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Nara Gavini, Ph.D.

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  1. Silver JK, Booth GS, Chatterjee A, Crusto CA, El-Sayed N, Fleming TK, Gavini N, Golden SH, Jacobs JW, Jagsi R, Larson AR, Liu HY, Lorello GR, Muir R, Shim RS, Spector ND, Stanford FC, Verduzco-Gutierrez M, Zafonte RD. Organizations in science and medicine must hold each other accountable for discriminatory practices. Cell. 2022 Aug 18; 185(17):3073-3078. PMID: 35985283.
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  2. Engelgau MM, Narayan KMV, Ezzati M, Salicrup LA, Belis D, Aron LY, Beaglehole R, Beaudet A, Briss PA, Chambers DA, Devaux M, Fiscella K, Gottlieb M, Hakkinen U, Henderson R, Hennis AJ, Hochman JS, Jan S, Koroshetz WJ, Mackenbach JP, Marmot MG, Martikainen P, McClellan M, Meyers D, Parsons PE, Rehnberg C, Sanghavi D, Sidney S, Siega-Riz AM, Straus S, Woolf SH, Constant S, Creazzo TL, de Jesus JM, Gavini N, Lerner NB, Mishoe HO, Nelson C, Peprah E, Punturieri A, Sampson U, Tracy RL, Mensah GA. Implementation Research to Address the United States Health Disadvantage: Report of a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Workshop. Glob Heart. 2018 06; 13(2):65-72. PMID: 29716847; PMCID: PMC6504971.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Pratt CA, Loria CM, Arteaga SS, Nicastro HL, Lopez-Class M, de Jesus JM, Srinivas P, Maric-Bilkan C, Schwartz Longacre L, Boyington JEA, Wouhib A, Gavini N. A Systematic Review of Obesity Disparities Research. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Jul; 53(1):113-122. PMID: 28341221.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Whelton PK, Einhorn PT, Muntner P, Appel LJ, Cushman WC, Diez Roux AV, Ferdinand KC, Rahman M, Taylor HA, Ard J, Arnett DK, Carter BL, Davis BR, Freedman BI, Cooper LA, Cooper R, Desvigne-Nickens P, Gavini N, Go AS, Hyman DJ, Kimmel PL, Margolis KL, Miller ER, Mills KT, Mensah GA, Navar AM, Ogedegbe G, Rakotz MK, Thomas G, Tobin JN, Wright JT, Yoon SS, Cutler JA. Research Needs to Improve Hypertension Treatment and Control in African Americans. Hypertension. 2016 11; 68(5):1066-1072. PMID: 27620388; PMCID: PMC5063700.
    Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Gavini N, Hoots WK, Mensah GA, Hanspal M. An analysis of the NIH-supported sickle cell disease research portfolio. Blood Cells Mol Dis. 2015 Feb; 54(2):198-205. PMID: 25466208.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  6. Lahiri S, Pulakat L, Gavini N. Functional participation of a nifH-arsA2 chimeric fusion gene in arsenic reduction by Escherichia coli. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2008 Apr 04; 368(2):311-7. PMID: 18230343.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  7. Gavini N, Tungtur S, Pulakat L. Peptidyl-prolyl cis/trans isomerase-independent functional NifH mutant of Azotobacter vinelandii. J Bacteriol. 2006 Aug; 188(16):6020-5. PMID: 16885471; PMCID: PMC1540071.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  8. Lahiri S, Pulakat L, Gavini N. Functional NifD-K fusion protein in Azotobacter vinelandii is a homodimeric complex equivalent to the native heterotetrameric MoFe protein. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2005 Nov 18; 337(2):677-84. PMID: 16202390.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  9. Kosaraju P, Pulakat L, Gavini N. Analysis of the genome of Azotobacter vinelandii revealed the presence of two genetically distinct group II introns on the chromosome. Genetica. 2005 Jul; 124(2-3):107-15. PMID: 16134325.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  10. Pulakat L, Rahman S, Gray A, Knowle D, Gavini N. Roles of the intracellular regions of angiotensin II receptor AT2 in mediating reduction of intracellular cGMP levels. Cell Signal. 2005 Mar; 17(3):395-404. PMID: 15567070.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  11. Pulakat L, Cooper S, Knowle D, Mandavia C, Bruhl S, Hetrick M, Gavini N. Ligand-dependent complex formation between the Angiotensin II receptor subtype AT2 and Na+/H+ exchanger NHE6 in mammalian cells. Peptides. 2005 May; 26(5):863-73. PMID: 15808917.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  12. Pulakat L, Mandavia CH, Gavini N. Role of Phe308 in the seventh transmembrane domain of the AT2 receptor in ligand binding and signaling. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2004 Jul 09; 319(4):1138-43. PMID: 15194486.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  13. Kumar V, Knowle D, Gavini N, Pulakat L. Identification of the region of AT2 receptor needed for inhibition of the AT1 receptor-mediated inositol 1,4,5-triphosphate generation. FEBS Lett. 2002 Dec 18; 532(3):379-86. PMID: 12482596.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  14. Suh MH, Pulakat L, Gavini N. Functional expression of a fusion-dimeric MoFe protein of nitrogenase in Azotobacter vinelandii. J Biol Chem. 2003 Feb 14; 278(7):5353-60. PMID: 12468552.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  15. Suh MH, Pulakat L, Gavini N. Functional expression of the FeMo-cofactor-specific biosynthetic genes nifEN as a NifE-N fusion protein synthesizing unit in Azotobacter vinelandii. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2002 Nov 29; 299(2):233-40. PMID: 12437975.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  16. Pulakat L, Gray A, Johnson J, Knowle D, Burns V, Gavini N. Role of C-terminal cytoplasmic domain of the AT2 receptor in ligand binding and signaling. FEBS Lett. 2002 Jul 31; 524(1-3):73-8. PMID: 12135744.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  17. Pulakat L, Lee SH, Gavini N. Genome of Azotobacter vinelandii: counting of chromosomes by utilizing copy number of a selectable genetic marker. Genetica. 2002 Jun; 115(2):147-58. PMID: 12403169.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  18. Knowle D, Kurfis J, Gavini N, Pulakat L. Role of Asp297 of the AT2 receptor in high-affinity binding to different peptide ligands. Peptides. 2001 Dec; 22(12):2145-9. PMID: 11786202.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  19. Lei S, Pulakat L, Gavini N. Activation of vanadium nitrogenase expression in Azotobacter vinelandii DJ54 revertant in the presence of molybdenum. FEBS Lett. 2000 Sep 29; 482(1-2):149-53. PMID: 11018539.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  20. Lei S, Pulakat L, Suh M, Gavini N. Identification of a second site compensatory mutation in the Fe-protein that allows diazotrophic growth of Azotobacter vinelandii UW97. FEBS Lett. 2000 Jul 28; 478(1-2):192-6. PMID: 10922495.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Cells
  21. Suh MH, Pulakat L, Gavini N. Isolation and characterization of nifDK::kanamycin and nitrogen fixation proficient Azotobacter vinelandii strain, and its implication on the status of multiple chromosomes in Azotobacter. Genetica. 2000; 110(2):101-7. PMID: 11678500.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  22. Lei S, Pulakat L, Gavini N. Regulated expression of the nifM of Azotobacter vinelandii in response to molybdenum and vanadium supplements in Burk's nitrogen-free growth medium. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1999 Oct 14; 264(1):186-90. PMID: 10527862.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  23. Lei S, Pulakat L, Gavini N. Genetic analysis of nif regulatory genes by utilizing the yeast two-hybrid system detected formation of a NifL-NifA complex that is implicated in regulated expression of nif genes. J Bacteriol. 1999 Oct; 181(20):6535-9. PMID: 10515947; PMCID: PMC103792.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  24. Hausman BS, Williamson JA, Schreiner RP, Pulakat L, Gavini N. The rfb genes in Azotobacter vinelandii are arranged in a rfbFGC gene cluster: a significant deviation to the arrangement of the rfb genes in Enterobacteriaceae. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1998 Apr 17; 245(2):572-82. PMID: 9571197.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  25. Lee SH, Pulakat L, Parker KC, Gavini N. Genetic analysis on the NifW by utilizing the yeast two-hybrid system revealed that the NifW of Azotobacter vinelandii interacts with the NifZ to form higher-order complexes. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1998 Mar 17; 244(2):498-504. PMID: 9514861.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  26. Pulakat L, Efuet ET, Gavini N. Segregation pattern of kanamycin resistance marker in Azotobacter vinelandii did not show the constraints expected in a polyploid bacterium. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 1998 Mar 15; 160(2):247-52. PMID: 9532744.