Dr S Kunjeshwori Devi

Designation: Professor & Head

Specialization: Clinical Biochemistry & Lectin' Biotechnology

Contact:

Email: kdsanjenbam [AT] yahoo.com ksanjenbam [AT] manipuruniv.ac.in


Final Project Report; PI: Dr. S. Kunjeshwori Devi, Professor , CO-PI: Dr. L. Rupachandra Singh, Professor , Project Title: "Antioxidant and antityrosinase activities of sericin and non-protein fractions from oak tasar (Antheraea proylei J.) silkworm cocoons", Funding Agency: UGC, Govt. of India, Sanction on 2015, STATUS: Completed [pdf]


RESEARCH ARTICLES:

 

  1. K.N. Udupa, J.P.N. Chansourya and S. Kunjeshwori Devi: “Kundalini Yoga in Health and Disease" In "Yoga for Control of Mind in Health and Disease" (K.N. Udupa and R.D. Sharma, Eds.), p.78-199, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 1985

  2. S. Kunjeshwori Devi, J.P.N. Chansourya, O.P. Malhotra and K.N. Udupa: "Certain Neuroendocrine Responses following the Practice of Kundalini Yoga", Alternative Medicine, 1(3), 247-255, Switzerland, 1986

  3. S. Kunjeshwori Devi, J.P.N. Chansourya and K.N. Udupa: "Mental Depression and Kundalini Yoga", Ancient Science of Life, 6(2), 112-118, India, 1986

  4. K.N. Udupa, J.P.N. Chansourya and S. Kunjeshwori Devi: "Kundalini Yoga", Yoga and Ayurveda, 17, 19-32, Italy, 1986

  5. Singh, L. Rupachandra, Devi, Y. Ranjana and Devi S. Kunjeshwori (2003): “Enzymological characterization of pineapple extract for potential application in oak tasar (Antheraea proylei J.) silk cocoon cooking and reeling”, Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, 6(3), 198-207

  6. Singh, L. Rupachandra, Devi, Th. Premila and Devi S. Kunjeshwori (2003): “Purification and Characterization of a Pineapple Crown Leaf Thiol Protease”, Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 34(1), 25-43

  7. M. Ayub Ali, W. Joykumar Singh, L. Inaotombi Devi, and L. Rupachandra Singh (2003): “Change in the enzymatic activity of NADP+-dependent Isocitrate Dehydrogenase in germinating seeds of blackgram, Vigna mungo (L.) Hepper”, Indian Journal of Hill Farming, 16(1&2), 17-19

  8. M. Ayub Ali, W. Joykumar Singh, L. Inaotombi Devi, S. Kunjeshwori Devi and L. Rupachandra Singh (2006): “Effect of metal ions on the cytosolic NADP+-dependent Isocitrate Dehydrogenase from germinating blackgram, Vigna mungo (L.) Hepper”, Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, 40(4), 267-271

  9. M. Ayub Ali, W. Joykumar Singh, L. Inaotombi Devi, S., Kunjeshwori Devi and L.Rupachandra Singh (2007): “Isozymic forms of NADP+-isocitrate dehydrogenase in germinating seeds of blackgram, Vigna mungo (L.) Hepper”, Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, 41(1), 34-38

  10. S. Kunjeshwori Devi, L. Inaotombi Devi, and L. Rupachandra Singh (2009): “Purification and Characterization of a New Dimeric Mannose/Glucose-Binding Isolectin from Vicia tetrasperma (L.) Schreber”, Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 39(1), 57-71

  11. Y. Ranjana Devi, L. Rupachandra Singh and S. Kunjeshwori Devi: Pineapple extract: A potential application in cooking and reeling of oak tasar silk cocoons, Journal of Progressive Agriculture, 1(2), 1-3, April 2011

  12. Ch. Bimola Devi, S. Jibankumar, Th. Nandakishore, S. Sunil, L. Rupachandra, S. Kunjeshwori Devi (2011): Variation of serum zinc level in psoriasis, Journal of Medical Society, 25 (2), 29-36

