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Research Publications

1. Hegde HV, Hegde GR, Kholkute SD. Herbal care for reproductive health: Ethnomedicobotany from Uttar Kannada district in Karnataka, India. Complimentary Therapies in Clinical Practice. 2007; 13: 38-45.
2. Hegde HV, Hegde GR, Kholkute SD. Antibacterial activities of Traditional Medicinal Plants used as antiseptic in traditional medicine of Uttar Kannada District, Karnataka, India. Indian Drugs 2008; 45: 479-82.
3. Joshi RK, Pande C. Essential oil composition of the aerial parts of Bupleurum candollii. Natural Product Communications 2008; 3: 1919-20.
4. Naik AC, Bhat S, Kholkute SD. Hospitalization due to infectious and parasitic diseases in District Civil Hoispital, Belgaum, Karnataka. Indian Journal of Public Health 2008; 52: 161-3.
5. Joshi RK, Pande C, Mujawar MHK, Kholkute SD. Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of Anaphalis nubigena var. monocephala. Natural Product Communications, 2009; 4: 993-6.
6. Joshi RK, Patil PA, Mujawar MHK, Kumar D, Kholkute SD. Hypoglycemic activity of aqueous leaf extract of Feronia elephantum in normal and streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Pharmacologyonline 2009; 3: 815-21.
7. Joshi RK, Patil PA, Mujawar MHK, Kumar D, Kholkute SD. Hypoglycemic activity of Bambusa arundinacea leaf aqueous extract in euglycemic and hyperglycemic Wistar rats. Pharmacologyonline 2009; 3: 789-95.
8. Khatib NA, Ghosal G, Nayana H, Joshi RK. Effect of Hibisus rosa sinensis extract on modifying cyclophosphamide induced genotoxicity and scavenging free radicals in Swiss albino mice. Pharmacologyonline 2009; 3: 796-808.
9. Mesta DK, Hegde HV, Upadhya V, Rao GR, Hegde GR, Kholkute SD. Cassipourea ceylanica (Gardn.) Alston (1925) (Rhizophoraceae) in Karnataka. Journal of Threatened Taxa 2009; 1: 530-2.
10. Upadhya V, Mesta DK, Hegde HV, Bhat S, Kholkute SD. Ethnomedicinal plants of Belgaum region, Karnataka J Econ Taxon Bot 2009; 33: 300.
11. Kumar D, Patil PA, Hegde HV, Ganguly K, Kholkute SD. Antiulcer activity of traditional formulation in Wistar rats. Pharmacologyonline 2009; 3: 900-4.
12. Hegde HV, Hebbar SS, Hegde GR, Kholkute SD. Enhanced antibacterial activity in leaf-callus extracts of Alophyllus cobbe L. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research 2010; 4:1085-8.
13. Upadhya V, Hegde HV, Mesta DK, Belchad S, Hampannavar V, Kholkute SD. Digital database on ethno-medicinal plants of Western Ghats. Current Science 2010; 99: 1658-9.
14. Joshi RK. In vitro antimicrobial and antioxidant activity of the essential oil of Craniotome furcata. Journal of Applied and Natural Science 2010; 2: 57-62.
15. Nayeem K, Angel G, Nayana H, Joshi RK. Gastroprotective activity of the aqueous extract from the roots of Dacus carota L. (Apiaceae) in rats. International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy 2010; 1: 112-9.
16. Khatib NA, Wadulkar RD, Joshi RK, Majagi SI. Evaluation of methanolic extract of Cassia fistula bark for cardioprotective activity. International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy 2010; 1: 565-71.
17. Joshi RK, Mujawar MHK, Kholkute SD. Antimicrobial activity of the extracts of Craniotome furcata (Lamiaceae). Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2010; 128: 703-4.
18. Nayeem K, Gupta D, Nayanab H, Joshi RK. Antiurolithiatic potential of the fruit extracts of Carica papaya on ethylene glycol induced urolithiatic rats. Journal of Pharmacy Research 2010; 3: 2772-5.
19. Mesta DK, Hegde HV, Upadhya V, Kholkute SD. Burmannia championii Thwaites (Dioscoreales: Burmanniaceae), a new addition to the flora of Karnataka. Journal of Threatened Taxa 2011; 3: 1465-8.
20. Joshi RK, Badakar VM, Kholkute, SD, Khatib N. Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of the leaves of Feronia elephantum (Rutaceae) from North West Karnataka. Natural Product Communications 2011; 6: 141-3.
21. Pai SR, Upadhya V, Hegde HV, Kholkute SD. Achyranthes coynei Santapau, 1949 (Amaranthaceae) - an addition to the flora of Karnataka, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 2011; 3: 18759.
22. Roy S, Saini S, Kumar D, Chakraborty S, Hegde HV, Kholkute SD. Quantitative and qualitative Comparison of DNA Extracted from Seeds & Leaves of Ocimum Species. International Journal of BioSciences and Technology 2011; 4: 77-81.
23. Bhattacharya D, Bhattacharjee H, Thamizhmani R, Sayi DS, Singhania M, Sugunan AP, Roy S. Third generation cephalosporin resistance in clinical isolate of Shigella sonnei in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India. J Infect Dev Coun 2011; 5: 674-6.
24. Upadhya V, Hegde HV, Bhat S, Hurkadale PJ, Kholkute SD, Hegde GR. Ethnomedicinal plants used to treat bone fracture from North-Central Western Ghats of India. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2012; 142: 55762.
