R. N. Chatterjee

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The chromatin template activity of the polytene chromsomes in larval salivary glands of Drosophila hydei has been assayed by in situ transcription, on the fixed chromatin using E. coli RNA polymerase holoenzyme and 3H-UTP as the monitoring substrate, both with optimal salt and high salt concentration (1 M NaCl). Results reveal an increase in the net(More)
The life events occurring in a 6 month period preceding onset of illness in 50 OPD primary depressives were inquired into by a Life Events Inventory and compared with those in a corresponding time period of 50 matched controls. The relation between life events and the depth of depression at initial interview was also studied. The results are analysed and(More)
A rapid method of autoradiography using the scintillation cocktail (Toluene and scintillation fluid, Omnifluor) has been described earlier. Its application and efficiency have been tested using both 3H-thymidine and 3H-uridine. The optimum time required for processing the autoradiograms has been found to be 24 h dry exposure followed by 48 h in the(More)
Leprosy, one of the most chronic tropical diseases, acts as a unique psychosocial stressor for the social stigma associated with it. The present study assessed the nature of such stigma and its possible effect on the patient's mental health. Leprosy patients perceive that (a) their illness evokes public fear and hate, (b) it is degrading and humiliating and(More)
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