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GPNMB methylation: a new marker of potentially carcinogenic colon lesions.

Ashktorab H, Rahi H, Nouraie M, Shokrani B, Lee E, Haydari T, Laiyemo AO, Siegel P, Brim H.

BMC Cancer. 2018 Nov 6;18(1):1068. doi: 10.1186/s12885-018-4903-7.


Obesity and Pancreatic Cysts in African American Patients.

Shahnazi A, Badurdeen D, Laiyemo AO, Nouraie M, Brim H, Wessly P, Geramfard S, Afsari A, Page N, Ashktorab H.

Cureus. 2018 Aug 20;10(8):e3160. doi: 10.7759/cureus.3160.


Gastrointestinal Lesions in African American Patients With Iron Deficiency Anemia.

Brim H, Shahnazi A, Nouraie M, Badurdeen D, Laiyemo AO, Haidary T, Afsari A, Ashktorab H.

Clin Med Insights Gastroenterol. 2018 May 18;11:1179552218778627. doi: 10.1177/1179552218778627. eCollection 2018.


Adiponectin, Leptin, IGF-1, and Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha As Potential Serum Biomarkers for Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Colorectal Adenoma in African Americans.

Ashktorab H, Soleimani A, Nichols A, Sodhi K, Laiyemo AO, Nunlee-Bland G, Nouraie SM, Brim H.

Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2018 Mar 12;9:77. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2018.00077. eCollection 2018.


Neonatal Ethanol Exposure Causes Behavioral Deficits in Young Mice.

Xu W, Hawkey AB, Li H, Dai L, Brim HH, Frank JA, Luo J, Barron S, Chen G.

Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2018 Apr;42(4):743-750. doi: 10.1111/acer.13598. Epub 2018 Feb 13.


Distinctive DNA mismatch repair and APC rare variants in African Americans with colorectal neoplasia.

Ashktorab H, Azimi H, Varma S, Tavakoli P, Nickerson ML, Brim H.

Oncotarget. 2017 Oct 7;8(59):99966-99977. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.21557. eCollection 2017 Nov 21.


A Microbiomic Analysis in African Americans with Colonic Lesions Reveals Streptococcus sp.VT162 as a Marker of Neoplastic Transformation.

Brim H, Yooseph S, Lee E, Sherif ZA, Abbas M, Laiyemo AO, Varma S, Torralba M, Dowd SE, Nelson KE, Pathmasiri W, Sumner S, de Vos W, Liang Q, Yu J, Zoetendal E, Ashktorab H.

Genes (Basel). 2017 Nov 9;8(11). pii: E314. doi: 10.3390/genes8110314.


Racial Disparity in Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk.

Ashktorab H, Kupfer SS, Brim H, Carethers JM.

Gastroenterology. 2017 Oct;153(4):910-923. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2017.08.018. Epub 2017 Aug 12. Review.


Clinical and Pathological Risk Factors Associated with Liver Fibrosis and Steatosis in African-Americans with Chronic Hepatitis C.

Afsari A, Lee E, Shokrani B, Boortalary T, Sherif ZA, Nouraie M, Laiyemo AO, Alkhalloufi K, Brim H, Ashktorab H.

Dig Dis Sci. 2017 Aug;62(8):2159-2165. doi: 10.1007/s10620-017-4626-7. Epub 2017 Jun 13.


IL1B-CGTC haplotype is associated with colorectal cancer in admixed individuals with increased African ancestry.

Sanabria-Salas MC, Hernández-Suárez G, Umaña-Pérez A, Rawlik K, Tenesa A, Serrano-López ML, Sánchez de Gómez M, Rojas MP, Bravo LE, Albis R, Plata JL, Green H, Borgovan T, Li L, Majumdar S, Garai J, Lee E, Ashktorab H, Brim H, Li L, Margolin D, Fejerman L, Zabaleta J.

Sci Rep. 2017 Feb 3;7:41920. doi: 10.1038/srep41920.


Targeted exome sequencing reveals distinct pathogenic variants in Iranians with colorectal cancer.

Ashktorab H, Mokarram P, Azimi H, Olumi H, Varma S, Nickerson ML, Brim H.

Oncotarget. 2017 Jan 31;8(5):7852-7866. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.13977.


Genomics of Colorectal Cancer in African Americans.

Brim H, Ashktorab H.

Next Gener Seq Appl. 2016 Sep;3(2). pii: 133. Epub 2016 Sep 21.


Fecal Bacteria Act as Novel Biomarkers for Noninvasive Diagnosis of Colorectal Cancer.

