Publications

Professor Mukhtar’s publications are grouped into following categories:

A. Peer reviewed research papers:

  1. Rasool KG, Khan MA, Aldawood AS, Tufail M, Mukhtar M, and Takeda M. (2015) Identification of proteins modulated in the date palm stem infested with red palm weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Oliv.) using two-dimensional differential gel electrophoresis and mass spectrometry. Intn J Mol Sci, 16: 19326-19346.
  2. Malik S, Ahmad S, Sadiq A, Alam K, Wariss H, Ahmad I, Hayat M, Anjum S, and Mukhtar M. (2015) A comparative ethnobotanical study of Cholistan (an arid area) and Pothwar (a semi-arid area) of Pakistan for traditional medicines. Journal of Ethnobiol and Ethnomed, 11:31.
  3. Rasool KG, Khan MA, Aldawood AS, Tufail M, Mukhtar M, and Takeda M. (2014) Optimization of protein isolation from date palm plants and its utilization in differential proteomics associated with red palm weevil infestation. Pak J Agric Sci, 51(4): 907-917.
  4. Shamim T, Ahmad M and Mukhtar M. (2014) Antihyperglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of methanolic extract of Euphorbia prostrata on alloxan-induced diabetic rabbits. Eur Sci J. August 2014, Special Edition, p. 458 – 465.
  5. Ahmad S, Wariss HM, Alam K, Anjum S, and Mukhtar M. (2014) Ethnobotanical studies of plant resources of Cholistan Desert, Pakistan. Int J Sci and Res, 3(6): 1782 – 1788.
  6. Wariss HM, Mukhtar M, Anjum S, Bhatti GR, Pirzada SA, and Alam K. (2013) Floristic composition of the plants of the Cholistan desert, Pakistan. Amer J Plant Sci, 4:58 – 65.
  7. Mukhtar M., Rasool KG, Parrella MP, Sheikh QI, Pain A, Lopez-Llorca LV, Aldryhim YN, Mankin RW and Aldawood AS. (2011) New initiatives for management of red palm weevil threats to historical Arabian date palms. Florida Entomologist, 94(4):733-736.
  8. Saqib MAN, Fatima M, Awan IN, Shahzad MI, Rizvi SKA, Mukhtar M, and Khanum A. (2011) Optimized conditions for high-level solubilization and purification of recombinant camel growth hormone in Escherichia coli. Afr J Biotechnol, 10(61):13284-13291.
  9. Parveen Z, Mukhtar M, Pomerantz RJ. (2010) Generation of retroviral particles for the spleen necrosis virus (SNV)-based vector system and their use in transduction of various cell types. Cold Spring Harb Protoc, 2010 Jun; 2010(6):pdb.prot5435.
  10. Acheampong EA, Roschel C, Mukhtar M, Srinivasan A, Rafi M, Pomerantz RJ, Parveen Z. (2009) Combined effects of hyperglycemic conditions and HIV-1 Nef: a potential model for induced HIV neuropathogenesis. Virology J, 6:183 doi: 10.1186/1743-422X-6-183.
  11. Arshad M, Hussain I, Ashraf MY, Noureeen S, and Mukhtar M. (2009) Study on agromorphological variation in germplasm of Lasiurus scindicus from Cholistan desert, Pakistan. Pak J Bot, 41:1331-1337.
  12. Ahmad T, Sohail K, Rizwan M, Mukhtar M, Bilal R, and Khanum A. (2009) Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori pathogenicity-associated cagA and vacA genotypes among Pakistani dyspeptic patients. FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol, 55(1):34-38.
  13. Shahzad MI, Khawaja KN, Mukhtar M, Khanum A. (2008) Passive immunization against highly pathogenic avian Influenza Virus (AIV) strain H7N3 with antiserum generated from viral polypeptides protect poultry birds from lethal viral infection. Virol J, 5(1):144 [MANUSCRIPT FEATURED ON BIOMED CENTRAL AND HONORED WITH HIGLY ACCESSED SEAL].
  14. Owe-Young R, Webster NL, Mukhtar M, Pomerantz RJ, Smythe G, Walker D,  Armati PJ, Crowe SM and Brew BJ. (2008) Kynurenine pathway metabolism in human blood-brain-barrier cells: implications for immune tolerance & neurotoxicity. J. Neurochem, 105(4):1346 – 1357.
  15. Mukhtar M, Arshad M, Ahmad M, Wigdahl B, and Parveen Z. (2008) Antiviral potentials of medicinal plants. Virus Research, 131, 111-120.
  16. Argyris EG, Acheampong E, Wang F, Huang J, Chen K, Mukhtar M, and Zhang H. (2007) The interferon (IFN)-induced expression of APOBEC3G in human blood brain barrier exerts a potent intrinsic immunity to block HIV-1 entry to the central nervous system. Virology, 367:440-451.
