♦ Sharma M, Mukherjee S, Shaw AK, Mondal A, Behera A, Das J, Bose A, Sinha B, Sarma JD. Connexin 43 mediated collective cell migration is independent of Golgi orientation. Biol Open. 2023 Oct 15;12(10):bio060006. doi: 10.1242/bio.060006. Epub 2023 Oct 30. PMID: 37815438; PMCID: PMC10629497.

♦ Easley KF, Edenfield RC, Lott MEJ, Reed RC, Das Sarma J, Mehta AJ, Staitieh BS, Lipp EK, Cho IK, Johnson SK, Jones CA, Bebin-Blackwell AG, Levy JM, Tompkins SM, Easley CA 4th, Koval M. Chronic alcohol use primes bronchial cells for altered inflammatory response and barrier dysfunction during SARS-CoV-2 infection. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2023 Nov 1;325(5): L647-L661. doi: 10.1152/ajplung.00381.2022. Epub 2023 Oct 3. PMID: 37786945. (Chosen for APS select Award for December 2023, as a special paper)

♦ Sharma M, Chakravarty D, Hussain A, Zalavadia A, Burrows A, Rayman P, Sharma N, Kenyon LC, Bergmann C, Sen GC, Das Sarma J. Ifit2 restricts murine coronavirus spread to the spinal cord white matter and its associated myelin pathology. J Virol. 2023 Aug 31;97(8): e0074923. doi: 10.1128/jvi.00749-23

♦ Kamble, M., Saadi, F., Kumar, S. et al. Inducible nitric oxide synthase deficiency promotes murine-β-coronavirus induced demyelination. Virol J 20, 51 (2023).

♦ Mulchandani V, Banerjee A, Vadlamannati AV, Kumar S, Das Sarma J. 2023. Connexin 43 trafficking and regulation of gap junctional intercellular communication alters ovarian cancer cell migration and tumorigenesis. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy 159:114296.

♦ Safiriyu, A.A.; Mulchandani, V.; Anakkacheri, M.N.; Pal, D.; Das Sarma, J. Proline–Proline Dyad in the Fusion Peptide of the Murine β–Coronavirus Spike Protein’s S2 Domain Modulates Its Neuroglial Tropism. Viruses 2023, 15, 215.

♦ Bose A, Kasle G, Jana R, Maulik M, Thomas D, Mulchandani V, Mukherjee P, Koval M, Das Sarma J. Regulatory role of endoplasmic reticulum resident chaperone protein ERp29 in anti-murine β-coronavirus host cell response. J Biol Chem. 2023 Feb;299(2):102836. doi: 10.1016/j.jbc.2022.102836. Epub 2022 Dec 23. PMID: 36572185; PMCID: PMC9788854.

♦ Kumar, S., Mulchandani, V. & Das Sarma, J. Methanolic neem (Azadirachta indica) stem bark extract induces cell cycle arrest, apoptosis and inhibits the migration of cervical cancer cells in vitro. BMC Complement Med Ther 22, 239 (2022).

♦ Safiriyu AA, Singh M, Kishore A, et al. Two Consecutive Prolines in the Fusion Peptide of Murine β-Coronavirus Spike Protein Predominantly Determine Fusogenicity and May Be Essential but Not Sufficient to Cause Demyelination. Viruses. 2022;14(4):834. Published 2022 Apr 17. doi:10.3390/v14040834

♦ Sarkar L, Oko L, Gupta S, Bubak AN, Das B, Gupta P, et al. Azadirachta indica A. Juss bark extract and its Nimbin isomers restrict β-coronaviral infection and replication. Virology. 2022;569(February):13–28. Available from:

♦ Saadi F, Chakravarty D, Kumar S, Kamble M, Saha B, Shindler KS, Das Sarma J. CD40L protects against mouse hepatitis virus-induced neuroinflammatory demyelination. PLoS Pathog. 2021 Dec 13;17(12):e1010059. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1010059. PMID: 34898656; PMCID: PMC8699621.

♦ Sengupta S, Addya S, Biswas D, Banerjee P, Sarma JD. Matrix metalloproteinases and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases in murine β-coronavirus-induced neuroinflammation. Virology. 2022 Jan;566:122-135. doi: 10.1016/j.virol.2021.11.012. Epub 2021 Dec 2. PMID: 34906793; PMCID: PMC8648396.

