Balasubramanian Natesan
Post-doc Researcher
Research Group
Molecular Microbiology
Departamento de Ciências da Vida, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal.
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Research Interests
The main research interests are Streptococcus pathogenesis and infection control, Host parasite interaction, Pathogen virulence and gene expression, Streptococcus biofilm study.
Main publications
1. Balasubramanian, N, and Simões, N. 2014. Bacillus pumilus S124A carboxymethyl cellulase: a thermo stable enzyme with a wide substrate spectrum utility. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 67, 132–139.

2. Balasubramanian, N and Simões, N. 2013. Cloning and molecular analysis of the aspartic protease Sc-ASP110 gene transcript in Steinernema carpocapsae. Parasitology, 140 (9), 1158–1167.

3. Toubarro, D, Avila, M.M, Hao, Y.J, Balasubramanian, N, Jing, Y, Rafael M, Faria, T.Q, Brito, R.M and Simões, N. 2013. A serpin released by an entomopathogen impairs clot formation in insect defense system. PLoS ONE 8(7): e69161.

4. Balasubramanian, N, Toubarro, D, Teixeira, M, and Simões, N. 2012. Purification and Biochemical Characterization of a Novel Thermo-stable Carboxymethyl Cellulase from Azorean Isolate Bacillus mycoides S122C. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 168 (8), 191–2204.

5. Balasubramanian, N, Toubarro, D, Nascimento, G, Ferreira, R, and Simões, N. 2012. Purification, molecular characterization and gene expression analysis of an aspartic protease (Sc-ASP113) from the nematode Steinernema carpocapsae during the parasitic stage. Molecular & Biochemical Parasitology, 182 (1-2), 37–44.

6. Balasubramanian, N, Nascimento, G, Ferreira, R, Martinez, M and Simões, N. 2012. Pepsin-like aspartyl protease (Sc-ASP155) cloning, molecular characterization and gene expression analysis in developmental stages of nematode Steinernema carpocapsae. Gene, 500 (2), 164–171.

7. Balasubramanian, N, Toubarro, D and Simões, N. 2010. Biochemical characterization and in vitro insect immune suppression by a trypsin-like secreted protease from the entamopathogenic nematode Steinernema carpocapsae. Parasite Immunology, 32 (3), 165–175.

8. Manoharan, P.T, Shanmugaiah, V, Balasubramanian, N, Gomathinayagam, S, Sharma, M.P and Muthuchelian, K. 2010. Influence of AM fungi on the growth and physiological status of Erythrina variegata Linn. grown under different water stress conditions. European Journal of Soil Biology, 46 (2), 151–156.

9. Balasubramanian, N, Hao,Y.J, Toubarro, D, Nascimento, G and Simões, N. 2009. Purification, biochemical and molecular analysis of a chymotrypsin protease with prophenoloxidase suppression activity from the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema carpocapsae. International Journal for Parasitology 39 (9), 975–984.