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Publications of Dr. Rupinder Kaur

  1. Sahu, M.S., Purushotham, R and Kaur, R. The Hog1 MAPK substrate governs Candida glabrata-epithelial cell adhesion via the histone H2A variant. PLoS Genetics (In Press).

  2. Kumar, K., Pareek, A. and Kaur, R. (2024) SWI/SNF complex-mediated chromatin remodelling promotes immune evasion in Candida glabrata. iScience 27: 109607

  3. Askari, F. and Kaur, R. (2024) Protocol for determination of phosphatidylinositol 3-phosphate levels and localization in Candida glabrata by confocal microscopy. Star Protocols 5(1): 102759.

  4. Askari, F., Vasavi, B. and Kaur, R. Phosphatidylinositol 3-phosphate regulates iron transport via PI3P-binding CgPil1 protein. Cell Reports 42(8): 112855. DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2023.112855

  5. Bhakt, P., Raney, M. and Kaur, R. (2022) The SET-domain protein CgSet4 negatively regulates antifungal drug resistance via the ergosterol biosynthesis transcriptional regulator CgUpc2a. Journal of Biological Chemistry 298(10):102485.

  6. Patra, S., Raney, M., Pareek, A. and Kaur, R. (2022) Epigenetic regulation of antifungal drug resistance. Journal of Fungi 8 (8): 875.

  7. Askari, F.¶, Rasheed, M.¶ and Kaur, R. (2022) The yapsin family of aspartyl proteases regulate glucose homeostasis in Candida glabrata. Journal of Biological Chemistry 298 (2): 101593. ¶Equal contribution.

  8. Battu, A.¶, Purushotham, R.¶, and Kaur, R. (2021) An assay to determine NAD(P)H: quinone oxidoreductase activity in cell extracts from Candida glabrata. Bio-protocol 11(21): e4210. DOI: 10.21769/BioProtoc.4210. ¶Equal contribution.

  9. Moirangthem, R.¶, Kumar, K.¶ and Kaur, R. (2021) Two functionally redundant FK506-binding proteins regulate multidrug resistance gene expression and govern azole antifungal resistance. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 65 (6): e02415-20. ¶Equal contribution.

  10. Battu, A., Purushotham, R., Dey, P., Vamshi, S.S. and Kaur, R. (2021) An aspartyl protease-mediated cleavage regulates structure and function of a flavodoxin-like protein and aids oxidative stress survival. PLoS Pathogens 17: e1009355.

  11. Rasheed, M.¶, Battu, A.¶ and Kaur, R. (2020) Host-pathogen interaction in Candida glabrata infection: Current knowledge and implications for antifungal therapy. Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy 18: 1093-1103. ¶Equal contribution.

  12. Kumar, K.¶, Moirangthem, R.¶ and Kaur, R. (2020) Genome protection: Histone H4 and beyond. Current Genetics 66: 945-950. ¶Equal contribution.

  13. Kumari, S., Kumar, M., Khandelwal, N.K., Pandey, A.K., Bhakt, P., Kaur, R., Prasad, .R, and Gaur, N.A. (2020) A homologous overexpression system to study roles of drug transporters in Candida glabrata. FEMS Yeast Research pii: foaa032.

  14. Kumar, K., Moirangthem, R. and Kaur, R (2020). Histone H4 dosage modulates DNA damage response in the pathogenic yeast Candida glabrata via homologous recombination pathway. PLoS Genetics 16: e1008620.

  15. Sahu, M.S., Patra, S., Kumar, K. and Kaur, R. (2020) SUMOylation in human pathogenic fungi: Role in physiology and virulence. Journal of Fungi 6(1): pii: E32.

  16. Rasheed, M., Kumar, N. and Kaur R. (2020) Global secretome characterization of the pathogenic yeast Candida glabrata. Journal of Proteome Research 19: 49-63.

  17. Kumar, K., Askari, F., Sahu, M.S. and Kaur, R. (2019) Candida glabrata: A lot more than meets the eye. Microorganisms 7(2): pii: E39.

