Drug Safety Division

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Brief Profile

Dr. Palika Ravindranadh obtained his M.Sc degree in Biochemistry from Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam and Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Osmania University, Hyderabad. His research aims to understand the bioavailability of iron from elemental iron powders and protein-rich foods using Caco-2 cells and animal models. Identification of novel iron fortificants to alleviate anemia. Additionally, Dr.Palika has been working with an interdisciplinary clinician team contributing expertise in Iron-Folate supplementation and biochemical iron markers analysis

  1. Madhari, Radhika S., Swetha Boddula, Palika Ravindranadh, Yvette Wilda Jyrwa, Naveen Kumar Boiroju, Raghu Pullakhandam, Raja Sriswan Mamidi, Arlappa Nimmathota, Bharati Kulkarni, and Longvah Thingnganing. "High dietary micronutrient inadequacy in peri‐urban school children from a district in South India: Potential for staple food fortification and nutrient supplementation." Maternal & child nutrition 16 (2020): e13065.
  2. Jyrwa, Yvette Wilda, Ravindranadh Palika, Swetha Boddula, Naveen Kumar Boiroju, Radhika Madhari, Raghu Pullakhandam, and Longvah Thingnganing. "Retention, stability, iron bioavailability and sensory evaluation of extruded rice fortified with iron, folic acid and vitamin B12." Maternal & child nutrition 16 (2020): e12932.
  3. Augustine Little Flower, Teena Dasi, Ravindranadh Palika, Raghu Pullakhandam, and Bharati Kulkarni. "Point of Care Diagnosis of Anemia Using Portable Auto Analyzer." Indian pediatrics 57, no. 6 (2020): 568-569.
  4. Palika, Ravindranadh, Teena Dasi, Bharati Kulkarni, and Raghu Pullakhandam. "Ethnic Fermented Foods and Beverages of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh." In Ethnic Fermented Foods and Beverages of India: Science History and Culture, pp. 561-582. Springer, Singapore, 2020.
  5. Reddy, V. Sudhakar, Ravindranadh Palika, Ayesha Ismail, Raghu Pullakhandam, and G. Bhanuprakash Reddy. "Nutrigenomics: Opportunities & challenges for public health nutrition." The Indian journal of medical research 148, no. 5 (2018): 632.
  6. Mashurabad, Purna Chandra, Ravindranadh Palika, Yvette Wilda Jyrwa, K. Bhaskarachary, and Raghu Pullakhandam. "Dietary fat composition, food matrix and relative polarity modulate the micellarization and intestinal uptake of carotenoids from vegetables and fruits." Journal of food science and technology 54, no. 2 (2017): 333-341.
  7. Mashurabad, Purna Chandra, Palsa Kondaiah, Ravindranadh Palika, Sudip Ghosh, Madhavan K. Nair, and Pullakhandam Raghu. "Eicosapentaenoic acid inhibits intestinal β-carotene absorption by downregulation of lipid transporter expression via PPAR-α dependent mechanism." Archives of biochemistry and biophysics 590 (2016): 118-124.
  8. Palika, Ravindranadh, Purna Chandra Mashurabad, Madhavan K. Nair, G. Bhanuprakash Reddy, and Raghu Pullakhandam. "Characterization of iron-binding phosphopeptide released by gastrointestinal digestion of egg white." Food Research International 67 (2015): 308-314.
  9. Pullakhandam, Raghu, Ravindranadh Palika, Sudershan Rao Vemula, Kalpagam Polasa, and Sesikeran Boindala. "Effect of oxytocin injection to milching buffaloes on its content & stability in milk." The Indian journal of medical research 139, no. 6 (2014): 933.
  10. Palika, Ravindranadh, Purna Chandra Mashurabad, Sreenivasulu Kilari, Sunanda Kasula, Krishnapillai Madhavan Nair, and Pullakhandam Raghu. "Citric acid mediates the iron absorption from low molecular weight human milk fractions." Journal of agricultural and food chemistry 61, no. 46 (2013): 11151-11157.
  11. Pullakhandam, Raghu, Ravindranadh Palika, Sudip Ghosh, and Geereddy Bhanuprakash Reddy. "Contrasting effects of type 2 and type 1 diabetes on plasma RBP4 levels: the significance of transthyretin." IUBMB life 64, no. 12 (2012): 975-982.

Awards and Honors
  • JRF and Lectureship Award by CSIR-UGC