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Dr. Rejina Afrin

Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Pharmacology (NUPLS, Japan)
  • M.Pharm (Rajshahi University)
  • B.Pharm (Hon’s), (Rajshahi University)
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Phytochemistry

 

Journal Publication

International
  1. Mst. Rejina Afrin,Somasundaram Arumugam, Md. Azizur Rahman, Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Meilei Harima, Hiroshi Suzuki, Shizuka Miyashita, Kenji Suzuki, Kazuyuki Ueno, Hiroyuki Yoneyama, Kenichi Watanabe.Curcumin reduces the risk of chronic kidney damage in mice with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis by modulating endoplasmic reticulum stress and MAPK signaling. International Immunopharmacology, 2017; 49:161-167.
  2. Mst. Rejina Afrin, Somasundaram Arumugam, Md. Azizur Rahman, Mir Imam Ibne Wahed, Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Meilei Harima, Hiroshi Suzuki, Shizuka Miyashita, Kenji Suzuki, Hiroyuki Yoneyama, Kazuyuki Ueno, Kenichi Watanabe. Curcumin ameliorates liver damage and progression of NASH in NASH-HCC mouse model possibly by modulating HMGB1-NF-κB translocation. International Immunopharmacology, 2017; 44:174-182.
  1. Rejina Afrin, Somasundaram Arumugam, Md. Azizur Rahman, Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Remya Sreedhar, Meilei Harima, Hiroshi Suzuki, Takashi Nakamura, Shizuka Miyashita, Kenji Suzuki, Kazuyuki Ueno and Kenichi Watanabe. Le Carbone, a charcoal supplement, modulates DSS-induced acute colitis in mice through activation of AMPKα and downregulation of STAT3 and caspase 3 dependent apoptotic pathways.International Immunopharmacology, 2017; 43:70-78.
  2. Rejina Afrin,Somasundaram Arumugam, Mir Imam Ibne Wahed, Vigneshwaran Pitchaimani, Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Remya Sreedhar, Meilei Harima, Hiroshi Suzuki, Shizuka Miyashita, Takashi Nakamura, Kenji Suzuki, Masahiko Nakamura, Kazuyuki Ueno, and Kenichi Watanabe.Attenuation of Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress-Mediated Liver Damage by Mulberry Leaf Diet in Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats. The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, January 2016; 44(1):87-101.
  3. Rejina Afrin, Somasundaram Arumugam, Vivian Soetikno, Rajarajan A Thandavarayan, Vigneshwaran Pitchaimani, Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Remya Sreedhar, Meilei Harima, Hiroshi Suzuki, Shizuka Miyashita, Mayumi Nomoto, Kenji Suzuki, Kenichi Watanabe. Curcumin ameliorates streptozotocin induced liver damage through modulation of endoplasmic reticulum stress mediated apoptosis in diabetic rats. Free Radical Research 2015; 49(3):279-89.
  4. Nasim Uddin, Rejina Afrin, Md. Josim Uddin, Md. Jalal Uddin, A. H. M. K. Alam, Aziz Abdur Rahman, Golam Sadik. Vanda roxburghii chloroform extract as a potential source of polyphenols with antioxidant and cholinesterase inhibitory activities” Identification of a strong phenolic antioxidant. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2015; 15(1):195.
  5. Vigneshwaran Pitchaimani, Somasundaram Arumugam, Rajarajan A Thandavarayan, Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Rejina Afrin, Remya Sreedhar, Meilei Harima, Hiroshi Suzuki, Shizuka Miyashita, Takashi Nakamura, Kenji Suzuki, Masahiko Nakamura, Kazuyuki Ueno, and Kenichi Watanabe. Fasting time duration modulates the onset of insulin-induced hypoglycemic seizures in mice. Epilepsy Research, September 2016; 125:47-51.
