Welcome To Cell and Tissue Culture Laboratory
Cell and Tissue Culture Laboratory was launched in January 2013 to meet the increasing demand for cell culture techniques in molecular biology, biotechnology as well as in medicine. The laboratory holds state-of-the-art research facilities with modern equipment for a range of experiments in fundamental biological sciences, cell biology, tissue culture, immunogenetics, microbiology, virology, and taxonomy. While diverse in scope, our scientists are unified in their focus to understand the combined effect of genomic, biochemical, cellular, genetic, and computational approaches with sophisticated imaging and molecular techniques. We are highly collaborative and our group remains to engage in the top quality of research with other scientists throughout the world so that we can play a crucial role to rescue the world from emerging health challenges.
1. Cell Culture and Toxicology
2. Impact of climate change on the emergence of infectious diseases.
3. One-Health Approach for clinic-molecular Epidemiology of emerging infectious diseases in clinical and environmental samples.
4. Food Virology.
5. Isolation and characterization of economically significant/antibiotic-producing microbes.
1) Qualitative and quantitative assessment of the cytotoxic effect of different chemicals or bioproducts. Qualitative assessment is a simple but convincing and widely used technique in which the cells with the testing substrate are examined under a light microscope for general morphology, vacuolization, detachment, and cell lysis in comparison to control cells without the substrate. In contrast, quantitative analysis determines the half maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50) of a compound through MTT assay, which is a well-established technique for cell viability examination.
2) Other cell culture-based studies: While we are committed to opening our cell culture facilities for all types of cell-based studies, we are very much conscious about biosafety as well as lab security. A study can be performed only after consultation with our experts and under the supervision of the authority.
3) Virus study: We have a separate compartment of biosafety level II in our laboratory for virus study: virus isolation, propagation, and molecular characterization. Viruses that are suitable within Biosafety level II are recommended only for study.
4) Digital Microscopy includes both light microscopy and fluorescence microscopy with an inverted microscope for live observing and capturing images.
5) Speed Vac for vacuum concentration of DNA/RNA/phytochemical fractions in organic solution.
6) Absorbance reading at a wide range of wavelengths (200 - 999 nm.) and microplates (6- to 384- well plate).
7) -80° C Ultralow Temperature Freezer with generator electricity backup to keep the freezing temperature always constant between -75°C and -80°C.
of nanopure water (Specification: inorganics up to 18.2MΩ.cm,
bacteria <1 cfu/ml, organics <5ppb, particles <0.2µm, endotoxin
<0.001EU/ml, DNase <4pg/µl, RNase <0.01ng/ml)
1. Animal cell culture and preservation facilities.
2. Cell lines that we have: Vero, HeLa, BHK-21, Molt-4, MA-104, MDCK, 8C Tax, C636
3. Cell culture-based studies.
4. Qualitative measurement of cytotoxic effect on cancer and/or non-cancer cell lines.
5. Quantitative measurement (IC50, ED50) of cytotoxic effect on cancer and/or non-cancer cell lines.
6. Studies on viruses of risk groups 1 and 2 can be performed inside the BSL-2 lab.
7. Molecular detection of viral infections in clinical samples (PCR and ELISA).
8. Molecular detection of viruses in environmental samples.
9. Antimicrobial activity against various Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria.
10. Isolation of microorganisms from the soil, air, water, and food samples.11. Methanol, ethanol, and ethyl acetate extraction from plant.
