Rita Bhardwaj

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Affiliation: Tufts University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Using RNA interference in Schistosoma mansoni
    Rita Bhardwaj
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA, USA
    Methods Mol Biol 764:223-39. 2011
  2. pmc Tegumental phosphodiesterase SmNPP-5 is a virulence factor for schistosomes
    Rita Bhardwaj
    Molecular Helminthology Laboratory, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Grafton, MA 01536, USA
    Infect Immun 79:4276-84. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Schistosome Na,K-ATPase as a therapeutic target
    Akram A Da'Dara
    Molecular Helminthology Laboratory, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Division of Infectious Diseases, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA, USA
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 107:74-82. 2013
  4. pmc RNA interference in schistosomes: machinery and methodology
    Greice Krautz-Peterson
    Molecular Helminthology Laboratory, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Grafton, MA 01536, USA
    Parasitology 137:485-95. 2010
  5. pmc Characterization of schistosome tegumental alkaline phosphatase (SmAP)
    Rita Bhardwaj
    Molecular Helminthology Laboratory, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, Grafton, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1011. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Purinergic signaling and immune modulation at the schistosome surface?
    Rita Bhardwaj
    Molecular Helminthology Laboratory, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Grafton, MA 01536, USA
    Trends Parasitol 25:256-60. 2009

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Publications6

  1. doi request reprint Using RNA interference in Schistosoma mansoni
    Rita Bhardwaj
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA, USA
    Methods Mol Biol 764:223-39. 2011
    ..Given the abundance of schistosome transcriptome and genome sequences now available, RNAi technology has the potential to rapidly expand analysis of the roles and importance of the genes of this globally important parasite...
  2. pmc Tegumental phosphodiesterase SmNPP-5 is a virulence factor for schistosomes
    Rita Bhardwaj
    Molecular Helminthology Laboratory, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Grafton, MA 01536, USA
    Infect Immun 79:4276-84. 2011
    ..These results demonstrate that SmNPP-5 is a virulence factor for schistosomes...
  3. doi request reprint Schistosome Na,K-ATPase as a therapeutic target
    Akram A Da'Dara
    Molecular Helminthology Laboratory, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Division of Infectious Diseases, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA, USA
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 107:74-82. 2013
    ..Nonetheless, since schistosomes are very susceptible to perturbation in SNaK1 expression, further work to identify other Na,K-ATPase inhibitors as anti-schistosome agents is warranted...
  4. pmc RNA interference in schistosomes: machinery and methodology
    Greice Krautz-Peterson
    Molecular Helminthology Laboratory, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Grafton, MA 01536, USA
    Parasitology 137:485-95. 2010
    ..These analyses, and a review of the literature, permit us to derive and present here a draft of potential RNAi pathways in schistosomes...
  5. pmc Characterization of schistosome tegumental alkaline phosphatase (SmAP)
    Rita Bhardwaj
    Molecular Helminthology Laboratory, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, Grafton, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5:e1011. 2011
    ..This notion does not rule out other potential functions for the adenosine generated e.g. in parasite nutrition...
  6. doi request reprint Purinergic signaling and immune modulation at the schistosome surface?
    Rita Bhardwaj
    Molecular Helminthology Laboratory, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Grafton, MA 01536, USA
    Trends Parasitol 25:256-60. 2009
    ..We propose this as one mechanism by which schistosomes prevent their hosts from focusing immunological mediators in their vicinity...