Research Publications of Immunology

Year 2009

  1. Nadeem Afzal. Immunology; an area of constant research. International Biopharmaceutical Association Publication.
  2. Nurul Khaiza Yahya, Afzal N, Kamaliah Mohd Daud. The association of HLA class-II antigens with anti-cardiolipin antibody expression in Malays with systemic lupus erythematosus in Hospital USM, Malaysia International Medical Journal, Vol 16, No 1, March 2009: 3-7 (0.023)
  3. S. Suliman, Afzal N, C. Maraina. Anti-nucleosome antibody as a disease marker in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and its correlation with disease activity. International Journal of Rheumatology 2009; 12: 100-106 (1.771)
  4. Romeeza Tahir, Afzal N, Nauman Javed, Afia Abbas, Kunwal Rauf . Discrepancies in the diagnosis of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus among different hospitals of Lahore Pakistan. The International Medical Journal: Vol. 8 No 2, Dec 2009: 7-10 (0.087)
  5. Nadia Rashid, Asim Mumtaz, Saqib Mehmood, Afzal N, Salma Haq, Tanveer Ahmad. Assessment of Thyroid Dysfunction in Down syndrome patients. Pak Paed J Dec 2009; 33(4): 211-7
  6. Numan J, Afzal N, Romeeza T. In vitro phagocytosis of methicillin resistant and methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus by human polymorphonuclear leucocytes. Journal of Ayub Medical College 2009;21(2):49-52
  7. Farhana Shahzad, Shahzad Tawwab, Afia Abbas. Relationship of white blood cells counts, haemoglobin and ESR with IHD. Journal of Ayub Medical College: Sep 2009;21(3):59-62

Year 2010

  1. Romeeza T, Naeem R, Afzal N. Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction Based Typing of Staphylococcal Chromosomal Cassette mec of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus from Selected Hospitals in Lahore. The International Medical Journal volume 9 No 1, June 2010: 5-8 90(0.087)
  2. Sara K, Afzal N. Anti-CCP Antibodies: an emerging marker for the early diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis. The International Medical Journal volume 9 No 1, June 2010: 63-66 (0.087)
  3. Maria Arif, Afzal N, Aizaz Mand, Waqas Sami, Khursheed Javaid, Sarwar Abbas, Sarah Karim. Frequency of Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody in Glomerulonephritis Patients. Biomedica Vol 26. Jan-Jun 2010: 45-49
  4. Asim Mumtaz, Afzal N, Waqas Sami, Romeeza Tahir, Khursheed Javeed, Saqib Mehmood. Evaluation of four ELISA based immunoassays for the detection of IgM antibodies against dengue virus. Biomedica Vol 26. Jan-Jun 2010: 54-57
  5. Farhana S, Tawwab S, Afzal N. Association of interleukin-4 and IgE levels with LDL oxidation in atherosclerosis. Iran J Immunol Vol 7 No 2 June 2010 (0.492)
  6. Gul Afshan, Afzal N, Sadia Qureshi. Establishment of CD4+ CD25HI T Cells Reference intervals in Healthy Adult Pakistani Males versus Females. J App Pharm 4(2): 2010; 104-111 (0.622)
  7. Khan, M., Jahan, S Khaliq, S., Ijaz, B., Ahmad, W and Hassan, S. "Interaction of HCV Core with cellular genes in developing HCV induced Steatosis" Achieves of Virology 2010 Nov; 155(11):1735-53. (IF 1.902)
  8. Khaliq S, Jahan S, Ijaz B, Ahmad W, Asad S, Pervaiz A, Samreen B, Khan M, Hassan S. Inhibition of core gene of HCV 3a genotype using synthetic and vector derived siRNAs. Virol J. 2010 Nov 13; 7:318. (IF 2.55)
  9. Khaliq, S., Khaliq, SA. Zahur, M., Iajz, B., Jahan, S., Ansar M., Riazuddin, S. and Hassan, S. RNAi, as a new therapeutic strategy against HCV. Biotechnol Adv. 2010 Jan-Feb; 28(1):27-34. (IF 8.250)
  10. Ahmad.W, Ijaz.B, Javed F. T., Jahan.S, Shahid.I, Hassan .S. Age specific prevalence and transmission of HCV genotypes in Lahore, Pakistan. World J Gastroenterol. 2010 Sep 14; 16(34):4321-8. (IF 2.092)
  11. Shahid Hussain, Afzal N, Khursheed Javaid, Muhammad Ikram Ullah, Tanveer Ahmad, Saleem-uz-Zaman. Level of Interferon Gamma in the Blood of Tuberculosis Patients. Iran J Immunol Vol 7 No 4 December 2010 (0.492)
  12. Javed F. T, Ijaz.B, Ahmad.W, Jahan.S, Khaliq S, Hassan .S. Correlation of Serum HCV titer, ALP and Bilirubin levels with liver fibrosis stage IJAVMS. (2010) 4 (2): 56-22. (IF 0.34)
  13. Nadeem Afzal, Khursheed Javed, Saleem-uz-Zaman*, Asim Mumtaz, Shahid Hussain,Romeeza Tahir, Ikram Ullah, Muhammad Akram. PERCENTAGE OF CD4+ AND CD8+ T-LYMPHOCYTES IN BLOOD OF TUBERCULOSIS PATIENTS. J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad 2010;22(4)

