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Prasad C. Tongaonkar, PhD
Assistant Professor of Research Pathology
NRT 7504 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 7960


Tongaonkar P, Trinh KK, Schaal JB, Tran D, Gulko PS, Ouellette AJ, Selsted ME. Rhesus macaque? B and MAPK pathways. J Leukoc Biol. 2015 Dec; 98(6):1061-70. View in: PubMed

Tongaonkar P, Golji AE, Tran P, Ouellette AJ, Selsted ME. High Fidelity Processing and Activation of the Human a-Defensin HNP1 Precursor by Neutrophil Elastase and Proteinase 3. PLoS One. 2012; 7(3):e32469. View in: PubMed

Schaal JB, Tran D, Tran P, Ösapay G, Trinh K, Roberts KD, Brasky KM, Tongaonkar P, Ouellette AJ, Selsted ME. Rhesus macaque theta defensins suppress inflammatory cytokines and enhance survival in mouse models of bacteremic sepsis. PLoS One. 2012; 7(12):e51337. View in: PubMed

Tongaonkar P, Tran P, Roberts K, Schaal J, Osapay G, Tran D, Ouellette AJ, Selsted ME. Rhesus macaque ?-defensin isoforms: expression, antimicrobial activities, and demonstration of a prominent role in neutrophil granule microbicidal activities. J Leukoc Biol. 2011 Feb; 89(2):283-90. View in: PubMed

Tongaonkar P, Selsted ME. SDF2L1, a component of the endoplasmic reticulum chaperone complex, differentially interacts with {alpha}-, {beta}-, and {theta}-defensin propeptides. J Biol Chem. 2009 Feb 27; 284(9):5602-9. View in: PubMed

Hontz RD, French SL, Oakes ML, Tongaonkar P, Nomura M, Beyer AL, Smith JS. Transcription of multiple yeast ribosomal DNA genes requires targeting of UAF to the promoter by Uaf30. Mol Cell Biol. 2008 Nov; 28(21):6709-19. View in: PubMed

Tongaonkar P, French SL, Oakes ML, Vu L, Schneider DA, Beyer AL, Nomura M. Histones are required for transcription of yeast rRNA genes by RNA polymerase I. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 Jul 19; 102(29):10129-34. View in: PubMed

Kobayashi T, Horiuchi T, Tongaonkar P, Vu L, Nomura M. SIR2 regulates recombination between different rDNA repeats, but not recombination within individual rRNA genes in yeast. Cell. 2004 May 14; 117(4):441-53. View in: PubMed

Ortolan TG, Chen L, Tongaonkar P, Madura K. Rad23 stabilizes Rad4 from degradation by the Ub/proteasome pathway. Nucleic Acids Res. 2004; 32(22):6490-500. View in: PubMed

Tongaonkar P, Dodd JA, Nomura M. Purification and assay of upstream activation factor, core factor, Rrn3p, and yeast RNA polymerase I. Methods Enzymol. 2003; 370:109-20. View in: PubMed

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