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Patel A and Dharap A (2024). An emerging role for enhancer RNAs in brain disorders. NeuroMolecular Medicine. doi: 10.1007/s12017-024-08776-3.

Ruiz D, Bhattarai S and Dharap A (2021). Sex-based eRNA expression and function in ischemic stroke. Neurochemistry International. doi: 10.1016/j.neuint.2021.105149

Bhattarai S, Akella A, Gandhi A and Dharap A (2020) Modulation of brain pathology by enhancer RNAs in cerebral ischemia. Mol Neurobiol. doi: 10.1007/s12035-020-02194-9

(Note: Raw RNA-seq data for this study is available in the NCBI GEO under the accession number GSE135480)

Akella A, Bhattarai S and Dharap A. (2019) Long Noncoding RNAs in the Pathophysiology of Ischemic Stroke. Neuromolecular Med. doi:10.1007/s12017-019-08542-w

Bhattarai S, Aly A, Garcia K, Ruiz D, Pontarelli F and Dharap A. (2018) Deep sequencing reveals uncharted isoform heterogeneity of the protein-coding transcriptome in cerebral ischemia. Mol Neurobiol. doi:10.1007/s12035-018-1147-0

(Note: Raw RNA-seq data for this study is available in the NCBI GEO under the accession number GSE112348)

Bhattarai S., Pontarelli F., Prendergast E and Dharap A. (2017) Discovery of novel stroke-responsive lncRNAs in the mouse cortex using genome-wide RNA-seq. Neurobiol Dis. Aug 27 pii: S0969-9961(17)30208-5. doi: 10.1016/j.nbd.2017.08.016.

(Note: Raw RNA-seq data for this study is available in the NCBI GEO under the accession number GSE112348)

Dharap A., and Vemuganti R. (2017) Noncoding RNAs and Stroke: Primer on Cerebrovascular Diseases, Second Edition (Elsevier). Pages 276-279. Hardcover, ISBN: 978-0-12-803058-5.

Dharap A, Pokrzywa C, Murali S, Kaimal B and Vemuganti R. (2015) Mutual induction of transcription factor PPARγ and microRNAs miR-145 and miR-329. J Neurochem. Oct;135(1):139-46. doi: 10.1111/jnc.13220. Epub 2015 Jul 23.


Mehta SL, Dharap A and Vemuganti R. (2014) Expression of transcribed ultraconserved regions of genome in rat cerebral cortex. Neurochemistry International. doi: 10.1016/j.neuint.2014.06.006


Dharap A, Murali S, Pokrzywa C, Pandi G and Vemuganti R. (2013) MicroRNA-324-3p induces promoter- mediated expression of the RelA gene. PLoS One. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0079467.


Dharap A*, Pokrzywa C and Vemuganti R. (2013) Increased binding of stroke-induced long noncoding RNAs to the transcriptional corepressors Sin3A and coREST. ASN Neuro. doi:pii: e00124. 10.1042/AN20130029. 

*Co-corresponding author (Manuscript identified by Editorial Board to be of special interest. Invited to record podcast on the study).


Novikova I, Dharap A, Hennelly S and Sanbonmatsu K. (2013) 3S: Shotgun Secondary Structure determination for long non-coding RNAs. Methods. doi: 10.1016/j.ymeth.2013.07.030.


Dharap, A., Nakka, VP and Vemuganti R. (2012) MicroRNAs in the Ischemic Brain: The Fine-Tuning Specialists and Novel Therapeutic Targets. From Target Selection to Clinical Trials. Springer Series in Translational Stroke Research. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4419-9530-8. Hardcover, ISBN 978-1-4419-9529-2.


Pandi G, Nakka VP, Dharap A and Vemuganti R. (2012) MiR-29c down-regulation mediates ischemic cell death by derepressing DNMT3a. PLoS One. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0058039.


Dharap A, Nakka VP, and Vemuganti, R. (2012) Effect of focal ischemia on long noncoding RNAs. Stroke. 2012 Oct;43(10):2800-2. Epub 2012 Sep 4.


Dharap A, Nakka VP, and Vemuganti, R. (2011) Altered expression of piRNAs in rat brain following transient focal ischemia. Stroke. 42:1105-9.


Dharap A, Vemuganti, R. (2010) Ischemic preconditioning alters cerebral microRNAs that are upstream to neuroprotective signaling pathways. J. Neurochem doi: 10.1111/j.1471-4159.2010.06735.x.


Dharap A, Bowen K, Place RF, Li LC and Vemuganti R. (2009) Transient focal ischemia induces extensive temporal changes in rat cerebral MicroRNAome. J. Cereb. Blood Flow Metab. doi: 10.1038/jcbfm.2008.157

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