Publications and Presentations

  1. Kumari J, Dhingra S, Kumar J (2016): Fluorescence-based Screening of Membrane Proteins for Structural Studies. Springer Protocols, (In press)
  2. Meyerson JR, Kumar J, Chittori S, Rao P, Pierson J, Bartesaghi A, Mayer ML, Subramaniam S (2014): Structural mechanisms of glutamate receptor activation and desensitization. Nature, 514:328-334
  3. Meyerson JR, Rao P, Kumar J, Chittori S, Banerjee S, Pierson J, Mayer ML, Subramaniam S (2014): Self-assembled monolayers improve protein distribution on holey carbon cryo-EM supports. Scientific Reports 4:7084
  4. Kumar J and Mayer ML (2013): Functional insights from glutamate receptor ion channel structures. Annual Review of Physiology, 75:313-337
  5. Veran J, Kumar J, Pinheiro PS, Athané A, Mayer ML, Perrais D and Mulle C (2012): Zinc potentiates GluK3 glutamate receptor function by stabilizing the ligand binding domain receptor interface. Neuron, 76: 565-578
  6. Zhao J, Berger AJ, Brown PH, Kumar J, Balbo A, May CA, Casillas E Jr, Laue TM, Patterson GH, Mayer ML and Schuck P (2012): Analysis of high-affinity assembly for AMPA receptor amino-terminal domains. Journal of General Physiology, 139:371-388
  7. Kumar J, Schuck P and Mayer ML (2011): Structure and assembly mechanism for heteromeric kainate receptors*. Neuron, 71:319-331 (Featured article) Comments in “How glutamate receptor subunits mix & match: Details uncovered. Neuron, 71:198-200
  8. Chaudhry C, Scimemi A and Kumar J (2011): Building and breaking interfaces: how a receptor takes shape. Journal of Neuroscience, 31:10749-10751
  9. Pandey SP, Minesinger BK, Kumar J and Walker GC (2011): A highly conserved protein of unknown function in Sinorhizobium meliloti affects sRNA regulation similar to Hfq. Nucleic Acid Research, 39: 4691-4708  Equal contribution
  10. Kumar J and Mayer ML (2010):  Crystal Structures of the Glutamate Receptor Ion Channel GluK3 and GluK5 Amino-Terminal Domains. Journal of Molecular Biology, 404: 680-696
  11. Das U, Kumar J, Mayer ML and Plested AJ (2010): Domain organization and function in GluK2 subtype kainate receptors. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, USA (PNAS), 107: 8463-8468
  12. Kumar J, Schuck P, Jin R and Mayer ML (2009): The N-terminal domain of GluR6-subtype glutamate receptor ion channels. Nature Structure & Molecular Biology (NSMB), 16: 631-638
  13. Kumar J, Ethayathulla AS, Srivastava DB, Singh N, Sharma S, Kaur P, Srinivasan A, Singh TP (2007): Carbohydrate-binding properties of goat secretory glycoprotein (SPG-40) and its functional implications: structures of the native glycoprotein and its four complexes with chitin-like oligosaccharides. Acta crystallographica D, 63: 437-446
  14. Srivastava DB, Ethayathulla AS, Kumar J, Somvanshi RK, Sharma S, Dey S and Singh TP (2007): Carbohydrate binding properties and carbohydrate induced conformational switch in sheep secretory glycoprotein (SPS-40): Crystal structures of four complexes of SPS-40 with chitin-like oligosaccharides. Journal of Structural Biology, 158: 255-266
  15. Ethayathulla AS, Srivastava DB, Kumar J, Saravanan K, Bilgrami S, Sharma S, Kaur P, Srinivasan A, Singh TP (2007): Structure of the buffalo secretory signalling glycoprotein at 2.8 Å resolution. Acta crystallographica F, 63: 258-265
  16. Kumar J, Ethayathulla AS, Srivastava DB, Sharma S, Singh SB, Srinivasan A, Yadav MP, Singh TP (2006): Structure of a bovine secretory signalling glycoprotein (SPC-40) at 2.1 Angstrom resolution. Acta crystallographica D, 62: 953-963
  17. Srivastava DB, Ethayathulla AS, Kumar J, Singh N, Sharma S, Das U, Srinivasan A and Singh TP (2006): Crystal structure of a secretory signalling glycoprotein from sheep at 2.0 Å resolution. Journal of Structural Biology, 156: 505-516
  18. Bilgrami S, Tomar S, Yadav S, Kaur P, Kumar J, Jabeen T, Sharma S and Singh TP (2004): Crystal structure of schistatin, a disintegrin homodimer from saw-scaled viper (Echis carinatus) at 2.5 Å resolution. Journal of Molecular Biology, 341: 829-837
  19. Sharma S, Jasti J, Kumar J, Mohanty AK and Singh TP (2003): Crystal structure of a proteolytically generated functional monoferric C-lobe of bovine lactoferrin at 1.9 Å resolution. Journal of Molecular Biology, 331: 485-496
  20. Kumar J, Weber W, Münchau S, Yadav S, Singh SB, Saravanan K, Paramasivam M, Sharma S, Kaur P, Bhushan A, Srinivasan A, Betzel C and Singh TP (2003): Crystal structure of human seminal diferric lactoferrin at 3.4 Å resolution. Indian Journal of Biochemistry & Biophysics, 40: 14 –21