017
Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Position
  • Managing Director
April 2010 - present
Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Position
  • Director of GMP grade cell and tissue manufacturing facility
April 2008 - present
Shariati Hospital
Position
  • Director of GMP-compliant stem cell facility

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Publications (179)
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Background Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been suggested as an appropriate source for diabetes cell-based therapies. The high proliferation and differentiation capacity of fetal MSCs and the role of fetal pancreatic-derived MSCs (FPMSCs) in islet generation make them good candidates for diabetes treatment. To manufacture clinical-grade MSCs, an...
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Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most invasive form of primary brain astrocytoma. Gene therapy using the herpes simplex virus thymidine kinase/ganciclovir (HSV-TK/GCV) is a new strategy for GBM treatment. As the Connexin43 (Cx43) levels are downregulated in GBM cells, it seems that the upregulation of Cx43 could improve the efficacy of the gene...
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Diabetes is a common chronic disease affecting millions of people worldwide. It underlies various complications and imposes many costs on individuals and society. Discovering early diagnostic biomarkers takes excellent insight into preventive plans and the best use of interventions. Therefore, in the present study, we aimed to evaluate the associat...
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Purpose: The study goal was to report research gaps in this field of diabetes complications in the past five years in Iran. Methods: All diabetes research outputs by Iranians from Jan 2015 to Jan 2020 were retrieved by a comprehensive search in Scopus and Pubmed. After screening, remained documents were categorized into areas including complicat...
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Background Extracellular vesicles (EVs), including exosomes and microvesicles, are involved in intercellular communication by transferring biomolecules such as mRNA, which has been shown to be as essential biomarkers for many physiological and pathological conditions such as diabetic nephropathy (DN). This study aimed to investigate the expression...
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Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are subpopulation of cells which have been demonstrated in a variety of cancer models and involved in cancer initiation, progression, and development. Indeed, CSCs which seem to form a small percentage of tumor cells, display resembling characteristics to natural stem cells such as self-renewal, survival, differentiation, p...
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Cancer is defined as a large group of diseases that is associated with abnormal cell growth, uncontrollable cell division, and may tend to impinge on other tissues of the body by different mechanisms through metastasis. What makes cancer so important is that the cancer incidence rate is growing worldwide which can have major health, economic, and e...
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In this review, we aimed to elaborate on these findings and explore how NLRP3 inflammasome affects CRC and which mechanism could be a potential therapeutic target. For this purpose, major indexing databases consist of Cochrane central, ISI web of science (WOS), PubMed/Medline, Scopus, and EMBASE were systematically searched using standard terms wit...
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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a pernicious neurodegenerative disorder that is associated with the progressive degeneration of motor neurons, the disruption of impulse transmission from motor neurons to muscle cells, and the development of mobility impairments. Clinically, muscle paralysis can spread to other parts of the body. Hence it may have...
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Mesenchymal cells of diverse origins differ in gene and protein expression besides producing varying effects on their organ-matched epithelial cells’ maintenance and differentiation capacity. Co-culture with rodent’s tissue-specific pancreatic mesenchyme accelerates proliferation, self-renewal, and differentiation of pancreatic epithelial progenito...
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Introduction: Widespread application of lasers in different fields of medicine implies more investigations into the molecular mechanism of laser effects on the human body. Network analysis of the dysregulated genes of Saccharomyces cerevisiae samples are irradiated by a UV laser and harvested 30 minutes after radiation compared with a 15-minute gro...
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Animal studies are recognized as a significant step forward in the bridging between drug discovery and clinical applications. Animal models, due to their relative genetic, molecular, physiological, and even anatomical similarities to humans, can provide a suitable platform for unraveling the mechanisms underlying human diseases and discovering new...
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Introduction: Excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation may cause a variety of skin cancers and damage to the eye lens. The assessment of different aspects of UV damage has attracted researchers’ interest. UV radiation to simple biological models such as Saccharomyces cerevisiae of yeast family could help to find out different molecular chan...
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Introduction: Investigating the molecular mechanism of cellular response to light radiation has attracted many researchers’ attention. In the present study, the critically affected gene by 7.5 min blue light radiation in human keratinocytes was investigated via network analysis. Methods: Gene expression profiles of human keratinocytes exposed to 7....
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Preliminary studies also show that many of the fatalities of COVID-19 are due to over-activity of the immune system, and photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy mainly accelerates wound healing and reduces pain and inflammation. Therefore, this systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the probable effect of the PBM therapy on the lung...
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Introduction: Radiotherapy as the first-line nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) treatment provides different responses including radioresistant and radiosensitive states. In order to investigate the molecular basis of radioresistancy, protein-protein interaction network analysis of proteome data prior to therapy was performed. Methods: 20 dysregulated...
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PurposeDue to growing concerns about the obesity pandemic as a worldwide phenomenon, a global effort has been made for managing it and associated disorders. Accordingly, metabolomics as a promising field of “OMICS” is presented for investigating different molecular pathways in obesity and related disorders through the evaluation of specific metabol...
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For a very long time, viral infections have been considered as one of the most important causes of death and disability around the world. Through the viral infection, viruses as small pathogens enter the host cells and use hosts' biosynthesis machinery to replicate and collect infectious lineages. Moreover, they can modify hosts' metabolic pathways...
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The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 has led to the worldwide pandemic named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). It has caused a significant increase in the number of cases and mortalities since its first diagnosis in December 2019. Although COVID-19 primarily affects the respiratory system, neurological involvement of the central a...
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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) has caused a pandemic since December 2019 that originated in Wuhan, China. Soon after that, the world health organization declared Coronavirus disease-2019 a global health concern. SARS-CoV-2 is responsible for a lethal respiratory infection as well as the involvement of other organs due...
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Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent cells which are popular in human regenerative medicine. These cells can renew themselves and differentiate into several specialized cell types including osteoblasts, adipocytes, and chondrocytes under physiological and experimental conditions. MSCs can secret a lot of components including proteins and m...
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Background: Peripheral nerve injuries remain a great challenge for microsurgery despite the significant progress in recent decades. The current gold standard is autogenous nerve grafting with a success rate as low as 50% in long gaps. Current studies have focused on finding alternative methods for bridging nerve defects. Previous data have demonstr...
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Cardiovascular disease is now the leading cause of adult death in the world. According to new estimates from the World Health Organization, myocardial infarction (MI) is responsible for four out of every five deaths due to cardiovascular disease. Conventional treatments of MI are taking aspirin and nitroglycerin as intermediate treatments and injec...
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Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of degenerative joint disease, affecting more than 25% of the adult though prevalent in the elderly population. Most of the current therapeutic modalities aim at symptomatic treatment and lingering the disease progression. In recent years, regenerative medicine such as stem cell transplantation and tissue...
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Diabetes and heart failure, as important global issues, cause substantial expenses to countries and medical systems because of the morbidity and mortality rates. Most people with diabetes suffer from type 2 diabetes, which has an amplifying effect on the prevalence and severity of many health problems such as stroke, neuropathy, retinopathy, kidney...
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Introduction: Laser therapy has attracted experts’ attention in medical sciences. Many benefits of laser therapy are presented besides some complications. In the present study, it is tried to present a new perspective of laser therapy in the various fields of medicine. Methods: Laser therapy-related articles which are combined with regenerative med...
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IntroductionType 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) is an auto immune reaction against insulin secreting beta cells. Exogenous insulin administration is the only standard treatment for T1DM. However, despite tight glycemic control many patients will develop chronic life-threatening complications. Recently, stem cell transplantation has been suggested as a...
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Severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus 2, a novel betacoronavirus, has caused the global outbreak of a contagious infection named coronavirus disease-2019. Severely ill subjects have shown higher levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Cytokine storm is the term that can be used for a systemic inflammation leading to the production of inflamma...
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Psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia can generate distress and disability along with heavy costs on individuals and health care systems. Different genetic and environmental factors play a pivotal role in the appearance of the mentioned disorders. Since the conventional treatment options for psychiatric disorders are suboptimal, investigators...
