Mohammed Auwal Ibrahim

Mohammed Auwal Ibrahim
Ahmadu Bello University | ABU · Department of Biochemistry

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PhD

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Introduction
I am presently a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) research fellow at the Structure Based Drug Discovery Group, National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan, where I am working on the gene cloning, expression and crystallisation of AV related trypanosomal proteins
Research Experience
November 2019 - present
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Position
  • Visiting Research Fellow
October 2016 - September 2018
University of Pretoria
Position
  • PostDoc Position
May 2005 - present
Ahmadu Bello University
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
January 2011 - April 2014
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Field of study
  • Biochemistry

Publications

Publications (95)
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Stigmasterol has been reported to possess antitrypanosomal activity using in vitro model but information on the in vivo antitrypanosomal effects which is necessary in drug development process has not been evaluated. Hence, the present study investigates the in vivo effects of stigmasterol against T. congolense in addition to its inhibitory effects...
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Abstract Background Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus Stapf) tea is a widely consumed beverage for nourishment and the remedy of diabetes mellitus (DM) in Africa locally. The aim of the present study was to investigate the antidiabetic action of lemongrass tea (LGT) in a type 2 diabetes (T2D) model of rats. Methods The fructose-streptozotocin (STZ) a...
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Abstract Objective The present study investigated the anti-Trypanosoma brucei brucei activity of methanolic extract of Senna occidentalis roots, leaves, stem bark, and seed in vitro and bioactive components of the most active plant part. Materials and methods Trypanosoma brucei brucei was identified by PCR, cultured in Dulbecco’s Modified Eagle Med...
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The search for novel therapeutic candidates against animal trypanosomiasis is an ongoing scientific endevour because of the negative impacts of the disease to the African livestock industry. In this study, the in vivo therapeutic potentials of phytol toward Trypanosoma congolense infection and the inhibitory effects on trypanosomal sialidase were i...
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Type 2 diabetes is a multifactorial disease and drugs with multifunctional properties are required. The peptide, SQSPA, was reported to be a potent and gastrointestinally stable α-glucosidase inhibitory peptide. In this study, the structure-activity relationship of this peptide was studied using alanine scanning. Four analogs; AQSPA, SASPA, SQAPA a...
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Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a multifactorial disease that requires multiple therapeutic strategies for its management. Bioactive peptides with multiple anti-diabetic targets are attractive therapeutic molecules. The present study was conducted to identify additional anti-diabetic targets of α-glucosidase inhibitory peptides, SVPA, SEPA, STYV...
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The present study was designed to review the antidiabetic potential of anthraquinones (AQs) with emphasis on the extent of blood glucose reduction, the half maximal inhibitory concentration values (in vitro studies), the proposed mechanisms of action, and the structure activity relationship studies. We sourced relevant data from the major scientifi...
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Aims: Chronic inflammation is associated with the production of high levels of proinflammatory cytokines via the JAK-STAT and NF-κB signalling pathways which are known to be inhibited by tofacitinib and aspirin respectively. High levels of these cytokines increase the synthesis of suppressors of cytokines (SOCS), which at high levels inhibit insul...
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Background Peptide-based therapeutics offer a unique avenue for the development of novel agents for the treatment of diabetes mellitus including α-glucosidase inhibitors. The peptide, SQSPA, was reported to possess to α -glucosidase inhibitory activity in addition to resistance to Gastrointestinal Tract (GIT) digestion. Methods In this study, the...
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This study investigated the restorative effect of Leea macrophylla ethanol root extract (LMERE) in carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) induced hepatic injury. It also tried to unfold the underlying mechanism through ligand-receptor interactions. Prior to conduct the CCl4 induced animal model study, the in vitro antioxidative capacities of LMERE were invest...
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Trypanosoma congolense is an important pathogen that wreaks havoc in the livestock industry of the African continent. This study evaluated the in vivo antitrypanosomal activity of geranylacetone and its ameliorative effect on the disease-induced anaemia and organ damages as well as its inhibitory effects against trypanosomal sialidase using in vitr...
