Koushik Chattopadhyay

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Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women worldwide. This is caused by oncogenic types of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Although large numbers of young sexually active women get HPV-infected, only a small fraction develop cervical cancer. This points to different co-factors for regression of HPV infection or progression to cervical(More)
Mitochondrion is a cellular organelle that is present in most of the cells and is responsible for producing energy for the cell. Mitochondria have their own double-stranded DNA genome which is distinct from nuclear genome. The replication, recombination and repair of mtDNA are achieved by DNA polymerase-gamma which is encoded by POLG gene. Mutation in the(More)
Trichotillomania (TTM), an obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorder (OCSD), is a psychiatric condition characterized by repetitive hair pulling. Evidence from family and twin studies suggest a heritable link of TTM. Functional polymorphisms in genes involved in neuronal pathways might influence the susceptibility to TTM. This review is an attempt to compile(More)
BACKGROUND N-acetyltransferase 2 (NAT2) is involved in both carcinogen detoxification through hepatic N-acetylation and carcinogen activation through local O-acetylation. NAT2 slow acetylation status is significantly associated with increased bladder cancer risk among European populations, but its association in Asian populations is inconclusive. METHODS(More)
Ride sharing is a sustainable, environmentallyfriendly mode of commute that is gaining in popularity. Though there are well-established commercial service providers, there are not many platforms for facilitating peer-to-peer ride sharing, especially in a dynamic scenario, integrated with multi-modal trip planners. Such systems would need to be highly(More)
Cervical cancer is one of the most important cancers worldwide with a high incident and mortality rate and is caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). Among sexually active women who get infected with human papillomavirus (HPV), a small fraction progresses to cervical cancer disease pointing to possible roles of additional risk factors in development of(More)
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is characterized by a Ph(1) chromosome that derives through a translocation between chromosomes 9 and 22, i.e., t (9;22). Identifying the Ph(1) chromosome through cytogenetic analysis is an important aspect of CML diagnosis. The aim of this study was to determine the significance of cytogenetic analysis in the diagnosis of CML(More)
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