Vinod K. Singh

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To date, not much has been known regarding the role of CD80 and CD86 molecules in signaling of B cells. The CD28/CTLA4 ligands, CD80 (B7-1) and CD86 (B7-2), are expressed on the surface of freshly isolated splenic B cells, and their expression is up-regulated by lipopolysaccharides. In the present study, we have investigated whether signaling via CD80/CD86(More)
The concentrations of cadmium, chromium, copper, iron, lead, manganese, nickel, and zinc in water and bed sediments of river Gomti have been studied in a fairly long stretch of 500 km from Neemsar to Jaunpur. Grab samples of water (October 2002-March 2003) and bed sediments (December 2002 and March 2003) were collected from 10 different locations following(More)
The leishmaniases are a group of diseases caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Leishmania. Various Leishmania species can cause human infection, producing a spectrum of clinical manifestations. It is estimated that 350 million people are at risk, with a global yearly incidence of 1-1.5 million for cutaneous and 500,000 for visceral leishmaniasis (VL).(More)
Since Virchow first proposed in 1863 that tumors could originate from sites of chronic inflammation, it has been well established that chronic inflammation both contributes to cancer progression and predisposes tissue to various types of cancer. Experimental, clinical, and epidemiological studies have all demonstrated the strong association between chronic(More)
The main contributory factors of Parkinson's disease (PD) are aging, genetic factors, and environmental exposure to pesticides and heavy metals. CYP2D22, a mouse ortholog of human CYP2D6, is expected to participate in a chemically induced PD phenotype due to its structural resemblance with CYP2D6. Despite its expected participation in PD, its expression in(More)
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder, characterized by the selective loss of dopaminergic neurons of the nigrostriatal pathway. Epidemiological studies have shown an inverse relationship between coffee consumption and susceptibility to PD. Cytochrome P450 1A2 (CYP1A2) is involved in caffeine metabolism and its clearance.(More)
An efficient adsorption process is developed for the decontamination of trivalent chromium from tannery effluents. A low cost activated carbon (ATFAC) was prepared from coconut shell fibers (an agricultural waste), characterized and utilized for Cr(III) removal from water/wastewater. A commercially available activated carbon fabric cloth (ACF) was also(More)
Human FSH exists as two major glycoforms designated, tetra-glycosylated and di-glycosylated hFSH. The former possesses both alpha- and beta-subunit carbohydrates while the latter possesses only alpha-subunit carbohydrate. Western blotting differentiated the glycosylated, 24,000 M(r) hFSHbeta band from the non-glycosylated 21,000 M(r) FSHbeta band.(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Pyrostegia venusta (Ker Gawl) Miers. (Bignoniaceae), has been traditionally used as a remedy for treating white patches and infections on the skin (leukoderma, vitiligo). AIM OF THE STUDY To investigate wound healing and antimicrobial activity of flower extract of Pyrostegia venusta, including in vivo antioxidant activity.(More)
Lentil lectin-bound, fucose-enriched hTSH was reported to stimulate both cAMP and inositol phosphate (IP) intracellular signalling pathways, whereas fucose-depleted hTSH stimulated only the cAMP pathway. Gonadotropins activate the cAMP pathway and in several studies higher concentrations activate the IP pathway. Since only the 10% of alpha subunit Asn(56)(More)