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Mesenchymal cells of diverse origins differ in gene and protein expression besides producing varying effects on their organ-matched epithelial cells’ maintenance and differentiation capacity. Co-culture with rodent’s tissue-specific pancreatic mesenchyme accelerates proliferation, self-renewal, and differentiation of pancreatic epithelial progenito...
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Artificial intelligence (AI) systems have become critical in support of decision-making. This systematic review summarizes all the data currently available on the AI-assisted CT-Scan prediction accuracy for COVID-19. The ISI Web of Science, Cochrane Library, PubMed, Scopus, CINAHL, Science Direct, PROSPERO, and EMBASE were systematically searched....
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Background Amino acids (AAs) and acylcarnitines play a key role in metabolic disease and can be used as biomarkers of various diseases such as malignancies, type 2 diabetes (T2D), insulin resistance, and cardiovascular diseases, therefore, designing an accurate and simple laboratory method that simultaneously measure both groups of substances, coul...
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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common gynecologic endocrine disorder in women between the ages of 15 and 40, with uncertain etiology. It is mostly presented with hyperandrogenism and insulin resistance along with a variety of comorbidities that significantly reduce a patient’s quality of life. Many disturbed metabolic pathways are cor...
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Studying aging, as a physiological process that can cause various pathological phenotypes, has attracted lots of attention due to its increasing burden and prevalence. Therefore, understanding its mechanism to find novel therapeutic alternatives for age-related disorders such as neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases is essential. Stem cell...
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Due to the limitations of organ transplantation and the urgent need for treatment of chronic diseases, the benefit of stem cells for treatment has been studied and evaluated as an effective approach worldwide. One of the leading countries in this field is Iran. In this respect, several research and treatment institutes, including endocrinology and...
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Introduction: Molecular pathophysiology of COVID-19 is not completely known. Expression changes in patients' plasma proteins have revealed new information about the disease. Introducing the key targeted plasma protein in fatal conditions of COVID-19 infection is the aim of this study. Methods: Significant differentially expressed proteins (DEPs)...
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Introduction: Many proteomics-based and bioinformatics-based efforts are made to detect the molecular mechanism of COVID-19 infection. Identification of the main protein targets and pathways of severe cases of COVID-19 infection is the aim of this study. Methods: Published differentially expressed proteins were screened and the significant prote...
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Different biomaterials have been used as biological dressing for wound regeneration. For many decades, human amniotic membrane graft (AM) has been widely applied for treating acute and chronic wounds. It has minimal toxicity and immunogenicity, supports mesenchymal cell in-growth, improves epidermal cell adherence and proliferation, and finally is...
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Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) is a complex autoimmune disorder which occurs as a result of an intricate series of pathologic interactions between pancreatic β-cells and a wide range of components of both the innate and the adaptive immune systems. Stem-cell therapy, a recently-emerged potentially therapeutic option for curative treatment of diabetes, is de...
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Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of degenerative joint disease, affecting more than 25% of the adult though prevalent in the elderly population. Most of the current therapeutic modalities aim at symptomatic treatment and lingering the disease progression. In recent years, regenerative medicine such as stem cell transplantation and tissue...
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Spinal cord injury is a serious problem with a high rate of morbidity and mortality for all persons, especially young people (15–25 years old). Due to the large burden and the costs incurred on the government, finding the best therapeutic approach is necessary. In this respect, treatment strategies based on the disease mechanism can be effective. A...
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Recent studies have shown that obesity is associated with the severity of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). We reviewed clinical studies to clarify the obesity relationship with COVID-19 severity, comorbidities, and discussing possible mechanisms. The electronic databases, including Web of Science, PubMed, Scopus, and Google Scholar, were searched an...
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Introduction: Stem-cell therapy, which has recently emerged as a potentially therapeutic option for diabetes, is demonstrated to significantly alter both cellular and non-cellular elements of the immune system. In addition, it is demonstrated that allogenic stem-cells, once considered immune-privileged, can be rejected by the host immune system al...
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Background Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute (EMRI) is one of the biggest research institutes in Iran that was established to develop research strategies for managing endocrine and metabolic disorders such as diabetes. The aim of this study was to provide an overview of diabetes related research activities and achievements in the EMRI...
