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Salinity modulates lead (Pb) tolerance and phytoremediation potential of quinoa: a multivariate comparison of physiological and biochemical attributes.

Azka Iftikhar, Ghulam Abbas, Muhammad Saqib, Arslan Shabbir, Muhammad Amjad, Muhammad Shahid, Iftikhar Ahmad, Shahid Iqbal, Saeed Ahmad Qaisrani,

Salinity and lead (Pb) contamination of soil are important environmental issues. A hydroponics experiment was performed to unravel the effects of salinity on modulation of Pb tolerance and phytoremediation potential of quinoa. Four-week-old plants of quinoa genotype "Puno" were treated with different concentrations of NaCl (0, 150 and 300 mM), Pb ... Read more >>

Environ Geochem Health (Environmental geochemistry and health)
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Indo-Pak Comparison Of COVID-19 By ARIMA Model: A Secondary Analysis

Osama Ajaz, Muhammad Irfan, Muhammad Amjad, Ayesha Siddiqa,

<h4>Background: </h4> Historically, the world has faced and recovered from many pandemics. The most recent global pandemic facing the entire world is Covid-19. India and Pakistan can be considered to be in the same phases of development and health spending relative to their GDP and also have similar climatic conditions. ... Read more >>

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Gathered Wild Food Plants among Diverse Religious Groups in Jhelum District, Punjab, Pakistan.

Muhammad Majeed, Khizar Hayat Bhatti, Andrea Pieroni, Renata Sõukand, Rainer W Bussmann, Arshad Mahmood Khan, Sunbal Khalil Chaudhari, Muhammad Abdul Aziz, Muhammad Shoaib Amjad,

Recent ethnobotanical studies have raised the hypothesis that religious affiliation can, in certain circumstances, influence the evolution of the use of wild food plants, given that it shapes kinship relations and vertical transmission of traditional/local environmental knowledge. The local population living in Jhelum District, Punjab, Pakistan comprises very diverse religious ... Read more >>

Foods (Foods (Basel, Switzerland))
[2021, 10(3):]

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Soil sodicity is more detrimental than salinity for quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.): A multivariate comparison of physiological, biochemical and nutritional quality attributes

Ghulam Abbas, Muhammad Amjad, Muhammad Saqib, Behzad Murtaza, Muhammad Asif Naeem, Arslan Shabbir, Ghulam Murtaza,

Soil salinization is a serious environmental problem worldwide. To explore the comparative effects of soil salinity and sodicity on physiological, biochemical and nutritional quality attributes of four quinoa genotypes (A1, A7, Puno, Vikinga), pot and field experiments were performed on non‐saline soil and two types of salt‐affected soils designated as ... Read more >>

J Agron Crop Sci (Journal of agronomy and crop science)
[2021, 207(1):59-73]

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Assessment of cadmium and lead tolerance potential of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd) and its implications for phytoremediation and human health.

Muhammad Amjad, Muhammad Mohsin Iqbal, Ghulam Abbas, Abu Bakar Umer Farooq, Muhammad Asif Naeem, Muhammad Imran, Behzad Murtaza, Muhammad Nadeem, Sven-Erik Jacobsen,

Soil contamination with Cd and Pb is a worldwide problem which not only degrades the environment but also poses a serious threat for human and animal health. Phytoremediation of these contaminated soils using halophytic plants like quinoa presents an opportunity to clean the soils and use them for crop production. ... Read more >>

Environ Geochem Health (Environmental geochemistry and health)
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Effects of arsenite on physiological, biochemical and grain yield attributes of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.): implications for phytoremediation and health risk assessment.

Arslan Shabbir, Ghulam Abbas, Saeed Ahmad Asad, Hina Razzaq, Muhammad Anwar-Ul-Haq, Muhammad Amjad,

The objectives of this study were to investigate the effects of arsenic (As) on physiological and biochemical attributes of quinoa, and human health risks associated with the consumption of As contaminated grains of quinoa. Quinoa genotype, Puno was grown on soil contaminated with various levels of arsenite; 0, 10, 20, ... Read more >>

Int J Phytoremediation (International journal of phytoremediation)
[2020, :1-10]

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Effect of weaning method on body weight, testicular growth, sexual behavior, age of puberty, and testosterone concentration of Beetal bucks.

