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Disc size markedly influences concentration profiles of intravenously administered solutes in the intervertebral disc: A computational study on glucosamine as a model solute, Article European Spine Journal ; Vol. 23, issue. 4 , April , 2014 , p. 715-723 ; Shirazi-Adl, A ; Parnianpour, M ; Urban, J. P. G ; Sharif University of Technology
Purpose: Tests on animals of different species with large differences in intervertebral disc size are commonly used to investigate the therapeutic efficacy of intravenously injected solutes in the disc. We hypothesize that disc size markedly affects outcome. Methods: Here, using a small non-metabolized molecule, glucosamine (GL) as a model solute, we calculate the influence of disc size on transport of GL into rat, rabbit, dog and human discs for 10 h post intravenous-injection. We used transient finite element models and considered an identical GL supply for all animals. Results: Huge effects of disc size on GL concentration profiles were found. Post-injection GL concentration in the rat...
Article Mathematical Biosciences ; Volume 283 , 2017 , Pages 1-6 ; 00255564 (ISSN) ; Firoozabadi, B ; Saidi, M. S ; Sharif University of Technology
Elsevier Inc 2017
Through the activation process of T cells, actin filaments move from the cell periphery toward the cell center. The moving filaments engage with T cell receptors and thus contribute to transportation of the signaling molecules. To study the connection between the moving actin filaments and T cell receptors, an experiment available in the literature has measured filaments flow velocity passing over a region of confined clusters of receptors. It shows that flow velocity decreases in the proximity of the receptors, and then regains its normal value after traversing the region, suggesting a dissipative friction-like connection. In this work, we develop a minimal theoretical model to re-examine...
Article Journal of Colloid and Interface Science ; Volume 531 , 2018 , Pages 245-252 ; 00219797 (ISSN) ; Ghahremani, M. H ; Hashemi, F ; Hormozi Nezhad, M. R ; Raoufi, M ; Zanganeh, S ; Atyabi, F ; Dinarvand, R ; Mahmoudi, M ; Sharif University of Technology
Academic Press Inc 2018
Hypothesis: It is now being increasingly accepted that cells in their native tissue show different morphologies than those grown on a culture plate. Culturing cells on the conventional two-dimensional (2D) culture plates does not closely resemble the in vivo three-dimensional (3D) structure of cells which in turn seems to affect cellular function. This is one of the reasons, among many others, that nanoparticles uptake and toxicology data from 2D culture plates and in vivo environments are not correlated with one another. In this study, we offer a novel platform technology for producing more in vivo-like models of in vitro cell culture. Experiments: The normal fibroblast cells (HU02) were...