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OBJECTIVE The present study was aimed to study protective role of N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) was assessed against arsenic (As)-induced hepatotoxicity in rats. METHODS Twenty four male Wistar rats were divided into 4 groups of 6 animals each and treated as follows: Group 1: sham control, 2: arsenic control (sodium arsenite @ 10 mg/kg b. wt orally for 4 wks),(More)
Zinc is a trace metal essential for human health and its deficiency is found to cause severe growth retardation in children. Information on the zinc status of Indian children is meagre perhaps due to lack of a reliable parameter. However, in view of the role of zinc in promoting growth, it has become common practice to prescribe zinc supplements to young(More)
AIM To investigate the chemo preventive effects of vanadium on rat colorectal carcinogenesis induced by 1,2-dimethylhydrazine (DMH). METHODS Male Sprague-Dawley Rats were randomly divided into four groups. Rats in Group A received saline vehicle alone for 16 weeks. Rats in Group B were given DMH injection once a week intraperitoneally for 16 weeks; rats(More)
A double-blind study was conducted to assess the role of zinc supplementation in the rehabilitation of severely malnourished children. Thirty-three children with severe protein-energy malnutrition received either 40 mg of zinc as zinc sulphate or a placebo during their rehabilitation in addition to the diet containing about 700 kJ and 3-4 g protein per kg(More)
Whole grain quinoa and its milled fractions were evaluated for their phenolic composition in relation to their antioxidant properties and inhibitory effects on α-amylase and α-glucosidase activities. Compositional analysis by HPLC-DAD showed that the distribution of phenolic compounds in quinoa is not entirely localised in the outer layers of the kernel.(More)
Cell-mediated immune status (CMI) of sixty-five children suffering from various clinical forms of tuberculosis and thirty age- and sex-matched healthy children aged between 1 and 5 years was investigated to understand the role of malnutrition in tuberculosis. A significant association between severe malnutrition and severe forms of infection was observed.(More)
The present study was undertaken to analyze the levels of some known antioxidant (both enzymic and non enzymic) activities in the rootsof Hygrophila spinosa andCassia occidentalis also to find out the hepatoprotective effect of the same in carbon tetrachloride induced liver damage in albino rats. The roots were found to be rich in antioxidants. Liver damage(More)
A simple, precise, accurate and rapid high performance thin layer chromatographic method has been developed and validated for the simultaneous estimation of Lamivudine and Abacavir sulphate in combined dosage forms. The stationary phase was precoated silica gel 60 F 254. The mobile phase used was a mixture of (Acetone: chloroform: methanol 4: 4: 2 v/v/v).(More)
Zinc status in 186 full term and preterm infants was determined at birth, and 3, 6, 9, and 12 months of age along with determination of zinc levels in breast or formula milk to find out if routine zinc supplements are needed during infancy. The leukocyte and plasma zinc levels in all breastfed infants were high at birth and gradually declined reaching(More)
Administration of supplementary dose of oral polio vaccine (OPV) during neonatal period is recommended by WHO in countries like India, where host response to the regular to the regular three-dose schedule is not satisfactory and poliomyelitis continues to be a problem. The efficacy of this dose +3, and +5 doses of OPV in terms of seropositivity,(More)