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Behjatolah Karbassi

TitleAssistant Research Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentPathology, College of Medicine
DivisionPathology Academic
Address308-2 Biomedical Research II
200 South Cedar
Mail Slot # 824
Little Rock AR 72202
Phone501-526-7874
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    W81XWH-06-1-0542     (KIEBER-EMMONS, THOMAS)Apr 24, 2006 - Nov 23, 2013
    US Department of the Army
    Vaccination of High-Risk Breast Cancer patients with Carbohydrate Mimicking Peptides
    Role: Co-Investigator

    W81XWH-06-1-0542 (BC050157)     (KIEBER-EMMONS, THOMAS)Apr 24, 2006 - May 24, 2011
    US Department of the Army
    Vaccination of High-Risk Breast Cancer patients with Carbohydrate Mimicking Peptides
    Role: Co-Investigator

    P01CA089480     (KIEBER-EMMONS, THOMAS)Sep 1, 2002 - Apr 30, 2006
    NIH/Nat. Cancer Institute - Pass Through: University of Pennsylvania
    Novel Approaches to Cancer Therapy (subcontract w/ Penn State)
    Role: Co-Investigator

    R01AI049092     (KIEBER-EMMONS, THOMAS)Apr 1, 2002 - Mar 31, 2008
    NIH/NIAID
    Mimotope Conversion of HIV-1 Carbohydrate Antigens
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Urbaniak A, Jousheghany F, Yuan Y, Piña-Oviedo S, Huczynski A, Delgado M, Kieber-Emmons T, Monzavi-Karbassi B, Chambers TC. The response of phyllodes tumor of the breast to anticancer therapy: An in vitro and ex vivo study. Oncol Lett. 2019 Nov; 18(5):5097-5106. PMID: 31612021.
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    2. Pashov A, Hernandez Puente CV, Ibrahim SM, Monzavi-Karbassi B, Makhoul I, Kieber-Emmons T. Thinking Cancer. Monoclon Antib Immunodiagn Immunother. 2018 Jun; 37(3):117-125. PMID: 29939836.
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    3. Hutchins LF, Makhoul I, Emanuel PD, Pennisi A, Siegel ER, Jousheghany F, Guo X, Pashov AD, Monzavi-Karbassi B, Kieber-Emmons T. Targeting tumor-associated carbohydrate antigens: a phase I study of a carbohydrate mimetic-peptide vaccine in stage IV breast cancer subjects. Oncotarget. 2017 Nov 17; 8(58):99161-99178. PMID: 29228761.
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    4. Kieber-Emmons T, Monzavi-Karbassi B, Hutchins LF, Pennisi A, Makhoul I. Harnessing benefit from targeting tumor associated carbohydrate antigens. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2017 02; 13(2):323-331. PMID: 27929800.
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    5. Kieber-Emmons T, Makhoul I, Pennisi A, Siegel ER, Emanuel PD, Monzavi-Karbassi B, Steplewski Z, Beck JT, Hutchins LF. Managing Expectations in the Transition to Proof of Concept Studies. Rev Recent Clin Trials. 2017; 12(2):111-123. PMID: 28325150.
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    6. Monzavi-Karbassi B, Jousheghany F, Kieber-Emmons T. Tumor-associated Glycans and Tregs in Immunogenicity of an Autologous Cell-based Vaccine. Immunol Invest. 2016 Nov; 45(8):746-758. PMID: 27759476.
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    7. Monzavi-Karbassi B, Siegel ER, Medarametla S, Makhoul I, Kieber-Emmons T. Breast cancer survival disparity between African American and Caucasian women in Arkansas: A race-by-grade analysis. Oncol Lett. 2016 Aug; 12(2):1337-1342. PMID: 27446434.
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    8. Monzavi-Karbassi B, Gentry R, Kaur V, Siegel ER, Jousheghany F, Medarametla S, Fuhrman BJ, Safar AM, Hutchins LF, Kieber-Emmons T. Pre-diagnosis blood glucose and prognosis in women with breast cancer. Cancer Metab. 2016; 4:7. PMID: 27054036.
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    9. Yao-Borengasser A, Monzavi-Karbassi B, Hedges RA, Rogers LJ, Kadlubar SA, Kieber-Emmons T. Adipocyte hypoxia promotes epithelial-mesenchymal transition-related gene expression and estrogen receptor-negative phenotype in breast cancer cells. Oncol Rep. 2015 Jun; 33(6):2689-94. PMID: 25823469.
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    10. Herman D, Leakey TI, Behrens A, Yao-Borengasser A, Cooney CA, Jousheghany F, Phanavanh B, Siegel ER, Safar AM, Korourian S, Kieber-Emmons T, Monzavi-Karbassi B. CHST11 gene expression and DNA methylation in breast cancer. Int J Oncol. 2015 Mar; 46(3):1243-51. PMID: 25586191.
