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: November, 2009; 3(11)

November 2009

Effect of falciparum malaria on some plasma proteins in males: With special reference to the levels of testosterone and cortisol

  Sex-associated hormones were evidenced to modulate immune responses and consequently directly influence the outcome of infection. Testosterone is known to influence both protein metabolism and the level of cortisol which is the hormone of stress. This work was conducted to explore the influence of the degree of parasitemia in Plasmodium falciparum malaria on the male sex hormone testosterone, plasma...

Author(s): Muawia A. Abdagalil and Nabiela M. ElBagir

November 2009

Immunopurification of a rape (Brassica napus L.) seedling lipase

  Lipase or triacylglycerol acylhydrolase (E.C.3.1.1.3) was purified to homogeneity from rapeseed-germinated cotyledons (Brassica napus L.). The purification scheme involved homogenization, centrifugation, ultracentrifugation and affinity chromatography using polyclonal antibodies raised against porcine pancreatic lipase. The purified rapeseed lipase was homogenous and did not contain...

Author(s): H. Belguith, S. Fattouch, T. Jridi and J. Ben Hamida

November 2009

Effect of Gongronema latifolium crude leaf extract on some cardiac enzymes of alloxan-induced diabetic rats

  The effect of Gongronema latifolium on serum cardiac enzymes in alloxan induced diabetic rat models and normal control rats were determined using graded doses of 80% ethanol extract of G. latifolium leaf. The serum activities of aspartate aminotransferase (AST), creatine kinase (CK), creatine kinase isoenzyme (CKMB) and lactate dehydrogenase (LD) were determined in diabetic Wistar albino...

Author(s): E. E. Edet, M. I. Akpanabiatu A. E. Eno, I. B. Umoh and E. H. Itam

November 2009

Electrolyte profile and prevalent causes of sickle cell crisis in Enugu, Nigeria

  One hundred sickle cell patients aged between 6 - 25 years in steady state who attended Sickle Cell Clinic at University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria were selected for this study. Out of this number, only thirty who were eventually admitted in crisis state within one year of this study were selected for subsequent investigations. They included 20 females and 10 males. We also selected thirty...

Author(s): E. O. Ibe, A. C. J. Ezeoke, I. Emeodi, E. I. Akubugwo, E. Elekwa, M. C. Ugonabo and W. C. Ugbajah

November 2009

The role of ascorbic acid in the treatment of Plasmodium Berghei infected mice

  This work aimed at examining the effect of malaria parasites and ascorbic treatments in mice. The relevance of this research derives from the desire to understand the role of ascorbic acid in malaria infection. In this study design, three groups of ten mice each categorized as non-parasitized-non-treated (control), parasitized-non-treated (PnT) and parasitized ascorbic acid treated (P+asT) were used....

Author(s): H. O. T. Iyawe and A. O. Onigbinde