  17. Parveen, Z, Acheampong E, Pomerantz RJ, Jacobson J, Wigdahl B, and Mukhtar M. (2007) Effects of highly active antiretroviral therapy on HIV-1-associated oral complications. Current HIV Research, 5:281-292.
  18. Cheng X, Mukhtar M, Acheampong E, Srinivasan A, Rafi M, Pomerantz RJ, and Parveen Z. (2007) HIV-1 Vpr potently induces programmed cell death in the CNS in vivo. DNA Cell Biology, 26:116-131.
  19. Acheampong E, Parveen Z, Mengistu A, Ngoubilly N, Wigdahl B, Lossinsky, AS, Pomerantz RJ, and Mukhtar M. (2007) The cholesterol depleting drugs Statin protect post-mitotically differentiated human neurons against ethanol and HIV-1-induced oxidative stress in vitro. J Virol, 81:1492-501.
  20. Barodka VM, Acheampong E, Powell G, Lobach L, Logan DA, Parveen Z, Armstead V, and Mukhtar M. (2006) Antimicrobial effects of liquid anesthetic isoflurane on Candida albicans. Journal of Trans Med, Nov 9;4:46.
  21. Lossinsky AS, Jong A, Fiala M, Mukhtar M, Buttle KF,  and Marylou Ingram M. (2006) The histopathology of Candida albicans invasion in neonatal rat tissues and in the human blood-brain barrier in culture revealed by light, scanning, transmission and immunoelectron microscopy. Histol Histopathol, 21(10): 1029-41.
  22. Mukhtar M. (2005) Evolution of biomarkers: Drug discovery to personalized medicine, Drug Discovery Today, 10(18): 1216-1218.
  23. Mukhtar M, Acheampong E, Parveen Z, and Pomerantz RJ. (2005) T-cells and excitotoxicity – HIV-1 and other neurodegenerative disorders. NeruoMolecular Medicine, 7: 265-273.
  24. Nunnari G, Xu Y, Acheampong EA, Fang J, Daniel R, Zhang C, Zhang H, Mukhtar M, and Pomerantz RJ. (2005) Exogenous IL-7 induces Fas-mediated human neuronal apoptosis: Potential effects during HIV-1 infection. J Neurovirology, 11(4): 319-28.
  25. Acheampong E, Parveen Z, Wasmuth-Peroud V, Kalayeh M, Bashir A, Diecidue R, Mukhtar M, and Pomerantz RJ. (2005) Molecular interactions of HIV-1 with primary human oral keratinocytes. J Virol, 79:8440-53.
  26. Mukhtar M. (2005) Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) neuropathogenesis in in vitro models. J Cell Tissue Res, 5(2):507-12.
  27. Fang, J, Acheampong E, Dave R, Wang F, Mukhtar M, and Pomerantz RJ. (2005) The RNA helicase DDX1 is involved in restricted HIV-1 Rev function in human astrocytes. Virology, 336(2): 299-307.
  28. Mukhtar, M, Acheampong E, BouHamdan M, and Pomerantz RJ. (2005) Downregulation of the CXCR4 co-receptor by an intracellular single chain variable fragment inhibit viral entry into primary human brain microvascular endothelial cells and post-mitotic neurons. Brain Research. Mol. Brain Res, 135:48-57.
  29. Acheampong E, Parveen Z, Muthoga LW, Kalayeh M, Mukhtar M, and Pomerantz RJ. (2005) Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 Nef potently induces apoptosis in primary human brain microvascular endothelial cells (MVEC) via the activation of caspases. J Virol, 79:4257-4269.
  30. Chen W, Tang Z, Fortina P, Patel P, Addya S, Surrey S, Acheampong E, Mukhtar M, and Pomerantz RJ. (2005) Ethanol potentiates HIV-1 gp120-induced apoptosis inhuman neurons via both the death receptor and NMDA receptor pathways. Virology, 334:59-73.
  31. Marusich EI, Parveen Z, Strayer D, Dornburg R, Mukhtar M, and Pomerantz RJ. (2005) Spleen Necrosis Virus (SNV)-based vector delivery of anti-HIV-1 genes potently protects human hematopoietic cells from HIV-1 infection. Virology, 332:258-271.
  32. Argyris, E, Kulkosky J, Meyer ME, Xu Y, Mukhtar M, Pomerantz RJ, Williams KJ. (2004) The perlecan heparan sulfate proteoglycan mediates cellular uptake of HIV-1 Tat through a pathway responsible for biological activity. Virology, 330:481-486.
  33. Zhou N, Fang J, Mukhtar M, Acheampong E, and Pomerantz RJ. (2004) Inhibition of HIV-1 fusion and infection with small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) targeting the chemokine co-receptor, CXCR4. Gen Ther, 11(23): 1703-1712.
  34. Parveen Z, Mukhtar M, Goodrich A, Acheampong E, Dornburg R, and Pomerantz RJ. (2004) Cross-packaging of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 vector RNA by spleen necrosis virus proteins – construction of a new generation of spleen necrosis virus derived retroviral vectors. J Virol, 78:6480-6488.
