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In five genotypes of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), the influence of salicylic acid (SA) on photosynthetic activity and biochemical constituents including peroxidase activity at the genotypic level was determined. After SA treatment the total free sugar content increased in IFC 8401 and IGFRI 450 genotypes, whereas the content of total leaf soluble proteins(More)
In 1986 in the Kuthar Valley in the Anantnag District of south Kashmir (northwestern India), we studied the population to ascertain the prevalence and pattern of various neurological diseases. A house-to-house survey was done in a rural population of 63,645 (according to a World Health Organization protocol, 1981). 616 cases of major neurological disorders(More)
A high affinity binding site for 14(R),15(S)-EET, one of the major cytochrome P-450 metabolites of arachidonic acid (AA) in blood vessels, liver, kidney and urine of patients with pregnancy-induced hypertension, has been identified in a membrane preparation from guinea pig mononuclear (GPM) cells. Using a radioligand assay, binding of 14(R),15(S)-[3H]EET to(More)
Twenty genotypes of Stylosanthes consisting four species were evaluated under rain fed condition employing biochemical and physiological attributes to select drought tolerant lines. Relative water content measured at 50 % flowering stage of the plants showed significant variations among the lines which ranged from 32.11 in S. scabra RRR94-86 to 83.33 % in(More)
Various fatty acids were fed to the yeast Dipodascopsis uninucleata UOFS Y 128, and the extracted samples were analyzed for the accumulation of 3-hydroxy metabolites with the help of electron impact gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Fatty acids containing a 5Z,8Z-diene system (5Z,8Z,11Z-eicosatrienoic, 5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z-eicosatetraenoic, and(More)
Epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs), cytochrome P-450 metabolites of arachidonic acid, have attracted attention because of their effects on stimulus-response coupling in endocrine, renal, and vascular cells. To investigate a possible role for EETs in ovarian physiology, we conducted a series of experiments using human luteinized granulosa cells. Granulosa cell(More)
Leukotriene B4 (LTB4) is metabolized by beta-oxidation, omega-oxidation and the 12-hydroxyeicosanoid dehydrogenase/delta 10-reductase pathway. We have investigated the effects of metabolites formed by the latter pathway on calcium mobilization and migration in human neutrophils and have compared their potencies with those of other LTB4 derivatives.(More)
Cluster bean/guar (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba), has an important place in industry because of its seeds, which contain galactomannan (guar gum) rich endosperm. Guar gum, an important ingredient of many products, is purely an export oriented commodity. Development of molecular markers for this crop is essential to accelerate breeding for guar gum content in(More)
20-Hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (20-HETE), an arachidonate metabolite of the cytochrome P450 omega hydroxylase, was detected in rat urine by gas chromatography-mass spectrometric techniques. The concentration of 20-HETE in urine from 7-week-old hypertensive and normotensive rats was 2.1 and 1.3 nM, respectively. This is the first demonstration of 20-HETE(More)