Rajiv K. Shah

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A large gene family encoding the putative cysteine-rich defensins was discovered in Medicago truncatula. Sixteen members of the family were identified by screening a cloned seed defensin from M. sativa (Gao et al. 2000) against the Institute for Genomic Research’s (TIGR) M. truncatula gene index (MtGI version 7). Based on the comparison of their amino acid(More)
The functional role of the osteoblast nuclear matrix has been a matter of supposition. Its presumed function as an architectural agent of transcription derives primarily from the low solubility of nuclear matrix proteins and their typical localization into discrete subnuclear domains. In addressing how the nuclear matrix regulates skeletal genes, the(More)
An attempt was made to isolate human strains of Bifidobacteria, all together 36, from fecal samples of 15 breast-fed infants ages 1-6 mo. These isolates were checked for their ability to grow in the presence of 1-3% bile, 0.2-0.4% phenol, and low pH (3.0-5.0) in vitro, to evaluate their capacity to grow under hostile and unfavorable conditions of the human(More)
Nmp4 proteins are transcription factors that contribute to the expression of type I collagen and many of the matrix metalloproteinase genes. Numerous Nmp4 isoforms have been identified. These proteins, all derived from a single gene, have from five to eight Cys(2)His(2) zinc fingers, the arrangement of which directs specific isoforms to nuclear matrix(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy of training programmes for the village health practitioners aimed at improving primary orthopaedic and trauma care in our rural setting. MATERIALS & METHODS Six year prospective study of training workshops in local health institutions was carried out using locally available manpower and materials. RESULTS After 6 years(More)
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