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Dr. R.B. Narayanan

Address for Correspondence

Centre for Biotechnology, Anna University, Chennai 600 025

E-mail Id Qualifications Area of Specialization

[email protected] Ph.D (London) in Immunology Immunology, Molecular Biology

Research Projects

S. No Funding Total Amount Name of the Project Agency Period Status (Completed/ In Progress) 1. DBT 29 lakhs Development of diagnostic methods, their field evaluation and monitoring of white spot disease of shrimp along the coast of India Effect of recombinant proteins on PBMC's derived from the filarial patients in vitro. 3 years completed

2.

UGC

5.8 lakhs

3 years

completed

3.

DBT

30 lakhs

4.

DST

14 lakhs

Multi Institutional Programme : Gene expression in Peneaus monodon and Penaeus indicus in relation to microbial infection and environmental stress. Multi Institutional Programme on Innate immune responses in filarial patients using recombinant proteins. 20 years UG and PG

3 years

On going

3 years

On going

Teaching Experience

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Research Guidance

S. No Area of Research Category (FT/PT) 1 Immmunotechnology FT Molecular Biology Publications Conferences Awards Books/Patents 3 completed; 2 submitted the thesis; 3 working 80 (National and International). 10 (international) and 10 national attended 3 chapters in 3 books Status (Completed/In Progress)

Research Publications:

Dr.R.B.Narayanan: 1. Latha D, Geetha M, Ramadass, P and Narayanan R.B. Evaluation of ELISA based on the conserved and functional middle region of Nucleocapsid protein to detect distemper infection in dogs. Veterinary. Microbiology, in press, (2007). 2. Suba N, Shiny C, Taylor M.J. and Narayanan R.B. Brugia malayi Wolbachia hsp 60 IgG antibody and isotype reactivity in different clinical groups infected or exposed to Human Bancroftian Lymphatic Filariasis Experimental. Parasitology, (2007) 3. Latha D, Srinivasan S.R., Thirunavukkarasu P.S., Gunaselan L., Ramadass P., and Narayanan R.B. Assessment of canine distemper virus infection in vaccinated and unvaccinated dogs. Indian . J.Biotechnology, (2007) In press. 4. Krushna N.S.A., Kowsalya A, Radha S and Narayanan R.B. Antibacterial property of honey on bacteria identified from preserved milk and its possible use as a preservative. Ind.J.Exp.Biol. (2007) In press. 5. Narayanan R.B. and Sasisekhar B. Immunobiology of filariasis: A recombinant approach to understanding parasite proteins and host parasite interactions better. Updates in Tropical Immunology, Eds: O.Garraud, pp 235-254, (2005), Research Signpost, Trivandrum, India. 6. Sasisekhar, B., Suba, N., Sindhuja, G.M.A., Sofi and Narayanan, R.B. Setaria digitata: Identification and characterization of a hypodermally expressed SXP/RAL2 protein. Experimental Parasitology, 111:121-125, (2005).

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7. Sasisekhar,B., Aparna, M., Augustyn, D.J., Kaliraj, P., Kar, S.K., Nutman, T.B. and Narayanan, R.B. Diminished monocytes function in microfilaremic patients with lymphatic filariasis and its relationship to altered lymphocyte responses. Infection and Immunity, 73:3385-3393, (2005). 8. Nookala, S, Srinivasan, S, Kaliraj, P, Narayanan, R.B. and Nutman, T.B. Impairment of Tetanus- Specific Cellular and Humoral responses following tetanus vaccination in human lymphatic filariasis. Infection and Immunity, 72: 2598-2604, (2004) 9. Sathish, S, Selvakumar, C, Sahul Hameed, A.S, and Narayanan, R.B. 18kDa protein as a marker to detect WSSV infection in shrimps. Aquaculture, 238: 39-50, (2004). 10. Sathish, S., Mushtaq, S., Sahul Hameed, A.S., and Narayanan, R.B. Production of recombinant proteins from Indian WSSV isolate. Aquaculture, 242: 69-80, (2004). 11. Yoganandhan, K., Musthaq, S.S., Narayanan, R.B. and Sahul Hameed, A.S. Production of polyclonal antiserum against recombinant VP28 protein and its application for the detection of white spot syndrome virus in crustaceans. J.Fish.Diseases, 27: 517-522, (2004). 12. Sudhakar, M.S., Suba, K., Sasisekar, B., Victor, J., Alalasundaram, K.V., and Narayanan, R.B. Identification of parasite antigens in the lymphatic fluid of chronic pathology patients with bancroftian filariasis. Ind.J.Lymphology, 2: 49,(2004). 13. Ravi, V, Kubofcik, J, Bandopathayaya, S, Geetha, M, Narayanan, R.B, Nutman, T.B. and Kaliraj, P. Cloning and characterization of HSP70 from the human lymphatic filarial parasite Wuchreria bancrofti. Experimental Parasitology, 106: 1-10 (2004) 14. Kannan, K, Padma, B, Narayanan, R.B., Kaliraj, P., and Scott, A.L. Thioredoxin from Brugia malayi: a member of 16kDa class of thioredoxins from nematodes. Infection and Immunity, 71: 4119 ­ 4126, (2003) 15. Yoganandhan, K., Sathish, S., Murugan, V., Narayanan, R.B., Sahul Hameed, A.S., Screening of organs for early detection of White Spot syndrome virus in Penaeus indicus by histopathology and PCR techniques. Aquaculture, 215:21-29, (2003) 16. Yoganandhan, K., Sathish, S., Narayanan, R.B., and Sahul Hameed, A.S. A rapid non enzymatic method of DNA extraction for PCR detection of white spot syndrome virus. Aquaculture Research, 34:1093-1097, (2003)

