Khurshid Ahmad

Khurshid Ahmad
Yeungnam University · Medical Biotechnology

PhD
My current research interests include skeletal muscle biology and extracellular matrix.

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Introduction
Khurshid Ahmad currently works at the Department of Medical Biotechnology, Yeungnam University, Republic of Korea. My present research interests include skeletal muscle and extracellular matrix biology, which I explore employing computational, molecular biology, and cell culture techniques.
Additional affiliations
September 2016 - August 2018
Yeungnam University
Position
  • PostDoc Position
May 2016 - August 2016
National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms
Position
  • Research Associate
February 2015 - May 2016
National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources
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  • Senior Researcher
Education
September 2010 - February 2015
Integral University
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Publications (86)
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Immunoglobulin-like cell adhesion molecule (IgLON4) is a glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored membrane protein that has been associated with neuronal growth and connectivity, and its deficiency has been linked to increased fat mass and low muscle mass. Adequate information on IgLON4 is lacking, especially in the context of skeletal muscle. In this...
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Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a growing global public health issue, and dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) is a potential therapeutic target in T2DM. Several synthetic anti-DPP-4 medications can be used to treat T2DM. However, because of adverse effects, there is an unmet demand for the development of safe and effective medications. Natural medici...
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Myostatin (MSTN), a negative regulator of muscle mass, is reported to be increased in conditions linked with muscle atrophy, sarcopenia, and other muscle-related diseases. Most phar-macologic approaches that treat muscle disorders are ineffective, emphasizing the emergence of MSTN inhibition. In this study, we used computational screening to uncove...
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Myostatin (MSTN) is a well-reported negative regulator of muscle growth and a member of the transforming growth factor (TGF) family. MSTN has important functions in skeletal muscle (SM), and its crucial involvement in several disorders has made it an important therapeutic target. Several strategies based on the use of natural compounds to inhibitor...
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Cancer cachexia is a condition marked by functional, metabolic, and immunological dysfunctions associated with skeletal muscle (SM) atrophy, adipose tissue loss, fat reduction, systemic inflammation, and anorexia. Generally, the condition is caused by a variety of mediators produced by cancer cells and cells in tumor microenvironments. Myostatin an...
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The use of peptides as drugs has progressed over time and continues to evolve as treatment paradigms change and new drugs are developed. Myostatin (MSTN) inhibition therapy has shown great promise for the treatment of muscle wasting diseases. Here, we report the MSTN-derived novel peptides MIF1 (10-mer) and MIF2 (10-mer) not only enhance myogenesis...
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Cultured meat production is an evolving method of producing animal meat using tissue engineering techniques. Cells, chemical factors, and suitable biomaterials that serve as scaffolds are all essential for the cultivation of muscle tissue. Scaffolding is essential for the development of organized meat products resembling steaks because it provides...
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SARS-CoV-2 has become a big challenge for the scientific community worldwide. SARS-CoV-2 enters into the host cell by the spike protein binding with an ACE2 receptor present on the host cell. Developing safe and effective inhibitor appears an urgent need to interrupt the binding of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein with ACE2 receptor in order to reduce the...
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The world’s population continues to increase, meaning we require more consistent protein supply to meet demand. Despite the availability of plant-based protein alternatives, animal meat remains a popular, high-quality protein source. Research studies have focused on cultured meat (meat grown in vitro) as a safe and more efficient alternative to tra...
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Autophagy is an essential cellular process that involves the transport of cytoplasmic content in double-membraned vesicles to lysosomes for degradation. Neurons do not undergo cytokinesis, and thus, the cell division process cannot reduce levels of unnecessary proteins. The primary cause of neurodegenerative disorders (NDs) is the abnormal depositi...
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The skeletal muscle (SM) is the largest organ in the body and has tremendous regenerative power due to its myogenic stem cell population. Myostatin (MSTN), a protein produced by SM, is released into the bloodstream and is responsible for age-related reduced muscle fiber development. The objective of this study was to identify the natural compounds...