  13. Sanjenbam Kunjeshwori Devi, Senjam Sunil Singh, Sorokhaibam Jibankumar Singh, Huidrom Rully and Laishram Rupachandra Singh (2011): Purification and characterization of a magnesium ion requiring N-acetyl-D-glucosamine specific lectin from seeds of Quercus ilex L., Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, 75(9), 1752-1757

  14. Y. Ranjana Devi, L. Rupachandra Singh, S. Kunjeshwori Devi (2011): Pineapple proteinases: an effective oak tasar cocoon cooking agent, International Journal of Current Research and Review, 03(10), 90-92

  15. Y. Ranjana Devi, L. Rupachandra Singh and S. Kunjeshwori Devi (2012): Comparative Evaluation of Commonly Adopted Methods of Oak Tasar Silk Cocoon Cooking, International Journal of Current Research and Review, 4(1), 106-110, January 2012

  16. Y. Ranjana Devi, L. Rupachandra Singh and S Kunjeshwori Devi (2012): Pineapple fruit bromelain and its application: a review, Indian Journal of Agricultural Biochemistry, 25(1), 1-7

  17. Y Ranjana Devi1, L Rupachandra Singh and S Kunjeshwori Devi (2012): Indigenous knowledge of oak tasar silk cocoon cooking and a method of its improvement using pineapple extract, Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, 11 (4), 724-726

 

PATENT GRANTED AND ITS PUBLICATION:

 

  1. L. Rupachandra Singh, S. Kunjeshwori Devi and Y. Ranjana Devi (Inventors): “An improved process for oak tasar (Antheraea proylei J.) cocoon cooking using pineapple extract” Indian Patent No. 236242 The formal applicant of the patent being Manipur University and the Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India published in Official Journal of Patent Office, Journal No. 43/2009 on 13.10.2009

 

GENERAL SCIENTIFIC ARTICLE:

 

  1. L. Rupachandra Singh and S. Kunjeshwori Devi (2004): “Towards an effective therapy for Fanconi anaemia”, Current Science, 86(7), 896-897

 

PhD THESIS:

 

  1. S. Kunjeshwori Devi (1986): “Biochemical Studies of Kundalini Yoga in Health Disease”, PhD Thesis, Banaras Hindu University

 

 

CONFERENCES / SEMINARS / WORKSHOPS SPONSORED / ORGANIZED / PARTICIPATED:

 

  1. S. Kunjeshwori Devi, P. Chansourya and K N. Udupa: “Circulating Levels of Certain Endocrine Neurohumours in Hypertensive Patients”, Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of Society of Biological Chemists(India) held in Pune, November 26-28, 1983.

  2. S. Kunjeshwori Devi, P. Chansourya and K N. Udupa “Certain Biochemical Responses following the Practice of Kundalini Yoga”, Proceedings of 53rd Annual Meeting of Society of Biological Chemists (India), held in Delhi, October 12-14, 1984.

  3. L. Inaotombi Devi, L. Rupachandra Singh and S. Kunjeshwori Devi “A Partial Characterisation of Rice Bean (Vigna umbellata) Lectin”, Proceedings of the 9th Manipur Science Congress, Manipur University, March 25-27, 1998

  4. Y. Ranjana Devi, S. Kunjeshwori Devi and L. Rupachandra Singh “A Simplified Procedure for Assaying Pineapple Bomelain Using Azocasein as the Substrate”, Proceedings of the 9th Manipur Science Congress, Manipur University, March 25-27, 1998

  5. W. Joykumar Singh, Ayub Ali, Dr. S. Kunjeshwori Devi, and L. Rupachandra Singh “Purification and Characterisation of Cytosolic NADP+-Dependent Isocitrate Dehydrogenase From Germinating Blackgram, Vigna Mungo (L.) Hepper”, Proceedings of the 67th Annual Meeting of society of Biological Chemists (India) held in Jawaharlal Nehru University, December 19-21, 1998.

