Dr. Pravej  Alam

Dr. Pravej Alam

Assistant Professor
Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia


Highest Degree
PostDoc Fellow in Biotechnology from Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi, India

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Biography

Dr. Pravej Alam is currently working as Associte Professor at Department of Biology, Prince Sattam bin Abdul Aziz University, Alkharj, Saudi Arabia. He has completed his Postdoctoral Fellow in Biotechnology from Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi, India. He has published 80 research articles in journals, 2 book, 15 abstract in national and international conferences and 3 patents. He is also serving as editor/ reviewer for journals such as Industrial Crops and Products, Journal of Biological Sciences, International Journal of Botany, Asian Journal of Biotechnology, Asian Journal of Biological Sciences, American Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and guest editor for International Multidisciplinary Research Journal, Journal of Eco-biotechnology, and Current Botany. He also attended number of national and international conferences. He was received Best Paper Presentation Award, Oral and received Hamdard National Foundation Research Fellowship.

Area of Interest:

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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Selected Publications

  1. Zubair, M., F.M. Husain, F.A. Qais, P. Alam and I. Ahmad et al., 2021. Bio-fabrication of titanium oxide nanoparticles from Ochradenus arabicus to obliterate biofilms of drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from diabetic foot infections. Applied Nanosci., 11: 375-387.
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  2. Yusuf, M., A.S.S. Almehrzi, A.J.N. Alnajjar, P. Alam, N. Elsayed, R. Khalil and S. Hayat, 2021. Glucose modulates copper induced changes in photosynthesis, ion uptake, antioxidants and proline in Cucumis sativus plants. Carbohydr. Res., Vol. 501. 10.1016/j.carres.2021.108271.
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  3. Tomar, V., A. Faraz, M. Yusuf, P. Alam and S. Hayat, 2021. 24-epibrassinolide in association with iron enhances the photosynthetic efficiency and upregulates the antioxidant system of the Brassica juncea. Acta Physiol. Plant., Vol. 43. 10.1007/s11738-021-03204-6.
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  4. Singh, P., Y. Arif, H. Siddiqui, F. Sami and R. Zaidi et al., 2021. Nanoparticles enhances the salinity toxicity tolerance in Linum usitatissimum L. by modulating the antioxidative enzymes, photosynthetic efficiency, redox status and cellular damage. Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf., Vol. 213. 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2021.112020.
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  5. Sami, F., H. Siddiqui, P. Alam and S. Hayat, 2021. Nitric oxide mitigates the salt-induced oxidative damage in mustard by upregulating the activity of various enzymes. J. Plant Growth Regul., Vol. 2021. 10.1007/s00344-021-10331-4.
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  6. Sami, F., H. Siddiqui, P. Alam and S. Hayat, 2021. Glucose-induced response on photosynthetic efficiency, ROS homeostasis, and antioxidative defense system in maintaining carbohydrate and ion metabolism in Indian mustard (Brassica juncea L.) under salt-mediated oxidative stress. Protoplasma, 258: 601-620.
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  7. Perveen, K., F.M. Husain, F.A. Qais, A. Khan and S. Razak et al., 2021. Microwave-assisted rapid green synthesis of gold nanoparticles using seed extract of Trachyspermum ammi: ROS mediated biofilm inhibition and anticancer activity. Biomolecules, Vol. 11. 10.3390/biom11020197.
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  8. Mishra, R.K., A. Ahmad, A. Vyawahare, P. Alam, T.H. Khan and R. Khan, 2021. Biological effects of formation of protein corona onto nanoparticles. Int. J. Bio. Macromol., 175: 1-18.
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  9. Ansari, M.M., A. Ahmad, A. Kumar, P. Alam and T.H. Khan et al., 2021. Aminocellulose-grafted-polycaprolactone coated gelatin nanoparticles alleviate inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis: a combinational therapeutic approach. Carbohydr. Polym., Vol. 258. 10.1016/j.carbpol.2020.117600.