Muhammad Amjad, Nasir Hameed, Muhammad Irfan-Ur-Rehman Khan, Farid Ullah, Abdul Sattar,

The current study evaluates the effects of early (8th week) and late (16th week of age) weaning of male goat kids on their body growth, testicular growth, sexual behavior, plasma testosterone concentration, and pubertal age. Early (n = 6) and late (n = 7) weaned Beetal bucks were weekly monitored from 18th to 38th ... Read more >>

Anim Sci J (Animal science journal = Nihon chikusan Gakkaiho)
[2021, 92(1):e13520]

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Cancer Chemotherapy

Muhammad T. Amjad, Anup Kasi,

The three events that led to the development of cancer treatment began with three events in the last century: the discovery of X-rays by Wilhelm Konrad Roentgen, the use of transplantable animal-tumor models in cancer research, and the first surgical procedure developed by Halsted (radical mastectomy).[1]  The term “chemotherapy” was ... Read more >>

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Ethno-veterinary uses of Poaceae in Punjab, Pakistan.

Muhammad Majeed, Khizar Hayat Bhatti, Muhammad Shoaib Amjad, Arshad Mehmood Abbasi, Rainer W Bussmann, Fahim Nawaz, Audil Rashid, Ansar Mehmood, Majid Mahmood, Wisal Muhammad Khan, Khawaja Shafique Ahmad,

Plant species of the Poaceae family are not only used as fodder and forage but also contribute substantially to the treatment of various health disorders, particularly in livestock. Consequently, the present study was aimed to document the therapeutic uses of Poaceae practiced by the inhabitants of the Punjab Province for ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2020, 15(11):e0241705]

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Humanin: A mitochondrial-derived peptide in the treatment of apoptosis-related diseases.

Abu Hazafa, Ammara Batool, Saeed Ahmad, Muhammad Amjad, Sundas Nasir Chaudhry, Jamal Asad, Hasham Feroz Ghuman, Hafiza Madeeha Khan, Muhammad Naeem, Usman Ghani,

Humanin (HN) is a small mitochondrial-derived cytoprotective polypeptide encoded by mtDNA. HN exhibits protective effects in several cell types, including leukocytes, germ cells, neurons, tissues against cellular stress conditions and apoptosis through regulating various signaling mechanisms, such as JAK/STAT pathway and interaction of BCL-2 family of protein. HN is an ... Read more >>

Life Sci (Life sciences)
[2021, 264:118679]

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Ethnobotanical survey of the medicinal flora of Harighal, Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Pakistan.

Muhammad Shoaib Amjad, Ujala Zahoor, Rainer W Bussmann, Muhammad Altaf, Syed Mubashar Hussain Gardazi, Arshad Mehmood Abbasi,

<h4>Background</h4>The present study is the first quantitative ethnobotanical evaluation of Harighal, an inaccessible and unexplored area of District Bagh Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK). The exploration, quantification, and comparison of ethnobotanical knowledge among different rural communities of the study area were mainly focused during field survey.<h4>Methodology</h4>In total, 79 informants (49 ... Read more >>

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed (Journal of ethnobiology and ethnomedicine)
[2020, 16(1):65]

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Ethnobotanical survey of the medicinal flora of Harighal, Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Pakistan

Muhammad Shoaib Amjad, Ujala Zahoor, Rainer Bussmann, Muhammad Altaf, Syed Mubashar Hussain Gardazi, Arshad Mehmood Abbasi,

<h4>Background: </h4> The present study is the first quantitative ethnobotanical evaluation of Harighal, an inaccessible and unexplored area of District Bagh Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). The exploration, quantification and comparison of ethnobotanical knowledge among different rural communities of the study area were mainly focused during field survey. Methodology: In ... Read more >>

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Therapeutic Efficacy of Urinile Against Gouty Arthritis.

Saeed Ahmad, Ejaz Mohiuddin, Syed Muhammad Ali Shah, Muhammad Akram, Muhammad Amjad, Jaweria Nisar, Muhammad Riaz, Naveed Munir, Ghulam Rasool,

Gout is arthritis caused due to Monosodium urate (MSU) crystals deposition occurring particularly in patients with associated comorbidities limiting the use of conventional therapies. This study was planned to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of urinile (a herbal drug) for the treatment of gouty arthritis. Allopurinol was used as standard drug ... Read more >>

Dose Response (Dose-response : a publication of International Hormesis Society)
[2020, 18(4):1559325820946934]

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Evaluation of ligustrazine based synthetic compounds for mechanism based antiproliferative effects.

