BACKGROUND Chlamydia trachomatis infection of the female genital tract can lead to serious sequelae resulting in fertility related disorders. Little is known about the mechanism leading to Chlamydia induced pathology and factors responsible for it. As only some of the women develops reproductive disorders while majority of the women clears infection without… (More)
Chlamydia trachomatis is a leading cause of sexually transmitted infection worldwide and responsible for myriad of immunopathological changes associated with reproductive health. Delayed secretion of proinflammatory chemokine interleukin (IL)-8 is a hallmark of chlamydial infection and is dependent on chlamydial growth. We examined the effect of iron… (More)
The juice of Benincasa hispida (BH) showed significant activity against symptoms of morphine withdrawal, such as jumping response and diarrhoea, in mice. These results seem to indicate that BH may prevent the development of morphine addiction and also suppress symptoms of opioid withdrawal in animals.