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Optimization of extracellular psychrophilic alkaline lipase produced by marine Pseudomonas sp. (MSI057)
An endosymbiotic Pseudomonas sp. (MSI057), which could produce high yields of lipase, was isolated from marine sponge Dendrilla nigra, collected from the peninsular coast of India. Maximum production
Optimization and production of a biosurfactant from the sponge-associated marine fungus Aspergillus ustus MSF3.
The response surface methodology based analysis of carbon and nitrogen ratio revealed that the carbon source can increase the biosurfactant yield.
Optimization and production of novel antimicrobial agents from sponge associated marine actinomycetes Nocardiopsis dassonvillei MAD08
This is the first strain that produces both organic solvent and water soluble antimicrobial compounds and shows surface active property envisaging its probable role in inhibiting the attachment of pathogens to host tissues, thus, blocking host–pathogen interaction at an earlier stage of pathogenesis.
Seroprevalence of leptospirosis among high-risk population of Andaman Islands, India.
The study showed that people engaged in high-risk activities such as agriculture, sewage cleaning, animal handling, animal slaughtering, and forestry are frequently exposed to leptospirosis, and hence control strategies targeting these populations could be more effective.
Antioxidant activity of exopolysaccharide from probiotic strain Enterococcus faecium (BDU7) from Ngari.
The present study evidenced that EPS from E. faecium BDU7 showed strong DPPH and superoxide radical scavenging ability in vitro, which can find wide application in functional food and pharmaceutical formulations.
Viral and bacterial aetiologies of epithelial ovarian cancer
The present study validates the theory of chronic infections and inflammation in the pathogenesis of epithelial ovarian cancer by detecting the bacterial and viral aetiologies in the development of ovarian carcinoma among Indian women.
Seroprevalence of Leptospira borgpetersenii serovar javanica infection among dairy cattle, rats and humans in the Cauvery river valley of southern India.
Serologic and genetic analyses of samples from cattle, humans and rodents in Tamilnadu, India indicated that L. borgpetersenii was the dominant species in these areas with serovar Javanica apparently derived from rats which provided an important source of infection in cattle resulting a high incidence of infertility, abortion and stillbirth.
MICU1 motifs define mitochondrial calcium uniporter binding and activity.
A molecular mechanism for MICU1 control of MCU-mediated mitochondrial Ca(2+) accumulation is established, and dysregulation of this mechanism probably enhances vascular dysfunction.
Prevalence and risk factors of HPV infection among women from various provinces of the world
Overall HPV prevalence in 576,281 women was estimated to be 32.1% (95% CI 32.098, 32.102), and the phylogenetic analysis of HPV-16 showed the clustering of Indian sequence with the European and American sequences suggesting a similarity between HPV types.
Leptospirosis among rice mill workers of Salem, South India.
The rice mills of Salem, having large rodent populations, various animals living in close proximity, a wet environment, and unprotected exposure of the workers to the environment, constitutes an ideal setting for transmission of leptospirosis and could be an epidemiological niche of lepsis.