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Dr. Kazi Rafiqul Islam
Dr. Kazi Rafiqul Islam

Professor Contact No : 01711285766
Department of Pharmacology Email : krafiq73@yahoo.com
Faculty of Veterinary Science
Research Interest:   Renal Pharmacology, Intrarenal RAS, Hypertension, Diabetes and Obesity, Gastroentrology, Renal SNS
Kagawa University
Kagawa University
MS In Pharmacology
Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh
Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh
Govt. B.M. Collage, Barisal
Baptist Mission Boy’s High School, Barisal
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Total Number:  13
  1. 1. Training Workshop on Effective Teaching and Learning Assessment In Agricultural Education. IQAC, BAU, Mymensingh, 2016.
  2. 2. Training on Integrative Organ System Pharmacology (IOSP), funded by NIH. University of Nebraska Medical Center, Ohama, NE, USA, 2008.
  3. 3. Japanese Language Course (level-I), Organized by the Kagawa University Medical School, Japan, 2008.
  4. 4. Training on Research Techniques in Cardiovascular Pharmacology, School of Biomedical Sciences, the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 2005.
  5. 5. Training on Project Cycle Management and TAPP preparation, GTI, Mymensingh, 2005.
  6. 6. Training on Teaching Methodology Techniques, GTI. Organized by the Canadian Olds Colleges. 2003.
  7. 7. Training on Statistical methodology for Agricultural research, GTI, Mymensingh, 2004.
  8. 8. Training on Scientific report writing, GTI. Mymensingh, 2004.
  9. 9. Practical Training course on Newcastle disease, JICA, BLRI, Savar. 2002.
  10. 10. Foundation Training course, Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC), Savar,  2000.
  11. 11. Driving training course, BRTC training Institute, Gazipur, 2001.
  12. 12. Disoster Magement Training, Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC), Khulna. 2002.
  13. 13. Asia pacific Scout Jamboree, national Jamboree, Several Divisional camps and Basic Leadership Training program held in home and abroad.
07 Jul, 2016 -
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Associate Professor
24 Mar, 2011 - 07 Jun, 2016
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Assistant Professor
22 Sep, 2004 - 23 Mar, 2011
Bangladesh Agricultural University
27 Oct, 2002 - 21 Sep, 2004
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Total Number:  52

1.      Rahman A, Kittikulsuth W, Fujisawa Y, Sufiun A, Rafiq K, Hitomi H, Nakano D, Sohara E, Uchida S, Nishiyama A. Effects of diuretics on sodium-dependent glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor-induced changes in blood pressure in obese rats suffering from the metabolic syndrome. J Hypertens. 2016;34(5):893-906. (IF 4.1)
2.      Rafiq K, Fujisawa Y, Sherajee SJ, Rahman A,  Sufiun A, Kobori H, Koepsell H, Mogi M, Horiuchi M, Nishiyama A. Role of the renal sympathetic nerve in renal glucose metabolism 5 during the development of type 2 diabetes in rats. Diabetologia. 2015; 58(12):2885-98. (IF 6.7)
3.      Mori H, Kobara H, Rafiq K, Fujihara S, Nishiyama N, Matsunaga T, Ayaki M, Yachida T, Chiyo T, Masaki T. Preclipping fixation EMR to achieve sufficient surgical margin and negative resection. Gastrointest Endosc. 2015;81(4):1025-6. (IF 5.36)
4.      Sufiun A, Rafiq K, Fujisawa Y, Rahman A, Mori H, Nakano D, Kobori H, Ohmori K, Masaki T, Kohno M, Nishiyama A. Effect of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibition on circadian blood pressure during the development of salt-dependent hypertension in rats. Hypertens Res. 2015;38(4):237-43. (IF 2.75)