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Objective The aim of this study was to evaluate the status of scientific research output of omics in regards to human diseases with more attention shifted toward endocrine and metabolism disorders in Iran, in order to find scientific gaps and also to design future plans for further investigations in this field.Methods Extensive search was performed...
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Introduction: Gamma radiation is accompanied by prominent biological effects and damages. Cell proliferation and tumorigenesis are highlighted as the main resulted effects of gamma radiation on cultured cells. This study aims to assess the dysregulated mode of gene function after gamma radiation in human Jurkat cells. Methods: Six gene expression p...
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Background: Although the application of ultraviolet B (UVB) in phototherapy of human skin is a common therapeutic method, it is known as a risk factor for skin cancer. This study aims to assess the role of differentially expressed genes (DEGs) to find the critical one that is mainly responsible for skin protection against UVB radiation. Methods: Th...
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Introduction: Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is accompanied by protein expression change in the body. There are many efforts to find a clear relationship between the differentially expressed proteins. This study aims to find the central differentiated expressed proteins of plasma after LLLT. Methods: Six proteins are extracted from a proteomics stu...
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Breast cancer is a heterogeneous disease which is the consequence of several genetic and environmental factors. Also, it is one of the most common causes of cancer death and second-leading cancer among women all around the world. Therefore, it is necessary to develop novel therapeutic approaches useful for the successful treatment of breast cancer....
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Systemic sclerosis is a rare chronic autoimmune disease with extensive microvascular injury, damage of endothelial cells, activation of immune responses, and progression of tissue fibrosis in the skin and various internal organs. According to epidemiological data, women's populations are more susceptible to systemic sclerosis than men. Until now, v...
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Introduction: Given the inconsistencies in the literature regarding laser performance in non-surgical treatments, this study investigated the available literature to determine the advantages and disadvantages of low-power lasers in treating non-surgical complications and diseases. Methods: Authentic information from articles was extracted and evalu...
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Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is described as an invasive astrocytic tumor in adults. Despite current standard treatment approaches, the outcome of GBM remains unfavorable. The downregulation of connexin 43 (Cx43) expression is one of the molecular transformations in GBM cells. The Cx43 levels and subsequently gap junctional intercellular communica...
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Rheumatoid arthritis as a common autoimmune inflammatory disorder with unknown etiology can affect 0.5-1% of adults in developed countries. It involves more than just the patient's joints and can be accompanied by several comorbidities and affect cardiovascular, pulmonary, and some other systems of the human body. Although cytokine-mediated pathway...
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Background: Regenerative medicine plays a major role in biomedicine, and given the ever-expanding boundaries of this knowledge, numerous ethical considerations have been raised. Main text: Rapid advancement of regenerative medicine science and technology in Iran, emerged the Iranian National Committee for Ethics in Biomedical Research to develop a...
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Age-related macular degeneration as one of the most common causes of worldwide vision loss needs a proper approach for treatment. Therein, cell therapy and regenerative medicine can hold a great promise to be an effective approach. Accordingly, some preclinical and clinical studies were conducted to search around the therapeutic influence of stem c...
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Acute respiratory infections as one of the most common problems of healthcare systems also can be considered as an important reason for worldwide morbidity and mortality from infectious diseases. Coronaviruses are a group of well-known respiratory viruses that can cause acute respiratory infections. At the current state, the 2019 novel coronavirus...
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Aim: Introducing possible diagnostic and therapeutic biomarker candidates via the identification of chief dysregulated proteins in COVID-19 patients is the aim of this study. Background: Molecular studies, especially proteomics, can be considered as suitable approaches for discovering the hidden aspect of the disease. Methods: Differentially e...
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Aim: The current research aimed to analyze and summarize observational studies that compared the incidence of gastrointestinal symptoms in mild and severe COVID-19 infection. Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been identified as a public health threat worldwide. Previous studies, however, have reported contradictory results of C...
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The original version of the chapters 10 and 11 were inadvertently published with incorrect figures. Figure 1 of these chapters has now been updated.