Anil Kumar Shukla

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Centrosomes play an important role in various cellular processes, including spindle formation and chromosome segregation. They are composed of two orthogonally arranged centrioles, whose duplication occurs only once per cell cycle. Accurate control of centriole numbers is essential for the maintenance of genomic integrity. Although it is well appreciated(More)
The mode of cadmium-induced cell death was investigated in a rat lung epithelial cell line. Cells, grown to near confluence, were exposed to 0-30 microM CdCl2 for 0-72 h. Phase contrast microscopy and fluorescent nuclear staining showed that Cd caused morphological alterations in lung epithelial cells that are characteristic of apoptosis. These changes(More)
The activity of asiaticoside, isolated from Centella asiatica, has been studied in normal as well as delayed-type wound healing. In guinea pig punch wounds topical applications of 0.2% solution of asiaticoside produced 56% increase in hydroxyproline, 57% increase in tensile strength, increased collagen content and better epithelisation. In streptozotocin(More)
Asiaticoside derived from the plant Centella asiatica is known to possess good wound healing activity. Enhanced healing activity has been attributed to increased collagen formation and angiogenesis. Since antioxidants have been reported to play a significant role in the wound healing process we studied the effect of asiaticoside on the levels of certain(More)
UNLABELLED Systems biology offers considerable promise in uncovering novel pathways by which viruses and other microbial pathogens interact with host signaling and expression networks to mediate disease severity. In this study, we have developed an unbiased modeling approach to identify new pathways and network connections mediating acute lung injury, using(More)
In the present investigation the involvement of free radicals in a self-healing cutaneous wound has been demonstrated. The levels of different enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants have been studied in 2,4,7 and 14 days old wounds and compared with normal skin. Except for glutathione reductase (GR), all other enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants were(More)
1. Male albino rats of 21 days age were exposed to 10 p.p.m. cadmium (CdCl2 salt) in drinking water, ad libitum, for 90 days. It increased the brain cadmium levels by 76% (P < 0.05) and 165% (P < 0.001) respectively at 30 and 90 days of exposure compared to controls. 2. Cadmium increased blood-brain barrier permeability of fluoroscein dye (24%, P < 0.02)(More)
Newly formed centrioles in cycling cells undergo a maturation process that is almost two cell cycles long before they become competent to function as microtubule-organizing centers and basal bodies. As a result, each cell contains three generations of centrioles, only one of which is able to form cilia. It is not known how this long and complex process is(More)
We report here the effect of iridoid glucosides, isolated from Nyctanthes arbortristis, on redox homeostasis of Leishmania parasite. These compounds led to an increase in reactive oxygen species by inhibiting a crucial enzyme of redox metabolism of the parasite. Our experiments clearly showed that these compounds are highly active as antileishmanial agents.(More)
During a period of two decades, 1972-1991, 303 patients with esophageal atresia and/or tracheo-esophageal fistula were treated at the department of Pediatric Surgery, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, India. More than half of our patients fall into Waterston's risk category C. To evaluate the improvement in our results, the patients were divided into four phases(More)