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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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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)
[2020, :]

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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)
[2020, :]

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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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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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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,

Launaea spinosa is used as an anti-inflammatory agent traditionally. This study was conducted to evaluate anti-inflammatory and anti-angiogenic activities of methanol extract of Launaea spinosa. Extraction was performed by maceration and the resultant green coloured extract was labelled as Ls.Me. Solubility analysis showed that Ls.Me was miscible with distilled water, ... Read more >>

Inflammopharmacology (Inflammopharmacology)
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Important citation identification by exploiting content and section-wise in-text citation count.

Shahzad Nazir, Muhammad Asif, Shahbaz Ahmad, Faisal Bukhari, Muhammad Tanvir Afzal, Hanan Aljuaid,

A citation is deemed as a potential parameter to determine linkage between research articles. The parameter has extensively been employed to form multifarious academic aspects like calculating the impact factor of journals, h-Index of researchers, allocate different research grants, find the latest research trends, etc. The current state-of-the-art contends that ... Read more >>

PLoS ONE (PloS one)
[2020, 15(3):e0228885]

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Fate and role of fluorescence moieties in extracellular polymeric substances during biological wastewater treatment: A review.

Tahir Maqbool, Quang Viet Ly, Muhammad Bilal Asif, How Yong Ng, Zhenghua Zhang,

In biological wastewater treatment systems, extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) are continuously excreted as a response to environmental changes and substrate conditions. It could severely affect the treatment efficacy such as membrane fouling, dewaterability and the formation of carcinogenic disinfection by-products (DBPs). The heterogeneous dissolved organic matter (DOM) with varying size ... Read more >>

Sci. Total Environ. (The Science of the total environment)
[2020, 718:137291]

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Effect of reconstruction parameters on cone beam CT trabecular bone microstructure quantification in sheep.

Aso Muhammad Ali Muhammad, Norliza Ibrahim, Rohana Ahmad, Muhammad Khan Asif, Zamri Radzi, Zuraiza Mohamad Zaini, Hairil Rashmizal Abdul Razak,

BACKGROUND:Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is a reliable radiographic modality to assess trabecular bone microarchitecture. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of CBCT image reconstruction parameters, namely, the threshold value and reconstruction voxel size, on trabecular bone microstructure assessment. METHODS:Five sectioned maxilla of adult Dorper male ... Read more >>

BMC Oral Health (BMC oral health)
[2020, 20(1):48]

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A novel method of age estimation in children using three-dimensional surface area analyses of maxillary canine apices.

Muhammad Khan Asif, Norliza Ibrahim, Samah M Al-Amery, Aso Muhammad Ali Muhammad, Asfand Ali Khan, Phrabhakaran Nambiar,

The study aimed to develop a novel and reliable age estimation method using three-dimensional surface area analyses of maxillary canine apices among Malaysian children using CBCT data. A validated regression equation for age estimation was derived and correlation between chronological age and the surface areas of the developing maxillary canine's ... Read more >>

Leg Med (Tokyo) (Legal medicine (Tokyo, Japan))
[2020, 44:101690]

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Prevalence and Sociodemographic Factors of Overweight and Obesity among Pakistani Adults.

Muhammad Asif, Muhammad Aslam, Saima Altaf, Saima Atif, Abdul Majid,

Background:Obesity is a serious public health problem that is growing alarmingly worldwide. The main objective of this study is to examine the current prevalence of overweight and obesity among Pakistani adults and to identify the sociodemographic factors that are associated with overweight and obesity. Methods:Secondary data from a population-based household ... Read more >>

J Obes Metab Syndr (Journal of obesity & metabolic syndrome)
[2020, 29(1):58-66]

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Avian influenza at animal-human interface: One-health challenge in live poultry retail stalls of Chakwal, Pakistan.

Mamoona Chaudhry, Richard Webby, David Swayne, Hamad Bin Rashid, Jennifer DeBeauchamp, Lindsay Killmaster, Miria Ferreira Criado, Dong-Hun Lee, Ashley Webb, Shumaila Yousaf, Muhammad Asif, Qurat Ul Ain, Mirwaise Khan, Muhammad Ilyas Khan, Saima Hasan, Arfat Yousaf, Abida Mushtaque, Syeda Fakhra Bokhari, Muhammad Sajid Hasni,

BACKGROUND:Live poultry retail stalls (LPRSs) are believed to be the source of human infection with avian influenza viruses (AIVs); however, little is known about epidemiology of these viruses in LPRSs of Pakistan. OBJECTIVES:The current study was conducted to estimate the virological and serological prevalence of AIVs in humans and poultry ... Read more >>

Influenza Other Respir Viruses (Influenza and other respiratory viruses)
[2020, 14(3):257-265]

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Identification of biological mechanisms underlying a multidimensional ASD phenotype using machine learning.

Muhammad Asif, Hugo F M C Martiniano, Ana Rita Marques, João Xavier Santos, Joana Vilela, Celia Rasga, Guiomar Oliveira, Francisco M Couto, Astrid M Vicente,

The complex genetic architecture of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and its heterogeneous phenotype makes molecular diagnosis and patient prognosis challenging tasks. To establish more precise genotype-phenotype correlations in ASD, we developed a novel machine-learning integrative approach, which seeks to delineate associations between patients' clinical profiles and disrupted biological processes, inferred ... Read more >>

Transl Psychiatry (Translational psychiatry)
[2020, 10(1):43]

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Effect of microcapsules of chia oil on Ω-3 fatty acids, antioxidant characteristics and oxidative stability of butter.

