Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
1. Scanning electron microscopy of scales in cyprinid fish, Alburnoides bipunctatus (Blotch, 1782)

Hamid Reza Esmaeili

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer and Autumn 2009, Pages 19-28


  The normal and lateral line cycloid scales of a cyprinid fish; Alburnoides bipunctatus (Blotch, 1782) have been subjected to SEM to study their detailed structure. It shows the general architectural pattern of a cycloid cyprinid scale. The focus of the scale is clear and sharp located in the anterior ...  Read More

2. Neuroprotective effects of Equisetum telmateia in rat

Fatemeh Gholizadeh Nasari; Morteza Behnam Rassouli; Mohammd Reza Nikravesh; Ali Moghimi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer and Autumn 2009, Pages 29-34


  Equisetum telmateia (Equisetaceae) seems to have anti inflammatory and antioxidant properties. In the present study, the neuroprotective effects of organic and inorganic silica were investigated on spinal cord alpha motoneuron of rats after injury of sciatic nerve. After highly compression of sciatic ...  Read More

3. Investigation of the effect of Curcumin on Inflammatory Biomarkers in Arthritic Rats

Fatemeh Aghaei-Borashan; Mino Ilkhanipoor; Mohammad Hashemi; Farah Farrokhi1

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer and Autumn 2009, Pages 35-40


  Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disorder characterized by joint swelling, synovial inflammation and joint destruction. Curcumin (diferuolymethane) is the most active component of Curcuma longa L. Several clinical trials have indicated curcumin to be a notable anti-inflammatory and ...  Read More

4. Ozone inhalation can induce chromosomal abnormalities in bone marrow cells of Wistar rats

Farhang Haddad; Vajiheh Golami; Maliheh Pirayesh Shirazi-Nejad

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer and Autumn 2009, Pages 41-46


  Due to the wide range of applications for ozone and its increasing use for medical and industrial purposes, studying its effects has become a very important line of research. The ozone has been suspected to be a carsinogen. Because of the increasing use of ozone, the human could be more and more exposed ...  Read More

5. Antibacterial activity of a malodor neutralizer containing silver nanoparticles

kiarash Ghazvini; Edriss MirzaHesabi; Mohammad Mehdi Akbarein

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer and Autumn 2009, Pages 47-50


  In this study bactericidal activity of a malodor neutralizer containing silver nanoparticles manufactured in Iran has been tested. For this purpose different concentrations of the product encounter with Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Bacillus cereus then the activity were evaluated ...  Read More

6. Contributions to the flora and vegetation of Binalood mountain range, NE Iran: Floristic and chorological studies in Fereizi region

Farshid Mamariani; Mohammad Reza Joharchi; Hamid Ejtehadi; Khatere Emadzade

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer and Autumn 2009, Pages 1-18


  The mountainous area of Fereizi is located in northwestern Binalood range, Khorassan, north east of Iran. Special climatic and geographical characteristics of the area make it a suitable habitat for various plant species. As a part of a research poject on the flora and vegetation of Binalood mountain ...  Read More

7. Cytotoxic activity of Isatis campylocarpa, an Iranian endemic plant, on human cancer cell lines

Sasan Mohsenzadeh; Leila Najafi; Zahra Amirghofran; Ahmad Reza Khosravi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer and Autumn 2009, Pages 51-56


  Abstract The antineoplastic activities of alcoholic and aqueous extracts of the roots, stems and leaves of Isatis campylocarpa an endemic species of the Brassicaceae family from Iran, investigated on the growth of Jurkat as an acute lymphocytic leukemia cell line, K562 as a chronic myelogenous leukemia ...  Read More

8. Effects of salicylic acid on photosynthetic pigment content in Ocimum basilicum L. under UV-C radiation stress

Seyed Moosa Moosavi-Koohi; Jalil Khara; Reza Heidari

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer and Autumn 2009, Pages 57-60


  Basil plants (Ocimum basilicum L.) were sprayed with salicylic acid (1mM) and exposed to Ultraviolet-C (UV-C) radiation (40 Wm-2) after emergence of six developed leaves. Plants were grown for 18 days and exposed to UV-C for 5 mind-1 alternatively. Chlorophyll a, chlorophyll b and carotenoide were considered ...  Read More