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: February 2008; 2(2)

February 2008

Mineral and phytochemical contents in leaves of Amaranthus hybridus L and Solanum nigrum L. subjected to different processing methods

Mineral and phytochemical contents of leaves of Amaranthus hybridus L. andSolanum nigrum L. Subjected to different processing methods were evaluated. Processing procedures adopted include shredding, sun–drying, oven–drying, steaming and a combination of these. Minerals examined are Na, K, Ca, Mg, Fe, P, and Zn while the phytochemicals are alkaloids, flavonoids, hydrocyanic acid, phenols,...

Author(s): Akubugwo I. E, Obasi N. A, Chinyere G. C and Ugbogu A. E

February 2008

Trypanocidal potential of methanolic extract of Bridelia ferruginea benth bark in Rattus novergicus

    Full Length Research Paper   Trypanocidal potential of methanolic extract of Bridelia ferruginea benth bark in Rattus novergicus   J. T. Ekanem1, *O. M. Kolawole2, O. C. Abbah1   1Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Basic Health Sciences,...

Author(s): J. T. Ekanem, O. M. Kolawole, O. C. Abbah

February 2008

Antihepatotoxic potential of Sargassum polycystum (Phaeophyceae) on antioxidant defense status in D-galactosamine-induced hepatitis in rats

We have examined the protective effect of ethanol extract of Sargassum polycystum on hepatic antioxidant status in D-galactosamine-induced hepatitis in rats. Levels of diagnostic marker enzymes [alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and creatine phosphokinase (CPK)] in plasma, lipid peroxides, reduced glutathione and the activities of glutathione...

Author(s): B. Meena, R. Anbin Ezhilan, R. Rajesh, A. Sheik Hussain, B. Ganesan, R. Anandan

February 2008

Relationship between somatic cell counts, dairy cattle milk yield and composition in Burkina Faso

The study was carried out on ten local dairy cows called Zebu at a research centre located in the west part of Burkina Faso. Dairy cows were supplemented 53.8 MJ metabolized energy and 735.7 g Crude Protein and were free access to natural pasture. Milk yield recording and individual milk sample collection took place within one month. Milk samples were analyzed for composition with the method of mid infrared spectroscopy...

Author(s): Ouédraogo G. A, Millogo V, Anago-Sidibé A. G and Kanwé B. A

February 2008

Hepatoprotective activity of Bi - herbal ethanolic extract on CCl4 induced hepatic damage in rats

The combined hepatoprotective effect of Bi- herbal ethanolic extract (BHEE) was evaluated against carbon tetra chloride (CCl4) induced hepatic damage in rats. Ethanolic extract from the leaves of Eclipta alba and seeds of Piper longum at a dose level of 50 mg/kg body weight was administered orally daily once for 14 days. The substantially elevated serum marker enzymes such as SGOT, SGPT, ALP, LDH,...

Author(s): Samudram P., Rajeshwari Hari, Vasuki R., Geetha A. and Sathiya Moorthi P.