Publications from 2005-2010


84. Sampling the structure of the noncanonical lin-4:lin-14 microRNA:mRNA complex by molecular dynamics simulations. Balasubramanian C, Ojha RP, Maiti S, Desideri A. J. Phys. Chem-B 2010, 114, 16443-9.

83. Locked onto the Target’: Increasing the efficiency of antigomirzymes using LNA – modifications. Kaur, H.; Scaria, V.; Maiti, S. Biochemistry 2010, 49, 9449-56

82. Modulation of microRNA function by synthetic ribozymes. Suryawanshi. H.; Scaria, V.; Maiti, S. Mol Biosyst 2010, 7, 1481-6.

81. Selective targeting of G-quadruplex using furan-based cyclic homooligopeptides: effect on c-MYC expression. Agarwal, T; Roy, S; Chakraborty, TK; Maiti, S. Biochemistry 2010, 49, 8388–8397.

80. Thermodynamics of Peptide-RNA Recognition: The Binding of a Tat Peptide to TAR RNA. Suryawanshi, H; Sabharwal, H; Maiti, S. J. Phys. Chem-B 2010, 114, 11155-11163.

79. Furan based cyclic homo-oligopeptides bind G-quadruplex selectively and repress c-MYC transcription. Agarwal, T; Roy, S; Chakraborty, TK; Maiti, S. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters 2010, 20, 4346-4349

78. An Investigation on Interaction between 14mer DNA Oligonucleotide and CTAB by Fluorescence and Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer Studies. Santhiya, D; Maiti, S. J. Phys. Chem-B 2010, 114, 7602-7608

77. Expression and molecular characterization of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis PII protein. Bandyopadhyay, A.; Arora, A.; Jain, S.; Laskar, A; Mandal, C.; Ivanisenko, VA; Fomin, E. S.; Pintus, S. S.; Kolchanov, N. A.; Maiti, S.; Ramachandran, S. J. Biochemistry 2010, 147, 279-289.

76. Human telomeric G-quadruplex. Maiti, S. FEBS Journal, 2010, 277, 1097


75. Differential Biophysical Behavior of Human Telomeric RNA and DNA Quadruplex. Arora, A,; Maiti, S. J. Phys. Chem-B, 2009, 113, 10515-20.

74. Role of linker groups between hydrophilic and hydrophobic moieties of cationic surfactants on the oligonucleotide – surfactant interactions. Santhiya, D.; Dias, R.; Shome, A.; Das, Prasanta; Miguel, M.; Lindman, B.; Maiti, S. Langmuir, 2009, 25, 13770-5.

73. Stability and molecular recognition of quadruplexes with different loop length in absence and presence of molecular crowding agent. Arora, A,; Maiti, S. J. Phys. Chem-B 2009, 113, 8784-8792.

72 Effect of flanking bases on quadruplex stability and Watson-Crick duplex competition. Arora, A,; Nair, D.; Maiti, S. FEBS Journal 2009, 276, 3628-3640.

71. Elevated polyamines induce c-MYC over-expression by perturbing quadruplex-WC duplex equilibrium. Kumar, N.; Basundra, R.; Maiti, S. Nucleic Acids Research 2009, 37, 3321-3331.

70. AntagomiRzymes: Oligonucleotide enzymes specifically silence microRNA function. Jadhav V.M., Scaria, V., Maiti S. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed 2009, 48, 2557 –2560.

69. Tunable c-MYC LNA i-motif. Kumar, N.; Petersen, M.; Maiti, S. ChemComm 2009, 12, 1532-4.

68. Effects for the Incorporation of five atom Thioacetamido Nucleic Acid (TANA) backbone on Hybridization Thermodynamics and Kinetics of DNA Duplexes. Kaur, H.; Arora, A.; Gogoi, K.; Gunjal, A.; Solanke, P.; Kumar, V.; Maiti, S. J. Phys. Chem B 2009, 113, 2944–2951.

67. Dendritic Effect of Ligand Coated Nanoparticles: Enhanced Apoptotic Activity of Silica-Berberine-Nanoconjugates. Halimani, M.; Prathap C. S.; Hotha, S.; Kashyap, S.; Jadhav, V.; Bhagavatula, P.; Maiti, S. Langmuir 2009, 25, 2339-47.

66. Identification, characterization and activation mechanism of a tyrosine kinase of Bacillus anthracis. Mattoo, A.; Arora, A.; Maiti, S.; Singh, Y. FEBS Journal 2009, 25, 2339-47.

65. Nanoparticles of cationic chimeric peptide and sodium polyacrylate exhibit striking antinociception activity at lower dose. Gupta, K.; Singh, V. P.; Kurupati, R. K.; Mann, A.; Ganguli, M.;. Gupta, Y. K.; Singh, Y.; Saleem, K.; Pasha, S.; Maiti, S. Journal of Controlled Release 2009, 134, 47-54.


