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Kumble Sandeep Prabhu, PhD

Kumble Sandeep Prabhu, PhD

Department Head and Professor, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Scientific Program:Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis

Research Interests

  • Selenium
  • Macrophages
  • Selenoproteins
  • Inflammation
  • Prostaglandins
  • Lipopolysaccharides
  • Inositol Oxygenase
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Up-Regulation
  • Leukemia
  • Proteins
  • Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptors

Recent Publications


Jia, B, Zhao, C, Minagawa, K, Shike, H, Claxton, DF, Ehmann, WC, Rybka, WB, Mineishi, S, Wang, M, Schell, TD, Prabhu, KS, Paulson, RF, Zhang, Y, Shultz, LD & Zheng, H 2023, 'Acute Myeloid Leukemia Causes T Cell Exhaustion and Depletion in a Humanized Graft-versus-Leukemia Model', Journal of Immunology, vol. 211, no. 9, pp. 1426-1437.
Qian, F, Arner, BE, Nettleford, SK, Paulson, RF & Prabhu, KS 2023, 'Intra-Peritoneal Transplantation for Generating Acute Myeloid Leukemia in Mice', Journal of Visualized Experiments, vol. 2023, no. 191, e64834.
Misra, S, Lee, TJ, Sebastian, A, McGuigan, J, Liao, C, Koo, I, Patterson, AD, Rossi, RM, Hall, MA, Albert, I & Prabhu, KS 2023, 'Loss of selenoprotein W in murine macrophages alters the hierarchy of selenoprotein expression, redox tone, and mitochondrial functions during inflammation', Redox Biology, vol. 59, 102571.
Nettleford, SK, Liao, C, Short, SP, Rossi, RM, Singh, V & Prabhu, KS 2023, 'Selenoprotein W Ameliorates Experimental Colitis and Promotes Intestinal Epithelial Repair', Antioxidants, vol. 12, no. 4, 850.
Prabhu, KS 2023, 'The selenoprotein P-LRP5/6-WNT3A complex promotes tumorigenesis in sporadic colorectal cancer', Journal of Clinical Investigation, vol. 133, no. 13, e171885.


Girdhar, N, Kansal, H, Garg, K, Sharma, S, Prabhu, KS, Chopra, V, Tinkov, AA, Skalny, AV & Prakash, NT 2022, 'Correlation of Serum Selenium in Asthma Patients with Severity of the Disorder', Biological Trace Element Research, vol. 200, no. 12, pp. 4949-4954.
Qian, F, Arner, BE, Kelly, KM, Annageldiyev, C, Sharma, A, Claxton, DF, Paulson, RF & Prabhu, KS 2022, 'Interleukin-4 treatment reduces leukemia burden in acute myeloid leukemia', FASEB Journal, vol. 36, no. 5, e22328.
Lee, TJ, Nettleford, SK, McGlynn, A, Carlson, BA, Kirimanjeswara, GS & Prabhu, KS 2022, 'The role of selenoproteins in neutrophils during inflammation', Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, vol. 732, 109452.


Jia, B, Zhao, C, Bayerl, M, Shike, H, Claxton, DF, Ehmann, WC, Mineishi, S, Schell, TD, Zheng, P, Zhang, Y, Shultz, LD, Prabhu, KS, Paulson, RF & Zheng, H 2022, 'A novel clinically relevant graft-versus-leukemia model in humanized mice', Journal of Leukocyte Biology, vol. 111, no. 2, pp. 427-437.
Markley, RL, Restori, KH, Katkere, B, Sumner, SE, Nicol, MJ, Tyryshkina, A, Nettleford, SK, Williamson, DR, Place, DE, Dewan, KK, Shay, AE, Carlson, BA, Girirajan, S, Prabhu, KS & Kirimanjeswara, GS 2021, 'Macrophage Selenoproteins Restrict Intracellular Replication of Francisella tularensis and Are Essential for Host Immunity', Frontiers in immunology, vol. 12, 701341.
Korwar, AM, Hossain, A, Lee, TJ, Shay, AE, Basrur, V, Conlon, K, Smith, PB, Carlson, BA, Salis, HM, Patterson, AD & Prabhu, KS 2021, 'Selenium-dependent metabolic reprogramming during inflammation and resolution', Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol. 296, 100410.


Chen, Y, Xiang, J, Qian, F, Diwakar, BT, Ruan, B, Hao, S, Sandeep Prabhu, K & Paulson, RF 2020, 'Epo receptor signaling in macrophages alters the splenic niche to promote erythroid differentiation', Blood, vol. 136, no. 2, pp. 235-246.
Nettleford, SK, Zhao, L, Qian, F, Herold, M, Arner, B, Desai, D, Amin, S, Xiong, N, Singh, V, Carlson, BA & Prabhu, KS 2020, 'The Essential Role of Selenoproteins in the Resolution of Citrobacter rodentium-Induced Intestinal Inflammation', Frontiers in Nutrition, vol. 7, 96.