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17. Yoganandhan, K., Narayanan, R.B., and Sahul Hameed, A.S. Experimental pathogenicity of white spot syndrome virus on different developmental stages of Penaeus monodon (Fabricius) J. Fish Diseases, 26:385-391, (2003) 18. Suba, S., Sasisekar, B., and Narayanan, R.B. Immunopathology of Human Lymphatic Filariasis: Current Status. Ind.J.Lymphology, 1:16-24, (2003). 19. Guzman, A.E., Awadzi, K., Opoku, N., Narayanan, R.B., Akuffo, H.O. Comparison between the skin snap test and simple dot blot assay as potential rapid assessment tool for Onchocerciasis in the post control era in Ghana. Clin.Diag.Lab.Immunol, 9:1014-1020, (2002) 20. Gnanasekar, M., Rao, K.V.N., Chen, L., Narayanan, R.B., Geetha, M., Scott, A.L., Ramaswamy, K., Kaliraj, P., Molecular characterisation of a calcium binding translationally controlled tumor protein homologue from the filarial parasites Brugia malayi and Wuchereria bancrofti. Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. 121, 107-118, (2002) 21. Lalitha, P., Eswaran, D., Gnanasekar, M., Rao, K. V. N., Narayanan, R. B., Scott, A. L., Nutman, T. B., and Kaliraj, P., Development of antigen detection ELISA for the diagnosis of Brugian & Bancroftian filariasis using antibodies to recombinant filarial antigens BmSXP-1 and WbSXP-1, Microbiol. Immunol., 46(5), 327-332, (2002) 22. Suba, S., Ravichandran, M., Lalitha, P., Narayanan, R. B., Jayaraman, K., Boothby, J. T., and Kaliraj, P., Diethyl Carbamazine (DEC) therapy and modulation of immune response in microfilaraemics with Wuchereria bancrofti infection., Biomedical Research, 11:321-32 (2000). 23. Rao, K. V., Eswaran, D., Ravi, V., Gnanasekar, B., Narayanan, R. B., Kaliraj, P., Jayaraman, K., Masson, A., Raghavan, N., and Scott, A. L., The Wuchereria bancrofti orthologue of Brugia malayi SXP1 and the diagnosis of bancroftian filariasis. Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. 15: 71-80 (2000). 24. Narayanan, R. B., Recombinant proteins from Mycobacterium leprae: Current status, Indian J Lepr: 71, 93-99 (1999). 25. Raman, U., Eswaran, D., Narayanan, R. B., Jayaraman, K., and Kaliraj, P., Proinflammatory cytokines secreted by monocytes of filarial patients., Microbiol. Immunol., 43: 279-83 (1999). 26. Williams, S. A., Laney, S. J., Bierwert, L. A., Waniewski, M. L., Saunders, L., Lu, W., Haynes, S., Li, W., Blaxter, M. L., Guilian, D., Daub, J., Jayaraman, K., Rao, K. V. N., Ravi, V., Kaliraj, P., Kannan, K., Narayanan, R. B., Ramzy, R. M. R., Kamal, I. H., Scott, A. L., Ghosh, I., Raghavan, N., Slavko, B., Wave, J.,

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Foster, J., Ganatra, M., and Supali, T., Deep within the Filarial Genome: Progress of the Filarial genome Project., Parasitol. Today, 15: 219-24 (1999). 27. Chitra, S., Narayanan, R. B., Balakrishnan, A., and Jayaraman, K., A rapid and specific method for the identification of Bacillus thuringiensis strains by Indirect Immunofluorescence., J Invertebrate Pathol., 71: 286-87 (1998). 28. Lalitha, P., Ravichandran, M., Suba, S., Kaliraj, P., Narayanan, R. B., and Jayaraman, K., Quantitative assessment of circulating antigens in human lymphatic filariasis: a field evaluation of monoclonal antibody-based ELISA using blood collected on filter strips., Trop. Med. Int. Hlth., 3: 41-50 (1998). 29. Kannan, K., Lalitha, P., Rao, K. V., Narayanan, R. B., and Kaliraj, P., Optimization of immunoaffinity purification of Wuchereria bancrofti specific antibodies from human sera., Indian J Exp Biol, 35: 1076-79 (1997). 30. Lalitha, P., Suba, S., Kaliraj, P., Jayaraman, K., and Narayanan, R. B., Immunodiagnosis of Human Lymphatic Filariasis: A Review, Ind J Clin Biochem, 12: 13-16 (1997). 31. Ravichandran, M., Regunathan, J., Narayanan, R. B., Jayaraman, K., and Kaliraj, P., Modulation of Cellular Immune response by cytokines in Bancroftian filariasis., Ind J Clin Biochem, 12: 2

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