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Electrochemical intercalations of divalent ions inside Ni/Zn co-doped cobalt sulfide nanoparticle decorated carbon spheres with superior capacity.

Muhammad Asif, Muhammad Rashad, Zeeshan Ali,

Among post-lithium ion batteries, magnesium ion batteries (MIBs) are receiving growing attention due to their divalent nature, intrinsic low cost, dendrite free cycling, and atmospheric stability. However, their realization is constrained because of the absence of suitable cathodes that can accommodate Mg2+ with fast reversibility. To bypass the sluggish movement ... Read more >>

Nanoscale (Nanoscale)
[2020, 12(26):14267-14278]

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Facet-energy inspired metal oxide extended hexapods decorated with graphene quantum dots: sensitive detection of bisphenol A in live cells.

Ghazala Ashraf, Muhammad Asif, Ayesha Aziz, Anh Quang Dao, Tiansui Zhang, Tayyaba Iftikhar, Qin Wang, Hongfang Liu,

The development of crystal-facet metal oxide heterostructures has been of great interest owing to their rational design and multifunctional properties at the nanoscale level. Herein, we report a facile solution-based method for the synthesis of single-crystal Cu2O nanostructures (i.e. Cu2O-CuO) as a core. Graphene quantum dots (GQDs) with varying concentrations ... Read more >>

Nanoscale (Nanoscale)
[2020, 12(16):9014-9023]

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Synthesis of ternary metal oxides as positive electrodes for Mg-Li hybrid ion batteries.

Muhammad Asif, Muhammad Rashad, Zeeshan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed,

Rechargeable magnesium-ion batteries (MIBs) have emerged as promising energy storage systems owing to their highly stable magnesiation and de-magnesiation processes and high theoretical energy density. However, MIB technology is restricted by sluggish Mg2+ ion transportation inside the host cathode due to large impedance. Herein, a rechargeable Mg-Li hybrid ion battery ... Read more >>

Nanoscale (Nanoscale)
[2020, 12(2):924-932]

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Pharmacokinetics and antiangiogenic studies of potassium koetjapate in rats.

Seyedeh F Jafari, Fouad Saleih R Al-Suede, Ashwaq H S Yehya, Mohamed B K Ahamed, Armaghan Shafaei, Muhammad Asif, Yasser M Tabana, Amin M S A Majid, Hussein M Baharetha,

PURPOSE:Koetjapic acid is an active compound of a traditional medicinal plant, Sandoricum koetjape. Although koetjapic acid has a promising anticancer potential, yet it is highly insoluble in aqueous solutions. To increase aqueous solubility of koetjapic acid, we have previously reported a chemical modification of koetjapic acid to potassium koetjapate (KKA). ... Read more >>

Biomed. Pharmacother. (Biomedicine & pharmacotherapy = Biomedecine & pharmacotherapie)
[2020, 130:110602]

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Correction to: Evaluation of in vivo anti-inflammatory and anti-angiogenic attributes of methanolic extract of Launaea spinosa.

Muhammad Asif, Mahrukh, Malik Saadullah, Hafiza Sidra Yaseen, Mohammad Saleem, Hafiz Muhammad Yousaf, Ikram Ullah Khan, Maria Yaseen, Muhammad Usman Shams,

Unfortunately, a section under the heading "Materials and Method" has been published with errors. ... Read more >>

Inflammopharmacology (Inflammopharmacology)
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Powdered activated carbon - Membrane bioreactor (PAC-MBR): Impacts of high PAC concentration on micropollutant removal and microbial communities.

Muhammad Bilal Asif, Baoyu Ren, Chengyue Li, Tahir Maqbool, Xihui Zhang, Zhenghua Zhang,

In this study, the effect of a high concentration of powdered activated carbon (PAC) on pollutant removal and microbial communities was systematically investigated. Micropollutant removal by the 'control' MBR (without PAC addition) was pollutant-specific and was mainly controlled by their molecular properties. The PAC-MBR achieved enhanced removal of micropollutant by ... Read more >>

Sci. Total Environ. (The Science of the total environment)
[2020, 745:141090]

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A Highly Reliable, 5.8 GHz DSRC Wake-Up Receiver with an Intelligent Digital Controller for an ETC System.

