Dr. M. Shahidul Islam


Dr. M. Shahidul Islam
BSc (Honours) and MSc in Biochemistry (Dhaka, Bangladesh)
PhD (Okayama, Japan), Postdoctoral Fellow (Seoul, South Korea & North-West, South Africa)


Lecturer of Biochemistry (Westville Campus)
Block F3, Level 4, Room 014, Durban 4000

Tel: +27 31 260 8717, FAX: +27 31 260 7942

E-mail: islamd@ukzn.ac.za

Member of the Editorial Board, Frontiers in Drug Discovery

Member, Diabetes South Africa

PAST AND PRESENT REASEARCH INFORMATION

Animal models in biomedical research are very common when rats are the first choice of use because of their tranquil behaviour, omnivorous nature, relatively better body size and wider availability. However, the major difference between human and rat gastrointestinal tract is, rat has a large voluminous cecum when human has no distinct cecum. Because of this anatomical difference, physiological or nutritional effects of indigestible but fermentable materials are not similar between humans and rats. The aim of my pioneer level research was to develop a novel model of cecectomized rats via a sophisticated surgical procedure. This research has also investigated the physiological and nutritional effects of two fermentable materials (sorbitol and lactitol), widely used as sugar substitute, in this newly developed model of cecectomized rat. My further research has been expanded to prevent the fermentable material based osmotic diarrhoea and its mechanism of prevention by dietary means. However, since last several years my research has been focusing the development of novel animal model of type 2 diabetes (T2D) and the prevention or amelioration of type 2 diabetes related abnormalities via various intervention trials. T2D is a major threat to global public health and at least 177 million people worldwide have diabetes, and this figure is likely to double by 2030. Out of the two major type of diabetes, type 2 is the most prevalent one, accounting for more than 90% all diabetic cases. T2D is a heterogeneous disorder characterized by a progressive decline in insulin action (insulin resistance), followed by the inability of β-cells to compensate for insulin resistance (pancreatic β-cell dysfunction). In vivo oxidative stress is considered as one of the major causes of insulin resistance as well as pancreatic beta cell dysfunction followed by T2D. There are numerous natural products, functional and medicinal foods and medicinal plants which have potent anti-oxidative properties. My recent and current researches focusing the development of non-genetic animal model of diabetes and investigating the anti-diabetic effects of several functional foods and medicinal plant extracts/ materials in this experimentally induced animal model of type 2 diabetes.

LIST OF SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

1. Islam MS (2010) Fasting blood glucose and diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice [Published online 27 October, 2010]

2. Islam MS (2010) Effects of xylitol as a sugar substitute on diabetes related parameters in non-diabetic rats. Journal of Medicinal Food [in press, accepted on 01 September, 2010]

3. Nishiyama A, Nishioka S, Islam MS, Sakaguchi E (2009) Mannitol lowers fat digestibility and body fat accumulation in both normal and cecectomized rats. Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology 55 (3): 242-251. [PubMed]

4. Islam MS and Loots DT (2009) Experimental rodent models of type 2 diabetes: A review. Methods and Findings in Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology 31 (4):249 – 261. [PubMed]

5. Islam MS and Choi H (2009) Anti-diabetic effects of Korean traditional Baechu (Chinese cabbage) Kimchi in a type 2 diabetes model of rats. Journal of Medicinal Food 12 (2): 292-297. [PubMed]

6. Islam MS, and Choi H (2008) Chinese cabbage (Brassica campestris L.) does not improve glucose tolerance, serum insulin, or blood lipid profiles in a rat model of type 2 diabetes. Journal of Food Science 73 (9): H213 – 217. [PubMed]

7. Islam MS, Choi H, and Loots DT (2008) Effects of dietary onion (Allium cepa L.) in a high-fat diet streptozotocin-induced diabetes rodent model. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism 53 (1): 6 - 12. [PubMed]

8. Islam MS and Choi H (2008) Dietary red chilli (Capsicum frutescens L.) is insulinotropic rather than hypoglycemic in type 2 diabetes model of rats. Phytotherapy Research 22 (8): 1025 -1029. [PubMed]

9. Islam MS, Loots DT, and Choi H (2008) Higher dietary fat impairs anti-diabetic effects of onion (Allium cepa L.) in rats. Journal of the Japan Diabetes Society 51 (Suppl-1): S227.

