Kartik Sunagar

Marie Curie Fellow

www.toxickartik.com

The fascinating world of animal venoms

 

Publications

Citations: 872

h-index: 17               i-index: 21

2015

25. Reeks T, Lavergne V, Sunagar K, Jones A, Undheim E, Dunstan N, Fry BG and Alewood P. 2015. Deep venomics of the Pseudonaja genus reveals inter- and intra-specific variation. Journal of Proteomics. 133:20-32

Impact Factor: 3.86    >>> Download PDF <<<

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24. Sunagar K* and Moran Y*. The Rise and Fall of an Evolutionary Innovation: Contrasting Strategies of Venom Evolution in Ancient and Young Animals. 2015. PLoS Genetics. 11(10): e1005596. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1005596

Impact Factor: 6.66     *Corresponding author     >>> Download PDF <<<

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23. Ujvari B*, Caswell NR*, Sunagar K*, Arbuckle K, Wüster W, Lo N, Conigrave AD, Mun H, O’Meally D, Beckmann C, King G, Deplazes E and Madsen T. Widespread convergence in toxin resistance by predictable molecular evolution. 2015. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 112 (38) 11911-11916; doi:10.1073/pnas.1511706112

Impact Factor: 9.67    *Joint first author     >>> Download PDF <<<

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22. Jouiaei M, Sunagar K*, Federman Gross A, Scheib H, Alewood PF, Moran Y, et al. Evolution of an ancient venom: recognition of a novel family of cnidarian toxins and the common evolutionary origin of sodium and potassium neurotoxins in sea anemone. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 2015;32:1598-610.

Impact Factor: 13.64     5-Year Impact Factor: 13     *Joint first author     >>> Download PDF <<<

2014

21. Koludarov I, Jackson TN, Sunagar K, Nouwens A, Hendrikx I, Fry BG. 2014. Fossilized venom: the unusually conserved venom profiles of heloderma species (beaded lizards and gila monsters). Toxins 6:3582-3595.

Impact Factor: 3.57     >>> Download PDF <<<

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20. Zhang G et al. 2014. Comparative genomics across modern bird species reveal insights into pan-avian genome evolution and trait biodiversity. Science.

Impact Factor: 34.66     >>> Download PDF <<<

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19. Mondol S, Kumar NS, Gopalaswamy A, Sunagar K, Karanth KU, Ramakrishnan U. 2014. Identifying species, sex and individual tigers and leopards in the Malenad-Mysore Tiger Landscape, Western Ghats, India. Conservation Genetics Resources. 1-9.

Impact Factor: 0.44     >>> Download PDF <<<

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18. Maldonado  E*,  Sunagar K*,  Almeida  D*,  Vasconcelos  V  and  Antunes  A.  IMPACT_S:  Integrated Multiprogram Platform to Analyze and Combine Tests of Selection. 2014. PLoS ONE 2014, 9(10):e96243.

Impact Factor: 3.05     *Joint first author     >>> Download PDF <<<

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17. Pineda SS*, Sollod BL*, Wilson D*, Darling A, Sunagar K, Undheim EA, Kely L, Antunes A, Fry B. G and King GF. Diversification of a single ancestral gene into a successful toxin superfamily in highly venomous Australian funnel-web spiders. 2014. BMC Genomics.

Impact Factor: 3.86     >>> Download PDF <<<

2013

16. Dutertre S, Jin A, Vetter I, Hamilton B, Sunagar K, Lavergne V, Dutertre V, Fry BG, Antunes A, Venter D, Alewood P and Lewis R. 2013. Evolution of separate predatory and defensive venoms in killer snails. Nature Communications.

Impact Factor: 11.32     >>> Download PDF <<<

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15. Undheim E, Sunagar K, Hamilton BR, Brust A, Jones A, Morales JR, Winnen B, Vetter I, Lewis RJ, Venter D, Alewood P, Fry BG and King GF. Multifunctional Warheads: Diversification of the toxin arsenal of centipede venoms via novel multidomain transcripts. Journal of Proteomics.

