Finger millet (Eleusine coracana L.) is a hardy cereal known for its superior level of tolerance against drought, salinity, diseases and its nutritional properties. In this study, attempts were made to unravel the physiological and molecular basis of salinity tolerance in two contrasting finger millet genotypes viz., CO 12 and Trichy 1. Physiological… (More)
‘Kavuni’ a traditional brownish black rice variety is known for its anti-diabetic properties and is grown under limited areas of Tamil Nadu, India. The present study was aimed at profiling the nutritional and therapeutic values of Kavuni grains in comparison with three other popularly eaten white rice varieties of Tamil Nadu viz., CO 50, IR64 and White… (More)
Inherited channelopathies are a heterogeneous group of disorders resulting from dysfunction of ion channels in cellular membranes. They may manifest as diseases affecting skeletal muscle contraction, the conduction system of the heart, nervous system function, and vision syndromes. We describe a family of South Indian descent with hypokalemic periodic… (More)
Due to an unfortunate turn of events, the fourth author's name appeared incorrectly in the original publication and should have read N. Senthil. The correct representation of the authors' names is listed above and should be treated as definitive by the reader.
Leptospirosis is a reemerging and a complex zoonotic bacterial disease, caused by pathogenic serovars of Leptospira interrogans. A total of 124 sera samples of dogs belonging to different categories like vaccinated, unvaccinated-semiowned, and stray dogs were subjected to sampling. Microscopic agglutination test (MAT) was conducted by using Leptospira… (More)
Familial hypercholesterolemia is a single gene disorder with an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance. Here we report an 18 year old South Indian girl who presented with myocardial infarction. She had xanthomas and an elevated serum low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). Her mother and maternal uncle had died at a young age due to myocardial… (More)