Mahdi Ebrahimi

Mahdi Ebrahimi

PhD

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Additional affiliations
September 2017 - present
Shahid Beheshti University
Position
  • Fellow
June 2007 - present
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Education
September 2010 - October 2013
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Field of study
  • Physiology
April 2007 - November 2009
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Field of study
  • Physiology
September 1998 - July 2003
University of Tehran
Field of study
  • Animal Science

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Publications (212)
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Growing awareness about the role of diet and the quest for human wellness has fueled interest in “functional food,” and the functional attributes of many traditional foods are being reinvented. This chapter reviews the importance of plantbased essential fatty acids as well as their applications in animals and human and their therapeutic effects aga...
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Background The demand for value-added and/or functional food products has skyrocketed in recent years. Fruits and fruit products are of the best sources of bioactive compounds, which provide a variety of health advantages. Spray drying encapsulation is a common and cost-effective method for protecting a variety of bioactive compounds against degrad...
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1. The following study determined whether the effects of the combined addition of zinc amino acid complex (ZA) and selenomethionine (SM) was superior to their single addition in controlling the oxidative stress induced by dietary oxidised fat in laying hens. 2. Two hundred and forty 32-week-old laying hens were divided into the following dietary tr...
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Context Diabetes mellitus increases the risk of bone diseases including osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. We have previously demonstrated that Ficus deltoidea Jack (Moraceae) is capable of reducing hyperglycaemia. However, whether F. deltoidea could protect against diabetic osteoporosis remains to be determined. Objective The study examines the eff...
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The Amygdalus spinosissima (Rosaceae) plant has been used in the Iranian folk medicine as a remedy for the burn wound. Hence, in this study, we aimed to determine the possible medicinal potential of the plant focusing on the root part. The bioactive phenolic and flavonoid compounds present in the root extract of the Amygdalus spinosissima plant as...
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Bacterial inoculants are known to improve the quality of silage. The objectives of the present study were to evaluate the effects of different types of lactic acid bacteria (LAB; L. plantarum, L. salivarius, L. reuteri, L. brevi, and S. bovis) inoculation (106 cfu/ DM) on rice straw silage quality and to determine these effects on ruminal fermentat...
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The effects of raw versus pre-treated carob seed germ meal (CSGM) were investigated on the digestibility, growth performance and feed utilisation in red tilapia. For digestibility, a reference diet was compared with raw CSGM, soaked or autoclaved CSGM. In the growth trial, six experimental diets were formulated: Diet 1 CSGM free; Diets 2 to 5 conta...
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Campylobacter, a leading cause of foodborne pathogens, is well recognized worldwide. Poultry and poultry products are considered as major sites for Campylobacter infection in humans. The extensive uses of antibiotics mostly as growth promoters and for therapeutic purposes have also led to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant strains of foodborne p...
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Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) is an established analytical technique to elucidate new discriminatory biomarkers. Our previous study showed that Ficus deltoidea (Ficus: Moraceae) is capable of increasing insulin secretion and improving tissue regeneration by reducing oxidative stress in diabetic rats. However, the assessment of treatment respons...
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Campylobacter is considered to be a major foodborne pathogen associated with human bacterial gastroenteritis in many parts of the world. Southeast Asia (SEA) has been challenging for infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance in recent years. Antibiotic resistance in Campylobacter isolates has been reported in humans and animals in this regio...
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Aim : Results : Interpretation : Key words: This study investigates the variations in the fatty acid contents of cobia from Dungun coast, Malaysia with respect to changes in seasons and feeding intensity. Cobia samples were collected from a commercial fish landing center at Dungun, Terengganu, Malaysia to analyze the gut content and fatty acid comp...
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This study was conducted to explore the effect of the zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnONPs) supplement on the regulatory appetite and heat stress genes in broiler chickens raised under high or normal ambient temperatures. In this study, 240 one-day-old male broiler chicks (Cobb 500) were randomly assigned to 48 battery cages. From Day 1, these 48 cages...
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Global warming has turned as a global concern for especially those who engaged in animal agriculture. The use of non-conventional feedstuff (e.g., plants and plant extracts) has also become an interesting topic since they are natural products, environmentally friendly and safe in food production. These potential feed additives are rich sources of s...
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Aims: Owhadi is a popular commercial pistachio cultivar in Iran which could be an attractive source for natural bioactive compounds with health-promoting activity. Methods: The hulls subjected to fractionation and ethyl acetate fraction was a phenolic-enriched fraction (PEF). The PEF was encapsulated in nanoliposomes (PEF-NLs) as a newly developed...
