Research and Publication

The Department of Pharmacy has a flourishing effort in three major fields of basic research since its establishment in 1996. These are:

  •  Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology
  •  Phytochemistry and Phytotherapy
  •  Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Biotechnology

The pharmaceutics research group (comprising of Prof. Dr. Reza-ul Jalil, S.M. Ashraful Islam, Ms. Parvin Akter, Ms. Masuda Khatun, Ms. Irin Dewan, Mr. Md. Ziaur Rahman Khan, Mr. Mesbahuddin Talukder and Mr. Md. Saiful Islam) is continuing its research endeavor in the field of drug delivery. To explore the mechanistic approach to release kinetics and to design and evaluate drug delivery systems is the major focus of this group. Dr. Md. Selim Reza, Mr. Mohiuddin Ahmed Bhuiyan, Mirza Mohammad Ali Reza, Jakir Ahmed Chowdhury and Mohiuddin Abdul Quadir contributed a lot in this research group from starting of the department. Publication of this group:

Reza MS, Quadir MA and Haider SS. (2003). Comparative evaluation of plastic, hydrophobic and hydrophilic polymers as matrices for controlled-release drug delivery.  J. Pharm. Pharmaceut. Sci. 6(2), 274-291.

Reza MS, Quadir MA and Haider SS. (2002). Development of Theophylline sustained release dosage form based on Kollidon SR, Pak. J. Pharm. Sci., 15(1).

Reza MS, Quadir MA, Mahboob M, Mamur AKMR, Reza MMA and Bhuiyan MA. (2002). In-vitro release profile of diclofenac sodium from polymeric matrix granules, Dhaka Univ. J. Pharm. Sci.,1 (1-2), 35-41.

Islam MS, Paul BK, Bhuiyan MA, Quadir MA and Reza MS. (2002). Preparation and characterization of theophylline loaded polymeric films based on kollidon SR. Bang. Pharm. J., 12 (2), 26-31.

Kabir AKMA, Jalil R, Reza MS, Hakim MM, Quadir MA and Reza MMA (2002). Sustained release of diclofenac sodium from kollidon SR matrix tablets: effect of ionic strength, viscosity and annealing property. Bang. Pharm. J., 12 (1), 11-14.

Quadir MA, Reza MS, Haider SS, Jahan M and Chowdhury MM (2002). Effect of polyethylene glycols on release of diclofenac sodium from directly compressed carnauba wax matrix tablets. J. Bang. Acad. Sc., 26 (1), 1-8.

Reza MMA, Karim A, Jalil R (2002). Comparative Study of Flow and Properties and Segregation Behavior of Drug in Kollidone SR and ludipress. Bangladesh Pharm. J. 12(2), 9-12.

Chowdhury JA, Reza MS and Jalil R. (2002). Development of new method of microencapsulation based on surface deposition and coalescence. Bang. Pharm. J., 12 (2), 13-17.

Md. Shamsuddin, Parvin Akter, Md. Ziaur Rahman Khan, Jakir Ahmed Chowdhury, and Md. Selim Reza, (2006), Studies on bioadhesion of matrix tablets: 1. Release profile of Theophylline anhydrous, Dhaka Univ. J. Pharm. Sci. 5 (1-2): 33-37.

Mohiuddin Abdul Quadir, Samir Ranjan Sarker, S M Ashraful Islam, Mohiuddin Ahmed Bhuiyan and Md. Selim Reza. Controlled-release Drug Delivery System Based on Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose: In Vitro Drug Release and Kinetic Approach. Dhaka University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences.2003. 2 (1), 9-17.

Masuda Khatun, S M Ashraful Islam , Parvin Akter, Mohiuddin Abdul Quadir, and Md. Selim Reza. Controlled-release of Naproxen Sodium from Eudragit RS-100 Transdermal film. Dhaka University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences.2004. 3 (1-2), 5-12.

