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Articles by Saber Yousefee
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  Mohammad Asgharzadeh , Saber Yousefee , Hossein Samadi Kafil , Mohammad Reza Nahaei , Khalil Ansarin and Mohammad Taghi Akhi
  To investigate the genetic variation among Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from East and West Azarbaijan provinces of Iran and to evaluate the manner of recent transmission of tuberculosis (TB), we performed IS6110-based restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of isolates. Restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) typing performed on 165 culture-positive specimens from East and West Azarbaijan. Using IS6110 as a probe, Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains assigned to clusters based on identical DNA fingerprints. Rates of patients have clustered were 27.68% in East and 30.19% in West Azarbaijan. There was not statistically significant differences in clustering of patients in two provinces (p = 0.4533) but infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis in males and females in two provinces were different (p = 0.0048). In East Azarbaijan there was not difference in transmission of tuberculosis between males and females, also in males and females belonged to clusters we couldn’t find statistical difference (p = 0.1833). The rate of active transmission of TB in West Azarbaijan was slightly more than East Azarbaijan. It can be due to different factors such as poor economic and less developed condition in West Azarbaijan.
  Mohammad Asgharzadeh , Saber Yousefee , Mohammad Reza Nahaei , Mohammad Taghi Akhi , Khalil Ansarian and Hossein Samadi Kafil
  IS6110-based DNA fingerprinting is currently the most widely used genetic marker for differentiating among Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains. To evaluate the DNA polymorphism among Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains and to determine if there is matching of IS6110 fingerprints representing recent transmission of tuberculosis. Totally one hundred and sixty five isolates of M. tuberculosis (53 from West Azarbaijan and 112 from East Azarbaijan) were analyzed by IS6110 restriction fragment length polymorphism fingerprinting. Isolates having identical RFLP patterns were considered a cluster. The average number of IS6110 copies per strain was 7.3 and ranged from 0 to 17 among the M. tuberculosis isolates. The IS6110-DNA patterns from these isolates were highly polymorphic. In conclusion 123 patterns were observed which 16 patterns were shared by 47 isolates (30.52%). Most strains (93.62%) had multicopy patterns and only 3 of clustered isolates had less than six IS6110 copies. In our study increased clustering was observed with isolates from male patients. RFLP analysis of 154 isolates of M. tuberculosis showed a considerable diversity, suggesting that most patients were infected with unique strains, probably resulted from reactivation of the latent infection.
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