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The objective of this study was to investigate fibromodulin (FMOD) and myostatin (MSTN) gene expressions during skeletal muscle aging and to understand their involvements in this process. The expressions of genes related to muscle aging (Atrogin 1 and Glb1), diabetes (RAGE and CD163), and lipid accumulation (CD36 and PPARγ) and those of FMOD and MS...
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Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is an increasing global public health problem, and its prevalence is expected to rise in coming decades. Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) is a therapeutic target for the management of T2DM, and its inhibitors prevent the degradation of glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide and glucagon-like peptide 1, and thus, main...
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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia and is characterized by irreversible and progressive neurodegeneration. Cholinergic dysfunction has been reported in AD, and several cholinesterase inhibitors, including natural compounds and synthetic analogs, have been developed to treat the disease. However, there is currently no treat...
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In recent years, a major rise in the demand for biotherapeutic drugs has centered on enhancing the quality and efficacy of cell culture and developing new cell culture techniques. Here, we report fibronectin (FN) derived, novel peptides fibronectin-based intergrin binding peptide (FNIN)2 (18-mer) and FNIN3 (20-mer) which promote cell adhesion proli...
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IgLON5 is a cell adhesion protein belonging to the immunoglobulin superfamily and has important cellular functions. The objective of this study was to determine the role played by IgLON5 during myogenesis. We found IgLON5 expression progressively increased in C2C12 myoblasts during transition from the adhesion to differentiation stage. IgLON5 knock...
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Skeletal muscle is the most abundant tissue and constitutes about 40% of total body mass. Herein, we report that crude water extract (CWE) of G. uralensis enhanced myoblast proliferation and differentiation. Pretreatment of mice with the CWE of G. uralensis prior to cardiotoxin-induced muscle injury was found to enhance muscle regeneration by induc...
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The S100A1 protein, involved in various physiological activities through the binding of calcium ions (Ca 2+), participates in several protein-protein interaction (PPI) events after Ca 2+-dependent activation. The present work investigates Ca 2+-dependent conformational changes in the helix-EF hand-helix using the molecular dynamics (MD) simulation...
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Skeletal muscle is an essential tissue that attaches to bones and facilitates body movements. Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) is a hormone found in blood that plays an important role in skeletal myogenesis and is importantly associated with muscle mass entity, strength development, and degeneration and increases the proliferative capacity of m...
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Neurodegenerative diseases (NDs) are characterized by the accumulation of misfolded proteins. The hallmarks of protein aggregation in NDs proceed with impairment in the mitochondrial function, besides causing an enhancement in endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, neuroinflammation and synaptic loss. As accumulation of misfolded proteins hampers norma...
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The extracellular matrix (ECM) provides a scaffold for cells, controlling biological processes and providing structural as well as mechanical support to surrounding cells. Disruption of ECM homeostasis results in several pathological conditions. Skeletal muscle ECM is a complex network comprising collagens, proteoglycans, glycoproteins, and elastin...
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Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common type of dementia and usually manifests as diminished episodic memory and cognitive functions. Caspases are crucial mediators of neuronal death in a number of neurodegenerative diseases, and caspase 8 is considered a major therapeutic target in the context of AD. In the present study, we performed a virtua...
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Most of the human diseases related to various proteopathies are confined to the brain, which leads to the development of various forms of neurological disorders. The human brain consists of several osmolytic compounds, such as N-Acetylaspartate (NAA), myo-inositol (mI), glutamate (Glu), glutamine (Gln), creatine (Cr), and choline-containing compoun...
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Skeletal muscle (SM) comprises around 40% of total body weight and is among the most important plastic tissues, as it supports skeletal development, controls body temperature, and manages glucose levels. Extracellular matrix (ECM) maintains the integrity of SM, enables biochemical signaling, provides structural support, and plays a vital role durin...
