Mohammad Aslam

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Neurobiological mechanisms invoking the release of endogenous opioids and depression of stress hormone release are believed to be the basis of acupuncture analgesia. This study compared plasma beta-endorphin and cortisol levels with self assessment scores of intensity of pain, before and after 10 days of electro-acupuncture treatment in patients suffering(More)
Cold stress is one of the major limiting factor in crop productivity. Plants growing in colder regions acclimatize to severe conditions owing to the presence of ‘cold stress tolerant genes’. Isolation and functional characterization of these genes are important before their exploitation in modern agricultural practices. Here, we have cloned full length NAC(More)
The AP2/ERF family is one of the largest transcription factor gene families that are involved in various plant processes, especially in response to biotic and abiotic stresses. Complete genome sequences of one of the world’s most important pulse crops chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.), has provided an important opportunity to identify and characterize(More)
Most developing countries do not comprehensively address chronic diseases as part of their health agendas because of lack of resources, limited capacity within the health system, and the threat that the institution of national-level programs will weaken local health systems and compete with other health issues. An integrated partnership-based approach,(More)
Cadmium is a known industrial pollutant which accumulates in the kidney and its exposure leads to the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). The present study was carried out to evaluate the protective effects of Peucedanum grande against CdCl2 induced renal toxicity in Wistar rats. Wistar rats were subjected to oral pre-treatment of P. grande (60 and(More)
Lepidium latifolium L., a weed distributed in the Ladakh region of Himalayan range, belongs to Brassicaceae family and reported to withstand low temperature stress <−20 °C. RACE primers were designed from EST encoding Ras-related GTP-binding like protein (FG618354) from L. latifolium and full-length LlaRan (GU014818) was obtained. Its cDNA sequence(More)
Insulin resistance (IR) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) have been found to be associated with postprandial hypertriglyceridemia (PPHTg). However, whether PPHTg can cause IR and diabetes is not clear. We therefore investigated the role of PPHTg in development of T2DM in rat model of T2DM. 96 male Wistar rats were randomized into four groups (24 rats(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is associated with a fairly high incidence of postoperative discomfort which is more of visceral origin than somatic. Studies have concluded that the instillation of local anesthetic with opioid around gall bladder bed provides more effective analgesia than either local anesthetic or opioid alone. MATERIAL(More)
Background: Prolapsed disc is the major cause of low backache with radiculopathy. Many different techniques, from extensive laminectomy to minimal invasive endoscopic surgeries have been described with aim to minimize the possibility of damage to other structures. Methods: Twenty patients with clinical symptoms and signs prolapsed disc having radiological(More)
We report a rare case of a 30-year-old breastfeeding woman who presented to our surgical outpatient department with complaints of a gradually enlarging lump in her left breast for the last 2 months. She also complained of difficulty in breastfeeding for 1 week. On examination, the right breast was normal but there was a 4 cm × 4 cm retroareolar soft lump in(More)