Seyed Abdulmajid Ayatollahi

Seyed Abdulmajid Ayatollahi
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences · Phytochemistry Research Center

PhD

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February 2006 - November 2016
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
Position
  • Managing Director
January 2006 - October 2016
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
Position
  • Managing Director
January 2006 - October 2016
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
Position
  • Managing Director

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Publications (135)
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Two new 14-desoxo-10, 18-dihydromyrinsol diterpenoids (1 and 2) were isolated and characterized from the cytotoxic chloroform fraction of Euphorbia aellenii Rech. f. (Euphorbiaceae). The structures of the new compounds were elucidated by spectroscopic methods and their immunomodulatory properties were evaluated by T-cell proliferation and phagocyte...
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The extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) -producing Escherichia coli strains can lead to various infections particularly urinary tract infections. The main objective of this investigation was to evaluate the antibacterial activities of essential oils (EOs) from different Iranian medicinal plants against TEM gene positive ESBL-producing E. coli s...
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Phytochemical investigation of the aerial parts of Euphorbia erythradenia Bioss. (Euphorbiaceae), one of Iranian endemic Euphorbias, with particular attention to triterpene constituents, using methanol solvent extraction was carried out. Five known triterpenes, including four cycloartanes and oleanolic acid, were isolated for the first time and ide...
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Abstract Ginsenosides belong to a group of steroid glycosides that are extracted from the plant genus Panax (ginseng). This plant has been used for a long time for the treatment of a variety of disorders in traditional medicine. Recent studies have assessed the biological impact of Ginsenosides in cell culture or animal models. Animal studies have...
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The impact of Algae supplements and its extract on blood pressure has not concluded yet. The aim of this systematic review meta-analysis is to evaluate the antihypertensive activity of this group marine organism on human. Alga was used in some studies as capsules (from 500 mg to 8 g) and the follow-up duration changed from 17 days to 9 months. The...
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Circular RNAs are a group of ancient but recently appreciated transcripts that affect carcinogenesis. An example of cancer-related circular RNAs is circ_CDR1as. It is mostly regarded as an oncogenic circular RNA, yet in bladder cancer and glioma it has the opposite effect. In gastric and ovarian cancer, both roles have been reported for this circul...
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The PI3K/AKT signaling has crucial role in the regulation of numerous physiological functions through activation of downstream effectors and modulation of cell cycle transition, growth and proliferation. This pathway participates in the pathogenesis of several human disorders such as heart diseases through regulation of size and survival of cardiom...
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Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) is a mycotoxin made by various fungal strains, which could be contaminated cereal-based products, such as bread and sweets widely consumed worldwide. The objective of this research was to survey the fate of AFB1 from wheat flour samples to various kinds of Iranian traditional breads and bakery products. The study evaluates the c...
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Recent studies have shown that non-coding region of the human genome can exert important regulatory roles on critical biological functions, including response to viral infections, among them is human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV/AIDS is characterized by a gradual diminution of CD4 + T cells resulting in progressive deterioration of host immune...
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Curcumin is a natural polyphenol with antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-cancer, and antiinflammation effects. This substance has been shown to affect the activity of Nrf2 signaling, a pathway that is activated in response to stress and decreases levels of reactive oxygen species and electrophilic substances. Nrf2-related effects of curcumin have bee...
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The Withania genus comes from the Solanaceae family and includes around 23 species, spread over some areas of the Mediterranean, Asia, and East Africa. Widely used in traditional medicine for thousands of years, these plants are rich in secondary metabolites, with special emphasis on steroidal lactones, named withanolides which are used as ingredie...
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This review provides a comprehensive insight into the Delphinium sp. phytochemistry, medicinal uses, and toxic effects. It shows the traditional application and distribution of alkaloids on the species of this genus as a reliable source for the preparation of new drugs. Please cite this paper as: Lotfaliani MR, Ayatollahi S, Kobarfard F, Ghanadian...
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Treatment of cancer in young adults is associated with several side effects, particularly in the reproductive system. Detrimental effects of chemotherapy on the germ cells depend on many factors including primary semen parameters, the way of drug administration, the kind and dose of chemotherapeutic regimens, and the phase of spermatogenesis during...
