SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

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Samuel J. Duesman, Neha Ogale, Sanutha Shetty, Sanil Patel, Farzana Mohamed, Njeri Sparman, Prashant Rajbhandari, & Abha Karki Rajbhandari. .2022. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2022.995573

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Sanil Patel, Njeri Sparman, Jeixin Wang, Julian P. Whitelegge, Susan Fried, Marcus Seldin, Shinya Wilfried Ellmeier, Peter Tontonoz, and Prashant Rajbhandari**Senior and corresponding author

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Luis C. Santos, Douglas Arneson, Alexandra Alvarsson, Karthickeyan Chella Krishnan, Alessia Centzone, Sanil Patel, Shani Sadeh, In Sook Ahn, Graciel Diamante, Ingrid Cely, Atul J. Butte, Cédric Blanpain, Sarah A. Stanley, Aldons J. Lusis, Xia Yang, Prashant Rajbhandari*. 2021 bioRxiv. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.11.14.378687v3; *Senior and corresponding author

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Guo, F., Seldin, M., Peterfy, M., Charugundla, S., Zhou, Z., Lee, S. D., Mouton, A., Rajbhandari, P., Zhang, W., Pellegrini, M., Tontonoz, P., Lusis, A. J., and Shih, D. M. (2021) NOTUM promotes thermogenic capacity and protects against diet-induced obesity in male mice. Sci Rep 11, 16409

August 5, 2020

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Zhou, Z, Timothy M. Moore, Brian G. Drew,Vicent Ribas, Mete Civelek, Frode Norheim, Marcus M. Seldin, Kate A. Whitney, Ellen Lester, Britany R. Reddish, Laurent Vergnes, Karen Reue, Prashant Rajbhandari, Peter Tontonoz, Jason Lee, Sushil K. Mahata, Sylvia C. Hewitt, Orian Shirihai, Kerrin Small, Markku Laakso, Sindre Lee, Christian A. Drevon, Kenneth S. Korach, Aldons J. Lusis, Andrea L. Hevener. Estrogen receptor a controls energy homeostasis in white and brown adipose tissue by regulating Polg1 and mitochondrial remodeling. Science Translational Medicine. 12, eaax8069 (2020).

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Liu, Q., Yu, J., Wang, L., Tang, Y., Zhou, Q., Ji, S., Wang, Y., Santos, L., Haeusler, R. A., Que, J., Rajbhandari, P., Lei, X., Valenti, L., Pajvani, U. B., Qin, J., and Qiang, L. Inhibition of PU.1 ameliorates metabolic dysfunction and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. Jourmal of Hepatology. 2020; S0168-8278(20)30124-0 PMID: 32135178

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*First report of adipocyte heterogeniety by snRNA-seq

*COVER ARTICLE

Rajbhandari, P.*,  Arnenson, D., Hart, SH., Ahn, I-S.,  Diamante, G., Santos, LK., Feng, A-C., Thomas, BH.,  Vergenes, L., Lee, SD. Reue, K., Smale, ST., Yang, X, and  Tontonoz, P.*. Single Cell Analysis Reveals Immune Cell-Adipocyte Crosstalk Regulating the Transcription of Thermogenic Adipocytes. eLife. 2019;8:e49501 DOI: 10.7554/eLife.49501

*Corresponding authors

November 7, 2019

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November 2, 2019

Lee,S.D, Priest,C, Bjursell, M., Gao,J., Arneson, D.V., Ahn, I-S., Diamante,G., van Veen,E., Massa, M.G., Calkin,A.C., Kim,J., Andersén,H.,  Rajbhandari,P.,  Porritt,M.,Carreras,A.,  Ahnmark, A., Seeliger, F., Maxvall, I.,  Eliasson,P., Althage, M., Åkerblad, P., Lindén, D.,  Cole, T.A.,  Lee, R.,  Boyd, H.,  Bohlooly-Y, M., Correa, S.,  Yang, X.,  Tontonoz, P., and  Hong, C. IDOL regulates systemic energy balance through control of neuronal VLDLR expression. Nature Metabolism. 2019; https://doi.org/10.1038/s42255- 019-0127-7

