Publications & Patents

Biological Sciences



  1. S.M. Totey, S. Kashyap, F. Khan. R. Pal, Khanna A et al. Pluripotent embryonic-like stem cells derived from corneal limbus, methods of isolation and uses thereof (2005). WO/2005/084119
  2. Mandal, S. Koppikar, S. Tipnis, R. Pal, G. Ravindran, F. Khan, A. Patki and A. Khanna. Establishment of a human embryonic stem cell line using mammalian blastocysts (2006). United States Patent Application 20060286544. WO/2007/020655
  3. R. Pal, S. Shaikh and A. Khanna. Cardiomyocyte like cells from human embryonic stem cells (2007; patent filed).
  4. M. Krishna, R. Pal and A. Khanna. Methods of Characterization of Mammalian Embryonic stem cells by Multiplex PCR (2007). WO/2009/087681
  5. Ashish Mehta, Vijay Bhaskar Reddy and Aparna Khanna. In vitro assay methods for classifying embryotoxicity of compounds by using hES cells (2007).

Selected Publications:

  1. NirmlaDevi Thakur, Nancy S. Pandita Pharmacognostic screening, phytochemical evaluation and synthesis of silver nanoparticles using leaves of Mimusops elengi Linn. PHARMANEST- An International Journal of Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2015; 6(4): 2870-2873
  2. Thakur N, Pandita N; et al. Pharmacognostic and phytochemical investigation of Juglans regia Linn. Bark. Pharmacognosy Journal, 2011; 3(25): 39-43.
  3. Apraj V, Thakur N, Pandita N, et al. Pharmacognostic and  phytochemical evaluation of Citrus aurantifolia (Christm) Swingle Peel. Pharmacognosy Journal, 2011; 3(26): 70-76.
  4. Sanganeria P, Chandra S, Bahadur D, Khanna A. (2015).Effect of HSA coated iron oxide labeling on human umbilical cord derived mesenchymal stem cells. Nanotechnology. 2015 Mar 27;26(12):125103
  5. Purva Sanganeria, Shilpee Sachar, Sudeshna Chandra, Dhirendra Bahadur and Aparna Khanna (2015). Cellular Internalization and Detailed Toxicity Analysis of Protein Immobilized Iron Oxide Nanoparticles J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2015 Jan;103(1):125-34.
  6. Agrawal V, Bhagwat AM, Vishalakshi V, Gode V, Sawant CS. Exploring the potential of chromogenic medium for the identification of medically important yeast species other than Candida. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2014. 6(3): 291-294.
  7. Agrawal V, Bhagwat AM, Sawant CS. Sesame oil incorporated medium for isolation and enumeration of lipophilic yeasts. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research. 2014. 5(7): 2971-2979.
  8. Agrawal V, Bhagwat AM, Vishalakshi V, Sawant CS. An exploratory study to ascertain the aerobic cocci present on dandruff afflicted human scalps. International Journal of Life Sciences. A(1): 123-126.
  9. Mehta R, Jholapara R, Sawant C. Isolation of a novel feather degrading bacterium and optimization of cultural conditions. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2014. 6(1): 194-201.
  10. Jholapara R, Mehta R, Sawant C. Optimization of cultural conditions for chitinase production from chitinolytic bacterium isolated from soil sample. International Journal of Pharma and BioSciences. 2013. 4(2): 464-4
  11. Jholapara RJ, Mehta RS, Bhagwat AM, Sawant CS. Exploring and optimizing the potential of chitinase production by isolated Bacillus spp. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2013. 5(S4): 412-418.
  12. John NR, Gala VC, Bhagwat AM, Sawant CS. HPTLC analysis of Eclipta prostrata and Psidium guajava extracts and their effect on cell-surface hydrophobicity of a consortium of dental plaque isolates. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2013. 5 (S3): 935-940.
  13. John, NR, Gala, VC, Sawant CS. Inhibitory effects of plant extracts on multi- species dental biofilm formation in vitro. International Journal of Pharma and BioSciences. 2013 4(2): 487-495.
  14. Mehta R, Bhagwat A, Sawant C. Antimicrobial potential of methanolic extracts of leaves of Epipremnum aureum (Linden & Andre) G. S. Bunting. Internation Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science. 2013. 5 (3): 918-922.