  18. Choudhary, D.K.¶, Bhakt, P.¶ and Kaur, R. (2019) Essential role for the phosphatidylinositol 3,5-bisphosphate synthesis complex in caspofungin tolerance and virulence in Candida glabrata. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 63: pii: e00886-19. ¶Equal contribution

  19. Bhakt, P., Shivarathri, R.¶, Choudhary, D.K.¶, Borah, S. and Kaur, R. (2018) Fluconazole-induced actin cytoskeleton remodeling requires phosphatidylinositol 3-phosphate 5-kinase in the pathogenic yeast Candida glabrata. Molecular Microbiology 110: 425-443. ¶Equal contribution.

  20. Rasheed, M., Battu, A. and Kaur, R. (2018) Aspartyl proteases in Candida glabrata are required for suppression of the host innate immune response. Journal of Biological Chemistry 293: 6410-33.

  21. Sharma, V., Purushotham, R. and Kaur, R. (2016) The phosphoinositide 3-kinase regulates retrograde trafficking of the iron permease CgFtr1 and iron homeostasis in Candida glabrata. Journal of Biological Chemistry 291: 24715-34.

  22. Gujjula, R.,¶ Veeraiah, S.,¶ Kumar, K., Thakur, S.S., Mishra, K.* and Kaur, R.* Identification of components of the SUMOylation machinery in Candida glabrata: Role of the deSUMOylation peptidase CgUlp2 in virulence (2016). Journal of Biological Chemistry 291: 19573-89. ¶Equal contribution; *Corresponding authors.

  23. Khandelwal, N.K., Kaemmer, P., Förster, T.M., Singh, A., Coste, A.T., Andes, D.R., Hube, B., Sanglard, D., Chauhan, N., Kaur, R., d'Enfert, C., Mondal, A.K. and Prasad R. (2016) Pleiotropic effects of the vacuolar ABC transporter MLT1 of Candida albicans on cell function and virulence. Biochemical Journal 473: 1537-52.

  24. Srivastava, V.K¶., Suneetha, K.J¶. and Kaur, R. (2015) The mitogen-activated protein kinase CgHog1 is required for iron homeostasis, adherence and virulence in Candida glabrata. FEBS Journal 282: 2142-2166. ¶Equal contribution

  25. Rai, M.N¶., Sharma, V¶., Balusu, S. and Kaur, R. (2015) An essential role for phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase in the inhibition of phagosomal maturation, intracellular survival and virulence in Candida glabrata. Cellular Microbiology 17: 269-287. ¶Equal contribution.

  26. Borah, S., Shivarathri, R., Srivastava, V.K., Ferrari, S., Sanglard, D. and Kaur, R. (2014) Pivotal role for a tail subunit of the RNA polymerase II mediator complex CgMed2 in azole tolerance and adherence in Candida glabrata. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 58: 5976-5986.

  27. Srivastava, V.K., Suneetha, K.J. and Kaur, R. (2014) A systematic analysis reveals an essential role for high-affinity iron uptake system, hemolysin and CFEM domain-containing protein in iron homeostasis and virulence in Candida glabrata. Biochemical Journal 463: 103-114.

  28. Shah, A.H., Singh, A., Dhamgaye, S., Chauhan, N., Vandeputte, P., Suneetha, K.J., Kaur, R., Mukherjee, P.K., Chandra, J., Ghannoum, M.A., Sanglard, D., Goswami, S.K. and Prasad, R. (2014) Novel role of a family of major facilitator transporters in biofilm development and virulence of Candida albicans. Biochemical Journal 460: 223-235.

  29. Bairwa, G., Rasheed, M., Taigwal, R., Sahoo, R. and Kaur, R. (2014) GPI (glycosylphosphatidylinositol)-linked aspartyl proteases regulate vacuole homeostasis in Candida glabrata. Biochemical Journal 458: 323-334.

  30. Rai, M.N., Borah, S., Bairwa, G¶., Balusu, S¶., Gorityala, N. and Kaur, R. (2013) Establishment of an in vitro system to study intracellular behavior of Candida glabrata in human THP-1 macrophages. Journal of Visualized Experiments 82: e50625. ¶Equal contribution.

  31. Rai, M.N., Balusu, S., Gorityala, N., Dandu, L. and Kaur, R. (2012) Functional genomic analysis of Candida glabrata-macrophage interaction: Role of chromatin remodeling in virulence. PLoS Pathogens 8: e1002863.

