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Mohammad Ali Esmaili

Department of Hematology, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

[ 1 ] - DNA Methylation and Its Role in the Development of Leukemia

Epigenetic changes play an essential role in cancer pathogenesis. It has been established by next-generation sequencing that more than 50% of the human cancers carry mutations in mechanisms involved in the organization of the chromatin and epigenetic regulations. DNA methylation is among the most common epigenetic changes in leukemia. In contrast to DNA mutations which are passively inherited f...

[ 2 ] - Polymorphisms within methotrexate pathway genes: Relationship between plasma methotrexate levels, toxicity experienced and outcome in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Objective(s): The current study aimed to investigate the relationship of genetic polymorphism and plasma methotrexate (MTX) levels, toxicity experience and event free survival (EFS) in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Materials and Methods: The study included 74 ALL patients. Polymerase chain reaction and genotyping of methy...