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  10. Alam, P., 2021. Functional annotations of ESTs of Stevia rebaudiana involved in abiotic stress signaling through computational approach. Saudi J. Bio. Sci., 28: 2602-2612.
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  11. Alam, A., R.S. Majumdar and P. Alam, 2021. Development of HPTLC method for determination of α-terpinyl acetate, and evaluation of antioxidant properties of essential oils in Elettaria cardamomum. Trop. J. Pharm. Res., 18: 2139-2145.
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  12. Ahmad, P., M.N. Alyemeni, L. Wijaya, M.A. Ahanger and M. Ashraf et al., 2021. Nitric oxide donor, sodium nitroprusside, mitigates mercury toxicity in different cultivars of soybean. J. Hazard. Mater., Vol. 408. 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.124852.
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  13. Ahmad, A., K. Vaghasiya, A. Kumar, P. Alam, S.S. Raza, R.K. Verma and R. Khan, 2021. Enema based therapy using liposomal formulation of low molecular weight heparin for treatment of active ulcerative colitis: new adjunct therapeutic opportunity. Mater. Sci. Eng.: C, Vol. 121. 10.1016/j.msec.2020.111851.
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  14. ALAM, P. and T.A. BALAWI, 2021. In silico identification of cis-regulatory elements and their functional annotations from assembled ESTs of Artemisia annua L. involved in abiotic stress signaling. Rom. Biotechnol. Lett., 26: 2384-2395.
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  15. Pravej, A. and A.B. Thamer, 2020. Prediction and functional annotation of the MADS-BOX transcription factor from ESTs of Mentha piperita. R. J. Biotech., Vol. 15. .
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  16. Mir, A.R., H. Siddiqui, P. Alam and S. Hayat, 2020. Melatonin modulates photosynthesis, redox status, and elemental composition to promote growth of Brassica juncea-a dose-dependent effect. Protoplasma, 257: 1685-1700.
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  17. Mir, A.R., H. Siddiqui, P. Alam and S. Hayat, 2020. Foliar spray of auxin/IAA modulates photosynthesis, elemental composition, ROS localization and antioxidant machinery to promote growth of brassica juncea. Physiol. Mol. Biol. Plants, 26: 2503-2520.
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  18. Husain, F.M., I. Hasan, F.A. Qais, R.A. Khan, P. Alam and A. Alsalme, 2020. Fabrication of zinc oxide-xanthan gum nanocomposite via green route: attenuation of quorum sensing regulated virulence functions and mitigation of biofilm in gram-negative bacterial pathogens. Coatings, Vol. 10. 10.3390/coatings10121190.
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  19. Chaudhary, S., S.S. Chaudhary, S. Rawat, S. Kaur and B. Devi et al., 2020. Molecular mechanism and role of translational values of heat shock protein (HSP27) in various disease. J. Pharm. Res. Int., 32: 110-118.
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  20. Alam, P., T.A. Balawi, M. Ashraf and P. Ahmad, 2020. 24-epibrassinolide (Ebr) reduces oxidative stress damage induced by cadmium toxicity by restricting Cd uptake and modulating some key antioxidant enzymes in maize plants. Pak. J. Bot., 53: 59-66.
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  21. Alam, P., S.K. Kohli, T.A. Balawi, F.H. Altalayan and P. Alam et al., 2020. Foliar application of 24-epibrassinolide improves growth, ascorbate-glutathione cycle, and glyoxalase system in brown mustard (Brassica juncea (L.) czern.) under cadmium toxicity. Plants, Vol. 9. 10.3390/plants9111487.
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  22. Alam, P., P. Alam, M.A. Sharaf-Eldin and M.H. Alqarni, 2020. Simultaneous identification of rutin, chlorogenic acid and gallic acid in Moringa oleifera by densitometric high-performance thin-layer chromatography method. JPC – J. Planar Chromatogr. – Mod. TLC, 33: 27-32.
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  23. Alam, P., M.H. Alqarni, P. Alam, A.I. Foudah and M. Ghazwani, 2020. A HPTLC method for determination of anethole in essential oil, methanolic extract of Foeniculum vulgare and commercial herbal products. J. Pharm. Res. Int., 32: 68-75.
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  24. Alam, P. and T.H. Albalawi, 2020. In vitro alteration of artemisinin biosynthesis in Artemisia annua L during treatment with methyl jasmonate. Trop. J. Pharm. Res., 19: 33-37.
