Nehal Thakor



  • Ross, J.A. and Thakor, N.* (2018) Toeprinting Analysis of Translation Initiation Complex Formation on Mammalian mRNAs. J. Vis. Exp.135: e57519. DOI: 10.3791/57519 (IF: 1.232)


  • Thakor, N., Smith, M.D., Roberts, L. Patel, H., Wieden, H.-J., Cate, J.C.D., and Holcik, M. (2017) Cellular mRNA recruits the ribosome via eIF3-PABP bridge to initiate internal translation. RNA Biol. 14(5): 553-567. DOI: 10.1080/15476286.2015.1137419 (IF: 4.97)


  • Sharma, D., Bressler, K., Patel, H., Balasingam, N., and Thakor, N. (2016) Role of eukaryotic initiation factors (eIFs) during cellular stress and cancer progression. Journal of Nucleic Acids (Epub ahead of print) PMID: 28083147. DOI: 10.1155/2016/8235121 (IF: 2.98) (Invited Review Article)


  • Li, W., Atkinson, G. C., Thakor, N. S., Allas, Ü., Lu, C. C., Chan, K. Y., Tenson, T., Schulten, K., Wilson, K. S., Hauryliuk, V., and Frank, J. (2013) Mechanism of tetracycline resistance by ribosomal protection protein Tet(O). Nat. Commun. 4: 1477. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms2470 (IF: 10.742)
  • Faye, M. D., Graber, T. E., Liu, P., Thakor, N., Baird, S. D., Durie, D., and Holcik, M. (2013) Nucleotide composition of cellular IRES defines dependence on NF45 and predicts a post-transcriptional mitotic regulation. Mol. Cell. Biol. 33: 307-18. DOI: 10.1128/MCB.00546-12 (IF: 5.036)


  • Thakor, N., and Holcik, M. (2012) IRES-mediated translation of cellular messenger RNA operates in eIF2α- independent manner during stress. Nucleic Acids Res. 40: 541-52. DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkr701 (IF: 8.808)
  • Liwak, U., Thakor, N., Jordan, L.E., Roy, R., Lewis, S.M., Pardo, O., Seckl, M., and Holcik, M. (2012) Tumor Suppressor PDCD4 Represses Internal Ribosome Entry Site-Mediated Translation of Antiapoptotic Proteins and Is Regulated by S6 Kinase 2. Mol. Cell. Biol. 32: 1818-29. DOI: 10.1128/MCB.06317-11 (IF: 5.036)
  • Thakor, N., and Holcik, M. (2012) RNA Affinity Chromatography. In Affinity Chromatography; Ed. Dr. Sameh Magdeldin: INTECH open access publishers; ISBN 979-953-307-298-1. (Invited Book Chapter)


  • Li, W., Thakor, N., Xu, E. Y., Huang, Y., Chen, C., Yu, R., Holcik, M., and Kong, A.N. (2012) An internal ribosomal entry site mediates redox-sensitive translation of Nrf2. Nucleic Acids Res. 38: 778-88. DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkp1048 (IF: 8.808)