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The objective of this study is to determine the effect of lead (pb) on antioxidant enzymes and lipid peroxidation products in different regions of rat brain. Wistar male rats were treated with lead acetate (500 ppm) through drinking water for a period of 8 weeks. Control animals were maintained on sodium acetate. Treated and control rats were sacrificed at(More)
Eight chemical transport models participate in a model intercomparison study for East Asia, MICS-Asia II. This paper analyzes calculated results for particulate matter of sulfate, nitrate and ammonium through comparisons with each other and with monthly measurements at EANET (the acid deposition monitoring network in East Asia) and daily measurements at(More)
The present study investigates the influence of process parameters such as different alkali, concentration of alkali and duration of treatment on flexural and impact properties of Sansevieria/polyester composites. The L9 orthogonal array was selected for conducting the experiments. The Sansevieria cylindrica fibre reinforced polyester composites were(More)
We have implemented the sectional aerosol dynamics model SALSA (Sectional Aerosol module for Large Scale Applications) in the European-scale chemistrytransport model MATCH (Multi-scale Atmospheric Transport and Chemistry). The new model is called MATCHSALSA. It includes aerosol microphysics, with several formulations for nucleation, wet scavenging and(More)
There is a continuing need to improve the understanding of kinetics of platinum-based chemotherapeutic agents, such as cisplatin and paraplatin. Although these agents demonstrate highly effective anti-cancer activity, they also have associated, often dose-limiting, side-effects such as nephrotoxocity. In vivo X-ray fluorescence (XRF) has been proven to be a(More)
This study reports the formation of biocompatible hydrogels using protein polymers from natural silk cocoon fibroins and sheep wool keratins. Silk fibroin protein contains β-sheet secondary structures, allowing for the formation of physical cross-linkers in the hydrogels. Comparative studies were performed on two groups of samples. In the first group,(More)
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