25. Roy S, Parande MV, Mantur BG, Bhat S, Shinde R, Parande AM, Meti RS, Chandrasekhar MR, Kholkute SD, Saini A, Joshi M, Gaonkar A. Multidrug-resistant Vibrio cholerae O1 in Belgaum, South India. J Med Microbiol 2012; 61: 1574-79.
26. Saini A, Kaur H, Purwar S, Kholkute SD, Roy S. Discrepancies in identification of Vibrio cholerae strains as members of Aeromonadaceae and Enterobacteriaceae by automated microbial identification system. Lett Appl Microbiol 2012; 55:22-6.
27. Purwar S, Metgud S, Roy S. Incidence of group A" Rotavirus in sporadic diarrhoea cases among older children and adults. Biomedicine 2012; 32:314-8.
28. Kaur H, Purwar S, Saini A, Kaur H, Kardesai HG, Kholkute SD, Roy S. Status of Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections and evaluation of PVL producing strans in Belgaum, South India. J KIMS 2012; 1: 43-51.
29. Kaur H, Saini A, Purwar S, Kaur H, Kardesai SG, Kholkute SD, Roy S. Susceptibility testing and resistance phenotypic detection in Staphylococcus aureus by conventional and molecular methods: Importance of automated (Vitek 2) system. Int J Eng Res & Dev 2012; 3: 68-74.
30. Joshi RK. Comparative analysis by GC-MS and in vitro antimicrobial activity of the essential oils of noxious weed (Lantana camara L.) from Western Ghats region of North West Karnataka, India. J Biol Active Prod Nat 2012; 2: 135-143.
31. Joshi RK. Aroma profile of Eucalyptus globulus: collected from North West Karnataka, India. Sci World 2012; 10: 89-90.
32. Joshi RK, Badakar V. Chemical composition and In vitro antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of the flowers of Tridax procumbens L. Nat Prod Commun, 2012; 7: 941-942.
33. Joshi RK. Chemical composition of Senecio belgaumensis from India. Chem Nat Compd, 2012; 47:10101011.
34. Joshi RK. Chemical composition of the essential oil of camphor Basil (Ocimum kilimandscharicum Guerke). Global J Med Plant Res 2013; 1: 207-209.
35. Joshi RK. Chemical constituents and antibacterial property of the essential oil of the roots of Cyathocline purpurea. J Ethnopharmacol 2013; 145: 621-625.
36. Sharma AK, Sharma JN, Rajak H, Kumar D, Joshi RK, Dixit VK. Clinical Trials in India: A Scientific Approach for New Drug Development. Current Res Pharm Sci, 2013; 1: 1-6.
37. Ankad G, Upadhya V, Pai SR, Hegde HV, Roy S. In vitro antimicrobial activity of Achyranthes coynei Sant. Asia Pacific J of Trop Dis 2013; 3(3): 192-195.
38. Kumar D, Hegde HV, Patil PA, Joshi RK, Sharma AK, Roy S. Evaluation of Traditional Formulation for Anti-pyretic activity in milk induced pyrexia model of rabbits. Curr Res Pharmaceut Sci 2013; 01: 32-34.
39. Kumar D, Hegde, HV, Patil PA, Roy S, Kholkute SD. Antiulcer activity of water soaked Glycine max L. grains in aspirin induced model of gastric ulcer in Wistar rats. J Ayurveda Integr Med 2013; 4(3): 134-137.
40. Sharma AK, Sharma JN, Garg A, Rajak S, Joshi RK, Dixit VK. Anti-atherosclerotic potential of Achyranthes aspera Husk and its crude saponins in experimental rats. J Biol Active Prod Nat 2013; 3, 216-223.
41. Kumar D, Ganguly K, Hegde HV, Patil PA, Sharma AK, Joshi RK, Roy S, Kholkute SD. Evaluation of traditional formulation for laxative activity in mice. Int J Bio Sci Tech 2013; 6: 14  16.
42. Hegde HV, Upadhya V, Pai SR, Hegde GR, Hosur G, Mesta D. A preliminary inventory and management plan for medicinal plant conservation areas at Amgaon and Kakati in Belgaum district of Karnataka. Ind For 2013; 139 (9): 843-850.
43. Upadhya V, Pai SR, Ankad G, Hurkadale PJ, Hegde HV. Phenolic Contents and Antioxidant Properties from Aerial Parts of Achyranthes coynei Sant. Ind J Pharmaceut Sci 2013; 75(4): 483486.
44. Bhattacharya D, Thamizmani R, Bhattacharjee H, Sayi DS, Muruganandam N, Roy S, Sugunan AP. Emergence of New Delhi Metallo-β-Lactamase producing and multi drug resistant pathogens causing urinary tract infections in Andaman Islands, India. Microb Drug Res 2013; [In Press].
45. Parande MV, Mantur BG, Parande AM, Shinde RS, Roy S, Jnaneshwar KB, Chandrasekhar MR. Seroprevalence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Hepatitis B virus co-infection in Belgaum, Southern India. Indian J Med Res 2013; [In press].
46. Dey S, Parande MV, Parande AM, Lakkannavar SL, Rathore PK, Mantur BG, Kholkute SD, Roy S. 2013. Twin outbreak of cholera in rural North Karnataka, India. Indian J Med Res [In press].