Abu Bakkar Siddique

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Antibodies to the degenerate repeats of EB200, a part of the Plasmodium falciparum antigen Pf332, are protective in monkeys. To analyse the prevalence, magnitude and specificity of antibodies to EB200 in malaria-exposed humans, the IgG antibody reactivity with recombinant EB200 protein as well as with crude malaria antigen was determined in Senegalese(More)
Ultrasonographic study of hepatobiliary system was done in 481 patients with acute right hypochondriac pain to find out any pathology in hepatobiliary system. A total of 57 patients with polypoid lesions in gall bladder were diagnosed and underwent extensive follow-up. In 31 patients, who underwent surgery, the histological findings were cholesterol(More)
Immune responses to the repeat regions of the Plasmodium falciparum antigen Pf155/RESA have been extensively studied, and antibodies to the repeats are known to interfere with parasite growth both in vitro and in vivo. Less is known with regard to the effect on parasites of antibodies to the nonrepeat regions of the antigen. In the present study, rabbits(More)
Antibodies to a non-repeat region of the Plasmodium falciparum antigen Pf155/RESA were investigated for their capacity to inhibit parasite cytoadherence to melanoma cells and parasite growth in vitro. The activities of these antibodies were studied since the target region in Pf155/RESA includes a cytoadherence-related motif also found in loop 3 and 7 of(More)
Human antibodies to the repeat regions of the Plasmodium falciparum asexual blood stage antigen Pf155/RESA interfere with parasite growth in vitro, but the significance in this respect of antibodies to non-repetitive epitopes is less clear. In this study the levels of antibodies to a non-repetitive part of Pf155/RESA (residue 199-221) in malaria-exposed(More)
Exposure to laboratory animals poses a hazard for development of occupational allergy. Identification of antigenic determinants of allergenic proteins may be valuable for immunotherapeutic purposes. Overlapping peptides of the major allergen in rat urine, Rat n 1.02, corresponding to the protein alpha2u-globulin were synthesised on solid support and(More)
The B and T cell responses to EB200, a repetitive part of the Plasmodium falciparum antigen Pf332, were examined in malaria-exposed Senegalese adults. Most donors had high levels of antibodies to recombinant EB200 and 17 overlapping peptides spanning EB200. Taking proliferation and/or cytokine (interferon-gamma and interleukin-4) production as a measure of(More)
The capacity of antibodies to interfere with Plasmodium falciparum growth in in vitro cultures is considered to reflect some of their potential protective effects in vivo. Almost all previous analyses of antibody mediated inhibition of parasite growth in vitro were performed with different laboratory strains of P. falciparum. This study was performed to(More)
Cytoadherence of Plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes plays an important role in the pathogenesis of cerebral malaria. The identity of cell surface molecules on parasitized erythrocytes involved in cytoadherence is of great interest to understand the molecular basis of this mechanism. Peptide sequences derived from exofacial loops of the erythrocyte(More)
Of all solid cancers presenting in adults, papillary thyroid cancers generally carry best longterm prognosis. However, very little is understood about the molecular pathogenesis of this neoplasm. Any patient presenting with thyroid nodule-initial work up will be fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). Surgical treatment depends on FNA finding, age and(More)