Abdullah Al Maruf

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Glyoxal (GO) and methylglyoxal (MGO) cause protein and nucleic acid carbonylation and oxidative stress by forming reactive oxygen and carbonyl species which have been associated with toxic effects that may contribute to cardiovascular disease, complications associated with diabetes mellitus, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. GO and MGO can be formed(More)
This study aims to assess whether NAT2 genotype affects susceptibility to moderate to severe liver injury in patients undergoing drug treatment for tuberculosis with isoniazid-containing regimens. Twenty-six patients of European or South Asian ethnicity, who had suffered liver injury during treatment with isoniazid-containing drug regimens and 101(More)
BACKGROUND CYP1A1, CYP2A6 and CHRNA5 are biologically plausible genes as risk factors for lung cancer but no studies have been reported in the Bangladeshi population. METHODS We conducted this study to determine the prevalence and role of CYP1A1, CYP2A6 and CHRNA5 polymorphisms together with tobacco smoking in the development of lung cancer in Bangladesh.(More)
Azathioprine (AZA) is widely used in clinical practice for preventing graft rejection in organ transplantations and various autoimmune and dermatological diseases with documented unpredictable hepatotoxicity. The potential molecular cytotoxic mechanisms of AZA towards isolated rat hepatocytes were investigated in this study using "Accelerated Cytotoxicity(More)
A deeper level of sedation by an anaesthesiologist is requirement for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in paediatric populations and sedation of children is different from sedation of adults. The purpose of the study was to compare the efficacy, safety, tolerability and cost effectiveness of ketamine, diazepam combination to midazolam, fentanyl combination(More)
BACKGROUND In Bangladesh, a number of generic oral formulations of esomeprazole are marketed. Study of the relative bioavailability of these generic formulations has yet to be conducted in a Bangladeshi population. OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to assess the relative bioavailability and pharmacokinetic properties of 2 formulations (test and(More)
Flutamide (FLU) is a competitive antagonist of the androgen receptor which has been reported to induce severe liver injury in some patients. Several experimental models suggested that an episode of inflammation during drug treatment predisposes animals to tissue injury. The molecular cytotoxic mechanisms of FLU in isolated rat hepatocytes using an in vitro(More)
Evidence suggests xenobiotic exposure during periods of inflammation can increase an individual's susceptibility to toxicity. The present study aimed to validate an in-vitro inflammatory model to identify compounds that increase hepatotoxicity during inflammation. Using freshly isolated hepatocytes exposed to a low nontoxic flow of H2O2 using glucose (G)(More)
Drug-induced liver injury is a major concern in clinical studies as well as in post-marketing surveillance. Previous evidence suggests that drug exposure during periods of inflammation can increase an individual's susceptibility to toxicity. Inflammation caused by infections or endotoxin markedly activates NADPH oxidase that generates superoxide radicals by(More)
The purpose of this study is to investigate the genotype and allelic frequencies of CYP3A in Bangladeshi Tuberculosis (TB) patients which may help for individualized drug dosing and improved therapeutics. Genotyping was done using the extracted genomic DNA from 90 TB patients followed by amplification of target alleles by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR).(More)