Faculty Profile

Prof. Dr. Usman Ali Ashfaq

Professor Bioinformatics & Biotechnology

Designation: Professor
Department: Bioinformatics & Biotechnology
Faculty: Life Sciences
Sr Degree Institute From To
1 Ph.D University of the Punjab, Lahore 2005 2011
Sr# Authors Paper Title Journal Page# Pub. Year Volume# Impact Factor HEC Rec. View
1 ASHFAQ UA, AHMED B De novo Structural Modeling and Conserved Epitopes Prediction of Zika Virus Envelop Protein for Vaccine Development Viral Immunology 436-443 2016 29 1.513 Y
2 KAUL H, SUMAN M, KHAN Z, ULLAH MI, ASHFAQ UA, IDREES S Missense mutation in SLC4A11 in two Pakistani families affected with congenital hereditary endothelial dystrophy (CHED2) Clinical and Experimental Optometry 73-77 2016 99 1.28 Y
3 JAVAID MS, MASOUD MS, ASHFAQ UA Review: Potential of Stem Cells as Regenerative Medicines against Liver Diseases Journal of Health, Medicine and Nursing 57-64 2016 28 0 Y
4 S NOREEN, I HUSSAIN, MI TARIQ, B IJAZ, S IQBAL, UA ASHFAQ, T HUSNAIN Portulaca oleracea L. as a Prospective Candidate Inhibitor of Hepatitis C Virus NS3 Serine Protease Viral immunology 282-289 2015 28 1.513 Y
5 ASHFAQ UA, JALIL A, UL QAMAR MT Antiviral phytochemicals identification from Azadirachta indica leaves against HCV NS3 protease: an in silico approach Natural Product Research 1866-1869 2016 30 1.057 Y
6 SAJID Z, AHMAD, M, ASLAM S, ASHFAQ UA, ZAHOOR AF,SADDIQUE FA,PARVEZ M,HAMEED A, SULTAN S, ZGOU H, HADDATB Novel Armed Pyrazolobenzothiazine Derivatives: Synthesis, X-Ray Crystal Structure and POM analyses of Biological Activity Against Drug Resistant Clinical Isolate of Staphylococcus aureus Pharmaceutical Chemistry Journal 172-180 2016 50 .461
7 ASHFAQ UA, IQBAL MS, KHALIQ S Role of Toll-Like Receptors in Hepatitis C Virus Pathogenesis and Treatment Critical Reviews��� in Eukaryotic Gene Expression 353-362 2016 26 1.66 Y
8 AHMAD M, ASLAM S, RIZVI SUF, MUDDASSAR M, ASHFAQ UA, MONTERO C, OLLINGER O, DETORIO,M, GARDINER JM, SCHINAZ FR Molecular docking and antiviral activity of N-substituted benzyl/phenyl-2-(3,4-dimethyl-5,5-dioxidopyrazolo[4,3-c][1,2]benzothiazin-2(4H)-yl)acetamides Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters 1348-1351 2015 25 2.42 Y
9 UL QAMAR MT, KIRAN S, ASHFAQ UA, JAVED MR,ANWAR F, ALI MA, GILANI AH Discovery of Novel Dengue NS2B/NS3 Protease Inhibitors Using Pharmacophore Modeling and Molecular Docking Based Virtual Screening of the ZINC Database International Journal of Pharmacology 621-632 2016 12 .536 Y
10 RAJOKA MI, IDREES S, ASHFAQ UA, HAQUE A Determination of Substrate Specificities Against beta-Glucosidase A (BglA) from Thermotoga maritime: A Molecular Docking Approach Journal of microbiology and Biotechnology 44-49 2015 25 1.525 Y
11 M BUKHARI, MA ASLAM, A KHAN, Q IRAM, A AKBAR, AG NAZ, S AHMAD, MM AHMAD, UA ASHFAQ, H AZIZ, M ALI TLR8 gene polymorphism and association in bacterial load in southern Punjab of Pakistan: an association study with pulmonary tuberculosis Interna tional Journal of Immunogenetic s 46-51 2015 42 1.247
12 UL QAMAR MT, ASHFAQ UA, TUSLEEM K, MUMTAZ A TARIQ Q, GOHEER A, AHMED B In-silico identification and evaluation of plant flavonoids as dengue NS2B/NS3 protease inhibitors using molecular docking and simulation approach. Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences 2119-2137 2017 30 .649
