National Institute of Nutrition
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Name: Dr. Vakdevi Validandi
Scientist ‘B’ (Food and Drug Toxicology Research Centre)
Phone: +91-40-27197391

Brief Profile:

Dr. Vakdevi Validandi’s research interest is in the area of fluorosis, its biochemical, molecular and nutritional aspects. Currently research is focused on the biochemical aspects on the beneficial effect of tamarind supplementation on the fluoride toxicity in rats. Her research interests are also on identifying the susceptible (genetic and environmental) factors in developing fluorosis. Studies on the prevalence and severity of fluorosis in Doda district, Jammu and Kashmir, and Nalgonda district, India are going on. She is also involved in conducting the training programmes for trainers under the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Fluorosis (NPPCF).

List of Publications:

1. Increased risk of cataract development in WNIN-Obese rats due to accumulation of intra-lenticular sorbitol. Authors: P. Y Reddy, Vakdevi Validandi, Raghu Pullakhandam, N. V Giridharan, N. Balakrishna, G. Bhanuprakash Reddy. IUBMB Life (Impact factor 3.514) 2013.

2. Temperate-dependent structural and functional properties of a mutant (F71L) αA-crystallin: molecular basis for early onset of age-related cataract. Validandi V, Reddy VS, Srinivas PN, Mueller NH, Bhagyalaxmi SG, Padma T, Petrash JM, Reddy GB. FEBS Lett. (Impact factor 3.538) 2011; 585(24):3884-9.

3. Title of the paper: Purification and characterization of mycoferritin from Fusarium verticillioides MRC 826. Vakdevi Validandi, Karuna Rupula, Sashidhar Rao Beedu, Vijay Deshpande. BioMetals (Impact Factor 2.806): Volume 22, Issue 6 (2009), pp 1063-1073.

4. Title of the paper: Purification and characterization of mycoferritin from Aspergillus flavus MTCC 873. Vakdevi Validandi, Sashidhar Rao Beedu, Vijay Deshpande . Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics (Impact Factor 0.579): Volume 46, Number 5, (Oct 2009), pp 366-370.


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