Prabhat Kumar Jena

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A cDNA clone (pPCM-1) for plant calmodulin was isolated by screening a potato stolon tip cDNA library with a chicken calmodulin cDNA. Nucleotide sequence analysis of pPCM-1 revealed that it contained 80 base pairs of 5' untranslated region, the entire coding region, and 376 base pairs of 3' untranslated region. Comparison of the nucleotide sequence of(More)
Poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA), a biocompatible and biodegradable polyester co-polymer of PLA and PGA, has been recognized for its ability to deliver genes. However, gene delivery by PLGA nanoparticles is limited by their negative charge and their poor transport through mucosal barriers. In this study, PLGA nanoparticles were surface modified with(More)
By differential hybridization, two auxin-inducible cDNA clones (λSAR1 and λSAR2) have been isolated from a cDNA library constructed to poly(A)+ mRNA from auxin-treated strawberry receptacles. Both the clones have been used as probes to study the expression of the auxin-induced genes in pollinated and unpollinated fruits of various stages of development and(More)
BACKGROUND Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) plays an important role in the lung and in augmenting allergic inflammation in asthma. The gene encoding ANP, NPPA, is located on chromosome 1p36, a region that has been linked to asthma. OBJECTIVES Determine associations between asthma and four common SNPs on the NPPA gene: C/G (rs13305986) in the promoter; G/A(More)
The present study was carried out to investigate the anti-pyretic and anticonvulsant activity of petroleum ether, ethyl acetate, n-butanol and ethanol extracts of Smilax zeylanica Linn, leaves using experimental animal models. The extracts were screened for alkaloids, steroids, proteins, flavanoids, saponins, mucilage, carbohydrates, tannins, fats and oils.(More)
Successive extracts from the Whole plant of Eupatorium Odoratum. L (Asteraceae) were investigated for their anthelmintic activity against Pheretima posthuma and three concentrations (10, 50 and 100 mg/ml) of each extracts were studied in activity, which involved the determination of time of paralysis and time of death of the worm. Ethanolic extract(More)
Pioglitazone hydrochloride is a novel antidiabetic drug in thiazolidinediones group and it improves insulin sensitivity in insulin resistant patients. One of the major problems with this drug is its low solubility in biological fluids, which results into poor bioavailability after oral administration. The present study is an approach to enhance the(More)
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