Address:

    Pharmacy Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna-9208, Bangladesh

    Email:

    ma.islam@pharm.ku.ac.bd; maislam26@gmail.com

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    01712887688

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Dr. Md. Amirul Islam
Associate Professor

PhD in Medicinal Chemistry

University of New South Wales, Australia


Bachelor of Pharmacy 

Khulna University, Bangladesh

Natural Products Chemistry, Pharmacology, Medicinal Chemistry

Publications

1.   Kamanashis Mahaldar, Amir Hossain, Fahrima Islam, Sharmin Islam, Md. Amirul Islam, Masum Shahriar, Md. Mustafizur Rahman. Antioxidant and hepatoprotective activity of Piper retrofractum against paracetamol-induced hepatotoxicity in Sprague-Dawley rat. Natural Product Research, 2019 (doi: 10.1080/14786419.2018.1550768). (IF: 1.928)

2.       Jacob T. Heppell, Md. Amirul Islam, Shelli R McAlpine, and Jasim M. A. Al-Rawi. Functionalization of Quinazolin-4-Ones Part 3a: Synthesis, structures elucidation, DNAPK, PI3K and cytotoxicity of novel 8-aryl-2-morpholino-quinazolin-4-ones, Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry, 2019, 56(1): 124 – 141. (IF: 1.141)

3.    Muhammad Torequl Islam, Eunüs S. Ali, Shaikh J. Uddin, Subrata Shaw, Md Amirul Islam, Md Iqbal Ahmed, Manik Chandra Shill, Utpal Kumar Karmakar, Nagendra Sastry Yarla, Ishaq N. Khan, Md Morsaline Billah, Magdalena D. Pieczynska, Gokhan Zengin, Clemens Malainer, Ferdinando Nicoletti, Diana Gulei, Ioana Berindan-Neagoe, Apostol Apostolov, Maciej Banach, Andy W.K. Yeung, Amr El-Demerdash Jianbo Xiao, Prasanta Dey, Santosh Yele, Artur Jóźwik, Nina Strzałkowska, Joanna Marchewka,Kannan R.R. Rengasamy, Jarosław Horbańczuk, Mohammad Amjad Kamal, Mohammad S. Mubaraka, Siddhartha K. Mishra, Jamil A. Shilpi, Atanas G. Atanasov. Phytol: A review of biomedical activities, Food and Chemical Toxicology, 2018, 121: 82–94. (IF: 3.977)

4.       Rosália M. Tôrres de Lima,  Antonielly C. dos Reis,  Ag‐Anne PM de Menezes, José V. de Oliveira Santos,  José W.G. de Oliveira Filho,  José R. de Oliveira Ferreira, Marcus V.O. Barros de Alencar,  Ana Maria Oliveira Ferreira da Mata,  Ishaq N. Khan, Amirul Islam,  Shaikh Jamal Uddin,  Eunüs S. Ali,  Muhammad Torequl Islam,  Swati Tripathi, Siddhartha K. Mishra,  Mohammad S. Mubarak,  Ana Amélia de Carvalho Melo‐Cavalcante.  Protective and therapeutic potential of ginger (Zingiber officinale) extract and [6]‐gingerol in cancer: A comprehensive review. Phytotherapy Research, 2018, 32(10): 1885 – 1907. (IF: 3.349)

5.       Antonio Luiz Gomes Júnior, Jana Dimitrova Tchekalarova, Milena Atanasova, Keylla da Conceição Machado, Maria Alexsandra de Sousa Rios, Márcia Fernanda Paz Jardim, Mihnea-Alexandru Găman, Amelia Maria Găman, Santosh Yele, Manik Chandra Shill, Ishaq N. Khan, Md. Amirul Islam, Eunüs S. Ali, Siddhartha K. Mishra,, Muhammad Torequl Islamr, Mohammad S. Mubarak, Luciano da Silva Lopes, Ana Amélia de Carvalho Melo-Cavalcante.  Anticonvulsant effect of anacardic acid in murine models: Putative role of GABAergic and antioxidant mechanisms. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, 2018, 106: 1686–1695. (IF: 3.457)

