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Lipopolysaccaride giant vesicles, antimicrobial peptides , liposomes



Nair, K. S., Radhakrishnan, S., Bajaj, H.*

Dynamic Control of Functional Coacervates in Synthetic Cells

ACS Synthetic Biology. 2023

Nair, K. S., Bajaj, H.*

Advances in giant unilamellar vesicle preparation techniques and applications

Advances in Colloid and Interface Science. 318, 102935. 2023

Nandi, S., Nair, K. S., Bajaj, H.*

Bacterial Outer-Membrane-Mimicking Giant Unilamellar Vesicle Model for Detecting Antimicrobial Permeability.

Langmuir.  39, 16, 5891–5900. 2023


Krishnan R S, Jana K, Shaji AH, Nair KS, Das AD, Vikraman D, Bajaj H, Kleinekathöfer U, Mahendran KR*

Assembly of transmembrane pores from mirror-image peptides.

Nature Communications, 13(1), 5377. 2022


Nair, K. S., Raj NB, Nampoothiri KM, Mohanan G, Acosta-Gutiérrez S*, Bajaj H*.

Curved membrane structures induced by native lipids in giant vesicles.

Journal of Colloid Interface and Science. 611, 397-407. 2021 

Susmitha, A., Bajaj, H., Madhavan, Nampoothiri, K.

The divergent roles of sortase in the biology of Gram-positive bacteria.

Cell Surface 7,100055. 2021


Mohanan, G., Nair, K. S., Nampoothiri, K. M., Bajaj, H*.

Engineering Bio-Mimicking Functional Vesicles with Multiple Compartments for Quantifying Molecular Transport.

Chemical Science, 11 (18), 4669–4679. 2020 


Puthumadathil, N., Jayasree, P., Santhosh Kumar, K., Nampoothiri, K. M., Bajaj, H., Mahendran, K. R.

Detecting the Structural Assembly Pathway of Human Antimicrobial Peptide Pores at Single-Channel Level. Biomaterials Science, 7 (8), 3226–3237. 2019 

Susmitha, A., Nampoothiri, K. M., Bajaj, H.,

Insights into the biochemical and functional characterization of sortase E transpeptidase of Corynebacterium glutamicum

Biochemical Journal 476 (24), 3835-3847. 2019


Ghai, I., Bajaj, H., Arun Bafna, J., El Damrany Hussein, H. A., Winterhalter, M., and Wagner, R.

Ampicillin permeation across OmpF, the major outer-membrane channel in Escherichia coli.  

Journal of Biological Chemistry. 293, 7030–7037. 2018 


Bajaj, H., Gutiérrez, S. A., Bodrenko, I., Malloci, G., Scorciapino, M. A., Winterhalter, M and Ceccarelli, M. Bacterial Outer Membrane Porins as Electrostatic Nanosieves: Exploring Transport Rules of Small Polar Molecules

ACS Nano. 11, 5465-5473. 2017 


Bajaj, H., Scorciapino, M. A., Moynie, L., Page, M. G. P., Naismith, J. H., Ceccarelli, M., and Winterhalter, M. Molecular Basis of Filtering Carbapenems by Porins from β-Lactam-resistant Clinical Strains of Escherichia coli. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 291, 2837-47. 2016 


Cama, J.*, Bajaj, H.*, Pagliara, S., Maier, T., Braun, Y., Winterhalter, M., and Keyser, U. F.

Quantification of  Fluoroquinolone Uptake through the Outer Membrane Channel OmpF of Escherichia coli. Journal of American Chemical Society 137, 13836-43. (* Shared First authorship) 2015 

Singh, P. R.,Bajaj, H., Benz, R., Winterhalter, M., and Mahendran, K. R.

Transport across the outer membrane porin of mycolic acid containing actinomycetales: Nocardia farcinica.

Biochim. Biophys. Acta - Biomembr. 1848, 654–661. 2015 

Song, W., Bajaj, H., Nasrallah, C., Jiang, H., Winterhalter, M., Colletier,  and J.-P., Xu, Y.

Understanding Voltage Gating of Providencia Stuartii Porins at Atomic Level.

PLoS Computational Biology, 11 (5), e1004255. 2015 

Weichbrodt, C., Bajaj, H., Baaken, G., Wang, J., Guinot, S., Kreir, M., Behrends, J. C., Winterhalter, M., and Fertig, N.

Antibiotic translocation through porins studied in planar lipid bilayers using parallel platforms. Analyst. 140, 4874–81. 2015 

Bodrenko, I., Bajaj, H., Ruggerone, P., Winterhalter, M., and Ceccarelli, M.

Analysis of fast channel blockage: revealing substrate binding in the microsecond range.

Analyst. 140, 4820–7.2015 


Bajaj, H., Tran, Q.-T., Mahendran, K. R., Nasrallah, C., Colletier, J.-P., Davin-Regli, A., Bolla, J.-M., Pagès, J.-M., and Winterhalter, M.

Antibiotic uptake through membrane channels: role of Providencia stuartii OmpPst1 porin in carbapenem resistance.

Biochemistry. 51, 10244–9. 2012

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