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Category Archives: Biochemistry

African Salad- Natron and Palm-Bunch Ash

African salad- Comparative Organoleptic Evaluation of Natron and Palm-Bunch Ash and Their Effects on Some Biochemical Parameters in Albino Rats ABSTRACT African salad- Natron (“akanwu”) and Palm-bunch ash (“ngu”) are common tenderizers used locally in preparation of African Salad (Abacha) in South Eastern part of Nigeria. The sensory evaluation and mineral composition were investigated on […]

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Antilipidemic and Antioxidant Properties of Albuca Nigritana

Antilipidemic and Antioxidant Properties of Bulb Extracts of Albuca Nigritana in Albino Wistar Rats ABSTRACT This study was undertaken to investigate the chemical composition, antilipidemic and antioxidant properties of bulb extracts of Albuca nigritana (Ayummuo) on carbon tetrachloride-induced toxicity in albino rats. The phytochemical and proximate composition of deionized water and diethylether extract were determined […]

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amino acid -Vernomia amygdalina, Pterocarypus santalinoides, Azadirachta

Vernomia amygdalina, Pterocarypus santalinoides and Azadirachta Indica CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Amino acid- Medicinal plant, since times immemorial have been used in virtually all cultures as a source of medicine Idu and Onyibe (2007). Almost all trees and many plants have a place in medicinal folklore. The widespread use of herbal remedies and healthcare preparations, has […]

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Antimicrobial Activity of Jatropha Tanjorensis Against Foodborne Pathogens

Jatropha Tanjorensis Against Foodborne Pathogens CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION   Foodborne illness is any illness resulting from the food spoilage of contaminated food , pathogenic bacteria, viruses , or parasites that contaminate food,  as well as chemical or natural toxins such as poisonous mushrooms and various species of beans that have not been boiled for at […]

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Ethanol Leaf- Extract of Newbouldia Laevis on Glutathione Peroxidase Activities of Albino Rats

Effect of Ethanol Leaf- Extract of Newbouldia Laevis on Glutathione Peroxidase Activities of Albino Rats ABSTRACT This research investigated the effect of ethanol leaf-extract of Newbouldia laevis on Glutathione peroxidase (GPx) activities in albino rats using spectrophotometric method. A total of 24 adult albino rats were placed in four groups of six rats each. The […]

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Antidiabetic Potential of Coconut Water

Antidiabetic Potential of Coconut Water CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Diabetes mellitus is an endocrine metabolic disorder resulting from a defect in insulin secretion, insulin action or both in the extra cellular fluid (Kumar and Clark, 2002). Insulin defects in-turn leads to severe hyperglycemia with impaired glucose metabolism and other energy yielding fuels such as lipids and […]

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Oxidative Stress Indices of Clarias Gariepinus from Ikwo-Ihie River

Evaluation of Oxidative Stress Indices of Clarias Gariepinus from Ikwo-Ihie River in Ishiagu Ivo Local Government Area, Ebonyi State ABSTRACT This study was designed to evaluate the Oxidative Stress Indices of Clarias gariepinus from Ikwo-Ihie River in Ishiagu, Ivo L.G. A of Ebonyi State. The fish sample (7) were collected from different location of Ikwo-Ihie […]

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Hetrobranchus Bidorsalis To Different Concentration Of Orizoprlus Herbicides

Behavioural Responses Of Hetrobranchus Bidorsalis To Different Concentration Of Orizoprlus Herbicides (Propanil/2,4-D) CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Fish is an essential source of animal protein in the most part of the globe because some competing protein sources of animal origin like beef have been implication in heart diseases (Owondeinde et al., 2011). It is an essential part […]

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Amino Acid And Sugar Compositions Of Phoenix Dactylifera

Amino Acid And Sugar Compositions Of Phoenix Dactylifera (Date Fruits) Sold In Abakaliki. ABSTRACT This study was carried out to evaluate the amino acid and reducing sugar composition of Phoenix dactylifera sold in Abakaliki. Amino acid profile and reducing sugar composition were analysed using standard method. The results obtained revealed the presence of ninety (19) […]

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