Chike Godwin Azike

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BACKGROUND Immuno-modulatory effects of ginseng, including both immuno-stimulatory and immuno-suppressive effects, have been widely reported. This study aims to determine whether the paradoxical immuno-modulatory effect is related to unique phytochemical profiles of different North American (NA) ginseng, namely aqueous (AQ) and alcoholic (ALC) extracts. (More)
A liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) method was developed for the analysis of vancomycin (VCM) in human serum. The method was based on full scan data with extracted ions for the accurate masses of VCM and the atenolol internal standard obtained by Fourier transform MS. VCM was extracted from serum using strong cation exchange (SCX) solid phase(More)
Polysaccharides constituting about 10% by weight of ginseng root are known to stimulate the immune system but have recently been shown to also suppress induced proinflammatory responses. Our study aims to determine whether American ginseng root polysaccharides (AGRPS) stimulates basal innate immune function and at the same time can suppress response to(More)
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