Faruk Ahmed, S M Ashraful Islam, Mohiuddin Abdul Quadir, and Md. Selim Reza. Formulation and In-vitro Release of a Highly Water Soluble Drug Theophylline Sodium Glycinate from  Different suppository Bases. Dhaka University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences.2004. 3 (1-2), 31-35

Md. Kamruzzaman Akanda, S.M. Ashraful Islam , Md. Jakir Ahmed Choudury and Md.   
Selim Reza. Effect of Viscosity Increasing Agents on the In vitro Drug Release from PEG   Based  Suppositories. Dhaka University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences.2005.  (1), 1-5.
The phytochemistry and phytotherapy research group (comprising of Mr. Mohammad Kaisarul Islam) aims to apply scientific principles and analytical techniques for identifying, characterising and quantifying biomolecules from natural sources. Phytotherapy specifically looks at medicinal plants that are used as well-defined extracts for specific illnesses and therefore, entails with biological testing of plant extracts, isolation of their active components and toxicological studies in order to discover new leads for future drug development. Department also thanks Mr. M.A. Mazid, K.M. Rahman and R. Chowdhury for their previous research participation.
In the year 2005-2006 a research project entitled “Antibacterial principles from medicinal plants of Bangladesh” was granted for generous financial support under the capacity utilization program of Ministry of Science and Information & Communication Technology (MOSICT), Peoples’ Republic of Bangladesh. The project was directed by Dr. Mahboob Hossain as the principal director. Mr. R. Chowdhury and Mr. MMA Reza, Dept. of Pharmacy, UAP also worked as associate directors.
An initiative was taken for the development of collaboration between the Department of chemistry, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) and Dept. of Pharmacy, UAP through Mr. R. Chowdhury, Dept. of Pharmacy, UAP in order to carry out bioassays over synthetic heterocyclic compounds.
Chowdhury R, Hasan CM and Rashid MA (2003). Guaiane Sesquiterpenes from Amoora rohituka. Phytochemistry 62(8): 1213-1216.

Chowdhury R, Rashid RB, Sohrab MH, Hasan CM (2003). 12a-hydroxystigmast-4-en-3-one: a new bioactive steroid from Toona ciliata (Meliaceae). Pharmazie 58(4): 272-273.

Chowdhury R, Rashid MU, Khan OF and Hasan CM (2003). Ipolamiide and a-Spinasterol from Stachytarpheta urticaefolia. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 31(10): 1209-1211.

Mazid MA, Musawwir F, Jabbar A, Hasan CM, Chowdhury R and Rashid MA (2002). 16,20-Diacetoxydammara-1,5,24-trien-3-one: a new dammarane triterpene from a  Streptomyces species. The Dhaka University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 1(1-2): 1-4.

Chowdhury R (2003). 5-Methylcoumarins from Toona ciliata stem bark and their chemotaxonomic significance. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology (in press: BSE-1222)

Chowdhury R (2003). 5-Methylcoumarins from Toona ciliata stem bark and their chemotaxonomic significance. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology (in press: BSE-1222)

Chowdhury R and Islam N (2003). A hydroxylated mansumbinen-28-oic acid from Combretum coccineum. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology (in press).

Rahman KM, Hasan CM and Rashid MA, (2002) Antibacterial activity and cytotoxicty studies of Unonal a flavonoid isolated from Desmos chinensis Lour. Stem bark. Bangladesh Pharm. J. 12. 31-32.

Rahman KM, Prashad S, Sharmin S, Mazid MA and Rashid MA (2002). Biological and phytochemical studies of Millingtonea hortensis  Lex. f. Bangladesh Pharm. J. (in press).

Zaman O, Sharmin S, Bhuiyan MK, Mazid MA, (2003). Antibacterial and cytotoxic activity of Melastoma malabathricum. Bangladesh Pharm. J. (Submitted).