64. Silencing c-MYC Expression by Targeting Quadruplex in P1 Promoter Using Locked Nucleic Acid Trap Kumar, N.; Patowary, A., Sivasubbu, S.; Petersen, M.; Maiti, S. Biochemistry, 2008; 47; 13179–13188

63. A thermodynamic overview of naturally occurring intramolecular DNA quadruplexes Kumar, N.; Maiti, S. Nucleic Acid Research 2008, 36, 5610-5622.

62. Interaction between DNA and Cationic Surfactants: Effect of DNA Conformation and Surfactant Headgroup. Dias, R; Magno, L. M.; Valente, A. J. M.; Das, D.; Das, P. K.; Maiti, S.; Miguesl, M. G. Lindman, B. J. Phys. Chem B 2008; 112; 14446–14452.

61. Effect of loop length variation on quadruplex-Watson Crick duplex competition. Kumar, N.; Sahoo, B.; Varun, K.A.S.; Maiti, S.; Maiti, S. Nucleic Acid Research 2008, 36, 4433-4442.

60. Binding of Berberine to Human Telomeric Quadruplex: Spectroscopic, Calorimetric and Molecular Dynamics Studies. Arora, A.; Balasubramanian, C.; Kumar, N.; Agarwal, S.; Ojha, R.; Maiti, S. FEBS Journal 2008, 275, 3971-3983.

59. Interaction Between 14-mer DNA Oligonucleotide and Cationic Surfactants of Various Chain Lengths. Jadhav, V.; Valaske, R.; Maiti, S. J. Phys Chem B 2008; 112; 8824-8831.

58. Effect of the head-group geometry of amino-acid based cationic surfactants on interaction with plasmid DNA. Jadhav, V.; Maiti, S.; Dasgupta, A.; Das, P. K. Dais, R.; Maria, M. G. Lindman, B. Biomacromolecules 2008; 9 1852-1859.

57. Blood interaction Studies of Stimuli-responsive Cationic Terpolymers: Towards Blood Compatible responsive polymers. Lai, B.F. L.; Rossi, N. A. A.; Jadhav, V. Maiti, S.; Kizhakkedathu, J. N. J. Poly. Sci. A 2008; 46; 4021-4029.

56. Inhibition of translation in living eukaryotic cells by an RNA G-quadruplex motif. Arora, A.; Dutkiewicz, M.; Scaria, V.; Hariharan, M.; Maiti, S.; Kurreck, J. RNA 2008; 14; 1290-1296.

55. Effect of loop orientation on Quadruplex-TMPyP4 interaction. Arora, A.; Maiti, S. J. Phys Chem B 2008; 112; 8151-8159.

54. Energetics of Human Tel-22 Quadruplex-Telomestatin interaction: A Molecular Dynamics Study. Agarwal, S.; Ojha, R.; Maiti, S. J. Phys Chem B 2008; 112; 6828-6836

53. Spo0B of Bacillus anthracis – a protein with pleiotropic functions. Mattoo, A.; R.; Zaman, M. S. Dubey, G. P.; Arora, A.; Narayan, A. Jailkhani, N.; Rathore, K. Maiti S. and Singh, Y. FEBS Journal 2008, 275, 739-752.

52. Thermodynamics of DNA-RNA heteroduplex formation: Effects of Locked Nucleic Acid (LNA) Nucleotides Incorporated into The DNA Strand. Kaur, H.; Wengel, J. and Maiti, S. Biochemistry 2008, 47, 1218-1227.

51. Predicting protein homocysteinylation targets based on dihedral strain energy and pKa of cysteines. Elayanambi, S.; Maiti, S.; Brahmachari, S. K. and Sengupta, S. Proteins 2008, 71, 1475-1483.

50. An intrinsically disordered protein from a pathogenic mesophile Mycobacterium tuberculosis adopts structured conformation at high temperature. Kumar, N.; Shukla, S. Suryawansh, A.; Chaudhry, U.; Ramachandran, S. Maiti, S. Proteins 2008, 71, 1123-1133.


49. Furan Based Cyclic Oligopeptides selectively target G-Quadruplex. Chakraborty, T. K.; Arora, A.; Roy, S. Kumar, N. and Maiti, S. J. Med. Chem. 2007; 50; 5539-5542.

48. Host–virus genome interactions: macro roles for microRNAs. Scaria, V.; Hariharan, M.; Pillai. B; Maiti, S. and Brahmachari, S. K. Cellular Microbiology 2007, 9, 2784-2794.