10. Islam MS and Choi H (2008) Dietary red chilli (Capsicum frutescens L.) is insulinotropic rather than hypoglycemic in type 2 diabetes model of rats. Journal of the Japan Diabetes Society 51 (Suppl-1): S343.

11. Islam MS and Choi H (2008) Comparative effects of dietary ginger (Gingiber officinale) and garlic (Allium sativum) investigated in a type 2 diabetes model of rats. Journal of Medicinal Food 11 (1): 152 -159. [PubMed]

12. Islam MS and Loots DT (2007) Diabetes, metallothionein, and zinc interactions: a review. Biofactors 29 (4): 203-212. [PubMed]

13. Islam MS, Nishiyama A, Sakaguchi E (2007) Effects of sorbitol and lactitol on nutrients metabolism in cecectomized and normal rats. Japanese Journal of Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition 41 (3): 19.

14. Islam MS, Nishiyama A, Sakaguchi E (2007) Sorbitol and lactitol reduce body fat and toxic ammonia levels in rats. Nutrition Research 27 (7): 440-447. [Science Direct]

15. Islam MS, Nishiyama A, Sakaguchi E (2007) Effects of sorbitol and lactitol on the metabolism of nitrogen and fat in cecectomized and normal rats. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism 51 (Suppl 1): 151-151. [Journal Website]

16. Islam MS and Choi H (2007) Green tea, anti-diabetic or diabetogenic: a dose response study. Biofactors 29 (1): 45-53. [PubMed]

17. Islam MS and Choi H (2007) Non-genetic model of type 2 diabetes: a comparative study. Pharmacology 79 (4): 243-249. [PubMed]

18. Islam MS and Choi H (2006) Non-genetic model of type 2 diabetes: a comparative study. Diabetic Medicine 23(Suppl 4): 491.

19. Islam MS and Sakaguchi E (2006) Sorbitol-based osmotic diarrhea: possible causes and mechanism of prevention investigated in rats. World Journal of Gastroenterology 12 (47): 7635-7641. [PubMed]

20. Islam MS and Sakaguchi E (2006) Sorbitol-based osmotic diarrhea: possible cause and mechanism of prevention investigated in rats. J Gastroenterology and Hepatology 21 (S6): A494.

21. Islam MS, Nishiyama A Sakaguchi E (2005) Rice gruel and rice starch reduce sorbitol-induced diarrhea in cecectomized rats. Digestion 72 (1): 13-21. [PubMed]

22. Islam MS, Sakaguchi E, Kashima N and Hoshi S (2004) Effect of sugar alcohols on gut function and body composition in normal and cecectomized rats. Experimental Animals 53 (4):361-371. [PubMed]

23. Islam MS and Sakaguchi E (2004) Effect of sugar alcohol on digesta transit and nutrient metabolism in cecectomized and normal rats. Experimental Animals 53 (3): S33.

24. Islam MS and Sakaguchi E (2004) Rice gruel and rice starch reduced diarrhea induced by sorbitol feeding in cecectomized rats. Gut 53 (Suppl VI): A194.

25. Uddin MA, Amin A, Ahmed S, Islam MS, Aziz M, Hossain MS, Chowdhury N, Biswas K, Hossain MA, Gomosta AR (1998) Some biochemical and physiological aspects of submergence tolerance in local Bangladeshi rice variance. Bangladesh Journal of Biochemistry 4 (1&2): 99.

26. Islam MS (2004) Studies on the nutritional and physiological effects of sugar alcohols in cecectomized rats. PhD Thesis. Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Okayama University, Japan. Supervisor: Prof. Ei Sakaguchi, Ph.D.

27. Islam MS (1999) Studies on the correlation between submergence tolerance and anaerobic glycolysis in some high yielding and local rice (Oryza sativa L.) varieties of Bangladesh. MSc Thesis. Department of Biochemistry, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Supervisor: Professor M. Anwar Hossain, Ph.D.

