Ashok Nambiar, MD

Laboratory medicine specialist

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Kurnool Medical College 1985


Osmania Medical College, Internal Medicine 1989
University of Pittsburgh, Clinical Pathology 2002


National Institutes of Health, Transfusion Medicine 2004

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Rollins MD, Molofsky AB, Nambiar A, Pandey S, Weiskopf RB, Toy P. Two septic transfusion reactions presenting as transfusion-related acute lung injury from a split plateletpheresis unit. Crit Care Med. 2012 Aug; 40(8):2488-91.
  2. Wiita AP, Nambiar A. Longitudinal management with crossmatch-compatible platelets for refractory patients: alloimmunization, response to transfusion, and clinical outcomes (CME). Transfusion. 2012 Oct; 52(10):2146-54.
  3. Arun Wiita and Ashok Nambiar. Transfusion. Longitudinal management with crossmatch-compatible platelets for refractory patients: alloimmunization, response to transfusion, and clinical outcomes. 2012.
  4. Michael R. Jacobs et al and PGD Study Group. . Transfusion 2011 2011;51:2573-2582. Detection of bacterial contamination in pre-storage culture negative apheresis platelets on day of issue with the PGD test. 2011; (51):2573-2582.
  5. Dunbar N, Katz J, Nambiar A. The potential impact of new donor height and weight criteria on young donor eligibility and faint or prefaint reaction rates. Transfusion. 2011 Apr; 51(4):737-41.
  6. Nambiar A, Duquesnoy RJ, Adams S, Zhao Y, Oblitas J, Leitman S, Stroncek D, Marincola F. HLAMatchmaker-driven analysis of responses to HLA-typed platelet transfusions in alloimmunized thrombocytopenic patients. Blood. 2006 Feb 15; 107(4):1680-7.
  7. Swamynathan SK, Nambiar A, Guntaka RV. Chicken Y-box proteins chk-YB-1b and chk-YB-2 repress translation by sequence-specific interaction with single-stranded RNA. Biochem J. 2000 Jun 01; 348 Pt 2:297-305.
  8. Swamynathan SK, Nambiar A, Guntaka RV. Role of single-stranded DNA regions and Y-box proteins in transcriptional regulation of viral and cellular genes. FASEB J. 1998 May; 12(7):515-22.
  9. Nambiar A, Swamynathan SK, Kandala JC, Guntaka RV. Characterization of the DNA-binding domain of the avian Y-box protein, chkYB-2, and mutational analysis of its single-strand binding motif in the Rous sarcoma virus enhancer. J Virol. 1998 Feb; 72(2):900-9.
  10. Nambiar A, Kandala JC, Svoboda J, Guntaka RV. Cloning of a novel Y-box homology protein (chkYB-1HP) cDNA lacking the cold-shock domain. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1998 Jan 07; 1395(1):1-6.
  11. Nambiar A, Kandala JC, Dolan SA, Jensen JB, Guntaka RV. Molecular cloning and characterization of a cDNA for the highly conserved HMG-like protein (Pf16) gene of Plasmodium falciparum. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1997 May 08; 234(1):101-6.
  12. Swamynathan SK, Nambiar A, Guntaka RV. Chicken YB-2, a Y-box protein, is a potent activator of Rous sarcoma virus long terminal repeat-driven transcription in avian fibroblasts. J Virol. 1997 Apr; 71(4):2873-80.
  13. Cleavinger PJ, Shin BA, Kandala JC, Nambiar A, Swamynathan SK, Guntaka RV. Cloning of Rous sarcoma virus enhancer factor genes. II. RSV-EF-II, abundantly expressed in fibroblasts and muscle tissue, binds to an octamer sequence, 5'-GTACCACC-3', in the noncoding strand of RSV enhancer. Virology. 1996 Aug 01; 222(1):133-43.
  14. Guntaka RV, Kandala JC, Shin BA, Nambiar A, Svoboda J, Cleavinger P. Host- and tissue-specific factors that interact with the enhancer sequences of Rous sarcoma virus LTR. Folia Biol (Praha). 1994; 40(5):237-47.
  15. John TJ, Nambiar A, Samuel BU, Rajasingh J. Ulnar nerve inoculation of poliovirus in bonnet monkey: a new primate model to investigate neurovirulence. Vaccine. 1992; 10(8):529-32.

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