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Imran Khan, Mushtaq A Tantray, Mohammad Sarwar Alam, Hinna Hamid
Glycogen synthase kinase-3 is a multi-functional serine-threonine kinase and is involved in diverse physiological processes, including metabolism, cell cycle, and gene expression by regulating a wide variety of known substrates like glycogen synthase, tau-protein and β-catenin. Aberrant GSK-3 has been involved in diabetes, inflammation, cancer, Alzheimer's and bipolar disorder. In this review, we present an overview of the involvement of GSK-3 in various signalling pathways, resulting in a number of adverse pathologies due to its dysregulation...
September 20, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Pankaj Mishra, Simon Rajendran, Maria Asimakidou, Imran Mushtaq
INTRODUCTION: Primary epispadias is a rare congenital malformation involving the urogenital system. In patients with epispadias, bladder closure enhances bladder growth and continence. METHODS: Several steps were carried out to bring the bladder neck to the midline and allow tension-free bladder neck reconstruction and recreation of the natural angulation of urethra. The urethral plate and penile shaft were dissected and the corpora cavernosa separated, and then the bladder neck repair was performed...
August 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
Imran Khan, Mushtaq A Tantray, Hinna Hamid, Mohammad Sarwar Alam, Abul Kalam, Firasat Hussain, Abhijeet Dhulap
GSK-3 specific inhibitors are promising candidates for the treatment of devastating pathologies such as diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases and cancers. We have synthesized a library of pyrimidin-4-one-1,2,3-triazole conjugates using click-chemistry approach and evaluated them as glycogen synthase kinase-3β inhibitors. Compounds 3g, 3j, 3n and 3r were found to be most potent among the eighteen pyrimidin-4-one-1,2,3-triazole conjugates synthesized and they were further evaluated for their in vivo anti-depressant activity...
October 2016: Bioorganic Chemistry
Imran Khan, Mushtaq A Tantray, Hinna Hamid, Mohammad Sarwar Alam, Abul Kalam, Abhijeet Dhulap
A series of benzimidazole based thiadiazole and carbohydrazide conjugates have been synthesized and evaluated for inhibition of glycogen synthase kinase-3β and anti-depressant effect. Compounds 4f, 4j, 5b, 5g and 5i were found to be the most potent inhibitors of GSK-3β in vitro amongst the twenty-five benzimidazole based thiadiazole and carbohydrazide conjugates synthesized. Compound 5i was also found to exhibit significant antidepressant activity in vivo at 50mg/kg, when compared to fluoxetine, a known antidepressant drug...
August 15, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
K Alam, Edris Hassan, Syed Husain Imran, Mushtaq Khan
BACKGROUND: Drilling of bone is widely performed in orthopaedics for repair and reconstruction of bone. Current paper is focused on the efforts to minimize force generation during the drilling process. Ultrasonically Assisted Drilling (UAD) is a possible option to replace Conventional Drilling (CD) in bone surgical procedures. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate and analyze the effect of drilling parameters and ultrasonic parameters on the level of drilling thrust force in the presence of water irrigation...
May 12, 2016: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
Sara Tariq, Muhammad Imran, Zarina Mushtaq, Nosheen Asghar
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome is an increasingly prevalent problem, not only in industrialized developed countries, but in developing countries as well. The modern healthcare to reduce the dysfunction of metabolic syndrome is burdened with great problems of unsafe medicines and certain degree of side effects. Medicinal plants and derived component products are becoming increasingly popular in modern society as natural alternatives to synthetic multiple drugs for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia and hypertriglyceridemia...
2016: Lipids in Health and Disease
Clara Chong, Neil Featherstone, Shazia Sharif, Abraham Cherian, Peter Cuckow, Imran Mushtaq, Paolo De Coppi, Kate Cross, Joseph Curry
PURPOSE: Antegrade continence enema (ACE) revolutionised the lives of children with chronic constipation and soiling. Parents often ask how long the ACE will be required. We looked at our patients 5 years after ACE formation to answer the question. METHODS: We reviewed clinical notes of all patients undergoing ACE procedure during January 1990 to December 2010. Only patients with >5 years follow-up were included. Data are given as median (range). RESULTS: 133 patients were included with >5 years of follow-up...
April 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
Mushtaq A Tantray, Imran Khan, Hinna Hamid, Mohammad Sarwar Alam, Sadiq Umar, Yakub Ali, Kalicharan Sharma, Firasat Hussain
A novel series of oxazolo[4,5-b]pyridine-2-one based 1,2,3-triazoles has been synthesized by click chemistry approach and evaluated for in vitro GSK-3β inhibitory activity. Compound 4g showed maximum inhibition with IC50 value of 0.19 μm. Keeping in view the effect of GSK-3β inhibition on inflammation, compounds 4g, 4d, 4f, 4i, 4n and 4q exhibiting significant GSK-3β inhibition were examined for in vivo anti-inflammatory activity in rat paw edema model. The compounds 4g, 4d, 4f and 4i showed pronounced in vivo anti-inflammatory activity (76...