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The present study was designed to conduct the bioassay-guided isolation of possible bioactive compound(s) responsible for the antidiabetic action of Xylopia aethiopica (Dunal) A. Rich. fruit. The isolation of compound was guided by α-glycosidase and α-amylase inhibitory activities. Molecular docking with Autodock Vina was used to decipher the mode...
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The present study was designed to conduct the bioassay-guided isolation of possible bioactive compound(s) responsible for the antidiabetic action of Xylopia aethiopica (Dunal) A. Rich. fruit. The isolation of compound was guided by α-glycosidase and α-amylase inhibitory activities. Molecular docking with Autodock Vina was used to decipher the mode...
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The search for novel alpha-glucosidase inhibitory agents is currently an important scientific endeavour to the biopharmaceutical companies due to their potentials to reduce postprandial hyperglycaemia in type 2 diabetic patients. The present research attempted to investigate the alpha-glucosidase inhibitory effects of the leaf extract of Carica pap...
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Ethnopharmacological relevance: Diabetes and hypertension are pathophysiologically related diseases that co-exist with a wider complex of metabolic diseases having similar set of risk factors. There are numerous ethnopharmacological evidences on the anti-diabetic and/or anti-hypertensive properties of medicinal plants from various parts of the worl...
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Non‐nutritive sweeteners (NNS) are increasingly being used by diabetics, but little is known about their effects on antioxidant status. We investigated the effects of ad libitum consumption of commercially available NNS (aspartame, saccharin, sucralose, and cyclamate‐based sweeteners) on antioxidative markers in a rat model of type 2 diabetes (T2D)...
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Terpenoids are the largest and structurally most diverse group of secondary metabolites derived from natural sources. Empirical evidence from several bioassays points to the therapeutic potentials of terpenoids against protozoan parasitic diseases such as malaria, trypanosomiasis, and leishmaniasis. The versatility of the parent terpenoid backbones...
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Antidiabetic agents with multiple targets have the greatest pharmaceutical potential. In this study, three α-glucosidase inhibitory peptides, PFP, YPL and YPG, were investigated for additional antidiabetic targets viz.; dipeptidyl peptidase-IV inhibition (DPP-IV), lipid accumulation and the differentiation of 3T3-L1 adipocytes, and scavenging of me...
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Treatment of type 2 diabetes is achieved through the inhibition of carbohydrate hydrolyzing enzymes such as α-glucosidase and α-amylase. The present study was conducted to identify novel α-glucosidase inhibitory peptides and to validate the α-glucosidase and α-amylase inhibitory activities of two promising candidates. A total of 4210 potential α-gl...
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Background Trypanosomiasis is one of the neglected tropical diseases and continues to cause serious morbidity, mortality and economic loss. Current anti-trypanosomal drugs are antiquated and suffer from a number of serious setbacks, thereby necessitating the search for new drugs. Stigmasterol has previously demonstrated in vitro and in vivo anti-tr...
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In silico analysis was used to evaluate storage proteins from plant tubers as potential precursors of bioactive peptides after simulated gastrointestinal digestion. Proteins derived from potato (patatins), sweet potato (sporamins), yam (dioscorins) and taro (tarin) were subjected to in silico gastrointestinal digestion with a combination of pepsin,...
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Context: Ziziphus mucronata Willd (Rhamnaceae) is currently used in Nigerian traditional treatment of diabetes mellitus. However, detailed information on the antidiabetic potential of the plant parts is presently unknown. Objectives: The present study investigated the antidiabetic effects of the butanol fraction of Z. mucronata root (ZMBF) in a typ...
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The relationship between the degree of hyperglycaemia and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) activity was investigated in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) attending Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria. The study subjects consisted of thirty patients with T2D between the ages of 30–50 years who were divided into low glycaemia group...
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Background: Cancer is a multifaceted metabolic disease that affects sizeable dwellers of rural and urban areas. Among the various types of cancer, mammary cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers in women. Its menace can be curbed with locally consumed spices due to their multiple bioactive phytochemicals. Aims: This review focuses...
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Bioactive peptides are emerging as promising class of drugs that could serve as α-glucosidase inhibitors for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. This article identifies structural and physicochemical requirements for the design of therapeutically-relevant α-glucosidase inhibitory peptides. So far, a total of 43 fully sequenced α-glucosidase inhibitor...
