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We have demonstrated that therapeutic administration of L-arginine (L-arg) (120 mg/kg) at +2 h of whole body hyperthermia (WBH) could rescue the mice from heatstroke-induced death. Studies were undertaken to elucidate the role of L-arg in the immunomodulation of the heat-stressed mice. Administration of L-arginine (L-arg), (120 mg/kg, i.p.), at +2 h of WBH,(More)
Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory, autoimmune disease where oxidative stress has been proposed to contribute to the joint tissue damage. To establish whether measurement of the redox status in blood mirrors the oxidant status at sites of inflammation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, we concomitantly examined their oxidant status by(More)
Management of the gastric toxicity of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) remains a crucial problem because the commercially available drugs have side effects and are often expensive. Therefore, we examined the potential of the green tea-derived polyphenol epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) to treat indomethacin-induced stomach ulcers in mice.(More)
BACKGROUND The present study was undertaken to evaluate the potential of the rhizomes of the Indian medicinal plant, Picrorhiza kurroa in healing indomethacin-induced acute stomach ulceration in mice and examine its capacity to modulate oxidative stress and the levels of prostaglandin (PGE2) and EGF during the process. METHODS Male swiss albino mice,(More)
The modulation of the cyclooxygenase-independent pathway by the green tea-derived polyphenol, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) during its healing action against indomethacin (IND)-induced stomach ulceration in mice was investigated. On the 3rd day of its administration, IND (18 mg kg(-1)) induced maximum stomach ulceration which was associated with increased(More)
BACKGROUND The 'two-faced' character of reactive oxygen species (ROS) plays an important role in cancer biology by acting both as secondary messengers in intracellular signaling cascades and sustaining the oncogenic phenotype of cancer cells, while on the other hand, it triggers an oxidative assault that causes a redox imbalance translating into an(More)
BACKGROUND Given that lung cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths with low survival rates, the project was aimed to formulate an efficient drug with minimum side effects, and rationalize its action mechanistically. METHODS Mitochondria deficient cells, shRNA-mediated BCL2 and ATM depleted cells and pharmacological inhibition of(More)
Earlier we had shown that on the 3 (rd) day of its administration to mice, indomethacin (18 mg kg (-1), P. O.) produced maximum stomach ulceration with a damage score of 3.46, which was reduced by a 3-day treatment with the methanol extract of Myristica malabarica (40 mg kg (-1), P. O.) and omeprazole (3 mg kg (-1), P. O.) to 0.95 and 0.82, respectively.(More)
The present paper reports the photophysical aspects of a very interesting and unique host-guest interaction between fullerene and phthalocyanines, viz., free base phthalocyanine (H2-Pc) and zinc-phthalocyanine (Zn-Pc), in toluene medium. Ground state electronic interaction between these two supramolecules has been evidenced from the observation of(More)