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  1. Coumarin and fatty alcohol are abundant in nature, particularly in plants, and have been reported to have therapeutic uses. Strychnos innocua (Loganiaceae family) is commonly utilized for medicinal purposes in se...

    Authors: Ahmed Jibrin Uttu, Muhammad Sani Sallau, Ogunkemi Risikat Agbeke Iyun and Hamisu Ibrahim
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:174
  2. The increased prevalence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in diabetic patients has focused on the need to characterize the role of altered metabolites in liver carcinogenesis. In this study, together with the...

    Authors: Bhrigu Kumar Das, Jayalakshmi K and Pramod C. Gadad
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:164
  3. The awareness in the consumption of plant-based food has gained attention in the recent years. Phytochemicals are thought to play a critical role in health promotion and in the prevention and management of chr...

    Authors: Anandakumar Pandi, Vanitha Manickam Kalappan and Naveenkumar Chandrashekar
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:130
  4. Food hygiene and safety is of utmost importance for public health, as it helps to protect the health of consumers from foodborne illnesses. Although, hundreds of plant species have been screened and tested for...

    Authors: Tope Abraham Ibisanmi and Jamiu Olaseni Aribisala
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:72
  5. Dengue virus (DENV) infection is spreading rapidly, especially in the subtropical and tropical regions, placing a huge percentage of the global population at risk and causing repeated outbreaks. DENV protease ...

    Authors: Samuel Ndaghiya Adawara, Gideon Adamu Shallangwa, Paul Andrew Mamza and Ibrahim Abdulkadir
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:65
  6. Exposure to cadmium is implicated in the etiology of some neurodegenerative diseases. Compounds isolated from Ipomoea cairica extract are neuroprotective. However, there is no reported neuroprotective activity of...

    Authors: Omotayo B. Ilesanmi, Temitope Temiloluwa Odewale, Oghenetega J. Avwioroko, Mohammed Alqarni, Ahmad J. Obaidullah, Francis O. Atanu, Toyin Binang and Gaber El-Saber Batiha
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:64
  7. Adipose tissue is a major endocrine organ capable of releasing inflammatory adipokines that are linked to changes occurring in the overfed state, where tissue remodeling results in hypertrophic adipocytes that...

    Authors: Cristina Caldari-Torres and Jordan Beck
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:57
  8. At the time of this writing, SARS-CoV-2 has reportedly claimed the lives of millions of people worldwide. However, there is still disagreement concerning the origin of SARS-CoV-2, its true nature, and the exte...

    Authors: Yasin Ali Muhammad
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:28
  9. The probable mechanism of an earlier reported capacity of palm oil extracts to confer protection against high dose cadmium poisoning in rats was reported in this study. Similar experimental design earlier repo...

    Authors: Patrick Chukwuyenum Ichipi-Ifukor, Samuel Ogheneovo Asagba, Chibueze Nwose, Joseph Chukwufumnanya Mordi and John Chukwuma Oyem
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2022 46:5
  10. The preponderant use of wireless telecommunication in the twenty-first century has enabled ease and efficient communication and a pervasive occurrence of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) that has significantly im...

    Authors: Olukayode James Adelaja, Adeolu Taiwo Ande, Gafar Deji Abdulraheem, Isaac Ayanfe Oluwakorode, Olushola Abel Oladipo and Ayoola Olusegun Oluwajobi
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2021 45:222
  11. Transformation of pest to valuable product is considered to be a noteworthy innovation. This article explores the potentiality of wild silkworm Cricula trifenestrata Helfer for sustainable development towards hum...

    Authors: Hemachandran Hridya, Lopamudra Guha, Mahashankar Mazumdar, B. N. Sarkar, Soni Vijayakumar and P. Borpuzari
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2021 45:215
  12. The study investigated the essential oil composition, metal profile and physiochemical properties of Citrus macrophylla Wester fruits collected from Agricultural Research Corporation, Shambat area, Khartoum North...

    Authors: Abdelhafeez M. A. Mohammed, Alrayeh S. Alrayeh, Moawia E. Mohamed and Nawal A. Abdel-Rahman
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2021 45:214
  13. This article is a comprehensive review of the events recorded in the history of enzymology from twentieth century to the recent work of author’s groups on different biochemical aspects of the immobilized enzym...

