Nilima Rani Das

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Chemotherapy is still a major challenge for in vivo drug targeting to macrophages. Toxicity remains the major obstacle for the most potent drugs already known in the therapy of leishmaniasis. Thus, new drugs and new delivery systems are sought. By using different vesicular delivery modes e.g. liposomes, niosomes, microspheres and nanoparticles, attempts(More)
Manipur, a north-eastern state of India bordering Myanmar, has experienced very rapid transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among its vast drug-injecting population. Seroprevalence among intravenous drug users increased from 0 per cent in September 1989 to 50 per cent within six months. With a minimum injecting population of 15,000 and(More)
Bacopasaponin C, an indigenous glycoside, was isolated from Indian medicinal plant Bacopa monniera (b. brahmi) and was tested for antileishmanial properties both in free and in various delivery modes, e.g., niosomes, microspheres, and nanoparticles that are used now as alternatives to more commonly used liposomes. The different vesicles were prepared by(More)
Liposome-encapsulated antioxidants have been tested in vivo to prevent oxidative attack during cerebral ischemia and reperfusion. Oxidative stress is a causal factor in the neuropathogenesis of ischemic-reperfusion injury. From the therapeutic point of view free chemical antioxidants were almost ineffective to protect cerebral tissues from those oxidative(More)
Despite the rapid development in medicinal and pharmaceutical technology, the targeting of drugs to phagocytic cells in macrophage-related diseases still remains a major unsolved problem. By using the mannosyl-fucosyl receptors on macrophages, attempts were made to target antileishmanial drugs encapsulated in mannosylated or fucosylated liposomes to treat(More)
Thirty pairs of monozygotic (MZ) and 20 pairs of dizygotic (DZ) twins, of both sexes, were studied to estimate the role of genetic and environmental factors determining fitness measurements comprising vital capacity (VC), vertical jump, flexibility, agility, and PFI score. Intra-pair variances for VC, vertical jump, and heart rate were significantly smaller(More)
Mitochondrial dysfunctions generating from cerebral ischemia-reperfusion exert a potential threat on neuronal cell survival and hence, accelerate the aging process and age dependent neuropathology. Thirty min moderate cerebral ischemia induced by bilateral common carotid artery occlusion (BCCAO) followed by 30 min reperfusion caused an increased diene(More)
Earlier study reported that about 1% of general population or urban Manipur was injecting drug users (IDUs). A study was conducted to observe the IDU prevalence in rural Manipur and the role of national highway (NH) in determining the IDU prevalence if any. It was also aimed to study the HIV prevalence among IDUs of different villages. Villages were(More)
125Iodine labelled insulin encapsulated liposomes were introduced orally to rats. After different intervals of feeding, blood from the portal vein and heart was collected. The plasma was passed through a Sepharose 2B column to establish the presence of liposomes or intact hormone. Liposomal and hormonal fractions from the column loaded with plasma from the(More)
INTRODUCTION Aceclofenac, a NSAID is widely used in the treatment of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis. Nabumetone, a recently developed preferential cyclo-oxygenase 2 inhibitor has also proved to be equally effective. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the 'real better' drug, amongst these with better efficacy and(More)