Publications and Presentations


  1. Mehto S, Jena KK, Nath P, Chauhan S, Kolapalli SP, Das SK, Sahoo PK, Jain A, Taylor GA, Chauhan S.The Crohn's Disease Risk Factor IRGM Limits NLRP3 Inflammasome Activation by Impeding Its Assembly and by Mediating Its Selective Autophagy. Mol Cell. 2018 Dec 27. pii: S1097-2765(18)30988-2. doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2018.11.018. [Epub ahead of print]PMID: 30612879


  1. Jena KK, Kolapalli SP, Mehto S, Nath P, Das B, Sahoo PK, Ahad A, Syed GH, Raghav SK, Senapati S, Chauhan S, Chauhan S. TRIM16 controls assembly and degradation of protein aggregates by modulating the p62-NRF2 axis and autophagy. EMBO J. 2018 Aug 24. pii: e98358. doi: 10.15252/embj.201798358. [Epub ahead of print]


  1. Kumar S, Chauhan S, Jain A, Ponpuak M, Choi SW, Mudd M, Peters R, Mandell MA, Johansen T, Deretic V. Galectins and TRIMs directly interact and orchestrate autophagic response to endomembrane damage. Autophagy. 2017 Jun 3;13(6):1086-1087. doi: 10.1080/15548627.2017.1307487. Epub 2017 Apr 3.


  1. Santosh Chauhan*, Marisa Ponpuak*, Ashish Jain*, Suresh Kumar*, Michal H. Mudd, Tomonori Kimura,Seong Won Choi, Ryan Peters, Michael Mandell, Terje Johansen, and Vojo Deretic, . TRIMs and Galectins globally cooperate and TRIM16 and Galectin-3 codirect autophagy in endomembrane damage homeostasis. * Equal authorships. Developmental Cell. Accepted, July 2016.
  2. Klionsky DJ et al.,. Guidelines for the use and interpretation of assays for  monitoring autophagy (3rd edition).  Autophagy Jan 2;12(1):1-222, 2016


  1. Santosh Chauhan*, Zahra Ahmed*, Steven B. Bradfute, Vincent Piguet, and Vojo Deretic. Pharmaceutical screen identifies novel target processes for activation of autophagy with a broad translational potential. * Equal authorships. (Nature Communication 2015 Oct 27;6:8620. doi: 10.1038/ncomms9620)
  2. Chauhan, S.*, Mandell, M. and Deretic, V.*. IRGM governs the core autophagy  machinery to conduct antimicrobial defense. Volume 58, Issue 3, p507–521, 7 May, Molecular Cell. * Corresponding author.
  3. Chauhan S, Mandell MA, Deretic V. Mechanism of action of the tuberculosis and Crohn disease risk factor IRGM in autophagy. Autophagy. 2015 Aug 27:0. PMID: 26313894.
  4. Ponpuak M, Mandell MA, Kimura T, Chauhan S, Cleyrat C, Deretic V. Secretory autophagy. Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2015 May 16;35:106-116. doi: 10.1016/ 2015.04.016.
  5. Deretic V, Kimura T, Timmins G, Moseley P, Chauhan S, Mandell M. Immunological manifestations of autophagy. J Clin Invest. 2015 Jan;125(1):75-84. doi: 10.1172/JCI7394 5. 


  1. Mandell MA, Jain A, Arko-Mensah J, Chauhan S, Kimura T, Dinkins C, Silvestri G, Münch J, Kirchhoff  F, Simonsen A, Wei Y, Levine B, Johansen T, Deretic V. TRIM proteins   regulate autophagy and can target autophagic substrates by direct recognition. Developmental Cell. 2014 Aug 25; 30(4):394-409.
  2. Dupont NChauhan SArko-Mensah JCastillo EFMasedunskas AWeigert RRobenek HProikas-Cezanne TDeretic V. Neutral lipid stores and lipase PNPLA5 contribute to autophagosome biogenesis. Current Biology. 2014 Mar 17;24 (6):609-20.


