Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biochem. Res.
Start Year: 2007
Page 5 of 19, showing 20 records out of 365 total, starting on record 81, ending on 100
[Article Number: 4CE4F3411597]
Malaria is a major scourge of most countries in Africa which continues to defy science and technology. Several medicinal plants are traditionally used for the treatment of malaria and other protozoa infections. We aimed to assess by the Double-site Enzyme-linked Lactate dehydrogenase enzyme Immuno-detection (DELI) test for the first time in Senegal, Plasmodium falciparum isolates in... Read more.
[Article Number: 59F833511608]
Leaf extracts of six different plants, many of which are used by traditional healers, were screened for antibacterial activity. These include Adina microcephaha, Combretum aurea,Combretum bracteosam, Combretum collinum, Filicium decipiens and Ficus moraceae. The highest mass of 118 mg was extracted with acetone from F. decipiens and the lowest mass of 18 mg was extracted... Read more.
[Article Number: 72281FF11625]
Noise exposure leads to hearing loss in industrial workers due to release of superoxide anions which damage cochlear epithelium in the ear. These free radicals are regulated by superoxide dismutase 2 (SOD2) and polymorphism in this gene may abet in predisposition to noise induced hearing loss (NIHL). The current study describes prevalence of polymorphism at two different loci... Read more.
[Article Number: AD3248B11633]
The aim of this study was to determine the changes caused by the action of 2,2-dichlorovinyl dimethylphosphate (DDVP) on the three tissues, fat body (FB), gut (GT) and head (H), and the antioxidant enzymes of African black palm weevil, Rynchophorous phoenicis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) larva. Larvae of R. phoenics were injected with varied concentrations (0 to 0.66 µg... Read more.
[Article Number: E2098ED11490]
The impact of crude oil pollution on the edaphic physicochemical parameters and the influence of incorporation of different types of organic manures in the polluted soils were investigated. The factorial set of treatments were six levels of crude oil pollution (0, 30, 60, 90, 120 and 150 ml), while amendment treatments were done after two weeks of pollution treatment, using the following organic manures:... Read more.
[Article Number: 163771D11498]
Keeping in view, lack of adequate information on genetic diversity in the Ethiopian linseed (Linum ustatisimum L.) landraces on one hand and its immense importance in the agricultural systems on the other hand in Ethiopia, 49 accessions collected from five regions of Ethiopia together with fifteen exotic cultivars were used in this ... Read more.
[Article Number: DF0BF5011565]
Feeding trial was conducted to examine the protein sparing effects of carbohydrate in Clarias gariepinus, an attempt to reduce the feed cost. C. gariepinus fingerlings mean weights of 8.32 ±0.04 g were randomly allotted into a group of 15 fishes per tank in triplicate of 10 treatments. They were fed on nine experimental diets and a commercial Catfish Reference Diet (CRD). The formulated... Read more.
[Article Number: F7CECBF11576]
Quinine has been known to impair the functions of polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN). Myeloperoxidase is the most abundant enzyme found in the neutrophil. The enzyme is known to catalyse the formation of hypochloride from hydrogen peroxide and chloride, as part of the normal cellular defence system in the polymorphonuclear neutrophil. This study was carried out to investigate the effect of quinine on... Read more.
[Article Number: 3A426FD11586]
The present study assessed the effect of hot smoke using wood and charcoal dry heat on keeping quality of Trachurus trachurus fish fillet, skin, head and bones (SHB). T. trachurus was smoked using the altona kiln at 80 to 105°C for eight hours, placed in cain woven baskets to cool off, packaged in sealed transparent polythene bags and left on shelf for 7 days at ambient... Read more.
[Article Number: A17DA4611458]
In order to investigate the effect of water stress on Mungbean varieties and its physiological responses to yield, a field experiment was carried out according to split plot design with twenty treatments combination and three replications during 2010 and 2011 at Crop Research Centre of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut (Uttar Pradesh). The results indicated that drought... Read more.
