Preethy Paul

Post-Doctoral Researcher:
Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland
e-mail: ppaul(a)
phone: +358-2-215-4079 (Biocity 2nd floor)

Research Interests

  • Apoptosis induction by phytochemicals
  • Mitochondrial and Death Receptor mediated apoptosis
  • MAPKinase signalling pathways and their role in apoptosis


2006 – 2012: Ph.D., Animal Science at Bharathidasan University, India
2004 – 2006: M.Sc, Zoology at Holy Cross College, Trichy, India
2001 – 2004: B.Sc, Zoology at Holy Cross College, Trichy, India


Antiproliferative property of n-hexane and chloroform extracts of Anisomeles malabarica (L). R. Br. in HPV16-positive human cervical cancer cells. Preethy Paul, R. Padmapriya, V.S. Periasamy, A. Riyasdeen, S. Arinag, H. Krishnamurthy, A.A. Alshatwi and M.A. Akbarsha, J. Pharmacol. Pharmacother., 3: 26-34, (2012)

Chloroform Extract of Rasagenthi Mezhugu, a Siddha Formulation, as an
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine for HPV-Positive Cervical Cancers.
A. Riyasdeen, V.S. Periasamy, Preethy Paul, A.A. Alshatwi and M.A. Akbarsha, Evid. Based Complement. Alternat. Med., 136527, (2012).

Role of hesperetin (a natural flavonoid) and its analogue on apoptosis in HT-29 human colon adenocarcinoma cell line – A comparative study.
G. Sivagami, R. Vinothkumar, Preethy Paul, A. Riyasdeen, M.A. Akbarsha, V.P.
Menon, and N. Nalini, Food Chem. Toxicol., 50: 660-671 (2012).

Cytotoxic effect of a polymer–copper(II) complex containing 2,2′-bipyridyl ligand on human lung cancer cells.
R.S. Kumar, V.S. Periasamy, C. Preethy Paul, A. Riyasdeen, S. Arunachalam and M.A. Akbarsha, Med. Chem. Res. 20(6): 726-731 (2011)

Human sérum albumin binding and cytotoxicity studies of surfactant-cobalt(III) complex containing 1,10-phenanthroline ligand.
R.S. Kumar, Preethy Paul, A. Riyasdeen, G. Wagniers, Van den Bergh, M.A. Akbarsha and S. Arunachalam, Colloids Surf B Biointerface, 86: 35-44, (2011).

Cytotoxic property of surfactant-cobalt(III) complexes on human breast cancer cell lines
R.S. Kumar, A. Riyasdeen, M. Dinesh, Preethy Paul, S. Srinag, H. Krishnamurthy, S. Arunachalam and M.A. Akbarsha, Arch. Pharm. Chem. Life Sci. 344: 422-430, (2010).

Micellization behavior, DNA binding, antimicrobial, and cytotoxicity studies of
surfactant-Cobalt(III) complexes containing Di – and Tetramine ligands.

R.S. Kumar, S. Arunachalam, V.S. Periasamy, C. Preethy Paul, Riyasdeen A and Akbarsha MA., Aust. J. Chem. 62: 165 – 175, (2009).

Synthesis, DNA binding and antitumor activities of some novel polymer-Cobalt(III) complexes containing 1, 10-phenanthroline ligand.
Kumar R.S., Arunachalam S., Periasamy V.S., Preethy C.P., Riyasdeen A. and Akbarsha M.A., Polyhedron. 27: 1111 – 20, (2008)

Surfactant-cobalt(III) complexes: synthesis, critical micelle concentration CMC) determination, DNA binding, antimicrobial and cytotoxicity studies.
Kumar R.S., Arunachalam S., Periasamy V.S., Preethy C.P., Riyasdeen A., Akbarsha M.A., J. Inorg. Biochem., 103(1):117-27, (2008)

DNA binding and biological studies of some novel water-soluble polymer-copper(II)-phenanthroline complexes.
Kumar R.S., Arunachalam S., Periasamy V.S., Preethy C.P., Riyasdeen A., Akbarsha M.A., Eur. J. Med. Chem., 43(10):2082-91, (2007)