Dr. Ashok Gupta


Principal Scientist (Animal Biochemistry)

E-mail ID : akguptanrce@hotmail.com




 

Area of Research interest 

Presently working both in Equine Health and Production specially development of disease diagnostics and equine breed characterization. 

Recent Projects 

1.      Characterization of indigenous, non-descript and geographically distinct donkeys.

2.      Development of nano gold based immunochromatography/ immune blot assay for detection of Trypanosoma evansi infection in animals.

3.      Evaluation of in vivo growth inhibitory efficacy of some novel synthetic drug molecules against Theileria equi haemoprotozoa.  

Paper Published (2009-2014) 

  1. Gupta, A.K., Chauhan, M., Bhardwaj, A., Gupta, N., Gupta, S.C., Pal, Y., Tandon, S.N. and Vijh, R.K.2014. Comparative Genetic Diversity Analysis among Six Indian Breeds and English Thoroughbred Horses. Livestock Science 163: 1-11
  2. Gupta, A. K., Chauhan, M. and Bhardwaj, A. (2013). Genetic diversity and bottleneck studies in endangered Bhutia and Manipuri pony breeds.  Mol. Biol Rep. 40(12): 6935-6943. (DOI 10.1007/s11033-013-2813-y.)
  3. Pal, Y., Legha, R.A., Lal, N., Bhardwaj, A., Chauhan, M.. Kumar, S., Sharma, R.C. and Gupta, A.K. (2013). Management and phenotypic characterization of donkeys of Rajasthan. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences 83 (8):793-797.
  4. Kumar, Sanjay., Kumar, R., Gupta, A. K., Yadav, S.C., Goyal, S. K., Khurana, S. K., and Singh, R.  K. (2013).  Development of EMA-2 recombinant antigen based enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for seroprevalence studies of Theileria equi infection in Indian equine population. Veterinary Parasitol. 198: 10- 17, (http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1016/j.vetpar.2013.08.030).
  5. Pal, Y., Dedar, R.K., Ravi, S. K., Legha, R.A., Gupta, A. K. and Singh, R. K. (2013)    Effect of dietary antioxidant supplementation on fresh semen quality in indigenous jacks. Indian Vet J. 90 (3) : 135-136.
  6. Yadav, S.C., Kumar, R., Manuja, A., Goyal, L and Gupta, A. K. (2012). Early detection of Trypanosoma evansi infection and monitoring of antibody levels by ELISA following treatment. Journal of Parasitic Diseases, (J.Parasit. Dis. DOI 10.1007/s12639-012-0204-2)
  7. Pal, Yash, Gupta, A. K. and Kumar, Sanjay (2012). Physical and physiological changes in donkeys during pack load. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences 82(10) 1230-1232.
  8. T. Talluri Rao, A. Arangasamy, S. K. Ravi, Yash Pal, A.K.Gupta and R.K.Singh (2012).  Characteristion of  fresh and frozen semen of Zanskari Stallions. Indian Vet Journal. 89 (7) : 62-64.
  9. Gupta, A. K., Tandon, S. N., Pal, Yash, Bhardwaj, A. and Chauhan, M. (2012). Phenotypic characterization of Indian Horse breeds - A comparative study. Animal Genetic Resources 50: 49-58. (doi: 10.1017/ S2078633612000 094)
  10. Gupta, A.K. Mamta Chauhan,  Anuradha Bhardwaj & S.N. Tandon (2012). Microsatellite markers based genetic diversity and bottleneck studies in Zanskari pony. Gene 499:357-361.
  11. Chauhan, M., Gupta, A. K. and Dhillon, S. (2011). Genetic diversity and population structure of three Indian horse breeds. Mol. Biol Rep 38:3505-3511
  12. Pal, Yash, Legha, R.A., Thakur, Y. P., Gupta, A. K. and Singh, R. K. (2011). Socio-economic status of Spiti horse owners vis-a-vis horse management in native land Indian Vet Practitioner 12(1): 73-76.
  13. Minakshi, P., Prasad, G. and Gupta, A. (2011). Characterization of buffalo rotaviruses using DNA probes. International Journal of Applied Engineering Research (ISSN -973-4562) 6(5): 687-690.
  14. Yadav .S. C., Kumar, Rajender, Kumar, Sanjay, Tatu, U., Singh, R. K. and Gupta, A. K. (2010). Identification and Characterization of cysteine proteinases Trypanosoma evansi Parasitol Res.109: 559-565.(DOI 10.1007/s00436-011-2284-9).
  15. Virmani, N., Bera, B.C., Singh, B.K., Shanmugasundaram, K., Gulati, B. R., Barua, S., Vaid, R.K., Gupta A.K., and Singh RK. (2010). Equine influenza outbreak in India (2008-09): Virus isolation, sero-epidemiology and phylogenetic analysis of HA gene. Vet. Microbiology 143:224-237.
  16. Pallavi R, Roy, Nainita Nageshan RK, Talukdar P, Pavithra SR, Reddy R, Venketesh S, Goel, R.K., Gupta AK, Singh RK, Yadav SC, Tatu U. 2010. Heat shock protein 90 as a drug target against protozoan infections: biochemical characterization of HSP90 from Plasmodium falciparum and Trypanosoma evansi and evaluation of its inhibitor as a candidate drug. J Biol Chem. 2010 Dec 3;285(49):37964-75. (Epub 2010 Sep 13)
  17. Virmani, N., Bera, B. C., Gulati, B. R., Karuppusamy, S., Singh, B. K., Khurana, S. K., Singh, J., Manju, A., Dedar, R., Gupta, A. K., Yadav, S. C., Chugh, P. K., Narwal, P.S., Thankur, V.L.N., Kaul, R., Kanani, A., Rautmare, S. K. and Singh, R. K. (2010). Descriptive epidemiology of equine influenza in India (2008-2009): temporal and spatial trends. Veterinaria Italiana 46 (4): 449-458.
  18. Nainita Roy., Rishi Kumar Nageshan., Rani Pallavi, Harshini Chakravarthy, Syama Chandran, Rajender Kumar, Ashok Kumar Gupta, Raj Kumar Singh, Suresh Chandra Yadav, Utpal Tatu1. (2010). Proteomics of Trypanosoma evansi Infection in Rodents. PLoS ONE  5: 1-10.
  19. Bansal,R.S., Yash Pal, Pareek, P. K. and Gupta, A. K. (2009). Progesterone profile during various physiological stages in mares. Indian Vet. J. 86:481-483
  20. Khurana, K. L., Banerjee, D. P. and Gupta, A. K. (2009). Experimental immunization of rabbits with whole tick extract antigens of Hyalomma anatolicum anatolicum : Cross resistance against H. dromedarii. Journal of Veterinary Parasitology. 23 (1) : 57-59.