Publications

Cell reports
Frontiers
pnas cover
eLife Cover 02
nature comm
bird genomes
molbev_feb
PLoS-Genetics
mbe 2012
Molecular and cellular proteomics
Oxford University Press
Venom to drugs
toxins
Journal of proteomics
Journal of Molecular evolution
PLoS One
BMC Genomics
BMC Genetics
Conservation genetics resources
Cell reports
Frontiers
pnas cover
eLife Cover 02
nature comm
bird genomes
molbev_feb
PLoS-Genetics
mbe 2012
Molecular and cellular proteomics
Oxford University Press
Venom to drugs
toxins
Journal of proteomics
Journal of Molecular evolution
PLoS One
BMC Genomics
BMC Genetics
Conservation genetics resources

 

  Publications: 63  

   Under Review: 4   

2020

63. Casewell NRC*, Jackson TMW*, Laustsen A*, and Sunagar K*. 2020. Causes and consequences of medically-important snake venom variation. Trends in Pharmacological Sciences. 0165-6147. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tips.2020.05.006.

Impact Factor: 11.52

62. Editorial. Modica MV, Sunagar K, Holford M and Dutertre S. 2020. Editorial: Diversity and Evolution of Animal Venoms: Neglected Targets, Ecological Interactions, Future Perspectives. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 8:65. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2020.00065

Impact Factor: 2.68

61. Tournière O, Dolan D, Richards GS, Sunagar K, Columbus-Shenkar Y, Moran Y and Rentzsch F. 2020. The POU domain transcription factor NvPOU4/Brain3 is required for the terminal differentiation of neural cells in Nematostella vectensis. Cell Reports.

 

Impact Factor: 7.815

2019

60. Senji Laxme RR, Khochare S, DeSouza HF, Ahuja B, Suranse V, Martin G, Whitaker R and Sunagar K. 2019. Beyond the ‘big four’: Venom profiling of the medically important yet neglected Indian snakes reveals disturbing antivenom deficiencies. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Impact Factor: 4.487

59. Casewell NR*, Petras D, Card DC, Suranse V, Mychajliw AM, Richards D, Koludarov I, Albulescu L-O, Slagboom J, Hempel B-F, Ngum NM, Kennerley RJ, Brocca JL, Whiteley G, Harrison RA, Bolton FMS, Debono J, Vonk FJ, Alföldi J, Johnson J, Karlsson EK, Lindblad-Toh K, Mellor IR, Süssmuth RD, Fry BG, Kuruppu S, Hodgson WC, Kool J, Castoe TA, Barnes I, Sunagar KUndheim EAB and Turvey ST. 2019. Solenodon genome reveals convergent evolution of venom in eulipotyphlan mammals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Impact Factor: 9.580

2018

 

58. Senji Laxme RR*, Suranse V*, and Sunagar K@. 2018. Arthropod venoms: Biochemistry, Ecology and Evolution. Toxicon (Special edition). 158:84-103.

*Joint first authors

Impact Factor: 2.276

57. Sunagar K@*, Columbus-Shenkar Y*, Fridrich A, Gutkovich N, Aharoni R, and Moran Y@. 2018. Cell type-specific expression profiling unravels the development and evolution of stinging cells in sea anemone. BMC Biology. 16:108.

*Joint first authors; @corresponding author

 

Impact Factor: 6.723

56. Baumann K, Dashevsky D, Sunagar K, and Fry BG. 2018. Scratching the Surface of an Itch: Molecular Evolution of Aculeata Venom Allergens. Journal of Molecular Evoution. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00239-018-9860-x

 

Impact Factor: 1.78

55. Suranse V, Srikanthan A, and Sunagar K@ 2018. Animal Venoms: Origin, Diversity and Evolution. In eLS, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd (Ed.). doi:10.1002/9780470015902.a0000939.pub2. 2017.

 

54. Columbus-Shenkar Y, Sachkova M, Macrander J, Fridrich A, Modepalli V, Reitzel AM, Sunagar K, and Moran Y. Dynamics of venom composition across a complex life cycle. 2018. eLife. 2018;7:e35014.

