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: June 2008; 2(6)

June 2008

Acid phosphatase from snail heamolymph: a cheap and convenient source of enzyme for kinetic parameters determination

  The study of enzymes occupies a very important position in biological, medical and industrial research. Also, the satisfactory performance of an enzyme assay provides a good introduction to biochemical techniques. This experiment presents a good introductory project to students for the estimation of the kinetic parameters of an enzyme. The spectrophotometric/colorimetric assay of acid phosphatase is very...

Author(s): Femi Kayode Agboola and Adeyinka Afolayan

June 2008

Influence of nitrogen application on grain yield and end use quality in segregating generations of bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L)

  Variation in bread making quality of wheat (Triticum aestivum L) is a major consideration for suppliers and bakers. Grain protein concentration, protein quality, ash content and carbohydrates are major quality attributes of bread wheat. Breeders and their cereal chemist colleagues use predictors of these end use quality factors in the early generations to develop improved cultivars. Six populations of bread...

Author(s): Bayoumi, T. Y and I. S. El- Demardash

June 2008

Hepatoprotective effect of Cichorium intybus on CCl4-induced liver damage in rats

  The purpose of this study was to evaluate the hepatoprotective activity of hydroalcholic extract of Cichorium intybus (Cichorium intybus) using a carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) - induced liver injury in rats. The leaf extract at oral dosage of 200, 400 and 500 mg/kg exhibited significant (P<0.05) protective effect against CCl4 induced hepatoxocity. Level of serum markers such as aspartate...

Author(s): Sadeghi Heibatollah, Nikbakht Mohammad Reza; Ghaitasi Izadpanah and Sabzali Sohailla