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BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES C677T polymorphism in the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene has been proposed as a pharmacogenomic marker for toxicity of methotrexate (MTX). We studied the relationship between the C677T gene polymorphism and toxicity and efficacy of MTX in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) on folate supplementation. METHODS A(More)
The current study was undertaken to study the effect of a macerated extract of Nigella sativa seeds in normal as well as in tumour bearing mice against gamma radiation-induced cellular damage to normal tissues. This was done to mimic the clinical setting where in, normal tissues of cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy are exposed to the deleterious(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Immune activation and inflammation play critical roles in the stressful environmental conditions like high altitude, extreme cold, etc. Human leukocyte antigen-G (HLA-G) is a non classical major histocompatiblity complex class I (MHC class- I) protein, upregulated in the context of transplantation, malignancy and inflammation. We(More)
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