Taravat Ghafourian
Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics & DrugDelivery (Biochemistry)
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Selected publications

Article

Barardo, Diogo G, Newby, Danielle, Thornton, Daniel, Ghafourian, Taravat, Pedro de Magalhães, João and Freitas, Alex A (2017) Machine learning for predicting lifespan-extending chemical compounds. Aging, 9 (7). pp. 1721-1737. ISSN 1945-4589

Sharifi, Mohsen and Ghafourian, Taravat (2017) Effect of OATP-binding on the prediction of biliary excretion. Xenobiotica, 47 (7). pp. 614-631. ISSN 0049-8254

Aniceto, Natália, Freitas, Alex A, Bender, Andreas and Ghafourian, Taravat (2016) A novel applicability domain technique for mapping predictive reliability across the chemical space of a QSAR: reliability-density neighbourhood. Journal of Cheminformatics, 8 (69). ISSN 1758-2946

Aniceto, Natália, Freitas, Alex, Bender, Andreas and Ghafourian, Taravat (2016) Simultaneous prediction of four ATP-binding cassette transporters' substrates using multi-label QSAR. Molecular Informatics, 35 (10). pp. 514-528. ISSN 1868-1743

Michaelis, Martin, Rothweiler, Florian, Wurglics, Mario, Aniceto, Natália, Dittrich, Michael, Zettl, Heiko, Wiese, Michael, Wass, Mark, Ghafourian, Taravat, Schubert-Zsilavecz, Manfred and Cinatl, Jindrich (2016) Substrate-specific effects of pirinixic acid derivatives on ABCB1-mediated drug transport. Oncotarget, 7 (10). pp. 11664-11676. ISSN 1949-2553

Freitas, Alex A, Limbu, Kriti and Ghafourian, Taravat (2015) Predicting volume of distribution with decision tree-based regression methods using predicted tissue:plasma partition coefficients. Journal of Cheminformatics, 7 (6). ISSN 1758-2946

Michaelis, Matin, Rothweiler, Florian, Löschmann, Nadine, Sharifi, Mohsen, Ghafourian, Taravat and Cinatl Jr., Jindrich (2015) Enzastaurin inhibits ABCB1-mediated drug efflux independently of effects on protein kinase C signalling and the cellular p53 status. Oncotarget, 6 (19). pp. 17605-17620. ISSN 1949-2553

Newby, Danielle, Freitas, Alex A and Ghafourian, Taravat (2015) Decision trees to characterise the roles of permeability and solubility on the prediction of oral absorption. European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 90. pp. 751-765. ISSN 0223-5234

Newby, Danielle, Freitas, Alex and Ghafourian, Taravat (2014) Comparing multilabel classification methods for provisional biopharmaceutics class prediction. Molecular Pharmaceutics, 12 (1). pp. 87-102. ISSN 1543-8384

Sharifi, Mohsen and Ghafourian, Taravat (2014) Estimation of biliary excretion of foreign compounds using properties of molecular structure. AAPS Journal, 16 (1). pp. 65-78. ISSN 1550-7416

Michaelis, M, Rothweiler, F, Nerreter, T, Van Rikxoort, M, Sharifi, M, Wiese, M, Ghafourian, T and Cinatl Jr., J (2014) Differential effects of the oncogenic BRAF inhibitor PLX4032 (vemurafenib) and its progenitor PLX4720 on ABCB1 function. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 17 (1). pp. 154-168. ISSN 1482-1826

Michaelis, Martin, Rothweiler, Florian, Nerreter, Thomas, Sharifi, Mohsen, Ghafourian, Taravat and Cinatl Jr., Jindrich (2014) Karanjin interferes with ABCB1, ABCC1, and ABCG2. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 17 (1). pp. 92-105. ISSN 1482-1826

Jouyban, A., Shayanfar, A., Ghafourian, Taravat and Acree Jr., W.E. (2014) Solubility prediction of pharmaceuticals in dioxane + water mixtures at various temperatures: effects of different descriptors and feature selection methods. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 195. pp. 125-131. ISSN 0167-7322

Newby, Danielle, Freitas, Alex A and Ghafourian, Taravat (2013) Pre-processing feature selection for improved C&RT models for oral absorption. Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, 53 (10). pp. 2730-2742. ISSN 1549-9596

