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profileJaya Rajaiya, Ph.D.

TitleAssistant Professor of Ophthalmology
InstitutionMassachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
DepartmentOphthalmology
AddressMassachusetts Eye & Ear Infrm
Ophthalmology
243 Charles St
Boston MA 02114
Phone617/515-6730
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R01EY021558     (RAJAIYA, JAYA)Sep 30, 2011 - Jun 30, 2021
NIH/NEI
Lipid Rafts in Adenoviral Ocular Pathogenesis
Role: Principal Investigator

R01EY013124     (CHODOSH, JAMES)Jul 1, 2000 - Mar 31, 2021
NIH/NEI
Immunopathogenesis of Adenovirus Keratitis
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

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  1. Ramke M, Lee JY, Dyer DW, Seto D, Rajaiya J, Chodosh J. The 5'UTR in human adenoviruses: leader diversity in late gene expression. Sci Rep. 2017 Apr 04; 7(1):618. PMID: 28377580.
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  2. Ismail AM, Lee JS, Dyer DW, Seto D, Rajaiya J, Chodosh J. Selection Pressure in the Human Adenovirus Fiber Knob Drives Cell Specificity in Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis. J Virol. 2016 Nov 01; 90(21):9598-9607. PMID: 27512073.
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  3. Yousuf MA, Lee JS, Zhou X, Ramke M, Lee JY, Chodosh J, Rajaiya J. Protein kinase C Signaling in Adenoviral Infection. Biochemistry. 2016 Oct 04. PMID: 27700064.
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  4. Zhou X, Ramke M, Chintakuntlawar AV, Lee JY, Rajaiya J, Chodosh J. Role of MyD88 in adenovirus keratitis. Immunol Cell Biol. 2017 Jan; 95(1):108-116. PMID: 27528076.
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  5. Ramke M, Zhou X, Materne EC, Rajaiya J, Chodosh J. Resident corneal c-fms(+) macrophages and dendritic cells mediate early cellular infiltration in adenovirus keratitis. Exp Eye Res. 2016 Jun; 147:144-7. PMID: 27185163; PMCID: PMC4903898 [Available on 06/01/17].
  6. Menon BB, Zhou X, Spurr-Michaud S, Rajaiya J, Chodosh J, Gipson IK. Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis-Causing Adenoviruses Induce MUC16 Ectodomain Release To Infect Ocular Surface Epithelial Cells. mSphere. 2016 Jan-Feb; 1(1). PMID: 27303700; PMCID: PMC4863608.
  7. Singh G, Zhou X, Lee JY, Yousuf MA, Ramke M, Ismail AM, Lee JS, Robinson CM, Seto D, Dyer DW, Jones MS, Rajaiya J, Chodosh J. Recombination of the epsilon determinant and corneal tropism: Human adenovirus species D types 15, 29, 56, and 69. Virology. 2015 Nov; 485:452-9. PMID: 26343864; PMCID: PMC4619159 [Available on 11/01/16].
  8. Rajaiya J, Zhou X, Barequet I, Gilmore MS, Chodosh J. Novel model of innate immunity in corneal infection. In Vitro Cell Dev Biol Anim. 2015 Sep; 51(8):827-34. PMID: 25977076.
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  9. Mukherjee S, Zhou X, Rajaiya J, Chodosh J. Ultrastructure of adenovirus keratitis. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2015 Jan 06; 56(1):472-7. PMID: 25564451; PMCID: PMC4299469.
  10. Yousuf MA, Zhou X, Mukherjee S, Chintakuntlawar AV, Lee JY, Ramke M, Chodosh J, Rajaiya J. Caveolin-1 associated adenovirus entry into human corneal cells. PLoS One. 2013; 8(10):e77462. PMID: 24147000; PMCID: PMC3795695.
