Faculty Touqeer Ahmed

Touqeer Ahmed

Professor
  • Atta-Ur-Rahman School of Applied Biosciences (ASAB)
  • 0590856141
Summary

My lab is involved in investigating the molecular mechanism of memory impairment in old age neurological disorders using rodents for different behavioral studies.

Academic Background
PGD (HEALTH SCIENCES) Aga Khan University October 03, 2005 - December 12, 2009
Honours and Awards
Touqeer Ahmed Awarded gold medal for securing first division and first position. September 19, 2004
Dr.Touqeer Ahmed Research Productivity Award/2011 by Pakistan Council of Science and Technology *Category G* Research Productivity Award/ 2012 by Pakistan Council of Science and Technology *Category F* January 02, 2012
Touqeer Ahmed Best Graduate Certificate” for securing highest marks percentage ever in the history of pharmacy up to the session 2004 in the Faculty of Pharmacy, Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan, KPK, Pakistan. September 19, 2004
Dr. Touqeer Ahmed Best Teacher Award 2017 ASAB/ NUST November 20, 2017
Publications
Biochemical Mechanisms of Aluminium and Other Metals Exposure, Their Brain Entry Mechanisms, Effects on Blood Brain Barrier and Important Pharmacokinetic Parameters in Neurological Disorders December 01, 2021 Sara Ishaq, Amna Liaqat, Armeen Hameed, Touqeer Ahmed, Book on Biochemical Mechanisms of Aluminium Induced Neurological Disorders - Chapter 1, Pages 1-32
Rosmarinic acid and ursolic acid alleviate deficits in cognition, synaptic regulation and adult hippocampal neurogenesis in an Aβ1-42-induced mouse model of Alzheimer's disease March 01, 2021 Fatima Javed Mirza, Sanila Amber, Sumera, Deeba Hassan, Saadia Zahid, Touqeer Ahmed, Phytomedicine - Volume 83, Article Number 153490
Amyloid-beta Induced Neurotoxicity Impairs Cognition and Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis in a Mouse Model for Alzheimer’s Disease December 31, 2020 Fatima Javed Mirza, Sumera, Sanila Amber, Muhammad Asif, Deeba Hassan, Touqeer Ahmed, Saadia Zahid, Current Alzheimer Research - Volume 17(11), Pages 1033-1042
Expression of DnMTs and MBDs in AlCl3-Induced Neurotoxicity Mouse Model November 11, 2020 Muhammad Faisal Ikram, Syeda Mehpara Farhat, Aamra Mahboob, Saeeda Baig, Ahmed Yaqinuddin, Touqeer Ahmed, Biological Trace Element Research - Pages 1-12
Map kinase signaling as therapeutic target for neurodegeneration October 01, 2020 Touqeer Ahmed, Abida Zulfiqar, Sandro Arguelles, Mahsa Rasekhian, Seyed Fazel Nabavi, Ana Sanches Silva, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi, Pharmacological Research - Volume 160, Article Number 105090
Age-Related Diseases September 29, 2020 Touqeer Ahmed, Abida Zulfiqar, Sara Ishaq, Book on Nutrients and Nutraceuticals for Active & Healthy Ageing - Chapter 3, Pages 27-51
Anti-Oxidant Nutrients and Nutraceuticals in Aging September 29, 2020 Abida Zulfiqar, Sara Ishaq, Touqeer Ahmed, Book on Nutrients and Nutraceuticals for Active & Healthy Ageing - Chapter 9, Pages 195-216
Acute effects of aerobic exercise on somatosensory evoked potentials in patients with mild cognitive impairment September 23, 2020 Touqeer Ahmed, Imran Amjad, Imran Khan Niazi, Hamza Ghazanfar Toor, Rasmus Bach Nedergaard, Muhammad Shafique, Kelly Holt, Heidi Haavik, Brain Sciences - Volume 10(10), Article Number 663
Blood-Based Biomarkers for Predictive Diagnosis of Cognitive Impairment in a Pakistani Population July 22, 2020 Ghazala Iqbal, Nady Braidy, Touqeer Ahmed, Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience - Volume 12, Article Number 223