  6. Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Somasundaram Arumugam, Rajarajan A Thandavarayan, Remya Sreedhar, Vijayasree V Giridharan, Rejina Afrin, Meilei Harima, Miyashita Suzuki, Hara M, Kenji Suzuki, Masahiko Nakamura, Kazuyuki Ueno, Kenichi Watanabe. Curcumin alleviates renal dysfunction and suppresses inflammation by shifting from M1 to M2 macrophage polarization in daunorubicin induced nephrotoxicity in rats. Cytokine, August 2016; 84: 1-9.
  7. Vigneshwaran Pitchaimani, Somasundaram Arumugam, Rajarajan A Thandavarayan, Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Rejina Afrin, Remya Sreedhar, Meilei Harima, Hiroshi Suzuki, Shizuka Miyashita, Kenji Suzuki, Masahiko Nakamura, Kazuyuki Ueno, and Kenichi Watanabe. Hypothalamic glucagon signaling in fasting hypoglycemia. Life Sciences, May 2016; 153:118-23.
  8. Remya Sreedhar, Somasundaram Arumugam, Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Rajarajan A Thandavarayan, Vijayasree V Giridharan, Vigneshwaran Pitchaimani, Rejina Afrin, Meilei Harima, Takashi Nakamura, Masahiko Nakamura, Kenji Suzuki, Kenichi Watanabe. Jumihaidokuto effectively inhibits colon inflammation and apoptosis in mice with acute colitis. International Immunopharmacology 2015; 29(2):957-63.
  9. Remya Sreedhar, Somasundaram Arumugam, Rajarajan A Thandavarayan, Vijayasree V Giridharan, Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Vigneshwaran Pitchaimani, Rejina Afrin, Meilei Harima, Takashi Nakamura, Kazuyuki Ueno, Masahiko Nakamura, Kenji Suzuki, Kenichi Watanabe. Toki-shakuyaku-san, a Japanese kampo medicine, reduces colon inflammation in a mouse model of acute colitis. International Immunopharmacology 2015; 29(2):869-75.
  10. Remya Sreedhar, Somasundaram Arumugam, Rajarajan A Thandavarayan, Vijayasree V Giridharan, Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Vigneshwaran Pitchaimani, Rejina Afrin, Meilei Harima, Masahiko Nakamura, Kenji Suzuki, Narasimman Gurusamy, Prasanna Krishnamurthy, Kenichi Watanabe. Depletion of cardiac 14-3-3η protein adversely influences pathologic cardiac remodeling during myocardial infraction after coronary artery ligation in mice. International Journal of Cardiology 2015; 202:146-53.
  11. Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Somasundaram Arumugam, Rajarajan A Thandavarayan, Vigneshwaran Pitchaimani, Remya Sreedhar, Rejina Afrin, Meilei Harima, Hiroshi Suzuki, Kenji Suzuki, Masahiko Nakamura, Kazuyuki Ueno, Kenichi Watanabe. Naringinin ameliorates daunorubicin induced nephrotoxicity by mitigating AT1R, ERK1/2-NFκB p65 mediated inflammation. International Immunopharmacology 2015; 28(1):154-9.
  12. Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Somasundaram Arumugam, Rajarajan A Thandavarayan, Vigneshwaran Pitchaimani, Remya Sreedhar, Rejina Afrin, Meilei Harima, Hiroshi Suzuki, Mayumi Nomoto, Shizuka Miyashita, Kenji Suzuki, Masahiko Nakamura, Kazuyuki Ueno, Kenichi Watanabe. Tannic acid modulates NFκB signaling pathway and skin inflammation in NC/Nga mice through PPARγ expression. Cytokine 2015; 76(2): 206-13.
