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: December 2011; 5(14)

December 2011

Screening of antioxidant activity, total phenolics and gas chromatography-mass spectrophotometer (GC-MS) study of ethanolic extract of Aporosa lindleyana Baill

The present study was carried out for the identification of phytochemicals present in the roots ofAporosa lindleyana and also to evaluate the total phenol, total flavonoids and antioxidant activity. Total phenol was carried out by Folin Ciocalteu method and the phenolic content was 31.20 mg/100 g of gallic acid equivalent (GE) and the flavonoid content was 203.10±0.9. Antioxidant activity was evaluated by...

Author(s): S. Ramakrishnan and R. Venkataraman

December 2011

Alterations in the biochemical components and photosynthetic pigments of mulberry (Morus Spp.) attacked by leaf – roller (Diaphania pulverulentalis) pest

Leaf roller (Diaphania pulverulentalis Hampson) is a serious pest of mulberry (Morus alba L.), which is the sole food for silkworm – Bombyx mori L. It attacks the tender leaves of the host causing considerable damage which alters the leaf quality. An attempt was made to know the changes in the biochemical components (free amino acids, total soluble proteins, total reducing sugars, total soluble...

Author(s): A. Mahadeva and V. Nagaveni

December 2011

The apoptotic and cytotoxic effects of Polygonum avicular extract on Hela-S cervical cancer cell line

Cervical cancer is the second main cause of cancer leading death in women. Therefore, targeting it, preferably with natural compounds derived from medicinal plant such as Polygonum avicular as an herbal extract have astringent properties. Herbal medicines in all regions of the developing world are widely used. Unlike the heavy use, there are very little information about the health and efficiency of the treatment by...

Author(s): Rahmati Mohammad, Bannazadeh Hossein, Fazli Davood, Tahmasebzadeh Farnaz, Farrokhi Ali and Rasmi Yusef