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Considerable clinical and experimental evidence now supports the idea that deficiencies or imbalances in certain highly unsaturated fatty acids may contribute to a range of common developmental disorders including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Few intervention studies with LCPUFA supplementation have reported inconsistent and marginal(More)
Methotrexate (MTX) is among the best-tolerated disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA); major drawbacks of MTX therapy are the large interpatient variability in clinical response and the unpredictable appearance of a large spectrum of side effects. Several studies have demonstrated gene polymorphism that may(More)
Polyunsaturated fatty acids like EPA and DHA have attracted a great attention due to their beneficial effects on human health. At present, fish oil is the major source of EPA and DHA. Various alternative sources are being explored to get these essential fatty acids. Genes encoding enzymes involved in the biosyntheses of PUFAs have been identified, cloned(More)
Cyclin-dependent kinases (Cdk) and their associated pathways represent some of the most attractive targets for the development of anticancer therapeutics. Based on antitumor activity in animal models, a variety of Cdk inhibitors are undergoing clinical evaluation either as a single agent or in combination with other approved drugs. In our anticancer drug(More)
Nanomaterials have gained tremendous importance in biology and medicine because they can be used as carriers for delivering small molecules such as drugs, proteins, and genes. We report herein the binding of the hormone insulin to gold nanoparticles and its application in transmucosal delivery for the therapeutic treatment of diabetes mellitus. Insulin was(More)
Natural products are gaining increased applications in drug discovery and development. Being chemically diverse they are able to modulate several targets simultaneously in a complex system. Analysis of gene expression becomes necessary for better understanding of molecular mechanisms. Conventional strategies for expression profiling are optimized for single(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Many pharmacologically-relevant polymorphisms show variability among different populations. Though limited, data from Caucasian subjects have reported several single nucleotide polymorphism (SNPs) in folate biosynthetic pathway. These SNPs may be subjected to racial and ethnic differences. We carried out a study to determine the(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem in India. Despite the treatment availability and monitoring, drug-induced hepatotoxicity (DIH) is a serious concern and can lead to discontinuation of treatment. Anti-TB DIH is well known and can aggravate because of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic interactions. Genetic polymorphism(More)
OBJECTIVE To demonstrate clinical equivalence between two standardized Ayurveda (India) formulations (SGCG and SGC), glucosamine and celecoxib (NSAID). METHODS Ayurvedic formulations (extracts of Tinospora cordifolia, Zingiber officinale, Emblica officinalis, Boswellia serrata), glucosamine sulphate (2 g daily) and celecoxib (200 mg daily) were evaluated(More)