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Peer-reviewed journal articles.


1.  D. Das, H. Bao & E.R. Chapman. Resolving kinetic intermediates during the regulated assembly and disassembly of fusion pores. (Manuscript submitted).


2. H. Bao*, D. Das*, NA Courtney, Y Jiang, J Brigugli, X Lou, D Roston, Q Cui, B Chanda and ER Chapman. Dynamics and number of trans-SNARE complexes determine nascent fusion pore properties.  Nature 554:260–263 (2018).

[* equal contribution]   


[Highlighted Article. US Weekly, Science Daily, Physics.org etc.].


(Selected as F1000Prime article: DOI: 10.3410/f.732585766.793543805)


3. D. Das & BA Krantz. Peptide and Proton Driven Allosteric Clamps Catalyze Anthrax Toxin Translocation across Membranes. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 13(34): 9611-6 (2016).


4. D. Das & BA Krantz. Secondary structure preferences of the allosteric clamps in the anthrax toxin protective antigen translocase. J Mol. Biol.  429(5): 753-762 (2017).


5. D. Das, D. Samanta, A. Bhattacharya, A. Basu, A. Das, J. Ghosh, A. Chakrabarti & C. Das Gupta.

A possible role of the full-length nascent protein in post-translational ribosome recycling. PLoS One 12(1): e0170333 (2017). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0170333


6.  E. Biondi, J.D. Lane, D. Das, S. Dasgupta, J.A. Piccirilli, S. Hoshika, K.M. Bradley, B.A. Krantz & S.A. Benner. Aptamers Targeting Anthrax Protective Antigen using Laboratory In Vitro Selection with an Expanded Genetic Alphabet. Nucleic Acids Res 44 (20): 9565-9577 (2016).


7. K. Ghosal, J.M. Colby, D. Das, S.T. Joy, P.S. Arora, B.A. Krantz. Dynamic Phenylalanine Clamp Interactions Define Single-Channel Polypeptide Translocation through the Anthrax Toxin Protective Antigen Channel. J Mol. Biol. 429(6): 900-910 (2017).


8. D. Das, D. Samanta, S. Hasan, A. Das, A. Bhattacharya, S. Dasgupta, A. Chakrabarti, P. Ghorai, & C. Das Gupta. Identical RNA-protein interactions in vivo & in vitro and a scheme of folding the newly synthesized proteins by ribosomes. J. Biol. Chemistry 287, 37508–37521 (2012).


9. A. Das, J. Ghosh, A. Bhattacharya, D. Samanta, D. Das, C. Das Gupta. Involvement of mitochondrial ribosomal proteins in ribosomal RNA mediated protein folding; J. Biol. Chemistry 286(51): 43771-81 (2011).


10. D. Das, D. Samanta, A. Das, J. Ghosh, A. Bhattacharya, A. Basu, A. Chakrabarti, C. Das Gupta. Ribosome: The Structure–Function Relation and a New Paradigm to the Protein Folding Problem, Israel J. of Chemistry (Special Issue to celebrate the Nobel Prize on Ribosome: Ribosome Chemistry) 50 (1): 109–116 (2010).


11. D. Das, A. Das, D. Samanta, J. Ghosh, S. Dasgupta, A. Bhattacharya, A. Basu, S. Sanyal, C. DasGupta. Role of Ribosome in Protein Folding. Biotechnology J. 3(8): 999-1009 (2008).


12. A. Basu, D. Samanta, D. Das, S. Chowdhury, A. Bhattacharya, J. Ghosh, A. Das, C. Dasgupta. In vitro protein folding by E. coli ribosome: unfolded protein splitting 70S to interact with 50S subunit.

Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 366(2): 598-603 (2008).


13. D. Samanta, D. Mukhopadhyay, S. Chowdhury, J. Ghosh, S. Pal, A. Basu, A. Bhattacharya , A. Das, D. Das, C. DasGupta. Protein folding by domain V of Escherichia coli 23S rRNA: specificity of RNA-protein interactions. J. Bacteriology 190(9): 3344-52 (2008).


14. A. Basu, D. Samanta, A. Bhattacharya, A. Das, D. Das, C. DasGupta. Protein folding following synthesis in vitro and in vivo: association of newly synthesized protein with 50S subunit of E. coli ribosome.

Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 366(2): 592-7 (2008).

Book chapter.

1. D. Samanta, A. Das, D. Das, A. Bhattacharya, A. Basu, J. Ghosh, C. DasGupta, Ribosome Assisted Protein Folding: Some of its Biological Implications; Series: Protein Biochemistry, Synthesis, Structure and Cellular Functions; 2010; ISBN: 978-1-61761-259-6, NOVA Publishers.