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Haem oxygenase (HO) degrades free haem released from haem proteins with the generation of ferrous iron (Fe2+), biliverdin-IXalpha (BV-IXalpha), and carbon monoxide (CO). The mechanism of haem cleavage has been conserved between plants and other organisms even though the function, subcellular localization, and cofactor requirements of HO differ(More)
OBJECTIVE Extrapulmonary tuberculosis occurring in the breast is rare despite the fact that 1-2 billion people worldwide suffer from tuberculosis. The aim of this study was to examine the cytomorphology of breast tuberculosis (breast TB) and to review the literature. STUDY DESIGN Old records from the Cytopathology Laboratory, All India Institute of(More)
In vitro grown callus and seedlings of Brassica juncea were treated with equimolar concentrations of cadmium and compared for their respective tolerance to cadmium. Calli cultures were grown on Murashige and Skoog medium supplemented with α 6-benzyl aminopurine (200 µg L−1, naphthalene acetic acid 200 µg L−1) and 2,4-dichloro-phenoxy acetic acid (65 µg L−1)(More)
Galectin-3 is a 31kD beta-galactoside binding lectin, which is known to be expressed in various neoplasms including thyroid tumors. This study was conducted to study the role of galectin-3 in differentiating benign from malignant thyroid nodules onfine needle aspirates (FNAC). Galectin-3 immuocytochemistry was performed in 70 cases with adequate smears. The(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was done to assess goitre prevalence, thyroid functional status and cause of residual goitre among school children in the postsalt iodization phase in India. DESIGN A cross-sectional study in which, 14762 school children in the age group of 6-18 years, from different States and Union territories of India, were evaluated for goitre(More)
Patients with differentiated thyroid cancer may have asymptomatic involvement of renal and/or adrenal gland, particularly if they are elderly and have associated metastases to other organs, which may remain undetected if these patients are not subjected to radioiodine treatment. Our experience also emphasises the role of routine post-radioiodine therapy(More)
Research on NO in plants has achieved huge attention in recent years mainly due to its function in plant growth and development under biotic and abiotic stresses. In the present study, we investigated Cd induced NO generation and its relationship to ROS and antioxidant regulation in Brassica juncea. Cd accumulated rapidly in roots and caused oxidative(More)
The cytomorphologic findings in fine needle aspirates from 18 cases of histologically confirmed primary mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the salivary gland were reviewed and correlated with the findings on the tissue sections. An accurate diagnosis of these tumors in fine needle aspirates was possible when all three components (i.e., epidermoid cells,(More)
BACKGROUND In the absence of an effective cervical cancer screening programme, efforts are being made to explore the feasibility of using the existing infrastructure to develop effective low-cost screening methods. AIMS To evaluate and compare test performance of visual inspection of the cervix by a doctor and a paramedical worker. SETTING AND DESIGN(More)
OBJECTIVE To document the value of fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in the diagnosis of parasites in breast aspirates. STUDY DESIGN Review of 8,364 breast aspirates studied over 15 years (1978-1992) for parasitic infections. RESULTS Eight cases of cysticercosis and nine of filariasis were detected among 4,714 benign breast aspirates. Diagnosis of(More)