Arpit Bhargava

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The present study demonstrates an eco-friendly and low cost protocol for synthesis of silver nanoparticles using the cell-free filtrate of Aspergillus flavus NJP08 when supplied with aqueous silver (Ag+) ions. Identification of the fungal isolate was based on nuclear ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacer (ITS) identities. Transmission electron(More)
Prevention of cancer through nutritional intervention has gained significant recognition in recent years. Evidence revealed from mechanistic investigations coupled with molecular epidemiology show an inverse association of dietary flavonoids intake with cancer risk. The chemopreventive and anticarcinogenic potential of Selaginella bryopteris, a traditional(More)
Occult hepatitis C viral infection (OHCI) is a newly reported pathological entity associated with increased risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma and lymphoproliferative disorders. Although hepatocytes are the primary sites of viral replication, hepatitis C virus is potentially lymphotropic, invading and propagating in cells of the immune system.(More)
RATIONALE Diverse autoantibodies are present in most patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). We hypothesized that specific autoantibodies may associate with IPF manifestations. OBJECTIVES To identify clinically relevant, antigen-specific immune responses in patients with IPF. METHODS Autoantibodies were detected by immunoblots and ELISA.(More)
Using natural processes as inspiration, the present study demonstrates a positive correlation between zinc metal tolerance ability of a soil fungus and its potential for the synthesis of zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles. A total of 19 fungal cultures were isolated from the rhizospheric soils of plants naturally growing at a zinc mine area in India and(More)
The toxic response of cultured human colon epithelial-FHC cells to methyl isocyanate was investigated with regard to genomic instability. Qualitative and quantitative assessments of the extent of phosphorylation of DNA damage signaling factors such as ATM, gammaH2AX and p53, was increased in treated cells compared to controls. At the same time, many treated(More)
Occult HBV infections (OHBI) are often associated with poor therapeutic response and increased risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma. Despite a decade of research, OHBI still remains an intricate issue and much is yet to be defined about their possible immune implications. As HBV is known to infect peripheral blood lymphocytes, the present study aimed(More)
Dendritic cells (DCs) are the most potent APCs, with the ability to orchestrate a repertoire of immune responses. DCs play a pivotal role in the initiation, programming and regulation of tumor-specific immune responses, as they are poised to take up, process and present tumor antigens to naive or effector T lymphocytes. Although, to an extent, DC-based(More)
Isocyanates, a group of low molecular weight aromatic and aliphatic compounds containing the isocyanate group (-NCO), are important raw materials with diverse industrial applications; however, pathophysiological implications resulting from occupational and accidental exposures of these compounds are hitherto unknown. Although preliminary evidence available(More)
The present study included three groups: (A) age and gender matched control (n=24) with no previous signs of M. tuberculosis complex (MTBC) infection, (B) patients (n=28) diagnosed with gastro-intestinal TB (GITB), (C) patients (n=50) with clinical and histo-pathological signs of GITB, but were culture and AFB negative. Real time assay performed using(More)