Sukhwinder Singh

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Opsonization of apoptotic cells facilitates recognition by phagocytes for the rapid clearance of potentially inflammatory cellular material. The secreted glycoprotein Milk Fat Globule Factor-E8 (MFG-E8) is a member of this family of bridging molecules and is believed to bind phosphatidylserine (PS) on the dying cell, linking it to integrin receptors on the(More)
Efficient phagocytosis of apoptotic cells is crucial for many cellular processes. One of earliest signals to the phagocyte is the expression of phosphatidylserine (PS) on the outer surface of the apoptotic cell that provides a potent 'eat-me' signal. Recognition of PS occurs either directly, via PS receptor (PS-R), or indirectly via alphavbeta5(3) integrin(More)
It has been 50 years since the initial descriptions of what are now known as plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDC) and type I IFN. pDC, which are infrequent cells found in the peripheral blood and lymphoid organs, are the most potent producers of type I and type III IFNs in the body. pDC produce IFN-alpha in response to both DNA and RNA enveloped viruses by(More)
Telemedicine, among other things, involves storage and transmission of medical images, popularly known as teleradiology. Due to constraints on bandwidth and storage capacity, a medical image may be needed to be compressed before transmission/storage. Among various compression techniques, transform-based techniques that convert an image in spatial domain(More)
Image compression is a very important issue for several applications in the area of multimedia communications, the objective being reduction of storage and transmission costs. Many efficient coding techniques have been developed for various applications. Amongst them, the Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) has been recommended for compression of(More)
OBJECTIVE Genetic variants of interferon regulatory factor 5 (IRF-5) are associated with susceptibility to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). IRF-5 regulates the expression of proinflammatory cytokines and type I interferons (IFNs) believed to be involved in the pathogenesis of SLE. The aim of this study was to determine the activation status of IRF-5 by(More)
Architecture distortion (AD) is an important and early sign of breast cancer, but due to its subtlety, it is often missed on the screening mammograms. The objective of this study is to create a quantitative approach for texture classification of AD based on various texture models, using support vector machine (SVM) classifier. The texture analysis has been(More)
Crk II and Crk L have both cytosolic and nuclear functions. While Crk L is a bona fide nuclear signaling protein because of its ability to bind tyrosine-phosphorylated STAT5 and act as a transcriptional coactivator, the function of nuclear Crk II is less well understood. The present study was undertaken to investigate whether Crk II is in the nucleus, how(More)
Genetic studies in Caenorhabditis elegans identified an evolutionarily conserved CED-2 (CrkII), CED-5 (DOCK180), CED-12 (ELMO), CED-10 (Rac1) module important for cell migration and phagocytosis of apoptotic cells. Previous studies have shown that DOCK180 and ELMO comprise an unconventional bipartite Dbl homology domain-independent Rac guanine nucleotide(More)
To gain a better understanding of how Crk II regulates the function of the Abl tyrosine kinase, we explored the function of the C-terminal linker and SH3 domain, a region of Crk II that is still poorly understood. Molecular modeling, tryptophan fluorescence, and covariation sequence alignment indicate that the Crk-SH3-C has a unique binding groove and RT(More)