Impact Factor: 7.551

2016

 

53. Sunagar K. Morgenstern, A. Reitzel and Y. Moran. Ecological venomics: how genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics can shed new light on the ecology and evolution of venom. 2016. Journal of Proteomics. 1874-3919. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jprot.2015.09.015

 

Impact Factor: 3.537

52. Reeks T, Lavergne V, Sunagar K, Jones A, Undheim E, Dunstan N, Fry BG and Alewood P. 2016. Deep venomics of the Pseudonaja genus reveals inter- and intra-specific variation. Journal of Proteomics. 133:20-32

Impact Factor: 3.537

2015


51. Sunagar K* and Moran Y*. The Rise and Fall of an Evolutionary Innovation: Contrasting Strategies of Venom Evolution in Ancient and Young Animals. 2015. PLoS Genetics. 11(10): e1005596. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1005596


*Corresponding author    

Impact Factor: 5.224


50. Ujvari B*, Caswell NR*, Sunagar K*, Arbuckle K, Wüster W, Lo N, Conigrave AD, Mun H, O’Meally D, Beckmann C, King G, Deplazes E and Madsen T. Widespread convergence in toxin resistance by predictable molecular evolution. 2015. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 112 (38) 11911-11916; doi:10.1073/pnas.1511706112

*Joint first author   

Impact Factor: 9.580


49. Jouiaei M, Sunagar K*, Federman Gross A, Scheib H, Alewood PF, Moran Y, et al. Evolution of an ancient venom: recognition of a novel family of cnidarian toxins and the common evolutionary origin of sodium and potassium neurotoxins in sea anemone. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 2015;32:1598-610.

*Joint first author

Impact Factor: 14.797

48. Bryan G. Fry, Ivan Koludarov, Timothy N. W. Jackson, Mandë Holford, Yves Terrat, Nicholas R. Casewell, Eivind, A. B. Undheim, Irina Vetter, Syed A. Ali, Dolyce H. W. Low and Kartik Sunagar. ‘Seeing the woods for the trees: understanding venom evolution as a guide for biodiscovery’ Venoms to drugs: venom as a source for the development of human therapeutics (G.F. King, ed.), Royal Society of Chemistry, London, UK.

47. The Origin and Evolution of the Toxicofera Reptile Venom System. B. G. Fry, K. Sunagar, N. R. Casewell, E. Kochva, K. Roelants, H. Scheib, W. Wüster, N. Vidal, B. Young, F. Burbrink, R. A. Pyron, F. J. Vonk, and T. N. W. Jackson. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

 

46. Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment of Envenomation L. Boyer, A. Alagón, B. G. Fry, T. N. W. Jackson, K. Sunagar, and J.-P. Chippaux. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

 

45. Antivenom Research and Development M. Bénard-Valle, E. E. Neri-Castro, B. G. Fry, L. Boyer, C. Cochran, M. Alam, T. N. W. Jackson, D. Paniagua, F. Olvera-Rodríguez, I. Koludarov, K. Sunagar and A. Alagón. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.


44. Ineffective Traditional and Modern Techniques for the Treatment of Snakebite M. Bénard-Valle, E. E. Neri-Castro, L. Boyer, T. N. W. Jackson, K. Sunagar, M. Clarkson, and B. G. Fry. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.


43. Maintaining Venomous Reptile Collections: Proitemols and Occupational Safety B. G. Fry, I. Hendrikx, P. Rowley, T. N. W. Jackson, H. van der Ploeg, R. Johnson, M. Sasa, N. Dunstan, S. Barve, B. Lock, T. Phillip, M. Zivkovic, L. Boyer, K. Wiley, J. Harrison, R. Carmichael, M. C. Morris, P. Martelli, D. Brandl, G. Shankar, S. McCarthy, K. Sunagar, J. Pittman, and C. Cochran. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

