Mohammad Anwar Ashek Rahman

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The exploitation of synthetic polyploids for producing seedless fruits is well known in watermelon. Tetraploid progenitors of triploid watermelon plants, compared with their diploid counterparts, exhibit wide phenotypic differences. Although many factors modulate alternative splicing (AS) in plants, the effects of autopolyploidization on AS are still(More)
PARP inhibitors have gained recent attention due to their highly selective killing of BRCA1/2-mutated and DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair-deficient tumors. Unfortunately, the majority of sporadic breast cancers carry wild-type BRCA1/2 and are proficient in DSB repair. We and others have shown that BRCA1 is a nuclear/cytoplasm shuttling protein that is(More)
ii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like to express my gratitude to Dr. Bhaba R. Sarker for his guidance and support throughout this work. It has been a very rewarding experience working with him. His insights into issues other than the thesis have also been very useful. I would also like to thank Dr. Dennis Webster for providing valuable advice. His comments and(More)
Exosomes, a subgroup of extracellular vesicles (EVs), have been shown to serve as a conduit for the exchange of genetic information between cells. Exosomes are released from all types of cells but in abundance from cancer cells. The contents of exosomes consist of proteins and genetic material (mRNA, DNA and miRNA) from the cell of origin. In this study, we(More)
ii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like to thank my Professor Bhaba R. Sarker, chairman of my doctoral committee, for his invaluable support, advice, and encouragement in bringing this research work to a successful completion. He has taught me a great many things, guided me as to how to deal with new problems. I would also like to express my gratitude to all(More)
Supply chain strategic planning requires accurate information from reliable sources. This study investigates the usefulness of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology in an assembly flow line of a supply chain. To evaluate its usefulness in an assembly production, a simulation model is generated. Two types of components, preprocessed and(More)
Electricity demand forecast plays an important role in the energy section. The future demand for electricity is the basis for the respective electricity production planning, distribution and development mechanism, crucial for economic development in a country. Electricity usage is a rapidly grown phenomenon in developing region, increasingly complex to(More)
ACKNOWLEGEMENTS First and foremost, I would like to thank my advisor and committee chair, Dr. Xiaoyue Jiang. His advice, experience, and mentoring are reflected throughout this work. I am grateful to Dr. Jiang for his being a constant source of research ideas, insightful discussions, and inspiring words in times of need and for his meticulousness in(More)