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1. Shakeri R, Hosseinkhani S, Los MJ, Davoodi J, Jain MV, Cieślar-Pobuda A, Rafat M, Ardestani SK.  Role of the salt bridge between glutamate 546 and arginine 907 in preservation of autoinhibited form of Apaf-1. Int J Biol Macromol. 2015 Aug; 81:370-374 
2. Naseri MH, Mahdavi M, Davoodi J, Tackallou SH, Goudarzvand M, Neishabouri SH. Up regulation of Bax and down regulation of Bcl2 during 3-NC mediated apoptosis in human cancer cells. Cancer Cell Int. 2015 May; 15: 55-64
3. Neishabouri SH, Hutson SM and Davoodi J. Chronic Activation of mTOR Complex 1 by Branched Chain Amino Acids and organ hypertrophy, Amino Acids. 2015 June; 47: 1167-82
4. Soori H., Rabbani-Chadegani A and Davoodi J. Exploring binding affinity of oxaliplatin and carboplatin, to nucleoprotein structure of chromatin: Spectroscopic study and histone proteins as a target European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 2015 Jan, 89: 844-850
5. Cheraghi R, Hosseinkhani S, Davoodi J, Nazari M, Amini-Bayat Z, Karimi H, Shamseddin M, Gheidari F. Structural and functional effects of circular permutation on firefly luciferase: in vitro assay of caspase 3/7. Int J Biol Macromol. 2013 Jul;58: 336-42
6. Safavi M, Esmati N, Ardestani SK, Emami S, Ajdari S, Davoodi J, Shafiee A, Foroumadi A, Halogenated flavanones as potential apoptosis-inducing agents: Synthesis and biological activity evaluation. Eur J Med Chem. 2012 Dec; 58: 573-80 
7. Bagheri, S, Davoodi J, Saboury AA, and Salmanian AH. A mechanistic insight into caspase-7 inhibition by BIR1-2 domains of XIAP and cIAP1. Journal of the Iranian Chemical Society 2012; 9: 615-623.
8. Mahdavi M, Davoodi J, Zali MR, Foroumadi A. Concomitant activation of caspase-9 and down-regulation of IAP proteins as a mechanism of apoptotic death in HepG2, T47D and HCT-116 cells upon exposure to a derivative from 4-aryl-4H-chromenes family. Biomed Pharmacother. 2011 Jun; 65: 175-82.
9. Karimpour S, Davoodi J, Ghahremani MH. Integrity of ATP binding site is essential for effective inhibition of the intrinsic apoptosis pathway by NAIP. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2011 Apr 1; 407: 158-62.
10. Aliabadi A, Shamsa F, Ostad SN, Emami S, Shafiee A, Davoodi J, Foroumadi A.  Synthesis and biological evaluation of 2-phenylthiazole-4-carboxamide derivatives as anticancer agents. Eur J Med Chem. 2010 Nov; 45: 5384-9.
11. Davoodi J, Ghahremani MH, Es-Haghi A, Mohammad-Gholi A, Mackenzie A. Neuronal apoptosis inhibitory protein, NAIP, is an inhibitor of procaspase-9. Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 2010 Jun; 42: 958-64.
12. Abhari BA, Davoodi J. BIR2 domain of XIAP plays a marginal role in inhibition of executioner caspases. Int J Biol Macromol. 2010 Apr 1; 46: 337-41. 
13. Abkhezr M, Keramati AR, Ostad SN, Davoodi J, Ghahremani MH. The time course of Akt and ERK activation on XIAP expression in HEK 293 cell line. Mol Biol Rep. 2010 37: 2037-42. 
14. Sharifi AM, Eslami H, Larijani B, Davoodi J. (2009) Involvement of caspase-8, -9, and -3 in high glucose-induced apoptosis in PC12 cells. Neurosci Lett. 459: 47-51. 
15. Abhari, B.A. & Davoodi, J, A Mechanistic Insight into SMAC Peptide Interference with XIAP-Bir2 Inhibition of Executioner Caspases. Journal of Molecular Biology 2008; 381, 645–654.
16. Taghavi, M.H., Davoodi, J, Mirshahi, M. The effect of wild type p53 gene transfer on growth properties and tumorigenicity of PANC-1 tumor cell line. Iranian Biomedical Journal. 2007; 11: 1-6.
17. Taghavi, M.H. & Davoodi, J, Restoration of p53 functions suppresses tumor growth of pancreatic cells with different p53 status. Cancer Biother Radiopharm. 2007; 22:322-32.  
18. Davoodi J , Kelly J, Gendron NH, Mackenzie AE. The Simpson-Golabi-Behmel syndrome causative Glypican-3, binds to and inhibits the dipeptidyl peptidase activity of CD26. Proteomics. 2007; 7: 2300-10. 
19. Davoodi J, Mohammad-Gholi A, Es-Haghi A, MacKenzie A. W323S variant of Xiap-Bir3 binds to SMAC but not caspase-9. J. Biochem. 2007; 141: 293-9.
20. Taghavi, M.H., Mirshahi, M., Davoodi, J, Wild type p53 gene transfer increases chemosensitivity and apoptotic response of PANC-1 pancreatic tumor cell line. Iranian Journal of Biotechnology. 2006; 4: 112-116.
21. Davoodi J, Wakarchuk WW, Carey PR, Surewicz WK. Mechanism of stabilization of Bacillus circulans xylanase upon the introduction of disulfide bonds. Biophys Chem. 2007; 125: 453-61.
22. Davoodi J, Lin L, Kelly J, Liston P, MacKenzie AE. Neuronal apoptosis-inhibitory protein does not interact with Smac and requires ATP to bind caspase-9. J Biol Chem. 2004; 279: 40622-8. 
23. Maier JK, Lahoua Z, Gendron NH, Fetni R, Johnston A, Davoodi J, Rasper D, Roy S, Slack RS, Nicholson DW, MacKenzie AE. The neuronal apoptosis inhibitory protein is a direct inhibitor of caspases 3 and 7. J Neurosci. 2002; 22: 2035-43. 
24. Drown PM, Torres N, Tovar AR, Davoodi J, Hutson SM. Use of sulfhydryl reagents to investigate branched chain alpha-keto acid transport in mitochondria. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2000; 1468: 273-84. 
25. Davoodi J, Wakarchuk WW, Surewicz WK, Carey PR. Scan-rate dependence in protein calorimetry: the reversible transitions of Bacillus circulans xylanase and a disulfide-bridge mutant. Protein Sci. 1998; 7:1538-44. 
26. Davoodi J, Drown PM, Bledsoe RK, Wallin R, Reinhart GD, Hutson SM. Overexpression and characterization of the human mitochondrial and cytosolic branched-chain aminotransferases. J Biol Chem. 1998; 273: 4982-9.
27. Davoodi J, Wakarchuk WW, Campbell RL, Carey PR, Surewicz WK. Abnormally high pKa of an active-site glutamic acid residue in Bacillus circulans xylanase. The role of electrostatic interactions. Eur J Biochem. 1995; 232: 839-43. 
28. Rabbani A, Davoodi J. Effects of anthracycline antibiotic, daunomycin on thymus chromatin: the role of chromosomal proteins. Gen Pharmacol. 1994; 25: 787-93. 
29. Wakarchuk WW, Campbell RL, Sung WL, Davoodi J, Yaguchi M. (1994) Mutational and crystallographic analyses of the active site residues of the Bacillus circulans xylanase. Protein Sci. 1994; 3:467-75.