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Muhamad Ashraf Bin Rostam

Academic Qualification

  • Ph.D in Biomedical Science - Doctor of Philosophy, Royal Melbourne Institut of Technology University (RMIT)
  • Master of Health Sciences (Research) - Masters Degree, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

Muhamad Ashraf Bin Rostam (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus

KULLIYYAH OF ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES


ashrafrostam@iium.edu.my
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Expert Profile


  • Cellular Signalling
  • Molecular Biology


Area of Specialisation


  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Biomedical Sciences ~ Other Biomedical Sciences n.e.c.


Professional Membership


  • 2015 - 2020: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Active Member), IKRAM Pahang
  • 2017 - 2017: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Ordinary Member), Malaysian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Teaching Responsibilities


BASIC CHEMISTRY 2016/2017
CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY 2017/2018
FINAL YEAR RESEARCH PROJECT 1 2016/2017
FUNCTIONAL BIOCHEMISTRY 2016/2017 2017/2018
GENES AND NUTRITION 2021/2022 2018/2019 2020/2021 2019/2020
HUMAN BIOCHEMISTRY 2016/2017
ISLAMIC PRACTICES IN FOOD & NUTRITION 2018/2019 2019/2020 2020/2021
NUTRITIONAL BIOCHEMISTRY 2020/2021 2018/2019 2019/2020 2017/2018
NUTRITIONAL IMMUNOLOGY 2017/2018 2018/2019 2020/2021 2019/2020
NUTRITIONAL MICROBIOLOGY 2018/2019 2020/2021 2019/2020
NUTRITIONAL STATUS ASSESSMENT 2019/2020
NUTRTIONAL IMMUNOLOGY 2016/2017 2017/2018
RESEARCH PROJECT IN DIETETICS 1 2017/2018 2020/2021 2018/2019 2019/2020
RESEARCH PROJECT IN DIETETICS 2 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020


Research Projects


Completed
2017 - 2021 Therapeutic properties, remineralisation and mechanistic study of novel, nano-fusion antibiotic paste
On-Going
2020 - Present Development and validation of educational animated video series promoting healthy nutritional management during pregnancy towards prevention of child stunting
2020 - Present Elucidation on the antimicrobial and antibiofilm activities of Theobroma cacao (cocoa) towards Streptococcus mutans on orthodontics archwires
2019 - Present Intervention Program for Stunting Problem among Children in Pahang #anakmalaysiatinggi
2018 - Present Mechanisms of action of phenolic compounds from Anacardium occidentale in stimulating glucose uptake via regulation of GLUT 4 and its related microRNAs in 3T3-L1 Adipocyte Cells


Publications


Article

2020 Advanced glycation end products: the knowledge, attitude and practice among IIUM Kuantan undergraduate students. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences, 4 (3 https://journals.iium.edu.my/ijahs/index.php/IJAHS/issue/view/15) pp. 1387-1396
2020 Knowledge, attitude, practice of night market food handlers regarding the use of repeatedly heated cooking oil in Kuantan, Pahang. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences, 4 (3 Special Issue: Current Research in Nutrition and Dietetics) pp. 1376-1386
2020 Moisture, ash and fat composition of Pangasianodon Hypophthalmus (Sauvage, 1878) and Pangasius Nasutus (Bleeker, 1863). International Journal of Allied Health Sciences, 4 (3 Special Issue: Current Research in Nutrition and Dietetics) pp. 1486-1495
2020 The awareness of cancer and its association with consumption of food high in nitrosamine: knowledge, attitude, practice (KAP) among IIUM Kuantan undergraduate students. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences, 4 (3) pp. 1240-1251
2020 The effect of high advanced glycation end products (age) in food on back pain: a systematic review. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences, 4 (3) pp. 1321-1334
2020 The therapeutic potential of nigella sativa in the inhibition of advanced glycation end product (age) formation: a systematic review. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences, 4 (2) pp. 1158-1173
2019 The effect of oral probiotic Streptococcus salivarius K12 on Candida albicans biofilm formation. IIUM Medical Journal Malaysia (IMJM), 18 (Supplementary Issue 2) pp.
2018 Flavopiridol inhibits TGF-β-stimulated biglycan synthesis by blocking linker region phosphorylation and nuclear translocation of Smad2. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, 365 (1) pp. 156-164
2018 Signalling pathways regulating galactosaminoglycan synthesis and structure in vascular smooth muscle: implications for lipoprotein binding and atherosclerosis. Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 187 () pp. 88-97
2018 The antimicrobial activities of fig (Ficus carica L.) leaves extract against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherechia coli. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences, 2 (1) pp. 272-284
2016 The role of specific Smad linker region phosphorylation in TGF-β mediated expression of glycosaminoglycan synthesizing enzymes in vascular smooth muscle. Cellular Signalling, 28 (8) pp. 956-966
2015 Methotrexate inhibits proliferation but not proteoglycan synthesis or glycosaminoglycan hyperelongation in human vascular smooth muscle cells. Journal of Clinical & Experimental Pharmacology, 5 (4) pp. 1-6
2015 Peptidyl-prolyl isomerases: Functionality and potential therapeutic targets in cardiovascular disease. Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology, 42 (2) pp. 117-124
2015 The expansion of GPCR transactivation-dependent signalling to include serine/threonine kinase receptors represents a new cell signalling frontier. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, 72 (4) pp. 799-808
2014 Transforming growth factor β-mediated site-specific Smad linker region phosphorylation in vascular endothelial cells. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 66 (12) pp. 1722-1733
2013 Suramin inhibits PDGF-stimulated receptor phosphorylation, proteoglycan synthesis and glycosaminoglycan hyperelongation in human vascular smooth muscle cells. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 65 (7) pp. 1055-1063
2013 Transforming growth factor-β signalling: role and consequences of Smad linker region phosphorylation. Cellular Signalling, 25 (10) pp. 2017-2024
2011 Plasma cholinesterase assay among Malaysian vector control operators occupationally exposed to insecticides. Saudi German Hospital Medical Journal, 5 (2) pp. 115-127
2011 Plasma cholinesterase assay among Malaysian vector control operators occupationally exposed to insecticides. Saudi German Hospital Medical Journal, 5 (2) pp. 115-127
Conference or Workshop Item

2015 Cyclin dependent Kinases as potential therapeutic targets for atherosclerosis. In: 78th Harden Conference: Protein Kinases in Health and Disease,
2014 Signalling pathways controlling glycosaminoglycan (GAG) chain synthesizing enzyme gene expression as potential therapeutic target for atherosclerosis. In: The Higher Degree by Research Student Conference 2014,
2013 Tgf-β stimulated glycosaminoglycan (GAG) biosynthetic gene expression in vascular smooth muscle cells. In: The 2013 Joint Meeting of AVBS & ANZMS,
2011 Assessment of insecticide poisoning among vector control operators using a new biomarker, the enyzme β-glucuronidase. In: UiTM Sarawak Conference 2011,
Book

2017 Bio-monitoring of human insecticide poisoning using a new biomarker, the beta-glucuronidase. IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-967-418-670-8