Uma S. Bhartiya

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In most cancers peripheral blood lymphocytes exhibit DNA damage. In the case of thyroid cancer the micronucleus (MN) assay has been used to assess DNA damage before and after exposure to iodine-131 ((131)I). The aim of our study was to use this method to assess DNA damage in peripheral blood lymphocytes of thyroid cancer patients and search for its(More)
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a well-known endocrine disruptor (ED) which represents a major toxicological and public health concern due to its widespread exposure to humans. BPA has been reported to induce DNA adduct and aneuploidy in rodents. Recent studies in humans depicted its association with recurrent miscarriages and male infertility due to sperm DNA damage(More)
The current study investigated the radioprotective effect of Ocimum sanctum on the salivary gland of rats administered radioiodine ((131)I) and compared its efficacy with a known radioprotectant, amifostine. The experimental rats were divided in four groups and sacrificed in three different batches at 1, 3, and 6 months of time interval after 18.5 MBq/100g(More)
Radioprotective effect of aqueous extract of Ocimum sanctum (40 mg/kg body weight, for 15 days) in mice exposed to high-doses (3.7 MBq) of oral 131iodine was investigated by studying the organ weights, lipid peroxidation and antioxidant defense enzymes in various target organs like liver, kidneys, salivary glands and stomach at 24 hr after exposure in adult(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the radioprotective effect of turmeric extract (40 mg/kg body weight) and vitamin E (α- tocopherol acetate, 400 IU/kg body weight) supplementation on lipid peroxidation, reduced glutathione and antioxidant defense enzymes in various organs like liver, kidney and salivary glands at 24 h in adult Swiss mice. 131Iodine(More)
The aim was to study the genotoxic effect of high concentration of thyroxine (T4) in vivo in peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) of the patients suffering from thyroid disorders. The effect was compared by performing in vitro experiments with addition of increasing concentration of T4 (0.125–1 µM) in whole blood samples from healthy donors.(More)
Significant increase in the salivary gland weight was observed after exposure to single therapeutic dose of 3.7 MBq of 131I in mice. Pre-supplementation of antioxidants, O. sanctum leaf extract, turmeric extract and vitamin E for 15 days before 131I exposure demonstrated significant reduction in the salivary gland weight. No major histopathological changes(More)
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