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The effect of the methanolic extract of Alchornea cordifolia leaves on the fertility of senescent male rats was assessed in this study. 40 rats received daily distilled water, testosterone, 200 and 400 mg/kg of extract of Alchornea cordifolia. The reproductive organs weight, the gonadotropins, testosterone and cholesterol level, the sperm parameter...
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Background: The increasing costs of feed has subsequently increased the costs of production of livestock, thereby decreasing the profit margin of this sector. The utilization of agro-industrial by-products has to some extent substitute some of the corn grains and soyabean meal, commonly used in animal feeds. In Malaysia, palm kernel cake (PKC) is...
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Bacterial inoculants are known to improve quality of silage. The objectives of the present study were to evaluate the effects of different types of lactic acid bacteria (LAB; L. plantarum, L. salivarius, L. reuteri, L. brevis and S. bovis) inoculation (106 g-1 DM) on rice straw silage quality and to examine these effects on ruminal fermentation cha...
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Jatropha meal is a potential biofeed for animal production however, the presence of phorbol esters (PEs) in the meal limits its utilization. The PEs caused severe toxic manifestations in animals. The information on the mechanisms of toxicity at the cellular level is rather limited. Therefore, this research was conducted to investigate the mode of a...
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Alchornea cordifolia, a shrub found in tropical Africa, is used to treat several physiological disorders, including male infertility and impotency. The main objective of this study was to determine the effect of the methanolic extract of Alchornea cordifolia leaves on the sexual behavior of senescent and sexually inexperienced rats. In order to eva...
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Objective: This study aims to investigate the sub-acute oral toxicity of a methanolic leaf extract of Clinacanthus nutans (MECN) in male and female mice.Methods: The study used three groups of male and female mice, the crude MECN was dissolved in distilled water and administered orally in single doses of 1000 and 2000 mg/kg body weight for 28 d by...
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This study evaluated the roles of zeatin (2 mg/L) on direct organogenesis, phytochemical compounds, antioxidant activity, and cytotoxic activity in regenerated shoots of red cabbage. The results revealed that the extract of explant treated by 2 mg/L zeatin gives the highest content of total phenolics (5.18 mg gallic acid equivalent/g dry weight) an...
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Riverine fruits, including lipid-rich Dacryodes rostrata, are commonly consumed by the omnivorous Malaysian mahseer (Tor tambroides) and other tropical riverine cyprinids in their natural habitats. To increase its aquaculture production, feeding the fish with an optimized diet that meets all its nutritional requirements is of crucial importance. Th...
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A wide range of plant secondary metabolites (PSM) have been shown to have the potential to modulate the fermentation process in the rumen. The use of plants and plant extracts as natural feed additives has become an interesting topic not only among nutritionists but also other scientists. Although a large number of phytochemicals (e.g. saponins, ta...
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Stevia is a natural sweetener but is not readily metabolized or fermentable in animals. It may have potential as a feed attractant; however, there is limited information on the effects of dietary Stevia in fish. A 76-day-study was performed to assess the growth, feed intake, body indices, muscle proximate composition and intestinal short chain fatt...
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This study was conducted to investigate the effects of dietary probiotic quorum sensing degrader Bacillus cereus on the growth performance, intestinal short‐chain fatty acid levels, antioxidant status and histopathological response of Macrobrachium rosenbergii against Aeromonas hydrophila. M. rosenbergii juveniles were fed with 104 cfu/g probiotic...
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The antioxidant activities of crude extract fractions using Hexane, Chloroform, Ethyl Acetate, Butanol and Water of Clematis orientalis and Clematis ispahanica were investigated. 1,1-diphenyl-2-picryl-hydrazyl (DPPH) assay and the ferric reducing/antioxidant potential (FRAP) were used to evaluate the antioxidant capacity. The total phenolics were f...
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The nutritive and tannin content of tree forages (Kleinhovia hospita, Leucaena leucocephala, and Gliricidia sepium and their effects on in vitro rumen fermentation, digestibility and gas production were examined. Rumen fluid was obtained from three fistulated Boer goats with an average weight range of 31-32 kg fed forages. The fluid was incubated w...
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An 8‐week feeding trial was conducted to assess the suitability of fenugreek seed meal (FKSM; Trigonella foenum‐graecum) to replace fishmeal (FM) in diets of African catfish Clarias gariepinus. Five isonitrogenous and iso‐energetic diets were formulated with increasing amounts of FKSM, at the expense of FM, at 0 (Control), 100 (FKSM100), 180 (FKSM1...