Imran Ali, Muhammad Asif, Muhammad Riaz Ur Rehman, Danial Khan, Huo Yingge, Sung Jin Kim, YoungGun Pu, Sang-Sun Yoo, Kang-Yoon Lee,

In this article, a highly reliable radio frequency (RF) wake-up receiver (WuRx) is presented for electronic toll collection (ETC) applications. An intelligent digital controller (IDC) is proposed as the final stage for improving WuRx reliability and replacing complex analog blocks. With IDC, high reliability and accuracy are achieved by sensing ... Read more >>

Sensors (Basel) (Sensors (Basel, Switzerland))
[2020, 20(14):]

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A Report on the Tick Burden, Molecular Detection and Phylogenetic Analysis of Anaplasma Marginale in the Blood Samples of Cattle Collected from District Layyah in Punjab (Pakistan)

Sehrish Ashraf, Asia Parveen, Muhammad Asif, Mian Muhammad Awais, Adil Khan, Munir Aktas, Sezayi Ozubek, Abdullah Alanazi, Mohamed Alyousif, Furhan Iqbal,

Abstract Back ground: Anaplasmosis is known as yellow bag or yellow fever and it is a tick borne disease caused by obligate intercellular gram negative bacteria, Anaplasma marginale. Aim: Present study is reporting seasonal prevalence, epidemiology and phylogeny of Anaplasma marginale in three cattle breeds from District Layyah, Southern Punjab, ... Read more >>

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Safety Assessment of Foods at Capital Hospital of Pakistan through the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point System.

Aurang Zeb, Riffat Ayesha, Syed Amir Gilani, Muhammad Shahbaz, Ali Imran, Ahmed El-Ghorab, Khaled Farouk El-Massry, Raheel Suleman, Tanveer Aslam Gondal, Muhammad Asif, Sheraz Ahmed, Muhammad Inam Afzal, Muhammad Tauseef Sultan, Atif Nasir Ahmad, Muhammad Imran,

ABSTRACT:Food safety is a current challenge that needs to be addressed globally to overcome burden of foodborne diseases. In this study, food samples collected from Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad, were analyzed for microbial quality. Parameters to measure the presence or absence of Salmonella, Staphylococcus, coliform, fungi, enteropathogenic Escherichia ... Read more >>

J. Food Prot. (Journal of food protection)
[2020, 83(8):1387-1395]

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Lithium recovery from salt-lake brine: Impact of competing cations, pretreatment and preconcentration.

Biplob Kumar Pramanik, Muhammad Bilal Asif, Rajeev Roychand, Li Shu, Veeriah Jegatheesan, Muhammed Bhuiyan, Faisal Ibney Hai,

The global demand of lithium is rising steadily, and many industrially advanced countries may find it hard to secure an uninterrupted supply of lithium for meeting their manufacturing demands. Thus, innovative processes for lithium recovery from a wide range of natural reserves should be explored for meeting the future demands. ... Read more >>

Chemosphere (Chemosphere)
[2020, 260:127623]

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Developing waist circumference, waist-to-height ratio percentile curves for Pakistani children and adolescents aged 2-18 years using Lambda-Mu-Sigma (LMS) method.

Muhammad Asif, Muhammad Aslam, Saima Altaf, Sajid Mustafa,

Objectives Children from different countries and with different ethnic backgrounds have a distinct pattern of central fat deposition. Therefore, it is essential to develop population-specific percentiles of waist circumference (WC), waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) and waist-to-height ratio exponent (WHtR (exp)) for the evaluation of central obesity. The objective of this study ... Read more >>

J. Pediatr. Endocrinol. Metab. (Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM)
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Anti-chicken type I IFN countermeasures by major avian RNA viruses.

Faisal Rasheed Anjum, Sidra Anam, Sajjad Ur Rahman, Sultan Ali, Muhammad Aamir Aslam, Farzana Rizvi, Muhammad Asif, Rana Muhammad Abdullah, Muhammad Abaidullah, Muhammad Zulqarnain Shakir, Mohsan Ullah Goraya,

Chicken type I interferons (type I IFNs) are key antiviral players of the chicken innate immune system and are considered potent antiviral agents against avian viral pathogens. Chicken type I IFNs are divided into three subtypes namely, chIFN-α, chIFN-β, and chIFN-κ. Viral pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) recognized by their corresponding ... Read more >>

Virus Res. (Virus research)
[2020, 286:198061]

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Exploring the relative changes in dissolved organic matter for assessing the water quality of full-scale drinking water treatment plants using a fluorescence ratio approach.

