Babak Behnam Azad

Assistant Professor

20072019
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Research Output 2007 2019

  • 21 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution
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2019
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Positron-Emission Tomography
fluorodopa F 18
Neuroendocrine Carcinoma
Neuroendocrine Cells

Evaluation of PSMA-Targeted PAMAM Dendrimer Nanoparticles in a Murine Model of Prostate Cancer

Lesniak, W., Boinapally, S., Ray, S., Behnam Azad, B., Foss, C., Shen, C., Lisok, A., Wharram, B., Nimmagadda, S. & Pomper, M. G., Jan 1 2019, In : Molecular Pharmaceutics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dendrimers
Nanoparticles
Prostatic Neoplasms
Neoplasms
Poly(amidoamine)
Single-Domain Antibodies
Dendrimers
Deferoxamine
Neuroimaging
Positron-Emission Tomography

Tau pathology in cognitively normal older adults

Ziontz, J., Bilgel, M., Shafer, A. T., Moghekar, A. R., Elkins, W., Helphrey, J., Gomez, G., June, D., McDonald, M. A., Dannals, R. F., Behnam Azad, B., Ferrucci, L., Wong, D. F. & Resnick, S. M., Dec 1 2019, In : Alzheimer's and Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment and Disease Monitoring. 11, p. 637-645 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Amyloid
Pathology
Positron-Emission Tomography
Alzheimer Disease
Brain
Nicotinic Receptors
Psychotic Disorders
Hippocampus
Psychotic Affective Disorders
Cross-Sectional Studies
2018
Epoxide Hydrolases
Positron emission tomography
Positron-Emission Tomography
Imaging techniques

Brain PET imaging of α7-nAChR with [18F]ASEM: Reproducibility, occupancy, receptor density, and changes in schizophrenia

Wong, D. F., Kuwabara, H., Horti, A., Roberts, J. M., Nandi, A., Cascella, N., Brasic, J. R., Weerts, E., Kitzmiller, K., Phan, J. A., Gapasin, L., Sawa, A., Valentine, H., Wand, G. S., Mishra, C., George, N., McDonald, M., Lesniak, W., Holt, D., Behnam Azad, B. & 4 others, Dannals, R. F., Kem, W., Freedman, R. & Gjedde, A., Jan 1 2018, In : International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology. 21, 7, p. 656-667 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nicotinic Receptors
Neuroimaging
Schizophrenia
Healthy Volunteers
Feasibility Studies
2016

A fully human CXCR4 antibody demonstrates diagnostic utility and therapeutic efficacy in solid tumor xenografts

Behnam Azad, B., Chatterjee, S., Lesniak, W., Lisok, A., Pullambhatla, M., Bhujwalla, Z. M., Pomper, M. G. & Nimmagadda, S., Mar 15 2016, In : Oncotarget. 7, 11, p. 12344-12358 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

CXCR4 Receptors
Heterografts
Antibodies
Triple Negative Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms

A humanized antibody for imaging immune checkpoint ligand PD-L1 expression in tumors

Chatterjee, S., Lesniak, W., Gabrielson, M., Lisok, A., Wharram, B., Sysa-Shah, P., Behnam Azad, B., Pomper, M. G. & Nimmagadda, S., 2016, In : Oncotarget. 7, 9, p. 10215-10227 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized
Ligands
Neoplasms
Heterografts
Triple Negative Breast Neoplasms

Targeted imaging of the atypical chemokine receptor 3 (ACKR3/CXCR7) in human cancer xenografts

Behnam Azad, B., Lisok, A., Chatterjee, S., Poirier, J. T., Pullambhatla, M., Luker, G. D., Pomper, M. G. & Nimmagadda, S., Jun 1 2016, In : Journal of Nuclear Medicine. 57, 6, p. 981-988 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chemokine Receptors
Heterografts
Monoclonal Antibodies
Neoplasms
Lung Neoplasms
2015

Evaluation of a PSMA-targeted BNF nanoparticle construct

Behnam Azad, B., Ray, S., Pullambhatla, M., Lacerda, S., Foss, C., Wang, Y., Ivkov, R. & Pomper, M. G., Mar 14 2015, In : Nanoscale. 7, 10, p. 4432-4442 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Antigens
Tumors
Nanoparticles
Membranes
Imaging techniques

Structural characterization and in vivo evaluation of β-hairpin peptidomimetics as specific CXCR4 imaging agents

Lesniak, W., Sikorska, E., Shallal, H., Behnam Azad, B., Lisok, A., Pullambhatla, M., Pomper, M. G. & Nimmagadda, S., Mar 2 2015, In : Molecular Pharmaceutics. 12, 3, p. 941-953 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Peptidomimetics
Computer Simulation
Neoplasms
CXCR4 Receptors
Chemokine Receptors

Synthesis and evaluation of optical and PET GLP-1 peptide analogues for GLP-1R imaging

Behnam Azad, B., Rota, V., Yu, L., McGirr, R., St. Amant, A. H., Lee, T. Y., Dhanvantari, S. & Luyt, L. G., Apr 1 2015, In : Molecular Imaging. 14, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Positron emission tomography
Glucagon-Like Peptide 1
Positron-Emission Tomography
Peptides
peptides
2014

Bridged cyclams as imaging agents for chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4)

Woodard, L. E., De Silva, R., Behnam Azad, B., Lisok, A., Pullambhatla, M., Lesniak, W., Mease, R., Pomper, M. G. & Nimmagadda, S., 2014, In : Nuclear Medicine and Biology. 41, 7, p. 552-561 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Macrocyclic Lactams
Chemokine Receptors
Neoplasms
Chelating Agents
Theoretical Models

The intricate role of CXCR4 in cancer

Chatterjee, S., Behnam Azad, B. & Nimmagadda, S., 2014, In : Advances in Cancer Research. 124, p. 31-82 52 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neoplasms
Chemokine CXCL12
Physiological Phenomena
Chemotaxis
Pathologic Processes
2013

High-throughput screening of one-bead-one-compound peptide libraries using intact cells

Cho, C. F., Behnam Azad, B., Luyt, L. G. & Lewis, J. D., Aug 12 2013, In : ACS Combinatorial Science. 15, 8, p. 393-400 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Peptide Library
Screening
Throughput
Peptides
Cells
2012

Synthesis, radiometal labeling and in vitro evaluation of a targeted PPIX derivative

Behnam Azad, B., Cho, C. F., Lewis, J. D. & Luyt, L. G., Mar 2012, In : Applied Radiation and Isotopes. 70, 3, p. 505-511 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

marking
microscopy
fluorescence
evaluation
synthesis
Fluorination
Halogenation
Proline
Thermal effects
Hydrolysis
2010

Design, synthesis and in vitro characterization of Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 derivatives for pancreatic beta cell imaging by SPECT

Behnam Azad, B., Rota, V. A., Breadner, D., Dhanvantari, S. & Luyt, L. G., Feb 1 2010, In : Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry. 18, 3, p. 1265-1272 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Glucagon-Like Peptide 1
Insulin-Secreting Cells
Single-Photon Emission-Computed Tomography
Derivatives
Imaging techniques
2008

Selective fluorination of m-tyrosine by OF2

Behnam Azad, B., Ashique, R., Chirakal, R. & Schrobilgen, G. J., Jan 2008, In : Journal of Fluorine Chemistry. 129, 1, p. 22-27 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fluorination
fluorination
tyrosine
Halogenation
Aromatic Amino Acids
2007
Fluorination
Halogenation
Isomers
Enantiomers
Alanine