  13. Kenichi Watanabe, Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Somasundaram Arumugam, Rajarajan A Thandavarayan, Vigneshwaran Pitchaimani, Remya Sreedhar, Rejina Afrin, Meilei Harima, Hiroshi Suzuki, Kenji Suzuki, Takashi Nakamura, Mayumi Nomoto, Shizuka Miyashita, Kyoko Fukumoto, Kazuyuki Ueno. Purni cortex ameliorates skin inflammation possibly through HMGB1-NFκB pathway in house dust mite induced atopic dermatitis NC/Nga transgenic mice. Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition 2015; 5(3):186-94.
  14. Meilei Harima, Somasundaram Arumugam, Juan Wen, Vigneshwaran Pitchaimani, Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Remya Sreedhar, Rejina Afrin, Shizuka Miyashita, Mayumi Nomoto, Kazuyuki Ueno, Masahiko Nakamura, Kenichi Watanabe. Effect of carvedilol against myocardial injury due to ischemia-reperfusion of the brain in rats. Experimental and Molecular Pathology 2015; 98(3):558-62.
  15. Somasundaram Arumugam, Remya Sreedhar, Rajarajan A Thandavarayan, Vijayasree V Giridharan, Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Vigneshwaran Pitchaimani, Rejina Afrin, Shizuka Miyashita, Mayumi Nomoto, Meilei Harima, Takashi Nakamura, Masahiko Nakamura, Kenji Suzuki, Kenichi Watanabe. Telmisartan treatment targets inflammatory cytokines to suppress the pathogenesis of acute colitis induced by dextran sulphate sodium. Cytokine 2015; 74(2):305-12.
  16. Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Somasundaram Arumugam, Rajarajan A Thandavarayan, Vigneshwaran Pitchaimani, Remya Sreedhar, Rejina Afrin, Meilei Harima, Hiroshi Suzuki, Mayumi Nomoto, Shizuka Miyashita, Kenji Suzuki, Masahiko Nakamura, Kenichi Watanabe. Modulation of HMGB1 translocation and RAGE/NFκB cascade by quercetin treatment mitigates atopic dermatitis in NC/Nga transgenic mice. Experimental Dermatology 2015; 24(6):418-23.
  17. Remya Sreedhar, Somasundaram Arumugam, Rajarajan A Thandavarayan, Vijayasree V Giridharan, Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Vigneshwaran Pitchaimani, Rejina Afrin, Shizuka Miyashita, Mayumi Nomoto, Meilei Harima , Narasimman Gurusamy,   Kenji Suzuki , Kenichi Watanabe. Myocardial 14-3-3η protein protects against mitochondria mediated apoptosis. Cellular Signalling 2015; 27(4):770-6.
  18. Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Somasundaram Arumugam, Rajarajan A Thandavarayan, Vigneshwaran Pitchaimani, Remya Sreedhar, Rejina Afrin, Meilei Harima, Hiroshi Suzuki, Mayumi Nomoto, Shizuka Miyashita, Kenji Suzuki, Kenichi Watanabe. Resveratrol attenuates HMGB1 signaling and inflammation in house dust mite-induced atopic dermatitis in mice. International Immunopharmacology 2014; 23(2): 617-623.
  19. Somasundaram Arumugam, Remya Sreedhar, Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Rajarajan A Thandavarayan, Vijayasree V. Giridharan, Vigneshwaran Pitchaimani, Rejina Afrin, Meilei Harima, Kenji Suzuki,  Kenichi Watanabe. Comparative evaluation of torasemide and furosemide on rats with streptozotocin-induced diabetic nephropathy. Experimental and Molecular Pathology 2014; 97(1).
  20. Vigneshwaran Pitchaimani, Somasundaram Arumugam, Rajarajan A Thandavarayan, Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Remya Sreedhar, Rejina Afrin, Meilei Harima, Hiroshi Suzuki, Shizuka Miyashita, Mayumi Nomoto, Hirohito Sone, Kenji Suzuki,  Kenichi Watanabe. Fasting mediated increase in p-BAD (ser155) and p-AKT (ser473) in the prefrontal cortex of mice. Neuroscience Letters 2014; 579.
National

