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AIST-INDIA Diverse Assets & Applications International Laboratory

AIST-INDIA Diverse Assets & Applications International Laboratory Overview

We are using integrated cell culture, biochemical, molecular, imaging, bioengineering and bioinformatics approaches to understand the molecular biology of stress, aging & cancer, and develop unique tools and technologies for their intervention. We aim to contribute to the understanding of cell proliferation controls in human normal cells, and their breakdown during carcinogenesis by analyzing biological and mechanical properties of cells. For our research projects, we collaborate with several Indian academic institutions and host a variety of training programs for students and young researchers.

AIST-INDIA Diverse Assets & Applications International Laboratory Overview

Research Project

Project 1: Validation of mortalin and CARF as cancer targets: molecular understanding of their role in stress & cancer biology, and development of interventional tools and technologies
Researchers:Renu WADHWA, Sunil KAUL

We have originally cloned two proteins, Mortalin and CARF, that are enriched in cancer cells and hence are proposed as targets for anti-cancer drugs. Currently, we are engaged in validation of (i) their role in stress, senescence and cancer biology, (ii) predictive value in stress and cancer diagnosis and (iii) use of their inhibitors (synthetic and natural) for stress and cancer intervention.

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Research Project

Project 2:Development of pressure driven microphyiological systems
Researcher: Shinji SUGIURA

We aim to develop pressure-driven microphysiological systems (PD-MPS) that can create and maintain high-level cell and organ functions as an alternative to animal experiments and a novel research tool in drug discovery.

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Research Project

Project 3:Application of bioluminescence to explore functional natural compounds.
Researcher:TOMITA Tatsunosuke

We're exploring novel compounds from natural resources through bioassays, focusing on a new method with real-time bioluminescence monitoring using cultured cells to evaluate aspects like circadian rhythms.

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Research Project

Project 4:Elucidation of dynamic life system based on molecular biomechanics
Researcher:Chikashi Nakamura, Ayana Yamagishi

We achieve to understand molecular mechanisms for strict and flexible behaviors in living organisms with new perspectives by using our original nano-tools, nanoneedle (200 nm in diameter). In detail, we challenge in cell analysis and manipulation of living cells using nanoneedle technology, analysis of mechanical functions of novel cancer markers involved in metastasis and development of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques targeting these markers.

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Research Project

Project 5: Development of evaluation system for cranial nerve functions
Researcher: Kazumi HIRANO

Based on the knowledge and technology relating to epigenomics and glycobiology, we are developing disease models for neurological and psychiatric disorders and constructing efficacy and toxicity evaluation systems for drugs.

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Research Project

Project 6: Development of microphyiological systems and their applications
Researcher: Ren YOSHITOMI

We construct microphysiological systems that enable to observe biological phenomena such as organ-organ interactions, and screen ingredients useful for functional foods and medicines. We are also working to elucidate the mechanisms of the obtained ingredients, including from the perspective of non-coding RNA.

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photo position & name field of expertise and other info
Wadhwa's photo Leader, Cooperative Research Laboratory WADHWA Renu
  • Molecular mechanism analysis of mortalin in cancer development
  • Cancer control and treatment with ashwagandha
  • CARF mechanism analysis for stress improvement
Sugiura's photo Deputy Leader, Cooperative Research Laboratory SUGIURA Shinji
  • Development of microphysiological systems and application to drug discovery
  • Microculture environment control using microprocessor
  • Cell separation using photodegradable gel
Tomita's photo Senior Researcher TOMITA Tatsunsouke
  • Molecular mechanism analysis of circadian clock
  • Development of novel bioluminescence system and its application
  • Development of novel cell culturing system
Hirano's photo Senior researcher HIRANO Kazumi
  • Development of evaluation systems for neural and vascular functions using human stem cells
  • Elucidation of the roles of "glycans" and "epigenome" in neurogenesis, disease development, and vascular aging
  • Development of drug discovery support technology using human brain organoids for the treatment of psychiatric disorders
Yamagishi's photo Senior Researcher YAMAGISHI Ayana
  • Functional analysis of intermediate filaments related to metastasis of cancer cells
  • Analysis of the relationship between elastic modulus and metastatic ability of cancer cells
  • Development of a method to evaluate cancer invasiveness by ion efflux ability
Yoshitomi's photo Researcher YOSHITOMI Ren
  • Development and validation of novel microphysiological systems
  • Elucidation of organ-organ interactions
  • Exploration of functional molecules and elucidation of their mechanisms
KAUL's photo Invited Senior Researcher KAUL Sunil
  • Molecular mechanism analysis of mortalin in cancer development
  • Cancer control and treatment with ashwagandha
  • CARF mechanism analysis for stress improvement


