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Alpha keto-analogues of valine, leucine, isoleucine, methionine, phenylalanine, and (in one instance) tryptophan and histidine, along with the remaining essential amino acids, were administered orally to 10 patients with severe chronic uremia fed a diet low in protein but adequate in calories. Ketoacid dosage varied from 6 to 14 g daily, as sodium or(More)
Activation of complement generates C5a which leads to signaling through C5aR1. This is tightly controlled, including by the plasma proteins factor H (FH) and carboxypeptidase N. Here we studied a chronic serum sickness (CSS) model of glomerulonephritis (GN) in which there is an active humoral immune response, formation of glomerular immune complexes (ICs),(More)
Subacute dose of 0,0-diisopropyl phosphorofluoridate (DFP), a potent organophosphorus ester capable of producing delayed neurotoxicity (OPIDN), did not produce any significant change in the levels of lysosomal and mitochondrial marker enzymes of brain, liver and serum at any time after treatment in hens protected with atropine. The results suggest the(More)
The effect of exposure of albino rats to simulated high altitude stress of 5000 metres for 3 and 6 hrs on plasma transaminases, non-protein nitrogen (NPN), total protein percentages and blood sugar levels have been studied both with and without the administration of an anti-stress drug Imipramine HCl at 2.0 mg/kg body weight. The drug appears to have a(More)
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a prototype autoimmune disease characterized by systemic inflammation and autoantibody production. Anti-MBL autoantibodies have been studied in SLE for their possible effect on MBL levels and functional activity. This study aimed at detection of anti-MBL autoantibodies in Indian SLE patients and evaluates their(More)
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