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Model prediction of a Kunitz-type trypsin inhibitor protein from seeds of Acacia nilotica L. with strong antimicrobial and insecticidal activity.

Sohaib Mehmood, Muhammad Imran, Arslan Ali, Aisha Munawar, Binish Khaliq, Farzeen Anwar, Qamar Saeed, Friedrich Buck, Saber Hussain, Ahsan Saeed, Muhammad Yasin Ashraf, Ahmed Akrem,

A Kunitz-type trypsin inhibitor protein has been purified and characterized from seeds of <i>Acacia nilotica</i> L. LC-MS/MS analysis of <i>Acacia nilotica</i> trypsin inhibitor (<i>An</i>TI) provided the N-terminal fragment of 11 amino acids which yielded 100% identity with already reported Kunitz-type trypsin inhibitor protein of <i>Acacia confusa</i> (<i>Ac</i>TI) in UniProtKB database ... Read more >>

Turk J Biol (Turkish journal of biology = Turk biyoloji dergisi)
[2020, 44(4):188-200]

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Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Benzimidazole Derivatives as Potential Neuroprotective Agents in an Ethanol-Induced Rodent Model.

Muhammad Imran, Fawad Ali Shah, Humaira Nadeem, Alam Zeb, Muhammad Faheem, Shagufta Naz, Asma Bukhari, Tahir Ali, Shupeng Li,

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most devastating and progressive neurodegenerative disease in middle to elder aged people, which can be exacerbated by lifestyle factors. Recent longitudinal studies demonstrated that alcohol consumption exacerbates memory impairments in adults. However, the underlying mechanism of alcohol-induced memory impairment is still elusive. The increased cellular ... Read more >>

ACS Chem Neurosci (ACS chemical neuroscience)
[2021, :]

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Synthesis of urease inhibitory 2, 4-bis (4-cyanobenzyl)glycoluril using sandmeyer reaction and density functional theory investigation.

Mirza Arfan Yawer, Shehar Bano, Muhammad Saleem, Affiefa Yawer, Riaz Hussain, Muhammad Imran, Ahmad Irfan, Abdur Rauf, Tareq Abu-Izneid,

<h4>Aims</h4>The aim of present research was to synthesize glycoluril derivative 2,4-Bis(4-cyanobenzyl)glycoluril through convergent scheme.<h4>Background</h4>For this purpose Sandmeyer reaction procedure was employed for the synthesis of said compound. The structure of the pure compound was confirmed by using different spectroscopic techniques such as 1H-NMR, 13C-NMR and (HR-MS) Mass spectrometry.<h4>Objective</h4>Convergent synthesis of ... Read more >>

Curr Org Synth (Current organic synthesis)
[2021, :]

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Molybdenum improves 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline, grain quality traits and yield attributes in fragrant rice through efficient nitrogen assimilation under cadmium toxicity.

Muhammad Imran, Saddam Hussain, Muhammad Shoaib Rana, Muhammad Hamzah Saleem, Fahd Rasul, Kanwar Haris Ali, Mouloumdema Pouwedeou Potcho, Shenggang Pan, Meiyang Duan, Xiangru Tang,

Cadmium (Cd) toxicity causes severe perturbations in nitrogen (N) uptake and assimilation, and thereby interrupts normal plant growth. Molybdenum (Mo), a necessary trace element, plays important roles in N metabolism through regulating N assimilatory enzymes activities and expressions in higher plants. Taking this into account, a pot experiment was performed ... Read more >>

Ecotoxicol Environ Saf (Ecotoxicology and environmental safety)
[2021, 211:111911]

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Halide Perovskite-Lead Chalcohalide Nanocrystal Heterostructures.

