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1- Jamnani FR, Rahbarizadeh F, Shokrgozar MA, Ahmadvand D, Mahboudid F, Sharifzadeh Z,

T cells expressing VHH-directed oligoclonal chimeric HER2 antigen receptors: Towards tumordirected

oligoclonal T cell therapy, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 2014, 1840(1): 378–386.

2- Sharifzadeh Z, Rahbarizadeh F, Shokrgozar MA, Ahmadvand D, Mahboudid F, Jamnani FR,

Moghimi SM, Genetically engineered T cells bearing chimeric nanoconstructed receptors

harboring TAG-72-specific camelid single domain antibodies as targeting agents, Cancer Letters,

2013, 334(2): 237-244.

3- Sharifzadeh Z, Rahbarizadeh F, Shokrgozar MA, Ahmadvand D, Mahboudid F, Jamnani FR,

Development of Oligoclonal Nanobodies for Targeting the Tumor-associated Glycoprotein 72

Antigen, Molecular biotechnology, 2013, 54(2): 590-601.

4- Jamnani FR, Rahbarizadeh F, Shokrgozar MA, Ahmadvand D, Mahboudid F, Sharifzadeh Z,

Targeting high affinity and epitope-distinct oligoclonal nanobodies to HER2 over-expressing

tumor cells, Experimental Cell Research, 2012, 318(10): 1112-24.

5- Rahbarizadeh F, Ahmadvand D, Sharifzadeh Z. Nanobody, an Old Concept and New Vahicle

for Immunotargeting, Immunological Investigations, 2011; 40(3):299-338.

6- Safarian F, Rahbarizadeh F, Amanpour S, Sharifzadeh Z. Construction of PEG-PAMAM

dendrimer-based TAG72-targeting nanocarrier for t-Bid gene delivery to colorectal tumor cells.

Modares Journal of Medical Sciences: Pathobiology, 2011; 14: 63-74.

7- Foroumadi A, Sakhteman A, Sharifzadeh Z, Mohammadhosseini N, Hemmateenejad B,

Moshafi MH, Vosooghi M, Amini M, Shafiee A. Synthesis, antituberculosis activity and QSAR

study of some novel 2-(nitroaryl)-5-(nitrobenzylsulfinyl and sulfonyl)-1,3,4-thiadiazole

derivatives, DARU, 2007; 15(4): 218-226.

8- Foroumadi A, Kargar Z, Sakhteman A, Sharifzadeh Z, Feyzmohammadi R, Kazemi M,

Shafiee A. Synthesis and antimycobacterial activity of some alkyl [5-(nitroaryl) -1,3,4-thiadiazol-

2-ylthio]propionates, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 2006; 16: 1164–1167.

Congress Abstracts:

1- Sharifzadeh Z, Abolhassani M, Yasemi M, Construction of a scFv phage display library



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