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Yasmin Saad

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Name : Yasmin Saad
Title: Lecturer
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Personal Info: Assistant Lecturer: Yasmin Saad, Lecturer in Pharmacology and Toxicology and Biochemsitry deptartment. She has got her Masters degree from Helwan University.


Certificate Major University Year
PhD Pharmacology and Toxicology 2018
Masters Pharmacology 2011
Bachelor . 2005

Researches /Publications

Promising role of topical caffeine mesoporous gel in collagen re-synthesis and UV protection through proline assessment

Yasmin Saad Abulfadl Okasha



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Protective effects of thymoquinone on D-galactose and aluminum chloride induced neurotoxicity in rats: biochemical, histological and behavioral changes

Yasmin Saad Abulfadl Okasha



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Thymoquinone alleviates the experimentally induced Alzheimer’s disease inflammation by modulation of TLRs signaling

Yasmin Saad Abulfadl Okasha

AA Eissa Ahmed, S Nofal,OA Badary


Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is characterized by a robust inflammatory response elicited by the accumulation and deposition of amyloid-β (Aβ) within the brain. Aβ induces detrimental inflammatory responses through toll-like receptors (TLRs) signaling pathway. Thymoquinone (TQ), the main active constituent of Nigella sativa oil, has been reported by several previous studies for its potent anti-inflammatory effect. The aim of this study is to elucidate the effect of TQ in improving learning and memory, using a rat model of AD induced by a combination of aluminum chloride (AlCl3) and d-galactose (d-Gal). TQ was administered orally at doses of 10, 20, and 40 mg/kg/day for 14 days after AD induction. Memory functions were assessed using the step through passive avoidance test. Amyloid plaques were shown to be present using hematoxylin and eosin staining. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) and Interleukin-1beta (IL-1β) levels in brain were assessed via ELISA and profiling TLR-2, TLR-4, myeloid differential factor 88, toll–interleukin-1 receptor domain-containing adapter-inducing interferon-β, interferon regulatory factor 3 (IRF-3), and nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) expressions via real-time polymerase chain reaction. TQ improved AD rat cognitive decline, decreased Aβ formation and accumulation, significantly decreased TNF-α and IL-1β at all levels of doses and significantly downregulated the expression of TLRs pathway components as well as their downstream effectors NF-κB and IRF-3 mRNAs at all levels of doses (p < 0.05). We concluded that TQ reduced the inflammation induced by d-Gal/AlCl3 combination. It is therefore reasonable to assign the anti-inflammatory responses to the modulation of TLRs pathway

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Non Classical Antifolates, Part 5. Benzodiazepine Analogs as a New Class of DHFR Inhibitors: Synthesis, Antitumor Testing and Molecular Modeling Study

Yasmin Saad Abulfadl Okasha


A new series of tetrahydro quinazoline and tetrahydro 1H dibenzo diazepine analogs were synthesized and tested for their DHFR inhibition and in vitro antitumor activity. Compound 35 showed a remarkable DHFR inhibitory potency which is twenty fold more active than methotrexate (MTX). Compounds 17 and 23 proved to be fifteen fold more active than the known antitumor 5 FU, with MG MID GI50, TGI and LC50 values of 1.5, 46.8, 93.3 and 1.4, 17.4, 93.3 respectively. Computer modeling studies allowed the identification that methoxy and methyl substituents, the system of the chalcone core, the nitrogen atoms, on the dibenzodiazepine ring as pharmacophoric features essential for activity. These mark points could be used as template model for further future optimization.

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Ideal Student helwan university 2003

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