Publications

Chronological list:

1.Bhambri, Aksheev; Pinto, Akeeth; Pillai, Beena*. Interferon mediated neuroinflammation in polyglutamine disease is not caused by RNA toxicity. Cell Death and Disease, 2019 (in press)

2.Pillai, Beena*. What the mother gives..Resonance March 2019, 381-391 [Review article on Maternal inheritance in special issue on International Women's Day]

3.Ramasamy, Soundhar; Sharma, Surbhi; Iyengar, BR.; Vellarikkal, SK.; Sivasubbu, Sridhar; Maiti, Souvik and Pillai, Beena*. Identification of novel circadian transcripts in the zebrafish retina. Journal of Experimental Biology, 222:jeb192195, 2019

4.Bhambri, Aksheev; Dhaunta, Neeraj; Patel, SS; Hardikar, Mitali; Bhatt, Abhishek; Srikakulam, N. ...... Pillai, Beena*. Large scale changes in the transcriptome of Eisenia fetida during regeneration. PLoSONE, 13 (9), e0204234, 2018

5.Sarangdhar, Mayuresh Anant; Chaubey, Divya; Srikakulam, Nagesh; Pillai, Beena*; Parentally inherited long non-coding RNA Cyrano is involved in zebrafish neurodevelopment; Nucleic acids research; 46 (18), 9726-9735; 2018

6.Sarangdhar, Mayuresh Anant; Chaubey, Divya; Pillai, Beena*; Role of Non-coding RNA in Sculpting Neurons; Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy; 84; 2; 493-500; 2018

7.Iyengar, Bharat Ravi; Pillai, Beena; Venkatesh, KV; Gadgil, Chetan J; Systematic comparison of the response properties of protein and RNA mediated gene regulatory motifs; Molecular BioSystems; 13; 6; 1235-1245; 2017

8.Sarangdhar, Mayuresh A; Chaubey, Divya; Bhatt, Abhishek; KM, Monisha; Kumar, Manish; Ranjan, Shashi; Pillai, Beena*; A novel long non-coding RNA, durga modulates dendrite density and expression of kalirin in Zebrafish; Frontiers in molecular neuroscience; 10; ; 95; 2017

9.Roshan, Reema; Choudhary, Ashwani; Bhambri, Aksheev; Bakshi, Bhawani; Ghosh, Tanay; Pillai, Beena*; microRNA dysregulation in polyglutamine toxicity of TATA-box binding protein is mediated through STAT1 in mouse neuronal cells; Journal of neuroinflammation; 14; 1; 155; 2017

10.Bhambri, Aksheev; Dhaunta, Neeraj; Patel, Surendra Singh; Hardikar, Mitali; Srikakulam, Nagesh; Shridhar, Shruti;... Pillai, Beena* Insights into regeneration from the genome, transcriptome and metagenome analysis of Eisenia fetida"; bioRxiv; 180612; 2017

11.Sharma, Shweta; Hussain, Showket; Soni, Kartik; Singhal, Pallavi; Tripathi, Richa; Ramachandran, VG; Sharma, Sonal; Das, Shukla; Pillai, Beena; Bharadwaj, Mausumi*; Novel MicroRNA signatures in HPV-mediated cervical carcinogenesis in Indian women; Tumor Biology; 37; 4; 4585-4595; 2016

12.Dey, Rakesh; Soni, Kartik; Saravanan, Shanmugam; Balakrishnan, Pachamuthu; Kumar, Vikram; Boobalan, Jayaseelan; Solomon, Sunil Suhas; Scaria, Vinod; Solomon, Suniti; Brahmachari, Samir K; Pillai, Beena*; Anti-HIV microRNA expression in a novel Indian cohort; Scientific reports; 6; ; 28279; 2016

13.Dhamija, Neeru; Choudhary, Deepika; Ladha, Jayashree S; Pillai, Beena; Mitra, Debashis; Tat predominantly associates with host promoter elements in HIV1 infected Tcells–regulatory basis of transcriptional repression of c?Rel; The FEBS journal; 282; 3; 595-610; 2015

14.Dey, R; Pillai, B*; Cell-based gene therapy against HIV; Gene therapy; 22; 11; 851; 2015

