Sabir Hussain

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Autosomal recessive primary microcephaly (MCPH) is a rare human genetic disorder in which the head circumference is reduced because of abnormality in fetal brain growth. To date, six loci and four genes have been identified for this condition. Our study of primary MCPH led to the identification of 33 Pakistani families with different ethnic backgrounds.(More)
Silicon (Si) is generally considered as a benefic element for higher plants, especially for those grown under abiotic stressed environments. Current study is carried out in a hydroponic experiment to analyze the effect of Si application on barley growth, photosynthesis and ultra-structure under chromium (Cr) stress. The treatments consisted of three Si (0,(More)
Resistin (RETN), recently found to be relevant to inflammation and inflammatory disorders. We, therefore, aimed to investigate the potential role of RETN gene polymorphism in pathogenesis of acne vulgaris with familial history. We investigated the RETN-420C/G polymorphism in 180 patients with acne vulgaris and 180 healthy individuals in a case-control(More)
The phenylurea herbicide isoproturon, 3-(4-isopropylphenyl)-1,1-dimethylurea (IPU), was found to be rapidly mineralized in an agricultural soil in France that had been periodically exposed to IPU. Enrichment cultures from samples of this soil isolated a bacterial strain able to mineralize IPU. 16S rRNA sequence analysis showed that this strain belonged to(More)
Phytoextraction is an environmentally friendly and a cost-effective strategy for remediation of heavy metal contaminated soils. However, lower bioavailability of some of the metals in polluted environments e.g. lead (Pb) is a major constraint of phytoextraction process that could be overcome by applying organic chelators. We conducted a glasshouse(More)
A hydroponic experiment was carried out to examine the effect of hydrogen sulfide (H2 S) in alleviating chromium (Cr) stress in barley. A 2-factorial design with 6 replications was selected, including 3 levels of NaHS (0 μM, 100 μM, and 200 μM) and 2 levels of Cr (0 μM and 100 μM) as treatments. The results showed that NaHS addition enhances plant growth(More)
AIM To evaluate whether axillary ultrasound in combination with a biopsy (AUS +/- Bx) can predict the involvement of the non-sentinel lymph nodes (NSLN). METHODS A review of all operable breast cancer patients who underwent AUS +/- Bx at our tertiary care center from January 2010 to April 2011 was performed. All patients underwent AUS as part of their(More)
OBJECTIVE The resistin gene (RETN) -420C>G and +299G>A polymorphism was investigated in a case-control study from forty complex Pakistani families with coronary artery disease (CAD) history. Heritability of the susceptible/variant alleles was investigated from parent-offspring trios in these families. METHOD Resistin levels were determined from 239(More)