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Sumit Sen Santara

Assistant Professor
Dept: Biological Sciences (DBS)
E-mail: sumit.santara [at]

All Publications:

  1. Santara, Sumit Sen; Crespo, Angela C; Lee, Dian Jang; Hu, Jun Jacob; Zhang, Ying; Chowdhury, Sourav; Meza Sosa, Karla F; Rowe, Marjorie; Junqueira, Caroline and Lieberman, Judy. 2023."The NK receptor NKp46 recognizes ecto-calreticulin on ER-stressed cells." Nature, accepted, 00
  2. Murillo, Oscar; Moreira, Josimar Dornelas; Kujur, Weshely; Velasco Alzate, Karen; Santara, Sumit Sen; Konduru, Nagarjun V and Mulik, Sachin. 2022."Costimulatory CD226 Signaling Regulates Proliferation of Memory-like NK Cells in Healthy Individuals with Latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection." Int. J. Mol. Sci, 23, 00
  3. Santara, Sumit Sen; Crespo, Angela C; Mulik, Sachin; Ovies, Cristian; Boulenouar, Selma; Strominger, Jack L and Lieberman, Judy. 2021."Decidual NK cells kill Zika virus infected trophoblasts." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 118, 2115410118
  4. Junqueira, Caroline; Polidoro, Rafael B; Castro, Guilherme; Absalon, Sabrina; Liang, Zhitao; Santara, Sumit Sen; Crespo, Angela; Pereira, Dhelio B; Gazzinelli, Ricardo T and Lieberman, Judy. 2020."?? T cells suppress Plasmodium falciparum blood-stage infection by direct killing and phagocytosis." Nat Immunol. , 22, 347-357
  5. Crespo, Angela C; Mulik, Sachin; Dotiwala, Farokh; Ansara, James A; Santara, Sumit Sen; Tilburgs, Tamara; Strominger, Jack and Lieberman, Judy. 2020."Decidual NK cells kill intracellular bacteria but spare fetal trophoblast cells." Cell, 182, 1125-1139
  6. Santara, Sumit Sen and Adak, Subrata. 2020."Structure-function relationship in leishmanial globin coupled soluble adenylate cyclase.." Proceedings of the National Institute of Sciences of India , 86, 1341-1346
  7. Junqueira, Caroline; Barbosa, Camila R R; Costa, Pedro A C; Teixeira Carvalho, Andréa; Castro, Guilherme; Santara, Sumit Sen; Barbosa, Rafael P; Dotiwala, Farokh; Pereira, Dhelio B; Antonelli, Lis R; Lieberman, Judy and Gazzinelli, Ricardo T. 2018."Cytotoxic CD8+ T cells recognize and kill Plasmodium vivax-infected reticulocytes.." Nat Med. , 24, 1330-1336
  8. Santara, Sumit Sen; Dotiwala, Farokh; Binker Cosen, Andres Ariel; Li, Bo; Chandrasekaran, Sriram and Lieberman, Judy. 2017."Granzyme B disrupts central metabolism and protein synthesis in bacteria to promote an immune cell death program. ." Cell, 171, 1125-1137
  9. Roy, Jayasree; Santara, Sumit Sen; Adhikari, Ayan; Mukherjee, Aditi and Adak, Subrata. 2015."Control of catalysis in globin coupled adenylate cyclase by a globin-B domain." Arch Biochem Biophys , 579, 85-90
  10. Roy, Jayasree; Santara, Sumit Sen; Bose, Moumita; Mukherjee, Supratim; Saha, Rina and Adak, Subrata. 2014."The ferrous-dioxy complex of Leishmania major globin coupled heme containing adenylate cyclase: The role of proximal histidine on its stability." Biochim Biophys Acta , 1844, 615-22
  11. Saha, Rina; Bose, Moumita; Santara, Sumit Sen; Roy, Jayasree and Adak, Subrata. 2013."Identification of Proximal and Distal Axial Ligands in Leishmania major Pseudoperoxidase. ." Biochemistry, 52, 8878-87
  12. Saha, Rina; Bose, Moumita; Santara, Sumit Sen; Roy, Jayasree; Jadav, Rajesh Kumar and Adak, Subrata. 2013."Effect of distal His mutation on the peroxynitrite reactivity of Leishmania major peroxidase.." Biochim Biophys Acta , 1834, 2057-63
  13. Santara, Sumit Sen; Roy, Jayasree; Mukherjee, Supratim; Bose, Moumita; Saha, Rina and Adak, Subrata. 2013."Globin-coupled heme containing oxygen sensor soluble adenylate cyclase in Leishmania prevents cell death during hypoxia." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A , 110, 16790-5
  14. Bose, Moumita; Saha, Rina; Santara, Sumit Sen; Mukherjee, Supratim; Roy, Jayasree and Adak, Subrata. 2012."Protection against peroxynitrite by pseudoperoxidase from Leishmania major." Free Radic Biol Med , 53, 1819-28
  15. Mukherjee, Supratim; Santara, Sumit Sen; Das, Shantanabha; Bose, Moumita; Roy, Jayasree and Adak, Subrata. 2012."NAD(P)H cytochrome b5 oxidoreductase deficiency in Leishmania major results in impaired linoleate synthesis followed by increased oxidative stress and cell death." J Biol Chem , 287, 34992