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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 Acacia nilotica L. LC-MS/MS analysis of Acacia nilotica trypsin inhibitor (AnTI) provided the N-terminal fragment of 11 amino acids which yielded 100% identity with already reported Kunitz-type trypsin inhibitor protein of Acacia confusa (AcTI) in UniProtKB database ... Read more >>

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

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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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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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A Pd1-Ps-P1 Feedback Loop Controls Pubescence Density in Soybean.

Shulin Liu, Lei Fan, Zhi Liu, Xia Yang, Zhifang Zhang, Zongbiao Duan, Qianjin Liang, Muhammad Imran, Min Zhang, Zhixi Tian,

Trichomes are universally present in plants and trichome development is delicately regulated. Trichomes are responsible for pubescence, and their density is associated with agronomical traits related to insect resistance, evapotranspiration and yield. Almost a century ago, three dominant alleles related to pubescence density in soybean, namely Pd1 (dense pubescence), Ps ... Read more >>

Mol Plant (Molecular plant)
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Environment, Islam, and women: a study of eco-feminist environmental activism in Pakistan

Zeenat Abdul Haq, Muhammad Imran, Shabbir Ahmad, Umer Farooq,

This study aimed to discuss a better understanding of existing levels of Islamic environmental behavior in the perspective of eco-feminist environmental activism in Pakistan with the analysis of existing literature, media reports, NGOs’ environmental movements, and the environmental activists’ campaigns. Women, in the world generally and Pakistan particularly, have the ... Read more >>

(Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education)
[2020, :1-17]

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Assembling Si2BN nanoribbons into a 3D porous structure as a universal anode material for both Li- and Na-ion batteries with high performance.

Umer Younis, Imran Muhammad, Wei Wu, S Ahmed, Qiang Sun, Puru Jena,

The development of anode materials is critical to the success of sodium ion batteries (SIBs). Because of the size difference between Li and Na, the commercial anode material graphite in Li-ion batteries does not work for Na-ion batteries. Thus, it will be ideal if some universal anode materials could work ... Read more >>

Nanoscale (Nanoscale)
[2020, 12(37):19367-19374]

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MEHP/ethanol co-exposure favors the death of steatotic hepatocytes, possibly through CYP4A and ADH involvement.

Arnaud Tête, Isabelle Gallais, Muhammad Imran, Louis Legoff, Corinne Martin-Chouly, Lydie Sparfel, Maëlle Bescher, Odile Sergent, Normand Podechard, Dominique Lagadic-Gossmann,

Liver steatosis has been associated with various etiological factors (obesity, alcohol, environmental contaminants). How those factors work together to induce steatosis progression is still scarcely evaluated. Here, we tested whether phthalates could potentiate death of steatotic hepatocytes when combined with ethanol. Pre-steatotic WIF-B9 hepatocytes were co-exposed to mono (2-ethylhexyl) (MEHP, ... Read more >>

Food Chem Toxicol (Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association)
[2020, 146:111798]

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Drought-induced AtbZIP62 transcription factor regulates drought stress response in Arabidopsis.

Nkulu Kabange Rolly, Qari Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Shahid, Muhammad Imran, Murtaza Khan, Sang-Uk Lee, Adil Hussain, In-Jung Lee, Byung-Wook Yun,

We investigated the role of AtbZIP62, an uncharacterized Arabidopsis bZIP TF, in oxidative, nitro-oxidative and drought stress conditions using reverse genetics approach. We further monitored the expression of AtPYD1 gene (orthologous to rice OsDHODH1 involved in the pyrimidine biosynthesis) in atbzip62 knock-out (KO) plants in order to investigate the transcriptional ... Read more >>

Plant Physiol Biochem (Plant physiology and biochemistry : PPB)
[2020, 156:384-395]

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Mushrooms-Rich Preparations on Wound Healing: From Nutritional to Medicinal Attributes.

Javad Sharifi-Rad, Monica Butnariu, Shahira M Ezzat, Charles Oluwaseun Adetunji, Muhammad Imran, Seyyed Reza Sobhani, Tabussam Tufail, Tahereh Hosseinabadi, Karina Ramírez-Alarcón, Miquel Martorell, Alfred Maroyi, Natália Martins,

Mushrooms have a significant role in human diet as functional food and as a nutraceutical resource. The combination of its umami flavor, protein, vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates has meant that mushrooms could be considered a cheap food source for a long time in many countries. Moreover, mushrooms contain an excellent ... Read more >>

Front Pharmacol (Frontiers in pharmacology)
[2020, 11:567518]

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Assessing the Impact of Biologically Synthesized ZnO Nanoparticles as Source of Nutrient on the Growth of Zea mays L.

