Anant Kamath

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We compared temporal changes in isometric tension in cultured human umbilical vein endothelial cells inoculated on a polymerized collagen membrane with changes in cell-cell and cell-matrix adhesion derived by a mathematical model of transendothelial cell resistance. Thrombin and histamine disrupt barrier function by targeting a greater loss in cell-cell(More)
This is a model of knowledge exchange by means of informal interaction among agents in low technology clusters. What this study seeks to do is to colour these exchanges by placing them in an environment of complex social relations, test whether the small-world network structure is the most favourable for knowledge exchanges in these environments, and(More)
Mesoangioblasts are vessel-derived stem cells that differentiate into mesodermal derivatives. We have isolated postnatal aorta-derived mesoangioblasts (ADMs) that differentiate into smooth, skeletal, and cardiac muscle, and adipocytes, and regenerate damaged skeletal muscle in a murine model for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. We report that the marker profile(More)
PURPOSE To present our initial experience with laparoendoscopic single-site (LESS) urologic surgery using conventional laparoscopic instruments and to assess its feasibility and safety. PATIENTS AND METHODS In 20 patients, we performed LESS urologic surgery, which included simple nephrectomy in 9, nephroureterectomy in 1 for a refluxing nonfunctioning(More)
The cytoskeleton is critical to the viral life cycle. Agents like cytochalasin inhibit viral infections but cannot be used for antiviral therapy because of their toxicity. We report the efficacy, safety, and mechanisms by which gene delivery of human wild-type low-molecular-weight caldesmon (l-CaD) protects cell membrane integrity from adenovirus infection(More)
Running title: Caldesmon protects cytoskeletal-membrane integrity against adenovirus Abstract The cytoskeleton is critical to the viral life cycle. Agents like cytochalasin inhibit viral infections, but cannot be used for antiviral therapy because of their toxicity. We report the efficacy, safety and mechanisms by which gene delivery of human wild-type low(More)
AIM Nonviral induced pluripotent stem cell (IPSC) reprogramming is not efficient without the oncogenes, Myc and Lin28. We describe a robust Myc and Lin28-free IPSC reprogramming approach using reprogramming molecules. METHODS IPSC colony formation was compared in the presence and absence of Myc and Lin28 by the mixture of reprogramming molecules and(More)
In this paper, we present a novel brain computer interface based home automation system using two responses Steady State Visually Evoked Potential (SSVEP) and the eye-blink artifact, which is augmented by a Bluetooth based indoor localization system, to greatly increase the number of controllable devices. The hardware implementation of this system to(More)
This is a model of knowledge exchange by informal interaction among agents in a low technology cluster. The paper studies these knowledge exchanges in an environment of complex social relations. This study tests whether the small-world network structure is the most favorable for knowledge exchanges in these environments, and explores the influence of social(More)