Rajendra Pratap Singh

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Small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) targeting rabies virus (RV) glycoprotein (G) and nucleoprotein (N) genes were evaluated as antiviral agents against rabies virus in vitro in BHK-21 cells. To select effective siRNAs targeting RV-G, a plasmid-based transient co-transfection approach was used. In this, siRNAs were expressed as short hairpin RNAs (shRNAs), and(More)
These studies investigated if pre-exposure to tobacco smoke affects the locomotor response to tobacco smoke, nicotine, and amphetamine in adult rats. The rats were habituated to an open field for 3-4 days and then exposed to tobacco smoke for 2h/day for 13-14 days. The effect of exposure to tobacco smoke on locomotor activity was investigated after 1, 7,(More)
Dengue fever, also known as breakbone fever, is an infectious tropical disease caused by the Dengue virus. It is associated with a number of complications, which are well documented. However, Dengue fever associated with rectus sheath hematoma (RSH) is a very rare complication. Only one case report has been published prior supporting the association of(More)
The turn of century has witnessed a huge increase in the number of technologies and immunological approaches for new vaccine design. Vesicular carriers, i.e. liposomes, niosomes, transfersomes represent widely exploited class of novel delivery systems for topical applications. Non-invasive vaccination onto the skin using these novel carriers could improve(More)
Rabies virus (RABV) is neurotropic and causes acute progressive encephalitis. Herein, we report the interaction of nAChRα1-subunit peptides with RABV and the effect of these peptides on RABV infection in cultured neuronal cells. Peptide sequences derived from torpedo, bovine, human and rats were synthesized and studied for their interactions with RABV using(More)
Development of a cost effective quality vaccine is a key issue in rabies control programme in developing countries. With this perspective, in the present study, challenge virus standard (CVS)-11 strain of rabies virus was adapted to grow in BHK-21 cells, characterized, compared with other viruses including global vaccine strains and field isolates from(More)
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