Advances in Bioscience and Bioengineering

Volume 7, Issue 4, December 2019

  • Effect of Astaxanthin Supplementation on Antioxidant Capacity, Blood Lactate and Blood Uric Acid Metabolism in Human Recovery Stage After Exercise

    Lijun Wu, Zhuo Sun, Jing Zhao, Xinming Guo, Jie Wang

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 4, December 2019
    Pages: 60-63
    Received: 2 September 2019
    Accepted: 23 September 2019
    Published: 9 October 2019
    Abstract: To study the effects of astaxanthin supplementation on serum antioxidant capacity, blood lactic acid and blood uric acid metabolism of human body in the 1h recovery period after acute high-intensity exercise. Sixteen male students grade 2016 from Physical Education Institution (age: 19.13±2.52, height: 179±4.21cm and weight 68.23±7.81kg) were rando... Show More
  • Acute Toxicity Effect of Artemisia Afra Plant Extracts on the Liver, Kidney, Spleen and in Vivo Antimalarial Assay on Swiss Albino Mice

    Ndeye Fatou Kane, Mutinda Cleophas Kyama, Joseph Kangethe Nganga, Ahmed Hassanali, Mouhamadou Diallo, Francis Thuo Kimani

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 4, December 2019
    Pages: 64-71
    Received: 31 August 2019
    Accepted: 21 September 2019
    Published: 12 October 2019
    Abstract: Artemisia afra (Jacq. Ex. Wild), or "African Wormwood" belonging to the family of Astereaces and is widely used traditionally for health care in the eastern part of Africa with few research evidence substantiating its safety. The aim of this study was to investigate the safety of the ethanolic, dichloromethane, and hexanolic extracts of Artemisia a... Show More
  • Physical Characterization of Two Wild Varieties of Edible Orchid Tubers

    Dobgima J. Fonmboh, Tembe Estella Achick, Fokunang Charles Ntungwen, Bup Nde Divine

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 4, December 2019
    Pages: 72-80
    Received: 27 October 2018
    Accepted: 17 September 2019
    Published: 19 November 2019
    Abstract: The physical properties of agricultural products are necessary for the design of equipment for post-harvest treatments and storage. The physical characteristics of two varieties (Ateehteu and Lamsie) of wild orchid tubers used for the production of an endogenously processed food eaten as a meat replacement were determined. Directly measured propert... Show More