Department of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences

Research Publicaions



Munir, Naveed, Muhammad Naveed Afzal, Zahed Mahmood, Umar Bacha, Syeda Saira Iqbal, Qurat ul Ain, Awais Imdad Khan, and Amber Yaseen. "Awareness to Handle Research and Healthcare Waste (RHCW) in teaching and research institutes; a comprehensive review." International Journal of Natural Medicine and Health Sciences 1, no. 2 (2022).


International Books


Sarwar, M. B., Yasir, M., Alikhan, N.-F., Afzal, N., de Oliveira Martins, L., Le Viet, T., . . . Foster-Nyarko, E. (2021). SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern dominate in Lahore, Pakistan in April 2021. Microbial genomics, 7(11

Akram, Muhammad, Rumaisa Ansari, Naheed Akhter, Olutosin Ademola Otekunrin, Sadia Zafar, MR Muhammad Ishaque, Naveed Munir et al. "The Impact of Olive Oil and Mediterranean Diet on the Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases." In Olive Oil-New Perspectives and Applications. IntechOpen, 2021.

Jahangeer, Muhammad, Areej Riasat, Zahed Mahmood, Muhammad Numan, Naveed Munir, Mehvish Ashiq, Muhammad Asad, Usman Ali, and Mahwish Salman. "Secondary Metabolites from Saccharomyces cerevisiae Species with Anticancer Potential." In Saccharomyces. IntechOpen, 2021.


Akram, Muhammad, Muhammad Riaz, Naveed Munir, Akhtar Rasul, Muhammad Daniyal, Syed Muhammad Ali Shah, Mohammad Ali Shariati et al. " Akram, Muhammad, Muhammad Riaz, Naveed Munir, Akhtar Rasul, Muhammad Daniyal, Syed Muhammad Ali Shah, Mohammad Ali Shariati et al. "Progress and prospects in the management of bacterial infections and developments in Phytotherapeutic modalities." Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology 47, no. 7 (2020): 1107-1119.                           (Impact factor 2.557)

Shah, Syed Muhammad Ali, Syed Ali Raza Naqvi, Naveed Munir, Sohaib Zafar, Muhammad Akram, and Jaweria Nisar. "Antihypertensive and Antihyperlipidemic Activity of Aqueous Methanolic Extract of Rauwolfia Serpentina in Albino Rats." Dose-Response 18, no. 3 (2020): 1559325820942077.   (Impact factor 2.658)

Sharif, Aamir, Tahira Tabassum, Muhammad Riaz, Muhammad Akram, and Naveed Munir. "Cytomorphological patterns of palpable breast lesions diagnosed on fine needle aspiration cytology in females." European Journal of Inflammation 18 (2020): 2058739220946140.                                     (Impact factor 0.466)

Munir, Naveed, Muhammad Jahangeer, Shoukat Hussain, Zahed Mahmood, Mehvish Ashiq, Fatima Ehsan, Muhammad Akram, Syed Muhammad Ali Shah, Muhammad Riaz, and Aneezah Sana. "Hantavirus diseases pathophysiology, their diagnostic strategies and therapeutic approaches; a review." Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology. 2020         (Impact factor 2.557)

Munir, Naveed, Zahed Mahmood, Muhammad Yameen, and Ghulam Mustafa. "Therapeutic Response of Epimedium gandiflorum’s Different Doses to Restore the Antioxidant Potential and Reproductive Hormones in Male Albino Rats." Dose-Response 18, no. 3 (2020): 1559325820959563.   (Impact factor 2.658)

Rabia Zahid, Muhammad Akram, Muhammad Riaz, Naveed Munir and Muhammad Shehzad. Phytotherapeutic modalities for the management of Helicobacter pylori associated peptic ulcer. European Journal of Inflammation. 2020, 18: 1 –16.                                                                      (Impact factor 0.466)

Ahmad, Saeed, Ejaz Mohiuddin, Syed Muhammad Ali Shah, Muhammad Akram, Muhammad Amjad, Jaweria Nisar, Muhammad Riaz, Naveed Munir, and Ghulam Rasool. "Therapeutic efficacy of urinile against gouty arthritis." Dose-Response 18, no. 4 (2020): 1559325820946934.                 (Impact factor 2.658)

Jahangeer, Muhammad, Sana Karim, Shoukat Hussain, Mehvish Ashiq, Usman Ali, Naveed Munir, Zahed Mahmood, and Abdul Ghaffar. "Advancements in combination therapy of Hepatitis C virus." Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 33, no. 5 (2020). 2171-2178.


