Vikas Pruthi

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BACKGROUND Nanoparticles (NPs) have gained significance in medical fields due to their high surface-area-to-volume ratio. In this study, we synthesized NPs from a medicinally important plant - Plumbago zeylanica. MATERIALS AND METHODS Aqueous root extract of P. zeylanica (PZRE) was analyzed for the presence of flavonoids, sugars, and organic acids using(More)
Cell biomass and metal salt concentration have great influence on morphology of biosynthesized nanoparticle. The aim of present study was to evaluate the effect of varying cell density and gold salt concentrations on synthesis of nanoparticles and its morphology, which has not been studied in bacteria till now. When cells of Acinetobacter sp. SW30 were(More)
In this study, isolation of ferulic acid from Parthenium hysterophorus L. followed by the structural characterization using elemental analysis, FT-IR, NMR, ESI–MS and XRD has been carried out. The molecular geometry, harmonic vibrational frequencies and structural parameters were computed by density functional theory with the 6-311G** basis set. Comparisons(More)
Genetic improvement in industrially important guar (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba, L. Taub.) crop has been hindered due to the lack of sufficient genomic or transcriptomic resources. In this study, RNA-Seq technology was employed to characterize the transcriptome of leaf tissues from two guar varieties, namely, M-83 and RGC-1066. Approximately 30 million(More)
Ancient DNA (aDNA) analysis of extinct ratite species is of considerable interest as it provides important insights into their origin, evolution, paleogeographical distribution and vicariant speciation in congruence with continental drift theory. In this study, DNA hotspots were detected in fossilized eggshell fragments of ratites (dated ≥25000 years B.P.(More)
The design and microwave-assisted synthesis of four series (IIIa–IIIo, Va–Vg, VIIa–VIIg and IXa–IXe) of mono and bis-amide derivatives of ferulic acid have been achieved under solvent-free conditions and, subsequently characterized by spectroscopic techniques. During thermal analysis, all the compounds were found stable up to 100 °C and decomposed through(More)
In the present investigation, the role of carbon sources (glucose, lactate, sucrose, and arabinose) on Candida albicans biofilm development and virulence factors was studied on polystyrene microtiter plates. Besides this, structural changes in cell wall component β-glucan in presence of different carbon sources have also been highlighted. Biofilm formation(More)
BACKGROUND Biosurfactants constitute a structurally diverse group of surface-active compounds derived from microorganisms. They are widely used industrially in various industrial applications such as pharmaceutical and environmental sectors. Major limiting factor in biosurfactant production is their production cost. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to(More)
Ferulic acid (FA) is a polyphenolic phytonu-trient which possesses strong antiproliferative effect; however, it has limited therapeutic applications due to its physiochemical instability and low bioavailability at the tumor site. In present study, these shortcomings associated with FA were overcome by fabricating FA-encapsulated(More)
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