Impact Factor: 3.86     >>> Download PDF <<<

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14. Sunagar K*, Undheim EA*, Scheib H*, Gren E*, Cochran C*, Person C*, Koludarov I, Kelln W, Hayes W, King GF, Antunes A and Fry BG. 2014. Intraspecific venom variation in the medically significant Southern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus helleri): Biodiscovery, clinical and evolutionary implications. Journal of Proteomics.  doi: 10.1016/j.jprot.2014.01.013

Impact Factor: 3.86    *Joint first author     >>> Download PDF <<<

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13. Jackson TNW*, Sunagar K*, Undheim EAB, Koludarov I, Chan AHC, Sanders K, Ali SA, Hendrikx I, Dunstan N and Fry B. G. 2013. Venom down under: Dynamic evolution of Australian elapid snake toxins. Toxins. 5, 2621-2655.

Impact Factor:  3.57     *Joint first author     >>> Download PDF <<<

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12. Undheim EAB*, Sunagar K*, Herzig V*, Kely L, Low D,  Jackson T, Jones A, Kurniawan N, King GF, Ali SA, Antunes A, Ruder T and Fry BG. 2013. A proteomics and transcriptomics investigation of the venom from the Barychelidae spider Trittame loki (Brush-foot trapdoor) venom. Toxins. 5:2488-2503.

Impact Factor:  3.57    *Joint first author     >>> Download PDF <<<

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11. Sunagar K*, Undheim EAB*, Chan AHC, Jackson TNW, Koludarov I, Muñoz-Gómez SA, Antunes A and Fry BG. 2013. Evolution stings: The origin and diversification of scorpion toxin peptide scaffolds. Toxins. 5:2456-2487.

Impact Factor:  3.57   *Joint first author     >>> Download PDF <<<

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10. Sunagar K, Fry BG, Jackson TNW, Casewell NR,  et al. (2013) Molecular Evolution of Vertebrate Neurotrophins: Co-Option of the Highly Conserved Nerve Growth Factor Gene into the Advanced Snake Venom Arsenal PLoS ONE 8(11): e81827. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0081827

Impact Factor: 3.05     >>> Download PDF <<<

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9. Sunagar K, Jackson TNW, Undheim EAB, Ali S, Antunes A and Fry BG. 2013. Three-fingered RAVERs: Rapid Accumulation of Variations in Exposed Residues of snake venom toxins. Toxins. 5:2172-2208.

Impact Factor:  3.57     >>> Download PDF <<<

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8. Terrat Y, Sunagar K, Fry BG, Jackson TNW, Scheib H, Fourmy R, Verdenaud M, Blanchet G, Antunes A and Ducancel F. 2013. Atractaspis aterrima toxins: The first insight into the molecular evolution of venom in side-stabbers. Toxins. 5:1948–1964.

Impact Factor:  3.57     >>> Download PDF <<<

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7. Low D*, Sunagar K*, Undheim E*, Ali SA*, Alagon AC, Ruder T, Jackson T, Kurniawan N, Gonzalez SP, King GF, Antunes A and Fry B. G. 2013. Dracula’s Children: Molecular evolution of vampire bat venom. Journal of Proteomics. 89:95-111.

Impact Factor: 3.86     *Joint first author     >>> Download PDF <<<

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6. Fry BG, Undheim E, (11 authors) and Sunagar K. 2013. Squeezers and leaf-cutters: differential diversification and degeneration of the venom system in toxicoferan reptiles. Molecular and Cellular Proteomics. 12: 1881-1899.

Impact Factor: 5.91     >>> Download PDF <<<

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5. Brust A*, Sunagar K*, Vetter* I, Yang D*, Undheim E, Casewell N, Ruder T, Jackson T, Koludarov I, Alewood P, Hodgson W. C, Lewis R, King G. F, Antunes A and Fry BG. 2013. Differential evolution and neofunctionalization of snake venom metalloprotease domains. Molecular and Cellular Proteomics. 2:651–663.

Impact Factor: 5.91     *Joint first author     >>> Download PDF <<<

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4. Ruder T*, Sunagar K*, Undheim E*, Ali SA, Wai T, Low D, Jackson T, King GF, Antunes A and Fry B. G. 2013. Molecular phylogeny and evolution of the proteins encoded by coleoid (Cuttlefish, Octopus, Squid) posterior venom glands. Journal of Molecular Evolution. 1:13.