Liang Q, Chiu J, Chen Y, Huang Y, Higashimori A, Fang J, Brim H, Ashktorab H, Ng SC, Ng SSM, Zheng S, Chan FKL, Sung JJY, Yu J.

Clin Cancer Res. 2017 Apr 15;23(8):2061-2070. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-16-1599. Epub 2016 Oct 3.


Reduced Representation Bisulfite Sequencing Determination of Distinctive DNA Hypermethylated Genes in the Progression to Colon Cancer in African Americans.

Ashktorab H, Shakoori A, Zarnogi S, Sun X, Varma S, Lee E, Shokrani B, Laiyemo AO, Washington K, Brim H.

Gastroenterol Res Pract. 2016;2016:2102674. doi: 10.1155/2016/2102674. Epub 2016 Sep 1.


Can optical diagnosis of small colon polyps be accurate? Comparing standard scope without narrow banding to high definition scope with narrow banding.

Ashktorab H, Etaati F, Rezaeean F, Nouraie M, Paydar M, Namin HH, Sanderson A, Begum R, Alkhalloufi K, Brim H, Laiyemo AO.

World J Gastroenterol. 2016 Jul 28;22(28):6539-46. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v22.i28.6539.


Genetic Polymorphisms of TLR4 and MICA are Associated with Severity of Trachoma Disease in Tanzania.

Abbas M, Berka N, Khraiwesh M, Ramadan A, Apprey V, Furbert-Harris P, Quinn T, Brim H, Dunston G.

Autoimmune Infect Dis. 2016 Jun;2(3). doi: 10.16966/2470-1025.116. Epub 2016 Jun 3.


Targeted Exome Sequencing Outcome Variations of Colorectal Tumors within and across Two Sequencing Platforms.

Ashktorab H, Azimi H, Nickerson ML, Bass S, Varma S, Brim H.

Next Gener Seq Appl. 2016 Jun;3(1). pii: 123. Epub 2016 Mar 14.


Increased MACC1 levels in tissues and blood identify colon adenoma patients at high risk.

Ashktorab H, Hermann P, Nouraie M, Shokrani B, Lee E, Haidary T, Brim H, Stein U.

J Transl Med. 2016 Jul 20;14(1):215. doi: 10.1186/s12967-016-0971-0.


Colorectal Cancer in Young African Americans: Is It Time to Revisit Guidelines and Prevention?

Ashktorab H, Vilmenay K, Brim H, Laiyemo AO, Kibreab A, Nouraie M.

Dig Dis Sci. 2016 Oct;61(10):3026-3030. doi: 10.1007/s10620-016-4207-1. Epub 2016 Jun 9.


A meta-analysis of MSI frequency and race in colorectal cancer.

Ashktorab H, Ahuja S, Kannan L, Llor X, Ellis NA, Xicola RM, Laiyemo AO, Carethers JM, Brim H, Nouraie M.

Oncotarget. 2016 Apr 23;7(23):34546-57. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.8945.


Global Epidemiology of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Perspectives on US Minority Populations.

Sherif ZA, Saeed A, Ghavimi S, Nouraie SM, Laiyemo AO, Brim H, Ashktorab H.

Dig Dis Sci. 2016 May;61(5):1214-25. doi: 10.1007/s10620-016-4143-0. Epub 2016 Apr 1. Review.


Genetic Basis for Colorectal Cancer Disparities.

Nayani R, Ashktorab H, Brim H, Laiyemo AO.

Curr Colorectal Cancer Rep. 2015 Dec 1;11(6):408-413. Epub 2015 Nov 11.


Diabetes Mellitus and Pancreatic Cysts in African Americans.

Shahnazi A, Sanderson AK, Laiyemo AO, Nouraie M, Haidary T, Brim H, Geramfard S, Afsari A, Ashktorab H.

Pancreas. 2016 Apr;45(4):e14-5. doi: 10.1097/MPA.0000000000000568. No abstract available.


Prevalence and features of colorectal lesions among Hispanics: A hospital-based study.

Ashktorab H, Laiyemo AO, Lee E, Cruz-Correa M, Ghuman A, Nouraie M, Brim H.

World J Gastroenterol. 2015 Dec 14;21(46):13095-100. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i46.13095.


Lymph nodes' evaluation in relation to colorectal cancer staging among African Americans.

Ashktorab H, Ogundipe T, Brim H, Shahnazi A, Laiyemo AO, Lee E, Shokrani B, Nouraie M.

BMC Cancer. 2015 Dec 16;15:976. doi: 10.1186/s12885-015-1946-x.


Race and colorectal cancer screening compliance among persons with a family history of cancer.

Laiyemo AO, Thompson N, Williams CD, Idowu KA, Bull-Henry K, Sherif ZA, Lee EL, Brim H, Ashktorab H, Platz EA, Smoot DT.

