Afaf K El-Ansary

Summary

Affiliation: King Saud University
Country: Saudi Arabia

Publications

  1. pmc Plasma fatty acids as diagnostic markers in autistic patients from Saudi Arabia
    Afaf K El-Ansary
    Biochemistry Department, Science College, King Saud University, P, O Box 22452, Zip code 11495, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Lipids Health Dis 10:62. 2011
  2. pmc On the toxicity of therapeutically used nanoparticles: an overview
    A El-Ansary
    Biochemistry Department, Science College, King Saud University, P O Box 22452, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia
    J Toxicol 2009:754810. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Selected biomarkers as predictive tools in testing efficacy of melatonin and coenzyme Q on propionic acid - induced neurotoxicity in rodent model of autism
    Mashael Al-Ghamdi
    Biochemistry Department, Science College, King Saud University, P, O Box 22452, Zip code 11495 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    BMC Neurosci 15:34. 2014
  4. ncbi request reprint Association of social and cognitive impairment and biomarkers in autism spectrum disorders
    Altaf Alabdali
    Biochemistry Department, Science College, King Saud University, P, O Box 22452, Zip code 11495 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Neuroinflammation 11:4. 2014
  5. pmc The neurotoxic effect of clindamycin - induced gut bacterial imbalance and orally administered propionic acid on DNA damage assessed by the comet assay: protective potency of carnosine and carnitine
    Afaf El-Ansary
    Department of Biochemistry, College of Science, King Saud University, P, O Box 22452, Riyadh 11495, Saudi Arabia
    Gut Pathog 5:9. 2013
  6. pmc Neuroinflammation in autism spectrum disorders
    Afaf El-Ansary
    Biochemistry Department, Science College, King Saud University, P, O, Box 22452, 11495, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Neuroinflammation 9:265. 2012
  7. pmc Lipid mediators in plasma of autism spectrum disorders
    Afaf El-Ansary
    Biochemistry Department, Science College, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Lipids Health Dis 11:160. 2012
  8. pmc Mechanism of nitrogen metabolism-related parameters and enzyme activities in the pathophysiology of autism
    Ghada A Abu Shmais
    Biochemistry Department, Science College, King Saud University, P, O Box 22452, Zip code 11495, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Neurodev Disord 4:4. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Relationship between chronic lead toxicity and plasma neurotransmitters in autistic patients from Saudi Arabia
    Afaf K El-Ansary
    Biochemistry Department, Science College, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Clin Biochem 44:1116-20. 2011
  10. pmc Impaired plasma phospholipids and relative amounts of essential polyunsaturated fatty acids in autistic patients from Saudi Arabia
    Afaf K El-Ansary
    Biochemistry Department, Science College, King Saud University, PO Box 22452, Zip code 11495, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Lipids Health Dis 10:63. 2011