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    11. Kieber-Emmons T, Pennisi A, Lane A, Siegel E, Cannon M, Monzavi-Karbassi B, Makhoul I. Defining and managing expectations for early immunotherapy cancer trials. Rev Recent Clin Trials. 2015; 10(1):47-60. PMID: 25723736.
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    12. Makhoul I, Hutchins L, Emanuel PD, Pennisi A, Siegel E, Jousheghany F, Monzavi-Karbassi B, Kieber-Emmons T. Moving a Carbohydrate Mimetic Peptide into the clinic. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2015; 11(1):37-44. PMID: 25483513.
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    13. Kieber-Emmons T, Saha S, Pashov A, Monzavi-Karbassi B, Murali R. Carbohydrate-mimetic peptides for pan anti-tumor responses. Front Immunol. 2014; 5:308. PMID: 25071769.
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    14. Monzavi-Karbassi B, Pashov A, Kieber-Emmons T. Tumor-Associated Glycans and Immune Surveillance. Vaccines (Basel). 2013 Jun 17; 1(2):174-203. PMID: 26343966.
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    15. Kieber-Emmons T, Monzavi-Karbassi B, Pashov A, Saha S, Murali R, Kohler H. The promise of the anti-idiotype concept. Front Oncol. 2012; 2:196. PMID: 23267437.
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    16. Hennings L, Artaud C, Jousheghany F, Monzavi-Karbassi B, Pashov A, Kieber-Emmons T. Carbohydrate mimetic peptides augment carbohydrate-reactive immune responses in the absence of immune pathology. Cancers (Basel). 2011 Nov 11; 3(4):4151-69. PMID: 24213131.
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    17. Cooney CA, Jousheghany F, Yao-Borengasser A, Phanavanh B, Gomes T, Kieber-Emmons AM, Siegel ER, Suva LJ, Ferrone S, Kieber-Emmons T, Monzavi-Karbassi B. Chondroitin sulfates play a major role in breast cancer metastasis: a role for CSPG4 and CHST11 gene expression in forming surface P-selectin ligands in aggressive breast cancer cells. Breast Cancer Res. 2011 Jun 09; 13(3):R58. PMID: 21658254.
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    18. Kieber-Emmons AM, Jousheghany F, Monzavi-Karbassi B. Breast Cancer - Focusing Tumor Microenvironment, Stem cells and Metastasis. On the Role of Cell Surface Chondroitin Sulfates and their Core Proteins in Breast Cancer Metastasis. 2011.
    19. Pashov A, Monzavi-Karbassi B, Kieber-Emmons T. Glycan mediated immune responses to tumor cells. Hum Vaccin. 2011 Jan-Feb; 7 Suppl:156-65. PMID: 21321481.
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    20. Monzavi-Karbassi B, Hine RJ, Stanley JS, Ramani VP, Carcel-Trullols J, Whitehead TL, Kelly T, Siegel ER, Artaud C, Shaaf S, Saha R, Jousheghany F, Henry-Tillman R, Kieber-Emmons T. Fructose as a carbon source induces an aggressive phenotype in MDA-MB-468 breast tumor cells. Int J Oncol. 2010 Sep; 37(3):615-22. PMID: 20664930.
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    21. Pashov A, Monzavi-Karbassi B, Raghava GP, Kieber-Emmons T. Bridging innate and adaptive antitumor immunity targeting glycans. J Biomed Biotechnol. 2010; 2010:354068. PMID: 20617150.
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    22. Pashov A, Garimalla S, Monzavi-Karbassi B, Kieber-Emmons T. Carbohydrate targets in HIV vaccine research: lessons from failures. Immunotherapy. 2009 Sep; 1(5):777-94. PMID: 20636023.
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    23. Pashov A, Monzavi-Karbassi B, Kieber-Emmons T. Immune surveillance and immunotherapy: lessons from carbohydrate mimotopes. Vaccine. 2009 May 26; 27(25-26):3405-15. PMID: 19200843.
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    24. Korourian S, Siegel E, Kieber-Emmons T, Monzavi-Karbassi B. Expression analysis of carbohydrate antigens in ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast by lectin histochemistry. BMC Cancer. 2008 May 14; 8:136. PMID: 18479514.
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    25. Pashov A, Monzavi-Karbassi B, Chow M, Cannon M, Kieber-Emmons T. Immune surveillance as a rationale for immunotherapy? Hum Vaccin. 2007 Sep-Oct; 3(5):224-8. PMID: 17660717.
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    26. Monzavi-Karbassi B, Stanley JS, Hennings L, Jousheghany F, Artaud C, Shaaf S, Kieber-Emmons T. Chondroitin sulfate glycosaminoglycans as major P-selectin ligands on metastatic breast cancer cell lines. Int J Cancer. 2007 Mar 15; 120(6):1179-91. PMID: 17154173.