28. Lisa B, van der Westhuizen FH, Islam MS, Pieters M, Loots DT. Effects of Aloe ferox and Aloe greatheadii var davyana Ethanol Leaf Gel Extract in Streptozotocin Induced Diabetic Rats (Submitted).


LIST OF SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS IN THE INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS

1. Islam MS and Jainarain K (2010) Rooibos tea (Aspalathus linearis) is not anti-diabetic but diabetogenic in a type 1 diabetes model of rats. The 53rd Annual Meeting of the Japan Diabetes Society, 27-29 May, 2010, Okayama Convention Center, Okayama, Japan.

2. Islam MS and Naidoo P (2010) Effects of Honeybush tea (Cyclopia intermedia) in a streptozotocin-induced diabetes model of rats. The 2nd Scientific Meeting of the Asian Association for the Study of Diabetes (AASD), 28-29 May, 2010, Okayama Convention Center, Okayama, Japan.

3. Islam MS and Jainarain K (2010) Rooibos tea (Aspalathus linearis) anti-diabetic or diabetogenic: a dose response study. The 2nd Scientific Meeting of the Asian Association for the Study of Diabetes (AASD), 28-29 May, 2010, Okayama Convention Center, Okayama, Japan.

4. Islam MS (2009) Effects of Ramadan fasting on some risk factors of type 2 diabetes in Indian origin adult Muslims living in the North-West province of South Africa. The 20th World Diabetes Congress organized by International Diabetes Federation (IDF). 18-22 October, 2009, Palais de Montreal, Montreal, Canada.

5. Islam MS and Choi H (2009) Anti-diabetic effect of Korean traditional Baechu (Chinese cabbage) kimchi in a type 2 diabetes model of rats. The 20th World Diabetes Congress organized by International Diabetes Federation (IDF). 18-22 October, 2009, Palais de Montreal, Montreal, Canada and the 52nd Annual Meeting of Japan Diabetes Society. May 21-24, 2008, Osaka International Convention Center (OICC), Osaka Japan. (I have been awarded TRAVEL GRANT to present this abstract).

6. Islam MS and Choi H (2008) Dietary red-chilli (Capsicum frutescens L.) is insulinotropic rather than hypoglycemic in type 2 diabetes model of rats. The 51st Annual Meeting of Japan Diabetes Society. May 22-24, 2008, Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan. (I have been awarded TRAVEL GRANT to present this abstract).

7. Islam MS and Choi H (2008) Higher dietary fat impairs anti-diabetic effects of onion (Allium cepa L.) in rats. The 51st Annual Meeting of Japan Diabetes Society. May 22-24, 2008, Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan. (I have been awarded TRAVEL GRANT to present this abstract).

8. Islam MS, Nishiyama A, Sakaguchi E (2007) Effects of sorbitol and lactitol on nutrients metabolism in normal and cecectomized rats. The 44th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition (JSMN), Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, Japan. (I have been awarded a FULL GRANT to live and present this abstract in the congress).

9. Islam MS and Choi H (2007) Effects of Korean Traditional Baechu (Chinese cabbage) Kimchi and its ingredients on glycemic control in a type II diabetes model of rats. The 21st Pacific Science Congress, 12-18 June, 2007, Okinawa Convention Center, Okinawa, Japan. (I have been awarded an YOUNG SCIENTIST SUPPORT to live and present this abstract in the congress).

10. Islam MS and Choi H (2007) Green tea, anti-diabetic or diabetogenic: a dose response study. The 21st Pacific Science Congress, 12-18 June, 2007, Okinawa Convention Center, Okinawa, Japan. (I have been awarded an YOUNG SCIENTIST SUPPORT to live and present this abstract in the congress).

11. Islam MS and Choi H (2006) Non-genetic model of type 2 diabetes: a comparative study. The 19th World Diabetes Congress organized by International Diabetes Federation (IDF). 3-7 December, 2006, Cape Town International Convention Center (CICC), Cape Town, South Africa. (I have been awarded a FULL GRANT to live and present this abstract in the congress)

12. Islam MS and Choi H (2006) Model of type 2 diabetes: what should we consider? The 49th Annual Meeting of Japan Diabetes Society. May 25-27, 2006, Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan. (This abstract has been accepted for both Oral and Poster presentation and I have been awarded TRAVEL GRANT to present this abstract).

