Md. Ejaz Ahmad

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There are several forms of hereditary human hair loss, known collectively as alopecias, the molecular bases of which are entirely unknown. A kindred with a rare, recessively inherited type of alopecia universalis was used to search for a locus by homozygosity mapping, and linkage was established in a 6-centimorgan interval on chromosome 8p12 (the logarithm(More)
The objective of the present study was to assess the neuroprotective role of rutin (vitamin P) and delineate the mechanism of action. Recent evidence indicates that rutin exhibits antioxidant potential and protects the brain against various oxidative stressors. More precisely, the aim of the present study was to examine the modulating impacts of rutin(More)
Complete or partial congenital absence of hair (congenital alopecia) may occur either in isolation or with associated defects. The majority of families with isolated congenital alopecia has been reported to follow an autosomal-recessive mode of inheritance (MIM 203655). As yet, no gene has been linked to isolated congenital alopecia, nor has linkage been(More)
We describe a large inbred kindred from a remote area of Pakistan, comprising eight generations, with a distinct form of spondyloepimetaphyseal dysplasia (SEMD). We evaluated 16 affected individuals: 11 males and 5 females. Analysis of the pedigree strongly suggests autosomal recessive inheritance, and consanguineous loops could account for all the affected(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the extent of HIV-1 genetic variation in Indian patients. DESIGN To avoid any bias in selecting viral variants, HIV-1 DNA was amplified directly from the peripheral blood mononuclear cells of patients and sequenced. Genetic similarity between Indian sequences and other geographic isolates was analysed by phylogenetic analysis(More)
The preparation is described by several Nalpha-9-fluorenylmethyloxycarbonylamino acids and derivatives bearing tert.-butyl type side-chain protection of amine, carboxyl, guanido, hydroxyl, imidazol, and sulfhydryl functionalities. Physicochemical properties of these compounds have been determined. Cleavage of the Fmoc group by various amines appears to(More)
Congenital atrichia is a rare, recessively inherited form of hair loss affecting both males and females and is characterized by a complete absence of hair follicles. Recently, a mutation in the human hairless gene was implicated in the pathogenesis of congenital atrichia. The human hairless gene encodes a putative single zinc-finger transcription-factor(More)
Split-hand/split-foot malformation (SHFM) is a genetically heterogeneous disorder, with five known loci, that causes a lack of median digital rays, syndactyly, and aplasia or hypoplasia of the phalanges, metacarpals, and metatarsals. In the only known SHFM2 family, affected males and homozygous females exhibit monodactyly or bidactyly of the hands and(More)
Epidemiologic studies have shown that foods rich in polyphenols, such as flavonoids, can lower the risk of ischemic disease; however, the mechanism of protection has not been clearly investigated. In this study, we hypothesized that pretreatment effect of catechin hydrate (CH) on functional outcome, neuronal damage and on secondary injuries in the ischemic(More)