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The apolipoprotein A1 gene polymorphism (G-75A and C+83T) was studied in 100 subjects (50 patients diagnosed with myocardial infarction and 50 healthy subjects). Serum apolipoprotein (apo) A1 and apo B levels were estimated immunoturbidometrically. Extracted DNA from blood was amplified by polymerase chain reaction, digested with MspI restriction enzyme,(More)
OBJECTIVE Renal function is influenced by thyroid status. Therefore, this study was done to determine the relationship between renal function and different degrees of thyroid dysfunction. DESIGN AND METHODS Thyroid and kidney function tests were analyzed in 47 patients with overt (TSH ≥ 10.0 μIU/L) and 77 patients with subclinical hypothyroidism (TSH(More)
We have evaluated the effect of an integrated (nano-bio) technique involving the use of stabilized Pd/Fe(0) bimetallic nanoparticles (CMC-Pd/nFe(0)) and a Sphingomonas sp. strain NM05, on the degradation of γ-HCH in soil. Factors affecting degradation such as pH, incubation temperature and γ-HCH initial concentration were also studied. The results revealed(More)
Early primary children's literature poses some interesting challenges for automated readabil-ity assessment: for example, teachers often use fine-grained reading leveling systems for determining appropriate books for children to read (many current systems approach read-ability assessment at a coarser whole grade level). In previous work (Ma et al., 2012),(More)
Liver cancer remains one of the severe lethal malignancies worldwide and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common form. The current study was designed to evaluate the prophylactic role of the fruit of Averrhoa carambola (star fruit or Kamrak) on diethylnitrosamine- (DENA-) induced (15 mg/kg b.wt.; single i.p. injection) and CCl4-promoted (1.6 g/kg(More)
Neonatal meningitis is one of the important causes of infant mortality and morbidity. Periventricular white matter of neonatal brain is known to be vulnerable to oxidative and hypoxic/ischemic injury secondary to neuro-infections. The aim of this study was to assess periventricular white matter damage in neonatal bacterial meningitis using diffusion tensor(More)
Providing safe water to >1 billion people in need is a major challenge. To address this need, the Safe Water System (SWS) - household water treatment with dilute bleach, safe water storage, and behavior change - has been implemented in >20 countries. To assess the potential sustainability of the SWS, we analyzed costs in Zambia of "Clorin" brand product(More)
Thermal denaturation curves of ribonuclease-A were measured by monitoring changes in the far-UV circular dichroism (CD) spectra in the presence of different concentrations of six sugars (glucose, fructose, galactose, sucrose, raffinose and stachyose) and mixture of monosaccharide constituents of each oligosaccharide at various pH values in the range of(More)
The denatured states of proteins have always attracted our attention due to the fact that the denatured state is the only experimentally achievable state of a protein, which can be taken as initial reference state for considering the in vitro folding and defining the native protein stability. It is known that heat and guanidinium chloride (GdmCl) give(More)