  35. Argyris EG, Acheampong E, Mukhtar M, Williams KJ, and Pomerantz RJ. (2003) Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 enters primary human brain microvascular endothelial cells by a mechanism involving cell surface proteoglycans independent of lipid rafts. J Virol, 77:12140-12151.
  36. Parveen Z, Mukhtar M, Rafi M, Wenger DA, Dietzschold B, Schnell M, Pomerantz RJ, and Dornburg R. (2003) Cell-type-specific gene delivery into neuronal cells in vitro and in vivo. Virology, 314:74-83.
  37. Fan X, Zhou N, Zhang X, Mukhtar M, Lu Z, Fang J, DuBois GC, and Pomerantz RJ. (2003) Structural and functional study of the Apelin-13 peptide, an endogenous ligand of the HIV-1 co-receptor, APJ. Biochemistry, 42(34): 10163-10168.
  38. Zhou N, Fang J, Acheampong E, Mukhtar M, Pomerantz RJ. (2003) Binding of ALX40-4C to APJ, a CNS-based receptor, inhibits its utilization as a co-receptor by HIV-1. Virology, 312(1): 196 -203.
  39. Zhou N, Fan X, Mukhtar M, Fang J, Patel CA, DuBois GC, and Pomerantz RJ. (2003) Cell-Cell fusion and internalization of the CNS-Based, HIV-1 co-receptor, APJ. Virology, 307(1): 22-36.
  40. Acheampong E, Mukhtar M, Parveen Z, Ngoubilly N, Ahmad N, Patel C, and Pomerantz RJ. (2002) Ethanol strongly potentiates apoptosis induced by HIV-1 proteins in primary human brain microvascular endothelial cells. Virology, 304(2): 222-34.
  41. Mukhtar M, Harley S, Chen P, BouHamdan M, Patel C, Acheampong E, and Pomerantz RJ. (2002) Primary isolated human brain microvascular endothelial cells express diverse HIV/SIV-associated chemokine co-receptors and DC-SIGN/L-SIGN. Virology, 297:78-88.
  42. Patel C, Mukhtar M, Harley S, Kulkosky J, and Pomerantz RJ. (2002) Lentiviral expression of HIV-1 Vpr induces apoptosis in human neurons. J. Neurovirol, 8(2): 86-99.
  43. Mukhtar M, Parveen Z, and Pomerantz RJ. (2001) AIDS Vaccine 2001. Advances in AIDS research. IDrugs, 4:10(1144-1146).
  44. Mukhtar M, and Pomerantz RJ. (2001) Retroviruses and opportunistic infections – Eighth Annual Conference. IDrugs, 2001, 4:5 (515-517).
  45. BouHamdan M, Strayer DS, Wei D, Mukhtar M, Duan L, Hoxie J, and Pomerantz RJ. (2001) Inhibition of HIV-1-infection by down-regulation of the CXCR4 co-receptor using an intracellular single chain variable fragment against CXCR4. Gene Ther, 8: 408-418.
  46. Mukhtar M, and Pomerantz RJ. (2000) Development of an in vitro blood: brain barrier model to study molecular neuropathogenesis and neurovirological disorders induced by HIV-1 infection. J Hum Virol, 3(2): 324-334.
  47. Patel C, Mukhtar M, and Pomerantz RJ. (2000). Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 Vpr induces apoptosis in human neuronal cell. J Virol, 74:9717-9726.
  48. Mukhtar M, Duke H, BouHamdan M, and Pomerantz RJ. (2000) Anti-human immunodeficiency virus type 1 gene therapy in human central nervous system-based cells: An initial approach against a potential viral reservoir. Hum. Gene Ther, 11: 347-359.
  49. Mukhtar M, Parveen Z, and Pomerantz RJ. (2000) Technology evaluation: PRO-542, Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc. Curr Opin Mol Ther, 2(6): 697-702 [An evaluation review on PRO-542, a rCD4-IgG2 and its potential as an anti-HIV-1 agent].
  50. Shaheen F, Sison AV, McIntosh L, Mukhtar M, and Pomerantz RJ. (1999) Analysis of HIV-1 in the cervicovaginal secretions and blood of pregnant and nonpregnant women. J. Hum. Virology, 2(3): 154-166.
  51. Mukhtar M, Pomerantz RJ. (1998) How does HIV-1 cross the blood-brain barrier? NeuroAids 2(1), June 1998. Published on the NeuroAIDS web site launched by Science: (American Association for the Advancement of Sciences) 
  52. Mukhtar M. (1998) Neuroscience of HIV infection – Eighth International Meeting. Basic research and clinical frontiers. IDrugs, 1(3):292-293.
  53. Mukhtar M, Parveen Z, and Logan DA. (1996) Isolation of RNA from the filamentous fungus Mucor circinelloides. J. Microbiol Methods, 33:115-118.
