• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 2287 Citations
  • 27 h-Index
1993 …2019
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Personal profile


Dr Yasser Abdel-Wahab holds an MB. BCh. (1985) from Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt and a PhD (1993) from Ulster University. He is currently a reader in the School of Biomedical Sciences.  Dr Abdel-Wahab has over 22 years’ experience in diabetes research with specific interests into discovery, isolation and characterization of novel antidiabetic agents from natural sources, including plants and amphibian skin secretions.  Also, he has expanded his research into anti-diabetic actions of structurally modified peptides and glycation of pancreatic islet peptides and proteins.  Dr Abdel-Wahab has over 180 scientific outputs including over 80 scientific papers in high impact peer-reviewed journals (h-index 28) and has been invited speaker at many national and international conferences and is holder of several patents.  In addition, Dr Abdel-Wahab has various administrative research and teaching roles in Human Anatomy and Physiology, Diabetes and Natural Anti-Diabetic Drug Discovery, Clinical Biochemistry and PGCert Diabetes.


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Research Output 1993 2019

  • 2287 Citations
  • 27 h-Index
  • 128 Article
  • 1 Chapter

Conformational analysis and in vitro immunomodulatory and insulinotropic properties of the frog skin host-defense peptide rhinophrynin-27 and selected analogs

Scorciapino, MA., Carta, P., Pantic, JM., Lukic, M. L., Lukic, A., Musale, V., Abdel-Wahab, Y. & Conlon, JM., 19 Oct 2019, In : Biochimie. 167, p. 198-206

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Enteroendocrine Cells
Chemical activation
4 Citations (Scopus)

Assessment of the potential of temporin peptides from the frog Rana temporaria (Ranidae) as anti‐diabetic agents

Musale, V., Casciaro, B., Mangoni, LM., Abdel-Wahab, YHA., Flatt, P. & Conlon, JM., 19 Jan 2018, In : Journal of Peptide Science. 24, p. e3065

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Rana temporaria
Open Access
Glucagon Receptors
Glucagon-Like Peptide 1


Frog skin host-defence peptides and their synthetic analogues with therapeutic potential for type 2 diabetes

Author: Musale, V., Apr 2019

Supervisor: Abdel-Wahab, Y. (Supervisor), Flatt, P. (Supervisor) & Conlon, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Insulinotropic and glucose-lowering peptides from phylogenetically ancient fish with potential for therapy of type 2 diabetes

Author: Graham, G., Apr 2019

Supervisor: Flatt, P. (Supervisor), Abdel-Wahab, Y. (Supervisor) & Conlon, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis