Banani Banjeree, PhD

Banani Banerjee, PhD

Associate Professor

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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Delhi University, New Delhi, India, 1992

Research Fellowship
Center for Biochemical Technology, Delhi, India, 1992-1993
Department of Biotechnology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, 1993-1994
Division of Allergy/Immunology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 1994-1996

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  1. Sengupta JN, Pochiraju S, Kannampalli P, Bruckert M, Addya S, Yadav P, Miranda A, Shaker R, Banerjee B: MicroRNA-mediated GABA Aα-1 receptor subunit down-regulation in adult spinal cord following neonatal cystitis-induced chronic visceral pain in rats. Pain. Jan;154(1):59-70, 2013. PMID 23273104
  2. Mickle A, Kannampalli P, Bruckert M, Miranda M, Banerjee B and Sengupta JN: Pronociceptive effect of 5HT(1A) receptor agonist on visceral pain involves spinal N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor. Neuroscience, 219 (Sep 6): 243-254, 2012. PMID: 22626644
  3. Banerjee B, Medda BK, Schmidt J, Lang IM, Sengupta JN, and Shaker R: Neuronal Plasticity in the cingulate cortex following early-life esophageal acid exposure. Gastroenterology,141;544-552, 2011.PMC3152593
  4. Banerjee B, Medda BK, Schmidt J, Lang IM, Sengupta JN, and Shaker R: Neuronal Plasticity in the cingulate cortex following early-life esophageal acid exposure. Gastroenterology (accepted) 2011.
  5. Miranda, A, Mickle A, Schmidt J, Zang Z, Shaker R, Banerjee B and Sengupta JN: Neonatal cystitis induced colonic hypersensitivity in adult rats: A model of viscera-visceral convergence. Neurogastroenterol Motil. July, 23(7): 683-e281,2011.
  6. Banerjee B, Medda BK, Schmidt J, Zheng Y, Zhang Z, Shaker R and Sengupta JN: Altered Expression of P2X3 in Vagal and Spinal Afferents Following Esophagitis in Rats. Histochem Cell Biol. Dec 132(6):585-97, 2009.
  7. Peles S, Medda BK, Zhang Z, Banerjee B, Lehmann A, Shaker R, Sengupta JN: Differential effects of transient receptor vanilloid one (TRPV1) antagonists in acid-induced excitation of esophageal vagal afferent fibers of rats. Neuroscience. Jun 30;161(2):515-25, 2009.
  8. Ali I, Rafiee P, Zheng Y, Johnson C, Banerjee B, Haasler G, Jacob H, Shaker R.: Intramucosal distribution of WNT signaling components in human esophagus. J Clin Gastroenterol. Apr;43(4):327-37, 2009.
  9. Banerjee B, Medda BK, Zheng Y, Miller H, Miranda A, Sengupta JN, Shaker R: Alterations in N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor subunits in primary sensory neurons following acid-induced esophagitis in cats. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. Jan;296(1):G66-77, 2009.
  10. Miranda A, Nordstrom E, Mannem A, Smith C, Banerjee B, Sengupta JN.: The role of transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 in mechanical and chemical visceral hyperalgesia following experimental colitis. Neuroscience. 2007 Sep 21;148(4):1021-32. 2007.
  11. Banerjee B, Medda BK, Lazarova Z, Bansal N, Shaker R and Sengupta JN: Effect of reflux- induced inflammation on transient receptor potential vanilloid one (TRPV1) expression in primary sensory neurons innervating the oesophagus of rats. Neurogastroenterol Motil 19;681–691, 2007.
  12. Singh B.P., Banerjee B, Naik Puspanita, Fink JN and Kurup VP: Immune Response to N-terminal and C-terminal deletion mutants of Aspergillus fumigatus major allergen Asp f 3. Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry 21; 20-27, 2006.
  13. Banerjee B, Kelly KJ, Fink JN, Henderson JD, Bansal NK and Kurup VP. Modulation of Airway Inflammation by Immunostimulatory CpG-ODN in a murine model of allergic aspergillosis. Infection and Immunity 72; 6087-6094, 2004.
  14. Ramachandran H,Banerjee B, Greenberger PA, Kelly KJ, Fink JN, and Kurup VP: Role of C-terminal cysteine residues of Aspergillus fumigatus Allergen Asp f 4 in immunoglobulin E binding. Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology Mar. 261-265, 2004.
  15. Banerjee B, and Kurup VP: Molecular Biology of Aspergillus Allergens. Frontiers in Bioscience 8, S128-139, January 1, 2003.
  16. Banerjee B, Kurup VP, Greenberger PA, Kelly KJ, and Fink JN: C-terminal cysteine residues determine the IgE binding of Aspergillus fumigatus allergen Asp f 2. J Immunol 169:5137-5144, 2002.
  17. Ramachandran H, Banerjee B, Greenberger PA, Kelly KJ, Fink JN, and Kurup VP: IgE binding conformational epitopes of Asp f 3 a major allergen of A. fumigatus. Clin Immunol 100:324-333, 2002.
  18. Levy MB, Kurup VP, Banerjee B, Fink JN: The role of fungal antigens in allergic fungal disorders. Can J Allergy Clin Immunol 7:5-12, 2002.
