Poonam C. Singh

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Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles are finding applications in a wide range of products including cosmetics, food packaging, imaging, etc. This increases the likelihood of human exposure to these nanoparticles through dermal, inhalation and oral routes. Presently, the majority of the studies concerning ZnO nanoparticle toxicity have been conducted using in(More)
Cyanogens include complex nitrile-containing compounds that can generate free cyanide of toxicological significance. Acute toxicity, time-dependent cyanide generation and cytochrome oxidase (CYTOX) inhibition in soft tissues, and urinary thiocyanate levels were measured after acute cyanogen intoxication in rats. Order of cyanogens in terms of LD₅₀ was:(More)
UNLABELLED 11C-(R)-PK11195 is a PET radiotracer for the quantification of peripheral benzodiazepine binding sites (PBBSs). The PBBS is a consistent marker of activated microglia, and 11C-(R)-PK11195 has been used to image microglial activity in the diseased brain and in neoplasia. However, the PBBS is also expressed in the brain vasculature (endothelium and(More)
Centella asiatica L. has been used as a medicinal herb for thousands of years in India, China, Sri lanka, Nepal and Madagascar. Centella asiatica is one of the chief herbs for treating skin problems, to heal wounds, for revitalizing the nerves and brain cells, hence primarily known as a "Brain food" in India. In India, it is described under the name of(More)
BACKGROUND Wound myiasis in the Indian subcontinent is most commonly caused by old world screw-worm (Chrysomya bezziana). CASE REPORT AND MANAGEMENT A 4-year-old malnourished girl presented with full thickness rectal prolapse following acute diarrhea with a large wound and screwworm myiasis of the rectum. Turpentine oil was applied to immobilize the(More)
Decolorization of two monoazo dyes, acid orange 6 (AO6) and acid orange 7 (AO7), were studied in sequential fixed-film anaerobic batch reactor (SFABR) with varying dye concentrations and 500 mg/L glucose as the co-substrate. More than 90% dye decolorization could be achieved, even at 300 mg/L, with both AO6 and AO7 and dye decolorization rates were 168(More)
The serpins (serine proteinase inhibitors) are structurally similar but functionally diverse proteins that fold into a conserved structure and employ a unique suicide substrate-like inhibitory mechanism. Serpins play absolutely critical role in the control of proteases involved in the inflammatory, complement, coagulation and fibrinolytic pathways and are(More)
Adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-capped silver nanoparticles (ATP-Ag NPs) were synthesized by reduction of AgNO(3) with borohydride in water with ATP as a capping ligand. The NPs obtained were characterized using transmission electron microscopy (TEM), UV-vis absorption spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, and energy-dispersive X-ray analysis. A typical preparation(More)
In this article, the effect of interparticle interactions of 4.63 nm sized monolayer protected gold clusters (Au MPCs) during quantized double layer (QDL) charging has been investigated using electrochemical techniques. Voltammetry and scanning tunneling microscopy have been used to compare their electron transfer behavior. Furthermore, since the QDL(More)