♦ Soumya Kundu, Fareeha Saadi, Sourodip Sengupta, Gisha Rose Antony, Vineeth A. Raveendran, Rahul Kumar, Mithila Ashok Kamble, Lucky Sarkar, Amy Burrows, Debnath Pal, Ganes C. Sen, Jayasri Das Sarma, DJ-1-Nrf2 axis is activated upon murine β-coronavirus infection in the CNS, Brain Disorders, Volume 4,2021, 100021, ISSN 2666-4593,

♦ Sengupta S, Bhattacharyya D, Kasle G, Karmakar S, Sahu O, Ganguly A, Addya S, Das Sarma J. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2021 Aug 27;11:729622. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2021.729622. eCollection 2021. PMID: 34513735

♦ Das Sarma J*, Burrows A, Rayman P, Hwang MH, Kundu S, Sharma N, Bergmann C, Sen GC, Ifit2 deficiency restricts microglial activation and leukocyte migration following murine coronavirus (m-CoV) CNS infection, PLoS Pathog. 2020 Nov 30; 16(11): e1009034. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1009034

♦ Maulik, M., Vasan, L., Bose, A., Dutta Chowdhury, S., Sengupta, N., Das Sarma, J., Amyloid-β regulates gap junction protein Connexin 43 trafficking in cultured primary astrocytes doi: 10.1074/jbc.RA120.013705

♦ Chakravarty, D., Saadi, F., Kundu, S., Bose, A., Khan, R.S., Dine, K., Kenyon, L.C., Shindler, K.S., Das Sarma, J. *, “CD4 deficiency causes poliomyelitis and axonal blebbing in murine coronavirus induced neuroinflammation”, Journal of Virology, May 2020

♦ Sarkar, L., Putchala, R.K., Safiriyu, A.A., Das Sarma, J.*, “Azadirachta indica A. Juss ameliorates Mouse Hepatitis virus-induced neuroinflammatory demyelination by modulating cell-to-cell fusion in an experimental animal model of Multiple Sclerosis”, Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, April 2020, doi: 10.3389/fncel.2020.00116

♦ Rout, S.S., Singh, M., Shindler, K.S., Das Sarma, J.*, “One proline deletion in the fusion peptide of neurotropic mouse hepatitis virus (MHV) restricts retrograde axonal transport and neurodegeneration”, Journal of Biological Chemistry, April 2020, doi: 10.1074/jbc.RA119.011918

♦ Singh, M.#, Kishore, A.#, Maity, D., Sunanda, P., Krishnarjuna, B., Vappala, S., Raghothama, S., Kenyon, L.C., Pal, D.*, and Das Sarma, J.*, “A proline insertion-deletion in the spike glycoprotein fusion peptide of mouse hepatitis virus strongly alters neuropathology”, Journal of Biological Chemistry 294(20):8064-8087, 2019; doi: 10.1074/jbc.RA118.004418

♦ Singh, M., Khan, R.S., Dine, K., Das Sarma, J.* and Shindler, K.S.*, "Intracranial Inoculation Is More Potent Than Intranasal Inoculation for Inducing Optic Neuritis in the Mouse Hepatitis Virus-Induced Model of Multiple Sclerosis", Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology 4;8:311, 2018; doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2018.00311

♦ Hussain, A., Das Sarma, S., Babu, S., Pal, D., Das Sarma, J.*, "Interaction of arsenic with gap junction protein connexin 43 alters gap junctional intercellular communication", Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Molecular Cell Research 1865(10):1423-1436, 2018; doi: 10.1016/j.bbamcr.2018.07.014

♦ Bose, A., Basu, R., Maulik, M., Das Sarma, J.*, "Loss of Cx43-mediated functional Gap junction communication in meningeal fibroblasts following Mouse Hepatitis virus infection", Molecular Neurobiology 55(8):6558-6571, 2018; doi: 10.1007/s12035-017-0861-3

♦ Bhattacharya, S., Mukherjee, S., Das Sarma, J., Shunmugam R. A.*, “Metal assisted self assembled rod like nanostructures for effective cellular internalization”, Polymer Chemistry 9, 2157-2165, 2018; doi: 10.1039/C7PY01893B

♦ Basu, R., Bose, A., Thomas, D., Das Sarma, J.*, “Microtubule-assisted altered trafficking of astrocytic gap junction protein connexin 43 is associated with depletion of connexin 47 during mouse hepatitis virus infection”, Journal of Biological Chemistry 292(36):14747-14763, 2017; doi: 10.1074/jbc.m117.786491

♦ Das Sarma, S., Hussain, A., Das Sarma, J.*, “Advances made in Understanding the Effects of Arsenic Exposure on Humans”, Current Science 112(10):2008, 2017; doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i10/2008-2015

♦ Sadasivan, J., Singh, M., Das Sarma, J.*, “Cytoplasmic tail of coronavirus spike protein has intracellular targeting signals”, Journal of Biosciences 42(2):231-244, 2017; doi: 10.1007/s12038-017-9676-7 (Cover page illustration)

♦ Biswas, K., Chatterjee, D., Addya, S., Khan, R.S., Kenyon, L.C., Choe, A., Cohrs, R.J., Shindler, K.S., Das Sarma, J.*, “Demyelinating strain of mouse hepatitis virus infection bridging innate and adaptive immune response in the induction of demyelination”, Clinical Immunology 170:9-19, 2016; doi: 10.1016/j.clim.2016.07.004

♦ Basu, R., Banerjee, K., Bose, A., Das Sarma, J.*, “Mouse Hepatitis virus infection remodels Connexin43-mediated Gap junction intercellular communication in vitro and in vivo”, Journal of Virology 90(5):2586-2599, 2015; doi: 10.1128/jvi.02420-15

