Publications and Presentations

Publications:

* indicates equal contribution, U indicates undergraduate student, © indicates corresponding author/s and listed in blue are members from my lab

Research Articles

1. Raunaq Deo*, Manish S. Kushwah*, Sukrut C. Kamerkar, Nagesh Y. Kadam, Srishti Dar, Kavita Babu, Anand Srivastava and Thomas J. Pucadyil©; ATP-dependent membrane remodeling links EHD1 functions to endocytic recycling. Nature Communications 2018 Dec 5; 9(1): 5187.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-07586-z

 

2. Vina Tikiyani, Lei Li, Pallavi Sharma, Haowen Liu, Zhitao Hu and Kavita Babu©; Wnt secretion is regulated by the tetraspan protein HIC-1 through its interaction with Neurabin/NAB-1.Cell Reports 2018; Nov 13; 25(7): 1856-71.

https://www.cell.com/cell-reports/fulltext/S2211-1247(18)31642-5

 

3. Pallavi Sharma*, Lei Li*, Haowen Liu, Vina Tikiyani, Zhitao Hu© and Kavita Babu©; The Claudin-like protein, HPO-30, is required to maintain LAChRs at the Caenorhabditis elegans neuromuscular junction. The Journal of Neuroscience 2018 Aug 08; 38(32): 7072-87.

http://www.jneurosci.org/content/38/32/7072.long

 

4. Ashwani Bhardwaj*, Saurabh Thapliyal*U, Yogesh Dahiya and Kavita Babu©; FLP-18 functions through the G-protein coupled receptors NPR-1 and NPR-4 to modulate reversal length in Caenorhabditis elegans. The Journal of Neuroscience 2018 May 16; 38(20): 4641-54.

http://www.jneurosci.org/content/38/20/4641.long

Mentioned on This week in the journal by Teresa Esch. The Journal of Neuroscience 2018 May 16; 38(20) i.

Press Release from The Journal of Neuroscience for this work:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-04/sfn-buh042418.php

https://phys.org/news/2018-04-neuropeptide-roundworms-movement.html

 

5. Shruti Thapliyal, Shruthi RavindranathU and Kavita Babu©; Regulation of glutamate signaling in the sensorimotor circuit by CASY-1A/Calsyntenin in Caenorhabditis elegansGenetics 2018 Apr 01; 208(4): 1553-64.

http://www.genetics.org/content/208/4/1553

 

6. Shruti Thapliyal, Amruta Vasudevan*, Yongming Dong*, Jihong Bai, Sandhya P. Koushika and Kavita Babu©; The C-terminal of CASY-1/Calsyntenin regulates GABAergic synaptic transmission at the Caenorhabditis elegans neuromuscular junction. PLoS Genetics 2018 Mar; 14(3):e1007236. 

http://journals.plos.org/plosgenetics/article?id=10.1371/journal.pgen.1007263

 

7. Pratima Pandey, Ashwani Bhardwaj and Kavita Babu©; Regulation of WNT Signaling at the Neuromuscular Junction by the Immunoglobulin Super-Family Protein RIG-3 in Caenorhabditis elegans. Genetics 2017 Jul 01; 206(3): 1521-34. 

http://www.genetics.org/content/206/3/1521.long

 

Reviews and Protocols

1. Shruti Thapliyal© and Kavita Babu©; C. elegans Locomotion: Finding Balance in Imbalance (invited review for the special edition of a Springer book). Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 2018 (in press).

 

2. Shruti Thapliyal and Kavita Babu©; Pentylenetetrazole (PTZ)-induced Convulsion Assay to Determine GABAergic Defects in Caenorhabditis elegans (invited protocol). Bio-protocol 2018 Sep 05; 8(17):e2989.

https://bio-protocol.org/e2989

 

The publications above represent work from Kavita Babu’s lab at IISER Mohali and are funded by an India Alliance Grant

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The publications below represent work from Kavita Babu’s PhD and post doc

 

Research Articles

1. Babu, K., Hu, Z., Chien, S-C., Garriga, G. and Kaplan, J.M.; The Immunoglobulin super family protein RIG-3 prevents synaptic potentiation and regulates Wnt signaling. Neuron 2011 Jul 14; 71(1): 103-16.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0896627311004855?via%3Dihub

 

2. Hu, Z.*, Pym, E.C.G.*, Babu, K.*, Vahlishan Murray, A.B.* and Kaplan, J.M.; A neuropeptide-mediated stretch response links muscle contraction to changes in neurotransmitter release. Neuron 2011 Jul 14; 71(1): 92-102.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0896627311003771?via%3Dihub

 

3. Babu, K.© , Bahri, S., Alphey, L. and Chia, W.; Bifocal and PP1 interaction regulates targeting of the R-cell growth cone in Drosophila. Dev Biol 2005 Dec 15; 288(2): 372-86.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S001216060500624X?via%3Dihub

 

4. Babu, K., Cai, Y., Bahri, S. and Chia, W.; Roles of Bifocal, Homer and F-actin in anchoring Oskar to the posterior cortex of Drosophila oocytes. Genes Dev. 2004 Jan 15; 18(2): 138-43.

http://www.genesdev.org/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=14752008

 

5. Helps, N.R.*, Cohen, P.T., Bahri, S.M., Chia, W. and Babu, K.*; Interaction with protein phosphatase 1 is essential for bifocal function during morphogenesis in the Drosophila compound eye. Mol Cell Biol. 2001 Mar; 21(6): 2154-64.

https://mcb.asm.org/content/21/6/2154.long