Munish Ahuja

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Aspen (Populus tremula) and hybrid aspen (P. tremula × P. tremuloides) were transformed with different gene constructs using two types of promoter. The aim was to determine the influence of the reporter gene rolC, controlled by promoters of viral or plant origin, on genetic and morphologic expression of different transgenic aspen clones. An improved(More)
The distribution of a previously described repeated DNA sequence present as a 1.3-kb PstI fragment in the genome of the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe grisea was analysed by carrying out DNA fingerprint analysis of 36 isolates including rice, non-rice and laboratory strains. The analysis of various higher-molecular-weight PstI fragments with homology to the(More)
In ocular tissue, arachidonic acid is metabolized by cyclooxygenase to prostaglandins which are the most important lipid derived mediators of inflammation. Presently nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) which are cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibitors are being used for the treatment of inflammatory disorders. NSAIDs used in ophthalmology, topically, are(More)
The resurgence of tuberculosis and emergence of multidrug resistant isolates has focused attention on the need for an improved understanding of molecular aspects of the disease, and for elucidation of the factors responsible for drug action and resistance. Isoniazid is the frontline drug employed in the treatment of tuberculosis. Recent research has probed(More)
A series of isoxazolyl thiazolyl pyrazoles 5a–d was synthesized by multi-step process, starting from 3-acetyl-4-hydroxy-6-methyl-2H-pyran-2-one (dehydroacetic acid, DHAA) 1. DHAA 1 was easily converted to thiosemicarbazone 2 which on reaction with α-bromoketones yielded thiazolyl hydrazones 3. Refluxing 3 in ethanol-acetic acid furnished(More)
Stable expression of foreign genes over the entire life span of a plant is important for long-lived organisms such as trees. For transgenic forest trees, very little information is available on long-term transgene expression and genomic stability. Independent transgenic lines obtained directly after transformation are initially screened in respect to T-DNA(More)
The transposable element Ac from maize, in combination with the phenotypic selectable marker rolC, was employed in transformation experiments of a hybrid aspen clone. A number of transgenic clones exhibited light-green sectors on green leaves. In vitro regeneration from leaves showing a high number of light-green spots resulted in R2 plants, which also(More)
In vitro transcorneal permeation of diclofenac from oil drops was studied using freshly excised goat cornea. The maximum apparent corneal permeability coefficient (Papp) was obtained with 0.2% (w/v) diclofenac drops in sesame oil followed by safflower oil, while formulation in castor oil provided minimal Papp. The addition of benzyl alcohol, a preservative,(More)
The effect of formulation factors on permeation of diclofenac from some experimental and marketed aqueous eye drops through excised goat cornea was evaluated. Raising the pH of formulation from 6.0 to 8.0 or diclofenac concentration from 0.05 to 0.15% (w/v) or adjusting tonicity with mannitol or addition of viscolizing agent decreased apparent permeability(More)
The objective of the study was to modify gum kondagogu by carboxymethylation and to evaluate it for potential pharmaceutical applications. Carboxymethylation of gum kondagogu was carried out by reacting gum kondagogu with monochloroacetic acid under alkaline conditions. The results of characterization studies revealed that carboxymethylation of gum(More)