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May 4, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood
Nosheen Asghar, Zarina Mushtaq, Muhammad Umair Arshad, Muhammad Imran, Rabia Shabir Ahmad, Syed Makhdoom Hussain
BACKGROUND: In recent times, focus on plant research has improved all over the world and essential parts of plants provide bioactive compounds in human diet. The bael (Aegle marmelos) has enormous traditional uses in the treatment of chronic diarrhea, dysentery, peptic ulcers and as a laxative. The main focus of this study was characterization of bael leaf extract for its bioactive constituents, antihypercholestrolemic and antilipidemic perspectives. METHODS: After proximate composition of bael powder, the aqueous extract of bael leaf was used for phytochemical profiling (alkaloids, total phenolic content and total flavonoid content)...
April 3, 2018: Lipids in Health and Disease
Mushtaq A Tantray, Imran Khan, Hinna Hamid, Mohammad Sarwar Alam, Abhijeet Dhulap, Abul Kalam
Recent findings of potential implications of glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3β) dysfunction in psychiatric disorders like depression, have increased focus for development of GSK-3β inhibitors with possible anti-depressant activity. Keeping this in view, we synthesized a series of benzimidazole-linked-1,3,4-oxadiazole carboxamides and evaluated them for in vitro GSK-3β inhibition. Active compounds were investigated for in vivo antidepressant activity in Wistar rats. Docking studies of active compounds have also been performed...
April 2018: Bioorganic Chemistry
Naeem M Ashraf, Komal Imran, David W Kastner, Khadija Ikram, Ayesha Mushtaq, Aadil Hussain, Nadia Zeeshan
Aberrant gene expression is a hallmark of prostate cancer (PCa), the second deadliest disease affecting males worldwide. Dysregulation of miRNA has been associated with the progression of PCa and in recent studies, miRNA 574-3p was found to be upregulated in cancerous prostate tissue. In this study, we characterize the effects of upregulated miRNA 574-3p on gene expression in the tumor microenvironment through different bioinformatic tools such as Diana-Tools, the KEGG Pathway Database, and the Reactome Database...
July 19, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Probes
Mushtaq A Tantray, Imran Khan, Hinna Hamid, Mohammad Sarwar Alam, Abhijeet Dhulap, Ajaz Ahmad Ganai
Recent studies reveal that glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3β) acts as a pro-inflammatory enzyme, and by inhibiting this kinase, inflammation can be controlled. In this regard, a series of 17 piperazine-linked oxazolo[4,5-b]pyridine-based derivatives was synthesized and evaluated for in vitro GSK-3β inhibitory and in vivo anti-inflammatory activity. The compounds 7d, 7e, 7g, and 7c displayed the best GSK-3β inhibitory activity among all the synthesized compounds, with corresponding IC50 values of 0.34, 0...
August 2017: Archiv der Pharmazie
Vasilis Stavrinides, Paul Charlesworth, Dan Wood, Divyesh Desai, Abraham Cherian, Imran Mushtaq, Peter Cuckow, Naima Smeulders
INTRODUCTION: Isolated bilateral simplex ectopic ureters (BSEUs) are rare but pose a therapeutic challenge: ureteric reimplantation alone does not accomplish continence in all. Identifying the patients needing additional procedures for continence early could prevent multiple operations. OBJECTIVE: Potential preoperative indicators for postoperative continence are explored in eight BSEU girls without cloacal, anorectal, or spinal anomalies. STUDY DESIGN: With institutional approval, all patients with BSEU between 1985 and 2012 were retrospectively reviewed...
October 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
Jade Harrison, Imran Mushtaq
INTRODUCTION: Within the veterinary world, data regarding the surgical management of hypospadias is lacking. Reports within equines have documented resective phallectomy procedures rather than urethral reconstruction. This case report documents the first ever urethroplasty for an equine hypospadias, performed by a consultant paediatric surgeon. The urethroplasty was achieved by applying the same surgical principles mastered from paediatric urology to a horse. The indication for surgery was contact dermatitis of the hind-leg, which impaired the thoroughbred foal's racing potential...
February 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
Kathrine Olaussen Eriksen, Navroop Singh Johal, Imran Mushtaq
Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) in the management of malignant and benign renal tumours in children is gradually becoming more common. Experience is limited and restricted to case reports, retrospective chart reviews and a few cohort studies. There are currently no randomized controlled trials or controlled clinical trials comparing the laparoscopic and open surgical approach for the management of renal tumours in children. MIS may offer the same oncologic outcome in malignant renal tumours whilst providing the advantages associated with MIS in correctly selected cases...
October 2016: Translational Pediatrics
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...
January 5, 2017: 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...
February 27, 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...
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...
January 2017: 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
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