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Alok Krishna Sinha

Education

Ph.D., National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, INDIA and Banaras Hindu University, Varansai, INDIA

Current position

Staff Scientist VI, National Institute of Plant Genome Research, Aruna Asaf Ali Road, New Delhi, India

Publications (since 2005)

  1. Singh, P., Mohanta, T. K. and Sinha, A. K. (2015). Unraveling the intricate nexus of molecular mechanisms governing rice root development: OsMPK3/6 and auxin-cytokinin interplay. PLoS One 10(4): e0123620.
  2. Raghuram, B., Sheikh, A. H., Rustagi, Y. and Sinha, A. K. (2015). MicroRNA biogenesis factor DRB1 is a phosphorylation target of mitogen activated protein kinase MPK3 in both rice and Arabidopsis. FEBS J 282(3): 521-536.
  3. Pandey, C., Raghuram, B., Sinha, A. K. and Gupta, M. (2015). miRNA plays a role in the antagonistic effect of selenium on arsenic stress in rice seedlings. Metallomics 7(5): 857-866.
  4. Sethi, V., Raghuram, B., Sinha, A. K.* and Chattopadhyay, S. (2014). A mitogen-activated protein kinase cascade module, MKK3-MPK6 and MYC2, is involved in blue light-mediated seedling development in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 26(8): 3343-3357.
  5. Sheikh, A. H., Raghuram, B., Eschen-Lippold, L., Scheel, D., Lee, J. and Sinha, A. K. (2014). Agroinfiltration by cytokinin-producing Agrobacterium sp. strain GV3101 primes defense responses in Nicotiana tabacum. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 27(11): 1175-1185.
  6. Raghuram, B., Sheikh, A. H. and Sinha, A. K. (2014). Regulation of MAP kinase signaling cascade by microRNAs in Oryza sativa. Plant Signal Behav 9(10): e972130.
  7. Verma, M., Ghangal, R., Sharma, R., Sinha, A. K. and Jain, M. (2014). Transcriptome analysis of Catharanthus roseus for gene discovery and expression profiling. PLoS One 9(7): e103583.
  8. ARA, H. and SINHA, A. (2014). Conscientiousness of mitogen activated protein kinases in acquiring tolerance for abiotic stresses in plants. Proc Indian Natn Sci Acad.
  9. Kumar, K. and Sinha, A. K. (2014). Genome-wide transcriptome modulation in rice transgenic lines expressing engineered mitogen activated protein kinase kinase 6. Plant Signal Behav 9(3): e28502.
  10. Sheikh, A. H., Raghuram, B., Jalmi, S. K., Wankhede, D. P., Singh, P. and Sinha, A. K. (2013). Interaction between two rice mitogen activated protein kinases and its possible role in plant defense. BMC Plant Biol 13: 121.
  11. Wankhede, D. P., Kumar, K., Singh, P. and Sinha, A. K. (2013). Involvement of mitogen activated protein kinase kinase 6 in UV induced transcripts accumulation of genes in phytoalexin biosynthesis in rice. Rice (N Y) 6(1): 35.
  12. Kumar, K. and Sinha, A. K. (2013). Overexpression of constitutively active mitogen activated protein kinase kinase 6 enhances tolerance to salt stress in rice. Rice (N Y) 6(1): 25.
  13. Wankhede, D. P., Misra, M., Singh, P. and Sinha, A. K. (2013). Rice mitogen activated protein kinase kinase and mitogen activated protein kinase interaction network revealed by in-silico docking and yeast two-hybrid approaches. PLoS One 8(5): e65011.
  14. Wankhede, D. P., Biswas, D. K., Rajkumar, S. and Sinha, A. K. (2013). Expressed sequence tags and molecular cloning and characterization of gene encoding pinoresinol/lariciresinol reductase from Podophyllum hexandrum. Protoplasma 250(6): 1239-1249.
  15. Kumar, K., Wankhede, D. P. and Sinha, A. K. (2013). Signal convergence through the lenses of MAP kinases: paradigms of stress and hormone signaling in plants. Frontiers in Biology 8(1): 109-118.
  16. Raina, S. K., Wankhede, D. P. and Sinha, A. K. (2013). Catharanthus roseus mitogen-activated protein kinase 3 confers UV and heat tolerance to Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Plant Signal Behav 8(1): e22716.
  17. Raina, S. K., Wankhede, D. P., Jaggi, M., Singh, P., Jalmi, S. K., Raghuram, B., Sheikh, A. H. and Sinha, A. K. (2012). CrMPK3, a mitogen activated protein kinase from Catharanthus roseus and its possible role in stress induced biosynthesis of monoterpenoid indole alkaloids. BMC Plant Biol 12: 134.
  18. Kumar, S., Jaggi, M. and Sinha, A. K. (2012). Ectopic overexpression of vacuolar and apoplastic Catharanthus roseus peroxidases confers differential tolerance to salt and dehydration stress in transgenic tobacco. Protoplasma 249(2): 423-432.
  19. Hampp, C., Richter, A., Osorio, S., Zellnig, G., Sinha, A. K., Jammer, A., Fernie, A. R., Grimm, B. and Roitsch, T. (2012). Establishment of a photoautotrophic cell suspension culture of Arabidopsis thaliana for photosynthetic, metabolic, and signaling studies. Mol Plant 5(2): 524-527.
