Tamishraha Bagchi

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A rifampin-resistant mutant of Brucella abortus, designated RB51, was derived by repeated passage of strain 2308 on Trypticase soy supplemented with 1.5% agar and varying concentrations rifampin or penicillin. The RB51 colonies absorbed crystal violet and RB51 cell suspensions autoagglutinated, indicating a rough type colonial morphology for this strain. No(More)
Vitiligo is a depigmenting disorder resulting from the loss of melanocytes in the skin and affects 1-4% of the world population. Incidence of vitiligo is found to be 0.5-2.5% in India with a high prevalence of 8.8% in Gujarat and Rajasthan states. The cellular and molecular mechanisms that lead to melanocyte destruction in this disorder are not yet been(More)
Lactobacilli isolated from various sources were identified on the basis of 16S-23S rRNA gene intergenic region amplification and subsequent sequencing of the smaller intergenic region. An in vitro analysis of probiotic properties including binding, ability to tolerate different concentrations of bile, survival in acidic buffer and antimicrobial activity of(More)
Nucleotide sequence of 3′ end of VP1 (1D region) was determined using RT-PCR amplified DNA of 31 foot and mouth disease virus (FMDV) type Asia-1 field isolates originating from 11 different geographically distinct states of India during the period 1987–2000. These field strains exhibited an average of 7.5% divergence among them and were found to be(More)
BACKGROUND Multinucleated giant cells (MGC) are the histologic hallmark of granuloma which is known to limit tuberculosis infection. Both Th1 and Th2 type of cytokines regulate the immune response occurring within the granulomas. The objective of the study was to determine whether tuberculosis patient monocytes differed in their MGC forming ability as(More)
The usefulness of Caco-2 cell monolayers in determining the intestinal drug absorption of potential drug candidates as such and from delivery systems, elucidating the underlying mechanisms thereof, presystemic metabolism, cellular uptake and cytotoxicological assessment has been exemplified in this review. The role of Caco-2 cell monolayers in studying the(More)
The objective of present investigation was to develop and assess comparative enhancement in cytotoxicity of liposomal Etoposide and Docetaxel in non-small cell lung cancer cell lines after pre-treatment and co-administration of p53 tumor suppressor gene and to assess direct lung targeting of optimized formulations by dry powder inhaler technology. Cationic(More)
The aim of the investigation was to establish transepithelial permeation of acyclovir across Caco-2 and Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) cell monolayers and attempt to improve its permeation by employing absorption enhancers (dimethyl beta cyclodextrin, chitosan hydrochloride and sodium lauryl sulfate) and combinations thereof. Caco-2 and MDCK cell(More)
Fetuses of goats in their last trimester of pregnancy were experimentally infected with Brucella abortus strain RB51, a stable rough mutant deficient in the perosamine O-chain content of its lipopolysaccharide. RB51 maintained its rough phenotype in vivo and did not induce abortion. Infection with RB51 resulted in the production of significant levels of IgG(More)
The purpose of this investigation was to study the influences of absorption enhancers in increasing oral bioavailability of Ganciclovir (GAN) by assessing the transepithelial permeation across cell monolayers in vitro and bioavailability in rats in vivo. The permeation of GAN across Caco-2 and MDCK cell monolayers in the absence/presence of(More)