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Scholarly publications (for last 10 years – 40 in total) *Corresponding author. **Co-corresponding author

  1. Hulse, J.P., Bachstetter, A., Paul, S., and Bhaskar, K. (2023). Editorial: Innate immunity and neurodegenerative diseases – triggers from self and non-self. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience 2023: 16:1-3.
  2. Monge, F.A., Fanni, A.M., Donabedian, P.L., Hulse, J., Maphis, N.M., Jiang, S., Donaldson, T.N., Clark, B.J., Whitten, D. G., Bhaskar, K**., and Chi, E.Y (2023). Selective In Vitro and Ex Vivo Staining of Brain Neurofibrillary Tangles and Amyloid Plaques by Novel Ethylene Ethynylene-Based Optical Sensors. Biosensors 2023 Jan 18;13(2):151.
  3. Sanchez, K.E.S., Bhaskar, K., and Rosenberg, G. A. (2022). Apoptosis-associated speck-like protein containing a CARD-mediated release of matrix metalloproteinase 10 stimulates a change in microglia phenotype. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience 2022; Oct. 11; 15:976108. PMID: 36305000 PMCID: PMC9595131.
  4. Hulse, J.P., and Bhaskar K* (2022) Crosstalk Between the NLRP3 Inflammasome/ASC Speck and Amyloid Protein Aggregates Drives Disease Progression in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience 2022; 2022 Feb 3;15:805169.
  5. Binder, J.L., Ursu, O., Bologa, C., Jiang, S., Maphis N.M., Dadras S., Chisholm, D., Weick, J.P., Myers, O., Kumar, P., Yang, J., Bhaskar, K**., and Oprea, T (2022). Machine learning prediction and tau-based screening identifies potential Alzheimer’s disease genes relevant to immunity. Communications Biology 2022; 5: 125.
  6. Weston, L., Jiang, S, Chisholm, D, Jantzie, L, and Bhaskar, K* (2021). Interleukin-10 Deficiency Exacerbates Inflammation-induced Tau Pathology. J Neuroinflammation 2021 Jul 18;18(1):161.
  7. Yang, L, Bhaskar, K, Thompson, J, Duval, K, Torbey, M and Yang, Y (2021). Non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation reduced neuron-derived IL-1β and neuroinflammation in acute ischemic rat brain. Brain Hemorrhages (
  8. Klionsky, D.J.,……..Bhaskar, K.,…….Tong, C-K. (2021). Guidelines for the use and interpretation of assays for monitoring autophagy (4th edition). Autophagy.
  9. Jiang, S, Maphis, N.M, Binder, J.L, Chisholm, D, Weston, L, Duran, W, Peterson, C, Zimmerman, A, Mandell, M, Jett, S, Bigio, E, Geula, C, Mellios, N, Weick, J, Latz, E, Rosenberg, G, Heneka, M.T, and Bhaskar, K* (2021). Proteopathic tau primes and activates interleukin-1β (IL-1β) via myeloid-cell specific MyD88- and NLRP3-ASC-inflammasome pathway. Cell Reports Sep 21;36(12):109720. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2021.109720.
  10. Jiang, S and Bhaskar, K* (2020). Degradation and transmission of tau by autophagic-endolysosomal networks and potential therapeutic targets for tauopathy. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience 2020 Oct 16;13:586731.
  11. Binder, J.L., Chander, P., Deretic, V., Weick, J.P*. and Bhaskar, K* (2019). Optical induction of autophagy via transcription factor-EB (TFEB) reduces pathological tau in neurons. PLoS One 2020 Mar 24;15(3):e0230026. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0230026.
  12. Maphis, N.M, Peabody, J, Crossey, E, Jiang, S, Jamaleddin, F.A, Alvarez, M, Yaney, A, Yang, Y, Sillerud, L, Wilson, C, Selwyn, R, Brigman, J, Cannon, J, Peabody, D, Chackerian, B, and Bhaskar, K* (2019). Qß Virus-like particle-based vaccine induces robust immunity and protects against tauopathy. NPJ Vaccines 2019 Jun 3;4:2. doi: 10.1038/s41541-019-0118-4. (CBS News Press Release).
  13. Fanni, A, Monge, F, Lin C-Y, Thapa, A, Bhaskar, K, Whitten, D, Chi, E. (2019). High Selectivity and Sensitivity of Oligomeric p-Phenylene Ethynylenes for Detecting Fibrillar and Pre-Fibrillar Amyloid Protein Aggregates. ACS Chemical Neuroscience, 2019 Mar 20;10(3):1813-1825.
  14. Bemiller S, Maphis NM, Formica SV, Wilson GN, Miller CM, Xu G, Kokiko-Cochran ON, Kim K-W, Jung S, Cannon JL, Crish SD, Cardona AE, Lamb BT and Bhaskar K* (2018). Genetically enhancing the expression of chemokine domain of CX3CL1 fails to prevent tau pathology in mouse models of tauopathy. Neuroinflammation 2018 Sep 25;15(1):278.
