HIV&AIDS Counselling and Testing (HCT) services have for long been seen as an intervention towards HIV prevention. The major objective of this study is to establish the Knowledge and Attitudes of youth towards HCT services in Lira district, Uganda. The study tried to establish the knowledge of the youth on HIV&AIDS and HCT services, to identify the attitudes of the youth towards HCT services and to find out the strategies for improving HCT uptake among the youth. A cross section study design was used to collect quantitative and qualitative data from 112 youth. Quantitative data was collected by the use of semi-structure questionnaire on youth between 15-24 years while qualitative data was obtained using key informant interviews and focus group discussions. The findings show that most youth are knowledgeable about HIV&AIDS and HCT services because they can identify modes of HIV transmission and where to obtain HCT services. Youth in school were more likely to have heard about HIV and AIDS compared to the youth out of school. The study shows that youth have both positive and negative attitudes towards HCT services.
Phytic acid is extensively known for its anti-nutritional properties. The wide notion about this compound is to be changed totally. Hence, the study is focused on bringing out its potential as a drug molecule. The knowledge gained by understanding the binding efficacy of phytic acid and its analogues can help in the development of a new lead molecule. The antibacterial studies and cell line studies using HCT-15 confirmed the drugability. The potency of cancer drug targets can also be screened using docking studies. The entire work can bring out an effective lead molecule which maybe subjected to clinical trials. It is hypothesized that phytic acid and its derivatives having one or more of the following chemical functional groups such as the number of phosphates, phospho-diesters, charged phosphates, halogens, heavy atoms, steriocentred atoms, hydoxyl groups, hydrogen donors and acceptors, have an effect on the binding affinity towards the selected targets. Although, there are few reports to suggest the anticancer activity of PA, there is no work on its structure-activity relationship.
A new Schiff base ligand (HL) derived from the condensation of quinoline-2-carboxaldehyde with 2-aminophenol and its mixed ligand complexes of Cr(III), Mn(II), Fe(III), Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), Zn(II) and Cd(II) vis 2,2'-bipyridine/1,10-phenanthroline as secondary ligand have been synthesized and characterized by elemental analyses, spectroscopic studies (IR, mass spectra, 1H NMR, UV-vis, magnetic susceptibility and solid reflectance), molar conductance, x-ray diffraction, ESR and thermal studies. The kinetic and thermodynamic parameters were calculated using the Coats-Redfern and HorowitzMetzger methods. Also, Schiff base ligand and its mixed ligand complexes were screened against Gram positive bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae and Bacillis subtilis) and Gram negative bacteria (Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli). Antifungal activity was carried out against (Aspergillus fumigatus and Candida albicans). In addition, anti-cancer activity of Schiff base ligand and its mixed ligand complexes were also tested against breast cancer cell line (MCF-7) and colon cancer cell line (HCT-116).
Recombinant technology has crucial impact in therapy development. In microbial environment, Pathogenic bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus produces alpha hemolysin protein. This protein is used as anticancer protein. alpha hemolysin gene was isolated from pathogenic S. aureus that was isolated from blood samples of patients (chrildren). This recombinant hia gene was produced alpha hemolysin protein by using competent E. coli as a host. The recombinant - toxin protein was used as anticancer agent.In this study that high concentration of -toxin (500 mil/ ml) was effected on the cell viability of four cells line ( HepG-2, HCT-116, MCF-7, A-549). The cell viability of cell lines were represented 31.69% in HepG-2, 36.27% in HCT-116, 78.95% in MCF-7, 67.28% in A-549. From our results, Alpha hemolysin protein had high inhibitory activity against HepG-2 and HCT-116, and had weak inhibitory activity against MCF-7 and A-549. Inconclusion,The production of recombinant - toxin was very simple process, low cost, high efficiency, non-toxic, high yield and no side effect.
