Iliya S. Ndams

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While advances in neuroscience are helping to improve many aspects of human life, inequalities exist in this field between Africa and more scientifically-advanced continents. Many African countries lack the infrastructure and appropriately-trained scientists for neuroscience education and research. Addressing these challenges would require the development(More)
The distribution of M and S molecular forms of Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto across Nigeria was determined. The molecular form of 40 to 45 specimens per locality from 9 localities was determined using mostly the same specimens from our recent study of genetic differentiation of A. gambiae across Nigeria (Onyabe & Conn, 2001). These samples were previously(More)
The activity of the CaMgATPase (Ca-pump) of the kidney and testes of Wistar rats infected with Trypanosoma congolense was studied during the course of infection. The activity of the enzyme in both organs was found to decrease with increase in parasitaemia. The transition temperature (Tc) decreased and activation energy (Ea) of the enzyme increased with(More)
The anti-proliferative effect and down regulation of vascular endothelial growth factor C and toll like receptor-2 by kolaviron on Wuchereria bancrofti infected peripheral blood lymphocytes were investigated. Blood were collected from consenting volunteers in Talata Mafara, Nigeria, between the hours of 10pm to 12am, and microscopically identified for(More)
African trypanosomosis is a potentially fatal disease that is caused by extracellular parasitic protists known as African trypanosomes. These parasites inhabit the blood stream of their mammalian hosts and produce a number of pathological features, amongst which is anemia. Etiology of the anemia has been partly attributed to an autoimmunity-like mediated(More)
Anopheles gambiae Giles s.s. and Anopheles arabiensis Patton (Diptera: Culicidae) are major vectors of malaria in Nigeria. We used 1115 bp of the mitochondrial COI gene to assess their population genetic structures based on samples from across Nigeria (n = 199). The mtDNA neighbour-joining tree, based on F(ST) estimates, separated An. gambiae M and S forms,(More)
Background. In Nigeria, decline in the sensitivity of Plasmodium falciparum to Artemisinin Combination Therapy (ACT) has prompted the unofficial use of chloroquine (CQ) for self-medication. This study was designed to determine the prevalence and distribution of CQ resistant/susceptible alleles of CQ resistance transporter (Pfcrt) and P. falciparum multidrug(More)
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