Molecular mechanism and increased antileishmanial activity of carbon nanotube based betulin formulation

Prakash Saudagar

National Institute of Technology Warangal

Dr. Prakash Saudagar is an assistant professor of Biotechnology at the National Institute of Technology Warangal, T.S. He received his B. Tech. from JNTU, his M. Tech. from, OU, and Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati in 2013 before eventually becoming assistant professor at the NITW in 2013. His research interests lie in the area of Infectious Diseases. In recent years, he has focused on Leishmania parasite MAPK. He has published his research in highly reputed international journals with one patent applied. He was awards best presentation by SBCI in 2012 and in the year 2015 by ICIDN, Nepal.


The present study describes a novel antileishmanial drug formulation of betulin (BET) attached to functionalized carbon nanotubes (f-CNTs) as macrophage targeted drug delivery system. We conjugated BET; a pentacyclic... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Prakash Saudagar (National Institute of Technology Warangal)

Topic Area

Targeted drug delivery and Nanocarriers


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