National Institute of Nutrition
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Name: Dr.S.M.Jeyakumar, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.
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Brief Profile:

Dr.S.M.Jeyakumar, worked in National Institute of Nutrition for his doctoral studies and obtained his doctoral degree in Biochemistry from Osmania University, Hyderabad, after completing M.Sc. and M.Phil. degrees in Biochemistry from Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu. He worked as a Research Associate for nearly a year, later; he joined this Institute as Scientist B in 2006. He is a recipient of “Young Scientist Award” in 2003 from Nutrition Society of India. He is also an “ICMR-International Fellow” and he underwent training in advanced cell culture techniques in the Department of Human Nutrition, Ohio State University, Columbus, USA. His main research focus is to understand how vitamin A metabolic pathway is affected under disease conditions particularly obesity, dyslipidemia and insulin resistance. Also interested in exploring the molecular link between dietary nutrients including vitamin A, various classes of fatty acids and vitamin A metabolism & their relevance to lipid metabolism, adipose tissue development and insulin resistance.



List of Publications:

1. Jeyakumar SM, Nalini N and Menon VP. Effect of Ginger (Zingiber Officinale R.) on Lipids in Rats Fed Atherogenic Diet. Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition. 1999; 27:79-87.

2. Jeyakumar SM, Nalini N and Menon VP. Antioxidant activity of ginger (Zingiber Officinale Rosc) in rats fed a high fat diet. Medical Science Research. 1999; 27: 341-344.

3. Jeyakumar SM, Vajreswari A, Giridharan NV. Chronic dietary vitamin A supplementation regulates obesity in an obese mutant WNIN/Ob rat model. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2006; 14: 52-9.

4. Jeyakumar SM, Vajreswari A, Giridharan NV.mpact of vitamin A on high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol and scavenger receptor class BI in the obese rat. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2007; 15: 322-329.

5. Jeyakumar SM, Vajreswari A, Giridharan NV. Vitamin A regulates obesity in WNIN/Ob obese rat; independent of stearoyl-CoA desaturase-1. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2008; 370: 243-7.

6. Sheril A, Jeyakumar SM, Jayashree T, Giridharan NV, Vajreswari A. Impact of feeding polyunsaturated fatty acids on cholesterol metabolism of dyslipidemic obese rats of WNIN/GR-Ob strain. Atherosclerosis 2009; 204(1); 136-140.

7. Jeyakumar SM, Lopamudra P, Padmini S, Balakrishna N, Giridharan NV, Vajreswari A.Fatty acid desaturation index correlates with body mass and adiposity indices of obesity in Wistar NIN obese mutant rat strains WNIN/Ob and WNIN/GR-Ob. Nutrition & Metabolism 2009; 6; 27.

8. Vajreswari A, Jeyakumar SM. Retinoids: Impact on adiposity, lipids and lipoprotein metabolism. Recent Patents on Endo. Metabol & Immune Drug Discovery, 2008; 2(2); 109-122.

9. Jeyakumar SM, Vijaya kumar P, Giridharan NV, Vajreswari A. Vitamin A improves insulin sensitivity by increasing insulin receptor phosphorylation through protein tyrosine phosphatase1B regulation at early age in obese rats of WNIN/Ob strain. Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism 2011; 13; 955-958.

10. Jeyakumar SM, Prashant A, Swarupa Rani K, Laxmi R, Vani A, Uday Kumar P, Vajreswari A, Chronic consumption of trans fat-rich diet elevates hepatic cholesterol levels and impairs muscle insulin sensitivity without leading to hepatic steatosis and hypertrigly-ceridemia in female Fischer rats. Annals of Nutr. & Metabolism, 2011, 58 (4); 272-280.

11. Reichert B, Yasmeen R, Jeyakumar SM, Yang F, Thomou T, Alder H, Duester G, Maiseyeu A, Mihai G, Harrison EH, Rajagopalan S, Kirkland JL, Ziouzenkova O. Concerted action of aldehyde dehydrogenases influences depot-specific fat formation. Molecular Endocrinology. 2011; 25: 799-809

12. Yasmeen R, Jeyakumar SM, Reichert B, Yang F, Ziouzenkova O. Vitamin A contribution to autocrine regulation of fat depots. BBA Molecular and Cell biology of lipids.2012; 1821:190-197.

13. Prashanth A, Jeyakumar SM, Giridharan NV, Vajreswari A. Vitamin A-enriched Diet Modulates Reverse Cholesterol Transport in Hypercholesterolemic Obese Rats of the WNIN/Ob Strain. Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis. 2014 ; 21: 1197-207

14. Prashanth A, Jeyakumar SM, Singotamu L, Harishankar N, Giridharan NV, Vajreswari A. Mitochondriogenesis and apoptosis: possible cause of vitamin A-mediated adipose loss in WNIN/Ob-obese rats. Nutrition & Metabolism (Lond). 2014; 11: 45.

15. Jeyakumar SM, Vajreswari A. Vitamin A as a key regulator of obesity and its associated disorders: Evidences from an obese rat model. Indian Journal of Medical Research. 2014 (In Press).

16. Jeyakumar SM, Sheril A, Vajreswari A. Chronic vitamin A-enriched diet feeding regulates hypercholesterolemia through transcriptional regulation of reverse cholesterol transport pathway genes in obese rat model of WNIN/GR-Ob strain. Indian Journal of Medical Research. 2015 (In Press).

List of Publications:

1. Jeyakumar SM, Yasmeen R, Reichert B, Ziouzenkova O. Metabolism of vitamin A in white adipose tissue and obesity. In: Sommerburg O, Siems W and Kraemer K, editors. Carotenoids and vitamin A in translational medicine. Boca Raton: CRC Press; 2013. p. 23-51.

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