Munir, Naveed, Muhammad Anjum Zia, Sumaira Sharif, Imtiaz Mahmood Tahir, Muhammad Jahangeer, Irum Javed, Muhammad Riaz, Muhammad Usman Sarwar, Muhammad Akram, and Syed Muhammad Ali Shah. "L-Asparaginase potential in acrylamide mitigation from foodstuff: a mini-review." Prog. Nutr 21, no. 3 (2019): 498-506.                                                         (Impact Factor 0.538)

Muhammad Daniyal, Muhammad Akram, Rida Zainab, Naveed Munir, Syed Muhammad Ali Shah, Bin Liu, Wei Wang, Muhammad Riaz, Farhat Jabeen. Progress and prospects in the management of Psoriasis and developments in Phyto-therapeutic modalities. Dermatologic Therapy. 2019. 32(3): e12866                                                                                                   (Impact factor 2.851).

Khaliq, Abdul, Syed Muhammad Ali Shah, Muhammad Akram, Naveed Munir, Muhammad Daniyal, Muhammad Irshad, and Saeed Ahmad. "Determination of oil contents from eight varieties of olea europaea (Olive) grown in Pakistan." Natural product research (2019): 1-5.                           (Impact factor 2.861).

Akram, Muhammad, Syed Muhammad Ali Shah, Naveed Munir, Muhammad Daniyal, Imtiaz Mahmood Tahir, Zahed Mahmood, Muhammad Irshad, Muhammad Akhlaq, Sabira Sultana, and Rida Zainab. "Hexose monophosphate shunt, the role of its metabolites and associated disorders: A review." Journal of Cellular Physiology 234, no. 9 (2019): 14473-14482.  (Impact factor 6.384)

Jalani, Hasan Abdaal, Syed Muhammad Ali Shah, Fozia Anjum, Samreen Gul Khan, Naheed Akhter, Muslim Khan, Muhammad Akram, Imtiaz Mahmood Tahir, and Naveed Munir. "Prevalence and co-infection of Malaria and Typhoid in the local population of Faisalabad, Pakistan."Pak. J. Pharm. Sci. 2019. 32(1) (Suppl): 323-326.                                                             (Impact factor 0.684)

Daniyal, Muhammad, Muhammad Akram, Rida Zainab, Naveed Munir, Aamir Sharif, Syed Muhammad Ali Shah, Bin Liu, and Wei Wang. "Prevalence and current therapy in chronic liver disorders."Inflammopharmacology (2019). 27(2):213-31.                                                                (Impact factor 4.473)

Shaheen, Ghazala, Muhammad Akram, Farhat Jabeen, Syed Muhammad Ali Shah, Naveed Munir, Muhammad Daniyal, Muhammad Riaz et al. "Therapeutic potential of medicinal plants for the management of urinary tract infection: A systematic review." Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology 46, no. 7 (2019): 613-624.                                                    (Impact factor 2.557)

Akhter, Naheed, Tahira Iqbal, Amer Jamil, Muhammad Akram, Imtiaz Mehmood Tahir, and Naveed Munir. "Determination of Arylamine N-Acetyltransferase 2 Acetylation Genotype by PCR and Phenotyping Using Dapsone Through High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography Assay: A Gender Wise Study."Dose-Response. 2019. 17(2): 1559325819855537.                                                (Impact factor 2.658)

Mustafa, Sodah Bint, Muhammad Akram, Hafiz Muhammad Asif, Imran Qayyum, Asif Mehmood Hashmi, Naveed Munir, Fahad Said Khan, Muhammad Riaz, and Saeed Ahmad. "Antihyperglycemic Activity of Hydroalcoholic Extracts of Selective Medicinal Plants Curcuma longa, Lavandula stoechas, Aegle marmelos, and Glycyrrhiza glabra and Their Polyherbal Preparation in Alloxan-Induced Diabetic Mice.". Dose-Response. 2019. 17(2): 1559325819852503.                                                                                                 (Impact factor 2.658)