Sumera Sabir, Muhammad Asif Zahoor, Muhammad waseem, Muhammad Hussnain Siddique, Muhammad Shafique, Muhammad Imran, Sumreen Hayat, Imran Riaz Malik, Saima Muzammil,

Abstract The authors have withdrawn this preprint due to erroneous posting. ... Read more >>

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Recent Advances of Wearable Antennas in Materials, Fabrication Methods, Designs, and Their Applications: State-of-the-Art.

Shahid M Ali, Cheab Sovuthy, Muhammad A Imran, Soeung Socheatra, Qammer H Abbasi, Zuhairiah Zainal Abidin,

The demand for wearable technologies has grown tremendously in recent years. Wearable antennas are used for various applications, in many cases within the context of wireless body area networks (WBAN). In WBAN, the presence of the human body poses a significant challenge to the wearable antennas. Specifically, such requirements are ... Read more >>

Micromachines (Basel) (Micromachines)
[2020, 11(10):]

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Coumaronochromone as antibacterial and carbonic anhydrase inhibitors from Aerva persica (Burm.f.) Merr.: experimental and first-principles approaches.

Muhammad Imran, Ahmad Irfan, Mohammed A Assiri, Sajjad H Sumrra, Muhammad Saleem, Riaz Hussain, Abdullah G Al-Sehemi,

The Aerva plants are exceptionally rich in phytochemicals and possess therapeutics potential. Phytochemical screening shows that Aerva persica (Burm.f.) Merr. contains highest contents i.e., total phenolics, flavonoids, flavonols, tannins, alkaloids, carbohydrates, anthraquinones and glycosides. In-vitro antibacterial and enzymatic (carbonic anhydrase) inhibition studies on methanol extracts of A. persica indicated the presence ... Read more >>

Z. Naturforsch., C, J. Biosci. (Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung. C, Journal of biosciences)
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Quantizing viscous transport in bilayer graphene.

Muhammad Imran,

The momentum transport in ultraclean bilayer graphene is characterized by the viscous transport. In quantizing magnetic field the momentum current passes through the guiding center of the cyclotron orbit. In this study we derive the formula of the quantized Hall viscosity for bilayer graphene. This can be detected in the ... Read more >>

J Phys Condens Matter (Journal of physics. Condensed matter : an Institute of Physics journal)
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Piperine: A review of its biological effects.

Iahtisham-Ul Haq, Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Nadeem, Tabussam Tufail, Tanweer A Gondal, Mohammad S Mubarak,

Medicinal plants have been used for years as a source of food, spices, and, in traditional medicine, as a remedy to numerous diseases. Piper nigrum, belonging to the family Piperaceae is one of the most widely used spices all over the world. It has a distinct sharp flavor attributed to ... Read more >>

Phytother Res (Phytotherapy research : PTR)
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Alloy CsCdxPb1-xBr3 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 >>

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Sesquiterpenes and their derivatives-natural anticancer compounds: An update.

Tareq Abu-Izneid, Abdur Rauf, Mohammad Ali Shariati, Anees Ahmed Khalil, Muhammad Imran, Maksim Rebezov, Md Sahab Uddin, Mohamad Fawzi Mahomoodally, Kannan R R Rengasamy,

Sesquiterpenes belong to the largest group of plant secondary metabolites, which consist of three isoprene building units. These compounds are widely distributed in various angiosperms, a few gymnosperms and bryophytes. Sesquiterpenes and their allied derivatives are bio-synthesized in various plant parts including leaves, fruits and roots. These plant-based metabolites are ... Read more >>

Pharmacol Res (Pharmacological research)
[2020, 161:105165]

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Synthesis, Structure Study, First-Principles Investigations and Luminescence Properties of Europium and Terbium Complexes.

Bakhat Ali, Helio A Stefani, Muhammad Imran, Ahmad Irfan, Mohammed A Assiri, Maria Claudia F C Felinto, Muhammad Khalid, Abdullah G Al-Sehemi,

The synthesis of 1-benzyl-2-((2-Aminoethyl) amino)-5-oxopyrrolidine-3,4-diyl diacetate (boad), an oxopyrrolidine type ligand; designed to coordinate lanthanides (Eu3+ and Tb3+) to get luminescent material. The target complexes showed good photoluminescence properties, which indicate that this type of compound can be used as sensitizers having luminescence for the green (Tb3+) and red (Eu3+) ... Read more >>

J Fluoresc (Journal of fluorescence)
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Intravenous immunoglobulin as adjunctive therapy in kidney transplant recipients with severe pneumocystis pneumonia.

Matthew M Edey, Pumali N Gunasekera, Mark Lobb, Muhammad Imran,

Pneumocystis jirovecii is an opportunistic pathogen that may cause severe, life-threatening respiratory infections in immunocompromised patients such as those with kidney transplants. Although antimicrobial prophylaxis is now universally recommended in the early post-transplant period, Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) can occur later. If such infection occurs, mortality rates are high. Beyond standard ... Read more >>

Transpl Infect Dis (Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society)
[2020, :e13454]

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Lycopene as a Natural Antioxidant Used to Prevent Human Health Disorders.

Muhammad Imran, Fereshteh Ghorat, Iahtisham Ul-Haq, Habib Ur-Rehman, Farhan Aslam, Mojtaba Heydari, Mohammad Ali Shariati, Eleonora Okuskhanova, Zhanibek Yessimbekov, Muthu Thiruvengadam, Mohammad Hashem Hashempur, Maksim Rebezov,

Lycopene, belonging to the carotenoids, is a tetraterpene compound abundantly found in tomato and tomato-based products. It is fundamentally recognized as a potent antioxidant and a non-pro-vitamin A carotenoid. Lycopene has been found to be efficient in ameliorating cancer insurgences, diabetes mellitus, cardiac complications, oxidative stress-mediated malfunctions, inflammatory events, skin ... Read more >>

Antioxidants (Basel) (Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland))
[2020, 9(8):]

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Phytochemical constituents, biological activities, and health-promoting effects of the genus Origanum.

Mehdi Sharifi-Rad, Yakup Berkay Yılmaz, Gizem Antika, Bahare Salehi, Tugba Boyunegmez Tumer, Chidambaram Kulandaisamy Venil, Gitishree Das, Jayanta Kumar Patra, Natallia Karazhan, Muhammad Akram, Mehwish Iqbal, Muhammad Imran, Surjit Sen, Krishnendu Acharya, Abhijit Dey, Javad Sharifi-Rad,

Origanum species are mostly distributed around the Mediterranean, Euro-Siberian, and Iran-Siberian regions. Since time immemorial, the genus has popularly been used in Southern Europe, as well as on the American continent as a spice now known all over the world under the name "oregano" or "pizza-spice." Origanum plants are also ... Read more >>

Phytother Res (Phytotherapy research : PTR)
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Toxic effects of Red-S3B dye on soil microbial activities, wheat yield, and their alleviation by pressmud application.

Hadeeqa Arshad, Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Ashraf,

This study examined the effect of Red-S3B textile dye on soil microbial activities, uptake of the dye by wheat plants and growth on the dye-contaminated soil. Moreover, pressmud (PM) application was investigated for its alleviative effect on wheat yield and dye uptake by plants. Preliminarily, soil was spiked with a ... Read more >>

Ecotoxicol Environ Saf (Ecotoxicology and environmental safety)
[2020, 204:111030]

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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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Self-Powered Implantable Medical Devices: Photovoltaic Energy Harvesting Review.

Jinwei Zhao, Rami Ghannam, Kaung Oo Htet, Yuchi Liu, Man-Kay Law, Vellaisamy A L Roy, Bruno Michel, Muhammad Ali Imran, Hadi Heidari,

Implantable technologies are becoming more widespread for biomedical applications that include physical identification, health diagnosis, monitoring, recording, and treatment of human physiological traits. However, energy harvesting and power generation beneath the human tissue are still a major challenge. In this regard, self-powered implantable devices that scavenge energy from the human ... Read more >>

Adv Healthc Mater (Advanced healthcare materials)
[2020, :e2000779]

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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, Xi Li Liu,

Gray mold caused by Botrytis cinerea is one of the most important diseases in tomato. It can be controlled effectively by demethylation inhibitor (DMI) fungicides, but their resistant status is unclear after long-term use in the field. Baseline sensitivity to difenoconazole of 142 B. cinerea isolates from China with no ... Read more >>

Plant Dis. (Plant disease)
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Estrogen and Progesterone Receptor Expression in Breast Carcinoma and Its Association With Clinicopathological Variables Among the Pakistani Population.

Shahzada K Sohail, Rahat Sarfraz, Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Kamran, Samina Qamar,

Introduction The prognosis of breast cancer depends on the histological type, size of the tumor, tumor necrosis, skin, nipple and chest wall invasion, lymphovascular invasion, grade, stage, the status of estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PgR), and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2), cell proliferation marker (ki-67), and type of ... Read more >>

Cureus (Cureus)
[2020, 12(8):e9751]

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