African Journal of
Biochemistry Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biochem. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0778
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 425

Table of Content: 9 September; 5(9)

September 2011

Influence of the bioinsecticides, NeemAzal, on main body metabolites of the 3rd larval instar of the house fly Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae)

The present study was designed and conducted to determine the effects of Neemazal on the general body metabolism of the house fly Musca domestica. The second instar larvae of the house fly M. domestica (L.) were reared on artificial diet treated with the botanical extract, NeemAzal. Five concentration levels of this compound (1000, 500, 250, 125 and 62.5 ppm) were used. The main body metabolites,...

Author(s): Mohammad A. Kassem, Tarek A. Mohammad and Ahmad S. Bream

September 2011

Changes in liver and serum transaminases and alkaline phosphatase enzyme activities in Plasmodium berghei infected mice treated with aqueous extract of Aframomum sceptrum

One of the effects of Plasmodium infection which causes malaria is the invasion of the hepatocyte which affects liver and blood transaminases activities. This study was design to examine the hepato-protective effect of Aframomum sceptrum in mice infected withPlasmodium berghei. Thirty-six abino male mice infected (test) and non infected (control) of 8 weeks old were used for this research. The...

Author(s): George, B. O., Osioma, E., Okpoghono, J. and Aina, O. O.

September 2011

Effect of highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) on lipid profile in a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected Nigerian population

Nigeria remains the country with the third highest number of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected individuals with over 600,000 HIV-infected subjects requiring antiretroviral therapy (ART). Since there is little or no data on the effect of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) on the lipid profile of HIV-infected subjects in Nigeria, this study was aimed at evaluating the dyslipidaemia associated with...

Author(s): Francis M. Awah, and Onyinye Agughasi

September 2011

Effects of 4-nonylphenol on metabolic enzymes, some ions and biochemical blood parameters of the African catfish Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822)

In present work, some biochemical characteristics of the catfish, Clarias gariepinus were studied under the effect of different sublethal doses of 4-nonylphenol (0, 0.05, 0.08 and 0.1 mgl-1). Liver enzymes ALT and AST increased insignificantly at P<0.05 whereas the ALP decreased insignificantly. The activities of G6PDH showed significant increase with the increased sublethel doses of 4-nonylphenol...

Author(s): Alaa El-Din H. Sayed, Imam A. A.  Mekkawy, and  Usama M. Mahmoud

September 2011

Deficiency of vitamin B12 among Jordanian people with psychological and biological activity

This study was conducted to evaluate vitamin B12 level among Jordanians healthy people and its effects on psychological parameters. One hundred and eighty six subjects were recruited in the study. The subjects were chosen to be healthy, aged between 16 to 71 years. Participants were asked to fill a detailed questionnaire that covered medical data then they were divided into three age groups. Serum vitamin B12 levels...

Author(s): Mohammad A. Al-Fararjeh, Nader Jaradat and Abdulrahim Aljamal

September 2011

Reduction of platelet and lymphocyte counts and elevation of neutrophil counts in rats treated with aqueous leaf extract of Ocimum gratissimum

Ocimum gratissimum (Linn.) has been widely used for food and medicinal purposes.  The effect of aqueous leaf extract of O. gratissimum on haematological parameters of albino Wistar rats was studied.  Acute toxicity study showed a median lethal dose (LD50) value of 2121.32 mg/kg body weight for intraperitoneal (i. p) route in mice. Twenty rats’ weights ranging between 85 to 115 g...

Author(s): Okon U. A., Ita S. O., Ekpenyong C. E., Davies, K. G. and Inyang, O. I.