Mohanathas Rajaratnam

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Potent drugs are desperately needed to counteract bacterial biofilm infections, especially those caused by gram-positive organisms, such as Staphylococcus aureus. Moreover, anti-biofilm compounds/agents that can be used as chemical tools are also needed for basic in vitro or in vivo studies aimed at exploring biofilms behavior and functionability. In this(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine whether a one-time dose of triamcinolone diacetate, 40 mg intramuscular (i.m.), given to adult patients treated in the emergency department for mild to moderate exacerbation of asthma would decrease the rate of relapse during the following week, compared with a nontapering course of oral prednisone, 40 mg/day over 5 days. (More)
Although the levels of LDH have been estimated in the aqueous humour of animals (Kuhlman, and Kaufman, I960), information regarding LDH levels in human aqueous humour appears to be scanty. It is known that malignant tumours at different sites in the body are associated with an increased LDH activity in the corresponding body fluid (Wroblewski, 1957). The(More)
In anaplastic large-cell lymphomas, chromosomal translocations involving the kinase domain of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK), generally fused to the 5' part of the nucleophosmin gene, produce highly oncogenic ALK fusion proteins that deregulate cell cycle, apoptosis, and differentiation in these cells. Other fusion oncoproteins involving ALK, such as(More)
INTRODUCTION Extraction and characterisation of hemicelluloses are very important for converting them into functional materials and chemicals. OBJECTIVE To develop a method for isolation of hemicelluloses from all cell walls. METHODOLOGY Sequential steps using 90% dioxane, 80% acidic dioxane, 100% dimethyl sulphoxide and 8% NaOH were used for extraction(More)
Various analysis techniques inclusive cross section, parallel grinding, package decapsulation, SEM and EDX had been performed to determine the cause of high leakage on MLCC samples. At the end, analysis method combining the mechanical cracking and laser ablation was successfully pin point the failure was due to Ag migration at the external package of MLCC.
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