6.       M. Torequl Islam, Eunüs S. Ali, S.J. Uddin, Md. Amirul Islam, S. Shaw, I. N. Khan, S. S. Saeedi Saravi, S. Ahmad, S. Rehman, V. K. Gupta, Mihnea-Alexandru Găman, A. M. Gaman, S. Yele, A. K. Das, João Marcelo de Castro e Sousa, S. M. Mendes de Moura Dantas, Hercília M. Lins Rolim, Ana Amélia de Carvalho Melo-Cavalcante, M. S. Mubarak, N. S. Yarla, J. A. Shilpi, S. K. Mishra, Atanas G. Atanasov.  Andrographolide, a diterpene lactone from Andrographis paniculata and its therapeutic promises in cancer. Cancer Letters, 2018, 420: 129 – 145. (IF: 6.375)

7.       Md Nazmul Hasan Zilani,Tamanna Sultana, S. M. Asabur Rahman, Md Anisuzzman, Md Amirul Islam, Jamil A. Shilpi and Md Golam Hossain. Chemical composition and pharmacological activities of Pisum sativum. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2017, 17:171. (IF: 1.987)

8.       Kamanashis Mahaldar, Md. Saifuzzaman, Tanzira Irin, Apurba Kumar Barman, Md. Khirul Islam, Md. Mustafizur Rahman, Md. Amirul Islam. Analgesic, anthelmintic and toxicity studies of Solanum violaceum Linn. Leaves. Oriental Pharmacy and Experimental Medicine, 2016, 16(2): 147 – 152.

9.       Md. Nazmul Hasan Zilani, Md. Amirul Islam, Sharmin Sultana Khushi, Jamil Ahmad Shilpi, Md. Mustafizur Rahman, Md. Golam Hossain. Analgesic and antioxidant activities of Colocasia fallax. Oriental Pharmacy and Experimental Medicine, 2016, 16(2): 131 – 137.

10.   K. R. Biswas, M. A. Islam, U. K. Karmakar, M. I. Ahmed, N. N. Biswas and S.K. Sadhu. Analgesic, antioxidant and cytotoxic activity of Calotropis gigantea L. Latex. Hamdard Medicus, 2016, 59(3): 15 – 19.

11.   Yuqi Zhang, Md. Amirul Islam, Shelli R. McAlpine. Synthesis of the natural product Marthiapeptide A. Organic Letters, 2015, 17 (21):5149 – 5151. (IF : 6.364)

12.   Md. Amirul Islam, Yuqi Zhang, Yao Wang, Shelli R. McAlpine. Design, synthesis and anticancer mechanistic studies of linked azoles. Medicinal Chemistry Communications, 2015, 6: 300 – 305. (IF : 2.495)

13.   Yao Wang‡, Md. Amirul Islam‡, Rohan A. Davis and Shelli R. McAlpine. The fungal natural product (1S, 3S)-austrocortirubin induces DNA damage in HCT116 cells via a mechanism unique from other DNA damaging agents, Bioorganinc Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 2015, 25(2): 249 – 253. (‡ = these authors contributed equally) (IF: 2.42)

14.   Deborah M. Ramsey, Md. Amirul Islam, Lynne Turnbull, Rohan A. Davis, Cynthia B. Whitchurch, Shelli R. McAlpine. Psammaplysin F: A  unique inhibitor of bacterial chromosome partitioning. Bioorganinc Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 2013, 23 (17): 4862-66. (IF : 2.42)

15.   Md. Saifuzzaman, Md. Sarowar Jahan Shamim, Kamanashis Mahaldar, Eunus Sheemul Ali, Md. Amirul Islam. Antinociceptive activity of   the ethanolic extract of Persicaria acuminata Sach. Journal of Pharmacy Research, 2013, 6 (7): 753 – 55.

