African Journal of
Biochemistry Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biochem. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0778
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 409

Table of Content: 15 March; 6(5)

March 2012

Levels of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in tear fluid of mustard gas exposed patients with chronic dry-eye symptoms

The purpose of this study is to compare the levels of MMP-1, 2, 8, 9 in tear fluids of people exposed to mustard gas in the war between Iraq and Iran who had the chronic dry-eye symptoms compared to the normal group. In this study, 25 of the patients who were exposed to mustard gas and had chronic dry eye symptoms were compared to 25 patients as control group; consisting of 25 people who had common chronic dry eye...

Author(s): Reza Haji Hosseini and Malek Ashtar Esfandiary

March 2012

Antioxidant capacity of bioactive compounds extracted from selected wild and domesticated cereals of Zimbabwe

Bioactive compounds were extracted from 6 wild and 4 domesticated cereal grains of Zimbabwe, using 50% methanol with the aim of testing their capability to prevent phospholipid peroxidation and β-carotene bleaching. The highest yield of phenolic compounds was obtained from Eleusine indica (a wild cereal) with 7.16 mg GA/100 mg sample, while the least yield was obtained from Amaranthus...

Author(s): Kudakwashe Chitindingu, Jill J. F. Chitindingu, Mudadi A. N. Benhura, Amos Marume, Isaac Mutingwende, Michael Bhebhe and Maud Muchuweti