Punnepalli Sunanda



2005 - MSc Biochemistry, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, India

Research Interests

Amyloids, Peptide toxins, Peptide structure, NMR spectroscopy


2019 - Singh M., Krishore A., Maity D., Sunanda P. et al., A proline insertion-deletion in the spike glycoprotein fusion peptide of mouse hepatitis virus strongly alters neuropathology, J Biol Chem 294, 8064-8087

2018 - Sunanda P. et al., Identification, chemical synthesis, structure, and function of new Kv 1 channel blocking peptide from Oulactis sp., Pep Sci e24073 (Journal Cover image)

2018 - Brahmkhatri V.P., Sharma N., Sunanda P. et al., Curcumin nanoconjugate inhibits aggregation of N-terminal region (Aβ-16) of an amyloid beta peptide. New J. Chem 42, 19881-19892.

2018 - Krishnarjuna B, MacRaild CA, Sunanda P., et al., Structure, folding and stability of a minimal homologue from Anemonia sulcata of the sea anemone potassium channel blocker ShK. Peptides 99, 169‑178.

2017 - Reid KM, Sunanda P., Raghothama S, Krishnan VV., Ensemble characterization of an intrinsically disordered FG-Nup peptide and its F>A mutant in DMSO-d6. Pep Sci 108, 1-7 (Journal Cover image).

Oral presentations and posters

2015/03 - Sunanda P. et al. An NMR study of putative fusion domain of mouse hepatitis virus spike protein. Poster presented at Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Society (NMRS) symposium, Amritsar, India (6th-9th, March 2015).

2015/09 - Sunanda P. et al. Binding studies of β-amyloid peptide with small molecules and metal ions by solution NMR spectroscopy. Poster presented at Indian peptide society symposium (IPS), Bangalore, India (24th-25th, September 2015).

2015/11 - Sunanda P. et al. Arresting aggregation of Alzheimer’s β-amyloid peptide fragments: an NMR and TEM study involving curcumin, polyphenol EGCG and copper. Poster presented at Neurodegenerative Diseases: Pathogenesis to Therapy, Bangalore, India. (16th -18th, November 2015).

2016/02 - Sunanda P. et al. Amyloid β N-terminal fragment aggregation and metal interaction studies by solution NMR spectroscopy. Poster presented at International conference on metals in genetics, chemical biology, and therapeutics (ICMG), Bangalore, India. (17th-20th, February 2016).