Selected Publications

Academic Article

Year Title Altmetric
2022 Editorial: Environment and Skin CancerFrontiers in Oncology.  12. 2022
2022 Type I Interferons Enhance the Repair of Ultraviolet Radiation-Induced DNA Damage and Regulate Cutaneous Immune SuppressionInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences.  23. 2022
2022 Phytocompounds from the Medicinal and Dietary Plants: Multi-target Agents for Cervical Cancer Prevention and TherapyCurrent Medicinal Chemistry.  29:4481-4506. 2022
2021 Hidradenitis suppurativa: pathogenesis, clinical presentation, epidemiology, and comorbid associationsInternational Journal of Dermatology.  60:e449-e458. 2021
2021 Toll-like receptor-4 antagonist enhances the repair of ultraviolet radiation-induced DNA damage and augments anti-tumor immune responses in miceCancers.  13. 2021
2021 Phenethyl Isothiocyanate Induces Apoptosis Through ROS Generation and Caspase-3 Activation in Cervical Cancer CellsFrontiers in Pharmacology.  12. 2021
2021 Regulatory T Cells Play an important role in the prevention of Murine Melanocytic Nevi and MelanomasCancer Prevention Research.  14:165-174. 2021
2021 IL-23 and the Tumor MicroenvironmentAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology.  1290:89-98. 2021
2021 Toll-like receptor-4 deficiency inhibits ultraviolet radiation-induced tumor development by modulation of immune and inflammatory responsesMolecular Carcinogenesis.  60:60-70. 2021
2020 Murine Skin Carcinogenesis and the Role of Immune System Dysregulation in the Tumorigenicity of 2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate.Biomedicine Hub.  5:958-973. 2020
2020 The Cutaneous Manifestations Associated with COVID-19: A review. 2020
2019 KSRP modulates melanoma growth and efficacy of vemurafenibBiochimica et Biophysica Acta: Gene Regulatory Mechanisms.  1862:759-770. 2019
2019 A novel marine natural product derived pyrroloiminoquinone with potent activity against skin cancer cellsMarine Drugs.  17. 2019
2019 Protective Effect of Baicalin Against TLR4-mediated UVA-induced Skin InflammationPhotochemistry and Photobiology.  95:605-611. 2019
2019 Ultraviolet radiation, both UVA and UVB, influences the composition of the skin microbiomeExperimental Dermatology.  28:136-141. 2019
2018 Peptide-Functionalized Hydrogel Cubes for Active Tumor Cell TargetingBiomacromolecules.  19:4084-4097. 2018
2018 Cancer Therapy-Induced Cardiovascular Toxicity: Doxorubicin triggers splenic contraction and irreversible dysregulation of cox and lox that alters the inflammation-resolution program in the myocardiumAmerican Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology.  315:H1091-H1100. 2018
2018 Inhibition of interleukin-12 and/or interleukin-23 for the treatment of psoriasis: What is the evidence for an effect on malignancy?Experimental Dermatology.  27:737-747. 2018
2018 The skin microbiome and immune system: Potential target for chemoprevention?Photodermatology, Photoimmunology and Photomedicine.  34:25-34. 2018
2017 Evidence for biochemical barrier restoration: Topical solenopsin analogs improve inflammation and acanthosis in the KC-Tie2 mouse model of psoriasisScientific Reports.  7. 2017
2017 Loss of INK4a/Arf gene enhances ultraviolet radiation-induced cutaneous tumor developmentExperimental Dermatology.  26:1018-1025. 2017
2017 Association of vitamin D receptor polymorphisms with the risk of nonmelanoma skin cancer in adultsJAMA Dermatology.  153:983-989. 2017
2017 An epigenome-wide association study of inflammatory response to fenofibrate in the Genetics of Lipid Lowering Drugs and Diet NetworkPharmacogenomics.  18:1333-1341. 2017
2017 Ultraviolet Radiation-Induced Downregulation of SERCA2 Mediates Activation of NLRP3 Inflammasome in Basal Cell CarcinomaPhotochemistry and Photobiology.  93:1025-1033. 2017
2017 Proteomic Analysis and Functional Studies of Baicalin on Proteins Associated with Skin CancerThe American Journal Of Chinese Medicine.  45:599-614. 2017
2016 A murine model for the development of melanocytic nevi and their progression to melanomaMolecular Carcinogenesis.  55:646-658. 2016
2015 Baicalin Protects Keratinocytes from Toll-like Receptor-4 Mediated DNA Damage and Inflammation Following Ultraviolet IrradiationPhotochemistry and Photobiology.  91:1435-1443. 2015
2015 P-selectin enhances growth and metastasis of mouse mammary tumors by promoting regulatory T cell infiltration into the tumorsLife Sciences.  131:11-18. 2015
2015 In vivo suppression of heat shock protein (HSP)27 and HSP70 accelerates DMBA-induced skin carcinogenesis by inducing antigenic unresponsiveness to the initiating carcinogenic chemicalJournal of Immunology.  194:4796-4803. 2015
2015 Erratum: Vitamin D and skin cancer (Photochemistry and Photobiology 91:1 (204) 10.1111/php.12382)Photochemistry and Photobiology.  91:766. 2015
