Analysis of Glycosidases Activity in Chlamydia Trachomatis L2 Serotype.

Analysis of Glycosidases Activity in Chlamydia Trachomatis L2 Serotype.

Abstract: Chlamydiae are prokaryotic, gram negative, intracellular parasites, causing a number of human diseases with serious sequelae. The exact mechanism of chlamydial attachment and entry into the host cell is still unclear. Chlamydia trachomatis, [SA.sub.2]F (L2) was tested for the activity of glycosidases. Glycosidases are involved in the synthesis and breakdown of cell-wall polysaccharides, and […]

Comparison of MGIT 960 & Pyrazinamidase Activity Assay for Pyrazinamide Susceptibility Testing of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (Report)

Comparison of MGIT 960 & Pyrazinamidase Activity Assay for Pyrazinamide Susceptibility Testing of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (Report)

Pyrazinamide (PZA) is an important front line drug used in conjunction with isoniazid and rifampicin in short course chemotherapy to treat tuberculosis. It is a synthetic pyrazine analogue of nicotinamide and a prodrug, which is converted to the active form pyrazinoic acid by an enzyme pyrazinamidase (PZase) (1). Rapid detection of drug susceptibility profile of […]

Increased Total Heart Rate Variability and Enhanced Cardiac Vagal Autonomic Activity in Healthy Humans with Sinus Bradycardia (Clinical Report)

Increased Total Heart Rate Variability and Enhanced Cardiac Vagal Autonomic Activity in Healthy Humans with Sinus Bradycardia (Clinical Report)

Sinus bradycardia can be defined as a sinus rhythm with a resting heart rate (HR) of 60 beats per minute (bpm) or less. However, few patients actually become symptomatic until their heart rate drops to 50 bpm (1). That is, even while resting HR tends to diminish with age (2), physiological regulatory mechanisms maintain normal […]

Activity Restrictions and Recovery After Open Chest Surgery: Understanding the Patient's Perspective (Editorial)

Activity Restrictions and Recovery After Open Chest Surgery: Understanding the Patient’s Perspective (Editorial)

The Indiana man was a fine horseman who treasured his horses–they were almost like family to him. Then he had surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm. One of his physicians told him that he could never ride again and that he should sell his horses. Fearful of jeopardizing his life and not knowing what else […]

Evaluation of the Anti-Ulcer Activity of NR-ANX-C (A Polyherbal Formulation) in Aspirin & Pyloric Ligature Induced Gastric Ulcers in Albino Rats (Report)

Evaluation of the Anti-Ulcer Activity of NR-ANX-C (A Polyherbal Formulation) in Aspirin & Pyloric Ligature Induced Gastric Ulcers in Albino Rats (Report)

Gastric ulcers are mucosal lesions that result from an imbalance between aggressive factors such as acid and pepsin, and defensive mechanisms like gastric mucous, high mucosal blood flow and high mucosal turnover rate that work towards maintenance of mucosal integrity1. Another factor that has been implicated in the pathogenesis of gastric ulcers is oxidative stress […]