13 ASHFAQ UA, RIAZ M,YASMEEN E, YOUSAF MZ Recent Advances in Nanoparticles Based Targeted Drug Delivery Systems Against Cancer and Role of Tumor Microenvironment Critical Reviews��� in Therapeutic Drug Carrier Systems 317-353 2017 34 6.667
14 ASHFAQ UA, KHALID H Mechanism of Hepatitis C Virus���Induced Diabetes Mellitus Critical Review in Eukaryotic Gene Expression 363-371 2017 27 1.559
15 IQBAL MS, ASHFAQ UA, KHALIQ S, MASOUD MS, QASIM M,USMAN G, HAQUE A, JAHAN S TLR4 polymorphism as pretreatment predictor of response to HCV genotype 3a IFN-based treatment Future Virology 739-746 2017 12 .958
16 RIAZ M, ASHFAQ UA, QASIM M, YASMEEN E, UL QAMAR MT.; ANWAR F. Screening of medicinal plant phytochemicals as natural antagonists of p53-MDM2 interaction to reactivate p53 functioning Anticancer drugs 1032-1038 2017 28 2.32
17 QASIM M, ASHFAQ UA, YOUSAF MZ, MASOUD MS, RASOOL E, NOOR N, HUSSAIN A Genetically modified Aedes aegypti to control dengue: A review. Critical Review in Eukaryotic Gene Expression 363-371 2017 27 1.559
18 ARSHAD A, ASHFAQ UA Epidemiology of Hepatitis C infection in Pakistan: Current estimate and major risk factors Critical Review in Eukaryotic Gene Expression 63-67 2017 27 559
19 JAVIAD MS, ASHFAQ UA, MASOUD MS Potential of stem cells as regenerative medicine: From preface to advancements Critical Review in Eukaryotic Gene Expression 2017: 27(1)1-17 1-17 2017 27 1.559
20 MUMTAZ A, ASHFAQ UA, UL QAMAR MT, ANWAR F, GULZAR F, ALI MA, SAARI N, PERVEZ MT MPD3: a useful medicinal plants database for drug designing Naturral Product Research 1228-1236 2017 31 1.828
21 AHMED B, ASHFAQ UA, MIRZA MU Medicinal plant phytochemicals and their inhibitory activities against pancreatic lipase: molecular docking combined with molecular dynamics simulation approach Natural product research 1123-1129 2018 32 1.828
22 UL QAMAR MT, BARI A, ADEEL MM, MARYAM A, ASHFAQ UA, DU X, MUNEER I, AHMED HI, WANG J Peptide vaccine against chikungunya virus: immuno-informatics combined with molecular docking approach Journal of translational medicine 298 2018 16 4.197
23 IQBAL MS, ASHFAQ UA, ASLAM S, KHALIQ S, GHANI MU, BATOOL F Analysis of polymorphism rs1990760 of IFIH1 gene and treatment outcomes in HCV infection Future virology 181-187 2018 13 1.121
24 MASOUD MS, ASHFAQ UA KHALID S, Interferon-Free Regimen for Hepatitis C: Insight and Management. Critical Review in Eukaryotic Gene Expression 373-384 2018 28 1.734
25 YOUSAF MZ, ASHFAQ UA, ANJUM KM, FATIMA S Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) in Pakistan: The "Bell" is Ringing Silently Critical Review in Eukaryotic Gene expression 93-100 2018 28 1.734
26 YOUSAF MZ, SIDDIQUE A, ASHFAQ UA, ALI M Scenario of dengue infection & its control in Pakistan: An up���date and way forward Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine 15 2018 11 1.634
27 DURDAGI S, UL QAMAR MT, SALMAS RE, TARIQ Q, ANWAR F. ASHFAQ UA Investigating the molecular mechanism of staphylococcal DNA gyrase inhibitors: A combined ligand-based and structure-based resources pipeline Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modeling 122-129 2018 85 1.885
