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M Ovais, AT Khalil, M Ayaz, I Ahmad. “Biosynthesized Metallic Nanoparticles as Emerging Cancer Theranostics Agents” In book: Nanotheranostics – 2019. Edition: Rai M., Jamil B. Chapter: 11, Publisher: Springer Nature.

Metal Nano Particles

M Ayaz, M Ovais, I Ahmad, A Sadiq, AT Khalil, F Ullah. “Biosynthesized Metal Nanoparticles as Potential Alzheimer’s Disease Therapeutics” In book: Metal Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery and Diagnostic – 2019. Edition: Shah MR, Imran M, Ullah S. Chapter: 3, Publisher: Elsevier. 

Phyto Nanotechnology

M Ovais, AT Khalil, M Ayaz, I Ahmad. “Metal Oxide Nanoparticles and Plants” In book: Phytonanotechnology: Challenges and Prospects- 2019. Edition: Mathew S. Chapter: 7, Publisher: Elsevier.

Frontiers in Clinical Drug Research

M Ovais, N Zia, AT Khalil, M Ayaz, AT Khalil. “Nanoantibiotics: Recent Developments and Future Prospects” In book: Frontiers in Clinical Drug Research – Anti-Infectives 2018. Edition: Atta-ur-Rahman, Chapter: 4, Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers. 

Peer-Reviewed Publications

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Frontiers in Chemistry

Frontiers in Chemistry (2021)

“Review on Recent Progress in Magnetic Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Characterization, and Diverse Applications”

A Ali, T Shah, R Ullah, P Zhou, M Guo, M Ovais, Z Tan, YK Rui.  DOI: 10.3389/fchem.2021.629054

Materials Chemistry Frontiers

Materials Chemistry Frontiers (2021)

“Graphdiyne–hemin-mediated catalytic system for wound disinfection and accelerated wound healing”

Ali A, Liu J, Zhou H, Liu T, M Ovais, Liu H, Rui Y, Chen C. DOI: 10.1039/D1QM00490E

IJMS 2021

International Journal of Molecular Sciences (2021)

“Stimulus-Responsive Smart Nanoparticles-Based CRISPR-Cas Delivery for Therapeutic Genome Editing”

M Naeem, MZ Hoque, M Ovais, C Basheer, I Ahmad. DOI: 10.3390/ijms222011300


Biomaterials (2021)

“Tailoring metal-organic frameworks-based nanozymes for bacterial theranostics”

A Ali, M Ovais#, H Zhou, Y Rui, C Chen. DOI: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2021.120951

Seminars in Cancer Biology

Seminars in Cancer Biology (2021)

“Microbes-mediated synthesis strategies of metal nanoparticles and their potential role in cancer therapeutics”

AT Khalil, M Ovais, J Iqbal, A Ali, M Ayaz, M Abbas, I Ahmad, HP Devkota. DOI: 10.1016/j.semcancer.2021.06.006

Tumor Micro Environment

Advanced Materials (2020)

Designing Stimuli‐Responsive Upconversion Nanoparticles that Exploit the Tumor Microenvironment

M Ovais, S Mukherjee, A Pramanik, D Das, A Mukherjee, A Raza, C Chen. DOI:10.1002/adma.202000055 

Science Bulletin 2020

Science Bulletin (2020)

Phage Capsid Nanoparticles as Multivalent Inhibitors of Viral Infections

M Abbas, M Ovais#, C Chen. DOI: 10.1016/j.scib.2020.09.019


Chemical Research in Toxicology (2020)   

Safety Assessment of Nanomaterials for Antimicrobial Applications

A Ali, M Ovais#, X Cui, Y Rui, C Chen. DOI:10.1021/acs.chemrestox.9b00519


Catalysis Letters (2020)

Optical Characterization and Monitoring of Enzyme Catalyzed Short Chain Peptides in Cellular Environment

S Anwar, M Ovais, X Zhang. DOI: 10.1007/s10562-020-03110-5  

Journal of Raman Spectroscopy (2020)

Journal of Raman Spectroscopy (2020)    

Detection of Enzyme‐Triggered Peptide Self‐Assembly via Laser Confocal Raman Microscopy and Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy in Cellular Environment

S Anwar, M Ovais, N Hassan, S Aslam. DOI: 10.1002/jrs.5858


Nanomedicine (2020)

Recent Advances in the Analysis of Nanoparticle-Protein Coronas

M Ovais*, SK Nethi, S Ullah, I Ahmad, S Mukherjee, C Chen. DOI: 10.2217/nnm-2019-0381

Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2020

Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2020)

