Editorial Board

Biography

Dr. Lakshmi Tulasi Sunkara

Department of Animal Science, Oklahoma State University, USA


Email: [email protected], [email protected]


Qualifications

2011  Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, USA, Animal Breeding and Reproduction

2003  M.V.Sc., College of Veterinary Science, Hyderabad, India, Live Stock Production and Management

2001  B.V.Sc., College of Veterinary Science, India, Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry


Publications (Selected)

  1. Bommineni, Y.R., G.H. Pham, L.T. Sunkara, M. Achanta, and G. Zhang. 2014. Immune regulatory activities of fowlicidin-1, a cathelicidin host defense peptide. Molecular Immunology 59: 55– 63.
  2. Sunkara, L.T., X. Zeng, A. Curtis and G. Zhang. 2014. Cyclic AMP synergizes with butyrate in promoting β-defensin 9 expression in chickens. Molecular Immunology 57: 171-180.
  3. Zhang.G, and L.T. Sunkara. 2014. Invited review: avian antimicrobial host defense peptides: from biology to therapeutic applications. Pharmaceuticals 7: 220-247.
  4. Jiang, W., L.T. Sunkara, X. Zeng, Z. Deng, S.M. Myers and G. Zhang. 2013. Differential regulation of human cathelicidin LL-37 by free fatty acids and their analogs. Peptides 50:129-138.
  5. Zeng, X., L.T. Sunkara, W. Jiang, M. Bible, S. Carter, X. Ma, S. Qiao, and G. Zhang. 2013. Induction of porcine host defense peptide gene expression by short-chain fatty acids and their analogs. PLoS One 8: e72922.
  6. Sunkara, L.T., W. Jiang, and G. Zhang. 2012. Modulation of antimicrobial host defense peptide gene expression by free fatty acids. PLoS One 7: e49558.
  7. Achanta, M., L.T. Sunkara, D. Gan, Y.R. Bommineni, W. Jiang, and G. Zhang. 2012. Tissue expression and developmental regulation of chicken cathelicidin antimicrobial peptides. Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology 3: 1-7.
  8. Sunkara, L.T., Achanta M., N.B. Fry, G. Dai, W. Jiang, Y.R. Bommineni, and M.G. Kaiser, S. Lamont, H.S. Lillehoj, A. Baker, R.G. Teeter, and G. Zhang. 2011. Butyrate enhances disease resistance of chickens by inducing antimicrobial host defense peptide gene expression. PLoS One 6: e27225.
  9. Bommineni, Y.R., M. Achanta, J. Alexander, L.T. Sunkara, J.W. Ritchey, and G. Zhang. 2010. A fowlicidin-1 analog protects mice from lethal infections induced by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Peptides 31: 1225-1230.
  10. Tulasi, S.L.*, A.R. Reddy, G.R. Reddy, V.L.K. Prasad, M.V.L.N. Raju, C.L.N. Rao, B.V.S. Reddy, P. P. Rao, and D. Ramachandraiah. 2004. Performance of broilers on Sorghum based Diets. International Sorghum and Millets Newsletter 45: 37-40.
  11. Sunkara, L.T., N.B. Fry, R. Yang, Y.R. Bommineni, M. Achanta, and G. Zhang. 2008. Butyrate Enhances Disease Resistance of Chickens by Inducing Antimicrobial Host Defense Peptide Gene Expression. Proceedings of the 89th Annual CRWAD Conference, Chicago, IL.
  12. Sunkara, L.T., N.B. Fry, M. Achanta, G. Dai, Y.R. Bommineni, and G. Zhang. 2009. Short-Chain Fatty Acids Enhance Disease Resistance of Chickens by Inducing Host Defense Peptide Synthesis. Annual BMBGSA Graduate Research Symposium, OSU, Stillwater, OK.
  13. Bommineni, Y., M. Achanta, G.H. Pham, J. Alexander, L.T. Sunkara, G. Dai, J.W. Ritchey, and G. Zhang. 2009. A Fowlicidin-1 Peptide Analog Protects and Prevents Mice from Lethal MRSA Infections. Gordon Research Conference on Antimicrobial Peptides, Galveston, TX.
  14. Sunkara, L.T., and G. Zhang. 2011. Short-Chain Fatty Acids Enhance Disease Resistance of Chickens by Inducing Antimicrobial Host Defense Peptide Gene Expression. Annual BMBGSA Graduate Research Symposium, OSU, Stillwater, OK.
  15. Sunkara, L.T., W. Jiang, M. Achanta, and G. Zhang. 2011. Modulation of Antimicrobial Host Defense Peptide Gene Expression by Free Fatty Acids. Proceedings of the 92nd Annual CRWAD Conference, Abst. # 65P, Chicago, IL.
  16. Lynch, S. L. T. Sunkara, and G. Zhang. 2012. Augmentation of host defense peptide gene expression and disease resistance of chickens by intestinal microbial metabolites. 13th Annual Research Symposium of Summer Student Research Training Program, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.
  17. Zhang, G., L. T. Sunkara, X. Zeng, W. Jiang, and A. Curtis. 2012. Development of Immune Boosting Dietary Supplements as Alternatives to Antibiotics. International Symposium on Alternatives to Antibiotics, Paris, France. Sep 25-28, 2012.
  18. Jiang, W., L. T. Sunkara, and G. Zhang. 2013. Short-chain fatty acids induce LL-37 synthesis in human cells. 24th Annual Research Symposium, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.
  19. Sunkara, L.T., W. Jiang, and G. Zhang. 2013. Role of histone acetylation, cAMP signaling, and mitogen-activated protein kinase pathways in butyrate-induced host defense peptide gene expression in chicken HD11 macrophage cells. American Association of Immunologists Annual Meeting (Immunology 2013), Honolulu, Hawaii. May 3-7, 2013.
  20. Keller, S. L., L. T. Sunkara, G. Zhang. 2013. Synergistic induction of chicken host defense peptides between butyrate and sugars. 14th Annual Research Symposium of Summer Student Research Training Program, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.