Tahir Maqbool, Yanling Qin, Quang Viet Ly, Jiaxing Zhang, Chengyue Li, Muhammad Bilal Asif, Zhenghua Zhang,

This study aims to extend and demonstrate the application of fluorescence spectroscopy for monitoring the water quality of three differently operated full-scale drinking water treatment plants located in the Shenzhen city (China). A ratio of fluorescent dissolved organic matter (FDOM), which describes relative changes in humic-like to protein-like fluorescence, was ... Read more >>

Water Res. (Water research)
[2020, 183:116125]

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Seasonal occurrence of N-nitrosamines and their association with dissolved organic matter in full-scale drinking water systems: Determination by LC-MS and EEM-PARAFAC.

Tahir Maqbool, Jiaxing Zhang, Yanling Qin, Quang Viet Ly, Muhammad Bilal Asif, Xihui Zhang, Zhenghua Zhang,

N-nitrosamines have been identified as emerging contaminants with tremendous carcinogenic potential for human beings. This study examined the seasonal changes in the occurrence of N-nitrosamines and N-nitrosodimethylamine formation potential (NDMA-FP) in drinking water resources and potable water from 10 drinking water treatment plants in a southern city of China. The ... Read more >>

Water Res. (Water research)
[2020, 183:116096]

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Electrochemical membrane bioreactors: State-of-the-art and future prospects.

Muhammad Bilal Asif, Tahir Maqbool, Zhenghua Zhang,

Integration of an electrochemical process with membrane bioreactor (MBR) has attracted considerable attention in the last decade for simultaneous improvement in pollutant removal and hydraulic performance of MBR. Electrochemical MBR (eMBR) with sacrificial anodes has been observed to achieve enhanced phosphorus (up to 40%) and micropollutant removal (5-60%). This is ... Read more >>

Sci. Total Environ. (The Science of the total environment)
[2020, 741:140233]

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Establishing body mass index growth charts for Pakistani children and adolescents using the Lambda-Mu-Sigma (LMS) and quantile regression method.

Muhammad Asif, Muhammad Aslam, Justyna Wyszyńska, Saima Altaf,

BACKGROUND:Assessment of growth and nutritional status is an essential part of clinical evaluation and care in pediatrics. We therefore, aimed to establish age and gender specific smoothed BMI growth reference charts of Pakistani children and adolescents aged 2-18 years and to compare our LMS median percentile values with WHO 2007 ... Read more >>

Minerva Pediatr. (Minerva pediatrica)
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Wastage of Blood Units at Tertiary Care Hospitals of Lahore.

Mirza Iqra Baig, Aymen Javed, Muhammad Asif Naveed, Kashifa Nawab, Syed Anwaar Alam, Muhammad Asif,

INTRODUCTION: Blood and its products are the most valuable resource in every healthcare institution. Judicial use of these limited resources is necessary and important to maintain sufficient supply. Blood products and its transfusion system are being evaluated by the use of several markers. The use of crossmatch to transfusion ratio (C/T) was ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2020, 12(5):e8040]

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Methanolic extract of Ephedra ciliata promotes wound healing and arrests inflammatory cascade in vivo through downregulation of TNF-α.

Hafiza Sidra Yaseen, Muhammad Asif, Malik Saadullah, Mahrukh, Sajid Asghar, Muhammad Usman Shams, Rizwan Rashid Bazmi, Mohammad Saleem, Hafiz Muhammad Yousaf, Maria Yaseen,

Chronic wounds may lead to the development of various pathological conditions such as diabetic foot ulcers and pressure sores. The current study evaluated wound healing and anti-inflammatory potentials of methanolic extract of Ephedra ciliata using series of in vivo models. Methanolic extract of Ephedra ciliata was prepared by maceration (Ec.Me). ... Read more >>

Inflammopharmacology (Inflammopharmacology)
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Diagnostic Performance of Neck Circumference and Cut-off Values for Identifying Overweight and Obese Pakistani Children: A Receiver Operating Characteristic Analysis.

