Karuna Dubey

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Di-O-glycinoyl curcumin (I), di-O-glycinoyl-C4-glycyl-curcumin (II), 5'-deoxy-5'-curcuminyl thymidine (5'-cur-T) (III) and 2'-deoxy-2'-curcuminyl uridine (2'-cur-U) (IV) have been synthesized and characeterised by elemental analysis & 1H NMR. The antibacterial activities of these four bioconjugates has been tested particularly for multiresistant(More)
Tuberculosis continues to be a major health problem in India. It carries social stigma and results in adverse psychological sequelae. In the present study, 50 patients suffering from tuberculosis were examined. There was higher degree of neuroticism and the patients with tuberculosis showed marked to severe psychosocial dysfunctioning in personal, familial,(More)
Studies on duration and patterns of breast feeding based on recall may lead to a bias about the exact feeding status. The present study was designed to overcome this bias using the 'current status analysis method'. Mothers of 650 infants from 0 to 12 months of age attending a Health Centre were interviewed about the current feeding patterns of the infants(More)
BACKGROUND Across the world, drug-users (DU) have been shown to be at greater risk of contracting and transmitting sexually transmitted diseases and HIV infection. However, in the metropolitan cities of India, where drug-use patterns may uniquely vary between injection and noninjection, depending on drug availability, little is known about the risk behavior(More)
A new versatile fluorescent tag, 4-acetylamino-1,8-naphthalimido-N-caproic acid (NCA) has been synthesized and characterized, and the optimal conditions for the maximum fluorescence using this tag allow a sensitivity level of 10(-9) mol/l. Useful fluorescence is observed upon covalent linking of this tag via its activated carboxy end to an alkylamino(More)
Iodine is an essential element for normal human growth and development. The daily per capita requirement is 150 mcg. Deficiency of iodine in the daily diet may lead to the development of goiter and other iodine deficiency disorders, including mental and physical retardation and endemic cretinism. Salt samples from the families of 252 children were taken(More)
In North Delhi, India, 83 community workers (anganwadi workers) in the ICDS project Alipur participated in a survey designed to assess their knowledge and attitude about breast feeding and to identify gaps in their knowledge of breast feeding. 98.7% knew that breast feeding should be begun immediately after birth. 92.7% knew that the newborn should(More)
Three fluorescent tags, viz. 4-acetylamino-(N-caproyl)-1,8-naphthalimide, 4-acetylamino-(N-p-carboxyphenyl)-1,8-naphthalimide and 4-acetylamino-1,8-naphthalic anhydride have been synthesized starting from acenaphthene. These were characterized by chromatographic and spectroscopic studies and their relative fluorescence assessed under different conditions.(More)