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Most Indian groups descend from a mixture of two genetically divergent populations: Ancestral North Indians (ANI) related to Central Asians, Middle Easterners, Caucasians, and Europeans; and Ancestral South Indians (ASI) not closely related to groups outside the subcontinent. The date of mixture is unknown but has implications for understanding Indian(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the clinical and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplogroup background of Indian Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) patients carrying the m.14484T>C mutation. METHODS Detailed clinical investigation and complete mtDNA sequencing analysis was carried out for eight Indian LHON families with the m.14484T>C mutation. Haplogroup was(More)
Saccharum spontaneum L., one of the wild species in Saccharum complex has reservoir of genes for various economically important traits including resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses. Its contribution in the development of modern sugarcane varieties through nobilization has resulted in the first sugar revolution in the country. In India, many(More)
The Siddis (Afro-Indians) are a tribal population whose members live in coastal Karnataka, Gujarat, and in some parts of Andhra Pradesh. Historical records indicate that the Portuguese brought the Siddis to India from Africa about 300-500 years ago; however, there is little information about their more precise ancestral origins. Here, we perform a(More)
BACKGROUND Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutations are known to cause Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON). However, the co-occurrence of double pathogenic mutations with different pathological significance in pedigrees is a rare event. METHODS Detailed clinical investigation and complete mtDNA sequencing analysis was performed for two Indian families(More)
Networks of the future will be characterized by a variety of computational devices that display a level of dynamism not seen in traditional wired networks. Because of the dynamic nature of these networks, resource discovery is one of the fundamental problems that must be faced. While resource discovery systems are not a novel concept, securing these systems(More)
BACKGROUND Constitutional type of an individual or prakriti is the basic clinical denominator in Ayurveda, which defines physical, physiological, and psychological traits of an individual and is the template for individualized diet, lifestyle counseling, and treatment. The large number of phenotype description by prakriti determination is based on the(More)
DNA methylation and its perturbations are an established attribute to a wide spectrum of phenotypic variations and disease conditions. Indian traditional system practices personalized medicine through indigenous concept of distinctly descriptive physiological, psychological and anatomical features known as prakriti. Here we attempted to establish DNA(More)
Huppke -Brendel syndrome is a new addition to the evolving spectrum of copper metabolism defects. It is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by congenital cataract, impaired hearing, and developmental delay with low copper and ceruloplasmin. It is caused by defects in SLC33A1 that codes for acetyl CoA transporter protein. Reports on variation in(More)