World J Gastrointest Endosc. 2015 Dec 10;7(18):1300-5. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v7.i18.1300.


Atrial Fibrillation and Colonic Neoplasia in African Americans.

Nouraie M, Kansal V, Belfonte C, Ghazvini M, Haidari T, Shahnazi A, Brim H, Soliman EZ, Ashktorab H.

PLoS One. 2015 Aug 28;10(8):e0135609. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0135609. eCollection 2015.


Association between Diverticular Disease and Pre-Neoplastic Colorectal Lesions in an Urban African-American Population.

Ashktorab H, Panchal H, Shokrani B, Paydar M, Sanderson A, Lee EL, Begum R, Haidary T, Laiyemo AO, McDonald-Pinkett S, Brim H, Nouraie M.

Digestion. 2015;92(2):60-5. doi: 10.1159/000376574. Epub 2015 Jul 16.


Next-generation sequencing in African Americans with colorectal cancer.

Ashktorab H, Varma S, Brim H.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Jun 2;112(22):E2852. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1503760112. Epub 2015 May 4. No abstract available.


DNA Methylation and Colorectal Cancer.

Ashktorab H, Brim H.

Curr Colorectal Cancer Rep. 2014 Dec 1;10(4):425-430.


Identification of novel mutations by exome sequencing in African American colorectal cancer patients.

Ashktorab H, Daremipouran M, Devaney J, Varma S, Rahi H, Lee E, Shokrani B, Schwartz R, Nickerson ML, Brim H.

Cancer. 2015 Jan 1;121(1):34-42. doi: 10.1002/cncr.28922. Epub 2014 Sep 23.


Factors associated with attendance to scheduled outpatient endoscopy.

Laiyemo AO, Williams CD, Burnside C, Moghadam S, Sanasi-Bhola KD, Kwagyan J, Brim H, Ashktorab H, Scott VF, Smoot DT.

Postgrad Med J. 2014 Oct;90(1068):571-5. doi: 10.1136/postgradmedj-2012-131650. Epub 2014 Sep 1.


Gastric Helicobacter pylori infection associates with an increased risk of colorectal polyps in African Americans.

Brim H, Zahaf M, Laiyemo AO, Nouraie M, Pérez-Pérez GI, Smoot DT, Lee E, Razjouyan H, Ashktorab H.

BMC Cancer. 2014 Apr 28;14:296. doi: 10.1186/1471-2407-14-296.


BMI and the risk of colorectal adenoma in African-Americans.

Ashktorab H, Paydar M, Yazdi S, Namin HH, Sanderson A, Begum R, Semati M, Etaati F, Lee E, Brim H, Zenebe A, Nunlee-Bland G, Laiyemo AO, Nouraie M.

Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 May;22(5):1387-91. doi: 10.1002/oby.20702. Epub 2014 Feb 11.


An integrative CGH, MSI and candidate genes methylation analysis of colorectal tumors.

Brim H, Abu-Asab MS, Nouraie M, Salazar J, Deleo J, Razjouyan H, Mokarram P, Schaffer AA, Naghibhossaini F, Ashktorab H.

PLoS One. 2014 Jan 27;9(1):e82185. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0082185. eCollection 2014.


DNA methylome profiling identifies novel methylated genes in African American patients with colorectal neoplasia.

Ashktorab H, Daremipouran M, Goel A, Varma S, Leavitt R, Sun X, Brim H.

Epigenetics. 2014 Apr;9(4):503-12. doi: 10.4161/epi.27644. Epub 2014 Jan 17.


Microbiome analysis of stool samples from African Americans with colon polyps.

Brim H, Yooseph S, Zoetendal EG, Lee E, Torralbo M, Laiyemo AO, Shokrani B, Nelson K, Ashktorab H.

PLoS One. 2013 Dec 20;8(12):e81352. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0081352. eCollection 2013.


Epigenetic silencing of CHD5, a novel tumor-suppressor gene, occurs in early colorectal cancer stages.

Fatemi M, Paul TA, Brodeur GM, Shokrani B, Brim H, Ashktorab H.

Cancer. 2014 Jan 15;120(2):172-80. doi: 10.1002/cncr.28316. Epub 2013 Nov 14.


Prevalence of colorectal neoplasia among young African Americans and Hispanic Americans.

Ashktorab H, Paydar M, Namin HH, Sanderson A, Begum R, Brim H, Panchal H, Lee E, Kibreab A, Nouraie M, Laiyemo AO.

Dig Dis Sci. 2014 Feb;59(2):446-50. doi: 10.1007/s10620-013-2898-0. Epub 2013 Nov 6.