  • Kumar, V; Sari, AN; Gupta, D; Ishida, Y; Terao, K; Kaul, SC; Vrati, S; Sundar, D; Wadhwa, R.
    Anti-COVID-19 Potential of Withaferin-A and Caffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester.
    CURR TOP MED CHEM. 2024 Jan 24. doi: 10.2174/0115680266280720231221100004
  • Kumar, V; Meidinna, HN; Kaul, SC; Gupta, D; Ishida, Y; Terao, K; Vrati, S; Sundar, D; Wadhwa, R.
    Molecular insights to the anti-COVID-19 potential of α-, β- and γ-cyclodextrins.
    J BIOMOL STRUCT DYN. 2023 Dec 20:1-11. doi: 10.1080/07391102.2023.2294385
  • Zhang, HY; Zhang, ZY; Kaul, SC; Wadhawa, R.
    Antistress activity of some phytochemicals: screening, identification, validation, and potential applications.
    ANNALS OF NUTRITION AND METABOLISM. 2023;79 (suppl 1) 1087-1087; AUG. doi: 10.1159/000530786
  • Viswan, A; Yoshikawa, C; Yamagishi, A; Furuhata, Y; Kato, Y; Yamazaki, T; Nakamura, C.
    Efficient genome editing by controlled release of Cas9 ribonucleoprotein in plant cytosol using polymer-modified microneedle array.
    BIOCHEM BIOPHYS RES COMMUN. 2023 Oct 29;686:149179. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2023.149179
  • Miyazawa, K; Penedo, M; Furusho, H; Ichikawa, T; Alam, MS; Miyata, K; Nakamura, C; Fukuma, T.
    Nanoendoscopy-AFM for Visualizing Intracellular Nanostructures of Living Cells.
    MICROSC MICROANAL. 2023 Jul 22;29(Supplement_1):782. doi: 10.1093/micmic/ozad067.387
  • Ichikawa, T; Alam, MS; Penedo, M; Matsumoto, K; Fujita, S; Miyazawa, K; Furusho, H; Miyata, K; Nakamura, C; Fukuma, T.
    Protocol for live imaging of intracellular nanoscale structures using atomic force microscopy with nanoneedle probes.
    STAR PROTOC. 2023 Jul 22;4(3):102468. doi: 10.1016/j.xpro.2023.102468
  • Kumar, V; Dhanjal, JK; Sari, AN; Khurana, M; Kaul, SC; Wadhwa, R; Sundar, D.
    Effect of Withaferin-A, Withanone, and Caffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester on DNA Methyltransferases: Potential in Epigenetic Cancer Therapy.
    CURR TOP MED CHEM. 2023 Jul 26. doi: 10.2174/1568026623666230726105017
  • Kalra, RS; Chaudhary, A; Omar, A; Li, X; Khurana, M; Kaul, SC, Wadhwa, R.
    Stress-induced changes in CARF expression serve as a quantitative predictive measure of cell proliferation fate.
    EXP CELL RES. 2023 Jun 3:113669. doi: 10.1016/j.yexcr.2023.113669
  • Huifu, H; Shefrin, S; Yang, S; Zhang, Z; Kaul, SC; Sundar, D; Wadhwa, R.
    Cucurbitacin-B inhibits cancer cell migration by targeting mortalin and HDM2: computational and in vitro experimental evidence.
    J BIOMOL STRUCT DYN. 2023 May 2:1-10. doi: 10.1080/07391102.2023.2206914
  • Zhang, H; Wang, J; Prakash, J; Zhang, Z; Kaul, SC; Wadhwa, R.
    Three-way Cell-based Screening of Antistress Compounds: Identification, Validation, and Relevance to Old-age Related Pathologies.
    J GERONTOL A BIOL SCI MED SCI. 2023 Apr 15:glad103. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glad103
  • Sugiura, S; Yamahira, S; Tamura, M; Shin, K; Shibuta, M; Satoh, T; Matsuzawa, Y; Fujii, G; Yanagawa, F; Mutoh, M; Yanagisawa, M; Kato, R; Matsui, H.
    Automated cell isolation from photodegradable hydrogel based on fluorescence image analysis.
    BIOTECHNOL BIOENG. 2023 Mar 15. doi: 10.1002/bit.28375
