S. R. Jayaram

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The use of natural remedies for the treatment of liver diseases has a long history, starting with the Ayurvedhic treatment, and extending to the Chinese, European and other systems of traditional medicines. The 21st century has seen a paradigm shift towards therapeutic evaluation of herbal products in liver diseases by carefully synergizing the strengths of(More)
We observed a mutation frequency of 8.5% in Parkin gene among Indian PD patients based on sequencing and gene dosage analysis of its exons. We identified nine point mutations of which seven are novel and hitherto unreported. These mutations accounted for 14.3% familial PD, 6.9% young onset and 5.9% late onset sporadic PD. Of the 20 PD patients with(More)
Recent discovery of pathogenic mutations in the leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) gene in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients in different ethnic groups have raised a hope of diagnostic screening and genetic counseling. We investigated the six most commonly reported mutations in LRRK2 gene among Indian PD patients, using PCR-RFLP method. Mutations G2019S,(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the association of (i) seven SNPs and SNP haplotypes in the phase II conjugating enzyme N-acetyl transferase 2 gene; and (ii) slow acetylator phenotype, with the development of young onset (YO) and late onset (LO) Parkinson's disease (PD) among Indians. METHODS A total of 267 cases (132 YOPD, age at onset < or =40 years; 135(More)
The depletion of dopamine levels in the brain due to degeneration of dopaminergic neurons of substantia nigra pars compacta is a hallmark of Parkinson’s disease (PD). The cumulative contribution of genetic variations in genes from the dopaminergic pathway has been widely implicated to confer susceptibility to idiopathic PD. We present in this paper an(More)
OBJECTIVES Genetic and non-genetic components are believed to govern the etiology of common complex traits such as Parkinson's disease (PD). In view of the biochemical evidence of depleted dopamine levels in the affected brains and also the most common and effective therapeutic modality of administration of levodopa in PD, genes from the dopaminergic(More)
Alexander cell line, an human hepatocellular carcinoma derived cell line which has the property of secreting HBsAg in the supernatant was used to study the antiviral property of phyllanthus amarus. Aquous extract of Phyllanthus amarus was evaluated for its in vitro ability to inhibit HBsAg secretion on a dose dependent manner. It was seen that P. amarus at(More)