14. Islam MS and Sakaguchi E (2004) Rice gruel and rice starch reduced diarrhea induced by sorbitol feeding in cecectomized rats. The 12th United European Gastroenterology Week (UEGW). September 25-29, 2004. Prague, Czech Republic.

15. Islam MS and Sakaguchi E (2004) Effect of sugar alcohol on digesta transit and nutrient metabolism in cecectomized and normal rats. The 51st annual meeting of the Japanese association for laboratory animal sciences (JALAS). The 38th conference of the Japanese association for laboratory animal science and technology (JAEAT). The 1st congress of the Asian federation of laboratory animal science (AFLAS). May 20-22, 2004. Nagasaki, Japan.

16. Islam MS and Sakaguchi E (2003) Effect of sorbitol and lactitol on digesta retention and metabolism of fat and nitrogen in normal and cecectomized rats when supplied with yeast (bread yeast) containing diets. The 36th regional conference of the food and nutrition society, Chugoku-Shikoku, Japan. November 15-16, 2003. Yamaguchi, Japan.

17. Islam MS, Sakaguchi E, Kashima N and Hoshi S (2002) Effect of sorbitol and lactitol on digesta retention and gut fermentation in normal and cecectomized rats.The 35th regional conference of the food and nutrition society, Chugoku-Shikoku, Japan. November 23-24, 2002. Kochi, Japan.

18. Uddin MA, Amin A, Ahmed S, Islam MS, Aziz M, Hossain MS, Chowdhury N, Biswas K, Hossain MA, Gomosta AR (1998) Some biochemical and physiological aspects of submergence tolerance in local Bangladeshi rice variance. Bangladesh Biochemical Society Annual Symposium. January 29, 2000. Dhaka, Bangladesh.

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS / SCHOLARSHIPS / FELLOWSHIPS / GRANTS/ RATING

1. Incentive Grant for Rated Researcher, 2010, KFD – Knowledge Field Development. The National Research Foundation (NRF), Pretoria and the Research Office, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. [Value of ZAR28 000]

2. Travel Support, 2010, The Asian Association for the Study of Diabetes (AASD) to present research report in The 2nd Scientific Meeting of the Asian Association for the Study of Diabetes (AASD), 28-29 May, 2010; Okayama Convention Center, Okayama, Japan. [Value of JPY50 000]

3. NRF Research Grant for 2010: KFD - Society, Ecosystem and Change (SeaChange), National Research Foundation (NRF), Pretoria, South Africa. [Value of R5 000].

4. Research and Development Equipment (RDE) Grant – 2009, Research Support Office, University of KwaZulu-Natal (Westville Campus), Durban 4000, South Africa. [Value of R225 720]

5. NRF Y2 rating, 2009, Rated by National Research Foundation (NRF), South Africa. Y Rating scale: Young researchers (normally younger than 35 years of age), who have held the doctorate or equivalent qualification for less than five years at the time of application, and who are recognized as having the potential to establish themselves as researchers within a five-year period after evaluation, based on their performance and productivity as researchers during their doctoral studies and/or early post-doctoral careers.

6. Knowledge Interchange and Collaboration (KIC): Travel Grant, 2009, National Research Foundation (NRF), Pretoria, South Africa. [Value of ZAR25 000].

7. Competitive Conference Grant from Faculty, 2009, Faculty of Science and Agriculture, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4000, South Africa. [Value of ZAR10 000].

8. Competitive Research Grant, 2009, Research Support Office, University of KwaZulu-Natal (Westville Campus), Durban 4000, South Africa. [Value of ZAR50 000]

9. Travel Grant, 2009, Japan Diabetes Society (JDS) to present research report in The 52nd Annual Meeting of Japan Diabetes Society, 21-24 May, 2009; Osaka International Convention Center (OICC), Osaka, Japan. [Value of JPY100 000]

10. Marquis Who’s Who in the World, 2009, My professional biography has been nominated as one of the most accomplished scientist in the field of Medicine and Healthcare in all over the world to publish in the Marquis Who’s Who in the World, Medicine and Healthcare 2009. 890, Mountain Ave., Suite 4, New Providence, N.J. 07974, USA.

