Research Publications (Biosciences Department)


1. Lubbe A*, Ali K*, Verpoorte R, Choi YH. 2013. NMR-Based Metabolomics Analysis. In: Metabolomics in Practice: Successful Strategies to Generate and Analyze Metabolic Data. Ed. Lämmerhofer M, Weckwerth W. pp. 209-234.

2. Hasnain G, Roje S, Frelin O, Ellens KW, Ali K, Guan J-C, Garrett TJ, de Crécy-Lagard V, Gregory III JF, McCarty DR, Hanson AD. 2013. Identification and Characterization of the Missing Pyrimidine Reductase in the Plant Riboflavin Biosynthesis Pathway. Plant Physiology, 161, 48-56.

3. Sherwani SK, Bashir A, Haider SS, Shah MA and Kazmi SU. (2013) Thromolytic potential of aqueous and methanolic crude extracts of Camiellia sinensis (Green tea): In vitro study. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. ISSN 2278- 4136 No: 8192 Vol 2 (1).

4. Haider SS, Sherwani SK, Kazmi SU, Bashir A and Ajmal SM. (2013) Blastocystis Hominis-Potential Diahorreal Agent: A Review. Int. Research J. Pharmacy., ISSN 2230-8407, Vol. 4(1).

5. Ali K, Iqbal M, Fortes AM, Pais MS, Korthout HAAJ, Verpoorte R, Choi YH. 2012. Red wines attenuate TNFa production in human histiocytic lymphoma cell line: An NMR spectroscopy and chemometrics based study. Food Chemistry (Accepted).

6. Ali K, Iqbal M, Yuliana ND, Lee Y-J, Park S, Han S, Lee J-W, Lee H-S, Verpoorte R, Choi YH. 2012. Identification of bioactive metabolites against adenosine A1 receptor using NMR-based Metabolomics. Metabolomics (DOI 10.1007/s11306-013-0498-9).

7. Ali K, Iqbal M, Korthout HAAJ, Maltese F, Fortes AM, Pais MS, Verpoorte R, Choi YH. 2012. NMR spectroscopy and chemometrics as a tool for anti-TNFa activity screening in crude extracts of grapes and other berries. Metabolomics, 8, 1148-1161.

8. Ali K, Maltese F, Figueiredo A, Rex M, Fortes AM, Zyprian E, Pais MS, Verpoorte R, Choi YH. 2012. Alterations in grapevine leaf metabolism upon inoculation with Plasmapora viticola in different time-points. Plant Science, 191-192, 100-107.

9. Syed N, Mehmood S, Bashir A and Ashraf F. (2012) Physical immobilization of 60 kDa Chaperon linked lipase from Pseudomonas aeruginosa BN-1. Pak. J. Biochem. Mol. Biol., Vol. 45(3): 126-128.

10. Hassan M, Noman B, Hameed S, Mehmood S and Bashir A. (2012) Indigenous patch clamp technique: Design of highly sensitive amplifier circuit for measuring and monitoring of real time ultra low ionic current through cellular gates. Int J Comp Sci. Vol. 9 (5) 1694-0814.

11. Fortes AM, Agudelo-Romero P, Silva MS, Ali K, Sousa L, Maltese F, Choi YH, Grimplet J, Martinez-Zapater JM, Verpoorte R, Pais MS. 2011. Transcript and metabolite analysis in Trincadeira cultivar reveals novel information regarding the dynamics of grape ripening. BMC Plant Biology, 11, 149.

12. Ali K, Maltese F, Fortes AM, Pais MS, Choi YH, Verpoorte R. 2011. Pre-analytical method for NMR-based grape metabolic fingerprinting and chemometrics. Analytica Chimica Acta, 703, 179-186.

13. Georgiev MI, Ali K, Alipieva K, Choi YH, Verpoorte R. 2011. Metabolic differentiations and classification of Verbascum species by NMR-based metabolomics. Phytochemistry, 72, 2045-2051.

14. Ali K, Maltese F, Toepfer R, Choi YH, Verpoorte R. 2011. Metabolic Characterization of Palatinate German white wines according to sensory attributes, varieties, and vintages using NMR spectroscopy and multivariate data analyses. Journal of Biomolecular NMR, 49, 255-266.

15. Ali K, Maltese F, Fortes AM, Pais MS, Choi YH, Verpoorte R. 2011. Monitoring biochemical changes during grape berry development in Portuguese cultivars by NMR spectroscopy. Food Chemistry, 124, 1760-1769.

16. Sherwani SK, Ahmed H, Ahmed S, Naushad S, Bashir A and Memon AG. (2011) Rising trends in water pipe (Shisha) smoking among male university students in Karachi-Pakistan. Indian J Health Health and Well Being Vol. 2(4): 728-731.

17. Bashir A, Bushra S, Mujahid TY and Jehan N. (2011) Comparative Study of Antimicrobial Activities of Aloe Vera Extracts and Antibiotics against Isolates from Skin Infections. Afr J Biotechnol. Vol. 10 (19): 3835-3840.

18. Sherwani SK, Bashir A, Ahmed H and Alam SI. (2011) Knowledge, attitude and practices of washing hands among mothers in Karachi, Pakistan. FUUAST J. BIOL., Vol. 1(1): 107-110.

19. Ghulam Abbas, Sabira Naqvi, Shahab Mehmood, Nurul Kabir, Ahsana Dar, 2011. Forced swimming stress does not affect monoamine levels and neurodegeneration in rats. Neurosci Bulliten, 27(5): 319–324.

20. Ali K, Maltese F, Choi YH, Verpoorte R. 2010. Metabolic constituents of grapevine and grape-derived products. Phytochemistry Reviews, 9, 357-378.

21. Ali K, Maltese F, Zyprian E, Rex M, Choi YH, Verpoorte R. 2009. NMR metabolic fingerprinting based grapevine metabolites associated with Downy mildew resistance. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 57, 9599-9606.

22. Nasib A, Ali K, Khan S. 2008. In vitro propagation of Croton (Codiaeum variegatum). Pakistan Journal of Botany, 40, 99-104.

23. Nasib A, Ali K, Khan S. 2008. An optimized and improved method for the in vitro propagation of Kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa) using coconut water. Pakistan Journal of Botany, 40, 2355-2360.

24. Khan S, Naseeb S, Ali K. 2007. Callus induction, plant regeneration and acclimatization of African violet (Saintpaulia ionantha) using leaves as explants. Pakistan Journal of Botany, 39, 1263-1268.

25. Bashir A, Mujahid TY and Jehan N. (2007) Antibiotic Resistance Profile: Isolation and Characterization of Clinical Isolates of Staphylococci from Patients with Community-Acquired Skin Infections. Pak J Pharm Sci, 20(4): 299-304.

26. Sikander Khan Sherwani, Madiha Yameen, Asma Bashir and Syed Hani Hussain (2007). The Current Status of Environmental Pollution in Karachi. Abstract in JPMA, 57(02): S-98

27. Khan S, Naz S, Ali K, Zaidi S. 2006. Direct organogenesis of Kalanchoe tomentosa (Crassulaceae) from shoot tips. Pakistan Journal of Botany, 38, 977-981.