5.      Rafiq K, Nishiyama A, Konishi Y, Morikawa T, Kitabayashi C, Kohno M, Masaki T, Mori H, Kobori H, Imanishi M. Regression of glomerular and tubulointerstitial injuries by dietary salt reduction with combination therapy of angiotensin II receptor blocker and calcium channel blocker in Dahl salt-sensitive rats. PLoS One. 2014; 9(9):e107853. (IF 4.02)
6.      Mori H, Kobara H, Kazi R, Fujihara S, Nishiyama N, Masaki T. Balloon-armed mechanical counter traction and double-armed bar suturing systems for pure endoscopic full-thickness resection. Gastroenterology. 2014;147(2):278-80. (IF 16.7)
7.      Kazi Rafiq, Nishiyama A. Is antioxidant therapy effective for advanced hypertension and renal injury? J Hypertens. 2014; 32(3):475-6. (IF 4.02)
8.      Kazi Rafiq, Yu-Yan Fan, Shamshad J. Sherajee, Yoshimasa Takahashi, Junji Matsuura, Naoki Hase, Hirohito Mori, Daisuke Nakano, Hideki Kobara, Hirofumi Hitomi, Tsutomu Masaki, Hidenori Urata, Akira Nishiyama. Chymase Activities and Survival in Endotoxin-Induced Human Chymase Transgenic Mice. Int. J. Med. Sci. 2014; 11(3): 222-225. (IF 2.05)
9.      Kazi Rafiq, Shamshad J. Sherajee, Hirofumi Hitomi, Daisuke Nakano, Hiroyuki Kobori, Koji Ohmori, Hirohito Mori, Hideki Kobara, Tsutomu Masaki, Masakazu Kohno, Akira Nishiyama. Calcium channel blocker enhances beneficial effects of an angiotensin II AT1 receptor blocker against cerebrovascular-renal injury in type 2 diabetic mice. PLoS One. 2013 in press. (IF 4.02)
10.   Mori H, Kobara H, Fujihara S, Nishiyama N, Rafiq K, Oryu M, Fujiwara M, Suzuki Y, Masaki T. Feasibility of pure EFTR using an innovative new endoscopic suturing device: the Double-arm-bar Suturing System (with video). Surg Endosc. 2013 Nov 8.(IF 4.01)

11.   Sherajee SJ, Rafiq K, Nakano D, Mori H, Kobara H, Hitomi H, Fujisawa Y, Kobori H, Masaki T, Nishiyama A. Aldosterone aggravates glucose intolerance induced by high fructose. Eur J Pharmacol. 2013 November; 720 (1-3) 63-68. (IF 2.77)
12.   Kazi Rafiq, Shamshad J. Sherjee, Mori H, Kobara H, Nishiyama N, Nazia F. Moitry, Nakano D, Mostofa M, Nishiyama A. Possible Contribution of Mineralocorticoid Receptor Activation on Glucocorticoid-Induced Left Ventricular Remodeling in Adrenalectomized Rat. J Bangladesh Soc Physiol. 2013 June; 8(1): 6-15.
13.   Mori H, Rafiq K, Kobara H, Tsushimi T, Fujihara S, Nishiyama N, Matsunaga T, Ayaki M, Yachida T, Tani J, Miyoshi H, Masaki T. Development of pure endoscopic full-thickness resection with mechanical countertraction and double-armed bar suturing systems. Gastrointest Endosc. 2013 Oct 7; (13)02318-3. (IF 6.72)
14.   Mori H, Kobara H, Rafiq K, Nishiyama N, Fujihara S, Ayagi M, Yachida T, Kato K, Masaki T. Radical excision of Barrett''''s esophagus and complete recovery of normal squamous epithelium. World J Gastroenterol. 2013 Aug 21; 19(31):5195-8. (IF 2.47)
15.   Mori H, Kobara H, Rafiq K, Nishiyama N, Fujihara S, Kobayashi M, Oryu M, Fujiwara M, Suzuki Y, Masaki T. New flexible endoscopic full-thickness suturing device: a triple-arm-bar suturing system. Endoscopy. 2013 Aug; 45(8):649-54. (IF 5.5)
16.   Fujihara S, Mori H, Kobara H, Nishiyama N, Kobayashi M, Rafiq K, Masaki T. The efficacy and safety of prophylactic closure for a large mucosal defect after colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection. Oncol Rep. 2013 Jul; 30(1):85-90. (IF 2.3)
