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  • 121. PURIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF RHODANESE FROM THE LIVER OF MANGO TILAPIA (...

    » ABSTRACT Rhodanese, a ubiquitous enzyme, catalyzes the detoxification of cyanide by sulphuration reaction. Cyanide is a highly toxic substance and an ineffective detoxification of this substance may lead to inhibition of respiration, production of ATP and its dependent processes, liver damage and necrosis in aquatic organisms. Considering the habitat of this fish which is a reservoir, it is expose...Continue Reading »

    57 pages |  25 engagements | 

  • 122. ESTIMATION OF TOTAL SERUM LEVEL OF PROTEIN AND IRON IN MICE INFECTED WITH MALARI...

    » ABSTRACT The serum has been a center of infection of all sorts, in which most diseases associated with the body revolve, causing alterations in the body’s system. Malaria, as a disease condition of the body (especially in mice) results from inflections with the malaria parasite introduced into the blood stream. (malaria parasite introduced is plasmodium berghei, berghei). Parameters related ...Continue Reading »

    59 pages |  40 engagements | 

  • 123. ALTERATIONS IN SERUM ENZYME ACTIVITIES OF RATS ON ORAL DOSES OF MISTLETOE (Globi...

    » ABSTRACT Alterations in serum enzyme activities of normal and alloxan induced diabetic rats on administration of oral doses of ethanolic extract of Globimetula cupulata leaves were investigated in 6 groups of rats (5 rats per group). Test groups were made diabetic with intraperitoneal injection of alloxan and treated with 450mg and 900mg/kg body weight of the leaves extract. Two non diabetic group...Continue Reading »

    66 pages |  37 engagements | 

  • 124. SCREENING OF SENNA ALATA LEAVES FOR BIOCHEMICAL AND HYPOGLYCEMIC ACTIVITY

    » TABLE OF CONTENT Title page Certification Dedication Acknowledgement Table of content CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Aims and objective of the research CHAPTER TWO 2.0 Literature Review 2.1 Scientic classification of piper methysticum 2.2 Description of piper methysticum 2.3 Some common names of senna alata 2.4 Geographical distribution of senna alata 2.5 Growth requirements of senna alata 2.6 P...Continue Reading »

    56 pages |  51 engagements | 

  • 125. ENUMERATON AND IDENTIFICATION OF BACTERIA ON USED HANDKERCHIEFS IN MALES

    » Micro organisms are ubiquitous and are found in almost every area around human bodies. Some are specifically found in certain regions of the body as a normal flora where they live as commensals with man. This association is important in protecting the body against other infectious diseases. Each area of the body surface acquires a characteristic flora of organisms well adapted to growth at that pa...Continue Reading »

    71 pages |  39 engagements | 

  • 126. AMELIORATING ROLE OF N.P.K. FERTILIZER ON THE TOXIC EFFECTS OF Ni ON (SORGHUM)...

    » TABLE OF CONTENTS Title Page Certification Dedication Acknowledgement Table of Contents Abstract CHAPTER ONE Introduction and Literature Review 1.1 Introduction Literature Review Definition of heavy metals Characteristics of Nickel Nickel in the environment Biological roles of nickel Absorption of nickel by plant Accumulation of Nickel in plants Nickel and photosynthesis Effects of nickel on plant...Continue Reading »

    56 pages |  35 engagements | 

  • 127. CHEMICAL/MINERAL COMPOSITIONS OF WATER EXTRACTS OF Hibiscus sabdariffa

    » ABSTRACT This work was carried out to investigate the chemical properties of the water extract of zobo (Hibiscus sabdariffa) drink using the modern atomic absorption spectrophotometer. Zobo drink is a popular drink in the Nigeria, especially in the northern part of Nigeria. The result of the analysis indicated that the drink is high in vital mineral nutrients required for the healthy growth by hum...Continue Reading »

    60 pages |  46 engagements | 

  • 128. EFFECT OF METHANOLIC LEAF EXTRACT ON ACALYPHA WILKESIANA ON WEIGHT PARAMETERS ...

    » 2.1 MATERIALS 2.1.1 PLANT MATERIALS FOR ANALYSIS Fresh mature plants of Acalypha wilkesiana were collected from the natural habitat in October within Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria. The plant was authenticated in the Department of Botany, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria. The leaves were picked, washed in distilled water air dried and weighed. The weight of ...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  39 engagements | 

  • 129. THE EFFECT OF KAKA BITTERS ON THE LIPIDPROFILE OF WISTAR RATS FED WITH HIGH FA...

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    65 pages |  38 engagements | 

  • 130. THE USE OF “UTAZI” LEAF EXTRACT (GONGRONEMA LATIFOLIUM) AS A MEANS OF EXTE...

