Kuntal Narayan Chaudhuri

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We examined the effects of genetic transformation by Agrobacterium rhizogenes on the production of tylophorine, a phenanthroindolizidine alkaloid, in the Indian medicinal plant, Tylophora indica. Transformed roots induced by the bacterium grew in axenic culture and produced shoots or embryogenic calli in the absence of hormone treatments. However, hormonal(More)
We have developed an efficient transformation system for Tylophora indica, an important medicinal plant in India, using Agrobacterium rhizogenes strains LBA9402 and A4 to infect excised leaf and stem explants and intact shoots at different sites. The induction of callus and transformed roots was dependent on the bacterial strain, explant type and(More)
Plant secondary metabolites, including pharmaceuticals, flavorings and aromas, are often produced in response to stress. We used chemical inducers of the pathogen defense response (jasmonic acid, salicylate, killed fungi, oligosaccharides and the fungal elicitor protein, cryptogein) to increase metabolite and biomass production in transformed root cultures(More)
Most strains of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria were inhibited by 50-100 mg/l of the anti-inflammatory agent, diclofenac sodium (Dc). In vivo test using 30 or 50 microg Dc per 20 g mouse (Swiss Albino variety) significantly (P <0.001) protected the animals when challenged with 50 MLD of a virulent Salmonella typhimurium. The anti-bacterial action(More)
The purpose of this study was to develop a new micropropagation system for Tylophora indica, an important medicinal plant in India, using root explants as starting material. Root explants cultured on MS medium supplemented with 6-benzyladenine (BA) or 2-isopentyladenine (2iP) produced organogenic nodular meristemoids (NMs) within 4 weeks. NMs induced from(More)
A retrospective study of malignant diseases of childhood was carried out at B. S. Medical College, Bankura, W.B. to know the prevalence. It includes cases detected in this institution during 1990-1999 in the age group of 0-14 years. Cases were identified from previous records. Histopathology slides, stained by hematoxylin and eosin, were recovered and(More)
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