Wasiulla Rafi

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Rapid diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis: a comparative evaluation of in-house PCR assays involving three mycobacterial DNA sequences, IS6110, MPB-64 and 65 kDa antigen
    Wasiulla Rafi
    Department of Neuromicrobiology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, 560 029, India
    J Neurol Sci 252:163-8. 2007
  2. doi request reprint 'Coinfection-helminthes and tuberculosis'
    Wasiulla Rafi
    Department of Medicine, Centre for Emerging Pathogens, UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, USA
    Curr Opin HIV AIDS 7:239-44. 2012
  3. pmc Imatinib-sensitive tyrosine kinases regulate mycobacterial pathogenesis and represent therapeutic targets against tuberculosis
    Ruth J Napier
    Graduate Program of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Cell Host Microbe 10:475-85. 2011
  4. pmc Preexisting helminth infection induces inhibition of innate pulmonary anti-tuberculosis defense by engaging the IL-4 receptor pathway
    Julius A Potian
    Department of Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ 07101, USA
    J Exp Med 208:1863-74. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Rapid diagnosis of acute bacterial meningitis: role of a broad range 16S rRNA polymerase chain reaction
    Wasiulla Rafi
    Department of Neuromicrobiology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
    J Emerg Med 38:225-30. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Drug susceptibility profiling of tuberculous meningitis
    S Nagarathna
    Department of Neuromicrobiology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences NIMHANS, Bangalore, India
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 12:105-7. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Comparative evaluation of BACTEC 460TB system and Lowenstein-Jensen medium for the isolation of M. tuberculosis from cerebrospinal fluid samples of tuberculous meningitis patients
    M M Venkataswamy
    Department of Neuromicrobiology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore 560 029, India
    Indian J Med Microbiol 25:236-40. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Role of IS6110 uniplex PCR in the diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis: experience at a tertiary neurocentre
    W Rafi
    Department of Neuromicrobiology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences NIMHANS, Bangalore, India
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 11:209-14. 2007
  9. pmc Sustained generation of nitric oxide and control of mycobacterial infection requires argininosuccinate synthase 1
    Joseph E Qualls
    Department of Infectious Diseases, St Jude Children s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN 38105, USA
    Cell Host Microbe 12:313-23. 2012

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  1. ncbi request reprint Rapid diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis: a comparative evaluation of in-house PCR assays involving three mycobacterial DNA sequences, IS6110, MPB-64 and 65 kDa antigen
    Wasiulla Rafi
    Department of Neuromicrobiology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, 560 029, India
    J Neurol Sci 252:163-8. 2007
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  2. doi request reprint 'Coinfection-helminthes and tuberculosis'
    Wasiulla Rafi
    Department of Medicine, Centre for Emerging Pathogens, UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, USA
    Curr Opin HIV AIDS 7:239-44. 2012
    ..The purpose of this review is to bring to the fore, the urgent need to unravel the potential consequences of helminth coinfection to tuberculosis disease pathogenesis and transmission...
  3. pmc Imatinib-sensitive tyrosine kinases regulate mycobacterial pathogenesis and represent therapeutic targets against tuberculosis
    Ruth J Napier
    Graduate Program of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Cell Host Microbe 10:475-85. 2011
    ..Because imatinib targets host, it is less likely to engender resistance compared to conventional antibiotics and may decrease the development of resistance against coadministered drugs...
  4. pmc Preexisting helminth infection induces inhibition of innate pulmonary anti-tuberculosis defense by engaging the IL-4 receptor pathway
    Julius A Potian
    Department of Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ 07101, USA
    J Exp Med 208:1863-74. 2011
    ..The Th2 response can thus enhance the intracellular persistence of Mtb, in part by mediating the alternative activation of macrophages via the IL-4Rα signaling pathway...
  5. doi request reprint Rapid diagnosis of acute bacterial meningitis: role of a broad range 16S rRNA polymerase chain reaction
    Wasiulla Rafi
    Department of Neuromicrobiology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
    J Emerg Med 38:225-30. 2010
    ..Acute bacterial meningitis is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world. It can be difficult to diagnose, as the symptoms and signs are often non-specific...
  6. ncbi request reprint Drug susceptibility profiling of tuberculous meningitis
    S Nagarathna
    Department of Neuromicrobiology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences NIMHANS, Bangalore, India
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 12:105-7. 2008
    ..These data suggest that multidrug resistance in tuberculous meningitis is not yet a serious problem. However, a periodic review is required to ascertain the global incidence of drug-resistant tuberculous meningitis...
  7. ncbi request reprint Comparative evaluation of BACTEC 460TB system and Lowenstein-Jensen medium for the isolation of M. tuberculosis from cerebrospinal fluid samples of tuberculous meningitis patients
    M M Venkataswamy
    Department of Neuromicrobiology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore 560 029, India
    Indian J Med Microbiol 25:236-40. 2007
    ..To evaluate the role of the radiometric BACTEC 460TB system and the conventional Lowenstein-Jensen (LJ) medium for isolation of M. tuberculosis from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples of tuberculous meningitis (TBM) patients...
  8. ncbi request reprint Role of IS6110 uniplex PCR in the diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis: experience at a tertiary neurocentre
    W Rafi
    Department of Neuromicrobiology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences NIMHANS, Bangalore, India
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 11:209-14. 2007
    ..The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is the most widely applied alternative rapid diagnostic technique for TBM...
  9. pmc Sustained generation of nitric oxide and control of mycobacterial infection requires argininosuccinate synthase 1
    Joseph E Qualls
    Department of Infectious Diseases, St Jude Children s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN 38105, USA
    Cell Host Microbe 12:313-23. 2012
    ..Thus, extracellular arginine fuels rapid NO production in activated macrophages, and citrulline recycling via Ass1 and Asl is a fail-safe system that sustains optimum NO production...