Rajeeve Sivadasan Division of RNA Biology & Cancer, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), 2017-2019;
Institut für Klinische Neurobiologie, Julius-Maximilians-Universität, Germany, 2016-2017
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Karthika Rajeeve
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, 2019-
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  • 1 Author merit


Ph.D., University of Würzburg, Germany, 2012


• Yang, M., Rajeeve, K., Rudel, T. and Dandekar, T. (2019). Comprehensive Flux Modeling of Chlamydia trachomatis Proteome and qRT-PCR Data Indicate Biphasic Metabolic Differences Between Elementary Bodies and Reticulate Bodies During Infection. Front Microbiol 10: 2350.
• Rajeeve, K., Das, S., Prusty, B. K. and Rudel, T. (2018). Chlamydia trachomatis paralyses neutrophils to evade the host innate immune response. Nat Microbiol 3(7): 824-835.
• Chowdhury, S. R., Reimer, A., Sharan, M., Kozjak-Pavlovic, V., Eulalio, A., Prusty, B. K., Fraunholz, M., Karunakaran, K. and Rudel, T. (2017). Chlamydia preserves the mitochondrial network necessary for replication via microRNA-dependent inhibition of fission. J Cell Biol 216(4): 1071-1089.
• Mehlitz, A., Eylert, E., Huber, C., Lindner, B., Vollmuth, N., Karunakaran, K., Goebel, W., Eisenreich, W. and Rudel, T. (2017). Metabolic adaptation of Chlamydia trachomatis to mammalian host cells. Mol Microbiol 103(6): 1004-1019.
• Karunakaran, K., Subbarayal, P., Vollmuth, N. and Rudel, T. (2015). Chlamydia-infected cells shed Gp96 to prevent chlamydial re-infection. Mol Microbiol 98(4): 694-711.
• Subbarayal, P., Karunakaran, K., Winkler, A. C., Rother, M., Gonzalez, E., Meyer, T. F. and Rudel, T. (2015). EphrinA2 receptor (EphA2) is an invasion and intracellular signaling receptor for Chlamydia trachomatis. PLoS Pathog 11(4): e1004846.
• Siegl, C., Prusty, B. K., Karunakaran, K., Wischhusen, J. and Rudel, T. (2014). Tumor suppressor p53 alters host cell metabolism to limit Chlamydia trachomatis infection. Cell Rep 9(3): 918-929.
• Mehlitz, A., Karunakaran, K., Herweg, J. A., Krohne, G., van de Linde, S., Rieck, E., Sauer, M. and Rudel, T. (2014). The chlamydial organism Simkania negevensis forms ER vacuole contact sites and inhibits ER-stress. Cell Microbiol 16(8): 1224-1243.
• Sharma, M., Machuy, N., Bohme, L., Karunakaran, K., Maurer, A. P., Meyer, T. F. and Rudel, T. (2011). HIF-1alpha is involved in mediating apoptosis resistance to Chlamydia trachomatis-infected cells. Cell Microbiol 13(10): 1573-1585.
• Karunakaran, K., Mehlitz, A. and Rudel, T. (2011). Evolutionary conservation of infection-induced cell death inhibition among Chlamydiales. PLoS One 6(7): e22528.
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Transcervical Mouse Infections with Chlamydia trachomatis and Determination of Bacterial Burden
Authors:  Karthika Rajeeve and Rajeeve Sivadasan, date: 02/05/2020, view: 2711, Q&A: 0
Chlamydia trachomatis is an obligate human pathogen. It infects the genital tract of humans ascending into the fallopian tube, exacerbated by chronic pelvic pain, pelvic inflammatory disease, and fallopian tube scaring resulting in ...
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