African Journal of
Biochemistry Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biochem. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0778
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 413

Table of Content: 30 January 2012; 6(2)

January 2012

The significance of artemisinin in roll back malaria partnership programmes and cancer therapy

The role of the natural product, artemisinin, is discussed, with a view to elucidating its importance as an antimalarial, essential to sustainable global development, especially in the health and welfare industry. An estimated 243 million cases of malaria led to an estimated 863,000 deaths in 2008. The Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership is a global network for co-ordinated action against malaria, launched in 1998 by...

Author(s): Obimba, Kelechukwu Clarence

January 2012

Maternal oxidative stress and enzymatic antioxidant status in premature rupture of membranes

Premature rupture of the fetal membrane is a major cause of preterm birth and it is associated with infant morbidity. To examine the relationship between maternal oxidative stress (OS) and antioxidant statue and premature rupture of membranes (PROM). 30 pregnant women with PROM and 30 normal pregnant women were compared for maternal malonaldihyde concentration, erythrocyte glutathione (GSH) concentration, glutathione...

Author(s): Jafar Maleki, Ladan Haghighi, Mohsen Korani, Soudabeh Fallah, Mohsen Firozrai and Morteza Seifi