Saikat Chakraborty

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This paper presents an analytical expression for the diffusing capacity (Theta(t)) of the red blood cell (RBC) for any reactive gas in terms of size and shape of the RBC, thickness of the unstirred plasma layer surrounding the RBC, diffusivities and solubilities of the gas in RBC and boundary layer, hematocrit, and the slope of the dissociation curve. The(More)
The encapsulation of molecular cargo within well-defined supramolecular architectures is highly challenging. Synthetic hosts are desirable because of their well-defined nature and addressability. Encapsulation of biomacromolecules within synthetic hosts is especially challenging because of the former's large size, sensitive nature, retention of(More)
This work uses thermo-gravimetric, differential thermo-gravimetric and differential thermal analyses to evaluate the kinetics of pyrolysis (in inert/N(2) atmosphere) and (oxidative) combustion of microalgae Chlorella vulgaris by heating from 50 to 800 °C at heating rates of 5-40 °C/min. This study shows that combustion produces higher biomass conversion(More)
Circulating hormones stimulate the phospholipase Cβ (PLC)/Ca(2+) influx pathway to regulate numerous cell functions, including vascular tone. It was proposed previously that Ca(2+)-independent phospholipase A(2) (iPLA(2))-dependent store-operated Ca(2+) influx channels mediate hormone-induced contractions in isolated arteries, because bromoenol lactone(More)
Transient receptor potential canonical type 5 (TRPC5) is a Ca2+-permeable cation channel that is highly expressed in the brain and is implicated in motor coordination, innate fear behavior, and seizure genesis. The channel is activated by a signal downstream of the G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR)-Gq/11-phospholipase C (PLC) pathway. In this study we aimed(More)
Nitric oxide, a messenger molecule has been reported as having various antineoplastic properties. The activation of insulin-activated nitric oxide synthase (IANOS) was found to be related to the production of NO as a result of the binding of insulin to its receptor through the activation of tyrosine kinase in erythrocyte membrane. As nitric oxide is(More)
MicroRNAs control gene expression either by RNA transcript degradation or translational repression. Expressions of miRNAs are highly regulated in tissues, disruption of which leads to disease. How this regulation is achieved and maintained is still largely unknown. MiRNAs that reside on clustered or polycistronic transcripts represent a more complex case(More)
Transient Receptor Potential Canonical (TRPC) channels are implicated in modulating neurite outgrowth. The expression pattern of TRPCs changes significantly during brain development, suggesting that fine-tuning TRPC expression may be important for orchestrating neuritogenesis. To study how alterations in the TRPC expression pattern affect neurite outgrowth,(More)
This work explores the effects of mixing on enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose to innovate a novel mixing strategy that maximizes glucose and reducing sugar yields for production of cellulosic ethanol while reducing the power required for reactor mixing. Batch experiments of cellulose hydrolysis are performed under aseptic conditions for 72 h at various(More)