Effects of curcuminoids on cognitive deficits in young audiovisually overstimulated mice June 01, 2020 Ameema Tariq, Sana Javed, Syeda Mehpara Farhat, Touqeer Ahmed, Food Bioscience - Volume 35, Article Number 100565
Muscarinic activity in hippocampus and entorhinal cortex is crucial for spatial and fear memory retrieval June 19, 2019 Touqeer Ahmed, Habiba Rashid, Pharmacological Reports - Volume 71, Issue 3, Pages 449-456
Therapeutic effects of aerobic exercise on EEG parameters and higher cognitive functions in mild cognitive impairment patients. June 03, 2019 Hamza Toor, Imran Khan Niazi, Hina Afzal, Mads Jochumsen, Muhammad Shafique, Kathryn Allen, Heidi Haavik, Touqeer Ahmed, Imran Amjad, International Journal of Neuroscience - Volume 129, Issue 6, Pages 551-562
Pharmacological Effects of Curcuminoids in Neurological Disorders April 12, 2019 Touqeer Ahmed, Maheen Nawaz, Waqar Iqbal, Maheen Nawaz, Waqar Iqbal, Book on Curcumin for Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders: Neurochemical and Pharmacological Properties - Chapter-7, Pages 129-154
Xbox 360 Kinect Cognitive Games Improve Slowness, Complexity of EEG, and Cognitive Functions in Subjects with Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Randomized Control Trial. April 08, 2019 Hamza Toor, Imran Khan Niazi, Sanna Pervaiz, Mads Jochumsen, Muhammad Shafique, Heidi Haavik, Touqeer Ahmed, Imran Amjad, Games for Health Journal - Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 144-152
Novel therapeutic strategies for stroke: The role of autophagy. April 03, 2019 Antoni Sureda, Ana Sanches-Silva, Kasi Pandima Devi, Momina Shahid, Eduardo Sobarzo-Sánchez, Marco Dacrema, Nady Braidy, Rosa Anna Vacca, Ioana BerindanNeagoe, Diana Gulei, Davide Barreca, Maciej Banach, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi, Ahmad Reza Dehpour, Samira Shirooie, Tauqeer Ahmad, Seyed Fazel Nabavi, Maria Daglia, Critical Reviews in Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Volume 56, Issue 3, Pages 182-199
Co-exposure of metals and high fat diet causes aging like neuropathological changes in non-aged mice brain. April 01, 2019 Touqeer Ahmed, Ghazala Iqbal, Brain Research Bulletin - Volume 147, Pages 148-158
Oral Exposure to Aluminum Leads to Reduced Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Gene Expression, Severe Neurodegeneration and Impaired Hippocampus Dependent Learning in Mice March 20, 2019 Aamra Mahboob, Touqeer Ahmed, Syeda Mehpara Farhat, Drug and Chemical Toxicology - -
Targeting STATs in neuroinflammation: the Road Less Traveled. March 01, 2019 Touqeer Ahmed, Maheen Nawaz, Kasi Pandima Devi, Devasahayam Jaya Balan, Valeria Pittalà, Sandro Argüelles-Castilla, Lara Testai, Haroon Khan, Antoni Sureda, Marcos Roberto de Oliveira, Rosa Anna Vacca, Suowen Xu, Bahman Yousef, Valeria Curti, Maria Daglia, Eduardo Sobarzo-Sánchez, Rosanna Filosa, Seyed Fazel Nabavi, Maryam Majidinia, Ahmad Reza Dehpour, Samira Shirooie, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi, Pharmacological Research - Volume 141, Pages 73-84