Year 2011

  1. Amna Habib, Afzal N, Mehreen Ahmed, Afia Abbas, Romeeza Tahir Quantification of Serum IgA of Coeliac Disease Patients. Biomedica Vol 27. Jan-Jun 2011: 26-28
  2. Mehreen Ahmad, Afzal N, Amna Habib, Romeeza Tahir, Khursheed Rana, Afia Abbas Detection of anti-Helicobacter pylori IgG antibodies in Healthy Subjects. Biomedica Vol 27. Jan-Jun 2011: 42-45
  3. Numan Javed, Afzal N, Romeeza Tahir, Afia Abbas. Misdiagnosis of Staphylococcus aureus in different hospitals of Lahore. Pakistan J. Zool., vol. 43 (4), pp. 815-818, 2011 (0.400)
  4. Afzal N, Sarwar Abbas, Azazmand, Maria Arif, Khursheed Javeed. Effect of Hepatitis C virus on C-Reactive Protein and Interleukin-6 in Hemodylasis Patients. Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases Vol 5, No 3 182-86 May 2011. (.98)
  5. Jahan, S Khaliq, S., Ijaz, B., Ahmad, W and Hassan, S. HCV Core and Cox-2: role in HCV pathogenesis Virol J. 2011 13; 7:318. (IF 2.55)
  6. Jahan S, Khaliq S, Samreen B, Ijaz B, Khan M, Ahmad W, Ashfaq U A and Hassan S. Effect of combined siRNA of HCV E2 gene and HCV receptors against HCV (Virol; J. 201181):295 (IF 2.55)
  7. Jahan S, Samreen B, Khaliq S, Ijaz B, Khan M, Ahmad W, and Hassan S. HCV entry receptor as potential targets for siRNA based inhibition of HCV Gene,Vaccine Therapy 2011;8(1):295 (IF 1.86)
  8. Jahan S, Khaliq S, Afzal N, Mujtiba G, Samreen A, Ijaz B, Ahmad W, Ashfaq U A and Hassan S. "Regulation of Apoptosis by HCV"IJAVMS. (2011) 5 (4): 321-325. (IF 0.34)
  9. Khaliq S, Jahan S, Ijaz B, Ahmad W, Asad S, Hassan S. Inhibition of HCV 3a genotype by siRNAs targeting envelope genes Arch Virol. 2011 Mar; 156 (3): 433-442. (IF 1.902)
  10. Khaliq, S., Jahan, S. and Hassan, S. "HCV p7: Molecular function and importance in HCV life cycle and potential antiviral target ". 2010. Liver International May 2011, 31(5), 606617, (IF 2.99)
  11. Khaliq, S., Jahan, S. and Pervaiz A. Sequence variability of HCV Core region: Important predictors of HCV induced pathogenesis and viral production Infect Genet Evol. 2011 Apr; 11(3):543-56. (IF 2.89)
  12. Ahmad W, Ijaz B, Gull S, Asad, S Sarwar T.M., Jahan S. Khaliq S , Kausar H , Sumrin A, Hassan, S. A brief review on molecular, genetic and imaging techniques for HCV fibrosis evaluation Virol J. 2011 Feb 8;8(1):53.(IF 2.55)
  13. Ahmad W, Ijaz B, Gull S, Asad S, Sarwar T.M., Kausar H, Sumrin A, Khaliq S Jahan S. Hassan, S.A comparison of four fibrosis indexes in chronic HCV: Development of new fibrosis-cirrhosis index (FCI) BMC Gastroenterology 2011, 11:44.(IF1.89)