Persicaria Hydropiper (L.) Delarbre: A Review on Traditional Uses, Bioactive Chemical Constituents and Pharmacological and Toxicological Activities

M Ayaz, I Ahmad, A Sadiq, F Ullah, M Ovais, AT Khalil, HP Devkota. DOI: 10.1016/j.jep.2019.112516

Advanced Materials

Advanced Materials (2019)

Tailoring Nanomaterials for Targeting Tumor‐Associated Macrophages

M Ovais, M Guo, C Chen. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201808303


BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2019)

Bio-guided Profiling and HPLC-DAD Finger Printing of Atriplex Lasiantha Boiss

T Zohra, M Ovais, AT Khalil et al. DOI: 10.1186/s12906-018-2416-1


Chemico-biological Interactions (2019)

Synergistic Interactions of Phytochemicals with Antimicrobial Agents: Potential Strategy to Counteract Drug Resistance

M Ayaz, F Ullah, A Sadiq, F Ullah, M Ovais et al. DOI: 10.1016/j.cbi.2019.05.050

Inorganic and Nano Metal

Inorganic and Nano-Metal Chemistry (2019)

In Vitro Cholinesterase Enzymes Inhibitory Potential and In Silico Molecular Docking Studies of Biogenic Metal Oxides Nanoparticles

AT Khalil, M Ayaz, M Ovais et al. DOI: 10.1080/24701556.2019.1569686

Aging neuroscience

Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience (2019)

Flavonoids as Prospective Neuroprotectants and Their Therapeutic Propensity in Aging Associated Neurological Disorders

M Ayaz, A Sadiq, M Junaid, F Ullah, M Ovais et al. DOI: 10.3389/fnagi.2019.00155

pakistan academy of sciences

Proceedings of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences: B (2019)Traditional Chinese Medicine Going Global: Opportunities for Belt and Road Countries”  

M Ovais*, AT Khalil, SA Jan, M Ayaz, I Ullah, W Shinwari. Copyright © Pakistan Academy of Sciences.  


NanoToday (2018)

Stimulus-Responsive Gold Nanotheranostic Platforms for Targeting the Tumor Microenvironment

J Jin, M Ovais#, C Chen. DOI: 10.1016/j.nantod.2018.08.007  

International Journal of molecular sciences

International Journal of Molecular Sciences (2018)

Biosynthesis of Metal Nanoparticles via Microbial Enzymes: A Mechanistic Approach

M Ovais*, Khalil A, Ayaz M, Ahmad I, Nethi S, Mukherjee S. DOI: 10.3390/ijms19124100

Science China Chemistry

Science China Chemistry (2018)

Precise Nanomedicine for Intelligent Therapy of Cancer

H Chen, Z Gu, H An, C Chen, J Chen, R Cui, S Chen, M Ovais et al. DOI: 10.1007/s11426-018-9397-5

Nanomedicine 2018

Nanomedicine (2018)

Safety Considerations for Nanoparticles in Tumor Treatment

M Ovais, C Chen. DOI: 10.2217/nnm-2018-0267

Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology (2018)  

Multifunctional Theranostic Applications of Biocompatible Green-Synthesized Colloidal Nanoparticles”  

M Ovais, K AT, A Raza, NU Islam, M Ayaz, M Saravanan, M Ali, I Ahmad et al. DOI: 10.1007/s00253-018-8928-2

BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine

BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2018)

HPLC-DAD Finger Printing, Antioxidant, Cholinesterase, and Α-Glucosidase Inhibitory Potentials of a Novel Plant Olax Nana

M Ovais, M Ayaz, AT Khalil, MSJ Sayed Afzal Shah, A Raza, M Shahid et al. DOI: 10.1186/s12906-017-2057-9  

Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 2018

Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology (2018)  

Role of Plant Phytochemicals and Microbial Enzymes in Biosynthesis of Metallic Nanoparticles

M Ovais*, AT Khalil, NU Islam, M Ahmad I, Ayaz, S Muthupandian et al. DOI: 10.1007/s00253-018-9146-7   

Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience

Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience (2018)

Phyto-Therapeutic and Nanomedicinal Approach to Cure Alzheimer Disease: Present Status and Future Opportunities

M Ovais*, N Zia, I Ahmad, AT Khalil, A Raza, M Ayaz, A Sadiq, F Ullah et al. DOI: 10.3389/fnagi.2018.00284

Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology (2018)

Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology (2018)

Wound Healing Applications of Biogenic Colloidal Silver and Gold Nanoparticles: Recent Trends and Future Prospects

M Ovais*, I Ahmad, AT Khalil, S Mukherjee, R Javed, M Ayaz, A Raza et al. DOI: 10.1007/s00253-018-8939-z  

