M. Nageshwara Rao

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Antimicrobial peptides constitute an important component of the mammalian innate immune response. Several types of antimicrobial peptides, including the beta-defensins, are produced at epithelial surfaces in response to infectious threats. Here we show that a class of small molecules, including l-isoleucine and several of its analogs, can specifically(More)
Cranial sonography was performed in 34 infants with proven meningitis and with clinical suspicion of its complications, utilizing the patent anterior fontanelle. Twenty-five patients showed various sonographic findings which included ventriculomegaly, echogenic sulci, subdural effusion, ventriculitis, infarction/cerebritis, cerebral oedema, porencephalic(More)
The enhanced electron field emission (EFE) properties of high aspect ratio, vertically aligned SiNW-ZnO core-shell arrays are presented. These core-shell arrays are prepared by a thin, controlled, highly crystalline and conformal coating of zinc oxide as shell using the plasma assisted-atomic layer deposition (PA-ALD) route on vertically aligned silicon(More)
In a text-to-speech system, spoken utterances are automatically produced from text. In this paper, we present a corpus-driven Malayalam text-to-speech (TTS) system based on the concatenative synthesis approach. The most important qualities of a synthesized speech are naturalness and intelligibility. In this system, words and syllables are used as the basic(More)
In this work we describe the design of a syllable based concatenative waveform synthesizer for Indian languages. A syllable-like unit is chosen primarily because Indian languages are syllable centred. Further, concatenation at syllable boundaries can lead to smaller error owing to the spectrum being similar across different syllable boundaries. But the(More)
In this work we describe a new “syllable-like” speech unit that is suitable for concatenative speech synthesis. These units are automatically generated using a group delay based segmentation algorithm and acoustically correspond to the form C*VC* (C: consonant, V: vowel). The effectiveness of the unit is demonstrated by synthesizing(More)
Seven new aminosterols related to squalamine (8) were isolated from the liver of the dogfish shark Squalus acanthias. Their structures (1-7) were determined using spectroscopic methods, including 2D NMR and HRFABMS. These aminosterols possess a relatively invariant cholestane skeleton with a trans AB ring junction, a spermidine or spermine attached(More)
Solution processed zinc tin oxide (ZTO) thin film transistors (TFTs) were fabricated by varying the Zn/Sn composition. The addition of Sn to the zinc oxide (ZnO) films resulted in improved electrical characteristics, with devices of Zn0.7Sn0.3O composition showing the highest mobility of 7.7 cm(2)/(V s). An improvement in subthreshold swings was also(More)
A solution processed method for fabricating transition metal sulfides on fluorine doped tin oxide (FTO) as efficient counter electrodes in iodine/iodide based solar cells has been demonstrated. Conversion efficiencies of 7.01% and 6.50% were obtained for nickel and cobalt sulfides, respectively, comparable to the conventional thermally platinised FTO(More)
We report a unipolar operation in reduced graphene oxide (RGO) field-effect transistors (FETs) via modification of the source/drain (S/D) electrode interfaces with self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) of 5-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-10,15,20-tri-(p-tolyl) zinc(II) porphyrin (Zn(II)TTPOH) molecules. The dipolar Zn(II)TTPOH molecules at the RGO/platinum (Pt) S/D interface(More)