On discovery of virus in kala-azar samples from India
1. Soumi Sukla, Syamal Roy, Shyam Sundar, Subhajit Biswas*. Leptomonas seymouri narna-like virus 1 and not leishmaniaviruses detected in kala-azar samples from India. Archives of Virology. ISSN: 0304-8608 (doi:10.1007/s00705-017-3559-y); Accepted 30th August 2017. Online text-only view under Springer Nature SharedIt Initiative: http://rdcu.be/v7AB
On human pandemic norovirus contamination of coastline blue mussels in the UK
1. Subhajit Biswas *, Philippa Jackson, Rebecca Shannon, Katherine Dulwich, Soumi Sukla and Ronald A Dixon (2017). Molecular screening of blue mussels indicated high mid-summer prevalence of human genogroup II Noroviruses, including the pandemic “GII.4 2012” variants in UK coastal waters during 2013. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology. ISSN 1517-8382 (Accepted 22nd June, 2017).
On superior probiotics identified from bacteria of marine origin
1. Palashpriya Das, Suman Khowala, Subhajit Biswas *. In vitro probiotic characterization of Lactobacillus casei isolated from marine samples. LWT - Food Science and Technology, Volume 73, November 2016, Pages 383-390. ISSN 0023-6438, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lwt.2016.06.029.
On occult hepatitis B virus prevalence and mechanisms of escape from immune-detection
1. De A, Roy S, Sukla S, Ansari A & Biswas S*(2017). Occult hepatitis B virus infections (often with human herpesvirus 7 co-infection) detected in Pityriasis rosea patients: A pilot study. Indian Journal of Dermatology. ISSN: Print- 0019-5154, Online - 1998-3611 (Accepted 3rd October, 2017).
2. Biswas S, Candotti D¶ & Allain J-P (2013). Specific amino acid substitutions in the S protein prevent its excretion in vitro and may contribute to occult hepatitis B virus infection. Journal of Virology, 87, 7882-92. Impact Factor: 5.08 ¶ equal contribution.
3. Candotti D, Lin CK, Belkhiri D, Sakuldamrongpanich T, Biswas S, Lin S, Teo D, Ayob Y & Allain J-P (2012). Occult Hepatitis B infection in asymptomatic blood donors from South East Asia: molecular characterization and potential mechanisms of occurrence. Gut-British Medical Journal, 61, 1744-53. Impact Factor: 10.73
On understanding of rotavirus RNA packaging
1. Biswas S, Li W, Manktelow E, Lever J, Lukavsky PJ, Desselberger U & Lever AM (2014). Physicochemical analysis of rotavirus segment 11 supports a 'modified panhandle' structure and not the predicted alternative tRNA-like structure. Archives of Virology, 159, 235-48. Impact Factor: 2.03
On herpes simplex virus helicase-primase as a novel target for antiviral chemotherapy
1. Biswas S, Sukla S, Goldner T, Field HJ, Kropeit D, Paulsen D, Welbers A, Ruebsamen-Schaeff H, Zimmermann H & Birkmann A (2014). Pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics of the helicase-primase inhibitor pritelivir following treatment of wild-type or pritelivir-resistant virus infection in a murine HSV-1 infection model. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 58, 3843-52. Impact Factor: 4.57
2. Sukla S, Biswas S¶, Birkmann A, Lischka P, Ruebsamen-Schaeff H, Zimmermann H & Field HJ (2010). Effects of therapy using a helicase-primase inhibitor (HPI) in mice infected with deliberate mixtures of wild-type HSV-1 and an HPI-resistant UL5 mutant. Antiviral Research, 87, 67-73. Impact Factor: 3.61
¶ Joint first author.
3. Sukla S, Biswas S, Birkmann A, Lischka P, Zimmermann H & Field HJ (2010). Mis-match primer-based PCR reveals that helicase-primase inhibitor resistance mutations pre-exist in herpes simplex virus type 1 clinical isolates and are not induced during incubation with the inhibitor. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy,65, 1347-52. Impact Factor: 5.34
4. Biswas S * , Núñez Miguel R, Sukla S & Field HJ (2009). A mutation in helicase motif IV of herpes simplex virus type 1 UL5 that results in reduced growth in vitro and lower virulence in a murine infection model is related to the predicted helicase structure. Journal of General Virology, 90, 1937-42. Impact Factor: 3.13.
