Kaushik Bhattacharya

Kaushik Bhattacharya
University of Geneva | UNIGE · Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Ph.D.

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January 2015 - present
University of Geneva
Position
  • PostDoc Position
June 2014 - December 2014
University of Calcutta
Position
  • DSK Postdoctoral Fellow (UGC)
April 2014 - May 2014
Indian Institute of Chemical Biology
Position
  • Research Associate
Education
August 2007 - January 2014
University of Calcutta
Field of study
  • Cancer biology, Cell signaling, Clinical cancer immunology
August 2005 - July 2007
University of Calcutta
Field of study
  • Biochemistry
August 2002 - July 2005

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Publications (44)
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Complex patterns of protein-protein interactions (PPInts) are involved in almost all cellular processes. This has stimulated the development of a wide range of methods to characterize PPInts in detail. Methods with fluorescence resonance energy transfer can be technically challenging and suffer from several limitations, which could be overcome by s...
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The emergence and maintenance of cancer stem-like cells (CSCs) are usually governed by tumor niche. Tumor niche always provides metabolic challenges to cancer cells and CSCs mostly because of tissue hypoxia. However, the role of micro-environmental nutritional stress (NS) in dedifferentiation of cancer cells is poorly defined. Here, we developed a...
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Hop/Stip1/Sti1 is thought to be essential as a co-chaperone to facilitate substrate transfer between the Hsp70 and Hsp90 molecular chaperones. Despite this proposed key function for protein folding and maturation, it is not essential in a number of eukaryotes and bacteria lack an ortholog. We set out to identify and to characterize its eukaryote-sp...
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The Hsp70 and Hsp90 molecular chaperone systems are critical regulators of protein homeostasis (proteostasis) in eukaryotes under normal and stressed conditions. The Hsp70 and Hsp90 systems physically and functionally interact to ensure cellular proteostasis. Co-chaperones interact with Hsp70 and Hsp90 to regulate and to promote their molecular cha...
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The cytosolic molecular chaperone Hsp90 is essential for eukaryotic life. It is involved in multiple branches of proteostasis, and as a molecular capacitor in morphological evolution. Although reduced Hsp90 levels cause phenotypic variations and correlate with aging, whether eukaryotic cells and organisms can tune the basal Hsp90 protein levels to...
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Atomically precise gold nanoclusters (AuNCs) are an emerging class of quantum-sized nanomaterials with well-defined molecular structures and unique biophysical properties, rendering them highly attractive for biological applications. We set out to study the impact of different ligand shells of atomically similar nanoclusters on cellular recognition...
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Hop/Stip1/Sti1 is thought to be essential as a co-chaperone to facilitate substrate transfer between the Hsp70 and Hsp90 molecular chaperones. Despite this proposed key function for protein folding and maturation, it is not essential in a number of eukaryotes and bacteria lack an ortholog. We set out to identify and to characterize its eukaryote-sp...
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The molecular chaperone Hsp90 is an essential and highly abundant central node in the interactome of eukaryotic cells. Many of its large number of client proteins are relevant to cancer. A hallmark of Hsp90-dependent proteins is that their accumulation is compromised by Hsp90 inhibitors. Combined with the anecdotal observation that cancer cells may...
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Comparison of energy metabolism of N and Rc cells. (A) ECAR profiles of N and Rc cells assayed in complete medium containing glucose, pyruvate and glutamine, and treated sequentially with the indicated metabolic inhibitors. (B) ECAR profile of cells assayed in medium with only glucose. The graphs represent the means ± SEM (n = 3). (C) Cell energy p...
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GA sensitivity of an independent R cell clone in normoxia and hypoxia. The graph of this cell death analysis with R cell clone D shows averages of two experiments. (EPS)
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Altered protein contents as a function of treatment. (A) Impact of treatments on protein contents of Rc cells. (B) Impact of growth factors on N cells. (EPS)
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Impact of challenging proteostasis with aggregating proteins. Cell death analysis of N cells transfected with pEGFP-Q23 or pEGFP-Q74, 24 hrs before GA treatment for 48 hrs. (EPS)
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Excel file with the proteomics data of the differentially expressed proteins. The criteria are those mentioned in Materials and methods. (XLSX)
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Characterization of Ras-transformed cells. (A) Immunoblot analysis of four independent clones of Ras-transformed NIH-3T3 cells. The panel at the top shows the Ponceau S-stained nitrocellulose filter and indicates equal protein loading. Note that all other presented experiments, except for those of S4 Fig, were done with clone C (Rc cells). Casp3, c...
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Venn diagrams highlighting the number of proteins enriched in N versus Rc cells treated with the three different inhibitors. The % of proteins in the overlap is indicated, and displayed as a histogram in Fig 1C. (EPS)
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The molecular chaperone Hsp90 is an essential and highly abundant central node in the interactome of eukaryotic cells. Many of its large number of client proteins are relevant to cancer. A hallmark of Hsp90-dependent proteins is that their accumulation is compromised by Hsp90 inhibitors. Combined with the anecdotal observation that cancer cells may...
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Umbilical cord blood (UCB) is a powerful storehouse for normal CD34⁺ haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), often used for allogeneic bone marrow (BM) transplantation in malignant and non-malignant diseases. The glycomic especially the sialoglycomic aspect of these HSCs has been unravelled in this study. Cell surface expression of the glycans with the r...
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To investigate the role of PTEN (phosphatase and tensin homolog) in mammalian target of rapamycin complex 2 (mTORC2) signaling in glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), we found higher activation of mTORC2 in PTEN(mu) cells, as evidenced by enhanced phosphorylation of mTOR (Ser2481), AKT (Ser473) and glycogen synthase kinase 3 beta (GSK3β) (Ser9) as compar...
