Arpita Gupte

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Asian Indians have a unique phenotype characterized by increased abdominal obesity and visceral fat despite low body mass index [BMI]. Though studies have indicated some adipocytokines to be associated with diabetes and obesity in Indians, there are virtually no studies relating adipocytokines and proinsulin with diabetes and obesity in Asian Indians. In(More)
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has identified a need to improve urban housing conditions to protect children’s health through its Healthy Homes Initiative (HHI). One critical area within this program is indoor air quality (IAQ), for example, inadequate ventilation, moisture, combustion by-products, etc. and the identification of(More)
Block copolymers exhibit the phenomenon of microdomain formation in pure states as well as in solutions. The microdomains vest the block copolymer assemblies with the intriguing characteristics of microheterogeneous media. We demonstrate that this microheterogeneity in hydrophobic-hydrophilic block copolymer systems can be exploited for immobilizing enzymes(More)
Human umbilical vein endothelial cells at confluence were subjected to steady shear flow. The effect of flow on the synthesis of fibronectin, its release into the medium, and incorporation into the extracellular matrix were investigated. The total content of fibronectin in endothelial cells exposed to flow was found to be lower than that in static controls(More)
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