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Publications of Dr. Akash Ranjan

  • Roy A, Reddi R, Sawhney B, Ghosh DK, Addlagatta A, Ranjan A (2016) Expression, Functional Characterization and X-ray Analysis of HosA, A Member of MarR Family of Transcription Regulator from Uropathogenic Escherichiacoli. Protein J. 2016 Jun 21. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Roy A, Ranjan A(2016) HosA, a MarR Family Transcriptional Regulator, Represses Nonoxidative Hydroxyarylic Acid Decarboxylase Operon and Is Modulated by 4-Hydroxybenzoic Acid. Biochemistry; 55(7):1120-34.

  • Sawhney B, Chopra K, Misra R, Ranjan A(2015) Identification of Plasmodium falciparum apicoplast-targeted tRNA-guanine transglycosylase and its potential inhibitors using comparative genomics, molecular modelling, docking and simulation studies. J Biomol Struct Dyn; 33(11):2404-20.

  • Yousuf S, Angara R, Vindal V, Ranjan A (2015) Rv0494 is a starvation-inducible, auto-regulatory FadR-like regulator from Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Microbiology;161(Pt 3):463-76.

  • Pandey SD, Choudhury M, Yousuf S, Wheeler PR, Gordon SV, Ranjan A, Sritharan M (2014) Iron-regulated protein HupB of Mycobacterium tuberculosis positively regulates siderophore biosynthesis and is essential for growth in macrophages. J Bacteriol.;196(10):1853-65.

  • Muley VY, Ranjan A. Evaluation of physical and functional protein-protein interaction prediction methods for detecting biological pathways. PLoS One. 2013;8(1):e54325.

  • Muley VY, Ranjan A (2012) Effect of reference genome selection on the performance of computational methods for genome-wide protein-protein interaction prediction. PLoS One. 7(7):e42057.

  • Ali J, Thummala SR, Ranjan A (2012) The parasite specific substitution matrices improve the annotation of apicomplexan proteins. BMC Genomics.13 Suppl 7:S19.**

  • Ali J, Paila U, Ranjan A(2011) ApicoAlign: an alignment and sequence search tool for apicomplexan proteins. BMC Genomics 12(Suppl 3):S6.**

  • Paila U, Kondam R, Ranjan A(2008) Genome bias influences amino acid choices: analysis of amino acid substitution and re-compilation of substitution matrices exclusive to an AT-biased genome. Nucleic Acids Res. 36 :6664-6675.

  • Rajesh V, Singamsetti VK, Vidya S, Gowrishankar M, Elamaran M, Tripathi J, Radhika NB, Kochar D, Ranjan A, Roy SK, Das A.(2008) Plasmodium falciparum: genetic polymorphism in apical membrane antigen-1 gene from Indian isolates. Exp Parasitol. 119:144-51.

  • Vindal V, Ashwantha Kumar E, Ranjan A.(2008)Identification of operator sites within the upstream region of the putative mce2R gene from mycobacteria.FEBS Lett. 582(7):1117-22.

  • Hussain MA, Naveed SA, Sechi LA, Ranjan S, Alvi A, Ahmed I, Ranjan A, Mukhopadhyay S, Ahmed N. (2008) Isocitrate dehydrogenase of Helicobacter pylori potentially induces humoral immune response in subjects with peptic ulcer disease and gastritis. PLoS ONE. 3(1):e1481.

  • Akhter Y, Yellaboina S, Farhana A, Ranjan A, Ahmed N, Hasnain SE.(2008) Genome scale portrait of cAMP-receptor protein (CRP) regulons in mycobacteria points to their role in pathogenesis.Gene.407:148-58.

  • Vindal V, Suma K, Ranjan A.(2007)GntR family of regulators in Mycobacterium smegmatis: a sequence and structure based characterization.BMC Genomics. 8:289.

  • Saxena V, Garg S, Ranjan S, Kochar D, Ranjan A, Das A.(2007) Analysis of elongation factor Tu (tuf A) of apicoplast from Indian Plasmodium vivax isolates. Infect Genet Evol. 7(5):618-26.

  • Ahmed N, Majeed AA, Ahmed I, Hussain MA, Alvi A, Devi SM, Rizwan M, Ranjan A, Sechi LA, Mégraud F. (2007) genoBASE pylori: a genotype search tool and database of the human gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori. Infect Genet Evol. 7:463-8.

  • Vidyasagar, M. ..., Ranjan A. ... et al (2007) BioSuite: A comprehensive bioinformatics software package (A unique industry-academia collaboration) Current Science, 92, 29-38.

  • Ahmed N, Majeed AA, Ahmed I, Hussain MA, Alvi A, Manjulata Devi S, Rizwan M, Ranjan A, Sechi L A and Mraud F (2007) genoBASE pylori: A genotype search tool and database of the human gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 4:463-468.

  • Vindal V, Ranjan S and Ranjan A (2006) In silico Analysis and Classification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis putative GntR transcription regulators. Tuberculosis 87:242-247.

  • Ranjan S, Gundu RK and Ranjan A (2006) MycoperonDB: A database of computationally identified operons and transcriptional units in Mycobacteria. BMC Bioinformatics 7 (S2) : S5**

  • Ranjan S, Seshadri J, Vindal V, Yellaboina S and Ranjan A (2006) iCR: A web tool to identify conserved targets of a regulatory protein across the prokaryotic species. Nucleic Acids Res. 34, W584- W587.

