Publications 2011 to present

Ibrahim FAS, Ghebremeskel K, Abdel-Rahman ME, Ahmed AAM, Mohmed IM, Osman G,  Elseed M, Hamed A, Rabinowicz AL, Salih MAM, Elbashir MI, Daak AA (2018) The differential effects of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) on seizure frequency in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy – A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Epilepsy Behav. 28;87:32-38. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2018.08.016.

Daak A, Rabinowicz A, Ghebremeskel K (2018) Omega-3 fatty acids are a potential therapy for patients with sickle cell disease. Nat Rev Dis Primers. 9;4(1):15. doi: 10.1038/s41572-018-0012-9.

Al-Ghannami SS, Sedlak E, Hussein IS, Min Y, Al-Shmmkhi SM, Al-Oufi HS, Al-Mazroui A, Clough P, Ghebremeskel K (2018) DHA-enriched re-esterified triacylglycerol fish oil supplementation and oily fish consumption enhance red blood n-3 fatty acid index in Omani pre-adolescent schoolchildren. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids

Al-Ghannami SS, Al-Adawi S, Ghebremeskel K, Cramer MT, Hussein I, Min Y, Jeyaseelan L, Al-Sibani N, Al-Shammakhi S, Al-Mamary F, Dorvlo ASS (2018) Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and parental factors in school children aged nine to ten years in urban regions of Oman. Oman Med J 33(3):193-199.

Al-Ghannami SS, Al-Adawi S, Ghebremeskel K, Hussein IS, Min Y, Jeyaseelan L, Al-Shammakhi SM, Mabry RM, Al-Oufi HS (2018) Randomised open-label trial of docosahexaenoic acid -enriched fish oil and fish meal on cognitive and behavioural functioning in Omani children. Nutrition doi: 10.1016/j.nutr.2018.04.008.

Mariniello K, Min Y, Ghebremeskel K (2018) Phosphorylation of protein kinase B, the key enzyme in insulin signalling cascade, is enhanced in linoleic and arachidonic acid treated HT29 and HepG2 cells. Nutrition 11;57:52-58. doi: 10.1016/j.nut.2018.05.033. 

Delextrat A, Hayes LD, Al-Ghannami SS, Min Y, Hussein I, Al Oufi H, Cohen DD, Ghebremeskel K (2018): Physical fitness characteristics of Omani primary school children according to body mass index. J Sports Med Phys Fitness. doi: 10.23736/S0022-4707.18.08136-7.

Awoda S, Daak AA, Husain NE, Ghebremeskel K, Elbashir MI (2017) Coagulation profile of Sudanese children with homozygous sickle cell disease and the effect of treatment with omega-3 fatty acid on the coagulation parameters. BMC Hematol. 17:18. doi: 10.1186/s12878-017-0089-5.

Daak AA, Elsamani E, Ali EH, Mohamed FA, Abdel-Rahman ME, Elderdery AY, Talbot O, Kraft P, Ghebremeskel K, Elbashir MI, Fawzi W (2016): Sickle cell disease in western Sudan: genetic epidemiology and predictors of knowledge attitude and practices. Trop Med Int Health. 21(5):642-653.

Min Y, Djahanbakhch O, Hutchinson J, Eram S, Bhullar AS, Namugere I, Ghebremeskel K (2016): Efficacy of docosahexaenoic acid-enriched formula to enhance maternal and fetal blood docosahexaenoic acid levels: randomized double-blinded placebo-controlled trial od pregnant women with gestational diabetes mellitus. Clin Nutr 35(3): 608-614.

Al-Ghannami AA, Sedlak E, Hussein IS, Min Y, Al-Shmmkhi SM, Al-Oufi HS, Al-Mazroui A, Ghebremeskel K (2016): Lipid-soluble nutrient status of healthy Omani school children before and after intervention with oily fish meal or re-esterified triglyceride fish oil. Nutrition 32(1): 73-78.

Daak AA and Ghebremeskel K (2015) Blood Cell Membrane Omega-3 (n-3): Fatty Acid Abnormality and Supplementation in Patients with Sickle Cell Anemia. Handbook of Lipids in Human Function: Fatty Acids. Eds. Ronald Ross Watson, Fabien De Meester, Chapter 72, PP. 711-730.

Matsudaira T, Gow RV, Kelly J, Murphy C, Potts L, Sumich A, Ghebremeskel K, Crawford MA, Taylor E (2015): Biochemical and Psychological Effects of Omega-3/6 Supplements in Male Adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Clinical Trial. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 25(10):775-782.

Dornellas AP, Watanabe RL, Pimentel GD, Boldarine VT, Nascimento CM, Oyama LM, Ghebremeskel K, Wang Y, Bueno AA, Ribeiro EB (2015): Deleterious effects of lard-enriched diet on tissues fatty acids composition and hypothalamic insulin actions. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 102-103:21-29. 