Impact Factor: 1.84    *Joint first author     >>> Download PDF <<<

2012

3. Koludarov I*, Sunagar K*, Undheim E*, Jackson T. N. W, Ruder T, Whitehead D, Saucedo AC, Mora G. R, Alagon A.C, King G.F, Antunes A and Fry B.G. 2012. Structural and molecular diversification of the Anguimorpha lizard venom gland system in the arboreal species Abronia graminea. Journal of Molecular Evolution. 75:168–183.

Impact Factor: 1.84     *Joint first author     >>> Download PDF <<<

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2. Sunagar K, Johnson WE, O’Brien SJ, Vasconcelos V and Antunes A. 2012. Evolution of CRISPs associated with toxicoferan-reptilian venom and mammalian reproduction. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 29:1807–1822.

Impact Factor: 13.66    5-Year Impact Factor: 13     >>> Download PDF <<<

2009

1. Mondol S, Navya R, Athreya V, Sunagar K, Selvaraj VM, Ramakrishnan U. 2009. A panel of microsatellites to individually identify leopards and its application to leopard monitoring in human dominated landscapes. BMC Genetics. 10:79.

Impact Factor: 2.15     >>> Download PDF <<<

Reviews

1. Sunagar, K. Morgenstern, A. Reitzel and Y. Moran. Ecological venomics: how genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics can shed new light on the ecology and evolution of venom. 2015. Journal of Proteomics. 1874-3919. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jprot.2015.09.015

Impact Factor: 3.86     >>> Download PDF <<<

Book chapters

27. Bryan G. Fry, Ivan Koludarov, Timothy N. W. Jackson, Mandë Holford, Yves Terrat, Nicholas R. Casewell, Eivind, A. B. Undheim, Irina Vetter, Syed A. Ali, Dolyce H. W. Low and Kartik Sunagar. ‘Seeing the woods for the trees: understanding venom evolution as a guide for biodiscovery’ Venoms to drugs: venom as a source for the development of human therapeutics (G.F. King, ed.), Royal Society of Chemistry, London, UK.

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26. The Origin and Evolution of the Toxicofera Reptile Venom System. B. G. Fry, K. Sunagar, N. R. Casewell, E. Kochva, K. Roelants, H. Scheib, W. Wüster, N. Vidal, B. Young, F. Burbrink, R. A. Pyron, F. J. Vonk, and T. N. W. Jackson. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

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25. Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment of Envenomation L. Boyer, A. Alagón, B. G. Fry, T. N. W. Jackson, K. Sunagar, and J.-P. Chippaux. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

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24. Antivenom Research and Development M. Bénard-Valle, E. E. Neri-Castro, B. G. Fry, L. Boyer, C. Cochran, M. Alam, T. N. W. Jackson, D. Paniagua, F. Olvera-Rodríguez, I. Koludarov, K. Sunagar and A. Alagón. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

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23. Ineffective Traditional and Modern Techniques for the Treatment of Snakebite M. Bénard-Valle, E. E. Neri-Castro, L. Boyer, T. N. W. Jackson, K. Sunagar, M. Clarkson, and B. G. Fry. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

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22. Maintaining Venomous Reptile Collections: Proitemols and Occupational Safety B. G. Fry, I. Hendrikx, P. Rowley, T. N. W. Jackson, H. van der Ploeg, R. Johnson, M. Sasa, N. Dunstan, S. Barve, B. Lock, T. Phillip, M. Zivkovic, L. Boyer, K. Wiley, J. Harrison, R. Carmichael, M. C. Morris, P. Martelli, D. Brandl, G. Shankar, S. McCarthy, K. Sunagar, J. Pittman, and C. Cochran. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

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21. Veterinary Care of Venomous Reptiles J. Haberfid, P. Martelli, R. Johnson, S. Barten, A. Gillett, B. Lock, R. Jones, S. Simpson, T. N. W. Jackson, C. Cochran, N. Dunstan, K. Sunagar and B. G. Fry. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