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    27. Monzavi-Karbassi B, Hennings LJ, Artaud C, Liu T, Jousheghany F, Pashov A, Murali R, Hutchins LF, Kieber-Emmons T. Preclinical studies of carbohydrate mimetic peptide vaccines for breast cancer and melanoma. Vaccine. 2007 Apr 20; 25(16):3022-31. PMID: 17303294.
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    28. Pashov A, Monzavi-Karbassi B, Raghava G, Kieber-Emmons T. Peptide mimotopes as prototypic templates of broad-spectrum surrogates of carbohydrate antigens for cancer vaccination. Crit Rev Immunol. 2007; 27(3):247-70. PMID: 18197820.
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    29. Pashov AD, Plaxco J, Kaveri SV, Monzavi-Karbassi B, Harn D, Kieber-Emmons T. Multiple antigenic mimotopes of HIV carbohydrate antigens: relating structure and antigenicity. J Biol Chem. 2006 Oct 06; 281(40):29675-83. PMID: 16899462.
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    30. Monzavi-Karbassi B, Pashov A, Jousheghany F, Artaud C, Kieber-Emmons T. Evaluating strategies to enhance the anti-tumor immune response to a carbohydrate mimetic peptide vaccine. Int J Mol Med. 2006 Jun; 17(6):1045-52. PMID: 16685414.
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    31. Carcel-Trullols J, Stanley JS, Saha R, Shaaf S, Bendre MS, Monzavi-Karbassi B, Suva LJ, Kieber-Emmons T. Characterization of the glycosylation profile of the human breast cancer cell line, MDA-231, and a bone colonizing variant. Int J Oncol. 2006 May; 28(5):1173-83. PMID: 16596233.
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    32. Monzavi-Karbassi B, Whitehead TL, Jousheghany F, Artaud C, Hennings L, Shaaf S, Slaughter A, Korourian S, Kelly T, Blaszczyk-Thurin M, Kieber-Emmons T. Deficiency in surface expression of E-selectin ligand promotes lung colonization in a mouse model of breast cancer. Int J Cancer. 2005 Nov 10; 117(3):398-408. PMID: 15906360.
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    33. Whitehead TL, Karbassi B, Kieber-Emmons T. 1H-NMR metabonomics analysis of sera differentiates between mammary tumor-bearing mice and healthy controls. Metabolomics. 2005; E-publish.
    34. Whitehead TL, Monzavi-Karbassi B, Jousheghany F, Artaud C, Elbein A, Kieber-Emmons T. 1H-NMR metabolic markers of malignancy correlate with spontaneous metastases in a murine mammary tumor model. Int J Oncol. 2005 Jul; 27(1):257-63. PMID: 15942667.
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    35. Pashov A, Canziani G, Monzavi-Karbassi B, Kaveri SV, Macleod S, Saha R, Perry M, Vancott TC, Kieber-Emmons T. Antigenic properties of peptide mimotopes of HIV-1-associated carbohydrate antigens. J Biol Chem. 2005 Aug 12; 280(32):28959-65. PMID: 15955803.
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    36. Monzavi-Karbassi B, Artaud C, Jousheghany F, Hennings L, Carcel-Trullols J, Shaaf S, Korourian S, Kieber-Emmons T. Reduction of spontaneous metastases through induction of carbohydrate cross-reactive apoptotic antibodies. J Immunol. 2005 Jun 01; 174(11):7057-65. PMID: 15905549.
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    37. Pashov A, Canziani G, Macleod S, Plaxco J, Monzavi-Karbassi B, Kieber-Emmons T. Targeting carbohydrate antigens in HIV vaccine development. Vaccine. 2005 Mar 18; 23(17-18):2168-75. PMID: 15755589.
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    38. Monzavi-Karbassi B, Luo P, Jousheghany F, Torres-Quiñones M, Cunto-Amesty G, Artaud C, Kieber-Emmons T. A mimic of tumor rejection antigen-associated carbohydrates mediates an antitumor cellular response. Cancer Res. 2004 Mar 15; 64(6):2162-6. PMID: 15026358.
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    39. Agadjanyan MG, Chattergoon MA, Holterman MJ, Monzavi-Karbassi B, Kim JJ, Dentchev T, Wilson D, Ayyavoo V, Montaner LJ, Kieber-Emmons T, Sekaly RP, Weiner DB. Costimulatory molecule immune enhancement in a plasmid vaccine model is regulated in part through the Ig constant-like domain of CD80/86. J Immunol. 2003 Oct 15; 171(8):4311-9. PMID: 14530356.
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    40. Monzavi-Karbassi B, Luo P, Cunto-Amesty G, Jousheghany F, Pashov A, Weissman D, Kieber-Emmons T. Fucosylated lactosamines participate in adhesion of HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein to dendritic cells. Arch Virol. 2004 Jan; 149(1):75-91. PMID: 14689277.
