Phuljhuri Chakraborti

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Plasma thyroxine (T4) of a freshwater female perch Anabas testudineus (Bloch) has been measured by specific radioimmunoassay (RIA). Monitoring of plasma T4 throughout the year showed that July to early September (spawning stage) had the highest T4 and late September to January (postspawning stage) had the lowest T4. The plasma T4 cycle was coincident with(More)
The effects of prolactin (PRL) from both mammalian and piscine sources on plasma calcium levels in common carp, Cyprinus carpio, were investigated. Injections of ovine prolactin (oPRL) or homologous fish pituitary extract or partially purified prolactin of murrel, Channa punctatus pituitary (mPRL), caused significant increases in total and ultrafiltrable(More)
Gonadal function in fish, Cyprinus carpio was significantly affected by sublethal doses of mercuric chloride (HgCl2) and cadmium chloride (CdCl2) in chronic (45 days) exposure. Parameters investigated were nonesterified (NE) and esterified (E) cholesterol of ovary, liver and serum and ovarian 3 beta-Hydroxysteroid and 17 beta-Hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase(More)
High affinity, low capacity 3,5,3'-triiodo-L-thyronine (T3) specific binding was detected in the pure nuclei preparation from ovarian tissue of freshwater perch by employing an in vitro thyroid hormone binding assay. Under standardized assay conditions of pH 7.0 at 30 degrees and 1 hr incubation time, the binding in the ovarian nuclei was saturable with a(More)
The major surface glycoprotein gp63 of the kinetoplastid protozoal parasiteLeishmania is implicated as a ligand mediating uptake of the parasite into, and survival within, the host macrophage. By expressing gp63 antisense RNA from an episomal vector inL. donovani promastigotes, gp63-deficient transfectants were obtained. Reduction of the gp63 level resulted(More)
Thyroid hormone is known to play a pivotal role in the regulation of prepuberal rat testes development and function with specific influence on the differentiation of Sertoli cells, the only cell type that expresses thyroid hormone receptors in testes. To explore in vivo effects of thyroid hormone on testes development and the regulation of testicular gene(More)
bTSH augmented the fish thyroid peroxidase activity in a dose-response manner. Thyroxine could not modulate the effect of exogenous bTSH, but it decreased the peroxidase activity in a control system when administered alone. The data therefore suggest similar negative feedback control system for TSH-regulation as operative in the case of mammals.
Enzymed-linked immunosorbent assay of hilsa and pomfret muscle extracts showed specific IgE binding to ten allergic patients' sera, the results corroborated to that of skin prick test. Comparison of allergen profiles of the two fish extracts by immunoblotting revealed a common antigenic protein of 50 kDa and some high molecular weight fish allergens instead(More)
Climbing perch thyroidal RNA content fluctuated in different phases of the reproductive cycle, highest at spawning (36.08 +/- 3.69 micrograms/mg tissue) and lowest at postspawning (6.88 +/- 0.76 microgram/mg tissue) whereas DNA remained unaltered. Treatment of intact perch with salmon gonadotropin (SG-G100) or ovine LH for 15 days significantly stimulated(More)