ZFIN ID: ZDB-PERS-110926-1
Unniappan, Suraj
Email: suraju@yorku.ca
Address: Department of Biology, York University Laboratory of Integrative Neuroendocrinology Room 221, Lumbers Building 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada
Phone: 1-416-736-2100 Office Ext: 20999 Lab Ext.: 20777
Fax: 1-416-736-5698


Blanco, A.M., Bertucci, J.I., Hatef, A., Unniappan, S. (2020) Feeding and food availability modulate brain-derived neurotrophic factor, an orexigen with metabolic roles in zebrafish. Scientific Reports. 10:10727
Rajeswari, J.J., Hatef, A., Unniappan, S. (2020) Nesfatin-1-Like Peptide Suppresses Hypothalamo-Pituitary-Gonadal mRNAs, Gonadal Steroidogenesis and Oocyte Maturation in Fish. Biology of reproduction. 103(4):802-816
Rajeswari, J.J., Unniappan, S. (2020) Nesfatin-1 Suppresses Fish Reproductive Axis and Gonadal Steroidogenesis. Reproduction (Cambridge, England). 160(3):445-454
Blanco, A.M., Bertucci, J.I., Unniappan, S. (2020) FGF21 Mimics a Fasting-Induced Metabolic State and Increases Appetite in Zebrafish. Scientific Reports. 10:6993
Rajeswari, J.J., Unniappan, S. (2020) Phoenixin-20 Stimulates mRNAs Encoding Hypothalamo-Pituitary-Gonadal Hormones, is Pro-Vitellogenic, and Promotes Oocyte Maturation in Zebrafish. Scientific Reports. 10:6264
Rajeswari, J.J., Blanco, A.M., Unniappan, S. (2020) Phoenixin-20 (PNX-20) Suppresses Food Intake, Modulates Glucoregulatory Enzymes, and Enhances Glycolysis in Zebrafish. American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology. 318(5):R917-R928
Sundarrajan, L., Unniappan, S. (2017) Small Interfering RNA Mediated Knockdown of Irisin Suppresses Food Intake and Modulates Appetite Regulatory Peptides in Zebrafish. General and comparative endocrinology. 252:200-208
Sundarrajan, L., Yeung, C., Hahn, L., Weber, L.P., Unniappan, S. (2017) Irisin regulates cardiac physiology in zebrafish. PLoS One. 12:e0181461
Falcinelli, S., Rodiles, A., Hatef, A., Picchietti, S., Cossignani, L., Merrifield, D.L., Unniappan, S., Carnevali, O. (2017) Dietary lipid content reorganizes gut microbiota and probiotic L. rhamnosus attenuates obesity and enhances catabolic hormonal milieu in zebrafish. Scientific Reports. 7:5512
Hamilton, J.L., Imran Ul-Haq, M., Abbina, S., Kalathottukaren, M.T., Lai, B.F., Hatef, A., Unniappan, S., Kizhakkedathu, J.N. (2016) In vivo efficacy, toxicity and biodistribution of ultra-long circulating desferrioxamine based polymeric iron chelator. Biomaterials. 102:58-71
Nair, N., Gerger, C., Hatef, A., Weber, L.P., Unniappan, S. (2016) Ultrasonography Reveals In Vivo Dose-Dependent Inhibition of End Systolic and Diastolic Volumes, Heart Rate and Cardiac Output by Nesfatin-1 in Zebrafish. General and comparative endocrinology. 234:142-50
Falcinelli, S., Rodiles, A., Unniappan, S., Picchietti, S., Gioacchini, G., Merrifield, D.L., Carnevali, O. (2016) Probiotic treatment reduces appetite and glucose level in the zebrafish model. Scientific Reports. 6:18061
Hatef, A., Yufa, R., Unniappan, S. (2015) Ghrelin O-Acyl Transferase in Zebrafish Is an Evolutionarily Conserved Peptide Upregulated During Calorie Restriction. Zebrafish. 12(5):327-38
Hatef, A., Shajan, S., Unniappan, S. (2015) Nutrient status modulates the expression of nesfatin-1 encoding nucleobindin 2A and 2B mRNAs in zebrafish gut, liver and brain. General and comparative endocrinology. 215:51-60
Hamilton, J.L., Hatef, A., Imran Ul-Haq, M., Nair, N., Unniappan, S., Kizhakkedathu, J.N. (2014) Clinically Approved Iron Chelators Influence Zebrafish Mortality, Hatching Morphology and Cardiac Function. PLoS One. 9:e109880
Mohan, H., and Unniappan, S. (2013) Discovery of ghrelin o-acyltransferase. Endocrine Development. 25:16-24
Gonzalez, R., Shepperd, E., Thiruppugazh, V., Lohan, S., Grey, C., Chang, J.P., and Unniappan, S. (2012) Nesfatin-1 Regulates the Hypothalamo-Pituitary-Ovarian Axis of Fish. Biology of reproduction. 87(4):84
Shepperd, E., Peng, C., and Unniappan, S. (2012) Ghrelinergic system in fish ovaries and ghrelin inhibition of germinal vesicle breakdown in zebrafish oocytes. General and comparative endocrinology. 176(3):426-431
Amole, N., and Unniappan, S. (2009) Fasting induces preproghrelin mRNA expression in the brain and gut of zebrafish, Danio rerio. General and comparative endocrinology. 161(1):133-137
Kaiya, H., Miyazato, M., Kangawa, K., Peter, R.E., and Unniappan, S. (2008) Ghrelin: a multifunctional hormone in non-mammalian vertebrates. Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology. 149(2):109-128