Aruna Srivastava

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von Willebrand disease (VWD) is a bleeding disorder caused by inherited defects in the concentration, structure, or function of von Willebrand factor (VWF). VWD is classified into three primary categories. Type 1 includes partial quantitative deficiency, type 2 includes qualitative defects, and type 3 includes virtually complete deficiency of VWF. VWD type(More)
The complete nucleotide sequence of the adeno-associated virus 2 genome was determined. The single-stranded genome is 4,675 nucleotides in length and contains inverted terminal repeats of 145 nucleotides, the first 125 nucleotides of which form a palindromic sequence. Within the inverted terminal repetitions, there are two distinct sequences representing an(More)
Formaldehyde resins are used to improve the wet strength of paper. During the sheet-forming process of paper manufacture, formaldehyde fumes are liberated. Twenty-two male subjects having such exposures in a paper mill and 27 unexposed subjects were clinically evaluated to determine the effect of low level formaldehyde exposure in a tropical country. The(More)
Results of the proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy carried out on normal, benign breast disease and locally advanced breast cancer patients are presented. The in-vivo MR spectra of malignant breast tissue of patients (n = 67) suffering from infiltrating ductal carcinoma are dominated by the water resonance, while the spectra of the unaffected(More)
Adeno-associated virus 2 (AAV)-based vectors have gained attention as a potentially useful alternative to the more commonly used retroviral and adenoviral vectors for human gene therapy. Although AAV uses the ubiquitously expressed cell surface heparan sulfate proteoglycan (HSPG) as a receptor, the transduction efficiency of AAV vectors varies greatly in(More)
Epidemiological data on risk factors of Parkinson's disease (PD) are not available from India. In a case control study, we investigated environmental and genetic risk factors in the etiology of idiopathic Parkinson's disease. Three hundred seventy-seven patients of Parkinson disease (301 men, 76 women, mean+/-SD age 56.78+/-11.08 years) and equal number of(More)
Spinocerebellar ataxia 2 (SCA2) is an autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disorder that results from the expansion of a cryptic CAG repeat within the exon 1 of the SCA2 gene. The CAG repeat in normal individuals varies in length from 14 to 31 repeats and is frequently interrupted by one or more CAA triplets, whereas the expanded alleles contain a pure(More)
Cognitive impairment in epileptics may be a consequence of the epileptogenic process as well as antiepileptic medication. Thus, there is a need for drugs, which can suppress epileptogenesis as well as prevent cognitive impairment. In the present study, the effect of aqueous extract of Centella asiatica (CA) (100 and 300 mg/kg), an Indian medicinal plant(More)
Breast feeding improves the health of children. The greatest significance is to host defense, prevention of autoimmunity, and development of the digestive system; however, the underlying mechanisms for these effects are not well understood. Based on recent evidence that cytokines might be important in these processes, we have used ELISA to quantitate the(More)
Spinocerebellar ataxia type 12 (SCA12) is an autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxia associated with the expansion of an unstable CAG repeat in the 5' region of the PPP2R2B gene on chromosome 5q31-5q32. We found that it accounts for approximately 16% (20/124) of all the autosomal dominant ataxia cases diagnosed in AIIMS, a major tertiary referral centre in(More)