1. McCarthy, A.; Deiulio, A.; Todd Martin, E.; Upadhyay, M. & Rangan, P. (2018). “Tip60 complex promotes expression of a differentiation factor to regulate germline differentiation in female Drosophila.” Molecular Biology of the Cell. mbc.E18-06. 10.1091/mbc.E18-06-0385. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E18-06-0385

  2. Flora, P., Schowalter, S., Wong-Deyrup, S., DeGennaro, M., Nasrallah, M. A., Rangan, P. (2018). "Transient transcriptional silencing alters the cell cycle to promote germline stem cell differentiation in Drosophila."Developmental Biology. 434(1), 84–95. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2017.11.014

  3. Upadhyay M, Kuna M, Tudor S, Martino Cortez Y, Rangan, P (2018) "A switch in the mode of Wnt signaling orchestrates the formation of germline stem cell differentiation niche in Drosophila." PLOS Genetics. 14(1): e1007154. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1007154

  4. Flora, P., Wong-Deyrup, S. W., Martin, E., Palumbo, R., Nasrallah, M., Oligney, A., Rangan, P. (2018). Sequential regulation of maternal mRNAs through a conserved cis-acting element in their 3′ UTRs. Cell Reports. 25(13), 3828-3843. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2018.12.007

  5. Navarro-Costa, P.,1, McCarthy, A.(1), Prudêncio, P., Greer, C., Guilgur, L. G., Becker, J. D., Secombe, J., Rangan, P.(2), Martinho, R.G.2 (2016) “Early programming of the oocyte epigenome temporally controls late prophase I transcription and chromatin remodelling” Nature Communications, 7, 12331 (1 equal contribution; 2 corresponding authors). doi: 10.1038/ncomms12331

  6. Upadhyay, M, Martino-Cortez, Y, Wong-Deyrup, S, Tavares, L, Schowalter, S, Flora, P, Hill, C, Nasrallah, MA, Chittur, S, and Rangan, P (2016) "Transposon Dysregulation Modulates dWnt4 Signaling to Control Germline Stem Cell Differentiation in Drosophila." PLoS Genetics, 12(3). (Editors Choice: Science) doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1005918

  7. Rangan, P, Malone, CD, Navarro, C, Newbold, S, Sachidanandam, R, Hannon, GJ and Lehmann, R (2011) “piRNA production requires heterochromatin formation in Drosophila Current Biology, 21(6):1373-9. (Editors Choice: Science, Highlights: Nature Review Molecular Cell Biology, Dispatch: Current Biology) doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2011.06.057

  8. Rangan, P, DeGennaro, M and Lehmann, R, (2009) “Regulating gene expression in the Drosophila germline” Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol. 2008; 73:1-8. doi:10.1101/sqb.2008.73.057

  9. Chauhan, S, Behrouzi, R, Rangan, P and Woodson, SA (2009) “Structural rearrangements linked to global folding pathways of the Azoarcus group I ribozyme” J Mol Biol. 386(4), 1167-78. doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2008.12.075

  10. Rangan, P, DeGennaro, M, Jaime-Bustamante, K, Coux, RX, Martinho, R and Lehmann, R (2008) “Temporal and spatial control of germ plasm RNAs” Current Biology, 19(1): 72-7. (Nature Review Genetics, Research Highlights). doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2008.11.066

  11. Cinalli, RM*, Rangan, P*, and Lehmann, R, (2008) “Germ cells are forever” Cell, 132 (4), 559-62. (* equal contribution). doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2008.02.003

  12. Chauhan, S, Caliskan, G, Briber, R M, Perez-Salas, U, Rangan, P, Thirumalai, D, and Woodson SA (2005) “RNA tertiary interactions mediate native collapse of a bacterial group I ribozyme.” J Mol Biol, 353(5), 1199-209. doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2005.09.015

  13. Rangan, P, Masquida, B, Westhof, E, and Woodson, SA, (2004) “Architecture and folding mechanism of the Azoarcus group I pre-tRNA.” J Mol Biol. 339(1), 41-51. doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2004.03.059

  14. Rangan, P*, Perez-Salas, UA*, Krueger, S, Briber, R.M, Thirumalai D, and Woodson SA, (2004) “Compaction of a bacterial group I ribozyme coincides with the assembly of core helices.” Biochemistry, 43(6), 1746-53. (* equal contribution) doi: 10.1021/bi035642o

  15. Rangan, P and Woodson, SA, (2003) “Structural requirement for Mg2+ binding in the group I intron core.”J Mol Biol. 329(2), 229-38. PMID: 12758072

  16. Rangan, P, Masquida, B, Westhof, E, and Woodson, SA, (2003) “Assembly of core helices and rapid tertiary folding of a small bacterial group I ribozyme.” Proc Nat Acad Sci USA, 100, 1574-9. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0337743100

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  1. Flora, P., McCarthy, A., Upadhyay, M., & Rangan, P., (2017). Role of Chromatin Modifications in Drosophila Germline Stem Cell Differentiation. Signaling-Mediated Control of Cell Division. Springer, Cham, 2017. 1-30.

  2. Rangan, P and Woodson, SA, (2007). Folding mechanisms of group I intron. In Ribozyme and RNA catalysis. (ed. D.M.J. Lilley and F. Eckstein). Cambridge, UK: Royal Society of Chemistry.


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