Keelara Veerappa Harish Prashanth

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Traditionally, garlic (Allium sativum) is known to be a significant immune booster. Aged garlic extract (AGE) possesses superior immunomodulatory effects than raw garlic; these effects are attributed to the transformed organosulfur compounds. AGE is also known to contain fructans; the amount of fructans in AGE represents a small fraction (0.22%) of the(More)
alpha-Lipoic acid treatment (100 mg/kg/day for 2 weeks after 6 weeks of untreated diabetes) of streptozotocin diabetic rats partially but significantly reversed both reduced contractile response of distal colon to acetylcholine and delayed transit of charcoal meal in small intestine compared to diabetic control. These effects of alpha-Lipoic acid were(More)
Lutein bioavailability is limited because of its poor aqueous solubility. In this study, lutein-poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA)-polyethylene glycol (PEG) nanocapsules were prepared to improve the solubility, bioavailability, and anticancer property of lutein. The scanning electron microscopy and dynamic light scattering examination revealed that the(More)
Size exclusion chromatography of β-mannooligosaccharides (β-MOS) mixtures, obtained from ManB-1601 hydrolysis of locust bean gum, resulted in separation of oligosaccharides with various degrees of polymerization (DP 2, 3, and 5). The oligosaccharides were structurally [ESI-MS, FTIR, XRD, TGA, and NMR (1H and 13C)] and functionally (in vitro fermentation)(More)
Onion (Allium cepa) is an immune-boosting food rich in fructans. The major aim of this study is to characterize and investigate the immunomodulatory properties of onion fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS). FOS was isolated from onion bulbs by hot 80% ethanol extraction (yield: ∼4.5 g/100 g fw) followed by gel permeation chromatography. NMR of onion FOS revealed(More)
Moringa oleifera Lam. leaves are rich source of carotenoids (provitamin A) and α-tocopherol (vitamin E), and there is a scope for their further enhancement, through elicitor mediation, thereby a great potential for addressing these vitamins deficiency. In the present study, we report the efficacy of foliar administration of biotic elicitors, carboxy-methyl(More)
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