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  • Singh N, Sharma N, Singh P, Pandey M, Ilyas M, Sisodiya L, Choudhury T, Gosain TP, Singh R and Atmakuri K. HupB, a nucleoid-associated protein is critical for survival of Mycobacterium tuberculosis  under host-mediated stresses and for enhanced tolerance to key first-line antibiotics. Frontiers in Microbiology 2022. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2022.937970

  • Das, S.; Jain, S.; Ilyas, M.; Anand, A.; Kumar, S.; Sharma, N.;Singh, K.; Mahlawat, R.; Sharma, T.K.;Atmakuri, K. Development of DNA Aptamers to Visualize Release of Mycobacterial Membrane-Derived Extracellular Vesicles in Infected Macrophages. Pharmaceuticals 2022, 15, 45. https://doi.org/10.3390/ ph15010045

  • Sharma N, Aggarwal S, Kumar S, Sharma R, Choudhury K, Singh N, Jayaswal P, Goel R, Wajid S, Yadav AK, Atmakuri K (2019). Comparative analysis of homologous aminopeptidase PepN from pathogenic and nonpathogenic mycobacteria reveals divergent traits. PLoS ONE 14(4): e0215123. https://doi.org/ 10.1371/journal.pone.0215123

  • Maindola P, Raina R, Goyal P, Atmakuri K, Ojha A, Gupta S, Christie PJ, Iyer LM, Aravind L and Arockiasamy A. (2014) Multiple enzymatic activities of ParB/Srx superfamily mediate sexual conflict between among conjugative plasmids. Nat. Commun. 5:5322. doi: 10.1038/ncomms6322.

  • Cascales E, Atmakuri K, Sarkar M, and Christie P. (2013) DNA Substrate-Induced Activation of the Agrobacterium VirB/VirD4 Type IV Secretion System. J. Bacteriol. 195: 2691-2704.

  • Garces A*, Atmakuri K*, Chase MR, Woodworth JS, Krastins B, Rothchild AC, Ramsdell TL, Lopez MF, Behar SM, Sarracino DA and Fortune SM. (2010) EspA acts as a critical mediator of ESX1-dependent virulence in Mycobacterium tuberculosis by affecting bacterial cell wall integrity. PLoS Pathogens Jun 24 6(6):e1000957 *Co-first author.
  • Atmakuri K, and Fortune SM. (2008). Regulation of protein secretion by…protein secretion Cell Host Microbe4:190-191.
  • Atmakuri K, Cascales E, Burton OT, Banta L, and Christie PJ. (2007) Agrobacterium tumefaciens ParA/MinD-like VirC1 spatially coordinates early conjugative DNA transfer reactions EMBO J. 26:2540-2551.
  • Cascales E, Atmakuri K, Liu Z, Binns AN, and Christie PJ. (2005) Agrobacterium tumefaciens oncogenic suppressors inhibit T-DNA and VirE2 protein substrate binding to the VirD4 coupling protein. Mol. Microbiol. 58:565-579.
  • Christie PJ, Atmakuri K, Krishnamoorthy V, Jakubowski SJ, and Cascales E. (2005) Biogenesis, architecture, and function of bacterial type IV secretion systems. Annu. Rev. Microbiol. 59:451-485.
  • Atmakuri K, Cascales E, and Christie PJ. (2004) Energetic components VirD4, VirB11 and VirB4 mediate early DNA transfer reactions required for bacterial type IV secretion. Mol. Microbiol. 54:1199-1211.
  • Ding Z, Atmakuri K, and Christie PJ. (2003) The outs and ins of bacterial type IV secretion substrates. Trends Microbiol. 11:527-535.
  • Atmakuri K, Ding Z, and Christie PJ. (2003) VirE2, a type IV secretion substrate, interacts with VirD4 transfer protein at cell poles of Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Mol. Microbiol. 49:1699-1713
  • Ding Z, Zhao Z, Jakubowski SJ, Atmakuri K, Margolin W, and Christie PJ. (2002) A novel cytology-based, two-hybrid screen for bacteria applied to protein-protein interaction studies of a type IV secretion system. J. Bacteriol. 184:5572-5582.
  • Atmakuri K, Balaji V, and Veluthambi K. (2001) Efficient vir gene induction in Agrobacterium tumefaciens requires virA, virG, and vir box from the same Ti plasmid. J. Bacteriol. 183:4079-4089.


  • Atmakuri K, and Christie PJ. (2008) Translocation of oncogenic T-DNA and effector proteins to plant cells, 315-364. Book title: Agrobacterium: From Biology to Biotechnology. Publisher: Springer New York.


1. Evaluation of transmission dynamics of bacterial infections causing culture-positive sepsis among Indian neonates in hospital settings: implications for preventive strategies (DBT funded)

2. Genome-wide evaluation of host genetic variations that associate with high risk for neonatal sepsis and sepsis-related mortality (DBT funded)

3. Targeted host gene response profiling for superior diagnosis of neonates with culture-negative sepsis (DBT funded)

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