42. Veterinary Care of Venomous Reptiles J. Haberfid, P. Martelli, R. Johnson, S. Barten, A. Gillett, B. Lock, R. Jones, S. Simpson, T. N. W. Jackson, C. Cochran, N. Dunstan, K. Sunagar and B. G. Fry. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

41. Research Methods B. G. Fry, E. A. B. Undheim, T. N. W. Jackson, K. Roelants, D. Georgieva, I. Vetter, J. J. Calvete, H. Scheib, B. W. Cribb, D. C. Yang, N. L. Daly, M. L. Roy Manchadi, J. M. Gutiérrez, B. Lomonte, G. M. Nicholson, S. Dziemborowicz, V. Lavergne, L. Ragnarsson, L. D. Rash, M. Mobli, W. C. Hodgson, N. R. Casewell, A. Nouwens, S. C. Wagstaff S. A. Ali, D. L. Whitehead, V. Herzig, P. Monagle, N. D. Kurniawan, T. Reeks and K. Sunagar. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

40. Three-Finger Toxins (3FTx) Y. Utkin, K. Sunagar, T. N. W. Jackson, T. Reeks, and B. G. Fry. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

39. Beta-Defensins A. R. B. Prieto da Silva, B. G. Fry, K. Sunagar, H. Scheib, T. N. W. Jackson, G. Rádis-Baptista, A. J. Zaharenko, P. L. de Sá Jr., A. Pereira, N. Oguiura, M. A. F. Hayashi, A. Kerkis, T. Yamane, and I. Kerkis. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

38. Cysteine-Rich Secretory Proteins K. Sunagar, T. N. W. Jackson, T. Reeks, and B. G. Fry. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

37. Exendin Peptides B. G. Fry, K. Roelants, T. N. W. Jackson, K. Sunagar, Z. Takacs, T. Reeks, and H. F. Kwok. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

36. Factor Va Proteins S. Earl, K. Sunagar, T. N. W. Jackson, T. Reeks, and B. G. Fry. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

35. Factor Xa Enzymes M. Trabi, K. Sunagar, T. N. W. Jackson, and B. G. Fry. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

34. Kallikrein Enzymes S. Vaiyapuri, K. Sunagar, J. M. Gibbins, T. N. W. Jackson, T. Reeks, and B. G. Fry. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

33. Kunitz Peptides W. S. Eng, B. G. Fry, K. Sunagar, Z. Takacs, T. N. W. Jackson, and L. W. Guddat. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

32. L-Amino Acid Oxidase Enzymes N. H. Tan, B. G. Fry, K. Sunagar, T. N. W. Jackson, T. Reeks, and S. Y. Fung. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

31. Lectin Proteins F. T. Arlinghaus, B. G. Fry, K. Sunagar, T. N. W. Jackson, J. A. Eble, T. Reeks, and K. J. Clemetson. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

30. B-Type Natriuretic Peptides B. G. Fry, K. Sunagar, T. N. W. Jackson, T. Reeks, and H. F. Kwok. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

29.C-Type Natriuretic Peptides B. G. Fry, T. N. W. Jackson, Z. Takacs, T. Reeks and K. Sunagar. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

28. Group I Phospholipase A2 Enzymes K. Sunagar, T. N. W. Jackson, T. Reeks, and B. G. Fry. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

27. Group II Phospholipase A2 Enzymes. K. Sunagar, I. H. Tsai, B. Lomonte, T. N. W. Jackson, and B. G. Fry. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

26. Sarafotoxin Peptides A. Bdolah, F. Ducancel, K. Sunagar, T. N. W. Jackson, and B. G. Fry. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

25. Snake Venom Metalloprotease Enzymes N. R. Casewell, K. Sunagar, Z. Takacs, J. J. Calvete, T. N. W. Jackson, and B. G. Fry. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

24. Lesser-Known or Putative Reptile Toxins B. G. Fry, R. Richards, S. Earl, X. Cousin, T. N. W. Jackson, C. Weise, and K. Sunagar. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

23. Poisonous Snakes and Komodo Dragon Weaponized Bacteria: Which Is Myth and Which Is Reality? B. G. Fry, H. Scheib, K. Messenger, K. L. Tyrrell, S. Hocknull, S. Wroe, K. Sunagar, E. J. C. Goldstein, D. M. Citron, and T. N. W. Jackson. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

   

2014


22. Koludarov I, Jackson TN, Sunagar K, Nouwens A, Hendrikx I, Fry BG. 2014. Fossilized venom: the unusually conserved venom profiles of heloderma species (beaded lizards and gila monsters). Toxins 6:3582-3595.