♦ Kenyon, L.C., Biswas, K., Shindler, K.S., Nabar, M., Stout, M., Hingley, S.T., Grinspan, J.B. Das Sarma, J.*, “Gliopathy of demyelinating and non-demyelinating strains of Mouse Hepatitis virus”, Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience 9:488, 2015; doi: 10.3389/fncel.2015.00488

17. Chatterjee, D., Addya, S., Khan, R.S., Kenyon, L.C., Choe, A., Cohrs, R.J., Shindler, K.S.*, Das Sarma, J.*, “Mouse Hepatitis virus Infection upregulates genes involved in innate immune responses”, PLoS One 9(10):e111351, 2014; doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0111351

♦ Mane, S.R., Dina, H., Nathan, A., Das Sarma, J., Shunmugam, R.*, “Increased bioavailability of Rifampicin from stimuli-responsive smart nano carrier”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 6(19):16895-16902, 2014; doi: 10.1021/am504402b

♦ N, V.R., Dina, H., Venue, P., Das Sarma, J.*, Shunmugam, R.*, “Smart nanocarrier from norbornene based triblock copolymers for the sustained release of multi-cancer drugs”, RSC Advances 4(85):45625-45634, 2014; doi: 10.1039/c4ra07549h

♦ N, V.R., Ganivada, M. N., Sarkar, S., Dinda, H., Chatterjee, K., Dalui, T., Das Sarma, J., Shunmugam, R.*, “Magnetic Norbornene Polymer as Multiresponsive Nanocarrier for Site Specific Cancer Therapy”, Bioconjugate Chemistry 25(2):276-285, 2014; doi: 10.1021/bc400409n

♦ Khan, R.S., Dine, K., Das Sarma, J.*, Shindler, K.S.*, “SIRT1 Activating compounds reduce oxidative stress mediated neuronal loss in viral induced CNS demyelinating disease”, Acta Neuropathologica Communications 2(3), 2014; doi: 10.1186/2051-5960-2-3

♦ Mane, S.R., Chatterjee, K., Dinda, H., Das Sarma, J.*, Shunmugam, R.*, “Stimuli responsive nanocarrier for an effective delivery of multi-frontline tuberculosis drugs”, Polymer Chemistry, 5(8):2725-2735, 2014; doi: 10.1039/c3py01589k

♦ Kishore, A., Biswas, K., N, V.R., Shunmugam, R.*, Das Sarma, J.*, “Functionalized single walled carbon nanotubes facilitate efficient differentiation of neuroblastoma cells in vitro”, RSC Advances 4(96):53777-53787, 2014; doi: 10.1039/c4ra09540e

♦ N, V.R., Dinda, H., Ganivada, M.N., Das Sarma, J.*, Shunmugam, R.*, “Efficient approach to prepare multiple chemotherapeutic agent conjugated nanocarrier” Chemical Communications 50(88):13540-13543, 2014; doi: 10.1039/c4cc04445b

♦ Biswas, K., Das Sarma, J.*, “Effect of microtubule disruption on neuronal spread and replication of demyelinating and non-demyelinating strains of Mouse Hepatitis virus in vitro”, Journal of Virology 88(5):3043-3047, 2013; doi: 10.1128/jvi.02545-13

♦ Kishore, A., Kanaujia, A., Nag, S., Rostami, A.M., Kenyon, L.C., Shindler, K.S.*, Das Sarma, J.*, “Different mechanisms of inflammation induced in virus and autoimmune-mediated models of Multiple Sclerosis in C57BL6 mice”, BioMed Research International 1-9, 2013; doi: 10.1155/2013/589048

♦ Chatterjee, D., Biswas, K., Nag, S., Ramachandra, S.G., Das Sarma, J.*, “Microglia play a major role in direct viral-induced demyelination”, Clinical and Developmental Immunology 1-12, 2013; doi: 10.1155/2013/510396.

♦ Mane, S.R., N, V.R., Chatterjee, K., Dinda, H., Nag, S., Kishore, A., Das Sarma, J.*, Shunmugam, R.*, “Amphiphilic Homopolymer vesicles as unique nano-Carriers for cancer therapy”, Macromolecules, 45(19), 8037-8042, 2012; doi: 10.1021/ma301644m

♦ N, V.R., Kishore, A., Sarkar, S., Das Sarma, J.*, Shunmugam, R.*, “Norbornene-derived Poly-d-lysine copolymers as quantum dot carriers for neuron growth”, Biomacromolecules 13(9):2933-2944, 2012; doi: 10.1021/bm300968y(Listed in "Most Read Article" published by Biomacromolecules)

♦ Mane, S.R., N, V.R., Chatterjee, K., Dinda, H., Nag, S., Kishore, A., Das Sarma, J.*, Shunmugam, R.*, “A unique polymeric nano-carrier for anti-tuberculosis therapy”, Journal of Materials Chemistry 22(37):19639-19642, 2012; doi: 10.1039/c2jm33860b

♦ N, V.R., Mane, S., Kishore, A., Das Sarma, J.*, Shunmugam, R.*, “Norbornene derived doxorubicin copolymers as drug carriers with pH responsive hydrazone linker”, Biomacromolecules, 13(1):221-230, 2012; doi: 10.1021/bm201478k (Listed in "Most Read Article" published by Biomacromolecules).

