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BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to establish the buffalo mammary epithelial cell line (BuMEC) and characterize its mammary specific functions. METHODOLOGY Buffalo mammary tissue collected from the slaughter house was processed enzymatically to obtain a heterogenous population of cells containing both epithelial and fibroblasts cells. Epithelial… (More)
Interpretation of clinical laboratory results, aside from clinical considerations, is based on the probability of the result being within a given normal range. This probability is influenced by the degree of error inherent in the analytical method. It would be advantageous to assign a more definite probability to the result of the measurement by combining… (More)
BACKGROUND A dearth in understanding the behavior of Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) at the scale of populations and individuals has left important management issues, particularly related to human-elephant conflict (HEC), unresolved. Evaluation of differences in behavior and decision-making among individual elephants across groups in response to changing… (More)
The present study focuses on the role of remote sensing and geographic information system (GIS) in assessment of changes in forest cover, between 1931 and 2001, in the Kalrayan hills, Tamil Nadu. The trend of forest cover changes over the time span of 70 years, was precisely analysed using high resolution Satellite data. The study revealed that the forest… (More)
Analyses for trace elements in biological fluids are uniquely susceptible to extreme errors unless special precautions are taken during collection, storage, and analysis. The integrity of the specimen may be compromised before it is analyzed, by contamination during collection and processing or by attenuation of the analyte concentration during storage. … (More)
MGP-40 is a chitinase-like protein which is over expressed during mammary gland involution. However, its physiological function in the mammary gland is poorly understood. In the present investigation, we have reported the functional significance of buffalo specific MGP-40 in the mammary gland by using an in vitro model of the buffalo mammary epithelial cell… (More)
Aim To assess right ventricular (RV) function in patients with acute myocarditis.