Regulation of autophagy by polyphenols: Paving the road for treatment of neurodegeneration. November 01, 2018 Antoni Suredab, Ahmad Reza Dehpour, Samira Shirooiee, Ana Sanches Silva, Kasi Pandima Devi, Nafeesa Ishaq, Rabia Hashimi ,, Eduardo Sobarzo-Sánchez, Maria Daglia, Nady Braidy, Mariateresa Volpicella, Rosa Anna Vaccao, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi, Antoni Suredab, Ahmad Reza Dehpour, Samira Shirooiee, Ana Sanches Silva, Kasi Pandima Devi, Touqeer Ahmed, Nafeesa Ishaq, Rabia Hashimi ,, Eduardo Sobarzo-Sánchez, Maria Daglia, Nady Braidy, Mariateresa Volpicella, Rosa Anna Vaccao, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi, Seyed Fazel Nabavi, Biotechnology Advances - Volume: 36 Issue: 6 Pages: 1768-1778 Special Issue: SI
Gender Dependent Contribution of Muscarinic Receptors in Memory Retrieval under Sub-Chronic Stress August 10, 2018 Touqeer Ahmed, Habiba Rashid, Neuroscience Letters - NULL
Elevated heavy metals levels in cognitively impaired patients from Pakistan. June 11, 2018 Ghazala Iqbal, Wahid Zada, Abdul Mannan, Touqeer Ahmed, Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology - Volume 60, Pages 100-109
Aluminum Suppresses Effect of Nicotine on Gamma Oscillations (20-40 Hz) in Mouse Hippocampal Slices June 07, 2018 Mahpara Farhat, Touqeer Ahmed, CNS & Neurological Disorders-Drug Targets - Volume 17, Pages 404-411
Neuroprotective effects of Foeniculum vulgare seeds extract on lead-induced neurotoxicity in mice brain. March 26, 2018 Syed Adnan Ali Shah, Touqeer Ahmed, Saadia Zahid, Sheharbano Bhatti, Drug and Chemical Toxicology - Volume 41(4), Pages 399–407
Syzygium aromaticum ethanol extract reduces AlCl3-induced neurotoxicity in mice brain through regulation of amyloid precursor protein and oxidative stress gene expression February 14, 2018 Sanila Amber, Syed Adnan Ali Shah, Touqeer Ahmed, Saadia Zahid, Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine - Volume:11, Issue:2, Page 123-130, 2018
Protective effects of Nigella sativa L. seed extract on lead induced neurotoxicity during development and early life in mouse models January 01, 2018 Syed Adnan Ali Shah, Syed Adnan Ali Shah, Touqeer Ahmed, Saadia Zahid, Umer Javed Butt, Toxicology Research - Volume: 7 Issue: 1 Pages: 32-40
Cortex- and Amygdala-Dependent Learning and Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Gene Expression is Severely Impaired in Mice Orally Treated with AlCl3 September 01, 2017 Syeda Mehpara Farhat, Aamra Mahboob, Touqeer Ahmed, Biological Trace Element Research - Volume: 179, Issue: 1, Pages: 91-101
Role of cholinergic receptors in memory retrieval depends on gender and age of memory July 28, 2017 Habiba Rashid, Aamra Mahboob, Touqeer Ahmed, Behavioural Brain Research - Volume: 331, Pages: 233-240
Soaked Almonds Exhibit Vitamin E-dependent Memory Protective Effect in Rodent Models. June 15, 2017 Touqeer Ahmed, Anwarul-Hassan Gilani, Anwarul-Hassan Gilani, Jamshed Arslan, International Journal of Pharmacology - Volume 13, Issue 5, Pages 448-456
Aluminum-Induced Cholinergic Deficits in Different Brain Parts and Its Implications on Sociability and Cognitive Functions in Mouse May 15, 2017 Aamra Mahboob, Ghazala Iqbal, Touqeer Ahmed, Syeda Mehpara Farhat, BIOLOGICAL TRACE ELEMENT RESEARCH - Volume: 177 Issue: 1 Pages: 115-121
Resveratrol and Alzheimer's Disease: Mechanistic Insights. May 01, 2017 Touqeer Ahmed, Sana Javed, Ameema Tariq, Dunja Šamec, Silvia Tejada, Seyed Fazel Nabavi, Nady Braidy, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi, Sehrish Javed, Molecular Neurobiology - Volume 54, Issue 4, Pages 2622-2635
