Selected Basic Sciences Publications

  1. Jasmin G. J. Arabit, Rami Elhaj, Samuel E. Schriner, Yevgeni Sevrioukov, and Mahtab Jafari. Rhodiola rosea Improves Lifespan, Locomotion, and Neurodegeneration in a Drosophila melanogaster Model of Huntington’s Disease. 2018 Developmental Biology especial issue “Drosophila Models of Human Disease” [In press]
  2. Khachik E. Labachyan, Dara Kiani, Evgueni A. Sevrioukov, Samuel E Schriner, and Mahtab Jafari. 2018. The impact of Rhodiola rosea on the gut microbial community of Drosophila melanogaster. Gut Pathogens. 10:12 [Link]
  3. Yun-Seo Kil, Sally T. Pham, Eun Kyoung Seo, and Mahtab Jafari. 2017 Angelica keiskei, an emerging medicinal herb with various bioactive constituents and biological activities. Archives of Pharmaceutical Research. (40): 655-675. [Link]
  4. Terry E. Lopez, Hoang M. Pham, Julia Barbour, Phillip Tran, Benjamin Van Nguyen, Sean P. Hogan, Richelle L. Homo, Volkan Coskun, Samuel E. Schriner, and Mahtab Jafari. 2016. The impact of green tea polyphenols on development and reproduction in Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Functional Foods. 20:556-566 [Link]
  5. Yun-Seo Kil, Seul-Ki Choi, Yun-Sil Lee, Mahtab Jafari, Eun-Kyoung Seo. 2015. Chalcones from Angelica keiskei: Evaluation of their heat shock protein inducing activities. Journal of Natural Products. 78(10): 2481 – 2487 [Link]
  6.  Samuel E. Schriner, Steven Kuramada, Terry E. Lopez, Stephanie Truong, Andrew Pham, and Mahtab Jafari. 2014. Extension of Drosophila lifespan by cinnamon through a sex-specific dependence on the insulin receptor substrate chico. Experimental Gerontology. 60(C): 220-230 [Link]
  7. Lopez Terry, Schriner Samuel E., Okoro Michael, Lu David, Chiang Beatrice T., Huey Jocelyn, and Jafari Mahtab. 2014. Green tea polyphenols extend the lifespan of male Drosophila melanogaster while impairing reproductive fitness. Journal of Medicinal Food. [Link]
  8. Samuel E. Schriner, Kevin Lee, Stephanie Truong, Kathryn T. Salvadora, Steven Maler, Alexander Nam, Thomas Lee, and Mahtab Jafari. 2013. Extension of Drosophila lifespan by Rhodiola rosea through a mechanism independent from dietary restriction. PLoS ONE 8(5): e63886 [Link]
  9. Zhongbo Liu, Xuesen Li, Anne R. Simoneau, Mahtab Jafari, and Xiaolin Zi. 2011. Rhodiola rosea extracts and salidroside decrease the growth of bladder cancer cell lines via inhibition of the mTOR pathway and induction of autophagy. Molecular Carcinogenesis. April 22, 2011 (ePub) [Link]
  10. Schriner SE, Katoozi NS, Pham KQ, Gazarian M, Zarban A, and Jafari M. 2011. Extension of Drosophila lifespan by Rosa damascena associated with an increased sensitivity to heat. Biogerontology. September 18, 2011. [Link]
  11. Jafari M. 2010 Drosophila melanogaster as a model system for evaluating anti-aging Compounds. FLY 4 (3): 1-5 [Link]
  12. Lee KS, Lee BS, Semnani S, Avenesian A, Um CY, Jeon HJ, Seong KM, Yu K, Min KJ*, and Jafari M*. (*equal contribution made by these authors). 2010. Curcumin extends lifespan, improves heal span, and modulate aging related genes in Drosophila melanogaster. Rejuvenation Research 13 (5): 1-10 [Link]
  13. Avanesian A, Khodayari B, Felgner JS, and Jafari M. 2009. Lamotrigine extends lifespan but compromises health span in Drosophila melanogaster. Biogerontology. 11(1): 45-52 [Link]
  14. Schriner SE, Avanesian A, Liu Y, Luesch H, and Jafari M. 2009. Protection of human cultured cells against oxidative stress by Rhodiola rosea without activation of antioxidant defenses. Free Radical Biology and Medicine. 47: 577-584 [Link]
  15. Schriner SE, Abrahamyan A, Avanesian A, Bussel I, Maler S, Gazarian M, Holmbeck MA, and Jafari M. 2009. Decreased mitochondrial superoxide levels and enhanced protection against paraquat in Drosophila melanogaster supplemented with Rhodiola rosea. Free Radical Research. 43(9): 836-843 [Link]
  16. Agnesa Avanesian, Sahar Semnani, and Mahtab Jafari. 2009. Can Drosophila melanogaster represent a model system for the detection of reproductive adverse drug reactions? Drug Discovery Today. 14 (15/16): 761-766 [Link]
  17. Sean Sepulveda, Parvin Shojaein, Casandra L. Rauser, Mahtab Jafari, Laurence D. Mueller, and Michael R. Rose. 2008. Interactions between injury, stress, and aging in Drosophila melanogaster. Experimental Gerontology. 43(3):136-45 [Link]
  18. Mahtab Jafari, Ashgar Zarban, Steven Pham, and Thomas Wang. 2008. Rosa damascena decreases mortality in adult Drosophila. Journal of Medicinal Foods. 11(1): 9-13 [Link]
  19. Bussel, Igor Irvin, Michael Joseph, Veronica Lewis, and Mahtab Jafari. 2008. Caffeine supplementation increases mortality in female Drosophila melanogaster without reproductive or metabolic impairment. Drosophila Information Services. (91): 4-6 [Link]
  20. Mahtab Jafari, Behnood Khodayari, Jeffrey Felgner, Irvin I. Bussel, Michael R. Rose, and Laurence D. Mueller. 2007. Pioglitazone: An anti-diabetic compound with anti-aging properties. Biogerontology. 8:639-651 [Link]
  21. Mahtab Jafari, Jeffrey S. Felgner, Irvin I. Bussel, Tony Hutchili, Behnood Khodayari, Michael R. Rose, C. Vince-Cruz, and Laurence D. Mueller. 2007. Rhodiola: a promising anti-aging chinese herb. Rejuvenation Research. 10 (4): 1-16 [Link]
  22. Mahtab Jafari, Anthony D. Long, Laurence D. Mueller, and Michael R. Rose. 2006. Pharmacology of aging in Drosophila. Current Drug Targets. (7): 1479-1483 [Link]
  23. Mahtab Jafari and Michael R. Rose. 2006. Rules for the use of model organisms in anti-aging pharmacology. Aging Cell. 5:17-22 [Link]
  24. Terry E. Lopez, Hoang M. Pham, Benjamin V. Nguyen, Yerazik Tahmasian, Shannon Ramsden, Volkan Coskun, Samuel E. Schriner, and Mahtab Jafari. 2016. Green tea polyphenols require the mitochondrial iron transporter, mitoferrin, for lifespan extension in Drosophila melanogaster. Wiley Periodicals. 1-12 [Link]

