Abhijit Dey

Abhijit Dey
Presidency University, Kolkata · Department of Life Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy

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Vanilla planifolia – a natural source of vanillin is the world's highest-valued spice crop with endangered status and the only hand-pollinated crop globally. The present study evaluates the effect of exogenous silver nitrate (AgNO3) on effective direct and indirect somatic embryogenesis in V. planifolia for the first time. The direct and indirect s...
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The present study was intended to develop an effective micropropagation system of the economically important ‘Grand Nain’ variety of Musa acuminata Colla (AAA) having high structural fidelity and significant potential to multiply shoots under in vitro conditions using the non-conventional cytokinin 6-benzoyladenine (BOA, C12H9N5O). The young sword...
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Cervical cancer (CC) caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the largest causes of malignancies in women worldwide. Cisplatin is one of the widely used drugs for the treatment of CC is rendered ineffective owing to drug resistance. This review highlights the cause of resistance and the mechanism of cisplatin resistance cells in CC to develop...
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More than a half-century has passed since it was discovered that phytohormone cytokinin (CK) is essential to drive cytokinesis and proliferation in plant tissue culture. Thereafter, cytokinin has emerged as the primary regulator of the plant cell cycle and numerous developmental processes. Lately, a growing body of evidence suggests that cytokinin...
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Gloriosa superba L., commonly known as “gloriosa lily,” “glory lily,” and “tiger claw,” is a perennial climber in the Liliaceae family. This plant is used in African and Southeast Asian cultures as an ayurvedic medicinal herb to treat various health conditions. Its main bioactive component is colchicine, which is responsible for medicinal efficacie...
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Chitosan is a natural anionic polysaccharide with a changeable architecture and an abundance of functional groups; in addition, it can be converted into various shapes and sizes, making it appropriate for a variety of applications. This article examined and summarized current developments in chitosan-based materials, with a focus on the modificatio...
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Glycyrrhizin, a major bioactive compound of Glycyrrhiza glabra has been used in traditional medicine system to treat several diseases. In the past few decades, its demand has been increased significantly for the active ingredient glycyrrhizin as well as for being a zero calorie sweetener. In the current study, extraction of glycyrrhizin from dry ro...
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Rauvolfia serpentina (L). Benth. ex Kurz. (Apocynaceae), commonly known as Sarpagandha or Indian snakeroot, has long been used in the traditional treatment of snakebites, hypertension, and mental illness. The plant is known to produce an array of indole alkaloids such as reserpine, ajmaline, amalicine, etc. which show immense pharmacological and bi...
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The primary aim of this review is to summarize the literature on natural products that are effective in the treatment of various neurological disorders by targeting endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS). Various electronic databases such as SCOPUS, PubMed, Web of Science, and Google Scholar were searched for relevant publications. ERS has been implica...
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Bone and periodontium are tissues that have a unique capacity to repair from harm. However, replacing or regrowing missing tissues is not always effective, and it becomes more difficult as the defect grows larger. Because of aging and the increased prevalence of debilitating disorders such as diabetes, there is a considerable increase in demand for...
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Melatonin and polyamines have been broadly found in multiple physiological processes and in diverse abiotic stresses faced by plants. In various plant species, melatonin-induced regulation of polyamine metabolism has been reported to play a critical role in the manifestation of stress tolerance mechanisms. Exogenous melatonin pretreatment has been...
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Platinum-based anticancer drugs (PADs), mainly cisplatin, carboplatin, and oxaliplatin, are widely used efficacious long-standing anticancer agents for treating several cancer types. However, clinicians worry about PAD chemotherapy and its induction of severe non-targeted organ toxicity. Compelling evidence has shown that toxicity of PAD on delicat...
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The human microbiome's role in colon and breast cancer is described in this review. Understanding how the human microbiome and metabolomics interact with breast and colon cancer is the chief area of this study. First, the role of the gut and distal microbiome in breast and colon cancer is investigated, and the direct relationship between microbial...
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Menstrual hygiene waste management has received lack of attention and hence it has been poorly investigated, mainly due to its association to social and cultural aspects of a natural process, that is often surrounded of entrenched stigma and taboos. Therefore, data about quantities and full lifecycle of the generated waste are often not available o...