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Objective: This study evaluated the growth, digestibility and rumen fermentation between goat and sheep fed fattening diet fortified with linseed oil. Methods: Twelve 3 to 4 months old male goats and sheep were randomly allocated into two dietary treatment groups in a 2 (species) x 2 (oil levels) factorial experiment. The treatments were: (i) go...
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The present study was conducted to investigate the effects of altering the ratio of n-6 ton-3 fatty acids in the diet on meat quality, fatty acid composition of muscle, and expression of lipogenic genes in the muscle of Boer goats. A total of twenty-one Boer goats (5 months old; 31.66 ± 1.07 kg body weight) were randomly assigned to three dietary t...
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Twenty male Saanen goats were randomly assigned to four levels of lovastatin supplementation and used to determine the optimal dosage and sustainability of naturally produced lovastatin from fermentation of palm kernel cake (PKC) with Aspergillus terreus on enteric methane (CH4) mitigation. The effects on ruminal microbiota, rumen fermentation, fee...
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The composition of all microbiome at phylum level of goat’s rumen. (P1, P2, P3 = period and C, L, M, H = 0, 2,4 and 6 mg/kg BW). (TIF)
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Principal coordinate analysis (PCoA) of the community structure using Bray-curtis distances. The three pictures show the principle coordinates (PC1, PC2, and PC3) from different angles. Red triangle indicates week 4, blue square indicates week 8 and orange dots represent week 12. (TIF)
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The objective of this study was to test the effect of feeding papaya leaf (PL) on rumen microbial population, fermentation characteristics, blood fatty acid composition and antioxidant activity in goats. Three rumen fistulated male goats were assigned in a 3×3 latin square design using three levels of PL: no addition of PL in basal diet (control, C...
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The herbal plant Borago officinalis L. flower were analysed for its bioactive compounds and antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anticancer activities using different solvent polarities (methanol, ethanol and water). The RP-HPLC analyses of the methanolic extract confirmed the presence of phenolics (gallic acid, pyrogallol, salicylic a...
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Diet composition is the major factor influencing the fatty acid composition of products derived from ruminants. Thirty 7-month-old, Barbados Black Belly × Malin crossbred male sheep were used for the trial to determine the effects of dietary supplementation of oil palm (Eleis guineensis) frond (OPF) on the fatty acid profiles of rumen fluid, muscle...
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Electrical stunning is the most widely used stunning method for sheep and goats. Because low frequency headto- back electrical stunning induces cardiac arrest, it is non-compliant with halal requirements. In addition, conventional head-only electrical stunning method can have adverse effects on carcass and meat quality. To address these issues high...
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Obesity is a universal health concern that can lead to serious diseases. The side effects of synthetic anti-obesity drugs necessitate the finding of suitable natural/herbal alternatives. Mother nature offers a wide range of plants with medicinal properties that include crude extracts and isolated compounds which are effective for controlling and re...
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The objectives of this study were to test the efficacy of producing lovastatin in rice straw treated with Aspergillus terreus in larger laboratory scale following the procedure previously reported and to investigate the effectiveness of the treated rice straw containing lovastatin on methane mitigation in goats. The concentration of lovastatin in t...
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Thirty growing cross-bred sheep (20.4 ± 1.9 kg body weight (BW)) were used to determine the effects of dietary supplementation of oil palm (Eleis guineensis) frond (OPF) pellets on growth performance, microbial population and carcass characteristics of sheep. Experimental animals were allotted into three treatment groups fed varying levels of OPF p...
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The reproductive biology of cobia, Rachycentron canadum, from the coastal waters of Dungun, Malaysia was studied from June 2014 to May 2015. From commercial trawls, a total of 201 samples (combined sexes) were collected (fork lengths [FL] 37.5–124.0 cm; body weights 0.5–20.4 g). The overall sex ratio of females to males was 1:0.9, which was not sig...
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The aim of this study was to test the effect of bamboo leaf (BL) on rumen methane gas production and rumen fermentation characteristics, in vitro. Different amounts of BL; CON (0 %), Low BL (LBL, 10 %), Medium BL (MBL, 15%) and High BL (HBL, 25%) of replacement with alfalfa hay (AH) in substrate (50 % concentrate + 50 % AH) were mixed with 30 milli...
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Illipe Shorea macrophylla is a riverine fruit naturally eaten by Malaysian mahseer Tor tambroides and other riverine cyprinids. The effects of crude illipe oil on the growth performance, body composition and fatty acid profile of juvenile T. tambroides were investigated in this study. Juveniles fed on five test diets (0, 1.25, 2.5, 3.75 and 5% illi...
