Pragya Srivastava

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BACKGROUND Recurrent genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection often results in serious sequelae and has a major impact on reproductive health. MATERIALS AND METHODS Recurrent infections were determined in symptomatic female patients. In vitro susceptibility assay was performed for azithromycin and doxycycline using the cell culture technique against 21(More)
BACKGROUND Chlamydial Inclusion membrane proteins (Incs), are involved in biochemical interactions with host cells and infecting Chlamydiae. We have previously reported the role of two Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) Incs, namely IncB and IncC in generating host immunity in CT infected women. Emerging data shows involvement of Inc stimulated CD4 positive T cells(More)
Background: The magnitude of reproductive morbidity associated with sexually transmitted Chlamydia trachomatis infection is enormous. Association of antibodies to chlamydial heat shock proteins (cHSP) 60 and 10 with various disease sequelae such as infertility or ectopic pregnancy has been reported. Cellmediated immunity is essential in resolution and in(More)
BACKGROUND With an increase in the number of putative inclusion membrane proteins (incs) in chlamydial genomes, there is a need for understanding their contribution in host-pathogen interactions. Thus in this study we determined the host mucosal and peripheral immune responses to incs (IncB and IncC) of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT). METHODS Female patients(More)
BACKGROUND The magnitude of reproductive morbidity associated with sexually transmitted Chlamydia trachomatis infection is enormous. Association of antibodies to chlamydial heat shock proteins (cHSP) 60 and 10 with various disease sequelae such as infertility or ectopic pregnancy has been reported. Cell-mediated immunity is essential in resolution and in(More)
Plasma inflammatory markers have been shown to be predictors for cardiovascular risk, however, there is no study where the levels of plasma circulatory markers have been evaluated in coronary artery disease patients (CAD pts) positive for C. pneumoniae IgA and high sensitive C-reactive protein (hsCRP) which may help in better understanding of disease(More)
In this paper a new approach of reducing power for a given system is developed that is self resetting logic, a parallel compressor is developed for multiplier by reducing its power with facilitation of this low power logic technique. By using this technique the power dissipation is significantly reduced with respect to other logics. By implementing the(More)
To investigate whether IL-17A (IL-17) and IL-22 are produced in response to Chlamydia trachomatis infection, the cervical washes of 27 women with C. trachomatis infection and 17 C. trachomatis negative controls were collected. The levels of cytokines were determined in the cervical wash and in the supernatant of cervical and systemic cell cultures upon C.(More)
Chlamydia trachomatis is a leading cause of sexually transmitted infection worldwide and responsible for myriad of immunopathological changes associated with reproductive health. Delayed secretion of proinflammatory chemokine interleukin (IL)-8 is a hallmark of chlamydial infection and is dependent on chlamydial growth. We examined the effect of iron(More)
The role of major outer membrane protein (MOMP) variable regions in the interaction of chlamydiae and host cells has been evaluated and their role in neutralization of antibodies has been clearly demonstrated. There are also studies that delineate the contribution of these regions to the cell-mediated immune response of the host and suggest that serovar E(More)