Pemmaraju N Rao

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A radioimmunoassay for measuring 3 alpha-hydroxy-5 alpha-pregnan-20-one in plasma has been developed. Polyclonal antibodies were raised in rabbits against 3 alpha-hydroxy-20-oxo-5 alpha-pregnan-11 alpha-yl carboxymethyl ether coupled to bovine serum albumin. 3 alpha-Hydroxy-5 alpha-pregnan-20-one was purified from either extracts of plasma by(More)
2-Methoxyestradiol (2-ME2) is a natural estrogen metabolite that, while devoid of estrogenic effects, has both antiangiogenic and antitumor effects. 2-ME2 is currently being evaluated in Phase I and Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of multiple types of cancer. Novel analogues of 2-ME2 were tested for activities that predict antiangiogenic and(More)
This report details the synthesis of 1) 3,4,4'-trihydroxy-alpha, alpha'-diethyl-trans-stilbene; 2) 3,4-bis-(p-hydroxyphenyl)-trans-3-hexenol; 3) 3,4-bis-(p-hydroxyphenyl)-2,4-cis,cis-hexadienol; 4) 3,4-bis-(3'-methoxy-4'-hydrophenyl)-trans-3-hexene; 5) 3,4-bis-(3',4'-dimethoxyphenyl)-trans-3-hexene. These compounds are suspected metabolites of(More)
Among 70 children with extrahepatic portal hypertension, more than 350 episodes of bleeding occurred. Of the 32 children who were not operated upon, six (19%) died of bleeding. Twelve children in the nonoperated group are thriving and well, although six of them have rebled 1-2 times. The operated group of 38 children had a total of 43 procedures. Central(More)
The syntheses and antimitotic activity of several novel 2-methoxyestradiol analogs are described. Structural modifications investigated include introduction of additional unsaturation in rings B and D; inversion at C-13; and substitution at the C-2, C-15, C-16, and C-7 alpha positions. Of 15 analogs synthesized, 2 have demonstrated superior biological(More)
Twenty-four sporadic cases of kala-azar diagnosed over an 11-year period in a referral medical centre in north-western India are reported. Most of the patients were residents of non-endemic areas or where endemicity was low. Certain unusual clinical and laboratory features were seen in some of the cases, namely, lymphadenopathy, nasopharyngeal growth, acute(More)
4-Methoxyequilin and 2-methoxyequilin were synthesized from the corresponding 4-bromoequilin and 2-iodoequilin derivatives, respectively, by nucleophilic displacement of halogen with methoxide ion in the presence of copper (II) chloride and 15-crown-5-ether. 4-Bromoequilin was prepared by reacting equilin with one equivalent of N-bromoacetamide.(More)
Twenty stricture-plasties have been performed for multiple tubercular strictures of the gastro-intestinal tract in 9 patients, who in total had 35 strictures. The procedure has been found to be safe, simple and effective in relieving obstructive symptoms. It does not appear to carry the disadvantages of entero-anastomosis or multiple and/or massive(More)