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Cell Biology & Physiology Division

Dr. Tushar Chakraborty

Senior Scientist
PhD, Calcutta University
Contact - Tushar@iicb.res.in / chakraborty.tushar@gmail.com

Current Research Interest

  • Transcriptional Regulation of Gene Expression  in extreamophiles and Archaea.
  • Metagenomic Analysis of microbial communities  in heavy metal contaminated environments.
  • Human Polyoma virus gene regulation during latency and reactivation, Host- viral interactions.

List of important Publications:

  1. Bhattacharjee S, Chakraborty T, High reactivation of BK virus variants in Asian Indians with renal disorders and during pregnancy, Virus Genes. 28(2):157-68, (2004).
  2. T Chakraborty, Envelopes in Space and Succession in Time : Joseph Needham and the Central Problems of Developmental Biology  , p 29-45 , in The Life and Works of Joseph Needham , Ed Sushil K Mukherjee and A Ghosh ,The Asiatic Society , Calcutta (1997).
  3. T Chakraborty  and E Olson  ,Myogenin and the Control of Muscle-Specific Gene Expression ,p17-29 , in  Neuromuscular Development and Disease , Ed AM Kelly and HM Blau , Raven Press , NY (1992).
  4. T Chakraborty, T Brennan and E Olson, Differential trans-activation of a muscle-specific enhancer by myogenic helix-loop-helix proteins is separable from DNA binding, J. Biol. Chem., Vol. 266,  2878-2882, (1991).
  5. T Chakraborty, JF Martin and EN Olson, Analysis of the oligomerization of myogenin and E2A products in vivo using a two-hybrid assay system, J. Biol. Chem., Vol. 267, 17498-17501, 09, (1992).
  6. T Chakraborty, T J Brennan, L Li, D Edmondson and E N Olson, Inefficient homooligomerization contributes to the dependence of myogenin on E2A products for efficient DNA binding., Mol Cell Biol.; 11(7): 3633-3641(1991).
  7. T Chakraborty and E N Olson, Domains outside of the DNA-binding domain impart target gene specificity to myogenin and MRF4, Mol Cell Biol.  11(12): 6103-6108 (1991).
  8. JM Venuti, L Goldberg, T Chakraborty, EN Olson and WH Klein, A Myogenic Factor from Sea Urchin Embryos Capable of Programming Muscle Differentiation in Mammalian Cells, PNAS, USA ,Vol 88, 6219-6223, (1991).
  9. TJ Brennan, T Chakraborty and EN Olson, Mutagenesis of the Myogenin Basic Region Identifies an Ancient Protein Motif Critical for Activation of Myogenesis, PNAS,USA , Vol 88, 5675-5679,(1991).
  10. T Chakraborty and G C Das, Identification of HeLa cell nuclear factors that bind to and activate the early promoter of human polyomavirus BK in vitro, Mol Cell Biol. 9 : 3821-3828(1989).
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