1) Dr. Sheikh Ariful Hoque (Principal Scientist On-leave from Jun 3, 2022 to April 2, 2023)
JSPS Post-doc (Virology), Ph.D. (Virology), MPH (Epidemiology), B.Sc. (Microbiology)
2) Dr. Tania Hossain (Scientist & Lab-in-charge Acting)
Post-doc (Plant Microbiology), Ph.D. (Plant Microbiology), M.S. (Botany), B.Sc. (Botany)
3) Ummay Nasrin Sultana (Senior Technical Officer)
M.S. (Biochemistry), B.Sc. (Biochemistry)
|1||Molecular characterization of Hand Foot Mouth Disease (HFMD) virus in Bangladeshi children under 5 years of age and finding out the way of spreading.||2020-2021|
|2||Molecular detection and characterization of Enteroviruses in the river and canal surface water in Dhaka city.||2021-2022|
|3||Impact of climate change and Rotavirus vaccine on viral gastroenteritis in Japan and Bangladesh.||2022-2023|
|1||Nihon University Graduate School of Medicine, Itabashi, Tokyo, Japan||Jointly we are challenging emerging enteric viruses in developing and developed countries.|
|1||Yasmin, F., Hossain, T., Shahrukh, S., Hossain, M.E. and Sultana, G.N.N., 2023. Evaluation of seasonal changes in physicochemical and bacteriological parameters of Gomti River in Bangladesh. Environmental and Sustainability Indicators, p.100224.||Journal||2023||Link|
|2||Sheikh Ariful Hoque, Tomohiro Kotaki, Ngan Thi Kim Pham, Yuko Onda, Shoko Okitsu, Shintaro Sato, Yoshikazu Yuki, Takeshi Kobayashi, Niwat Maneekarn, Hiroshi Kiyono, Satoshi Hayakawa, Hiroshi Ushijima. Genotype Diversity of Enteric Viruses in Wastewater Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic. Food and Environmental Virology.1-16||Journal||2023||Link|
|3||Sheikh Ariful Hoque, Kazi Selim Anwar, Md Azraf Hossain Khan, Ummay Nasrin Sultana, Md Ahasan Ali, Tania Hossain, Laila Shamima Sharmin, ARM Luthful Kabir, Md Abid Hossain Mollah, Sk Azimul Hoque, Masuma Khan, Ngan Thi Kim Pham, Pattara Khamrin, Shoko Okitsu, Satoshi Hayakawa, Hiroshi Ushijima. Emergence of Coxsackievirus A16 Causing Childhood Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease: First Molecular Evidence from Bangladesh. Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases||Journal||2023||Link|
|4||Hoque SA, Kotaki T, Pham NTK, Onda Y, Okitsu S, Sato S, Yuki Y, Kobayashi T, Maneekarn N, Kiyono H, Hayakawa S, Ushijima H. Abundance of Viral Gastroenteritis before and after the Emergence of COVID-19: Molecular Evidence on Wastewater. J Infect. 2022 Nov 16;S0163-4453(22)00648-X.||Journal||2022||Link|
|5||Khan MAS, Parveen R, Hoque SA, Ahmed MF, Rouf ASS, Rahman SR. Implementing in vitro and in silico approaches to evaluate anti-influenza virus activity of different Bangladeshi plant extracts. Advances in Traditional Medicine.2022||Journal||2022|
|6||Okitsu S, Khamrin P, Hikita T, Thongprachum A, Pham NTK, Hoque SA, Hayakawa S, Maneekarn N, Ushijima H. Changing distribution of rotavirus A genotypes circulating in Japanese children with acute gastroenteritis in outpatient clinic, 2014-2020. J Infect Public Health. 2022 Jun 20;15(7):816-825.||Journal||2022|
|7||Hoque SA, Nishimura K, Thongprachum A, Khamrin P, Thi Kim Pham N, Islam MT, Khandoker N, Okitsu S, Onda-Shimizu Y, Dey SK, Maneekarn N, Kobayashi T, Hayakawa S, Ushijima H. An increasing trend of human sapovirus infection in Japan, 2009 to 2019: An emerging public health concern. J Infect Public Health. 2022 Jan 31;15(3):315-320.||Journal||2022|
|8||Hoque SA, Wakana A, Shimizu H. et al. Detection of Rotavirus Strains in Freshwater Clams in Japan. Food Environ Virol.||Journal||2022|
|9||Molecular identification and increased amylase production by Bacillus megaterium mutants||Conference||2022|
|10||Microbiological and physicochemical properties of re-excavated canals of Dhaka city||Conference||2022|
|11||Munshi, M.K., Sukhi, F.A., Huque, R., Hossain, A., Mahbub, S., Ariful Hoque, S., Hossain, T., Khan, M.S.I. and Hossain, M.F., 2021. Combination impacts of gamma radiation and low temperature on the toxin‐producing Bacillus cereus isolated from fried and steam rice. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, 45(12), p.e16054.||Journal||2021||Link|
