Shuvasree Sarkar

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Occurrence of arsenic in the aquatic environment of West Bengal (India), Bangladesh and other countries are of immediate environmental concern. In the present study, zebrafish (Danio rerio) was used as a model to investigate oxidative stress related enzyme activities and expression of antioxidant genes in the brain to 50µg/L arsenic trioxide for 90 days. In(More)
The earth's resources are finite, and it can no longer be considered a source of inexhaustible bounty for the human population. However, this realization has not been able to contain the human desire for rapid industrialization. The collateral to overusing environmental resources is the high-level contamination of undesirable toxic metals, leading to(More)
Zebrafish were exposed to a nonlethal dose (1/350LC50; 50µg/L) of As2O3 and sampled at 7, 15, 30, 60 and 90 days of treatment. The oxidative stress response was assessed in terms of time-dependent histopathological changes, lipid peroxidation, GSH status, activities of detoxification enzymes and expression of antioxidant genes in liver and kidney. As2O3(More)
Leaves of Nicotiana tabacum L. cv. Xanthi necroticum plants form local necrotic lesions at the site of infection by tobacco mosaic virus. During the first seven days post-inoculation, endogenous levels of 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid (ACC) and N-malonyl-ACC increased in the lesion area. The time course of ACC accumulation coincided with an increase(More)
Achatina fulica C-reactive protein (ACRP) reversed the toxic effects of lead nitrate both in vivo in mice and in vitro in rat hepatocytes restoring the basal level of cell viability, lipid peroxidation, reduced glutathione and superoxides. Cytotoxicity was also significantly ameliorated in rat hepatocytes by in vitro pre-treatments with individual subunits(More)
Zebra fish is preferred as a model organism because of the ease with which zebrafish development is followed from the transparent egg stage onwards; it is possible to scrutinize the defects in different developmental stages by xenobiotic onslaughts. It has been amply recorded that most of the xenobiotics go through the three phases of detoxification(More)
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