Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Biotechnol. Mol. Biol. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1538-2273
  • DOI: 10.5897/BMBR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 103

Table of Content: January 2011; 6(1)

January 2011

A review of the pharmacological aspects of Solanum nigrum Linn.

This article reviews, bridges the gap between the folkloric use of Solanum nigrumlinn. (Sn) and the results of evidence based experiments. Although Sn is a rich source of one of plants most dreaded toxins solanine, it has appreciably demonstrated its potential as a reservoir of antioxidants having hepatoprotective, anti-tumor, cytostatic, anti-convulsant, anti-ulcerogenic and anti-inflammatory effects. The review...

Author(s): F. O. Atanu, U. G. Ebiloma and E. I. Ajayi

January 2011

Bioconversion of pentose sugars into ethanol: A review and future directions

Hemicelluloses, the second most abundant polysaccharide in nature, are well suited for ethanol production due to their enormous availability, low cost and environmental benign process. The major fraction in hemeicelluloses is pentosans and the conversion of pentosans to ethanol is problematic. To get the process economized, the conversion of hemicellulose to ethanol with a satisfactory yield is necessary. In recent...

Author(s): Anuj Kumar Chandel, Gajula Chandrasekhar, Konakalla Radhika, Rudravaram Ravinder and Pogaku Ravindra