Conference & Seminars

Oral Presentations

  1. 25th Conference of the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver, Tokyo, Japan, on 20-24, February, 2016
    Title of Presentation: Curcumin Effectively Inhibits CXCL10 Associated Pathogenesis in the Liver of NASH-HCC Mice Model
  1. 3rd ayuns International Ayurvedic & Traditional Medicine Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 29 November, 2014.
    Title of Presentation: Curcumin Ameliorates Liver Injury by Attenuation of Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Mediated Apoptosis in Streptozotocin Induced Diabetic Rats.

List of conference abstracts (oral and poster presentations)

  1. Afrin, M.R., et al. 2018. Le Carbone modulates liver damage in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis-hepatocellular carcinoma mouse model through activation of AMPKα-SIRT1 signaling. The 25thAPASL single Topic Conference on HCC, Yokohama, Japan.
  2. Afrin, M.R., et al. 2018. Liver injury attenuation by quercetin in a novel NASH-HCC mouse model” The 25thAPASL single Topic Conference on HCC, Yokohama, Japan.
  3. Afrin, M.R., et al. 2016. Curcumin Ameliorates Progression of Liver Tumors and Damage through Inhibition of Oxidative Stress, Inflammation, and Fibrosis in Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis-Hepatocellular Carcinoma Mouse Model. American Diabetes Association, 76thscientific sessions, New Orleans, LA, USA.
  4. Afrin, R., et al.   Modulation of HMGB1-NF-kappa B translocation by cur cumin treatment ameliorates liver injury in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis-hepatocellular carcinoma mouse model. AASLD The Liver Meeting 2016, Boston, MA, USA.
  5. Afrin, R., et al. Curcumin Effectively Inhibits CXCL10 Associated Pathogenesis in the Liver of NASH-HCC Mice Model”. 25th Conference of the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver, Tokyo, Japan.
  6. Afrin, R., et al. Curcumin Ameliorates Liver Injury by Attenuation of Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Mediated Apoptosis in Streptozotocin Induced Diabetic Rats”. 3rd ayuns International Ayurvedic & Traditional Medicine Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  7. Afrin, R., et al. Curcumin Ameliorates Liver Injury by Attenuation of Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Mediated Apoptosis in Streptozotocin Induced Diabetic Rats”. International Conference on Food for Health in Niigata, Niigata, Japan.
  8. Afrin, R., et al.  2012. Isolation of acetylcholinesterase inhibitor and antioxidant from Vanda roxburghii relevant to treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Bangladesh Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

Other

participated in 78th japanese circulation society meeting at tokyo, japan, march 21-23, 2014.

+ Academic Background
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Pharmacology (NUPLS, Japan)
  • M.Pharm (Rajshahi University)
  • B.Pharm (Hon’s), (Rajshahi University)
+ Professional Experience
+ Research Interest
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Phytochemistry

 