|12||Md. Kamruzzaman Munshi, Farzana Akter Sukhi, Roksana Huque, Arzina Hossain, Shamim Mahbub, Sheikh Ariful Hoque, Tania Hossain, Md. Shafiqul Islam Khan, Md. Fuad Hossain. Combination impacts of gamma radiation and low temperature on the toxin producing Bacillus cereus isolated from fried and steam rice. J Food Process Preserv.||Journal||2021|
|13||Ushijima H, Hikita T, Kobayashi M, Pham NTK, Onda-Shimizu Y, Kawagishi T, Okitsu S, Kanai Y, Kobayashi T, Phan T, Hoque SA, Takanashi S, Komoto S, Khumthip K, Taniguchi K, Maneekam N, Hayakawa S, Khamrin P. The Detection of Rotavirus Antigenemia by Immunochromatographic Kits: a Case Series. Clin. Lab. 2021; 67:2275-2282||Journal||2021|
|14||Pham NTK, Thongprachum A, Shimizu Y, Shiota I, Hoque SA, Khamrin P, Takano C, Trinh QD, Okitsu S, Komine-Aizawa S, Shimizu H, Maneekarn N, Hayakawa S, Ushijima H. Genetic diversity of Parechovirus A in infants and children with acute gastroenteritis in Japan during 2016-2018. Infect Genet Evol. 2021 Jun; 90:104776.||Journal||2021|
|15||Kawata K, Hoque SA, Nishimura S, Yagyu F, Islam MT, Sharmin LS, Pham NTK, Onda-Shimizu Y, Quang TD, Takanashi S, Okitsu S, Khamrin P, Maneekarn N, Hayakawa S, Ushijima H. Role of rotavirus vaccination on G9P rotavirus strain during a seasonal outbreak in Japan. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2021 May 25:1-6.||Journal||2021|
|16||Hoque SA, Khandoker N, Thongprachum A, Khamrin P, Takanashi S, Okitsu S, Nishimura S, Kikuta H, Yamamoto A, Sugita K, Baba T, Kobayashi M, Hayakawa S, Mizuguchi M, Maneekarn N, Ushijima H. Distribution of rotavirus genotypes in Japan from 2015 to 2018: Diversity in genotypes before and after introduction of rotavirus vaccines. Vaccine. 2020 May 13; 38(23):3980-3986.||Journal||2020|
|17||Hossain T, Hoque SA, Sultana UN. Evaluation of antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities of the extracts of Capsicum annuum and Zinziber officinale. IOSR Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences (IOSR-JPBS). e-ISSN:2278-3008, p-ISSN:2319-7676. Volume 15, Issue 1 Ser. III (Jan –Feb 2020), PP 27-33.||Journal||2020|
|18||Okitsu S, Khamrin P, Takanashi S, Thongprachum A, Hoque SA, Takeuchi H, Khan MA, Hasan SMT, Iwata T, Shimizu H, Jimba M, Hayakawa S, Maneekarn N, Ushijima H. Molecular detection of enteric viruses in the stool samples of children without diarrhea in Bangladesh. Infect Genet Evol. 2020 Jan; 77:104055.||Journal||2020|
|19||Tania Hossain, Sheikh Ariful Hoque and Ummay Nasrin Sultana. (2020). Evaluation of antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities of the extracts of Capsicum annuum and Zinziber officinale. IOSR Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences (IOSR-JPBS), 15(1): pp. 27-33||Journal||2020|
|20||Kawata K, Hikita T, Takanashi S, Hikita H, Ogita K, Okitshu S, Hoque SA, Phan TG, Ushijima H. Diagnosis of Acute Gastroenteritis with Immunochromatography and Eﬀectiveness of Rotavirus Vaccine in a Japanese Clinic. Access Microbiology. 2019 Dec. Vol 2, Issue 3.||Journal||2019|
|21||Hoque SA, Iizuka I, Kobayashi M, Takanashi S, Anwar KS, Islam MT, Hoque SA, Khamrin P, Okitsu S, Hayakawa S, Ushijima H. Determining effectiveness of rotavirus vaccine by immunochromatography and reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction: A comparison. Vaccine. 2019 Sep 16;37(39):5886-5890.||Journal||2019|
|22||Hoque SA, Thongprachum A, Takanashi S, Mostafa SM, Saito H, Anwar KS, Nomura A, Hoque SA, Begum R, Sultana UN, Hossain T, Khamrin P, Okitsu S, Hayakawa S, Ushijima H. Alarming Situation of Spreading Enteric Viruses Through Sewage Water in Dhaka City: Molecular Epidemiological Evidences. Food Environ Virol. 2019 Mar;11(1):65-75.||Journal||2019|
|23||Hoque SA, Islam MT, Kobayashi M, Takanashi S, Anwar KS, Watanabe T, Khamrin P, Okitsu S, Hayakawa S, Ushijima H. Our response to the letter to the editor. Vaccine. 2018 Aug 16;36(34):5110-5111.||Journal||2019|
