Mar 12, 2018Open AccessArticle
The imbalance between oxidant molecules and
antioxidant agents is characterized as oxidative stress (OS) and may lead to
severe damage to the organism. In contrast, the physical training of aerobic
and resistive character promotes increases of the antioxidant response,
resulting in a balance and/or minimizing damage. Therefore, the objective of
the study is to verify the effect of aerobic training, resistive training and
Jun 08, 2017Open AccessArticle
In this work, galactomannans and xyloglucans were isolated from the seed
endosperm and cotyledon of Brazilian non-conventional sources, respectively.
Extraction yields, monosaccharide ratios, macromolecular parameters and molar
mass distributions were determined and compared to commercial guar gum and
Locust Bean Gum (LBG). The extraction yield in relation to seed mass ranged
from 7.0% to 40.63%, with xyloglucan yields being highe
Apr 27, 2017Open AccessArticle
biotransformation reactions were performed using strain Cunninghamella elegans in order to obtain products similar to human metabolism products. The
choice of strains used was based on previous literature review which identified
the species Cunninghamella
Jun 13, 2016Open AccessArticle
The objective of this review was to critically present and evaluate recent
investigations into nanotechnology and it’s applications in reconstructive
surgery. In addition, this review aims to looks at a plethora of applications
with nanotechnology in the subject area of reconstructive surgery. The Medline
and PubMed databases were searched for clinical trial and case report
publications dealing with reconstructive
Dec 30, 2015Open AccessArticle
Artemisia annua is the source of artemisinin, an antimalarial drug which is effective
against multidrug-resistant strains of plasmodium, the malarial parasite.
Malaria has serious effects on morbidity and mortality thus negatively
impacting on agricultural production and food security. Although artemisinin
has been found to be a useful medicine; its production is very low in comparison
with what is actually needed to treat the worldwide threat of malaria. On the
other hand, the lower cont...
Nov 17, 2015Open AccessArticle
This review provides a general overview of petroleum characteristics and
bioremediation strategies applications in oceanic environments contaminated
with petroleum hydrocarbons during exploration and transportation processes
offshore. The vast oil reserves in the offshore fields have been explored for
the production of light and heavy oil. The hydrocarbons exhibit very different
physicochemical characteristics including those of hydrophobicity, molecular
weight, melting and boiling points, toxic...
Sep 14, 2015Open AccessArticle
vulgaris Schrad. ex Wendl (B. vulgaris)
is a species of great interest because it produces the most important
non-timber forest products of worldwide. It has become an integral component
in social forestry programs. This study aimed to determine the effect of
morphological and physiological development on the acclimatization of in vitro plants of B. vulgaris. Morphological and physiological parameters of plants
subjected to in vitro conditions were
Aug 25, 2015Open AccessArticle
Tomato varieties sold in Dutsin-Ma market namely,
UTC, Rukuta and Dan-Aka were subjected to drying in a laboratory oven, solar
drier and under direct sunlight then, powdered. The antioxidant and total
lycopene contents were examined and found to be unaffected by the three drying
procedures, with values
ranging between 68.46% ± 0.90% to 80.77% ± 1.11% and 123.63 to 161.98 mg/kg, respectively. The ascorbic acid was also
tested and values were significantly lower in all the samples subjected to sun...
Jun 25, 2015Open AccessArticle
This paper considers the use of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a biosorbent for the recovery of gold
from Mahd El-Dahhab gold mine in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Gold is a noble metal
which was seldom used in electroplating, hydrogenation catalyst, etc.
Heterogeneous composition of samples and low concentration offer renewed
interest in the selective extraction of gold using various extractants. In the
present work, Saccharomyces cerevisiae,
is used to study the preconcentratio...
Apr 02, 2015Open AccessArticle
Two methods of DNA extraction and purification in eggplant molecular research were investigated. FTA PlantSaver card and DNAzol were optimized, simplified and presented. The aim was to discard the rigorous protocols and help save energy, resources and time wasted in DNA extraction during molecular research in eggplant. DNA was extracted from fresh leaf of 18-day-old eggplant seedlings. Quality of genomic DNA extracts was verified on 1% agarose gel electrophoresis and viewed on a UV-transillumina...