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InstitutionMD Anderson
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Houston TX 77030
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    1. Perez-Amill L, Suñe G, Antoñana-Vildosola A, Castella M, Najjar A, Bonet J, Fernández-Fuentes N, Inogés S, López A, Bueno C, Juan M, Urbano-Ispizua Á, Martín-Antonio B. Preclinical development of a humanized chimeric antigen receptor against B cell maturation antigen for multiple myeloma. Haematologica. 2021 01 01; 106(1):173-184. PMID: 31919085.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    
    2. da Silva TA, Hauser PJ, Bandey I, Laskowski T, Wang Q, Najjar AM, Kumaresan PR. Glucuronoxylomannan in the Cryptococcus species capsule as a target for Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell therapy. Cytotherapy. 2021 Feb; 23(2):119-130. PMID: 33303326.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    
    3. Najjar AM. Radiolabeling and Imaging of Adoptively Transferred Immune Cells by Positron Emission Tomography. Methods Mol Biol. 2020; 2097:267-272. PMID: 31776932.
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    4. Najjar AM, Johnson JM, Schellingerhout D. The Emerging Role of Amino Acid PET in Neuro-Oncology. Bioengineering (Basel). 2018 Nov 28; 5(4). PMID: 30487391.
    5. Engel BJ, Gammon ST, Chaudhari R, Lu Z, Pisaneschi F, Yang H, Ornelas A, Yan V, Kelderhouse L, Najjar AM, Tong WP, Zhang S, Piwnica-Worms D, Bast RC, Millward SW. Caspase-3 Substrates for Noninvasive Pharmacodynamic Imaging of Apoptosis by PET/CT. Bioconjug Chem. 2018 09 19; 29(9):3180-3195. PMID: 30168713.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    6. Najjar AM, Manuri PR, Olivares S, Flores L, Mi T, Huls H, Shpall EJ, Champlin RE, Turkman N, Paolillo V, Roszik J, Rabinovich B, Lee DA, Alauddin M, Gelovani J, Cooper LJ. Imaging of Sleeping Beauty-Modified CD19-Specific T Cells Expressing HSV1-Thymidine Kinase by Positron Emission Tomography. Mol Imaging Biol. 2016 12; 18(6):838-848. PMID: 27246312.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    7. Hurton LV, Singh H, Najjar AM, Switzer KC, Mi T, Maiti S, Olivares S, Rabinovich B, Huls H, Forget MA, Datar V, Kebriaei P, Lee DA, Champlin RE, Cooper LJ. Tethered IL-15 augments antitumor activity and promotes a stem-cell memory subset in tumor-specific T cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 11 29; 113(48):E7788-E7797. PMID: 27849617.
      Citations: 63     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    8. Torikai H, Mi T, Gragert L, Maiers M, Najjar A, Ang S, Maiti S, Dai J, Switzer KC, Huls H, Dulay GP, Reik A, Rebar EJ, Holmes MC, Gregory PD, Champlin RE, Shpall EJ, Cooper LJ. Genetic editing of HLA expression in hematopoietic stem cells to broaden their human application. Sci Rep. 2016 Feb 23; 6:21757. PMID: 26902653.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    9. Caruso HG, Hurton LV, Najjar A, Rushworth D, Ang S, Olivares S, Mi T, Switzer K, Singh H, Huls H, Lee DA, Heimberger AB, Champlin RE, Cooper LJ. Tuning Sensitivity of CAR to EGFR Density Limits Recognition of Normal Tissue While Maintaining Potent Antitumor Activity. Cancer Res. 2015 Sep 01; 75(17):3505-18. PMID: 26330164.