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Prostate cancer is one of the common cancers with a high mortality rate in men. Therefore, there is always a necessity to discover new medications for treatment or alleviating its symptoms. In recent years, anticancer properties of a number of delphinium species were reported, but there is no study on the anticancer effects of Delphinium semibarbat...
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The genus Diplazium (family: Athyriaceae) comprises approximately 350 species of pteridophytes. Diplazium esculentum (Retz.) Sw. is an important member of this genus and commonly known as a wild vegetable in the Himalayan and sub-Himalayan communities. According to the literature analysis, D. esculentum was traditionally used for the prevention or...
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Gastric cancer (GC) is one of the most commonly diagnosed neoplsms in the world. A number of environmental and lifestyle factors, particularly chronic infection with Helicobacter pylori, have been found to partake in the pathogenesis of GC. The advent of high-throughput genome and transcriptome analysis has enhanced the knowledge about molecular me...
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Medicinal plants are composed of a rich pool of biomolecules and have been increasingly recognized for their antimicrobial properties; however, increasing concerns have been put on the bioavailability features. Thus, this study is aimed at exploring the synthesis and characterization of silver nanoparticles synthesized by Chenopodium album L. leaf...
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Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are one of the main causes of mortality in the world. The development of these diseases has a specific factor-alteration in blood platelet activation. It has been shown that phenolic compounds have antiplatelet aggregation abilities and a positive impact in the management of CVD, exerting prominent antioxidant, anti-in...
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Silver nanoparticle synthesis of the leaf extract Tagetes erecta L. enriched with ascorbic acid and polyphenols has been investigated. The color of the golden yellow extract has changed to pinkish-brown due to the reduction of Ag+ to the colloidal solution of AgNPs and a sharp absorption peak at 420 nm under the UV-Vis spectrophotometer. In additio...
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Yellow chamomile (Cota tinctoria) is used for dye production in food industries and some health benefits as an herbal tea. This work was designed to comprehensively evaluate phenolic profiling, antioxidant activity, and therapeutic target enzymes' inhibitory effect of C. tinctoria using chromatographic and spectroscopic methods. High-performance li...
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The plant-derived bioflavonoid amentoflavone has many important biological activities, among them remarkable antiviral effects, even against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV). It inhibits severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) with an IC50value of 8.3 µM. TMPRSS-2 activity is now thought to be the only facto...
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The current coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak is a significant threat to human health and the worldwide economy. Coronaviruses cause a variety of diseases, such as pneumonia-like upper respiratory tract illnesses, gastroenteritis, encephalitis, multiple organ failure involving lungs and kidneys which might cause death. Since the pandemic star...
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Quercetin is a flavonoid existing in different herbs, fruits, seeds, nuts and tea. It has beneficial effects on human health through mediating antioxidant activities, immune-modulatory impacts and regulating metabolic pathways. These effects are most probably induced through modulation of activity of signaling pathways and expression of genes. Seve...
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Wogonin is a flavonoid found in different plants such as roots of Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi distributed mainly in Asia and Europe. Dried root extracts of S. baicalensis with high content of wogonin, popularly known as “Huang-Qin” or Chinese or baical skullcap, have been used for long time in traditional Chinese medicine. Several health benefit...
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Circular RNAs (cirRNAs) are generally considered as non-coding RNAs which can act as molecular sponges for miRNAs, exert regulatory roles in transcription or splicing, and interplay with RNA binding proteins. These single-stranded transcripts can affect tumor growth, the metastatic ability of cancer cells, stemness properties, and resistance to the...
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Anxiety disorders are general and psychological problems that are also linked to symptoms of depression. This study aimed to investigate the anxiolytic- like effects of Urena lobata L. (MEUL) methanolic extract in different behavioral paradigms in Swiss albino mice. For this, after an oral acute toxicity study, adult male mice were treated with MEU...
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Tuberculosis is a highly infectious disease declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization, with approximately one third of the world's population being latently infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Tuberculosis treatment consists in an intensive phase and a continuation phase. Unfortunately, the appearance of multi drug-r...