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  25. Alam, P. and T. Albalwai, 2020. In silico prediction of SSRs and functional annotation of ESTs from Catharanthus roseus. Int. J. Pharm. Res. Allied Sci., 9: 1-13.
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  26. Alam, A.A.A., V.S.V. Singh, P.A.P. alam and G.B.A. Gudade, 2020. Morphological and molecular variations studies in high yielding cultivars of Amomum subulatum (roxb) collected from north-eastern part of India. Res. J. Biotech., 5: 80-87.
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  27. Al-Shabib, N.A., F.M. Husain, M.T. Rehman, A.A. Alyousef and M. Arshad et al., 2020. Food color u2018azorubineu2019 interferes with quorum sensing regulated functions and obliterates biofilm formed by food associated bacteria: an In vitro and in silico approach. Saudi J. Bio. Sci., 27: 1080-1090.
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  28. Al-Shabib, N.A., F.M. Husain, M. Nadeem, M.S. Khan and F. Al-Qurainy et al., 2020. Bio-inspired facile fabrication of silver nanoparticles from in vitro grown shoots of Tamarix nilotica: explication of its potential in impeding growth and biofilms of Listeria monocytogenes and assessment of wound healing ability. RSC Adv., 10: 30139-30149.
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  29. Al-Shabib, N.A., F.M. Husain, F.A. Qais, N. Ahmad and A. Khan et al., 2020. Phyto-mediated synthesis of porous titanium dioxide nanoparticles from Withania somnifera root extract: broad-spectrum attenuation of biofilm and cytotoxic properties against HepG2 cell lines. Front. Microbiol., Vol. 11. 10.3389/fmicb.2020.01680.
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  30. Ahmad, P., P. Alam, T.H. Balawi, F.H. Altalayan, M.A. Ahanger and M. Ashraf, 2020. Sodium nitroprusside (SNP) improves tolerance to arsenic (As) toxicity in Vicia faba through the modifications of biochemical attributes, antioxidants, ascorbate-glutathione cycle and glyoxalase cycle. Chemosphere, Vol. 244. 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.125480.
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  31. Qadir, S.U., V. Raja, W.A. Siddiqui, Mahmooduzzafar and E.F. Abd_Allah et al., 2019. Fly-ash pollution modulates growth, biochemical attributes, antioxidant activity and gene expression in pithecellobium dulce (roxb) benth.. Plants, Vol. 8. 10.3390/plants8120528.
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  32. Alam, P., T.H. Albalawi, F.H. Altalayan, M.A. Bakht and M.A. Ahanger et al., 2019. 24-epibrassinolide (EBR) confers tolerance against NaCl stress in soybean plants by up-regulating antioxidant system, ascorbate-glutathione cycle, and glyoxalase system. Biomolecules, Vol. 9. 10.3390/biom9110640.
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  33. Alam, A., R.S. Majumdar and P. Alam, 2019. Systematics evaluations of morphological traits, chemical composition, and antimicrobial properties of selected varieties of Elettaria cardamomum (L.) maton. Nat. Prod. Commun., Vol. 14. 10.1177/1934578x19892688.
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  34. Abdin, M.Z. and P. Alam, 2015. Genetic engineering of artemisinin biosynthesis: Prospects to improve its production. Acta Physiol. Plantarum, Vol. 37. 10.1007/s11738-015-1771-5.
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  35. Mohammad, A., P. Alam, M.M. Ahmad, A. Ali, J. Ahmad and M.Z. Abdin, 2014. Impact of Plant Growth Regulators (PGRs) on callogenesis and artemisinin content in Artemisia annua L. plants. Indian J. Biotechnol., 13: 26-33.
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  36. Liang, Y.L., Z. Zhang, M. Wu, Y. Wu and J.X. Feng, 2014. Isolation, screening and identification of cellulolytic bacteria from natural reserves in the subtropical region of china and optimization of cellulase production by Paenibacillus terrae ME27-1. Biomed. Res. Int. 10.1155/2014/512497.
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  37. Khan, M.A., P. Alam, S. Ahmed, M.Z. Abdin, M.N. Khan and M.A. Bhatt, 2014. Genetic diversity analysis and development of SCAR marker associated with stripe rust resistance in spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L. em Thell). Indian J. Biotechnol., 13: 9-18.