|24||Sheikh Ariful Hoque, Aksara Thongprachum, Sayaka Takanashi, Salwa Mohd Mostafa, Hiroyuki Saito, Kazi Selim Anwar, Akiko Nomura, Sk. Azimul Hoque, Rokeya Begum, Ummay Nasrin Sultana, Tania Hossain, Pattara Khamrin, Shoko Okitsu, Satoshi Hayakawa, Hiroshi Ushijima. (2019). Alarming Situation of Spreading Enteric Viruses Through Sewage Water in Dhaka City: Molecular Epidemiological Evidences. Food and Environmental Virology. 11:65–75||Journal||2019|
|25||Evaluation of antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities of the extracts of Capsicum annuum, Psidium guajava, and Zinziber officinale||Conference||2019|
|26||Siddique MA, Ali MR, Alam ASMRU, Ullah H, Rahman A, Chakrabarty RP, Amin MA, Hoque SA, Nandi SP, Sultana M, Hossain MA. Emergence of two novel sublineages Ind2001BD1 and Ind2001BD2 of foot-and-mouth disease virus serotype O in Bangladesh. Transbound Emerg Dis. 2018 Aug;65(4):1009-1023.||Journal||2018|
|27||Hossain Khan MA, Anwar KS, Muraduzzaman AKM, Mollah MAH, Akhter-ul-Alam, Islam M, Hoque SA, Islam MN, Ali MA, Emerging Hand Foot Mouth Disease in Bangladeshi Children- First Report of Rapid Appraisal on Pocket Outbreak: Clinico-epidemiological Perspective Implicating Public Health Emergency F1000Res. 2018 Jul 30;7:1156.||Journal||2018|
|28||Hoque SA, Sultana UN, Hossain T. Pasteurization of milk through direct heating up to75°C over a kitchen stove at home. Microbial Bioactives, 1,1, 001–007, Mar, 2018.||Journal||2018|
|29||Hoque SA, Kobayashi M, Takanashi S, Anwar KS, Watanabe T, Khamrin P, Okitsu S, Hayakawa S, Ushijima H. Role of rotavirus vaccination on an emerging G8P rotavirus strain causing an outbreak in central Japan. Vaccine,36,1, 43-49, Jan, 2018||Journal||2018|
|30||Sheikh Ariful Hoque, Ummay Nasrin Sultana, Tania Hossain. (2018). Pasteurization of milk through direct heating up to 75°C over a kitchen stove at home. Microbial Bioactives, 1(1), pages 001–007||Journal||2018|
|31||Rahman M, Hoque SA, Islam MA, Rahman SR. Molecular analysis of amantadine-resistant influenza A (H1N1 pdm09) virus isolated from slum dwellers of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Virus Genes. 2017 Jun;53(3):377-385.||Journal||2017|
|32||Shaha M, Hoque SA, Rahman SR, Molecular epidemiology of hepatitis B virus isolated from Bangladesh. Springerplus. 2016 Sep 8;5(1):1513.||Journal||2016|
|33||Zaman R, Parvez M, Zakaria M, Ali MS, Hoque SA. Phytochemical Screening, in vitro Cytotoxic and Antimicrobial activity of Methanolic extract of leaves of FicusSagittataVahil. Innovare J of Life Sci.Vol 4, Issue 2, 2016, 12-15||Journal||2016|
|34||Hoque SA, Tanaka A, Islam S, Ahsan GU, Jinno-Oue A, HoshinoH. Suppression of HIV-1 Infectivity by Human Glioma Cells. AIDS Res Human Retroviruses. 2016 May; 32(5):480-8||Journal||2016|
|35||Shaha M, Hoque SA, Ahmed MF, Rahman SR. Effects of Risk Factors on Anti-HBs. Development in Hepatitis B Vaccinated and Nonvaccinated Populations. Viral Immunol. 2015||Journal||2015|
|36||Islam S, Shimizu N, Hoque SA, Jinno-oue A, Tanaka A, Hoshino H, CCR6 functions as a new coreceptor for limited primary human and simian immunodeficiency viruses. PLoS One. 2013 Aug 29;8(8):e73116||Journal||2013|
|37||Islam S, Hoque SA, Adnan N, Tanaka A, Jinno-oue A, Hoshino H, X4-tropic Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV), IIIB, utilizes CXCR4 as coreceptor distinctly from R5X4-tropic viruses. Microbiol Immunol. 2013 Jun;57(6):437-44.||Journal||2013|
|38||Hoque SA, Hoshino H, Anwar KS, Tanaka A, Shinagawa M, Hayakawa Y, Okitsu S, Wada Y and Ushijima H. Transient heating of expressed breast milk up to 65°C inactivates HIV-1 in milk: a simple, rapid and cost-effective method to prevent postnatal transmission. J Med Virol. 2013 Feb;85(2):187-93.||Journal||2013|
|39||Tanaka A, Nakatani Y, Hamada N, Jinno-Oue A, Shimizu N, Wada S, Funayama T, Mori T, Islam S, Hoque SA, Shinagawa M, Ohtsuki T, Kobayashi Y, Hoshino H, A manuscript titled Ionizing radiations influence human long interspersed nuclear elements 1 (LINE1) retrotransposon dynamics, Mutagenesis, 27, 5, 599-607, Sep, 2012||Journal||2012|