  • Kumar, V; Sari, AN; Meidinna, HN; Kaul, A; Basu, B; Ishida, Y; Terao, K; Kaul, SC; Vrati, S; Sundar, D; Wadhwa, R.
    Computational and experimental evidence of the anti-COVID-19 potential of honeybee propolis ingredients, caffeic acid phenethyl ester and artepillin c.
    PHYTOTHER RES. 2023 Feb 9. doi: 10.1002/ptr.7717
  • Huang, T; Sato, Y; Kuramochi, A; Ohba, Y; Sano, M; Miyagishi, M; Tateno, H; Wadhwa, R; Kawasaki, K; Uchida, T; Ekdahl, KN; Nilsson, B; Chung, UI; Teramura, Y.
    Surface modulation of extracellular vesicles with cell-penetrating peptide-conjugated lipids for improvement of intracellular delivery to endothelial cells.
    REGEN THER. 2023 Jan 11;22:90-98. doi: 10.1016/j.reth.2022.12.007
  • Yu, Y; Zhang, GX; Li, ZP; Wang, J; Liu, Y; Bhardwaj, R; Wadhwa, R; Nagao, Y; Shichiri, M; Gao, R.
    Designed fabrication of active tumor targeting covalent organic framework nanotherapeutics via a simple post-synthetic strategy.
    NANO RESEARCH. 03 January 2023. doi: 10.1007/s12274-022-5265-7
  • Limjanthong, N; Tohbaru, Y; Okamoto, T; Okajima, R; Kusama, Y; Kojima, H; Fujimura, A; Miyazaki, T; Kanamori, T; Sugiura, S; Ohnuma, K.
    Gravity-driven microfluidic device placed on a slow-tilting table enables constant unidirectional perfusion culture of human induced pluripotent stem cells.
    J BIOSCI BIOENG. 2022 Dec 29:S1389-1723(22)00346-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiosc.2022.11.007
  • Sugiura, S; Shin, K; Kanamori, T.
    Perfusion culture of endothelial cells under shear stress on microporous membrane in a pressure-driven microphysiological system.
    J BIOSCI BIOENG. 2022 Oct 14:S1389-1723(22)00258-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiosc.2022.09.005
  • Shefrin, S; Sari, AN; Kumar, V; Zhang, H; Meidinna, HN; Kaul, SC; Wadhwa, R; Sundar, D.
    Comparative computational and experimental analyses of some natural small molecules to restore transcriptional activation function of p53 in cancer cells harbouring wild type and p53(Ser46) mutant.
    CURR RES STRUCT BIOL. 2022 Sep 13;4:320-331. doi: 10.1016/j.crstbi.2022.09.002
  • Meidinna, HN; Shefrin, S; Sari, AN; Zhang, H; Dhanjal, JK; Kaul, SC; Sundar, D; Wadhwa, R.
    Identification of a new member of Mortaparib class of inhibitors that target mortalin and PARP1.
    FRONT CELL DEV BIOL. 2022 Sep 12;10:918970. doi: 10.3389/fcell.2022.918970
  • Sugiura, S; Satoh, T; Shin, K; Onuki-Nagasaki, R; Kanamori, T.
    Perfusion culture of multi-layered HepG2 hepatocellular carcinoma cells in a pressure-driven microphysiological system.
    J BIOSCI BIOENG. 2022 Aug 11:S1389-1723(22)00189-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiosc.2022.07.001
  • Tomita, T; Kawano, Y; Kassai, M; Onda, H; Nakajima, Y; Miyazaki, K.
    Hydroxy-β-sanshool isolated from Zanthoxylum piperitum (Japanese pepper) shortens the period of the circadian clock.
    FOOD FUNCT. 2022 Aug 12. doi: 10.1039/d2fo01036d
  • Yamagishi, A; Mizusawa, M; Uchida, K; Iijima, M; Kuroda, S; Fukazawa, K; Ishihara, K; Nakamura, C.
    Mechanical detection of interactions between proteins related to intermediate filament and transcriptional regulation in living cells.