Madu AJ, Abuknesha N, Ghebremeskel K (2015): The role of lipids in inflammation: Review of the evolving pathogenesis of sickle cell disease (Review). Biol Med (Aligarh) 7;4: 1000244.

Daak A, Elderdery AY, Elbashir LM, Mariniello K, Mills J, Scarlett G, Elbashir MI, Ghebremeskel K (2015): Omega 3 (n-3) fatty acids down-regulate nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-kB) gene and blood cell adhesion molecule expression in patients with homozygous sickle cell disease. Blood Cells Mol Dis 55(1): 45-55.

Min Y, Djahanbakhch O, Hutchinson J, Bhullar AS, Raveendran M, Hallot A, Eram S, Namugere I, Nateghian S, Ghebremeskel K (2014): Effect of docosahexaenoic acid-enriched fish oil supplementation in pregnant women with Type 2 diabetes on membrane fatty acids and fetal body composition-double-blinded randomized placebo-controlled trial. Diabet Med. 31(11:1331-1340.

Min Y, Blois A, Geppert J, Khalil F, Ghebremeskel K, Holmsen H (2014): Dietary fat intake, circulating and membrane fatty acids composition of healthy Norwegian men and women. J Hum Diet Nutr 27(1):69-75.

Crawford MA, Broadhurst CL, Cunnane S, Marsh DE, Schmidt WF, Brand A, Ghebremeskel K (2014) Nutritional armour in evolution: docosahexaenoic acid as a determinant of neural, evolution and hominid brain development'. Mil Med 179(11 Suppl): 61-75.

Daak AA, Ghebremeskel K (2013) 'Omega-3 fatty acids and sickle cell disease: Intriguing association and promising therapeutic effect'. Lipid Technology 25(12): 275-277.

Daak A, Ghebremeskel K, Mariniello K, Hassan Z, Attallah B, Clough P, Elbashir MI (2013): Oxidative stress and intravascular haemolysis in homozygous sickle cell patients supplemented with omega 3 fatty acids. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty acids 89(5):305-311.

Nyuar KB, Min Y, Mohammed MDA, Abukashawa  SMA, Daak AA, Ghebremeskel K (2013): Regular consumption of Nile river fish could ameliorate the low milk DHA of Southern Sudanese women living in Khartoum City area. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids 89(2-3):65-69.

Gow RY, Vallee-Tourangeau F, Sumich A, Crawford M, Ghebremeskel K, Bueno A, Hibbeln JR, Taylor E and Rubia K (2013): Omega-3 fatty acids are related to abnormal emotion processing in adolescent  boys with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids 88(6): 419-429.

Gow RV, Vallee-Tourangeau F, Crawford M, Amador-Bueno A, Ghebremeskel K, Hibbeln JH, Taylor E and Rubia K (2013): Omega-3 fatty acids are inversely related to callous and unemotional traits in adolescent boys with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids 88(6): 411-418.

Sumich AL, Matsudaira T, Gow R, Ibrahimovic A, Ghebremeskel K, Crawford M and Taylor E (2013): Fatty acid correlates of temperament in adolescent boys with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids [88(6):431-436.

Daak AA, Ghebremeskel K, Hassan Z, Attallah B, Azan HH, Elbashir MI (2012): Effect of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation in patients with sickle cell anemia: randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Am J Clini Nutr 97(1): 37-44.

Neville MM, Geppert J, Min Y, Grimble G, Crawford MA, Ghebremeskel K (2012): Dietary fat intake, body composition and blood lipids of university men and women. Nutr Health 21(3):173-185.

Msika O, Brand A, Crawford MA, Yavin E (2012): NGF blocks polyunsaturated fatty acids biosynthesis in n-3 fatty acid-supplemented PC12 cells. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1821(7):1022-1030.

Nyuar KB, Ghebremeskel K, Crawford MA: Sudanese women's and neonates' vitamin A status. Nutr Health. 2012 Jan;21(1):45-55.

Hussein IS, Min Y, Ghebremeskel K, Gaffar AM (2012): Iodine status and fish intake of Sudanese school children living in Red Sea and White Nile region. Public Health Nutr 4:1-7.

Bueno AA, Ghebremeskel K, Bakheit KH, Elbashir MI, Adam I (2012): Dimethyl acetals, an indirect marker of the endogenous antioxidant plasmalogen level, are reduced in blood lipids of Sudanese preeclamptic subjects whose backgrounds diet is high in carbohydrate. J Obst Gynaecol 32(3):241-6.

Daak A, Ghebremeskel K, Elbashir MI, Bakhita A, Hassan Z (2011): Hydroxyurea therapy mobilises arachidonic acid from inner cell membrane aminophospholipids in patients with homozygous sickle cell disease. J Lipids 2011: 718014.

Min Y, Lowy C, Islam S, Khan FS, Swaminathan R (2011): Relationship between red cell membrane fatty acids and adipokines in individuals with varying insulin sensitivity. Eur J Clin Nutr 1-6.