16.   Md. Saifuzzaman, Md. Awlad Hossain,Md. Anwar Hossain, Eunus sheemul Ali, Md. Amirul Islam. Evaluation of analgesic activity of ethanolic extract of Leea indica leaves. International Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences Research and Review, 2013, 1 (3): 1 – 13.

17.   Md. Mustafizur Rahman, Razia Sultana, M. Rashed Khan and Md. Amirul Islam. Binding of Triprolidine Hydrochloride to Bovine Serum Albumin: Estimation of Binding Parameters & Characterization of Binding Sites, Turkish Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2013, 10 (1): 49 – 56.

18.   Hossain Md. Anwar, Islam Md. Amirul, Sarker Suman, Siraj Md. Afjalus. Assessment of phytochemical and Pharmacological properties of ethanolic extract of Cerbera manghas L. leaves. International Research Journal of Pharmacy, 2013, 4 (5): 120 – 123.

19.   Jotdar. M, S. Ramproshad, B. Mondal, A.Haque, U.K. Tarafder, M.A. Islam, M. G. Hossain.  Evaluation of antioxidant and antinociceptive activities of leaves of Cassia alata l.  PharmacologyOnline, 2013, 3:23-31. (IF : 0.310)

20.   Suharto Chakma, M. Amirul Islam, ASM. Nasirullha, Mahfuzur Rahman. Cytotoxic screening of Entada scandense seeds on brine shrimp. PharmacologyOnLine, 2013, 1: 89-92. (IF : 0.310)

21.   Saifuzzaman Md., Hossain Md. Anwar, Alam Shahinul, Islam Md. Amirul, Ali Eunus Sheemul. Antidiarrheal and cytotoxic activities of Alstonia scholaris barks, International Research Journal of Pharmacy, 2013, 4 (3): 101 – 103.

22.   Ismet Ara Jahan, Md. Hemayet Hossain, Ishrat Nimmi, Siblara Islam, Hassan Kawsar, Md. Amirul Islam. Evaluation of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant potential of the kernel root of Xylocarpus mekongensis (Lamk.) M. Roem. Oriental Pharmacy and Experimental Medicine, 2012, 12(3): 181-88.

23.   Suharto Chakma and M. Amirul Islam. Minimum inhibitory concentration and minimum bactericidal concentration of Azithromycin tablet in Bangladesh. International Journal of Pharmacy, 2012, 2(4): 696-699.

24.   Md. Hemayet Hossain, Ismet Ara Jahan, Ishrat Nimmi, Md. Musfizur Hassan and Md. Amirul Islam. Antidiarrhoeal activity, Nitric oxide scavenging and total tannin content from the bark of Ceriops decandra (Griff.) Ding. Hou, International Journal of Pharmaceutical sciences and Research, 2012, 3(5): 1306-11.

25.   M. Amirul Islam, M. Saifzzaman, Firoj Ahmed, M. Mustafizur Rahman, Nazneen Ahmeda Sultana and Kamrun Naher. Antinociceptive Activity of Methanolic Extract of Acanthus ilicifolius Linn. Leaves, Turkish Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2012, 9(1): 51-60.

26.   Md. Amirul Islam, Firoj Ahmed, DM Rahman, Md. Saifuzzaman, J.A. Shilpi. Pharmacological Profile of  Tamarix indica Roxb., Jagannath University Journal of Sciences, 2011, 1(1):55-63.

27.   Hemayet Hossain, Sk. Moniruzzaman, Ishrat Nimmi, Hassan Kawsar, Akbor Hossain, Amirul Islam and Ismet Ara Jahan. Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities of the ethanolic extract of Ceriops decandra (Griff.) Ding Hou bark, Oriental Pharmacy and Experimental Medicine, 2011, 11(4): 215-220.

28.   Md. Amirul Islam, Firoj Ahmed, Samir K. Sadhu, Md. Saifuzzaman, Dilruba Nasrin and Biswajit Bakshi. Antibacterial activity of Manilkara zapota (L.) Royen and Cynometra ramiflora (L.), Hamdard Medicus, 2011, 54(4): 9-11.

