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: 8 February, 2017; 11(5)

February 2017

Pharmacological, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and diagnostic applications of sulfated polysaccharides from marine algae and bacteria

Marine environment with rich biodiversity offer unlimited choice for novel biopolymers. Sulfated polysaccharides isolated from marine algae and bacteria constitute an important group in the marine-derived biomolecules and biopolymers. They possess unique structural features which can be exploited to their fullest potential in the development of new therapeutic molecules, design of nanocarriers and stimuli-responsive...

Author(s): Sutapa Biswas Majee, Dhruti Avlani and Gopa Roy Biswas

February 2017

Antipseudomonal potential of Colophospermum mopane and Acrotome inflata, medicinal plants indigenous to Namibia

Plants with diverse therapeutic properties are indigenous to Namibia. Concoctions of Colophospermum mopane and Acrotome inflata are widely used traditionally in the management of respiratory, gastrointestinal and wound infections. Limited studies have validated these traditional uses particularly against resistant bacteria strains such as Pseudomonas spp. This study aimed to determine the antimicrobial activity and...

Author(s): Iyambo N. Kaarina, Kibuule Dan and Ilonga K. Secilia

February 2017

Antiplasmodial activity of Vernonia cinerea Less (Asteraceae), a plant used in traditional medicine in Burkina Faso to treat malaria

Research and development of new antiplasmodial molecules in plant is a very important way for the development of new anti-malarial drugs. In this study, Vernonia cinerea Less (Asteraceae) was selected for its promising antiplasmodial activity because it is traditionally used in Burkina Faso to treat malaria. The aim of this study was to investigate the antiplasmodial activity of this whole plant. Five crude extracts of...

Author(s): Aboubakar Soma, Souleymane Sanon, Adama Gansané, Lamoussa Paul Ouattara, Noufou Ouédraogo, Jean-Baptiste Nikiema and Sodiomon Bienvenue Sirima