Impact Factor: 3.895



21. Zhang G et al. 2014. Comparative genomics across modern bird species reveal insights into pan-avian genome evolution and trait biodiversity. Science.

Research featured on the cover of Science.

Impact Factor: 41.037



20. Mondol S, Kumar NS, Gopalaswamy A, Sunagar K, Karanth KU, Ramakrishnan U. 2014. Identifying species, sex and individual tigers and leopards in the Malenad-Mysore Tiger Landscape, Western Ghats, India. Conservation Genetics Resources. 1-9.

 

Impact Factor: 1.154


19. Maldonado  E*,  Sunagar K*,  Almeida  D*,  Vasconcelos  V  and  Antunes  A.  IMPACT_S:  Integrated Multiprogram Platform to Analyze and Combine Tests of Selection. 2014. PLoS ONE 2014, 9(10):e96243.


*Joint first author

Impact Factor: 2.776

 

18. Pineda SS*, Sollod BL*, Wilson D*, Darling A, Sunagar K, Undheim EA, Kely L, Antunes A, Fry B. G and King GF. Diversification of a single ancestral gene into a successful toxin superfamily in highly venomous Australian funnel-web spiders. 2014. BMC Genomics.

Impact Factor: 3.501

 

17. K. Sunagar, Casewell NR, Varma S, Kolla R, Antunes A and Moran Y. 2014. “Deadly innovations: unravelling the molecular evolution of animal venoms” in the “Toxinology. Venom Genomics and Proteomics”, edited by P. Gopalakrishnakone. Springer Handbooks of Toxinology.
 

2013

 

16. Dutertre S, Jin A, Vetter I, Hamilton B, Sunagar K, Lavergne V, Dutertre V, Fry BG, Antunes A, Venter D, Alewood P and Lewis R. 2013. Evolution of separate predatory and defensive venoms in killer snails. Nature Communications.

 

Impact Factor: 11.878



15. Undheim E, Sunagar K, Hamilton BR, Brust A, Jones A, Morales JR, Winnen B, Vetter I, Lewis RJ, Venter D, Alewood P, Fry BG and King GF. Multifunctional Warheads: Diversification of the toxin arsenal of centipede venoms via novel multidomain transcripts. Journal of Proteomics.

 

Impact Factor: 3.537


14. Sunagar K*, Undheim EA*, Scheib H*, Gren E*, Cochran C*, Person C*, Koludarov I, Kelln W, Hayes W, King GF, Antunes A and Fry BG. 2014. Intraspecific venom variation in the medically significant Southern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus helleri): Biodiscovery, clinical and evolutionary implications. Journal of Proteomics.  doi: 10.1016/j.jprot.2014.01.013

 

*Joint first author

Impact Factor: 3.537

 

13. Jackson TNW*, Sunagar K*, Undheim EAB, Koludarov I, Chan AHC, Sanders K, Ali SA, Hendrikx I, Dunstan N and Fry B. G. 2013. Venom down under: Dynamic evolution of Australian elapid snake toxins. Toxins. 5, 2621-2655.

*Joint first author

Impact Factor: 3.895


12. Undheim EAB*, Sunagar K*, Herzig V*, Kely L, Low D,  Jackson T, Jones A, Kurniawan N, King GF, Ali SA, Antunes A, Ruder T and Fry BG. 2013. A proteomics and transcriptomics investigation of the venom from the Barychelidae spider Trittame loki (Brush-foot trapdoor) venom. Toxins. 5:2488-2503.

