Faizan Jafri

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Aging-associated declines in cognitive, emotional, and cardiovascular function are well known. Environmental stress triggers critical changes in the brain, further compromising cardiovascular and behavioral health during aging. Excessive dietary salt intake is one such stressor. Here, we tested the effect of high salt (HS) on anxiety, learning-memory(More)
We examined whether or not grape powder treatment ameliorates oxidative stress-induced anxiety-like behavior, memory impairment, and hypertension in rats. Oxidative stress in Sprague-Dawley rats was produced by using L-buthionine-(S,R)-sulfoximine (BSO). Four groups of rats were used: 1) control (C; injected with vehicle and provided with tap water), 2)(More)
Diminished estrogen influence at menopause is reported to be associated with cognitive decline, heightened anxiety and hypertension. While estrogen therapy is often prescribed to overcome these behavioral and physiological deficits, antioxidants which have been shown beneficial are gaining nutritional intervention and popularity. Therefore, in the present(More)
Placenta in mouse generate increasing quantities of superoxide dismutase from day 13 of pregnancy until parturition. This is associated with a concomitant reduction in the activity of superoxide radical. This findings points to the steroidogenic control of the later half of pregnancy by the placental axis. Parturition is associated with an abrupt spurt in(More)
Polyclonal antibodies directed against the yeast invertase glycosyls were raised by immunizing rabbits with neoglycoprotein-I and neoglycoprotein-II. The neoglycoproteins were prepared by separately coupling the N-linked large and small molecular weight yeast invertase oligosaccharides respectively to bovine serum albumin with the help of glutaraldehyde.(More)
Invertase from Baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) and Horseradish peroxidase (HRP) were covalently immobilized on Concanavalin A precoupled to Seralose via carbohydrate moieties. Covalent coupling of glycoenzymes was achieved by periodate induced aldehydic groups of glycosyls with amino groups of Concanavalin A, at different pH values. A bifunctional(More)
Antisera raised in rabbits to baker's-yeast invertase significantly activated the enzyme in vitro. The antisera contained precipitating antibodies, a significant fraction of which appeared to be directed against the glycosyl residues of the enzyme. Invertase could be immobilized as insoluble enzyme antibody adducts or by binding to a Sepharose matrix(More)
Purified anionic and cationic isoforms of horseradish peroxidase (HRP) immobilized by coupling the amino acid side-chain amino groups and/or carbohydrate moieties to Sepharose have been studied for their resistance to denaturation. The isoforms were treated with periodate followed by ethylenediamine to generate additional amino groups in the glycosyl(More)
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