Yasmin Ahmad

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Enzymatic activity e.g., pectinase, cellulase, protease and lipase of different fungal pathogens causing stalk rot disease in corn was determined. In-vitro studies; corn stalk rot pathogens viz., Cephalosporium acremonium, Fusarium moniliforme, F. graminearum, F. semitectum, Macrophomina phaseolina, st. 1, M. phaseolina st. 2, Rhizoctonia solani st.1, R.(More)
Seven weeks solarization of irrigated soil raised its temperature by 11.5°C over non-solarized soil at 10 cm depth and effectively controlled weeds (98.5%), stalk borer (8.9%) and stalk rot disease (69.1%) in corn. Solarization also reduced symptoms of Fusarium moniliforme and Macrophomina phaseolina significantly by 64.2% and 78.4%, respectively, and(More)
Adaptation to hypobaric hypoxia is required by animals and human in several physiological and pathological situations. Hypobaric hypoxia is a pathophysiological condition triggering redox status disturbances of cell organization leading, via oxidative stress, to proteins, lipids, and DNA damage. Identifying the molecular variables playing key roles in this(More)
BACKGROUND Hypobaric hypoxia causes complex changes in the expression of genes, including stress related genes and corresponding proteins that are necessary to maintain homeostasis. Whereas most prior studies focused on single proteins, newer methods allowing the simultaneous study of many proteins could lead to a better understanding of complex and dynamic(More)
We have investigated the plasma proteome using 2D gel electrophoresis and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization tandem time of flight from patients with high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE). A complete proteomic analysis was performed on 20 patients with HAPE and ten healthy sea level controls. In total, we have identified 25 protein spots in human(More)
Oxygen-compromised environments, such as high altitude, air travel, and sports, and pathological conditions, such as solid tumors, have been suggested to be prothrombotic. Despite the indispensable role of platelets in thrombus formation, the studies linking hypoxia, platelet reactivity, and thrombus formation are limited. In the present study, platelet(More)
A simple and sensitive kinetic spectrophotometric method is described, based on the oxidation of norfloxacin with alkaline potassium permanganate. The reaction is followed spectrophotometrically by measuring the rate of change of absorbance at 603 nm. The initial rate and fixed time (at 3 min) methods are utilized for constructing the calibration graphs to(More)
The objective of this research was to develop a kinetic spectrophotometric method for determination of ramipril in pure form and pharmaceutical formulations. The method was based on the reaction of carboxylic acid group of the drug with a mixture of potassium iodate (KIO3) and potassium iodide (KI) in aqueous medium at room temperature. The reaction is(More)
PURPOSE Computational biology has opened a gateway to omics data analysis and shifted the focus from molecules to systemic molecular networks in the domain of hypobaric hypoxia (HH). Yet there are no meta-analytical investigations circumventing constraints such as organism (rat/human), HH exposure conditions (acute/chronic), and the tissues that can be(More)
A technique i.e., Soil Solarization and Amendments (neem, chicken farmyard manure, farmyard manure and biokhad viz synthetic bio fertilizer), towards the natural cropping system has been evaluated for its effectiveness and practicability at the National Agricultural Research Center Islamabad Pakistan. Soil solarization and amendments were analyzed as a(More)