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The effects of topical administration of an alcohol extract of the leaves of an evergreen plant, Terminalia chebula, on the healing of rat dermal wounds, in vivo, was assessed. T. chebula treated wounds healed much faster as indicated by improved rates of contraction and a decreased period of epithelialization. Biochemical studies revealed a significant(More)
Effects of oral and topical administration of an alcoholic extract of C. asiatica on rat dermal wound healing was studied. The extract increased cellular proliferation and collagen synthesis at the wound site, as evidenced by increase in DNA, protein and collagen content of granulation tissues. Quicker and better maturation and crosslinking of collagen was(More)
A unique collagen with three distinct chains, was purified from the cranial cartilage of the squid Sepia officinalis, by pepsinisation and salt precipitation and compared with shark cartilage collagen. These chains, which were different from the known cartilage collagen chains, were referred as C1, C2 and C3, had approximate molecular weights of 105 kDa,(More)
An efficient regeneration protocol via somatic embryogenesis was optimized for mung bean [Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek; cv. Vamban 1]. Primary leaf explants were used for embryogenic callus induction in MMS medium (Murashige and Skoog salts with B5 vitamins) containing 2.0 mg dm−3 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D), 150 mg dm−3 glutamine and 3 % sucrose.(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW This review describes the challenges created by the existence of multiple molecular pathways leading to fibrosis and proposes that attention be focused on targeting the fibroblasts and myofibroblasts which themselves produce multiple cytokines and growth factors as well as the extracellular matrix, which is the hallmark of fibrotic lung(More)
We report, an efficient protocol for plantlet regeneration from the cell suspension cultures of cowpea through somatic embryogenesis. Primary leaf-derived, embryogenic calli initiated in MMS [MS salts (Murashige and Skoog 1962) with B5 (Gamborg et al. 1968) vitamins] medium containing 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D), casein hydrolysate (CH), and(More)
The efficacy of biological therapeutics against cartilage degradation in osteoarthritis is restricted by the limited transport of macromolecules through the dense, avascular extracellular matrix. The availability of biologics to cell surface and matrix targets is limited by steric hindrance of the matrix, and the microstructure of matrix itself can be(More)
The sequence of events in the functional body pattern formation during the somatic embryo development in cowpea suspensions is described under three heads. Early stages of somatic embryogenesis were characterized by both periclinal and anticlinal cell divisions. Differentiation of the protoderm cell layer by periclinal divisions marked the commencement of(More)
The muscle collagen of marine prawn,Penaeus indicus, was isolated by limited pepsin digestion. Based on selective salt precipitation, amino acid composition and gel electrophoretic pattern, the major collagen was found to be a homotrimer of á 1 chain, similar to type V collagen of vertebrates. Electron microscopy of reconstituted fibrils, made for the first(More)