Muhammad Imran, Lucheng Peng, Andrea Pianetti, Valerio Pinchetti, Julien Ramade, Juliette Zito, Francesco Di Stasio, Joka Buha, Stefano Toso, Jun Song, Ivan Infante, Sara Bals, Sergio Brovelli, Liberato Manna,

We report the synthesis of colloidal CsPbX<sub>3</sub>-Pb<sub>4</sub>S<sub>3</sub>Br<sub>2</sub> (X = Cl, Br, I) nanocrystal heterostructures, providing an example of a sharp and atomically resolved epitaxial interface between a metal halide perovskite and a non-perovskite lattice. The CsPbBr<sub>3</sub>-Pb<sub>4</sub>S<sub>3</sub>Br<sub>2</sub> nanocrystals are prepared by a two-step direct synthesis using preformed subnanometer CsPbBr<sub>3</sub> clusters. Density ... Read more >>

J Am Chem Soc (Journal of the American Chemical Society)
[2021, :]

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ab initio study of oxygen vacancy effects on structural, electronic and thermoelectric behavior of AZr1-xMxO3 (A = Ba, Ca, Sr; M= Al, Cu, x = 0.25) for application of memory devices.

Ejaz Ahmad Khera, Hafeez Ullah, Muhammad Imran, Niaz Ahmad Niaz, Fayyaz Hussain, R M Arif Khalil, Umbreen Resheed, Anwar Manzoor Rana, Muhammad Iqbal Hussain, Chandreswar Mahata, Sungjun Kim,

The structural, electronic and thermoelectric properties of AZr<sub>1-x</sub>M<sub>x</sub>O<sub>3</sub> (A = Ba, Ca, Sr; M = Al, Cu, x = 0.25) without and with an oxygen vacancy (Vo) have been unveiled using the Perdew-Burke-Ernzerhof Generalized Gradient Approximation (PBE-GGA) functional along with Tran-Blaha modified Becke-Jonhson (TB-mBJ)approximation based on Density Functional Theory (DFT) in the framework of WIEN2k code ... Read more >>

J Mol Graph Model (Journal of molecular graphics & modelling)
[2020, 103:107825]

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On Extremal Graphs of Degree Distance Index by Using Edge-Grafting Transformations Method.

Muhammad Imran, Shehnaz Akhtar, Uzma Ahmad, Sarfraz Ahmad, Ahsan Bilal,

<h4>Background</h4>Topological indices have numerous implementations in chemistry, biology and in lot of other areas. It is a real number associated to a graph, which provides information about its physical and chemical properties and their correlations. For a connected graph H, the degree distance defined as DD(H)=∑_(\{h_1,h_2}⊆V(H))〖(〖deg〗_H (h_1 )+〖deg〗_H (h_2 )) ... Read more >>

Comb Chem High Throughput Screen (Combinatorial chemistry & high throughput screening)
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Difenoconazole Resistance Shift in Botrytis cinerea From Tomato in China Associated With Inducible Expression of CYP51.

Can Zhang, Muhammad Imran, Lu Xiao, Zhihong Hu, Guixiang Li, Fan Zhang, Xili Liu,

Gray mold caused by <i>Botrytis cinerea</i> is one of the most important diseases in tomato. It can be controlled effectively by demethylation inhibitor (DMI) fungicides, but their resistance status after long-term use in the field is unclear. The baseline sensitivity to difenoconazole of 142 <i>B. cinerea</i> isolates from China with ... Read more >>

Plant Dis (Plant disease)
[2020, :PDIS03200508RE]

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Hardware-Based Hopfield Neuromorphic Computing for Fall Detection.

Zheqi Yu, Adnan Zahid, Shuja Ansari, Hasan Abbas, Amir M Abdulghani, Hadi Heidari, Muhammad A Imran, Qammer H Abbasi,

With the popularity of smart wearable systems, sensor signal processing poses more challenges to machine learning in embedded scenarios. For example, traditional machine-learning methods for data classification, especially in real time, are computationally intensive. The deployment of Artificial Intelligence algorithms on embedded hardware for fast data classification and accurate fall ... Read more >>

Sensors (Basel) (Sensors (Basel, Switzerland))
[2020, 20(24):]

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Visual Analytic Tools and Techniques in Population Health and Health Services Research: Scoping Review.

