Swati Gupta Bhattacharya

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Asthma is characterized by lung inflammation caused by complex interaction between the immune system and environmental factors such as allergens and inorganic pollutants. Recent research in this field is focused on discovering new biomarkers associated with asthma pathogenesis. This review illustrates updated research associating biomarkers of allergic(More)
BACKGROUND Mannose-binding Allium sativum leaf agglutinin (ASAL) is highly antinutritional and toxic to various phloem-feeding hemipteran insects. ASAL has been expressed in a number of agriculturally important crops to develop resistance against those insects. Awareness of the safety aspect of ASAL is absolutely essential for developing ASAL transgenic(More)
The number of particles and the mass of apoprotein B were measured in samples of rat lymph chylomicrons in order to assign the mass of apoprotein B per particle. Chylomicron numbers were estimated by electron microscopy after negative staining with 2% potassium phosphotungstate at pH 4.8. The distribution of particle numbers was plotted against particle(More)
A community-based cross-sectional study was conducted in brothel-based sex workers of West Bengal, Eastern India, to determine their oncogenic human papillomavirus (HPV) status and the presence of pre-cancerous lesions. A total of 229 sex workers from three districts of West Bengal participated in the study. All the study participants were interviewed with(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Pollen grains released by plants are dispersed into the air and can become trapped in human nasal mucosa, causing immediate release of allergens triggering severe Type 1 hypersensitivity reactions in susceptible allergic patients. Recent epidemiologic data show that 11-12% of people suffer from this type of disorders in India.(More)
BACKGROUND Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer-related mortality in the United States. There is an increasing need for the identification of biomarkers of pre-malignant and early stage CRC to improve risk-stratification and screening recommendations. In this study, we investigated the possibility of metabolic and mitochondrial(More)
Allergy is a type of abnormal immune reactions, which is triggered by environmental antigens or allergens and mediated by IgE antibodies. Now-a-days mass spectrometry is the method of choice for allergen identification based on homology searching. Here, we provide the mass spectrometry dataset associated with our previously published research article on(More)
In this chapter, five popular allergen databases have been described: (1) Allergome is based on basic and clinical information on allergens causing an IgE-mediated disease; (2) AllergenOnline allows online search of peer-reviewed allergen list; (3) International Union of Immunological Societies Allergen nomenclature subcommittee database contains systematic(More)
Currently, the prediction of new allergens is becoming important due to use of genetically modified (GM) foods and biopharmaceuticals. In this chapter, we describe how to use four popular allergenic prediction servers: (1) Structural Database of Allergenic Proteins (SDAP), (2) Allermatch, (3) Evaller 2, and (4) AlgPred. The first two prediction servers are(More)