    » ABSTRACT Sorghum beer is an indigenous African alcoholic beverage that has been long traditionally brewed in the Savannah region of Nigeria; over the years there has been a problem with the Keep ability of these beers. Contemporally, a conceptual approach of hopping these beers with an indigenous hop extracts; Utazi (Gongronema latifolium) has relatively improved its chemical properties compared t...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  133 engagements | 

  • 131. EVALUATION OF ANTIOXIDANT POTENTIAL OF MONODORA MYRISTICA (AFRICAN NUTMEG)

    » ABSTRACT This work evaluates the antioxidant potential of Monodora myristica (African nutmeg). Monodora myristica extract was obtained by solvent extraction using n hexane and used as treatment on freshly prepared crude palm kernel oil and palm oil. Equal volume of oil samples were subjected to different concentration of extract treatment (0.2ml,0.4ml, 0.6ml, 0.8ml, 1.0ml using syringe. These oil ...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  51 engagements | 

  • 132. A STUDY OF THE NUTRITIVE PROFILE OF A VEGETABLE, PIPER METHYSTICUM, LOCALLY KN...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Herbs An herb is a plant that is valued for flavor, scent, medicinal or other qualities other than its food value (John, 2000). They are used in cooking, as medicines, and for spiritual purposes. Herbs have a variety of uses including culinary and medicinal usage. General usage differs between culinary herbs and medicinal herbs (John, 2000). Herbs are “generally ...Continue Reading »

    60 pages |  38 engagements | 

  • 133. HEPATOPRODUCTIVE EFFECTS OF SENA TORA LEAVE EXTRACT ON CARBON TETRACHLORIDE IN...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION Many of the developing countries including African countries like Nigeria practice traditional medicine as its main source of health care. This traditional medicine is normally gotten from plant origin [Rehan Ahmad et al, 2008, Stephen bent, 2008].Today nearly 88 percent of the global populations switch to plant derived medicines as their first line of defence for main...Continue Reading »

    56 pages |  35 engagements | 

  • 134. TRACE ELEMENTS CONTENT OF NEEM LEAVES (AZADIRACHTA INDICA).

    » Neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss) is one of the very few trees known in the Indian subcontinent (Puri, 1999). This tree belonged to Meliceae family, and grows rapidly in the tropic and semi tropic climate. It is also observed that this tree could survive in very dry and arid conditions. (Puri, 1999). The Neem Tree is an incredible plant that has been declared the Tree of the 21st century by the Un...Continue Reading »

    71 pages |  37 engagements | 

  • 135. A PROJECT RESEARCH INTO SERUM CALCIUM LEVEL IN GERIATRIC MEN, COMPERATIVE STUD...

    » ABSTRACT Calcium is the most important mineral in the body. The body needs calcium for normal functioning of nerves and muscles including the most important muscles of all which is the heart. Calcium is also important for healthy bones and teeth. The amount of calcium in the blood is carefully controlled by the body’s hormonal systems. The body gets calcium from diary products, some vegetabl...Continue Reading »

    71 pages |  34 engagements | 

  • 136. THE USE OF BITTERLEAF (VERNONIA AMYGDALINA) EXTRACT AS A MEANS OF EXTENDING TH...

    » ABSTRACT Locally brewed beer (sorghum beer) is an indigenous alcohol average. It is produced mainly from sorghum grain (Sorghum vulgare ) and the process of brewing involves malting, mashing, souring, fermentation and packaging. Locally brewed beer without hops has a short shelf life. The aqueous extract of a tropical plant, bitter leaf was used as the hop .Two type of drink were produced, one wit...Continue Reading »

    60 pages |  35 engagements | 

  • 137. PHYSICO CHEMICAL PROPERTIES AND FATTY ACID COMPOSITION OF AFRICAN STAR APPLE S...

    » ABSTRACT Oil extracted from African star apple by continuous extraction process using soxhlet apparatus was subjected to physico chemical and fatty acid profile analysis. Results obtained show that the acid value, lodine value, peroxide value, saponification value, free fatty acid, refractive index, melting point, smoke point, flash point, fire point, and specific gravity are 30.67mg/g, 20.67mg/g,...Continue Reading »

    60 pages |  40 engagements | 

  • 138. ISOLATION AND PURIFICATION OF 3-MERCAPTOPYRUVATE SULFURTRANSFERASE FROM THE GU...

    » ABSTRACT Cyanide is known to be one of the most toxic substances present in a wide variety of food materials that are consumed by animals.One of the cyanide detoxifying enzymes is 3 mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase (3 MST). Indeed, recent studies have clearly shown that 3 MST is involved in the detoxification of cyanide.Rhinoceros (Oryctes rhinoceros) larva feeds on dead, decayed and living plan...Continue Reading »

    56 pages |  37 engagements | 

  • 139. ANALYSIS OF 3-MERCAPTOPYRUVATE SULFURTRANSFERASE (3-MST)

    » CHAPTERONE 1.0. INTRODUCTION AND LITERATURE REVIEW 1.1. INTRODUCTION One of the major metabolic enzymes that have gained so much interest of scientists is 3 Mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase (3 MST). This enzyme occurs widely in nature (Bordo, 2002 and Jarabak, 1981). It has been reported in several organisms ranging from humans to rats, fishes and insects. It is a mitochondrial enzyme which has ...Continue Reading »

    71 pages |  39 engagements | 

  • 140. PRODUCTION OF BIODEGRABLE PLASTIC FILMS FROM CASSAVA STARCH USED IN FOOD PACKA...

    » 1.1 Background study Packagingvusing plasticvmaterialsvhas rapidly increasedvin recent times. Its vusevcovers a wide area of applicationvfromvautomobile parts, food, drinks, water, snacks, cloths, fresh and sea foods, vfarm products, vmedicals and pharmaceuticals, to mention but a few. The use of such bombasticvamount of schematicvplastics and itsvadvantage overvother packaging materialsvis due to...Continue Reading »

    65 pages |  38 engagements |