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Essential fatty acids: biochemistry, physiology and pathology
  • U. Das
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Biotechnology journal
  • 1 April 2006
Essential fatty acids (EFAs), linoleic acid (LA), and α‐linolenic acid (ALA) are essential for humans, and are freely available in the diet. Hence, EFA deficiency is extremely rare in humans. ToExpand
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Is obesity an inflammatory condition?
  • U. Das
  • Medicine
  • Nutrition
  • 1 November 2001
Obesity may be a low-grade systemic inflammatory disease. Overweight and obese children and adults have elevated serum levels of C-reactive protein, interleukin-6, tumor necrosis factor-alpha, andExpand
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Adherence to the Mediterranean diet attenuates inflammation and coagulation process in healthy adults: The ATTICA Study.
OBJECTIVES We studied the effect of the Mediterranean diet on plasma levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), white blood cell counts, interleukin (IL)-6, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha, amyloid A,Expand
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Essential Fatty acids - a review.
  • U. Das
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Current pharmaceutical biotechnology
  • 30 November 2006
Essential fatty acids (EFAs): cis-linoleic acid (LA) and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) are essential for humans and their deficiency is rare in humans due to their easy availability in diet. EFAs areExpand
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Acetylcholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase as possible markers of low-grade systemic inflammation.
  • U. Das
  • Medicine
  • Medical science monitor : international medical…
  • 1 December 2007
Plasma levels of C-reactive protein, interleukin-6, tumor necrosis factor-alpha, and lipid peroxides are high whereas those of endothelial nitric oxide are low in insulin resistance, obesity, type 2Expand
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Brain-derived neurotrophic factor and its clinical implications
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays an important role in neuronal survival and growth, serves as a neurotransmitter modulator, and participates in neuronal plasticity, which is essentialExpand
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Elevated butyrylcholinesterase and acetylcholinesterase may predict the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus and Alzheimer's disease.
Plasma levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), and lipid peroxides are elevated and concentrations of endothelial nitric oxide (eNO)Expand
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Nitric Oxide as the Mediator of the Antiosteoporotic Actions of Estrogen, Statins, and Essential Fatty Acids
  • U. Das
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Experimental biology and medicine
  • 1 February 2002
Estrogen, statins, and essential fatty acids and their metabolites can prevent osteoporosis. However, it is not certain how these three structurally different agents can have the same beneficialExpand
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Are free radicals involved in the pathobiology of human essential hypertension?
  • K. Kumar, U. Das
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Free radical research communications
  • 1993
Possible involvement of reactive oxygen species and nitric oxide in the pathogenesis of human essential hypertension was investigated. It was observed that both superoxide anion and hydrogen peroxideExpand
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Beneficial effect(s) of n-3 fatty acids in cardiovascular diseases: but, why and how?
  • U. Das
  • Medicine
  • Prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and essential fatty…
  • 1 December 2000
Low rates of coronary heart disease was found in Greenland Eskimos and Japanese who are exposed to a diet rich in fish oil. Suggested mechanisms for this cardio-protective effect focused on theExpand
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