Bimal Kumar Ray

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A technique to determine optimal polygons of digital curves is proposed. It determines the longest possible line segments with the minimum possible error. The L1 norm is used to measure the closeness of a polygon to a digital curve. The algorithm runs in linear time. The procedure is applied to several digital curves and promising results are obtained.(More)
The promoter region of the rabbit serum amyloid A (SAA) gene contains two adjacent C/EBP and one NF-kappa B binding element. Involvement of these elements in SAA gene induction, following lipopolysaccharide (LPS) stimulation of the liver, has been studied by investigating LPS-activated transcription factors and their interaction with the promoter elements(More)
The placenta comprises a highly specialized trophoblast layer, which arises from the embryo and differentiates during embryonic development to perform specialized functions, e.g., synthesis of pregnancy-associated hormones, growth factors and cytokines. As there is no evidence of maternal acute-phase protein transplacental transfer and trophoblast plays an(More)
Serum amyloid A (SAA) is a plasma protein whose synthesis is markedly increased in the liver during the inflammatory process. Previous analysis of SAA promoter function implicated the involvement of the CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein (C/EBP) in controlling this process. In this study, using antibodies against three C/EBP isoforms in DNA-binding and Western(More)
Serum amyloid A (SAA), a plasma protein inducible in response to many inflammatory conditions, is associated with the pathogenesis of several diseases including reactive amyloidosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and atherosclerosis. We have previously reported an element of the SAA promoter, designated SAA-activating sequence (SAS), that is involved in the(More)
A temperature-sensitive Escherichia coli mutant, which contains a heat-labile RNase E, fails to produce 5-S rRNA at a non-permissive temperature. It accumulates a number of RNA molecules in the 4-12-S range. One of these molecules, a 9-S RNA, is a precursor to 5-S rRNA [Ghora, B. K. and Apirion, D. (1978) Cell, 15, 1055-1056]. These molecules were purified(More)