+ Selected Publications

Journal Publication

International
  1. Mst. Rejina Afrin,Somasundaram Arumugam, Md. Azizur Rahman, Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Meilei Harima, Hiroshi Suzuki, Shizuka Miyashita, Kenji Suzuki, Kazuyuki Ueno, Hiroyuki Yoneyama, Kenichi Watanabe.Curcumin reduces the risk of chronic kidney damage in mice with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis by modulating endoplasmic reticulum stress and MAPK signaling. International Immunopharmacology, 2017; 49:161-167.
  2. Mst. Rejina Afrin, Somasundaram Arumugam, Md. Azizur Rahman, Mir Imam Ibne Wahed, Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Meilei Harima, Hiroshi Suzuki, Shizuka Miyashita, Kenji Suzuki, Hiroyuki Yoneyama, Kazuyuki Ueno, Kenichi Watanabe. Curcumin ameliorates liver damage and progression of NASH in NASH-HCC mouse model possibly by modulating HMGB1-NF-κB translocation. International Immunopharmacology, 2017; 44:174-182.
  1. Rejina Afrin, Somasundaram Arumugam, Md. Azizur Rahman, Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Remya Sreedhar, Meilei Harima, Hiroshi Suzuki, Takashi Nakamura, Shizuka Miyashita, Kenji Suzuki, Kazuyuki Ueno and Kenichi Watanabe. Le Carbone, a charcoal supplement, modulates DSS-induced acute colitis in mice through activation of AMPKα and downregulation of STAT3 and caspase 3 dependent apoptotic pathways.International Immunopharmacology, 2017; 43:70-78.
  2. Rejina Afrin,Somasundaram Arumugam, Mir Imam Ibne Wahed, Vigneshwaran Pitchaimani, Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Remya Sreedhar, Meilei Harima, Hiroshi Suzuki, Shizuka Miyashita, Takashi Nakamura, Kenji Suzuki, Masahiko Nakamura, Kazuyuki Ueno, and Kenichi Watanabe.Attenuation of Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress-Mediated Liver Damage by Mulberry Leaf Diet in Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats. The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, January 2016; 44(1):87-101.
  3. Rejina Afrin, Somasundaram Arumugam, Vivian Soetikno, Rajarajan A Thandavarayan, Vigneshwaran Pitchaimani, Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Remya Sreedhar, Meilei Harima, Hiroshi Suzuki, Shizuka Miyashita, Mayumi Nomoto, Kenji Suzuki, Kenichi Watanabe. Curcumin ameliorates streptozotocin induced liver damage through modulation of endoplasmic reticulum stress mediated apoptosis in diabetic rats. Free Radical Research 2015; 49(3):279-89.
  4. Nasim Uddin, Rejina Afrin, Md. Josim Uddin, Md. Jalal Uddin, A. H. M. K. Alam, Aziz Abdur Rahman, Golam Sadik. Vanda roxburghii chloroform extract as a potential source of polyphenols with antioxidant and cholinesterase inhibitory activities” Identification of a strong phenolic antioxidant. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2015; 15(1):195.
  5. Vigneshwaran Pitchaimani, Somasundaram Arumugam, Rajarajan A Thandavarayan, Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Rejina Afrin, Remya Sreedhar, Meilei Harima, Hiroshi Suzuki, Shizuka Miyashita, Takashi Nakamura, Kenji Suzuki, Masahiko Nakamura, Kazuyuki Ueno, and Kenichi Watanabe. Fasting time duration modulates the onset of insulin-induced hypoglycemic seizures in mice. Epilepsy Research, September 2016; 125:47-51.
  6. Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Somasundaram Arumugam, Rajarajan A Thandavarayan, Remya Sreedhar, Vijayasree V Giridharan, Rejina Afrin, Meilei Harima, Miyashita Suzuki, Hara M, Kenji Suzuki, Masahiko Nakamura, Kazuyuki Ueno, Kenichi Watanabe. Curcumin alleviates renal dysfunction and suppresses inflammation by shifting from M1 to M2 macrophage polarization in daunorubicin induced nephrotoxicity in rats. Cytokine, August 2016; 84: 1-9.
  7. Vigneshwaran Pitchaimani, Somasundaram Arumugam, Rajarajan A Thandavarayan, Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Rejina Afrin, Remya Sreedhar, Meilei Harima, Hiroshi Suzuki, Shizuka Miyashita, Kenji Suzuki, Masahiko Nakamura, Kazuyuki Ueno, and Kenichi Watanabe. Hypothalamic glucagon signaling in fasting hypoglycemia. Life Sciences, May 2016; 153:118-23.
  8. Remya Sreedhar, Somasundaram Arumugam, Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Rajarajan A Thandavarayan, Vijayasree V Giridharan, Vigneshwaran Pitchaimani, Rejina Afrin, Meilei Harima, Takashi Nakamura, Masahiko Nakamura, Kenji Suzuki, Kenichi Watanabe. Jumihaidokuto effectively inhibits colon inflammation and apoptosis in mice with acute colitis. International Immunopharmacology 2015; 29(2):957-63.
  9. Remya Sreedhar, Somasundaram Arumugam, Rajarajan A Thandavarayan, Vijayasree V Giridharan, Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Vigneshwaran Pitchaimani, Rejina Afrin, Meilei Harima, Takashi Nakamura, Kazuyuki Ueno, Masahiko Nakamura, Kenji Suzuki, Kenichi Watanabe. Toki-shakuyaku-san, a Japanese kampo medicine, reduces colon inflammation in a mouse model of acute colitis. International Immunopharmacology 2015; 29(2):869-75.
