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BACKGROUND Because altered immune responses may be a risk factor for persistent diarrhea, various aspects of the immune response were examined to elucidate the underlying immune mechanisms that may be involved in the development of persistent diarrhea. METHODS Children (7-12 months of age) with watery diarrhea for 6 to 8 days from the Dhaka Hospital of(More)
Platinum-based compounds are widely used as chemotherapeutics for the treatment of a variety of cancers. The anticancer activity of cisplatin and other platinum drugs is believed to arise from their interaction with DNA. Several cellular pathways are activated in response to this interaction, which include recognition by high-mobility group and repair(More)
Newcastle disease (ND) is a contagious viral disease of many avian species particularly domestic poultry, and is responsible for devastating outbreaks in the poultry industries around the globe. In spite of its importance and endemicity in Southern Asia, data on the genetic nature of the viruses and epizootiological information of the disease is scarce. In(More)
Heat Shock Proteins (HSPs) are the substantial ingredients for cell growth and viability, which are found in all living organisms. HSPs manage the process of folding and unfolding of proteins, the quality of newly synthesized proteins and protecting cellular homeostatic processes from environmental stress. On the basis of functionality, HSPs are categorized(More)
Capsulated bacteria exhibit serum (complement) resistance and resistance to phagocytosis, which result in disseminated infections. Vibrio cholerae O139 strains possess a thin capsule and have been found to be partially serum resistant in a previous study. In the present study, compared to a standard capsulated Klebsiella pneumoniae strain, which showed(More)
Liposomes are lipid based vesicular systems that offer novel platform for versatile drug delivery to target cell. Liposomes were first reported by Bangham and his co-workers in 1964 (1). Since then, liposomes have undergone extensive research with the prime aim to optimize encapsulation, stability, circulation time and target specific drug delivery.(More)
Ecophysiological characteristics of "Ahmadaghaii" "Ohadi" "Kallehghuchi" cultivars (as scions) on four pistachio rootstocks (Pistacia vera Cv. Badami riz, P. vera Cv. Sarakhs, P. atlantica sub sp. Mutica, P. atlantica sub sp. Atlantica) were evaluated during the spring and summer seasons of 2005 in the Iran's Pistachio Research Institute (IPRI).(More)
A new flavonoid, isorhamnetin-3-O-[-alpha-l-rhamnopyranosyl-(1 --> 3)]-beta-D-glucopyranoside (1), along with two known flavonoids 3'-O-methylorobol (2) and quercetin 3-O-beta-d-glucopyranoside (3), was isolated from Alhagi maurorum. Their structures were established with the help of mass spectrometry, 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopy, and in comparison with the(More)
A series of potential biologically active 2-(4-hydroxy-1,1-dioxido-2H-1,2-benzothiazin-3-yl)quinazolin-4(3H)-ones was synthesized in a straight forward manner by condensation of respective 4-hydroxy-1,2-benzothiazine-1,1-dioxides with anthranilamide followed by simple and high throughput cyclization of(More)
Translation is an essential genetic process for understanding the mechanism of gene expression. Due to the large number of protein sequences generated in the post-genomic era, conventional methods are unable to identify Translation Initiation Site (TIS) in human genes timely and accurately. It is thus highly desirable to develop an automatic and accurate(More)