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Aqueous Extracts from Unripe Plantain (Musa paradisiaca) Products Inhibit Key Enzymes Linked with Type 2 Diabetes and Hypertension in vitro
Mature green plantains bought at Oja-Oba in Akure were roasted into a local meal called ‘boli’ while another portion was boiled in water. Each of the samples was sun dried and milled into flour. The
Antioxidant properties of methanolic extracts of mistletoes ( Viscum album ) from cocoa and cashew trees in Nigeria
Methanolic extracts of Viscum album leaves from two hosts (cocoa and cashew trees) were subjected to antioxidant assay. V. album from cocoa tree had higher total phenol content (182 mg/100 g) as
Effects of Organic Nitrogen and Carbon Supplementation on Biomethanation of Rice Bran
The effects of organic nitrogen, sucrose and starch on the bio-methanation of rice bran were investigated using digesters of 1-litre capacity operated at ambient temperature (30 – 32 o C) and pH of 7
Toxigenic Aspergillus flavus and other fungi of public health concern in food and organic matter in southwest Nigeria
A mini toxigenic A. flavus bank is introduced as a preliminary project for the establishment of a permanent culture collection centre in Nigeria and produced aflatoxin and cyclopiazonic acid.
Phytochemical Content, Radical Scavenging and Antibacterial Properties of Aqueous Extract of Jatropha curcas Linn Leaves
This study investigated phytochemical content, radical scavenging and antibacterial activities of aqueous extract of leaves of Jatropha curcas  Linn. Quantitative phytochemical analyses of alkaloids,
Influence of Microbial Contamination on the Antioxidant Composition and Free Radical Scavenging Effects of Fresh and Decaying Spices
This study examined the influence of microbial contamination on the antioxidant composition and free radical scavenging effects of fresh and decaying spices: Lycopersicon esculentum , Capsicum
Spectra characterization, flavonoid profile, antioxidant activity and antifungal property of Senecio bifrae and its copper complex
The synthesis, spectra characterization using UV-Visible and Infra-Red spectroscopic methods, flavonoid profile, antioxidant activity and antifungal property of Senecio biafrae-Cu complex and Senecia bia frae are described.
Inhibition of key enzymes associated with the hydrolysis of carbohydrate has been reported to be involved in the management of type 2 diabetes, and the combination of 50% acarbose and 50% gallic acid seems the best combinatory therapy for the management.
Comparative Responses of Food-Borne Aspergillus niger JX 442527 and Penicillium minioluteum JX 442528 to Selected Plant Extracts
The methanolic leaf extracts of Carica papaya, Chromolaena odorata, Alcohorneae laxiflora and Elaeis guineensis were investigated for antifungal activity against Penicillium minioluteum JX 442528 and