Syed Nasir Abbas Bukhari, Nasser Hadal Alotaibi, Waqas Ahmad, Khalid Saad Alharbi, Mohamed A Abdelgawad, Mohammad M Al-Sanea, Muhammad Masood Ahmad, Muhammad Wahab Amjad, Maria Abdul Ghafoor Raja, Muhammad Ajaz Hussain,

<h4>Background</h4>Ligustrazine and chalcones have been reported previously for various biological activities including anticancer effects.<h4>Objectives</h4>Based on the multitargeted biological activities approach of ligustrazine based chalcones, in current study 18 synthetic ligustrazine-containing α, β-unsaturated carbonyl-based 1, 3-Diphenyl-2-propen-1-one derivatives were evaluated for their inhibitory effects on growth of five different types of cancer ... Read more >>

Med Chem (Medicinal chemistry (Shariqah (United Arab Emirates)))
[2020, :]

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The interrater reliability of dynamic leap and balance test in healthy and chronic ankle instability.

Abbis H Jaffri, Muhammad Amjad, Susan Saliba,

The primary aim of this study was to assess the interrater reliability of the Dynamic Leap and Balance Test (DLBT) in chronic ankle instability (CAI) and healthy groups. The secondary aim was to assess the differences in errors and time taken to complete the DLBT between the two groups for ... Read more >>

Scand J Med Sci Sports (Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports)
[2020, 30(12):2364-2370]

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Fabrication of polyvinyl alcohol based fast dissolving oral strips of sumatriptan succinate and metoclopramide HCL.

Muhammad Zaman, Rabia Hassan, Sobia Razzaq, Asif Mahmood, Muhammad Wahab Amjad, Maria Abdul Ghafoor Raja, Asif Ali Qaisar, Abdul Majeed, Muhammad Hanif, Rana Azam Tahir,

Migraine is a throbbing condition, usually associated with nausea and vomiting and requires concurrent administration of anti-migraine along with anti-emetic therapy. The current study was undertaken with an aim to fabricate fast dissolving oral strips (FDOSs) containing Sumatriptan succinate (anti-migraine) and Metoclopramide HCl (anti-emetic) in combination without involving any superdisintegrant. ... Read more >>

Sci Prog (Science progress)
[2020, 103(4):36850420964302]

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Synthesis, characterization and application of novel MnO and CuO impregnated biochar composites to sequester arsenic (As) from water: Modeling, thermodynamics and reusability.

Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Mohsin Iqbal, Jibran Iqbal, Noor Samad Shah, Zia Ul Haq Khan, Behzad Murtaza, Muhammad Amjad, Shafaqat Ali, Muhammad Rizwan,

The present study aimed at enhancing the adsorption potential of novel nanocomposites of Sesbania bispinosa biochar (SBC) with copper oxide (SBC/CuO) and manganese oxide nanoparticles (SBC/MnO) for the efficient and inexpensive removal of environmentally concerned contaminant arsenic (As) from contaminated water at batch scale. The scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier ... Read more >>

J Hazard Mater (Journal of hazardous materials)
[2021, 401:123338]

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The use of fish and herptiles in traditional folk therapies in three districts of Chenab riverine area in Punjab, Pakistan.

Muhammad Altaf, Arshad Mehmood Abbasi, Muhammad Umair, Muhammad Shoaib Amjad, Kinza Irshad, Abdul Majid Khan,

<h4>Background</h4>Like botanical taxa, various species of animals are also used in traditional and modern health care systems. Present study was intended with the aim to document the traditional uses of herptile and fish species among the local communities in the vicinity of the River Chenab, Punjab Pakistan.<h4>Method</h4>Data collected by semi-structured ... Read more >>

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed (Journal of ethnobiology and ethnomedicine)
[2020, 16(1):38]

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Hydrogeochemical investigation of arsenic in drinking water of schools and age dependent risk assessment in Vehari District, Punjab Pakistan: a multivariate analysis.

