Abdelghafar Abu-Elsaoud

Abdelghafar Abu-Elsaoud

Suez Canal University

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Suez Canal University


Department of Botany Faculty of Science Ismailia 41522 Egypt



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Top articles of Abdelghafar Abu-Elsaoud

Green synthesis of magnesium oxide nanoparticles using endophytic fungal strain to improve the growth, metabolic activities, yield traits, and phenolic compounds content of …

Experiments were carried out on the synthesis of magnesium oxide nanoparticles using the water extract of cauliflower and the water extract of pomegranate peels. The primary particles were of sizes 30-45 and 50-65 nm in the powder synthesized using the water extract of cauliflower and the water extract of pomegranate peels respectively. Polycrystalline powders were obtained when synthesis was carried out using the water extract of pomegranate peels, while crystalline powders were obtained while using the water extract of cauliflower. The green-synthesized magnesium oxide nanoparticles exhibited good anticancer activity, with 31.2 µg/mL being the nanoparticles concentration required for destruction of 50% of HeLa cells. The green-synthesized magnesium oxide nanoparticles were found to possess photocatalytic activity both under UV irradiation and sunlight.




Asian Journal of Chemistry

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Metabolite profiling and in-silico studies show multiple effects of insecticidal actinobacterium on Spodoptera littoralis

The polyphagous pest, Spodoptera littoralis (Boisduval), poses a significant global economic threat by gregariously feeding on over a hundred plant species, causing substantial agricultural losses. Addressing this challenge requires ongoing research to identify environmentally safe control agents. This study aimed to elucidate the insecticidal activity of the metabolite (ES2) from a promising endophytic actinobacterium strain, Streptomyces sp. ES2 EMCC2291. We assessed the activity of ES2 against the eggs and fourth-instar larvae of S. littoralis through spectrophotometric measurements of total soluble protein, α- and β-esterases, polyphenol oxidase (PPO), and catalase enzyme (CAT). The assessments were compared to commercial Biosad® 22.8% SC. Untargeted metabolomics using LC-QTOF-MS/MS identified 83 metabolic compounds as chemical constituents of ES2. The median lethal concentration (LC50 …


Mohamed Khaled Diab,Hala Mohamed Mead,Mohamad Ahmad Khedr,Mohamed S Nafie,Abdelghafar Mohamed Abu-Elsaoud,Sahar Ahmed El-Shatoury


Scientific Reports

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Endophytic fungi hosted anti-diabetic medicinal plants as a source of α-Amylase and α-Glucosidase inhibitors

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic disease that occurs when the body cannot produce or use insulin properly. It is considered one of the most prevalent and fastest-growing diseases in the world, expected to affect 693 million adults by 2045. DM can cause mortalities and morbidities, although this is not directly caused by diabetes, persistent hyperglycemia can lead to serious physical consequences such as blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, and peripheral nerve damage. Treatment of these complications includes removing the main symptoms and maintaining good glycemic control. DM continues to put economic and health pressures on individuals and countries and affects the quality of life of patients. It’s miles crucial to search for newer and more effective antidiabetic agents with fewer adverse effects in cheaper costs to minimize the current and future burden of diabetes. Recently, endophytic fungi have received a great deal of attention due to their ability to produce secondary metabolites like those of the host plant. This provides an opportunity to cheaply produce therapeutic natural compounds that can overcome diseases such as diabetes. Recent research has focused on thoroughly understanding the role of endophytes and their impact on diabetes. They showed promising results and paved the way for future research to extract and find new bioactive substances with anti-diabetic properties. The current review focuses on the endophytic fungi-hosted anti-diabetic medicinal plants as a source of α-Amylase and α-Glucosidase inhibitors.


Basant M Khader,Abdelghafar M Abu-Elsaoud,Amira MG Darwish,Ahmed M Abdel-Azeem

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Effect of Normal and Magnetized Gray Water on Growth, Mineral Hemostasis and Antioxidant Content in Zucchini (Cucurbita pepo L.)

Egypt is recently facing the challenge of limited water due to the increase in population and the limitation of water resources. Therefore, this means that researchers must investigate non-conventional water sources, for example, the use of greywater. Since quantities of water are consumed in the ablution process, and this water is less polluted, this research aims to collect ablution water and study its quality as reuse water in the irrigation of squash plants. Three treatments were carried out for irrigation: 1- Tap water (TP: control), 2- Greywater (GW), and 3- Magnetized greywater (MGW). To investigate how well these treatments worked, some measurements were made on squash plants and soil properties. The tenth (10th) and twentieth (20th) day following the agriculture produced the maximum chlorophyll a (Chl-a), chlorophyll b (Chl-b) and carotenoid (Car) levels as compared to control when plants were watered with MGW. Additionally, the activity of antioxidant enzymes is raised when GW is used, whereas it diminishes when MAW is used, compared to control on the 10th and 20th day after agriculture. The outcomes data demonstrated that MAW irrigation of squash plants produced the greatest NPK values. It is very promising for the reuse of GW in irrigation. Among different irrigation water used (TP, GW and MGW), MAW recorded the most significant values of soil chemical properties as well as seed germination. The data showed that the EC value of soil irrigated by MGW significantly decreased compared to the EC values of the soil before irrigation or soil irrigated by GW or TP.


Atif Moussa,Magdy Omar,Ahmed Gomaa Mancy,Abdelghafar Abu-Elsaoud,Ibrahim Ali,Ehab Azab,Amr Elkelish


Egyptian Journal of Soil Science

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Ethanolic Extract of Orange Leaves Ameliorates Dyslipidemia in Streptozotocin-induced Diabetic Rats.

