GP Senthil Kumar

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Specific fatty acids such as linoleic acid (LA), gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), dihomo gamma linolenic acid (DGLA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) showed cytotoxicity towards human cervical (HeLa) cells in vitro. Cyclo-oxygenase inhibitor, indomethacin; lipoxygenase inhibitor, nordihydroguiaretic acid (NDGA); anti-oxidant, vitamin(More)
Cytokines, released by T cells, participate in inflammation and produce tissue injury. Excess production of cytokines such as interleukins (ILs) and tumor necrosis factor (TNF) is believed to be involved in the pathobiology of conditions such as septicemia and septic shock, collagen vascular diseases, glomerulonephritis etc. On the other hand,(More)
Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) exhibited potent cytotoxic action on SP 2/0 mouse myeloma cells in vitro. Both SOD and vitamin E could inhibit the action of ALA and EPA indicating a role for reactive oxygen species and lipid peroxides. In addition, both ALA and EPA enhanced the formation of superoxide anion, hydrogen peroxide and(More)
We previously observed, using a relatively primitive assay, that small oral doses (on the order of 1 microgram = 1 nmol = 1000 pmol per rat) of vasopressin can produce antidiuresis in hydrated rats, and that the oral activity was enhanced by simultaneous administration of an inhibitor of intestinal proteolysis. A more sensitive semi-automated(More)
The oral administration of peptide drugs is well known to be precluded by their digestion in the stomach and small intestine. As a new approach to oral delivery, peptide drugs were coated with polymers cross-linked with azoaromatic groups to form an impervious film to protect orally administered drugs from digestion in the stomach and small intestine. When(More)
We studied free radical generation, lipid peroxidation and the levels of essential fatty acids and of their metabolites in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Both superoxide and hydrogen peroxide generation by peripheral leukocytes but not malondialdehyde levels, as measured by thiobarbituric acid assay, were(More)
Cis-unsaturated fatty acids such as dihomogamma-linolenic acid (DGLA), arachidonic acid (AA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which form precursors to 1, 2 and 3 series prostaglandins (PGs), have been shown to suppress human T-cell growth in vitro by a prostaglandin E (PGE)-independent mechanism. In an earlier study, we showed that these fatty acids can(More)
The effect of experimentally induced atherosclerosis on the synthesis and secretion of lipoproteins in the density range of very low density lipoproteins (VLDL) and low density lipoproteins (LDL) have been studied using primary cultures of rat hepatocytes. Rats fed atherogenic diet showed higher levels of lipids associated with serum VLDL and LDL fraction,(More)
The effect of feeding fish oil on the metabolism of lipoproteins was studied in rats. Rats were fed diet containing 10% sardine or groundnut oil for 6 weeks. There was a significant decrease in the total cholesterol, phospholipids and triglycerides as well as the amount of the lipids associated with VLDL and LDL in serum in fish oil-fed rats. The synthesis(More)