M. Ashraf

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Agricultural production worldwide has been severely impacted by cold and freezing stresses. Plant capacity to acclimate to environmental conditions in their immediate vicinity largely control their survival, growth, and productivity. Molecular as well as biochemical mechanisms underpinning plant cold acclimation are very complex and interwoven. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of outpatient management of severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) requiring placement of a pigtail catheter. METHODS retrospective analysis of thirty-three consecutive patients who underwent in-vitro fertilization (2003-2009) and developed severe/critical OHSS requiring placement of a pigtail(More)
Hydroponic experiments were conducted to investigate the effects of nitrogen forms on nitric oxide accumulation and glycinebetaine (GB) metabolism under osmotic stress (OS) simulated by the addition of polyethylene glycol (PEG-6000) to two maize (Zea mays L.) cultivars Zhengdan 958 (ZD958; drought-tolerant) and Jundan 20 (JD20; drought-sensitive). OS led to(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine reproductive outcome after in-vitro fertilization/embryo transfer (IVF-ET) in women with primary infertility following hysteroscopic septoplasty of incomplete uterine septum or arcuate uterine anomaly. METHODS This is a historical cohort study. The study group consisted of 156 consecutive patients who underwent a total of 221 cycles(More)
BACKGROUND Many studies on assisted reproductive technology examine live birth rate per cycle. However, after a cycle fails, couples often want to know what their chances are of having a live birth if they continue treatment. From a patients' perspective, the cumulative probability of live birth is more informative. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study(More)
The production and storage of explosives has resulted in the environmental accumulation of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT). The biotransformation products of the nitroaromatic compound TNT and metabolites in mammalian cells in culture and their cytotoxicity are studied. We report after our analysis by reverse phase high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)(More)
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