Publications

Abstract Copper ferrite nanoparticles (NPs) have the potential to be applied in biomedical fields such as cell labeling and hyperthermia. However, there is a lack of information concerning the toxicity of copper ferrite NPs. We explored the...
Abstract Streptococcus mitis from the oral cavity causes endocarditis and other systemic infections. Rising resistance against traditional antibiotics amongst oral bacteria further aggravates the problem. Therefore, antimicrobial and antibiofilm...
Abstract We have evaluated the in vitro low dose hepatotoxic effects oftwo flame-retardants (BDE-47 and BDE-32) in HepG2 cells. Both congeners declined the viability of cells in MTT and NRU cell viability assays. Higher level of intracellular...
Abstract Envisaging the role of Co in theranautics and biomedicine it is immensely important to evaluate its antimicrobial activity. Hence in this study CoO thin nanosheets (CoO-TNs) were synthesized using wet chemical solution method at a very low...
Abstract Fluorescence monitoring of endogenous microRNA (miRNA or miR) activity related to neuronal development using nano-sized materials provides crucial information on miRNA expression patterns in a noninvasive manner. In this study, we report a...
Abstract Rhamnolipids extracted from Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain JS-11 were utilized for synthesis of stable silver nanoparticles (Rh-AgNPs). The Rh-AgNPs (23 nm) were characterized by Fourier transform infra-red (FTIR) spectroscopy, atomic force...
ABSTRACT Dolomite is a natural mineral of great industrial and commercial importance. With the advent of nanotechnology, natural minerals including dolomite in the form of nanoparticles (NPs) are being utilized in various applications to improve the...
Abstract Due to advent of nanotechnology, nickel nanoparticles (Ni NPs) are increasingly recognized for their utility in various applications including catalysts, sensors and electronics. However, the environmental and human health effects of Ni NPs...
Abstract A soft chemical solution process was used in synthesis of photocatalytic zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO-PNPs) at low temperature. The synthesized PNPs were characterized in terms of their crystallinity, morphological, catalytic,...
Abstract The present investigation was aimed to study the cytotoxicity, oxidative stress, and genotoxicity induced by molybdenum nanoparticles (Mo-NPs) in mouse skin fibroblast cells (L929). Cells were exposed to different concentrations (1-100 μg/...
Abstract The term cancer is used for diseases in which abnormal cells proliferate without control and are able to attack with other tissues. Over various types of cancers, liver cancer is the most hurtful disease, which affects the whole body...
Abstract Liver and breast cancer are the most traumatic diseases because they affect the major organs of the body. Nanomedicine recently emerged as a better option for the treatment of these deadly diseases. As a result, many nanoparticles have been...
Abstract The present study has demonstrated the translocation of zinc ferrite nanoparticles (ZnFe2O4-NPs) into the cytoplasm of human amnion epithelial (WISH) cells, and the ensuing cytotoxicity and genetic damage. The results suggested that in situ...
Abstract Rotenone, a commonly used pesticide, is well documented to induce selective degeneration in dopaminergic neurons and motor dysfunction. Such rotenone-induced neurodegenration has been primarily suggested through mitochondria-mediated...
Abstract Copper oxide nanoparticles (CuO NPs) are heavily utilized in semiconductor devices, gas sensor, batteries, solar energy converter, microelectronics and heat transfer fluids. It has been reported that liver is one of the target organs for...
Abstract The existence of microbe free animals or plants in nature is virtually impossible as they and plants have a certain degree of symbiotic association with microbes. This symbiotic association leads to the formation of holobiont (host and its...
Abstract MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small 22-25 nucleotides long non-coding RNAs, that are conserved during evolution, and control gene expression in metazoan animals, plants, viruses, and bacteria primarily at post-transcriptional and transcriptional...
Abstract The mutagenic potential of titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2-NPs) of an average size 30.6 nm was investigated using β-galactosidase (lacZ) gene complementation in plasmid pUC19/lacZ−Escherichia coli DH5α system. Plasmid pUC19 was treated...
Abstract Silica nanoparticles are increasingly utilized in various applications including agriculture and medicine. In vivo studies have shown that liver is one of the primary target organ of silica nanoparticles. However, possible mechanisms of...
Abstract BACKGROUND: Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) have received much attention for their implications in cancer therapy. It has been reported that ZnO NPs induce selective killing of cancer cells. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms...
Abstract Nickel oxide nanoparticles (NiO NPs) are increasingly utilized in a number of applications. However, little is known about the toxicity of NiO NPs following exposure to human cells. This study was designed to investigate NiO NPs induced...
Abstract The present study is undertaken to evaluate the protective effect of vitamin E (α-tocopherol) and selenium (Se) against malathion (MTN)-induced oxidative stress and hepatic injuries in experimental rats. Male rats were randomly divided into...
Abstract Sequence alignment of the 897 bp amplicon obtained from a diseased sunn hemp (Crotalaria juncea L.) plant DNA revealed a complete 771 bp coat protein (CP) gene flanked by 3’ regions of the AV2 and AC3 genes. Southern hybridization using (α-...
Abstract Due to the interesting magnetic and electrical properties with good chemical and thermal stabilities, nickel ferrite nanoparticles are being utilized in many applications including magnetic resonance imaging, drug delivery and hyperthermia...