Mukesh Srivastava

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Lack of appropriate animal models simulating core behavioural aspects of human psychosis is a major limitation in schizophrenia research. The use of drugs, that is believed to act through N-methyl d-aspartate receptor, has been demonstrated to mimic relatively broader range of behavioural symptoms in putative animal models. Our goal in this study has been(More)
Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae, the causative agent of porcine enzootic pneumonia, colonizes the respiratory cilia of affected swine causing significant economic losses to swine production worldwide. Heparin is known to inhibit adherence of M. hyopneumoniae to porcine respiratory epithelial cilia. M. hyopneumoniae cells bind heparin but the identity of the(More)
Previous results from our laboratory have identified a small (60 nt) RNA from the yeast S. cerevisiae that specifically inhibits internal ribosome entry site (IRES)-mediated translation programmed by poliovirus (PV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) 5'-untranslated region (5'UTR). The yeast inhibitor RNA (called IRNA) was found to efficiently compete with viral(More)
The roles and epidemiological features of tick-borne protozoans are not well elicited in wildlife. Babesia spp. are documented in many domestic animals, including cattle, horses, pigs, dogs and cats. Three cases affecting eastern grey kangaroos are described. The kangaroos exhibited neurological signs, depression and marked anaemia, and microscopic(More)
Two outbreaks of mortality in juvenile barramundi (Lates calcarifer) with a high prevalence of gastrointestinal cryptosporidiosis are described. Juvenile barramundi at a separate hatchery and grow-out facility were demonstrating markedly increased mortality rates. Histological examination in all cases indicated a heavy infection of Cryptosporidium-like(More)