  32. Borah, S., Shivarathri, R. and Kaur, R. (2011) The Rho1 GTPase-activating protein CgBem2 is required for survival of azole stress in Candida glabrata. Journal of Biological Chemistry 286: 34311-34324.

  33. Bairwa, G. and Kaur, R. (2011) A novel role for a glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored aspartyl protease, CgYps1, in the regulation of pH homeostasis in Candida glabrata. Molecular Microbiology 79: 900-913.

  34. Yadav, A.K., Desai, P.R., Rai, M.N., Kaur, R., Ganesan, K. and Bachhawat, A.K. (2011) Glutathione biosynthesis in the yeast pathogens Candida glabrata and Candida albicans: Essential in C. glabrata, and essential for virulence in C. albicans. Microbiology 157: 484-495.

  35. Kaur, R., Ma, B. and Cormack, B.P. (2007) A family of glycosylphosphatidylinositol-linked aspartyl proteases is required for virulence of Candida glabrata. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 104: 7628-33.

  36. Kaur, R., Domergue, R., Zupancic, M.L. and Cormack, B.P. (2005) A yeast by any other name: Candida glabrata and its interaction with the host. Current Opinion in Microbiology 8: 378-384.

  37. Kaur, R., Castano, I. and Cormack, B.P. (2004) Functional genomic analysis of fluconazole susceptibility in the pathogenic yeast Candida glabrata: Roles of calcium signaling and mitochondria. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 48: 1600-1613.

  38. Sharma K.G., Kaur, R. and Bachhawat, A.K. (2003) The glutathione-mediated detoxification pathway in yeast: an analysis using the red pigment that accumulated in certain adenine biosynthetic mutants of yeast reveals the involvement of novel genes. Archives of Microbiology 180: 108-117.

  39. Castano, I., Kaur, R., Pan, S., Cregg, R., Penas, Ade.L., Guo, N., Biery, M.C., Craig, N.L. and Cormack, B.P. (2003) Tn7-based genome-wide random insertional mutagenesis of Candida glabrata. Genome Research 13: 905-915.

  40. Kaur, R. *, Kostrub, C.F. and Enoch, T. (2001) Structure-function analysis of fission yeast Hus1-Rad1-Rad9 checkpoint complex. Molecular Biology of Cell 12: 3744-3758. *Corresponding author.

  41. Kaur, R. and Bachhawat, A.K. (1999) The yeast multidrug resistance pump, Pdr5p, confers reduced drug resistance in the erg mutants of Saccaharomyces cerevisiae. Microbiology 145: 809-818.

  42. Ingavale, S.S¶., Kaur, R¶., Aggarwal, P. and Bachhawat, A.K. (1998) A minisatellite sequence within the propeptide region of the vacuolar carboxypeptidase Y gene of Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Journal of Bacteriology 180: 3727-3729. ¶Equal contribution.

  43. Kaur, R., Ingavale, S.S. and Bachhawat, A.K. (1997) PCR-mediated direct gene disruption in Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Nucleic Acids Research 25: 1080-1081.

  44. Kaur, R., Kumar, R. and Bachhawat, A.K. (1995) Selective recovery of DNA fragments from silica particles: effect of A-T content and elution conditions. Nucleic Acids Research 23: 4932-4933.

Book Chapter
  1. Bhakt, P., Battu, A. and Kaur, R. (2018) Candida: Friend and Foe of Humans. In: Infectious Diseases and Your Health, Edited by Prati Pal Singh, Published by Springer Singapore. Pages: 403-418.

  2. Bairwa, G., Sriram, B., and Kaur, R. (2013) Aspartyl Proteases in Human Pathogenic Fungi: Roles in Physiology and Virulence. In: The Fungal Cell Wall, Edited by Héctor M. Mora-Montes, Nova Science Publishers. Pages: 159-198.
Other Publications
  1. Kaur, R. (2013) Review of: Annual Review of Microbiology, 2012. Edited by Susan Gottesman, Caroline S. Harwood and Olaf Schneewind. Current Science 105: 390-391.

  2. Kaur, R. (2009) Review of: Lilavati’s Daughters: The Women Scientists of India, Edited by Rohini Godbole and Ram Ramaswamy, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, 2008, 369 pages. Current Science 96: 1137-1138.
Contact Information
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