47. i-motif formation with LNA (locked nucleic acid). Kumar, N.; Nielsen, J. T.; Maiti, S, and Petersen, M. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 9220-9222.

46. Role of Locked Nucleic Acid (LNA) modified complementary strand on Quadruplex-WC duplex equilibrium. Kumar, N.; Maiti, S. J. Phys. Chem. B 2007; 111; 12328-12337.

45. Perspectives on Chemistry and Therapeutic Applications of Locked Nucleic Acid. Kaur, H.; Babu, R. B.; Maiti, S. Chemical Reviews 2007; 107, 4672 - 4697.

44. Molecular Effects of Uptake of Gold Nanoparticles in HeLa Cells. Khan, J. A.; Pillai B.; Das, T. K.; Singh, Y.; Maiti, S. ChemBioChem. 2007, 8, 1237 – 1240.

43. Effect of Headgroup on DNA-Cationic Surfactant Interactions. Dasgupta, A.; Das, P. K. Dais, R.; Maria, M. G. Lindman, B.; Jadhav, V.; Gnanamani, M, Maiti, S. J. Phys. Chem. B 2007,111, 8502-8508.

42. microRNA: an Emerging Therapeutic. Scaria, V.; Hariharan, M.; Brahmachari, S. K.; Maiti, S. and Pillai. B. ChemMedChem, 2007, 2, 789-792.

41. Hydration pattern of A4T4 and T4A4 DNA: A molecular dynamics study. Balasubramanian, C.; Ojha, R. P.Maiti, S. Biophys. Biochem. Res. Comm. 2007, 355, 1081-1086.

40. LNA-modified oligonucleotides effectively drive intramolecular-stable hairpin to intermolecular-duplex state. Kaur, H.; Wengel, J. and Maiti, S Biophys. Biochem. Res. Comm. 2007, 352, 118-122.


39. Host-virus interaction: a new role for microRNAs. Scaria, V.; Hariharan, M.; Maiti, S.; Pillai, B.; and Brahmachari, S. K. Retrovirology, 2006, 3, 68.

38. Development of Highly Biocompatible Water Soluble Hyperbranched Multivalent Cationic Polymers- Part I: Blood Compatibility and Interaction with DNA. Kainthan, R. K.; Gnanamani, M. Ganguli, M.; Ghosh, T.; Brooks, D. E.; Maiti, S and Kizhakkedathu, N, J. Biomaterials 2006, 27, 5377-5390.

37. Chimeric peptide of met-enkephalin and FMRFa: effect of chlorination on conformation and antinociception. Hanif, K.; Gupta, K.; Gupta, S.; Gupta,Y. K.; Maiti, S.; Pasha, S. Neuroscience Letters 2006, 403, 131-135.

36. Quadfinder: Server for Identification and Analysis of Quadruplex-forming Motifs in Nucleotide Sequences. Scaria, V.; Hariharan, M.; Arora, A.; Maiti, S Nucleic Acid Research 2006, 34: 683-685.

35. Thermodynamic, Counterion and Hydration Effects for the Incorporation of Locked Nucleic Acid (LNA) Nucleotides into DNA Duplexes.Kaur, H.; Arora, A.; Wengel, J. Maiti, S.Biochemistry 2006, 45, 7347 – 7355.

34. Water soluble nanoparticles from PEG based cationic hyperbranched polymer and RNA that protect RNA from enzymatic degradation. Khan, J. A.; Kainthan R. K.; Ganguli, M.; Kizhakkedath, J. N.; Singh, Y.; and Maiti. S. Biomacromolecules 2006, 7, 1386 - 1388.

33. Targeted vascular delivery of c-myc antisense molecules using intravenous microbubbles, Porter, T. R.; Xie, F.; Knapp, D.; Iversen, P.; Marky, L. A.; Tsutsui, J. M.; Maiti, S.; Lof, J.; Radio S. J.; Kipshidze N. Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine 2006, 7, 25-33.

32. Synthesis, conformational and pharmacological studies of glycosylated chimeric peptides of Met-enkephalin and FMRFa. Masand, G., Hanif, K., Sen, S., Ahsan, A., Maiti, S. and Pasha, S. Brain Research Bulletin 2006, 68, 329-34.

31. Triplex formation with a-L-LNA (a-L-ribo configured locked nucleic acid). Kumar, N.; Nielsen, K. E.; Maiti, S.; Petersen, M. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 14-15.

30. Characterization of a human SWI2/SNF2 like protein hINO80: Demonstration of catalytic and DNA binding activity. Bakshi, R.; Mehta, A. K.; Sharma, R.; Maiti, S.; Pasha, S.; Brahmachari, V. Biophys. Biochem. Res. Comm, 2006, 339, 313-320.