    Authors: Mohammad Rafiq Khan
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2021 45:207
  14. This study focused on the evaluation of the bioactive compounds of Vernonia amygdalina Del. leaf extracts and their antibacterial potential on some water-related bacterial isolates. The bacterial isolates were co...

    Authors: Olubukola Olusola-Makinde, Olayinka Bukola Olabanji and Tope Abraham Ibisanmi
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2021 45:191
  15. The preparation of an effective drug delivery formulation is an urgent need to treat cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL). Pentavalent antimonials and Amphotericin B (AmB) are considered to treat leishmaniasis; howeve...

    Authors: Aamir Sohail, Rahat Ullah Khan, Momin Khan, Mehvish Khokhar, Safat Ullah, Arshad Ali, Hazrat Bilal, Saadullah Khattak, Mirwaise Khan and Baseer Ahmad
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2021 45:187
  16. The areas of application of natural fibres have gained popularity in recent times due to their attractive advantages when compared with other materials of engineering. These advantages include lightness, cost-...

    Authors: Raphael Stone Odera, Onukwuli Dominic Okechukwu, Ernest Mbamalu Ezeh, Mathew Chukwudi Menkiti and Peter Chinedu Agu
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2021 45:145
  17. Virtual anthropology in estimating stature through multislice computed tomography scanning is important for forensic cases and mass disasters. Regression formulae generated directly from other post-cranial ske...

    Authors: Poh Soon Lai, Mohamad Helmee Mohamad Noor and Nurliza Abdullah
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2021 45:142
  18. The new coronavirus disease appeared at the end of 2019, and it is now a global problem over the world. There are multiple epidemiologic indicators used for discussing the spread of pandemics, one of these ind...

    Authors: Marwan Al-Raeei
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2021 45:112
  19. Some antitumor or anticancer agents have been shown to execute cell death by induction of mitochondrial permeability transition (mPT) pore opening in order to elicit their chemotherapeutic effect. Therefore, t...

    Authors: Adeola Oluwakemi Olowofolahan, Obinna Matthew Paulinus, Heritage Mojisola Dare and Olufunso Olabode Olorunsogo
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2021 45:102
  20. As in many countries worldwide, due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, higher institutions in Nigeria closed in March 2020 and only began reopening in October of the same year. As a result of the lockdown, som...

    Authors: Osamudiamen Ebohon, Anayochukwu Chukwunonso Obienu, Francis Irabor, Frank Iwebuke Amadin and Ehimwenma Sheena Omoregie
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2021 45:76
  21. A series of known Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved anticancer drugs were collected from the literature and docked against mTOR receptor which has been identified in present time as a target for ther...

    Authors: David Ebuka Arthur, Jibrin Noah Akoji, Riadh Sahnoun, Greatman C. Okafor, Karimatu Lami Abdullahi, Samira A. Abdullahi and Charles Mgbemena
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2021 45:67
  22. Fomites have long been known to play a key role in the spread of disease causing agents. Hospital-associated fomites in particular have been linked with transmission of members of the Enterococci sp which are key...

    Authors: Kome Otokunefor, Blessing O. Famakin and Dorothy O. Douglas
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2020 44:203
  23. The reported number of COVID-19 patients increases on average along with the increased laboratory tests in Bangladesh implying a possibility of the spread of deadly coronavirus being out of control. Contrary t...

    Authors: Ayatullah Al Musabi Akanda and Redwan Ahmed
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2020 44:196
  24. The global prevalence of diabetes mellitus is assuming worrisome proportions even among children and young adults. This study is aimed at predicting the risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus in a young a...

    Authors: Anthony Chibuzor Nnamudi, Noghayin E. Jerry Orhue and Ifeoma Irene Ijeh
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2020 44:186
  25. V600E-BRAF protein target has much potential for scientific research as therapeutic target due to its involvement in human melanoma cancer. In the current research, molecular docking investigation was conducte...

    Authors: Abdullahi Bello Umar, Adamu Uzairu, Gideon Adamu Shallangwa and Sani Uba
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2020 44:179
  26. The use of herbs in combination with drugs in treatment of malaria is increasing, and this necessitated research on the possible antagonistic, additive, potentiation or synergistic properties of commonly used ...