The book aimed to reveal degradation of Cucurbitacin E glucoside obtained from Citrullus colocynthis (L.) (Hanzal) into Cucurbitacin E and glucose by mean of microbial biotransformation using Curvularia lunata NRRL 2178 as a source of beta-glucosidase. All the instrumental data obtained by highly advanced techniques, confirmed the microbial conversion of cucurbitacin E glucoside into cucurbitacin E and glucose indicating effect of enzyme in the hydrolysis process by splitting of glucose from the anomeric carbon atom. The effect of the cucurbitacin E glucoside and cucurbitacin E on the proliferation of Hep-G2 cells was studied. The treatment of Hep-G2 cells with cucurbitacin E led to a high inhibition of the cell proliferation, which revealed a moderate anti-tumor activity of the cucurbitacin E against hepatic carcinoma, while cucurbitacin E glucoside had no cytotoxic effect on Hep-G2 cells. The study showed the effect of the compounds on the proliferation of HCT-116 cells, the two compounds were not cytotoxic as indicated by their IC50 values. On the other hand, the treatment of T-lymphocyte cells with cucurbitacin E resulted in increase in the cell proliferation.
The title of my book is Assessment of Hematological Parameters in Ischemic Stroke Patients. The study was done at hospital from January 2013 to July 2013. For this purpose samples were collected from local population and divided into two groups i.e. Ischemic and controlled. Data regarding risk factors was collected by Questionnaire. Their hematological parameters such as WBCs count, RBCs count, Hgb concentration, HCT, MCV, MCH and PLT count were assessed by hematology analyzer. Statistical analysis was done by using SPSS (Version 13). The WBCs count, MCV, MCH and HCT were found significantly higher in ischemic stroke subjects while significant decrease was observed in RBCs count and hemoglobin concentration. PLT count increased in ischemic stroke subjects. It is concluded that in ischemic stroke patients hematological parameters are greatly altered.
Master Thesis in Applied Chemical Science, it Includes studing 27 different olive tree cultivars leaves ethanolic extracts in terms of their total phenolic content, antioxidant activity, toxicity to brine shrimps, anticancer activity (cell cycle analysis, cell death assay, MTT test), safety on normal cells (MTT test), LC-MS anlysis and quntification for some of their chemical constituents like Oleuropein, Oleanolic acid, Erythrodiol with its isomer Uvaol, Quercetin, Rutin. investigation of the presence of Resveratrol and Salicin qualitatively and quantitatively using LC-MS anlysis , studing the correlation between each constituent concentration in the extracts and their toxicity to brine shrimps also their correlation with anticancer activity on 7 cancer cell lines (MCF- 7, MDA-MB-231, C32, MV3, SW480, SW620, HCT-116), LC- MS(-)ESI,(+)APCI finger print of the most potent anticancer extracts.
Using the Gap Analysis problem-solving framework (Clark & Estes, 2008), this project examined engineering students at Abu Dhabi Colleges at Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) in the United Arab Emirates. The primary purpose of this project was to identify the knowledge, motivation and organizational causes that prevent graduates from the HCT bachelor of applied science in engineering program from pursuing a masters degree in engineering in order to become faculty. Mixed methods were used to collect survey data from 493 participants and interview data for twenty participants to identify and validate the knowledge and skills, motivation, and organizational solutions that may contribute to the HCT s Emiratisation goal. Findings showed that although students lack factual knowledge, students do not lack motivation in pursuing a master degree. However, the study confirmed their lack of interest in working in an educational environment or pursuing a career as faculty, and it confirmed organizational gap in HCT management. Based on the findings, solutions are offered to address these challenges.
Healing properties of propolis are known in folk medicine from antiquity, however, recently, the interest in propolis as a potential natural product is increasing because of its broad spectrum of biological properties. It is an anti-flammatory agent, an immunostimulant, anti-oxidant, anti-microbial, and it is also an anti-tumour and a carcinostatic agent. This study was undertaken to characterize the chemical compounds, and antioxidant and anti-tumour potentials of propolis samples collected from five different geographical locations in Iraq using in vitro and in vivo studies. Thirty-eight different compounds were identified, and clerodane diterpenoids were identified for first time in temperate zone. All propolis samples exhibited strong free radical scavenging activity. The in vitro evaluations by growth inhibition, clonogenicity and flow cytometric assays showed that propolis has cytotoxic effects on two human cell lines. The in vivo potentials were also recorded on the growth of HCT-116 xenografts in a nude mouse model. This study provides the rationale to investigate the potential beneficial effect of propolis in the diet of patients receiving anti-cancer therapies.