Dr. Ajaikumar B. Kunnumakkara


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     Research Articles, Reviews and Book Chapters:

       Cumulative impact factor       >500

       Total number of citations       >15,000 and h-index >40


     Selected articles (out of 140)

1. Khwairakpam AD, Bordoloi D, Thakur KK, Monisha J, Arfuso F, Sethi G, Mishra S,Kumar AP, Kunnumakkara AB. Possible use of Punica granatum (Pomegranate) in cancer therapy. Pharmacol Res. 2018 May 2;133:53-64.

2. Sailo BL, Banik K, Padmavathi G, Javadi M, Bordoloi D, Kunnumakkara AB. Tocotrienols: The promising analogues of vitamin E for cancer therapeutics. Pharmacol Res. 2018 Apr;130:259-272.

3. Awasthee N, Rai V, Chava S, Nallasamy P, Kunnumakkara AB, Bishayee A, Chauhan SC, Challagundla KB, Gupta SC. Targeting IκappaB kinases for cancer therapy. Semin Cancer Biol. 2018 Feb 24. pii: S1044-579X(17)30046-9.

4. Khwairakpam AD, Damayenti YD, Deka A, Monisha J, Roy NK, Padmavathi G, Kunnumakkara AB. Acorus calamus: a bio-reserve of medicinal values. J Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol. 2018 Mar 28;29(2):107-122.

5. Kunnumakkara AB, Sailo BL, Banik K, Harsha C, Prasad S, Gupta SC, Bharti AC, Aggarwal BB. Chronic diseases, inflammation, and spices: how are they linked? J Transl Med. 2018 Jan 25;16(1):14.

6. Banik K, Harsha C, Bordoloi D, Lalduhsaki Sailo B, Sethi G, Leong HC, Arfuso F, Mishra S, Wang L, Kumar AP, Kunnumakkara AB. Therapeutic potential of gambogic acid, a caged xanthone, to target cancer. Cancer Lett. 2018 Mar 1;416:75-86.

7. Thakur KK, Bordoloi D, Kunnumakkara AB. Alarming Burden of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer in India. Clin Breast Cancer. 2018 Jun;18(3):e393-e399.

8. Harsha C, Banik K, Bordoloi D, Kunnumakkara AB. Antiulcer properties of fruits and vegetables: A mechanism based perspective. Food Chem Toxicol. 2017 Oct;108(Pt A):104-119.

9. Padmavathi G, Roy NK, Bordoloi D, Arfuso F, Mishra S, Sethi G, Bishayee A, Kunnumakkara AB. Butein in health and disease: A comprehensive review. Phytomedicine. 2017 Feb 15;25:118-127.

10. Thakur KK, Saini J, Mahajan K, Singh D, Jayswal DP, Mishra S, Bishayee A, Sethi G, Kunnumakkara AB. Therapeutic implications of toll-like receptors in peripheral neuropathic pain. Pharmacol Res. 2017 Jan;115:224-232.

11. Kunnumakkara AB, Bordoloi D, Padmavathi G, Monisha J, Roy NK, Prasad S, Aggarwal BB. Curcumin, the golden nutraceutical: multitargeting for multiple chronic diseases. Br J Pharmacol. 2017 Jun;174(11):1325-1348.

12. Monisha J, Padmavathi G, Roy NK, Deka A, Bordoloi D, Anip A, Kunnumakkara AB. NF-κB Blockers Gifted by Mother Nature: Prospectives in Cancer Cell Chemosensitization. Curr Pharm Des. 2016;22(27):4173-200.

13. Roy NK, Deka A, Bordoloi D, Mishra S, Kumar AP, Sethi G, Kunnumakkara AB. The potential role of boswellic acids in cancer prevention and treatment. Cancer Lett. 2016 Jul 10;377(1):74-86. 

14. Roy NK, Bordoloi D, Monisha J, Padmavathi G, Kotoky J, Golla R, Kunnumakkara AB. Specific Targeting of Akt Kinase Isoforms: Taking the Precise Path for Prevention and Treatment of Cancer. Curr Drug Targets. 2017;18(4):421-435.

15. Bordoloi D, Roy NK, Monisha J, Padmavathi G, Kunnumakkara AB. Multi-Targeted Agents in Cancer Cell Chemosensitization: What We Learnt from Curcumin Thus Far. Recent Pat Anticancer Drug Discov. 2016;11(1):67-97.

 16. Khwairakpam AD, Shyamananda MS, Sailo BL, Rathnakaram SR, Padmavathi G, Kotoky J, Kunnumakkara AB. ATP citrate lyase (ACLY): a promising target for cancer prevention and treatment. Curr Drug Targets. 2015;16(2):156-63.



      Magazine Articles

Kunnumakkara AB and Aggarwal BB. Chemoprevention of GI Cancers with Dietary agents: Are We There Yet? American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)    perspectives.  Jan, 2008.



1.  Molecular Targets and therapeutic uses of spices -Modern Uses for Ancient Medicine.
     (World Scientific Publications, Hackensack, NJ 07601 USA, published in June, 2009).


2.  Anticancer Properties of Fruits and Vegetables: A Scientific Review.

     (World Scientific Publications, Hackensack, NJ 07601 USA, published in December, 2014).



3.  Fusion Genes and Cancer


4.  Cancer Cell Chemoresistance and Chemosensitization                                                                                                                                               http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/10407

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