African Journal of
Biochemistry Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biochem. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0778
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 425

Table of Content: March 2010; 4(3)

March 2010

Fermentation in cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) pulp juice improves nutritive value of cassava peel

A major challenge in using cassava peel as feed for animals is the presence of cyanogenic glycosides and the low concentration of protein. The present study investigated the possibility of upgrading cassava peels using fermented cassava pulp juice. Cassava pulp juice was squeezed out of grated cassava pulp and fermented for 3 days at ambient temperature. The microorganisms in the fermented pulp juice were identified...

Author(s): Naa Ayikailey Adamafio, Maxwell Sakyiamah and Josephyne Tettey

March 2013

Comparative osmotic fragility of three erythrocyte genotypes (HbAA, HbAS and HbSS) of male participants administered with five antimalarial drugs

n vivo study was carried out to ascertain the mean corpuscular fragility (MCF) index and corresponding stability of three erythrocyte genotypes (HbAA, HbAS and HbSS) before (control; t = 0 h) and after (tests; that is, at t = 3, 6 and 18 h) five (5) antimalarial drugs (FansidarTM, HalfanTM, Quinine, CoartemTM, and Chloroquine phosphate) were administered to male participants. Clinically confirmed healthy...

Author(s): P. C. Chikezie, A. A. Uwakwe and C.C. Monago

March 2010

Production of cuticle - degrading proteases by Beauveria bassiana and their induction in different media

The concern for the development of hyphomycete fungi as suitable biocontrol agents of insect pests leads to the isolation of various insect pathogenic fungi. Amongst them, one of the most studied entomopathogenic fungus is Beauveria bassiana. The conidia of mitosporic fungi adhere to the host cuticle and germinate to produce an infectious propagule, and produce a sequential release of extra cellular enzymes to...

Author(s): Priyanka Dhar and Gurvinder Kaur

March 2010

Optimization of culture parameters to enhance production of amylase and protease from Aspergillus awamori in a single fermentation

Concomitant production of amylase and protease by Aspergillus awamorinakazawa MTCC 6652 was enhanced in a single fermentation by media engineering and optimization of other important parameters. Wheat bran was considered as a suitable substrate for production of amylase and protease by A. awamori in a single fermentation as none of the additional substrate such as powder of peanut, corn, soybean seeds and...

Author(s): Sangeeta Negi and Rintu Banerjee

March 2010

Hepatoprotective role of Garcinia kolanut (Heckel) extract on methamphetamine: Induced neurotoxicity in mice

The hepatoprotective effect of aqueous extract of Garcinia kola (AEGK) was studied in 60 mice of mixed sexes. The animals were divided into 6 groups of 10 mice each. Group I received normal saline, Groups II and III got 100 and 200 mg/kg AEGK (orally), respectively. Group IV received 10 mg/kg methamphetamine (MAM) (s.c.) only. Groups V and VI got 100 and 200 mg/kg of AEGK respectively, before 10 mg/kg methamphetamine...

Author(s): Gabriel Oze, Iheanyi Okoro, Austin Obi and Polycarp Nwoha