  19. Banerjee B, Kurup VP, Greenberger PA, Johnson BD, and Fink JN: Cloning and expression of Aspergillus fumigatus allergens Asp f 16 mediating both humoral and cell mediated immunity in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA). Clin Exp Allergy 31:761-770, 2001.
  20. Banerjee B, Kanitpong K, Fink JN, Zussman M, Sussman GL, Kelly KJ, and Kurup VP: Unique and shared IgE epitopes of Hev b 1 and Hev b 3 in latex allergy. Molecular Immunol 37:789-798, 2000.
  21. Kurup VP, Banerjee B, Kelly KJ, and Fink JN: Molecular biology and Immunology of fungal allergens. Indian J Clin Biochem 15:31-42, 2000.
  22. Banerjee B, Greenberger PA, Fink JN, and Kurup VP: Molecular characterization of Aspergillus fumigatus allergens. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 42:239-248, 2000.
  23. Kurup VP, Shen HD, and Banerjee B: Respiratory fungal allergy (review). Microbes Infect 2:1101-1110, 2000
  24. Kurup VP and Banerjee B: Fungal allergens (review). Peptides 21:589-599, 2000.
  25. Kurup VP, Banerjee B, Hemmann S, Greenberger PA, Blaser K, and Crameri R: Selected recombinant Aspergillus fumigatus allergens bind specifically to IgE in ABPA. Clin Exp Allergy 30:988-993, 2000.
  26. Tang B, Banerjee B, Greenberger PA, Fink JN, Kelly KJ, and Kurup VP: Antibody binding of deletion mutants of Asp f 2, the major Aspergillus fumigatus allergen. Biochemical Biophysical Research Communications 270:1128-1135, 2000.
  27. Banerjee B, Greenberger PA, Fink JN, and Kurup VP: Conformational and linear B-cell epitopes of Asp f 2, a major allergen of Aspergillus fumigatus bind differentially with IgE antibody in the sera of ABPA patients. Infect Immun 67:2284-2291, 1999.
  28. Banerjee B, Greenberger PA, Fink JN, and Kurup VP: Immunological characterization of Asp f 2, a major allergen from Aspergillus fumigatus associated with ABPA. Infect Immun 66:5175-5182, 1998.
  29. Kurup VP, Banerjee B, Murali PS, Greenberger PA, Krishnan M, Hari V, and Fink JN: Immunodominant peptide epitopes of allergen, Asp f 1 from the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus. Peptides 19:1469-1477, 1998.
  30. Kurup VP, Murali PS, Guo J, Choi H, Banerjee B, Fink JN, and Coffman RL: Anti-interleukin (IL)-4 and –IL-5 antibodies down regulate IgE and eosinophilia in mice exposed to Aspergillus antigen. Allergy 52:1215-1221, 1997.
  31. Banerjee B, Kurup VP, Greenberger PA, Hoffman DR, Nair DS, and Fink JN: Purification of a major allergen, Asp f 2 binding to IgE in ABPA, from culture filtrate of A. fumigatus. J Allergy Clin Immunol 99:821-827, 1997.
  32. Banerjee B,Wang X, Kelly JK, Fink JN, Sussman GL, and Kurup VP: IgE from Latex-allergic patients binds to cloned and expressed B cell epitopes of prohevein. J Immunol 159:5724-5732, 1997.
  33. Madan T, Banerjee B, Bhatnagar PK, Shah A, and Sarma PU: Identification of 45 kDa antigen in immune complexes of patients of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. Mol Cell Biochem 166:111-116, 1997.
  34. Banerjee B, Kurup VP, Phadnis S, Greenberger PA, and Fink JN: Molecular cloning and expression of a recombinant Aspergillus fumigatus protein Asp f II with significant immunoglobulin IgE reactivity in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. J Lab Clin Med 127:253-262, 1996.
  35. Bhatnagar PK, Banerjee B, Shah A, and Sarma PU: Probable role of IgG subclasses in patients with allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (letter to the Editor). Serodiagn Immunother Infect Dis 5:123-124, 1993.
  36. Bhatnagar PK, Banerjee B, Shah A, and Sarma PU: Evaluation of serological parameters in ABPA patients at remission. J Infect 27:33-37, 1993.
  37. Banerjee B, Roy S, Joshi AP, and Sarma PU: Evaluation of clinic immunological parameters in pediatric ABPA patients. Indian J Pediatr 59:25-31, 1992.
  38. Bhatnagar PK, Banerjee B, Shah A, and Sarma PU: Circulating complements C3, C3c and immune complexes in ABPA patients. Serodiagn Immunother Infect Dis 4:481-485, 1990.
  39. Banerjee B, Mukherjee M, Gangal SV, and Sarma PU: Studies on A. fumigatus antigens for serodiagnosis. Serodiagn Immunother Infect Dis 4:183-191, 1990.
  40. Banerjee B, Chetty A, Joshi AP, and Sarma PU: Identification and partial characterization of diagnostically relevant antigens of A. fumigatus. Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology 18:13-18, 1990.
  41. Bhattacherjee B, Tripathi AK, and Chakrabarty AK: Studies on some properties of preformed immune complexes. Aspects of Allergy and Applied Immunology 17:5-13, 1984.
  Book Chapters
  1. Sengupta JN and Banerjee B. Visceral Pain Model, Esophageal Pain. In:  Schmidt RF, Gebhart GF (eds). Encyclopedia of Pain, 2nd Edition. Springer, Heidelberg. (In press).