Rahman Ullah, Muhammad Nadeem, Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Kamran Khan, Zarina Mushtaq, Muhammad Asif, Ahmad Din,

BACKGROUND:Ω-3 fatty acids perform several therapeutic functions in the body, however, their applications are limited due to the inferior oxidative stability. To improve the oxidative stability and release properties of Ω-3 fatty acids, microencapsulation is performed. Butter is a good source of fat-soluble vitamins and antioxidant systems however, it is ... Read more >>

Lipids Health Dis (Lipids in health and disease)
[2020, 19(1):10]

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Amino-decorated mesoporous silica nanoparticles for controlled sofosbuvir delivery.

Yasir Mehmood, Ikram Ullah Khan, Yasser Shahzad, Rizwan Ullah Khan, Syed Haroon Khalid, Abid Mehmood Yousaf, Talib Hussain, Sajid Asghar, Ikrima Khalid, Muhammad Asif, Shefaat Ullah Shah,

The present study describes synthesis of amino-decorated mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) for sustained delivery and enhanced bioavailability of sofosbuvir. Sofosbuvir is active against hepatitis C virus and pharmaceutically classified as class III drug according to biopharmaceutics classification system (BCS). MSNs were synthesized using modified sol-gel method and the surface was ... Read more >>

Eur J Pharm Sci (European journal of pharmaceutical sciences : official journal of the European Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences)
[2020, 143:105184]

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The Antecedents and Consequences of Travelers' Well-Being Perceptions: Focusing on Chinese Tourist Shopping at a Duty Free.

Hyunjoon Kim, Jinkyung Jenny Kim, Muhammad Asif,

The purpose of this study was to explore the antecedents and consequences of travelers' well-being perceptions in the context of a duty-free shop. For this, data were collected from 742 Chinese tourists who purchased goods at duty free shops while traveling in Korea within the past year using an online ... Read more >>

Int J Environ Res Public Health (International journal of environmental research and public health)
[2019, 16(24):]

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"Where's My Mentor?!" Characterizing Negative Mentoring Experiences in Undergraduate Life Science Research.

Lisa B Limeri, Muhammad Zaka Asif, Benjamin H T Bridges, David Esparza, Trevor T Tuma, Daquan Sanders, Alexander J Morrison, Pallavi Rao, Joseph A Harsh, Adam V Maltese, Erin L Dolan,

Undergraduate research experiences in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields are championed for promoting students' personal and professional development. Mentorship is an integral part of undergraduate research, as effective mentorship maximizes the benefits undergraduates realize from participating in research. Yet almost no research examines instances in which mentoring is less ... Read more >>

CBE Life Sci Educ (CBE life sciences education)
[2019, 18(4):ar61]

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Improving Patient behavioral Consent through Different Service Quality Dimensions: Assessing the Mediating Role of Patient Satisfaction.

Arif Jameel, Muhammad Asif, Abid Hussain, Jinsoo Hwang, Mussawar Hussain Bukhari, Sidra Mubeen, Insin Kim,

This study aimed to examine the impact of the five-dimensional health care service quality (SQ) on patient behavioral consent (PBC). This study further explored the mediating role of patient satisfaction (PS) on the SQ-PBC relationship. A survey questionnaire was used to collect the data from public sector hospitals situated in ... Read more >>

Int J Environ Res Public Health (International journal of environmental research and public health)
[2019, 16(23):]

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MiCA: An extended tool for microarray gene expression analysis.

Irzam Sarfraz, Muhammad Asif, Kahkeshan Hijazi,

Gene expression microarrays capture a complete image of all the transcriptional activity in a biological sample. Microarrays produce a large amount of data, which becomes a challenge when it comes to exploring and interpreting using modern computational and statistical tools. We propose the Microarray Analysis (MiCA) tool that outperforms other ... Read more >>

Comput. Biol. Med. (Computers in biology and medicine)
[2020, 116:103561]

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First Report Regarding the Simultaneous Molecular Detection of Anaplasma marginale and Theileria annulata in Equine Blood Samples Collected from Southern Punjab in Pakistan.

Muhammad Asif, Asia Parveen, Sehrish Ashraf, Mureed Hussain, Munir Aktas, Sezayi Ozubek, Rehan Sadiq Shaikh, Furhan Iqbal,

AIM:The present study was designed to check the molecular detection of Anaplasma marginale and Theileria annulata in blood samples of horses and donkeys collected from Dera Ghazi Khan District in Punjab and to document their phylogenetic origin and their association with studied epidemiological factors (sex and age) and complete blood ... Read more >>

Acta Parasitol. (Acta parasitologica)
[2020, 65(1):259-263]

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Seasonality of deaths with respect to age and cause in Chitral District Pakistan.

Muhammad Asif, Khalid Nawaz, Zafar Zaheer, Helene Thygesen, Amani Abu-Shaheen, Muhammad Riaz,

BACKGROUND:Seasonal variability in mortality has been studied in various regions globally. Proper evaluation of seasonally fluctuating mortality is important to establish effective public health measures. We investigated the overall, age-specific, and cause-specific seasonality of deaths in Chitral District in Pakistan. METHOD:Data on 2577 deaths were provided by the Agha Khan ... Read more >>

PLoS ONE (PloS one)
[2019, 14(12):e0225994]

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