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 2014; 8(2)

February 2014

Extraction and comparison of fibrolytic enzyme additives from gut of 11 ungulates

Microbial populations in herbivores gut attack, degrade and ferment structural carbohydrates in forage cell walls, producing volatile fatty acids and microbial proteins for the host. Exocellulases, endocellulases and cellobiases are the major cellulolytic enzymes while hemicellulase (xylanase) exposes cellulose for fermentation. This study aimed to isolate proteins that hydrolyse fibre or assist fibrolysis in any way...

Author(s): Fabian Nde Fon, Ignatius Verla Nsahlai and Peter Frank Scogings

February 2014

Serum lipids and oxidized low density lipoprotein levels in sickle cell disease: Assessment and pathobiological significance

One hundred and eighteen (118) subjects aged 15 to 36 years divided into control subjects (AA n = 42), heterozygous sickle cell patients (AS n = 33) and homozygous sickle cell patients (SS n = 43) were investigated for a lipid profile including the measurement of oxidized low density lipoprotein (LDL) to assess the risk of early atherosclerosis in sickle cell disease. The results show that total, high density...

Author(s): Diatta Alassane, Cissé Fatou, Guèye Tall Fatou, Diallo Fatou, Touré Fall Awa Oumar, Sarr Gaston Ndéné, Lopez Sall Philomène, Sall Niama Diop and Touré Méïssa

February 2014

Treatment of lead-poisoned rats through oral administration of palm oil extracts

The palm fruit (Elaies guineensis) is the source of palmitic-oleic rich semi-solid fat and fat-soluble minor components, made up of vitamin E (tocopherols and tocotrienols), carotenoids and phytosterols. This study was in two parts. Firstly, it examined the effects of palm oil fractionation methods on recovery and concentration of carotenes, tocopherols and tocotrienols which are known to have nutritional and medicinal...

Author(s): Peter Twumasi, Kwabena Nsiah and Emmanuel Yeboah Osei

February 2014

Effects of n-butanol fraction of Gongronema latifolium leave extract on some biochemical parameters in CCl4- induced oxidative damage in Wistar albino rats

Effects of n-butanol fraction of Gongronema latifolium leave extract on some biochemical parameters in carbon tetrachloride-induced oxidative damage in Wistar albino rats were assessed. Fifty-four (54) Wister albino rats were divided into treatment group and LD50 groups. Group A (normal control) was given feed and water, Group B (vehicle control) was injected with olive oil intraperitoneally, while the rest groups (C,...

Author(s): Okpala, J. C., Sani, I., Abdullahi, R., Ifedilichukwu, H. N. and Igwe, J. C.