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Allium cepa (onion) and Allium sativum (garlic) are important members of the Amaryllidaceae (Alliaceae) family and are being used both as food and medicine for centuries in different parts of the world. Polysaccharides have been extracted from different parts of onion and garlic such as bulb, straw and cell wall. The current literature portrays sev...
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Acetaminophen (APAP) is the most common prescription medicine around the world for the treatment of pain and fever and is considered to be a safe drug at its therapeutic dose. However, a single overdose or frequent use of APAP can cause severe acute liver injury. APAP hepatotoxicity is a prevalent cause of acute liver disease around the world and t...
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Ethnopharmacological relevance Tribal migratory shepherds (Gaddi) living in the Northwestern Himalayan region are well known for their nomadic lifestyle in which tribal migratory shepherds along with their livestock which mainly include sheep and goat migrate seasonally in the Northwestern Himalayan region from high hills to low hills for the survi...
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Microorganisms are an important component of the ecosystem and have an enormous impact on human lives. Moreover, microorganisms are considered to have desirable effects on other co-existing species in a variety of habitats, such as agriculture and industries. In this way, they also have enormous environmental applications. Hence, collections of mic...
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The prevalence of viral infections, cancer, and diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate around the world, and these diseases are now considered to be the most serious risks to human well-being in the modern period. There is a widespread practice in Asian countries of using papaya leaves (C. papaya L.) as herbal medicine, either alone or in combi...
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Although COVID-19 has captured most of the public health attention, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has not disappeared. To prevent the escape of resistant microorganisms in animals or environmental reservoirs a “one health approach” is desirable. In this context of COVID-19, AMR has probably been affected by the inappropriate or over-use of antibio...
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Velamentous roots of orchids are desiccation resistant and help in anchorage and absorption of water and nutrients. The specialized multi-layered, spongy epidermis ‘velamen radicum’ is meant for epiphytic adaptation in economically and ecologically significant ‘grey orchid’ Vanda tessellata. The development of velamen tissue during various stages o...
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Camptothecin (CPT) is a monoterpenoid-alkaloid, an anticancer compound from plant. Ever since its discovery in 1996 from the bark of Camptotheca acuminata, various researches have been conducted for enhancing its production. CPT has also been reported in several other species belonging to the plant families Icacinaceae, Rubiaceae, Apocynaceae, Nyss...
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Plants hold the ability to produce wide types of bioactive secondary metabolites. Having emerged in the pregenomic era, increasingly more biosynthetic genes are being discovered in plants, leading to the discovery of new types of bioactive secondary metabolites. Utilisation of classical techniques is limited that hampers the discovery of pharmacolo...
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Microplastics (MPs) have become a major concern as it has emerged to become a trending pollutant, negatively affecting the aquatic environment. It has become a huge challenge, having the capacity to biomagnify and eventually affect human health, biodiversity, aquatic animals, and indeed the environment. This review provides in-depth knowledge of ho...
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Ever since its discovery in 1957, Corynebacterium glutamicum has become a well-established industrial strain and is known for its massive capability of producing various amino acids (like L-lysine and L-glutamate) and other value-added chemicals. With the rising demand for these bio-based products, the revelation of the whole genome sequences of th...
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Even though various treatment methods are available for cancer, the death curve is not reducing. The diagnosis of cancer at the fourth stage and drug resistance are the leading reasons for treatment failure and lower survival rates. In this review article, we summarize the possible pitfalls during cancer treatment in general, which mainly include m...
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An in vitro regeneration method with functional morpho-structural and physiological traits has been optimized for Aloe vera L. in the present study. Among the various types and treatments of cytokinins [6-benzylaminopurine, BAP; 6-(3-hydroxybenzylamino) purine, mT (meta-topolin), and 1-phenyl-3-(1,2,3-thiadiazol-5-yl) urea, TDZ] tested for shoot in...