2015 Interleukin-17 mediated inflammatory responses are required for ultraviolet radiation-induced immune suppressionPhotochemistry and Photobiology.  91:235-241. 2015
2015 Vitamin D and skin cancerPhotochemistry and Photobiology.  91:201-209. 2015
2014 Type i interferons: Key players in normal skin and select cutaneous malignanciesDermatology Research and Practice.  2014. 2014
2014 The effects of baicalin against UVA-induced photoaging in skin fibroblastsThe American Journal Of Chinese Medicine.  42:709-727. 2014
2014 Toll-like receptor mediated regulation of breast cancer: A case of mixed blessingsFrontiers in Immunology.  5. 2014
2014 Toll-like receptor-4 deficiency enhances repair of UVR-induced cutaneous DNA damage by nucleotide excision repair mechanismJournal of Investigative Dermatology.  134:1710-1717. 2014
2014 Toll-like receptors and skin cancerFrontiers in Immunology.  5. 2014
2013 Thymoquinone suppresses metastasis of melanoma cells by inhibition of NLRP3 inflammasomeToxicology and Applied Pharmacology.  270:70-76. 2013
2012 Biological properties of carbon powders synthesized using chemical vapour deposition and detonation methodsJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.  12:9037-9046. 2012
2012 Tualang honey protects keratinocytes from ultraviolet radiation-induced inflammation and DNA damagePhotochemistry and Photobiology.  88:1198-1204. 2012
2012 IL-17 mediated inflammation promotes tumor growth and progression in the skinPLoS One.  7. 2012
2012 Cell mediated immune responses through TLR4 prevents DMBA-induced mammary carcinogenesis in miceInternational Journal of Cancer.  130:765-774. 2012
2012 Expression of toll-like receptors on breast tumors: taking a toll on tumor microenvironment.International Journal of Breast Cancer.  2012:716564. 2012
2011 The antiproliferative function of violacein-like purple violet pigment (PVP) from an Antarctic Janthinobacterium sp. Ant5-2 in UV-induced 2237 fibrosarcomaInternational Journal of Dermatology.  50:1223-1233. 2011
2011 Regulation of ultraviolet radiation induced cutaneous photoimmunosuppression by Toll-like receptor-4Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics.  508:171-177. 2011
2011 Differential roles of T-cell subsets in regulation of ultraviolet radiation induced cutaneous photocarcinogenesisPhotochemistry and Photobiology.  87:387-398. 2011
2010 IL-17 promotes tumor development through the induction of tumor promoting microenvironments at tumor sites and myeloid-derived suppressor cellsJournal of Immunology.  184:2281-2288. 2010
2009 IL-12 deficiency suppresses 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate-induced skin tumor development in 7,12-dimethylbenz(a)anthracene-initiated mouse skin through inhibition of inflammationCarcinogenesis.  30:1970-1977. 2009
2009 Resveratrol enhances cell-mediated immune response to DMBA through TLR4 and prevents DMBA induced cutaneous carcinogenesisMolecular Carcinogenesis.  48:713-723. 2009
2009 Heat shock proteins HSP27 and HSP70 are present in the skin and are important mediators of allergic contact hypersensitivityJournal of Immunology.  182:675-683. 2009
2008 Antagonistic roles of CD4+ and CD8+ T-cells in 7,12-dimethylbenz(a)anthracene cutaneous carcinogenesisCancer Research.  68:3924-3930. 2008
2008 Protective role of Toll-like receptor 4 during the initiation stage of cutaneous chemical carcinogenesis (Cancer Research (2008) 68, (615-622))Cancer Research.  68:1609. 2008
2008 The immunosuppressive effects of phthalocyanine photodynamic therapy in mice are mediated by CD4+ and CD8+ T cells and can be adoptively transferred to naive recipientsPhotochemistry and Photobiology.  84:366-370. 2008
2008 Protective role of toll-like receptor 4 during the initiation stage of cutaneous chemical carcinogenesisCancer Research.  68:615-622. 2008
2007 Acquired and innate immunity to polyaromatic hydrocarbonsToxicology and Applied Pharmacology.  224:308-312. 2007
2007 Photoprotective effects of green tea polyphenolsPhotodermatology, Photoimmunology and Photomedicine.  23:48-56. 2007
2006 Suppression of Mycobacterium tuberculosis induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) and TNF-α mRNA expression in human monocytes by allicinFEBS Letters.  580:2517-2522. 2006
2004 Topical application of dimethylbenz[a]anthracene results in the generation of multiple melanocytic nevi in C3H/HeN miceToxicology and Applied Pharmacology.  195:355-360. 2004
2004 Proteomics reveals that proteins expressed during the early stage of Bacillus anthracis infection are potential targets for the development of vaccines and drugs.Genomics Proteomics and Bioinformatics.  2:143-151. 2004
2003 Comparative proteomic profiling of murine skinJournal of Investigative Dermatology.  121:51-64. 2003