Ghafourian, Taravat and Amin, Zeshan (2013) QSAR models for the prediction of plasma protein binding. BioImpacts, 3 (1). pp. 21-27. ISSN 2228-5652

Newby, Danielle, Freitas, Alex A and Ghafourian, Taravat (2013) Coping with unbalanced class data sets in oral absorption models. Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, 53 (2). pp. 461-474. ISSN 1549-9596

Samaras, Eleftherios G, Riviere, Jim E and Ghafourian, Taravat (2012) The effect of formulations and experimental conditions on in vitro human skin permeation: data from updated EDETOX database. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 434 (1-2). pp. 280-291. ISSN 0378-5173

Ghafourian, Taravat, Freitas, Alex A and Newby, Danielle (2012) The impact of training set data distributions for modelling of passive intestinal absorption. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 436 (1-2). pp. 711-720. ISSN 0378-5173

Jouyban, Abolghasem, Fakhree, Mohammad A A, Shayanfar, Ali and Ghafourian, Taravat (2010) QSPR modeling using Catalan solvent and solute parameters. Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society, 22 (4). pp. 684-692. ISSN 0103-5053

Ghafourian, Taravat, Samaras, E G, Brooks, J D and Riviere, J E (2010) Modelling the effect of mixture components on permeation through skin. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 398 (1-2). pp. 28-32. ISSN 0378-5173

Ghafourian, Taravat, Samaras, Eleftherios, Brooks, James D and Riviere, Jim E (2010) Validated models for predicting skin penetration from different vehicles. European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 41 (5). pp. 612-616. ISSN 0928-0987

Ghafourian, Taravat and Bozorgi, A.H.A. (2010) Estimation of drug solubility in water, PEG 400 and their binary mixtures using the molecular structures of solutes. European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 40 (5). pp. 430-440. ISSN 0928-0987

Garjani, A, Rahbar, M, Ghafourian, T, Maleki, N, Garjani, A, Salimnejad, M, Shamsmohammadi, M, Baghchevan, V and Aghajani, H (2009) Relationship of pharmacist interaction with patient knowledge of dispensed drugs and patient satisfaction. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 15 (4). pp. 934-943. ISSN 1020-3397

Jouyban, A, Fakhree, M A A, Ghafourian, T, Saei, A A and Acree Jr., W E (2008) Deviations of drug solubility in water-cosolvent mixtures from the Jouyban-Acree model: effect of solute structure. Pharmazie, 63 (2). pp. 113-121. ISSN 0031-7144

Ghafourian, Taravat, Safari, Arezoo, Adibkia, Khosro, Parviz, Fatemeh and Nokhodchi, Ali (2007) Erratum: A drug release study from hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (HPMC) matrices using QSPR modeling. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 97 (7). p. 2854. ISSN 0022-3549

Dastmalchi, Siavoush, Hamzeh-Mivehroud, Maryam, Ghafourian, Taravat and Hamzeiy, Hossain (2007) Molecular modeling of histamine H3 receptor and QSAR studies on arylbenzofuran derived H3 antagonists. Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling, 26 (5). pp. 834-844. ISSN 1093-3263

Ghafourian, Taravat and Cronin, Mark T D (2006) The effect of variable selection on the non-linear modelling of oestrogen receptor binding. QSAR and Combinatorial Science, 25 (10). pp. 824-835. ISSN 1611-020X

Ghafourian, Taravat and Cronin, Mark T D (2005) The impact of variable selection on the modelling of oestrogenicity. SAR and QSAR in Environmental Research, 16 (1-2). pp. 171-190. ISSN 1062-936X

Ghafourian, T and Cronin, M T (2004) Comparison of electrotopological-state indices versus atomic charge and superdelocalisability indices in a QSAR study of the receptor binding properties of halogenated estradiol derivatives. Molecular Diversity, 8 (4). pp. 343-355. ISSN 1381-1991

Ghafourian, Taravat and Cronin, Mark T D (2004) The endocrine disrupting activity of pesticides. Outlooks on Pest Management, 15 (5). pp. 211-214. ISSN 1743-1026

