Dr. Hussain Abrar

Dr. Hussain Abrar

Assistant Professor

Biotech & Informatics
BUITEMS, Quetta, Pakistan, 83700

plus Speciality



1. Muhammad Asif, Abrar Hussain, Malik Arif Ali, and Mahmood Rasool. Scale up studies for the production of protease enzyme using Bacillus subtilis adopting response surface methodology. AJMR Vol. 6(9), pp. 2120-2128, 9 March, 2012 Impact Factor 0.533

2. Shah SA, Lal A, Idrees M, Hussain A, Jeet C, Malik FA, Iqbal Z, Rehman HU. Hepatitis E virus-associated aplastic anaemia: The first case of its kind. J Clin Virol. 2012 Mar 20. Impact Factor: 4.023

3. Badar S, Khubaib B, Idrees M, Hussain A, Awan Z, Butt S, et al. Association of Hepatitis C Virus With Insulin Resistance: Evidences From Animal Studies and Clinical Studies. Hepat Mon. 2012; 12(1):11-5. Impact Factor: 0. 793

4. Fatima Z Idrees M, Bajwa MA, Tahir Z, Ullah O, Zia MQ, Hussain A, Akram M, Khubaib B, Afzal S, Munir S,, Saleem S, Rauff B, Badar S, Naudhani M, Butt S, Aftab M, Ali L, Ali M. Serotype and genotype analysis of Dengue Virus by Sequencing followed by Phylogenetic analysis using samples from three mini outbreaks-2007-2009 in Pakistan.BMC Microbiology. 2011 Sep 10; 11(1):200. Impact Factor: 2.96

5. Amin I, Idrees M, Awan Z, Shahid M, Afzal S, Hussain A. PCR could be a method of choice for identification of both pulmonary and extra-pulmonary tuberculosis BMC Res Notes. 2011 Sep 8; 4(1):332.

6. Haji Akbar, Muhammad Idrees Sadia Butt, Zunaira Awan, Muhammd Farooq Sabar, Irshad ur Rehaman, Abrar Hussain and Sana Saleem, High Baseline Interleukine-8 level is a Independent Risk Factor for the achievement of Sustained Virological Response in Chronic HCV Patients. Infect Genet Evol. 2011 Aug;11(6):1301-5 Impact Factor: 3.086

7. Butt S, Idrees M, Rehman IU, Ali L, Hussain A, Ali M, Ahmed N, Saleem S, Fayyaz M. Establishment of stable Huh-7 cell lines expressing various hepatitis C virus genotype 3a protein: an in-vitro testing system for novel anti-HCV drugs. Genet Vaccines Ther. 2011 Jun 28; 9(1):12. Impact Factor: 3.223

8. Idrees M, Ur Rehman I, Manzoor S, Akbar H, Butt S, Afzal S, Yousaf MZ, Hussain A. Evaluation of three different hepatitis C virus typing methods for detection of mixed-genotype infections. J Dig Dis. 2011 Jun; 12(3):199-203 Impact Factor: 1.87

9. Akram M, Idrees M, Hussain A, Afzal S, Ilyas M, Zafar S, Aftab M, Badar S,Khubaib B. Characterization of Hepatitis C Virus genotype 3a Hypervariable region1 in patients achieved rapid virological response to alpha interferon and Ribavirin Combination therapy. Virol J. 2011 May 23;8(1):253 Impact Factor: 2.55

10. Madiha Akram, Muhammad Idrees, Shamail Zafar, Abrar Hussain, Sadia Butt, Samia Afzal, Irshad-ur Rehman, Liaqat Ali, Sana Saleem, Muhammad Ali, Azeem Butt. Effects of Host and virus related factors on Interferon-?+ribavirin and Pegylated-interferon+ribavirin treatment outcomes in Chronic Hepatitis C patients Virol J. 2011 May 17;8(1):234 Impact Factor: 2.55

11. Rafique S, Idrees M, Ilyas M, Hussain A, Ali M, Ali L, Butt S, Afzal S, Rehman IU, Saleem S Positional effect of phosphorylation sites 266 and 267 in the cytoplasmic domain of the E2 protein of hepatitis C virus 3a genotype: Interferon Resistance analysis via Sequence Alignment. Virol J. 2011 May 5; 8(1):204. Impact Factor: 2.55 Impact Factor: 2.55

12. Ali M, Idrees M, Ali L, Hussain A, Ur Rehman I, Saleem S, Afzal S, Butt S. Hepatitis B virus in Pakistan: a systematic review of prevalence, risk factors, awareness status and genotypes. Virol J. 2011 Mar 6; 8:102. Impact Factor: 2.55

13. Iqbal T, Idrees M, Ali L, Hussain A, Ali M, Butt S, Yousaf MZ, Sabar MF. Isolation and characterization of two new hepatitis E virus genotype 1 strains from two mini-outbreaks in Lahore, Pakistan Virol J. 2011 Mar 4; 8:94 Impact Factor: 2.55

14. Idrees M, Lal A, Malik FA, Hussain A, Rehman IU, Akbar H, Butt S, Ali M, Ali L, Malik FA. Occult hepatitis C virus infection and associated predictive factors: The Pakistan experience. Infect Genet Evol. 2011 Mar; 11(2):442-5. Impact Factor: 3.223

