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: 29 January, 2013; 7(4)

January 2013

Wound healing activity of an herbal ointment containing the leaf extract of Ziziphus Mauritiana Lam.

A large number of plants are used by folklore traditions in India for treatment of cuts, wounds and burns. Particularly, the leaves of Ziziphus mauritiana Lam. (Family: Rhamnaceae) have been practiced on wounds for healing. The aim of the present investigation was to assess thein vivo wound healing efficacy of prepared topical formulation of 5% w/w ethanolic extract ointment and 5% w/w of...

Author(s): D. Senthil Rajan, M. Rajkumar, C. T. Kumarappan and K. L. Senthil Kumar

January 2013

Positive inotropic activity exerted by the montelukast-androsterone derivative in a model of congestive heart failure (CHF)

Several studies indicate that some steroid derivatives have inotropic activity; nevertheless, there is scarce information about the effects of the androsterone derivatives at cardiovascular level. Therefore, in this study, the inotropic activity of montelukast-androsterone was evaluated using an isolated rat heart model. In the first stage, the Langendorff technique was used to measure perfusion pressure and coronary...

Author(s): E. Pool-Gómez, L. Figueroa-Valverde, F. Díaz-Cedillo, E. García-Cervera, A.Camacho-Luis, M. López-Ramos, A. Sarao-Alvarez and C. Naal-Dzib

January 2013

Ultrasound and microwave assisted extraction of luteolin from Eclipta prostrata

Luteolin (LU) is considered as one of the most important flavonoids with many beneficial functions to human health. In our present study, an efficient, convenient and reproducible extraction method of LU extracted from Eclipta prostrata by ultrasound assisted microwave extraction (UAME) was established. The extraction process of LU using UAME was optimized according to single factor test and orthogonal...

Author(s): Jun Yi, Jian-Guo Wu, Yan-Bin Wu,Xiong-Hao Lin and Jin-Zhong Wu

January 2013

Histopathological study on susceptible and resistant Bulinus truncatus snails to infection with Schistosoma haematobium

In this study, the distribution pattern of Schistosoma haematobium miracidia level to host susceptibility/resistance and the basic cellular responses during the parasite development was investigated. Several snail stocks showed a wide spectrum of host reaction to the parasite. A vigorous "resistant-type" cellular response to invading miracidia was seen in the histological sections of non-susceptible...

Author(s): Abdel Hakim Saad, Fathiya Ali Gawish Hanaa Mohamed Abu El Einin and Shereen Mahfouz Mansour

January 2013

Effect of diet containing sesame seed on epididymal histology of adult rat

Sesamin is a major lignan constituent of sesame seed and considered as a key factor in a number of beneficial effects on human health. The intake of sesame leaves has been shown to improve and increase epididymal spermatocytes reserve in adult male Sprague Dawley rats. The aim of the study was to determine the effect of a diet containing sesame seeds on epididymis histological structure of the adult wistar rat. Thirty...

Author(s): Amini Mahabadi J., Khodayari, M., Hassani Bafrani H., Nikzad, H. and Taherian A.