S. Amaar Ahmad

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The dnaK operon from Bacillus subtilis and other Gram-positive bacteria with low G + C DNA content contains additional heat-shock genes, including hrcA. The hrcA gene encodes a transcription factor that negatively regulates heat-shock genes and is uniformly present in all Gram-positive bacteria studied to date. An hrcA homologue is also present in(More)
Purpose: To carry out a bioactivity guided fractionation and isolation of the antimicrobial constituent(s) of the roots of Flemingia strobilifera against some bacteria and fungi. Methods: The root of F. strobilifera was extracted with methanol, butanol and dichloromethane. Antimicrobial activity of the extracts was determined against both bacteria and fungi(More)
The LTE standards account for the use of relays to enhance coverage near the cell edge. In a traditional topology, a mobile can either establish a direct link to the base station (BS) or a link to the relay, but not both. In this paper, we consider the benefit of multipoint connectivity in allowing user equipment (UEs) to split their transmit power over(More)
This study analysed water quality data collected from the river Ganges in India from 1981 to 1990 for forecasting using stochastic models. Initially the box and whisker plots and Kendall's tau test were used to identify the trends during the study period. For detecting the possible intervention in the data the time series plots and cusum charts were used.(More)
A simple, selective, precise and stability-indicating high-performance thin-layer chromatographic method of analysis of curcumin both as a bulk drug and in formulations was developed and validated. The method employed TLC aluminium plates precoated with silica gel 60 F-254 as the stationary phase. The solvent system consisted of chloroform:methanol(More)
In this paper, we develop a unifying optimization formulation to describe the Dynamic Channel and Power Assignment (DCPA) problem and an evaluation method for comparing DCPA algorithms. DCPA refers to the allocation of transmit power and frequency channels to links in a cognitive network so as to maximize the total number of feasible links while minimizing(More)
The display of proteins or peptides on the surface of filamentous phages or phagemids has been shown to be a very powerful technology for the rescue of specific binders from large combinatorial libraries, as well as to select derivatives of known proteins with altered binding properties. The Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) crystal proteins are a large family of(More)
Long Term Evolution (LTE) release 12 proposes the use of dual connectivity in heterogeneous cellular networks, where a user equipment (UE) maintains parallel connections to a macrocell base station and to a low-tier node such as a picocell base station or relay. In this paper, we propose distributed multi-objective power control where each UE independently(More)
Arginine biosynthesis and its regulation by the presence of different carbon and nitrogen sources in the growth medium of Mycobacterium smegmatis was studied. Replacement of glycerol by glucose and fructose increased the activities of acetylglutamate kinase, acetylornithinase and ornithine transcarbamylase and the enzyme activities of the arginine(More)
Ornithine transcarbamylase (EC has been purified 980-fold from Mycobacterium smegmatis and has a molecular weight of 116,000. Initial velocity determinations indicated that the reaction proceeds via a sequential kinetic mechanism. The limiting Michaelis constants for carbamyl phosphate (KmA) and ornithine (KmB) and the dissociation constant for(More)