Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
Ferula assafoetida latex can cause damage to bacterial DNA

Sasan Mohsenzadeh; Kolsoum Abdolahi; Hassan Mohabatkar

Volume 3, Issue 2 , August 2011, Pages 43-50


  Asafoetida is the dried latex exuded from the living underground rhizome or tap root of Ferula assafoetida. Antibacterial characteristic of asafoetida was shown using the circular zone diameter of bacterial growth inhibition by disk-diffusion method on two gram positive and three gram negative bacteria. ...  Read More

Cytotoxic effect of essential oils from Salvia leriifolia Benth. on human Transitional Cell Carcinoma (TCC) and mouse fibroblast

Samaneh Attaran Dowom; Ahmad Reza Bahrami; Parwaneh Abrishamchi; Morvarid Saeinasab

Volume 3, Issue 2 , August 2011, Pages 51-56


  Essential oils, with plant origin, have been of special attention in cancer research during recent years. Despite many reports on cytotoxic effects of plants from genus salvia, the potential application of their extracts in cancer therapy remains to be assessed in more precise and detailed examinations ...  Read More

Reduction of NO production in LPS-stimulated primary rat microglial cells by Bromelain

Soraya Abbasi Habashi; Farzaneh Sabouni; Ali Moghimi; Saeed Ansari Majd; Azita Parvaneh Tafreshi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , August 2011, Pages 57-65


  Microglia, the sentries of the brain, is highly implicated in neurodegeneration as in neuroprotection. Chronic microglial activation endangers neuronal survival through the release of various potentially neurotoxic mediators including Nitric Oxide (NO). Thus, negative regulators of microglial activation ...  Read More

Amino acid diversity of antigenic sites of Iranian type O foot-and-mouth disease virus

Abdul-raoof Al-shawkany; Mohammadreza Nassiri; Saied Zibaei; Mojtaba Tahmoorespour; Sayed Mahdi Ziaratnia; Mohsen Fathi Najafi; Alireza Haghparast; Shahrokh Ghovvati; Seyed Hassan Pourseyed; Mohammad Rashtibaf

Volume 3, Issue 2 , August 2011, Pages 66-74


  Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a major cause of endemic outbreaks in livestock in Iran. In this study, clinical field samples of foot-and-mouth disease virus were collected from an outbreak in Khorasan Razavi Province during April and August of 2010, and subjected to indirect sandwich ELISA and RT-PCR. ...  Read More

The role of Gibberellic acid on some physiological responses of transgenic tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) plant carrying Ri T-DNA

Jalil Abbaspour; Ali Akbar Ehsanpour; Fariba Amini

Volume 3, Issue 2 , August 2011, Pages 75-80


  Transgenic and non transgenic Nicotiana tabacum L (cultivar Wisconsin) containing Ri T-DNA were treated with 0, 0.2 and 0.4 mgL-1 GA3 in Murashig and Skoog medium. Some physiological parameters including shoot length, leaf area, number of auxiliary bud, fresh and dry weight, number and length of trichomes ...  Read More

Chromosome number reports in five Onobrychis species (O. sect. Onobrychis, Fabaceae) in Iran

Roya Karamian; Massoud Ranjbar; Anahita Hadadi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , August 2011, Pages 92-814


  In this study the original mitotic chromosome counts are presented for 5 Onobrychis species of O. sect. Onobrychis in Iran, 2n = 2x = 14 for O. persica, 2n = 4x = 28 for O. viciifolia, 2n = 4x = 28 for O. altissima, 2n = 2x = 14 for O. shahpurensis and 2n = 2x = 14 for O. sosnovskyi. The basic chromosome ...  Read More