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The S100A1 protein, involved in various physiological activities through the binding of calcium ions (Ca 2+), participates in several protein-protein interaction (PPI) events after Ca 2+-dependent activation. The present work investigates Ca 2+-dependent conformational changes in the helix-EF hand-helix using the molecular dynamics (MD) simulation...
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PolyGalacturonase Inhibiting Proteins (PGIPs) are leucine rich repeat pathogenesis-related (PR) cell wall proteins, which interact and inhibit the PolyGalacturonase (PG), an enzyme secreted by the pathogen to degrade pectin. Interaction of PGIP with PG limits the vulnerability of PG by the activation of host defense response against pathogenic atta...
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Skeletal muscle, the largest part of the total body mass, influences energy and protein metabolism as well as maintaining homeostasis. Herein, we demonstrate that during murine muscle satellite cell and myoblast differentiation, transthyretin (TTR) can exocytose via exosomes and enter cells as TTR- thyroxine (T4) complex, which consecutively induce...
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Skeletal muscle is the largest organ in the body and constitutes almost 40% of body mass. It is also the primary site of insulin-mediated glucose uptake, and skeletal muscle insulin resistance, that is, diminished response to insulin, is characteristic of Type 2 diabetes (T2DM). One of the foremost reasons posited to explain the etiology of T2DM in...
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Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae KACC10331 is a plant pathogenic bacteria and causative agent of blight disease in rice. It is virulent for different rice varieties and represents resistance towards different antimicrobials. Proteins of pathogenic bacteria, non-homologous to the host rice plant denote potential antimicrobial targets. The present study...
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Integrins are the main cell surface receptors and execute multifaceted functions such as the bidirectional transmission of signals (i.e., inside-out and outside-in) and provide communication between cells and their microenvironments. Integrins are the key regulators of critical biological functions and contribute significantly to the promotion of c...
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Skeletal muscle is a highly complex, heterogeneous tissue that serves a multitude of biological functions in living organisms. With the advent of methods, such as microarrays, transcriptome analysis, and proteomics, studies have been performed at the genome level to gain insight of changes in the expression profiles of genes during different stages...
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Multiple drug-resistant bacteria are a severe and growing public health concern. Because relatively few antibiotics have been approved over recent years and because of the inability of existing antibiotics to combat bacterial infections fully, demand for unconventional biocides is intense. Metallic nanoparticles (NPs) offer a novel potential means...
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Caspase 8 is a central player in the apoptotic cell death pathway and is also essential for cytokine processing. The critical role of this protease in cell death pathways has generated research interest because its activation has also been linked with neural cell death. Thus, blocking the activity of caspase 8 is considered a potential therapy for...
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Caspase 8 is a central player in the apoptotic cell death pathway and is also essential for cytokine processing. The critical role of this protease in cell death pathways has generated research interest because its activation has also been linked with neural cell death. Thus, blocking the activity of caspase 8 is considered a potential therapy for...
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Dermatopontin (DPT) is an extensively distributed non-collagenous component of the extracellular matrix predominantly found in the dermis of the skin, and consequently expressed in several tissues. In this study, we explored the role of DPT in myogenesis and perceived that it enhances the cell adhesion, reduces the cell proliferation and promotes t...
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Dermatopontin (DPT) is an extensively distributed non-collagenous component of the extracellular matrix predominantly found in the dermis of the skin, and consequently expressed in several tissues. In this study, we explored the role of DPT in myogenesis and perceived that it enhances the cell adhesion, reduces the cell proliferation and promotes t...
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Background: Diabetes, defined as chronic metabolic syndrome, exhibits global prevalence and phenomenal rise worldwide. The rising incidence accounts for global health crisis, demonstrating a profound effect on low and middle-income countries, particularly people with limited healthcare facilities. Methods: Highlighting the prevalence of diabetes...
