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Dr. Raghuvir K. Arni
Multiuser Center for Biomolecular Innovation
Department of Physics
KEY RESEARCH FIELDS: Enzymes, Structural Biology, Crystallography, Biophysics.

Dr. Raghuvir K. Arni is a Full Professor at the Department of Physics and Director of the Multiuser Center for Biomolecular Innovation, São Paulo State University, Brazil ( He obtained his PhD in protein crystallography from the Free University/Technical University Berlin was a research associate at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg and at Michigan State University. His research focus is centered on the three-dimensional structures of proteins, primarily plant, animal and bacterial toxins and enzymes involved in blood coagulation. He is the author of over 130 scientific publications.

Recent Publications

Tyrosine binding and promiscuity in the arginine repressor from the pathogenic bacterium Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis. Mariutti, R.B.; Ullah, A.; Araujo, G.C.; Murakami, M.T.; Arni, R.K. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm., 2016, 475, 350-5.

Putative virulence factors of Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis FRC41: vaccine potential and protein expression. Santana-Jorge KT, Santos TM, Tartaglia NR, Aguiar EL, Souza RF, Mariutti RB, Eberle RJ, Arni RK, Portela RW, Meyer R, Azevedo V. Microb Cell Fact. 2016 May 16;15(1):83

Crystal structure of mature 2S albumin from Moringa oleifera seeds. Ullah, A.; Mariutti, R.B.; Masood, R.; Caruso, I.P.; Costa, G.H.G.; de Freita, C.M.; Santos, C.R.; Zanphorlin, L.M.; Mutton, M.J.R.; Murakami, M.T.; Arni, R.K. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm. 2015, 468, 365-371.

Crystal structure of Staphylococcus aureus exfoliative toxin D-like protein: Structural basis for the high specificity of exfoliative toxins. Mariutti, R.B.; Souza, Tatiana A.C.B.; Ullah, A.; Caruso, I.P.; de Moraes, F.R.; Zanphorlin, L.M.; Tartaglia, N.R.; Seyffert, N.; Azevedo, V.A.; Le Loir, Y.; Murakami, M.T.; Arni, R.K. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm. 2015, 467(1), 171-177.

Ac2-26 Mimetic Peptide of Annexin A1 Inhibits Local and Systemic Inflammatory Processes Induced by Bothrops moojeni Venom and the Lys-49 Phospholipase A(2) in a Rat Model. Stuqui, B., de Paula-Silva, M., Carlos, C.P.; Ullah, A.; Arni, R.K.; Gil, C.D.; Oliani, S.M. PLOS ONE. 2015, 10(7), Article Number: e0130803.

Chemical and thermal influence of the [4Fe-4S](2+) cluster of A/G-specific adenine glycosylase from Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis. Eberle, R.J.; Coronado, M.A.; Caruso, I.P.; Lopes, D.O.; Miyoshi, A.; Azevedo, V.; Arni, R.K. Biochimia ET Biophysica Acta-GENERAL SUBJECTS. 2015, 1850 (2), 393-400.

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