15.Suryawanshi, Hemant; Sarangdhar, Mayuresh Anant; Vij, Manika; Roshan, Reema; Singh, Vijay Pal; Ganguli, Munia; Pillai, Beena*; A Simple Alternative to Stereotactic Injection for Brain Specific Knockdown of miRNA; Journal of visualized experiments: JoVE; ; 106; ; 2015

16.Agarwal, Parul; Garg, Varsha; Gautam, Taru; Pillai, Beena; Kanoria, Shaveta; Burma, Pradeep Kumar; A study on the influence of different promoter and 5' UTR (URM) cassettes from Arabidopsis thaliana on the expression level of the reporter gene beta glucuronidase in tobacco and cotton; Transgenic research; 23; 2; 351-363; 2014

17.Iyengar, Bharat Ravi; Choudhary, Ashwani; Sarangdhar, Mayuresh Anant; Venkatesh, KV; Gadgil, Chetan J; Pillai, Beena*; Non-coding RNA interact to regulate neuronal development and function; Frontiers in cellular neuroscience; 8; ; 47; 2014

18.Roshan, Reema; Shridhar, Shruti; Sarangdhar, Mayuresh A; Banik, Arpita; Chawla, Mrinal; Garg, Manali; Singh, Vijay Pal; Pillai, Beena*; Brain-specific knockdown of miR-29 results in neuronal cell death and ataxia in mice; RNA; 20; 8; 1287-1297; 2014

19.Walawalkar, Yogesh D; Phadke, Ravindra; Noronha, Santosh; Patankar, Swati; Pillai, Beena; Engineering whole-cell biosensors to evaluate the effect of osmotic conditions on bacteria; Annals of microbiology; 63; 4; 1283-1290; 2013

20.Soni, Kartik; Choudhary, Ashwani; Patowary, Ashok; Singh, Angom Ramcharan; Bhatia, Shipra; Sivasubbu, Sridhar; Chandrasekaran, Shanti; Pillai, Beena*; miR-34 is maternally inherited in Drosophila melanogaster and Danio rerio; Nucleic acids research; 41; 8; 4470-4480; 2013

21.Jovicic Ana; Roshan, Reema; Moisoi, Nicoleta; Pradervand, Sylvain; Moser, Roger; Pillai, Beena*; Luthi-Carter, Ruth*; Comprehensive expression analyses of neural cell-type-specific miRNAs identify new determinants of the specification and maintenance of neuronal phenotypes; Journal of Neuroscience; 33; 12; 5127-5137; 2013

22.Soni, Kartik; Gupta, Shivani; Gokhale, Sachin S; Dey, Rakesh; Gunjal, Anita D; Kumar, Vaijayanti A; Pillai, Beena*; Detection and knockdown of microRNA-34a using thioacetamido nucleic acid; Nucleic acid therapeutics; 23; 3; 195-202; 2013

23.Pore, Subrata Kumar; Choudhary, Ashwani; Rathore, Bhowmira; Ganguly, Anirban; Sujitha, Pombala; Kumar, C Ganesh; Agawane, Sachin Bharat; Kumar, Jerald Mahesh; Scaria, Vinod; Pillai, Beena; Banerjee Rajkumar* Hsp90-targeted miRNA-liposomal formulation for systemic antitumor effect; Biomaterials; 34; 28; 6804-6817; 2013

24.Roshan, Reema; Ghosh, Tanay; Gadgil, Mugdha; Pillai, Beena*; Regulation of BACE1 by miR-29a/b in a cellular model of Spinocerebellar Ataxia 17; RNA biology; 9; 6; 891-899; 2012

25.Bargaje, Rhishikesh; Alam, Mohammad Parwez; Patowary, Ashok; Sarkar, Maharnob; Ali, Tamer; ...Pillai Beena*; Proximity of H2A. Z containing nucleosome to the transcription start site influences gene expression levels in the mammalian liver and brain; Nucleic acids research; 40; 18; 8965-8978; 2012

26.Bargaje, Rhishikesh; Gupta, Shivani; Sarkeshik, Ali; Park, Robin; Xu, Tao; Sarkar, Maharnob; Halimani, Mahantappa; Roy, Soumya Sinha; Yates, John*; Pillai, Beena*; Identification of novel targets for miR-29a using miRNA proteomics; PLoS One; 7; 8; e43243; 2012

27.Khan, Jameel Ahmad; Mandal, Tarun Kumar; Das, Taposh Kumar; Singh, Yogendra; Pillai, Beena; Maiti, Souvik*; Magnetite (Fe 3 O 4) nanocrystals affect the expression of genes involved in the TGF-beta signalling pathway; Molecular BioSystems; 7; 5; 1481-1486; 2011

