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Department :  Moleculary Biology & Biochemistry

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Areas of Interest / SpecializationMolecular Microbiology, Infectious Disease
Best Ten Publications:2002 Victor A. Doss, K. Anup Kumar, R. Jayakumar and Vaithilingam Sekar.Cloning and Expression of the Vegetative Insecticidal Protein (vip3V) gene of Bacillus thuringiensis in Escherichia coli .Protein Expression and Purification. Vol. 26:82-88. 2002 Poopathi S, Kumar KA Novel fermentation media for production of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis. J Econ Entomol. Aug; 96(4):1039-44. 2003 Neethirajan G, Hanson IM, Krishnadas SR, Vijayalakshmi P, Anupkumar K, Sundaresan P. A novel PAX6 gene mutation in an Indian aniridia patient. Mol Vis. May 29; 9:205-9. 2005 Manabe YC, Hatem CL, Kesavan AK, Durack J, Murphy JR. Both Corynebacterium diphtheriae DtxR(E175K) and Mycobacterium tuberculosis IdeR(D177K) Are Dominant Positive Repressors of IdeR-Regulated Genes in M. tuberculosis.. Infect Immun. Sep;73(9):5988-94. 2005 Kesavan AK, Mendez SE, Hatem CL, Lopez-Molina J, Aird K, Pitt ML, Dannenberg AM Jr, Manabe YC. Effects of dexamethasone and transient malnutrition on rabbits infected with aerosolized Mycobacterium tuberculosis CDC1551. Infect Immun. Oct; 73(10):7056-60 2005 Page KR, Jedlicka AE, Fakheri B, Noland GS, Kesavan AK, Scott AL, Kumar N, Manabe YC. Mycobacterium-induced potentiation of type 1 immune responses and protection against malaria are host specific. Infect Immun. Dec; 73(12):8369-80. 2006 Tufariello JM, Mi K, Xu J, Manabe YC, Kesavan AK, Drumm J, Tanaka K, Jacobs WR Jr, Chan J. Deletion of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis Resuscitation-Promoting Factor Rv1009 Gene Results in Delayed Reactivation from Chronic Tuberculosis. Infect Immun. May; 74(5):2985-95. 2008 Susana Mendez, Christine L. Hatem , Anup K. Kesavan, Javier Lopez-Molina, M. Louise M. Pitt, Arthur M. Dannenberg, Jr., Yukari C. Manabe. Susceptibility to tuberculosis: Composition of tuberculous granulomas in Thorbecke and outbred New Zealand White rabbits.Vet Immunol Immunopathol. Mar 15;122(1-2):167-74 2008 Yukari C. Manabe, Anup K. Kesavan, Javier Lopez-Molina, Christine L. Hatem, Megan Brooks, Ricardo Fujiwara, Karl Hochstein, M. Louise M. Pitt, David N. McMurray. JoAnn Tufariello, William R. Bishai, Arthur M. Dannenberg, Jr., Susana Mendez. The aerosol rabbit model of TB latency, reactivation and immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome. Tuberculosis.May;88(3):187-96 Dec 6 2009 Anup K. Kesavan, Megan Brooks, JoAnn Tufariello, John Chan, Yukari C. Tuberculosis genes expressed during persistence and reactivation in the resistant rabbit model. Tuberculosis. Jan;89(1):17-21 2009 Paul J. Converse, Petros C. Karakousis, Lee G. Klinkenberg, Anup K. Kesavan, Lan H. Ly, Shannon Sedberry Allen, Jacques H. Grosset,Sanjay K. Jain, Gyanu Lamichhane, Yukari C. Manabe, David N. McMurray, Eric L. Nuermberger, William R. Bishai. The role of the dosR/dosS two-component regulatory system in Mycobacterium tuberculosis virulence in three animal models. Infect Immun. Mar;77(3):1230-7.
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