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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Pilot studies have suggested benefit from intravenous administration of bone marrow mononuclear stem cells (BMSCs) in stroke. We explored the efficacy and safety of autologous BMSCs in subacute ischemic stroke. METHODS This was a phase II, multicenter, parallel group, randomized trial with blinded outcome assessment that included(More)
Expression of heat shock protein (HSP)-65 as well as infiltration of T-cells in arterial lesions and raised levels of circulating antibodies against mycobacterial HSP65 (mHSP65) led us to the concept that mHSP65 or its human homologue (hHSP60) might be involved in the etiopathogenesis of Takayasu's arteritis (TA). Therefore, we investigated mHSP65 and(More)
Multicentric clinical trials of the efficacy of gugulipid conducted at Bombay, Bangalore, Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow, Nagpur and Varanasi have been reported. Two hundred and five patients completed 12 week open trial with gugulipid in a dose of 500 mg tds after 8 week diet and placebo therapy. One patient showed gastrointestinal symptoms which did not(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the role of an immunosuppressive regimen consisting of azathioprine and prednisolone on the clinical, immunological, and angiographic outcome in patients with active Takayasu's arteritis (TA). METHODS Between January 1996 and January 2001, of 65 consecutive newly diagnosed patients with TA not previously treated by any(More)
Coleus spp. have been used in Aurvedic medicine for heart diseases, spasmodic pain, painful micturition and convulsions. The pharmacological properties of coleonol, a diterpene, isolated from Coleus forskohlii were investigated. Its predominant effect is to lower the blood pressure of anaesthetised cat and rat as well as of the spontaneously hypertensive(More)
We have investigated constitutive and phytohaemagglutinin (PHA) + phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA)-induced gene expression of tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha, interferon (IFN)-gamma, interleukin (IL)-2, IL-3, IL-4, IL-10, IL-12 and granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of 10 patients(More)
Autoantibodies against oxidatively modified low-density lipoproteins (oxLDL) and cardiolipin occur in patients with vascular diseases, including atherosclerosis. The ability of such antibodies to predict myocardial infarction (MI) was investigated in a prospective nested case-control study in which healthy 50-year-old men were followed up for 20 years.(More)
AIM To study the expression of embryonal markers by fetal cardiac mesenchymal stem cells (fC-MSC) and their differentiation into cells of all the germ layers. METHODS Ten independent cultures of rat fC-MSC were set up from cells derived from individual or pooled fetal hearts and studies given below were carried out at passages 3, 6, 15 and 21. The(More)