Nirmal Rajan

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A study was conducted to determine the levels of cellular retinol-binding protein (CRBP) mRNA and protein in various tissues of the rat, to explore relationship between CRBP mRNA and protein levels in different tissues, and to examine the effects of changes in retinol nutritional status on the tissue distribution and levels of CRBP mRNA. Previous studies(More)
To determine the potential roles of retinoids in the growth and differentiation of the reproductive tract epithelium, we have studied the expression of the cellular retinol- and retinoic acid-binding proteins, CRBP I and CRABP I, in the reproductive tract of female rats. CRBP I and CRABP I gene expression have been examined in the oviduct, ovary, uterus,(More)
The formation and strength of chelation of A1(III) with salicylic acid (SA), citric acid (CIT), ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), ethylenediamine-di-(o-hydroxyphenylacetic acid) (EDDHA), N,N'-di-(2-hydroxybenzyl)ethylenediamine-N,N'-diacetic acid (HBED), and some mixed ligand systems consisting of the above ligands were examined at an ionic strength(More)
Studies were conducted to explore the tissue- and cell-specific regulation of cellular retinoic acid-binding protein (CRABP) expression in the rat. Two studies were carried out. The first explored the regulation of CRABP mRNA levels in selected rat tissues by dietary retinoid status, and the relationship between CRABP mRNA and protein levels in different(More)
Anatomical localization of cellular retinol-binding protein (CRBP) mRNA was examined in normal rat testis and epididymis and also in retinoid-deficient rat testis. In situ hybridization was performed with 35S-labeled rat CRBP cRNA probes on frozen tissue sections. In normal testis, CRBP mRNA was mainly localized in the Sertoli cells and to some extent in(More)
This paper present a control strategy for the operation of solar energy generation integrated with grid. Boost converter is used to achieve maximum power extraction from the available solar power. The buck converter and bi-directional converter connected with common dc bus, that dc bus connected different loads with constant dc voltage. The hysteresis(More)
The aromatic H NMR spectrum of the kringle 1 domain from human plasminogen has been investigated by proton Overhauser experiments, acid-base titration, and two-dimensional chemical shift correlated spectroscopy. Spin-echo and pH response experiments lead to the identification of the N-terminal Tyr-3 phenol ring signals. The connectivities among the(More)
The interaction between the plasminogen kringle 4 module and a synthetic peptide corresponding to the tryptic heptapeptide fragment Ala-Phe-Gln-Tyr-His-Ser-Lys (AFQYHSK), segment 44-50 of the plasminogen N-terminal peptide (Wiman and Wallén, Eur J Biochem 1975; 50:489-494), has been investigated by 1H-NMR spectroscopy. AFQYHSK, as well as the shorter(More)
To define the mechanism of vitamin A action at the beta-cell level, we tested for the presence of messenger RNA for retinoic acid receptors alpha, beta, and gamma; cytosolic retinol-binding protein; and cytosolic retinoic acid-binding protein in RINm5F cells, an insulin-secreting cell line, and determined whether cytosolic retinol-binding protein and(More)
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