Shreedhara Gupta

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It has been proposed that a portion of the biologic actions of vasodilator prostaglandins occurs via an interaction with specific adenylate cyclase-linked receptors. This hypothesis was explored further in the renal microvasculature by examining the effects of PGI2, PGE1, and PGE2 on rabbit preglomerular microvascular adenylate cyclase. A membrane(More)
We have examined fura 2-loaded purified peroxisomes under confocal microscope to prove that this mammalian organelle is a store of intracellular calcium pool. Presence of calcium channel and vanadate sensitive Ca(2+)-ATPase in the purified peroxisomal membrane has been demonstrated. We have further observed that machineries to maintain calcium pool in this(More)
Aqueous extract of the green fruits of the Indian plant Momordica charantia and purified Momordicatin structurally established as 4-(o-carboethoxyphenyl) butanol were evaluated in vitro and in vivo against kala-azar caused by Leishmania donovani. 50% inhibitory concentration (IC(50)) against Leishmania promastigotes in vitro for the crude extract and(More)
A fourth intracellular Ca2+ pool in Leishmania donovani was identified by permeabilizing plasma membrane with digitonin. In Fura 2 loaded cells Ca2+ was released synergistically when mitochondrial function was blocked by antimycin and oligomycin. Vanadate did not have any effect if applied before incorporation of these mitochondrial poisons. However, the(More)
Reason for post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL) is yet to be established. Earlier it was observed that morphology and biochemical properties of host peroxisomes were impaired during Leishmania infection. As peroxisome is known to be involved in various metabolic pathways to monitor normal function of the host cells, it is essential that(More)
Visceral leishmaniasis is a life-threatening human disease commonly known as kala-azar. Leishmania donovani is the causative agent of this parasitic disease transmitted by the sand fly vector to infect hosts. Triphenyl tin salicylanilide thiosemicarbazone [Ph(3)Sn(OSal.TSCZH)] (TTST) which is an organometallic complex of triphenyl tin has been evaluated to(More)
We have previously shown that cultured rabbit renal preglomerular microvascular endothelial cells have the ability to synthesize a number of common prostaglandins. In the present study we have examined whether endogenous cyclic AMP is involved in the regulation of PGI2 and PGE2 biosynthesis in these cultured cells. Isoproterenol and forskolin produced an(More)
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