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The Electron transport chain (ETC) is responsible for oxidative phosphorylation-mediated mitochondrial respiration. Here we wanted to address the mahanine-induced targeted pathways in glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) in the context of G0/G1 phase arrest and redox alteration. We have demonstrated mahanine, as a novel mitochondrial complex-III inhibitor...
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Toxicity reduction of cisplatin is necessary for improved treatment of cancer. Here we have demonstrated the synergistic growth-inhibitory effect of cisplatin on cervical cancer cells in-combination with a nontoxic herbal carbazole alkaloid, mahanine. Mahanine enhanced cisplatin-induced apoptosis and reduced its effective concentration ∼5-8 folds....
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The present invention relates to two main components, mahanine and mahanimbine (dehydroxy-mahanine) from Murraya koenigii for the treatment of glioblastoma and cervical carcinoma. Mahanimbine exhibited anti-cancer activity against lymphoid leukemia, myeloid leukemia, glioma, cervical carcinoma, pancreatic, colon and lung cancers in nineteen cells o...
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In this paper we have explored how cancer cell line U-87MG responds to drug penicillamine (PA) with reciprocal enantiomeric identities (i.e. L,D- forms). As nano-conjugation leads to amplification of chirality, cellular response to respective chiral forms are studied in presence and absence of nano-conjugation. The L, D- forms of the drug (penicill...
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Regulatory T cells (Treg ) act to suppress activation of the immune system and thereby maintain immunological homeostasis and tolerance to self-antigens. The Frequency and suppressing activity of Treg in general are high in different malignancies. Here we wanted to identify the role and regulation of CD4(+) CD25(+) FoxP3(+) Treg cells in B-cell acu...
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5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) alone or in combination with other drugs is the main basis of chemotherapeutic treatment in colorectal cancer although patients with microsatellite instability generally show resistance to 5-FU treatment. The present investigation is focussed on the mechanistic insight of a pure herbal carbazole alkaloid, mahanine, as a single...
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Wear resistant TiB-TiN reinforced Ti6Al4V alloy composite coatings were deposited on Ti substrate using laser based additive manufacturing technology. Ti6Al4V alloy powder premixed with 5wt% and 15wt% of boron nitride (BN) powder was used to synthesize TiB-TiN reinforcements in situ during laser deposition. Influences of laser power, scanning speed...
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Mahanine, a carbazole alkaloid is a potent anticancer molecule. To recognize the structure−activity correlation, mahanine was chemically modified. Antiproliferative activity of these derivatives was determined in 19 cancer cell lines from 7 different origins. Mahanine showed enhanced apoptosis compared to dehydroxy-mahanine-treated cells, indicatin...
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Pancreatic cancer is almost always fatal, in part because of its delayed diagnosis, poor prognosis, rapid progression and chemoresistance. Oncogenic proteins are stabilized by the Hsp90, making it a potential therapeutic target. We investigated the oxidative stress-mediated dysfunction of Hsp90 and the hindrance of its chaperonic activity by a carb...
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Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) caused by the intracellular parasite Leishmania donovani accounts for an estimated 12 million cases of human infection. It is almost always associated with anemia, which severely complicates the disease course. However, the pathological processes leading to anemia in VL have thus far not been adequately characterized to...
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The goal of cancer chemotherapy to induce multi-directional apoptosis as targeting a single pathway is unable to decrease all the downstream effect arises from crosstalk. Present study reports that Withanolide D (WithaD), a steroidal lactone isolated from Withania somnifera, induced cellular apoptosis in which mitochondria and p53 were intricately...
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PA is an opportunistic pathogen that is commonly associated with severe infection in immunocompromised hosts. Siglec-9 binds with Sias by cis interaction on the neutrophil surface, thereby reducing immunological activity. However, neutrophils bind with pathogens through trans interactions of siglec-9 with Sias. Neutrophils kill invading pathogens b...
Conference Paper
Nowadays the major problem of leukaemia is the drug unresponsiveness or drug resistance. To overcome this problem we have to identify and prove some small molecules as potential therapeutics against leukaemia. Here we identified two small molecules (one is carbazole alkaloid and another is steroidal lactone) from the two different species of two we...
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Barringtonia racemosa has been used as a traditional medicine for the treatment of various diseases. The antitumor property of the seed extract of this plant in mice model promotes us to search for the active component present in the fruit extract. Quercetin 3-O-rutinoside (QOR) has been isolated from the fruits of this plant for the first time and...
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The opportunism of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) in immunocompromised hosts prompted us to explore the potential role of sialic acids (Sia) in this phenomenon. Culture of PA in the presence of exogenous Sia resulted in linkage-specific incorporation of Sia which was associated with decreased complement deposition on the bacteria. Sia acquired by PA m...
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Apo-1 (Fas/CD95), a cell surface receptor, triggers apoptosis after binding to its physiological ligand, Apo-1L (FasL/CD95L). This study reports that mahanine, purified from the leaves of Murraya koenigii, has a dose- and time-dependent anti-proliferative activity in acute lymphoid (MOLT-3) and chronic myeloid (K562) leukemic cell lines and in the...
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Methylglyoxal profoundly stimulates host's immune response against tumor cell by producing reactive oxygen intermediates (ROI's) and reactive nitrogen intermediates (RNI's) [Bhattacharyya, N., Pal, A., Patra, S., Haldar, A.K., Roy, S., Ray, M., 2008. Activation of macrophages and lymphocytes by methylglyoxal against tumor cells in the host. Int. Im...

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I am from IICB kolkata and working on cell cycle regulation in glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).

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