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A Genome-Wide Screen Indicates Correlation between Differentiation and Expression of Metabolism Related Genes
Priti Roy, Brijesh Kumar, Akhilesh Shende, Anupama Singh, Anil Meena, Ritika Ghosal, Madhav Ranganathan, Amitabha Bandyopadhyay
PLOS ONE , 2013, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0063670
Abstract: Differentiated tissues may be considered as materials with distinct properties. The differentiation program of a given tissue ensures that it acquires material properties commensurate with its function. It may be hypothesized that some of these properties are acquired through production of tissue-specific metabolites synthesized by metabolic enzymes. To establish correlation between metabolism and organogenesis we have carried out a genome-wide expression study of metabolism related genes by RNA in-situ hybridization. 23% of the metabolism related genes studied are expressed in a tissue-restricted but not tissue-exclusive manner. We have conducted the screen on whole mount chicken (Gallus gallus) embryos from four distinct developmental stages to correlate dynamic changes in expression patterns of metabolic enzymes with spatio-temporally unique developmental events. Our data strongly suggests that unique combinations of metabolism related genes, and not specific metabolic pathways, are upregulated during differentiation. Further, expression of metabolism related genes in well established signaling centers that regulate different aspects of morphogenesis indicates developmental roles of some of the metabolism related genes. The database of tissue-restricted expression patterns of metabolism related genes, generated in this study, should serve as a resource for systematic identification of these genes with tissue-specific functions during development. Finally, comprehensive understanding of differentiation is not possible unless the downstream genes of a differentiation cascade are identified. We propose, metabolic enzymes constitute a significant portion of these downstream target genes. Thus our study should help elucidate different aspects of tissue differentiation.
Analysis of Thermo-Magneto-Elastic Nonlinear Dynamic Response of Shallow Conical Shells  [PDF]
Shende Cen, Jiachu Xu
Engineering (ENG) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/eng.2018.1012058
Abstract: The dynamic response study on thermo-magneto-elastic behavior of shallow conical shell in a time-dependent magnetic field is investigated, and the dynamic responses of displacement of shallow conical shell under mechanical loads, electromagnetic fields and temperature field coupling are analyzed. Based on Maxwell’s equations, heat conduction equation and nonlinear equations of classical plates and shells, the nonlinear dynamic response governing equations are derived. The electromagnetic field and temperature field equations are solved using variable separating technique, the nonlinear elastic field equations are solved by Galerkin method. The variation of temperature, magnetic field intensity and displacement with time under the coupling effect of the applied magnetic field and the surface uniform load were obtained. The influence of frequency of the applied magnetic field on the displacement wave forms is discussed.
Studies on Aluminum-Iron Ore in-Situ Particulate Composite  [PDF]
S. Sarkar, Akhilesh Singh
Open Journal of Composite Materials (OJCM) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ojcm.2012.21004
Abstract: Discontinuously reinforced aluminium matrix composites are fast emerging as engineering materials and competing with common metals and alloys. They are gaining significant acceptance because of higher specific strength, specific modulus and good wear resistance as compared to ordinary unreinforced alloys. Reinforcing particles or short fibers normally used are silicon carbide and alumina which are added externally. Recently it has been shown that alumina particles can be produced in-situ by reaction with metallic oxides reduced by aluminium. Alumina particles thus produced are dispersed in the aluminium matrix and the elementary metal gives solid solution strengthening of the matrix. In-situ particulate composites in comparison with conventional cast particulate composites produced by external addition promote cleaner interface, eliminates interface incompatibility of the matrices with the reinforcements, help to achieve greater thermodynamic stability of reinforcement particles in the matrix at elevated temperature and also increase the possibility of developing coherency between the matrix and particles formed in-situ. The morphology and the distribution of particles strongly influence the physical and mechanical properties of composites. In the present investigation, iron ore was added to molten aluminium, aluminium-magnesium and aluminium-silicon alloys by vortex method. The iron oxides present in the iron ore are observed to react with aluminium, magnesium resulting in production of Al2O3, MgO and metallic iron which dissolved in liquid aluminium. The composites thus produced were cast into cast iron die. The mechanical properties of the composites were evaluated. The dry sliding wear behavior of the cast composites was studied at different loads and different sliding velocities using Pin-On-Disk configuration wear testing machine. The worn surfaces and the wear debris were also analyzed using optical microscope and scanning electron microscope.
Simulating the Effect of Social Network Structure on Workflow Efficiency Performance  [PDF]
Akhilesh Bajaj, Sandip Sen
Social Networking (SN) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/sn.2014.31004

The effect of social network structure on team performance is difficult to investigate using standard field observational studies. This is because social network structure is an endogeneous variable, in that prior team performance can influence the values of structural measures such as centrality and connectedness. In this work we propose a novel simulation model based on agent-based modeling that allows social network structure to be treated as an exogeneous variable but still be allowed to evolve over time. The simulation model consists of experiments with multiple runs in each experiment. The social network amongst the agents is allowed to evolve between runs based on past performance. However, within each run, the social network is treated as an exogenous variable where it directly affects workflow performance. The simulation model we describe has several inputs and parameters that increase its validity, including a realistic workflow management depiction and real-world cognitive strategies by the agents.