    BIOSENS BIOELECTRON. 2022 Aug 6;216:114603. doi: 10.1016/j.bios.2022.114603
  • Yoon, AR; Wadhwa, R; Kaul, SC; Yun, CO.
    Why is Mortalin a Potential Therapeutic Target for Cancer.
    FRONT CELL DEV BIOL. 2022 Jun 29;10:914540. doi: 10.3389/fcell.2022.914540
  • Viswan, A; Yamagishi, A; Hoshi, M; Furuhata, Y; Kato, Y; Makimoto, N; Takeshita, T; Kobayashi, T; Iwata, F; Kimura, M; Yoshizumi, T; Nakamura, C.
    Microneedle Array-Assisted, Direct Delivery of Genome-Editing Proteins Into Plant Tissue.
    FRONT PLANT SCI. 2022 Jun 24;13:878059. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2022.878059
  • Nagasaki, A; Katoh, K; Hoshi, M; Doi, M; Nakamura, C; Uyeda, TQP.
    Characterization of phalloidin-negative nuclear actin filaments in U2OS cells expressing cytoplasmic actin-EGFP.
    GENES TO CELLS. 2022 Feb 23. doi: 10.1111/gtc.12930
  • Radhakrishnan, N; Kaul, SC; Wadhwa, R; Sundar, D.
    Phosphatidylserine Exposed Lipid Bilayer Models for Understanding Cancer Cell Selectivity of Natural Compounds: A Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study.
    MEMBRANES 12 (1);doi: 10.3390/membranes12010064 JAN
  • Malik, V; Radhakrishnan, N; Kaul, SC; Wadhwa, R; Sundar, D.
    Computational Identification of BCR-ABL Oncogenic Signaling as a Candidate Target of Withaferin A and Withanone.
    BIOMOLECULES 12 (2);doi: 10.3390/biom12020212 FEB
  • Sari, AN; Dhanjal, JK; Elwakeel, A; Kumar, V; Meidinna, HN; Zhang, H; Ishida, Y; Terao, K; Sundar, D; Kaul, SC; Wadhwa, R.
    A Low Dose Combination of Withaferin A and Caffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester Possesses Anti-Metastatic Potential In Vitro: Molecular Targets and Mechanisms.
    CANCERS (Basel). 2022 Feb 3;14(3):787. doi: 10.3390/cancers14030787
  • Penedo, M; Miyazawa, K; Okano, N; Furusho, H; Ichikawa, T; Alam, MS; Miyata, K; Nakamura, C; Fukuma, T.
    Visualizing intracellular nanostructures of living cells by nanoendoscopy-AFM.
    SCI ADV. 2021 Dec 24;7(52):eabj4990. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abj4990. Epub 2021 Dec 22
  • Malik, V; Kumar, V; Kaul, SC; Wadhwa, R; Sundar, D.
    Potential of Withaferin-A, Withanone and Caffeic Acid Phenethyl ester as ATP-competitive inhibitors of BRAF: A bioinformatics study.
    CURR RES STRUCT BIOL. 2021 Nov 18;3:301-311. doi: 10.1016/j.crstbi.2021.11.004
  • Kaul, A; Kuthethur, R; Ishida, Y; Terao, K; Wadhwa, R; Kaul, SC.
    Molecular Insights into the Antistress Potentials of Brazilian Green Propolis Extract and Its Constituent Artepillin C.
    MOLECULES. 2021 Dec 23;27(1):80. doi: 10.3390/molecules27010080
  • Hori, K; Yoshimoto, S; Yoshino, T; Zako, T; Hirao, G; Fujita, S; Nakamura, C; Yamagishi, A; Kamiya, N.
    Recent advances in research on biointerfaces: From cell surfaces to artificial interfaces.
    J BIOSCI BIOENG. 2022 Jan 5:S1389-1723(21)00331-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiosc.2021.12.004
  • Radhakrishnan, N; Dhanjal, JK; Sari, AN; Ishida, Y; Terao, K; Kaul, SC; Sundar, D; Wadhwa, R.
    Caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) confers wild type p53 function in p53(Y220C) mutant: bioinformatics and experimental evidence.
    DISCOVER ONCOLOGY 12 (1);doi: 10.1007/s12672-021-00461-2 DEC 20