Toward a comprehensive and systematic methylome signature in colorectal cancers.

Ashktorab H, Rahi H, Wansley D, Varma S, Shokrani B, Lee E, Daremipouran M, Laiyemo A, Goel A, Carethers JM, Brim H.

Epigenetics. 2013 Aug;8(8):807-15. doi: 10.4161/epi.25497. Epub 2013 Jul 10.


Role of life events in the presence of colon polyps among African Americans.

Ashktorab H, Hassanzadeh Namin H, Taylor T, Williams C, Brim H, Mellman T, Shokrani B, Holt CL, Laiyemo AO, Nouraie M.

BMC Gastroenterol. 2013 Jun 12;13:101. doi: 10.1186/1471-230X-13-101.


ICAD deficiency in human colon cancer and predisposition to colon tumorigenesis: linkage to apoptosis resistance and genomic instability.

Errami Y, Brim H, Oumouna-Benachour K, Oumouna M, Naura AS, Kim H, Ju J, Davis CJ, Kim JG, Ashktorab H, Fallon K, Xu M, Zhang J, Del Valle L, Boulares AH.

PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e57871. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0057871. Epub 2013 Feb 22.


Short- and long-term risk of colorectal adenoma recurrence among whites and blacks.

Laiyemo AO, Doubeni C, Brim H, Ashktorab H, Schoen RE, Gupta S, Charabaty A, Lanza E, Smoot DT, Platz E, Cross AJ.

Gastrointest Endosc. 2013 Mar;77(3):447-54. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2012.11.027. Epub 2013 Jan 18.


Apoptotic DNA fragmentation may be a cooperative activity between caspase-activated deoxyribonuclease and the poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase-regulated DNAS1L3, an endoplasmic reticulum-localized endonuclease that translocates to the nucleus during apoptosis.

Errami Y, Naura AS, Kim H, Ju J, Suzuki Y, El-Bahrawy AH, Ghonim MA, Hemeida RA, Mansy MS, Zhang J, Xu M, Smulson ME, Brim H, Boulares AH.

J Biol Chem. 2013 Feb 1;288(5):3460-8. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M112.423061. Epub 2012 Dec 10.


Helicobacter pylori protection against reflux esophagitis.

Ashktorab H, Entezari O, Nouraie M, Dowlati E, Frederick W, Woods A, Lee E, Brim H, Smoot DT, Ghadyari F, Kamangar F, Razjouyan H.

Dig Dis Sci. 2012 Nov;57(11):2924-8. doi: 10.1007/s10620-012-2349-3. Epub 2012 Sep 26.


Genomic aberrations in an African American colorectal cancer cohort reveals a MSI-specific profile and chromosome X amplification in male patients.

Brim H, Lee E, Abu-Asab MS, Chaouchi M, Razjouyan H, Namin H, Goel A, Schäffer AA, Ashktorab H.

PLoS One. 2012;7(8):e40392. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0040392. Epub 2012 Aug 6.


SEL1L, an UPR response protein, a potential marker of colonic cell transformation.

Ashktorab H, Green W, Finzi G, Sessa F, Nouraie M, Lee EL, Morgano A, Moschetta A, Cattaneo M, Mariani-Costantini R, Brim H, Biunno I.

Dig Dis Sci. 2012 Apr;57(4):905-12. doi: 10.1007/s10620-011-2026-y. Epub 2012 Feb 16.


Case-control study of vitamin D, dickkopf homolog 1 (DKK1) gene methylation, VDR gene polymorphism and the risk of colon adenoma in African Americans.

Ashktorab H, Nguza B, Fatemi M, Nouraie M, Smoot DT, Schäffer AA, Kupfer SS, Camargo CA Jr, Brim H.

PLoS One. 2011;6(10):e25314. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0025314. Epub 2011 Oct 13.


Esophageal carcinoma in African Americans: a five-decade experience.

Ashktorab H, Nouri Z, Nouraie M, Razjouyan H, Lee EE, Dowlati E, El-Seyed el-W, Laiyemo A, Brim H, Smoot DT.

Dig Dis Sci. 2011 Dec;56(12):3577-82. doi: 10.1007/s10620-011-1853-1. Epub 2011 Aug 17.


SLC5A8 gene, a transporter of butyrate: a gut flora metabolite, is frequently methylated in African American colon adenomas.

Brim H, Kumar K, Nazarian J, Hathout Y, Jafarian A, Lee E, Green W, Smoot D, Park J, Nouraie M, Ashktorab H.

PLoS One. 2011;6(6):e20216. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0020216. Epub 2011 Jun 8.

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