♦ Shindler, K.S., Chatterjee, D., Biswas, K., Goyal, A., Dutt, M., Nassrallah, M., Khan, R.S., & Das Sarma, J.*, “Macrophage-Mediated Optic Neuritis induced by retrograde axonal transport of Spike gene recombinant Mouse Hepatitis virus”, Journal of Neuropathology & Experimental Neurology 70(6):470-480, 2011; doi: 10.1097/nen.0b013e31821da499

♦ Das Sarma, J.*, Kenyon, L.C., Hingley, S.T., Shindler, K.S., “Mechanisms of primary axonal damage in a viral model of Multiple Sclerosis”, Journal of Neuroscience, 29(33):10272-10280, 2009; doi: 10.1523/jneurosci.1975-09

♦ Das S., Smith T.D., Das Sarma, J., Ritzenthaler J.D., Maza J., Kaplan B.E., Cunningham L.A., Suaud L., Hubbard M.J., Rubenstein R.C., and Koval M.*, “ERp29 restricts Connexin43 oligomerization in the Endoplasmic Reticulum”, Molecular Biology of the Cell 20(10):2593–2604, 2009; doi: 10.1091/mbc.E08-07-0790

♦ Das Sarma, J., Ciric, B., Marek, R., Sadhukhan, S., Caruso, M. L., Shafagh, J., Fitzgerald D.C., Shindler K.S., Rostami, A.*, “Functional interleukin-17 receptor A is expressed in central nervous system glia and upregulated in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis”, Journal of Neuroinflammation 6(1):14, 2009; doi: 10.1186/1742-2094-6-14

♦ Marek, R., Caruso, M., Rostami, A., Grinspan, J. B., Das Sarma, J.*, “Magnetic cell sorting: A fast and effective method of concurrent isolation of high purity viable astrocytes and microglia from neonatal mouse brain tissue”, Journal of Neuroscience Methods 175(1):108-118, 2008; doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2008.08.016

♦ Shindler, K.S., Kenyon, L.C., Dutt, M., Hingley, S.T., Das Sarma, J.*, “Experimental Optic Neuritis induced by a demyelinating strain of Mouse Hepatitis virus”, Journal of Virology 82(17):8882-8886, 2008; doi: 10.1128/jvi.00920-08

♦ Das Sarma, J.*, Iacono, K., Gard, L., Marek, R., Kenyon, L.C., Koval, M., Weiss, S. R., “Demyelinating and non-demyelinating strains of Mouse Hepatitis virus differ in their neural cell tropism”, Journal of Virology 82(11):5519-5526, 2008; doi: 10.1128/jvi.01488-07

♦ Das Sarma, J., Kaplan, B. E., Willemsen, D., Koval, M.*, “Identification of rab20 as a potential regulator of Connexin43 trafficking”, Cell Communication & Adhesion, 15(1-2):65-74, 2008; doi: 10.1080/15419060802014305

♦ Fitzgerald, D.C., Ciric, B., Touil, T., Harle, H., Grammatikopolou, J., Das Sarma, J., Gran, B., Zhang, G.X., Rostami, A.*, “Suppressive effect of IL-27 on encephalitogenic Th17 cells and the effector phase of Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis”, The Journal of Immunology 179(5):3268-3275, 2007; doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.179.5.3268

♦ Qiu, Z., Hingley, S. T., Simmons, G., Yu, C., Das Sarma, J., Bates, P., & Weiss, S. R.*, “Endosomal proteolysis by Cathepsins Is necessary for murine coronavirus Mouse Hepatitis virus type 2 Spike-mediated entry”, Journal of Virology 80(12):5768-5776, 2006; doi: 10.1128/jvi.00442-06

♦ Constantinescu, C. S.*, Tani, M., Ransohoff, R.M., Wysocka, M., Hilliard, B., Fujioka, T., Murphy, S., Tighe, P.J., Das Sarma, J., Trinchieri, G., Rostami, A., "Astrocytes as antigen‐presenting cells: expression ofIL‐12/IL‐23", Journal of neurochemistry 95(2):331-340, 2005; doi: 10.1111/j.1471-4159.2005.03368.x

♦ Maza, J., Das Sarma, J., Koval, M.*, “Defining a minimal motif required to prevent Connexin oligomerization in the Endoplasmic Reticulum”, Journal of Biological Chemistry 280(22):21115-21121, 2005; doi: 10.1074/jbc.m412612200

♦ Fu, L., Gonzales, D. M., Das Sarma, J., Lavi, E.*, “A combination of mutations in the S1 part of the spike glycoprotein gene of coronavirus MHV-A59 abolishes demyelination”, Journal of Neurovirology 10(1):41-51, 2004; doi: 10.1080/13550280490262229