Neuroprotective Effects of Citrus Fruit-Derived Flavonoids, Nobiletin and Tangeretin in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. March 03, 2017 Nady Braidy, Sahar Behzad, Solomon Habtemariam, Maria Daglia, Seyed Muhammad Nabavi, Eduardo Sobarzo-Sanchez, Seyed Fazel Nabavi, Nady Braidy, Sahar Behzad, Solomon Habtemariam, Maria Daglia, Seyed Muhammad Nabavi, Eduardo Sobarzo-Sanchez, Seyed Fazel Nabavi, Touqeer Ahmed, CNS & Neurological Disorders-Drug Targets - Volume: 16 Issue: 4 Pages: 387-397
Cholinergic System and Post-translational Modifications: An Insight on the Role in Alzheimer's Disease January 15, 2017 Saadia Zahid, Aamra Mahboob, Syeda Mehpara Farhat, Touqeer Ahmed, Current Neuropharmacology - Volume: 15 Issue: 4 Pages: 480-494
Potential Use of Curcuminoids for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease January 02, 2017 Touqeer Ahmed, Sana Javed , Ameema Tariq , Anwarul?Hassan Gilani, Sana Javed , Ameema Tariq , Anwarul?Hassan Gilani, Book on Neuroprotective Effects of Phytochemicals in Neurological Disorders - Chapter 24
Neuroprotective and Neurotoxic Implications of α7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor and Aβ Interaction: Therapeutic Options in Alzheimer's Disease January 01, 2017 Touqeer Ahmed, Syeda Mehpara Farhat, Current Drug Targets - Volume 18, Issue 13, Pages 1537-1544
Pharmacological Effects of Turmeric on Learning, Memory and Expression of Muscarinic Receptor Genes (M1, M3 and M5) in Stress-induced Mouse Model January 01, 2017 Aliya Khalid, Rabia Shakeel, Saira Justin, Ghazala Iqbal, Saadia Zahid, Syed Adnan Ali Shah, Tauqeer Ahmad, Current Drug Targets, - Volume: 35 Issue: 1 Pages: 35-45
Daidzein And Its Effects On Brain. January 01, 2017 Touqeer Ahmed, Ameema Tariq, Barbara Budzy?ska, Grazia D’Onofrio, Maria Daglia, Seyed Fazel Nabavi, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi, Sana Javed, Current Medicinal Chemistry - Volume 24 , Issue 4, Pages 365-375
A feedback neural circuit for calibrating aversive memory strength January 01, 2017 Edgar A Ycu, Ashwani Kumar, Li-Feng Yeh, Touqeer Ahmed, Jenny Koivumaa, Joshua P Johansen, Takaaki Ozawa, Nature Neuroscience - Volume: 20 Issue: 1 Pages: 90-97
Anticonvulsant, Anxiolytic, and Sedative Activities of Verbena officinalis December 21, 2016 Abdul Waheed Khan, Arif-ullah Khan, Touqeer Ahmed, Frontiers in Pharmacology - Volume 7, Article Number 499
Tanshinones and mental diseases: from chemistry to medicine December 01, 2016 Sana Javed, Ameema Tariq, Touqeer Ahmed, Barbara Budzynska, Silvia Tejada, Maria Daglia, Seyed Fazel Nabavi, Eduardo Sobarzo-Sánchez, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi, Sana Javed, Ameema Tariq, Barbara Budzynska, Silvia Tejada, Maria Daglia, Seyed Fazel Nabavi, Eduardo Sobarzo-Sánchez, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi, Reviews in the Neurosciences - Volume 27, Issue 8, Pages 777-791
Quercetin and the mitochondria: A mechanistic view. October 01, 2016 Marcos Roberto de Oliveira, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi, Nady Braidy, William N. Setzer , Touqeer Ahmed, Seyed Fazel Nabavi, Biotechnology Advances - Volume 34, Issue 5, Pages 532-549
Memory-enhancing effect of aspirin is mediated through opioid system modulation in an AlCl3-induced neurotoxicity mouse model May 01, 2016 Ayesha Idrees, Muhammad Ashraf, Ayesha Idrees, Muhammad Ashraf, Touqeer Ahmed, Saima Rizwan, Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine. - Volume 11, Issue 5, Pages 1961-1970
