K. M. Rao

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Hedgehog (Hh) signalling regulates hepatic fibrogenesis. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) mediate various cellular processes; however, their role in liver fibrosis is unclear. Here we investigate regulation of miRNAs in chronically damaged fibrotic liver. MiRNA profiling shows that expression of miR-378 family members (miR-378a-3p, miR-378b and miR-378d) declines in(More)
In this work, we extend the analytic treatment of Bessel functions of large order and/or argument. We examine uniform asymptotic Bessel function expansions and show their accuracy and range of validity. Such situations arise in a variety of applications, in particular the Fourier transform of the gravitational wave signal from a pulsar. The uniform(More)
Poly(vinyl caprolactam) (PNVCL) is one of the most important thermoresponsive polymers because it is similar to poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide). PNVCL precipitates from aqueous solutions in a physiological temperature range (32–34 ˝ C). The use of PNVCL instead of PNIPAM is considered advantageous because of the assumed lower toxicity of PNVCL. PNVCL copolymer(More)
ARTICLE INFO ABSTRACT Article history: Interpenetrating polymer network [IPN] microspheres of acrylamide (AAm) grafted on Carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) and Sodium alginate (NaAlg) microspheres were prepared by water-in-oil (W/O) emulsion method. These microspheres were loaded with Triprolidine hydrochloride monohydrate (TPH) and cross-linked with(More)
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