Kalaivanan Ramya

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We explored whether nanoformulation of curcumin can cause better protective effect than free curcumin against arsenic-induced genotoxicity. Curcumin-loaded Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) nanoparticles (CUR-NP) were prepared by emulsion technique. The CUR-NP were water soluble and showed biphasic release pattern. Rats were divided into 5 groups of 6 each.(More)
BACKGROUND Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in lipoprotein lipase gene (LPL) have been shown to influence metabolism related to lipid phenotypes. Dietary factors have been shown to modify the association between LPL SNPs and lipids; however, to date, there are no studies in South Asians. Hence, we tested for the association of four common LPL SNPs(More)
BACKGROUND Lifestyle factors such as diet and physical activity have been shown to modify the association between fat mass and obesity-associated (FTO) gene variants and metabolic traits in several populations; however, there are no gene-lifestyle interaction studies, to date, among Asian Indians living in India. In this study, we examined whether dietary(More)
A new species of Gymnostachyum Nees (Acanthaceae), G. warrieranum K. M. P. Kumar, Balach. & V. B. Sreek. from the Western Ghats of India is described and illustrated. IUCN status, distribution, phenetic relationships, phenology and plastid genome variation are discussed and a key to the Gymnostachyum species distributed in Kerala is also provided for easy(More)
Placebo is defined as any medication or procedure that produces an effect in patients resulting from its implicit or explicit intent and not from its specific physical or chemical properties. Positive placebo effects may include symptom reduction or improvements in physiological parameters and are believed to be due to mind body or interpersonal factors. In(More)
AIM The objective of the present clinical study was to compare the effectiveness of radiofrequency de-epithelialization and conventional (slicing) method in reducing gingival pigmentation on long term basis by split mouth design. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 28 maxillary gingival units from 4 subjects aged between 15-30 years were considered for this(More)
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