  14. Khaliq S, Jahan S, Pervaiz A, Ashfaq UA, Hassan S. Down-regulation of IRES containing 5`UTR of HCV genotype 3a using siRNAs. Virol J. 2011 ;8(1):221(IF 2.55)
  15. Ashfaq UA, Yousaf MZ, Aslam M, Ejaz R, Jahan S, Ullah O . siRNAs:Potential therapeutic agents against Hepatitis C Virus. Virol J. 2011;8(1):276 (IF 2.55)
  16. Mujtaba G, Jahan S, Khaliq S, Mahmood N, Javed FT, Choudhry N, Aslam A, Bashir T, Faiz M . Current Status of Transmission Risk Factors and Genotypes of Hepatitis C Virus, In Punjabi Population of Pakistan. IJAVMS. (2011) 5 (2): 271-282. (IF 0.34)
  17. Ijaz B, Ahmad W, Gull S, Asad, S Sarwar T.M., Khaliq S , Jahan S. Kausar H , Sumrin A, Hassan, S. Association of laboratory parameters with viral factors in patients with hepatitis C Virol J. 2011;8(1):276 (IF 2.55)
  18. NADEEM AFZAL, SARA KARIM, TAFAZZUL-E-HAQUE MAHMUD,WAQAS SAMI, MARIA ARIF, SARWAR ABBAS. Evaluation of Anti-CCP Antibody for Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis . Clin. Lab. 11+12/201 (0.92)
  19. Anti-apoptotic effect of HCV core gene of genotype 3a in Huh-7 cell line Shah Jahan1,2*, Saba Khaliq1,2, Muhammad Hassan Siddiqi1, Bushra Ijaz1, Waqar Ahmad1, Usman A Ashfaq1 and Sajida Hassan. Jahan et al. Virology Journal 2011, 8:522 (IF 2.55)

Year 2012

  1. Afzal N, Romeeza T. Shah Jahan. Cytokine: An ever expanding area; review article. Biological and Biomedical Reports. 2012, 2(1), 37-43
  2. Gul Afshan, Afzal N, Sadia Qureshi. CD4+CD25hi Regulatory T cells in healthy males and females mediate gender difference in the prevalence of autoimmune diseases. Clin. Lab. 2012;58:567-571 (0.92)
  3. Shah Jahan, Usman A Ashfaq, Muhammad Qasim, Saba Khaliq, Muhammad Javed Saleem, Afzal Nadeem. Hepatitis C virus to hepatocellular carcinoma. Infectious Agents and Cancer 2012, 7:2 doi:10.1186/1750-9378-7-2 (2.071)
  4. Shah Jahan, Usman A. Ashfaq, Saba Khaliq, Baila Samreen, Afzal N. Dual behavior of HCV Core gene in regulation of apoptosis is important in progression of HCC. Infection, Genetics and Evolution xxx (2012) xxx-xxx (3.335)
  5. Baila Samreen, Saba Khaliq, Usman Ali Ashfaq, Mahwish Khan, Nadeem Afzal, Muhammad Aiman Shahzad, Sabeen Riaz, Shah Jahan. Hepatitis C virus entry: Role of host and viral factors. Infection, Genetics and Evolution. 2012: 12; 1699-1709 (3.335)
  6. Nadeem Afzal, Nagi AH, Muhammad Imran, Abu Zafar, Amtul Musawar, Romeeza Tahir, Sarwar Abbas, Afia Abbas, Shakeela Zaman, Shah Jahan. Association of Alpha-2 Beta-1 Integrin Polymorphism with Retinopathy in Diabetic Patients. J Diabetes & Metab 2012, 3: 9 (3.38)

