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Ahmad Besaratinia

Department of Cancer Biology

Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope

1500 East Duarte Road




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  • Department of Cancer Biology, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, 1500 East Duarte Road, Duarte, USA. 2002 - 2012


  1. A high-throughput next-generation sequencing-based method for detecting the mutational fingerprint of carcinogens. Besaratinia, A., Li, H., Yoon, J.I., Zheng, A., Gao, H., Tommasi, S. Nucleic Acids Res. (2012) [Pubmed]
  2. New experimental data linking secondhand smoke exposure to lung cancer in nonsmokers. Kim, S.I., Yoon, J.I., Tommasi, S., Besaratinia, A. FASEB J. (2012) [Pubmed]
  3. Organ specificity of the bladder carcinogen 4-aminobiphenyl in inducing DNA damage and mutation in mice. Yoon, J.I., Kim, S.I., Tommasi, S., Besaratinia, A. Cancer. Prev. Res. (Phila) (2012) [Pubmed]
  4. Wavelength dependence of ultraviolet radiation-induced DNA damage as determined by laser irradiation suggests that cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers are the principal DNA lesions produced by terrestrial sunlight. Besaratinia, A., Yoon, J.I., Schroeder, C., Bradforth, S.E., Cockburn, M., Pfeifer, G.P. FASEB J. (2011) [Pubmed]
  5. Applications of the human p53 knock-in (Hupki) mouse model for human carcinogen testing. Besaratinia, A., Pfeifer, G.P. FASEB J. (2010) [Pubmed]
  6. In vitro recapitulating of TP53 mutagenesis in hepatocellular carcinoma associated with dietary aflatoxin B1 exposure. Besaratinia, A., Kim, S.I., Hainaut, P., Pfeifer, G.P. Gastroenterology (2009) [Pubmed]
  7. DNA-lesion mapping in mammalian cells. Besaratinia, A., Pfeifer, G.P. Methods (2009) [Pubmed]
  8. Rapid repair of UVA-induced oxidized purines and persistence of UVB-induced dipyrimidine lesions determine the mutagenicity of sunlight in mouse cells. Besaratinia, A., Kim, S.I., Pfeifer, G.P. FASEB J. (2008) [Pubmed]
  9. Sunlight ultraviolet irradiation and BRAF V600 mutagenesis in human melanoma. Besaratinia, A., Pfeifer, G.P. Hum. Mutat. (2008) [Pubmed]
  10. Second-hand smoke and human lung cancer. Besaratinia, A., Pfeifer, G.P. Lancet Oncol. (2008) [Pubmed]
  11. Riboflavin activated by ultraviolet A1 irradiation induces oxidative DNA damage-mediated mutations inhibited by vitamin C. Besaratinia, A., Kim, S.I., Bates, S.E., Pfeifer, G.P. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. (2007) [Pubmed]
  12. A review of mechanisms of acrylamide carcinogenicity. Besaratinia, A., Pfeifer, G.P. Carcinogenesis (2007) [Pubmed]
  13. Investigating human cancer etiology by DNA lesion footprinting and mutagenicity analysis. Besaratinia, A., Pfeifer, G.P. Carcinogenesis (2006) [Pubmed]
  14. DNA adduction and mutagenic properties of acrylamide. Besaratinia, A., Pfeifer, G.P. Mutat. Res. (2005) [Pubmed]
  15. Investigating DNA adduct-targeted mutagenicity of tamoxifen: preferential formation of tamoxifen-DNA adducts in the human p53 gene in SV40 immortalized hepatocytes but not endometrial carcinoma cells. Besaratinia, A., Pfeifer, G.P. Biochemistry (2005) [Pubmed]
  16. DNA lesions induced by UV A1 and B radiation in human cells: comparative analyses in the overall genome and in the p53 tumor suppressor gene. Besaratinia, A., Synold, T.W., Chen, H.H., Chang, C., Xi, B., Riggs, A.D., Pfeifer, G.P. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. (2005) [Pubmed]
  17. G-to-T transversions and small tandem base deletions are the hallmark of mutations induced by ultraviolet a radiation in mammalian cells. Besaratinia, A., Synold, T.W., Xi, B., Pfeifer, G.P. Biochemistry (2004) [Pubmed]
  18. Genotoxicity of acrylamide and glycidamide. Besaratinia, A., Pfeifer, G.P. J. Natl. Cancer Inst. (2004) [Pubmed]
  19. Similar mutagenicity of photoactivated porphyrins and ultraviolet A radiation in mouse embryonic fibroblasts: involvement of oxidative DNA lesions in mutagenesis. Besaratinia, A., Bates, S.E., Synold, T.W., Pfeifer, G.P. Biochemistry (2004) [Pubmed]
  20. Biological consequences of 8-methoxypsoralen-photoinduced lesions: sequence-specificity of mutations and preponderance of T to C and T to a mutations. Besaratinia, A., Pfeifer, G.P. J. Invest. Dermatol. (2004) [Pubmed]
  21. Weak yet distinct mutagenicity of acrylamide in mammalian cells. Besaratinia, A., Pfeifer, G.P. J. Natl. Cancer Inst. (2003) [Pubmed]
  22. Enhancement of the mutagenicity of benzo(a)pyrene diol epoxide by a nonmutagenic dose of ultraviolet A radiation. Besaratinia, A., Pfeifer, G.P. Cancer Res. (2003) [Pubmed]
  23. A molecular dosimetry approach to assess human exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in pubs. Besaratinia, A., Maas, L.M., Brouwer, E.M., Moonen, E.J., De Kok, T.M., Wesseling, G.J., Loft, S., Kleinjans, J.C., Van Schooten, F.J. Carcinogenesis (2002) [Pubmed]
  24. Biomonitoring of tobacco smoke carcinogenicity by dosimetry of DNA adducts and genotyping and phenotyping of biotransformational enzymes: a review on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Besaratinia, A., Besarati Nia, A., Kleinjans, J.C., Van Schooten, F.J. Biomarkers (2002) [Pubmed]
  25. Mutational signature of the proximate bladder carcinogen N-hydroxy-4-acetylaminobiphenyl: inconsistency with the p53 mutational spectrum in bladder cancer. Besaratinia, A., Bates, S.E., Pfeifer, G.P. Cancer Res. (2002) [Pubmed]
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