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M Das
Dr. Madhusudan Das

Department of Zoology, University of Calcutta

E-mail : madhuzoo@yahoo.com

Telephone: 033-2461-5445 (x 281)
Research Interest
 


DNA Fingerprinting and Cellular Analysis for the Assessment of Susceptibility of the population Exposed to Arsenic through Drinking Water in West Bengal.
Anti-malarial drug resistance of P. falciparum malaria.
Thyroid dysfunction and its effect on glucose homeostasis in Rat.
Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) gene polymorphism and its relation with thyroid dysfunction.
Genetic screening of Indian major carps using polymorphic DNA markers for the purity of fish seeds.

Current research programme:
 


 DNA Fingerprinting and Cellular Analysis for the Assessment of Susceptibility of the population Exposed to Arsenic through Drinking Water in West Bengal.

 Anti-malarial drug resistance of P. falciparum malaria.

 Thyroid dysfunction and its effect on glucose homeostasis in Rat.

 Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) gene polymorphism and its relation with thyroid dysfunction.

 Genetic screening of Indian major carps using polymorphic DNA markers for the purity of fish seeds.

Award
 


Best Participant Award, Workshop on Applications of Electron microscopy in Medicine and Biotechnology, at Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, 1995

Tie- up and Collaboration
 


Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of West Bengal
Department of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of W.Bengal
UGC (ongoing)
DBT, India (ongoing)

Some Recent Publications
 


 Chen Y, Rao F, Juan L, Mahata M, Fung M, Stridsberg M, Vaingankar S, Wen G, Salem R, Das M, Cockburn M, Schork NJ, Ziegler M, Hamilton B, Mahata SK, Taupenot L and O'Connor.DT. (2008). Naturally Occurring Human Genetic Variation in the 3=-Untranslated Region of the Secretory Protein Chromogranin A. Is Associated With Autonomic Blood Pressure Regulation and Hypertension in a Sex- Dependent Fashion. J Am Col Cardiol., 52 (18): 1468-1482.

 O'Connor DT, Zhu G, Rao F, Taupenot L, Fung M, Das M, Mahata SK, Mahata M, Wang L, Zhang K, Greenwood TA, Shih PA, Cockburn MG, Ziegler MG, Stridsberg M, Martin NG, Whitfield JB. (2008). Heritability and genome-wide linkage in US and australian twins identify novel genomic regions controlling chromogranin a: implications for secretion and blood pressure. Circulation, 118(3): 247-57.

 Chen Y, Rao F, Rodriguez-Flores JL, Mahapatra NR, Mahata M, Wen G, Salem RM, Shih PA, Das M, Schork NJ, Ziegler MG, Hamilton BA, Mahata SK, O'Connor DT. (2008). Common genetic variants in the chromogranin A promoter alter autonomic activity and blood pressure. Kidney Int., 74(1):115-25.

 Fung MM, Nguyen C, Mehtani P, Salem RM, Perez B, Thomas B, Das M, Schork NJ, Mahata SK, Ziegler MG, O'Connor DT. (2008). Genetic variation within adrenergic pathways determines in vivo effects of presynaptic stimulation in humans. Circulation, 117(4):517-25.

 Biswas N, Vaingankar SM, Mahata M, Das M, Gayen JR, Taupenot L, Torpey JW, O'Connor DT, Mahata SK. (2008). Proteolytic cleavage of human chromogranin a containing naturally occurring catestatin variants: differential processing at catestatin region by plasmin. Endocrinology, 149(2):749-57.

 
 
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