Manjunatha Muniswamappa Venkataswamy

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SETTING Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is the commonest form of neurotuberculosis in the Indian subcontinent. Rapid laboratory confirmation of TBM is important for the institution of early treatment and to avoid associated morbidity and mortality. The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is the most widely applied alternative rapid diagnostic technique for TBM. (More)
A PCR was standardized for amplifying three different mycobacterial--IS6110, MPB-64, 65 kDa DNA sequences. A comparative evaluation of the three PCR assays was carried out for the rapid diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis (TBM) using cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) specimens. While the IS6110 PCR was a single-step amplification reaction, the MPB-64 and 65 kDa(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the role of the radiometric BACTEC 460TB system and the conventional Lowenstein-Jensen (LJ) medium for isolation of M. tuberculosis from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples of tuberculous meningitis (TBM) patients. METHODS CSF specimens (n=2325) from suspected TBM patients were processed for isolation of mycobacteria by inoculating(More)
BACKGROUND Confirmation of tuberculous meningitis (TBM) and initiation of treatment are often delayed due to limitations in isolating Mycobacterium tuberculosis from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). OBJECTIVES To evaluate the role of the BACTEC radiometric method in a clinical setting for the early diagnosis of TBM. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients meeting(More)
Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus (JEV) is an important cause of encephalitis in children of South and Southeast Asia. However, the majority of individuals exposed to JEV only develop mild symptoms associated with long-lasting adaptive immunity. The related flavivirus dengue virus (DENV) cocirculates in many JEV-endemic areas, and clinical data suggest(More)
PURPOSE Immunization against rabies in humans induces protective neutralizing antibodies; however, the induction of type 1 or type 2 cytokine mediated cellular immune responses following rabies vaccination is not understood. Hence, the present study investigated cellular cytokine responses in vaccinated individuals. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study groups(More)
BACKGROUND Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus (JEV) causes severe epidemic encephalitis across Asia, for which the live attenuated vaccine SA14-14-2 is being used increasingly. JEV is a flavivirus, and is closely related to dengue virus (DENV), which is co-endemic in many parts of Asia, with clinically relevant interactions. There is no information on the(More)
Human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) gene is a biomarker for the targeted therapy in various cancers. Presence of increased telomerase activity is a common feature of all cancers including glioblastoma. Both RNA and catalytic subunits of hTERT are the target sites for blocking its activity. The current study focuses on the expression of hTERT in(More)
AIMS Specific genotypes of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) have been reported to cause outbreaks of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) in geographical areas that are endemic to TB. However, since there is little epidemiological evidence on the association of particular genotypes that cause tuberculous meningitis (TBM), we sought to investigate the association of(More)
This study aimed to identify sperm proteomic signatures regulating sperm functions and fertility by: (i) comparing the sperm electrophoretic protein profiles and identifying the differentially abundant proteins among breeding bulls differing in fertility status and (ii) elucidating the possible role of one of the identified novel proteins, PEBP4 on sperm(More)