National Institute of Nutrition
Jamai-Osmania PO
Hyderabad-500 007, India.
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Designation: Scientist 'E'
Phone: +91-40-27197344

Brief Profile:

Dr.S.Ahamed Ibrahim obtained his M.Sc degree in medical biochemistry from JIPMER, Pondicherry and PhD in biochemistry from Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore. He joined the institute in 1997 and presently heading the lipid chemistry division. Dr.Ibrahim’s research work is focused on optimal fat requirement for the prevention of diet related chronic diseases such as diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. His earlier studies showed that dietary saturated and trans fatty acids induce insulin resistance and compared to saturated fatty acids, trans fatty acids induce insulin resistance to a greater extent. Studies also showed that maternal intake of trans fatty acids predispose the offspring to insulin resistance and possibly increasing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in later life. Currently studies are in progress to understand the role of dietary fatty acids in the development and progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. He is a research supervisor in biochemistry at Osmania university, Hyderabad and presently guiding two PhD students.


Total publications: 25

Publications in the last 10 years

  1. Jeyapal Sugeedha, PutchaUday Kumar, Mullapudi Venkata Surekha, Sudip Ghosh, Anil Sakamuri, Kona Suryam Reddy, Vadakattu Sai Santosh, Chandana Madakasira,  Ahamed Ibrahim. Chronic consumption of fructose in combination with trans fatty acids but not with saturated fatty acids induces nonalcoholic steatohepatitis with fibrosis in rats. European Journal of Nutrition (Under revision) (2017).
  2. Anil Sakamuri, Sujatha Pitla, Uday Kumar Putcha, Sugeedha Jayapal, Sailaja Pothana, Sai Santosh Vadakattu, Nagabhushan Reddy Konapalli, Siva Sankara Vara Prasad Sakamuri, and Ahamed Ibrahim. Transient Decrease in Circulatory Testosterone and Homocysteine Precedes the Development of Metabolic Syndrome Features in Fructose-Fed Sprague Dawley Rats. J Nutr Metab, 7510840. 1-11 (2016). 
  3. Suman Asalla, Shravan Babu Girada, Ramya S.Kuna, Debabrata Chowdhury, Bhaskar Kandagatla, Srinivas Oruganti, Utpal Bhadra, Manika Pal Bhadra, Shasi Vardhan Kalivendi, Swetha Pavani Rao, Anupama Row, Ibrahim A, Partha Pratim Ghosh, Prasenjit Mitra. Restoring Mitochondrial Function: A Small Molecule- mediated Approach to Enhance Glucose Stimulated Insulin Secretion in Cholesterol Accumulated Pancreatic beta cells. Scientific Reports, Jun 10; 6: 27513; 2016.
  4. Ahamed Ibrahim. Scientific basis of fat requirement for Indians and recent trends in  cardiovascular diseases. Ind J Commu Health: 24; Supl 1; 54-58 (2014).
  5. Tyagi A, Kumar U, Reddy S, Santosh VS, Mohammed SB, Ehtesham NZ, Ahamed Ibrahim. Partial replacement of dietary linoleic acid with long chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids protects against dextran sulfate sodium - induced colitis in rats. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids:  91: 289-297 (2014).
  6. Tyagi A, Kumar U, Reddy S, Santosh VS, Mohammed SB, Ehtesham NZ, Ibrahim A. Attenuation of colonic inflammation by partial replacement of dietary linoleic acid with α-linolenic acid in a rat model of inflammatory bowel disease. British J Nutr. 16:1-11 (2012).
  7. Misra A, Sharma R, Gulati S, Joshi SR, Sharma V, Ghafoorunissa, Ibrahim A, Joshi S, Laxmaiah A, Kurpad A, Raj RK, Mohan V, Chandalia H, Krishnaswamy K, Boindala S, Gopalan S, Bhattiprolu SK, Modi S, Vikram NK, Makkar BM, Mathur M, Dey S, Vasudevan S, Gupta SP, Puri S, Joshi P, Khanna K, Mathur P, Krishnaswamy S, Madan J, Karmarkar M, Seth V, Passi SJ, Chadha D, Bhardwaj S. Consensus dietary guidelines for healthy living and prevention of obesity, the metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and related disorders in Asian Indians. National Dietary Guidelines Consensus Group. Diabetes Technol Ther. 13:683-94. (2011).
  8. Rajendra Prasad Agrawal, Poornima Sharma, Shreyans Jain, Gafoorunissa,  Ahamed Ibrahim, Bela Shah, D.K. Shukla and TanveerKaur. Effect of camel milk on glucose metabolism in adults with normal glucose tolerance and type 2 diabetes in Raica community: a crossover study. ACTA BIOMED. 82: 181-186. (2011).
  9. Ahamed Ibrahim, Ghafoorunissa, Sanjay Basak and Nasreen Z. Ehtesham. Impact of maternal dietary fatty acid composition on glucose and lipid metabolism in male rat offspring aged 105 d. British Journal of Nutrition. 102: 233-241 (2009).

Total number of books and book chapters in the last 10 years
  1. Trans fatty acids and their health implications. Nutrition in disease management, Update series 52, Page no : 1-14, October 2011, published by Centre for research on nutrition support systems and Nutrition Foundation of India.

Awards and recognition
  1. New Investigator award at the 12th congress of International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids during 5th to 9th September, 2016 at Stellenbosch, South Africa.

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