Hanumanth Surekha Rani

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Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) play an important role in breast cancer tumor invasion and progression. MMP-9 is a member of the MMP family and is also known as Gelatinase B or type IV collagenases (92 kDa) and possesses proteolytic activity against type IV collagen, a major component of the basement membrane. Our study aims to examine the association of(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to identify the association of FIGLA (factor in the germ line α) gene variants with premature ovarian failure (POF) in the Indian population. METHODS Two hundred nineteen women with idiopathic POF and 230 healthy controls were recruited for this study. All exons, intron-exon boundaries, and untranslated regions of the(More)
CD38 expression on CD8+ cells seems to correlate well with HIV viral-loads, while the expression levels are thought to be low in patients with tuberculosis. This study aimed at determining the levels of CD38 expression in HIV+ individuals who develop tuberculosis. Expression levels of CD8 and CD38 were analysed in peripheral blood collected from HIV (73),(More)
Apoptosis plays an important role in atherogenesis and rupture of vulnerable plaques in coronary artery disease. FAS and FAS ligand (FASL) induce apoptosis when FAS binds to FAS-L. However sFas blocks apoptosis by binding to FAS and FASL or sFasL. The present study is sought to examine the role of extrinsic apoptotic genes (FAS, FASL) polymorphism and serum(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between FMR1 premutation and premature ovarian failure (POF) patients in Indian population, and a meta-analysis of published results was undertaken to clarify whether FMR1 premutation consistently contributed to the susceptibility. A total of 289 POF samples and 360 control samples were(More)
The objectives of this study were to evaluate whether a newborn or a neonate is capable of responding immunologically after BCG vaccination and to find out if this immunity persists for one year. Normal infants aged between 0 days-3 months brought to immunization centre were included in the study. In vitro leukocyte migration inhibition test was performed(More)
Idiopathic Pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) is a debilitating disease associated with very poor prognosis. The disease is characterised by endothelial dysfunction, smooth muscle proliferation and insitu thrombosis in the pulmonary artery, eventually leading to right ventricular failure. Two of the key endothelial mediators implicated in the(More)
Cardiovascular complications are the major cause of morbidity and mortality in diabetic patients. An attempt has been made to evaluate the risk factors for coronary heart disease in type II diabetics. In the present study the levels of fasting and postprandial plasma glucose, total cholesterol, low density lipoproteins, triglycerides were high and the(More)
The study was aimed at presence of specific IgE antibody levelsinvitro to the identified antigen. Based on positive skin test with Gynandropsis gynandra and elevated levels of total IgE (>325 IU/ml) 104 patients were selected. Healthy, asymptomatic individuals (25) with low total IgE (<325 IU/ml) were included as controls. The mean OD values by ELISA for(More)
BACKGROUND The eNOS gene has been extensively screened for important variations in the promoter (-786T/C), Intron 4 (4b/4a) and exon 7 (894G/T) regions in multiple diseases. Prevalence of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is much higher in young Indians when compared to other ethnic groups and first-degree relatives (FDRS) of CHD patients are at risk correlating(More)