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Phenols, a major group of antioxidant phytochemicals, have profound importance due to their biological and free radical scavenging activities. To identify their potential sources extracts of some fruits and their different parts were studied for total phenolic contents (TPC), antioxidant (AOA) and free radical scavenging activities (FRSA). The amount of TPC(More)
End-stage heart failure patients are being supported with continuous flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVAD) in increasing numbers. The severe physiologic and pharmacologic derangements associated with end-stage heart failure therapies predispose these patients to delirium. During a delirious episode, a patient may inadvertently disconnect CF-LVAD(More)
An epidemiological survey of 1239 normal subjects without respiratory symptoms was undertaken in an urban locality of New Delhi in 1974. The subjects were divided into males aged under or over 22 and females under or over 17. Various statistical models were calculated to relate peak expiratory flow rate to the age, height, and weight of the subjects in each(More)
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are one of the key players in extracellular signal recognition and their subsequent communications with cellular signaling machinery. Crystallization and high-resolution structure determination of GPCRs has been one of the major advances in the area of GPCR biology over the last 7-8 years. There have primarily been three(More)
Standardization of allergens are achieved by in vitro and in vivo methods. Some of the allergens from Western countries are standardized using biological potency of the extracts but no attempt has been made till now to standardize any of the pollen extracts from India based on biological units. Therefore, we have attempted to standardize two important(More)
Nutrients present in various foods plays an important role in maintaining the normal functions of the human body. The major nutrients present in foods include carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, vitamins, and minerals. Besides these, there are some bioactive food components known as "phytonutrients" that play an important role in human health. They have(More)
Chagas disease affects about 5 million people across the world. The etiological agent, the intracellular parasite Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi), can be diagnosed using microscopy, serology or PCR based assays. However, each of these methods has their limitations regarding sensitivity and specificity, and thus to complement these existing diagnostic methods,(More)
G Protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) constitute the largest family of cell surface receptors and drug targets. GPCR signalling and desensitization is critically regulated by β-arrestins (βarr). GPCR-βarr interaction is biphasic where the phosphorylated carboxyl terminus of GPCRs docks to the N-domain of βarr first and then seven transmembrane core of the(More)
We propose a modulation scheme that is based on wideband time-varying chirp signals for use in frequency-hopped code division multiple-access systems. The scheme is designed such that each user is assigned unique modulating chirp signals that efficiently occupy the hop bandwidth for identification at the receiver. We explain how the chirp modulation reduces(More)