    Authors: O. A. Idowu, A. S. Babalola and J. Olukunle
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2020 44:176
  27. The genus Albizia (Leguminoseae) is used in folk medicine for the treatment of a wide range of ailments. Recently, saponins from plant origin have attracted much attention. Saponins are recorded to have a broad r...

    Authors: Marian Nabil, Entesar E. Hassan, Neven S. Ghaly, Fawzia A. Aly, Farouk R. Melek, Zeinab M. Hassan, Maha A. Fahmy and Ayman A. Farghaly
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2020 44:165
  28. The study was conducted to compare parasitic loads of Clarias gariepinus from cultured and natural habitats. A total number of 80 live adults (200–799 g) C. gariepinus comprising of 20 each were randomly obtained...

    Authors: Olajide Joseph Afolabi, Fayokemi Christianah Olususi and Olusola Olasumbo Odeyemi
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2020 44:163
  29. The study evaluated the prevalence of malaria and Plasmodium falciparum chloroquine resistance transporter gene (PfCRT) in HIV patients attending Specialist Hospital, Akure. This study was carried out between Apr...

    Authors: Iyabo Adepeju Simon-Oke, Adeola Olanireti Ade-Alao and Foluso Ologundudu
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2020 44:156
  30. The use of herbs for malaria treatment is common among pregnant women in Nigeria. This study through a survey documented three most commonly used herbs in the management of pregnancy-associated malaria in Abeo...

    Authors: Ayodele S. Babalola, Olufunmilayo A. Idowu, Kehinde O. Ademolu, J. Olukunle and Samson A. Rahman
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2020 44:153
  31. Free radical attack of cellular structures in the human system is the major cause of various forms of degenerative diseases. Consequently, recent research has been focused on the development of new antioxidant...

    Authors: Ikechukwu Ogadimma Alisi, Adamu Uzairu and Stephen Eyije Abechi
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2020 44:137
  32. QSAR modelling was performed on thirty-five (35) newly discovered compounds of N-(2-phenoxy) ethyl imidazo[1,2-a] pyridine-3-carboxamide (IPA) to predict their biological activities against Mycobacterium tubercul...

    Authors: Mustapha Abdullahi, Shola Elijah Adeniji, David Ebuka Arthur and Shuaibu Musa
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2020 44:136
  33. Osteogenesis and angiogenesis are two closely correlated processes during bone growth, development, remodeling, and repair. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is an essential mediator during the process...

    Authors: Asmaa A. M. Rady, Soha M. Hamdy, Mohamed A. Abdel-Hamid, Marwa G. A. Hegazy, Shadia A. Fathy and Amany A. Mostafa
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2020 44:131
  34. β-glucuronidase enzyme is mostly found in plants and animals. It plays a vital role in detoxification of reactive metabolites that are interrelated to several illnesses and the growth of colon cancer. It speed...

    Authors: Muhammad Tukur Ibrahim, Salisu Muhammad Tahir, Abdullahi Bello Umar and Usman Abdulfatai
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2020 44:114
  35. The main objective of the present study was production of xylanase from different agricultural wastes using Chaetomium globosum on pomegranate waste, isolation of fungi associated with some legumes seeds, and stu...

    Authors: Sherien M. M. Atalla and Nadia G. El Gamal
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2020 44:104
  36. Fruits are increasingly becoming important dietaries in Nigeria because of its nutritional importance and one of the most sliced fruits that are highly purchased in Nigeria today is watermelon. Nevertheless, c...

    Authors: Oluwole Olakunle Oladele and Omolola Comfort Aladesanmi
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2020 44:102
  37. After publication of the original article (Hamzawy et al. 2019), we were notified that.

    Authors: Esmat M. A. Hamzawy, Samya I. El-Sherbiny and Abdullah M. Saber
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2020 44:13

    The original article was published in Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2019 43:191

  38. The type of dyes used in textile industries are synthetic dyes which are toxic and cause harm to the aquatic ecosystem; in this paper, adsorptive removal of dye Color Index Acid Orange 67 pollutant from aqueou...

    Authors: Nora Mohamed Hilal, Nagwa Abdelfattah Badawy, Omaima Ibrahim Mostafa and Heba Mohamed Elrefay
    Citation: Bulletin of the National Research Centre 2019 43:58