International Journal of Pharmaceutics

International Journal of Pharmaceutics (2018)

Fabrication of Poly (Butadiene-Block-Ethylene Oxide) Based Amphiphilic Polymersomes: An Approach for Improved Oral Pharmacokinetics of Sorafenib

MA Khan, S Ali, SS Venkatraman, MF Sohail, M Ovais, A Raza et al. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2018.03.023

Natural Product Research

Natural Product Research (2018)

Extraction Optimization, Total Phenolic, Flavonoid Contents, HPLC-DAD Analysis and Diverse Pharmacological Evaluations of Dysphania Ambrosioides (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants

T Zohra, M Ovais, AT Khalil, M Qasim, M Ayaz, ZK Shinwari. DOI: 10.1080/14786419.2018.1437428  

International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials

International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials (2018)

Current State and Prospects of Nano-Delivery Systems for Sorafenib

MA Khan, A Raza, M Ovais, MF Sohail, S Ali. DOI: 10.1080/00914037.2018.1429434 

Journal of Drug Targeting

Journal of Drug Targeting (2018)

Advances in Nano-Delivery Systems for Doxorubicin: An Updated Insight

U Kanwal, N Irfan Bukhari, M Ovais, N Abass, K Hussain, A Raza. DOI: 10.1007/s00253-018-8939-z

Nanomedicine 2017

Nanomedicine (2017)

Biosynthesized Colloidal Silver and Gold Nanoparticles as Emerging Leishmanicidal Agents: An Insight

M Ovais, A Nadhman, AT Khalil, A Raza, F Khuda, MF Sohail, NU Islam et al. DOI: 10.2217/nnm-2017-0233

Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 2017

Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology (2017)

Current State and Prospects of the Phytosynthesized Colloidal Gold Nanoparticles and Their Applications in Cancer Theranostics

M Ovais*, Raza A, Naz S, Islam NU, Khalil AT, Ali S, Khan MA, Shinwari ZK. DOI: 10.1007/s00253-017-8250-4

Arabian Journal of Chemistry 2017

Arabian Journal of Chemistry (2017)

Bioinspired Synthesis of Pure Massicot Phase Lead Oxide Nanoparticles and Assessment of their Biocompatibility, Cytotoxicity and In-Vitro Biological Properties

Khalil AT, M Ovais, Ullah I, Ali M, Shinwari ZK, Maaza M. DOI: 10.1016/j.arabjc.2017.08.009

Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews

Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews (2017)

Anticancer Green Bionanomaterials:  Present Status and Future Prospects

Barabadi H, M Ovais, Shinwari ZK, Saravanan M. DOI: 10.1080/17518253.2017.1385856

Nanomedicine (2017)

Nanomedicine (2017)

Sageretia Thea (Osbeck.) Mediated Synthesis of Zno Nanoparticles and Its Biological Applications

Khalil AT, M Ovais, Ullah I, Ali M, Shinwari ZK, Maaza M. DOI: 10.2217/nnm-2017-0124  

Artificial Cells , Nanomedicine and Biotechnology

Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine and Biotechnology (2017)

 “Sageretia Thea (Osbeck.) Modulated Biosynthesis of NiO Nanoparticles and their In-Vitro Pharmacognostic, Antioxidant and Cytotoxic Potential

Khalil AT, M Ovais, Ullah I, Ali M, Khan Shinwari ZK. DOI: 10.1080/21691401.2017.1345928

Arabian Journal of Chemistry (2017)

Arabian Journal of Chemistry (2017)

Physical Properties, Biological Applications and Biocompatibility Studies on Biosynthesized Single Phase Cobalt Oxide (Co3O4) Nanoparticles via Sageretia Thea (Osbeck.)

Khalil AT, M Ovais, Ullah I, Ali M, Shinwari ZK, Maaza M.DOI: 10.1016/j.arabjc.2017.07.004

Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews 2017

Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews (2017)

Biosynthesis of Iron Oxide (Fe2O3) Nanoparticles via Aqueous Extracts Of Sageretia Thea (Osbeck.) and their Pharmacognostic Properties

Khalil AT, M Ovais, Ullah I, Ali M, Shinwari ZK, Maaza M. DOI: 10.1080/17518253.2017.1339831

IET Nanobiotechnology

IET Nanobiotechnology (2017)

The Efficacy of Green Nanoparticles against Cancerous and Normal Cell Lines: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

H Barabadi, A Alizadeh, M Ovais, A Ahmadi, ZK Shinwari, M Saravanan DOI: 10.1049/iet-nbt.2017.0120

IET Nanobiotechnology 2017

IET-Nanobiotechnology (2017)