Behzad Murtaza, Humaira Nazeer, Natasha, Muhammad Amjad, Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Shahid, Noor S Shah, Abu Bakr Umer Farooq, Muhammad Amjad, Ghulam Murtaza,

Globally, a large number of school-aged children is suffering from water-borne diseases, particularly in low-income countries. Arsenic (As) is a hazardous and potentially carcinogenic metal(loid) in drinking water. Nowadays, alarming levels of As have been reported in the groundwater of Vehari District, Punjab Pakistan. In this study, drinking water supplies ... Read more >>

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int (Environmental science and pollution research international)
[2020, 27(24):30530-30541]

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Efficacy of Dexmedetomidine vs Morphine as an Adjunct in a Paravertebral Block with Bupivacaine in Postoperative Analgesia Following Modified Radical Mastectomy.

Malik Jamil Ahmed, Abaid Ur Rehman, Rana Muhammad Arshad, Muhammad Wasim Ali Amjad, Zeeshan Khan, Aamir Furqan,

Objective To observe the efficacy of dexmedetomidine vs morphine as an adjunct in a paravertebral block (PVB) with bupivacaine in postoperative analgesia following modified radical mastectomy. Study design This was a randomized controlled trial performed from June 2018 to August 2019 in the Department of Anesthesia, Bakhtawar Amin Medical and ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2020, 12(5):e8231]

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Determinants of households' food insecurity with severity dimensions in Pakistan: Varying estimates using partial proportional odds model.

Muhammad Akbar, Rizwan Niaz, Muhammad Amjad,

This study is conducted to determine the impact of some selected socioeconomic and demographic factors on households' food insecurity in Pakistan. Data are taken from national-level survey Household Integrated Income and Consumption Survey 2015-2016. Inclusion of gender dimensions of some important factors and estimation of varying estimates at four severity ... Read more >>

Health Soc Care Community (Health & social care in the community)
[2020, 28(5):1698-1709]

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Mechanism of Fatigue Crack Growth in Biomedical Alloy Ti-27Nb.

Muhammad Amjad, Saeed Badshah, Amer Farhan Rafique, Muhammad Adil Khattak, Rafi Ullah Khan, Wail Ismail Abdullah Harasani,

Implants are widely used in the human body for the replacement of affected bones. Fatigue failure is one of the serious concerns for implants. Therefore, understanding of the underlying mechanism leading to fatigue failure is important for the longevity of biomaterial implants. In this paper, the fracture toughness and fatigue ... Read more >>

Materials (Basel) (Materials (Basel, Switzerland))
[2020, 13(10):]

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Ethno-veterinary practices of Poaceae taxa in Punjab, Pakistan

Muhammad Majeed, Khizar Hayat Bhatti, Muhammad Shoaib Amjad, Arshad Mehmood Abbasi, Audil Rashid, Fahim Nawaz, Ansar Mehmood, Majid Mahmood, Khawaja Shafique Ahmad,

<h4>Background: </h4> Plant species of Poaceae family are not only used as fodder and forage but also contribute substantially in the treatment of various health disorders, particularly in livestock. Consequently, present study was aimed to document the therapeutic uses Poaceae taxa by the inhabitants of the Punjab Province to treat ... Read more >>

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An Overview of the Molecular Methods in the Diagnosis of Gastrointestinal Infectious Diseases.

Muhammad Amjad,

Gastrointestinal infectious diseases are very common worldwide and an important cause of morbidity and mortality, particularly in infants in developing countries. Diarrhea and other intestinal infections are caused by a wide range of bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and parasites. Conventional diagnosis of these infections is performed by culture, microscopy, and antigen ... Read more >>

Int J Microbiol (International journal of microbiology)
[2020, 2020:8135724]

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Comparative physiological and biochemical evaluation of salt and nickel tolerance mechanisms in two contrasting tomato genotypes

Muhammad Amjad, Nuzhat Ameen, Behzad Murtaza, Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Shahid, Ghulam Abbas, Muhammad A Naeem, Sven‐Erik Jacobsen,

Plant tolerance against a combination of abiotic stresses is a complex phenomenon, which involves various mechanisms. Physiological and biochemical analyses of salinity (NaCl) and nickel (Ni) tolerance in two contrasting tomato genotypes were performed in a hydroponics experiment. The tomato genotypes selected were proved to be tolerant (Naqeeb) and sensitive ... Read more >>

Physiol Plant (Physiologia plantarum)
[2020, 168(1):27-37]

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