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Leishmaniases are endemic diseases in tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world and considered to be among the six most important neglected tropical diseases by the World Health Organization (WHO). The current therapeutic arsenal against the disease suffers from series of chemotherapeutic setbacks. However, since the early 1990s, naturally occ...
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Background: The search for novel antitrypanosomal agents had previously led to the isolation of ellagic acid as a bioactive antitrypanosomal compound using in vitro studies. However, it is not known whether this compound will elicit antitrypanosomal activity in in vivo condition which is usually the next step in the drug discovery process. Purpos...
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The phenolics-rich fraction of Khaya senegalensis A. Juss (Meliaceae) stem bark extract (pfks) has been previously reported to possess potent antitrypanosomal activity at 300 mg/kg body weight (bw) but could not completely prevent disease-induced anemia and organ damage in addition to being slightly hepatotoxic at the same dose. Therefore, the effe...
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The quest to find new lead compounds with anti-diabetic effects via the inhibition of α-glucosidase and α-amylase had led us to conduct bioassay guided isolation of three African medicinal plants which resulted in the identification of bicyclo[2.2.0]hexane-2,3,5-triol (1), 3β-O-acetyl betulinic acid (2) and 2,7-dihydroxy-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one (3),...
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BACKGROUND: Breast cancer has been reported to be among the frequently diagnosed cancer in women worldwide despite advances in early detection and treatment. Several drugs are currently used for chemoprevention as a result of a number of drawbacks associated with breast cancer therapy. AIM: This review focuses on the metabolism and toxicological im...
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The present study investigated the effects of myo-inositol on muscle glucose uptake and intestinal glucose absorption ex vivo as well as in normal and type 2 diabetes model of rats. In ex vivo study, both intestinal glucose absorption and muscle glucose uptake were studied in isolated rat jejunum and psoas muscle respectively in the presence of inc...
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Vitex doniana is an important African medicinal plant traditionally used for the treatment of many diseases including type 2 diabetes (T2D). In this study, ethyl acetate, ethanol and aqueous extracts of the stem bark, root and leaf of V. doniana were analyzed for in vitro anti-oxidative activity and the results indicated that the ethanolic extract...
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This study investigated the effects of maltitol on intestinal glucose absorption and muscle glucose uptake using ex vivo and in vivo experimental models. The ex vivo experiment was conducted in isolated jejunum and psoas muscle from normal rats. The in vivo study investigated the effects of a single bolus dose of maltitol on gastric emptying, intes...
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Parasitic infections are among the leading global public health problems with very high economic and mortality burdens. Unfortunately, the available treatment drugs are beset with side effects and continuous parasite drug resistance is being reported. However, new findings reveal more promising compounds especially of plant origin. Among the promis...
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BACKGROUND: Inhibition of intestinal maltase and sucrase prevents postprandial blood glucose excursions which is beneficial in ameliorating diabetes-associated complications. OBJECTIVE: In this study, the inhibitory effects of fruit extracts of Parinari macrophylla, Detarium microcarpum, Ziziphus spina-christi, Z. mairei and Parkia biglobosa were i...
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Trypanosomiasis is a serious parasitic disease that affects humans and animals resulting in heavy health and economic burdens. Disturbance of redox equilibrium represents a classical challenge for both the host and the parasite during infections with either extracellular African or intracellular American trypanosomes species. This is in spite of ex...
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This study was designed to investigate the alteration of redox status by commonly used antimalarials in Nigeria. Drugs used were artemisinin, artesunate, chloroquine, coartem and quinine at the final concentrations of 0.5–8.0 mg/mL. Blood samples were collected from malarial patients and apparently healthy humans for comparison. Reduced glutathione...
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Recent advances in functional foods-based research have increasingly become an area of major interest because it affects human health and activities. Functional foods are classes of foods with health promoting and disease preventing properties in addition to multiple nutritional values and of such type is honey. Acacia honey is a type of honey prod...
