African Journal of
Biotechnology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12485

Table of Content: 6 April, 2016; 15(14)

April 2016

In vitro antimicrobial properties of friedelan-3-one from Pterocarpus santalinoides L’Herit, ex Dc

Chemical investigation of ethyl acetate leaf-extract of Pterocarpus santalinoides led to isolation of a friedelane-terpenoid. Structure elucidation was done by comparison of the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectral features with literature data and was consistent with reported values for friedelan-3-one. The following microorganisms (Clinical isolates): methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), S. aureus,...

Author(s): Ichiko Chic Odeh, Terrumun Amom Tor-Anyiin, John Ogbaji Igoli and John Vershima Anyam

April 2016

Nanoformulation and antibiotic releasing property of cefotaxime nanoparticles

The objective of this study was to design nano-antibiotic to enhance their release from biomaterial agents. Cefotaxime was used as a model antibiotic substance in this carrier system. These nanoparticles were preformulated using different concentrations of polycaprolactone (PCL) and poly (vinyl alcohol) as coating material and prepared using double emulsion solvent evaporation method. The physiochemical properties...

Author(s): Maysaa Chasib Al-Moahmmedawi

April 2016

Polymorphism of growth hormone gene and its association with wool traits in Egyptian sheep breeds

Growth hormone (GH) gene has been described as a candidate gene for marker-assisted selection in different farm animals. The present study was designed to identify the polymorphism in GH gene and its association with variation of wool traits in Egyptian sheep breeds. Wool and blood samples were collected from 42 animals including two breeds (Barki and Rahmani) and one crossbred (Rahmani x Awase). Measurements of wool...

Author(s): Ibrahim M. Farag, Ahmed M. Darwish, Hassan R. Darwish, AbdelAziz K. B., Ramadan W. A., Mohamed M.I. and Othman E. Othman

April 2016

Effects of diets containing Cissus rotundifolia flour on lipid profile of rats and postprandial glucose levels of normoglycemic human adults

This study evaluated the effect of Cissus rotundifolia (CR), on the lipid profile of rats and postprandial blood glucose level of normoglycemic human adults. CR flour was processed using traditional Nigerian method of processing. The animal experiment involved male Sprague-Dawley rats fed for 14 days with hypercholesterolemic diet of corn oil, cholesterol, casein, mineral mix, vitamin mix, sucrose, solka floc and corn...

Author(s): Uchenna Agatha Onyechi and Vivienne Nkiruka Ibeanu