Rahul Saxena

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Two novel polymorphisms in the distal regulatory region of the MCP-1 gene were identified by directly sequencing PCR amplified genomic DNA. These polymorphisms are located at positions -2518 (G or A) and -2076 (A or T) relative to the major transcriptional start site of the gene. To examine the effect of these polymorphisms on MCP-1 transcription,(More)
Anionic (i.e., acidic) phospholipids such as phosphotidylglycerol (PG) and cardiolipin (CL), participate in several cellular functions. Here we review intriguing in vitro and in vivo evidence that suggest emergent roles for acidic phospholipids in regulating DnaA protein-mediated initiation of Escherichia coli chromosomal replication. In vitro acidic(More)
BACKGROUND Stress plays a significant role in the pathogenesis of neuropsychiatric disorders such as anxiety and depression. Beta vulgaris is commonly known as "beet root" possessing antioxidant, anticancer, hepatoprotective, nephroprotective, wound healing, and anti-inflammatory properties. OBJECTIVE To study the protective effect of Beta vulgaris Linn.(More)
DnaA oligomerizes when bound to origins of chromosomal replication. Structural analysis of a truncated form of DnaA from Aquifex aeolicus has provided insight into crucial conformational differences within the AAA+ domain that are specific to the ATP- versus ADP- bound form of DnaA. In this study molecular docking of ATP and ADP onto Escherichia coli DnaA,(More)
BACKGROUND Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common cause of chronic pain and disability in the elderly. It involves progressive destruction of articular cartilage as a consequence of various factors including augmented oxidative stress with advancing age which has not yet been controlled. It is conceivable that exogenous vitamin E supplementation ameliorates(More)
Mammalian apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease (APE1) initiates the repair of abasic sites (AP-sites), which are highly toxic, mutagenic, and implicated in carcinogenesis. Also, reducing the activity of APE1 protein in cancer cells and tumors sensitizes mammalian tumor cells to a variety of laboratory and clinical chemotherapeutic agents. In general, mouse(More)
INTRODUCTION Despite, various preventive efforts on conventional cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, the incidence of CVD in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients increases continuously. To solve this conundrum one needs more investigations. AIM The present study was conducted to evaluate the plasma paraoxonase (PON) activity along with the markers of(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To examine the proportion of girls engaging in vigorous physical activity in a sample of inner-city adolescent girls and to identify factors associated with this level of exercise. In addition, to report perceived barriers to exercise. DESIGN Prospective cross-sectional survey. SETTING Primary care health center. PARTICIPANTS Females(More)
The peptide deformylase in bacteria is involved in removal of N-formyl group from newly synthesized proteins. The gene encoding this enzyme from Mycobacterium tuberculosis was cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli. The enzyme activity of the recombinant protein (mPDF) was insensitive to modulation by common monovalent/divalent cations. Kinetic analysis,(More)