Shalu Verma-Kumar

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Macrophages, as sentinels of robust host immunity, are key regulators of innate immune responses against invading mycobacteria; however, pathogenic mycobacteria survive in the infected host by subverting host innate immunity. Infection dependent expression of early secreted antigenic target protein 6 (ESAT-6) by Mycobacterium tuberculosis is strongly(More)
During reproductive life, only a selected few ovarian follicles mature and ovulate, while the vast majority of follicles undergo a degenerative process called atresia. Recent studies have indicated that follicular atresia is mediated through apoptosis of follicular granulosa cells. The objectives of the present study were to determine the time of onset of(More)
Acting primarily through its specific G protein-coupled receptor termed FPr, prostaglandin (PG) F(2alpha) induces regression of the corpus luteum (CL) at the end of a non-fertile oestrous cycle. This study was aimed at cloning a full-length cDNA for FPr and determining its expression and protein concentrations during different stages of CL development in(More)
BACKGROUND Mycobacterium tuberculosis, a causative agent of chronic tuberculosis disease, is widespread among some animal species too. There is paucity of information on the distribution, prevalence and true disease status of tuberculosis in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus). The aim of this study was to estimate the sensitivity and specificity of(More)
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