The Molecular Mycology Lab


Publications (Journal)

1.  Sheng Sun, Vikas Yadav, ........, Kaustuv Sanyal and Joseph Heitman,  Fungal genome and mating system transitions facilitated by chromosomal translocations involving intercentromeric recombination, PLOS Biology,  (2017). In Press.

2.  Laxmi Shanker Rai, Rima Singha, Priya Brahma and Kaustuv Sanyal^,  Epigenetic determinants of phenotypic plasticity in Candida albicans  , Fungal Biology Reviews,  (2017). In Press. ,

   ^corresponding author

3.  Sophie Altamirano, Diana Fang, Charles Simmons, Shreyas Sridhar, Peipei Wu, Kaustuv Sanyal and Lukasz Kozubowski,  Fluconazole-induced ploidy change in Cryptococcus neoformans results from the uncoupling of cell growth and nuclear division, mSphere,  (2017). In Press.

4.  Chandradhish Ghosh, Vikas Yadav, ......., Kaustuv Sanyal and Jayanta Haldar,  Aryl-alkyl-lysines: Membrane-active fungicides that act against biofilms of Candida albicans, ACS Infectious Diseases,  3, 293 - 301 (2017).

5.  Yafeng Zhu, ..., Sundar Ram Sankaranarayanan, Rahul Siddharthan, Kaustuv Sanyal, .... and Janne Lehtio,  Proteogenomics produces comprehensive and highly accurate protein-coding gene annotation in a complete genome assembly of Malassezia sympodialis, Nucleic Acids Research,  45, 2629 - 2643 (2017).

6.  Jiaul Hoque, Utsarga Adhikary, Vikas Yadav, ..., Kaustuv Sanyal and Jayanta Haldar,  Chitosan Derivatives Active against Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria and Pathogenic Fungi: In Vivo Evaluation as Topical Antimicrobials, Molecular Pharmaceutics,  13, 3578 - 3589 (2016).

7.  Aritreyee Datta*, Vikas Yadav*, ............, Kaustuv Sanyal, Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy and Anirban Bhunia,  Mode of Action of a Designed Antimicrobial Peptide: High Efficiency in Killing of the Human Fungal Pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans., Biophysical Journal,  111, 1724 - 1737 (2016). ,

  * equally contributed

8.  Pallavi Kakade, Parag Sadhale, Kaustuv Sanyal and Valakunja Nagaraja,  ZCF32, a fungus specific Zn(II)2-Cys6 transcription factor, is a repressor of the biofilm development in the human pathogen Candida albicans, Scientific Reports,  (2016). ,

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9.  Gautam Chatterjee, Sundar Ram Sankaranarayanan, Krishnendu Guin, Yogitha Thattikota, Sreedevi Padmanabhan, Rahul Siddharthan and Kaustuv Sanyal^,  Repeat-associated fission yeast-like regional centromeres in the ascomycetous budding yeast Candida tropicalis  , PLoS Genetics,  (2016). ,

 12: e1005839  

^corresponding author 

10.  Sreyoshi Mitra, Laxmi Shanker Rai, Gautam Chatterjee and Kaustuv Sanyal^,   Chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) assay in Candida albicans, Methods in Molecular Biology,  1356, 43 - 57 (2016). ,

  ^ corresponding author

11.  T. S. Suryanarayanan, Vengat Gopal, Dinkar Sahal and Kaustuv Sanyal,  Establishing a national fungal genetic resource to enhance the bioeconomy, Current Science,  109, 1033 - 1037 (2015). pdf

12.  Sabyasachi Sutradhar*, Vikas Yadav*, Shreyas Sridhar*, Lakshmi Sreekumar, Dibyendu Bhattacharyya, Santanu Kumar Ghosh, Raja Paul^ and Kaustuv Sanyal^,  A comprehensive model to predict mitotic division in budding yeasts  , Molecular Biology of the Cell,  26, 3954 - 3965 (2015). pdf ,

 *equally contributed; ^corresponding authors

Cover article

13.  Nishant K.T.^ and Kaustuv Sanyal^,  The good, the bad and the ugly: How to protect genome stability from potential threats , Bioessays,  37, 717 - 720 (2015). ,

  ^corresponding authors

14.  Neha Varshney*, Alida Schaekel*, Rima Singha, Tanmoy Chakraborty, Lasse van Wijlick, Joachim F. Ernst^ and Kaustuv Sanyal^,  A surprising role for the Sch9 protein kinase in chromosome segregation in Candida albicans, Genetics,  199, 671 - 674 (2015). ,

 *equally contributed; ^corresponding authors


15.  Jiaul Hoque, Padma Akkapeddi, Vikas Yadav, Goutham B Manjunath, Divakara S. S. M. Uppu, Mohini Mohan Konai, Venkateswarlu Yarlagadda, Kaustuv Sanyal and Jayanta Haldar,  Broad spectrum antibacterial and antifungal polymeric paint materials: synthesis, structure-activity relationship and membrane-active mode of action, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces,  7, 1804 - 1815 (2015).