♦ Gonzales, D. M., Fu, L., Li, Y., Das Sarma, J., Lavi, E.*, “Coronavirus-induced demyelination occurs in the absence of CD28 costimulatory signals”, Journal of Neuroimmunology 146(1-2):140-143, 2004; doi: 10.1016/j.jneuroim.2003.10.053

♦ Das Sarma, J., Das, S., Koval, M.*, “Regulation of Connexin43 oligomerization is saturable”, Cell Communication & Adhesion 12(5-6):237-247, 2005; doi: 10.1080/15419060500511875

♦ Maza, J., Mateescu, M., Das Sarma, J., &Koval, M.*, “Differential oligomerization of Endoplasmic Reticulum-retained Connexin43/Connexin32 chimeras”, Cell Communication & Adhesion, 10(4):319-322, 2003; doi: 10.1080/714040446

♦ Das Sarma, J., Wang, F., Koval, M.*, “Targeted Gap junction protein constructs reveal Connexin-specific differences in oligomerization”, Journal of Biological Chemistry 277(23):20911-20918, 2002; doi: 10.1074/jbc.m111498200

♦ Das Sarma, J., Scheen, E., Seo, S., Koval, M., Weiss, S.R.*, “Enhanced green fluorescent protein expression may be used to monitor murine coronavirus spread in vitro and in the mouse central nervous system”, Journal of Neurovirology 8(5):381-391, 2002; doi: 10.1080/13550280260422686

♦ Das Sarma, J., Meyer, R.A., Wang, F., Abraham, V., Lo, C.W., Koval, M.* "Multimeric Connexin interactions prior to the trans-Golgi network", Journal of cell science 114(22): 4013-4024, 2001

♦ Das Sarma, J., Fu, L., Hingley, S.T., Lavi, E.*, “Mouse Hepatitis virus type-2 infection in mice: an experimental model system of acute meningitis and hepatitis”, Experimental and Molecular Pathology 71(1):1-12, 2001; doi: 10.1006/exmp.2001.2378

♦ Navas, S., Seo, S., Chua, M.M., Das Sarma, J., Lavi, E., Hingley, S.T., Weiss, S.R.*, “Murine coronavirus Spike protein determines the ability of the virus to replicate in the liver and cause hepatitis”, Journal of Virology 75(5):2452-2457, 2001; doi: 10.1128/jvi.75.5.2452-2457.2001

♦ Das Sarma, J., Lo, C.W., Koval, M.*, “Cx43/β-Gal inhibits Cx43 transport in the Golgi apparatus”, Cell Communication & Adhesion 8(4-6):249-252, 2001; doi: 10.3109/15419060109080732

♦ Das Sarma, J., Fu, L., Hingley, S.T., Lai, M.M.C., Lavi, E.*, “Sequence analysis of the S gene of recombinant MHV-2/A59 coronaviruses reveals three candidate mutations associated with demyelination and hepatitis”, Journal of Neurovirology 7(5):432-436, 2001; doi: 10.1080/135502801753170282

♦ Navas, S., Seo, S., Chua, M.M., Das Sarma, J., Hingley, S.T., Lavi, E., Weiss, S.R.*, “Role of the Spike protein in murine coronavirus induced hepatitis: an in vivo study using targeted RNA recombination”, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology The Nidoviruses 494:139-144, 2001; doi: 10.1007/978-1-4615-1325-4_22

♦ Das Sarma, J., Fu, L., Weiss, S.R., Lavi, E., "Demyelination determinants in the S gene of MHV", The Nidoviruses, Springer: 494:133-137, 2001; doi: 10.1007/978-1-4615-1325-4_21

♦ Fu, L., Das Sarma, J., Lavi, E., “Differential expression of tumor necrosis factor in primary Glial cell cultures infected with demyelinating and non-demyelinating MHVs”, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology The Nidoviruses, 494:663-668, 2001; doi: 10.1007/978-1-4615-1325-4_98

♦ Das Sarma, J., Fu, L., Tsai, J.C., Weiss, S.R., Lavi, E.*, “Demyelination determinants map to the Spike glycoprotein gene of coronavirus Mouse Hepatitis virus”, Journal of Virology 74(19):9206-9213, 2000; doi: 10.1128/jvi.74.19.9206-9213.2000

♦ Lavi, E., Das Sarma, J., & Weiss, S.R.*, “Cellular reservoirs for coronavirus infection of the brain in β2-Microglobulin knockout mice”, Pathobiology, 67(2):75-83, 1999; doi: 10.1159/000028054

♦ Das Sarma, J., Duttagupta, C., Ali, E., Dhar, T.K.*, “Improved microbiological assay for folic acid based on microtiter plating with Streptococcus faecalis”, J AOAC International 78(5):1173-7, 1995

♦ Das Sarma, J., Duttagupta, C., Ali, E., Dhar, T.K.*, “Antibody to folic acid: increased specificity and sensitivity in ELISA by using ε-aminocaproic acid modified BSA as the carrier protein”, Journal of Immunological Methods, 184(1):1-6, 1995; doi: 10.1016/0022-1759(95)00069-m

