Ankur Maheshwari

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H(2)O(2) induces apoptosis in variety of cells; however, the sensitivities of testicular germ cells to H(2)O(2) are not known. In the present study, H(2)O(2), at concentrations in the range 1-10 microM, was found to induce apoptosis in testicular germ cells in vitro. Following 1 h of treatment with 10 microM H(2)O(2), a 10-fold rise in the percentage of(More)
The detrimental effects of persistent stimulation with hCG were investigated in rat Leydig cells in vitro. Significant rise in lipid peroxidation and reactive oxygen species (ROS) with concomitant attenuation in the activities of antioxidant enzymes: superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione-S-transferase was observed. Transcripts for catalase and(More)
The present study was aimed to investigate the beneficial effects of N-acetyl-l-cysteine (NAC, 150 mg/kg bw twice/week) against testicular germ cell apoptosis in rats induced by chronic hCG administration (100 IU/rat/day for 30 days). NAC co-treatment improved serum testosterone, prevented rise in lipid peroxidation, intracellular H2O2 and the activities of(More)
The mechanism of H(2)O(2) induced oxidative stress leading to male germ cell apoptosis was earlier reported from our laboratory. In the present study, we investigated the mechanisms by which N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC, which is highly cell specific with strong antioxidant and anti-genotoxic properties), stimulated cell survival under such conditions.(More)
We have earlier reported that following persistent stimulation with hCG, oxidative stress-induced apoptosis in rat Leydig cells was mainly achieved through the extrinsic pathway. In the present study, the role of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) in counteracting the oxidative stress and the mechanisms of inhibition of apoptosis under such conditions were(More)
The present study was designed to investigate the molecular mechanisms of NAC (150 mg/kg bw twice/week) action in vivo under repeated hCG (100 IU/rat/day) stimulation to adult rats. Leydig cell refractoriness led to a significant decline in serum testosterone and intracellular cAMP by day 30 of chronic hCG intervention which improved significantly following(More)
Preventive effects of hydroalcoholic extract of fruit pulp of Eugenia jambolana (HEEJ) on isoproterenol (ISP)-induced myocardial damage in rats were evaluated. Rats were pre-treated with HEEJ (100, 200, and 400 mg/kg) daily for 30 days. ISP (85 mg/kg bw) was administered on the 28th and 29th days at an interval of 24 h. Ischemic control group exhibited(More)
Today the applications of computing machines have outreached domains such as quantum physics, weather forecasting, or molecular biology, to name a few. Distributed computing systems provide a solution to meet the huge computational requirements by combining the computational capacity of multiple computing machines. However, most of the current systems are(More)
The novel representation of the graph using edge based data structure, as proposed in [1] is an adapted version of half edge structure, traditionally used in digital geometry processing [6]. This edge based data structure provides an efficient way for storing and accessing graphs. However the shortest path algorithm implemented in [1] on the above mentioned(More)
Release of copper and its effect on functional integrity of human sperms in vitro were assessed following co-incubation of semen with CuT 380A. After 30 min of incubation with semen, release of copper ions from CuT 380A was found to be 9.2 to 40 times higher compared to control incubations with PBS. Sperm function tests, when simultaneously performed(More)
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