Cytotoxicity study of Oroxylum indicum stem bark. S. Hossain, Khondaker M. Rahman, Mohammad H. Rahman and Choudhury M.      Hasan; 2002, Bangladesh Pharm. J. (In Press)

Evaluation of antitumor activity of some medicinal plants of Bangladesh by potato disk bioassay.
N Haque, K M Rahman,  S.A.R Chowdhury, M.T.H. Nutan, G.M.S. Rahman and M. A. Rashid, Fitoterapia, 71, (2000),  547-552.

Antibacterial and cytotoxic activities of Tecoma stans  stem bark.
Khondaker M Rahman, Mohammad A. Rashid and Choudhury M. Hasan; 2002, Bangladesh Pharm. J. (In Press)
Mohammad S. Rahman, Mohammad Z. Rahman, A.B.M. Ahad Uddin and Mohammad A. Rashid, (2007), Steroid and trierpenoid from Anolgeissus lotifolia. Dhaka Univ. J. Pharm. Sci. 6 (1): 47-50.

Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Biotechnology group (comprising of Dr. Mahboob Hossain, Mrs. Kohinur Begumand, Mr. A. F. M. Nazmus Sadat, Mr. Mohammad Shahriar and Mr. Hamidur Rahman Gazi) focuses their research on evaluation of antimicrobial sensitivity patterns of clinically isolated both resistant and standard strains of pathogens.  This group also worked on antimicrobial sensitivity, antioxidant property, enzyme inhibition activity and cytotoxicity pattern of different crude extracts as well as chemically isolated pure compounds. Dr. Shaila Kabir has a great contribution in the research group.

Begum K, Ahsan CR and Talukder KA. (2002). Plasmid profile and antibiotic resistance pattern of Vibrio cholerae non O1 non O139 isolated from Environment in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Pharm. J. 12(1), 25-30.

Begum K, Ahsan CR, Ahmad QS and Talukder KA. (2002). Cytotoxic activity of Vibrio cholerae non O1 non O139 isolated from surface water in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Pharm. J. 12(2), 23-25.

Begum K, Quadir MA and Farha R. (2003). Study of moisture absorption rate and morphological changes of ranitidine tablets. Bangladesh Pharm. J. 12(4), 23-26.

Kohinur Begum, Chowdhury R. Ahsan, Mohmmad Ansarruzzaman, Dilip K. Datta, Qazi S. Ahmed and Kaisar A. Talukder. Toxin(s) other than cholera toxin, produced by envirmental non O1 non O139 Vibrio cholerae. Cellular& Molecular Immunology April 2006; 3(2): 115-21.

Kohinur Begum, M. Rezaul Karim, Anowara Begum And Chowdhury R. Ahsan. Isolation of Non O1 Non O139 Vibrio Cholerae From Environmental Sources In Dhaka City. Bangladesh J. Microbiol. 17(1):10l-103, June, 2000.

Rezaul karim, Kohinur Begum and C. R.  A comparative Study Of Extracellular Products Of Vibrio cholerae O1 and  environmental  non O1 non O139 Strains. Conference Proceedings of 17th Annual Conference of the Bangladesh Society of Microbiologist. July 27, 2000. Department of Microbiology, University of Dhaka-1000, pp 17( Abstract),

S.F. Bloomfield , M. Arthur, K. Begum and H. Patel. Comparative testing of disinfectants using proposed European surface test methods. Letters In Applied Microbiology.  1993, 17, 119-125.

S.F. Bloomfield , M. Arthur, B. Looney, K. Begum and H. Patel. Comparative Testing Of Disinfectant And Antiseptic Products Using Proposed European Suspension Testing Methods. Letters In Applied Microbiology.  1991, 13, 233-237.

Chowdhury M. Hasan, SK. Nazrul Islam, Kohinur Begum, Muhammad Ilias, and Anwar Hussain. Antibacterial Activity of the leaves and Stem Barks of Cassia alata L. Bangladesh J. Bot. 1988. 17(2), 135-139.

