Publications

Arsenic is a potent neurotoxic xenobiotic found in drinking water, and food. Chlorogenic acid (CGA), an abundant polyphenol in coffee, potentially has a wide range of therapeutic benefits. This study aimed to explore the mechanism in detail the...
BACKGROUND: Chronic exposure to arsenic (As) leads to serious renal disorders. Chlorogenic acid (CGA), a phenolic compound, has several well known physiological benefits, including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. The present study...
Forensic entomology focuses on the analysis of insect larvae present at crime scenes to help identify unknown cadavers. Carrion-feeding maggots store food in a crop located at the anterior end of the gut. DNA recovered from the crop can be amplified...
Sarcocystis (S.) spp. are intracellular protozoan parasites that infect birds and animals, resulting in substantial commercial losses. Sarcocystis spp. have an indirect life cycle; canines and felines are known to act as final hosts, and numerous...
Herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2) belong to the herpesviridae family and cause neurological disorders by infecting the nervous system. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of Rosmarinus officinalis L. (rosemary) extract...
Lead (Pb) is a toxic heavy metal that is harmful to humans, especially male reproductive organs. Luteolin (LUT) is a naturally occurring flavonoid with numerous biological activities. Our aim was to investigate the possible reproprotective effect of...
Exposure to lead (Pb) causes multiorgan dysfunction including reproductive impairments. Here, we examined the protective effects of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) administration on testicular injury induced by lead acetate (PbAc) exposure in rats. This study...
​The abundant use of lead (Pb; toxic heavy metal) worldwide has increased occupational and ecosystem exposure, with subsequent negative health effects. The flavonoid luteolin (LUT) found in many natural foodstuffs possesses antioxidant and anti-...
Heavy metal exposure, in lead (Pb) particularly, is associated with severe neuronal impairment though oxidative stress mediated by reactive oxygen species, and antioxidants may be used to abolish these adverse effects. This study investigated the...
​Toxoplasmosis constitutes a global infection caused by oblige intracellular apicomplexan protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii. Although often asymptomatic, the infection can result in more severe, potentially life-threatening symptoms particularly...
 Sarcocystosis is induced by species of Sarcocystis, which is an intracellular protozoan parasiteinthephylumApicomplexa. ThediversityandimportanceofSarcocystisspeciesinsheepand goats in Saudi Arabia are poorly understood. In this study, the tongue,...
​Eugenol was investigated for the treatment of Haemoproteus columbae (H. columbae)-infected squabs (young domestic pigeons, Columba domestica). Thirty naturally-infected squabs were divided into three groups of ten each. One group was treated with...
Mice and rats are animals commonly used in research and laboratory testing. Compared to other animal species, they harbor many more zoonotic agents. Hymenolepis nana is a common tapeworm that parasitizes both humans and rodents. Although this...
Cadmium (Cd) is a common environmental toxicant that has harmful effects on plants, animals, and humans. The present study evaluated the protective effects of Fragaria ananassa methanolic extract (SME) on cadmium chloride (CdCl2)-induced neuronal...
The current study examined the efficacy of royal jelly (RJ) against cadmium chloride (CdCl2)-inducedtesticulardysfunction. Atotalof28Swissmalemicewereallocatedintofourgroups (n = 7), and are listed as follows: (1) the control group, who was...
Leishmaniasis is one of the most significant vector-borne syndromes of individuals. This parasitic infection can be affected by many species of Leishmania, most of which are zoonotic. Natural products have made and are continuing to make important...
Background: Schistosomiasis is an acute and chronic zoonotic parasitic disease caused by trematode worms. The host inflammatory response to schistosome eggs leads to perioval granulomata formation, mainly in the liver and intestine. This study...
The diversity and importance of Echinococcus species in domesticated animals in Saudi Arabia are poorly understood. In this study, 108 singular (hydatid) cysts were collected from goats (n = 25), sheep (n = 56) and camels (n = 27). DNA was extracted...
Leishmania species are parasites that multiply within phagocytes and cause several clinical diseases characterized by single or multiple ulcerations. One of the complications that can induce tissue damage and the resulting scars is caused by...
Abstract: Bacterial infections of cutaneous leishmaniasis cause skin ulcers on mice, resulting in increased tissue deterioration, and these infections can be controlled with liquid allicin. To isolate and identify the incidences of real secondary...
    AbstractBackground Leishmania is a unicellular protozoan parasite that produces several human diseases, rangingfrom localized self-healing cutaneous lesions to deadly visceral infections.Objectives The effect of allicin on the growth of...
This study was carried out to investigate role of some stressful ecological factors on cultured tilapia species, 86 Tilapia zillii and 118 Sarotherodon galilaeus in relation to metacercarial affections. Physicochemical parameters of water samples...
Cutaneous leishmaniasis is caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Leishmania,L.major (wet cutaneous leishmaniasis) and L.tropica (dry cutaneous leishmaniasis).They are transmitted as promastigotes to mammalian hosts by the bite of infected...