 

*Joint first author

Impact Factor: 3.895

 

11. Sunagar K*, Undheim EAB*, Chan AHC, Jackson TNW, Koludarov I, Muñoz-Gómez SA, Antunes A and Fry BG. 2013. Evolution stings: The origin and diversification of scorpion toxin peptide scaffolds. Toxins. 5:2456-2487.

*Joint first author   

Impact Factor: 3.895

10. Sunagar K, Fry BG, Jackson TNW, Casewell NR,  et al. (2013) Molecular Evolution of Vertebrate Neurotrophins: Co-Option of the Highly Conserved Nerve Growth Factor Gene into the Advanced Snake Venom Arsenal PLoS ONE 8(11): e81827. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0081827

 

Impact Factor: 2.776


9. Sunagar K, Jackson TNW, Undheim EAB, Ali S, Antunes A and Fry BG. 2013. Three-fingered RAVERs: Rapid Accumulation of Variations in Exposed Residues of snake venom toxins. Toxins. 5:2172-2208.


Impact Factor: 3.895


8. Terrat Y, Sunagar K, Fry BG, Jackson TNW, Scheib H, Fourmy R, Verdenaud M, Blanchet G, Antunes A and Ducancel F. 2013. Atractaspis aterrima toxins: The first insight into the molecular evolution of venom in side-stabbers. Toxins. 5:1948–1964.

Impact Factor: 3.895


7. Low D*, Sunagar K*, Undheim E*, Ali SA*, Alagon AC, Ruder T, Jackson T, Kurniawan N, Gonzalez SP, King GF, Antunes A and Fry B. G. 2013. Dracula’s Children: Molecular evolution of vampire bat venom. Journal of Proteomics. 89:95-111.

*Joint first author   

Impact Factor: 3.537

 

6. Fry BG, Undheim E, (11 authors) and Sunagar K. 2013. Squeezers and leaf-cutters: differential diversification and degeneration of the venom system in toxicoferan reptiles. Molecular and Cellular Proteomics. 12: 1881-1899.

Impact Factor: 4.82


5. Brust A*, Sunagar K*, Vetter* I, Yang D*, Undheim E, Casewell N, Ruder T, Jackson T, Koludarov I, Alewood P, Hodgson W. C, Lewis R, King G. F, Antunes A and Fry BG. 2013. Differential evolution and neofunctionalization of snake venom metalloprotease domains. Molecular and Cellular Proteomics. 2:651–663.

*Joint first author   

Impact Factor: 4.82

4. Ruder T*, Sunagar K*, Undheim E*, Ali SA, Wai T, Low D, Jackson T, King GF, Antunes A and Fry B. G. 2013. Molecular phylogeny and evolution of the proteins encoded by coleoid (Cuttlefish, Octopus, Squid) posterior venom glands. Journal of Molecular Evolution. 1:13.

 

*Joint first author   

Impact Factor: 1.78

2012


3. Koludarov I*, Sunagar K*, Undheim E*, Jackson T. N. W, Ruder T, Whitehead D, Saucedo AC, Mora G. R, Alagon A.C, King G.F, Antunes A and Fry B.G. 2012. Structural and molecular diversification of the Anguimorpha lizard venom gland system in the arboreal species Abronia graminea. Journal of Molecular Evolution. 75:168–183.

*Joint first author   

Impact Factor: 1.78

2. Sunagar K, Johnson WE, O’Brien SJ, Vasconcelos V and Antunes A. 2012. Evolution of CRISPs associated with toxicoferan-reptilian venom and mammalian reproduction. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 29:1807–1822.

Impact Factor: 14.797

2009

 

1. Mondol S, Navya R, Athreya V, Sunagar K, Selvaraj VM, Ramakrishnan U. 2009. A panel of microsatellites to individually identify leopards and its application to leopard monitoring in human dominated landscapes. BMC Genetics. 10:79.

 

Impact Factor: 2.66

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Evolutionary Venomics Lab
Centre for Ecological Sciences

Indian Institute of Science

Bangalore 560012