March 3, 2020

Rajbhandari, P., Thomas, B, Feng, A., Hong, C, Vergnes, L., Wang, J., Sallam, T., Wang, B., Sandhu, J., Seldin, MM., Lusis, AJ., Fong. L., Young, SG., Reue, K., Smale, T., and Tontonoz, P. Interleukin-10 Signaling Alters Chromatin Architecture in Adipose to Limit Thermogenesis and Energy expenditure. Cell. 2018; 172, 1, 218-233.e1; e217doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2017.11.019

January 25, 2018

February 2018

Seldin, MM., Koplev,S., Rajbhandari, P.Vergnes, L., Rosenberg, GM., Gharakhanian, R., Che, N., Pan,C., Mäkinen, S., Meng, Y., Shih, DM., Civelek, M., Parks. BW., Kim, ED., Norheim, F., Krishnan, KC., Hasin-Brumshtein,Y., Mehrabian, M., Laakso, M., Drevon, CA., Koistinen, HA., Tontonoz, P., Reue, K., Cantor, RM., Björkegren, JLM., Lusis, AJ. A strategy for discovery of endocrine interactions with application to whole-body metabolism. Cell Metabolism. 2018; 27, 5, 1138-1155.e

FEBRUARY 2018

Sallam, T., Jones, M., Thomas, B., Wu, X., Gilliand,T., Qian, K., Eskin, A., Casero, D., Zhang, Z., Sandhu, J., Salisbury, A., Rajbhandari, P., Civelek, M., Hong, C., Ito, A., Liu, X., Daniel, B., Lusis, AJ., Whitelegge, J., Nagy, L., Castrillo, A., Smale, S., and Tontonoz, P. Epigenetic regulation of macrophage cholesterol efflux and atherogenesis by the noncoding RNA MeXis. Nature Medicine. 2018; 24(3):304-312

Song NJ, Rajbhandari P*, Choi S*, Chang SH, Kim S, Vergnes, L, Kwon SM, Yoon JH, Lee S, Ku JM, Lee JS, Reue K, Koo SH, Tontonoz P, Park KW. Prdm4 induction by the small molecule butein promotes white adipose tissue browning. Nat. Chem. Biol. 2016 Jul;12(7):479-81. *Co-authors.

JULY 2016

Wang, J, Rajbhandari, P, Damianov, A, Han, A, Waki, A, Villanueva, C, Nielsen, R, Mandrup, S., Reue, K, Young, SG, Whitelegge, J, Saez, E, Black, DL, Tontonoz, P. The paraspeckle protein Pspc1 promotes the differentiation-dependent nuclear export of adipogenic RNAs. Journal of Clinical Investigation. 2017 Mar; 127(3):987-1004.

February 2018

Zhang, Li, Rajbhandari, P., Priest, C., Wu, X., Vallim, TA., Sallam, T., Temel, R. Sallam, T., and Tontonoz, P. Inhibition of Cholesterol Biosynthesis Through RNF145-mediated Ubiquitination of SCAP. eLIFE. 2017; 6:e28766 DOI: 10.7554/eLife.28766

FEBRUARY 2018

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Loss of Tle3 promomtes mitochondrial program in beige

adipocytes and improves glucose metabolism

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Blázquez-Medela, A.M., Jumabay, M.,

Rajbhandari, P., Sallam, T., Vergnes, L., Yao, L., Yao, Y., Fogelman, A.M., Tontonoz, P., Reue, K., Lusis, A.J., Wu, X., Boström, K.I. Adipocyte-Specific Noggin Deletion Promotes Obesity in Mice. Molecular Metabolism. 2019; pii: S2212-8778(18)31188-8. doi: 10.1016/j.molmet.2019.04.004.

Pearson, S., Loft, A., Rajbhandari, P., Simcox, J., Lee, S., Donato, A., Tontonoz, P., Mandrup, S., and Villaneuva, C. Loss of TLE3 Promotes Mitochondrial Program in Beige Adipocytes and Improves Glucose Metabolism. Genes & Development. 2019; 33:1-16, doi:10.1101/gad.321943.118