♦ Das Sarma, J., Duttagupta, C., Ali, E., Dhar, T.K.*, “Direct microtitre plate enzyme immunoassay of folic acid without heat denaturation of serum”, Journal of Immunological Methods, 184(1):7-14, 1995; doi: 10.1016/0022-1759(95)00068-l

Reviews and Book Chapters

♦ 9. Rishika J, Souvik K, Bishal H, Subhadeep R, Jayasri Das S. 2023. Mice as an Experimental Model to Understand the Pathobiology of Diseases, p Ch. 3. In Mohammad Manjur S (ed), Rodents and Their Role in Ecology, Medicine and Agriculture doi:10.5772/intechopen.1001835. IntechOpen, Rijeka.

♦ Basu, Rahul & Sarma, Jayasri. (2022). Oligodendroglial Gap Junction Communication in CNS Myelination and Demyelination. 10.1007/978-981-16-8313-8_5

♦ Basu, Rahul & Sarma, Jayasri. (2022). Oligodendroglial-Astroglial Cell-Cell Communication in the Central Nervous System. 10.1007/978-981-16-8313-8_4

♦ Kumar S., Mulchandani V., Banerjee A., Das Sarma J. (2021) Interplay Between Redox Homeostasis and Oxidative Stress in the Perspective of Ovarian and Cervical Cancer Immunopathogenesis. In: Chakraborti S., Ray B.K., Roychowdhury S. (eds) Handbook of Oxidative Stress in Cancer: Mechanistic Aspects. Springer, Singapore.

♦ Saadi F, Pal D, Sarma JD. Spike Glycoprotein Is Central to Coronavirus Pathogenesis-Parallel Between m-CoV and SARS-CoV-2. Annals of Neurosciences. 2021;28(3-4):201-218. doi:10.1177/09727531211023755

♦ Chakravarty D, Das Sarma J. Murine-β-coronavirus-induced neuropathogenesis sheds light on CNS pathobiology of SARS-CoV2. J Neurovirol. 2021 Feb 5:1–20. doi: 10.1007/s13365-021-00945-5.

♦ Basu, R., and Das Sarma, J. (2018). “Connexin 43/47 channels are important for astrocyte/ oligodendrocyte cross-talk in myelination and demyelination.” Journal of Biosciences, 43 (5): 1055-1068

♦ Hussain, A., Vineeth, A R., Kundu, S., Samanta, T., Shunmugam, R., DebnathPal, D., & Das Sarma J* (2017)” Mechanisms of Arsenic induced toxicity with special emphasis on Arsenic binding proteins”. Arsenic: In Tech Open (Book Chapter)

♦ Singh, M., & Das Sarma, J.* (2016). “Demyelinating Diseases and Neuroinflammation. Inflammation: The Common Link in Brain Pathologies, 139-170.” doi:10.1007/978-981-10-1711- 7_5 (Book Chapter)

♦ Das Sarma, J.* (2013). “Microglia-mediated neuroinflammation is an amplifier of virus-induced neuropathology.” Journal of NeuroVirology, 20(2), 122-136. doi:10.1007/s13365-013-0188-4

(International Institutes/Universities/Conferences: 2009 onwards)

♦ Foundation day Oration Lecture delivered “Interferon induced protein with tetratricopeptide repeats 2, Ifit2 regulates murine-β-coronavirus induced neuroinflammation and its associated myelin pathology” at “Central Calcutta Society for Advancement of Human Development & Research” held on 29th July 2022.

♦ Invited Talk delivered on virtual mode “Gap junction protein Connexin 43/47 axis in the perspective of mouse hepatitis virus induced demyelination” at “Indo-US Meeting on Neuron-Glia Interactions in Ocular Development and Disease” held from 9th January 2022 to 14th January 2022.

♦ Invited Talk delivered on virtual mode “Role of Interferon-Induced Tetratricopeptide Repeat Protein Ifit2 in Murine-CoV Induced Inflammation and Immunity” at 40th Annual Meeting of American Society of Virology,USA (ASV) 2021 held from 19th July to 23th July 2021.

♦ Prof. Jayasri Das Sarma gave a virtual oral presentation on “CD40 Ligand provides protective immunity against Mouse Hepatitis Virus-induced neuroinflammatory demyelination” in Virtual Immunology2021™, held May 10 -15.

♦ Prof. Jayasri Das Sarma gave a Virtual oral presentation on “Neurological manifestations and neuropathogenic mechanism of Murine-Coronaviruses (M- CoVs): implications for the potential neuropathogenic mechanism of SARS- CoV-2” at IAN International E-Conference; XXXVIII Annual Meeting of Indian Academy of Neurosciences ‘Basic and Clinical Neurosciences: Bridging the Gaps’, Hyderabad, Telangana, India between October 4-7, 2020

♦ Prof. Jayasri Das Sarma gave a Virtual oral presentation on “m-CoV: A neurological perspective”, “Bilateral INDO-US Webinar on COVID Biology”, organized by IISER Kolkata, India, in collaboration with IISc India, University of Colorado and University of Pennsylvania, USA on August 19,2020.