Shah, Syed Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Akram, Muhammad Riaz, Naveed Munir, and Ghulam Rasool. "Cardioprotective Potential of Plant-Derived Molecules: A Scientific and Medicinal Approach." Dose-Response 17, no. 2 (2019): 1559325819852243.                                           

Ahmad, Nadeem, Saeeda Kalsoom, and Z. Mahmood. "Comparative evaluation of selected sex hormones in premenopausal and postmenopausal women with breast cancer." International Journal of Biosciences (IJB) 15, no. 10 (2019).                                                                                                              (Thomson Reuter Index)

Laila, Umme, Muhammad Akram, Mohammad Ali Shariati, Asif Mehmmod Hashmi, Naheed Akhtar, Imtiaz Mahmood Tahir, Aymen Owais Ghauri, Naveed Munir, Muhammad Riaz, Naheed Akhter, Ghazala Shaheen, Qamar Ullah, Rabia Zahid and Saeed Ahmad. "Role of medicinal plants in HIV/AIDS therapy." Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology 46, no. 12 (2019): 1063-1073.                                                                                  (Impact factor 2.557)

Akram, Muhammad, Muhammad Daniyal, Naveed Munir, Ejaz Mohiuddin, and Sabira Sultana. "Medicinal Plants Combating Against Insomnia: A Green Anti-Insomnia Approach." The Journal of nervous and mental disease 207, no. 11 (2019): 927-935.                                                                         (Impact factor 2.254)

Jahangeer M, Mahmood Z, Munir N, et al. Naegleria fowleri: Sources of infection, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management; a review. Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol. 2019;00:1–14.                                 (Impact factor 2.557)

Akram, Muhammad, Muhammad Riaz, Naveed Munir, Naheed Akhter, Sadia Zafar, Farhat Jabeen, Mohammad Ali Shariati et al. "Chemical constituents, experimental and clinical pharmacology of Rosa damascena: a literature review." Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology 72, no. 2 (2020): 161-174.        


Naveed Munir, Muhammad Asghar, Mian Anjum Murtaza, Naheed Akhter, Ghulam Rasool, Syed Muhammad Ali Shah, Imtiaz Mahmood Tahir et al. "Enhanced production of Lovastatin by filamentous fungi through solid state fermentation." Pak. J. Pharm. Sci. 2018. 31(4): 1583-1589 (Impact factor 0.684).

Akram, Muhammad, Imtiaz Mahmood Tahir, Syed Muhammad Ali Shah, Zahed Mahmood, Awais Altaf, Khalil Ahmad, Naveed Munir, Muhammad Daniyal, Suhaila Nasir, and Huma Mehboob. "Antiviral potential of medicinal plants against HIV, HSV, influenza, hepatitis, and coxsackievirus: A systematic review." Phytotherapy Research. 2018. 32(5):811-822             (Impact Factor 5.878).

Imtiaz Mahmood Tahir, Naheed Akhter, Abida Parveen, Huma Mehboob, Sadaf Saleem, Naveed Munir, Syed Muhammad Ali Shah,  Jawad Zaheer, Fahad Said Khan, Sabira Sultana and Muhammad Akram. “Effects of methanolic and aqueous extracts of Ipomoea batatas L on mineral contents level (calcium and magnesium) in alloxan-induced diabetic rats. Pak. J. Pharm. 2018. 31 (5)(Suppl): 2077-2083                                                                                            (Impact factor 0.684)

Fahad Said Khan, Muhammad Akram1, Nosheen Aslam3, Jawad Zaheer, Sodah Bint Mustafa, Shamaila Kausar, Abdul Hamid Khan, Iftikhar Ahmad Khan, Naveed Munir, Syed Muhammad Ali Shah, Imtiaz Mahmood Tahir and Aamir Sharif. Phytochemical analysis and hepatoprotective effect of polyherbal formulation on CCl4 induced hepatotoxicity in mice. Pak. J. Pharm. Sci. Nov. 2018  31 (6): 2719-2723                                                             (Impact factor 0.684)