Jawad Ahmed Chishtie, Jean-Sebastien Marchand, Luke A Turcotte, Iwona Anna Bielska, Jessica Babineau, Monica Cepoiu-Martin, Michael Irvine, Sarah Munce, Sally Abudiab, Marko Bjelica, Saima Hossain, Muhammad Imran, Tara Jeji, Susan Jaglal,

<h4>Background</h4>Visual analytics (VA) promotes the understanding of data with visual, interactive techniques, using analytic and visual engines. The analytic engine includes automated techniques, whereas common visual outputs include flow maps and spatiotemporal hot spots.<h4>Objective</h4>This scoping review aims to address a gap in the literature, with the specific objective to synthesize ... Read more >>

J Med Internet Res (Journal of medical Internet research)
[2020, 22(12):e17892]

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Impact of albumin corona on mucoadhesion and antimicrobial activity of carvacrol loaded chitosan nano-delivery systems under simulated gastro-intestinal conditions.

Taskeen Niaz, Anwesha Sarkar, Alan Mackie, Muhammad Imran,

Emerging antibiotic resistance in pathogens has posed considerable challenges to explore and examine the natural antimicrobials (NAMs). Due to the labile nature of NAMs, nano-delivery systems (NDS) are required to protect them from physiological degradation and allow controlled delivery to the targeted site of infection. In this study, corona modified ... Read more >>

Int J Biol Macromol (International journal of biological macromolecules)
[2020, 169:171-182]

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Use of agricultural bio-wastes to remove arsenic from contaminated water.

Zunaira Shabbir, Muhammad Shahid, Natasha, Sana Khalid, Samina Khalid, Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Imran Qureshi, Nabeel Khan Niazi,

Arsenic (As) is a highly toxic metalloid. High As levels have been recorded in groundwater aquifers at a global scale. This study investigated As level in groundwater of District Vehari and assessed the potential of different agricultural by-products (sugarcane bagasse, cottonseed hulls, soybean hulls, corncobs and rice husk) to remove ... Read more >>

Environ Geochem Health (Environmental geochemistry and health)
[2020, :]

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Effect of Hydrolysable Tannin on Nutrient Intake Obesity and Other Associated Metabolic Risk Factors in Polycystic Rats

Faiza Manzoor, Mahr Un Nisa, Hafiz Amjad Hussain, Muhammad Kamran Khan, Rabia Shabir Ahmad, Nazir Ahmad, Muhammad Imran, Huma Umbreen,

<h4>Background: </h4> Food intake and eating behavior are two important risk factors that lead to obesity and other metabolic and reproductive disorders like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Most of the phytonutrients like hydrolysable tannin (HT) have the ability to reduce the nutrient intake that might be a suitable remedy for ... Read more >>

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Electro-Catalytic process for the Synthesis of Organic Compounds and their Biological Applications.

Zia Ul Haq Khan, Noor Samad Shah, Nawshad Muhammad, Arif Ullah Khan, Jibran Iqbal, Muhammad Imran, Munazza Ashfaq, Amjad Khan, Amina Kousar, Yongmei Chen, Wan Pingyu,

In fact, electrochemical method (EC) is a specific and eco-friendly technique with several advantages over common organic synthesis methods. During EC no as such external catalysts are required to initiate the reaction, the current potential in itself acts as a catalyst. Most of the inactive organic compounds can be converted ... Read more >>

Curr Org Synth (Current organic synthesis)
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An Ultrawideband Microfabricated Gold-Based Antenna Array for Terahertz Communications

Abdoalbaset Abohmra, Hasan Abbas, Jalil Kazim, Muhammad Rabbani, Chong Li, Akram Alomainy, Muhammad Imran, Qammer Abbasi,

The microwave frequency band typically used for wireless communications will soon become saturated and will no longer be able to fulfil the high bandwidth demands of modern communication networks. Terahertz (THz) communication has appeared as a highly attractive, future-generation wireless technology that offers higher spectral bandwidth and, therefore, higher data ... Read more >>

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Keystone salivary mycobiome in postpartum period in health and disease conditions.

Bibi Khadija, Muhammad Imran, Rani Faryal,

Despite of known pathogenic potential of human mycobiome in initiation and progression of oral disorders, it is poorly characterized and understudied due to its small number in oral cavity. In the present study, salivary mycobiome of three postpartum females along with one healthy non-pregnant female was investigated by targeting ITS ... Read more >>

J Mycol Med (Journal de mycologie medicale)
[2020, 31(1):101101]

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Molybdenum Supply Alleviates the Cadmium Toxicity in Fragrant Rice by Modulating Oxidative Stress and Antioxidant Gene Expression.

