Ranjini Nirmala

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Hydroxyapatite (HA) containing gold (Au) nanoparticles was synthesized for the biomedical applications. The morphology, structure and thermal properties of the HA containing Au nanoparticles were characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) spectroscopy, X-ray(More)
Oxidation of low density lipoprotein (LDL) has been implicated in atherogenesis. It has also been suggested that modification of LDL in the presence of endothelial and smooth muscle cells is associated with the production of superoxide. Red cells and hemoglobin have been shown to be a source for enhanced superoxide production under hypoxic conditions. We(More)
SETTING A study was undertaken to understand the non-major histocompatibility restricted cytotoxicity in order to delineate the role of natural killer (NK) cells towards the development of host immunity to tuberculosis. OBJECTIVE (a) Enumeration of NK cell numbers and activity in normal individuals (35), pulmonary tuberculosis patients (32), HIV-infected(More)
Dextran is a versatile biomacromolecule for preparing electrospun nanofibrous membranes by blending with either water-soluble bioactive agents or hydrophobic biodegradable polymers for biomedical applications. In this study, an antibacterial electrospun scaffold was prepared by electrospinning of a solution composed of dextran, polyurethane (PU) and(More)
An improved bioassay method was developed for evaluating entomopathogenic fungi (EPF) using pests and fungi from sugarcane crop system. Third instar larvae of white grub Holotrichia serrata F. (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) and shoot borer Chilo infuscatellus Snellen (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) surface-contaminated with suspensions (108 spores/ml) of Beauveria(More)
In this study, a good combination consisting of electrospun titanium dioxide (TiO(2)) nanofibers incorporated with high purity hydroxyapatite (HAp) nanoparticles (NPs) and antimicrobial silver NPs is introduced for hard tissue engineering applications. The synthesized nanofibers were characterized by various state of art techniques like; SEM, XRD, TEM, TEM(More)
We report on the preparation and characterization of polyurethane (PU) nanofibers containing silver (Ag) nanoparticles were synthesized by using electrospinning. Two different approaches were adopted to incorporate the Ag nanoparticles in to PU nanofibers. In the first approach, a homogeneous solution of 10 wt% PU containing silver nitrate was electrospun(More)
Polyurethane nanofibers containing calcium chloride (CaCl2) were prepared via an electrospinning technique for the biomedical applications. Polyurethane nanofibers with different concentration of CaCl2 were electrospun, and their bioactivity evaluation was conducted by incubating in biomimetic simulated body fluid (SBF) solution. The morphology, structure(More)
This work was focused on preparation and characterizations of chitosan blended polyamide-6 nanofibers by a new single solvent system via electrospinning process for human osteoblastic (HOB) cell culture applications. The morphological, structural and thermal properties of the polyamide-6/chitosan nanofibers were analyzed by using field-emission scanning(More)
Caliceal diverticulum (CD) is uncommon in children. As compared to adults, most children with CD are symptomatic. Common complications include stone formation and infection. Correct diagnosis of CD is important for guiding management. To identify imaging findings at diagnosis and follow-up in pediatric patients with CD. We identified all patients from 2003(More)