Smita Mishra

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Drosophila has highly efficient defenses against infection. These include both cellular immune responses, such as the phagocytosis of invading microorganisms, and humoral immune responses, such as the secretion of antimicrobial peptides into the hemolymph [1] [2]. These defense systems are thought to interact, but the nature and extent of these interactions(More)
The authors report 22 patients of Kawasaki disease, diagnosed and treated over a period of 3 years at a tertiary care centre in New Delhi. Ten cases fullfiled the criteria of a "classical" case while 12 cases were "incomplete" cases. Echocardiography was performed in all cases and coronary artery involvement was found in 8 (36%) cases. All cases received(More)
A psychrotolerant, Gram negative, rod shaped, plant growth promoting bacterium (PGPB) was isolated from high altitude of North Western Indian Himalayas. The identity of the bacterium was confirmed by morphological, biochemical and sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene. The sequence analysis revealed maximum similarity withPseudomonas vancouverensis. It exhibited(More)
A bacterium that grows and expresses plant growth promotion traits at 4 degrees C was isolated from the rhizospheric soil of Amaranth, cultivated at a high altitude location in the North Western Indian Himalayas. The isolate was Gram negative and the cells appeared as rods (2.91 x 0.71 microm in size). It grew at temperatures ranging from 4 to 30 degrees C,(More)
Human lymphatic filariasis, a vector borne debilitating disease is widely prevalent in tropical and subtropical regions of the world and imposes a significant public health and economic burden. Despite global efforts towards elimination of the disease by treatment with existing drugs, diethylcarbamazine (DEC), ivermectin and albendazole and their(More)
Submitral aneurysm (SMA) is a rare anomaly occurring adjacent to the posterior leaflet of the mitral valve. It usually presents in young adults and it is uncommon in the pediatric age group. We report one case of SMA in a three-year-old child and its successful surgical management.
Herein, we report an unusual case of right aortic arch with isolation of the left innominate artery in a case of double chamber right ventricle with ventricular septal defect. The blood supply to the innominate artery was by a collateral arising from the descending aorta. The embryological development of this anomaly can be explained by the hypothetical(More)
BACKGROUND Although, conventional surgical closure of atrial septal defect (ASD) provides excellent results with very low mortality and morbidity, it leaves the scar of incision and postoperative pain. Newer treatment modalities like minimal invasive surgery and percutaneous closure are being increasingly used nowadays where available. AIM To compare the(More)
The aim of this study is to chronicle the utilization pattern of a number of plant species by four major tribes inhabiting in Koraput district of Odisha, India. Fifteen villages dominated by tribal communities, under five Community Development Blocks were selected. A semi structured questionnaire was developed to bring together data on traditional crops and(More)