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Cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride (CBH) is a well-known muscle relaxant that is widely used to relieve muscle spasms and other pain associated with acute musculoskeletal conditions. In this study, we elucidated the binding characteristics of this muscle relaxant to human serum albumin (HSA). From a pharmaceutical and biochemical viewpoint, insight into...
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Analysis of protein–protein interactions is important for better understanding of molecular mechanisms involved in immune regulation and has potential for elaborating avenues for drug discovery targeting T-cell motility. Currently, only a small fraction of protein–protein interactions have been characterized in T-lymphocytes although there are seve...
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A strain of Lysinibacillus, isolated from spoiled fruits and vegetable wastes, was found having an inhibitory effect against foodborne pathogens. Subjected to study of different physico-chemical parameters followed by characterization based on the 16S rRNA gene, it was found exhibiting resemblance to L. boronitolerans (99%), L. xylanilyticus (98%)...
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Background: Biological synthesis of nanomaterials possesses unprecedented potential in the production of nanomaterials due to their ability to produce nanomaterials with improved biocompatibility in addition to eco-friendly synthetic procedures. Methods: This article reports the isolation of an air-borne fungus from the campus of Integral Univer...
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The skeletal muscle provides movement and support to the skeleton, controls body temperature, and regulates the glucose level within the body. This is the core tissue of insulin-mediated glucose uptake via glucose transporter type 4 (GLUT4). The extracellular matrix (ECM) provides integrity and biochemical signals and plays an important role in myo...
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Diabetes is a deteriorating metabolic ailment which negatively affects different organs; however, its prime target is insulin secreting pancreatic β-cells. Although, different medications have been affirmed for diabetes management and numerous drugs are undergoing clinical trials, no significant breakthrough has yet been achieved. Available drugs e...
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Bioactive peptides are actively involved in different biological functions and importantly contribute to human health, and the use of peptides as therapeutics has a long successful history in disease management. A number of peptides have wide-ranging therapeutic effects, such as antioxidant, antimicrobial, and antithrombotic effects. Neurodegenerat...
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Tolperisone hydrochloride (TH) has muscle relaxant activity, and has been widely used for several years in clinical practice to treat pathologically high skeletal muscle tone (spasticity) and related pains. The current study was designed to explore the binding efficacy of TH with human serum albumin (HSA) using a multispectroscopic approach, FRET,...
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Background: Understanding of cervical cancer severity is still an important health issue across the world, especially for developing countries. Cancer or abnormal growth of the cell is one of the major health problems of the world. There are about two hundred types of malignancies reported till date. An updated statistic of all the main types of c...
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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a form of dementia and the most common progressive neurodegenerative disease (ND). The targeting of amyloid-beta (Aβ) aggregation is one of the most widely used strategies to manage AD, and efforts are being made globally to develop peptide-based compounds for the early diagnosis and treatment of AD. Here, we briefly dis...
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Methylglyoxal (MG) is a reactive dicarbonyl intermediate and a precursor of advanced glycation end products (AGEs). The authors investigated the role played by AGEs in muscle myopathy and the amelioration of its effects by curcumin and gingerol. In addition to producing phenotypical changes, MG increased oxidative stress and reduced myotube formati...
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Extensive growth of cancer in man is a major cause of death. Numerous studies are being conducted to improve the early diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, and recent technological advancements in medical science and research indicate molecular target therapy holds much promise. In the past, therapeutic and diagnostic targeting of non-gl...
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Oxidative, carbonyl, and glycative stress have gained substantial attention recently for their alleged influence on cancer progression. Oxidative stress can trigger variable transcription factors, such as nuclear factor erythroid-2-related factor (Nrf2), nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB), protein-53 (p-53), activating protein-1 (AP-1), hypoxia-inducib...
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Background: Neurodegenerative disorders (NDs) are diverse group of disorders characterized by escalating loss of neurons (structural and functional). The development of potential therapeutics for NDs presents an important challenge, as traditional treatments are inefficient and usually are unable to stop or retard the process of neurodegeneration....