Mycelial culture of Pleurotus florida produced highest extracellular laccase in optimum growth medium. At least two laccases (L(inf1) and L(inf2)) were shown to be present in the culture filtrate. Low-laccase-yielding mutants with impaired L(inf2) activity had poor mycelial growth and could not form fruit body, whereas the revertants from the same mutants… (More)
Cardiac hypertrophy and myocardial infarction (MI) are two major causes of heart failure with different etiologies. However, the molecular mechanisms associated with these two diseases are not yet fully understood. So, this study was designed to decipher the process of cardiomyocyte apoptosis during cardiac hypertrophy and MI in vivo. Our study revealed… (More)
The bioconversion of fruit wastes into single cell protein production has the potential to solve the worldwide food protein deficiency by obtaining an economical product for food and feed. Using food processing leftovers in the production of single cell protein as substrate would alleviate pollution. In this work cucumber and orange peels were evaluated for… (More)
Frequencies of chromosomal abnormalities, sister chromatid exchanges, and replicative index were assessed following peripheral lymphocyte culture in 129 individuals from Bhopal, India. Of these, 83 persons (40 male and 43 female) had been exposed directly to the methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas after the accident at the Union Carbide plant on December 2 and 3,… (More)
Fenofibrate induced myopathy is a rare adverse event. We present a case of muscle pain and quadriparesis following administration of 200mg of fenofibrate for 35 days. Patient gradually improved after stopping the drug. As per our knowledge, this is probably the first case report of fenofibrate induced myopathy from India.
The clinical and electrophysiologic profiles of two brothers suffering from Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease are presented. Both had widespread muscle twitching in the legs which showed electrophysiologic features of myokymia. Pedigree analysis suggested an x-linked recessive form of inheritance. This appears to be the first report of an Indian family with… (More)