  6. Th. Premila Devi, S. Kunjeshwori Devi and L. Rupachandra Singh “Purification and Characterization of a Stem Bromelain Like Thiol Protease from Crown Leaf of Pineapple Ananas comosus (L.) Merr. cv. Queen”, Proceedings of 69th Annual Meeting of the Society of Biological Chemists (India) held in Calcutta from December 7-9, 2000

  7. S. Kunjeshwori Devi: Attended the 3rd Annual Conference of the Association of Clinical Biochemists of India, Manipur State Branch, February 15, 2003

  8. S. Kunjeshwori Devi: Attended the 4th Annual Conference of the Association of Clinical Biochemists of India, Manipur State Branch, March 15, 2004

  9. Y. Ranjana Devi, S. Kunjeshwori Devi and L. Rupachandra Singh: attended and presented orally a paper entitled “Pineapple extract as a potential oak tasar (Antheraea proylei J.) silk cocoon-cooking agent” in the National Symposium on “Recent Trends in Organic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry” sponsored by CSIR, New Delhi and organized by Department of Chemistry, Manipur University, Imphal, March 29-30, 2004

  10. S. Kunjeshwori Devi: Attended the 12th National Conference on “Surfactants, Emulsions and Bio-colloids”, Indian Society for Surface Science and Technology and Chemistry Department, Manipur University, November 09-11, 2005

  11. S. Kunjeshwori Devi, L. Inaotombi Devi1 and L. Rupachandra SinghPurification and characterization of a new dimeric mannose/glucose-binding isolectin from Vicia tetrasperma (L.) Schreber”, 77th Annual meeting of the Society of Biological Chemists (India) on the theme “Impact of basic and translational research on medicine, agriculture and industry”, Department of Biotechnology, IIT madras, Chennai 600036, December 18-20, 2008

  12. S. Sunil Singh, S. Kunjeshwori Devi, and L. Rupachandra Singh “Partial purification and characterization of a new Lectin from seeds of Quercus ilex L. 77th Annual meeting of the Society of Biological Chemists (India) on the theme “Impact of basic and translational research on medicine, agriculture and industry”, Department of Biotechnology, IIT madras, Chennai 600036, December 18-20, 2008

  13. L. Rupachandra Singh, Y. Ranjana Devi and S. Kunjeshwori Devi “A New Enzymatic oak Tasar (Antheraea proylei J.) Cocoon Cooking Method Based on Pineapple Extract”, 77th Annual Meeting of the Society of Biological Chemists (India) on the theme “Impact of Basic and Translational Research on Medicine, Agriculture and Industry”, Department of Biotechnology, IIT madras, Chennai 600036, December 18-20, 2008

  14. L. Inaotombi Devi, L. Rupachandra Singh and S. Kunjeshwori Devi : “A Partial Characterisation of Rice Bean (Vigna umbellata) Lectin”, Paper presented a in the 9th Manipur Science Congress, Manipur University, March 25-27, 1998

  15. Y. Ranjana Devi, S. Kunjeshwori Devi and L. Rupachandra Singh : “A Simplified Procedure For Assaying Pineapple Bomelain Using Azocasein As the Substrate”, Paper presented in the 9th Manipur Science Congress, Manipur University, March 25-27, 1998

  16. L. Rupachandra Singh “Immunoaffinity Purification and Characterisation of Pineapple Fruit Skin Bromelain”, Paper presented in the 67th Annual Meeting of Society of Biological Chemists (India) held in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, December 19-21, 1998

  17. W. Joykumar Singh, Ayub Ali, S. Kunjeshwori Devi, and L. Rupachandra Singh : “Purification and Characterisation Of Cytosolic NADP+- Dependent Isocitrate Dehydrogenase From Germinating Blackgram, Vigna Mungo (L.) Hepper”, Paper presented in the 67th Annual Meeting of society of Biological Chemists (India) held in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, December 19-21, 1998

  18. Y. Ranjana Devi, S. Kunjeshwori Devi and L. Rupachandra Singh: attended and presented orally a paper entitled Pineapple extract as a potential oak tasar (Antheraea proylei J.) silk cocoon-cooking agent in the National Symposium on “Recent Trends in Organic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry” sponsored by CSIR, New Delhi and organized by Department of Chemistry, Manipur University, Imphal, March 29-30, 2004

  19. A. Ibeyaima, S. Kunjeshwori Devi and L. Rupachandra Singh attended the 81st Annual Meeting of the SBC(I) and Symposium on Chemistry and Biology: Two Weapons Against Diseases, November 8-11, 2012 held in Science City Auditorium, Kolkata, India and presented the paper, “Isolation and partial characterization of sericin from Antheraea proylei (J.) cocoons”.

