Pudari Hemalatha

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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 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Vanadium (V) has recently been found to possess potent anti-neoplastic activity in rat colon carcinogenesis. In the present study attempts have been made to investigate the expression of the number and area of aberrant crypt foci positive for placental glutathione S-transferase (GST-P) during 1,2-dimethyl hydrazine (DMH)-induced rat colon carcinogenesis.(More)
The efficacy of BCG vaccination is still a subject of controversy. In the present study the protective role of BCG vaccination, the influence of nutritional status and justification for revaccination in children were investigated. Of the 504 preschool children suffering from tuberculosis who were registered for the study, 345 children did not receive BCG(More)