  15. Mehta RH, Bhagwat A, Karmarkar S, Sawant C. A pharmacognostic and preliminary phytochemical study of Epipremnum aureum (Linden & Andre) G. S. Bunting. International Journal of Phytomedicine. 2013. 5 (2): 217-227.
  16. Mehta R, Jholapara R, Sawant C. Optimization of cultural conditions for extra cellular keratinase production by Bacillus species isolated from poultry farm soil. International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences. 2013. 4(2): 454- 463.
  17. Satish Totey and Aparna Khanna. Stem Cell Research in India – An Update. Genetics Policy Institute: World Stem Cell Report (Oct 2010)
  18. Koka PS, Khanna A. Foreword: A compendium on latest developments in stem cell research and cell therapy applications (2009). Journal of Stem Cells 4(2):81-3.
  19. A. Khanna, S. Shin, M.S. Rao. Stem cells for the treatment of neurological disorders. 2008; CNS Neurol Disord DrugTargets 7(1): 98-109 (Invited review).
  20. R. Pal, S. Shaikh and A. Khanna. Generation and transplantation of human embryonic stem cell (hESC)- derived cardiomyocytes in mouse model of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy. 2008; J Stem Cells 3(3).
  21. Mehta A, Konala VB, Khanna A, Majumdar AS. (2008).Assessment of drug induced developmental toxicity using human embryonic stem cells. Cell Biol Int. 2008 Nov; 32(11):1412-24 .
  22. R. Pal, A. Mehta and A. Khanna. Cell cycle regulation in maintaining immortality of embryonic stem cells. 2007; J Stem Cells 2(3): 159-166.
  23. R. Pal and A. Khanna. Heart development: the battle between mesoderm and endoderm. 2007; Stem Cells Dev 16(1): 3-5 (Invited review).
  24. R. Pal, A. Mandal, H.S. Rao, M.S. Rao and A. Khanna. A set of tests to standardize characterization of human embryonic stem cells. 2007; Regen Med 2(2): 179-192.
  25. A. Khanna, A.M. Swistowska, M.S. Rao, X. Zeng. Generation and transplantation of dopaminergic neurons derived from embryonic stem cells. 2006; Current Stem Cell Res Ther 2: 139-147 .
  26. R. Pal and A. Khanna. Similar pattern in cardiac differentiation of human embryonic stem cell lines, BG01V and ReliCell®hES1 under low serum concentration supplemented with BMP-2. 2007; Differentiation 75(2): 112-122.
  27. M. Bibikova, E. Chudin, B. Wu, L. Zhou, E. Wickham Garcia, Y. Liu, S. Shin, T.W. Plaia, J.M. Auerbach, D.E. Arking, R. Gonzalez, J. Crook, B. Davidson, T.C. Schulz, A. Robins, A. Khanna, P. Sartipy, J. Hyllner, P. Vanguri, S. Savant-Bhonsale, A.K. Smith, A. Chakravarti, A. Maitra, M. Rao, D.L. Barker, J.F. Loring, Jian-Bing Fan. Human embryonic stem cells have a unique epigenetic signature. 2006; Genome Res 16(9): 1075-83.
  28. A. Mandal, S. Tipnis, R. Pal, G. Ravindran, B. Bose, A. Patki, M. S. Rao and A. Khanna. Characterization and in vitro differentiation potential of a new human embryonic stem cell line, ReliCell®hES1. 2006; Differentiation 74(2-3): 83-91.
  29. J. Kulkarni and A. Khanna. Functional hepatocyte-like cells derived from mouse embryonic stem cells: A novel in vitro hepatotoxicity model for drug screening. 2006; Toxicology In Vitro 20: 1014-1022.
  30. R. Pal and A. Khanna. Role of Smad and Wnt - Dependent pathways in Embryonic Cardiac Development. 2005; Stem Cells Dev 15(1): 129-139.
  31. R. Pal and A. Khanna. Role of hepatocyte-like cells in differentiation of cardiomyocytes from mouse embryonic stem cells. 2005; Stem Cells Dev 14(2): 153-161.
  32. S. Kashyap, R. Pal, A. Khanna, S. Tipnis, G. Ravindran and F. Khan. The transdifferentiation potential of limbal fibroblast-like cells. 2005; Dev Brain Res; 160: 239-251.
  33. Aparna Khanna and Ranjit Ray. Hepatitis C virus core protein synthesis, affinity purification and immunoreactivity with infected human sera. 1995; Gene 153:185-189.
  34. Ranjit Ray, Aparna Khanna, Keith Meyer, Q-L Choo, Robert Ralston, M. Houghton and Paul Becherer. Peptide Immunogen mimicry of putative E1 glycoprotein specific epitopes in hepatitis C virus. 1994; Journal of Virology 68: 4420-4426.

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