Deepak Mathur

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Tank-treading (TT) motion is established in optically trapped, live red blood cells (RBCs) held in shear flow and is systematically investigated under varying shear rates, temperature (affecting membrane viscosity), osmolarity (resulting in changes in RBC shape and cytoplasmic viscosity), and viscosity of the suspending medium. TT frequency is measured as a(More)
PURPOSE To determine the impact of tamoxifen and chemotherapy on local control for breast cancer patients treated with breast-conservation therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS The data from 484 breast cancer patients who were treated with breast-conserving surgery and radiation were analyzed. Only patients with lymph node-negative disease were studied to provide(More)
The present double blind randomized study was conducted on 50 subjects; 20 age and sex matched healthy controls (Group--I); 15 patients of diabetes mellitus with neuropathy who received placebo for 6 weeks (Group--IIA); and 15 patients of diabetes mellitus with neuropathy who were given supplemental zinc sulphate (660 mg) for 6 weeks (Group--IIB). Serum(More)
An optical trap has been combined with a Raman spectrometer to make high-resolution measurements of Raman spectra of optically-immobilized, single, live red (RBC) and white blood cells (WBC) under physiological conditions. Tightly-focused, near infrared wavelength light (1064 nm) is utilized for trapping of single cells and 785 nm light is used for Raman(More)
We report on optical trapping in a weakly absorbing medium, hemin, an iron-containing porphyrin that is an important component of hemoglobin. By altering the hemin concentration we are able to control the amount of optical energy that is absorbed; changing the hemin concentration from <12 mg/ml to >45 mg/ml enables the onset of thermal trapping to be(More)
We demonstrate rotation of live Chlamydomonas reinhardtii cells in an optical trap; the speed and direction of rotation are amenable to control by varying the optical trapping force. Cells rotate with a frequency of 60-100 rpm; functional flagella are shown to play a decisive role in rotation. The rotating cells generate torque (typically ~7500-12000 pN nm)(More)
BACKGROUND The LMA Protector™ is the latest CE marked single use supraglottic airway device. This airway device provides access and functional separation of the respiratory and digestive tracts. There are two ports (male, female ports) to provide suction in the laryngeal region and insertion of the gastric tube. The aim of our study is to assess the ease of(More)
Silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) are known to exhibit broad antimicrobial activity. However, such activity continues to raise concerns in the context of the interaction of such NPs with biomolecules. In a physiological environment NPs interact with individual biological cells either by penetrating through the cell membrane or by adhering to the membrane. We(More)
A modified optical tweezers set-up has been used to generate microbubbles in flowing, biologically relevant fluids and human whole blood that contains carbon nanotubes (CNTs) using low power (< or =5 mW), infrared (1064 nm wavelength), continuous wave laser light. Temperature driven effects at the tweezers' focal point help to optically trap these(More)
Raman Tweezers have been successfully applied to characterize chemically-induced oxidative stress on optically-trapped live, single erythrocytes. There is significant enhancement in Raman peak intensities corresponding to SS and C-S stretching modes that are induced by oxidative stress. This is consistent with the formation of mixed disulphides between(More)