Kohinur Begum, M. Aminul Islam, Ishrat J. Azam, Dilip K. Dutta, Enamul Kabir, Chowdhury R. Ahsan. Alam Nur-E-Kamal, G. Balakrish Nair, David A Sack, and Kaisar A Talukder. Culture supernatant concentrates of Shiga toxin ( stx2d) – producing Escherichia coli-provoked fluid accumulation in the rabbit ileal loops. Poster presentation, 11th Annual Scientific Conference  March 2007, ICDDR,B, Dhaka, Bangladesh (Abstract page-197)

Hossain M, Rahman M, Talukder MAS, Shahriar M and Zakaria MM (2002). Prevalence of β-Lactamase producing and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and antimicrobial sensitivity Pattern. Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Journal. 12(2): 1-5.

Younus Patoare, Md. Iqbal Hosain, Mohammad Nurul Islam, Akhtarunnessa Chowdhury, seheli Parveen, Md. Mahboob Hossain and Abul hasnat, (2007), effect of Calcium Carbide on rat tissue, Dhaka Univ. J. Pharm. Sci. 6 (2): 93-98.

Mahbbob Hossain, Shamim Ara and Mohammad Zakiur Rahman, (2004), Quantitative examination  of aerobic bacteria and fungi in locally available antacid suspension and possible and possible contamination by specified bacteria, Pakistan Journal of Biological sciences 7 (11): 2014-2017.

Yoshio Okubo, Mahboob Hossain, Shiro Horie, Tomoyasu Momose, Jun-ichi Suzuki, Mitsuaki Isobe and Morie Sekiguchi, (1997),  Effect of herbal medicine (Sho-seiryu-to an Ryo-Kan-Kyo-mi-shin-ge-nin-to) on human eosinophil biological function, Phytotherapy Reeach. Vol. 11. 485-489.

Shinji Yamaguchi, Yoshio Okubo, Mahboob Hossain, Keisaku Fujimoto, Takayuki Honda, Keishi Kubo, Morie Sekiguchi and Kiyoshi Takatsu, (1995), IL-5 predominant in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and peripheral blood in a patient with acute Eosinophilic Pneumonia, Internal Medicine, Vol.34. No. 1: 65-68.
Yoshio Okubo, Mahboob Hossain, Ryuichi Kai, Etsuro Sato, Takayuki Honda, Morie Sekiguchi, Susumu Itoh and Kiyoshi Takatsu, (1995), Adhesion molecules on Eosinophils in acute Eosinophilic Pneumonia, Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care. Med. Vol. 151. 1259-1262.

Yoshio Okubo, Etsuro Sato, Mahboob Hossain, Teruo Ota, Sawako Yohikawa and Morie Sekiguchi, (1995), Periodic angioedema with eosinophilia: increased serum level of Interleukin 5, Internal Medicine, Vol.34. No. 2: 108-111.

S. Horie, Y. Okubo, M. Hossain, T. Momose, J. Suzuke, M. Isobe, and M. Sekiguchi (1997), intercellular adhesion molecule-1 on eosinophils I involved in eosinophil protein X release induced by cytokines, Immunology, 90: 301-307.

M. Hossain, Y. Okubo, S. Horie and M. Sekiguchi, (1996), Analyis of recombinant human tumor necrosis factor-α-induced CD4 expression on human eosinophil, Immunology, 88: 301-307.

Mahboob Hossain, Yoshio Okubo, Shinji Yamaguchi, Shiro Horie, Susumo Itoh, Shouji Sugii, Kiyoshi Takatsu, Tomomasa Oguchi and Morie Sekiguchi, (1996), Immunological analysis of organized pneumonia with Eosinophilic effusion, Int arch Allergy Immunol, 111: 195-198.
Yoshio Okubo, Mahboob Hossain, Shiro Horie, Tomoyasu Momose, Jun-ichi Suzuki, Mitsuaki Isobe and Morie Sekiguchi, (1997), Inhibitory effects of Theophylline and Procaterol on Eosinophil function, Internal Medicine, Vol. 36, No.4: 276-282.

Mahboob Hossain, Yoshio Okubo and Morie Sekiguchi (1994), Eosinophil variability-enhancing activity in Mite-sensitive bronchial asthma, Internal Medicine, Vol. 33, No.9:529-535.