June 2016: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
Anna C Thomas, Zhiqiang Zeng, Jean-Baptiste Rivière, Ryan O'Shaughnessy, Lara Al-Olabi, Judith St-Onge, David J Atherton, Hélène Aubert, Lorea Bagazgoitia, Sébastien Barbarot, Emmanuelle Bourrat, Christine Chiaverini, W Kling Chong, Yannis Duffourd, Mary Glover, Leopold Groesser, Smail Hadj-Rabia, Henning Hamm, Rudolf Happle, Imran Mushtaq, Jean-Philippe Lacour, Regula Waelchli, Marion Wobser, Pierre Vabres, E Elizabeth Patton, Veronica A Kinsler
Common birthmarks can be an indicator of underlying genetic disease but are often overlooked. Mongolian blue spots (dermal melanocytosis) are usually localized and transient, but they can be extensive, permanent, and associated with extracutaneous abnormalities. Co-occurrence with vascular birthmarks defines a subtype of phakomatosis pigmentovascularis, a group of syndromes associated with neurovascular, ophthalmological, overgrowth, and malignant complications. Here, we discover that extensive dermal melanocytosis and phakomatosis pigmentovascularis are associated with activating mutations in GNA11 and GNAQ, genes that encode Gα subunits of heterotrimeric G proteins...
April 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Imran Khan, Mushtaq A Tantray, Hinna Hamid, Mohammad Sarwar Alam, Abul Kalam, Faraz Shaikh, Anamik Shah, Firasat Hussain
Novel pyrimidin-4-one derivatives have been synthesized using EDC coupling and evaluated as glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3β) inhibitors. Among all the synthesized compounds, compound 5 (3-methyl-6-phenyl-2-(piperazin-1-yl)-3,4-dihydropyrimidin-4-one) exhibited the most potent inhibitory activity against GSK-3β with IC50 value of 74 nm. The molecular docking studies were performed to elucidate the binding modes of the compounds with the target, and a crucial interaction involving hydrogen bond formation with Val-135 to the active site of GSK-3β was observed...
May 2016: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
Faisal Imam, Naif O Al-Harbi, Mohammed M Al-Harbia, Hesham M Korashy, Mushtaq Ahmad Ansari, Mohamed M Sayed-Ahmed, Mahmoud N Nagi, Muzaffar Iqbal, Md Khalid Anwer, Imran Kazmi, Muhammad Afzal, Saleh Bahashwan
Carfilzomib is a proteasome inhibitor, commonly used in multiple myeloma, but its clinical use may be limited due to cardiotoxicity. This study was aimed to evaluate the influence of rutin in carfilzomib-induced cardiotoxicity in rats. Wistar albino male rats weighing 200-250 g (approximately 10 weeks old) were taken for this study. Animals were divided into four groups of six animals each. Group 1 served as normal control (NC), received normal saline; group 2 animals received carfilzomib (dissolved in 1 % DMSO) alone; group 3 animals received rutin (20 mg/kg) + carfilzomib; and group 4 animals received rutin (40 mg/kg) + carfilzomib...
December 26, 2015: Cardiovascular Toxicology
Saima Zubair, Anne Fischer, Anne Liljander, Jochen Meens, Jan Hegerman, Hadrien Gourlé, Richard P Bishop, Ina Roebbelen, Mario Younan, Mudassir Imran Mustafa, Mamoona Mushtaq, Erik Bongcam-Rudloff, Joerg Jores
We report the genome of a Staphylococcus aureus strain (ILRI_Eymole1/1) isolated from a nasal swab of a dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius) in North Kenya. The complete genome sequence of this strain consists of a circular chromosome of 2,874,302 bp with a GC-content of 32.88 %. In silico annotation predicted 2755 protein-encoding genes and 76 non-coding genes. This isolate belongs to MLST sequence type 30 (ST30). Phylogenetic analysis based on a subset of 283 core genes revealed that it falls within the human clonal complex 30 (CC30) S...
2015: Standards in Genomic Sciences
Muhammad Imran, Faqir Muhammad Anjum, Muhammad Nadeem, Nazir Ahmad, Muhammad Kamran Khan, Zarina Mushtaq, Shahzad Hussain
BACKGROUND: The full-fat flaxseed meal has obtained relatively new flourished concept as staple chicken feedstuff for the production of designer eggs. However, unprocessed flaxseed also encloses well documented anti-nutritional factors which are associated with growth depression of laying hens. The present research work was carried out to evaluate the impact of full-fat extruded flaxseed meal supplemented diets on productivity performance of hens and production of modified ω-3 fatty acids-enriched eggs...
2015: Lipids in Health and Disease
Tarek Ezzat Abdel-Aziz, Francesco Prete, Gerard Conway, Mark Gaze, Jamshed Bomanji, Pierre Bouloux, Bernard Khoo, Martyn Caplin, Imran Mushtaq, James Smart, Tom R Kurzawinski
BACKGROUND: Phaeochromocytomas and paragangliomas arise from the same chromaffin cell, but evidence suggests they do not represent a single clinical entity. The aim of this study was to compare clinical presentations, outcomes of surgical and oncological treatments and survival in patients with phaeochromocytomas and paragangliomas. METHODS: A retrospective review was undertaken of all patients treated for these conditions at our centre between 1983 and 2012. RESULTS: One hundred and six patients (88 adults, 18 children) with phaeochromocytoma (n = 83) or paraganglioma (n = 23) were studied...
October 2015: Journal of Surgical Oncology
Bernardita Troncoso, Imran Mushtaq, Asif Muneer
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December 2015: European Urology
Muhammad Imran, Faqir Muhammad Anjum, Nazir Ahmad, Muhammad Kamran Khan, Zarina Mushtaq, Muhammad Nadeem, Shahzad Hussain
BACKGROUND: The full-fat flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum L.) meal has obtained relatively new flourished concept as food or feedstuff for the development of healthier products. It provides favorable balance of polyunsaturated, monounsaturated and saturated fatty acids. However, flaxseed meal may be susceptible to oxidation by exposure to various storage conditions which is extremely undesirable and produces toxic compounds to human health. Another consideration in the application of flaxseed meal relates to the presence of anti-nutritional compounds that need to be minimized using appropriate processing method...
2015: Lipids in Health and Disease
Muhammad Imran, Nazir Ahmad, Faqir Muhammad Anjum, Muhammad Kamran Khan, Zarina Mushtaq, Muhammad Nadeem, Shahzad Hussain
Lignans are a group of phytonutrients which are widely distributed in the plant kingdom. Flaxseed is the richest source of providing lignan precursor such as secoisolariciresinol diglucoside (SDG). This article reviews the studies relevant to experimental models in animals and humans demonstrating the possible nutraceutical actions of SDG to prevent and alleviate lifestyle-related diseases. A local and international web-based literature review for this project was carried out to provide information relating to the study...
2015: Nutrition Journal
Kathryn Evans, Maria Asimakadou, Oluchi Nwankwo, Divyesh Desai, Abraham Cherian, Imran Mushtaq, Peter Cuckow, Patrick Duffy, Naima Smeulders
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI) in children with primary vesico-ureteric reflux (VUR) presenting symptomatically is well documented. The risk of UTI in asymptomatic primary VUR diagnosed on investigation of antenatal hydronephrosis (ANH) is less clear. Paradoxically, several previous studies have suggested a lower risk (1-25%). We ascertain the incidence of UTI amongst antenatally-presenting primary VUR and explore risk factors. STUDY DESIGN: All patients <16 years managed for primary VUR between 1997 and 2013 were retrospectively reviewed...
April 2015: Journal of Pediatric Urology
Shabbir Hussain, Imran Asghar, Moin-ud-Din Sabir, Mazhar Nazir Chattha, Saba Haider Tarar, Rabia Mushtaq
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence and pattern of congenital malformations among neonates in a teaching hospital. METHODS: The prospective hospital-based study was conducted over a period of 18 months in the neonatal unit of Combined Military Hospital, Kharian, from September 2011 to February 2013. All neonates from newborn to 28 days of age admitted to the unit irrespective of their condition comprised the study population. Neonatal examination was done by the Registrar at the time of admission followed by neonatologist/paediatrician...
June 2014: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Muhammad Khalid, Tanveer Hussain Bokhari, Mushtaq Ahmad, Haq Nawaz Bhatti, Munawar Iqbal, Abdul Ghaffar, Muhammad Imran Qadir
The optimum conditions to label ethylenediaminetetramethylene phosphonate (EDTMP) compound with (90)y as a potential candidate for bone metastases therapy were investigated. Yttrium-90 is a pure β-emitter and can be obtained by (89)y (n,γ) (90)y nuclear reaction in a reactor or from an in-house generator system ((90)sr(90)y). The preparation of (90)Y-EDTMPis described using (90)y, which was obtained from neutron irradiation of y2o3 as well as from a laboratory scale organic resin-based (90)sr--(90)y generator...
July 2014: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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