Nantaya Chanarat

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OBJECTIVE Shallots and garlic are an important part of the diet of many populations and there is long-held belief in their health enhancing properties. This study tested whether fresh and commercial shallot and garlic preparations have antioxidant properties that might justify such claims. METHODS Samples produced by pressing and extraction of bulbs were(More)
Polysaccharides from the pericarbs of mangosteen, Garcinia mangostana Linn., was obtained by treating the dried ground pericarbs with hot water followed by ethanol precipitation (M fraction). The extract was fractionated by anion exchange chromatography on a DEAE-cellulose column as MDE1-5 fractions. The fractions of MDE3 and MDE4 composed of mainly(More)
Oxygen free radicals and other oxygen derived species (Superoxide, O2-; Hydroperoxide, HOO; Singlet oxygen, 1O2-; Hydroxyl radical, OH; and Hydrogen peroxide, H2O2) including lipid peroxides have been suggested as important causative agents of aging and several human diseases, including cancer, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, autoimmune disease,(More)
Anti-HIV 1 antibodies were detected in 4 groups of subjects (peoples attending hospitals or medical clinics for anti-HIV investigation, blood donors, women in massage parlours and thalassemia patients) in the north, northeast and central Thailand. A total number of 1,726 blood samples were initially tested with ELISA. The ELISA reactive samples were(More)
To the Editor: In HIV infection, the mechanism of destruction of the CD41 T cells is unknown. Apoptosis may play an important role in the pathogenesis of HIV. One apoptotic pathway is mediated through the Fas-Fas ligand pathway. Soluble Fas (sFas) in serum is thought to act as an inhibitor of Fas-Fas ligand binding and to block Fas-mediated apoptosis (1 ).(More)
Total antioxidant capacity (TAC) of fasting EDTA plasma of 33 healthy and 64 HIV-infected patients was determined using H(2)O(2)-peroxidase-ABTS technique. The results revealed that the average TAC in HIV-infected patients was significantly lower than those in healthy normal persons. (0.161 +/- 0.097 vs 0.269 +/- 0.081 mmol/L Trolox equivalent, p < 0.05).(More)
HIV/AIDS is a multifactorial and multi-step disease. No single treatment against AIDS can save a patient. Our last report showed that vitamin A, vitamin E and beta-carotene were decreased while malondialdehyde (MDA) was increased. This report aims to evaluate biochemical and hematological parameters in HIV/AIDS patients in Chiang Mai, Thailand by holistic(More)
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