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Heavy metal Chromium (Cr), can adversely affect humans and their health if accumulated in organs of the body, such as the lungs, liver, and kidneys. Cr (VI) is highly toxic and has a higher solubility in water than Cr (III). One of the most common routes for Cr exposure is through inhalation and is associated with liver, lung, kidney damage, widesp...
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Photosynthesis is the vital metabolism of the plant affected by abiotic stress such as high temperature and elevated [CO2] levels, which ultimately affect the source-sink relationship. Triose phosphate, the primary precursor of carbohydrate (starch and sucrose) synthesis in the plant, depends on environmental cues. The synthesis of starch in the ch...
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The importance of medicinal plants in traditional health care practices has long been recognized as a source of biodiversity conservation and research. However, many remote areas of Himachal Pradesh lack information upon the usage of plants for medicinal purposes. The current study was conducted in Kangra Valley (district Kangra, Himachal Pradesh,...
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Antimicrobials are a type of agent widely used to prevent various microbial infections in humans and animals. Antimicrobial resistance is a major cause of clinical antimicrobial therapy failure, and it has become a major public health concern around the world. Increasing the development of multiple antimicrobials has become available for humans and...
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Background: COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a serious health problem worldwide. Present treatments are insufficient and have severe side effects. There is a critical shortage of possible alternative treatments. Medicinal herbs are the most traditional and widely used therapy for treating a wide range of human illnesses around the wo...
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Moringa oleifera Lam. (Moringaceae) consumed in several tropical and subtropical countries is a highly valued multi-purpose herbal plant with numerous medicinal properties and high nutritional value. Moringa seeds contain high protein content (~ 52%) with all the essential amino acids and could act as a potential source of functional protein isolat...
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Piper betle L. (synonym: Piper betel Blanco), or betel vine, an economically and medicinally important cash crop, belongs to the family Piperaceae, often known as the green gold. The plant can be found all over the world and is cultivated primarily in South East Asian countries for its beautiful glossy heart-shaped leaves, which are chewed or consu...
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Piper betleL. (synonym: Piper betel Blanco), or betel vine, an economically and medicinally important cash crop, belongs to the family Piperaceae, often known as the green gold. The plant can be found all over the world and is cultivatedprimarily in South East Asian countries for its beautiful glossy heart-shaped leaves, which are chewed or consume...
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The upsurging global population, along with the increasing cost of traditional sources of food proteins, provides an opportunity to directly utilize plant-derived proteins in human diets. Recently, the utilization of agro-industrial-generated raw byproducts has attracted the attention of modern food industries toward the production of sustainable,...
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Over the last decade, remarkable progress has been made in our understanding the phytohormones, cytokinin’s (CKs) biosynthesis, perception, and signalling pathways. Additionally, it became apparent that interfering with any of these steps has a significant effect on all stages of plant growth and development. As a result of their complex regulatory...
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Since ancient times, plants have been used for their medicinal properties. They provide us with many phytomolecules, which serve a synergistic function for human well-being. Along with anti-microbial, plants also possess anti-viral activities. In Western nations, about 50% of medicines were extracted from plants or their constituents. The spread an...
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Periodontal diseases are caused mainly by inflammation of the gums and bones surrounding the teeth or by dysbiosis of the oral microbiome, and the Global Burden of Disease study (2019) reported that periodontal disease affects 20 to 50% of the global population. In recent years, more preference has been given to natural therapies compared to synthe...
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Bamboo is an economically important plant of the family Poaceae. India is very rich in bamboo diversity, and particularly the eight sister states of North-East India are major hotspots with respect to genera and species diversity of bamboo worldwide. The local ethnic people are heavily dependent on the bioresources available from bamboos for variou...
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Favipiravir is a potential antiviral drug undergoing clinical trials to manage various viral infections, including severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Favipiravir possesses antiviral properties against RNA viruses, including SARS-CoV-2. Unfortunately, these viruses do not have vaccines or authorized antiviral drugs for the...
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In vitro propagation of Dendrocalamus latiflorus is another alternative method to natural propagation which is limited by poor seed production and irregular and prolonged flowering cycles. The effect of BAP (6-benzylaminopurine) and KN (kinetin) was tested for bud break, shoot initiation, and multiplication during in vitro stage. Successful bud bre...