  11. Robinson CM, Zhou X, Rajaiya J, Yousuf MA, Singh G, DeSerres JJ, Walsh MP, Wong S, Seto D, Dyer DW, Chodosh J, Jones MS. Predicting the next eye pathogen: analysis of a novel adenovirus. MBio. 2013 Apr 09; 4(2):e00595-12. PMID: 23572555; PMCID: PMC3622935.
  12. Robinson CM, Singh G, Lee JY, Dehghan S, Rajaiya J, Liu EB, Yousuf MA, Betensky RA, Jones MS, Dyer DW, Seto D, Chodosh J. Molecular evolution of human adenoviruses. Sci Rep. 2013; 3:1812. PMID: 23657240; PMCID: PMC3648800.
  13. Rajaiya J, Yousuf MA, Singh G, Stanish H, Chodosh J. Heat shock protein 27 mediated signaling in viral infection. Biochemistry. 2012 Jul 17; 51(28):5695-702. PMID: 22734719; PMCID: PMC3680509.
  14. Zhou X, Robinson CM, Rajaiya J, Dehghan S, Seto D, Jones MS, Dyer DW, Chodosh J. Analysis of human adenovirus type 19 associated with epidemic keratoconjunctivitis and its reclassification as adenovirus type 64. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012 May 14; 53(6):2804-11. PMID: 22467570; PMCID: PMC3367469.
  15. Robinson CM, Rajaiya J, Zhou X, Singh G, Dyer DW, Chodosh J. The E3 CR1-gamma gene in human adenoviruses associated with epidemic keratoconjunctivitis. Virus Res. 2011 Sep; 160(1-2):120-7. PMID: 21683743; PMCID: PMC3163711.
  16. Chintakuntlawar AV, Zhou X, Rajaiya J, Chodosh J. Viral capsid is a pathogen-associated molecular pattern in adenovirus keratitis. PLoS Pathog. 2010 Apr 15; 6(4):e1000841. PMID: 20419141; PMCID: PMC2855317.
  17. Rajaiya J, Sadeghi N, Chodosh J. Specific NFkappaB subunit activation and kinetics of cytokine induction in adenoviral keratitis. Mol Vis. 2009 Dec 25; 15:2879-89. PMID: 20038977; PMCID: PMC2797044.
  18. Robinson CM, Rajaiya J, Walsh MP, Seto D, Dyer DW, Jones MS, Chodosh J. Computational analysis of human adenovirus type 22 provides evidence for recombination among species D human adenoviruses in the penton base gene. J Virol. 2009 Sep; 83(17):8980-5. PMID: 19553309; PMCID: PMC2738150.
  19. Rajaiya J, Xiao J, Rajala RV, Chodosh J. Human adenovirus type 19 infection of corneal cells induces p38 MAPK-dependent interleukin-8 expression. Virol J. 2008 Jan 25; 5:17. PMID: 18221537; PMCID: PMC2265692.
  20. Rajaiya J, Chodosh J. New paradigms in infectious eye disease: adenoviral keratoconjunctivitis. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol. 2006 Sep; 81(9):493-8. PMID: 17016780.
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  21. Rajaiya J, Nixon JC, Ayers N, Desgranges ZP, Roy AL, Webb CF. Induction of immunoglobulin heavy-chain transcription through the transcription factor Bright requires TFII-I. Mol Cell Biol. 2006 Jun; 26(12):4758-68. PMID: 16738337; PMCID: PMC1489113.
  22. Rajaiya J, Hatfield M, Nixon JC, Rawlings DJ, Webb CF. Bruton's tyrosine kinase regulates immunoglobulin promoter activation in association with the transcription factor Bright. Mol Cell Biol. 2005 Mar; 25(6):2073-84. PMID: 15743806; PMCID: PMC1061591.
  23. Nixon JC, Rajaiya J, Webb CF. Mutations in the DNA-binding domain of the transcription factor Bright act as dominant negative proteins and interfere with immunoglobulin transactivation. J Biol Chem. 2004 Dec 10; 279(50):52465-72. PMID: 15456761.
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  24. Nixon JC, Rajaiya JB, Ayers N, Evetts S, Webb CF. The transcription factor, Bright, is not expressed in all human B lymphocyte subpopulations. Cell Immunol. 2004 Mar; 228(1):42-53. PMID: 15203319.
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