  • Wang, J; Zhang, H; Kaul, A; Li, K; Priyandoko, D; Kaul, SC; Wadhwa, R.
    Effect of Ashwagandha Withanolides on Muscle Cell Differentiation.
    BIOMOLECULES. 2021 Oct 4;11(10):1454. doi: 10.3390/biom11101454
  • Kumar, V; Sari, AN; Meidinna, HN; Dhanjal, JK; Subramani, C; Basu, B; Kaul, SC; Vrati, S; Sundar, D; Wadhwa, R.
    Computational and in vitro experimental analyses of the anti-COVID-19 potential of Mortaparib and MortaparibPlus.
    BIOSCI REP. 2021 Oct 29;41(10):BSR20212156. doi: 10.1042/BSR20212156
  • Bhargava, P; Mahanta, D; Kaul, A; Ishida, Y; Terao, K; Wadhwa, R; Kaul, SC.
    Experimental Evidence for Therapeutic Potentials of Propolis.
    NUTRIENTS. 2021 Jul 24;13(8):2528. doi: 10.3390/nu13082528
  • Kumar, A; Konar, A; Garg, S; Kaul, SC; Wadhwa, R.
    Experimental evidence and mechanism of action of some popular neuro-nutraceutical herbs.
    NEUROCHEMISTRY INTERNATIONAL 149; doi: 10.1016/j.neuint.2021.105124
  • Kaul, Z; Cheung, CTY; Bhargava, P; Sari, AN ; Yu, Y; He, HF; Bid, H; Henson, JD; Groden, J; Reddel, RR; Kaul, SC; Wadhwa, R.
    Functional characterization of miR-708 microRNA in telomerase positive and negative human cancer cells.
    SCI REP. 2021 Aug 23;11(1):17052. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-96096-y
  • Elwakeel, A; Sari, AN; Dhanjal, JK; Meidinna, HN; Sundar, D; Kaul, SC; Wadhwa, R.
    Mutant p53(L194F) Harboring Luminal-A Breast Cancer Cells Are Refractory to Apoptosis and Cell Cycle Arrest in Response to Mortaparib(Plus), a Multimodal Small Molecule Inhibitor.
    CANCERS (Basel). 2021 Jun 18;13(12):3043. doi: 10.3390/cancers13123043
  • Yamagishi, A; Ito, F; Nakamura, C.
    Study on Cancer Cell Invasiveness via Application of Mechanical Force to Induce Chloride Ion Efflux.
    ANAL CHEM. 2021 Jun 21. doi: 10.1021/acs.analchem.1c01589
  • Tomita, T; Wadhwa, R; Kaul, SC; Kurita, R; Kojima, N; Onishi, Y.
    Withanolide Derivative 2,3-Dihydro-3β-methoxy Withaferin-A Modulates the Circadian Clock via Interaction with RAR-Related Orphan Receptor α (RORa.
    J NAT PROD. 2021 Jun 21. doi: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.0c01276
  • Dhanjal, JK; Kumar, V; Garg, S; Subramani, C; Agarwal, S; Wang, J; Zhang, H; Kaul, A; Kalra, RS; Kaul, SC; Vrati, S; Sundar, D; Wadhwa, R
    Molecular mechanism of anti-SARS-CoV2 activity of Ashwagandha-derived withanolides
    Int J Biol Macromol. 2021 Jun 9:S0141-8130(21)01215-0. doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2021.06.015
  • Li, X; Wang, J; Zhang, H; Xiao, L; Lei, Z; Kaul, SC; Wadhwa, R; Zhang, Z.
    Low Dose of Fluoride in the Culture Medium of Cordyceps militaris Promotes Its Growth and Enhances Bioactives with Antioxidant and Anticancer Properties.
    J FUNGI (Basel). 2021 Apr 28;7(5):342. doi: 10.3390/jof7050342
  • Penedo, M; Shirokawa, T; Alam, MS; Miyazawa, K; Ichikawa, T; Okano, N; Furusho, H; Nakamura, C; Fukuma, T.
    Cell penetration efficiency analysis of different atomic force microscopy nanoneedles into living cells.
    SCI REP. 2021 Apr 8;11(1):7756. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-87319-3
  • Kalra, RS; Kumar, V; Dhanjal, JK; Garg, S; Li, X; Kaul, SC; Sundar, D; Wadhwa, R.