28 REHMAN S, ASHFAQ UA, IJAZ B, JABEEN Z, RIAZUDDIN S Comparison of Anti-HCV Activity of Multiple Punica granatum Extracts and Fractions in Virus-infected Human Hepatocytes Current pharmaceutical biotechnology 1221-1231 2018 19 1.819
29 REHMAN S, ASHFAQ UA, IJAZ B, RIAZUDDIN S Anti-hepatitis C virus activity and synergistic effect of Nymphaea alba extracts and bioactive constituents in liver infected cells Microbial Pathogenesis 198-209 2018 121 2.332
30 4. ASLAM N, BATOOL F, IQBAL MS, ASHFAQ UA, AYAZ S, KHALIQ S, JAHAN S, GHANI MS, USMAN M Analysis of toll-like receptors-9 (TLR9) gene polymorphism (rs5743836) in Pakistani patients with HCV Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences 2709-2714 2018 31 .804
31 TARIQ I, FARHAN A, ASHFAQ UA, QASIM M, HUMAYUN F, SHAH M, MUNIR A. MASOUD MS Study on structural insight of the analysis of negative effects of opioids analgesics in naltrexone with TLR4 Mutations Pakistan Journal of pharmaceutical sciences 345-351 2019 32 .684 Y
32 RASUL I, ZAFAR F, ALI MA, NADEEM H, SIDDIQUE MH, SHAHID M, ASHFAQ UA, AZEEM F. Genetic Basis for Biotic Stress Resistance in Plants from Solanaceae Family: A Review. International Journal of Agriculture And Biology. 178-194 2019 22 .869
33 MASROOR A, MAHR-UN-NISA, KHAN MK, ASHFAQ UA, KOMAL F. Inulin, Fructooligosaccharide and Lactobacillus acidophilus Affects Body Weight Gain and Blood Metabolites in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Rats International Journal Of Agriculture And Biology 787-792 2019 4 .869 Y
34 MUHAMMAD TAHIR UL QAMAR1*† , SAMAN SALEEM3†, USMAN ALI ASHFAQ3†, AMNA BARI1 , FAROOQ ANWAR4 AND SAFAR ALQAHTANI2* Epitope‐based peptide vaccine design and target site depiction against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus: an immune-informatics study Journal of translational medicine 1-14 2019 17 4.197
35 AHMAD, B., ASHFAQ, U.A*., RAHMAN, M.U., MASOUD, M.S. AND YOUSAF, M.Z., 2019. Conserved B and T cell epitopes prediction of ebola virus glycoprotein for vaccine development: an immuno-informatics approach. Microbial pathogenesis 243-253 2019 132 3.738
36 HUSSAIN G , ASHFAQ UA, MASOUD MS, NAHID N, BHINDER MA, ASLAM N, YOUSAF N, AHMED U, QASIM M. Computational screening of phytochemicals against survivin protein: A potent target for cancer. Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences 1145-1154. 2019 32 .684 Y
37 AHMED U, ASHFAQ UA*, KHALIQ S, QASIM M, JAHAN S. MASOUD MS. Current trends and possible therapeutic options against COVID-19. Journal of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 110-120 2020 10 2.837
38 ASHFAQ UA*, KHALID H. CRISPR/CAS9-Mediated Antiviral Activity: A Tool to Combat Viral Infection Critical Reviews™ in Eukaryotic Gene Expression 45-56. 2020 30 1.807 Y
39 KOMAL F, MAHRUN NISA, KHAN MK, ASHFAQ UA, MANZOOR F, MASROOR A, AMIR MR, UL HUDA N, KAUSAR R, NADEEM M. Evaluation of the efficacy of different sources of omega-3 fatty acids in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) induced rats Pakistan Journal of Pharmacetical sciences, 1781-1788. 2019 32 .684 Y