  54. Mukhtar M, Duan L, Bagasra O, and Pomerantz RJ. (1996) Evaluation of relative promoter strengths of the HIV-1-LTR and a chimeric RSV-LTR in T-lymphocytic cells and peripheral blood mononuclear cells: Promoters for anti-HIV-1 gene therapies. Gene Therapy, 3(8): 725-730.
  55. Nikura M, Dornadula G., Zhang H, Mukhtar M, Khalili K, Bagasra O, and Pomerantz RJ. (1996) Mechanisms of transcriptional transactivation and restriction of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 replication in an astrocytic glial cell. Oncogene, 13: 313-322.
  56. Mukhtar M, Käufer NF, and Logan DA. (1996) Cloning and sequence analysis of a putative transcription factor (MTF-1) gene from Mucor circinelloides. “Biochem and Mol. Biol. Intn, 38(4): 791-799.
  57. Pourrezaei K, Shvets I, DeLaurentis M, Boxman RL, Beard RB, Croitoriu N, Mukhtar M, Logan DA, and Rastogi R. (1994) Development of antimicrobial and antithrombogenic coatings for inside and outside of medical catheters. Surface and Coatings Technol,  68.69: 669-67.
  58. Mukhtar M, Logan DA, and Käufer NF. (1994) A procedure to construct partial genomic libraries for gene cloning from fungi. BioTechniques, 17(4): 640-642.
  59. Mukhtar M, Logan DA, and Käufer NF. (1992) The carboxypeptidase Y-encoding gene from Candida albicans and its transcription from yeast-to-hyphae conversion. Gene, 121: 173-177.
  60. Zaman K, Mukhtar M, Siddique H, and Miszta H. (1992) The effect of aluminum on the stromal cells (in vitro) bone marrow in rats. Toxicol & Indust. Health, 8(1-2): 103-109.
  61. Mukhtar M, and Khan KM. (1988) Present status of nitrates and nitrites in vegetables. Pakistan J. Agric. Sci, 25(4): 314-317.
  62. Iqbal N, Mukhtar M, and Khan KM. (1987) Studies on enzymes activity in normal and saline soils. Pakistan J Agric Sci, 24 (3): 157-161.
  63. Yaqub M, Mukhtar M, and Sheri AN. May 16, (1985) “Human Environment Control”. Viewpoint, X (41): 26-27.
  64. Yaqub M, and Mukhtar M. (1985) Role of trace element in the growth process of fish life cycle. Pakistan Agric, VII (10): 56-57.
  65. Mukhtar M, and Khan KM. (1982) Effects of salinity on soil catalase, phosphatase and urease transformation of plants residue in soil. Pakistan J. Agric. Sci, 19 (3-4): 79-85.

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B. Comments, critiques in world top ranked journals:

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C. Book chapters:

  1. Parveen Z, Acheampong E, Pomerantz RJ, and Mukhtar M. (2009) Neurovirological Aspects of HIV Infection in the HAART Era, In “The Spectrum of Neuro-AIDS Disorders: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment” [ISBN No. 1555813690] p. 123-135, Edt. By Goodkin, K. et al. ASM Press.
  2. Parveen Z, Mukhtar M, and Pomerantz R. (2007) Spleen Necrosis Virus-Based Vectors, In “Gene Transfer: Delivery and Expression of DNA and RNA – A Laboratory Manual” [ISBN No. 9780879697655] p. 83 – 90, Edt. By: Friedmann, T. and Rossi, J., Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.
  3. Acheampong E, Mukhtar M, and Pomerantz R. (2005) Alcohol and HIV-1 Neuropathogenesis In “The Neurology of AIDS” 2nd Edition. [ISBN No. 0198526105] p. 541 – 551, Edt. By: Gendelman et al. Oxford University, Press, United Kingdom & Europe.
  4. Mukhtar M, Dornburg R, and Pomerantz R. (2004) Gene Therapy and HIV-1 Infection In: “Gene and Cell Therapy: Therapeutic Mechanisms and Strategies” pp. 641- 656. Edt. By Templeton, N. Publishers, Marcel, Dekker, Inc. New York.
  5. Bagasra O, Amjad M, and Mukhtar M. (1999) Liposomes in Gene Therapy. In “Gene Therapy: Principles and Applications” pp. 61- 71. Edt. By Thomas Balnkenstein. Birkhäuser Verlag, Berlin.
  6. Mukhtar M, and Bagasra O. (1997) Computer assisted designing of primers and probes. In “In situ PCR Techniques, pp.109-118.”By Bagasra, O. Publishers, John Wiley and Sons.
  7. Mukhtar M, Parveen Z, and Bagasra O. (1997) Human Gene Therapy: Dreams to realization. In “Methods in Molecular Biology, Vol. 63, pp. 415-437 Recombinant Protein Protocols: Detection and Isolation. Edt. Rocky S Tuan, Humana Press, Totowa, New Jersey.
  8. Bagasra O, Mukhtar M, Shaheen F, and Pomerantz RJ. (1997) In situ PCR “Methods in Molecular Biology, Vol. 63, pp. 275-303. Recombinant Protein Protocols: Detection and Isolation. Edt. Rocky S Tuan, Humana Press, Totowa, New Jersey.

