Pralok K Samanta

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Sequence-specific recognition of DNA by small turn-on fluorescence probes is a promising tool for bioimaging, bioanalytical and biomedical applications. Here, the authors report a novel cell-permeable and red fluorescent hemicyanine-based thiazole coumarin (TC) probe for DNA recognition, nuclear staining and cell cycle analysis. TC exhibited strong(More)
We use first-principles density functional theory calculations to investigate the structural, energetic, bonding aspects, and optical properties of recently synthesized thieno-analogues of RNA nucleosides. The results are compared against the findings obtained for both the natural nucleosides as well as available experimental data. We find that the modified(More)
By using density functional theory calculations, the structural, energetic, magnetic, and optical properties for a variety of transition metal (M = Mn, Fe, Co, Ni and Cu) ions incorporated modified-DNA (M-DNA) double helices has been investigated. The DNA is modified with either hydroxypyridone (H) or bis(salicylaldehyde)ethylenediamine (S-en) metalated(More)
Using density functional theory calculations, we investigated the structural, energetic, electronic, and optical properties of recently synthesized duplex DNA containing metal-mediated base pairs. The studied duplex DNA consists of three imidazole (Im) units linked through metal (Im-M-Im, M = metal) and four flanking A:T base pairs (two on each side). We(More)
The rates for up-conversion intersystem crossing (UISC) from the T1 state to the S1 state are calculated for a series of organic emitters with an emphasis on thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) materials. Both the spin-orbit coupling and the energy difference between the S1 and T1 states (ΔEST) are evaluated, at the density functional theory(More)
We use ab initio Density Functional Theory (DFT) and Time-dependent DFT (TDDFT) calculations for a detailed understanding of one-photon absorption (1PA) and two-photon absorption (2PA) cross sections of eight different nucleoside analogs. The results are compared and contrasted with the available experimental data. Our calculated results show that the low(More)
In molecular biology, understanding the functional and structural aspects of DNA requires sequence-specific DNA binding probes. Especially, sequence-specific fluorescence probes offer the advantage of real-time monitoring of the conformational and structural reorganization of DNA in living cells. Herein, we designed a new class of D2A(More)
Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations have been carried out to understand the binding mechanism of various chiral single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) and single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) of four different nucleobase sequences (i.e., ssdA(14), ssdT(14), ssdG(14), and ssdC(14), where, A, T, G, and C are adenine, thymine, guanine, and cytosine, respectively) in(More)
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