Vikas Sangwan

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Since introduction of functional foods, commercialization of the traditionally used probiotics has ushered in more followers into the new fraternity of sophisticated, health-conscious consumers. In 1995, this was followed by the first introduction of prebiotics. Prebiotics are defined as "a non-digestible feed supplement, beneficially affecting the host by(More)
Efficiency of different methods for disruption of Streptococcus thermophilus cells, isolated from different dairy products, to release β-galactosidase and synthesis of GOS by extracted enzyme using whey supplemented with different concentrations of lactose as a substrate was studied. Unlike most other studies on GOS synthesis which used only one method of(More)
The trace mineral selenium (Se) is currently in demand for health supplements for human and animal nutrition. In the present study, 25 isolates of Lactobacillus species of human origin from Indian population were screened for their ability to uptake and accumulate Se in a more bioavailable form. Total Se accumulated by cells was measured by inductively(More)
This study was conducted to assess the effect of prebiotic galactooligosaccharides (GOS) on alloxan-induced diabetes in male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats. Diabetes was induced by administration of alloxan (100 mg/kg) and rats were divided in 4 groups: normal control group (NCG), prebiotic control group (PCG), diabetic control group (DCG) and diabetic prebiotic(More)
A microbial pathogen is a potentially armed opportunist entity to colonize intestinal mucosa. They have phenomenal ability to evolve and adapt accordingly which further seizes signalling molecules and pathways of host to become pathogenic. In order to colonize mucosal layer, they need to cross the physicochemical barrier formed by intestinal epithelium.(More)
Selenium (Se) has emerged as an essential micronutrient but its role in cancer prevention, immunomodulation, thyroid functioning and viral inhibition continues to remain inconclusive. The aim of this review is to dwell upon various factors responsible for mixed results arising out of Se supplementation trials. Some researchers have used inorganic form of(More)
Biological soft tissue are of special interest to the researchers as they exhibit unique anisotropic behaviour and are leading contributors to the quality of outcome of a surgical procedure. In this paper attempts have been made to review the strategy adopted by various researchers for conducting experiments in order to understand the mechanical behaviour(More)
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