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1. Autophagy regulated by gain of function mutant p53 enhances proteasomal inhibitor-mediated cell death through induction of ROS and ERK in lung cancer cells. Saini H, Hakeem I, Mukherjee S, Chowdhury S, and Chowdhury R*. Journal of Oncology; 2019 (In press) IF 4.52


 1. A global transcriptomic pipeline decoding core network of genes involved in stages leading to acquisition of drug-resistance to cisplatin in osteosarcoma cells. Niveditha D, Mukherjee S, Majumder S, Chowdhury R* and Chowdhury S* (*corresponding authors). Bioinformatics; Oct 11, 2018. IF 5.48

2. TGF-β2-induced EMT is dampened by inhibition of autophagy and TNF-α treatment. Dash S, Prasad M.S., Balaji R, Chowdhury R* and Mukherjee S* (*corresponding authors). Oncotarget; 2018; 9:6433-6449. IF 5.1

 3. Autophagy inhibition potentiates SAHA mediated apoptosis in glioblastoma cells by accumulation of damaged mitochondria. Lohitesh K, Saini H, Srivastava A, Mukherjee S, Roy A and Chowdhury R*. Oncology Reports; 2018;39(6):2787-2796. IF 2.9

 4. Evaluation of a Novel Platinum(II)Based AIE Compound-Encapsulated Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles for Cancer Theranostic Application. Pasha SS#, Fageria L#, Climent C, Rath PN, Alemany P, Chowdhury R*, Roy A* and Laskar IR* (*corresponding authors). Dalton Transactions; 2018;  47, 4613-4624 DOI: 10.1039/C7DT04232A. IF 4.1

5. "Resistance a major hindrance to chemotherapy in Hepatocellular Carcinoma: An insight". Lohitesh K*, Chowdhury R*,  Mukherjee S (*equal contributors). Cancer Cell International; 2018; Mar 20;18:44. IF 3.9

6. Exploring the Hidden Potential of Benzothiazole Based Schiff base “AIE and ESIPT” active for pH Sensing, Intracellular Imaging and Ultrasensitive & Selective detection of Aluminium (Al3+). Kachawal V, Isukapalli SVK, Fageria L, Chaudhary J, Roy RK, Chowdhury R* and Laskar IR*  (*corresponding authors). Analyst2018; 143, 3741 - 3748. IF 3.88.


1. Evaluation of apoptosis and autophagy inducing potential of Berberis aristata, Azadirachta indica and their synergistic combinations in parental and resistant human osteosarcoma cells. Sengupta P, Raman S, Chowdhury R, Lohitesh K, Saini Heena, Mukherjee S*, Paul A*. Frontiers in Oncology; 2017, 7:296. IF 4.4.

2. Synthesis and Evaluation of Bile Acid Amides of α-Cyanostilbenes as Anticancer Agents. Agarwal D, Singh RP, Lohitesh K, Jha PN, Chowdhury R, Sakhujaa R*. Molecular Diversity; 2017; 1-17. IF 1.9.

3. Design, in silico modeling, biodistribution study of rutin and quercetin loaded-stable human hair keratin nanoparticles intended for anticancer drug delivery. Selvaraj K, Panneerselvam T, Balasubramanian S, Murugesan S, Chowdhury R, Chowdhury A, Bhattacharjee, C. BioMed Phy & Eng; 2017.

4. Novel Spiro/non-Spiro Pyranopyrazoles: eco-Friendly Synthesis, in-vitro Anticancer Activity, DNA binding, and in-silico Docking Studies; Shukla P, Sharma A, Fageria L and Chowdhury R. Current Bioactive Compounds (CBC); 2017; 13.

5. Biosynthesized protein-capped silver nanoparticles induce ROS-dependent pro-apoptotic signals and pro-survival autophagy in cancer cells. Fageria L, Pareek V, Dilip R, Bhargava A, Pasha S, Laskar I, Saini H, Dash S, Chowdhury R*, Panwar, J* (*co-corresponding authors). ACS Omega, 2017, 2 (4), pp 1489–1504.

6. Understanding cancer complexome using networks, spectral graph theory and multilayer framework. Rai A, Pradhan P, Nagraj J, Lohitesh K, Chowdhury R and Jalan S. 2017, Scientific Reports, 7: 41676. IF 4.2

7. Aggregation Induced Emission’ Active Iridium(III) Complexes with Applications in Mitochondrial Staining. Alam P, Dash S, Climent C, Kaur G, Choudhury AR, Casanova D, Alemany P, Chowdhury R*, Laskar IR*. RSC Advances (*co-corresponding authors), 2017, 7, 5642-48. IF 3.1.

8. The dynamic role of autophagy and MAPK signaling in determining cell fate under cisplatin stress. Mukherjee S, Dash S, Lohitesh K and Chowdhury R*. PloS One. 2017, 12(6): e0179203. IF 2.8.


1. Self-Assembled Oleic Acid Nanoparticle Mediated Targeting of Mitogen Activated Protein Kinase Signaling in Combination with DNA Damage in Cancer Cells. Palvai S, More P, Mapara N, Nagraj JChowdhury R, Basu S. ChemNanoMat; March 2016, 2(3):201-11. IF 3.2.

2. Chitosan encapsulated ZnS:M (M: Fe3+ or Mn2+) quantum dots for fluorescent labeling of sulphate reducing bacteria. Raghuram HS, Pradeep S, Dash SChowdhury R and Mazumder S. Bulletin of Materials Science; April 2016:1-9. IF 0.8


1. Russells viper venom (RVV) affects regulation of small GTPases and causes nuclear damage. Pathan JS, Martin A,  Chowdhury R, Sarkar A and Chakrabarty D. Toxicon; Dec 2015,108:216-25. IF 2.5

2. Cancer: an evolutionary perspective. Nagraj J, Mukherjee S and Chowdhury RJ Cancer Biol Res; 2015, 3(2):1064.

3. "Arsenic Toxicity: Remediation and Treatment". Chowdhury R, Verma SK, Mukherjee S. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, Florida. Book Chapter, Aug 2015.

4. Fast microwave assisted synthesis of pyrazolopyran derivatives as new anticancer agents. Shukla P, Sharma A, Chowdhury RDash S and Pallavi B. Current Microwave Chemistry; 2015, 3:1-6.


1. Dual drug loaded vitamin D3 nanoparticle to target drug resistance in cancer. Palvai S, Nagraj J, Mapara N, Chowdhury Rand Basu S* (*co-corresponding authors). RSC Advances; 2014, 4:57271-57281. IF 3.1.

2. Rare Observation of ‘Aggregation Induced Emission’ in Cyclometalated Platinum(II) Complexes and their Biological Activities. Pasha S, Alam P, Dash S, Kaur G, Banerjee D, Chowdhury R, Rath N, Choudhury RA and Laskar IR. RSC Advances; 2014, 4:50549-50553. IF 3.1.

3. Arsenic Extrusion and Energy Derivation as Survival Mechanism in a Novel Exiguobacterium Isolated from Arsenic Contaminated Groundwater of West Bengal. Chowdhury RKarak P, Sen AK, Chatterjee R, and Chaudhuri K.American International Journal of Research in Formal, Applied and Natural Sciences (AIJRFANS); 2014; 14-318:19-27.


1. Reactive Nitrogen Species Regulate Autophagy through ATM-AMPK-TSC2-mediated Suppression of mTORC1. Tripathi DN* & Chowdhury R* (*equal contributors), Trudel LJ, Tee AR, Walker CL and Wogan NG ψPNAS; Aug 2013, 110(32): E2950–E2957. IF 9.6.

2. Endogenously Produced Nitric Oxide Mitigates Sensitivity of Melanoma Cells to Cisplatin. Godoy LC, Anderson C, Chowdhury R, Trudel LJ and Wogan NG ψPNAS. Dec 2012, 109(50):20373-8. IF 9.6.

3.Nitric Oxide produced endogenously is responsible for Hypoxia induced HIF-1 alpha stabilization in Colon Carcinoma Cells. Chowdhury R, Godoy LC, Thiantanawat AT, Trudel LJ, Deen WM and Wogan NG ψChem Res in Toxicol. ACS Publications, Oct 2012, 25(10): 2194-202. IF 3.2.

