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    The immunomodulatory effects of probiotics on respiratory viral infections: A hint for COVID-19 treatment?

    , Article Microbial Pathogenesis ; Volume 148 , November , 2020 Mahooti, M ; Miri, S. M ; Abdolalipour, E ; Ghaemi, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Academic Press  2020
    Respiratory virus infections are among the most prevalent diseases in humans and contribute to morbidity and mortality in all age groups. Moreover, since they can evolve fast and cross the species barrier, some of these viruses, such as influenza A and coronaviruses, have sometimes caused epidemics or pandemics and were associated with more serious clinical diseases and even mortality. The recently identified Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a Public Health Emergency of International concern and has been associated with rapidly progressive pneumonia. To ensure protection against emerging respiratory tract... 

    Protein G selects two binding sites for carbon nanotube with dissimilar behavior; a molecular dynamics study

    , Article Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling ; Volume 87 , 2019 , Pages 257-267 ; 10933263 (ISSN) Ebrahim Habibi, M. B ; Ghobeh, M ; Aghakhani Mahyari, F ; Rafii Tabar, H ; Sasanpour, P ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Inc  2019
    Background: Study of nanostructure-protein interaction for development of various types of nano-devices is very essential. Among carbon nanostructures, carbon nanotube (CNT) provides a suitable platform for functionalization by proteins. Previous studies have confirmed that the CNT induces changes in the protein structure. Methods: Molecular dynamics (MD) simulation study was employed to illustrate the changes occurring in the protein G (PGB) in the presence of a CNT. In order to predict the PGB surface patches for the CNT, Autodock tools were utilized. Results: Docking results indicate the presence of two different surface patches with diverse amino acids: the dominant polar residues in the... 

    Highly efficient of molybdenum trioxide-cadmium titanate nanocomposites for ultraviolet light photocatalytic and antimicrobial application: Influence of reactive oxygen species

    , Article Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology ; Volume 191 , 2019 , Pages 75-82 ; 10111344 (ISSN) Zhu, J. M ; Hosseini, M ; Fakhri, A ; Salari Rad, S ; Hadadi, T ; Nobakht, N ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier B.V  2019
    In the present work we report the enhanced UV light photocatalytic performance of cadmium titanate photocatalyst by MoO 3 for Drug pollutant degradation. The nano photocatalyst sample was synthesized employing the Pechini-ultrasonic-hydrothermal route. Therefore, the nano photocatalyst were characterized by various analytical devices. The wide scan X-ray photoelectron spectral study confirmed the MoO 3 in the CdTiO 3 matrix. The crystallite size calculated with the Debye-Scherrer equation (55.4, 57.0, 61.2 and 63.1 nm for pure CdTiO 3 , MoCdTi-0, MoCdTi-1, and MoCdTi-2 nanocomposites, respectively). SEM micrographs revealed nanowire morphology indicated the crystalline nature of the sample.... 

    Biosynthesis of copper oxide nanoparticles with potential biomedical applications

    , Article International Journal of Nanomedicine ; Volume 15 , 2020 , Pages 3983-3999 Rabiee, N ; Bagherzadeh, M ; Kiani, M ; Ghadiri, A. M ; Etessamifar, F ; Jaberizadeh, A. H ; Shakeri, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Dove Medical Press Ltd  2020
    Introduction: In recent years, the use of cost-effective, multifunctional, environmentally friendly and simple prepared nanomaterials/nanoparticles have been emerged considerably. In this manner, different synthesizing methods were reported and optimized, but there is still lack of a comprehensive method with multifunctional properties. Materials and Methods: In this study, we aim to synthesis the copper oxide nanoparticles using Achillea millefolium leaf extracts for the first time. Catalytic activity was investigated by in situ azide alkyne cycloaddition click and also A3 coupling reaction, and optimized in terms of temperature, solvent, and time of the reaction. Furthermore, the...