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अखिल भारतीय आयुर्विज्ञान संस्थान, नई दिल्ली
All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Prof Punit Kaur

Prof. Punit Kaur

Designation Professor & Head of the Department
Contact Number +91-11-26594288 ; +91-11-26593201
Research Interests Protein Structure Determination ; Bioinformatics ; Drug Design
Awards and Honors
Life Member of Indian Biophysical Society
Life Member of Indian Crystallographic Association
Awarded S V Talekar Medal for the best postgraduate of Department of Biophysics (AIIMS) for year 1991
Awarded Department of Atomic Energy Fellowship, 1986
Awarded Research Associateship by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, 1991
Recent Significant Publications


















Kulsum, U., Singh, V., Sharma, S., Srinivasan, A., Singh, T.P. & Kaur, P. (2011), RASOnD - A comprehensive resource and search tool for RAS superfamily oncogenes from various species. BMC Genomics. 12, 341.  
Kang, T.S., Georgieva, D., Genov, N., Murakami, M.T., Sinha, M., Kumar, R.P., Kaur, P., Kumar, S., Dey, S., Sharma, S., Vrielink, A., Betzel, C., Takeda, S., Arni, R.K., Singh, T.P., Manjunatha Kini, R.. Enzymatic Toxins from Snake Venom: Structural Characterization and Mechanism of Catalysis. FEBS J. 2011 Apr 6. [Epub ahead of print]    
Sharma, P., Dube, D., Singh, A., Mishra, B., Singh, N., Sinha, M., Dey, S., Kaur, P., Mitra, D.K., Sharma, S. & Singh, T.P. (2011) Structural basis of recognition of pathogen-associated molecular patterns and inhibition of pro-inflammatory cytokines by camel peptidoglycan recognition protein. J Biol Chem. 286, 16208-17.
Kumar, M., Sharma, S., Srinivasan, A., Singh, T.P., Kaur, P. (2010). Structure-based in-silico rational design of a selective peptide inhibitor for thymidine monophosphate kinase of mycobacterium tuberculosis. J Mol Model.  17, 1173-1182. 
Singh, A.K., Singh, N., Tiwari, A., Sinha, M., Kushwaha, G.S., Kaur, P., Srinivasan, A., Sharma, S. & Singh, T.P. (2010)  First structural evidence of mode of diffusion of aromatic ligands and ligand induced closure of hydrophobic channel in heme peroxidases. Int J. Inorg. Chem. 15, 760-776. 
Kumar, S., Singh, N., Sinha, M., Dube, D., Singh, S.B., Bhushan, A., Kaur, P., Srinivasan, A., Sharma, S. & Singh, T.P. (2010) Crystal structure determination and inhibition studies of a novel xylanase and alpha-amylase inhibitor protein (XAIP) from Scadoxus multiflorus. FEBS J. 277, 2868 - 2882.  
Sharma, P., Singh, N., Sinha, M., Sharma, S., Perbandt, M., Betzel, C., Kaur, P. Srinivasan, A. & Singh, T.P. (2009). Tryptophan as a three way switch in regulating the function of the secretory signaling glycoprotein (SPS-40) from mammary glands : Structure of SPS-40 complexed with 2-methylpentane-2,4-diol at 1.6 Å.   Acta Crystallogr.  D65,   375 - 378    
Hassan, M.I., Bilgrami, S., Kumar, V., Singh, N., Yadav, S., Kaur, P. & Singh, T.P. (2008). Crystal structure of the novel complex formed between zinc alpha2-glycoprotein (ZAG) and prolactin-inducible protein (PIP) from human seminal plasma. J. Mol. Biol. 384 , 663 - 762.
Sharma, P., Singh, N., Sinha, M., Sharma, S., Perbandt, M., Betzel, C., Kaur, P.,  Srinivasan A & Singh TP (2008) Crystal Structure Of The Peptidoglycan Recognition Protein At 1.8a Resolution Reveals Dual Strategy To Combat Infection Through Two Independent Functional Homodimers.   J. Mol. Biol. 378,  921 – 930.

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