Shikha Patel

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Preclinical models for the identification of prostate cancer chemoprevention agents are lacking. Based upon the notion that clinically useful chemoprevention agents should exhibit selective activity against early stage disease, studies were undertaken to assess whether chemoprevention agents selectively inhibited the growth of early stage prostate cancer,(More)
pRRI2 is a small cryptic plasmid from the rumen bacterium Prevotella ruminicola 223/M2/7 which has been used for the construction of shuttle vectors (pRH3 and pRRI207) that replicate in many Bacteroides/Prevotella strains as well as in Escherichia coli. Sequence analysis of pRRI2 reveals that it is a 3240-bp plasmid carrying two clear open reading frames.(More)
Previous studies from this laboratory indicate that endothelin-1 (ET-1), a potent vasoconstrictor, may play an important role in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced release of neutrophils from the pulmonary microvasculature. To further test this concept, Syrian hamsters were treated with a novel endothelin receptor A (ETA) antagonist (HJP272) prior to(More)
Thiopurines are part of a clinical regimen used for the treatment of autoimmune disorders and childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. However, despite these successes, there are also unintended consequences such as therapy-induced cancer in long-term survivors. Therefore, a better understanding of cellular responses to thiopurines will lead to improved and(More)
Wire-electro discharge machining (WEDM) has become an important non-traditional machining process, as it provides an effective solution for producing components made of difficult-to-machine materials like titanium, zirconium, etc., and intricate shapes, which are not possible by conventional machining methods. Due to large number of process parameters and(More)
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