Akshay Kapoor

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Wolfram syndrome is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder also known as DIDMOAD (diabetes insipidus, diabetes mellitus, optic atrophy and deafness). The majority of cases are caused by mutations in the WFS1 gene. WFS1 is located at 4p16.1 and encodes wolframin, a transmembrane endoplasmic reticulum (ER) protein involved in the negative regulation of ER(More)
Blood glucose monitoring is a way of testing the concentration of glucose in the blood. The most recent advance is the development of continuous glucose monitoring system (CGMS) which gives 24 hour trend of blood sugar levels thus helping both the patient and the physician in achieving better glycemic control. CGMS in pediatric population is generally used(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the markers of lymphocyte activation (sIL-2R, IL-6 and TNF α) in the peripheral blood of newly diagnosed patients with celiac disease (CD) and patients with CD on Gluten free diet (GFD) for at least 2 y. The markers were correlated with conventional serological tests Anti-tissue transglutaminase (Anti-TTG) used for diagnosis and(More)
Despite increasing use of dietary supplements by millions of consumers, regulation of these products has not kept pace with changes and risks in the market. A major reason for this policy gridlock is the inability of different parties to come to an agreement on a path forward. The purpose of this paper is to set out a new framework for regulation in which(More)
To assess the prevalence of missed opportunities for measles immunization, reason for their occurrence and potential aspect of avoiding them on measles immunization coverage a cross sectional study in 40 clusters of 4 villages, Ardi, Valasan, Chikhodra and Bamroli having a population of twenty four thousand was carried out. A total of 300 children between(More)
This paper evaluates the Depth First Forwarding (DFF) protocol - a reliable data forwarding mechanism for use in low power, lossy networks. Routing protocols used for lossy networks typically take time to converge if the topology changes, during which data failure may occur. DFF was proposed to help reduce this; it reacts to data delivery failures at a node(More)
Sputum collected from patients with respiratory diseases were examined for presence of benzo(a)pyrene hydroxylase (BPH) activity. The human bronchial mucus used in these studies had significant capability to metabolize benzo(a)pyrene. Clarification of the sputum by agents such as N-acetylcysteine or pancreatin in presence of antibiotics was found to be(More)