One of the main side effects of diabetes mellitus caused by streptozotocin (STZ) is dyslipidemia. The objective of the current study is to assess the possible protection against dyslipidemia experimentally generated STZ-diabetes in rats provided by orange leaves extract (OLE). Orange is one of the most popular world fruit crops, with a high commercial value, and is grown primarily for fresh consumption as well as the production of fruit juice. Furthermore, its by-products contain essential bioactive chemicals with use in animal feed, manufactured meals, and health care. Indeed, orange fruits contain a high concentration of secondary metabolites, phytochemicals that play an important defensive and appealing role in plant-environment interactions. Due to their phenolic profile, orange extracts have been shown to have a wide range of promising biological effects, including antiatherogenic, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, anticlotting, and antioxidant actions. 25 adults male Wistar albino rats were divided into five groups: the diabetic untreated group, the diabetic control group, non-diabetic group treated with OLE (100 mg/kg/day), diabetic groups treated with OLE (100 mg/kg/day), and the diabetic group treated with metformin. The following parameters were assessed: FBS, TC, TG, HDL-c, LDL-c and VLDL-c. OLE significantly decreased FBS, TC, TG, LDL-c and VLDL-c in STZ-treated rats while increasing reduced HDL-c.


Eman Youssef Ali,Abdelghafar Abu-Elsaoud,Mona Mohamed Moghzi,Ohoud Mohamed Marie


Advances in Environmental and Life Sciences

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Doping zinc oxide and titanium dioxide nanoparticles with gold induces additional oxidative stress, membrane damage, and neurotoxicity in Mytilus galloprovincialis: Results …

BackgroundWhile previous studies have provided insights into the effects of zinc oxide (ZnO) and titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles (NPs) on aquatic organisms, there is still a substantial amount of information lacking about the possible effects of their doped counterparts. The goal of the current work was to address this gap by examining Mytilus galloprovincialis reaction to exposure to doped and undoped nanoparticles.MethodsTwo concentrations (50 or 100 µg/L) of undoped ZnO and TiO2 NPs, as well as their gold (Au) doped counterparts, were applied on mussels for 14 days, and the effects on biomarkers activities in digestive glands and gills were assessed by spectrophotometry.ResultsThe NPs were quasi-spherical in shape (below 100 nm), stable in seawater, and with no aggregation for both doped and undoped forms. Analytical results using inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy …


Imen Bouzidi,Abdelhafidh Khazri,Karine Mougin,Wejden Bendhafer,Abdelghafar M Abu-Elsaoud,Oana-Alexandra Plavan,Mohamed AM Ali,Gabriel Plavan,Sadin Özdemir,Hamouda Beyrem,Fehmi Boufahja,Badreddine Sellami


Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology

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Effect of salinity, nitrogen and phosphorus stresses on growth and photosynthetic activity of the marine microalga Dunaliella parva

The growth of the marine green alga Dunaliella parva was studied and optimized under different salinity levels of NaCl (0.5, 1, 2, 2.5, and 3.5 M). The growth was monitored by cell number pigment content (Chl. a, Chl. b, and carotenoids). The grown alga, under the optimal conditions, was exposed to different stresses (nitrogen, phosphorus starvation, and salinity either singly or combined. Under nitrogen and phosphorus starvation, either singly or combined, the growth rate and the metabolic activities were decreased. Under salt stress (2.5 M NaCl) combined with N starvation and heavy metals stress, glycerol production increased, while glycerol synthesis decreased under salt stress of 1 M NaCl and P starvation. Also, free radicals (total antioxidant, reducing power, DPPH, and Lipid peroxidation), pigment content, and activity of antioxidant enzymes were recorded. D. parva grown under salinity level (2.5 M NaCl) combined with nutrient starvation correlated with more efficient enzymatic antioxidant activity accumulation. This study strongly suggested that the induction of antioxidant defense was one component of the tolerance mechanism of D. parva to salinity, as evidenced by its growth behavior.


EL-SHEEKH Mostafa,Samha Dewidar,Azza Hamad,Abdelghafar M Abu-elsaoud,Maha Alharbi,Amr Elkelish


Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca

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Impacts of Climate Change on Plant Mycobiome

The world over, people are aware that the climate is changing as a severe environmental hazard, and it is one of the most urgent societal issues of the twenty-first century. Changes in the global climate are related to many alterations caused by industrialization: increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere (CO2), air temperature, and in ultraviolet radiation (UVR) especially UV-A (320–400 nm) and UV-B (280–320 nm) reaching the Earth’s surface. This may alter the geographical distribution of species, the structure and dynamics of communities, and the functioning of the ecosystem. The climatic change could impact the organisms either plants, fungi or humans either directly by affecting its physiology and phenology or by affecting other environmental factors that surround these organisms. UV-A and UV-B radiation can have different effects on plants and fungus depending not just on the radiation’s spectral …


Abdelghafar M. Abu-Elsaoud

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The h-index of Abdelghafar Abu-Elsaoud has been 14 since 2020 and 14 in total.

What are Abdelghafar Abu-Elsaoud's research interests?

The research interests of Abdelghafar Abu-Elsaoud are: Plant physiology, Photobiology, Biostatistics, Biophysics

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Abdelghafar Abu-Elsaoud has 876 citations in total.

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The co-authors of Abdelghafar Abu-Elsaoud are Ahmed M. Abdel-Azeem.


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Ahmed M. Abdel-Azeem

Ahmed M. Abdel-Azeem

Suez Canal University


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