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  27. Pulakat L, Tadessee AS, Dittus JJ, Gavini N. Role of Lys215 located in the fifth transmembrane domain of the AT2 receptor in ligand-receptor interaction. Regul Pept. 1998 Jan 02; 73(1):51-7. PMID: 9537673.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  28. Gavini N, Hausman BS, Pulakat L, Schreiner RP, Williamson JA. Identification and mutational analysis of rfbG, the gene encoding CDP-D-glucose-4,6-dehydratase, isolated from free living soil bacterium Azotobacter vinelandii. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1997 Nov 07; 240(1):153-61. PMID: 9367902.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:CellsPHPublic Health
  29. Jock CA, Pulakat L, Lee S, Gavini N. Nucleotide sequence and genetic complementation analysis of lep from Azotobacter vinelandii. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1997 Oct 20; 239(2):393-400. PMID: 9344840.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Cells
  30. Pulakat L, Hausman BS, Lei S, Gavini N. Nif- phenotype of Azotobacter vinelandii UW97. Characterization and mutational analysis. J Biol Chem. 1996 Jan 26; 271(4):1884-9. PMID: 8567634.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  31. Efuet ET, Pulakat L, Gavini N. Investigations on the cell volumes of Azotobacter vinelandii by scanning electron microscopy. J Basic Microbiol. 1996; 36(4):229-34. PMID: 8765082.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Cells
  32. Gavini N, Ma L, Watt G, Burgess BK. Purification and characterization of a FeMo cofactor-deficient MoFe protein. Biochemistry. 1994 Oct 04; 33(39):11842-9. PMID: 7918402.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  33. Ma L, Gavini N, Liu HI, Hedman B, Hodgson KO, Burgess BK. Large scale isolation and characterization of the molybdenum-iron cluster from nitrogenase. J Biol Chem. 1994 Jul 08; 269(27):18007-15. PMID: 8027059.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  34. Chen L, Gavini N, Tsuruta H, Eliezer D, Burgess BK, Doniach S, Hodgson KO. MgATP-induced conformational changes in the iron protein from Azotobacter vinelandii, as studied by small-angle x-ray scattering. J Biol Chem. 1994 Feb 04; 269(5):3290-4. PMID: 8106367.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  35. Gavini N, Burgess BK. FeMo cofactor synthesis by a nifH mutant with altered MgATP reactivity. J Biol Chem. 1992 Oct 15; 267(29):21179-86. PMID: 1400428.
    Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  36. Gavini N, Pulakat L. The tRNA species for redundant genetic codons NNU and NNC. A thought on the absence of phenylalanine tRNA with AAA anticodon in Escherichia coli. J Biol Chem. 1992 Feb 05; 267(4):2240-3. PMID: 1370814.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Cells
  37. Gavini N, Pulakat L. Role of translation of the pheA leader peptide coding region in attenuation regulation of the Escherichia coli pheA gene. J Bacteriol. 1991 Aug; 173(15):4904-7. PMID: 1856183; PMCID: PMC208172.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  38. Tal S, Chun TW, Gavini N, Burgess BK. The delta nifB (or delta nifE) FeMo cofactor-deficient MoFe protein is different from the delta nifH protein. J Biol Chem. 1991 Jun 05; 266(16):10654-7. PMID: 2037604.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  39. Gavini N, Davidson BE. Regulation of pheA expression by the pheR product in Escherichia coli is mediated through attenuation of transcription. J Biol Chem. 1991 Apr 25; 266(12):7750-3. PMID: 2019599.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  40. Gavini N, Pulakat L. Role of ribosome release in the basal level of expression of the Escherichia coli gene pheA. J Gen Microbiol. 1991 Mar; 137(3):679-84. PMID: 1709680.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  41. Gavini N, Davidson BE. The pheR gene of Escherichia coli encodes tRNA(Phe), not a repressor protein. J Biol Chem. 1990 Dec 15; 265(35):21527-31. PMID: 2174877.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  42. Gavini N, Davidson BE. pheAo mutants of Escherichia coli have a defective pheA attenuator. J Biol Chem. 1990 Dec 15; 265(35):21532-5. PMID: 2254312.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Cells
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