Tanzeel Ahmed

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A number of studies have focused attention on various biochemical abnormalities evoked due to exposure to organochlorine pesticides (OCPs). The aim of the present study was to analyze the OCP residues in maternal and cord blood of women and assess the levels of different non-enzymatic oxidative stress markers as well as to establish correlation with OCP(More)
Whereas past work indicates that cortical interneurons (cINs) can be generically produced from stem cells, generating large numbers of specific subtypes of this population has remained elusive. This reflects an information gap in our understanding of the transcriptional programs required for different interneuron subtypes. Here, we have utilized the(More)
Cytochrome P4501B1 (CYP1B1) is an extrahepatic enzyme, important in the activation of procarcinogens. It is expressed in steroidegenic tissues and is active in the metabolism of estradiol. CYP1B1 polymorphisms have been shown to be associated with cancer susceptibility related to environmental toxins and hormone exposure. CYP1B1 is also involved in the(More)
Intra uterine growth retardation (IUGR) is a major complication of pregnancy, affecting ∼5% to 10% of newborns. Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) is an organochlorine pesticide that consists of eight stereoisomers and γ-isomer is the only isomer that possesses insecticidal activity. The aim of the present study was to analyze the OCP residues in maternal and cord(More)
Styrene is a volatile organic compound used in factories for synthesis of plastic products. The pneumotoxicity of styrene in experimental animals is known. The aim of the present study was to study the effect of styrene on lung function and oxidative stress in occupationally exposed workers in plastic factory. Thirty-four male workers, between 18 and 40(More)
AIM To undertake analysis of hepatitis A viral load, alanine aminotransferase (ALT), and viral genotypes with duration of viremia, and to correlate these parameters with CD4(+)/ CD8(+) lymphocyte populations that control cell-mediated immunity. METHODS Cell counts were carried out using fresh whole blood collected in EDTA vials using a fluorescence(More)
OBJECTIVE Oxidative stress and related gene polymorphism may be associated with the etiology of preterm labor (PTL). The present study was designed to investigate association of GSTM1 and GSTT1 gene polymorphisms with PTL and their relationship with oxidative stress markers. DESIGN AND METHODS Sixty cases of PTL and sixty three subjects of full term labor(More)
Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) is known to increase during acute attack of migraine and tension type headache (TTH). However, its concentration during inter-ictal period is not known. This may help us to understand the pathophysiology of these headaches. The objectives of this study are to find out the concentration of CGRP in plasma during(More)
Present study investigated whether endosulfan, an organochlorine pesticide is able to deplete glutathione (GSH) and induce apoptosis in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) in vitro. The role of oxidative stress in the induction of apoptosis was also evaluated by the measurement of the GSH level in cell lysate. The protective role of(More)
Malathion exerts cholinergic effects at high doses. However, a consequence of low dose (non-cholinergic) exposure causes immunotoxicity and oxidative stress. Hence, this study was designed to find out (i) the cytotoxic and apoptotic effects of cholinergic and non-cholinergic doses of malathion using cultured peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and(More)