  2. Kurup VP and Banerjee B:  Allergic aspergillosis: Antigens and immunodiagnosis.  In: Advances in Medical Mycology, Srivastava OP, Srivastava AK, Shukla P (eds.), K. Evoker Research Publishing Co., Lucknow, India, Vol. 2, 1996, pp. 133-154.
  3. Vijay HM, Thaker AJ, Banerjee B, and Kurup VP:  Mold allergens.  In: Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy, Lockey RF, Bukantz SC (eds.), Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York 1998, pp 133-154.
  4. Sarma UP, Banerjee B, Bir N, and Kurup VP:  Immunodiagnosis of Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis. In: Immunology Allergy Clinics of North America, Kurup VP, Apter A (eds.), W.B. Saunders Co., Pennsylvania, 1998,Vol. 18: pp 525-547.
  5. Banerjee Band Kurup VP:  Molecular Biology of Aspergillus Antigens. In: Immunology Allergy Clinics of North America, Kurup VP, Apter A (eds.), W.B. Saunders Co., Pennsylvania, 1998,Vol. 18: pp 601-618.
  6. Kelly KJ and Banerjee B:  Natural Rubber Latex Allergy. In: Allergic Diseases: Diagnosis and Management, Grammar LC, Greenberger PA (eds.), Lippincott Williams, Philadelphia,2002 (6), pp653-671.

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