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D. Scientific reports:

Prepared over 100 meeting reports. The following nine were published:

  • Mukhtar M, and Parveen Z. Celebrating 50 years of brain research: New discoveries, new hope, Bethesda, MD, USA, IDdb Meeting Report 2001, October 9-10, [Reference  #431073]
  • Mukhtar M, Parveen Z, and Pomerantz RJ. AIDS Vaccine 2001. Advances in AIDS research. IDrugs 2001, 4:10(1144-1146), [Reference #427366]
  • Mukhtar M, and Pomerantz RJ. Retroviruses and opportunistic infections – Eighth Annual Conference. IDrugs 2001, 4:5 (515-517), [Reference #409044]
  • Mukhtar M, Parveen Z, and Pomerantz RJ. AIDS Vaccine 2001 (Part II) Philadelphia, PA, USA, IDdb Meeting Report 2001, April 27-28, [Reference #409712]
  • Mukhtar M, Parveen Z, and Pomerantz RJ. Neurogenomics – First Annual Symposium, Chapel Hill, NC, USA. IDdb Meeting Report 2001, April 27-28, [Reference #409712]
  • Mukhtar M, and Pomerantz RJ. Retroviruses and opportunistic infections. Eighth Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, USA. IDdb Meeting Report 2001, February 4-8, [Reference #399664]
  • Mukhtar M, and Parveen Z. The Human Brain Project/Neuroinformatics Annual Meeting, Bethesda, MD, US. IDdb Meeting Report 2000, June 1-2, [Reference #370395]
  • Mukhtar M, Parveen Z, and Pomerantz RJ. Retroviruses and opportunistic infections -7th Conference, San Francisco, IDdb Meeting Report 2000, January 30 – February 2, [Reference #357538]
  • Mukhtar M. Neuroscience of HIV infection – Eighth International Meeting. Basic research and clinical frontiers. IDrugs 1998, 1:3(292-293), [Reference #468540].

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E. Conference abstracts:

  1. Mukhtar M, Rasool KG and Aldawood AS. (2015) Integrating genomic and proteomic   efforts in date palm research. 3rd International Conference on Global Warming: Food Security, 5-7 May 2015, Al Hamra Convention Center, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates.
  2. Mukhtar M. (2015) Integrating regional diversity in Pakistan for socioeconomic development, 3rd Social Sciences Conference, “State and Society of Pakistan: Challenges and Opportunities’ Organized by the University of Peshawar 13 -14 May 2015, Higher Education Commission, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  3. Mukhtar M. (2014) Facing and chasings viruses – EBOLA and others. DOI: 10.13140/2.1.2813.6007 Conference: 2nd International Conference on Biotechnology for Sustainable Development 2014, at Lahore, Pakistan.
  4. Mukhtar M, and Mukhtar S. (2013) Predicting neurological ailments involving blood-brain barrier disruption through a non-invasive, cost-effective clinical biomarker, 4th International Conference on Biomarkers & Clinical Research, July 15-17, Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, USA.
  5. Mukhtar M. (2013) Technopreneurship in generic and biosimilar pharmaceuticals, International Conference on  Bio-Physicochemical Basis for Technopreneurship, 2nd – 3rd April, University of the Punjab Lahore.
  6. Mukhtar M. (2011) Unique sequential and structural determinants of human apolipoprotein B mRNA-editing enzyme catalytic polypeptide-like 3G (APOBEC3G), International Conference and Exhibition on Virology, 5 -7 September 2011, Baltimore, MD 
  7. Mukhtar M. (2009) Systemic effects of HIV/AIDS and opportunistic infections. 33rd National Conference, Pakistan Association of Pathologists, Islamabad. Session 6, November 6 – 8, 2009.
  8. Mukhtar M, Waheed U, Qasim M, Abbasi S, Sabah N, Parveen Z, Ikram N, and Zaheer HA. (2009) Perception of university students about acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in the capital twin cities (Islamabad, Rawalpindi) of Pakistan. 33rd National Conference, Pakistan Association of Pathologists, Islamabad. Session 14, November 6 – 8, 2009.
  9. Arshad M, Pirzada S, Alam K, Ahmad M, Sheikh QI, and Mukhtar M. (2008) Antipyretic effects of the homeopathic mother tincture of Moringa oleifera stem bark in animal model [ICPS-204] International Conference of Plant Scientists (10th National Meeting of Plant Scientists). Organized by the Pakistan Botanical Society, Department of Botany, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan April 21 – 24, 2008.
