African Journal of
Biochemistry Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biochem. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0778
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 418

Table of Content: January 2014; 8(1)

January 2014

Proximate composition of Rastrineobola argentea (Dagaa) of Lake Victoria-Kenya

Proximate composition analysis for crude lipid content, crude protein content, moisture content, total ash content and dry weight of Dagaa (Rastrineobola argentea): a small pelagic fish which constitutes one of the main fish species in Lake Victoria was determined from selected beaches: Paga, Dunga, Rota, Usari and Nduru around Lake Victoria-Kenya. This was done with a view to provide nutritional data to guide food...

Author(s): Ogonda, Lydia Awuor, Muge, Edward Kirwa, Mulaa, Francis Jackim and Mbatia, Betty Nyambura

January 2014

The protective role of oral consumption of N-acetyl cysteine during a single session of exhaustive exercise in untrained subjects

The aim of the current study was to verify the effect of N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) supplementation on markers of oxidative stress and inflammatory response during a single session of exhaustive exercise. In a randomized placebo-controlled double-blind clinical trial, thirty healthy, untrained young males and females with a mean age of 21.33±2.39 years, weight of 59.63± 9.24 kg and height of...

Author(s): Iranpour D, Movahed ALI, Goudarzi A, Tarverdizadeh Bahman, Akbarzadeh Samad, Motamed Niloufar, Pakdel Farhad, Hagian Ali Akbar, Seyedian Ramin, Vahdi Saeid and Tahmasebi Rahim

January 2014

A microassay for quantification of 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydracyl (DPPH) free radical scavenging

Polyphenols are the second largest abundant organic molecules in nature. One of the principal reported biological activities is the antioxidant capacity. 2,2-Diphenyl-1-picrylhydracyl (DPPH) method has been used to quantify polyphenols antioxidant activity in many different products with reproducible and reliable results. We proposed and validated a methodology to analyze this antioxidant activity with smaller amount of...

Author(s): Norma P. Meléndez , Virginia Nevárez-Moorillón, Raúl Rodríguez-Herrera, José C. Espinoza and Cristóbal N. Aguilar

January 2014

The composition of fatty acids stored in liver, muscle and fat tissues of the African lungfish Protopterus annectens (Owen, 1839)

The composition and profile (%) of fatty acids stored in liver, muscle, and fat tissues of the fresh-water African lungfish Protopterus annectens were determined by gas chromatography. High content of total fatty acids (TFA) was found in fat (62.06 ± 3.4 g/100 g) followed by liver (50.68 ± 4.72 g/100 g) and muscle tissues (10.9 ± 0.81 g/100 g). Saturated fatty acids (SFA) formed 72.9% TFA in the...

Author(s): H. A. Elagba Mohamed and Jamal N. Al-Sabahi

January 2014

Collaborative effects of some anti-diabetic plants on the liver marker enzymes of diabetic rats

The leaves of Psidium guajava, Anacardium occidentale, Eucalyptus globulus and fruits of Xylopia aethiopica are used in the management of diabetes mellitus. The phytochemical constituents as well as the acute toxicity of the combined chloroform extracts (A. occidentale + E. globulus and P. guajava + X. aethiopica) and their effects (at graded doses of 100 and 250 mg/kg body weight each) on the activities of alanine...

Author(s): GOMETI Ajiroghene S., OGUGUA Victor N., ODO Christian E., JOSHUA Parker E. and OBI Kelechi N.