Tsyba N & Patel MR. (2021). Tissue-specific heteroplasmy dynamics is accompanied by a sharp drop in mtDNA copy number during development. BioRxiv.

Held JP, Saunders BR, Pereira CV & Patel MR. (2021). A tRNA processing enzyme is a central regulator of the unfolded protein response. BioRxiv.

Pereira CV, Gitschlag BL & Patel MR. (2021). Cellular mechanisms of mtDNA heteroplasmy dynamics. Critical Rev Biochem Mol Biol Jun 13:1-16. PMID 34120542

Kirby CS & Patel MR. (2021). Elevated mitochondrial DNA copy number found in ubiquinone-deficient clk-1 mutants is not rescued by ubiquinone precursor 2-4-dihydroxybenzoate. Mitochondrion 58:38-48. PMID 33581333

Gitschlag BL, Tate AT & Patel MR. (2020). Nutrient status shapes selfish mitochondrial genome dynamics across different levels of selection. eLife 9:e56686 PMID 32959778

  • Previewed by Camus MF. (2020). Perils of Cheating. eLife 9:e62222. PMID 32959780

Held JP & Patel MR. (2020). Functional conservation of mitochondrial RNA levels despite divergent mtDNA organization. BMC Res Notes 13: 334. PMID 32653018

Gitschlag BL & Patel MR. (2019). Mitochondria: A Microcosm of Darwinian Competition. Current Biology 29, PR1316-R1318. PMID 31846681

Patel MR. (2017). Inheritance: Male mtDNA just can’t catch a break. Current Biology 27, R259–R281 PMID 28376332

Patel MR, Miriyala GK, Littleton AJ, Yang H, Trinh K, Young JM, Kennedy, SR, Yamashita YM, Pallanck L & Malik HS. (2016) A mitochondrial DNA hypomorph of cytochrome oxidase specifically impairs male fertility in Drosophila melanogaster. eLife 5: e16923 PMID 27481326

Gitschlag BL, Kirby CS, Samuels,DC Gangula RD, Mallal SA, Patel MR. (2016). Homeostatic responses regulates selfish mitochondrial genome dynamics in C. elegans. Cell Metabolism 24,91-103 PMID 27411011

  • Previewed by Picard M Vincent AE, Turnbull DM. (2016). Expanding our understanding of mtDNA deletions. Cell Metabolism 94, 3-4 PMID 27411002

Harris KG, Morosky SA, Drummond C, Patel MR, Kim C, Stolz DB, Bergelson JM, Cherry S & Coyne CB. (2015). RIP3 regulates autophagy and is required for Coxsackievirus B3 infection of polarized intestinal epithelial cells. Cell Host and Microbe 18, 2 221-232 PMID 26269957

Patel MR, Loo YM, Horner SM, Gale M Jr & Malik HS. (2012). Convergent evolution of escape from hepaciviral antagonism in primates. PLoS Biology 10: e1001282. PMID 22427742

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Patel MR, Emerman M & Malik HS. Paleovirology – Ghosts and gifts of viruses past. Current Opinion in Virology Review. PMID 22003379

Earlier work from graduate school

Chia PH, Patel MR, Wagner OI, Klopfenstein DR & Shen K. (2013). Intramolecular regulation of presynaptic scaffold protein SYD-2/Liprin-α. Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience 56C, 76-84. PMID 23541703


Chia PH, Patel MR & Shen K. (2012). NAB-1 instructs synapse assembly by linking adhesion molecules and F-actin to active zone proteins. Nature Neuroscience 15, 234-242. PMID 22231427


Patel MR & Shen K. (2009). Neurite Extension: Starting at the finish line. Cell, 137, 207-209. Preview.  PMID 19379686


Patel MR & Shen K. (2009). RSY-1 is a novel local inhibitor of presynaptic assembly. Science, 323, 1500-3. PMID 19286562

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Patel MR, Lehrman EK, Poon VY, Crump JG, Zhen M, Bargmann CI & Shen K. (2006). Hierarchical assembly of presynaptic components in defined C. elegans synapses. Nature Neuroscience 9, 1488-98. PMID 17115039