    COVID19-inhibitory activity of withanolides involves targeting of the host cell surface receptor ACE2: insights from computational and biochemical assays.
    J BIOMOL STRUCT DYN. 2021 Apr 2:1-14. doi: 10.1080/07391102.2021.1902858
  • Sari AN, Elwakeel A, Dhanjal JK,Kumar V, Sundar D, Kaul SC, Wadhwa R
    Identification and Characterization of Mortaparib(Plus)-A Novel Triazole Derivative That Targets Mortalin-p53 Interaction and Inhibits Cancer-Cell Proliferation by Wild-Type p53-Dependent and -Independent Mechanisms.
    CANCERS (Basel). 2021 Feb 17;13(4):835. doi: 10.3390/cancers13040835
  • Malik V, Kumar V, Kaul SC, Wadhwa R, Sundar D
    Computational Insights into the Potential of Withaferin-A, Withanone and Caffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester for Treatment of Aberrant-EGFR Driven Lung Cancers.
    BIOMOLECULES. 2021 Jan 26;11(2):160. doi: 10.3390/biom11020160
  • Maejima A, Ishibashi K, Kim H, Kumagai I, Asano R
    Evaluation of intercellular cross-linking abilities correlated with cytotoxicities of bispecific antibodies with domain rearrangements using AFM force-sensing.
    BIOSENS BIOELECTRON. 2021 Jan 27;178:113037. doi: 10.1016/j.bios.2021.113037
  • Wadhwa R, Yadav NS, Katiyar SP, Yaguchi T, Lee C, Ahn H, Yun CO, Kaul SC, Sundar D
    Molecular dynamics simulations and experimental studies reveal differential permeability of withaferin-A and withanone across the model cell membrane.
    SCI REP. 2021 Jan 27;11(1):2352. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-81729-z
  • Landeira JM, Liu BB, Omura T, Akiba T, Tanaka Y
    Salinity effects on the first larval stage of the invasive crab Hemigrapsus takanoi: Survival and swimming patterns
    ESTUARINE COASTAL AND SHELF SCIENCE 245; (2020) doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2020.106976
  • Konar A, Kalra RS, Chaudhary A, Nayak A, Guruprasa KP, Satyamoorthy K, Ishida Y, Terao K, Kaul SC, Wadhwa R
    Identification of Caffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester (CAPE) as a Potent Neurodifferentiating Natural Compound That Improves Cognitive and Physiological Functions in Animal Models of Neurodegenerative Diseases
    Front Aging Neurosci. 2020 Nov 10;12:561925. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2020.561925
  • Nishihara R, Niwa K, Tomita T, Kurita R
    Coelenterazine Analogue with Human Serum Albumin-Specific Bioluminescence
    Bioconjug Chem. 2020 Nov 25. doi: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.0c00536
  • Kim H, Ishibashi K, Iijima M, Kuroda S, Nakamura C
    Influence of Nivolumab for Intercellular Adhesion Force between a T Cell and a Cancer Cell Evaluated by AFM Force Spectroscopy
    Sensors (Basel) 20(19):E5723. (2020)doi: 10.3390/s20195723
  • Priyanka, Wadhwa R, Chaudhuri R, Nag TC, Seth P
    Novel role of mortalin in attenuating HIV-1 Tat-mediated astrogliosis
    J Neuroinflammation.;17(1):276. (2020) doi: 10.1186/s12974-020-01912-3
  • Yu Y, Yang X, Reghu S, Kaul SC, Wadhwa R, Miyako E
    Photothermogenetic inhibition of cancer stemness by near-infrared-light-activatable nanocomplexes
    Nat Commun. 11:4117 (2020) doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-17768-3
