Chukwuemeka R. Nwokocha

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Garcinia kola is regarded as an antidote and anti-hepatotoxic agent. We examined its protection ability against mercury (Hg), lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) accumulation in the liver. The ground seed was mixed with rat feed (5%, w/w) and fed to rats while Hg (10 ppm), Cd (200 ppm) and Pb (100 ppm) was given in drinking water. Garcinia kola was administered(More)
SCOPE Heavy metals are known to cause damage through indirect oxidative effects. This study was undertaken to compare the therapeutic efficacy and protective ability of garlic extracts on reducing toxicity induced by mercury, lead and cadmium in the liver. METHODS AND RESULTS Rats were fed with rat chow mixed with raw garlic (7% w/w) while mercury(More)
The resultant effects of cadmium exposure are seen in almost all the systems of the body, however, this study is designed to quantify its accumulation in tissues of animals exposed to cadmium. The rats were divided into two distinct groups of males and females, which were then divided into three groups, each for the monitoring of exposure. Group 1 served as(More)
OBJECTIVE Malaria causes more deaths worldwide than any other parasitic disease. Many aspects of the biology that governs the pathogenesis of this parasite are still unclear. Therefore insight into the complexity of the pathogenesis of malaria is vital to understand the disease, particularly as it relates to blood pressure. METHODS In vivo and in vitro(More)
CONTEXT Palm oil from Elaeis guineensis is an edible nutrient substance with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. We examined its protective effect against lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) accumulation in the liver. MATERIALS AND METHODS 12% w/w of palm oil (PO) in rat chow concentrate was fed to rats exposed to Cd (200ppm) and Pb (100ppm) in drinking(More)
CONTEXT Zingiber officinale (Zingiberaceae) is a herb used for culinary and therapeutic purposes due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant potentials. OBJECTIVES We examined its protective ability against mercury (Hg), lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) accumulation in the liver. MATERIALS #ENTITYSTARTX00026; METHODS Ground Zingiber officinale (7%, w/w of(More)
The resultant effects of lead exposure are seen in almost all the systems of the body and results in toxicity to many organs. Since toxicity depends on its degree of uptake, distribution and metabolism, the authors investigated the differential uptake, accumulation and distribution of lead in organs of males and female Wistar rats following various routes(More)
Apocynin is reported to have antioxidant and NADPH oxidase inhibitor activities. Cadmium toxicity is reported to causes oxidative damage, resulting in vascular dysfunction, reduced bioavailability of nitric oxide (NO) and hypertension. The study aimed to investigate the protective effects of apocynin in cadmium-induced hypertension. Thirty-six (36) adult(More)
SCOPE L. esculentum (tomato) contain compounds with anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, able to synthesize metal chelating proteins. We examined the ability of fruit extract to protect against mercury (Hg), lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) accumulation in the liver. METHODS AND RESULTS Rats were fed on tomato mixed with rat chow (10% w/w), while Hg(More)
OBJECTIVES Gongronema latifolium leaves have been used in folklore medicine to manage diabetes mellitus and alleviate dyspepsia. This study aimed to provide a pharmacological basis to the medicinal use ofGongronema latifolium as an antidiabetic and antiulcerogenic agent in diabetes mellitus. METHODS Ethanol extract from the leaf (200 mg/kg bodyweight) of(More)