Oluwafemi Idowu

Oluwafemi Idowu
Federal University of Health Sciences, Otukpo, Benue State · Biochemistry

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Dr. Oluwafemi Idowu currently works at the Department of Biochemistry, College of Medicine, Federal University of Health Sciences, Otukpo, Benue State Nigeria. He started his University Teaching Career at Department of Biochemistry, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Oduduwa University, Ile-Ife in Osun State Nigeria, He has B.Sc., M.Sc. and PhD in Biochemistry from University of Ilorin, Nigeria. His area of interests are Phytomedicine, Enzymology, Drug Development and Toxicology
Additional affiliations
May 2019 - present
Oduduwa Unviersity
Position
  • Head of Department
Description
  • Researcher and Lecturer
May 2019 - present
Oduduwa Unviersity
Position
  • Head of Department
Description
  • Researcher and Lecturer
Education
October 2005 - November 2018
University of Ilorin
Field of study
  • Biochemistry
October 2005 - November 2018
University of Ilorin
Field of study
  • Biochemistry

Publications

Publications (10)
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This study provides a general epidemiological review of Corona-virus disease in Nigeria during the first wave of the pandemic from February to December 2020 and the efforts of the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) to curtail the disease. Coronavirus disease is a highly transmissible and pathogenic viral disease caused by severe acute respiratory...
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Background and Objective: Peptic ulcer disease still remains a burden in under-developed and developing countries. Argemone mexicana is a plant locally used in folk medicine of Nigeria to treat peptic ulcer disease. Therefore this study aimed to investigate the anti-ulcer activity of solvent-partitioned fractions of Argemone mexicana leaves in indo...
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Introduction: Luffa cylindrica is a plant used in folk medicine of Nigeria to treat malaria. Safety evaluation of methanolic leaves extract of Luffa cylindrica was carried out in selected organs of mice at the doses of 50, 100, 200, 400 and 800 mg/kg body weight (b.w). Methodology: Thirty albino mice were completely randomized into six groups consi...
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Argemone mexicana (A. mexicana) is a plant traditionally used in Nigeria and some African countries to treat peptic ulcer disease. In this study, the ameliorative effect of ethanolic leaf extract of A. mexicana in indomethacin-induced peptic ulcer and its safety were investigated. Phytochemical screening was performed using standard procedures. Ulc...
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Cochlospermum planchonii is used for treatment of cardiovascular diseases in Nigeria and in some other African countries. This study investigated the anti-hyperlipidemic activity of polyphenol-rich extract of C. planchonii root in triton X-induced hyperlipidemic rats. Polyphenols were extracted from roots of C. planchonii with 80% aqueous methanol...
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Free radical and reactive oxygen species scavenging potentials of four solvent extracts of Luffa cylindrica leaf was evaluated in vitro. Leaves of L. cylindrica were extracted with distilled water (aqueous), methanol, ethylacetate, and hexane. The aqueous, methanolic and hexane extracts effectively scavenged 1, 1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) in...
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A study to investigate the ethnobotanical use of Luffa cylindrica (L.) Roem leaf in pain and fever relief was carried out. Methanolic extract was obtained from leaves of Luffa cylindrica and was subjected to phytochemical screening using standard procedure of Trease and Evans (1989). Analgesic effect of the plant was carried out by inducing pain in...
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Abstract Background: Diabetes is considered the third leading cause of death around the globe with a projection increase of its prevalence by 2030. Aim: The study was aimed at investigating the anti-diabetic and safety properties of aqueous extract of Vitellaria paradoxa (VPX) stem bark in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Materials and methods...
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Citrus aurantifolia leaf essential oil was extracted via hydrodistillation, chemical composition of the oil was analyzed using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and its antidiabetic potentials was assessed in alloxan-induced hyperglycaemic rats using metformin as the reference drug for comparison. Chemical analysis showed that D-limonene (57.84%...
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The aim of this study was to investigate the microbial load and evaluate the nutritional content and sensory property of traditional sun dried okra ("orunla" - Yoruba, Nigeria). Samples were purchased from four different markets at different time in South-western Nigeria. Microorganisms present in the samples were analyzed on nutrient agar, potato...

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In March 2020, following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the disease (COVID-19) as a pandemic.The WHO and Centre for Disease Control (CDC) in Nigeria (NCDC) have been the ones championing and coordinating the activities of other stakeholders in managing and preventing the spread of the diseases. There have also been all manners of means Nigerians have used to prevent and manage the disease since the outbreak of the infection. The casualty in Nigeria is relatively low compared to other Nations of the World that have a well defined and standard health care services. This research therefore wish to assess the knowledge, attitudes and health-promoting behaviour of Nigerians during the era of COVID-19 pandemic.
Archived project
To Provide a Safer and Cheaper Alternative Drug for the Treatment of Peptic Ulcer