Jennifer Philips Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, New York University School of Medicine, USA
1 protocol
Achille Broggi Harvard Medical School
15 protocols

Alexandros Kokotos Weill Cornell Medicine
18 protocols

Amit Dey International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
17 protocols

Amriti Lulla UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
6 protocols

Editor
Alka Mehra
  • Research scientist, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology
Research focus
  • Microbiology
  • host-pathogen interactions, macrophages, innate immunity, microbiology, cellular trafficking pathways, signaling, microRNAs.
  • 2 Author merit

Education

Ph.D., Jawaharlal Nehru University

Publications

1. Portal-Celhay C, Tufariello JM, Srivastava S, Zahra A, Klevorn T, Grace PS, Mehra A, Park HS, Ernst JD, Jacobs Jr. WR, and Philips JA. (2016) Mycobacterium tuberculosis EsxH inhibits ESCRT-dependent CD4+ T cell activation. Nature Microbiology Dec5 (2) 16232.

2. Mehra A. (2015). Microbial CRISPR-Cas System: From Bacterial Immunity to Next-Generation Antimicrobials. Microbial Factories (Springer India 2015, ISBN No.: 978-81-322-2594-2) Volume 2, Chapter 14. 217-234. DOI: 10.1007/978-81-322-2595-9_14.

3. Mehra A. (2014). Phagolysosomal Trafficking Assay. Bio-protocol 4 (13) e1163; DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.21769/BioProtoc.1163.

4. Mehra A* and Philips JA*. (2014). Analysis of Mycobacterial Protein Secretion. Bio-protocol 4 (12) e1159; *Co-corresponding author. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.21769/BioProtoc.1159.

5. Siegrist MS, Steigedal M, Ahmad R, Mehra A, Dragset MS, Schuster BM, Philips JA, Carr SA, Rubin EJ. (2014). Mycobacterial Esx-3 requires multiple components for iron acquisition. mBio. 5 (3) e01073-14.

6. Mehra A*, Zahra A*, Thompson V, Sirisaengtaksin N, Wells A, Porto M, Köster S, Penberthy K, Kubota Y, Dricot A, Rogan D, Vidal M, Bean AJ, Hill D, Philips JA. (2013). Mycobacterium tuberculosis type VII secreted effector, EsxH targets host ESCRT to inhibit intracellular trafficking. PLOS Pathogens. 9(10) e100373. * Equal contribution.

7. Singh Y, Kaul V, Mehra A, Chatterjee S, Tousif S, Dwivedi VP, Suar M, Kaer LV, Bishai WR and Das G. (2013). Mycobacterium tuberculosis controls miR99b expression in infected murine dendritic cells to modulate host immunity. Journal of Biological Chemistry. Feb 15; 288(7): 5056-61.

8. Juranek J, Kothary P, Mehra A, Hays A, Brannagan III TH, Schmidt AM. (2013). Increased expression of the Receptor for Advanced End-Glycation Products in the neuropathic peripheral nerve of human patients. Brain and Behaviour. 3(6) 701-709.

9. Mehra A, Bhattacharya S and Bhattacharya A. (2007). Identification of a novel lysine rich protein from Entamoeba histolytica. American J Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 3(4): 193-198.

10. Mehra A, Fredrick J, Petri WA Jr, Bhattacharya S and Bhattacharya A. (2006). Expression and function of a family of transmembrane kinases from the protozoan parasite Entamoeba histolytica. Infect and Immun. Sep; 74(9): 5341-51.

11. Arya R, Mehra A, Bhattacharya S, Vishwakarma RA and Bhattacharya A. (2003). Biosynthesis of Entamoeba histolytica Proteophosphoglycan in vitro. Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. Jan, 126 (1): 1-8.
2 Protocols published
Phagolysosomal Trafficking Assay
Author:  Alka Mehra, date: 07/05/2014, view: 13377, Q&A: 0
Phagolysosomal trafficking is an important innate defense pathway that clears microbes by delivering them to lysosomes, the degradative compartment of the cell. Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), the causative agent of tuberculosis, subverts ...
Analysis of Mycobacterial Protein Secretion
Authors:  Alka Mehra and Jennifer A. Philips, date: 06/20/2014, view: 11549, Q&A: 0
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) is the causative agent of tuberculosis. Analysis of proteins secreted by Mtb has been of interest to the field of tuberculosis research since certain secreted proteins interact with the host to promote ...
9 Protocols reviewed
Isolation of Microglia and Analysis of Protein Expression by Flow Cytometry: Avoiding the Pitfall of Microglia Background Autofluorescence
Authors:  Jeremy C. Burns, Richard M. Ransohoff and Michaël Mingueneau, date: 07/20/2021, view: 1644, Q&A: 0

Microglia are a unique type of tissue-resident innate immune cell found within the brain, spinal cord, and retina. In the healthy nervous system, their main functions are to defend the tissue against infectious microbes, support neuronal networks

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Adoptive Transfer of Monocytes Sorted from Bone Marrow
Authors:  Damya Laoui, Eva Van Overmeire, Chloé Abels, Jiri Keirsse and Jo A Van Ginderachter, date: 01/05/2019, view: 5412, Q&A: 0
Inflammatory Ly6Chi monocytes can give rise to distinct mononuclear myeloid cells in the tumor microenvironment, such as monocytic myeloid-derived suppressor cells (Mo-MDSC), immature macrophages, M2-like tumor-associated macrophages ...
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32 Protocols edited
Calcium Imaging in T Lymphocytes: a Protocol for Use with Genetically Encoded or Chemical Ca2+ Indicators
Authors:  Amit Jairaman and Michael D. Cahalan, date: 10/05/2021, view: 526, Q&A: 0

Elevations in cytosolic calcium (Ca2+) drive a wide array of immune cell functions, including cytokine production, gene expression, and cell motility. Live-cell imaging of cells loaded with ratiometric chemical Ca2+ indicators remains the gold

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Primer ID Next-Generation Sequencing for the Analysis of a Broad Spectrum Antiviral Induced Transition Mutations and Errors Rates in a Coronavirus Genome

Next generations sequencing (NGS) has become an important tool in biomedical research. The Primer ID approach combined with the MiSeq platform overcomes the limitation of PCR errors and reveals the true sampling depth of population sequencing,

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