Dr. Faiza  Abdu
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Dr. Faiza Abdu

Vice Dean
King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Faiza Abdu is a professor in Biology Department, King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Prof. Abdu is a Vice Dean of Faculty of Sciences, KAU since April 2012 till now. She is also a supervisor of Neuroscience unit in King Fahad Medical Research Center since 2008 till now. Moreover, Abdu was a Vice Dean of Graduate Studies, KAU from 2009 till 2012.
Her experimental approach is Physiology and Neuroscience which provides direct information in the neural basis of autonomic mechanism controlling brain and gastrointestinal motility. Prof. Abdu is collaborating with many scientists in many fields mainly in cancer and nanotechnology.

Area of Interest:

Biomedical Sciences
Intestinal Motility
General Biology

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Mutwakil, M.H.Z., F.A.Q. El-Sayegh, R.M. Hussein, J.S.M. Sabir and F. Abdu et al., 2017. Production of a commercial kit for authentication of meat. Wulfenia, .
  2. Alkhatib, M.H., H.M. Alkreathy, K.S. Balamash and F. Abdu, 2016. Antitumor activity of doxorubicine-loaded nanoemulsion against Ehrlich ascites carcinoma-bearing mice. Trop. J. Pharm. Res., 15: 937-943.
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  3. Abdu, F. and M. Albaik, 2016. Effect of taurodeoxycholic acid as conjugated bile salts on mice colonic motor activity. Period. Biol., 118: 99-104.
  4. Khalil, W.K.B. and F. Abdu, 2015. Protective Effect of Melatonin against Zonisamide-Induced Reproductive Disorders in Male Rats. Arch. Med. Sci., 11: 660-669.
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  5. Abu-Zinadah, O., T. Rahmy, A. Alahmari and F. Abdu, 2014. Effect of Melittin on Mice Stomach. Saudi J. Biol. Sci., 21: 99-108.
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  6. Zinadah, O.A.H.A., W.K.B. Khalil, H.M. El Ashmaoui, F. Abdu and M.E.A. Alsoud, 2013. Evaluation of the Anti-Genotoxicity and Growth Performance Impacts of Green Algae on Mugilcephalus. Life Sci. J., 10: 1543-1554.
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  7. Rahmy, T., A. Alahmari, F. Abdu and O. Abu-Zinadah, 2013. Protective Effect of Melittin against Gastric Inflammation in Mice. Life Sci. J., 10: 1369-1384.
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  8. Khalil, W.K.B. and F. Abdu, 2013. Effects of Salvia Officinalis Extract and its Nano-Encapsulated Form on Methylmercury Induced Neurotoxic-Stress in Male Rats. World Appl. Sci. J., 24: 826-837.
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  9. Abdu, F.B., O.A. Abu-Zinadah, T.R. Rahmy, M. A. A. Omran and A. Omran, 2013. Subacute treatment with aflatoxin b1 induces motility, histological and ultrastructure alterations of mice colon. Egyptian J. Nat. Toxins, 10: 1-32.
  10. Abdu, F., T. Rahmy, A. Alahmari and O.Abu-Zinadah, 2013. Physiological and Histological studies on the effect of melittin on mice jejunum. Biosciences Biotechnol. Res. Asia, 10: 111-118.
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  11. Abdu, F., A. Almuhammadi, J. Alamri, M.A. Omran and M.H. Badawoud, 2013. Effect of cholic acid on colonic motility in mice. Afr. J. Pharm. Pharmacol., 7: 1825-1833.
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  12. Abdu, F., 2013. Impact of Physalis angulata on methotrexate-induced neurotoxicity. Biosci. Biotechnol. Res. Asia, 10: 613-620.
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  13. Abdu, F., 2013. Effect of Moringa oleifera extract on nicotine induced neurotoxicity in female rat and their embryos. Global Vet., 11: 131-138.
  14. Abdu, F. and A. Almuhammadi, 2013. Inhibitory effect of sildenafil (Viagra®) on duodenal motor activity in mice. Life Sci. J., 10: 1428-1435.
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  15. Abdu, F. and A. Alahmari, 2013. Anti-inflammatory effect of melittin on mice jejunum. Global Adv. Res. J. Environ. Sci. Toxicol., 2: 68-76.
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  16. Abdu, F.B., 2012. Neuronal activation and plasticity in Schistosoma mansoni infected mice. Saudi J. Biol. Sci., 19: 495-501.
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  17. Abdu, F., O. Abu-Zinadah, O.Tayeb and D. Grundy, 2007. PS094 Effects of somatostatin and prostanoids (PGE2) on jejunal contractile activity in schistosomiasis infected mice. Neurogastroenterology Motility, .
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  18. Abdu, F., 2007. Effect of intestinal schistosomiasis on motor function in the mouse jejunum and colon. J. Union Arab Biol., 27: 245-264.
  19. Abdu, F., 2007. Anti-inflammatory effects of somatostatin, ferula narthex and cymbopogon schoenanthus extracts on intestinal peristaltic reflex in schistosomiasis infected mouse. Egypt. J. Zool., 48: 387-401.
  20. Abdu, F. and A. Al-Muhammadi, 2007. Prostaglandin E receptor Ep2 ubtype contributes to dysmotility in schistosomamansoni infected mice. Egypt. Soc. Toxicol. J., 36: 89 -100.
  21. Abdu, F., G.A. Hicks, G. Hennig, J.P. Allen and D. Grundy, 2002. Somatostatin sst(2) receptors inhibit peristalsis in the rat and mouse jejunum. Am. J. Physiol. Gastrointestinal Liver Physiol., 282: G624-G633.
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  22. Abdu, F., G.A. Hicks, J.P. Allen and D. Grundy, 2000. Characterization of somatostatin receptor mediated inhibition of small intestinal peristalsis in the rat and mouse. Gastroenterology. 10.1016/S0016-5085(00)83301-6.
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