Praveen Rai

Praveen Rai

Research Scholar

Central University of Rajasthan, India

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Research Keywords: 

Visceral Leishmaniasis, Structural and Functional characterization, Lead Identification



I, Praveen Rai, Research scholar, Department of Biotechnology, Central University of Rajasthan, working under the supervision of Dr. Tarun Kumar Bhatt. Currently, our laboratory is majorly working on, structural and functional characterization of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) protein and lead identification against VL, a deadly parasitic infectious disease. Till date, all the available drugs have side effect, so, it extensive need to develop or screen a lead molecule against VL.

Key Publications:

Sharma, Drista, Ravikrishna Dada, Kiran Kumar Tejavath, Praveen Rai, Rani Soni, Srinivasarao Yaragorla, and Tarun Kumar Bhatt. "A Paradigm towards the Antimalarial quest: In silico identification and biological evaluation of novel inhibitors targeting 1-deoxy-D-xylulose-5-phosphate reductoisomerase." Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics just-accepted (2019): 1-9.

Soni, Rani, Drista Sharma, Praveen Rai, Bhaskar Sharma, and Tarun K. Bhatt. "Signaling Strategies of Malaria Parasite for its Survival, Proliferation, and infection during erythrocytic Stage." Frontiers in immunology 8 (2017): 349. 

Rai, Praveen, Drista Sharma, Rani Soni, Nazia Khatoon, Bhaskar Sharma, and Tarun Kumar Bhatt. "Plasmodium falciparum apicoplast and its transcriptional regulation through calcium signaling." Journal of Microbiology 55, no. 4 (2017): 231-236. 

Sharma, Drista, Rani Soni, Praveen Rai, Bhaskar Sharma, and Tarun Kumar Bhatt. "Relict plastidic metabolic process as a potential therapeutic target." Drug discovery today (2017).