16.  Sreyoshi Mitra, Jonathan Gomez-Raja, German Larriba, Dharani Dhar Dubey and Kaustuv Sanyal^,  Rad51-Rad52 mediated maintenance of centromeric chromatin in Candida albicans , PLoS Genetics,  10, (2014). ,


 ^corresponding author 

17.  Guilhem Janbon, Kate L. Ormerod, Damien Paulet, Edmond J. Byrnes III, Vikas Yadav, Gautam Chatterjee, (+41 authors), Kaustuv Sanyal, Joseph Heitman, James A. Fraser, Christina A. Cuomo and Fred S. Dietrich,  Analysis of the genome and transcriptome of Cryptococcus neoformans var. grubii reveals complex RNA expression and microevolution leading to virulence attenuation, PLoS Genetics,  (2014). ,


18.  Lukasz Kozubowski*^, Vikas Yadav*, Gautam Chatterjee, Shreyas Sridhar, Masashi Yamaguchi, Susumu Kawamoto, Indrani Bose, Joseph Heitman and Kaustuv Sanyal^,  Ordered kinetochore assembly in the human fungal pathogen basidiomycetous yeast Cryptococcus neoformans, mBio,  4(5), (2013). ,


*equally contributed; ^corresponding authors

Cover page article

19.  Uttara Chakraborty,, Aiyaz Mohamed, Pallavi Kakade, Raja Mugasimangalam, Parag P. Sadhale and Kaustuv Sanyal,  A stable hybrid containing haploid genomes of two obligate diploid Candida species, Eukaryotic Cell,  12, 1061 - 1071 (2013). ,

Cover article

20.  Jitendra Thakur and Kaustuv Sanyal,  Efficient neocentromere formation is suppressed by gene conversion to maintain centromere function at native physical chromosomal loci in Candida albicans, Genome Research,  23, 638 - 652 (2013).

21.  Babhrubahan Roy, Neha Varshney, Vikas Yadav and Kaustuv Sanyal,  The process of kinetochore assembly in yeasts., FEMS Microbiology Letters,  338, 107 - 117 (2013). ,

Invited review

22.  Jitendra Thakur and Kaustuv Sanyal,  A coordinated interdependent protein circuitry stabilizes the kinetochore ensemble to protect CENP-A in the human pathogenic yeast Candida albicans., PLoS Genetics,  8, (2012). ,


23.  Kaustuv Sanyal,  How do microbial pathogens make CENs?, PLoS Pathogens,  8, (2012). pdf ,


24.  Suparna Laha, Shankar P Das, Sujata Hajra, Kaustuv Sanyal and Pratima Sinha,    Functional characterization of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae protein Chl1 reveals the role of sister chromatid cohesion in the maintenance of spindle length during S-phase arrest.  , BMC Genetics,  12, 83 (2011).

25.  Babhrubahan Roy and Kaustuv Sanyal,  Diversity in Requirement of Genetic and Epigenetic Factors for Centromere Function in Fungi, Eukaryotic Cell,  10, 1384 - 1395 (2011). ,

Invited Review 

26.  Jitendra Thakur and Kaustuv Sanyal,  "The essentiality of the fungus specific Dam1 complex is correlated with one kinetochore one microtubule interaction present throughout the cell cycle, independent of the nature of a centromere.", Eukaryotic Cell,  10, 1295 - 1305 (2011). pdf ,

Cover Article

27.  Babhrubahan Roy, Laura S. Burrack, Museer A. Lone, Judith Berman and Kaustuv Sanyal,  "CaMtw1, a member of the evolutionarily conserved Mis12 kinetochore protein family, is required for efficient inner kinetochore assembly in the pathogenic yeast Candida albicans", Molecular Microbiology,  80, 14 - 32 (2011).

28.  *Sreedevi Padmanabhan, *Jitendra Thakur, Rahul Siddharthan and Kaustuv Sanyal,  "Rapid evolution of Cse4p-rich centromeric DNA sequences in closely-related pathogenic yeasts, Candida albicans and Candida dubliniensis.", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America,  105, 19797 - 19802 (2008). ,

Cited by Faculty of 1000 (F1000) 

29.  *Baum M., *Sanyal K., P. K. Mishra, N. Thaler and J. Carbon,  "Formation of functional centromeric chromatin is specified epigenetically in Candida albicans.", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America,  103, 14877 - 14882 (2006). ,

Cited by Faculty of 1000 (F1000)

30.  K. Sanyal, M. Baum and J. Carbon,  "Centromeric DNA sequences in the pathogenic yeast Candida albicans are all different and unique.", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America,  101, 11374 - 11379 (2004).

31.  K. Sanyal and J. Carbon,  "The CENP-A homolog CaCse4p in the pathogenic yeast Candida albicans in a centromere protein essential for chromosomes transmission.", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America,  99, 12969 - 12974 (2002).

32.  S. K. Ghosh, A. Poddar, S. Hajra, K. Sanyal and P. Sinha,  "The IML3/MCM19 gene of Saccharomyces cerevisiae is required for a kinetochore-related process during chromosome segregation.", Molecular Genetics and Genomics,  265, 249 - 257 (2001).

33.  K. Sanyal, S. K. Ghosh and P. Sinha,  "The MCM16 gene of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae is required for chromosome segregation.", Molecular and General Genetics,  260, 242 - 250 (1998).


   Last modified date: 01-11-2008