  1. Chauhan, S., Goodwin, J.G., Chauhan, S., Manyam, G., Wang, J., Kamat, A.M., and Boyd, D.D. (2013). ZKSCAN3 Is a Master Transcriptional Repressor of Autophagy. Molecular Cell. Apr 11;50(1):16-28. Highlighted in Cancer Discovery (AACR) journal, February 28, 2013; doi:10.1158/2159-8290.CD-RW2013-046. Recommended by Faculty of 1000 (
  2. Bradfute SB, Castillo EF, Arko-Mensah J, Chauhan S, Jiang S, Mandell M, Deretic V. Autophagy as an immune effector against tuberculosis. Curr Opin Microbiol. 2013 Jun 18. pii: S1369-5274(13)00070-2. doi: 10.1016/j.mib.2013.05.003.


  1. Chauhan, S., and Boyd DD. Regulation of u-PAR gene expression by H2A.Z is  modulated by the MEK-ERK/AP-1 pathway. Nucleic Acids Research. 2012 Jan; 40        (2):600-13.
  2. Chauhan, S,, Sharma, D., Singh, A., Surolia, A. and Tyagi, J.S. Comprehensive insights into Mycobacterium tuberculosis DevR (DosR) regulon activation switch. Nucleic Acids Research. 2011 Sep 1;39(17):7400-14.


  1. Chauhan, S and Tyagi, J.S. (2011) Analysis of transcription at the oriC locus in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Microbiol Res. 2011 Sep 20;166(6):508-14.
  2. Avila H, Wang H, Chauhan S, Hartig S, Boyd DD. Accelerated urokinase-receptor protein turnover triggered by interference with the addition of the glycolipid anchor. Biochem J. 2011 Mar 1;434(2):233-42.
  3. Gupta, R.K., Chauhan, S. and Tyagi, J.S. K182G substitution in DevR or C(8) G mutation in the Dev box impairs protein-DNA interaction and abrogates DevR-mediated gene induction in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. FEBS J. 2011 Jun; 278(12):2131-9.
  4. Gautam, U.S., Chauhan, S. and Tyagi, J.S. Determinants outside the DevR C-terminal domain are essential for cooperativity and robust activation of dormancy genes in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. PLoS One. 2011 Jan 27;6(1):e16500.


  1. Majumdar, S.D., Sharma, D., Vashist, A., Kaur, K., Taneja, N.K., Chauhan, S., Challu, V.K., Ramanathan, V.D., Balasangameshwara, V., Kumar, P. et al. Co-expression of      DevR and DevR(N)-Aph proteins is associated with hypoxic adaptation defect and    virulence attenuation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. PLoS One. 2010, Feb 26;5(2):e9448.
  2. Chauhan S, Singh A, Tyagi JS. A single-nucleotide mutation in the -10 promoter region inactivates the narK2X promoter in Mycobacterium bovis and Mycobacterium bovis BCG and has an application in diagnosis. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2010, Feb;303(2):190-6.


  1. Chauhan S, Tyagi JS. Powerful induction of divergent tgs1-Rv3131 genes in Mycobacterium tuberculosis is mediated by DevR interaction with a high-affinity site and an adjacent cryptic low-affinity site. Journal of Bacteriology. 2009, Oct;191(19):6075-81.
  2. Chauhan S, Kumar A, Singhal A, Tyagi JS, Krishna Prasad H. CmtR, a cadmium-sensing ArsR-SmtB repressor, cooperatively interacts with multiple operator sites to autorepress its transcription in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. FEBS J. 2009, Jul; 276(13):3428-39.


  1. Chauhan S, Tyagi JS. Interaction of DevR with Multiple Binding Sites Synergistically Activates Divergent Transcription of narK2-Rv1738 Genes in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Journal of Bacteriology. Aug 2008, p. 5394–5403, 190, No. 15.
  2. Chauhan S, Tyagi JS. Cooperative binding of phosphorylated DevR to upstream sites is necessary and sufficient for activation of the Rv3134c-devRS operon in Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Implication in the induction of DevR target genes. Journal of Bacteriology, June 2008, p. 4301–4312, 190, No.12.


  1. Bagchi GY, Chauhan SY, Sharma D, Tyagi JS. Transcription and autoregulation of Rv3134c-devR-devS operon of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Microbiology (2005), 151, 4045-4053. Equal contribution to work.