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  38. Alam, P., Kamaluddin, M.A. Khan, A. Mohammad, R. Khan and M.Z. Abdin, 2014. Enhanced artemisinin accumulation and metabolic profiling of transgenic Artemisia annua L. plants over-expressing by rate-limiting enzymes from isoprenoid pathway. J. Plant Interactions, 9: 655-665.
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  39. Alam, P., A. Mohammad, M.M. Ahmad, M.A. Khan and M. Nadeem et al., 2014. Efficient method for Agrobacterium mediated transformation of Artemisia annua L. Recent Patents Biotechnol., 8: 102-107.
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  40. Ahmad, M.M., A. Ali, P. Alam, S. Javed, M.Z. Abdin and M.S. Khan, 2014. Toxicity, PGP activity, bioaccumulation of cadmium, copper and chromium (VI) in nitrogen-fixing rhizobacteria. Int. J. Plant Pathol., 5: 12-20.
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  41. Ahlawat, S., P. Saxena, P. Alam, S. Wajid and M.Z. Abdin, 2014. Modulation of artemisinin biosynthesis by elicitors, inhibitor and precursor in hairy root cultures of Artemisia annua L. J. Plant Interactions, 9: 811-824.
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  42. Nadeem, M., M. Ram, P. Alam, M.M. Ahmad and A. Mohammad, 2012. Fusarium solani, P1, a New Endophytic Podophyllotoxin-Producing Fungus from Roots of Podophyllum hexandrum. Afr. J. Microbiol. Res., 6: 2493-2499.
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  43. Khan, R., R. Srivastava, M.A. Khan, P. Alam and M.Z. Abdin et al., 2012. Variation in Oil Content and Fatty Acid Composition of the Seed Oil of Acacia Species Collected from the Northwest Zone of India. J. Sci. Food Agric., 92: 2310-2315.
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  44. Ahlawat, S., P. Saxena, M. Ram, P. Alam, T. Nafis, A. Mohd and M.Z. Abdin, 2012. Influence of Agrobacterium rhizogenes on induction of hairy roots for enhanced production of artemisinin in Artemisia annua L. plants. Afr. J. Biotechnol., 11: 8684-8691.
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  45. Nafis, T., M. Akmal, M. Ram, P. Alam, S. Ahlawat, A. Mohammad and M.Z. Abdin, 2011. Enhancement of artemisinin content by constitutive expression of HMG-CoA reductase gene in high yielding strain of Artemisia annua L. Plant Biotechnol. Rep., 5: 53-60.
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  46. Khan, M.A., M. Ram, P. Jha, M.M. Ahmad and P. Alam et al., 2011. Screening and detection of biomarkers in ckickpea plants exposed to chromium and cadmium. J. Environ Biol., 32: 51-55.
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  47. Alam, P., A. Ali, M.A. Khan and M.Z. Abdin, 2011. Use of RNAi Technology in Medicinal Plants. In: RNAi Technology, Gaur, R.K., Y. Gafni, P. Sharma and V.K. Gupta (Eds.)., Science Publisher, USA, pp: 265-284.
  48. Alam, P. and M.Z. Abdin, 2011. Over-expression of HMG-Co A reductase and amorpha-4,11-diene synthase genes in Artemisia annua L. and its influence on artemisinin content. Plant Cell Rep., 30: 1919-1928.
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  49. Akmal, M., T. Nafis, K.J. Mirza, P. Alam, A. Mohammad, A. Mujib and M.Z. Abdin, 2011. High Frequency Somatic Embryogenesis in Mustard Crop ('Brassica Juncea' L. cv. Pusa Jai Kisan): Microscopic and Histological Analyses. Aust. J. Crop Sci., 5: 1783-1789.
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  50. Abdin, M.Z., M. Akmal, M. Ram, T. Nafis and P. Alam et al., 2011. Constitutive expression of High-Affinity Sulphate Transporter (HAST) gene in Indian mustard showed enhanced sulphur uptake and assimilation. Protoplasma, 248: 591-600.
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  51. Khan, M.A., A. Ali, P.A. Maujiram and M.Z. Abdin, 2010. Proteomics Analysis of Plant Pathogenic Fungi. In: Fungal Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Gupta, V.K., M. Tuohy and R.K. Gaur (Eds.)., LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG and Co. KG, Germany, pp: 180-194.
  52. Alam, P., U. Kiran, M.M. Ahmad, Kamaluddin, M.A. Khan, S. Jhanwar and M. Abdin, 2010. Isolation, characterization and structural studies of amorpha-4, 11-diene synthase (ADS3963) from Artemisia annua L. Bioinformation, 4: 421-429.
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  53. Alam, P, U. Kiran, M.M. Ahmad, Kamaluddin, M.A. Khan, S. Jhanwar and M.Z. Abdin, 2010. Isolation, characterization and structural features of the amorpha-4,11-diene synthase (ADS3963) from Artemisia annua L. Bioinformation, 4: 421-429.
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