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Three charge isomeric forms of vitellogenin are reported in the blood of estrogen-treated murrel, Channa punctatus on the basis of the results of native and SDS-PAGE, isoelectric focusing, and Ferguson plot analysis. Vitellogenin was induced in adult murrels by exogenous administration of estradiol-17beta and labelled with 32P in vivo. Labelled vitellogenin(More)
The antibacterial activity of methanol extracts of Ficus benghalensis (prop-root) and Leucaena leucocephala (pod seed) was evaluated by measurement of zone of inhibition against pathogenic bacteria, Escherichia coli and Aeromonas hydrophila. Control artificial feed and artificial feed supplemented with 5% powder of F. benghalensis and L. leucocephala were(More)
The detrimental effects of persistent stimulation with hCG were investigated in rat Leydig cells in vitro. Significant rise in lipid peroxidation and reactive oxygen species (ROS) with concomitant attenuation in the activities of antioxidant enzymes: superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione-S-transferase was observed. Transcripts for catalase and(More)
Carbamates are well known for AChE as well as MAO inhibition. In this study, atom-based 3D-QSAR model generation, virtual screening, and molecular docking studies were performed for a known series of 31 carbamate derivatives. The best hypothesis yielded four different pharmacophoric features with statistically significant 3D-QSAR model (correlation(More)
The contribution of immune reconstitution following antiretroviral treatment to the prevention or treatment of human immunodeficiency virus-related primary or reactivation tuberculosis remains unknown. Macaque models of simian immunodeficiency virus-Mycobacterium bovis BCG (SIV/BCG) coinfection were employed to determine the extent to which(More)
Estrogen administration in C. punctatus increases RNA: protein and RNA: DNA ratios and depletes glycogen in the liver. Increase in glucose-6-phosphatase activity accounts for glycogen depletion whereas high activity of pyruvate kinase suggests stimulation of the glycolytic pathway at the pyruvate step to generate ATP and to provide carbon skeleton for the(More)
Vitellogenin is a female-specific calcium-binding glycolipophosphoprotein synthesized in the hepatocytes of fishes. Its synthesis can be induced in fishes of either sex by estradiol or by xenoestrogens. To study the in vitro synthesis of vitellogenin, different culture conditions were set up using the hepatocytes of Clarias gariepinus. The present study(More)
Existence of a non-phosphorylated female-specific protein (FS II), in addition to phosphorylated vitellogenin (FS I), in the plasma of murrel by exogenous administration of estradiol-17beta is reported. Polyspecific rabbit antibodies were raised against estrogen-inducible murrel plasma proteins. This antiserum was absorbed with normal male serum in order to(More)
The present study was undertaken to characterize different vitellogenins in Channa punctatus. Protein purification by gel chromatography followed by fast protein liquid chromatography (FPLC) revealed existence of two different Vg forms. Liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrophotometry (LC-MS/MS) suggested the existence of Vga and Vgb. Cloning of partial(More)
We have earlier reported that following persistent stimulation with hCG, oxidative stress-induced apoptosis in rat Leydig cells was mainly achieved through the extrinsic pathway. In the present study, the role of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) in counteracting the oxidative stress and the mechanisms of inhibition of apoptosis under such conditions were(More)