Immunomodulatory Effect Of Methanol Extract Of Giietum Africanum In Wistar Albino Rats:- Onyema, Uchenna B.

ONYEMA | 61 pages (10271 words) | Projects
Biochemistry | Co Authors: UCHENNA BRIGHT

ABSTRACT

In Nigeria, Gnetum africamnn is used by different communities to prepared various diets and also has been reported to have some nutritional and health benefits with low or no scientific evidence. The aim was to study the immunomodulatory activity of G. afiicamim ethanol leaf extract in Wistar albino rats. A total of 12 wistar albino rats were used fbr this study and grouped into 3 (n=4). They were acclimatized fbr a period of 1 week and fed vital growers mash and water ad libitum. Group 1 (normal control) was administered feed and water ad libitum while group 2 (positive control) was administered pyrogallol and group 3 (treated group) was administered pyrogallol and 400 mg/kg ethanol extract of G. Afiucamun. The study lasted fbr a period of 28 days after which they were sacrificed and serum collected fbr further biochemical assays. Haemagglutination titre, haematological assays and serum antioxidants were assayed using standard methods. Results of the experiment shows a significant (p<0.05) increase in primary and secondary antibodies when the treated group was compared with the positive control while haematological results show a significant (p<0.05) increase in RBC, PCV and HB when the treated group was compared against the positive control. Furthermore, the serum antioxidant assay showed that the treated group expressed significant (p<0.05) increase in catalase and GPx activity and a significant (p<0.05) decrease in MDA concentration when compared with the positive control. In conclusion, G. Africanum can be seen to have immunostimulatoiy potentials. 

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ONYEMA, O (2024). Immunomodulatory Effect Of Methanol Extract Of Giietum Africanum In Wistar Albino Rats:- Onyema, Uchenna B.. Repository.mouau.edu.ng: Retrieved May 20, 2024, from https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/immunomodulatory-effect-of-methanol-extract-of-giietum-africanum-in-wistar-albino-rats-onyema-uchenna-b-7-2

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ONYEMA, ONYEMA. "Immunomodulatory Effect Of Methanol Extract Of Giietum Africanum In Wistar Albino Rats:- Onyema, Uchenna B." Repository.mouau.edu.ng. Repository.mouau.edu.ng, 25 Mar. 2024, https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/immunomodulatory-effect-of-methanol-extract-of-giietum-africanum-in-wistar-albino-rats-onyema-uchenna-b-7-2. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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ONYEMA, ONYEMA. "Immunomodulatory Effect Of Methanol Extract Of Giietum Africanum In Wistar Albino Rats:- Onyema, Uchenna B.". Repository.mouau.edu.ng, Repository.mouau.edu.ng, 25 Mar. 2024. Web. 20 May. 2024. < https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/immunomodulatory-effect-of-methanol-extract-of-giietum-africanum-in-wistar-albino-rats-onyema-uchenna-b-7-2 >.

Chicago

ONYEMA, ONYEMA. "Immunomodulatory Effect Of Methanol Extract Of Giietum Africanum In Wistar Albino Rats:- Onyema, Uchenna B." Repository.mouau.edu.ng (2024). Accessed 20 May. 2024. https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/immunomodulatory-effect-of-methanol-extract-of-giietum-africanum-in-wistar-albino-rats-onyema-uchenna-b-7-2

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