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Background: Antimalarial drugs are medicines that are used to prevent or treat malaria effectively at different stages in the life cycle of the malarial parasites. In spite of this, a good number of these drugs have the potential to cause harm when they are misused or abused. Objective: This study was undertaken to evaluate the effects of common...
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Presentation made at 34th NSBMB Conference at Niger 2015 on EFFECTS OF COMBINED ADMINISTRATION OF RED PALM OIL (ELAESIS GUINEENSIS) AND AQUEOUS EXTRACT OF ROSELLE (HIBISCUS SABDARIFFA) CALYX ON HEPATIC AND RENAL FUNCTIONS OF T. brucei brucei INFECTED RATS.
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Previous studies have suggested a possible connection between insulin resistance and chronic hyperglycemia with membrane sialic acid content. In this study, the effects of high (20 % ad libitum) fructose and glucose feeding on the sialic acid levels of some organs were investigated in rats. The blood glucose levels of the high fructose- and glucose...
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Objective: The aim was to determine the chemical constituents and antimicrobial activity of the hexane leaf extract of Anisopus mannii against a wide range of human pathogenic microorganisms. Methods: The chemical constituents of the hexane leaf extract was determined using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis; and the antimicro...
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Context: Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease, and its incidence is tremendously increasing globally. Decreasing postprandial hyperglycemia by retarding glucose absorption through inhibiting carbohydrates digesting enzymes (α-amylase and α-glucosidase) is one of many approaches used for the management of this disease. Objectives: The leaf and...
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Objective: To investigate the effects of combined administration of a low dose of a phenolicsrich fraction of Khaya senegalensis (PFKS) stem bark with α-tocopherol on Trypanosoma brucei brucei (T. brucei brucei) infection. Methods: Rats were divided into five groups of six animals, namely, normal control, uninfected but treated with PFKS and α-toco...
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The study was intended to explore the antioxidant potential and phytochemical content of the ethanol and aqueous extracts of the leaf and root samples of Cissus comifolia (Baker) Splanch (Vitaceae) across a series of four in vitro models. The results showed that all the extracts had reducing power (Fe3+- Fe2+), and DPPH, hydroxyl and nitric oxide r...
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This study was conducted to investigate the effect of sodium arsenite and Acacia honey on acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity and electrolytes in the brain and serum of Wistar rats. Male Wistar albino rats in four groups of five rats each were treated with distilled water, sodium arsenite (5 mg/kg body weight), Acacia honey (20% v/v), and sodium a...
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Abstract This study evaluated the in vitro antioxidative activity of Khaya senegalensis extracts and inhibitory effects of some solvent fractions on α-glucosidase and α-amylase activities. The stem bark, root and leaf samples of the plant were sequentially extracted with ethyl acetate, ethanol and water and then tested for antioxidative activity. O...
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Ethnopharmacological relevance: Khaya senegalensis A. Juss (Meliaceae) is commonly exploited for the traditional treatment of diabetes mellitus in Nigeria and Togo. The present study was conducted to examine the anti-diabetic activity of Khaya senegalensis butanol fraction (KSBF) of root ethanolic extract in a type 2 diabetes (T2D) model of rats....
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The emergence of bone marrow micronucleated polychromatic erythrocytes (MN-PCE) in rats experimentally infected with Trypanosoma brucei brucei was examined in order to understand the bone marrow effects in trypanosomiasis infection. Bone marrow was collected for micronucleus assay while blood samples were collected from infected rat for hematologic...
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Senna singueana is currently used in the traditional treatment of diabetes mellitus in Nigeria. The present study examined the anti-diabetic activity of the Senna singueana acetone fraction (SSAF) of stem bark in a type 2 diabetes (T2D) rat model. Crude extract of the Senna singueana stem bark was fractionated with various solvents and the acetone...
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Diabetes mellitus is one of the major health problems in Africa. The conventional oral synthetic antidiabetic drugs available to manage the disease are costly and not readily affordable to the majority of the affected population. Interestingly, the continent is endowed with a tremendous number of medicinal plants that have been explored for their f...