[Article Number: 1BA17A511469]
The interaction between aminoglycosides-lysozyme and penicillin-lysozyme was studied by using UV and IR spectroscopy. The study was started with the purification of lysozyme from hen, quail, duck and pigeon and designated as HEWL, QEWL, DEWL and PEWL, respectively. Aminoglycosides (kanamycin and streptomycin) and penicillin (ampicillin) interactions with lysozyme were explored in this investigation. The study... Read more.
[Article Number: 08ABC1D11432]
Increasing exposure to electromagnetic fields has become inevitable for people living in industrialized environments. Magnetic fields can increase the production of free radicals; reports also suggest that extremely low frequency magnetic fields (ELF-MF) can increase free radical life-span. This study evaluated the effects of moderate intensity static magnetic field (SMF) (56 Hz, 41 mT, 6 h/day) on the... Read more.
[Article Number: CCC149211443]
Antioxidants are part of the plant’s defense system, protecting tissue against oxidative stress. In citrus fruit, oxidative stress can occur during extended cold storage ultimately result in chilling injury. Citrus fruit contain certain rind antioxidants which occur in different forms (lipophilic and hydrophilic). Previous studies demonstrated a synergistic relationship between hot water dips (HWD) and... Read more.
[Article Number: 967FCE211405]
The nutritional status and ethnic-aloofness (non mixed genomes owing to lack of cross marriages) might have direct impact on the average age and quality of health of the individuals belonging to different racial groupings. North Western region of Balochistan around Quetta, Pakistan, has diverse ethnic populations which afford a unique genomic pattern in addition to specific life style, pattern of eating,... Read more.
[Article Number: 4DF2AC811419]
Castration has previously been shown to induce oxidative stress. Previous studies have shown tomato to be a potent anti-oxidant which reduces oxidative stress in many disease conditions. However, the likely role of tomato in ameliorating castration-induced oxidative stress has not been studied and was of interest to us. The present study looked into the effect of tomato supplement on the plasma level of... Read more.
[Article Number: AB649E611104]
n vivo study was carried out to ascertain the mean corpuscular fragility (MCF) index and corresponding stability of three erythrocyte genotypes (HbAA, HbAS and HbSS) before (control; t = 0 h) and after (tests; that is, at t = 3, 6 and 18 h) five (5) antimalarial drugs (FansidarTM, HalfanTM, Quinine, CoartemTM, and Chloroquine phosphate) were administered to male participants. Clinically confirmed healthy... Read more.
[Article Number: BC57E8111380]
Nutrigenomics, a nascent field in nutrition and molecular biology plays a pivotal role in understanding the influence of bioactive dietary components on the structure, integrity and functions of the genome. In this study, the comparative effects of vitamin C (Vit C) and Nigerian local orange juice on the gene expression levels of superoxide dismutase (sod), tumour necrosis factor receptor... Read more.
[Article Number: 1C5E17D11392]
Pathogenesis of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum mainly depends on production of oxalate (Lib.) de Bary, but the mechanism by which the oxalate is produced is not well understood. Control of Sclerotinia stem rot (SSR) in soybean which is caused by this ubiquitous phytopathogenic fungus requires the knowledge of oxalate synthesis by S. sclerotiorum. Nine isolates from infected soybeans and soils were... Read more.
[Article Number: A6D8E9911350]
The serum ghrelin levels had been studied in three groups of subjects׃ First group was normal weight (11 men and 9 women), non obese, non diabetic, 38 ± 12 years old, with BMI mean about 23.8 kg/m2 and did not take any drugs. The second group was overweight (18 men and 13 women), non diabetic, 40.6 ± 9.9 years old, with BMI mean about 36.34 kg/m2. This group was apparently healthy and... Read more.
[Article Number: 1E7A72111363]
Ghrelin is a hormone produced in the stomach and tightly linked to the regulation of energy balance and cognitive processes. It may be altered in Alzheimer’s disease (AD), a dementia syndrome markedly influenced by metabolic diseases. The aim of this study was to evaluate the changes in the plasma concentration of acylated ghrelin in patients with AD. The study included 71 people 37 in the case... Read more.
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