  10. Arshad M, Ahmad F, Ahmad M, and Mukhtar M. (2008) Traditional medicinal plant use in Cholistan Desert, Pakistan [ICPS-461], International Conference of Plant Scientists (10th National Meeting of Plant Scientists). Organized by the Pakistan Botanical Society, Department of Botany, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan April 21 – 24, 2008. (Selected as best poster of the conference)
  11. Lossinsky AS, Fiala M, Mukhtar M, Vorbrodt, AW. (2008) Immunoultrastructural studies on the role of ICAM-1 in endothelial cell phagocytosis after CNS injury and inflammation. Poster presented to and awarded “Best in Basic Medical Sciences” at the Ninteenth Annual Colloquium of the School of Graduate Medical Education, Seton Hall University, May 9, 2008.
  12. Cheng X, Mukhtar M, Acheampong E, Srinivasan A, Rafi M, Pomerantz R, and Parveen Z. (2007) HIV-1 Vpr potently induces programmed cell death in the CNS in vivo. Poster # 360, Session 72, Neuropathogenesis: Virology and Immunology,  14th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, February 25-28, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.
  13. Mukhtar M, Arshad M, Asad MJ, Naim S, Ahmad M, Khanum A, and Parveen Z. (2007) Phytochemical screening of anti-fungal plants in the Cholistan Desert, Bahawalpur, Pakistan. International Conference on “Biological resources of Pakistan: Problems success and future perspectives” pp. 20, April 25 -27, University of Arid Agriculture Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
  14. Mukhtar M, Acheampong E, Naim S, Asad MJ, and Parveen Z. (2007) An in vitro blood-brain barrier model for evaluating neurotoxicity of environmental pollutants. International Chemistry Conference on “Recent Advances in Chemistry” pp. 87, November 2 – 3, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore.
  15. Owe-young R, Mukhtar M, Pomerantz R, Smythe G, Walker D, and Brew B. (2007) Activation of the kynurenine pathway at the blood-brain barrier: a mechanism for persistence of HIV in the brain? Poster # 356, Session 72, Neuropathogenesis: Virology and Immunology,  14th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, February 25-28, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA.
  16. Lossinsky AS, Fiala M, Filler SG, Goldman D, and Mukhtar M. (2007) The phagocytic nature of blood-brain barrier endothelial cells after CNS injury and inflammation. Presented at Symposium: Neuroprotection and Neurorepair – From Pharmacology to Stem Cells, May 13-15 UMDNJ, Newark, NJ.
  17. Lossinsky AS, Fiala M, Mukhtar M, and Filler SG. (2005) Ultrastructural studies on blocking Candida albicans invasion into the human blood-brain barrier in culture by remodeling the endothelial cytoskeletal infrastructure. Program #792.17, Neuroscience 2005, Society for Neuroscience (SfN) 35th Annual Meeting, Washington DC (November 12-16, 2005).
  18. Mukhtar M, Acheampong E, Ahmed A, Pomerantz RJ, and Parveen Z. (2005) In silico analyses predict spleen necrosis virus integrase is highly related to HIV-1 integrase. Third Symposium on the Functional Genomics of Critical Illness and Injury: Identifying Research Priorities. April 21-22, Natcher Conference Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.
  19. Pomerantz R, Fang J, Acheampong E, and Mukhtar M. (2005) Molecular mechanisms for HIV-1 restriction in human astroglia. 12th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, February 22-25, Hynes Convention Ctr, Boston, MA.
  20. Pomerantz R, Acheampong E, Parveen Z, Muthoga L, Kalayeh M, and Mukhtar M. (2005) HIV-1 Nef potently induces apoptosis at the blood-brain barrier. 12th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, February 22-25, Hynes Convention Ctr, Boston, MA.
  21. Xu Y, Acheampong E, Daniel R, Fang J, Zhang C, Mukhtar M, Nunnari G, and Pomerantz R. (2005) Exogenous IL-7 induces neuronal apoptosis: molecular mechanisms during HIV-1 infection. 12th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, February 22-25, Hynes Convention Ctr, Boston, MA.
  22. Mukhtar M, Mengistu A, Acheampong E, Sullivan J, Nunnari G, Argyris E, Kalayeh M, Williams K, and Pomerantz R. (2005) Statins block enhanced transvascular migration of HIV-1-infected cells: A novel therapeutic approach for HIV-1 neuroinvasion. 12th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, February 22-25, Hynes Convention Ctr, Boston, MA.
  23. Acheampong EA, Wasmuth-Perod V, Kalayeh M, Bashir A., Diecidue R., Mukhtar M, and Pomerantz RJ. (2004) Molecular interactions of HIV-1 with primary oral keratinocytes. Keystone Symposia, Molecular Mechanisms of HIV Pathogenesis and HIV Vaccine Development, April 12-18, Whistler Resort, Whistler, BC, Canada.
  24. Agyris EG, Acheampong E, Mukhtar M, Williams KJ, and Pomerantz RJ. (2004) HIV-1 enters primary human brain microvascular endothelial cells by a mechanism involving cell-surface proteoglycans independent of lipid rafts. 11th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, February 8-11, Moscone Convention West, San Francisco, California, USA,  Session 73 – Abstract 484.