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Oxidative damage is one of the most important pathological consequences of malarial infections. It affects vital organs of the body manifesting in changes such as splenomegaly, hepatomegaly, endothelial and cognitive damages. The currently used antimalarials often leave traces of these damages after therapy, as evident in memory impairment after ce...
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The antioxidative activities of the ethanol and aqueous extracts of the leaf and root samples of Albizia antunesiana were determined across a series of four in vitro models. The results showed that all the extracts had reducing power (Fe(3+)- Fe2+), DPPH, hydroxyl and nitric oxide radical scavenging abilities. The ethanol root extract had more pote...
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The anti-oxidative activities of sequentially extracted solvent fractions of different parts of P. biglobosa were evaluated in a series of in vitro assays. Our findings indicated that all extracts had electron donating and free radical scavenging activities. But the ethanol (EtOH) extracts from all the parts demonstrated more promising anti-oxidati...
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The present study was conducted to investigate the anti-oxidative activities of different solvent extracts of Cassia singueana parts. Our results indicate that all the extracts have reducing power (Fe3+ --> Fe2+) and DPPH radical scavenging abilities. However, the ethyl acetate extract of the stem bark has the highest total reducing power whilst th...
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To examine the in vitro and in vivo anti-Trypanosoma evansi (T. evansi ) activity of saponins-rich fraction of Calotropis procera (cpsf) leaves as well as the effect of the fraction on the parasite-induced anemia. A 60-minutes time course experiment was conducted with various concentrations of the fraction using a 96-well microtiter plate technique...
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Abstract Context: The stem bark of Khaya senegalensis A. Juss (Meliaceae) is currently used for the treatment of trypanosomiasis by traditional practitioners in Nigeria. Objectives: The present study investigated the anti-Trypanosoma brucei brucei activity of phenolics-rich fraction of K. senegalensis (pfks) and its ameliorative effects on trypanos...
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Antioxidants activities from plants sources have attracted a wide range of interest across the world in recent times. This is due to growing concern for safe and alternative sources of antioxidants. The free radical scavenging activity using 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl radical (DPPH), reducing power assay, total antioxidant capacity of the phosph...
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To investigate the antioxidant, antibacterial and cytotoxic activity of whole Leucas aspera (Labiatae) (L. aspera) alcoholic extract. Whole L. aspera powder was extracted by absolute ethanol (99.50%). The ethanolic extract was subjected to antioxidant, antibacterial and brine shrimp lethality assay. The extract showed potent radical scavenging effe...
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The anti-Trypanosoma brucei brucei activity in vitro and in vivo of a lactone-rich fraction of Vernonia blumeoides leaves (VBLF) and its potential in alleviating trypanosome-induced anemia and organ damage were investigated. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis of VBLF revealed the presence of a number of lactone-containing compoun...
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The crucial roles of proteases in food and other industries stimulate research to find additional sources of the enzyme especially from non-conventional sources. In this study, protease was partially characterized from Jatropha curcas leaves.The enzyme had pH and temperature optima of 4.0 and 45 o C respectively. A decline in residual activity of t...
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Antioxidant activity of methanol extract of Ethulia conyzoides was evaluated using the free radical scavenging activity of the 1, 1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl radical (DPPH), total antioxidant capacity (TAC) of the phosphomolybdenum method and the estimation of total phenolics content. The percent (%) scavenging (antioxidant) activity indicate a con...
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The effects of daily intraperitoneal doses of 1000 i.u/kg body weight of vitamin E on the course of Plasmodium berghei NK 65 infection and the parasite-induced anemia as well as alterations in the relative weight of some selected organs and antioxidant status in mice were investigated. The number of parasitized red cells were not initially affected...
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The present study was conducted to examine the anti-oxidative activities of extracts from different parts of Ziziphus mucronata. Stem bark, root and leaf samples were sequentially extracted with solvents of increasing polarity and tested for in vitro anti-oxidative activity using various models. Our results indicated that all the extracts had poten...
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Partially purified saponin fraction was obtained from column chromatography of crude saponin precipitate of the aerial part of Anisopus mannii, and subjected to antimicrobial susceptibility study against pathogenic microorganisms using the disc diffusion technique. The result of the antimicrobial activity indicated by zone of inhibition of growth r...