Ghafourian, Taravat, Zandasrar, Parinaz, Hamishekar, Hamed and Nokhodchi, Ali (2004) The effect of penetration enhancers on drug delivery through skin: A QSAR study. Journal of Controlled Release, 99 (1). pp. 113-125. ISSN 0168-3659

Ghafourian, Taravat and Dearden, John C (2004) The use of molecular electrostatic potentials as hydrogen-bonding-donor parameters for QSAR studies. Farmaco, 59 (6). pp. 473-479. ISSN 0014-827X

Ghafourian, Taravat, Barzegar-Jalali, Mohammad, Hakimiha, Nasim and Cronin, Mark T D (2004) Quantitative structure-pharmacokinetic relationship modelling: apparent volume of distribution. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 56 (3). pp. 339-350. ISSN 0022-3573

Abraham, Michael H, Hassanisadi, Mostafa, Jalali-Heravi, Mehdi, Ghafourian, Taravat, Cain, William S and Cometto-Muñiz, J Enrique (2003) Draize rabbit eye test compatibility with eye irritation thresholds in humans: a quantitative structure-activity relationship analysis. Toxicological Sciences, 76 (2). pp. 384-391. ISSN 1096-6080

Nokhodchi, A, Shokri, J, Dashbolaghi, A, Hassan-Zadeh, D, Ghafourian, T and Barzegar-Jalali, M (2002) The enhancement effect of surfactants on the penetration of lorazepam through rat skin. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 250 (2). pp. 359-369. ISSN 0378-5173 (Accepted)

Nokhodchi, A, Nazemiyeh, H, Ghafourian, T, Hassan-Zadeh, D, Valizadeh, H and Bahary, L A S (2002) The effect of glycyrrhizin on the release rate and skin penetration of diclofenac sodium from topical formulations. Farmaco, 57 (11). pp. 883-888. ISSN 0014-827X

Ghafourian, Taravat and Rashidi, Mohammad Reza (2002) Quantitative study of the structural requirements of phthalazine/quinazoline derivatives for interaction with human liver aldehyde oxidase. Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin, 49 (9). pp. 1066-1071. ISSN 0009-2363

Ghafourian, Taravat and Barzegar-Jalali, Mohammad (2002) Theoretical modeling of oral absorption of barbiturates. Farmaco, 57 (7). pp. 565-567. ISSN 0014-827X

Nokhodchi, A, Shokri, J, Barzegar-Jalali, M and Ghafourian, T (2002) Prediction of benzodiazepines solubility using different cosolvency models. Farmaco, 57 (7). pp. 555-557. ISSN 0014-827X

Shokri, J, Nokhodchi, A, Dashbolaghi, A, Hassan-Zadeh, D, Ghafourian, T and Barzegar Jalali, M (2001) The effect of surfactants on the skin penetration of diazepam. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 228 (1-2). pp. 99-107. ISSN 0378-5173

Ghafourian, Taravat and Fooladi, Shadi (2001) The effect of structural QSAR parameters on skin penetration. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 217 (1-2). pp. 1-11. ISSN 0378-5173

Ghafourian, T and Dearden, J C (2000) The use of atomic charges and orbital energies as hydrogen-bonding-donor parameters for QSAR studies: comparison of MNDO, AM1 and PM3 methods. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 52 (6). pp. 603-610. ISSN 0022-3573

Nokhodchi, Ali, Khaseh, P, Ghafourian, Taravat and Siahi-Shabad, M R (1999) The role of various surfactants and fillers in controlling the release rate of theophylline from HPMC matrices. STP Pharma Sciences, 9 (6). pp. 555-560. ISSN 1157-1489

Dearden, John C and Ghafourian, Taravat (1998) Hydrogen bonding parameters for QSAR: comparison of indicator variables, hydrogen bond counts, molecular orbital and other parameters. Journal of Chemical Information and Computer Sciences, 39 (2). pp. 231-235. ISSN 0095-2338

Book Section

Ghafourian, T, Nokhodchi, A and Kaialy, W (2015) Surfactants as penetration enhancers for dermal and transdermal drug delivery. In: Dragicevic, N and Maibach, H I (eds.) Percutaneous penetration enhancers chemical methods in penetration enhancement: Modification of the stratum corneum. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 207-230. ISBN 9783662470398