Rooban Nahomi, PhD
Research Instructor, Ophthalmology

Department: Ophthalmology


  • Nahomi RB, Nandi SK, Rakete S, Michel C, Fritz KS, Nagaraj RH. Lysine malonylation and propionylation are prevalent in human lens proteins. Exp Eye Res. 2020 Jan;190:107864. PubMed PMID: 31678036
  • Nandi SK, Nahomi RB, Harris PS, Michel CR, Fritz KS, Nagaraj RH. The absence of SIRT3 and SIRT5 promotes the acetylation of lens proteins and improves the chaperone activity of a-crystallin in mouse lenses. Exp Eye Res. 2019 May;182:1-9. PubMed PMID: 30849386
  • Nandi SK, Rakete S, Nahomi RB, Michel C, Dunbar A, Fritz KS, Nagaraj RH. Succinylation Is a Gain-of-Function Modification in Human Lens aB-Crystallin. Biochemistry. 2019 Mar 5;58(9):1260-1274. PubMed PMID: 30758948
  • Nahomi RB, Nandi SK, Nagaraj RH. A monoclonal antibody targeted to the functional peptide of aB-crystallin inhibits the chaperone and anti-apoptotic activities. J Immunol Methods. 2019 Apr;467:37-47. PubMed PMID: 30738041
  • Stankowska DL, Nam MH, Nahomi RB, Chaphalkar RM, Nandi SK, Fudala R, Krishnamoorthy RR, Nagaraj RH. Systemically administered peptain-1 inhibits retinal ganglion cell death in animal models: implications for neuroprotection in glaucoma. Cell Death Discov. 2019;5:112. PubMed PMID: 31285855
  • Nahomi RB, Pantcheva MB, Nagaraj RH. aB-crystallin is essential for the TGF-ß2-mediated epithelial to mesenchymal transition of lens epithelial cells. Biochem J. 2016 May 15;473(10):1455-69. PubMed PMID: 26987815
  • Nagaraj RH, Nahomi RB, Mueller NH, Raghavan CT, Ammar DA, Petrash JM. Therapeutic potential of a-crystallin. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2016 Jan;1860(1 Pt B):252-7. PubMed PMID: 25840354
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Department: Ophthalmology