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 September, 2014; 8(34)

September 2014

Optimization of enzyme-assisted extraction of anthocyanins from blackberry (Rubus fruticosus L.) juice using response surface methodology

  Preparations of pectic enzymes are used for more efficient extraction of desirable blackberry pigments, facilitating faster release. In this study, we validated the use of response surface methodology (RSM) for the optimization of enzymatic treatment for extraction of anthocyanins from blackberry juice. Tristimulus colorimetry was used to quantitatively and qualitatively evaluate the process. Our results...

Author(s):   Hankun Gong, Qi Li and Zhendong Yang

September 2014

Cytotoxic effects of two edible bivalves Meretrix meretrix and Meretrix casta

  Liver cancer is the fifth most common cancer in worldwide cancer mortalities. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the anticancer properties of two edible bivalve species Meretrix meretrix and eretrix. casta on human hepatoma cell line HepG2. The anticancer properties of bivalves have been evaluated by using the Trypan blue exclusion assay, lactate dehydrogenase activity (LDH), caspase 3 activity,...

Author(s):   S. Sugesh, P. Mayavu and Shruti Sharma

September 2014

Evaluation of treatment of suspected meningitis according to guidelines in a hospital in the United Kingdom

  Acute meningitis is a potentially life-threatening neurological emergency which requires rapid diagnosis and early administration of appropriate empirical therapy. The compliance regarding empirical treatment of acute meningitis to the Barts and the London Trust (BLT) guidelines was assessed along with the use of corticosteroids. A retrospective audit for the time period of 1st January, 2008 to 21st May, 2009...

Author(s):   Tijana Kovacevic, and Pedja Kovacevic