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Pooja Arora, Ph.D.

Dr. Pooja Arora

Selected Publications

Equal first authorship

1: Arora P, Venkataswamy MM, Baena A, Bricard G, Li Q, Veerapen N, Ndonye R, Park JJ, Lee JH,

Seo KC, Howell AR, Chang YT, Illarionov PA, Besra GS, Chung SK, Porcelli SA. A Rapid

Fluorescence-Based Assay for Classification of iNKT Cell Activating Glycolipids. J Am Chem Soc.

2011 Mar 22. Article ASAP, Publication Date (Web): March 22, 2011 (doi:10.1021/ja200070u)

2: Im JS, Arora P, Bricard G, Molano A, Venkataswamy MM, Baine I, Jerud ES, Goldberg MF, Baena

A, Yu KO, Ndonye RM, Howell AR, Yuan W, Cresswell P, Chang YT, Illarionov PA, Besra GS,

Porcelli SA. Kinetics and Cellular Site of Glycolipid Loading Control the Outcome of Natural Killer

T Cell Activation. Immunity. 2009; 30(6):888-98.

Faculty of 1000 rating of 6.4,

3: Aroa P, Goyal A, Natarajan VT, Rajakumara E, Verma P, Gupta R, Yousuf M, Trivedi OA,

Mohanty D, Tyagi A, Sankaranarayanan R and Gokhale RS. Mechanistic and functional insights into

fatty acid activation in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Nat Chem Biol. 2009, 5(3):166-73.

Faculty of 1000 rating of 6.0;

Featured in “Latest Highlights section” on the journal website (doi:10.1038/nchembio0309-v)

4: Arora P, Porcelli SA. A glycan shield for bacterial sphingolipids. Chem Biol. 2008, 15(7):642-4.

5: Pearce MJ, Arora P, Festa RA, Butler-Wu SM, Gokhale RS, Darwin KH. Identification of substrates

of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis proteasome. EMBO J. 2006, 25(22):5423-32.

6: Goyal A, Yousuf M, Rajakumara E, Arora P, Gokhale RS, Sankaranarayanan R. Crystallization and

preliminary X-ray crystallographic studies of the N-terminal domain of FadD28, a fatty-acyl AMP

ligase from Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun.

2006 62(Pt 4):350-2.

7: Arora P, Vats A, Saxena P, Mohanty D, Gokhale RS. Promiscuous fatty acyl CoA ligases produce

acyl-CoA and acyl-SNAC precursors for polyketide biosynthesis. J Am Chem Soc. 2005,


8: Trivedi OA, Arora P, Vats A, Ansari MZ, Tickoo R, Sridharan V, Mohanty D, Gokhale RS.

Dissecting the mechanism and assembly of a complex virulence mycobacterial lipid. Mol Cell. 2005


9: Trivedi OA, Arora P, Sridharan V, Tickoo R, Mohanty D, Gokhale RS. Enzymic activation and

transfer of fatty acids as acyl-adenylates in mycobacteria. Nature. 2004, 428(6981):441-5.

Faculty of 1000 rating of 6.4;


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