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We report thermal, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and cytotoxicity studies of complexes of fluconazole (FCZ) with Cu (II), Fe(II), Cd(II), Co(II), Ni(II), and Mn(II). From XRD measurements, FCZ and its metal complexes were identified as polycrystalline. Marked differences in the X-ray patterns of drug and its metal complexes revealed that the complexes ar...
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Phytol (PHY) is an acyclic natural diterpene alcohol and a chlorophyll constituent that exhibits several pharmacological effects, such as anticancer, antioxidant, and antimicrobial. Here, we aimed to assess the PHY anti-inflammatory effect in vitro and in vivo, and to deepen knowledge on the possible mechanism of action. For this purpose, egg album...
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Drug development is a key point in the research of new therapeutic treatments for increasing maximum drug loading and prolonged drug effect. Encapsulation of drugs into multivesicular 2 liposomes (DepoFoam) is a nanotechnology that allow delivery of the active constituent at a sufficient concentration during the entire treatment period. This guaran...
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In the present work isoniazid, pyrazinamide, fluconazole, metformin and losartan potassium were chosen and transformed into complexes upon their interaction with metal salts. Physico-chemical properties of the resultant complexes and antibacterial activity against 5 gram positive and 2 gram negative species are determined. Some of our newly synthes...
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease characterized by inflammatory neuronal damages and consequent disabilities. Episodic relapses of the disease which lead to brain lesions and irreversible neurological dysfunctions could be decreased by the interferon-beta (IFN-β) therapy in most of the MS patients. However, the efficiency of the drug...
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: Platelet aggregation inhibition and interfering with clot formation are essential tools for antithrombotic therapy and there is a need for discovering new antithrombotic agents. In this study, we synthesized a series of benzylidenepiperidine-3-carbohydrazide derivatives (1f-11f), bearing various selected substituents on both the piperidine ring n...
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Edible coating based on Alyssum homalocarpum seed gum (AHSG) and chitosan for coating of fresh apricot was optimized using response surface methodology (RSM). The independent variables included concentrations of AHSG and chitosan in coating solution. The response variables studied were total soluble solid, weight loss, titratably acidity, pH, reduc...
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Objective: Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) has attracted tremendous attention for treatment of diabetes. Likewise, it seems that active ingredients of chamomile oil might have anti-diabetic effects. This work was conducted to investigate the effects of the combination of GLP-1 and chamomile oil on differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) i...
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Objectives The present study was conducted to investigate the protective effects of chamomile oil from Matricaria chamomilla against type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and its potential mechanisms. Methods T1DM was established in male New Zealand white rabbits via a single intraperitoneal infusion of streptozotocin (STZ) (80 mg/kg body weight⁻¹, diss...
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Members of the Prosopis genus are native to America, Africa and Asia, and have long been used in traditional medicine. The Prosopis species most commonly used for medicinal purposes are P. africana, P. alba, P. cineraria, P. farcta, P. glandulosa, P. juliflora, P. nigra, P. ruscifolia and P. spicigera, which are highly effective in asthma, birth/po...
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Hypoxia-inducible factor-1 is a target for the management of cancer. Here, the anti-proliferation properties of corosolic acid (CA) against A549 human lung epithelial cancer cells in CoCl2-induced hypoxia is reported. CA was isolated from the roots of Salvia syriaca based on a bioassay-guided isolation platform and identified by 1D and 2D NMR exper...
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Objective The detailed knowledge about protective effects of capsaicin (cap) and involved mechanisms against testicular torsion (TT) is still not available completely. Methods Male Wistar rats were assigned into four major cohorts: (i) sham, (ii) TT, (iii) three subgroups subjected to TT and different doses of cap (100, 500, and 1000 µg/mL), and (...
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This research based on the anti-inflammatory and antiplatelet aggregation properties of some new thiazolyl hydrazone derivatives of 1-indanone. In this regard a thiosemicabazone and twelve thiazolyl derivatives of 1-indanone have been synthesized. Out of these synthetic compounds seven derivatives 1-3, 6, 11-13 exhibited varying degree of anti-infl...
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Athyrium plants consist of more than 230 species that are largely distributed in the Sino-Himalayan region and the Western Pacific islands. Athyrium species are being used in traditional medicine worldwide to treat various ailments such as cough, rheumatic pain, scorpion stings, sores, burns and scalds, intestinal fever, pain, specifically breast p...