28.Gokhale, Sucheta A; Roshan, Reema; Khetan, Vivek; Pillai, Beena; Gadgil, Chetan J*; A kinetic model of TBP auto-regulation exhibits bistability; Biology direct; 5; 1; 50; 2010

29.Roshan, Reema; Ghosh, Tanay; Scaria, Vinod; Pillai, Beena*; MicroRNAs: novel therapeutic targets in neurodegenerative diseases; Drug discovery today; 14; 23-24; 1123-1129; 2009

30.Bargaje, Rhishikesh; Hariharan, Manoj; Scaria, Vinod; Pillai, Beena*; Consensus miRNA expression profiles derived from interplatform normalization of microarray data; RNA; 2009

31.Ahluwalia, Jasmine K; Hariharan, Manoj; Bargaje, Rhishikesh; Pillai, Beena; Brahmachari, Vani*; Incomplete penetrance and variable expressivity: is there a microRNA connection?; Bioessays; 31; 9; 981-992; 2009

32.Ahluwalia, Jasmine K; Khan, Sohrab Zafar; Soni, Kartik; Rawat, Pratima; Gupta, Ankit; Hariharan, Manoj; Scaria, Vinod; Lalwani, Mukesh; Pillai, Beena; Mitra, Debashis; Brahmachari SK* Human cellular microRNA hsa-miR-29a interferes with viral nef protein expression and HIV-1 replication; Retrovirology; 5; 1; 117; 2008

33.Ghosh, Tanay; Soni, Kartik; Scaria, Vinod; Halimani, Mahantappa; Bhattacharjee, Chaitali; Pillai, Beena*; MicroRNA-mediated up-regulation of an alternatively polyadenylated variant of the mouse cytoplasmic beta-actin gene; Nucleic acids research; 36; 19; 6318-6332; 2008

34.Sandhu, Kuljeet Singh; Pandey, Sunil; Maiti, Souvik; Pillai, Beena*; GASCO: genetic algorithm simulation for codon optimization; In silico biology; 8; 2; 187-192; 2008

35.Khan, Jameel Ahmad; Pillai, Beena; Das, Taposh Kumar; Singh, Yogendra; Maiti, Souvik; Molecular effects of uptake of gold nanoparticles in HeLa cells; Chembiochem; 8; 11; 1237-1240; 2007

36.Scaria, Vinod; Hariharan, Manoj; Pillai, Beena; Maiti, Souvik; Brahmachari, Samir K*; Host–virus genome interactions: macro roles for microRNAs; Cellular microbiology; 9; 12; 2784-2794; 2007

37.Scaria, Vinod; Hariharan, Manoj; Brahmachari, Samir K; Maiti, Souvik; Pillai, Beena*; microRNA: an emerging therapeutic; ChemMedChem: Chemistry Enabling Drug Discovery; 2; 6; 789-792; 2007

38.Singh, Sunanda R; Pillai, Beena; Balakrishnan, Bindu; Naorem, Aruna; Sadhale, Parag P*; Relative levels of RNA polII subunits differentially affect starvation response in budding yeast; Biochemical and biophysical research communications; 356; 1; 266-272; 2007

39.Ghosh, Tanay; Pandey, Neeraj; Maitra, Arindam; Brahmachari, Samir K; Pillai, Beena*; A role for voltage-dependent anion channel Vdac1 in polyglutamine-mediated neuronal cell death; PLoS One; 2; 11; e1170; 2007

40.Venkatesh, P; Jaiprakash, M; Prasad, P; Pillai, B; Sadhale, PP*; Sinkare, VP*; Flavonoid biosynthesis in tea (Camellia sinensis); 2007

41.Scaria, Vinod; Hariharan, Manoj; Maiti, Souvik; Pillai, Beena; Brahmachari, Samir K*; Host-virus interaction: a new role for microRNAs; Retrovirology; 3; 1; 68; 2006

42.Kumar, Arun; John, Lijo; Alam, Md Mahmood; Gupta, Ankit; Sharma, Gayatri; Pillai, Beena; Sengupta, Shantanu*; Homocysteine-and cysteine-mediated growth defect is not associated with induction of oxidative stress response genes in yeast; Biochemical journal; 396; 1; 61-69; 2006