11. Travel Grant, 2008, National Research Foundation (NRF), South Africa to attend an overseas congress during April – December, 2008. [Value of ZAR10 000]

12. Travel Grant, 2008, Japan Diabetes Society (JDS) to present research report in The 51st Annual Meeting of Japan Diabetes Society, 22-24 May, 2008; Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan. [Value of JPY100 000]

13. Full Grant, 2007, The Japanese Society for Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition (JSMN) to live and present research report in the 44th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition, 10-11 July, 2007, Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, Japan. [Value of JPY200 000]

14. Young Scientist Support (YSS), 2007, Pacific Science Association (PSA) to live and present research report in the 21s t Pacific Science Congress, 12-18 June, 2007, Okinawa Convention Center, Okinawa, Japan. [Value of JPY200 000]

15. Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 2006, North-West University, South Africa (November 2006 – October 2008) to do research in the Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Health Sciences, North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus), Potchefstroom 2520, South Africa. [Value of R250 000]

16. Marquis Who’s Who in the World, 2007; My professional biography has been published in the Marquis Who’s Who in the World, 2007 as one of the most accomplished person in all over the world. 890, Mountain Ave., Suite 4, New Providence, N.J. 07974, USA.

17. Full Grant, 2006, International Diabetes Federation (IDF) to live and present research report in The19th World Diabetes Congress, 3-7 December, 2006; Cape Town, South Africa. [Value or EUR1 250]

18. Travel Grant, 2006, Japan Diabetes Society (JDS) to present research report in The 49th Annual Meeting of Japan Diabetes Society, 25-27 May, 2006; Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan. [Value of JPY100 000]

19. Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 2005, The Ministry of Health and Welfare, South Korea (July 2005 - July 2006) to do research in the Department of Food and Nutrition, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea. [Value of KW156 00 000]

20. Monbukagakusho Scholarship, 2001, Japanese Government, Japan (October 2001 – September 2004) during PhD course studying in the Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Okayama University, Japan. [Value of JPY6 678 000]

COMPLETED COURSES, ATTENDED CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SYMPOSIUM AND CAMP

28-29 October, 2010
Two-day-long Workshop on Postgraduate Supervision organized by Research Office at Telematics Board Room, Govan Mbeki Building, University of KwaZulu-Natal (Westville Campus)
Durban, South Africa

28-30 July, 2010
The Traditional Medicine Conference entitled “Traditional Medicine in t he Era of HIV/ AIDS” organized by the University of KwaZulu-Natal in partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government and South Africa National AIDS Council Durban International Convention Center
Durban, South Africa.

28 October, 2009
Day-long Workshop on Curriculum Development organized by the School of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology (SBGM), Faculty of Science and Agriculture, Room # 252, Rabie Saunders Building, University of KwaZulu-Natal (Pietermartizburg Campus)
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

9 September, 2009
Half-day Workshop on Basics of Postgraduate Supervision organized by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, College of Science and Engineering
Lieb du Toit Council Chamber (Pietermartizburg Campus)
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Pietersmaritzburg, South Africa

30 July, 2009
Day-long workshop on Basic Principles of Teaching organized by the Department of Medical Education under the Staff Development Program.

SUSSER & STEIN SEMINER ROOM (1st Floor) Nelson Mandela School of Medicine
University of KwaZulu-Natal (Medical School Campus)
Durban, South Africa

08 April, 2009
Day-long workshop on Performance Management Training organized by the Division of Human Resource Management and Training

GSB Building (1st Floor), University of KwaZulu-Natal (Westville Campus)
Durban, South Africa

28 January, 2009
Day-long workshop on Teaching and Learning Methodology entitled “Assessment: Why, What and How?” organized by the Science Education Research Group (SERG) University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)
Lieb du Toit Council Chamber (Pietermartizburg Campus)
Pietersmaritzburg, South Africa

13-16 August, 2008
The 34th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescents Diabetes (ISPAD) on “Advancing Diabetes Care”
Durban International Convention Center
Durban, South Africa.

