RJPP (2017), Vol. 1, Issue 01

  • Antioxidant and sub-chronic toxicity studies on some biochemical parameters of the extract of Rhipsalis neves armondii K. Schuum. (Cactaeceae)

    Antioxidant and sub-chronic toxicity studies on some biochemical parameters of the extract of Rhipsalis neves armondii K. Schuum. (Cactaeceae) Theophine Chinwuba Akunne1*, Martha N. Ofokansi1, Maureen O. Akunne2, Bonaventure C. Obi1, Okereke E. Kingsley1, Emmanuel U. Onumajuru1, Precious Onunze1 1Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Nigeria, 410001 Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria 2Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Management, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Nigeria, 410001 Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria Background: Rhisalis neves armondii K….

  • Glycemic control and electrolyte changes in diabetic rats treated with pioglitazone

    Glycemic control and electrolyte changes in diabetic rats treated with pioglitazone *1Adeyomoye O.I and 2Adeola W.F 1 Department of Physiology, University of Medical Sciences, Ondo, Ondo State, Nigeria 2Department of Physiology, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye Ogun State, Nigeria This study evaluated the effect of pioglitazone on glucose and serum electrolytes in normal and diabetic rats. Fifteen adult wister rats were divided into 3groups (n=5). Group 1 and 2 served as the normal control and diabetic untreated group respectively and each…

  • Physicochemical properties of Chitosan from SevenDifferent Wild Edible Nigerian Mushrooms

    Physicochemical properties of Chitosan from SevenDifferent Wild Edible Nigerian Mushrooms Elem, R. C1., Uraku, A. J2 1Department of Biochemistry, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria 2Department of Biochemistry, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria Background: Chitosan are characteristically free powders consisting of polymers and copolymers derived from the deacetylation of chitin, biodegradable in nature. Chitosan has unique properties which make it useful as adhesives, flocculating aid, viscosity control agent and in paper-strengthening agent. The industrial production of chitosan from…

  • Phytochemical & nutritional of aqueous and ethyl acetate leaf extracts of alchornea cordifolia

    Phytochemical and nutritional evaluation of aqueous and ethyl acetate leaf extracts of alchornea cordifolia 1Ebenyi L. N and 2Uraku, A.J 1Department of Biotechnology, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki. 2Department of Biochemistry, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki. Background: Alchornea cordifolia is a strangling shrub or small evergreen plant used by traditional healers to treat different ailments. Materials and Methods: The evaluation of phytochemical and nutritional contents of aqueous and ethylacetate leaf extracts of Alchornea cordifolia were performed using standard methods. Results: The results…

  • Insulin response of methanol fraction of Hensia crinita extract

    Phytochemical profiling, oral glucose tolerance, body weight changes and insulin response of methanol fraction of Hensia crinita extract on Wistar Rats Iwara A. Iwara*, Godwin O. Igile, Eyong Ubana Eyong, John M. Edward, Collins Igajah and Patrick .E. Ebong Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, P.M.B 1115, Calabar, Nigeria. Phytochemical profiling, oral glucose tolerance, body weight changes and insulin response fraction of Hensia crinita (H.C) leave extract was investigated in this study. Using  Gas Chromatography…

  • Xylanase on feed efficiency and serum biochemistry in broilers

    Effect of supplementation of xylanase on feed efficiency and serum biochemistry in broilers) Abida Niazi1, Amber Khan1, Zunaira Alina2, 3, Anam Asghar3, Bushra Ishfaq 3, Shaneel Kousar2, Laiba Riaz2, Ramsha Abbas2, Faiza Naseer*3 1University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore, Pakistan 2Institue of pharmacy, Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan 3Department of Pharmacy, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan   To study the working mechanisms for non-starch polysaccharides’ to improve the growth performance of broiler chickens, a 35-day feeding…

  • Acute toxicity, anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects of Dilleniaceae

    Acute toxicity, anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects of aqueous extract of Tetracera alnifoliaWilld. (Dilleniaceae) Nsonde Ntandou GF a,b*, BoumbaL.S.b,d,  Gouollaly T.c,d,Makambila M.C.d, Ouamba J.M.c,  Abena A.A. a   Laboratoire de Biochimie et Pharmacologie, Faculté des Sciences de la Santé, Université Marien NGOUABI, Brazzaville, B.P. 69, Congo Laboratoire de Physiologie et Physiopathologie Animales, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques, Université Marien NGOUABI, Brazzaville, BP 69, Congo Unité de Chimie du Végétal et de la Vie, Faculté des Sciences, Université Marien NGOUABI, Brazzaville, B.P….