Shireen Sultana

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Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a member of the neurotrophin family, is neuroprotective in animal models of neurodegenerative diseases. However, BDNF has a short half-life and its efficacy in the central nervous system (CNS), when delivered peripherally, is limited due to the blood-brain barrier (BBB). We have developed a means of delivering BDNF(More)
Multiple sclerosis is an inflammatory disease of the central nervous system (CNS) which includes a neurodegenerative component. Brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a neuroprotective agent which might be useful in preventing neurodegeneration but its application has been limited because the blood brain barrier restricts its access to the CNS. We have(More)
Interferon-beta (IFN-beta), an approved treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), produces only partial clinical responses. IFN-beta therapy has been limited by its short serum half-life and limited ability to cross the blood brain barrier. We have developed a means of delivering the IFN-beta gene both systemically and into the central nervous system (CNS)(More)
Opioid use in HIV infection has been associated with an increased frequency of neurological disease and cognitive impairment and vitamin A deficiency has been linked to progressive HIV disease in drug users. In this report the potential effects of these factors, alone and in combination, on gamma amino butyric acid (GABA)-expression interneurons in(More)
Vitamin A (VA) deficiency in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection has been associated with more progressive HIV disease, which may be enhanced by opioid use. In these studies, we examined the effects of VA deficiency and morphine on frontal cortex neuronal numbers in the HIV-1 transgenic (Tg) rat. These studies showed that total numbers of neurons(More)
In MANET, a major necessity to distribute the communication between nodes is that each node should work along with each other. This communication could face many obstacles created by adversary resulting in disconnection. To overcome this problem a new mechanism based on dynamic source routing (DSR) which could be mentioned as cooperative bait detection(More)
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