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Rukhsana Chowdhury

Education

Ph.D. in Biochemistry, University of Calcutta, India, 1989

Current position

Senior Principal Scientist, Infectious Diseases and Immunology Division, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, India
Area of research interest: Bacterial pathogenesis

Publications (selected)

  1. Raghwan and Chowdhury, R. (2014). Host cell contact induces fur-dependent expression of virulence factors CagA and VacA in Helicobacter pylori. Helicobacter 19(1): 17-25.
  2. Chakraborti, S., Bhattacharya, S., Chowdhury, R. and Chakrabarti, P. (2013). The molecular basis of inactivation of metronidazole-resistant Helicobacter pylori using polyethyleneimine functionalized zinc oxide nanoparticles. PLoS One 8(8): e70776.
  3. Chatterjee, E. and Chowdhury, R. (2013). Reduced virulence of the Vibrio cholerae fadD mutant is due to induction of the extracytoplasmic stress response. Infect Immun 81(10): 3935-3941.
  4. Dey, A. K., Bhagat, A. and Chowdhury, R. (2013). Host cell contact induces expression of virulence factors and VieA, a cyclic di-GMP phosphodiesterase, in Vibrio cholerae. J Bacteriol 195(9): 2004-2010.
  5. Pradhan, S., Mallick, S. K. and Chowdhury, R. (2013). Vibrio cholerae classical biotype is converted to the viable non-culturable state when cultured with the El Tor biotype. PLoS One 8(1): e53504.
  6. Ghosh, A., Choudhury, A., Das, A., Chatterjee, N. S., Das, T., Chowdhury, R., Panda, K., Banerjee, R. and Chatterjee, I. B. (2012). Cigarette smoke induces p-benzoquinone-albumin adduct in blood serum: Implications on structure and ligand binding properties. Toxicology 292(2-3): 78-89.
  7. Ray, S., Chatterjee, E., Chatterjee, A., Paul, K. and Chowdhury, R. (2011). A fadD mutant of Vibrio cholerae is impaired in the production of virulence factors and membrane localization of the virulence regulatory protein TcpP. Infect Immun 79(1): 258-266.
  8. Pradhan, S., Baidya, A. K., Ghosh, A., Paul, K. and Chowdhury, R. (2010). The El Tor biotype of Vibrio cholerae exhibits a growth advantage in the stationary phase in mixed cultures with the classical biotype. J Bacteriol 192(4): 955-963.
  9. Chatterjee, A. and Chowdhury, R. (2008). Bile and unsaturated fatty acids inhibit the binding of cholera toxin and Escherichia coli heat-labile enterotoxin to GM1 receptor. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 52(1): 220-224.
  10. Chatterjee, A., Dutta, P. K. and Chowdhury, R. (2007). Effect of fatty acids and cholesterol present in bile on expression of virulence factors and motility of Vibrio cholerae. Infect Immun 75(4): 1946-1953.
  11. Ghosh, A., Paul, K. and Chowdhury, R. (2006). Role of the histone-like nucleoid structuring protein in colonization, motility, and bile-dependent repression of virulence gene expression in Vibrio cholerae. Infect Immun 74(5): 3060-3064.
  12. Banerjee, S. and Chowdhury, R. (2006). An orphan DNA (cytosine-5-)-methyltransferase in Vibrio cholerae. Microbiology 152(Pt 4): 1055-1062.
  13. Chatterjee, A., Chaudhuri, S., Saha, G., Gupta, S. and Chowdhury, R. (2004). Effect of bile on the cell surface permeability barrier and efflux system of Vibrio cholerae. J Bacteriol 186(20): 6809-6814.
  14. Paul, K., Ghosh, A., Sengupta, N. and Chowdhury, R. (2004). Competitive growth advantage of nontoxigenic mutants in the stationary phase in archival cultures of pathogenic Vibrio cholerae strains. Infect Immun 72(9): 5478-54822.
  15. Krishnan, H. H., Ghosh, A., Paul, K. and Chowdhury, R. (2004). Effect of anaerobiosis on expression of virulence factors in Vibrio cholerae. Infect Immun 72(7): 3961-3967.
  16. Sengupta, N., Paul, K. and Chowdhury, R. (2003). The global regulator ArcA modulates expression of virulence factors in Vibrio cholerae. Infect Immun 71(10): 5583-5589.
  17. Mohanakumar, K. P., Thomas, B., Sharma, S. M., Muralikrishnan, D., Chowdhury, R. and Chiueh, C. C. (2002). Nitric oxide: an antioxidant and neuroprotector. Ann N Y Acad Sci 962: 389-401.
  18. Chakrabarti, S., Sengupta, N. and Chowdhury, R. (1999). Role of DnaK in in vitro and in vivo expression of virulence factors of Vibrio cholerae. Infect Immun 67(3): 1025-1033.
  19. Gupta, S. and Chowdhury, R. (1997). Bile affects production of virulence factors and motility of Vibrio cholerae. Infect Immun 65(3): 1131-1134.
  20. Sahu, G. K., Chowdhury, R. and Das, J. (1997). The rpoH gene encoding sigma 32 homolog of Vibrio cholerae. Gene 189(2): 203-207.
  21. Sahu, G. K., Chowdhury, R. and Das, J. (1994). Heat shock response and heat shock protein antigens of Vibrio cholerae. Infect Immun 62(12): 5624-5631.
  22. Biswas, S. K., Chowdhury, R. and Das, J. (1992). A 14-kilodalton inner membrane protein of Vibrio cholerae biotype e1 tor confers resistance to group IV choleraphage infection to classical vibrios. J Bacteriol 174(19): 6221-6229.
  23. Chowdhury, R., Biswas, S. K. and Das, J. (1989). Abortive replication of choleraphage phi 149 in Vibrio cholerae biotype el tor. J Virol 63(1): 392-397.
  24. Chowdhury, R., Ray, A., Ray, P. and Das, J. (1987). Replication and packaging of choleraphage phi 149 DNA. J Virol 61(12): 3999-4006.
  25. Chowdhury, R. and Das, J. (1986). Infection by choleraphage phi 138: bacteriophage DNA and replicative intermediates. J Virol 57(3): 960-967.
Protocols by Rukhsana Chowdhury
  1. Assay for Adherence of Vibrio cholerae to Eukaryotic Cell Lines