About Journal

The “Cell Journal (Yakhteh)“, formerly published as “Yakhteh Medical Journal”, is a peer review and monthly English publication of Royan Institute. This journal focuses on topics relevant to cellular and molecular scientific areas, besides other related fields. Cell J has been certified by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance in 1999 and was accredited as a scientific and research journal by HBI (Health and Biomedical Information) Journal Accreditation Commission in 2000 which is an open-access journal.

Published and Sponsored by:

Royan Institute, Iranian Academic Center for Education Culture and Research

Chairman:

Hamid Gourabi, Ph.D., Professor, Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran

Editor in Chief:
Ahmad Hosseini, Ph.D., Professor, Shahid Beheshti Medical University, Tehran, Iran

Editor Associate:
Saeid Abroun, Ph.D., Professor, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

Editorial Board:

Saeid Abroun, Ph.D., Professor, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

Kamran Alimoghadam, M.D., Associate Professor, Tehran Medical University, Tehran, Iran

Alireza Asgari, Ph.D., Professor, Baghyatallah University, Tehran, Iran

Mohammad Kazem Aghaee Mazaheri, D.D.S., Assistant Professor, ACECR, Tehran, Iran

Gila Behzadi, Ph.D., Professor, Shahid Beheshti Medical University, Tehran, Iran

Hossein Baharvand, Ph.D., Professor, Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran

Marzieh Ebrahimi, Ph.D., Professor, Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran  

Mary Familari, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Hamid Gourabi, Ph.D., Professor, Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran

Jurgen Hescheler, MD., Professor, Institute of Neurophysiology of University Zu Koln, Germany

Ghasem Hosseini Salekdeh, Ph.D., Professor, Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute, Karaj, Iran

Esmaiel Jabbari, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA

Suresh Jesuthasan, Ph.D., Associate Professor, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Bahram Kazemi, Ph.D., Professor, Shahid Beheshti Medical University, Tehran, Iran

Saadi Khochbin,Ph.D., Professor, Inserm/Grenoble University, France

Ali Khademhosseini, Ph.D., Professor, Harvard Medical School, USA

Kun Ping Lu, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA    

Navid Manuchehrabadi, Ph.D., Angio Dynamics, Marlborough, USA           

Hosseinali Mehrani, Ph.D., Professor, Baghyatallah University, Tehran, Iran

Marcos Meseguer, Ph.D., Clinical Embryology Laboratory IVI Valencia, Valencia, Spain

Seyed Javad Mowla, Ph.D.,  Professor, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

Mohammad Hossein Nasr Esfahani, Ph.D., Professor, Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran

Toru Nakano, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan

Donald Newgreen, Ph.D., Professor, Murdoch Children Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia

Mojtaba Rezazadeh Valojerdi, Ph.D., Professor, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

Mohammad Hossein Sanati, Ph.D., Associate Professor, National Institute for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Tehran, Iran

Eimei Sato, Ph.D., Professor, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

Andreas Serra, M.D., Professor, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Abdolhossein Shahverdi, Ph.D., Professor, Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran

Peter Timashev, Ph.D., Sechenov University, Moscow, Russia

Daniela Toniolo, Ph.D., Professor, Vita - Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy

Michele Catherine Studer, Ph.D., Institute of Biology Valrose, IBV University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France

Christian van den Bos, Ph.D., Managing Director MARES Ltd, Greven, Germany 

Catherine Verfaillie, Ph.D., Professor, Katholieke  Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Gianpaolo Zerbini, MD., Ph.D., San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Italy
Shubing Zhang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Central South University, China
Daniele Zink, Ph.D., Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Agency for Science Technology & Science, Singapore

Executive Committee:

Farideh Malekzadeh, M.Sc., Executive Manager, Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran

Parvaneh Afsharian, Ph.D., Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran

Reza Azimi, B.Sc., Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran

Elham Amirchaghmaghi, M.D., Ph.D., Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran

Reza Omani-Samani, M.D., Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran

Leila Daliri, M.Sc., Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran

Mahdi Lotfipanah, M.Sc., Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran

Faezeh Shekari, Ph.D., Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran

English Editors:

Mitra Amiri Khabooshan, Ph.D., Monash University, Victoria, Australia
Sima Binaafar, M. Sc., Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran
Saman Eghtesad, Ph.D., Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran

Jane Elizabeth Ferrie, Ph.D., University College of London, London, UK

Vahid Ezzatizadeh, Ph.D., Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran

Kiana Kakavand, Ph.D., University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Farnaz Shapouri, Ph.D., Memphasys Limited, NSW, Australia

Kim Vagharfard, M.Sc., Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran

Maryam Vatani, M.Sc., University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

Graphist:
Laleh Mirza Ali Shirvani, B.Sc., Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran

Website Manager:
Zahra Rostamizadeh, M.Sc., Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran

Copyright and License information:

The Cell Journal (Yakhteh) is an open-access journal which means the articles are freely available online for any individual author to download and use the providing address. The journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License which allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions that is permitting unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium provided the original work is properly cited.

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