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: August 2011; 5(8)

August 2011

In vitro biochemical investigations of the effects of Carica papaya and Fagara zanthoxyloides on antioxidant status and sickle erythrocytes

Various works have identified a number of herbal applications that have ameliorating effects on sickle cell disorders. The antisickling activities of dried Carica papaya leaves and roots of Fagara zanthoxyloides are being investigated in this study to determine the antioxidant properties of the plant extracts and their effects on homozygous sickle cell (SS) erythrocytes in vitro. The...

Author(s): Imaga, Ngozi O. A., Shaire Esther A., Ogbeide Samson and Samuel K. Akindele

August 2011

Biochemical effects of drinking Terminalia catappa Linn. decoction in Wistar rats

The biochemical effects of drinking Terminalia catappa Linn. decoction in place of water using weanling wistar rat (Rattus norvegicus) models of both sexes was studied. In folklore, the decoction is taken as a medicine by sicklers. Some of the phytochemical and chemical constituents detected in the decoction included  tannins, flavonoids, saponins, β-carotene, thiocyanates, cardiac glycosides,...

Author(s): Ibegbulem, C. O., Eyong, E. U. and Essien, E. U.

August 2011

Effects of weaning formulae and electrolyte quality of water on rats administered with contaminated water sources

The study was aimed at correlating the protein quality of weaning formula with the amelioration of heavy metal toxicity. Wistar albino rats were variously administered borehole water samples, Aba River water samples, simulation experiment (deionized water incorporated separately with lead, cadmium and arsenate) water samples (negative control) and deionized water (positive control). Two weaning formulae viz: SGMC...

Author(s): Obimba, Kelechukwu Clarence, Ijeh, Ifeoma Irene and Okafor, Nnacheta Polycarp

August 2011

Toxicological and antioxidant effects of ethanolic extract of Baphia nitida on diazepam induced oxidative stress in rats

The toxicological and antioxidant effects of the ethanolic extracts of Baphia nitida on diazepam induced oxidative stress in rats were investigated. Forty Sprague Dawley albino rats divided into eight groups of five animals each were employed in the study. Group one or control was not administered diazepam or ethanolic extract of B. nitida but received saline while group two received diazepam only....

Author(s): Akande, I. S., Akande, B. E. and Gbenle, G. O.

August 2011

Changes in physiological and biochemical indicators associated with salt tolerance in cotton, sorghum and cowpea

The aim of this study was to evaluate the interaction between salinity, growth, and enzymatic antioxidants in cotton, cowpea and sorghum. Salt stress significantly reduced plant growth, especially in cowpea. Na+ and Cl- concentrations increased in leaves and roots of these three species, especially for cotton at 4.0 and 8.0 dS/m, in relation to control. Salinity significantly increased...

Author(s): Valdinéia Soares Freitas, Nara Lídia Mendes Alencar, Claudivan Feitosa de Lacerda, José Tarquinio Prisco and Enéas Gomes-Filho