Khurshed A. Ansari

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Histologically confirmed normal pieces of human white matter removed during surgical approach to underlying pathology were studied by acrylamide disc gel electrophoresis and electron microscopy. A basic electrophoretic pattern of the white matter homogenates from three separate patients is described. Aliquots of white matter from two of these patients were(More)
Glutathione peroxidase (GSHPx) activity was assayed in normal cerebral gray and white matter samples obtained from frontal, temporal, occipital and parietal lobes during surgical approach to an underlying lesion, and also in normal autopsied human frontal gray and white matter. GSHPx was assayed by a 2 step enzyme reaction which was monitored by following(More)
Nardostachys jatamansi is a medically important herb of Indian origin used for centuries in Ayurvedic and Unani systems of medicine for the treatment of various ailments. In the present paper, a 50% ethanolic extract of the rhizomes of N. jatamansi is shown to possess hepatoprotective activity. Pretreatment of rats with the extract (800 mg/kg body wt,(More)
Lipids were extracted from bovine brain myelin using a mixture of hexane and isopropanol (3∶2). Myelin lipids were resolved, using Sep Pak chromatography, into four fractions: Fraction 1 contained neutral lipids, fraction 2, free fatty acids, fraction 3, ethanolamine phospholipids and fraction 4, choline phospholipids. Docosahexanoic (DHA) and arachidonic(More)
Clinical and pathological studies have revealed that in multiple sclerosis (MS) the involvement of the optic tracts is much more frequent than that of the olfactory tracts. To investigate the possible reasons for this difference in involvement of these two adjacent structures, both containing a central type myelin, we have studied optic and olfactory tracts(More)
Erythrocyte glutathione peroxidase, catalase, and superoxide dismutase activities were measured in 18 patients with clinically definite MS, and results compared with those from neurological controls. These studies indicated that glutathione peroxidase activity in erythrocytes of MS patients was not different from that of the neurological controls. However,(More)
Serum levels of IgE, other immunoglobulins and C'3 were measured in 36 MS patients, and the results compared with those of 40 age- and sex-matched patients hospitalized on Neurology Service. Diagnoses among controls included cerebral infarction, cervical spondylosis, nonmigrainous headache, seizure disorders and peripheral neuropathy. Six patients in the MS(More)