Archana Rastogi

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The first consensus report of the working party of the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL) set up in 2004 on acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) was published in 2009. Due to the rapid advancements in the knowledge and available information, a consortium of members from countries across Asia Pacific, "APASL ACLF Research(More)
Aflatoxin B(1) (AFB(1)) is a potent hepatotoxic and hepatocarcinogenic mycotoxin. The mechanism of cellular damage caused by AFB(1) has not been fully elucidated. Lipid peroxidation is one of the main manifestations of oxidative damage and has been found to play an important role in the toxicity and carcinogenesis of many carcinogens. The present(More)
Human leukocyte antigens (HLAs) are an inherent system of alloantigens, which are the products of genes of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC). These genes span a region of approximately 4 centimorgans on the short arm of human chromosome 6 at band p 21.3 and encode the HLA class I and class II antigens, which play a central role in cell-to-cell(More)
CONTEXT We describe a case of cystic lymphangioma of the pancreas in which a preoperative tissue diagnosis was made with endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA). CASE REPORT A 20-year-old female presented with upper abdominal pain of two months duration and was found to have a cystic lesion in the pancreatic tail. Radiological(More)
AIMS To correlate cirrhosis histology and Laennec fibrosis scoring with portal pressure, as determined by hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG). METHODS AND RESULTS One hundred and four patients with biopsy-proven cirrhosis and known HVPG were included in the study. Semiquantitative scoring of 12 histological parameters and quantitative assessment by(More)
BACKGROUND Liver biopsy has been considered to be a gold standard for assessing hepatic fibrosis. Sample variability, interobserver variability and step-wise evaluation limit its use. Hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) correlates with hepatic fibrosis in chronic liver disease (CLD) because of hepatitis C. AIM To evaluate the utility of HVPG for(More)
Terminalia arjuna (T. arjuna) stem bark was successively extracted with petroleum ether (A), solvent ether (B), ethanol (C) and water (D). The lipid lowering activity of these four fractions A, B, C, and D was evaluatedin vivo in two models viz., triton WR-1339 induced hyperlipemia in rats as well as fructose rich high fat diet (HFD) fed diabetic-(More)
Mycobacterial plasma membrane proteins, in particular the detergent-soluble or 'integral' ones, comprise a class of mostly unexplored antigens capable of inducing potent activation of human T cells. Plasma membrane isolated from culture-grown Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG; Indian vaccine; Danish strain) was subjected to a Triton X-114-based biphasic(More)
The establishment of axenic cultures of the amastigote stage of Leishmania is important to understand the mechanisms regulating the differentiation, survival and pathogenicity of the parasite with a view to develop and identify molecular and chemotherapeutic targets. Recent developments in axenic culture and the characterization of amastigotes of different(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM A major challenge in neonatal cholestasis (NC) is to differentiate biliary atresia (BA) from other non-atretic causes. In developing countries there are considerable problems of late referral of NC cases and performing surgery without prelaparotomy liver biopsy that contributes to a high proportion of negative laparotomy and increased(More)