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: 2157

Table of Content: 22 May, 2012; 6(19)

May 2012

Phytochemistry, pharmacology and medicinal properties of Hypericum perforatum L.

Hypericum perforatum is known as St. John's Wort. H. perforatum extracts and essential oil are important in drug development with numerous pharmacological activities around the world, including Iran. For a long time, H. perforatum has been used in traditional medicines for healing skin wounds, eczema, burns, diseases of the alimentary tract, and psychological disorders especially...

Author(s): Jinous Asgarpanah    

May 2012

Formulation and characterization of a green tea extract containing emulsion prepared with Abil®EM90 as a lipophilic surfactant

The purpose of this study was to formulate and develop a stable water-in-oil (W/O) emulsions containing the extract of the green tea leaves. Abil®EM90 was used as an emulsifier and effects of emulsifier ratios were optimized to obtain a stable emulsion without adding any preservative. For this purpose, 25 formulations were formulated initially and were kept at 25°C to choose the desired formulations for...

Author(s): Tariq Mahmood, Naveed Akhtar, Barkat Ali Khan and Akhtar Rasul    

May 2012

Alteration of renal function by potassium bromate (KBrO3): Protective effects of Launaea procumbens

Potassium bromate (KBrO3) is a nephrotoxin which causes renal oxidative stress and cancer in experimental animal. In the present study, nephroprotective effects of Launaea procumbensagainst KBrO3 induced renal function toxicity were determined. In this study, 24 male albino rats (180 to 200 g) were divided into 4 groups. Group I was given saline (1 ml/kg b.w., 0.85% NaCl) and dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) (1 ml/kg...

Author(s): Rahmat Ali Khan, Muhammad Rashid Khan, Sumaira Sahreen, Naseer Ali Shah, Bushra Ahmad and Amir Muhammad Khan      

May 2012

Investigation of biochemical and hematologic parameters of elite female athletes in different branches with sedanters

The aim of this study was to compare and examine the biochemical and hematologic parameters of female elite athletes in different branches with sedenters. Study has been performed with voluntary participation of healthy female elite athletes and sedanters. This work started after being confirmed by ethic committee. Search has been performed on female athletes doing sport in Olympic sport branches at elite level and...

Author(s): Çağrı ÇELENK    

May 2012

Kinetic study on leaching of fluorine from green tea

Kinetic behaviors of fluorine leaching from tea were studied. The leaching process of fluorine could be divided into initial fast stage and later slow stage. The duration of fast stage 1 depended on leaf particle size and temperature. The higher the temperature and the smaller the leaf particle size, the shorter the duration of initial fast stage. Based on the test results, a two-step infusion method was developed to...

Author(s): Ma S.C. Wang X.L. and Liang Y. R.    

May 2012

Comparative anatomical studies on the two Stachys species (sect. Eriostomum, subsect. Germanicae) growing in Turkey

In this study, comparative anatomical studies on the two Stachys species (sect. Eriostomum, subsect. Germanicae) in Turkey were carried out on the plants collected from their type localities. These species are Stachys balansae Boiss. & Kotschy and Stachys carduchorum(R. Bhattacharjee) Rech.f. which are morphologically very similar to each other. Anatomical properties...

Author(s): Eyüp Erdoğan, Ekrem Akçiçek, Selami Selvi and Gülendam Tümen    

May 2012

Aldosterone induces apoptosis via the Wnt signalling pathway

Evidence suggests that aldosterone (ALD) is involved in glomerular damage; however, it is rarely known whether ALD exerts a direct injurious effect on mesangial cells (MC). The objectives of this study were to determine the relationship between ALD and apoptosis, and investigate the cell signalling pathway by which ALD induces apoptosis. Rat MC were treated with ALD (10-8, 10-7 or 10-6 M) for 24 h. In some...

Author(s): Dan Zhu, Hongjiang He, Lirong Hao, Jie Tang and Dan Cao