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Vol2 Paper 15

posted Aug 18, 2018, 12:35 PM by Yaseen Raouf Mohammed


 Thaera Abdulridha Mussa

 Directorate of Materials Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Baghdad, Iraq.

 Kafa Khalaf Hammud

 Directorate of Materials Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Baghdad, Iraq.

 Samira Ahmed Abdul Rahmman

 Directorate of Materials Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Baghdad, Iraq.

 Faliah Hassan Ali

 Directorate of Materials Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Baghdad, Iraq.

Different expired pharmaceutical materials were tested in 1M H2SO4- Carbon Steel and compared with 1M HCl carbon steel results that previously published. The comparison was made with Citicoline; Carbocisteine (5%); or Paracetamol.
Because weight loss is less accuracy than other methods, inhibition efficiencies ( IE% ) was from low to high values and this might be a result of active chemical component in drug, exposure time, applied concentration beside acidic hydrolysis .
In sulfuric acid, Kads were ranged from (5.5072, 407.682, and 0.4418) to (22.8355, 2217.057, and 22.6975) for Citicoline, Paracetamol, and Carbocisteine, respectively. While Δ Gadsvalues (in negative sign) were varied from (14.1777, 22.5925, and 7.92718) to (17.7015, 29.0379, and 17.6865) for Citicoline, Paracetamol, and Carbocisteine respectively in the same corrosive solution. From Δ Gads values, it can be concluded that physisorpion than chemisorption might be occurred in 1M H2SO4 medium.

carbon steel, expired drugs, corrosion, weight loss, paracetamol, citicoline, carbocisteine.

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Vol2 Paper 14

posted Aug 18, 2018, 11:50 AM by Yaseen Raouf Mohammed


 Wahran M.Saod

 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Anbar, Ramadi, IRAQ

 Tahseen .A. Zaidan

 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Anbar, Ramadi, IRAQ

 Abdul Wahab .A. Alfaluji

 Fallujah teaching hospital, Fallujah, IRAQ

The aims of this study are: to compare the level of Magnesium in sera of patients infected with HBV and healthy participants, and to evaluate the efficiency of analytical techniques (Inductively Coupled plasma- Mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy that are currently used to detect Magnesium in Patients’ human sera. One hundred sixty patients’ samples and thirty healthy individuals were investigated in this study. All the patients included in this research were tested positive for HBS Ag test and their specimens were examined by profile test which include (HBS Ab, HBe Ag, HBe Ab, HBc Ab ,(IgM-IgG), HCV and HIV) and also viral load (HBV PCR) with unit (copies/ml) were carried to test the patients sera. Magnesium levels was determined by using Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy inductively oupled plasma- Mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), the measured readings of AAS and ICP-MS for Magnesium was compared. The findings of this study show that the concentration range of Magnesium element between (1.59±0.30 mg\l) to (1.74±0.17mg\l).
Serum Magnesium has shown decrease in mean serum concentration in patients with chronic hepatitis B compared to healthy individuals. Moreover, (AAS and ICP-MS) analytical techniques have same efficiency in measuring the Magnesium concentration.

Hepatitis, B, Serum, Magnesium and ICP-MS.

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Vol2 Paper 13

posted Aug 14, 2018, 3:43 AM by Yaseen Raouf Mohammed   [ updated Aug 18, 2018, 11:52 AM ]


 Razhaw K. Arif

 Chemistry department, College of Science, University of Sulaimani, Iraq

 Ahmad M. Abdullah

 Chemistry department, College of Science, University of Sulaimani, Iraq

 Ismaeel Hama Ameen Aghaways

 College of Medicine, University of Sulaimani, Iraq

Urinary tract stone disease is a longstanding medical illness and still a common public health problem. It affects up to 20% of the general population. There are different types of urinary stones, calcium oxalate is the major component of about 80% of all stones. The hardness of drinking water in Slemani province is in high level (180 ppm), this is the major factor of our work to study the effect of it on the urinary stone disease distribution in this region, 60 patients participated with different age, gender, source of water supply. Firstly the stone samples analyzed qualitatively by (kit calculs urinaries), quantitative analysis were also performed using both methods FT-IR and thermal analysis including (TG, DTG and DTA) Results indicates that 85% of stone samples contain calcium oxalate monohydrate COM and calcium oxalate dihydrate COD. These results were improve by performing elemental analysis for stone samples by ICP-OES method which indicate presence of high Ca% also since the water hardness ranged between hard to very hard in Slemani province, we can conclude that water hardness can be considered as a predisposing extrinsic factor which may have positive correlation with urinary stone formation.