Muhammad Imran, Saddam Hussain, Mohamed A El-Esawi, Muhammad Shoaib Rana, Muhammad Hamzah Saleem, Muhammad Riaz, Umair Ashraf, Mouloumdema Pouwedeou Potcho, Meiyang Duan, Imran Ali Rajput, Xiangru Tang,

Increasing evidence shows that cadmium (Cd) toxicity causes severe perturbations on growth performance, physio-biochemical and molecular processes in crop plants. Molybdenum (Mo), an essential trace element, plays key roles in oxidative stress tolerance of higher plants. Hence, the present study has been conducted to investigate the possible role of Mo ... Read more >>

Biomolecules (Biomolecules)
[2020, 10(11):]

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Alloy CsCd x Pb1-x Br3 Perovskite Nanocrystals: The Role of Surface Passivation in Preserving Composition and Blue Emission.

Muhammad Imran, Julien Ramade, Francesco Di Stasio, Manuela De Franco, Joka Buha, Sandra Van Aert, Luca Goldoni, Simone Lauciello, Mirko Prato, Ivan Infante, Sara Bals, Liberato Manna,

Various strategies have been proposed to engineer the band gap of metal halide perovskite nanocrystals (NCs) while preserving their structure and composition and thus ensuring spectral stability of the emission color. An aspect that has only been marginally investigated is how the type of surface passivation influences the structural/color stability ... Read more >>

Chem Mater (Chemistry of materials : a publication of the American Chemical Society)
[2020, 32(24):10641-10652]

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Zoonotic and reverse zoonotic events of SARS-CoV-2 and their impact on global health.

Khalid Munir, Shoaib Ashraf, Isra Munir, Hamna Khalid, Mohammad Akram Muneer, Noreen Mukhtar, Shahid Amin, Sohaib Ashraf, Muhammad Ahmad Imran, Umer Chaudhry, Muhammad Usman Zaheer, Maria Arshad, Rukhsana Munir, Ali Ahmad, Xin Zhao,

Coronaviruses (CoVs) are enveloped, positive sense, single-stranded RNA viruses. The viruses have adapted to infect a large number of animal species, ranging from bats to camels. At present, seven CoVs infect humans, of which Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) is responsible for causing the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in ... Read more >>

Emerg Microbes Infect (Emerging microbes & infections)
[2020, 9(1):2222-2235]

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Population demographic history and population structure for Pakistani Nili-Ravi breeding bulls based on SNP genotyping to identify genomic regions associated with male effects for milk yield and body weight.

Saher Islam, Umesh K Reddy, Purushothaman Natarajan, Venkata Lakshmi Abburi, Amna Arshad Bajwa, Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Yasir Zahoor, Muhammad Abdullah, Aamir Mehmood Bukhari, Sajid Iqbal, Kamran Ashraf, Asif Nadeem, Habibur Rehman, Imran Rashid, Wasim Shehzad,

The domestic Nili-Ravi water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) is the best dairy animal contributing 68% to total milk production in Pakistan. In this study, we identified genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) to estimate various population genetic parameters such as diversity, pairwise population differentiation, linkage disequilibrium (LD) distribution and for genome-wide association ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2020, 15(11):e0242500]

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Akt Downregulates B-Cell Translocation Gene-2 Expression Via Erk1/2 Inhibition for Proliferation of Cancer Cells.

Hina Zubair, In Kyoung Lim, Sher Zaman Safi, Fozia Rehman, Muhammad Imran,

B-cell translocation gene 2 (Btg2) is a tumor suppressor gene that is implicated in many biological processes. Akt is a serine/threonine kinase which was originally discovered as an oncogene. The prognostic value of Akt activation in some types of cancers and its effect on tumor suppressor genes remains to be ... Read more >>

Ann Clin Lab Sci (Annals of clinical and laboratory science)
[2020, 50(6):711-716]

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Two new monofunctional platinum(II) dithiocarbamate complexes: phenanthriplatin-type axial protection, equatorial-axial conformational isomerism, and anticancer and DNA binding studies.

