Shrikant Pawar

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A novel Gram-negative, motile, rod-shaped, facultative anaerobic bacterial strain, KMK6T, was isolated from soil contaminated with textile dyes from an industrial estate located at Ichalkaranji, Maharashtra, India, and its taxonomical position was established by using a polyphasic approach. The major cellular fatty acids included C17:1ω8c, summed feature 3(More)
BACKGROUND Amplified centrosomes in cancers are recently garnering a lot of attention as an emerging hub of diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic targets. Ovarian adenocarcinomas commonly harbor supernumerary centrosomes that drive chromosomal instability. A centrosome clustering molecule, KIFC1, is indispensable for the viability of extra(More)
Ceiba pentandra (C. pentandra) has been traditionally used in the ayurveda system of medicine for the treatment of obesity and atherosclerosis. The present study was undertaken to evaluate anti-obesity and hypolipidaemic activity of the ethanolic leaf extract of C. pentandra in Cafeteria diet (CD) treated Wistar albino rats. Obesity was induced in Wistar(More)
An endophytic species of Micrococcus was isolated from Aloe vera leaf (syn. Aloe barbadensis) and screened for protease production with five other species of Micrococcus. Data indicated that endophytic Micrococcus aloeverae AE-6 MCC 2184T and Micrococcus yunnanensis DSM 21948T showed efficient protease production potential and secreted active protease at(More)
Genomic studies provide deeper insights into secondary metabolites produced by diverse bacterial communities, residing in various environmental niches. This study aims to understand the potential of a biosurfactant producing Bacillus sp. AM13, isolated from soil. An integrated approach of genomic and chemical analysis was employed to characterize the(More)
Background Toxoplasmosis, caused by the protozoan parasite Toxo-plasma gondii is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with AIDS and an important cause of miscarriage, stillbirth and congenital disease in new-borns. Previous studies have provided evidence that dietary supplementation with vitamin E and selenium is harmful during experimental(More)
Objectives: The study was designed to evaluate hepatoprotective effect of the ethanolic leaves extract of Jasminum grandiflorum (JG) in Isoniazid (INH) induced hepatotoxicity in wistar albino rats. Materials and methods: Mature leaves of JG were collected, authenticated and subjected to successive ethanolic extraction. Hepatic damage was induced in wistar(More)
1 Background Previous studies have shown that dietary supplementation with antioxidants is harmful during murine infection with the protozoan parasite, Toxoplasma gondii. In both Swiss Webster and C57BL/6 mice, supplementation with vitamin E and selenium resulted in an increased number of tissue cysts, tissue pathology, and weight loss during T. gondii(More)
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