Dr. Md. Rafiqul Islam

Publication of Dr. Md. Rafiqul Islam

Recent Articles

  1. Okada, T., Islam, M. R., Tsiferova, N. A., Okada, Y., and Sabirov, R. Z. (2017). Specific and essential but not sufficient roles of LRRC8A in the activity of volume-sensitive outwardly rectifying anion channel (VSOR). Channels (Austin) 11(2): 109-120 (This is an ‘invited article’ and used as journal cover page illustration).
  2. Sabirov, R. Z., Merzlyak, P. G., Okada, T., Islam, M. R., Uramoto, H., Mori, T., Makino, Y., Matsuura, H., Xie, Y., and Okada, Y. (2017). The organic anion transporter SLCO2A1 constitutes the core component of the Maxi-Cl channel. EMBO J. 36 (22): 3309-3324.


Invited Review

  1. Sabirov, R. Z., Merzlyak, P. G., Islam, M. R., Okada, T., and Okada, Y. (2016). The Properties, functions, and pathophysiology of maxi-anion channels. Pflugers Arch-Eur J. Physiol. 468: 405-420. (This ‘invited article’ is published as part of the Special issue on “Molecular physiology of anion channels: dual function proteins and new structural motifs.”) 

Regular full articles/Book Chapters

4.   Okada, T., Akita, T., Sato-Numata, K., Islam, M. R. and Okada, Y. (2014). A newly cloned ClC-3 isoform, ClC-3d, as well as ClC-3a mediates Cd2+-sensitive outwardly rectifying anion currents. Cell Physiol. Biochem. 33: 539-556.

5.   Islam, M. R., Watanabe, K., Kashino, Y., Satoh, K. and Koike, H. (2013). Spectral properties of a divinyl-chlorophyll a harboring mutant of Synechocystis sp. PCC6803. Photosynth. Res. 117: 245-255. (This is an ‘invited article’ published in a special issue)

6.   Islam, M. R., Uramoto, H., Okada, T., Sabirov, R. Z. and Okada, Y. (2012). Maxi-anion channel and pannexin 1 hemichannel constitute separate pathways for swelling-induced ATP release in murine L929 fibrosarcoma cells. Am. J. Physiol. Cell Physiol. 303: C924-C935. (In the same issue an ‘Editorial Focus’ on this article has appeared; Dubyak, G.R. 2012 Function without form: an ongoing search for maxi-anion channel proteins. Also high-lighting this work, a press release has published on the website of NIPS, Okazaki, Japan)

7.   Fujinuma, D., Akutsu, S., Komatsu, H., Watanabe, T., Miyashita, H., Iwamoto, K., Shiraiwa, Y., Islam, M. R., Koike, H., Kawachi, M.    and Kobayashi, M. (2012). Detection of divinyl chlorophyll a’ and divinyl pheophytin a as minor key components in a marine picoplankton Prochlorococcus sp. RCC315. Photomed. Photobiol. 34: 47-52.

8.  Nair, A. S., Binoy, N. P., Ramakrisna, S., Kurup, T. R. R., Chan, L. W., Goh, C. H., Islam, M. R., Utschig, T., and Pradeep, T. (2009). Organic-soluble antimicrobial silver nanoparticle-polymer composites in gram scale by one-pot synthesis. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 1(11): 2413-2419.

9.   Islam, M. R., Aikawa, S., Midorikawa, T., Kashino, Y., Satoh, K. and Koike, H. (2008). slr1923 of Synechocystis sp. PCC6803 is essential for conversion of 3,8-divinyl(proto)chlorophyll(ide) to 3-monovinyl(proto)chlorophyll(ide). Plant Physiol. 148: 1068-1081. 

10. Islam, M. R., Kashino, Y., Satoh, K. and Koike, H. (2008). Slr1923 of Synechocystis 6803 is related to chlorophyll a metabolism. In Photosynthesis. Energy from the Sun: 14th International Congress on Photosynthesis, Ed. J. F. Allen, E. Gantt, J. H. Golbeck and B. Osmond. Springer, Ch. 4, pp. 1095-1098. (This is a ‘book chapter’)

11. Koike, H., Islam, M. R. and Satoh, K. (2008). Investigation of the function of a nuoE homologue, sll1220 in Synechocystis sp. PCC6803 by means of mutagenesis. In Photosynthesis. Energy from the Sun: 14th International Congress on Photosynthesis, Ed. J. F. Allen, E. Gantt, J. H. Golbeck and B. Osmond. Springer, pp. 627-630. (Book Chapter)

12. Seraj, Z. I., Lisa, L. A., Islam, M. R., Begum, R. and Das, D. K. (2006). Genetic diversity of saline coastal rice (Oryza sativa L.) landraces of Bangladesh. In Abiotic stress tolerance in plants: toward the improvement of global environment and food. Ed. Ashwani K. Rai and Teruhiro Takabe. Springer, Section IX, pp. 229-244. (This is a ‘book chapter’)

13. Lisa, L.A., Seraj, Z.I., Elahi, C.M.F., Das, K.C., Biswas, K., Islam, M.R., Salam, M.A. and Gomosta, A.R. (2004). Genetic variation in microsatellite DNA, physiology and morphology of coastal saline rice (Oryza sativa L.) landraces of Bangladesh. Plant and Soil 263: 213-228.

14. Islam, M.R., Ali, M.A.O., Paul, D.K., Sultana, S., Banu, N.A. and Islam, M.R. (2004). Effect of salt, nickel chloride supplementation on the growth of silkworm, Bombyx mori L. (Lepidoptera: Bombycidae). J. Biol. Sci. 4(2): 170-172.

15. Parvez, M.A.K., Zaman, M. R., Islam, M. R. and Khalequzzaman, M. (2003). Serodiagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis. J. Applied Sci. Tech. 03(01): 93-96.

16. Islam, M.R., Bulu, M.J., Parvez, M.A.K., Hossain, M.S. and Hossain, S. (2001). Use of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to detect polymorphism in various rice varieties. J. Applied Sci. Tech. 02(01): 35-40.

17. Islam, M.R., Khan, M.H., Zohra, F.T., Hossain, M.B. and Seraj, Z.I. (1999). Stable transformation of Jute (Corchorus capsularis L. var CVL-1) calli and high efficiency marker gene insertion in explants. Plant Tissue Cult. 9(1): 35-43.

18. Rasul, N.M., Ali, K.M., Islam, M.R. and Seraj, Z.I. (1997). Transformation of an indica rice cultivar Binnatoa with Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Plant Tissue Cult. 7(2): 71-80.