Hilbert schemes of points on a locally planar curve and the Severi strata of its versal deformation
Vivek Shende
Mathematics , 2010, DOI: 10.1112/S0010437X11007378
Abstract: Let C be a locally planar curve. Its versal deformation admits a stratification by the genera of the fibres. The strata are singular; we show that their multiplicities at the central point are determined by the Euler numbers of the Hilbert schemes of points on C. These Euler numbers have made two prior appearances. First, in certain simple cases, they control the contribution of C to the Pandharipande-Thomas curve counting invariants of three-folds. In this context, our result identifies the strata multiplicities as the local contributions to the Gopakumar-Vafa BPS invariants. Second, when C is smooth away from a unique singular point, a special case of a conjecture of Oblomkov and Shende identifies the Euler numbers of the Hilbert schemes with the "U(infinity)" invariant of the link of the singularity. We make contact with combinatorial ideas of Jaeger, and suggest an approach to the conjecture.
The weights of the tautological classes of character varieties
Vivek Shende
Mathematics , 2014,
Abstract: I calculate the weights of the tautological classes of character varieties using the functorial mixed Hodge structure on simplicial schemes.
Generating families and constructible sheaves
Vivek Shende
Mathematics , 2015,
Abstract: Let $\Lambda$ be a Legendrian in the jet space of some manifold $X$. To a generating family presentation of $\Lambda$, we associate a constructible sheaf on $X \times \mathbb{R}$ whose singular support at infinity is $\Lambda$, and such that the generating family homology is canonically isomorphic to the endomorphism algebra of this sheaf. That is, the theory of generating family homology embeds in sheaf theory, and more specifically in the category studied in [STZ]. When $X = \mathbb{R}$, i.e., for the theory of Legendrian knots and links in the standard contact $\mathbb{R}^3$, we use ideas from the proof of the h-cobordism theorem to show this embedding is an equivalence. Combined with the results of [NRSSZ], this implies in particular that the generating family homologies of a knot are the same as its linearized Legendrian contact homologies.
Equilibrium Study for Reactive Extraction of Caproic Acid in Mibk and Xylene  [PDF]
Kailas L. Wasewar, Diwakar Z. Shende
Engineering (ENG) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/eng.2011.38101
Abstract: The recovery of caproic acid from the aqueous stream is of practical relevance due to its market value and the stringent environmental standards. The profound success of reactive extraction has been noted in the recovery of carboxylic acids from dilute solutions. In present paper, equilibrium of caproic acid with aliquat-336, a quaternary amine compound, in xylene and Methyl Isobutyl Ketone (MIBK) has been studied. Equilibrium parameters such as distribution coefficients, loading ratio, degree of extraction and equilibrium complexation constants have been presented. The data obtained is useful in understanding the equilibrium characteristics and efficient design of the recovery process of caproic acid by reactive extraction.
Evaluation of Aqueous Product from Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Cardboard as Bacterial Growth Medium: Co-Liquefaction of Cardboard and Bacteria for Higher Bio-Oil Production  [PDF]
A. Shende, W. Nan, E. Kodzomoyo, J. Shannon, J. Nicpon, R. Shende
Journal of Sustainable Bioenergy Systems (JSBS) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/jsbs.2017.72005
Abstract: Hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) processing of lignocellulosic biomass to bio-oil produces aqueous co-product (AP) which contains significant (~40 wt%) carbon from the original feedstock. This study evaluates macro and micronutrient composition of AP from Ca(NO3)2 catalyzed HTL of cardboard (CbAP) to cultivate bacteria. HPLC, GC-MS and ICP-MS analysis of CbAP revealed presence of C1-C3 carboxylic acids, aldehydes, ketones, phenolics, sub-optimal phosphorous and bio-incompatible levels of calcium. Dilutions (5 - 80 vol%) of detoxified CbAP (DTP-CbAP) in potassium phosphate buffer (pH 7.2) were supplemented with 50 mg·mL-1 of yeast extract and inoculated with metabolically versatile Enterobacter species. The cultures were incubated at 25°C under aerobic conditions. A maximum 9.4 fold increase in the dry cell weight was observed in DTP-CbAP-15 vol%. Co-liquefaction of the bacteria with cardboard in 1:1 and 1:3 weight ratios each produced ~33% more total bio-oil. These had higher HHVs of 34.11 and 31.05 MJ·kg-1, respectively compared with bio-oil from cardboard feedstock alone which had HHV of 30.61 MJ·kg-1. The study highlights the challenges in cultivating microbes in AP from HTL of lignocellulosic biomass (LCB) and the possibility to integrate microbial capture and recycle of the AP carbon for enhanced bio-oil production and quality.
Integrated Area-power Optimal State Assignment
Akhilesh Tyagi
VLSI Design , 2001, DOI: 10.1155/2001/39405
Abstract: This paper presents a state assignment algorithm with the objective of lower energy along with area comparable to the area-targeting state assignments such as JEDI. The underlying framework is MUSTANG's complete weighted graph with weights representing state affinity. The weight computation phase estimates the computation energy of potential common cubes using steady state probabilities for transitions. The weight computation phase also identifies a large set of potential state cliques, which are incorporated into a recursive bipartitioning based state assignment procedure. Reuse of cliques identified by the weight computation phase results in a faster and efficient state assignment. The energy targeting weights result in ≈9% lower area and 18% lower power than area targeting weights in JEDI over 29 MCNC Logic Synthesis ‘93 benchmarks. The clique based state assignment performs almost as well as the annealing based state assignment in JEDI, and takes only about half as much time.
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