  20. W. Sobhachandra Singh, L. Rupachandra Singh and S. Kunjeshwori Devi attended the 81st Annual Meeting of the SBC(I) and Symposium on Chemistry and Biology: Two Weapons Against Diseases, November 8-11, 2012 held in Science City Auditorium, Kolkata, India and presented the paper, “Antioxidant activity of sericin extract from Antheraea proylei (J.) cocoons”.

  21. Rully Huidrom, L Rupachandra Singh and S Kunjeshwori Devi attended and presented a research paper “Purification and characterization of a lectin from the fruiting body of Lentinus cladopus Lév.” in the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Biological Chemists (India) and International Conference on Genomes: Mechanism and Function on December 2-5, 2013 held in University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India

  22. Sorokhaibam Jibankumar Singh, S Kunjeshwori Devi and L Rupachandra Singh attended and presented a research paper “Purification and characterization of a caseinolytic protease from the latex of Euphorbia heterophylla L.” in the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Biological Chemists (India) and International Conference on Genomes: Mechanism and Function on December 2-5, 2013 held in University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India

 

PAPERS PRESENTED IN INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR AND CONFERENCES:

 

  1. L. Inaotombi Devi, S. Kunjeshwori Devi and L. Rupachandra Singh “Molecular Characterization of an Isolectin from Vicia tetrasperma (L.) Schreber Exhibiting Mosquito Larvicidal Activity and Food Toxicity”, International Conference on “Role of Biomolecules in Food Security and Health Improvement” Biochemistry Department, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi and the Indian Society of Agricultural Biochemists, February 17-20, 2010

  2. Th. Premila Devi, S. Kunjeshwori Devi and L. Rupachandra Singh, “Molecular Characterization of a Thiol Protease from Pineapple Crown Leaf - a Possible Commercial Source of Bromelain Preparation Having Phytotherapeutical Properties”, International Conference on “Role of Biomolecules in Food Security and Health Improvement” Biochemistry Department, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi and the Indian Society of Agricultural Biochemists, February 17-20, 2010

  3. S. Kunjeshwori Devi attended the International Consultative Meeting on Seribiotechnology, 2012 organized by IBSD, Imphal and presented two papers on Seribiotechnology “Antioxidant and antityrosinase activities of sericin fractions from Antheraea proylei (J) silkworm” and “Partial purification and characterization of an L-rhamnose-specific lectin from haemolymph of oak tasar (Antheraea proylei J.) silkworm.

 

LIST RESEARCH PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN, UNDERGOING:

 

S.No.

Project title

Commencement date

Completion date

Grant received

Funding agency

1

Study on the development of a better oak tasar cocoon cooking method using pineapple extract

1998

2000

Rs.4.93 lakhs

DBT, New Delhi

2

Isolation and Identifi- cation of Lectins Present in Plants belonging to the Local Flora of Manipur

 

1999

2002

Rs.6.96 lakhs

DBT, New Delhi

3

North Eastern origin silk protein based matrices and nano/microparticles for biomedical applications

2011

 

Rs. 32.00 lakhs

 

DBT, New Delhi

 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS:

(i) Manipur State Merit Scholarship during M.Sc. (Biochemistry) course in Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

(ii) Research Fellowship of the Indian Council of Medical Research during the Ph.D. (Biochemistry) course in Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

 

HEADSHIP IN BIOCHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT MANIPUR UNIVERSITY:

(i) Served as the Head-in-Charge of the Department of Biochemistry of Manipur University from 21.8.1996 to 30.11.1996

(ii) Served as the Head, Department of Biochemistry, Manipur University from January 20, 2003 to January 19, 2005.

(iii) Now serving as the Head, Department of Biochemistry, Manipur University from June, 2013.

 

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES:

(i) Member of Indian Science Congress, Kolkata

(ii) Life member of Society of Biological Chemists (India), Bangalore

  1. Life Member of Society of Agricultural Biochemists, Kanpur

  2. Life Member of Society of Clinical Biochemists, Manipur State Branch, RIMS, Imphal

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