Year Title Altmetric
2022 Herbal medicines and skin disorders.  307-328. 2022
2017 UV and skin: Photocarcinogenesis.  67-103. 2017
2011 Systemic and topical use of green tea polyphenols for healthy skin.  71-83. 2011
2005 Photoprotection by green tea polyphenols.  639-656. 2005

Principal Investigator On

  • Mechanisms Elicited by Type I Interferons in Cutaneous Photocarcinogenesis  awarded by National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • Pharmacological Management of Ultraviolet Radiation Induced Skin Cancer  awarded by DOD - Department of Defense
  • Photodermatological Effects of Toll Like Receptor-4 (TLR4)  awarded by National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • Photoimmunological Effects of Toll like Receptor-4 (TLR4) in Skin  awarded by Dermatology Foundation
  • Regulation of Ultraviolet Radiation Induced Cutaneous Photo Damage and Nucleotide Excision Repair by Toll Like Receptor-4  awarded by DOD - ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH ACQUISITION ACTIVITY
  • Regulation of Ultraviolet Radiation Induced DNA Damage and Repair by Toll Like Receptors  awarded by American Skin Association
  • Role of Trem1 in Ultraviolet Radiation-Induced Immune Suppression  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • Role of p16/INK4a in Ultraviolet Radiation Induced Inflammation and Photocarcinogenesis  awarded by DOD - ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH ACQUISITION ACTIVITY
  • Role of p53 in Modulation of Toll Like Receptor Mediated UV Radiation Induced Cutaneous Responses  awarded by American Skin Association
  • The Role of STING Agonists in UVB-Induced DNA Damage  awarded by American Skin Association
  • Therapeutic Intervention of Melanoma  awarded by Melanoma Research Foundation
  • UAB Skin Disease Research Center - Role of The Innate Immune System in Regulation of UVB Induced Skin Carcinogenesis - P & F 14  awarded by National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • Teaching Activities

  • EPI605 - Epidem of Infectious Diseases (Spring Term 2020)
  • EPI698 - Directed Research (Spring Term 2020)
  • GBS747 - Special Topics (Spring Term 2014)
  • GBS774 - CANCER IMMUNOLOGY (Spring Term 2012)
  • GBS774 - CANCER IMMUNOLOGY (Spring Term 2013)
  • GBS774 - CANCER IMMUNOLOGY (Spring Term 2014)
  • GBS774 - CANCER IMMUNOLOGY (Spring Term 2017)
  • GBS774 - Cancer Immunology (Spring Term 2012)
  • GBS774 - Cancer Immunology (Spring Term 2013)
  • GBS774 - Cancer Immunology (Spring Term 2014)
  • GBS774 - Cancer Immunology (Spring Term 2015)
  • GBS774 - Cancer Immunology (Spring Term 2016)
  • GBS774 - Cancer Immunology (Spring Term 2017)
  • GBS774 - Cancer Immunology (Spring Term 2018)
  • GBS774 - Cancer Immunology (Spring Term 2019)
  • GBS774 - Cancer Immunology (Spring Term 2020)
  • GBS774 - Cancer Immunology (Spring Term 2021)
  • GBS774 - Cancer Immunology (Spring Term 2022)
  • GBSC700 - Journal Clubs (Fall Term 2014)
  • GBSC700 - Journal Clubs (Fall Term 2015)
  • GBSC700 - Journal Clubs (Fall Term 2016)
  • GBSC700 - Journal Clubs (Fall Term 2017)
  • GBSC700 - Journal Clubs (Fall Term 2018)
  • GBSC700 - Journal Clubs (Fall Term 2019)
  • GBSC700 - Journal Clubs (Fall Term 2020)
  • GBSC700 - Journal Clubs (Fall Term 2021)
  • GBSC700 - Journal Clubs (Fall Term 2022)
  • GBSC700 - Journal Clubs (Spring Term 2015)
  • GBSC700 - Journal Clubs (Spring Term 2016)
  • GBSC700 - Journal Clubs (Spring Term 2017)
  • GBSC700 - Journal Clubs (Spring Term 2018)
  • GBSC700 - Journal Clubs (Spring Term 2019)
  • GBSC700 - Journal Clubs (Spring Term 2020)
  • GBSC700 - Journal Clubs (Spring Term 2021)
  • GBSC700 - Journal Clubs (Spring Term 2022)
  • Education And Training

  • Master of Science in Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2017
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, 1999
  • Master of Science in Microbiology, Rani Durgavati University 1991
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Biology / Biological Sciences, Rani Durgavati University 1989
  • Full Name

  • Nabiha Yusuf