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Chemistry Division

Dr. Asish Kumar Sen (Jr.)

Chief Scientist
Ph.D. (1980), Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Post-Doc., York University, Toronto, Canada (1980-82) &
Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada (1989-91)

Contact - aksen@iicb.res.in / asishksen@yahoo.com

Current Research Interest

  1. Structural studies of O-antigenic polysaccharides of pathogenic bacteria with special reference to Vibrios.
  2. Structural studies on biologically important glycoproteins, glycolipids etc.
  3. Glycomics.
  4. Synthesis of biologically important oligosaccharides (haptens) and their protein conjugates.
  5. Value addition to natural gums and fibres.
  6. Natural products (polysaccharides) as possible drugs
Names of the group members including regular staff with designation and research fellows:
Fellow/RA Staff Others
  1. Mr. Rajarshi Roy Choudhury (JRF, CSIR)
  2. Mr. Swarbhanu Sarkar (JRF, CSIR)
  3. Mr. Samrat Dutta (JRF, CSIR)
  4. Mr. Pranabesh Bhattacharyya (JRF. CSIR)
  5. Ms. Shraboni Ghosal (JRF, UGC)
  6. Mr. Sourav  Chakraborty (JRF, CSIR)
  7. Md. Ershad Ali Mistri (JRF, COIR Board)
  8. Ms. Rammyani Pal, (JRF, CSIR)
Mr. Asit Kumar Das, Sr. TO Gr. III (6)

List of important Publications:

  1. Synthesis of O-a-D-Rhap(1Õ3)-O-a-D-Rhap(1Õ2)-O-a-D-Rhap(1Õ12)-oxydodeca­noyl-bovine serum albumin.  A. K. Sen, W. Zou, W. A. Szarek and D. B. Maclean. Can. J. Chem., 171 (1993) 2194-2200.
  2. Synthesis of several Technetium-99m and Iodine-131 labeled neo­glyco­albumins and their diff­erential uptake patterns in animal biodistribu­tion ex­periments. H. Sarkar, M. Mukher­jee, S. N. Banerjee, A. K. Sen and N. Banerji. Nucl. Med. Biol., 22 (1995) 589-597.
  3. Paracrine effects of a uterine agglutinin are mediated via the sialic acid present in the rat uterine endometrium, U. Chatterjee, Asish K. Sen, R. Schauer and M. Choudhury, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry 215 (2000) 47-55.
  4. Extracellular polysaccharides of a copper-sensitive and a copper-resistat Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain: synthesis, chemical nature and copper binding, Sufia K Kazy, Pinaki Sar, S. P. Singh, Asish Kumar Sen and S. F. D’Souza, World J. Microbial. Biotech., 18 (2002) 583-588.
  5. Induction of glycosylation in human C-reactive protein under different pathological conditions, Tanusree Das, Asish K. Sen, Tore Kempf, Sumit R. Pramanik, Chhabinath Mandal and Chitra Mandal, Biochem. J. 373 (2003) 345-355.
  6. Isolation and characterization of the lipopolysaccharide from Acidiphilium strain GS18h/ATCC55963, a soil isolate of Indian copper mine, Rabindranath Bera, Abhijit Nayak, Asish Kumar Sen, Biswa Pronab Chowdhury and Ranjan Bhadra, FEMS Microbiology Letters, 246 (2005) 183-190.
  7. Bandyppadhyay S, Bhattacharyya A. Mallick A, Sen A. K., Tripathi G, Das T, Sa G, Bhattacharya D. K., Mandal C,  Over-expressed IgG2 antibodies against O-acetylated sialoglycoconjugates incapable of proper effecter functioning in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Int. Immunol., 17 (2005) 177-91.
  8. Docosahexaenoic acid facilitates cell maturation and b-adrenergic transmission in astrocytes. A. Joardar, Asish K Sen and Sumantra Das, Journal of Lipid Research, 47 (2006) 571-581.
  9. Identification of a novel sugar 5,7-diacetamido-8-amino-3,5,7,8,9-pentadeoxy-D-glycero-D-galacto-non-2-ulosonic acid present in the lipooligosaccharide of Vibrio parahaemolyticus O3:K6, Koushik Mazumder, Biswa P. Choudhury, G. Balakrish Nair and Asish K Sen,  Glycoconj. J., 25 (2008) 345–354.
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