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Otago Medical School staff profiles

Dr Faraz Ahmad

PositionPostdoctoral Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Anatomy

Research

Ahmad is working with Associate Professor Ping Liu.

Publications

Ahmad, F., Haque, S., Ravinayagam, V., Ahmad, A., Kamli, M. R., Barreto, G. E., & Ashraf, G. M. (2020). Developmental lead (Pb)-induced deficits in redox and bioenergetic status of cerebellar synapses are ameliorated by ascorbate supplementation. Toxicology, 440, 152492. doi: 10.1016/j.tox.2020.152492

Ahmad, F., & Liu, P. (2020). Synaptosome as a tool in Alzheimer’s disease research. Brain Research, 1746, 147009. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2020.147009

Ahmad, F., Das, D., Kommaddi, R. P., Diwakar, L., Gowaikar, R., Rupanagudi, K. V., … Ravindranath, V. (2018). Isoform-specific hyperactivation of calpain-2 occurs presymptomatically at the synapse in Alzheimer's disease mice and correlates with memory deficits in human subjects. Scientific Reports, 8, 13119. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-31073-6

Ahmad, F., Salahuddin, M., Alamoudi, W., & Acharya, S. (2018). Dysfunction of cortical synapse-specific mitochondria in developing rats exposed to lead and its amelioration by ascorbate supplementation. Neuropsychiatric Disease & Treatment, 14, 813-824. doi: 10.2147/NDT.S148248

Alamoudi, W. A., Ahmad, F., Acharya, S., Haque, S., Alsamman, K., Herzallah, H. K., & Al-Otaibi, S. T. (2018). A simplified colorimetric method for rapid detection of cell viability and toxicity in adherent cell culture systems. JBUON, 23(5), 1505-1513.

Journal - Research Article

Ahmad, F., Haque, S., Ravinayagam, V., Ahmad, A., Kamli, M. R., Barreto, G. E., & Ashraf, G. M. (2020). Developmental lead (Pb)-induced deficits in redox and bioenergetic status of cerebellar synapses are ameliorated by ascorbate supplementation. Toxicology, 440, 152492. doi: 10.1016/j.tox.2020.152492

Ahmad, F., Das, D., Kommaddi, R. P., Diwakar, L., Gowaikar, R., Rupanagudi, K. V., … Ravindranath, V. (2018). Isoform-specific hyperactivation of calpain-2 occurs presymptomatically at the synapse in Alzheimer's disease mice and correlates with memory deficits in human subjects. Scientific Reports, 8, 13119. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-31073-6

Alamoudi, W. A., Ahmad, F., Acharya, S., Haque, S., Alsamman, K., Herzallah, H. K., & Al-Otaibi, S. T. (2018). A simplified colorimetric method for rapid detection of cell viability and toxicity in adherent cell culture systems. JBUON, 23(5), 1505-1513.

Ahmad, F., Salahuddin, M., Alamoudi, W., & Acharya, S. (2018). Dysfunction of cortical synapse-specific mitochondria in developing rats exposed to lead and its amelioration by ascorbate supplementation. Neuropsychiatric Disease & Treatment, 14, 813-824. doi: 10.2147/NDT.S148248

Ahmad, F., Salahuddin, M., Alsamman, K., Herzallah, H. K., & Al-Otaibi, S. (2018). Neonatal maternal deprivation impairs localized de novo activity-induced protein translation at the synapse in the rat hippocampus. Bioscience Reports, 38(3), BSR20180118. doi: 10.1042/BSR20180118

Ahmad, F., Salahuddin, M., Alsamman, K., AlMulla, A. A., & Salama, K. F. (2018). Developmental lead (Pb)-induced deficits in hippocampal protein translation at the synapses are ameliorated by ascorbate supplementation. Neuropsychiatric Disease & Treatment, 14, 3289-3298. doi: 10.2147/NDT.S174083

Ahmad, F., Alamoudi, W., Haque, S., Salahuddin, M., & Alsamman, K. (2018). Simple, reliable, and time-efficient colorimetric method for the assessment of mitochondrial function and toxicity. Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences, 18(4), 367-374. doi: 10.17305/bjbms.2018.3323

Ahmad, F., Singh, K., Das, D., Gowaikar, R., Shaw, E., Ramachandran, A., … Ravindranath, V. (2017). Reactive oxygen species-mediated loss of synaptic Akt1 signaling leads to deficient activity-dependent protein translation early in Alzheimer's disease. Antioxidants & Redox Signaling, 27(16), 1269-1280. doi: 10.1089/ars.2016.6860

Puskarjov, M., Ahmad, F., Khirug, S., Sivakumaran, S., Kaila, K., & Blaesse, P. (2015). BDNF is required for seizure-induced but not developmental up-regulation of KCC2 in the neonatal hippocampus. Neuropharmacology, 88, 103-109. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2014.09.005

Puskarjov, M., Seja, P., Heron, S. E., Williams, T. C., Ahmad, F., Iona, X., … Kaila, K. (2014). A variant of KCC2 from patients with febrile seizures impairs neuronal Cl- extrusion and dendritic spine formation. EMBO Reports, 15(6), 723-729. doi: 10.1002/embr.201438749

Ahmad, F., Nidadavolu, P., Durgadoss, L., & Ravindranath, V. (2014). Critical cysteines in Akt1 regulate its activity and proteasomal degradation: Implications for neurodegenerative diseases. Free Radical Biology & Medicine, 74, 118-128. doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2014.06.004

Puskarjov, M., Ahmad, F., Kaila, K., & Blaesse, P. (2012). Activity-dependent cleavage of the K-CL cotransporter KCC2 mediated by calcium-activated protease calpain. Journal of Neuroscience, 32(33), 11356-11364. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.6265-11.2012

Khirug, S., Ahmad, F., Puskarjov, M., Afzalov, R., Kaila, K., & Blaesse, P. (2010). A single seizure episode leads to rapid functional activation of KCC2 in the neonatal rat hippocampus. Journal of Neuroscience, 30(36), 12028-12035. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3154-10.2010

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Journal - Research Other

Ahmad, F., & Liu, P. (2020). Synaptosome as a tool in Alzheimer’s disease research. Brain Research, 1746, 147009. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2020.147009

Haque, S., Ahmad, F., Dar, S. A., Jawed, A., Mandal, R. K., Wahid, M., … Akhter, N. (2018). Developments in strategies for Quorum Sensing virulence factor inhibition to combat bacterial drug resistance. Microbial Pathogenesis, 121, 293-302. doi: 10.1016/j.micpath.2018.05.046

Ahmad, F., Coleman, S. K., Kaila, K., & Blaesse, P. (2011). Cold-adapted protease enables quantification of surface proteins in the absence of membrane trafficking. Biotechniques, 50(4), 255-257. doi: 10.2144/000113651

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