Muhammad Asif, Muhammad Aslam, Justyna Wyszyńska, Saima Altaf, Shakeel Ahmad,

Objective:Neck circumference (NC) is considered to be an alternative screening method for obesity. The aims of this investigation were (1) to examine the correlation between BMI and NC and (2) to determine diagnostic performance, the best cut-off points of NC for identification of overweight and obese Pakistani children. Methods:We studied ... Read more >>

J Clin Res Pediatr Endocrinol (Journal of clinical research in pediatric endocrinology)
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The Frequency of Double Expresser in Selected Cases of High Grade Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphomas.

Maria Naseem, Muhammad Asif, Muhammad Tahir Khadim, Hafeez Ud-Din, Shahid Jamal, Iman Shoaib,

BACKGROUND:Diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (DLBCL) are fast-growing non-Hodgkin lymphomas that affect B-lymphocytes. Double expressor DLBCL is the concomitant expression of Myc and Bcl-2 proteins during lymphomas which results in poor prognosis of patients. This study aimed to determine the frequency of double expresser in high grade diffuse large B-cell lymphomas. ... Read more >>

Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev. (Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP)
[2020, 21(4):1103-1107]

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Investigation of in vivo anti-inflammatory and anti-angiogenic attributes of coumarin-rich ethanolic extract of Melilotus indicus.

Mohammad Saleem, Muhammad Asif, Anum Parveen, Hafiza Sidra Yaseen, Malik Saadullah, Asiya Bashir, Jawaria Asif, Mehwish Arif, Ikram Ullah Khan, Rizwan Ullah Khan,

Inflammation and angiogenesis are two major contributors to tumourigenesis. Melilotus indicus is traditionally used as an anti-inflammatory agent. The current study was designed to investigate the anti-inflammatory and anti-angiogenic properties of ethanolic extract of M. indicus (Miet) whole plant and its marker compound (coumarin) using a series of in vivo ... Read more >>

Inflammopharmacology (Inflammopharmacology)
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Cleft prediction before birth using deep neural network.

Numan Shafi, Faisal Bukhari, Waheed Iqbal, Khaled Mohamad Almustafa, Muhammad Asif, Zubair Nawaz,

In developing countries like Pakistan, cleft surgery is expensive for families, and the child also experiences much pain. In this article, we propose a machine learning-based solution to avoid cleft in the mother's womb. The possibility of cleft lip and palate in embryos can be predicted before birth by using ... Read more >>

Health Informatics J (Health informatics journal)
[2020, :1460458220911789]

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RLP, a bacteriophage of the family Podoviridae, rescues mice from bacteremia caused by multi-drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Iqbal Ahmad Alvi, Muhammad Asif, Rabia Tabassum, Rehan Aslam, Zaigham Abbas, Shafiq Ur Rehman,

Antimicrobial resistance is a serious threat to public health around the globe. According to the World Health Organization, there will be a return to the pre-penicillin era by 2050 if no new antimicrobials are discovered. It is therefore necessary to find new antimicrobials and alternatives. Pseudomonas aeruginosa exhibits resistance against ... Read more >>

Arch. Virol. (Archives of virology)
[2020, 165(6):1289-1297]

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Isolation, Characterization and Preliminary Cytotoxic and Antifungal Evaluations of Novel Lancifoliate Isolated from Methanol Extract of Conocarpus lancifolius.

Malik Saadullah, Muhammad Asif, Bashir A Ch, Hafiza S Yaseen, Muhammad Uzair, Khurram Afzal,

BACKGROUND:Combretaceae is a large family comprising of 500 species and 20 genera distributed in subtropical and tropical regions of world. Conocarpus genus is an ornamental tree native to coastal and riverine areas of East Africa and is planted as an ornamental plant in different areas of Pakistan. This genus has ... Read more >>

Anticancer Agents Med Chem (Anti-cancer agents in medicinal chemistry)
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Glycerol Preserved Amnion: A Viable Source of Biological Dressing for Superficial Partial Thickness Facial Burns.

Muhammad Sheraz Raza, Muhammad Umar Asif, Zain Ul Abidin, Farrukh Aslam Khalid, Asma Ilyas, Moazzam Nazeer Tarar,

OBJECTIVES:To evaluate the role of amnion as a biological dressing in superficial partial thickness facial burns. STUDY DESIGN:Randomized controlled trial. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY:Jinnah Burn and Reconstructive Surgery Centre, Lahore, from January 2017 to December 2018. METHODS:Sixty two patients with superficial partial thickness facial burns were randomly divided into ... Read more >>

J Coll Physicians Surg Pak (Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP)
[2020, 30(4):394-398]

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