Memory Enhancing Effect of Black Pepper in the AlCl3 Induced Neurotoxicity Mouse Model is Mediated Through Its Active Component Chavicine April 29, 2016 Anila Iqbal, Aamra Mahboob, Syeda Mehpara Farhat, Anila Iqbal, Aamra Mahboob, Syeda Mehpara Farhat, Touqeer Ahmed, Ghazala Iqbal, Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology - Volume 17, Issue 11
Alpha-lipoic acid-mediated activation of muscarinic receptors improves hippocampus- and amygdala-dependent memory February 18, 2016 Syeda Mehpara Farhat, Ghazala Iqbal, Mustafeez Mujtaba Babar, Najam-us-Sahar Sadaf Zaidi, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi, Touqeer Ahmed, Aamra Mahboob, BRAIN RESEARCH BULLETIN - Volume 122, Pages:19-28
Ibuprofen targets neuronal pentraxins expresion and improves cognitive function in mouse model of AlCl3-induced neurotoxicity February 01, 2016 Aamra Mahboob, Touqeer Ahmed, Anum Jamil, Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine. - Volume 11, Issue 2, Pages 601-606
Insights Into Effects of Ellagic Acid on the Nervous System: A Mini Review January 01, 2016 Touqeer Ahmed, William N. Setzer, Seyed Fazel Nabavi, Ilkay Erdogan Orhan, Nady Braidy, Eduardo Sobarzo-Sanchez, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi, Current Pharmaceutical Design - Volume 22, Issue 10, Pages 1350-1360
Cyclooxygenase I and II inhibitors distinctly enhance hippocampal- and cortex-dependent cognitive functions in mice November 01, 2015 Huma Syed, Muhammad Faisal Ikram, Ahmed Yaqinuddin, Touqeer Ahmed, Molecular Medicine Reports - Volume 12(5), Pages 7649-7656
Polyphenolic Composition of Crataegus monogyna Jacq.: From Chemistry to Medical Applications. September 11, 2015 Solomon Habtemariam, Touqeer Ahmed, Antoni Sureda, Maria Daglia, Eduardo Sobarzo-Sánchez, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi, Seyed Fazel Nabavi, Nutrients - Volume: 7 Issue: 9 Pages: 7708-7728
Pharmacological effects of Ibuprofen on learning and memory, Muscarinic receptors gene expression and APP isoforms level in Pre-frontal cortex of AlCl3-induced toxicity mouse model. May 07, 2014 Ahmed Yaqinuddin, Touqeer Ahmed, Aisha Nasir Hashmi, International Journal of Neuroscience. - Volume 125, Issue 4, Pages 277-287
Therapetuic potential of Turmeric in Alzheimer’s disease. Curcumin or curcuminiods? April 01, 2014 Touqeer Ahmed, Anwarul-Hassan Gilani, Phytotherapy Research - Volume 28, Issue 4, Pages 517-525
A comparative study of curcuminoids to measure their effect on inflammatory and apoptotic gene expression in an Aβ plus ibotenic acid-infused rat model of Alzheimer's disease. July 11, 2011 Touqeer Ahmed, Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani, Brain Research - Volume 1400, Pages 1-18
Curcuminoids Rescue Long-Term Potentiation Impaired by Amyloid Peptide in Rat Hippocampal Slices. July 01, 2011 TOUQEER AHMED, ANWARUL-HASSAN GILANI, NARGES HOSSEINMARDI, SAEED SEMNANIAN, SYED ATHER ENAM, YAGHOUB FATHOLLAHI, Synapse - Volume 65, Issue 7, Pages 572-582
Curcuminoids enhance memory in an amyloid-infused rat model of Alzheimer's disease. September 01, 2010 T. AHMED, S. A. ENAM, A. H. GILANI, Neuroscience - Volume 169, Issue 3, Pages 1296-1306
Inhibitory effect of curcuminoids on acetylcholinesterase activity and attenuation of scopolamine-induced amnesia may explain medicinal use of turmeric in Alzheimer's disease. February 01, 2009 Touqeer Ahmed, Anwarul-Hassan Gilani , Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior - Volume 91, Issue 4, Pages 554-559
Conferences
Scientist Korea institute of Science and Technology February 04, 2010 - August 22, 2011