Publications

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27. S. Sahoo, B. Hazra, P. K. Tarafdar*, P. De*. Controlling the Membrane Perturbation by Tuning Charge Variable Cholate-Based Macromolecules, Under Revision, 2021.

26. S. Nath, P. Roy, R. Mandal, R. Roy, Alexander K. Buell, N. Sengupta* & P. K. Tarafdar*, Hydroxy-Porphyrin as an effective, endogenous molecular clamp during early stages of amyloid fibrillation, Chemistry — An Asian Journal, 10.1002/asia.202100965, 2021.

25. B. Hazra, M. Prasad, R. Roy, P. K. Tarafdar*, Microenvironment and pKa Perturbation of Aminoacyl-tRNA Guided the Selection of Cationic Amino Acids. Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 19, 8049, 2021.

24. R. Mandal, K. Mohanty, S. Mandal, S. De Sarkar* & P. K Tarafdar*, Membrane Transport Inspired Hydrolysis of Non-activated Esters at Near Physiological pH. Chemical Communications, DOI: 10.1039/D1CC04525C, 2021.

23. A. Sardar, A. Lahiri, M. Kamble, A. I. Mallick* and P. K. Tarafdar*, Translation of Mycobacterium Survival Strategy to Develop a Lipo‐peptide based Fusion Inhibitor. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 60, 6101, 2021.

22. A. Sardar, N. Rout, S. Nath, M. Prasad & P. K Tarafdar*, A headgroup linker perturbs pKa via acyl chain migration: designing base-labile supramolecular assemblies. Chemical Communications, 54, 4282, 2018.

21. D. Das, P. K. Tarafdar* and A. Chakraborti*, Structure‐activity relationship of heme and its analogues in membrane damage and inhibition of fusion, FEBS Letters, 592, 2458, 2018.

20. K. S. Gayen, N. Chatterjee, S. Khamarui & P. K. Tarafdar. Recent Advances in Iodosobenzene-Mediated Construction of Heterocyclic Scaffolds: Transition-Metal-Free Approaches and Scope. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 425, 2018.

19. P. K. Tarafdar, H. Chakraborty, M. J. Bruno & B. R. Lentz, Phosphatidylserine-Dependent Catalysis of Stalk and Pore Formation by Synaptobrevin JMR-TMD Peptide. Biophysical Journal, 109, 1863, 2015.

18. P. K. Tarafdar, V. L. Vasudev, R. S. Sankhala, P. Purushotham, A. R. Podile & M. J. Swamy, Oligomerization, Conformational Stability and Thermal Unfolding of Harpin, HrpZPss and Its Hypersensitive Response-Inducing C-Terminal Fragment, C-214-HrpZPss. Plos One, 9, e109871, 2014.

17. H. Chakraborty, P. K. Tarafdar & B. R. Lentz, A Novel Assay to Detect Fusion Pore Formation: Implication for Fusion Mechanism. Biochemistry, 52, 8510, 2013.

16. H. Chakraborty, P. K. Tarafdar, D. G. Klapper & B. R. Lentz*. Wild-Type and Mutant Hemagglutinin Fusion Peptides Alter Bilayer Structure as Well as Kinetics and Activation Thermodynamics of Stalk and Pore Formation Differently: Mechanistic Implications, Biophysical Journal, 105, 2495, 2013.

15. P. K. Tarafdar, V. L. Vasudev, A. R. Podile & M. J. Swamy, Thermally stable HrpZPss sensitive to chemical denaturants: Probing tryptophan environment, chemical and thermal unfolding by fluorescence spectroscopy. Biochimie. 95, 2437, 2013.

14. P. K. Tarafdar, S. T. Reddy & M. J. Swamy, Effect of Hofmeister Series Anions on the Thermotropic Phase Behavior of Bioactive O-Acylcholines. J. Phys. Chem. B. 117, 9900, 2013.

13. S. T. Reddy(Joint First), P. K. Tarafdar(Joint First), R. K. Kamlekar & M. J. Swamy, Structure and Thermotropic Phase Behavior of a Homologous Series of Bioactive N-Acyldopamines, J. Phys. Chem. B. 117, 8747, 2013.

12. P. K. Tarafdar, H. Chakraborty, S. M. Dennison & B. R. Lentz, Phosphatidylserine Inhibits and Calcium Promotes Model Membrane Fusion., Biophysical Journal, 103, 1880, 2012.

11. H. Chakraborty, P. K. Tarafdar, M. J. Bruno, T. Sengupta & B. R. Lentz, Activation thermodynamics of poly(ethylene glycol)-mediated model membrane fusion support mechanistic models of stalk and pore formation., Biophysical Journal, 102, 2751, 2012.

10. P. Singh(Joint First), P. K. Tarafdar(Joint First), M. J. Swamy* & A. Chattopadhyay, Organization and Dynamics of Hippocampal Membranes in a Depth-Dependent Manner: An Electron Spin Resonance Study. J. Phys. Chem. B. 116, 2999, 2012.

9. P. K. Tarafdar, S. T. Reddy & M. J. Swamy, Non-classical Odd-Even Alternation in Mixed-chain Diacylethanolamines: Implications of Polymorphism, Crystal Growth & Design, 12, 1132, 2012.

8. P. K. Tarafdar, S. T. Reddy & M. J. Swamy, A Base-triggerable Catanionic Mixed Lipid System: Isothermal Titration Calorimetric and Single-crystal X-ray Diffraction Studies, J. Phys. Chem. B, 114, 13710, 2010.

7. P. K. Tarafdar & M. J. Swamy, Equimolar mixtures of lysophosphatidylcholine and O-stearoylethanolamine form bilayers. Soft Matter, 6, 3459, 2010.

6. P. K. Tarafdar & M. J. Swamy, Structure and Phase Behavior of O-Stearoylethanolamine: A Combined Calorimetric, Spectroscopic and X-Ray Diffraction Study. Biochim. Biophys. Acta-Biomembranes, 1798, 872, 2010.

5. R. K. Kamlekar(Joint First), P. K. Tarafdar(Joint First) & M. J. Swamy, Synthesis, Calorimetric Studies and Crystal Structures of N, O-Diacylethanolamines with Matched Chains. J. Lipid Research, 51, 42, 2010.

4. M. J. Swamy*, P. K. Tarafdar & R. K. Kamlekar. Structure, Phase Behaviour and Membrane Interactions of N-Acylethanolamines and N-Acylphosphatidylethanolamines. Chem. Phys. Lipids,163, 266, 2010.

3. P. K. Tarafdar, V. L. Vasudev, A. Kondreddy, A. R. Podile & M. J. Swamy, Biophysical Investigations on the Aggregation and Thermal Unfolding of HarpinPss and Identification of Leucine-Zipper-Like Motifs in Harpins. Biochim. Biophys. Acta-Proteins and Proteomics, 1794, 1684, 2009.

2. P. K. Tarafdar & M. J. Swamy, Polymorphism in ‘L’ Shaped Lipids: Structure of N-,O-Diacylethanolamines with Mixed acyl chains.  Chem. Phys. Lipids, 162, 25, 2009.

1. M. Ramakrishnan, P. K. Tarafdar, R. K. Kamlekar & M. J. Swamy. Differential Scanning Calorimetric Studies on the Interaction of N-Acylethanolamines with Cholesterol. Current Science, 93, 234, 2007.