Urinary stone, Hardness of water, Thermal analysis, ICP-OES, FT-IR method.

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Vol2 Paper 12

posted Aug 14, 2018, 2:34 AM by Yaseen Raouf Mohammed


 Narmin Hamaamin Hussen

 College of Pharmacy, University of Sulaimaniya, Iraq

 Ahlam Jamil Qasir

 College of Pharmacy, University of Baghdad, Iraq

Quinolones were conjugated with 7-hydroxycoumarin via the amine group of amino acids by reaction hydrazide group of quinolones –amino acid derivatives with formyl group to carbon 8 of 7-hydroxy-4-methyl coumarin. Synthesis of amino acid methyl esters HCl [N1 and N2], by reaction of amino acid with thionyl chloride in methanol. Synthesis amide derivatives [N3- N6] by reaction amino acid methyl esters HCl [N1 and N2] with quinolones. The DCC/ HOBt coupling reagents used for peptide bond formation. Synthesis of hydrazide derivatives [N7- N10], by reaction [N3- N6] with hydrazine hydratein ethanol. Synthesis of 7-hydroxy -4-methyl coumarin [N11] was achieved by reaction of ethyl acetoacetate with resorcinol .Synthesis of 8-formyl-7-hydroxy-4- methyl coumarin [N12], was achieved by Duff reaction, which is used for synthesis of aromatic aldehyde with hexamine. Synthesis of Hydrazone Derivatives [N13- N16] was achieved by reaction compounds [N7- N10] with compound [N12] in the presence of ethanol.Structure elucidation was confirmed by spectrometric analysis using FT-IR, 13C-NMR and CHN elemental analyzer. Synthesized compounds have been found to exhibit considerable antibacterial activity in vitro. Among the quinolones-coumarin derivatives; compounds [N15&N16] showed the highest rate of inhibition against Staphylococcus aureus than Klebsiella pneumoniae.

Nalidixic acid; Ciprofloxacin; 7-Hydroxycoumarin; Amino acids; Antibacterial activity; DNA gyrase inhibitors.

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Vol2 Paper 11

posted Aug 14, 2018, 1:44 AM by Yaseen Raouf Mohammed


 Aryan H. Fatah

 General Science Department, College of Education and Natural Sciences, Charmo University, Chamchamal/ Sulaimani-Kurdistan Region-Iraq.

 Hayman J. Abdoul

General Science Department, College of Education and Natural Sciences, Charmo University, Chamchamal/ Sulaimani-Kurdistan Region-Iraq.

 Chrakhan R. Rashid

 General Science Department, College of Education and Natural Sciences, Charmo University, Chamchamal/ Sulaimani-Kurdistan Region-Iraq.

 Dana Khdr Sabir

 General Science Department, College of Education and Natural Sciences, Charmo University, Chamchamal/ Sulaimani-Kurdistan Region-Iraq.

Table salt, or sodium chloride salt, has a significant role in food industry worldwide and it is an essential dietary intake for any healthy human-being. Bread, soy sauce, salted vegetables, fruits, meats and fish provide most of the dietary salt to all individuals. In this paper, several parameters of the common table salts in the Chamchamal region were assessed. The salts used in this study are those which are widely available in the region and they have either been completely produced and packed in Iran; or produced in Iran, but packed in Iraqi-Kurdistan or entirely produced and packed in Iraqi-Kurdistan. The quality of the salts were assessed using several parameters including chemical tests: purity%, iodine, pH, insoluble content, as well as physical tests: water content%, odour, colour, and taste. The tested parameters of the table salt samples were compared to each other and to the standard limits of the World Food Programme (WFP,) Iraq and Kurdistan regional government parameters. This study resulted listing those brands of salts that are in good agreement with the standards required by Kurdistan regional government, as well as classifying the salt brands which are in disagreement to meet the quality control requirements.

