Aijaz Ahmad John

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We evaluated the bone regeneration and healing effect of Medicarpin (med) in cortical bone defect model that heals by intramembranous ossification. For the study, female Sprague-Dawley rats were ovariectomized and rendered osteopenic. A drill hole injury was generated in mid femoral bones of all the animals. Med treatment was commenced the day after and(More)
Osteogenic activity was identified in medicarpin (Med), a natural pterocarpan. Further, it was decided to study the differentially regulated protein expression during osteoblast differentiation in the presence of Med. Using 2D proteomic approach, we found that Med treatment to osteoblasts significantly downregulated GRP78, an ER chaperone with(More)
MicroRNAs are important post transcriptional regulators of gene expression and play critical role in osteoblast differentiation. In this study we report miR-467g, an uncharacterized novel miRNA, in regulation of osteoblast functions. Over-expression of miR-467g inhibited osteoblast differentiation. Target prediction analysis tools and experimental(More)
Epi-endophytic green algae comprise one of the most diverse and phylogenetically primitive groups of green algae and are considered to be ubiquitous in the world’s oceans; however, no reports of these algae exist from India. Here we report the serendipitous discovery of Ulvella growing on intertidal green algae Cladophora glomerata and benthic red algae(More)
Ulva intestinalis and Ulva compressa are two bloom-forming morphologically-cryptic species of green seaweeds widely accepted as cosmopolitan in distribution. Previous studies have shown that these are two distinct species that exhibit great morphological plasticity with changing seawater salinity. Here we present a phylogeographic assessment of tubular Ulva(More)
Development of target oriented chemotherapeutics for treatment of chronic diseases have been considered as an important approach in drug development. Following this approach, in our efforts for exploration of new osteogenic leads, substituted 3-aryl-2H-benzopyran and 3-aryl-3H-benzopyran derivatives (19, 20a-e, 21, 22a-e, 26, 27, 28a-e, 29, 31a-b, 32 and(More)
A series of 3,4-diarylbenzopyran based amide derivatives was synthesized and evaluated for osteogenic activity in in vitro and in vivo models of osteoporosis. Compounds 17a, 21b-c and 22a-b showed significant osteogenic activity in osteoblast differentiation assay. Among the synthesized compounds, 22b was identified as lead molecule which showed significant(More)
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