Sudeshna Basu Mukherjee

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A potential vaccine candidate for visceral leishmaniasis should favour the development of CD4+ Th1 type of immune response which is further dependent on the dose of antigen and the route of inoculation. The present study was carried out to check the effective dose (low, medium and high) and route (subcutaneous, intradermal, intraperitoneal and intracardiac)(More)
The clinical efficacy of the widely used chemotherapeutic drug methotrexate (MTX) is limited due to its associated hepatotoxicity. Pomegranate polyphenols are of huge health benefits and known to possess remarkable antioxidant properties capable of protecting normal cells from various stimuli-induced oxidative stress and cell death. In this study, we(More)
Green tea (GT)-based chemoprevention has shown promising results in various cancer models. However, the effective dose may not be far from the toxic dose because of inefficient systemic delivery and limited bio-availability of GT polyphenols. We have used GT polyphenols to successfully reduce gold to corresponding gold nanoparticles (NPs) in a single step;(More)
BACKGROUND Eugenol is the active component of essential oil isolated from clove (Syzigium aromaticum). Eugenol has antimutagenic, antigenotoxic, anti-inflammatory properties. The anticarcinogenic effect of eugenol was evident in different types of cell lines. However, its anticarcinogenic effect in in vivo has not yet been fully explored. OBJECTIVE The(More)
BACKGROUND Alteration of chromosome 9q22.3 region is an early and frequent event in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). The aim of this study was to understand the association of candidate tumor suppressor genes PHF2, FANCC, PTCH1, and XPA located in this region in the development of HNSCC. METHODS The alterations (deletion, promoter(More)
Thymoquinone (TQ), a major active constituent of black seeds of Nigella sativa, has potential medical applications including spectrum of therapeutic properties against different cancers. However, little is known about their effect on breast cancer cell migration, which is the cause of over 90% of deaths worldwide. Herein, we have synthesized TQ-encapsulated(More)
The aim of this study was to understand the mode of action of tea polyphenol epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) in vivo. Swiss albino mice were treated i.p. with EGCG at two different doses i.e. 12-mg/kg body weight and 15-mg/kg body weight, for 7 days prior to inoculation of Sarcoma180 (S180) cells and continued for another 7 days. The growth of the S180,(More)
Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer related death in most developed and many developing countries of the world. Due to lack of validated screening methods and poor prognosis, treatment of lung cancer has not improved significantly over the last two decades. Therefore the risk of the disease needs to be minimized by preventive measures. One(More)
Macrophages are projected as one of the key players responsible for the progression of cancer. Classically activated (M1) macrophages are pro-inflammatory and have a central role in host defense, while alternatively activated (M2) macrophages are associated with immunosuppression. Macrophages residing at the site of neoplastic growth are alternately(More)
The modulatory influence of tea polyphenols (epigallocatechin gallate, epicatechin gallate and theaflavin) on benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P)-induced lung carcinogenesis in mice was analyzed using histopathological and molecular parameters. Progression of lung lesions was restricted at the hyperplastic stage by tea polyphenols. A significant reduction in cellular(More)