29.   S Yasmin, MI Ahmed, MA Islam, NN Biswas, UK Karmakar, SK Sadhu. Assessment of phytochemical and pharmacological activities of Anisomeles indica leaves. Hamdard Medicus, 2011, 54(1): 9-14.

30.   U.K. Karmakar, K.S. Rahman, N.N. Biswas, M.A. Islam, M.I. Ahmed, M.C. Shill, P. Paul and M. Kamruzzaman. Antidiarrheal, Analgesic and Antioxidant Activities of Trapa bispinosa Roxb. Fruits. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology (RJPT), 2011, 4(2): 294-97.

31.   MI Ahmed, MN Islam, MA Islam, NN Biswas, UK Karmakar and P Paul. Assessment of Phytochemical and Pharmacological Activities of the ethanolic extracts of Hygrophila spinosa. Khulna University Studies, 2010, 10 (1 &2): 173-178.

32.   M.A. Islam, S. Parvin, M. M. Rahman, M.I. Ahmed, N.N. Biswas, U.K. Karmakar, and K. Naher. Phytochemical and Biological Investigation of Seeds of Hyptis suaveolens. Khulna University Studies, 2010, 10 (1 &2): 185-190.

33.   Kamrun Naher, Gazi Md. Monjur Murshid, Md. Golam Hossain, Md. Amirul Islam, Sheik Sayeed Hasan and Sarder Nasir Uddin. Quality evaluation of Ketoprofen Solid Dosage Forms Available in the Pharma-Market of Bangladesh. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 2010, 7 (10): 1317-1320.

34.   MAA Khan, UK Karmakar, MA Islam, NN Biswas, MI Ahmed, SK Sadhu. Assessment of Phytochemical and Pharmacological acivities of Leucas zeylanica (L.) R. Br. (Family: Lamiaceae). Hamdard Medicus, 2010, 53:19-29.

35.   Md. Amirul Islam, Samir K. Sadhu, Firoj Ahmed, Md. Saifuzzaman, Farhana Lipi, Kamrun Naher and Shamima Parvin. Assessment of antidiarroheal, cytotoxicity and antibacterial activity of aerial parts of Cymbopogon citrates DC. Ex Ness. Journal of Pharmacy Research, 2010, 3(7): 1670-1672.

36.   Firoj Ahmed, M. Amirul Islam, M. Mustafizur Rahman.  Antibacterial activity of Leonurus sibiricus Linn. aerial parts. Fitoterapia, 2006, 77(4): 316 - 317. (IF : 2.345)

37.   M. Amirul Islam, Firoj Ahmed, A.K. Das, S.C. Bachar. Analgesic and anti-inflammatory activity of Leonurus sibiricus Linn. aerial parts. Fitoterapia, 2005, 76 (3 - 4): 359-362. (IF : 2.345)

38.   Firoj Ahmed, M. Amirul Islam, M.S.K. Choudhuri.  Central nervous system depressant activity of  Leonurus sibiricus Linn. Nigerian Journal of Natural Product and Medicine, 2005, 9: 35-37.

39.   Firoj Ahmed, Prabir K. Das, M. Amirul Islam, Samir K. Sadhu, Mohammad Mehedi Masud. Anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive activities of Cordyline terminalis Kunth. Dhaka University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2004, 3 (1 & 2): 61-63.

40.   Firoj Ahmed, Prabir K. Das, M. Amirul Islam, K.M. Rahman, Md. Mustafizur Rahman, M.S.T. Selim. Antibacterial activity of Cordyline terminalis Kunth. Journal of Medical Sciences, 2003, 3 (5-6): 418-422.


Conferences / Symposiums / Presentations

1. Md. Sohanur Rahaman, Md. Amirul Islam*. Evaluation of Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Potential of Endophytic Fungus Associated with Mangrove Plants of Sundarban. International Conference on Chemical Science & Technology organized by Bangladesh Chemical Society and Department of Chemistry, Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET), Bangladesh, 24 – 25 February, 2018.