4. Presence of strong association of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I allel HLA-A*26:01 with idiopathic hypoparathyroidism. With Indian Genome Variation Consortium. J Clin Endocrinol Meta. 2012, Sep; 97(9):E1820-4. IF 5.4


1. Arsenic Induced Cell Proliferation is Associated with Enhanced ROS Generation, Erk Signaling and CyclinA Expression. Chowdhury R, Chatterjee R, Giri AK and Chaudhuri K ψ. Toxicol Letters. Elsevier Publishers, 2010 Oct; Vol 198(2): 263-71. 

2. EGLN1 involvement in high-altitude adaptation revealed through genetic analysis of extreme constitution types defined in Ayurveda. With Indian Genome Variation Consortium. PNAS. 2010; Vol. 107, issue 44, 18961-18966.

3. Expression of metallothionein-1 (MT-1) mRNA in the rat testes and liver after cadmium injection. Mukhopadhyay D, Mitra A, Nandi P, Chowdhury R, Chaudhuri K and Bhattacharya A ψ. Sys Bio Reprod Med. Informa Healthcare Publishers, 2009 Dec; Vol 55(5-6):188-92. 

4. Arsenic induced apoptosis in malignant melanoma cells is enhanced by menadione through ROS  generation, p38 signaling and p53 activation. Chowdhury R, Chowdhury S, Mandal C and Chaudhuri K ψ. Apoptosis. Springer Publishers, 2009; 14(1): 108-23. 

5. Isolation and Characterization of an arsenic resistant bacterium from a bore-well in West Bengal, India. Chowdhury R, Sen AK, Karak P, Giri AK and Chaudhuri K ψ. Annals of Microbiol. Springer Publishers, 2009; Vol 59 (2); 1-6. 

6. In vitro and in vivo reduction of sodium arsenite induced toxicity by aqueous garlic extract. Chowdhury R, Dutta A, Giri AK and Chaudhuri K ψ; Food and Chemical Toxicol. Elsevier Publishers, 2008; Vol 46(2); 740-51. 

7. Chronic exposure to arsenic at low concentration has toxic effect in human but short term exposure in vitro induces apoptosis. Chowdhury R, Roychoudhury P and Chaudhuri K ψ. Icfai Journal of Biotech. 2008, Vol II (3); 17-23.

8. Genetic landscape of the people of India: a canvas for disease gene exploration. Journal of Genetics. 2008, Volume 87; 3-20 (with Human Genome Cosnsortium).

9. Comparison of health effects between individuals with and without skin lesions in the population exposed to arsenic through drinking water in West Bengal, India. Ghosh P, Banerjee M, Chaudhuri S, Chowdhury R, Das J and Giri AK ψ; Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology. Nature Publishers, 2007; Vol 17; 215–23. 

10. Novel glycoconjugates of diospyrin, a quinonoid plant product: synthesis and evaluation of cytotoxicity against human malignant melanoma (A375) and laryngeal carcinoma (Hep2). Sarma MD, Ghosh R, Chowdhury R, Chaudhuri K and Hazra B ψ; Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry. RSC Publishers, 2007; Vol 5; 3115-3125. 

11. HnRNPE2 is downregulated in human oral cancer cells and the overexpression of hnRNPE2 induces apoptosis. Roychoudhury P, Paul R, Chowdhury R & Chaudhuri Kψ; Molecular Carcinogenesis; Wiley Publishers. 2006; Vol 46; 198-207. 

12 The Indian Genome Variation database (IGVdb): a project overview; With Indian Genome Variation Consortium. Human Genetics. Springer Publishers, 2005; Vol 118; 1-11. 

In Conference Proceedings:

26. "Melanoma fights cisplatin with NO: S-nitrosation as a mechanism supporting drug-resistance"- Godoy LC, Anderson CT, Chowdhury R, Trudel LJ, and Wogan GN; Journal of Cancer Research; AACR 104th Annual Meeting 2013; Apr 6-10; Washington DC, American Association for Cancer Research.

27. Arsenic Toxicity Amelioration: A Review. Chowdhury R, Das B and Chaudhuri K. Symposium proceedings Book "Proceedings of 14th All India Congress of Cytology and Genetics (AICCG)", 2010.

Book and Book Chapter:

28. “Arsenic Toxicity and its Remediation”. Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany. Aug 2012.  (Book).

29. "Garlic, a Promising Antidote to Heavy Metal Toxicity". Chowdhury R & Chaudhuri K ψ. Book Chapter in Nova Sciences, USA (2009).



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