Rahul Peter Das

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Drosophila Tribbles (Trbl) encodes the founding member of the Trib family of kinase-like proteins that regulate cell migration, proliferation, growth and homeostasis. Trbl was identified in a misexpression screen in the ovary as an antagonist of border cell migration and acts in part by directing turnover of the C/EBP protein encoded by the gene slow border(More)
Drosophila Tribbles (Trbl) is the founding member of the Trib family of kinase-like docking proteins that modulate cell signaling during proliferation, migration and growth. In a wing misexpression screen for Trbl interacting proteins, we identified the Ser/Thr protein kinase Akt1. Given the central role of Akt1 in insulin signaling, we tested the function(More)
Fruit flies have emerged as a powerful tool to investigate metabolism. Not only are gene structures and gene networks that control metabolism conserved through evolution, but the interactions among organs to store and process metabolites have strong similarities between flies and humans. Accordingly, the Drosophila system has the potential to address human(More)
In the present study, the efficacy of letrozole, a potent nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitor, and 17α-methyltestosterone on gondal sex differentiation and sex reversal was examined in Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus). Among the doses tried in the experiment, 100 mg letrozole, 200 mg letrozole, and 50 mg 17α-methyltestosterone/kg produced male(More)
While indexing Uttarasthana 40 of the Astangasangraha as Part of the indexing Project I have mentioned previously, I came across two antidotes against poison ascribed to the author of the Arthasastra (see p. 319 b of the edition used as the standard for indexing). I found the corresponding passages of the Arthasastra in chapter 14,4 (= 149) of this text, a(More)
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