Muhammad Imran, Zia Ur Rehman, Graeme Hogarth, Derek A Tocher, Gul-E-Saba Chaudhry, Ian S Butler, Francine Bélanger-Gariepy, Tamara Kondratyuk,

The syntheses of two platinum(ii) dithiocarbamate complexes (1 and 2) that show quinoplatin- and phenanthriplatin-type axial protection of the Pt-plane are described. The Pt-plane of complex 2 is axially more protected than that of complex 1. Furthermore, both complexes adopt two different stereochemical conformations in the solid state (based on ... Read more >>

Dalton Trans (Dalton transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003))
[2020, 49(43):15385-15396]

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Honey and Nigella sativa against COVID-19 in Pakistan (HNS-COVID-PK): A multi-center placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial

Sohaib Ashraf, Shoaib Ashraf, Moneeb Ashraf, Muhammad Ahmad Imran, Larab Kalsoom, Uzma Nasim Siddiqui, Iqra Farooq, Zaighum Habib, Sidra Ashraf, Muhammad Ghufran, Muhammad Kiwan Akram, Nighat Majeed, Zain-ul-Abdin, Rutaba Akmal, Sundas Rafique, Khawar Nawaz, Muhammad Ismail Yousaf, Sohail Ahmad, Muhammad Sarmad Shahab, Muhammad Faisal Nadeem, Muhammad Azam, Hui Zheng, Amber Malik, Mahmood Ayyaz, Talha Mahmud, Qazi Abdul Saboor, Ali Ahmad, Muhammad Ashraf, Mateen Izhar, Abubakar Hilal, Arz Muhammad, Zeeshan Shaukat, Ayesha Khaqan, Kanwal Hayat, Shahroze Arshad, Muhammad Hassan, Abeer-bin-Awais, Ammara Ahmad, Tayyab Mughal, Abdur Rehman Virk, Muhammad Umer, Muhammad Suhail, Sibgha Zulfiqar, Saulat Sarfraz, Muhammad Imran Anwar, Ayesha Humayun, Khokhar, Siddique, ,

<h4>SUMMARY</h4> <h4>BACKGROUND</h4> No definitive treatment exists for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Honey and Nigella sativa (HNS) have established antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties. Hence, we investigated efficacy of HNS against COVID-19. wide <h4>METHODS</h4> We conducted a multicenter, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial at 4 centers in Pakistan. RT-PCR confirmed COVID-19 ... Read more >>

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Production, functional stability, and effect of rhamnolipid biosurfactant from Klebsiella sp. on phenanthrene degradation in various medium systems.

Zulfiqar Ahmad, Xuezhi Zhang, Muhammad Imran, Hua Zhong, Shaista Andleeb, Rabail Zulekha, Guansheng Liu, Iftikhar Ahmad, Frederic Coulon,

The present study investigated the stability and efficacy of a biosurfactant produced by Klebsiella sp. KOD36 under extreme conditions and its potential for enhancing the solubilization and degradation of phenanthrene in various environmental matrices. Klebsiella sp. KOD36 produced a mono-rhamnolipids biosurfactant with a low critical micelle concentration (CMC) value. The ... Read more >>

Ecotoxicol Environ Saf (Ecotoxicology and environmental safety)
[2021, 207:111514]

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Regional disparities in Preventive measures of COVID-19 pandemic in China. A study from international students' prior knowledge, perception and vulnerabilities.

Ijaz Younis, Cheng Longsheng, Muhammad Imran Zulfiqar, Muhammad Imran, Syed Ahsan Ali Shah, Mudassar Hussain, Yasir Ahmed Solangi,

The COVID-19 pandemic needs immediate solution before inflicting more devastation. So far, China has successfully controlled transmission of COVID-19 through implementing stringent preventive measures. In this study, we analyze the effectiveness of preventive measures taken in thirteen regions of China based on the feedback provided by 1135 international students studying ... Read more >>

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int (Environmental science and pollution research international)
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