♦ Prof. Jayasri Das Sarma gave a Virtual talk on "COVID-19 Viral Pathogenicity Epidemiology and Therapeutic Approach”, a two-day webinar, conducted by Derozio Memorial College, Kolkata from August 8-9,2020

♦ Prof. Jayasri Das Sarma gave a Virtual talk on " online faculty development programme on “Teaching, research and innovation in India: A biologists’ view” organized by Amity Institute ofBiotechnology, Amity University, Kolkata on July 5,2020

♦ Prof. Jayasri Das Sarma gave a Virtual talk in panel discussion forum on “Changed role of women in science Education and society” organized by Professors of PGIMER, Chandigarh and NIMHANS, Bangalore on July 14,2020

♦ Prof. Jayasri Das Sarma gave an online webinar series on “Role of biotechnology in COVID-19 Pandemic: Issues and Challenges” on June 12th, 2020, organized by Brahmananda Keshab Chandra College, Kolkata on June 12, 2020

♦ Selected for platform presentation on "CD4+ T cells crosstalk with microglia/macrophage provides protection against mouse hepatitis virus induced neuroinflammatory demyelination" at the American Society for Virology 39th Annual Meeting, June 13-17, 2020 at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.

♦ Selected for platform presentation on “Nexus between CNS resident microglia and migrating peripheral T cells pave the way for host immunity against neurotropic virus infection”, international conference “IMMUNOLOGY 2020”, Honolulu, HI.

♦ “A proline insertion-deletion in mouse hepatitis virus spike glycoprotein fusion peptide strongly alters neuropathogenesis”, 38th Annual Meeting July 20-24, 2019, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

♦ “Regulatory role of Interferon-induced protein Ifit2 in developing host immunity against CNS viral infection”. ID Research in Progress Seminar, 3rd October, 2019, School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

♦ “Gap junction protein Connexin 43/47 axis in the perspective of mouse hepatitis virus induced demyelination” Wednesday, April 17, 2019, Emory University School of Medicine

♦ “Innate and adaptive immune regulation during chronic Mouse Hepatitis Virus infection” December 4, 2018 9:00 AM , RC2-5th floor, Colorado

♦ "Immunoregulatory function of CD40 in mouse hepatitis virus induced neuropathogenesis" that may be of interest to some members of this group. 26th October 2018,University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.

♦ “Remodeling of Central Nervous System Gap Junction Intercellular Communication in viral induced Gliopathy”; July 25, 2017, Department of Neurology, University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, USA.

♦ “A novel role of Gap Junction Intercellular Communication in Gliosis: Study in a model of virus-induced demyelination”; July 13, 2017, Department of Immunology, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

♦ “Gliopathies are the early events in mouse hepatitis virus induced demyelination and axonal loss”; March 16, 2017, National Institute of Health/ National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH/NIAID), Rocky Mountain Laboratories, Hamilton, Montana, USA.

♦ “Neural cell biology of a viral induced demyelination and axonal loss in an experimental animal Model”; June 3, 2013, Focused Multiple Sclerosis Group Colloquium Series, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.

♦ “Understanding complex mechanisms of neuro-inflammatory demyelinating disease Multiple Sclerosis”; March 23, 2010, Seminar Series of the Centre for Infection and Immunity in the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Science, Queen’s University Belfast, North Ireland.

♦ “Mechanisms of demyelination in a viral model of multiple sclerosis”; September 2, 2009, Neurology Grand Round, University of Colorado, Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA.


♦ Invited Public Talk delivered on “Biology is a multidisciplinary subject‘biology’ term is often replaced by the terms as biological sciences or life sciences” at National Webinar organised by Asian International School, India on 28th January 2022.

(International conferences: 2009 onwards)

1) “Neuroglial gap junctional intercellular communication in Neuroinflammation”; 3rd International Meet on Advanced Studies in Cell Signaling Network (CeSiN 2016), December 18-20, 2016; Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB), Jadavpur, India.

2) “Viral-neural cell interphase and neuroimmune modulation in demyelination”; Indo-US Symposium on central Nervous System Viral Infection and its Therapy, November 14-17, 2016; Sinclair’s Retreat Dooars, Chalsa Hilltop, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India.

3) “Mechanism of direct viral induced demyelination”; Indo-US Symposium on Viral Infections of theNervous System, February 23-25, 2014; Hyatt Regency, Gurgaon, New Delhi, India.

4) “Innate Immune Signaling in Microglial Activation and Maturation”; 1st International Meet onAdvance Studies in Cell Signaling Network (CeSin), September 11-13, 2012; Indian Institute ofChemical Biology, Kolkata, India.

(National Institutes: 2009 onwards)

1) “Functional regulation of gap junction intercellular communication in viral induced neuroinflammation”, 31st March- 6th April, 2020, 26th Society of Neuroimmune Pharmacology (SNIP), Delhi, India (cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic).