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Background: Multiple sclerosis (MS) as a chronic autoimmune demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system has been associated with numerous genetic and environmental factors among them are functional variants within the angiotensin I converting enzyme (ACE) gene. Methods: In the present study, we genotyped the rs4359 (C/T) and rs1799752 (...
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Use of drug-metal complexes for the treatment of several human diseases has resulted in significant progress in the field of medicinal inorganic chemistry. The current study describes the synthesis and characterization of Cu (II) and Ni (II) complexes of Losartan, an antihypertensive drug. These complexes were evaluated for their cytotoxic activity...
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Terpenes are active constituents of many pharmaceutical dosage forms with natural products origin. One of the challenges in developing dosage forms with herbal origin is their standardization as pharmaceutical products. GC-Mass is the most decisive and reliable technique to fulfill the requirements in this regard. In the present study, a reliable,...
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Previous studies have highlighted the role of immune dysregulation in suicide behavior. Interleukin (IL)-8 is a chemokine with neuroprotective effects whose lower serum concentrations have been detected in individuals committed suicide. In the present study, we genotyped three single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within IL-8 gene (rs4073, rs22273...
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Doogh is a dairy drinkable fermented product, whose shelf-life and quality is mostly affected by bacteria such as Staphylococcus spp.. This study investigated the antibacterial activity of essential oils (EOs) from Thymus vulgaris L., Mentha piperita L. and Ziziphora tenuior L., alone or in combination, against Staphylococcus aureus in industrial d...
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Doogh is a dairy drinkable fermented product, whose shelf-life and quality is mostly affected by bacteria such as Staphylococcus spp.. This study investigated the antibacterial activity of essential oils (EOs) from Thymus vulgaris L., Mentha piperita L. and Ziziphora tenuior L., alone or in combination, against Staphylococcus aureus in industrial d...
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Since the beginning of the epidemic, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has infected around 70 million people worldwide, most of whom reside is sub-Saharan Africa. There have been very promising developments in the treatment of HIV with anti-retroviral drug cocktails. However, drug resistance to anti-HIV drugs is emerging, and many people infected...
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Scope: Testicular torsion and subsequent release of reactive oxygen species (ROS) can cause infertility in adults. Oxidative stress following testicular torsion plays an important role in the ýonset and development of apoptotic cell death through dysregulation of the cellular signaling pathways. Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of caps...
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During the past few decades the emergence of inorganic medicinal chemistry has been developed novel therapeutic agents. Researcher's perseverance in this branch of chemistry has led them to explore further valuable chemical spaces by synthesizing metal complexes already known pharmacological agents for their potential use. However, it is in its ear...
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Testicular torsion-related oxidative stress causes a sequential chain of DNA damage, lipid peroxidation and cell death that leads to the derangement in the sperm functions and infertility. Capsaicin that has been applied for pain relief and cancer prevention possesses antioxidant properties which can be exploited to confer cell survival under ischa...
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In this research, aerial parts of Euphorbia denticulata Lam were collected from Sanandaj city in Kurdistan province at the West of Iran. It was extracted by maceration using acetone as solvent. The isolation of compounds were carried out with repeated column chromatography using silica gel and normal preparative HPLC using YMC-Pack-Sil column and h...
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The interest in the synthesis of metallic complexes of different drugs to make them more efficient in biological environment of the human body is seen for the last few decades. Wide range of metal complexes are already used in clinical practice which encourages additional research for innovating new metal based drugs, such as metal-mediated antibio...
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Objective Several previous linkage and association studies and an expression analysis have suggested the gamma-aminobutyric acid type A receptor beta3 subunit (GABRB3) gene as an important candidate gene for autism. In addition, polymorphisms in the promoter region of GABRB3 might modulate the expression of this gene. In order to investigate the un...
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Plants of the genus Zingiber (Family Zingiberaceae) are widely used throughout the world as food and medicinal plants. They represent very popular herbal remedies in various traditional healing systems; in particular, rhizome of Zingiber spp. plants has a long history of ethnobotanical uses because of a plethora of curative properties. Antimicrobia...