African Journal of
Biochemistry Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biochem. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0778
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 421

Table of Content: December 2013; 7(11)

December 2013

Effects of fungal (Lachnocladium spp.) pretreatment on nutrient and antinutrient composition of corn cobs

The nutritive value of corn cob following pretreatment by fermentation with fungal species of Lachnocladium spp. was investigated. Corn cob was milled and subjected to incubation with fungal species for a period of one week. Significant increase (p<0.05) in protein, ash and some mineral elements were observed. Calcium, magnesium, zinc and sodium content were observed to be higher in fermented cobs while significant...

Author(s): A. Olagunju, E. Onyike, A. Muhammad, S. Aliyu and A. S. Abdullahi

December 2013

Ferric reducing antioxidant power and total phenols in Cordia africana fruit

Antioxidants are beneficial compounds found in a lot of foods. Cordia africana (Lam.) is a small fruit eaten all over Tigray and other parts of Ethiopia. The fruit was tested for its antioxidant content using the ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) assay and total phenols (TP) measured with Folin Ciocalteu`s reagent, across four different agroecological zones and three land use classes in Tigray. The average FRAP...

Author(s): Tewolde-Berhan Sarah, Remberg Siv Fagertun, Abegaz Kebede, Narvhus Judith, Abay Fetien and Wicklund Trude

December 2013

Impact of Anthocleista vogelii root bark ethanolic extract on weight reduction in high carbohydrate diet induced obesity in male wistar rats

Obesity increases the risk of developing a number of diseases such as insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, stroke and heart attack. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of ethanolic root bark extract of Anthocleista vogelii on weight reduction in high carbohydrate diet (HCD) induced obesity in male Wistar rats. Thirty male Wistar rats were housed in three...

Author(s): Anyanwu, G. O., Onyeneke, E. C., Usunobun, U. and Adegbegi, A. J.