17.   Mori H, Kobara H, Rafiq K, Nishiyama N, Fujihara S, Oryu M, Masaki T. Effects of Gastric Irrigation on Bacterial Counts before Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection: A Randomized Case Control Prospective Study. PLoS One. 2013 Jun 7; 8(6):e65377. (IF 4.02)
18.   Nishiyama N, Mori H, Kobara H, Rafiq K, Fujihara S, Kobayashi M, Oryu M, Masaki T. Efficacy and safety of over-the-scope clip: Including complications after endoscopic submucosal dissection. World J Gastroenterol. 2013 May 14; 19(18):2752-60. (IF 2.47)
19.   Mori H, Fujihara S, Nishiyama N, Kobara H, Oryu M, Kato K, Rafiq K, Masaki T. Cytomegalovirus-associated gastric ulcer: A side effect of steroid injections for pyloric stenosis. World J Gastroenterol. 2013 Feb 21; 19(7):1143-6. (IF 2.47)
20.   Mori H, Kobara H, Fujihara S, Nishiyama N, Oryu M, Rafiq K, Masaki T. Accurate hemostasis with a new endoscopic overtube for emergency endoscopy. World J Gastroenterol. 2013 May 7; 19(17):2723-6. (IF 2.47)

21.   Fujihara S, Mori H, Kobara H, Rafiq K, Niki T, Hirashima M, Masaki T. Galectin-9 in cancer therapy. Recent Pat Endocr Metab Immune Drug Discov. 2013 May;7(2):130-7. (IF 2.47)
22.   Mori H, Rafiq K, Kobara H, Fujihara S, Nishiyama N, Oryuu M, Suzuki Y, Masaki T. Steroid permeation into the artificial ulcer by combined steroid gel application and balloon dilatation: prevention of esophageal stricture. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013 Feb 21. [Epub ahead of print] (IF 2.87)
23.   Mori H, Rafiq K, Kobara H, Fujihara S, Nishiyama N, Oryuu M, Suzuki Y, Masaki T. Innovative noninsufflation EFTR: sufficient endoscopic operative field by mechanical counter traction device. Surg Endosc. 2013 Feb 14. [Epub ahead of print] (IF 4.01)
24.   Mori H, Shintaro F, Kobara H, Nishiyama N, Rafiq K, Kobayashi M, Nakatsu T, Miichi N, Suzuki Y, Masaki T. Successful closing of duodenal ulcer after endoscopic submucosal dissection with over-the-scope clip to prevent delayed perforation. Dig Endosc. 2012 Aug 7. [Epub ahead of print] (IF 1. 91)

25.   Mori H, Kobara H, Fujihara S, Nishiyama N, Kazi Rafiq, Masaki T. Recanalization of severe gastric antral stricture after large endoscopic submucosal dissection: mucosal incision and local steroid injection. J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2012 Dec; 21(4):435-7. (IF 1.81)
26.   Nishiyama N, Mori H, Kazi Rafiq, Kobara H, Fujihara S, Kobayashi M, Masaki T. Active bleeding from a periampullary duodenal diverticulum that was difficult to diagnose but successfully treated using hemostatic forceps: a case report. J Med Case Rep. 6(1):367 [Epub ahead of print], 2012 Oct 26. (IF 0.4)
27.   Mori H, Kazi Rafiq, Kobara H, Fujihara S, Nishiyama N, Kobayashi M, Himoto T, Haba R, Hagiike M, Izuishi K, Okano K, Suzuki Y, Masaki T. Local steroid injection into the artificial ulcer created by endoscopic submucosal dissection for gastric cancer: prevention of gastric deformity. Endoscopy. 44(7):641-8, July 2012. (IF 5.5)
28.   Nishiyama N, Mori H, Kobara H, Kazi Rafiq, Fujihara S, Kobayashi M, Masaki T. Difficulty in differentiating two cases of sigmoid stenosis by diverticulitis from cancer. World J Gastroenterol. 18(27):3623-6, July 2012. (IF 2.4)
29.   Kazi Rafiq, Mori H, Masaki T, Nishiyama A. (Pro)renin receptor and insulin resistance: Possible roles of angiotensin II-dependent and -independent pathways. Mol Cell Endocrinol. [Epub ahead of print], Jun 7, 2012. (IF 4.2)
30.   Mori H, Kobara H, Fujihara S, Nishiyama N, Izuishi K, Ohkubo M, Kazi Rafiq, Suzuki Y, Masaki T. Effectiveness of CO2-insufflated endoscopic submucosal dissection with the duodenal balloon occlusion method for early esophageal or gastric cancer: a randomized case control prospective study. BMC Gastroenterol. 12:37, April 2012. (IF 2.5)

