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: October 2009; 3(10)

October 2009

Prevention of cadmium-induced alteration in rat testes and prostate lipid patterns by α-tocopherol

Cadmium induced testicular damage has been investigated in α-tocopherol (Vitamin E) pretreated and non-pretreated male rats exposed to a single sub-lethal dose of cadmium in form of CdCl2. Graded doses of vitamin E (75, 150, and 750 mg kg-1 body wt.) were administered daily to rats in separate groups by gavage for 4 weeks while 3 mg Cd kg-1 body wt was administered subcutaneously, 24 hr to the termination of the...

Author(s): M. A. Adaikpoh and F. O. Obi

October 2009

The hormone-emotion-behavioural gene-neuromessenger labyrinth: Pertinent questions

  The discovery of behavioural genes has raised the prospect that behaviour may be governed, in part, by the actions of mutant gene products on the brain. These are mostly enzymes or proteins involved in processes related to neurotransmission. In addition, numerous studies have demonstrated the effects of specific hormones on behaviour. Furthermore, the ability of intense emotions to stimulate or suppress the...

Author(s): N. A. Adamafio

October 2009

Determination of toxic metal concentrations in flame-treated meat products, ponmo

  Cowhides ‘ponmo’ prepared by various and unknown processing methods were purchased from several markets in Lagos and environs and the contents of lead, cadmium, chromium, zinc, mercury and arsenic were determined before and after boiling. Significantly high levels of these metals except cadmium and zinc were found in all the samples obtained after boiling. The highest levels of Pb (1.54 mg.kg-1),...

Author(s): W. Okiei, M. Ogunlesi, F. Alabi, B. Osiughwu and A. Sojinrin

October 2009

Studies on separation techniques of pomegranate seeds and their effect on quality of Anardana

  The dehydrated seeds of wild pomegranate fruits (Anardana) are used as acidulent in culinary preparations and in making various medicines. For easy separation of seeds, fruits were subjected to sand roasting, hot water dipping and soaking in cold water. Hot water dip for 2 min saved time required for separation of seeds from fruits (80% excluding treatment time and 74% including treatment time). Due to the...

Author(s): Amit Parashar, S. K. Gupta and Ashok Kumar

October 2009

Antidermatophytic activities of Ixora brachiata Roxb

  The in vitro antifungal activity of Ixora brachiata Roxb. leaf and root extracts were evaluated against three different genera of dermatophytes viz. Microsporum,Trichophyton and Epidermophyton by Dilution Agar Method. The crude extracts ofIxora brachiata root and leaf showed in-vitro antifungal properties and completely prevented the growth of tested...

Author(s): B. Sadeghi-Nejad and S. S Deokule