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Owing to numerous biological activities of different parts of Moringa oleifera Lam., various studies have been carried out to isolate and explore the activities of its various bioactive compounds including polysaccharides. Polysaccharides of M. oleifera have been reported to possess a variety of biofunctionalities including antihyperlipidemic, anti...
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Metastasis or the progression of malignancy poses a major challenge in cancer therapy and is the principal reason for increased mortality. The epithelial-Mesenchymal transition (EMT) of the Basement Membrane (BM) allows cells of epithelial phenotype to transform into a mesenchymal-like (quasi-mesenchymal) phenotype and metastasize via the lymphovas...
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In vitro propagation is extremely important for the rapid multiplication of a wide range of orchids. This study aimed to investigate the effects of polyethylene glycol (PEG) on morpho-anatomical improvements and ex vitro development of Spathoglottis plicata, a terrestrial orchid. Various concentrations of PEG (100-500 mg L⁻¹) were incorporated with...
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The need for biosensors has evolved in the detection of molecules, diseases, and pollution from various sources. This requirement has headed to the development of accurate and powerful equipment for analysis using biological sensing component as a biosensor. Biosensors have the advantage of rapid detection that can beat the conventional methods for...
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Secondary metabolites are synthesized by plants when they are developing or responding to biotic and abiotic environmental stimuli, such as pathogen attack, light, stress, etc., that are used for pharmaceutical production or as nutritional ingredients. Research on secondary metabolites has received particular attention due to their benefits to heal...
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Over the last decade, remarkable progress has been made in our understanding the phytohormones, cytokinin's (CKs) biosynthesis, perception, and signalling pathways. Additionally, it became apparent that interfering with any of these steps has a significant effect on all stages of plant growth and development. As a result of their complex regulatory...
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ABSTRACT Background: Acorus calamus – a critical medicinal plant, is overexploited, leading to population reduction. Establishing an efficient in vitro protocol is essential for the large‑scale production of genetically identical plants. Objectives: Development of fast and reliable in vitro regeneration protocol for A. calamus and clonal fidelity a...
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The accelerated demand, rising cost, chaotic geopolitical situation, and detrimental environmental impact of fossil fuels have necessitated the introduction of renewable alternative candidates and some sustainable solutions for the betterment of the future of mankind. Levulinic acid (LA) has been identified as one of the platform chemicals that cou...
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Cancer is an abnormal state of cells where they undergo uncontrolled proliferation and produce aggressive malignancies that cause millions of deaths every year. With the new understanding of the molecular mechanism(s) of disease progression, our knowledge about the disease is snowballing, leading to the evolution of many new therapeutic regimes and...
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Developmental signaling pathways such as Wnt/β-catenin, Notch and Sonic hedgehog play a central role in nearly all the stages of neuronal development. The term ‘embryonic’ might appear as a misnomer to several people because these pathways are functional during the early stages of embryonic development and adulthood, albeit to a certain degree. The...
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Tomato is a member of the Solanaceae family and is a crop that is widely cultivated around the world due to its sweet, sour, salty, juicy, and nutritious berries. The processing of tomato generates a significant amount of waste in the form of tomato pomace, which includes seeds and skin. Tomato seeds are reservoirs of various nutrients, such as pro...
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Guava processing industries generate peel and seeds as primary waste fractions. Guava seeds obtained after fruit processing possess untapped potential in the field of food science due to the presence of a diversity of nutritional and bioactive compounds. Along with offering a detailed understanding of the nutritional attributes of guava seeds, the...
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Bacopa monnieri (L.) Wettst. or water hyssop commonly known as “Brahmi” is a small, creeping, succulent herb from the Plantaginaceae family. It is popularly employed in Ayurvedic medicine as a nerve tonic to improve memory and cognition. Of late, this plant has been reported extensively for its pharmacologically active phyto-constituents. The main...
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Background There are over 24,000 species of bryophytes on the planet, which is a heterogeneous group of terrestrial plants. Various aboriginal groups around the world use bryophytes as a remedy against a number of ailments. Bryophytes have a huge commercial potential due to their promising biological activities. Methods All popular search engines...