  • Yellaboina S, Ranjan S, Vindal V, and Ranjan A (2006) Comparative analysis of Iron regulated genes in mycobacteria FEBS Letters, 580: 2567–2576.

  • Ranjan S, Yellaboina S, and Ranjan A (2006) IdeR: From target recognition to physiological functions Critical Reviews in Microbiology, 32: 69–75.

  • Prakash P, Yellaboina S, Ranjan A, and Hasnain S.E. (2005) Computational prediction and experimental verification of novel IdeR binding sites in the upstream sequences of Mycobacterium tuberculosis ORFs Bioinformatics 21: 2161-2166.  <

  • Vijay Kumar S, Ranjan S, Saxena V, Rajesh V, Roy SK, Kochar D, Ranjan A, Das A.  (2005) Plasmodium falciparum: genetic diversity of C-terminal region of MSP-1 in isolates from Indian sub-continent. Exp Parasitol. 110: 384-388.  <

  • Yellaboina S., Ranjan S., Chakhaiyar P., Hasnain SE., and Ranjan A. (2004) Prediction of DtxR regulon: Identification of binding sites and operons controlled by Diphtheria toxin repressor in Corynebacterium diphtheriae. BMC Microbiology 4:38

  • Yellaboina S., Seshadri J., Senthil Kumar M and Ranjan A. (2004) Predictregulon: A webserver for the prediction of the regulatory protein binding sites and operons in prokaryote genomes. Nucleic Acids Research 32, W318-320.

  • Yellaboina S., Chakhaiyar P., Hasnain SE., and Ranjan A. (2003) Computational prediction of DtxR regulon-A Dissection of physiological process controlled by DtxR in Corynebacterium species. Proceedings of IEEE Computational System Bioinformatics Conference 442-443.**

  • Singh S., Pandey K., Chatopadhya R., Yazdani S.S., Lynn A., Bharadwaj A., Ranjan A., and Chitnis C. (2001) Biochemical, biophysical and functional characterization of bacterially expressed and refolded receptor binding domain of Plasmodium vivax Duffy Binding protein. J. Biol. Chem. 276, 17111-17116.

  • Ranjan A., and Chitnis C. (1999) Mapping of receptor binding site within the erythrocyte binding domain of Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium knowlesi proteins involved in erythrocyte invasion. Proc. Nat. Acad of Sc., USA, 96, 14067-14072.

  • Chitnis C., Chatopadhya R., Okoyeh,J.N., Pandey K., Ranjan A. and Singh S., (1998).A superfamily of Plasmodium proteins involved in erythrocyte invasion and cytoadherence: implications for malariavaccine development The Immunologist , Suppl 1, 193

  • Hasnain, S.E., Jain, A., Habib, S., Ghosh, S., Chatterji, U., Ramachandran, A., Das, P., Venkaiah, B., Pandey, S., Liang, B., Ranjan, A., Natrajan, K., Azim, C.A. (1997) Involvement of host factors in transcription from baculovirus very late gene promoters. Gene, 190, 113-118.

  • Awasthi, A.K., Jha, P.K., Ranjan, A. and Hasnain, S.E. (1997) Monitoring.recombinant baculovirus replication in Spodoptera litura (Lepidoptera:Noctuidae) larvae using firefly luciferase gene as reporter. Annuls of Entomology Society of America 90, 832-835.

  • Ranjan, A., and Hasnain, S.E. (1995). Codon usage in the prototype baculovirus- Autographa Californica Nuclear polyhedrosis virus. Ind. J. Biochem. Biophys., 32, 424-428.

  • Mishra, N., Habib, S., Ranjan, A., Hasnain S.E. and Nath, I. (1996). Cloning and expression of Mycobacterium lepraeclpC gene. Gene, 172, 99-104.

  • Ranjan, A., and Hasnain, S.E. (1994). Influence of codon usage and translation initiation codon context in the AcNPV-based expression system: Computer analysis using homologous and heterologous genes. Virus Genes, 09, 149-153.

  • Hasnain, S.E., Nakhai, B., Ehtesham, N.Z., Sridhar, P., Ranjan, A., Talwar, G.P., and Jha, P.K. (1994). ß-Subunit of human chorionic gonadotropin hormone and firefly luciferase simultaneously synthesised in insect cells using a recombinant baculovirus are differentially expressed and transported. DNA and Cell Biology 13, 275-282.

  • Sridhar, P., Azim, C.A., Burma, S., Habib, S., Jain, A., Mukherjee, B., Ranjan, A., and Hasnain, S.E. (1994) Baculovirus vector-mediated expression of heterologous genes in insect cells. J. Biosciences, 19, 603-614.
  • Articles in Books
  • Jain, A., Ranjan, A., Chatterji, U., Das, P., Ghosh, S., Habib, S., Pandey, S., Ramachandran, A., Venkaiah, B., and Hasnain, S.E. (1998) High level expression of heterologous genes in insect cells is not dependent on promoter alone in Invertebrate cell culture: Novel Direction and Biotechnological Applications (Eds: Maramorosch K and Mitsuhashi J) Science Publishers, Inc (USA) New Hampshire, p221-227.*

  • Habib, S., Burma, S., Chatterji, U., Das, P., Jain, A., Mukherjee, B., Natarajan, K., Ranjan, A. and Hasnain S.E . (1996) Transcriptional regulation of the AcNPV polyhedrin gene promoter in Current Developments in Animal Virology (Ed Wagner and S Jameel eds) Oxford and IBH Publishing Co. Pvt Ltd, New Delhi, India.*

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