African Journal of
Biochemistry Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biochem. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0778
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 418

Table of Content: January-March 2022 ; 16(1)

January 2022

The anti-inflammatory activities of twelve Nigerian medicinal plants: Inhibition of NfkB, activation of Nrf2, and antioxidant content

Chronic non-communicable diseases are responsible for a large majority of deaths worldwide. These include cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, diabetes and cancer. Inflammation has been reported to be involved in the initiation or progression of these conditions. Populations in developing or low to middle- income countries often rely on traditional medicine using locally available herbs and plants for their medical...

Author(s): Dorothy VanderJagt, Lucy Hunsaker, Sunday O. Otimenyin and Mary O. Uguru

January 2022

Medicinal effects of Saffron on obese animals by reducing Castelli’s risk index to protect from cardio-pathology and psychological distress

A high-fat diet is a major factor to the global obesity and diabetes epidemic. The mechanism underlying chronic fat-rich food exposure may raise cholesterol and inflammatory mediator levels. One of the key pathological hallmarks of cardiovascular disorders is the development of inflammatory markers (CVDs). The pathological action may also inhibit the insulin secretion, which triggers diabetes-associated psychological...

Author(s): Saara Ahmad, Hamna Rafiq, Asra Khan, Prashant Tikmani, Saima Khaliq, Saad Bilal Ahmed and Muhammad Misbah ur Rehman

January 2022

Amino acids and carbohydrates composition in breast milk of lactating mothers of different age group from Aleto Health Center, Rivers State

Breast milk is the white liquid produced by women to breast-feed their babies. It has many benefits for infants, including reduced risk of gastroenteritis and respiratory infection. This study investigated the amino acids and carbohydrates composition in breast milk of lactating mothers. Eighteen (18) lactating mothers between the ages of 16-45 years participated in this study. Amino acid content was analysed with...

Author(s): Ndidi NWACHOKO, Udiomine B. AKURU, Fatima M. ODEJAYI and Jack Gbenenee TETAM

January 2022

Changes in lipid class and fatty acid composition during the development of African pear (Dacryodes edulis) fruit pulp

The pulp of the African pear (D.edulis) fruits were investigated for its oil compositions, major lipid classes and constituents fatty acids from 4 weeks after anthesis (WAA) to fruit maturation.  The oil was extracted with n-hexane using soxhlet extractor and characterised by gas chromatography. Fatty acid profile showed a saturated acid content of between 19.5 and 36.5% and unsaturated fatty acid content of 63.5...

Author(s): ­Uhunmwangho E. S. and Omoregie E. S.