43.Harish, Nagarajan; Gupta, Rekha; Agarwal, Parul; Scaria, Vinod; Pillai, Beena*; DyNAVacS: an integrative tool for optimized DNA vaccine design; Nucleic acids research; 34; suppl_2; W264-W266; 2006

44.Hariharan, Manoj; Scaria, Vinod; Pillai, Beena; Brahmachari, Samir K*; Targets for human encoded microRNAs in HIV genes; Biochemical and biophysical research communications; 337; 4; 1214-1218; 2005

45.John, Lijo; Sharma, Gayatri; Chaudhuri, Santanu Pal; Pillai, Beena*; Cigarette smoke extract induces changes in growth and gene expression of Saccharomyces cerevisiae; Biochemical and biophysical research communications; 338; 3; 1578-1586; 2005

46.Banerjee, Dibyendu; Pillai, Beena; Karnani, Neerja; Mukhopadhyay, Gauranga; Prasad, Rajendra*; Genome-wide expression profile of steroid response in Saccharomyces cerevisiae; Biochemical and biophysical research communications; 317; 2; 406-413; 2004

47.Singh, Sunanda R; Rekha, Nambudiry; Pillai, Beena; Singh, Vijender; Naorem, Aruna; Sampath, Vinaya; Srinivasan, N; Sadhale, Parag P*; Domainal organization of the lower eukaryotic homologs of the yeast RNA polymerase II core subunit Rpb7 reflects functional conservation; Nucleic acids research; 32; 1; 201-210; 2004

48.Jaiprakash, Maya Rani; Pillai, Beena; Venkatesh, Purna; Subramanian, N; Sinkar, Vilas P; Sadhale, Parag P*; RNA isolation from high-phenolic freeze-dried tea (Camellia sinensis) leaves; Plant Molecular Biology Reporter; 21; 4; 465-466; 2003

49.Pillai, Beena; Verma, Jiyoti; Abraham, Anju; Francis, Princy; Kumar, Yadunanda; Tatu, Utpal; Bramhachari, Samir K; Sadhale, Parag P*; Whole genome expression profiles of yeast RNA polymerase II core subunit, Rpb4, in stress and non-stress conditions; Journal of Biological Chemistry; 278; 5; 3339-3346; 2003

50.Pillai, Beena; Sampath, Vinaya; Sharma, Nimisha; Sadhale, Parag*; Rpb4, a Non-essential Subunit of Core RNA Polymerase II ofSaccharomyces cerevisiae Is Important for Activated Transcription of a Subset of Genes; Journal of Biological Chemistry; 276; 33; 30641-30647; 2001

51.Pillai, Beena; Brahmachari, Samir K; Sadhale, Parag P*;Genome-wide expression profile of RNA polymerase II subunit mutant of yeast using microarray technology; Current Science 81; 5; 574-577; 2001

BOOK CHAPTERS:

  1. Beena Pillai, "Non-coding RNA" in Gene and its Engineering, (2015) ed. H. K. Das, Wiley Publications
  2. Mitali Mukerji, Beena Pillai, Somdatta Sinha & S. K. Brahmachari. Textbook of Biotechnology, (2005) ed. H. K. Das, Wiley Publications

Patents.

  1. Human microRNA targets in HIV genome and a method of identification thereof. Samir Kumar Brahmachari, Manoj Hariharan, Vinod Scaria, Beena Pillai. US 7825230 B2/Grant/App. No. US 11/545,280; Publication date:2 Nov 2010; Priority date:10 Oct 2005 (US patent Office)

(Also published as patents in other locations: CA2625731A1, EP1943340A2, US20070087335, WO2007042899A2, WO2007042899A3, WO2007042899B1)

Non-SCI publications

  1. REDUCE: development of a vermicomposting solution for urban household waste.
  2. Editing our own genes. Beena Pillai and Monisha K. M. TRUMP magazine.
  3. Venkatesh P, Jaiprakash M, Prasad P, Pillai B, Sadhale PP, Sinkar VP. (2015) Flavonoid biosynthesis in tea (Camellia sinensis). International Journal of Tea Science : 6
  4. Aditya A, Bhattacharya A, Singh A, Pande A, Ray A, Ghosh A, Mehani B, Kumar B, Paul D, Suneja G. REDUCE- development of a vermicomposting solution for urban household waste.