Selected Clinical Publications

  1. Green MW, Giordano S, Jiang P, Jafari M, Smith TB. 2005. Effect of Divalproex on Metabolic Parameters is Dose Related in Migraine Prophylaxis. Headache. 45:1031-1037 [Link]
  2. Jafari M, Leaf DA, MacRae H, Kasem J, O’Conner P, Pullinger C, Malloy M and Kane JP. 2003. The Effects of Physical Exercise on Plasma Prebeta-1 High-Density Lipoprotein. Metabolism. 4(62):437-442 [Link]
  3. Jafari M, Ebrahimi R, Balian H, Ahmadi M, and Bashir M. 2003. Efficacy of Alternate-Day Dosing versus Daily Dosing of Atorvastatin. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 8(2):123-126 [Link]
  4. Baghkhani L. and Jafari M. 2002. Cardiovascular Adverse Reactions Associated with Guarana: Is there a Causal Effect? Journal of Herbal Pharmacotherapy. 2(1):57-61 [Link]
  5. Emerson J and Jafari M. 2002. Dyslipidemia Prevalence in a Laboratory Initiated Screening Program. Clinical Laboratory Science. 15(2): 67-71 [Link]
  6. Drmanac S, Heilborn D, Pullinger CR, Jafari M, Gretzen D, Ukrainczyk T, Cho, MH, Frost PH, Siradez K, Drmanac R, Kane, JP, and Malloy MJ. 2001. Elevated Baseline Triglyceride Levels Modulate Effects of HMGCoA Reductase Inhibitors on Plasma Lipoproteins. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 6(1):47-56 [Link]
  7. Jafari M, Masih M, and Emerson J. 2001. The Value of Pharmacist Involvement in Point-of-Care Service, Walk-in Lipid Screening Program. Pharmacotherapy. 21(11):1403-1406 [Link]
  8. Dina, R. and Jafari, M. 2000. Angiotensin II-Receptor Antagonists: An Overview. American Journal of Health System Pharmacists. 57:1231-1241 [Link]
  9. Patel RJ, Gray DR, Pierce R, Jafari M. 1999. Impact of Therapeutic Interchange from Pravastatin to Lovastatin in a Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The American Journal of Managed Care. 5(4) [Link]
  10. Jafari, Mahtab. 1999. Teaching Pharmacy Students the Relevance of Spirituality in Patient Care. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 7(2):7-14
  11. Harry Rosenberg, Renee Coffman, Mahtab Fesharaki Jafari, Sunil Prabhu, and Kimberly Tallian. 1998. New Approach to Teaching Basic Science Courses: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the Course System of Curricular Design. American Journal of Pharmacy Education. (62):76-82 [Link]
  12. Jafari-Fesharaki M, Scheinman MM. 1998. Adverse Effects of Amiodarone. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 21(I):1-13 [Link]
  13. Jafari M, Toy P. 1997. Effects and Cost of Subcutaneous Human Erythropoietin in Preoperative Patients. Orthopedics. 20(12):1159-1165 [Link]

 Selected Educational Research Publications

  1. Mahtab Jafari. 2017. A unique degree program for pre-pharmacy education: An undergraduate degree in pharmaceutical sciences. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 1877-1297 [Link]
  2. Mahtab Jafari. 2017. Life101 Enhances Lifestyle Choices in Pre-Health Undergraduate Students. Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice. 14(3) [Link]

Book Chapters

  1. Workbook for Textbook of Therapeutics: Drug and Disease Management, 6th Edition. ET Herfindal, DA Gourley (eds.) Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore (1996).
  2. Preventive Cardiology. 2nd Edition. Part V, Chapter 25: Establishing a Preventive Cardiology Program. McGraw-Hill 2005.
  3. Fundamentals of the Stem Cell Debate. Chapter 4: Religious Perspectives on Embryonic Stem Cell Research, 2007, University of California Press, Berkeley Los
    Angeles London
  4. The Impact of Rhodiola rosea on Skin, Chapter 7: Cosmeticeuticals and Active Cosmetics, 3rd edition. Submitted (1/2014)
  5. Women and Herbal Medicine, Chapter 12: Women’s Health Across the Ages. 1st Edition. Submitted (3/2014)