Kanthi Annamalai

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This paper describes the fatty acid (FA) composition of muscle and fat tissue in Omani Jebel Akhdar buck, wether and does slaughtered at 11, 18 or 28 kg body weight (BW). The fat percentage in dry matter (DM) of the subcutaneous and kidney fats ranged between 85 and 98% and that of muscle ranged between 17 and 21%. Subcutaneous fat tended to have lower DM(More)
Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) activity plays a central role in control of viral replication and in determining outcome in cases of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection. Incorporation of important CTL epitope sequences into candidate vaccines is, therefore, vital. Most CTL studies have focused upon small numbers of adult Caucasoid subjects(More)
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) play a major role in control of viral replication. To understand the contribution of this antiviral response, an initial step is to fully define the specific epitopes targeted by CTL. These studies focused on CTL responses restricted by HLA-A*3002, one of the HLA-A molecules most(More)
We have assessed the oncological and functional results of limb salvage surgery using a custom-made endoprosthetic replacement in six patients (mean age 17 years) with distal tibial osteosarcoma (stage IIB). A wide margin excision was possible in three, marginal in two and contaminated in one. Skeletal reconstruction was performed using a locally designed(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the effects of age on chemical composition and quality characteristics of the Arabian one-humped camel's meat. Samples of longissimus thoracis (between the 10th and the 13th rib of the left side) were randomly collected from 21 Omani intact male camels of three different age groups: group 1 (1-3 years), group 2 (3-5(More)
OBJECTIVE Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) and its complications continue to have devastating neurological consequences for patients. Budgetary constraints, especially in developing countries, have made it necessary to select patients for shunting who are likely to experience good recoveries. To date, the value of cerebrospinal fluid shunting for human(More)
This study aimed to quantify concentrations of fatty acids in the hump and abdomen fats of three different age groups of camel. Hump and abdomen fats were extracted from eight each of one-humped camels (Camelus dromedarius) of three age groups: group 1 (<1 year old), group 2 (1-3 years old) and group 3 (>3 years old). The fatty acid methyl ester(More)
Nephrotoxicity of the anticancer drug, cisplatin (CP) involves enhanced renal generation of reactive oxygen metabolites and lipid peroxidation caused by decreased levels of antioxidants and antioxidant enzymes. Tetramethylpyrazine (TMP) is known to act as a strong antioxidant. Therefore, in the present work, we aimed at testing the possible protective or(More)
We measured cytokine secretion patterns in peripheral blood and granulation tissue by flow cytometry in 16 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive and 26 HIV negative patients with spinal tuberculosis. Anti-retroviral therapy was not prescribed. There were no significant differences in the postoperative morbidity and neurological recovery between the(More)
Livers from 36 of 684 (5.3%) apparently healthy goats examined at an abattoir in the greater Muscat area of Oman exhibited gross pathological findings characterized by extremely pale, friable, fatty livers encompassing the entire organ. Histopathologically, diffuse hepatic lipidosis and occasional bile duct proliferation were observed. Periodic(More)