Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Volume 1, Issue 2, September 2016

  • Partial Purification and Characterisation of Polyphenol oxidase from Two Species of Bitter Yam (Discorea dumentorum)

    David Morakinyo Sanni

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 2, September 2016
    Pages: 11-16
    Received: 1 June 2016
    Accepted: 12 June 2016
    Published: 6 July 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.bmb.20160102.11
    Abstract: Polyphenol oxidases (PPO) are group of copper proteins, widely distributed phylogenetically from bacteria to mammals that catalyze the oxidation of phenolics to quinones which produces brown pigments in wounded tissues. PPO was isolated and partially characterized in white and yellow bitter yam (Discorea dumentorum). Extracts were partially purifie... Show More
  • Hepatoprotective Potentiality of Various Fractions of Ethanolic Extracts of Lawsonia Inermis (Henna) Leaves Against Chemical-Induced Hepatitis in Rats

    Khondakar Mahmudul Hasan, Samina Yesmin, Sarkar Farhana Akhter, Subrata Paul, Sabarni Sarker, Md Ariful Islam, Mir Imam Ibne Wahed, Md Rafiqul Islam Khan

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 2, September 2016
    Pages: 17-22
    Received: 25 July 2016
    Accepted: 2 August 2016
    Published: 21 August 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.bmb.20160102.12
    Abstract: Liver is a metabolically active organ responsible for many vital life functions. More than 900 drugs, toxins, and herbs have been reported to cause liver injury. In spite of tremendous advances in modern medicine, there are hardly any reliable drugs that protect the liver from damage and/or help in regeneration of hepatic cell. It is, therefore, ne... Show More
  • Association of Polymorphisms at PRLR Gene Loci with Litter Size in Haimen Goat

    Dejun Ji, Guohu Cheng, Yongjun Li, Hao Zhang, Haiyan Guo, Miaoying Cai

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 2, September 2016
    Pages: 23-26
    Received: 29 July 2016
    Accepted: 8 August 2016
    Published: 29 August 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.bmb.20160102.13
    Abstract: Haimen goat is an exclusive and relatively rare indigenous Chinese goat breed that can produce high quality Brush Hair specialized in making valuable writing brush. To enlarge quickly the population size of Haimen goat, certain genetic markers that can improve litter size are needed in the breeding process. To search for suitable genetic markers re... Show More