  25. Mengistu A, Acheampong E, Nunnari G, Sullivan J, Agyris E, Kalayeh M, Pomerantz RJ, Williams KJ, and Mukhtar M. (2004) Effects of statins on the transmigration of monocytes and T-cells across the blood brain barrier. 11th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, February 8-11, Moscone Convention West, San Francisco, California, USA, Session 73 – Abstract 481.
  26. Acheampong E, Parveen Z, Mengistu A, Ngoubilly N, Cheng X, Pomerantz R, Mukhtar M. (2003) Statins control HIV-1 and ethanol-induced oxidative stress in human post-mitotic neurons. Free Radical Biol & Med, 35: 499 Suppl. 1.
  27. Mukhtar M, Mengistu A, Acheampong E, Sullivan J, Nunnari G, Argyris E, Kalayeh M, Pomerantz RJ, Williams KJ. (2003) Statins block enhanced expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) by virally infected monocytes and T-cells and thereby normalize their transvascular transmigration. A novel therapeutic approach to HIV-1 neuroinvasion. Circulation, 108 (17): 487 S.
  28. Acheampong E, Mengistu A, Ngoubilly N, Kalayeh M, Cheng X, Parveen Z, Pomerantz RJ, and Mukhtar M. (2003) Ethanol at physiological concentrations enhances HIV-1-induced oxidative stress in post-mitotically differentiated human neurons in vitro. 5th International Symposium on NeuroVirology, Sept. 4 – 6, 2003, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
  29. Mukhtar M, Acheampong E, Mengistu A, Kalayeh M, Parveen Z, and Pomerantz RJ. (2003) Effects of HIV-1-infected monocyte/macrophage supernatants on expression of tight junction-associated protein in primary human brain microvascular endothelial cells. 5th International Symposium on NeuroVirology, Sept. 4 – 6, 2003, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
  30. Chen W, Acheampong E, Mukhtar M, and Pomerantz RJ. (2003) Ethanol induces human neuronal damage and potentiates hiv-1 gp120-induced neuronal cell death. 5th International Symposium on NeuroVirology, Sept. 4 – 6, 2003, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
  31. Mukhtar M, Parveen Z, Ahmed A, Acheampong E, and Pomerantz RJ. (2003) Inter-domain linker variations play a major role in HIV-1 compartmentalization. From Genome to Disease: A Symposium of High Throughput Biology, July 23 – 24, Natcher Conference Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
  32. Owe-Young R, Guillemin G, Mukhtar M, Pomerantz RJ, Stins M, Kim KS, Armati P, and Brew B. (2003) Kyneurine pathways metabolism in human blood-brain barrier endothelial cells. Vth International Conference of Cerebral Vascular Biology 2003, June 15-19, Amarillo, Texas, USA.
  33. Acheampong E, Mukhtar M, Parveen Z, Ngoubilly N, Ahmad N, Patel C, and Pomerantz RJ. (2003) Ethanol strongly potentiates apoptosis induced by HIV-1 proteins in primary human brain microvascular endothelial cells. 10th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, February 10-14, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  34. Acheampong E, Kalayeh M, Parveen Z, Mukhtar M, and Pomerantz RJ. (2003) HIV-1 Nef induces apoptosis in primary isolated human brain microvascular endothelial cells. Keystone Symposia, Twenty Years of HIV Research and HIV Vaccine Development, March 29-April 4th, Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, AB., Canada.
  35. Argyris EG, Acheampong E, Mukhtar M, Williams KJ, and Pomerantz RJ. (2003) HIV-1 enters primary fetal brain microvascular endothelial cells by a lipid raft-independent mechanism. 10th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, February 10-14, Hynes Convention Ctr, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  36. Parveen Z, Mukhtar M, Rafi M, Wenger DA, Siddiqui KM, Siler CA, Dietzschold B, Pomerantz RJ, Schnell MJ, and Dornburg R. (2003) Cell-type-specific gene delivery into neuronal cells in vitro and in vivo. Vth International Conference of Cerebral Vascular Biology 2003, June 15-19, Amarillo, Texas, USA.
  37. Acheampong E, Mukhtar M, and Pomerantz RJ. (2002) Primary isolated brain microvascular endothelial cells (MVECs) express major histocompatibility complex Class 1 (MHC Class I) refractory to down-modulation by extracellular HIV-1 Nef. Keystone Symposia, HIV Pathogenesis: Recent Advances in the Biology and Pathogenesis of Primate Lentiviruses, April 5 – 11, Keystone Resort, Keystone, Colorado, USA.
  38. Patel C, Mukhtar M, Harley S, Kulkosky J, and Pomerantz RJ. (2002) HIV-1 neuropathogenesis and neuropenetration of the blood-brain barrier. Keystone Symposia, HIV Pathogenesis: Recent Advances in the Biology and Pathogenesis of Primate Lentiviruses, April 5 –11, 2002, Keystone Resort, Keystone, Colorado, USA.