2.  Md. Sohanur Rahaman and Md. Amirul Islam*. Bioactivity of Endophytic Fungi Associated with Mangrove Plants of Sundarbans. The 18th International Congress of International Society for Ethnopharmacology & the 5th International Congress of the Society for Ethnopharmacology, India  (ISE-SFEC 2018), Organized by University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 13 – 15 January, 2018. (Best Poster Award Winner).

3.  Amit Kumar Acharzo, Ibrahim Khalil, Md. Sohanur Rahaman and Md. Amirul Islam*. Characterization of bioactive metabolites from endophytic fungus associated with the bark of mangrove plant, Heritiera fomes. The 18th International Congress of International Society for Ethnopharmacology & the 5th International Congress of the Society for Ethnopharmacology, India  (ISE-SFEC 2018), Organized by University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 13 – 15 January, 2018.

4.  Md. Amirul Islam, Md. Sohanur Rahaman. Antimicrobial and Anticancer Principles from Endophytic Fungus associated with Mangrove Plants of Sundarbans. 3rd Young Scientists Congress, Bangladesh Academy of Sciences, 14-15 September 2018.

5.  Md. Sohanur Rahaman, Md. Amirul Islam*.  Search for bioactive metabolites from microbes associated with mangrove ecosystem. Khulna University Day and Education Fair, Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh, 29 November, 2016.

6.  Md. Amirul Islam, Yuqi Zhang, Yao Wang, Shelli R McAlpine*. Towards the synthesis of Marthiapeptide A, a unique anticancer agent. NSW Medicinal Chemistry Drug Discovery Symposium, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Darlinghust, Sydney, Australia, 20 November, 2014.

7.  Md. Amirul Islam, Yuqi Zhang, Yao Wang, Shelli R. McAlpine*. Annual School Poster Day, School of Chemistry, UNSW, August 14, 2014. 

8.  Md. Amirul Islam, Yuqi Zhang, Yao Wang, Shelli R McAlpine*. Synthesis and structure activity relationship of Marthiapeptide A, a unique anticancer agent. Gordon Research Conference: Natural Products, Proctor Academy, Andover, NH, USA, 20 – 25 July 2014. 

9.  Md. Amirul Islam, Deborah M. Ramsey, Lynne Turnbull, Rohan A. Davis, Cynthia B. Whitchurch  and Shelli R. McAlpine*. Annual School Poster Day, School of Chemistry, UNSW, August 29, 2013. 

10. Md. Amirul Islam, Deborah M. Ramsey, Lynne Turnbull, Rohan A. Davis, Cynthia B. Whitchurch  and Shelli R. McAlpine*.  Psammaplysin F: Novel Marine Natural Product Target Gram-positive Cell Division. Australian Society for Microbiology Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide Convention center, 7 – 12 July, 2013.

11.  Md. Amirul Islam, Deborah M. Ramsey, Rohan A. Davis, Cynthia B. Whitchurch  and Shelli R. McAlpine*.  Novel Marine Natural Products Target the Gram-Positive Cell Wall. Royal Australian Chemical Institute’s NPG Annual One Day Symposium, University of Sydney, September 28, 2012. 

12.  Md. Amirul Islam, Deborah M. Ramsey, Rohan A. Davis, Cynthia B. Whitchurch  and Shelli R. McAlpine*.  Novel Marine Natural Products Target the Gram-Positive Cell Wall. Annual School Poster Day, School of Chemistry, UNSW, August 30, 2012. 

13. Md. Amirul Islam, Deborah M. Ramsey, Rohan A. Davis and Shelli R. McAlpine*. Screening of Eskitis Compounds to Identify Novel Antibacterial Agent. Royal Australian Chemical Institute’s One Day Symposium, University of Sydney, May 31, 2012. 

14.  Md. Amirul Islam, Md. Mokaddez Sarder, Kamruzzaman Sachu Pharmacological profile of Leonurus sibiricus Linn. National Workshop  on The Pesticidal Plants of Bangladesh” organized by Poisonous Plant Investigation Project, Bangladesh and Manarat International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 29 – 30 September, 2005.