American Journal of BioScience

Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015

  • Effect of the Base of the Shoe Heel on Postural Stability During Walking in Women

    Falola Jean-Marie, Koussihouèdé Fifamè Eudia Nadège, Falola Stève Marjelin Donan, Avossevou Yves Gabriel, Bio Nigan Issiako, Dansou Houndjovi Pierre

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015
    Pages: 167-170
    Received: 23 March 2015
    Accepted: 9 April 2015
    Published: 21 July 2015
    Abstract: The high-heeled shoes are the cause of slips and falls while walking. Objective: To determine the shape of the base of the heel of the shoe to a stabilization of the locomotor pattern of walking. Materials and Methods: Fifteen young women had normal-weighted market shoes without heel and with heels of 5.08 cm; 7.6 cm and 10 cm. Each shoe were assoc... Show More
  • Diversity and Anti-microbial Activities of Actinomycetes Associated with Three Species of Lichens

    Yi Jiang, Xinyu Wang, Guiding Li, Qinyuan Li, Chengbin Liu, Xiu Chen, Lisong Wang, Yong Li, Chenglin Jiang

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015
    Pages: 171-177
    Received: 6 July 2015
    Accepted: 14 July 2015
    Published: 28 July 2015
    Abstract: In order to find new actinomycete resources for discovering new drug leads, the actinomycete associated with lichens was studied. Three species of lichen samples were collected from 3 locations of Yunnan. Actinomycetes in the samples were isolated with 11 media, and identified with 16S rRNA gene sequence procedures. Bacteria of two of the three spe... Show More
  • Artificial Cultivation of Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi Medicinal Mushroom) Using Different Sawdusts as Substrates

    Subarna Roy, Miskat Ara Akhter Jahan, Kamal Kanta Das, Saurab Kishore Munshi, Rashed Noor

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015
    Pages: 178-182
    Received: 12 July 2015
    Accepted: 28 July 2015
    Published: 5 August 2015
    Abstract: Ganoderma lucidum is a kind of medicinal mushroom possessing anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, immune-modulatory, antioxidant and other biological traits which render it to be used as medicinal herbs to combat against variety of diseases. Present study was designed to implement a suitable method for artificial cultivation of G. lucidum in polypropylen... Show More
  • Protective Potentials of Brown Chicken Eggshell against Potassium Bromate Effect on Testicular Functional Indices in Wistar Rats

    Charles Obiora Nwonuma, Emenike Onyebum Irokanulo, Owa Olugbenga Stephen, Ucheabba Destinee Esther

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015
    Pages: 183-189
    Received: 19 June 2015
    Accepted: 29 June 2015
    Published: 19 August 2015
    Abstract: Potassium bromate, a common ingredient in bakery industry, serves as leaven in flour dough. However previous studies have demonstrated that potassium bromate is toxic. This study evaluated the effect of eggshell powder solution (ESPS) on the testicular indices in Wistar rats administered with potassium bromate. Twenty Wistar rats weighing between 2... Show More
  • Influence of Beta-2-Adrenergic Receptor Gln27Glu Polymorphism on the Autonomic Heart Rate Modulation in Young Sedentary and Physically Active Women

    Rebelo Ana Cristina Silva, Melo Aryanne Batista Soares, Salviati Mariana Rodrigues, Verlengia Rozangela, Vale Arthur Ferreira Do, Nogueira Yanley Lucio, Tamburús Nayara Yamada, Kunz Vandeni Clarice, Silva Ester Da

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015
    Pages: 190-196
    Received: 12 August 2015
    Accepted: 17 August 2015
    Published: 29 August 2015
    Abstract: Background: Studies have shown an interaction between the autonomic heart rate (HR) modulation and genetic polymorphisms. Nevertheless, it is yet unclear how a particular genetic polymorphism may determine a pattern of autonomic HR control, especially regarding the role of physical exercise. The objective was to investigate the influence of of Beta... Show More