Rathinam Rajamani

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BACKGROUND Single bolus intravenous infusion of native formate dehydrogenase (FD), isolated from Candida boidinii was found to eliminate formate, a highly toxic metabolite in methanol poisoning. In order to prevent immunological reactions which might be produced by multiple dosing of formate dehydrogenase and to prolong the serum half life of the enzyme,(More)
The vulnerability of the nervous system due to methanol (MeOH) intoxication is a well known fact and reports on the production of free radicals due to MeOH exposure and their involvement in excitotoxicity and neuronal apoptosis are being increasingly reported. We report on MeOH induced free radical changes and oxidative damages to proteins in the discrete(More)
BACKGROUND Formic acid is a toxic metabolite responsible for the metabolic acidosis in methanol poisoning. Formate dehydrogenase (EC 1.2.1.2) converts formate into CO2 in the presence of NAD. We examined the in vitro and in vivo efficiency of formate dehydrogenase-loaded carrier erythrocytes along with carbicarb in eliminating the formate in(More)
DL-alpha-Lipoic acid (LPA) was reported to be effective in reducing free radicals generated by oxidative stress. The protective of effect of LPA on methanol (MeOH) induced free radical changes and oxidative damages in discrete regions of rat brain have been reported in this study. Folate deficient rat (FDD) model was used. The five animal groups (saline(More)
Methanol remains to be a major public and environmental health hazard. Formic acid is the toxic metabolite responsible for the metabolic acidosis observed in methanol poisoning in humans, in non-human primates and in folate-depleted rodents. Cytochrome oxidase inhibition by formate leads to lactic acid accumulation, which contributes significantly to(More)
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