Mohammad Owais

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In the present study, we evaluated the antibacterial activity of ashwagandha [Withania somnifera L. Dunal (Solanaceae; root and leaves)], an Indian traditional medicinal plant against pathogenic bacteria. Both aqueous as well as alcoholic extracts of the plant (root as well as leaves) were found to possess strong antibacterial activity against a range of(More)
The suitability of liposomes as drug carriers in the treatment of drug-resistant rodent malaria was examined after covalently attaching F(ab')2 fragments of a mouse monoclonal antibody (MAb), MAb F10, raised against the host cell membranes isolated from the Plasmodium berghei-infected mouse erythrocytes, to the liposome surface. The antibody-bearing(More)
In the present study, we elucidated the effect of potassium salts on alkali denatured hen egg white lysozyme (EC 3.2.1.17) using intrinsic/extrinsic fluorescence as well circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopic methods. Intrinsic fluorescence studies revealed that various potassium salts mediate stabilization of lysozyme against alkali denaturation. Far and(More)
Wolbachia bacteria, being filarial parasite symbiont have been implicated in a variety of roles, including development, fecundity and the pathogenesis of the filarial infections. Among various strategies used in the treatment of experimental filariasis, the elimination of symbiont Wolbachia seem to offer an efficient means of curing the disease. The(More)
Brucella abortus, a facultative intracellular pathogen, is of tremendous zoonotic importance because of its ability to induce spontaneous abortion in cattle and other livestock. It is also known to cause persistent undulant fever, endocarditis, arthritis, osteomyelitis and meningitis in humans. The available vaccines against this dreadful infection suffer(More)
The present investigation deals with the evaluation of antifilarial efficacy of liposome entrapped antiwolbachial antibiotics doxycycline and rifampicin (5 doses at 10 mg/kg, subcutaneously for 15 days) alone and/or in combination with standard filaricide diethylcarbamazine (DEC) against human lymphatic filariid Brugia malayi in rodent host Mastomys coucha.(More)
The possibility of using specific polyclonal antibodies for effective site specific drug targeting to malaria infected erythrocytes has been examined. For this purpose, rabbit polyclonal antiserum was raised against Plasmodium berghei infected mouse erythrocytes (IRBC) and extensively absorbed with normal erythrocytes (NRBC). Absorbed antiserum specifically(More)
The stabilizing potential of the antibodies recognizing the labile region of pancreatic ribonuclease A (RNase) has been investigated. The dodecapeptide SRNLTKDRAKPV corresponding to the labile region 32--43 on RNase was synthesized by the solid-phase method. Antiserum raised against the dodecapeptide-bovine serum albumin conjugate showed good(More)
Biofabricated metal nanoparticles are generally biocompatible, inexpensive, and ecofriendly, therefore, are used preferably in industries, medical and material science research. Considering the importance of biofabricated materials, we isolated, characterized and identified a novel bacterial strain OS4 of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (GenBank: JN247637.1).(More)
BACKGROUND Nanomaterials are considered to be the pre-eminent component of the rapidly advancing field of nanotechnology. However, developments in the biologically inspired synthesis of nanoparticles are still in their infancy and consequently attracting the attention of material scientists throughout the world. Keeping in mind the fact that(More)