  39. Mukhtar M, Harley S, Chen P, BouHamdan M, Patel C, Acheampong E, and Pomerantz RJ. (2002) Primary isolated human brain microvascular endothelial cells express diverse HIV/SIV-associated chemokine co-receptors and DC-SIGN/L-SIGN. 9th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, February 24-28, Seattle, Washington, USA-Abstract 732W.
  40. Mukhtar M, Parveen Z, Harley S, Logan DA, and Pomerantz RJ. (2001) A comparative analysis of brain-derived HIV-1 gp120 with X4, R5 and X4R5 isolates EMOTIF. The Human Brain Project/ Neuroinformatics 2000 Conference, May 21- 22, 2001, The Natcher Conference Center, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
  41. Parveen Z, Mukhtar M, Pomerantz RJ, Schnell M, and Dornburg R. (2001) Cell-type-specific gene delivery into neuronal cells in vitro and in vivo. “Vectors Targeting Strategies for Gene Therapy”, March 15-18, 2001, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, New York, USA.
  42. Mukhtar M, Chen P, Harley SJ, Patel C, Phares TW, and Pomerantz RJ. (2001) Differential expression of chemokine receptors in primary human and simian brain microvascular endothelial cells: Importance for HIV-1 and SIV neuropathogenesis. Retroviruses and Opportunistic infections – Eighth Annual Conference, 4-8 February 2001, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  43. Mukhtar M, Parveen Z, Ahmad N, Chen P, and Pomerantz RJ. (2000) Analysis of human immunodeficiency virus envelope protein (GP120) Sequences by BLOCK MAKER: Prediction of conserved blocks relationship toward viral neurotropism. The Human Brain Project/ Neuroinformatics 2000 Conference, June 1- 2, 2000, The Natcher Conference Center Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
  44. Mukhtar M, Bou Hamdan M, and Pomerantz RJ. (1999) Lentiviral Vector-Based gene therapy of neurovirological disorders. (April 14-16, 1999) HIV and the Nervous System: Emerging issues. Organized by, National Institute of Mental Health and National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
  45. Mukhtar M, and Pomerantz RJ. (1998) Development of an in vitro blood-brain barrier to study molecular neuropathogenesis and neurovirological disorders by HIV-1 infection. “Neuroscience of HIV infection.” Basic Research and Clinical Frontiers (June 3-6, 1998) Chicago, IL, J. NeuroVirol. 4(3): 360, 1998.
  46. Mukhtar M, and Pomerantz RJ. (1998) HIV-1 Vpr induces apoptosis and differentiation in neuronal cells. “Neuroscience of HIV infection,” Basic Research and Clinical Frontiers (June 3-6, 1998) Chicago, IL, J NeuroVirol 4(3): 360, 1998.
  47. Mukhtar M, Pomerantz RJ, and Bagasra O. (1998) Development of an in vitro blood-brain barrier model and efficient transfer and expression of transgenes in various CNS-based cells. 5th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. Feb 1-5, 1998. Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  48. Mukhtar M, Pomerantz RJ, Boboroski L, Amjad M, Sarker A, and Bagasra O. (1997) An in vitro Blood Brain Barrier system for analysis of molecular neuropathogenesis and CNS gene therapies against HIV-1. 4th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. Jan. 22 26, 1997. Washington DC, USA
  49. Mukhtar M, Bobroski LE, Evans CB, McGarvey PB, and Bagasra O. (1996) Utilization of in situ PCR methodology for the detection of plant genes. Poster presentation in “Workshop on Transgenic Plants: Biology and Applications. April 20-22, 1996. Kellogg Executive Conference Center, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama, USA.
  50. Mukhtar M, Hinz P, Käufer NF, and Logan, DA. (1993) Isolation and characterization of a transcription factor – encoding gene from the dimorphic fungus Mucor circinelloides. Molecular Medical Mycology Workshop (NIAID Sponsored) University of Minnesota, USA.
  51. Mukhtar M, Käufer NF, and Logan DA. (1993) Transcriptional regulation of carboxypeptidases in the opportunistic pathogens, Candida albicans and Mucor circinelloides. Abstract for the Sigma XI Scientific Research Symposium (Drexel University), Philadelphia, USA (Poster).
  52. Mukhtar M, Logan DA, and Käufer NF. (1992) Cloning and Characterization of a carboxypeptidase Gene from Candida albicans and its transcriptional regulation. Symposium on Topics in Mycology. Sep. 1-4, 1992. Cambridge, United Kingdom. (Poster Presentation).
  53. Shvets I, DeLaurentis M, Mukhtar M, Beard R, and Pourrezaei K. (1992) Quantitative analysis of bacteriostatic and bactericidal silver ions: A three compartment dynamic model. Abstract on the Infection control Symposium: Influence of Medical Device Design. Sponsored by FDA, EPA and CDC. June 29-July 1st. 1992, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
  54. Mukhtar M, Logan DA, and Käufer NF. (1992) Cloning and characterization of a carboxypeptidase gene from Candida albicans. Abstracts of the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Symposium (Drexel University), Philadelphia, PA. Abstract No. 18.

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