Stable and Reproducible Synthesis of Gold Nanorods for Biomedical Applications: A Comprehensive Study

A Uzma, S Ali, M Rehman, N Zia, S Sohaila, M Ovais, A Raza. DOI: 10.1049/iet-nbt.2016.0220

Mabrobial Pathogenesis

Microbial Pathogenesis (2017)

Antimicrobial Efficacy of Drug Blended Biosynthesized Colloidal Gold Nanoparticles from Justicia Glauca against Oral Pathogens: A Nanoantibiotic Approach

R Emmanuel, M Saravanan, M Ovais, S Padmavathy, ZK Shinwari et al. DOI: 10.1016/j.micpath.2017.10.055

Phytotherapy Research

Phytotherapy Research (2017)

Selected Hepatoprotective Herbal Medicines: Evidence from Ethnomedicinal Applications, Animal Models, and Possible Mechanism of Actions

M Ali, T Khan, K Fatima, QA Ali, M Ovais, AT Khalil, I Ullah, A Raza et al.  DOI: 10.1002/ptr.5957

Frontiers in Pharmacology

Frontiers in Pharmacology (2017)

Anti-Alzheimer’s Studies on Β-Sitosterol Isolated from Polygonum Hydropiper L.

M Ayaz, M Junaid, F Ullah, F Subhan, A Sadiq, G Ali, M Ovais, M Shahid et al. DOI: 10.3389/fphar.2017.00697

HEC Best Research Paper Award, 7th HEC Outstanding Research Awards

IET Nanobiotechnology (2017)

IET-Nanobiotechnology (2017)

Docetaxel Loaded Solid Lipid Nanoparticles: A Novel Drug Delivery System

Sumera, Anwar A, M Ovais, Khan A, Raza A. DOI: 10.1049/iet-nbt.2017.0001

Viral Immunology

Viral immunology (2017)

The Absence of HCV RNA and NS5A Protein in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells is a Prognostic Tool for Sustained Virological Response

Mehmood A, Asad MA, M Ovais, Zaman N, Aziz H, Irfan J, Ahmad I, Raza A. DOI: 10.1089/vim.2017.0030 


Intervirology (2017)

 “Evaluation of Temporal Virological Responses to Interferon-Α-2b plus Ribavirin among Genotype 3a Hepatitis C Virus-Infected Patients

A Raza, M Ovais, H Aziz, A Anwar, J Irfan, I Ahmad. DOI: 10.1159/000481913   

Journal of Interdisciplinary Nanomedicine

Journal of Interdisciplinary Nanomedicine (2017)

Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using Alysicarpus Monilifer Leaf Extract and Its Antibacterial Activity against MRSA and Cons Isolates in HIV Patients

Kasithevar M, Saravanan M, Prakash P, Kumar H, M Ovais, Barabadi H, Shinwari ZK. DOI: 10.1002/jin2.26  

Health Security 2017

Health Security (2017)

Emerging Viral Infections in Pakistan: Issues, Concerns, and Future Prospects

Khalil AT, Ali M, Tanveer F, M Ovais, Idrees M, Shinwari ZK, Hollenbeck JE. DOI: 10.1089/hs.2016.0072

IET - Nanobiotechnology

IET-Nanobiotechnology (2017)

Biomimetic Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles from Streptomyces Atrovirens and their Potential Anticancer Activity against Human Breast Cancer Cells

Subbaiya R, Priya AR, Shankar KR, Selvam M, M Ovais, Balajee R, Barabadi H, Saravanan M. DOI: 10.1049/iet-nbt.2016.0222

2019 IET Nanobiotechnology Premium Award

BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2016

BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2016)  

Chemical Profiling, Antimicrobial and Insecticidal Evaluations of Polygonum Hydropiper L.

Ayaz M, Junaid M, Ullah F, Sadiq A, M Ovais, Ahmad W, Ahmad S, Zeb A. DOI: 10.1186/s12906-016-1491-4

Nanomedicine 2016

Nanomedicine (2016)

Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles via Plant Extracts: Beginning a New Era in Cancer Theranostics

M Ovais*, Khalil AT, Raza A, Khan MA, Ahmad I, Islam NU, Saravanan M, Ubaid MF, Ali M, Shinwari ZK. DOI: 10.2217/nnm-2016-0279    

Medicine 2016

Medicine (2016)

A Systematic Review of Treatment Response Rates in Pakistani Hepatitis C Virus Patients; Current Prospects and Future Challenges

Ali M, Afzal S, Zia A, Hassan A, Khalil AT, M Ovais, Shinwari ZK, Idrees M. DOI: 10.1097/MD.0000000000005327