Partha Pratim Roy

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Dendritic cells, but not macrophages, efficiently phagocytose apoptotic cells and cross-present viral, tumor, and self-antigens to CD8(+) T cells. This in vitro pathway corresponds to the in vivo phenomena of cross-priming and cross-tolerance. Here, we demonstrate that phagocytosis of apoptotic cells is restricted to the immature stage of dendritic cell(More)
This paper presents the results of the first Challenge of ICDAR 2011 Robust Reading Competition. Challenge 1 is focused on the extraction of text from born-digital images, specifically from images found in Web pages and emails. The challenge was organized in terms of three tasks that look at different stages of the process: text localization, text(More)
The hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of flavonoid rich extract obtained from seeds of Eugenia jambolana (EJ) was analyzed in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats. Hypoglycemic activity was assessed by reduction in fasting blood glucose (FBG) and peak blood glucose level within 60 min of glucose tolerance test (GTT) in mild and severe diabetic (MD and(More)
Chromophore-assisted laser inactivation (CALI) is a light-mediated technique used to selectively inactivate proteins within cells. Here, we demonstrate that GFP can be used as a CALI reagent to locally inactivate proteins in living cells. We show that focused laser irradiation of EGFP-alpha-actinin expressed in Swiss 3T3 fibroblasts results in the(More)
The exact role profilin plays in cell migration is not clear. In this study, we have evaluated the effect of overexpression of profilin on the migration of breast cancer cells. Overexpression was carried out by stably expressing GFP-profilin in BT474 cells. It was observed that even a moderate level of overexpression of profilin significantly impaired the(More)
Pterostilbene, a dimethyl ester derivative of resveratrol, may act as an cytotoxic and hence as an anti-cancer agent. The present study was conducted to test the anti-cancer activity of pterostilbene purified from Pterocarpus marsupium on breast (MCF-7) and prostate (PC3) cancer cell lines. The purified pterostilbene was found to cause apoptosis in both the(More)
Triclosan (TCS), a chlorophenol, is widely used as a preservative in different types of commercial preparations. The reports on TCS-mediated endocrine disruption are controversial and the present study aimed to elucidate the probable mode of action of TCS as an antiandrogenic compound using a robust study design. Male albino rats, Rattus norvegicus, were(More)
There are printed artistic documents where text lines of a single page may not be parallel to each other. These text lines may have different orientations or the text lines may be curved shapes. For the optical character recognition (OCR) of these documents, we need to extract such lines properly. In this paper, we propose a novel scheme, mainly based on(More)
Expression of several actin-binding proteins including profilin-1 is up-regulated during capillary morphogenesis of endothelial cells, the biological significance of which remains unknown. Specifically, we hypothesized that profilin-1 is important for endothelial migration and proliferation. In this study, we suppressed profilin-1 expression in human(More)
Profilin1, a ubiquitously expressed actin-binding protein, plays a critical role in cell migration through actin cytoskeletal regulation. Given the traditional view of profilin1 as a promigratory molecule, it is difficult to reconcile observations that profilin1 is down-regulated in various invasive adenocarcinomas and that reduced profilin1 expression(More)