Nagarajan Sangeetha

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OBJECTIVES Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a chronic illness with an unpredictable and variable course, profoundly affects the quality of life (QOL). General health questionnaires are used to assess QOL in SLE, but a disease-specific instrument could offer enhanced responsiveness and content validity. We detail the steps we took to develop and validate(More)
Pharmacological intervention to reduce CRC mortality entails the use of oral agents that can avert carcinogenesis. Silibinin, a major component of silymarin isolated from Silybum marianum (L.) was found to possess attractive remedial features. An in vivo study was designed to elucidate the effect of silibinin on the formation of 1, 2 dimethylhydrazine (DMH)(More)
Our findings reported so far demonstrate that silibinin modulates gut microbial enzymes, colonic oxidative stress and Wnt/β-catenin signaling, to exert its antiproliferative effect against 1,2 di-methylhydrazine (DMH) induced colon carcinogenesis. Since xenobiotic metabolizing enzymes play a crucial role in carcinogen activation and metabolism, we aimed to(More)
Chemoprevention directed towards the control of colon carcinogenesis in its early stages should ultimately provide a higher quality of life for people than waiting to treat end-stage disease. Silibinin is a major bioactive compound that is present in the widely consumed dietary supplement Silymarin. The current investigation aimed to explore the effect of(More)
Infertility can be defined as difficulty in conceiving a child after 1 year of unprotected intercourse. Infertility can arise either because of the male factor or female factor or both. According to the current estimates, 15% of couples attempting their first pregnancy could not succeed. Infertility is either primary or secondary. Mitochondria have profound(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the present study is to evaluate the antihyperlipidemic effect of Chlorella pyrenoidosa in diabetic rats exposed to cadmium (Cd). MATERIALS AND METHODS Group 1 and 2 rats were treated as control and C. pyrenoidosa control. Group 3 and 4 rats were given single injection of streptozotocin (40 mg/kg b.w; i.p) followed by Cd (0.6(More)
Chemoprevention through dietary intervention is an emerging option to reduce colon cancer mortality. beta-catenin plays an important role in the Wnt signaling cascade that is most commonly dysregulated in colorectal cancer. Our aim was to explore the modulatory effect of silibinin on beta-catenin expression employing 1,2-dimethylhydrazine (DMH) induced(More)
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death worldwide with diet playing a prominent role in disease initiation and progression. Diet and nutrition play an important role during this multistep colon carcinogenic process. We have investigated the modulatory efficacy of hesperetin on aberrant crypt foci (ACF) and xenobiotic-metabolizing(More)
To authenticate the colon cancer preventive potential of silibinin, the efficacy of silibinin needs to be tested by evaluating an organ-specific biomarker. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of silibinin on the colonic expression of the caudal-type homeobox transcription factor (CDX2) an intestine specific tumor suppressor gene and its(More)
AIM To analyze and compare the expression of podoplanin in normal oral tissues, leukoplakia and oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and to predict its use as a biomarker. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ninety-two formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue samples comprising of 32 cases of leukoplakia, 50 cases of OSCCs and ten normal gingival samples. The samples(More)