Publications and Presentations

Non-canonical Decapentaplegic Signaling Activates Matrix Metalloproteinase 1 To Restrict Hedgehog Activity and Limit Ectopic Eye Differentiation in DrosophilaPoonam Aggarwal, Jayati Gera, Saikat Ghosh, Lolitika Mandal and Sudip Mandal.   GENETICS Early online July 10, 2017;

Dpp dependent Hematopoietic stem cells give rise to Hh dependent blood progenitors in larval lymph gland of Drosophila.  Dey N S, Ramesh P, Chugh M, Mandal S and Mandal L. eLife, 2016, 10.7554/eLife.18295

The morphogen Decapentaplegic employs a two tier mechanism to activate target retinal determining genes during ectopic eye formation in Drosophila.
Aggarwal P, Gera J, Mandal L and Mandal S.  Scientific Reports, 2016,  6:1-12
Active Hematopoietic Hubs in Drosophila Adults generate hemocytes and contribute to immune response.
Ghosh S, Singh A, Mandal S and Mandal L. Developmental Cell, 2015, 33: 478-488. Corresponding author.
Interaction between differentiating cell- and niche derived signals in hematopoietic progenitor maintenance.
Mondal BC , Mukherjee T , Mandal L, Evans CJ, Sinenko SA, Martinez-Agosto JA, Banerjee U.  Cell, 2011 (7):1589-600. Joint First author.
Interaction between Notch and Hif-alpha in development and survival of Drosophila blood cells.
Mukherjee T, Kim WS, Mandal L, Banerjee U. Science. 2011 Jun 3; 332(6034): 1210-3.
The convergence of Notch and MAPK signaling specifies the blood progenitor fate in the Drosophila mesoderm.
Grigorian M, Mandal L, Hakimi M, Ortiz I, Hartenstein V. Developmental Biology. 2011 May 1; 353(1): 105-18.
Hematopoiesis at the onset of metamorphosis: terminal differentiation and dissociation of the Drosophila lymph gland.
Grigorian M, Mandal L, and Hartenstein V. Developmental Genes Evolution. 2011 Aug; 221(3): 121-31 
Dual role of wingless signaling in stem-like hematopoietic precursor maintenance in Drosophila.
Sinenko SA, Mandal L, Martinez-Agosto JA, Banerjee U.  Developmental Cell. 2009 May; 16(5): 756-63.
A Hedgehog- and Antennapedia- dependent niche maintains Drosophila haematopoietic precursors.
Lolitika Mandal, Julian Martinez-Agosto, Cory Evans, Volker Hartenstein, Utpal Banerjee. Nature. 2007 Mar 15; 446(7133): 320- 4.
The blood/vascular system in a phylogenetic perspective.
Volker Hartenstein, Lolitika Mandal  Bioessays. 2006 Dec; 28(12): 1203-10.
Subdivision and developmental fate of the head in Drosophila melanogaster.
de Velasco B, Mandal L, Mkrtchyan M, Hartenstein V. Development Genes Evolution. 2006 Jan; 216(1): 39-51.
Rab11 is required during Drosophila eye development.
Alone DP, Tiwari AK, Mandal L, Li M, Mechler BM, Roy JK. International  Journal of  Developmental  Biology. 2005; 49(7): 873-9.
Role of FGFR Signaling in the Morphogenesis of the Drosophila Visceral Musculature.
Lolitika Mandal, Karin Dumstrei, and Volker Hartenstein. Development Dynamics. 2004 Oct; 231(2): 342-8.
Evidence for a fruit fly hemangioblast and similarities between lymph-gland hematopoiesis in fruit fly and mammal aorta-gonadal-mesonephros mesoderm.
Lolitika Mandal, Utpal Banerjee and Volker Hartenstein. Nature Genetics. 2004 Sep; 36(9): 1019-23.
Book Chapter:

Genetic Dissection of Drosophila Hematopoiesis.  Cory J Evans, Sergey Sinenko, Lolitika Mandal, Julian Martinez-Agosto, Volker Hartenstein, Utpal Banerjee.  Advances in Developmental Biology, 2007. Book chapter.

Rolf Bodmer, Editor