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 January, 2018; 12(1)

January 2018

Absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination (ADME) and toxicity profile of marine sulfated polysaccharides used in bionanotechnology

Sulfated polysaccharides extracted from marine algae and bacteria constitute an important class of biomacromolecules as they are characterized by biocompatibility, biodegradability and low immunogenicity. Recent advances in bionanotechnology are attributed to identification of marine sulfated polysaccharides of unique composition and functional properties. Promising results obtained so far justify the need for...

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

January 2018

Antidiarrhoeal and antispasmodic activity of leaves of Syzygium cumini L. (Myrtaceae) mediated through calcium channel blockage

Syzygium cumini L. Skeels (Myrtaceae) commonly known as jambolan is used as traditional medicine to treat gastrointestinal disorders in children in Brazil. This work is one of the first to evaluate the antidiarrhoeal and antispasmodic activity of the standardized extract of S. cumini leaves (HESc) in experimental models in vitro and in vivo rodents. Mice pre-treated with HESc (100, 250 and 1000 mg/kg) and atropine (1.0...

Author(s): Fabio de Souza Monteiro, Antonio Felipe Silva Carvalho, Elismar de Castro Marques, Rachel Melo Ribeiro, Antônio Carlos Romão Borges, and Marilene Oliveira da Rocha Borges