  • Wang J, Bhargava P, Yu Y, Sari AN, Zhang H, Ishii N, Yan K, Zhang Z, Ishida Y, Terao K, Kaul SC, Miyako E, Wadhwa R
    Novel Caffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester-Mortalin Antibody Nanoparticles Offer Enhanced Selective Cytotoxicity to Cancer Cells
    Cancers (Basel). 12(9):E2370. (2020) doi: 10.3390/cancers12092370
  • Malik V, Garg S, Afzal S, Dhanjal JK, Yun CO, Kaul SC, Sundar D, Wadhwa R
    Bioinformatics and Molecular Insights to Anti-Metastasis Activity of Triethylene Glycol Derivatives
    Int J Mol Sci. 21(15):E5463. (2020) doi: 10.3390/ijms21155463
  • Kalra RS, Tomar D, Meena AS, Kandimalla R
    SARS-CoV-2, ACE2, and Hydroxychloroquine: Cardiovascular Complications, Therapeutics, and Clinical Readouts in the Current Settings
    Pathogens. 9: 0 (2020) doi: 10.3390/pathogens9070546
  • Kumar V, Dhanjal JK, Bhargava P, Kaul A, Wang J, Zhang H, Kaul SC, Wadhwa R, Sundar D
    Withanone and Withaferin-A are predicted to interact with transmembrane protease serine 2 (TMPRSS2) and block entry of SARS-CoV-2 into cells
    J. Biomolecular Structure 21: 0 (2020) doi: 10.1080/07391102.2020.1775704
  • Asano K, Kim HJ, Sakaki K, Nakamura YM, Wang YM, Isobe S, Doi M, Fujita A, Maejima N, Machida A, Watanuki T, Westerwaal RJ, Schreuders H, Dam B
    Metallurgical Synthesis of Mg2FexSi1-x Hydride: Destabilization of Mg2FeH6 Nanostructured in Templated Mg2Si
    Inorganic Chemistry 59: 2758-2764 (2020) doi: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b03117
  • Kumar V, Dhanjal JK, Bhargava P, Kaul A, Wang J, Zhang H, Kaul SC, Wadhwa R, Sundar D.
    Withanone and withaferin-A Are Predicted to Interact with Transmembrane Protease Serine 2 (TMPRSS2) and Block Entry of SARS-CoV-2 Into Cells
    J Biomol Struct Dyn. 1-27 (2020) doi: 10.1080/07391102.2020.1775704
  • Kumar V, Dhanjal JK, Kaul SC, Wadhwa R, Sundar D
    Withanone and caffeic acid phenethyl ester are predicted to interact with main protease (Mpro) of SARS-CoV-2 and inhibit its activity
    J Biomol Struct Dyn 1-13 (2020) doi: 10.1080/07391102.2020.1772108
  • Kim H, Hoshi M, Iijima M, Kuroda S, Nakamura C
    Development of a universal method for the measurement of binding affinities of antibody drugs towards a living cell based on AFM force spectroscopy
    Anal Methods (2020) doi: 10.1039/d0ay00788a
  • Sari AN, Bhargava P, Dhanjal JK, Putri JF, Radhakrishnan N, Shefrin S, Ishida Y, Terao K, Sundar D, Kaul SC, Wadhwa R
    Combination of Withaferin-A and CAPE Provides Superior Anticancer Potency: Bioinformatics and Experimental Evidence to Their Molecular Targets and Mechanism of Action
    Cancers 12(5): E1160 (2020). doi: 10.3390/cancers12051160
  • Omar A, Kalra RS, Putri J, Elwakeel A, Kaul SC, Wadhwa R
    Soyasapogenol-A targets CARF and results in suppression of tumor growth and metastasis in p53 compromised cancer cells
    Sci Rep. 10: 6323 (2020) doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-62953-5
  • Kalra RS, Chaudhary A, Omar A, Cheung CT, Garg S, Kaul SC, Wadhwa R
    Stress-induced changes in CARF expression determine cell fate to death, survival, or malignant transformation
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