27 June, 2008
Mini symposium on “Metabolic Syndrome: The Neglected Epidemic” organized by the Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA), North-West Province.
Lecture room 247, Building G16
North-West University
Potchefstroom, South Africa

20 September, 2007
Mini symposium on “Probiotics: Better Health from Good Bacteria” organized by the northern branch of the Nutrition Society of South Africa (NSSA).
Besembos Auditorium, Ferdinand Postma Library
North-West University
Potchefstroom, South Africa

14 March, 2007
Mini symposium on “Nutrition Research: Pearls and Practice” organized by the northern branch of the Nutrition Society of South Africa (NSSA)
Auditorium 100, Vaal University of Technology
Vanderbijle Park, South Africa

15 February, 2007
Workshop on “Information for Masters and PhD Studies”
Senate Hall, North-West University
Potchefstroom, South Africa

3 - 8 July, 2006
The Sound of Asia. Mizy Asia Youth Camp, 2006 on “Environmental Problems in Asia”. Sponsored by UNICEF and organized by MIZY.
Jeju Island, South Korea.

11-12 November, 2005
The 13th Korea-Japan Symposium on Diabetes Mellitus entitled “Perspectives of Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome”
Convention Hall, Grand Hilton Hotel
Seoul, South Korea

28 October 2005
The 2nd Hallym-Columbia-Weill Cornell International Symposium on “Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome”
Crystal ballroom, Lotte Hotel
Seoul, South Korea

8 October 2005
Day-long Symposium on “Achieving Nutritional Well-being through Community Nutrition”
Faculty Club, Seoul National University
Seoul, South Korea

14 July 2005
Day-long Symposium on “Health Promoting Effect of Antioxidative Phytochemicals”
Auditorium, Center for Agricultural Biomaterials Laboratory Sciences (CALS)
Seoul National University
Seoul, South Korea.

26 August 2005
Day-long workshop on “Practice Method of Animal Testing”
Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources (ILAR)
College of Veterinary Medicine
Seoul National University
Seoul, South Korea

24 August, 2004
Day-long Workshop, Fujiwara Techno-art Co. Ltd., 2827-3 Tomiyoshi
Okayama City, Japan, and
CORETEC Inc., 500 Akahama, Soja City
Okayama Prefecture, Japan.

02 August, 2002
Day-long Workshop, Meiwa Seishi Genryo Co. Ltd.”
1-20-26 Aoe
Okayama City, Japan and
“RIPRO Co. Ltd.”, 1186 Nakune
Okayama City, Japan.

POTENTIAL ACADEMIC/ SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

  • Reviewer, Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, Published by Elsevier Scientific and Academic Publisher, The Netherlands, since June, 2010.

  • Reviewer, Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry, Published by the Taylor and Francis Publishers Limited, UK, since December 2009.

  • Reviewer, Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, Published by the Wiley Interscience Scientific and Academic Publishers Limited, UK, since July 2009.

  • Reviewer, Journal of Food Science, Published by the International Society for Food Science and Technology (IFT), Chicago, USA, since June 2009.

  • Reviewer, International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Published by Academic Journals Publisher, since May 2009.

  • Member, Faculty Board Committee, Faculty of Science and Agriculture, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, since January 2009.

  • Reviewer, Chemico-Biological Interactions, Published by Elsevier Scientific and Academic Publisher, The Netherlands, since December 2008.

  • Reviewer, British Journal of Nutrition, Published by CBS Scientific and Academic Publisher on behalf of Nutrition Society, UK, since October 2008.

  • Reviewer, International Journal of Experimental Pathology, Published by Blackwell Scientific and Academic Publisher, UK, since October 2008.

  • Reviewer, Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, OXFORD JOURNAL, Published by The Oxford University Press, UK, since August 2008.

  • Reviewer, Acta Diabetologica, The Springer Scientific and Academic Publishers Limited, Germany, since August 2008.

  • Reviewer, Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Ingenta Connect Publications Limited, The United Kingdom, since February 2008.

  • Reviewer, Nutrition Research, Elsevier Academic and Scientific Publishers Limited, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, since January 2008.

  • Reviewer, Life Science, Elsevier Academic and Scientific Publishers Limited, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, since February 2007.

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