Shailja Misra Bhattacharya

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INTRODUCTION Currently emphasized conventional chemotherapies for the elimination of lymphatic filariasis (LF) are imperfect due to unfocused targeting of poorly water-soluble antifilarial drugs. The profound location of drug targets (filarial parasites or wolbachia) within the complex anatomy of lymphatic tissues often necessitates prolonged treatment(More)
BACKGROUND The trehalose metabolic enzymes have been considered as potential targets for drug or vaccine in several organisms such as Mycobacterium, plant nematodes, insects and fungi due to crucial role of sugar trehalose in embryogenesis, glucose uptake and protection from stress. Trehalose-6-phosphate phosphatase (TPP) is one of the enzymes of trehalose(More)
Japanese encephalitis is a major cause of encephalitis in Asia. Cases occur largely in rural areas of the South and East Asian region resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. Multiple vaccines exist to control Japanese encephalitis, but all suffer from problems. Envelope protein domain III of Japanese encephalitis virus is involved in binding to(More)
The present study reports on the antifilarial activity of poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) nanoparticles encapsulated ivermectin (nano-IVM) against human lymphatic filariid Brugia malayi in rodent host Mastomys coucha. Nano-IVM was prepared and optimized by nanoprecipitation method. The selected nano-IVM (F5) showed a uniform spherical shape with 96 nm(More)
The role of vitamin A was evaluated for its chemotherapeutic and chemoprophylactic action against Acanthocheilonema viteae infection in Mastomys coucha. Vitamin A was administered for 10 days, five days before infection and five days post infection. On day 0 experimental animals as well as controls were infected with L3, the infective stage. Establishment(More)
CONTEXT T-cell hypo-responsiveness in microfilaria (Mf) carriers against the microfilarial stage antigen of Brugia malayi has been described, but no study has been carried out to assess antibody dynamics against stage-specific antigens. AIM The work was carried out with the aim to assess stage-specific antibody responses against L3 and microfilarial stage(More)
Human lymphatic filariasis (LF) is a major cause of disability globally. The success of global elimination programmes for LF depends upon effectiveness of tools for diagnosis and treatment. In this study on stage-specific antigen detection in brugian filariasis, L3, adult worm (AW) and microfilarial antigenaemia were detected in around 90-95% of(More)
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