31.   Kazi Rafiq, Takahisa Noma, Yoshihide Fujisawa, Yasuhiro Ishihara, Yoshie Arai, A.H.M. Nurun Nabi, Fumiaki Suzuki, Yukiko Nagai, Daisuke Nakano, Hirofumi Hitomi, Kento Kitada, Maki Urushihara, Hiroyuki Kobori, Masakazu Kohno and Akira Nishiyama. Renal Sympathetic Denervation Suppresses de novo Podocyte Injury and Albuminuria in Rats with Aortic Regurgitation. Circulation, 125(11): 1402-1413. February 2012. (IF 14.80)
Shamshad J Sherajee, Yoshiko Fujita, Kazi Rafiq, Daisuke Nakano, Akira Nishiyama and Hirofumi Hitomi. Aldosterone Induces Vascular Insulin Resistance by Increasing Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 Receptor and Hybrid Receptor. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, 32(2):257-63, December 2011. (IF 7.5)
Kazi Rafiq, Hirofumi Hitomi, Daisuke Nakano, Atsuhiro Ichihara and Akira Nishiyama: Possible involvement of (pro)renin receptor-dependent system in the development of insulin resistance. Frontiers in Bioscience, 3, 1478-1485, June 2011. (IF 4.02)
Kazi Rafiq, Shamshad J. Sherajee, MA Sufiun, Mahbub Mostofa, AKMR Alam, and BC Barman. Comparative Efficacy of Stevia leaf (Stevia Rebaudiana Bertoni), Methi seeds (Trigonella foenum-graecum) and Glimepiride in Streptozotocin-induced Rats. International Journal of Phytopharmacology, 2(1): 9-14, April 2011. (IF 0.87)
35.   Kazi Rafiq, Daisuke Nakano, Hirofumi Hitomi, Genei Ihara, Yoshihide Fujisawa, Naro Ohasi, Hiroyuki Kobori, Hideyasu Kiyomoto and Akira Nishiyama: Effects of mineralocorticoid receptor blockade on glucocorticoid-induced renal injury in adrenalectomized rats. Journal of Hypertension, 29(2):290-298, February 2011. (IF 4.98)
Fan YY, Kohno M, Hitomi H, Kitada K, Fujisawa Y, Yatabe J, Yatabe M, Felder RA, Ohsaki H, Kazi Rafiq, Sherajee SJ, Noma T. Aldosterone/mineralocorticoid receptor stimulation induces cellular senescence in the kidney. Endocrinology, 152(2):680-8. February 2011. (IF 5.1)
37.   Kazi Rafiq, Hirofumi Hitomi, Daisuke Nakano, Akira Nishiyama: Pathophysiological roles of aldosterone and mineralocorticoid receptor in the kidney. Journal of Pharmacological Sciences, 115 (1), 1-7, January 2011. (IF 2.56)
38.   Kazi Rafiq, Shamshad J. Sherajee, Yu-Yan Fan, Yoshihide Fujisawa, Yoshimasa Takahashi, Junji Matsuura, Naoki Hase, Hidenori Urata, Daisuke Nakano, Hirofumi Hitomi and Akira Nishiyama: Blood Glucose Level and Survival in Streptozotocin-Treated Human Chymase Transgenic Mice. The Chinese journal of Physiology. 54(1), 30-35, January 2011. (IF 0.79)
39.   Kazi Rafiq, Yukiko Nagai and Daisuke Nakano: Prorenin/renin and insulin resistance. Frontiers in Bioscience, 2, 1143-6, June 2010. (IF 3.67).
40.   Kazi Rafiq, Shamshad J. Sherajee, Akira Nishiyama, M. A. Sufiun and Mahbub Mostofa: Effects of indigenous medicinal plants of Bangladesh on blood glucose level and neuropathic pain in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 3(12): 639-645, December 2009. (IF 0.68)

41.   Kiyomoto H, Kazi Rafiq, Mostofa M, Nishiyama A. Possible Underlying Mechanisms Responsible for Aldosterone and Mineralocorticoid Receptor-Dependent Renal Injury. Journal of Pharmacological Sciences, 108, 399-405, December 2008. (IF 2.56)
42.   M.A. Hoque, M.Mostofa, Kazi Rafiq, M.E.Choudhury and B.C. Sarker.  Comparative efficacy of Telakucha and Glibenclamide on blood level and body weight in experimentally induced hyperglycemic rat. Progressive Agriculture, 16(2), 65-70. February 2005.
