Rashid A. Bhatti

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BACKGROUND Recessive mutant alleles of MYO7A, USH1C, CDH23, and PCDH15 cause non-syndromic deafness or type 1 Usher syndrome (USH1) characterised by deafness, vestibular areflexia, and vision loss due to retinitis pigmentosa. For CDH23, encoding cadherin 23, non-syndromic DFNB12 deafness is associated primarily with missense mutations hypothesised to have(More)
We ascertained two large Pakistani consanguineous families (PKDF231 and PKDF608) segregating profound hearing loss, vestibular dysfunction, and retinitis pigmentosa; the defining features of Usher syndrome type 1 (USH1). To date, seven USH1 loci have been reported. Here, we map a novel locus, USH1K, on chromosome 10p11.21-q21.1. In family PKDF231, we(More)
Mobile convergence is an emerging trend in the wireless communication industry. Modern multi-standard mobile phones are required to provide a variety of location independent services like voice, data, video, the Internet and multimedia content without compromising on their weight, volume and performance. Therefore, it is important to develop compact(More)
Performance of MIMO-enabled portable devices is heavily dependent on the characteristics of its antenna arrays [1]-[2]. A typical MIMO antenna array for portable devices should have compact structure, high radiation efficiency, and low spatial correlation in addition to the required bandwidth and nearly omni-directional radiation pattern. Various MIMO(More)
Recently, research interest has increased in the design, development, and deployment of microstrip antenna agent systems for high-level inference and surveillance in a wireless sensor network (WSN). The proposed Antenna agent systems employ migrating codes to facilitate flexible application retasking, local processing, and calculating parameters. This(More)
Aight strains of Neisseria meningitidis belonging to different serogroups were analyzed for their virulence in mice and their release of outer membrane proteins (OMP) into the growth medium during growth. All strains released proteins. No detectable lipopolysaccharide was observed, however, SDS -PAGE showed a heterogenicity in the protein number and profile(More)
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