5. Biswas S, Tiley LS, Zimmermann H, Birkmann A & Field, HJ (2008). Mutations close to functional motif IV in HSV-1 UL5 helicase that confer resistance to HSV helicase-primase inhibitors, variously affect virus growth rate and pathogenicity. Antiviral Research, 80, 81-5. Impact Factor: 3.93
6. Biswas S, Kleymann G, Swift M, Tiley LS, Lyall J, Aguirre-Hernández J & Field HJ (2008). A single drug-resistance mutation in HSV-1 UL52 primase points to a difference between two helicase-primase inhibitors in their mode of interaction with the antiviral target. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 61, 1044-7. Impact Factor: 5.34
7. Biswas S, Smith C & Field HJ (2007). Detection of HSV-1 variants highly resistant to the helicase-primase inhibitor BAY 57-1293 at high frequency in two of ten recent clinical isolates of HSV-1. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 60, 274-79. Impact Factor: 5.34
8. ¶Biswas S, Jennens L & Field HJ (2007). Single amino acid substitutions in the HSV-1 helicase protein that confer resistance to the helicase-primase inhibitor, BAY 57-1293 are associated with increased or decreased virus growth characteristics in tissue culture. Archives of Virology, 152, 1489-500. Impact Factor: 2.03
¶Citation: Faculty of 1000 Biology: evaluations for S Biswas et al Arch Virol 2007 Aug 152 (8): http://www.f1000biology.com/article/id/1089049/evaluation (Evaluated by Prof Donald Coen, Harvard Medical School, USA and selected as “New finding” in Microbiology).
9. Biswas S, Swift M & Field HJ (2007). High frequency of spontaneous helicase primase inhibitor (BAY 57-1293) drug resistant variants in certain laboratory isolates of HSV-1. Antiviral Chemistry and Chemotherapy, 18, 13-23.
10. Biswas S, Jennens L & Field HJ (2007). The helicase primase inhibitor, BAY 57-1293 shows potent therapeutic antiviral activity superior to famciclovir in BALB/c mice infected with herpes simplex virus type 1. Antiviral Research, 75, 30-5. Impact Factor: 3.93
1. Biswas S, Sukla S & Field HJ (2014). Helicase-primase inhibitors for HSV: looking back to the future of non-nucleoside inhibitors for treating herpesvirus infections. Future Medicinal Chemistry, 6, 45-55. Impact Factor: 3.31
2. Field HJ & Biswas S (2011). Antiviral drug resistance and helicase-primase inhibitors of herpes simplex virus. Drug Resistance Update, 14, 45-51. Impact Factor: 12.58
3. Biswas S & Field HJ (2008). Pointer: Herpes simplex virus helicase-primase inhibitors: recent findings from the study of drug-resistance mutations. Antiviral Chemistry and Chemotherapy, 19, 1-6.
4. Field HJ, Biswas S & Mohammad IT (2006). Herpesvirus latency and therapy-From a veterinary perspective (Mini-review). Antiviral Research, 71, 127-33. Impact Factor: 3.93
Biswas S & Field HJ (2011). Helicase-primase inhibitors-a new approach to combat herpes simplex virus and varicella zoster virus.
Antiviral Drug Strategies (Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA), Chapter 6, 129-46.
On molecular epidemiology of foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) in India
1.Mohapatra JK, Sanyal A, Hemadri D, Tosh C, Biswas S, Knowles NJ, Rasool TJ, Bandyopadhyay SK & Pattnaik B (2008). Comparative genomics of serotype Asia 1 foot-and-mouth disease virus isolates from India sampled over the last two decades. Virus Research, 136, 16-29. Impact Factor: 2.75
2. Biswas S, Sanyal A, Hemadri D, Tosh C, Mohapatra JK, Kumar RM & Bandyopadhyay SK (2006). Sequence analysis of the non-structural 3A and 3C protein-coding regions of foot-and-mouth disease virus serotype Asia1 field isolates from an endemic country. Veterinary Microbiology, 116, 187-93. Impact Factor: 3.13
3. Biswas S, Sanyal A, Hemadri D, Tosh C, Mohapatra JK, Kumar RM & Bandyopadhyay SK (2005). Genetic comparison of large fragment of the 5'untranslated region among foot-and-mouth disease viruses with special reference to serotype Asia1. Archives of Virology, 150, 2217-39. Impact Factor: 2.03
4. Sanyal A, Mohapatra JK, Kumar RM, Biswas S, Hemadri D, Tosh C, Sabarinath GP, Gupta SK, Mittal M, Giridharan P & Bandyopadhyay S (2004). Complete nucleotide sequence analysis of a vaccine strain (IND 491/97) and a field-isolate of foot-and-mouth disease virus serotype Asia 1 with an insertion in VP1 protein. Acta Virologica, 48, 159-66. Impact Factor: 0.76
5. Biswas S, Sanyal A, Hemadri D, Tosh C, Gupta SK, Mittal M, Mohapatra JK, Sabarinath GP, Kumar RM & Bandyopadhyay SK (2004). Sequence analysis of VPg protein of Asia1 field isolates of foot-and-mouth disease virus in India. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 3, 522-26.
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