Cell Biology & Physiology Division

Dr. Arun Bandyopadhyay

PhD, Visva-Bharati 1995

Contact - arunb@iicb.res.in

Principal Scientist

Dr. Bandyopadhyay's Lab Website

Current Research Interest

  • Mechanism of dysfunctions of cardiomyocytes in hyperthyroid induced cardiovascular disease.
  • Identification of altered gene expression profile in hypertrophied heart.
  • Mechanism of ROS mediated inhibition of gene expression in hyperthyroid-induced hypertrophied heart.
  • Ca2+ signaling in cardiomyocytes.
  • Role of annexin A6 in the regulation of Ca2+ homeostasis in cardiomyocytes.
  • Identification of biomarkers of heart diseases.
  • Identification of single nucleotide polymorphism on the genes those are functionally important for heart function among various Indian populations.
  • Screening synthetic and herbal sources for development of anti-asthmatic molecules.


Names of the group members including regular staff with designation and research fellows




Project Assistant

  1. Kakali De, RA/DBT
  2. Priyanka De, SRF/CSIR
  3. Sangeeta Maity, SRF/CSIR
  4. Sumita Mishra, SRF/CSIR
  5. Vivek Chander, SRF/CSIR
  6. Priyam Banerjee, JRF/CSIR
  7. Suvagata Roy Chowdhury, JRF/UGC
  1. Swapan Mandal, Tech.Officer
  2. Prabir Dey

List of important Publications

  1. Roy SG, De P, Mukherjee D, Chander V, Konar A, Bandyopadhyay D and Bandyopadhyay A. Excess of Glucocorticoid induces cardiac dysfunction via activating Angiotensin II pathway. Cell. Physiol. Biochem. 2009, 24(1-2):1-10. PMID: 19590187.
  2.  Paul S, Pramanick K, Kundu S, Bandyopadhyay A and Mukherjee D. Involvement of PI3 kinase and MAP kinase in IGF-I and insulin-induced oocyte maturation in Cyprinus carpio. Mol. Cell. Endocrinol. 2009, 309(1-2):93-100. PMID: 19482057.
  3. Zhao W, Fan GC, Zhang ZG, Bandyopadhyay A, Zhou X and Kranias EG. Protection of peroxiredoxin II on oxidative stress-induced cardiomyocyte death and apoptosis. Basic Res. Cardiol. 2009, 104(4):377-89. PMID: 19030911.
  4. Member of The Indian Genome variation Consortium. Genetic landscape of the people of India: a canvas for disease gene exploration. J. Genetics. 2008, 87(1): 3-20. PMID: 18560169.
  5. Ghose Roy S, Mishra S, Ghosh G and Bandyopadhyay A. Thyroid hormone induces myocardial matrix degradation by activating matrix metalloproteinase. Matrix Biol. 2007, 26:269-279. PMID: 17275272.
  6. Ghosh G, De K, Maity S, Bandyopadhyay D, Bhattacharya S, Reiter RJ and Bandyopadhyay A. Melatonin protects against oxidative damage and restores GLUT4 expression in hyperthyroid rat heart. J. Pineal Res. 2007, 42:71-82. PMID: 17198541.
  7. Dey D, Pal BC, Biswas T, Roy SS, Bandyopadhyay A, Mandal SK, Giri BB and Bhattacharya S. A Lupinoside prevented fatty acid induced inhibition of insulin sensitivity in 3T3 L1 adipocytes. Mol. Cell. Biochem. 2007, 300(1-2):149-57. PMID: 17149545.
  8. Mahata B, Mukherjee S, Mishra S, Bandyopadhyay A and Adhya S. Functional delivery of a cytosolic tRNA into mutant mitochondria of human cells. Science. 2006, 314:471-474. PMID: 17053148.
  9. Sinha S, Pal BC, Jagadeesh S, Banerjee PP, Bandyopadhyay A and Bhattacharya S. Mahanine inhibits growth and induces apoptosis in prostrate cancer cells through the deactivation of Akt and activation of caspases. The Prostrate. 2006, 66:1257-1265. PMID: 16683271.
  10. Dey D, Basu D, Roy SS, Bandyopadhyay A and Bhattacharya S. Involvement of of novel PKC isoforms in FFA induced defects in insulin signaling. Mol. Cell. Endocrinol. 2006, 246:60-4. PMID: 16448741.
  11. Sundararajan R, Haja NA, Venkatesan K, Mukherjee K, Saha BP, Bandyopadhyay A and Mukherjee PK. Cytisus scoparius link—a natural antioxidant. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2006, 6: 8. PMID: 16542432.
  12. Dey D, Mukherjee M, Basu D, Datta M, Roy SS, Bandyopadhyay A and Bhattacharya S. Inhibition of insulin receptor gene expression and insulin signaling by fatty acid: interplay of PKC isoforms therein. Cell. Physiol. Biochem. 2005, 16:217-28. PMID: 16301821.
  13. Member of The Indian Genome variation Consortium. The Indian Genome variation database (IGVdb): a project overview. Human Genetics. 2005, 118(1):1-11. PMID: 16133172.
  14. De K, Ghosh G, Datta M, Konar A, Bandyopadhyay J, Bandyopadhyay D, Bhattacharya S and Bandyopadhyay A. Analysis of Differentially expressed genes in hyperthyroid-induced hypertrophied heart by cDNA microarray. J. Endocrinol. 2004, 182:304-314. PMID: 15283691.
  15. Bandyopadhyay D, Ghosh G, Bandyopadhyay A and Reiter RJ. Melatonin protects against piroxicam-induced gastric ulceration. J. Pinneal Res. 2004, 36: 195-203. PMID: 15009511.
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