Chalermporn Ongvarrasopone

Chalermporn Ongvarrasopone, Ph.D.,
Assoc. Prof.

Ph.D. (Physiology), University of Illinois at Chicago , USA, 1999
Ext. 1280
Email:  chalermporn.ong@mahidol.ac.th

Penaeid shrimp are one of the most economically important aquaculture species in Thailand. Viral diseases especially caused by Yellow head virus (YHV) and white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) can cause shrimp mortality within 3-10 days. To date, effective methods and strategies to control the diseases have been extensively studied including using RNA interference technology. However, no effective methods can be employed successfully in the farm shrimp. This is possibly due to lacking knowledge of the mechanism of the RNAi pathway, the molecular pathogenesis of viral infection and viral-host interaction. Therefore, our research interest is focused on understanding of the RNAi machineries in shrimp and their regulation during viral infection. How the viral encoded miRNAs function during viral infection and the mechanism of YHV entry and trafficking inside shrimp cells are currently investigated.

Selected Publications

1. Phetrungnapa, A., Ho T., Udomkit A., Panyim, S. *Ongvarrasopone, C. (2013) Molecular cloning and functional characterization of Argonaute-3 gene from Penaeus monodon. Fish & Shellfish Immunol. 35(3);874-882.

2. Phetrungnapa, A., Panyim, S. *Ongvarrasopone, C. (2013) Penaeus monodon Tudor staphylococcal nuclease preferentially interacts with N-terminal domain of Argonaute-1. Fish & Shellfish Immunol. 34;875-884.

3. Posiri, P., *Ongvarrasopone, C., Panyim S. (2013)A simple one-step method for producing dsRNA from E.coli to inhibit shrimp virus replication. J Virol Met. 188;64-69.

4. *Ongvarrasopone, C.,Chomchai, E., Panyim, S. (2010) Antiviral effect of PmRab7 knock-down on inhibition of Laem-Singh virus replication in black tiger shrimp. Antiviral Res 88(1):116-8.

5. *Ongvarrasopone, C., Chanasakulniyom, M., Sritumyalucksana, K., Panyim, S. (2008) Suppression of PmRab7 by dsRNA inhibits WSSV or YHV infection in shrimp. Mar Biotechnol (NY). 10(4):374-81.

Full Publications

1. Phetrungnapa, A., Ho T., Udomkit A., Panyim, S. *Ongvarrasopone, C. (2013) Molecular cloning and functional characterization of Argonaute-3 gene from Penaeus monodon. Fish & Shellfish Immunol. 35(3);874-882.

2. Phetrungnapa, A., Panyim, S. *Ongvarrasopone, C. (2013) Penaeus monodon Tudor staphylococcal nuclease preferentially interacts with N-terminal domain of Argonaute-1. Fish & Shellfish Immunol. 34;875-884.

3. Posiri, P., *Ongvarrasopone, C., Panyim S. (2013)A simple one-step method for producing dsRNA from E.coli to inhibit shrimp virus replication. J Virol Met. 188;64-69.

4. Phetrungnapha A, Panyim S, *Ongvarrasopone C. (2011) A Tudor staphylococcal nuclease from Penaeus monodon: cDNA cloning and its involvement in RNA interference. Fish Shellfish Immunol. Sep;31(3):373-80.

5. *Ongvarrasopone, C., Saejia, P., Chanasakulniyom, M., Panyim, S. (2011) Inhibition of Taura syndrome virus replication in Litopenaeus vannamei through silencing LvRab7 gene by double-stranded RNA. Arch Virol 156(7):1117-23.

6. Posiri P, *Ongvarrasopone C, Panyim S. (2011) Improved preventive and curative effects of YHV infection in Penaeus monodon by a combination of two double stranded RNAs. Aquaculture. 314(1-4):34-8.

7. *Ongvarrasopone, C.,Chomchai, E., Panyim, S. (2010) Antiviral effect of PmRab7 knock-down on inhibition of Laem-Singh virus replication in black tiger shrimp. Antiviral Res 88(1):116-8.

8. *Ongvarrasopone, C., Chanasakulniyom, M., Sritumyalucksana, K., Panyim, S. (2008) Suppression of PmRab7 by dsRNA inhibits WSSV or YHV infection in shrimp. Mar Biotechnol (NY). 10(4):374-81.

9. *Ongvarrasopone, C., Roshorm, Y., and Panyim, S. (2007) A simple and cost effective method to generate dsRNA for RNAi study in invertebrates. ScienceAsia. 33(1) 35-39.

10. *Ongvarrasopone, C., Roshorm, Y., Somyong, S., Pothiratana, C. Petchdee, S., Tangkhabuanbutra, J., Sophasan, S., and Panyim S. (2006) Molecular cloning and functional expression of the Penaeus monodon 5-HT receptor. Biochemical Biophysics Acta. 1759(7):328-39.

11. Eklund, L., Puihola, J., Komulainen, J., Sormunen, R., Ongvarrasopone, C., Fassler, R., Muona, A., Ilves, M., Ruskoaho, H., Takala, T., and Pihlajaniemi, T. (2001) Lack of type XV collagen causes a mild skeletal myopathy and cardiovascular defects in mice. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 98(3): 1194-1199.

12. Ongvarrasopone, C. and Kennedy, J. M. (1998) Developmentally regulated expression of cytochrome c oxidase isoforms in regenerating rat skeletal muscles. J. Appl. Physiol. 85 (1): 246-253.

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