Scientist 'D'

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Brief Profile

Dr Devindra S holds M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D degrees in Biochemistry. Currently he is working in Microbiology & Clinical Division at NIN, ICMR. He is recipient of best paper award, 2007 (Sirohi Award) from Indian Society for Plant Physiology. He also received a NSI Prize for the “Best poster presentation” in 48th National Conference of the Nutrition society of India. He worked on the database of carbohydrate fractions in Indian food followed by glycemic index/load. He has developed a modified anthrone method for the quantification of available or glycemic carbohydrates of Indian foods. Presently he is working of the prebiotic potential and other health benefits of legume raffinose family oligosaccharides in animal model. He is also working on the enzyme replacement therapy for fabry disease. His studies confirmed that legume raffinose family oligosaccharide proven to be a potential probiotics. He also carried out basic studies to support his clinical findings and demonstrated the role legume oligosaccharide on gut bacteria, Inflammation and lipid profile. With his contribution and recognition in the field of nutrition sciences he has been invited as speaker in National/ International conferences. Currently, he is working on the effect of legume prebiotics on the control of obesity and diabetes in induced animal model. He is also working on the production of alpha galactosidase from plant, microbial and cell line as potential enzyme replacement therapy for fabry disease.

Total publications: 22; Publications in the last 10 years
  1. Devindra S, Aruna T. Effect of Chemical Soaking, Toasting and Crude α‐Galactosidase Enzyme Treatment on the Oligosaccharide Content of Red Gram Flour. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation. 2016 February doi:10.1111/jfpp.12922
  2. Aruna T, Devindra S. Nutritional and Anti-Nutritional Characteristics of Two Varieties of Red gram (Cajanus cajan, L) Seeds. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications.2016 September 6 (9), 567-572
  3. Devindra S, Chouhan A, Katare C, Talari A,  GPS. Estimation of glycemic carbohydrate and glycemic index/load of commonly consumed cereals, legumes and mixture of cereals and legumes. International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries, 2016 October 1-6, DOI 10.1007/s13410-016-0526-1
  4. Sreenivasa Rao J, Vasudeva Rao Y, Devindra S and Longvah T. Analysis of Heavy Metal Concentrations in Indian marine fish using ICP-MS after closed vessel micro wave digestion method.  International Journal of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. 2014 September  4 (3), 67-73
  5. Sreenivasa Rao J, Devindra S, Bhaskarachaty K and longvah T. Determination of trace metal content in Indian marine fish using closed vessel microwave digestion. Advances in Fish Research2013 6, 187-199.
  6. Devindra1 S,  Sreenivasa rao J, Bhaskar V, and v.h. Mulimani VH. Effect of heat treatment on α-galactoside in red gram (cajanus cajan, l). Journal of Food Processing and Preservation. 2012  36, 97-103
  7. Devindra S, Longvah. T. A new Approach for the Measurement of Digestible Carbohydrates in different Food Samples with HPLC-RI. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology B1.  2011 (8b), 1216-1223.
  8. Devindra S, Longvah. T. Analysis of Digestible Carbohydrates in Different Varieties of Basmati Rice and Other Popular Cereal Samples by Using HPLC-RI. World Journal of Dairy & Food Sciences.  2011 6 (2), 146-151
  9. Devindra S, Sreenivasa Rao J, Krishnaswamy P, Bhaskar V. Reduction of α-galactoside content in red gram (Cajanus cajan L.) upon germination followed by heat treatment. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 2011 91, 1829-183
Awards and Honors
  1. Best paper award (Sirohi Award), 2007 from Indian Society for Plant Physiology.
  2. NSI Prize for the “Best poster presentation” in 48th National Conference of the Nutrition Society of India.