Book chapters

  1. Ameer F, Munir R, and Zaidi N. Invited chapter in: Lipid Metabolism in Encyclopedia of Cancer 3rd Edition 2019.
  2. Usman H, Munir R, Ameer F, Hasnain S. Cancer Associated Dyslipidemia, Invited chapter in: Advances in Dyslipidemia. eBook, 2016.

Journal Articles

  1. Noureen N, Shah FA, Lisec J, Usman H, Khalid M, Munir R, et al. Revisiting the association between human leukocyte antigen and end-stage renal disease. PLOS ONE. 2020;15(9):e0238878.
  2. Munir R, Lisec J, Swinnen JV, Zaidi N: Lipid metabolism in cancer cells under metabolic stress. British journal of cancer 2019, 120(12):1090-1098.
  3. Lisec J, Jaeger C, Rashid R, Munir R, Zaidi N: Cancer cell lipid class homeostasis is altered under nutrient-deprivation but stable under hypoxia. BMC cancer 2019, 19(1):501.
  4. Zaid M, Ameer F, Munir R, Rashid R, Farooq N, Hasnain S, Zaidi N: Anthropometric and metabolic indices in assessment of type and severity of dyslipidemia. Journal of physiological anthropology 2017, 36(1):19.
  5. Ameer F, Munir R, Usman H, Rashid R, Shahjahan M, Hasnain S, Zaidi N: Lipid-load in peripheral blood mononuclear cells: Impact of food-consumption, dietary-macronutrients, extracellular lipid availability and demographic factors. Biochimie 2017, 135:104-110.
  6. Usman H, Ameer F, Munir R, Iqbal A, Zaid M, Hasnain S, Scandiuzzi L, Zaidi N: Leukemia cells display lower levels of intracellular cholesterol irrespective of the exogenous cholesterol availability. Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry 2016, 457:12-17.
  7. Iqbal A, Zaid M, Munir R, Usman H, Kalbacher H, Scandiuzzi L, Zaidi N: Atypical plasma lipid profiles in leukemia. Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry 2016, 452:129-133.
  8. Usman H, Rashid R, Ameer F, Iqbal A, Zaid M, Hasnain S, Kalbacher H, Zaidi N: Revisiting the dyslipidemia associated with acute leukemia. Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry 2015, 444:43-49.
  9. Rashid R, Ameer F, Kalbacher H, Scandiuzzi L, Zaidi N: Aberrant de novo cholesterogenesis: Clinical significance and implications. Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry 2015, 450:356-361.
  10. Daniels VW, Smans K, Royaux I, Chypre M, Swinnen JV, Zaidi N: Cancer cells differentially activate and thrive on de novo lipid synthesis pathways in a low-lipid environment. PloS one 2014, 9(9):e106913.
  11. Munir R, Usman H, Hasnain S, Smans K, Kalbacher H, Zaidi N: Atypical plasma lipid profile in cancer patients: cause or consequence? Biochimie 2014, 102:9-18.
  12. Ameer F, Scandiuzzi L, Hasnain S, Kalbacher H, Zaidi N: De novo lipogenesis in health and disease. Metabolism: clinical and experimental 2014, 63(7):895-902.
  13. Zaidi N, Lupien L, Kuemmerle NB, Kinlaw WB, Swinnen JV, Smans K: Lipogenesis and lipolysis: the pathways exploited by the cancer cells to acquire fatty acids. Progress in lipid research 2013, 52(4):585-589.
  14. Masud F, Shakoori A.T, Khawaja K, Ali M & Ameer. F, Changes in Body Weight and Lipid Profile of Mice Treated with Sodium Butyrate and Metformin. Pakistan Journal of Zoology. 2016;48(5), p.1343-1348.
  15.  Zaid M & Hasnain S, Plasma lipid abnormalities in Pakistani population: Trends, associated factors, and clinical implications Jul 2018 Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research. 51(9):e723 DOI: 10.1590/1414-431×20187239.


  1. Munir R, Lisec J, Jaeger C, Zaidi N: Abundance, fatty acid composition and saturation index of neutral lipids are significantly different between isogenic primary and metastatic colon cancer cell lines. 2019:690685.
  2. Zaid M, Ameer F, Ali A, Shoukat Z, Rashid R, Iqbal I, Zaidi N: Comparing the metabolic fates of BALB/c mice maintained on cafeteria-style diets with differential nutritive values. 2018:391821.

Other Publications

  1. Zaidi, N. (2015). Science and religion. The News.