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We report here for the first time a morphological description and observations on some of the secretory proteins of the von Ebner's lingual salivary glands (VEG) of the Syrian hamster. Hamster VEG were macroscopically less distinct, but histologically similar to rat VEG. VEG extracts of hamster and rat were assayed for lipase, alpha-amylase and peroxidase(More)
V. parahaemolyticus has been detected from flies in all months of the year in Calcutta. The mean percentage of isolation is: housefly 14.1, blue bottle fly 18.5, external washing 10.1, viscera 22.6, flies of sweet shops 9.7 and those from fish market 22.7. Flies revealed higher (4.4%) isolation of Kanagawa postive V. parahaemolyticus strains than those of(More)
BACKGROUND Glucocorticoid is widely used as an anti-inflammatory drug in various diseases however excess of it often causes cardiovascular complications. The present study was undertaken to understand the molecular mechanism of glucocorticoid-induced cardiac dysfunction. METHODS Rats were treated daily with synthetic glucocorticoid, dexamethasone with or(More)
A study was undertaken to determine the prevalence rate of atypical mycobacteria in indolent fibrocavitary pulmonary diseases. 450 sputum specimens were examined and cultured, of which 15 were identified as atypical mycobacteria on repeated culture. No previous study was recorded from Calcutta. Compared to the results of previous workers from different(More)
A total of 74 strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and 18 strains of Ps. putrefaciens were tested for sensitivity to 14 different antimicrobial agents. Ps. aeruginosa were mostly sensitive to netilmicin (81%), piperacillin (78%), amikacin (73%), azlocillin (70%), ceftazidime (69%) and pefloxacin (65%). Only 66 per cent strains of Ps. putrefaciens were(More)
Sixty clinical isolates of M. tuberculosis, 24 susceptible and 36 resistant to conventional primary antituberculous drugs, were tested against four fluoroquinolones (ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, pefloxacin and norfloxacin). Ofloxacin and ciprofloxacin were found to be the most active, with minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of 0.6 mg/l or less to all(More)
BACKGROUND A subset of patients with chronic duodenal ulcer has severe ulcer diathesis in the form of frequent relapses and complications like perforation and hemorrhage. We observed the effect of drug treatment on the natural history of this subset. METHODS Of 526 patients diagnosed to have chronic duodenal ulcer by endoscopy, 23 patients with severe(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present cross-sectional study was to investigate the clustering of cardiometabolic risk factors in premenopausal and postmenopausal Asian Indian women. METHODS A total of 214 healthy women (25-65 y) from the Bolpur-Santiniketan area, West Bengal, India, took part in the study. The women were categorized into two groups, namely,(More)