  15. Raz L, Bhaskar K, Weaver J, Marini S, Zhang Q, Thompson JF, Espinoza C, Iqbal S, Maphis NM, Weston L, Sillerud LO, Caprihan A, Pesko JC, Erhardt EB, Rosenberg GA (2018). Hypoxia promotes tau hyperphosphorylation with associated neuropathology in vascular dysfunction. Neurobiology of Disease 2018 Jul 25. pii: S0969-9961(18)30242-0. doi: 10.1016/j.nbd.2018.07.009. PMID: 30010004.
  16. Kokiko-Cochran, ON, Saber, M, Puntambekar, S, Bemiller, SM, Katsumoto, A, Lee, YS, Bhaskar, K, Ransohoff, RM and Lamb, BT (2017). Traumatic brain injury in hTau model mice: Enhanced acute macrophage response and altered long-term recovery. J Neurotrauma Aug 31. doi: 10.1089/neu.2017.5203.
  17. Jiang, S and Bhaskar, K* (2017). Dynamics of the Complement, Cytokine, and Chemokine Systems in the Regulation of Synaptic Function and Dysfunction Relevant to Alzheimer’s Disease. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease 2017;57(4):1123-1135. PMID: 28372329.
  18. Maphis, N, Jiang, S, Binder J, Wright, C, Gopalan, B, Lamb, BT and Bhaskar, K* (2017). Whole Genome Expression Analysis in a Mouse Model of Tauopathy Identifies MECP2 as a Possible Regulator of Tau Pathology. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience 2017 Mar 17;10:69.
  19. Maphis, N, Jiang, S, Xu, G, Kokiko-Cochran, ON, Roy, SM, Van Eldik, LJ, Watterson, DM, Lamb, BT and Bhaskar, K* (2016). Selective suppression of a-isoform of p38 MAPK rescues late stage tau pathology. Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy 2016 Dec 15;8(1):54. PMID: 27974048. PMCID:PMC5157054.
  20. Chauhan, S, Ahmed, Z, Bradfute, SB, Arko-Mensah, Jiang, S, J, Mandell, MA, Blanchet, F, Waller, A, Sklar, L, Timmins, GS, Maphis, N, Bhaskar, K, Piguet, V and Deretic, V (2015). Pharmaceutical screen identifies a novel target process for activation of autophagy with a broad translational potential. Nature Communications 2015 Oct 27;6:8620. PMID: 26503418. PMCID: PMC4624223.
  21. Kokiko-Cocharan, ON, Ransohoff, L, Veenstra, M, Lee, S, Saber, M, Sikora, S, Teknipp, R, Xu, G, Bemiller, S, Wilson, G, Crish, S, Bhaskar, K, Lee, Y-S, Ransohoff, RM, Lamb, BT (2015). Altered neuroinflammation and behavior following traumatic brain injury in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. Neurotrauma Nov 23rd doi:10.1089/neu.2015.3970. PMID: 26414955.
  22. Komuro, Y, Xu, G, Bhaskar, K and Lamb, BT (2015). Human tau expression reduces adult neurogenesis in a mouse model of tauopathy. Neurobiology of Aging Jun;36(6):2034-42. doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2015.03.002. PMID: 25863528. PMCID: PMC4724414.
  23. Raz, L*, Knoefel, J and Bhaskar, K* (2015). The neuropathology and cerebrovascular mechanisms of dementia. Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism July 15: doi: 10.1038/jcbfm.2015.164. PMID: 26174330. PMCID: PMC4758551.
  24. Maphis, N, Xu, G, Kokiko-Cochran, ON, Cardona A, Ransohoff, RM, Lamb, BT and Bhaskar K* (2015). Loss of tau rescues inflammation-mediated neurodegeneration. Frontiers in Neuroscience. Jun 3;9:196. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2015.00196. *Corresponding author. PMID: 26089772. PMCID: PMC4452825.
  25. Maphis, N, Xu, G, Kokiko-Cochran, ON, Cardona A, Ransohoff RM, Lamb BT and Bhaskar K* (2015). Reactive microglia drive tau pathology and contributes to the spreading of pathological tau in the brain. Brain Jun;138(Pt 6):1738-55. doi: 10.1093/brain/awv081. PMID: 25833819. PMCID: PMC4542622.
  26. Bhaskar K*, Maphis N, Xu G, Varvel NH, Kokiko-Cochran ON, Ransohoff RM, Herrup K and Lamb BT (2014). Microglial-derived tumor necrosis factor alpha drives Alzheimer’s disease-related neuronal cell cycle events. Neurobiology of Disease 62:273-85. PMID: 24141019; PMCID: PMC3877710.