Prof. Bechan Sharma

Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science

University of Allahabad, India

Professor of Biochemistry



1988 Ph.D., Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi & Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India. Biochemistry

1982 M.Sc., Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. Biochemistry

1980 B.Sc., Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. Botany, Zoology and Chemistry

Publications (Selected)

  1. Singh S and B. Sharma (2015) Immunodeficiency and Microbial infections. JOURNAL OF MICROSCOPIC CREATURES.
  2. Singh S and B. Sharma (2015) Phytochemicals from medicinal plants and herbs as antiHIV-1 agents (article id:277042978) INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHARMACOGNOSY AND PHYTOCHEMISTRY.
  3. B. Sharma (2015) Drug Resistance in HIV-1: Genetic and Molecular Bases, Mechanisms and Strategies to Combat the Issue. BIOCHEMISTRY AND ANALYTICAL BIOCHEMISTRY, 4:e153.
  4. A.S.Chauhan, N.J.Siddiqi, B. Sharma (2014) A novel promising strain of Trichoderma evansii (WF-3) for extracellular a-galactosidase production by utilizing different carbon sources under optimized culture conditions. BIOMED RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL Impact Factor (IF): 2.706 (Volume 2014, Article ID 640754, 26 pages;
  5. Tabish Qidwai, Farrukh Jamal, Mohd Y. Khan and B. Sharma (2014) Exploring Drug Targets in Isoprenoid Biosynthetic Pathway for Plasmodium falciparum. Biochemistry Research International, Volume 2014, Article ID 657189, 12 pages;
  6. Sharma (2014). Oxidative stress in HIV patients receiving antiretroviral therapy.CURRENT HIV RESEARCH 12(6):13-21. IF 2.033B. Sharma (2014). HIV-1, Neuro-AIDS and Cognitive Impairments. JOURNAL OF NEUROINFECTIOUS DISEASES 5: e103. doi: 10.4172/2314-7326.1000e103
  7. B. Sharma (2013). Phytochemicals may arrest HIV-1 progression.CLINICAL RESEARCH IN HIV AIDS & PREVENTION. 1(3): 30-35.
  8. A. S. Chauhan, N. Srivastava and B. Sharma (2013) Optimization of culture conditions for some identified fungal species and stability profile of α-galactosidase produced. BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL Published online.(Article ID 920759, 8 pages,
  9. S. K. Maurya, M. Tewari, B. Sharma, HS Shukla (2013). Expression of procaspase 3 and activated caspase 3 and its relevance in hormone-responsive gallbladder carcinoma chemotherapy. KOREAN JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE. 28(5): 573-578. IF 0.41
  10. B. Sharma (2013). Exploring experimental animal model in HIV/AIDS research. BIOCHEMISTRY AND ANALYTICAL BIOCHEMISTRY. 2 (2): 1-3.
  11. Claudia P Muniz, Lian L Troncoso, Miguel M Moreira, Esmeralda A Soares, Alcides Pissinatti, Cibele R Bonvicino, Héctor N Seuánez, B. Sharma, Hongwei Jia, Anupama Shankar, William M Switzer, Andre F Santos and Marcelo A Soares (2013). Identification and characterization of highly divergent simian foamy viruses in a wide range of New World primates from Brazil. PLoS ONE. 8(7): e67568. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0067568
  12. Kamalendra Singh, Bruno Marchand, Devendra K. Rai, B. Sharma, Eleftherios Michailidis, Emily Ryan, Kayla B. Matzek, Maxwell D. Leslie, Ariel K. Hagedorn, Zhe Li, Pieter Norden, Atsuko Hachiya, Michael A. Parniak, Hong-Tao Xu, Mark A. Wainberg and Stefan G. Sarafianos (2012). Biochemical Mechanism of Clinical Resistance to Rilpivirine. JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, 287, (45), 38110–38123.
  13. B. Sharma, Emmanuele Crespan, Giuseppe Villani and Geovanni Maga (2008). The balance between the rates of incorporation and pyrophosphorolytic removal influences the HIV-1 reverse transcriptase bypass of an abasic site with deoxy-, dideoxy- and ribonucleotides. PROTEINS: STRUCTURE, FUNCTION & BIOINFORMATICS, 71 (2) 715–727.
  14. B. Sharma, N.Kaushik, S.Tripathi, K.Singh and V.N.Pandey (2003). A positively charged side chain at position 154 on the β8-αE loop of HIV-1 RT is required for stable ternary complex formation. NUCLEIC ACIDS RESEARCH (USA) 31: (17) 5167-5174.
  15. B. Sharma, N. Kaushik, K. Singh, S. Singh and V.N.Pandey (2002). Substitution of conserved hydrophobic residues in Motifs B and C of HIV-1 RT alters the geometry of the catalytic pocket. BIOCHEMISTRY (USA) 41: 15685-15697.