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Aging, a multifactorial process of enormous complexity is characterized by impairment of physio-chemical and biological aspects of cellular functions. It is closely associated with increased free radical production, which situation ultimately leads to devastation of normal cell function and membrane integrity. The present study was aimed to determine the(More)
Tumour cell drug resistance is a major problem in cancer chemotherapy. Essential fatty acids have been shown to be cytotoxic to a variety of tumour cells in vitro. But, the effect of these fatty acids on tumour cell drug resistance has not been well characterized. Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) of the n-6 series and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) of the n-3 series(More)
Aging is the accumulation of diverse deleterious changes in the cells and tissues leading to increased risk of diseases. Oxidative stress is considered as a major risk factor and contributes to age related increase in DNA oxidation and DNA protein cross-links in central nervous system during aging. In the present study, we have evaluated the salubrious role(More)
Mitochondria link the energy – releasing activities of electron transport and proton pumping with the energy conserving process of oxidative phosphorylation to form ATP. A declined mitochondrial performance has been generally observed during aging. In the present investigation, the activities of tricarboxylic acid cycle enzymes such as isocitrate,(More)
Several anti-cancer drugs are known to bring about their tumoricidal actions by a free radical dependent mechanism. Majority of the studies reported that adriamycin, mitomycin C, bleomycin, etc., augment free radical generation and lipid peroxidation process in vitro. Our results reported here suggest that following chemotherapy both stimulated and(More)
Oxidative stress is considered as a major risk factor that contributes to age-related increase in lipid peroxidation and declined antioxidants in the central nervous system during aging. Grape seed extract, one of the bioflavonoid, is widely used for its medicinal properties. In the present study, we evaluated the role of grape seed extract on lipid(More)
Oxidative stress has been shown to play a major role in aging and in neurodegenerative disorders. Protein modification is one of the important consequences of oxidative stress. In the present study, we evaluated the role of grape seed extract on memory, reactive oxygen species production, protein carbonyls (PCO), and thiol status in discrete regions of(More)
The free radical theory of cell aging may have significant relevance in the pathogenesis of a number of age-related neurological disorders. A large body of experimental evidence supports the existence of a relationship between genomic instability, DNA damage and aging. The age-associated accumulation of oxidative DNA damage is well documented in central(More)
Fructosyl transferase (FTase) production by Aspergillus oryzae CFR 202 was carried out by solid-state fermentation (SSF), using various agricultural by-products like cereal bran, corn products, sugarcane bagasse,cassava bagasse (tippi) and by-products of coffee and tea processing. The FTase produced was used for the production of fructo-oligosaccharides(More)
Bacillus thuringiensis is the major source for transfer of genes to impart insect resistance in transgenic plants. Cry2A proteins of B. thuringiensis are promising candidates for management of resistance development in insects owing to their difference from the currently used Cry1A proteins, in structure and insecticidal mechanism. The cry2Ab gene was found(More)