  10. Remya Sreedhar, Somasundaram Arumugam, Rajarajan A Thandavarayan, Vijayasree V Giridharan, Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Vigneshwaran Pitchaimani, Rejina Afrin, Meilei Harima, Masahiko Nakamura, Kenji Suzuki, Narasimman Gurusamy, Prasanna Krishnamurthy, Kenichi Watanabe. Depletion of cardiac 14-3-3η protein adversely influences pathologic cardiac remodeling during myocardial infraction after coronary artery ligation in mice. International Journal of Cardiology 2015; 202:146-53.
  11. Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Somasundaram Arumugam, Rajarajan A Thandavarayan, Vigneshwaran Pitchaimani, Remya Sreedhar, Rejina Afrin, Meilei Harima, Hiroshi Suzuki, Kenji Suzuki, Masahiko Nakamura, Kazuyuki Ueno, Kenichi Watanabe. Naringinin ameliorates daunorubicin induced nephrotoxicity by mitigating AT1R, ERK1/2-NFκB p65 mediated inflammation. International Immunopharmacology 2015; 28(1):154-9.
  12. Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Somasundaram Arumugam, Rajarajan A Thandavarayan, Vigneshwaran Pitchaimani, Remya Sreedhar, Rejina Afrin, Meilei Harima, Hiroshi Suzuki, Mayumi Nomoto, Shizuka Miyashita, Kenji Suzuki, Masahiko Nakamura, Kazuyuki Ueno, Kenichi Watanabe. Tannic acid modulates NFκB signaling pathway and skin inflammation in NC/Nga mice through PPARγ expression. Cytokine 2015; 76(2): 206-13.
  13. Kenichi Watanabe, Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Somasundaram Arumugam, Rajarajan A Thandavarayan, Vigneshwaran Pitchaimani, Remya Sreedhar, Rejina Afrin, Meilei Harima, Hiroshi Suzuki, Kenji Suzuki, Takashi Nakamura, Mayumi Nomoto, Shizuka Miyashita, Kyoko Fukumoto, Kazuyuki Ueno. Purni cortex ameliorates skin inflammation possibly through HMGB1-NFκB pathway in house dust mite induced atopic dermatitis NC/Nga transgenic mice. Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition 2015; 5(3):186-94.
  14. Meilei Harima, Somasundaram Arumugam, Juan Wen, Vigneshwaran Pitchaimani, Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Remya Sreedhar, Rejina Afrin, Shizuka Miyashita, Mayumi Nomoto, Kazuyuki Ueno, Masahiko Nakamura, Kenichi Watanabe. Effect of carvedilol against myocardial injury due to ischemia-reperfusion of the brain in rats. Experimental and Molecular Pathology 2015; 98(3):558-62.
  15. Somasundaram Arumugam, Remya Sreedhar, Rajarajan A Thandavarayan, Vijayasree V Giridharan, Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Vigneshwaran Pitchaimani, Rejina Afrin, Shizuka Miyashita, Mayumi Nomoto, Meilei Harima, Takashi Nakamura, Masahiko Nakamura, Kenji Suzuki, Kenichi Watanabe. Telmisartan treatment targets inflammatory cytokines to suppress the pathogenesis of acute colitis induced by dextran sulphate sodium. Cytokine 2015; 74(2):305-12.
  16. Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Somasundaram Arumugam, Rajarajan A Thandavarayan, Vigneshwaran Pitchaimani, Remya Sreedhar, Rejina Afrin, Meilei Harima, Hiroshi Suzuki, Mayumi Nomoto, Shizuka Miyashita, Kenji Suzuki, Masahiko Nakamura, Kenichi Watanabe. Modulation of HMGB1 translocation and RAGE/NFκB cascade by quercetin treatment mitigates atopic dermatitis in NC/Nga transgenic mice. Experimental Dermatology 2015; 24(6):418-23.
  17. Remya Sreedhar, Somasundaram Arumugam, Rajarajan A Thandavarayan, Vijayasree V Giridharan, Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Vigneshwaran Pitchaimani, Rejina Afrin, Shizuka Miyashita, Mayumi Nomoto, Meilei Harima , Narasimman Gurusamy,   Kenji Suzuki , Kenichi Watanabe. Myocardial 14-3-3η protein protects against mitochondria mediated apoptosis. Cellular Signalling 2015; 27(4):770-6.
  18. Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Somasundaram Arumugam, Rajarajan A Thandavarayan, Vigneshwaran Pitchaimani, Remya Sreedhar, Rejina Afrin, Meilei Harima, Hiroshi Suzuki, Mayumi Nomoto, Shizuka Miyashita, Kenji Suzuki, Kenichi Watanabe. Resveratrol attenuates HMGB1 signaling and inflammation in house dust mite-induced atopic dermatitis in mice. International Immunopharmacology 2014; 23(2): 617-623.
  19. Somasundaram Arumugam, Remya Sreedhar, Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Rajarajan A Thandavarayan, Vijayasree V. Giridharan, Vigneshwaran Pitchaimani, Rejina Afrin, Meilei Harima, Kenji Suzuki,  Kenichi Watanabe. Comparative evaluation of torasemide and furosemide on rats with streptozotocin-induced diabetic nephropathy. Experimental and Molecular Pathology 2014; 97(1).
  20. Vigneshwaran Pitchaimani, Somasundaram Arumugam, Rajarajan A Thandavarayan, Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Remya Sreedhar, Rejina Afrin, Meilei Harima, Hiroshi Suzuki, Shizuka Miyashita, Mayumi Nomoto, Hirohito Sone, Kenji Suzuki,  Kenichi Watanabe. Fasting mediated increase in p-BAD (ser155) and p-AKT (ser473) in the prefrontal cortex of mice. Neuroscience Letters 2014; 579.
National