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Alchornea cordifolia, a shrub found in tropical Africa, is used to treat several physiological disorders, including male infertility and impotency. The main objective of this study was to determine the effect of the methanolic extract of Alchornea cordifolia leaves on the sexual behavior of senescent and sexually inexperienced rats. In order to eva...
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A 6-week experiment was performed to compare different carbon sources, i.e. sucrose, glycerol and rice bran, to a nitrogen ratio of 15:1, in a biofloc-based African catfish Clarias gariepinus culture system. Catfish survival, growth, whole-body proximate composition, body indices, liver histopathology and glycogen content were measured. Each treatm...
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The feasibility of carob seed germ meal (CSGM) as a soybean meal (SBM) replacement in the diet of red tilapia hybrid was evaluated in an 8-week feeding trial. Five isonitrogenous and isocaloric diets with increasing CSGM (0, 10, 20, 30 and 40%), at the expense of SBM, were fed to triplicated groups of tilapia fingerlings. Their growth, feeding effi...
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Heat stress negatively affects the productivity of chickens in commercial poultry farms in humid tropics. In this study, the concentrations and types of the antioxidant compounds of eight Chinese herbal medicines, which have previously demonstrated promising effects on suppressing heat stress as a mixture, were investigated using reversed-phase Hig...
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There is a paucity of information about the effects of environmental stressors on nutritional values in fish. This study investigated the effects of the organochlorine pesticide, butachlor, on key indicators of nutritional value in both diploid and triploid African catfish (Clarias gariepinus). Amino acids (AA), fatty acids (FA), and the proximate...
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The effects of increasing glycerol loading rates to create carbon to nitrogen (C/N) ratios of 0 (control), 10, 15 or 20 were investigated on the biofloc formation, biochemical composition and water quality, as well as the growth performance, feeding efficiencies, biochemical composition, trypsin/chymotrypsin enzyme activities, and liver glycogen of...
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This the study was conducted to find out the effect of the addition of alpha linolenic acid (ALA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) on frozen-thawed quality of bull semen. Twenty-four ejaculates (8 from each bull) were collected from three bulls. Semen ejaculates having motility ≥70% and normal morphology ≥80% were extended into Tris extender consist...
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The aim of this study was to assess three different cytological endometrial sampling methods used to estimate polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN) under high power field (HPF) microscopy and to determine subclinical endometritis in postpartum beef cows. Forty beef cows aged 3-7 years were sampled at week three and four after calving by endometrial cy...
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Aqueous and methanol extracts of lemon (Citrus lemon) peel, Euphorbia hirta (aerial parts) and fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) seeds were tested for their in vitro antimicrobial activities against the bacterium Aeromonas hydrophila. A swab paper disk method showed the methanol extract of E. hirta (EHE) had the largest inhibition zone and the...
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An 8-week study was conducted on the use of native tapioca starch (TS) or pre-gelatinized tapioca starch (PGTS), with or without the inclusion of isomaltooligosaccharides (IMO) at 0.5% on the growth, feeding efficiencies, muscle and plasma biochemical composition, intestinal short chain fatty acids (SCFA), differential cell counts, phagocytic abili...
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There is a paucity of information about the influence of ploidy status on physiological parameters in organisms following contaminant stress. Also, little is known about the changes in nutritional values of fishes in response to the exposure to contaminants. Full-sibling juvenile Clarias gariepinus were exposed to 3 levels (mean measured 8.9, 17.5,...
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Saturated fatty acid (SFA) produced as a final product of rumen biohydrogenation (BH) by rumen microbes is harmful to human health because of increasing the risk of heart-related diseases. The objectives of this study were to test the effect of papaya leaf (PL) on the BH of C18 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), fatty acid composition and bacteria...
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Dietary organic acids are increasingly being investigated as a potential means of improving growth and nutrient utilization in aquatic animals. A 9-week study was performed to compare equal amounts (2%) of different organic acids (sodium butyrate, acetate, propionate or formate) on the growth, muscle proximate composition, fatty acid composition, c...
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Jade Perch, Scortum barcoo (initial average ±SE weight of 7.28 ± 0.13 g) were cultured in a recirculating system at different feeding frequencies that included one, two, three or four meals a day at 5% body weight. Treatments were triplicated, with 65 fish in each replicate. After 72 days, the survival, growth, feeding efficiencies, body indices, p...
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A 9-week study was conducted to compare dietary corn starch (CS) or tapioca starch (TS), with or without being pre-gelatinized (PG), on the growth, feeding efficiencies, plasma and muscle biochemistry, intestinal short chain fatty acids (SCFA), and liver glycogen of triplicate groups of 20 red hybrid tilapia (Orecohromis sp.). Various pellet charac...