Dr NK Prasanna is currently working as Scientist & Editor, Indian Journal of Biochemistry & Biophysics, Research Journals Division at CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Policy Research, New Delhi since December 2016. Before joining CSIR (NIScPR), she was at IIT Guwahati. Dr Prasanna completed her Ph.D from Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. In CSIR-NIScPR, She served one important flagship journals viz. Indian journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics (IJBB; ISSN: 0301-1208) It is pertinent to mention that the journal ranks first among all the NIScPR journals as per the available Journal Metrics by international agencies such as Thomson Reuters and Scopus. Details of remarkable academic achievements of IJBB which she spearheading, both nationally and globally. The Indian journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics (IJBB) is a premier SCI-indexed bimonthly peer-reviewed research journal that publishes original research articles in the subject area of biochemistry and biophysics

Research Interests:

Protein folding/aggregation, Proteases, Biochemistry, Protein engineering and structure function relationship of proteins, Environment pollution, Research Communication.

Selected publications

NK. Prasanna Kumari and MV Jagannadham SDS induced molten globule state of heynein, a new thiol protease: Evidence of domains and their sequential unfolding. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces (2011) 82, 609-615.

NK. Prasanna Kumari and MV. Jagannadham Organic solvent induced refolding of acid denatured heynein: molten: Evidence of domains in the molecular structure of the protein and their sequential unfolding. Journal of Protein and Proteomics (2011) 2, 11- 21.

NK. Prasanna Kumari and MV. Jagannadham Deciphering the molecular structure of cryptolepain in organic solvents. Biochimie (2012) 94, 354-317.

NK.PrasannaKumari and MV. Jagannadham SDS induced refolding of pre-molten globule state of cryptolepain: Differences in and chemical and temperature-induced equilibrium unfolding of SDS-induced state. (2013) 83, 71–80 Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, India Section B: Biological sciences.

SC. Yadav, NK. Prasanna Kumari and MV. Jagannadham Deglycosylated milin unfolds via inactive monomeric intermediates. Eur Biophys J (2010) 39, 1581-1588.

R. Bhowmick, NK. Prasanna Kumari, and MV. Jagannadham AM. Kayastha Purification and characterization of a novel protease from the latex of Pedilanthus tithymaloides Protein & Peptide Letters (2008) 15, 1009-1016.

M. Pande, NK. Prasanna Kumari, VK. Dubey, P. Tripathi and MV. Jagannadham stability and unfolding studies on alkaline denatured state (Ip) of Pepsin: Process Biochemistry (2009 ) 44, 906-911.


Dr NK Prasanna
Main institution
Scientist & Editor, Indian Journal of Biochemistry & Biophysics
Research Journals Division
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