      Citations: 104     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    10. Bonomi R, Mukhopadhyay U, Shavrin A, Yeh HH, Majhi A, Dewage SW, Najjar A, Lu X, Cisneros GA, Tong WP, Alauddin MM, Liu RS, Mangner TJ, Turkman N, Gelovani JG. Novel Histone Deacetylase Class IIa Selective Substrate Radiotracers for PET Imaging of Epigenetic Regulation in the Brain. PLoS One. 2015; 10(8):e0133512. PMID: 26244761.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    11. Parmar S, Liu X, Najjar A, Shah N, Yang H, Yvon E, Rezvani K, McNiece I, Zweidler-McKay P, Miller L, Wolpe S, Blazar BR, Shpall EJ. Ex vivo fucosylation of third-party human regulatory T cells enhances anti-graft-versus-host disease potency in vivo. Blood. 2015 Feb 26; 125(9):1502-6. PMID: 25428215.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    12. Martin-Antonio B, Najjar A, Robinson SN, Chew C, Li S, Yvon E, Thomas MW, Mc Niece I, Orlowski R, Muñoz-Pinedo C, Bueno C, Menendez P, Fernández de Larrea C, Urbano-Ispizua A, Shpall EJ, Shah N. Transmissible cytotoxicity of multiple myeloma cells by cord blood-derived NK cells is mediated by vesicle trafficking. Cell Death Differ. 2015 Jan; 22(1):96-107. PMID: 25168239.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    13. Kumaresan PR, Manuri PR, Albert ND, Maiti S, Singh H, Mi T, Roszik J, Rabinovich B, Olivares S, Krishnamurthy J, Zhang L, Najjar AM, Huls MH, Lee DA, Champlin RE, Kontoyiannis DP, Cooper LJ. Bioengineering T cells to target carbohydrate to treat opportunistic fungal infection. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jul 22; 111(29):10660-5. PMID: 25002471.
      Citations: 41     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    14. Song AS, Najjar AM, Diller KR. Thermally induced apoptosis, necrosis, and heat shock protein expression in 3D culture. J Biomech Eng. 2014 Jul; 136(7). PMID: 24658653.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    15. Parmar S, Liu X, Tung SS, Robinson SN, Rodriguez G, Cooper LJ, Yang H, Shah N, Yang H, Konopleva M, Molldrem JJ, Garcia-Manero G, Najjar A, Yvon E, McNiece I, Rezvani K, Savoldo B, Bollard CM, Shpall EJ. Third-party umbilical cord blood-derived regulatory T cells prevent xenogenic graft-versus-host disease. Cytotherapy. 2014 Jan; 16(1):90-100. PMID: 24480547.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    16. Shah N, Martin-Antonio B, Yang H, Ku S, Lee DA, Cooper LJ, Decker WK, Li S, Robinson SN, Sekine T, Parmar S, Gribben J, Wang M, Rezvani K, Yvon E, Najjar A, Burks J, Kaur I, Champlin RE, Bollard CM, Shpall EJ. Antigen presenting cell-mediated expansion of human umbilical cord blood yields log-scale expansion of natural killer cells with anti-myeloma activity. PLoS One. 2013; 8(10):e76781. PMID: 24204673.
      Citations: 46     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    17. Robinson SN, Thomas MW, Simmons PJ, Lu J, Yang H, Parmar S, Liu X, Shah N, Martín-Antonio B, Bollard C, Dotti G, Savoldo B, Cooper LJ, Najjar A, Rezvani K, Kaur I, McNiece IK, Champlin RE, Miller LP, Zweidler-McKay PA, Shpall EJ. Fucosylation with fucosyltransferase VI or fucosyltransferase VII improves cord blood engraftment. Cytotherapy. 2014 Jan; 16(1):84-9. PMID: 24094497.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    18. Wang J, Najjar A, Zhang S, Rabinovich B, Willerson JT, Gelovani JG, Yeh ET. Molecular imaging of mesenchymal stem cell: mechanistic insight into cardiac repair after experimental myocardial infarction. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2012 Jan; 5(1):94-101. PMID: 22135400.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    19. Perin EC, Tian M, Marini FC, Silva GV, Zheng Y, Baimbridge F, Quan X, Fernandes MR, Gahremanpour A, Young D, Paolillo V, Mukhopadhyay U, Borne AT, Uthamanthil R, Brammer D, Jackson J, Decker WK, Najjar AM, Thomas MW, Volgin A, Rabinovich B, Soghomonyan S, Jeong HJ, Rios JM, Steiner D, Robinson S, Mawlawi O, Pan T, Stafford J, Kundra V, Li C, Alauddin MM, Willerson JT, Shpall E, Gelovani JG. Imaging long-term fate of intramyocardially implanted mesenchymal stem cells in a porcine myocardial infarction model. PLoS One. 2011; 6(9):e22949. PMID: 21912635.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    20. Yeh HH, Ogawa K, Balatoni J, Mukhapadhyay U, Pal A, Gonzalez-Lepera C, Shavrin A, Soghomonyan S, Flores L, Young D, Volgin AY, Najjar AM, Krasnykh V, Tong W, Alauddin MM, Gelovani JG. Molecular imaging of active mutant L858R EGF receptor (EGFR) kinase-expressing nonsmall cell lung carcinomas using PET/CT. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Jan 25; 108(4):1603-8. PMID: 21220318.
      Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    21. Steiner D, Gelovani J, Savoldo B, Robinson SN, Decker WK, Brouard N, Najjar A, Xing D, Yang H, Li S, Marini F, Zweidler-McKay PA, Bollard CM, Shpall EJ, Dotti G, Simmons PJ. Noninvasive bioluminescent imaging demonstrates long-term multilineage engraftment of ex vivo-expanded CD34-selected umbilical cord blood cells. Stem Cells. 2009 Aug; 27(8):1932-40. PMID: 19544439.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    22. Dotti G, Tian M, Savoldo B, Najjar A, Cooper LJ, Jackson J, Smith A, Mawlawi O, Uthamanthil R, Borne A, Brammer D, Paolillo V, Alauddin M, Gonzalez C, Steiner D, Decker WK, Marini F, Kornblau S, Bollard CM, Shpall EJ, Gelovani JG. Repetitive noninvasive monitoring of HSV1-tk-expressing T cells intravenously infused into nonhuman primates using positron emission tomography and computed tomography with 18F-FEAU. Mol Imaging. 2009 Jul-Aug; 8(4):230-7. PMID: 19728977.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    23. Najjar AM, Nishii R, Maxwell DS, Volgin A, Mukhopadhyay U, Bornmann WG, Tong W, Alauddin M, Gelovani JG. Molecular-genetic PET imaging using an HSV1-tk mutant reporter gene with enhanced specificity to acycloguanosine nucleoside analogs. J Nucl Med. 2009 Mar; 50(3):409-16. PMID: 19223410.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    24. Singh H, Najjar AM, Olivares S, Nishii R, Mukhopadhyay U, Alauddin M, Manuri PR, Huls H, Lee DA, Dotti G, Bollard C, Simmons PJ, Shpall EJ, Champlin RE, Gelovani JG, Cooper LJ. PET imaging of T cells derived from umbilical cord blood. Leukemia. 2009 Mar; 23(3):620-2. PMID: 18830258.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    25. Ross J, Najjar AM, Sankaranarayanapillai M, Tong WP, Kaluarachchi K, Ronen SM. Fatty acid synthase inhibition results in a magnetic resonance-detectable drop in phosphocholine. . 2008 Aug; 7(8):2556-65. PMID: 18723500.
    26. Park SI, Zhang J, Phillips KA, Araujo JC, Najjar AM, Volgin AY, Gelovani JG, Kim SJ, Wang Z, Gallick GE. Targeting SRC family kinases inhibits growth and lymph node metastases of prostate cancer in an orthotopic nude mouse model. Cancer Res. 2008 May 01; 68(9):3323-33. PMID: 18451159.
      Citations: 110     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    27. Körbling M, de Lima MJ, Thomas E, Khanna A, Najjar AM, Gu J, Gelovani JG, Broaddus R. Fusion of circulating blood cells with solid-organ tissue cells in clinical stem cell transplants: a potential therapeutic model? Regen Med. 2008 Mar; 3(2):157-64. PMID: 18307399.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. DNA Plasmids for Non-viral Gene Therapy of Cancer. 39-59.
    29. Imaging of Sleeping Beauty-Modified CD19-Specific T Cells Expressing HSV1-Thymidine Kinase by Positron Emission Tomography. Molecular Imaging and Biology. 1-11.
    30. Validation of a dual reporter system for in vivo heat-mediated HSP70 expression in prostate tumors.
    31. Genetic editing of HLA expression in hematopoietic stem cells to broaden their human application. Scientific Reports. 6.
    32. Novel histone deacetylase class IIa selective substrate radiotracers for PET imaging of epigenetic regulation in the brain. PLoS One. 10.
    33. Tethered IL-15 augments antitumor activity and promotes a stem-cell memory subset in tumor-specific T cells. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 113:E7788-E7797.
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