Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2022

  • Assessment of the Performance of Combining Rapid Immunochromatographic and Latex Agglutination Tests in the Diagnosis of Human Toxoplasmosis in Cameroon

    Palmer Masumbe Netongo, Fuh Roger Neba, Severin Donald Kamdem, Patrice Takam Soh, Deguy D’or Luogbou Nzu, Irene Ane Anyangwe

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2022
    Pages: 18-24
    Received: 25 March 2022
    Accepted: 11 April 2022
    Published: 28 April 2022
    Abstract: Background: The consequences of Toxoplasmosis could be devastating in individuals with a suppressed immune system such as pregnant women and their unborn children. Early detection during pregnancy could prevent the development of congenital deformities. However, the reference test for Toxoplasmosis diagnosis, Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELIS... Show More
  • Therapeutic Mechanisms of α-/β-Hydroxy Acid Complex on Skin Sebum Balance and Acne via Network Pharmacology

    Xiaoyu Ma, Jiahong Guo, Fernando Bouffard, Nianping Feng, Sophia Yi Zhang

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2022
    Pages: 25-34
    Received: 6 May 2022
    Accepted: 18 May 2022
    Published: 26 May 2022
    Abstract: Acne is a complicated and chronic inflammatory skin disorder, frequently existed at areas with thriving lipid secretion. Among various cosmetic actives, hydroxy acids (HA) emerged as one of the most effective ingredients, and a combination of HAs could provide a synergistic effect and better therapeutic outcome to acne. However, there was no system... Show More
  • Coating of Polyvinylpyrrolidone on Biosynthesized Iron Oxide Nanoparticles

    Maira Aslam, Farzana Roof, Iqra Tariq, Ayesha Tufail, Hafiz Muhammad Qasim

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2022
    Pages: 35-40
    Received: 26 December 2021
    Accepted: 6 June 2022
    Published: 14 June 2022
    Abstract: In the recent study, nano-particles of iron oxide are gaining significance because these have vital properties and their multi-functional utilizations like medical diagnostic, catalytic degradation, hazardous waste treatment and biomedical applications. There are many methods for preparation of nanoparticles. But green synthesis is gaining attracti... Show More
  • Determination of the Application Rate of Conventional Compost Integrated with Chemical Fertilizer on Maize (Zia Maize) Yield in Dugda District of East Shoa Zone, Oromia

    Kasahun Kitila, Abay Chala, Mekonnen Workina

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2022
    Pages: 41-46
    Received: 9 May 2022
    Accepted: 1 June 2022
    Published: 27 June 2022
    Abstract: Integrated soil fertility management is the application of inorganic in combination with organic fertilizer to maintain soil fertility and improve crop yield. A study was conducted in East Shoa Zone, Dugda District on farmers' fields to determine the combined effects of conventional compost as organic fertilizer and NPS as inorganic fertilizer on s... Show More
  • Malaria and Typhoid Fever Co-infection Amongst Febrile Patients in Yaoundé, Cameroon: Implication in the Genetic Diversity of Plasmodium falciparum

    Palmer Masumbe Netongo, MacDonald Bin Eric, Jean Paul Chedjou, Severin Donald Kamdem, Olivia Achonduh-Atijegbe, Wilfred Fon Mbacham

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2022
    Pages: 47-53
    Received: 23 May 2022
    Accepted: 16 June 2022
    Published: 29 June 2022
    Abstract: Purpose: Malaria and typhoid are among the frequently reported infections in Cameroon and are becoming a major public health concern. The genetic profile of Plasmodium falciparum and its involvement in disease severity has been reported in recent studies. In order to better understand the mechanism behind the pathology of a parasitic disease, it’s ... Show More