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Publications17

  1. pmc Plasma fatty acids as diagnostic markers in autistic patients from Saudi Arabia
    Afaf K El-Ansary
    Biochemistry Department, Science College, King Saud University, P, O Box 22452, Zip code 11495, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Lipids Health Dis 10:62. 2011
    ..The aim of this study is to compare plasma fatty acid profiles of Saudi autistic patients with those of age-matching control subjects in an attempt to clarify the role of FA in the etiology of autism...
  2. pmc On the toxicity of therapeutically used nanoparticles: an overview
    A El-Ansary
    Biochemistry Department, Science College, King Saud University, P O Box 22452, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia
    J Toxicol 2009:754810. 2009
    ..This paper highlights the need for caution during the use and disposal of such manufactured nanomaterials to prevent unintended environmental impacts...
  3. doi request reprint Selected biomarkers as predictive tools in testing efficacy of melatonin and coenzyme Q on propionic acid - induced neurotoxicity in rodent model of autism
    Mashael Al-Ghamdi
    Biochemistry Department, Science College, King Saud University, P, O Box 22452, Zip code 11495 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    BMC Neurosci 15:34. 2014
    ..Heat shock protein70 (Hsp70), Gamma amino-butyric acid (GABA), serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin and interferon γ-inducible protein 16 together with Comet DNA assay were measured in brain tissues of the six studied groups...
  4. ncbi request reprint Association of social and cognitive impairment and biomarkers in autism spectrum disorders
    Altaf Alabdali
    Biochemistry Department, Science College, King Saud University, P, O Box 22452, Zip code 11495 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Neuroinflammation 11:4. 2014
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  5. pmc The neurotoxic effect of clindamycin - induced gut bacterial imbalance and orally administered propionic acid on DNA damage assessed by the comet assay: protective potency of carnosine and carnitine
    Afaf El-Ansary
    Department of Biochemistry, College of Science, King Saud University, P, O Box 22452, Riyadh 11495, Saudi Arabia
    Gut Pathog 5:9. 2013
    ..Additionally, the protective effect of carnosine and carnitine as natural dietary supplements is assessed...
  6. pmc Neuroinflammation in autism spectrum disorders
    Afaf El-Ansary
    Biochemistry Department, Science College, King Saud University, P, O, Box 22452, 11495, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Neuroinflammation 9:265. 2012
    ..This study aims to test the role that might be played by heat shock protein (HSP)70, transforming growth factor (TGF)-β2, Caspase 7 and interferon-γ (IFN-γ)in the pathophysiology of autism...
  7. pmc Lipid mediators in plasma of autism spectrum disorders
    Afaf El-Ansary
    Biochemistry Department, Science College, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Lipids Health Dis 11:160. 2012
    ..The genesis of this disorder is still not understood but inflammation in utero or early in childhood is an environmental risk factor...
  8. pmc Mechanism of nitrogen metabolism-related parameters and enzyme activities in the pathophysiology of autism
    Ghada A Abu Shmais
    Biochemistry Department, Science College, King Saud University, P, O Box 22452, Zip code 11495, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Neurodev Disord 4:4. 2012
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  9. doi request reprint Relationship between chronic lead toxicity and plasma neurotransmitters in autistic patients from Saudi Arabia
    Afaf K El-Ansary
    Biochemistry Department, Science College, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Clin Biochem 44:1116-20. 2011
    ..This study aims to clarify the relationship between blood Pb(2+) concentration as a ubiquitous environmental pollutant and plasma neurotransmitters as biochemical parameters that reflect brain function in Saudi autistic patients...
  10. pmc Impaired plasma phospholipids and relative amounts of essential polyunsaturated fatty acids in autistic patients from Saudi Arabia
    Afaf K El-Ansary
    Biochemistry Department, Science College, King Saud University, PO Box 22452, Zip code 11495, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Lipids Health Dis 10:63. 2011
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  11. pmc Proinflammatory and proapoptotic markers in relation to mono and di-cations in plasma of autistic patients from Saudi Arabia
    Afaf K El-Ansary
    Biochemistry Department, Science College, King Saud University, P, O Box 22452, Zip code 11495, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Neuroinflammation 8:142. 2011
    ..This study aims to clarify the relationship amongst absolute and relative concentrations of K+, Na+, Ca2+, Mg2+ and/or proinflammatory and proapoptotic biomarkers...
  12. pmc On the protective effect of omega-3 against propionic acid-induced neurotoxicity in rat pups
    Afaf K El-Ansary
    Biochemistry Department, Science College, King Saud University, P, O Box 22452, Zip code 11495, Riydh, Saudi Arabia
    Lipids Health Dis 10:142. 2011
    ..Results from animal studies may guide investigations of human populations toward identifying environmental contaminants and drugs that produce or protect from neurotoxicity and may help in the treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders...
  13. pmc A novel study on amyloid β peptide 40, 42 and 40/42 ratio in Saudi autistics
    Laila Y Al-Ayadhi
    Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Behav Brain Funct 8:4. 2012
    ..We examined whether plasma concentrations of amyloid beta (Aβ) as protein derivatives play a central role in the etiology of autistic features...
  14. pmc Etiology of autistic features: the persisting neurotoxic effects of propionic acid
    Afaf K El-Ansary
    Biochemistry Department, Science College, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Neuroinflammation 9:74. 2012
    ..Propionic acid (PA) is a short chain fatty acid and an important intermediate of cellular metabolism. Although PA has several beneficial biological effects, its accumulation is neurotoxic...
  15. pmc Identification of potential biomarkers of gold nanoparticle toxicity in rat brains
    Nikhat J Siddiqi
    Department of Biochemistry, College of Science, King Saud University, PO Box 22452, Riyadh 11495, Saudi Arabia
    J Neuroinflammation 9:123. 2012
    ..However, their toxic effects still remain to be elucidated. Therefore this study was undertaken to study the biochemical effects of AuNPs on rat brain and identify potential biomarkers of AuNP toxicity...
  16. pmc Novel metabolic biomarkers related to sulfur-dependent detoxification pathways in autistic patients of Saudi Arabia
    Yusra A Al-Yafee
    Biochemistry Department, Science College, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    BMC Neurol 11:139. 2011
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