African Journal of

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12278

Full Length Research Paper

Physicochemical properties of rhodanese from the kidney of cane rat (Thryonomys swinderianus)

Leonard Ona Ehigie
  • Leonard Ona Ehigie
  • Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Basic Medical Science, Ladoke Akintola University Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria.
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Bamidele Sanya Fagbohunka
  • Bamidele Sanya Fagbohunka
  • Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Basic Medical Science, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Remo Campus, Ikenne, Ogun State, Nigeria.
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Babamotemi Oluwasola Itakorode
  • Babamotemi Oluwasola Itakorode
  • Department of Chemical Sciences, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Oduduwa University Ipetumodu, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
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Raphael Emuebie Okonji
  • Raphael Emuebie Okonji
  • Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Science, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 13 April 2019
  •  Accepted: 31 May 2019
  •  Published: 12 June 2019


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