Kasturi Sarkar

Kasturi Sarkar
St. Xavier's College, Kolkata · Department of Microbiology

PhD

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The innate immune branch of the immune system is dependent on the production of huge amounts of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (ROS/RNS) for the killing of the invading microorganisms. Among the phagocytic cells, neutrophils are the most prominent in producing these reactive species and thus responsible for the removal of microorganisms. Thes...
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Infection by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) provokes acute inflammation due to extensive replication of the virus in the epithelial cells of the upper and lower respiratory system. The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) is a l signalling protein with critical functions in cell growth, metabolism, and proliferatio...
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Introduction: As the world has witnessed three severe coronavirus outbreaks in the past two decades, including the recent pandemic COVID19, caused by SARS-CoV2, it has become of utmost importance to develop drugs and vaccines against coronaviruses. The previous two outbreaks, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syn...
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The global spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID19 has become a source of grave medical and socioeconomic concern to the human society. Since its first appearance in the Wuhan region of China in December 2019, the most effective measures of managing the spread of SARS-CoV-2 infection have been...
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Since the first human infection of SARS‐CoV‐2 was reported in the Hubei (Wuhan) province of China, the world has been facing a relentless degree of socioeconomic and medical crisis. The disease of SARS‐CoV‐2 infection which is now called the COVID‐19 pandemic has spread to several countries across the globe (Nicastri et al., 2020). This article is...
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The discovery of new drugs for treating the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) or repurposing those already in use for other viral infections is possible through understanding of the viral replication cycle and pathogenicity. This article highlights the advantage of targeting one of the non-structural proteins, helicase (nsp13), over other SARS-CoV-2 pro...
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Lower respiratory tract infections, according to the World Health Organization, account for nearly one third of all deaths from infectious diseases. They account for approximately 4 million deaths annually including children and adults and provide a greater disease burden than HIV and malaria. Among the common respiratory diseases, tuberculosis, in...
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The synbiotic potential of Saccharomyces boulardii and inulin was evaluated on mice gut microflora. The number of microorganisms in the feces of mice treated with the synbiotic combination or Saccharomyces boulardii/inulin alone was found to be less compared to the normal control. S. boulardii grown in presence of inulin was found to interact and f...
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This study describes the effect of maltodextrin as a prebiotic on Lactobacillus plantarum and Lactobacillus casei under normal and antibiotic stress. Growth rate of both the probiotics increases in presence of maltodextrin though cellular morphology of Lactobacillus casei changes dramatically. Epsilometer test with ciprofloxacin showed no much alte...
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The aim of this study was to investigate the role of the beneficial yeast Saccharomyces boulardii on CCl4 induced acute liver damage in Swiss albino mice. From the serum, the activities of the enzymes alanine amino transferase (ALT), alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and the levels of creatinine and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) were measured. Lipid peroxidat...
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The herb, Cajanus indicus L, has been and is popular for its medicinal value in India and other countries for long. The herb is mainly cultivated for the seeds which are used as pulses and are rich in proteins. People of rural India and some neighboring countries use the aqueous extract of the leaves of the herb against poor liver function and rece...
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ABSTRACT The aim of this study was to evaluate the hepatoprotective role of a 43-kD protein (Hp-P) isolated from the leaves of Cajanus indicus L. against acetaminophen (APAP)-induced toxicity in mouse liver and in isolated hepatocytes. The hepatotoxicity of APAP and the hepatoprotective activity of Hp-P in vivo were determined by measuring the live...
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Cajanus indicus L, a herb, is popularly known for its hepatoprotective activity. Aqueous extract of the leaves of this plant contains hepatoprotective and hepatostimulatory molecule(s). Present study was aimed to isolate, purify and characterize the active principle(s) responsible for that activity. A hepatoprotective protein molecule has been puri...
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The aim of this study was to investigate the role of a hepatoprotective protein isolated from the herb Cajanus indicus L. on thioacetamide (TAA) induced toxicity in isolated mouse hepatocytes. In vitro cell viability, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and total protein leakage were measured as the indicator of cell damage....
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Present study was conducted to evaluate the role of a protein fraction (PI, protein isolate) of the herb, Phyllanthus niruri (P. niruri) against nimesulide-induced oxidative stress in vivo using a murine model. Mice were intraperitoneally treated with that at a dose of 5mg/kg body weight for 7 days before and separately 1-5 days after nimesulide (a...
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Cajanus indicus is a herb with medicinal properties and is traditionally used to treat various forms of liver disorders. Present study aimed to evaluate the effect of a 43 kD protein isolated from the leaves of this herb against chloroform induced hepatotoxicity. Male albino mice were intraperitoneally treated with 2 mg/kg body weight of the protei...
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The present study was conducted to evaluate whether the aqueous extract of the herb, Phyl- lanthus niruri (PN) can effectively cure liver from nimesulide (NIM) induced oxidative stress in vivo. In our experiments, we have seen that administration of PN through intraperitoneal route is more effective in hepato-protection than oral administration. PN...
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An approximately 43kD protein has been isolated and purified from the herb Cajanus indicus L and believed to be the most active principle for its hepatoprotective action. In this study, experiments have been performed to evaluate the effectiveness of that protein for the preventive and curative action against thioacetamide-induced toxicity in vivo...

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