15. Rauff B, Idrees M, Shah SA, Butt S, Butt AM, Ali L, Hussain A, Rehman IU, Ali M. Hepatitis Associated Aplastic Anemia: A review. Virol J. 2011 Feb 28; 8(1):87. Impact Factor: 2.55

16. Afzal S, Idrees M, Ali M, Ilyas M, Hussain A, Akram M, Butt S, Saleem S, Rehman IU, Ali L, Shahid M. Envelope 2 protein phosphorylation sites S75 & 277 of hepatitis C virus genotype 1a and interferon resistance: A sequence alignment approach. Virol J. 2011 Feb 15; 8:71.Impact Factor: 2.55

17. Riaz Shah SA, Idrees M, Hussain A. Hepatitis G virus associated aplastic anemia: a recent case from Pakistan. Virol J. 2011 Jan 21; 8:30 Impact Factor: 2.55

18. Ali L, Idrees M, Ali M, Rehman IU, Hussain A, Afzal S, Butt S, Saleem S, Munir S, Badar S. An overview of treatment response rates to various anti-viral drugs in Pakistani hepatitis B virus infected patients. Virol J. 2011 Jan 15; 8:20 Impact Factor: 2.55

19. Rehman IU, Idrees M, Ali M, Ali L, Butt S, Hussain A, Akbar H, Afzal S. Hepatitis C virus genotype 3a with phylogenetically distinct origin is circulating in Pakistan. Genet Vaccines Ther 2011 Jan 6; 9(1):2. Impact Factor: 3.223

20. Afzal S, Idrees M, Akram M, Awan Z, Khubaib B, Aftab M, Fatima Z, Badar S, Hussain A. Mutations in the E2-PePHD region of hepatitis C virus genotype-3a and correlation with response to interferon and ribavirin combination therapy in Pakistani patients. Virol J. 2010 Dec 31; 7:377.Impact Factor: 2.55

21. Munir S, Saleem S, Idrees M, Tariq A, Butt S, Rauff B, Hussain A, Badar S,Naudhani M, Fatima Z, Ali M, Ali L, Akram M, Aftab M, Khubaib B, Awan Z. Hepatitis C treatment: current and future perspectives. Virol J. 2010 Nov 1; 7:296. Review Impact Factor: 2.55

22. Butt S, Idrees M, Akbar H, ur Rehman I, Awan Z, Afzal S, Hussain A, Shahid M, Manzoor S, Rafique S. The changing epidemiology pattern and frequency distribution of hepatitis C virus in Pakistan Infect Genet Evol. 2010 Jul; 10(5):595-600. Impact Factor: 3.223

23. Mohammad Perwaiz Iqbal, Bo S. Lindblad, Naseema Mehboobali, Farzana A. Yusuf, Abrar H. Khan and Saleem Perwaiz Iqbal Folic Acid and Vitamin B6 Deficiencies Related Hyperhomocysteinemia in Apparently Healthy Pakistani Adults; Is Mass Micronutrient Supplementation Indicated in this Population? Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan 2009, Vol. 19 (5): 308-312 Impact Factor: .554

24. Mohammad Perwaiz Iqbal, Hasanat M. Sharif, Naseema Mehboobali, Farzana A. Yousuf, Abrar H. Khan and Frank W. Sellke N-Acetyl-?-D-Glucosaminidase and Inflammatory Response after Cardiopulmonary Journal of The College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan 2008, Vol. 18 (2): 74-77. Impact Factor: .554

25. Mohammad Perwaiz Iqbal, Abrar Hussain Khan, Naseema Mehboobali, Saleem Perwaiz Iqbal. Human paraoxonase and HDL-Cholesterol in Pakistani patients with acute myocardial infarction and normal healthy adults Pak J Med Sci Dec 2007; 23(5):659-64. Impact Factor: .203

26. Abrar H. Khan, Agha Mohammad Raza, A. M. Chemma, M. Masoom and M.A. K. Malghani. Molecular approach for Leishmania detection J.App. Em. Sc: 1(4) 231-240, 2006

27. Khan, A.H, & M. Masoom. Anitleishmainal activity of HePC and DodPC. Journal of Applied and Emerging Sciences (2).2005.63-65

28. M Perwaiz Iqbal, Tasneem Fatima, Siddiqa Parveen, Farzana A Yousuf, Majid Shafiq, Naseema Mehboobali, Abrar H Khan, Iqbal Azam and Philippe M Frossard Lack of association of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase 677C>T mutation with coronary artery disease in a Pakistani population Journal of Molecular and Genetic Medicine (2005), 1(1), 00-00 Impact Factor: 3.17

29. Iqbal, M.P., Ishaq, M., Kazmi, K.A., Yousuf, F. A., Mehboobali, N., Ali, S.A., Khan, A. H. & Waqar, M. A. Role of vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid on hyperhomocysteinemia in a Pakistani population of patients with acute myocardial infarction. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2005 Apr;15(2):100-8 Impact Factor: 3.296

30. Iqbal MP, Khan AH, Yousuf FA, A simple radioenzymatic assay for pyridoxal 5’phosphate in human plasma. Pakistan J. Zool, 2003, vol.35 (3), pp 231-35 Impact Factor: .20

Academic positions:

Assistant Professor

Research interests:

Molecular Virology, Hepatitis C

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