Bimal C. Kar

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The haplotypes of 152 beta S-chromosomes were characterized in six different population groups. The chromosomes of individuals from Nigeria and from the southwest of the Arabian peninsula have the haplotype - - - - + + - + previously found in west African, Jamaican, and U.S. American blacks, whereas those from the eastern oases of Saudi Arabia and from the(More)
Seroprevalence of bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV) infection in both exotic and crossbred cattle were described. A baculovirus expressed recombinant purified nucleocapsid (N) protein was used in indirect and sandwich ELISA for screening of 499 bovine sera samples from all over the state for the presence of BRSV antibodies. The seroprevalence rate(More)
Children comprised 52% of patients with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). Types of Sickle Cell Disease encountered were SS (92.7%). SB thalassaemia (6.7%) and SD disease (0.7%). The disease was widespread in almost all castes and communities in the society; largest number of patients (20%) belonging to scheduled castes and only 1.4% were from scheduled tribes.(More)
The sickle cell gene was first described in India in a tribal population in the south, leading to the belief that it was confined to tribal groups. The present study confirms that it is widespread in the state of Orissa and spreads throughout Hindu society, being more common in upper and scheduled castes than in tribal groups.
The a globin genotype of a total of 282 Indians from Orissa state has been analyzed. The overall a thalassemia gene frequency is 0.29. most frequently caused by the a3’7 and a42 deletions. In one family a novel a3” deletion removing the al globin gene with some of its flanking sequences has been found. suggesting further sequence homology of the a globin(More)
Eighty cases (63 Males and 17 Females) of sickle cell disease were searched for gall stone by ultrasonography, 8 (10%) cases had gall stone. Gall stones were more common in males (11.1%) than females (5.8%). It was not found below 13 years of age. Three cases had single and five cases had multiple gall stones. Three of them had thickened gall bladder wall.(More)