  20. Sharma, V., Sinha, A., Chaudhary, S., Priyadarshini, A., Tripathi, B. and Kumar, S. (2012). Genetic analysis of structure and function of stipules in pea Pisum sativum. Proc Ind Nat Sci Acad 78: 9-34.
  21. Sheikh A. H., Ara H. and Sinha A. K. (2012). Mitogen activated protein kinases: A hunt for their physiological substrates in plants. Plant Stress 6, 37-42.
  22. Jaggi, M., Kumar, S. and Sinha, A. K. (2011). Overexpression of an apoplastic peroxidase gene CrPrx in transgenic hairy root lines of Catharanthus roseus. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 90(3): 1005-1016.
  23. Kumar, S., Jaggi, M., Taneja, J. and Sinha, A. K. (2011). Cloning and characterization of two new Class III peroxidase genes from Catharanthus roseus. Plant Physiol Biochem 49(4): 404-412.
  24. Kumar, K., Rao, K. P., Biswas, D. K. and Sinha, A. K. (2011). Rice WNK1 is regulated by abiotic stress and involved in internal circadian rhythm. Plant Signal Behav 6(3): 316-320.
  25. Sinha, A. K., Jaggi, M., Raghuram, B. and Tuteja, N. (2011). Mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling in plants under abiotic stress. Plant Signal Behav 6(2): 196-203.(Cover article)
  26. Bhardwaj, D., Sheikh, A. H., Sinha, A. K. and Tuteja, N. (2011). Stress induced beta subunit of heterotrimeric G-proteins from Pisum sativum interacts with mitogen activated protein kinase. Plant Signal Behav 6(2): 287-292.
  27. Rao, K. P., Vani, G., Kumar, K., Wankhede, D. P., Misra, M., Gupta, M. and Sinha, A. K. (2011). Arsenic stress activates MAP kinase in rice roots and leaves. Arch Biochem Biophys 506(1): 73-82.
  28. Hyun, T. K., Kumar, K., Rao, K. P., Sinha, A. K. and Roitsch, T. (2011). Role of α-tocopherol in cellular signaling: α-tocopherol inhibits stress-induced mitogen-activated protein kinase activation. Plant Biotechnology Reports 5(1): 19-25.
  29. Bonfig, K. B., Gabler, A., Simon, U. K., Luschin-Ebengreuth, N., Hatz, M., Berger, S., Muhammad, N., Zeier, J., Sinha, A. K. and Roitsch, T. (2010). Post-translational derepression of invertase activity in source leaves via down-regulation of invertase inhibitor expression is part of the plant defense response. Mol Plant 3(6): 1037-1048.
  30. Taneja, J., Jaggi, M., Wankhede, D. P. and Sinha, A. K. (2010). Effect of loss of T-DNA genes on MIA biosynthetic pathway gene regulation and alkaloid accumulation in Catharanthus roseus hairy roots. Plant Cell Rep 29(10): 1119-1129.
  31. Rao, K. P., Richa, T., Kumar, K., Raghuram, B. and Sinha, A. K. (2010). In silico analysis reveals 75 members of mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase gene family in rice. DNA Res 17(3): 139-153.
  32. Rao, K. P., Vani, G., Kumar, K. and Sinha, A. K. (2009). Rhythmic expression of mitogen activated protein kinase activity in rice. Mol Cells 28(5): 417-422.
  33. Hyun, T. K., Hoffmann, A., Sinha, A. K. and Roitsch, T. (2009). Tomato mitogen activated protein kinases regulate the expression of extracellular invertase Lin6 in response to stress related stimuli. Functional Plant Biology 36(12): 1088-1097.
  34. Gupta, M., Sharma, P., Sarin, N. B. and Sinha, A. K. (2009). Differential response of arsenic stress in two varieties of Brassica juncea L. Chemosphere 74(9): 1201-1208.
  35. Kumar, K., Rao, K. P., Sharma, P. and Sinha, A. K. (2008). Differential regulation of rice mitogen activated protein kinase kinase (MKK) by abiotic stress. Plant Physiol Biochem 46(10): 891-897.
  36. Hofmann, M. G., Sinha, A. K., Proels, R. K. and Roitsch, T. (2008). Cloning and characterization of a novel LpWRKY1 transcription factor in tomato. Plant Physiol Biochem 46(5-6): 533-540.
  37. Berger, S., Sinha, A. K. and Roitsch, T. (2007). Plant physiology meets phytopathology: plant primary metabolism and plant-pathogen interactions. J Exp Bot 58(15-16): 4019-4026.
  38. Kumar, S., Dutta, A., Sinha, A. K. and Sen, J. (2007). Cloning, characterization and localization of a novel basic peroxidase gene from Catharanthus roseus. FEBS J 274(5): 1290-1303.
  39. Iqbal, M., Evans, P., Lledo, A., Verdaguer, X., Pericas, M. A., Riera, A., Loeffler, C., Sinha, A. K. and Mueller, M. J. (2005). Total synthesis and biological activity of 13,14-dehydro-12-oxo-phytodienoic acids (deoxy-J1-phytoprostanes). Chembiochem 6(2): 276-280.
Protocols by Alok Krishna Sinha
  1. Detection of Mitogen-activated Protein Kinase (MAPK) Activation upon Exogenous Chemical Application in Arabidopsis Protoplasts