Abayomi M Ajayi

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AIMS Current research effort focuses on the development of safer natural compounds with multipronged mechanisms of action that could be used to ameliorate memory deficits in patients with Alzheimer's disease, as cure for the disease still remains elusive. In this study, we evaluated the effect of methyl jasmonate (MJ), a naturally occurring bioactive(More)
Cryptolepine is the major alkaloid of the West African shrub, Cryptolepis sanguinolenta. Cryptolepine has been shown to inhibit nitric oxide production, and DNA binding of Nuclear Factor-kappa B following inflammatory stimuli in vitro. In order to validate the anti-inflammatory property of this compound in vivo, we investigated its effects on a number of(More)
Recent evidence (1) suggests that the related peptides calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) and adrenomedullin (AM) bind to the same heptahelical transmembrane receptor, with receptor specificity being determined by a receptor associated modifying protein (RAMP). If correct, this hypothesis would predict that each peptide should desensitize the cellular(More)
INTRODUCTION Khat (Catha edulis) is a recreational psychoactive drug with psychostimulant properties. While the use of this drug is widespread in eastern Africa, including the Horn of Africa, surveys and anecdotal data show that its use has become cosmopolitan, with users now living in Europe and North America as well. Recent data in Uganda suggest an(More)
BACKGROUND Jobelyn® (JB) is an African sorghum-based food supplement claimed to be efficacious for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Although in vitro studies confirmed its anti-inflammatory property, no study had shown the effect of JB using in vivo animal models of inflammation. Thus, its effects on acute and chronic inflammation in rats were(More)
The present investigation was carried out to evaluate anti-inflammatory and membrane stabilizing properties of methyl jasmonate (MJ) in experimental rat models of acute and chronic inflammation. The effects of MJ on acute inflammation were assessed using carrageenan-induced rat's paw edema model. The granuloma air pouch model was employed to evaluate the(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Ocimum gratissimum L. is a herbaceous plant that has been reported in several ethnopharmacological surveys as a plant readily accessible to the communities and widely used for the treatment of inflammatory diseases. The main goal of this study was to investigate the in vitro and in vivo anti-inflammatory activity and mechanism(More)
  • Ogochukwu C. Anyaegbu, Abayomi M. Ajayi, Aduragbenro D. A. Adedapo
  • 2017
Anacardium occidentale stem bark has been reportedly used in the management of diabetes, inflammatory and oxidative stress conditions in folk medicine. In this study, the methanolic stem bark extract of Anacardium occidentale (MEAO) was evaluated for its hypolipidemic and antioxidant activities. Extract was obtained from powdered stem bark of A. occidentale(More)