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Kaushik Biswas, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor 
Bose Institute
Division of Molecular Medicine
P 1/12, C. I. T. Road, Scheme - VIIM
Kolkata - 700 054    
West Bengal   
Phone: +91-33-2569 3217
Fax: +91-33-2355 3886
Positions Held:
Position Affiliation Time Period
Assistant Professor Bose Institute, Kolkata, India
Area of Specialization:
Molecular Medicine
Research Summary:
Role of tumor derived glycosphingolipids in proliferation, migration, metastatic potential of tumor cells
Role of tumor derived products in cancer cell signalling
Studying signaling events that occur in chronic inflammation induced carcinogenesis
Mechanism of tumor induced T-cell apoptosis
1. Das, T., Sa, G., Hilston, C., Kudo, D., Rayman, P., Biswas, K., Molto, L., Bukowski, R., Rini, B., Finke, J. H. and Tannenbaum, C.  GM1 and tumor necrosis factor-alpha, overexpressed in renal cell carcinoma, synergize to induce T-cell apoptosis. Cancer Research. 2008.  68, 2014-2023. [PubMed]
2. Bandyopadhyay, U., Biswas, K. and Banerjee, R. K.  Extrathyroidal actions of antithyroid thionamides. Toxicology Letters. 2002.  128, 117-127. [PubMed]
3. Bandyopadhyay, D., Biswas, K., Bhattacharyya, M., Reiter, R. J. and Banerjee, R. K.  Involvement of reactive oxygen species in gastric ulceration: protection by melatonin. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology. 2002.  40, 693-705. [PubMed]
4. Biswas, S., Biswas, K., Richmond, A., Ko, J., Ghosh, S., Simmons, M., Rayman, P., Rini, B., Gill, I., Tannenbaum, C. S. and Finke, J. H.  Elevated levels of select gangliosides in T cells from renal cell carcinoma patients is associated with T cell dysfunction. Journal of Immunology. 2009.  183, 5050-5058. [PubMed]
5. Raval, G., Biswas, S., Rayman, P., Biswas, K., Sa, G., Ghosh, S., Thornton, M., Hilston, C., Das, T., Bukowski, R., Finke, J. and Tannenbaum, C. S.  TNF-alpha induction of GM2 expression on renal cell carcinomas promotes T cell dysfunction. Journal of Immunology. 2007.  178, 6642-6652. [PubMed]
6. Biswas, K., Richmond, A., Rayman, P., Biswas, S., Thornton, M., Sa, G., Das, T., Zhang, R., Chahlavi, A., Tannenbaum, C. S., Novick, A., Bukowski, R. and Finke, J. H.  GM2 expression in renal cell carcinoma: potential role in tumor-induced T-cell dysfunction. Cancer Research. 2006.  66, 6816-6825. [PubMed]
7. Chattopadhyay, I., Bandyopadhyay, U., Biswas, K., Maity, P. and Banerjee, R. K.  Indomethacin inactivates gastric peroxidase to induce reactive-oxygen-mediated gastric mucosal injury and curcumin protects it by preventing peroxidase inactivation and scavenging reactive oxygen. Free Radical Biology & Medicine. 2006.  40, 1397-1408. [PubMed]
8. Chahlavi, A., Rayman, P., Richmond, A. L., Biswas, K., Zhang, R., Vogelbaum, M., Tannenbaum, C., Barnett, G. and Finke, J. H.  Glioblastomas induce T-lymphocyte death by two distinct pathways involving gangliosides and CD70. Cancer Research. 2005.  65, 5428-5438. [PubMed]
9. Bandyopadhyay, U., Biswas, K., Sengupta, A., Moitra, P., Dutta, P., Sarkar, D., Debnath, P., Ganguly, C. K. and Banerjee, R. K.  Clinical studies on the effect of Neem (Azadirachta indica) bark extract on gastric secretion and gastroduodenal ulcer. Life Sciences. 2004.  75, 2867-2878. [PubMed]
10. Chattopadhyay, I., Nandi, B., Chatterjee, R., Biswas, K., Bandyopadhyay, U. and Banerjee, R. K.  Mechanism of antiulcer effect of Neem (Azadirachta indica) leaf extract: effect on H+-K+-ATPase, oxidative damage and apoptosis. Inflammopharmacology. 2004.  12, 153-176. [PubMed]
11. Biswas, K., Bandyopadhyay, U., Chattopadhyay, I., Varadaraj, A., Ali, E. and Banerjee, R. K.  A novel antioxidant and antiapoptotic role of omeprazole to block gastric ulcer through scavenging of hydroxyl radical. The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2003.  278, 10993-11001. [PubMed]
12. Maity, P., Biswas, K., Roy, S., Banerjee, R. K. and Bandyopadhyay, U.  Smoking and the pathogenesis of gastroduodenal ulcer--recent mechanistic update. Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. 2003.  253, 329-338. [PubMed]
13. Bandyopadhyay, U., Biswas, K., Chatterjee, R., Bandyopadhyay, D., Chattopadhyay, I., Ganguly, C. K., Chakraborty, T., Bhattacharya, K. and Banerjee, R. K.  Gastroprotective effect of Neem (Azadirachta indica) bark extract: possible involvement of H(+)-K(+)-ATPase inhibition and scavenging of hydroxyl radical. Life Sciences. 2002.  71, 2845-2865. [PubMed]
14. Bandyopadhyay, D., Biswas, K., Bhattacharyya, M., Reiter, R. J. and Banerjee, R. K.  Gastric toxicity and mucosal ulceration induced by oxygen-derived reactive species: protection by melatonin. Current Molecular Medicine. 2001.  1, 501-513. [PubMed]
15. Biswas, K., Chatterjee, I., Banerjee, R.K. and Bandyopadhyay, U. Biological activity and medicinal uses of Neem (Azadirachta indica). Current Science. 2002. 82, 1336-1345.


Ph.D. Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Jadavpur University
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