Mahboob Hossain, Yoshio Okubo and Morie Sekiguchi (1994), Effects of various drugs (Straurosporine, Herbimycin A, Ketotifen, Theophylline, FK506 and Cyclosporine A) on eosinophil viability. Internal Medicine

Mahboob Hossain, N. Chowdhury and M.S. Islam, (1990), genetic improvement of industrial microorganism: Induction of further mutation in Aspergillus niger strain 14/20 for higher yields of citric acid, Bangladesh J. Microbiol. 7(1): 37-41.

Shiro Horie, Yoshio Okubo, Mahboob Hossain, Etsuro Sato, Hiroshi Nomura, Sekiya koyama, Jun-ichi Suzuki, Mitsuaki Isobe and Morie Sekiguchi, (1997), Interleukin-13 buy not Interleukin-14 prolongs eosinophil survival an induces eosinophil chemotaxis, Internal Medicine, Vol. 36. No. 3: 179-185.

Pinky karim, Md. Iqbal hossain, A.F.M. Nazmus Sadat, Zabun Nahar, Md. Khalid Hossain and Abul Hasnat, (2006), Serum levels of Cadmium, Calcium, Lead and Iron in Schizophrenic patients, Dhaka Univ. J. Pharm. Sci. 5 (1-2): 9-13.

Hamidur R. Gazi, Selina Kabir, Mohammad S. Rahman, A.M. Sarwaruddin Chowdhury, Bilkis Begum and Mohammad A. Rashid, (2007), Antimicrobial and Cytotoxic Activities of the Crude Extracts of Hopea scaphula, Dhaka Univ. J. Pharm. Sci. 6 (2): 131-133.

Iqbal Hossain, Nazmus Sadat, Khalid hossain, Shalahuddin Qusar, Sheikh Nazrul Islam, Saiful Islam and Abul Hasnat, (2007), Serum immunoglobulin in somatization disorder patients, German J. Psyciatry.

Abu Baker, A.F.M. Nazmus Sadat, Md. Iqbal Hossain, Sk. Nazrul Islam and Abul Hasnat, (2005), Immunoglobulin levels in manic patients, Dhaka Univ. J. Pharm. Sci. 4 (2): 99-102.

Abul Baker, A.F.M. Nazmus Sadat, Md. Lutfor rahman, M.M.A. Shalahuddin Qusar, S.M. Imamul Huq,  Md. Iqbal Hossain and Abul Hasnat, (2005), Serum trace elemn in manic patients, Dhaka Univ. J. Pharm. Sci. 4 (1): 11-14.
Pinky karim, A.F.M. Nazmus Sadat, Md. Iqbal Hossain, M.M.A. Shalahuddin Qusar, Sk. Nazrul Islam and Abul Hasnat, (2005), Immunoglobulin (IgG, IgA and IgM) profiles in Schizophrenic patients, Dhaka Univ. J. Pharm. Sci. 4 (1): 39-43
A.F.M. Nazmus Sadat, Md. Abul Mazid, Eva Rahman and Abul Hasnat, (2003), Design of antiense DNA and coiled coil peptide targetingThymidylate synthase for the treatment of cancer, Dhaka Univ. J. Pharm. Sci. 2 (1): 35-42.

Md. Abul Mazid, Obaidullah Zaman, Shehrin Sharmin and Nazmus Sadat, (2003), In-vitro antiumor and antifungal acivities of Melastoma malabahricum, Dhaka Univ. J. Pharm. Sci. 2 (1): 63-65.

Automation Login Faculty Members Resources Notice Vacancies
UAP Webmail Academic Calender Alumni Admission Notice IEERD
UAP Media Release Class Schedule Journals News and Events CISP 74/A, Green Road , Dhaka - 1215, Bangladesh
PABX:+8802-58157091-4, FAX:+8802-58157097
UAP News Letter Picture Gallery E-Journals Access Papers & Publications UGC Last Update: