Mohammad Amjad Kamal

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Cancer is a highly complex disease to understand, because it entails multiple cellular physiological systems. The most common cancer treatments are restricted to chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. Moreover, the early recognition and treatment of cancer remains a technological bottleneck. There is an urgent need to develop new and innovative technologies(More)
Antibiotic resistance is a problem of deep scientific concern both in hospital and community settings. Rapid detection in clinical laboratories is essential for the judicious recognition of antimicrobial resistant organisms. Production of extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) is a significant resistance-mechanism that impedes the antimicrobial treatment of(More)
This review presents a concise update on the inhibitors of the neuroenzyme, acetylcholinesterase (AChE; EC AChE is a serine protease, which hydrolyses the neurotransmitter, acetylcholine into acetate and choline thereby terminating neurotransmission. Molecular interactions (mode of binding to the target enzyme), clinical applications and(More)
Today cancer is a leading cause of death among the developed countries. Its highly complex nature makes it difficult to understand as it entails multiple cellular physiological systems such as cell signaling and apoptosis. The biggest challenges faced by cancer chemoprevention/chemotherapy is maintaining drug circulation and avoiding multidrug resistance.(More)
Mitochondrial dysfunction plausibly underlies the aging-associated brain degeneration. Mitochondria play a pivotal role in cellular bioenergetics and cell-survival. Oxidative stress consequent to chronic hypoperfusion induces mitochondrial damage, which is implicated as the primary cause of cerebrovascular accidents (CVA) mediated Alzheimer's disease (AD).(More)
Parkinson's disease (PD) is associated with neurodegeneration of the nigrostriatal tract and is accompanied with loss of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) and dopamine (DA). Development of neuroprotective strategies targeting PD is often undermined by lack of proper understanding of processes contributing to the pathology. In this mini review we have tried to(More)
The identification of peripheral biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases is required to improve the accuracy of clinical diagnosis and monitor both disease progression and response to treatments. The data reviewed in this paper suggest that, in neurodegenerative disease, cytokines are links between peripheral immune system and nervous system dysfunction.
Accompanying the gradual rise in the average age of the population of most industrialized countries is a regrettable progressive rise in the number of individuals afflicted with age-related neurodegenerative disorders, epitomized by Alzheimer's disease (AD) but, additionally, including Parkinson's disease (PD) and stroke. The primary therapeutic strategy,(More)
An explosion in the incidence of neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Alzheimer's disease (AD), is predicted in coming decades. Hence, the need to devise and assess new treatment strategies has never been more acute. AD, although an irreversible and progressive disorder, is currently treated with palliative, symptomatic therapy: primarily with(More)
Synaptic loss, particularly related to the forebrain cholinergic system, is considered to be an early event that leads to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and has led to the development of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (AChE-Is) as the mainstay of treatment for several degenerative disorders that culminate in dementia. The primary dose-limiting toxicities of all(More)