Conference & Seminars

Oral Presentations

  1. 25th Conference of the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver, Tokyo, Japan, on 20-24, February, 2016
    Title of Presentation: Curcumin Effectively Inhibits CXCL10 Associated Pathogenesis in the Liver of NASH-HCC Mice Model
  1. 3rd ayuns International Ayurvedic & Traditional Medicine Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 29 November, 2014.
    Title of Presentation: Curcumin Ameliorates Liver Injury by Attenuation of Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Mediated Apoptosis in Streptozotocin Induced Diabetic Rats.

List of conference abstracts (oral and poster presentations)

  1. Afrin, M.R., et al. 2018. Le Carbone modulates liver damage in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis-hepatocellular carcinoma mouse model through activation of AMPKα-SIRT1 signaling. The 25thAPASL single Topic Conference on HCC, Yokohama, Japan.
  2. Afrin, M.R., et al. 2018. Liver injury attenuation by quercetin in a novel NASH-HCC mouse model” The 25thAPASL single Topic Conference on HCC, Yokohama, Japan.
  3. Afrin, M.R., et al. 2016. Curcumin Ameliorates Progression of Liver Tumors and Damage through Inhibition of Oxidative Stress, Inflammation, and Fibrosis in Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis-Hepatocellular Carcinoma Mouse Model. American Diabetes Association, 76thscientific sessions, New Orleans, LA, USA.
  4. Afrin, R., et al.   Modulation of HMGB1-NF-kappa B translocation by cur cumin treatment ameliorates liver injury in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis-hepatocellular carcinoma mouse model. AASLD The Liver Meeting 2016, Boston, MA, USA.
  5. Afrin, R., et al. Curcumin Effectively Inhibits CXCL10 Associated Pathogenesis in the Liver of NASH-HCC Mice Model”. 25th Conference of the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver, Tokyo, Japan.
  6. Afrin, R., et al. Curcumin Ameliorates Liver Injury by Attenuation of Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Mediated Apoptosis in Streptozotocin Induced Diabetic Rats”. 3rd ayuns International Ayurvedic & Traditional Medicine Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  7. Afrin, R., et al. Curcumin Ameliorates Liver Injury by Attenuation of Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Mediated Apoptosis in Streptozotocin Induced Diabetic Rats”. International Conference on Food for Health in Niigata, Niigata, Japan.
  8. Afrin, R., et al.  2012. Isolation of acetylcholinesterase inhibitor and antioxidant from Vanda roxburghii relevant to treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Bangladesh Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

Other

participated in 78th japanese circulation society meeting at tokyo, japan, march 21-23, 2014.