African Journal of
Pharmacy and Pharmacology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pharm. Pharmacol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0816
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPP
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 2184

Table of Content: 15 March 2014; 8(10)

March 2014

Effect of Korean arbor vitae (Thuja koraiensis) extract on antimicrobial and antiviral activity

The present study was carried out to develop a new natural product reagent which has antimicrobial and antiviral effect, so we assayed the extract from Korean Arbor vitae (Thuja koraiensis) on antimicrobial and antiviral in vitro. The antimicrobial activity was assayed at two gram-positive bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis); two gram-negative bacteria (Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhimurium) and the...

Author(s): Xiao-Wan Zhang, Yeong-Ho Choe, Youn-Jin Park and Byeong-Soo Kim

March 2014

Protective effect of 2,2,2-trichloroethanol on peptidoglycan-induced inflammation in murine macrophages

The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of 2,2,2-trichloroethanol on peptidoglycan-induced murine macrophages inflammation. The effect of 2,2,2-trichloroethanol on the production of TNF-α and IL-6 by murine peritoneal macrophages with peptidoglycan-stimulation were investigated. Also, RAW264.7 macrophages transfected with a NF-κB luciferase reporter plasmid with the stimulation of peptidoglycan...

Author(s): Qingjun Pan, Ling Ye, Yaning Li, Gang Wang and Xuezhi Zhu

March 2014

Regulation of cartilage and inflammatory biomarkers in rheumatoid arthritis patients treated with green tea therapy

Most of the conventional rheumatoid arthritis (RA) drugs used have severe adverse reactions. Therefore, natural plant products are continuously being sought for the management of RA. In the present study, in vitro antioxidant, joint protective and anti-inflammatory activity of aqueous green tea extract (AGTE) was evaluated in 50 patients with early RA, 30 patients with established RA and 50 healthy control subjects. All...

Author(s): Sami A. Gabr, Ahmad H. Alghadir and Gehan A. Ghoniem

March 2014

Awareness of epilepsy in pharmacy students in different universities of Karachi, Pakistan

The aim of this study was to determine knowledge and awareness regarding epilepsy among under graduate pharmacy students in Karachi, Pakistan. The questionnaire was distributed to the pharmacy students of 4th and 5th year in three different universities of Karachi, Pakistan from August to September, 2013 and the data was assessed using descriptive analysis. Five hundred questionnaires were distributed among the students...

Author(s): Fakhsheena Anjum, Sana Ghayas, Tariq Ali, Noor Jahan, Huda Qadeer and Anum Arshad

March 2014

Antiviral, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activities of Urera baccifera (L.) Gaudich

Urera baccifera (Urticaceae) is a shrub used in folk medicine for rheumatic diseases and mycosis. This study aimed to test the antiviral, antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activities of U. baccifera leaves and roots. The cytotoxic and antiviral activity was evaluated against Herpes virus type 1, in vitro. The antimicrobial activity was determined by the broth microdilution method based on Clinical and...

Author(s): Amanda Leitão Gindri, Thaís Felli Kubiça, Débora Nunes Mario, Sara Marchesan Oliveira, Cássia Regina Silva, Thaíssa Nunes Cabreira, Aline Augusti Boligon, Juliano Ferreira, Luciane Terezinha Lovato, Rudi Weiblen, Sydney Hartz Alves and Margareth Linde Athayde