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Epidemiology of hepatitis E: Current status
Hepatitis E, caused by infection with hepatitis E virus (HEV), is a common cause of acute hepatitis in areas with poor sanitation. The virus has four genotypes with one serotype: genotypes 1 and 2Expand
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Immune response to leishmania: paradox rather than paradigm.
The leishmaniases are a group of diseases caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Leishmania. Various Leishmania species can cause human infection, producing a spectrum of clinical manifestations.Expand
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Analysis of human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-G polymorphism in normal women and in women with recurrent spontaneous abortions.
Human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-G is a non-classical class I antigen. It has limited expression, but is high at the foetomaternal interface. This unique expression pattern of HLA-G suggests that itExpand
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Successful vaccination against Leishmania donovani infection in Indian langur using alum-precipitated autoclaved Leishmania major with BCG.
Autoclaved Leishmania major (ALM) along with BCG, presently undergoing phase II clinical trial by WHO for its vaccine potential against cutaneous leishmaniasis, has been successfully evaluated inExpand
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Hepatitis E virus is responsible for decompensation of chronic liver disease in an endemic region.
BACKGROUND Hepatitis A virus infection in patients with previously stable chronic liver disease is associated with liver decompensation. Whether infection with hepatitis E virus (HEV) also does so isExpand
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Hepatitis B virus genotype A is more often associated with severe liver disease in northern India than is genotype D.
BACKGROUND The clinical outcome of chronic hepatitis B may depend on hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotype. Data from India on this aspect are limited and contradictory. We studied the frequency of HBVExpand
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Correlation between methotrexate efficacy & toxicity with C677T polymorphism of the methylenetetrahydrofolate gene in rheumatoid arthritis patients on folate supplementation.
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES C677T polymorphism in the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene has been proposed as a pharmacogenomic marker for toxicity of methotrexate (MTX). We studied theExpand
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Geographical difference in antimicrobial resistance pattern of Helicobacter pylori clinical isolates from Indian patients: Multicentric study
Aim:  To assess the pattern of antimicrobial resistance of Helicobacter pylori isolates from peptic ulcer disease patients of Chandigarh, Delhi, Lucknow, Hyderabad and Chennai in India, and toExpand
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mTOR signaling pathway regulates the IL-12/IL-10 axis in Leishmania donovani infection
Leishmania-induced interleukin-12 (IL-12) expression is negatively regulated by the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) and extracellular signal regulated kinase (ERK) 1/2 pathways in human monocyteExpand
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Association of tumor necrosis factor alpha and IL-10 promoter polymorphisms with rheumatoid arthritis in North Indian population
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disorder associated with altered expression of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines in the affected tissues. The aim of this study was to investigate theExpand
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