Table salts, quality, purity, iodine, sodium, thyroid hormones.

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Vol2 Paper 10

posted Aug 14, 2018, 12:58 AM by Yaseen Raouf Mohammed


 Ehssan Nissiaf Jasim Al-Obaidy

 Department of Physiology, pharmacology and Biochemistry College of Veterinary Medicine- Diyala University/Iraq

 Muna, M.Ismail

 Department of Physiology, pharmacology and Biochemistry College of Veterinary Medicine- Diyala University/Iraq

 Nadia Ahmed Salih Al-Guburi

 Department of Chemistry College of Education –Tikrit University /Iraq

Vitamin B12, B6 being water-soluble is excreted in the urine when administered in excess. Lipid profile and Homocystien is important relation with heart disease. High levels of the amino acid homocysteine in the blood are associated with heart disease increased intake of vitamin B12 has been found to decrease homocysteine levels, Aim: The present study was undertaken to investigate the effects of dietary excess of vitamin B6 and B12 total lipid and the Homocystein. Materials and Methods: A total of 48 rabbits were included in the study. Control groups (CG-10, n = 8 for 10 days; CG-15, n = 8 for 15 days; CG-20, n = 8 for 20 days). The experimental groups (EG-10, n = 8; EG-15, n = 8; EG-20, n = 8) received 5 mg/ kg vitamin B6, B12 daily for 10 days, 15 days and 20 days .HDL,Cholesterol and total lipid levels and Homocystiene were measured and compared in CGs and EGs. Results: The total serum cholesterol levels were significantly lower (P < 0.05) although serum HDL levels were significantly higher (P < 0.01) in all EGs. Total serum lipid levels were higher in EG-15 and EG-20 groups than in CGs. a relationship between serum total lipid and HDL levels in theEG-15 and EG-20 groups is suggested. Conclusions: Dietary excess of vitamin B6, B12 intake reduces serum total cholesterol levels, but not serum HDL and total lipid levels, and also causes decrease in homocystine levels as treatment.

Vitamin B12, B6, Cholesterol, Lipid profile, Homocystiene.


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Vol2 Paper 9

posted Aug 14, 2018, 12:51 AM by Yaseen Raouf Mohammed   [ updated Aug 14, 2018, 1:18 AM ]


 Dereen Najat

 University of Sulaimani/college of Science/chemistry department.

Vitamin D deficiency may cause serious health complications in both pregnant women and their fetuses. Despite the abundance of sunlight in the Middle East, many research groups confirmed alarming vitamin D deficiency in the region. For the first time, this study investigated the association between vitamin D levels with miscarriage incidences in pregnant women residing in Sulaimani city. The participants in this study were 390 vieled and nonviled pregnant women. Each participant completed a questionnaire about her lifestyle, including smoking status and nutritional supplement usage. An electrochemiluminescence binding assay was used to measure non-fasting serum concentration of total 25-hydroxyvitamin D. SPSS software was used for statistical analysis, P< 0.05 was considered significant throughout all the tests. Of all the women in this study, 82.3% were severely vitamin D deficient, 9.7 % were vitamin D insufficient, whereas only 7.9 % of the pregnant women were vitamin D sufficient. In total 17.1% of the study participants had pregnancy loss (miscarriage, still birth) and 8.9% of the participants had miscarriages. In conclusion, a high percentage of participitants had vitamin D deficiency; also vitamin D deficiency was not associated with pregnancy losses; further research is needed to confirm vitamin D roles in pregnancy losses. 

25 hydroxyvitamin D; miscarriages; dietary calcium intake; dietary vitamin D intake; vitamin D deficiency; prevalence.

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Vol2 Paper 8

posted Aug 13, 2018, 6:30 AM by Yaseen Raouf Mohammed


 Zainab Yaseen Mohammed Hasan

 Biotechnology research center-Al-Nahrain University.

