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    Sarika Agarwal PhD

    TitleAssistant Professor
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    364 Plantation Street, LRB
    Worcester MA 01605
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        1. Huang H, Ostroff GR, Lee CK, Agarwal S, Ram S, Rice PA, Specht CA, Levitz SM. Relative Contributions of Dectin-1 and Complement to Immune Responses to Particulate ß-Glucans. J Immunol. 2012 May 30.
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        2. Gulati S, Agarwal S, Vasudhev S, Rice PA, Ram S. Properdin Is Critical for Antibody-Dependent Bactericidal Activity against Neisseria gonorrhoeae That Recruit C4b-Binding Protein. J Immunol. 2012 Apr 1; 188(7):3416-3425.
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        3. Agarwal S, Specht CA, Haibin H, Ostroff GR, Ram S, Rice PA, Levitz SM. Linkage specificity and role of properdin in activation of the alternative complement pathway by fungal glycans. MBio. 2011; 2(5).
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        4. Ram S, Lewis LA, Agarwal S. Meningococcal group w-135 and y capsular polysaccharides paradoxically enhance activation of the alternative pathway of complement. J Biol Chem. 2011 Mar 11; 286(10):8297-307.
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        5. Agarwal S, Ram S, Ngampasutadol J, Gulati S, Zipfel PF, Rice PA. Factor H facilitates adherence of Neisseria gonorrhoeae to complement receptor 3 on eukaryotic cells. J Immunol. 2010 Oct 1; 185(7):4344-53.
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        6. Agarwal S, Ferreira VP, Cortes C, Pangburn MK, Rice PA, Ram S. An evaluation of the role of properdin in alternative pathway activation on Neisseria meningitidis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae. J Immunol. 2010 Jul 1; 185(1):507-16.
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        7. Ngampasutadol J, Ram S, Gulati S, Agarwal S, Li C, Visintin A, Monks B, Madico G, Rice PA. Human factor H interacts selectively with Neisseria gonorrhoeae and results in species-specific complement evasion. J Immunol. 2008 Mar 1; 180(5):3426-35.
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        8. Agarwal S, Sebastian S, Szmigielski B, Rice PA, Genco CA. Expression of the gonococcal global regulatory protein Fur and genes encompassing the Fur and iron regulon during in vitro and in vivo infection in women. J Bacteriol. 2008 May; 190(9):3129-39.
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        9. Agarwal S, King CA, Klein EK, Soper DE, Rice PA, Wetzler LM, Genco CA. The gonococcal Fur-regulated tbpA and tbpB genes are expressed during natural mucosal gonococcal infection. Infect Immun. 2005 Jul; 73(7):4281-7.
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        10. Grifantini R, Frigimelica E, Delany I, Bartolini E, Giovinazzi S, Balloni S, Agarwal S, Galli G, Genco C, Grandi G. Characterization of a novel Neisseria meningitidis Fur and iron-regulated operon required for protection from oxidative stress: utility of DNA microarray in the assignment of the biological role of hypothetical genes. Mol Microbiol. 2004 Nov; 54(4):962-79.
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        11. Sebastian S, Agarwal S, Murphy JR, Genco CA. The gonococcal fur regulon: identification of additional genes involved in major catabolic, recombination, and secretory pathways. J Bacteriol. 2002 Jul; 184(14):3965-74.
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