40 TAJ S, ASHFAQ UA*, ASLAM S, AHMAD M, BHATTI SH. Alpha-glucosidase activity of novel pyrazolobenzothiazine 5,5-dioxide derivatives for the treatment of diabetes mellitus. Invitro combined with molecular docking approach Biologia 1523-1530 2019 74 1.35
41 GHANI MU, HAQUE A, IQBAL MS, ASHFAQ UA, MAUSOOD MS, QASIM M, JAHAN S,SHAMSI FB. TGF-β1 rs1800469 gene polymorphism in the development of cirrhosis & hepatocellular carcinoma in Pakistani HCV patients. Future Virology 663-670. 2019 10 1.831
42 SHAHID, F. ASHFAQ, U.A*. SAEED, S. MUNIR, S.; ALMATROUDI, A. KHURSHID, M. In-Silico Subtractive Proteomics Approach for Identification of Potential Drug Targets in Staphylococcus saprophyticus. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 3644 2020 17 3.39 Y
43 GHANI MU, HAQUE A, IQBAL MS, ASHFAQ UA, MAUSOOD MS, QASIM M, JAHAN S,SHAMSI FB. TGF-β1 rs1800469 gene polymorphism in the development of cirrhosis & hepatocellular carcinoma in Pakistani HCV patients Future Virology 663-670 2019 14 1.831 Y
44 SADDIQUE FA, AHMAD M, ASHFAQ UA*, AHMAD MN, ANJUM MN, MOHSIN NM, ASLAM S. Alpha-glucosidase inhibition and molecular docking studies of 1,2- benzothiazine 1,1-dioxide based carbohydrazides Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences p2829-2834. 6p 2019 32 .684 Y
45 IBRAHEEM F, AHMAD M, ASHFAQ UA*, ASLAM S, KHAN ZA, SULTAN S. Synthesis, molecular docking and anti-diabetic studies of novel benzimidazole-pyrazoline hybrid molecules. Journal of Pharmaceutical Science 847-854. 2020 33 .684
46 KHALID H, ASHFAQ UA Exploring HCV genome to construct multi-epitope based subunit vaccine to battle HCV infection: Immunoinformatics based approach Journal of Biomedical Informatics 103498 2020 108 6.317 Y
47 UL QAMAR MT, SALEEM S, ASHFAQ UA, BARI A, ANWAR F, AL QATHANI S. Epitope‐based peptide vaccine design and target site depiction against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus: an immune-informatics study Journal of Translational medicine 362. 2019 17 5.531
48 IBRAHEEM F, AHMAD M, ASHFAQ UA*, ASLAM S, KHAN ZA, SULTAN S. Synthesis, molecular docking and anti-diabetic studies of novel benzimidazole-pyrazoline hybrid molecules. Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Science, 847-854 2020 33 .684
49 ANWAR I, ASHFAQ UA, SHOKAT Z. Therapeutic Potential of Umbilical Cord Stem Cells for Liver Regeneration Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy. 219-232. 2020 15 3.828 Y
50 JAVAID A, ASHFAQ UA*, ZAFAR Z, AKMAL A, TAJ S, KHALID H. Phytochemical Analysis and Antidiabetic Potential of Armoracia Rusticana: Pharmacological and Computational Approach. Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening 465-471 2020 24 1.339 Y
51 AKMAL A, JAVAID A, HUSSAIN R, KAWAL A, ZUBAIR M, ASHFAQ UA*. Screening of phytochemicals against Keap1- NRF2 interaction to reactivate NRF2 Functioning: Pharmacoinformatics based approach. Pakistan Journal of Pharmacetical sciences 2823-2828 2019 32 .684 Y
52 KHURSHID M, RASOOL MH, ASHFAQ UA, ASLAM B, WASEEM M, XU Q, ZHANG X, GUO Q, WANG M. Dissemination of blaOXA-23-harbouring carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii clones in Pakistan. Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance 357-362 2020 21 4.035 Y
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