 Bashar Sabry

Collage of pharmacy- Al-Nahrain University.

Nigella sativa seeds had been used traditionally for health improvement and cure different diseases as folk herpes. In the current study evaluation for N.sativa alcoholic extract effect was carried on viability of two cancerous cell lines and one normal cells culture in comparison to methotrexate drug. Results showed that the extract showed an anticancer activity on both cancerous cell lines with no effect on the normal cells culture in different manner with different N.sativa extract concentrations towards the two cell lines.

Nigella sativa, Methotrexate, Hep-2 cell line, L20-B cell line, Tissue culture, .CEF cell line.

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Vol2 Paper 7

posted Aug 13, 2018, 6:01 AM by Yaseen Raouf Mohammed   [ updated Aug 13, 2018, 6:01 AM ]


 Karzan Ghafur Khidhir

 Department of Biology, College of Science, University of Sulaimani, Sulaimani, Iraq.

Human hair follicle dermal papilla (DP) cells are widely used to study the molecular mechanisms which underlie hair development. Prostamides, prostaglandins and their analogues are potent stimulators of hair growth, but, knowledge on their mechanism of action is limited. This study aims to improve understanding of the mechanism of latanoprost action in the human DP cells and determines the role of β-Catenin signalling and prostacyclin receptor (IP) in the pathway. DP cells were isolated after 10 days of culture with/without latanoprost and pooled for RNA extraction. PCR was carried out to confirm expression of β-Catenin and IP genes; and expression levels were compared using quantitative real-time PCR analysis. PCR analysis identified β-Catenin and IP genes in scalp DP cells and Quantitative real-time PCR demonstrated elevated expression of β-Catenin and IP in DP cells treated with latanoprost, and the most significant increase was achieved in cells treated with 100 nM Latanoprost. Identification of β-Catenin and IP genes in the DP cells and up regulation of these genes in cells treated with latanoprost indicate that latanoprost acts through Wnt/β-Catenin signalling pathway and prostacyclin receptor. So the β-Catenin and prostacyclin receptors play important role in signalling pathways within human hair follicle DP cells.

 β-Catenin, Dermal Papilla, Hair, Quantitative Real-Time PCR, Prostacyclin.

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posted Aug 13, 2018, 5:41 AM by Yaseen Raouf Mohammed   [ updated Aug 13, 2018, 5:42 AM ]


 Srwa Ali Mohammed

 Faculty of Science and Health, Koya University, Danielle Mitterrand Boulevard, Koya KOY45, Kurdistan Region-Iraq

 Shwan Kamal Rachid
 College of Education and Natural Sciences Charmo University Chamchamal, 46023, Kurdistan-Iraq 

 Komar Research Center (KRC) Komar University of Science and Technology Qularaisi- Sarchinar, Sulaimani, 46001, Kurdistan-Iraq

 This paper investigates the effects of sub-Inhibitory Concentrations (SICs) of some plants in the flora of Koya city/Kurdistan region of Iraq on biofilm production in Klebsiella pneumonia. 0.1-10 mg of the plant organic extracts used against growth and biofilm production in microtiter plates measured spectroscopically. While the SIC effect of each of Eugenia caryophyllata (Clove) and Quercus infectoria oliv has significantly reduced biofilm formation, no negative effect on the bacterial growth was investigated. Interestingly, while the synergistic effect of some plant extract mixes (like Poamgranet mixed with tetracyclin and Poamgranet with ampicillin. Salix candida mixed with refampicin and Salix candida with neomycin) at SICs level reduced biofilm production, mixtures from the other plants extract (like leafs of Salix candida and Punica granatum) have significantly increased biofilm expression in a multidrug resistant Klebsiella pneumonia. Similar synergistic effects were recorded when the bacteria grown in presence of the plants extract SICs mixed with sub-lethal concentration of some antibiotics in comparison to the effects of solely individual plant extracts.

Biofilm, Klebsiella pneumonia, plant extracts, antimicrobial agents.

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