43.   Kazi Rafiq, Mostofa M, and Saiful M. Study on anti-nematodal effect of medicated-urea-molasses-mineral blocks against gastrointestinal nematodiasis in indigenous dairy cows of Bangladesh. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 7(1), 73-78. January 2004.
44.   Amin MR, Mostofa M, Kazi Rafiq, Hossain MS, Hasan MM and Sharmin ML. Effects of Oral Administration of Glucocorticoids, NSAIDs and Sulfonylureas on Blood Glucose in Mice. Journal of Biological Sciences, 4(3), 323-326. August 2004.
45.   Saiful M, Mostofa M, Kazi Rafiq and Lucy NS. Comparative efficacy of Albendazole and Ivermectin against gastrointestinal nematodiasis in Goats. Bangladesh Journal of Animal Science, 32 (1-2), 121-130, January 2003.
46.   Sherajee SJ, Kazi Rafiq, .Juyena NS, Ahmed S, and Hashim MA. Combined sedation and regional analgesia in Black Bengal goats. Journal of Biological Sciences, 3(12), 1140-1147. December 2003.
47.   Haque MM, Kazi Rafiq, Sherajee SJ, Ahmed S, Hasan Q and Mostofa M. Treatment of external wounds by using indigenous medicinal plants and patent drugs in guinea pigs. Journal of Biological Sciences, 3(12), 1126-1133. December 2003.
48.   Alam MO, Kazi Rafiq, Mostofa M and Alim MA. Effects of different urea mollasses block supplementation against gastrointestinal nematiodiasis on live weight gain and haematological parameters in beef cattle. Progressive Agriculture, 13 (1&2), 85-90. Jun 2002.
49.   Kazi Rafiq, Mostofa M, Awal MA and Hossain MM. Effect of medicated block licks on the performance of indigenous dairy cows of Bangladesh. Asian Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences, 13(6), 774-780. June 2000. (IF 0.58)
50.   Islam MI, Kazi Rafiq and Mostofa M. Efficacy of ivermectin against gastro-intestinal nematodiasis in cattle of Bangladesh. Indian Journal of Pharmacology, 31(3), 234-236, June 1999. (IF 0.27)
51.   Islam MI, Kazi Rafiq, Mostofa M, Alim MA and Hoque MA. Efficacy of ivermectin against lice and ticks infestation in cattle of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Veterinarian, 15 (1-2), 29-32, 1998.
52.   Mostafa M, Alim MA and Rafiq Kazi. A review on the past, present and future of anthelmintics use in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Training and Development, 11 (1&2), 213-221, 1998.

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Best Publication Award Bangladesh Agricultural University Teachers Association, Mymensingh Outstanding publication in this year February 2017
Best Publication Award Bangladesh Agricultural University Teachers Association Outstanding publication in this year February 2015
Best Abstract Award The 14th Asia Pacific Congress of Nephrology (APCN-2014), Japan Best Abstract May 2014
Best Publication Award Bangladesh Agricultural University Teachers Association Outstanding publication in this year January 2014
President Award-2011 Kagawa University, Japan Outstanding achievement during PhD course March 2011
Young Investigator Award International Symposium on Aldosterone and Related Substances in Hypertension (ISARSH) As a researcher March 2010
IAF Award-First prize International Aldosterone Forum in Japan As a researcher June 2009
Best Scientific Poster Award 2nd Kagawa University-Chiang Mai University joint International Symposium, Japan Best Scientific Poster October 2008
Chancellor Gold Medal Bangladesh Agricultural University Outstanding results in M.S. degree June 1999
President Scout Award Bangladesh Scouts As a volunteer services December 1988
Membership Type Organization
Life Member Bangladesh Society for Veterinary Education and Research
Life Member Bangladesh Society for Parasitology
Life Member Bangladesh Association for Laboratory Animal Science
Life Member Bangladesh Krishibid Association
Registered Veterinarian, Reg No.-1494 Bangladesh Veterinary Council
General member The Japanese society of circulation research
General member The Japanese pharmaceutical society