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    41. Cunto-Amesty G, Monzavi-Karbassi B, Luo P, Jousheghany F, Kieber-Emmons T. Strategies in cancer vaccines development. Int J Parasitol. 2003 May; 33(5-6):597-613. PMID: 12782058.
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    42. Cunto-Amesty G, Luo P, Monzavi-Karbassi B, Lees A, Alexander J, del Guercio MF, Nahm MH, Artaud C, Stanley J, Kieber-Emmons T. Peptide mimotopes as prototypic templates of broad-spectrum surrogates of carbohydrate antigens. Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand). 2003 Mar; 49(2):245-54. PMID: 12887105.
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    43. Monzavi-Karbassi B, Shamloo S, Kieber-Emmons M, Jousheghany F, Luo P, Lin KY, Cunto-Amesty G, Weiner DB, Kieber-Emmons T. Priming characteristics of peptide mimotopes of carbohydrate antigens. Vaccine. 2003 Jan 30; 21(7-8):753-60. PMID: 12531355.
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    44. Monzavi-Karbassi B, Cunto-Amesty G, Luo P, Kieber-Emmons T. Peptide mimotopes as surrogate antigens of carbohydrates in vaccine discovery. Trends Biotechnol. 2002 May; 20(5):207-14. PMID: 11943376.
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    45. Monzavi-Karbassi B, Cunto-Amesty G, Luo P, Kieber-Emmons T. Use of surrogate antigens as vaccines against cancer. Hybrid Hybridomics. 2002 Apr; 21(2):103-9. PMID: 12031099.
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    46. Monzavi-Karbassi B, Cunto-Amesty G, Luo P, Shamloo S, Blaszcyk-Thurin M, Kieber-Emmons T. Immunization with a carbohydrate mimicking peptide augments tumor-specific cellular responses. Int Immunol. 2001 Nov; 13(11):1361-71. PMID: 11675368.
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    47. Monzavi-Karbassi B, Cunto-Amesty G, Luo P, Lees A, Kieber-Emmons T. Immunological characterization of peptide mimetics of carbohydrate antigens in vaccine design strategies. Biologicals. 2001 Sep-Dec; 29(3-4):249-57. PMID: 11851324.
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    48. Cunto-Amesty G, Dam TK, Luo P, Monzavi-Karbassi B, Brewer CF, Van Cott TC, Kieber-Emmons T. Directing the immune response to carbohydrate antigens. J Biol Chem. 2001 Aug 10; 276(32):30490-8. PMID: 11384987.
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    49. Cunto-Amesty G, Luo P, Monzavi-Karbassi B, Lees A, Kieber-Emmons T. Exploiting molecular mimicry to broaden the immune response to carbohydrate antigens for vaccine development. Vaccine. 2001 Mar 21; 19(17-19):2361-8. PMID: 11257361.
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    50. Monzavi-Karbassi B, Kieber-Emmons T. Current concepts in cancer vaccine strategies. Biotechniques. 2001 Jan; 30(1):170-2, 174, 176 passim. PMID: 11196309.
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    51. Cunto-Amesty G, Luo P, Monzavi-Karbassi B, Kieber-Emmons T. Exploiting molecular mimicry: defining rules of the game. Int Rev Immunol. 2001; 20(2):157-80. PMID: 11878763.
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    52. Kieber-Emmons T, Monzavi-Karbassi B, Wang B, Luo P, Weiner DB. Cutting edge: DNA immunization with minigenes of carbohydrate mimotopes induce functional anti-carbohydrate antibody response. J Immunol. 2000 Jul 15; 165(2):623-7. PMID: 10878332.
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    53. Agadjanyan MG, Kim JJ, Trivedi N, Wilson DM, Monzavi-Karbassi B, Morrison LD, Nottingham LK, Dentchev T, Tsai A, Dang K, Chalian AA, Maldonado MA, Williams WV, Weiner DB. CD86 (B7-2) can function to drive MHC-restricted antigen-specific CTL responses in vivo. J Immunol. 1999 Mar 15; 162(6):3417-27. PMID: 10092797.
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    54. Piruzian ES, Monzavi-Karbassi B, Darbinian NS, Goldenkova IV, Kobets NS, Mochulsky AV. The use of a thermostable beta-glucanase gene from Clostridium thermocellum as a reporter gene in plants. Mol Gen Genet. 1998 Mar; 257(5):561-7. PMID: 9563842.
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    55. Piruzian ES, Monzavi-Karbassi B, Darbinian NS, Goldenkova IV, Kobets NS, Mochulsky AV. The use of a thermostable beta-glucanase gene from Clostridium thermocellum as a reporter gene in plants. Mol Gen Genet. 1998; 257(5):561 - 567.
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