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    Modeling of photoplethysmography signal for quantitative analysis of endothelial cells during reactive hyperemia

    , Article 2012 19th Iranian Conference of Biomedical Engineering, ICBME 2012 ; 2012 , Pages 174-178 ; 9781467331302 (ISBN) Shiri, F ; Firoozabadi, B ; Saidi, M. S ; Sharif University of Technology
    In this study, at first the cardiovascular system is modeled based on the 1D method and then the simulation of the reactive hyperemia experiment has been applied on the model. In this simulation, by applying a cuff at the brachial artery, the flow downstream of the cuff is occluded. Then with releasing the cuff immediately, a large amount of shear stress, about 4 times the basal amount, is applied downstream of the cuff and consequently to the endothelial cells in a very short moment. Considering a reported experimental transfer function between shear stress and vasodilation, the increase of the artery diameter due to the sudden increase of the shear stress is obtained. Finally, the... 

    Personalized disease-specific protein corona influences the therapeutic impact of graphene oxide

    , Article Nanoscale ; Volume 7, Issue 19 , Apr , 2015 , Pages 8978-8994 ; 20403364 (ISSN) Hajipour, M. J ; Raheb, J ; Akhavan, O ; Arjmand, S ; Mashinchian, O ; Rahman, M ; Abdolahad, M ; Serpooshan, V ; Laurent, S ; Mahmoudi, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Royal Society of Chemistry  2015
    The hard corona, the protein shell that is strongly attached to the surface of nano-objects in biological fluids, is recognized as the first layer that interacts with biological objects (e.g., cells and tissues). The decoration of the hard corona (i.e., the type, amount, and conformation of the attached proteins) can define the biological fate of the nanomaterial. Recent developments have revealed that corona decoration strongly depends on the type of disease in human patients from which the plasma is obtained as a protein source for corona formation (referred to as the 'personalized protein corona'). In this study, we demonstrate that graphene oxide (GO) sheets can trigger different... 

    Disease-related metabolites affect protein-nanoparticle interactions

    , Article Nanoscale ; Volume 10, Issue 15 , 2018 , Pages 7108-7115 ; 20403364 (ISSN) Tavakol, M ; Montazeri, A ; Naghdabadi, R ; Hajipour, M. J ; Zanganeh, S ; Caracciolo, G ; Mahmoudi, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Royal Society of Chemistry  2018
    Once in biological fluids, the surface of nanoparticles (NPs) is rapidly covered with a layer of biomolecules (i.e., the "protein corona") whose composition strongly determines their biological identity, regulates interactions with biological entities including cells and the immune system, and consequently directs the biological fate and pharmacokinetics of nanoparticles. We recently introduced the concept of a "personalized protein corona" which refers to the formation of different biological identities of the exact same type of NP after being exposed to extract plasmas from individuals who have various types of diseases. As different diseases have distinct metabolomic profiles and...