Year 2013

  1. Nadeem Afzal, Khursheed Javed, Waqas Sami, Abu Zafar, Shah Jahan, Shakeela Zaman, AH Nagi. Inverse relationship of serum IL-17 with type-II diabetes retinopathy. J Clin Lab. 11+12/2013 (1.356) (0.92)
  2. Idrees, S., Ashfaq, U.A., Khaliq, S. J. HCV Envelope protein 2 sequence comparison of Pakistani isolate and In-silico prediction of conserved epitopes for vaccine development Transl Med. 2013 Apr 30;11:105. doi: 10.1186/1479-5876-11-105 (3.99)
  3. Khaliq, S., Latief, N., Jahan, S.Role of different regions of the hepatitis C virus genome in the therapeutic response to interferon-based treatment. Arch Virol. 2013 Jul 13 (2.030)
  4. Therapeutic potential of herbs against diabetes. Beenish Ehsan1 , Muhammad Qasim1*, Mahmmad S Masoud1, Mahmood ur Rehman1, shah Jahan, Usman Ali Ashfaq1. Pure Appl. Bio., 2(4): 138-147, Dec-2013 (0.839)
  5. Hepatitis C virus entry: role of host and viral factors. Samreen B, Khaliq S, Ashfaq UA, Khan M, Afzal N, Shahzad MA, Riaz S, Jahan S. Infect Genet Evol. 2013 (8):1699-709. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid (3.08)
  6. Khaliq S, Latief N, Jahan S. Role of different regions of the hepatitis C virus genome in the therapeutic response to interferon-based treatment. Arch Virol. 2014 Jan;159(1):1-15. doi: 10.1007/s00705-013-1780-x. Epub 2013 July. Review. Impact Foctor: 2.28

Year 2014

  1. Afzal N, Khursheed Javaid, Shakeela Zaman, Abu Zafar, AH Nagi. Enumeration of CD4+CD25+ T regulatory cells in type-II diabetes retinopathy. Pak J Pharm Sci. Vol 27/28; 2014/2015 (0.947)
  2. Afzal N, Khursheed Javaid , Shahid Hussain, Saleem-uz-Zaman Adahmi, Waqas Sami, Ihtzaz Ahmed Malik. Inverse correlation of Interferon - gamma and CD8+ T Lymphocytes in Tuberculosis Patients. Majmaah Journal of Health Sciences 2014; 2(1), 14-19
  3. Afzal N, Shakeela Zaman, Aneela Asghar, Khursheed Javed, Faheem Shahzad, Abu Zafar, Abdul Hannan Nagi. Negative Association of Serum IL-6 and IL-17 with Type-II Diabetes Retinopathy. Iran J Immunol. 2014: 11(1); 40-43 (0.492)
  4. Zahur M, Afroz A, Rashid U, Khaliq S. Dermatomycoses: challenges and human immune responses. Curr Protein Pept Sci. 2014;15(5):437-44.impact factor : 3.03
  5. Shahzad F, Afzal N, Naz F, Javed K, Latif W, Zafar A. Decreased percentage of natural T-regulatory cells in type-2 diabetes mellitus. Online Journal of BioSciences and Informatics, 2014 3(1): 4542-467 (2.51)