2) “Need of the hour to train minds and not the hands of women in science and education”- “Women in Science Education”, March 6-7, 2020, NIMHANS, Bangalore, India.

3) “Molecular and cellular pathogenesis of mouse hepatitis virus induced neuro-inflammatory demyelination”, Neuroupdate 2019, November 30, 2019 CSIR-IICB, Kolkata, India.

4) “International conference on Neurological disorders and Therapeutics (ICNDT) – 2019”, October 24-26,2019, NIPER, Ahmadabad, India.

5) “Women in Science Education”, March 6-7, 2020, NIMHANS, Bangalore, India.

6) “A novel role of gap junction intercellular communication in gliosis: Studies in a viral model of demyelination”, March 11, 2018, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Ahmedabad, India.

7) “Gliopathy in viral induced demyelination”; February 15, 2017, Centre for Cellular and MolecularBiology (CCMB), Hyderabad, India.

8) “Complexity in human neuroinflammatory demyelinating disease multiple sclerosis: The advent ofSystem Biology”; November 2009, Indian Institute of Mathematical Science, Chennai, India.

9) “Deciphering complex mechanisms of neuroinflammatory demyelinating disease multiple sclerosis inan experimental mouse model”; November 2009, Shankar Netralaya, Ophthalmology Research and development, Chennai, India.

10) “Mouse hepatitis virus infection in mice–an experimental model to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms of demyelination and axonal loss in multiple sclerosis”; May 7, 2009, Society for Neuroscience-Bangalore chapter seminar, NIMHANS, Bangalore, India.


♦ Organized Hands-On Workshop and Outreach Activity on Advanced Microbiology Education and Reaching at OOTY from 15th to 19th June 2022.

♦ Organized “Karyashala (Workshop) on advanced bio-analytical methods and applications-2022” supported by SERB to be held between 06th June to 12th June 2022.

♦ Departmental Weekly journal Club being organised for the entire academic year at IISER Kolkata.

♦ Co-Organized the Satellite Symposium of XXXIX Annual Meeting of the Indian Academy of Neurosciences (IAN), Theme: "Brainwave: Connections to Cognition" jointly organised by Indian Academy of Neuroscience and Amity University, Kolkata on September 10th 2021.

♦ Co-Organized the Satellite Symposium of XXXIX Annual Meeting of the Indian Academy of Neurosciences (IAN), Theme: "Translational Neurophysiology and Cognition" jointly organised by Indian Academy of Neuroscience and Department of Physiology, University of Calcutta on November 10th 2021.

♦ Co-Organized the Satellite Symposium of XXXIX Annual Meeting of the Indian Academy of Neurosciences (IAN), Theme: "Neurological disorders: from molecule to mechanism" jointly organised by Indian Academy of Neuroscience and CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology on November 16th 2021.

♦ Organized the Satellite Symposium of XXXIX Annual Meeting of the Indian Academy of Neurosciences (IAN), Theme: "Neuron-Glia Interaction: Recent Concepts and Advances" organized by Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, Netaji Subhas Open University & CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology on December 15th 2021.

♦ Organized XXXIX Annual Meeting of Indian Academy of Neurosciences (IAN) 2021, Theme: "NeuroGlia in Health and Disease” from December 16 – December 19, 2021 as organizing secretary at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, India in collaboration with Dr. Subhas C. Biswas from Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata and Dr. Anirban Ghosh from Netaji Subhas Open University, Kolkata.


♦ Organized Indo-US Symposium on New Insights into the Inflammation, Immunity, and athobiology of Diseases from December 3 – December 8, 2019 at Sinclairs Bayview, Portblair, Andaman Islands, India, in collaboration with IISc India, University of Colorado and University of Pennsylvania,USA


3) Organized Bioanalytical Workshop on advanced bioanalytical methods and applications (24/2/18-1/3/18) at Lemon Tree, Gangtok in collaboration with IISER-K and American Society for microbiology (ASM)


♦ Organized Indo-US Symposium on Central Nervous System Viral Infection and its Therapy (13-17 November, 2016) at Sinclair’s Retreat, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India in collaboration with IISER-Kolkata, Banaras Hindu University, India and University of Iowa, USA.

4) Jointly coordinated Indo-US Symposium - Viral Infections of the Nervous System (23 – 25 February, 2014) at Hyatt, Gurgaon, New Delhi in collaboration with National Brain Research Centre, India andUniversity of Colorado, USA and University of California, San Francisco, USA.

5) Organized 2012 WWN SYMPOSIUM; “Opportunities and Challenges for Women Scientists in India” (3 November, 2012) at NIMHANS, Bangalore.

6) Co-ordinated SATELLITE SYMPOSIUM; Indian Academy of Neurosciences- Bangalore Chapter“Neurobiology of cognition” (1-2 November, 2012) at NIMHANS, Bangalore withNIMHANS, Bangalore.

7) Co-ordinated CeSiN 2012 India - 1st International meet on Cell Signaling & Network (24-26 July, 2012) at Indian Institute of Chemical Biology in collaboration with Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Jadavpur, Kolkata.