Kauser, Abida, Syed Muhammad Ali Shah, Naeem Iqbal, Mian Anjum Murtaza, Iqbal Hussain, Asma Irshad, Suhaila Nasir, Muhammad Akram, Naveed Munir, and Muhammad Riaz. "In vitro antioxidant and cytotoxic potential of methanolic extracts of selected indigenous medicinal plants." Progress in Nutrition. 2018. 20 (4): 706-712.                                                            (Impact Factor 0.538)

Qamar, Sarmad Ahmad, Zahed Mahmood, Naveed Munir, Muhammad Jahangeer, and Aneela Basharat. "Thyroid hormones and cardiovascular homeostasis; a review." Pakistan Heart Journal 51, no. 4 (2018).



Ramiz, A., Jahan, S., Kashif, M., Shahzad, F., & Afzal, N. (2017). Determination of TGF-β1 polymorphism at− 509 C/T promoter region in HCV patients with and without HCC. European Journal of Cancer, 1(72), S76.  (Conference Paper)

Yusra Akram, Zahed  Mahmood, Muhammad Riaz, Irum Javed, Muhammad Shahid, Tahira Batool, Syed Muhammad Ali Shah, Naveed Munir and Imtiaz Mahmood Tahir. Biochemical profiling of tuberculosis patients co-infected with hepatitis C virus.  European Journal of Inflammation, 2017. 15(1), 42-45.

Mubarak, B., Afzal, N., Javaid, K., Talib, R., Aslam, R., Latif, W., Khaliq, S.

Frequency of HLA DQβ1*0201 and DQβ1*0301 Alleles and Total Serum IgE in

Patients with Bronchial Asthma: A Pilot Study from Pakistan. Iran J Allergy

Asthma Immunol. August 2017; 16(4):313-320.



Mobeen, H., Hamid, H., Shafiq, A., Adil, M., Kashif, M., & Yousuf, N. W. (2016). LH/FSH, BMI and Clinical Profile in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: A Correlative Study. International Journal of Biochemistry Research & Review, 9(1), 1.


Shafiq, A., Afzal, N., & Kashif, M. (2016). Hepatitis C and hepatocellular carcinoma: A review of natural history. Journal of Medicine, Radiology, Pathology and Surgery, 2(3), 23-29.

Muhammad Riaz, Zahed Mahmood, M Usman Qamar Saeed, Muhammad Shahid, Imtiaz Mahmood Tahir, S. M. Ali Shah and Naveed Munir. 2016. Impact of Reactive Oxygen Species on antioxidant capacity of male reproductive system. International journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology. 29(3), 421-425                                                                                                           (Impact factor 3.219).


Sodah Bint Mustafa, Zahid Mehmood, Naheed Akhter, Abida Kauser, Iqbal Hussain, Abid Rashid, Muhammad Akram, Imtiaz Mahmood Tahir, Naveed Munir, Muhammad Riaz, Samia Gul Niazi, Abid Ali, Muhammad Mudassar Ashraf,. Medicinal plants and management of Diabetes Mellitus; a review, Pak. J. Pharm. Sci., 2016. 29 (5)(Suppl): 1885-1891               (Impact factor 0.684).

Aslam, R., Raza, SM., Naeemi, H., Mubarak, B., Afzal, N., Khaliq, S. SOCS3 mRNA

expression and polymorphisms as pre-treatment predictor of response to HCV

genotype 3a IFN-based treatment. Springerplus. 2016 Oct 21;5(1):1826


Hamid, H., Mobeen, H., Kashif, M., Adil, M., Shafiq, A., & Yousuf, N. W (2015). Screening of Suspected HIV-AIDS Patients: A Comparative Study Evaluating HIV-ICT Device and ELISA.


NAZ, S., ASLAM, R., Shahzad, F., Mushtaq, A., Ahmad, TM., Zaman, S., Association

of Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate and C-reactive Proteins with Active Disease

in Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. Pak Pediatr J 2014; 38(1): 24-30


Adnan, M., Umer, A., Ahmad, I., Hayat, K. and Shakeel, S.N., 2014. In vitro evaluation of biological Activities of Citrus leaf extracts. Sains Malaysiana43(2), pp.185-194.




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