Poonam Khullar

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The epithelial cells of the lower respiratory tract are exposed to high levels of inhaled oxygen and other oxidants. We hypothesized that lung cells would secrete the antioxidant enzyme, extracellular glutathione peroxidase (eGPx), into epithelial lining fluid (ELF). To investigate this hypothesis, we used specific immunoprecipitations of GPx enzymes from(More)
BACKGROUND Although histologic chorioamnionitis (HCA) is known to be associated with poor outcomes in preterm infants, its clinical significance among term infants is not clearly known. OBJECTIVES To investigate the utility of HCA in determining early onset clinical sepsis (EOCS) among term newborns. METHODS The incidence of HCA and EOCS in term infants(More)
Aqueous micellar solutions of F68 (PEO(78)-PPO(30)-PEO(78)) and P103 (PEO(17)-PPO(60)-PEO(17)) triblock polymers were used to synthesize gold (Au) nanoparticles (NPs) at different temperatures. All reactions were monitored with respect to reaction time and temperature by using UV-visible studies to understand the growth kinetics of NPs and the influence of(More)
We report a rare case of an intra-abdominal testicular mature teratoma in a 7-month-old male infant presenting with a palpable abdominal mass and unilateral undescended testis. We describe the pathology, clinical presentation, and imaging findings of this entity. Clinical features accompanied by characteristic radiologic findings guide a provisional(More)
Self-assembled gold (Au) nanoparticles (NPs) were synthesized in micelle surface cavities of a L121 block polymer in the presence of zwitterionic (viz. DPS, TPS, and HPS) and sugar surfactants (OG and DDM) in aqueous phase at 70 °C by using the surface cavities of L121 as reducing sites for converting Au(III) into Au(0). All reactions were monitored(More)
To determine whether liquid ventilation (LV) causes less cell injury and improves lung function compared with conventional gas ventilation (GV), we analyzed pulmonary physiological profiles, lung histology, and cell death in 110- and 120-day preterm lambs, which were randomized to receive either ventilation modality on FI(O(2)) = 1. LV lungs were well(More)
Industrially important zein protein has been employed to understand its interactions with two model proteins bovine serum albumin (BSA) and cytochrome c (Cyc,c) following the in vitro synthesis of Au NPs so as to expand its applicability for biological applications. Interactions were studied under the effect of temperature variation by UV-visible and(More)
Micelles of the star shaped block polymers "tetronics" were employed for the synthesis of gold (Au) nanoparticles (NPs) under the effect of pH and temperature variation. The presence of the diamine core in the tetronic macromolecule made its micelles highly pH responsive, thereby dramatically altering the physiochemical properties. Likewise, a high degree(More)