Mohammad Enayet Hossain

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Group A rotaviruses (RVAs) have been a major cause of severe gastroenteritis in Bangladesh, mainly in children below the age of five. At the icddr,b, RVA strains collection and characterization dates back for more than 20 years. This sample collection was used to study the molecular evolution of the VP7 gene of G1, G2 and G9 RVA strains, which have been(More)
Invasion of Plasmodium falciparum merozoites into host erythrocyte involves a series of highly specific and sequential interaction between merozoite and host erythrocyte surface protein. The key step in the invasion process is the formation of a tight protein–protein interaction between host and parasite called as moving junction. A number of parasite(More)
The human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, takes up numerous host cytosolic components and exogenous nutrients through endocytosis during the intra-erythrocytic stages. Eps15 homology domain-containing proteins (EHDs) are conserved NTPases, which are implicated in membrane remodeling and regulation of specific endocytic transport steps in eukaryotic(More)
The ATP-dependent ClpQY system is a prokaryotic proteasome-like multi-subunit machinery localized in the mitochondrion of malaria parasite. The ClpQY machinery consists of ClpQ threonine protease and ClpY ATPase. In the present study, we have assessed cellular effects of transient interference of PfClpQ protease activity in Plasmodium falciparum using a(More)
Plasmodium vivax is most wide spread and a neglected malaria parasite. There is a lack of information on parasite biology of this species. Genome of this parasite encodes for the largest number of tryptophan-rich proteins belonging to 'Pv-fam-a' family and some of them are potential drug/vaccine targets but their functional role(s) largely remains(More)
Artemisinin resistance is present in the Greater Mekong region and poses a significant threat for current anti-malarial treatment guidelines in Bangladesh. The aim of this molecular study was to assess the current status of drug resistance in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh near the Myanmar border. Samples were obtained from patients enrolled into(More)
The prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and genotypes among 965 individuals attending an HIV testing and counseling unit in Dhaka Bangladesh during Jan-Dec 2011 was determined. Anti-HCV antibody was detected in 4.4% individuals; the highest rate 37.8% was in people who inject drugs followed by that in the general population (1.3%) and less than 1% in(More)
Several species of Plasmodium are responsible for causing malaria in humans. Proper diagnoses are crucial to case management, because severity and treatment varies between species. Diagnoses can be made using rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs), which detect Plasmodium proteins. Plasmodium falciparum causes the most virulent cases of malaria, and P. falciparum(More)
The metabolic pathways associated with the mitochondrion and the apicoplast in Plasmodium, 2 parasite organelles of prokaryotic origin, are considered as suitable drug targets. In the present study, we have identified functional role of a novel ovarian tumour unit (OTU) domain-containing cysteine protease of Plasmodium falciparum (PfOTU). A C-terminal(More)
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