Dr. Khalid  Mohammed Naji

Dr. Khalid Mohammed Naji

Associate Professor
Sana`a University, Yemen

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Bangalore University, India

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Dr. Khalid Mohammed Naji Saeed is currently working as Assistant Professor of Biochemistry in Chemistry Department, Sana’a University, Yemen. He has completed his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Bangalore University, India. He was awarded of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) full scholar ship to do M.Sc. Biochemistry at Bangalore University, Bangalore, India. He is member of Yemeni Biological Society, Yemeni Chemical Society, Yemeni’s Chemical Safety Society and member of the national Fabrics & Lethers Standrds committee - Yemen. He has published 9 research articles in journals and 5 papers in conference and symposium.

Area of Interest:

Protein Chemistry
Biochemical Engineering

Selected Publications

  1. Edrees, W.H., Q.Y. Abdullah, K.M. Naji and G. AL-Kaf, 2018. Biodegradation of paracetamol by native fungal species inhabiting wastewater of a pharmaceutical factory in sana’a, yemen. Univ. J. Pharm. Res., 2: 35-41.

  2. Edrees, W.H., A.G. AL-Kaf, Q.Y. Abdullah and M.K. Naji, 2018. Isolation and identification of a new bacterial strains degrading paracetamol isolated from yemeni environment. Clin. Biotechnol. Microbiol., 1: 257-270.
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  3. Al-Maydama, H.M., A.A. Abduljabbar, M.A. Al-Maqtari and K.M. Naji, 2018. Study of temperature and irradiation influence on the physicochemical properties of aspirin. J. Mol. Struc., 1157: 364-373.
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  4. Naji, K.M., E.S. Al-Shaibani, F.A. Alhadi and M.R. Dsouza, 2017. Hepatoprotective and antioxidant effects of single clove garlic against CCl 4-induced hepatic damage in rabbits. BMC Complement. Altern. Med., Vol. 17. 10.1186/s12906-017-1916-8.
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  5. Edrees, W.H.A., Q.Y.M. Abdullah, A.G. AL-Kaf and K.M. Naji, 2017. A review on comparative study between the physicochemical and biological processes for paracetamol degradation. Univ. J. Pharm. Res., 2: 12-21.
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  6. Dauqan, E.M.A., F.H. Thamer, K.M, Naji and Y. Alshaibi, 2017. Different extraction methods and antioxidant properties of thyme (Thymus vulgaris L.) herb. Int. J. Chem. Sci., 1: 110-116.
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  7. Al-Maqtari, M. Ali, Naji, K. Mohammed and L.K. Ali, 2017. Purification and characterization of proteolytic enzymes from local yemeni bean seeds (dolichos lablab l.). J. Mod. Sci. Eng., 1: 8-13.

  8. Al-Kaf A.G., N.K. Mohammed, Q.Y.M. Abdullah and W.H.A. Edrees, 2017. Occurrence of paracetamol in aquatic environments and transformation by microorganisms: A review. Chronicles Pharm. Sci., 1: 341-355.
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  9. Naji, K.M. and V.R. Devaraj, 2016. Alteration of amylase and phosphatase in Macrotyloma uniflorum under influence of cadmium, mercury and zinc stresses. Malaysian J. Biochem. Mol. Biol., 2: 8-14.
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  10. Naji, K.M., M.A. Al-Maqtari, A.A. Al-Asbahi, Q.Y.M. Abdullah, R.N. Babu and V.R. Devaraj, 2015. Effect of daily chewing soft buds and leaves of Catha edulis (Khat) on the antioxidant defense system and oxidative stress markers in blood. Arabian J. Sci. Eng., 40: 1-6.
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  11. Naji, K.M., Q.Y.M. Abdullah, A.Q.M. Al-Zaqri and S.M. Alghalibi, 2014. Evaluating the biodeterioration enzymatic activities of fungal contamination isolated from some Ancient Yemeni mummies preserved in the National Museum. Biochem. Res. Int., 10.1155/2014/481508.
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  12. Naji, K.M., M.A. Al-Maqtari, N.A. Al-wsabai, R. Hussien and S. Al-Hazmy, 2013. Potential health effects of daily khat leaves Chewing: Study on the biochemical blood constituents changes among adults. Int. J. Biochem. Biotechnol., 2: 461-463.
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  13. Naji, K.M. and V.R. Devaraj, 2013. Biochemical response trends of Macrotyloma uniflorum, Lam. Subjected to dehydration stress in different growth conditions. World Applied Sci. J., 28: 934-941.
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  14. Naji, K.M., M.A. Al-Maqtari and Q.Y. Abdullah, 2012. Influence of khat on the level of clinical biomarkers in blood of khat chewers. Faculty Sci. Bull., 24: 103-109.

  15. Ali, A.A.A., A.M.M. Ali and N.K. Mohammed, 2012. ABA biosynthesis defective mutants reduce some free amino acids accumulation under drought stress in tomato leaves in comparison with Arabidopsis plants tissues. J. Stress Physiol. Biochem., 8: 179-192.

  16. Naji, K.M. and V.R. Devaraj, 2011. Antioxidant and other biochemical defense responses of Macrotyloma uniflorum (Lam) Verdc.(Horse gram) induced by high temperature and salt stress. Braz. J. Plant Physiol., 23: 187-195.
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  17. Maqtari, M.A.A., K.M. Nagi and S.M. Al Hazmi, 2011. Identification and characterization of α-amylase from Yemeni bean (Dolichos lablab L.) seeds. Jordan J. Chem., 6: 219-229.
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  18. Naji, K.M. and V.R. Devaraj, 2009. Partial purification and characterization of newly expressed guaiacol peroxidase from dehydrated seedlings of horse gram (Macrotyloma uniflorum) tissue culture. Fac. Sci. Bull. Sana'a Univ., 22: 39-48.
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