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20. Research Methods B. G. Fry, E. A. B. Undheim, T. N. W. Jackson, K. Roelants, D. Georgieva, I. Vetter, J. J. Calvete, H. Scheib, B. W. Cribb, D. C. Yang, N. L. Daly, M. L. Roy Manchadi, J. M. Gutiérrez, B. Lomonte, G. M. Nicholson, S. Dziemborowicz, V. Lavergne, L. Ragnarsson, L. D. Rash, M. Mobli, W. C. Hodgson, N. R. Casewell, A. Nouwens, S. C. Wagstaff S. A. Ali, D. L. Whitehead, V. Herzig, P. Monagle, N. D. Kurniawan, T. Reeks and K. Sunagar. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

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19. Three-Finger Toxins (3FTx) Y. Utkin, K. Sunagar, T. N. W. Jackson, T. Reeks, and B. G. Fry. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

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18. Beta-Defensins A. R. B. Prieto da Silva, B. G. Fry, K. Sunagar, H. Scheib, T. N. W. Jackson, G. Rádis-Baptista, A. J. Zaharenko, P. L. de Sá Jr., A. Pereira, N. Oguiura, M. A. F. Hayashi, A. Kerkis, T. Yamane, and I. Kerkis. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

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17. Cysteine-Rich Secretory Proteins K. Sunagar, T. N. W. Jackson, T. Reeks, and B. G. Fry. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

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16. Exendin Peptides B. G. Fry, K. Roelants, T. N. W. Jackson, K. Sunagar, Z. Takacs, T. Reeks, and H. F. Kwok. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

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15. Factor Va Proteins S. Earl, K. Sunagar, T. N. W. Jackson, T. Reeks, and B. G. Fry. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

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14. Factor Xa Enzymes M. Trabi, K. Sunagar, T. N. W. Jackson, and B. G. Fry. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

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13. Kallikrein Enzymes S. Vaiyapuri, K. Sunagar, J. M. Gibbins, T. N. W. Jackson, T. Reeks, and B. G. Fry. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

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12. Kunitz Peptides W. S. Eng, B. G. Fry, K. Sunagar, Z. Takacs, T. N. W. Jackson, and L. W. Guddat. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

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11. L-Amino Acid Oxidase Enzymes N. H. Tan, B. G. Fry, K. Sunagar, T. N. W. Jackson, T. Reeks, and S. Y. Fung. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

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10. Lectin Proteins F. T. Arlinghaus, B. G. Fry, K. Sunagar, T. N. W. Jackson, J. A. Eble, T. Reeks, and K. J. Clemetson. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

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9. B-Type Natriuretic Peptides B. G. Fry, K. Sunagar, T. N. W. Jackson, T. Reeks, and H. F. Kwok. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

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8.C-Type Natriuretic Peptides B. G. Fry, T. N. W. Jackson, Z. Takacs, T. Reeks and K. Sunagar. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

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7. Group I Phospholipase A2 Enzymes K. Sunagar, T. N. W. Jackson, T. Reeks, and B. G. Fry. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

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6. Group II Phospholipase A2 Enzymes. K. Sunagar, I. H. Tsai, B. Lomonte, T. N. W. Jackson, and B. G. Fry. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

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5. Sarafotoxin Peptides A. Bdolah, F. Ducancel, K. Sunagar, T. N. W. Jackson, and B. G. Fry. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

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4. Snake Venom Metalloprotease Enzymes N. R. Casewell, K. Sunagar, Z. Takacs, J. J. Calvete, T. N. W. Jackson, and B. G. Fry. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

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3. Lesser-Known or Putative Reptile Toxins B. G. Fry, R. Richards, S. Earl, X. Cousin, T. N. W. Jackson, C. Weise, and K. Sunagar. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

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2. Poisonous Snakes and Komodo Dragon Weaponized Bacteria: Which Is Myth and Which Is Reality? B. G. Fry, H. Scheib, K. Messenger, K. L. Tyrrell, S. Hocknull, S. Wroe, K. Sunagar, E. J. C. Goldstein, D. M. Citron, and T. N. W. Jackson. Venomous reptiles and their toxins: Evolution, pathophysiology and Biodiscovery. (B. G. Fry, ed.), Oxford Press, USA.

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1. K. Sunagar, Casewell NR, Varma S, Kolla R, Antunes A and Moran Y. “Deadly innovations: unravelling the molecular evolution of animal venoms” in the “Toxinology. Venom Genomics and Proteomics”, edited by P. Gopalakrishnakone. Springer Handbooks of Toxinology.