Monica Bhatnagar

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Progress of wound healing is critically dependent on the balance between oxidants and antioxidants at the wound site, and transition metals such as iron can exacerbate ROS generation. In the present study, cyanobacterial exopolymers from three strains of Anabaena and Tolypothrix tenuis have been characterized for their antiradical and Fe2+-chelating(More)
A culture-independent diversity assessment of archaea, bacteria and fungi in the Thar Desert in India was made. Six locations in Ajmer, Jaisalmer, Jaipur and Jodhupur included semi-arid soils, arid soils, arid sand dunes, plus arid cryptoendolithic substrates. A real-time quantitative PCR approach revealed that bacteria dominated soils and cryptoendoliths,(More)
The desert cyanobacterium Anabaena variabilis produces an exopolymer during the stationary growth phase in batch culture. Optimal polymer production was observed at pH 10 under phosphorus limitation. Chemical analysis showed it to be composed of 49% carbohydrate and 19% protein. Monosaccharide analysis revealed a heteropolysaccharidic nature with glucose,(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the hepatoprotective effects of the methanolic seed extract of Eugenia jambolana Lam. (Myrtaceae), in Wistar albino rats treated with carbon tetrachloride (CCl(4)). MATERIALS AND METHODS Liver damage in rats treated with CCl(4) (1ml/kg/Bw, administered subcutaneously, on alternate days for one week) was studied by assessing(More)
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