Most Afia Akhtar

Identification of Novel Anti-Inflammatory Compounds from Culinary Mushrooms Afia Akhtaras Potential Therapeutic for Chronic Neuro-Inflammatory Diseases 

My research interests focus on neuropharmacology, diabetes and natural products. Bangladesh is my home country. I have completed Bachelor and Masters degrees in Pharmacy from the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. I am an Assistant Professor in the department of Pharmacy, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.



Shumaia Parvin, Md. Abu Shuaib Rafshanjani, Md. Abdul Kader, Most. Afia Akhtar. Formulation of Dexibuprofen Solid Lipid nano particles and its evaluation by in vitro dissolution study. International Research Journal of Pharmacy. 2014;  5(10) 760-764. 

Shumaia Parvin, Abu Shuaib Rafshanjani, Md. Abdul Kader , Most. Afia Akhtar, Tahmida Sharmin. Phytochemical screening and studies of analgesic potential of Moringa oleifera Lam. stem bark extract on experimental animal model. International Journal of Phytopharmacy. 2014;  4(5)128-131.

Md. Abu Shuaib Rafshanjani, Shumaia Parvin,Md. Abdul Kader, Monika Rani Saha, Most. Afia Akhtar. In vitro antibacterial, antifungal and insecticidal activities of Ethanolic extract and its fractionates of Sanchezia Speciosa Hook. F. International Research Journal of Pharmacy. 2014;  5(9)717-720. 


R. Sharmin, M. R. I. Khan, Most. A. Akhtar, A. Alim, M. A. Islam, A. S. M. Anisuzzaman, M. Ahmed. Hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of cucumber, white pumpkin and ridge gourd in alloxan induced diabetic rats. Journal of Scientific Research. 2013;  5 (1), 161-170.


Abdul Alim, Rokshana Sharmin, Md. Sarowar Hossain, Debendra Nath Ray, Md. Rafiqul Islam khan, Md. Ariful Islam, Most. Afia Akhtar, Abu Syed Md. Anisuzzaman, Maruf Ahmed. Evaluation of hypoglycemic effect of compound(s) from petroleum ether fraction of ethanol extract of Mangifera indica red leaves. IOSR Journal of Pharmacy. 2012;  2(6), 14-19.


Md. Asaduzzaman, Most. Afia Akhtar, Md. Ariful Islam, ASM Anisuzzaman, Maruf Ahmed. Evaluation of antidiabetic, antihyperlipidemic and hepatoprotective effects of Allim sativum (Linn.) in alloxan-induced diabetic rats. Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Journa. 2010; 13 (1), 28-33.


M. A. Islam, M. Afia Akhtar, M. R. I. Khan, M. S. Hossain, M. K. Alam, M. I. I. Wahed, B. M. Rahman, A. S. M. Anisuzzaman, S. M. Shaheen and Maruf Ahmed. Antidiabetic and hypoglycemic effects of different fractions of Catharanthus roseus (Linn) on normal and streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Journal of Scientific Research. 2009; 1 (2), 334-344.

Md. Ariful Islam, Most. Afia Akhtar, Md. Rafiqul Islam Khan, Md. Sarowar Hossain, A. H. M. Khurshid Alam, Mir Imam Ibne Wahed, Md. Shah Amran, Bytul Mokaddesur Rahman, Maruf Ahmed. Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) in normal control and glucose induced hyperglycemic rats with Coccinia cordifolia L. and Catharanthus roseus L. Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2009; 22(4), 402-404. 


Most. Afia Akhtar, Mamunur Rashid, Mir Imam Ibne Wahed, Md. Robiul Islam, Sharif Mohammad Shaheen, Md. Ariful Islam, Md. Shah Amran, Maruf Ahmed. Comparison of long-term antihyperglycemic and hypolipidemic effects between Coccinia cordifolia (Linn.) and Catharanthus roseus (Linn.) in alloxan-induced diabetic rats. Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences.2007; 2(1): 29-34.


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