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In our earlier studies we demonstrated that in HeLaM cells, interferon-alpha produces two functionally distinguishable signals, both of which are needed for induced transcription of mRNA 561 and other inducible mRNAs. Interferon-gamma cannot induce mRNA 561 because it produces only signal 1. Here we report that platelet-derived growth factor or epidermal(More)
Hairy root cultures of Gentiana macrophylla were established by infecting the different explants four Agrobacterium rhizogenes strains namely A4GUS, R1000, LBA 9402 and ATCC11325, and hairy root lines were established with A. rhizogenes strain R1000 in 1/2 MS + B5 medium. Initially, 42 independent hairy root clones were maintained and seven clones belongs(More)
The Government of India initiated a cash incentive scheme--Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY)--to promote institutional deliveries with an aim to reduce maternal mortality ratio (MMR). An observational study was conducted in a tertiary-care hospital of Madhya Pradesh, India, before and after implementation of JSY, with a sample of women presenting for(More)
Chronic oral administration of ammonium molybdate in rats markedly retarded the growth rate of rats and high protein diet could partially reverse this condition. The activities of several enzymes viz. acid phosphatase, alkaline phosphatase, glucose-6-phosphatase, succinic dehydrogenase, glutamate oxaloacetate transaminase, inorganic pyrophosphatase and(More)
Transcription of several interferon-inducible human genes is also induced by double-stranded RNA. The nature and the mechanism of action of signals generated by interferons and by double-stranded RNA which mediate the induction of these genes are under investigation. Here we report that 2-aminopurine, a known inhibitor of protein kinases, could selectively(More)
There are more than 1.15 million cases of breast cancer diagnosed worldwide annually. At present, only small numbers of accurate prognostic and predictive factors are used clinically for managing the patients with breast cancer. DNA microarrays have the potential to assess the expression of thousands of genes simultaneously. Recent preliminary researches(More)
The human rhabdomyosarcoma cell line RD-114 is partially responsive to interferons (IFNs). In these cells, alpha interferon (IFN-alpha) or gamma interferon (IFN-gamma) inhibits the replication of some viruses but not of others. Similarly, some of the IFN-inducible mRNAs are induced poorly, whereas others are induced well. Here we report the isolation of(More)
Establishing hidden communication is an important subject of discussion that has gained increasing importance nowadays with the development of the internet. One of the key methods for establishing hidden communication is steganography. Modern day steganography mainly deals with hiding information within files like image, text, html, binary files etc. These(More)
In human and mouse cell lines, expression of exogenous genes was enhanced by treatment with 2-aminopurine (2-AP). Chloramphenicol acetyltransferase (CAT) and neomycin phosphotransferase activities were increased by up to 50-fold upon 2-AP treatment of cells permanently transfected with genes encoding these enzymes. Neomycin phosphotransferase activity was(More)