Research Papers/Topics in Biochemistry

The nutritional and chemical constituents of different extracts of Neem leaf (Azdirachta indica) and their effect on the haematology and histopathology of Wistar Albino Rats

                                                       ABSTRACT                                   The nutritional and chemical constituents of different extracts of Neem leaf (Azdirachta indica) and their effect on the haematology and histopathology of Wistar Albino Rats were investigated. The samples analyzed includes processed and unprocessed leaves extract of Neem plant using cold water, hot water, 40% ethanol, 30%  methan...

SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF ALPHA AMYLASE LEVELS AT STAGES IN THE RIPENING OF MUSA SPECIES

Alpha-amylases are starch degrading enzymes and their activities have been found to be the major change that occurs in the ripening of bananas and plantains. This study was designed to basically develop a simple spectrophotometric method to monitor some of the biochemical processes involved in the ripening of Giant horned plantain (Apantu), French horned plantain (Apem) and local banana (Abibifo mpua).The pericarp from five ripening stages was collected and alpha amylases were extracte...