Year 2015

  1. Afzal N, Zaman S, Shahzad F, Javaid K, Zafar A, Nagi AH. Immune mechanisms in type-II diabetic retinopathy. JPMA. 2015: 65(2); 159-163.(0.403)
  2. Tufail R, Afzal N, Javaid K, Khaliq S, Tahir R, Abbas A, Latif W, Sami W, Zafar A. Enumeration of NK cells in patients of type-II diabetes mellitus. Majmaah Journal of Health Sciences 2014; 2(2), 23-27.
  3. Afzal N, Shehzad F, Rasheed S. Systemic lupus erythematosus; concepts of immunology in its therapy. Biomedica Vol 30, Issue 3, Jul-Sep 2014, 220-228
  4. Tufail R, Afzal N, Javeid K, Shahzad F, Khaliq S, Abbas A, Latif W, Tahir R. Percentage of T Cells in Diabetes Mellitus Patients Managed with different Treatment Modalities. SMU Medical Journal. 2015: 2(1). 139-14 3.835
  5. Javed K, Afzal N, Shahzad F, Zaman S, Khaliq S, Jahan S, Latif W, Khalid S. Increased Frequency of HLA-DRB1*12 in Asthma Patients Visiting A Teaching Hospital Lahore, Pakistan. International Journal of current Research , April 2015, Vol:7. Issue -04, pp 14476-14480 (5.349)
  6. Riaz M, Afzal N, Mahmud H T, Shahzad F, Rasheed S, Rasheed A. The high percentages of anti-thyroid antibodies positive SLE patients at Sheikh Zayed Hospital Lahore Pakistan. (Accepted MJMS)

Year 2016

  1. Javaid K, Afzal N, Adhami S, Khaliq S, Jahan S, LatifW, Khaliq S.lncreased Frequency ofHLA- DRB 1 * 12 in Asthma Patients Visiting A Teaching Hospital Lahore, Pakistan. IJCR. 2015; 7 (4): 14476-80.
  2. Rasheed S, Afzal N, TarifN, Shahzad F, Mahmood TH. Increased Level of Urinary Neutrophil Gelatinase Associated Lipocalin Protein in Patients of Lupus ephritis. J Immunol Infect Inflam Dis. 2016; 1(1): 002.
  3. Naz F, Afzal N, Shahzad F, Kashif M, Javed K, Jahan S, Latif W. Correlation of Serum IL-17 with Level of Vitamin D and IgE in Asthmatic Patients. BJPR. 2016; 11(1): 1-8.
  4. Kashif M, Afzal N, Tayyab M A, Shahzad F, Jahan S. Human Papilloma Virus: Important Etiological Factor in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinogenesis. J Cancer Bioi Res 2016. 4(2): 1081
  5. Batool H, Afzal N, Shahzad F, Kashif M. Relationship between rheumatoid arthritis and chronic periodontitis. Journal of Medicine, Radiology, Pathology & Surgery (2016), 2, I 1-14
  6. M Hifsa. Afzal N. Kashif M. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome May Be an Autoimmune Disorder. Scientifica (2016), 1-7
  7. Shafiq A, Afzal N, Kashif M. Hepatitis C and hepatocellular carcinoma: A review of natural history. J Med Radiol Pathol Surg 2016;2:23-29
  8. Khaliq F, Afzal N, KashifM, Shahzad F. Relationship between Percentage of Regulatory T cells and Dental Amalgam Fi II ings. J Oral Res 2016; 5(4): 153-158
  9. KashifM, Afzal N, Minhas S, Anwar MA, Shahzad F, Abbas A, Jahan S. Frequency of ANA and anti-dsDNA antibodies in subjects of oral addictive habits (Accepted in The International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health).