Sureka Chackrewarthy

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OBJECTIVE To assess the micronutrient status and its relationship with nutritional status in preschool children. METHODS In a cross sectional study, anthropometric data and fasting blood samples were obtained from 340 children attending preschool in urban Sri Lanka. Serum concentrations of vitamin D, parathyroid hormone, vitamin A, zinc and haemoglobin(More)
The pathogenesis of cataract has been found to be influenced by a number of factors including oxidative stress. Catalase, glutathione peroxidase (GPX), and superoxide dismutase (SOD) are some of the antioxidant enzymes that protect the body from oxidative damage. The present study investigates the activities of erythrocyte catalase, GPX, and SOD with(More)
Aqueous extracts of mature leaves of Artocarpus heterophyllus (jak) are used by traditional medical practitioners in Sri Lanka and India for the treatment of diabetes. This study was conducted to investigate the hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of an ethylacetate (EA) fraction of the mature leaves of A. heterophyllus in a streptozotocin (STZ) induced(More)
Background. The prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) within individual cohorts varies with the definition used. The aim of this study was to compare the prevalence of MetS between IDF and revised NCEP ATP III criteria in an urban Sri Lankan population and to investigate the characteristics of discrepant cases. Methods. 2985 individuals, aged 35-65 years,(More)
© 2012 Chackrewarthy and Thabrew, licensee InTech. This is an open access chapter distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Hypoglycaemic and Hypolipidaemic(More)
The pathogenesis of cataract has been found to be influenced by a number of factors including oxidative stress. Catalase, glutathione peroxidase (GPX), and superoxide dismutase (SOD) are some of the antioxidant enzymes that protect the body from oxidative damage. The present study investigates the activities of erythrocyte catalase, GPX, and SOD with(More)
Introduction American Diabetes Association (ADA) has officially endorsed glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c) as a diagnostic tool. The recommended cut-off for diagnosing diabetes is  6.5%. Objectives To compare use of HbA1c and fasting plasma glucose (FPG) to diagnose diabetes in an urban Sri Lankan community. Methods This cross-sectional study is based(More)
Shikimate dehydrogenase from Escherichia coli has been crystallized by the vapour-diffusion method using ammonium sulfate as a precipitant. Mass spectrometry confirmed the purity of the enzyme and dynamic light scattering was used to find the appropriate additives to yield a monodisperse enzyme solution. The crystals are monoclinic, space group C2, with(More)
A simple method to identify functional amino acids in enzymes is described. This method is based on the mass spectrometric detection of molecular weight changes as the consequence of chemical modification of enzymes with group-specific reagents. Here we report the use of phenylglyoxal, trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid, tetranitromethane and(More)
OBJECTIVES Quantifying the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in a community is important in planning preventive strategies, but such data are limited from developing countries, especially South Asia. We aimed to estimate the risks of coronary heart disease (CHD), total CVD, and CVD mortality in a Sri Lankan community. METHODS A community survey was(More)
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