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Studies on the possible mechanisms behind the anti-diabetic effects of Xylitol.
Background and Objectives: Sugar substitutes have gained popularity in the management of diabetes, obesity and related diseases, due to their low calorie content compared to sucrose. Recent studies have reported that ...
Yeast encapsulation for bioethanol production.
The bioethanol production industry is faced with hurdles such as uncovering cheap and abundantly available fermentation substrates, as well as yeast strains possessing high ethanol tolerance properties. Cane molasses is a ...
A comparative study of three toxic legume glycoproteins.
No abstract available.
The comparative effects of acetylated and deacetylated galactose derivatives in liposomal gene delivery.
The use of cationic liposomes remains the most attractive non-viral approach in gene therapy as these gene carriers provide for ease and versatility in design. In targeted gene delivery, liposomes are coupled to ligands ...
Phytochemistry and anti-cancer potential of compounds isolated from Kenyan medicinal plants, Moringa oleifera and Prunus africana.
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide and of all the cancer related deaths occurring worldwide, 70% are in low and middle income countries. In Africa, the disease kills more people than HIV, TB and malaria ...
Receptor targeted gene delivery using folate ligand conjugated cationic liposomes.
Gene therapy has become an important strategy to treat several human diseases, including cancer, viral infections and inherited disorders. In response to this growing trend, a number of gene delivery vectors have been ...
Analyses of lipidic bodies from green microalgae.
This study presents the analyses of oil body components in microalgae which may be involved in oil droplet assembly including certain triacylglycerol precursors which can be processed to biodiesel, an alternative fuel ...
Killing of mycobacteria by macrophage cathepsin D.
Tuberculosis (TB) is the fifth largest cause of death in South Africa, with one in ten cases being resistant to treatment due to the development of multidrug-resistance and extensively drug-resistance in the agent responsible ...
p38 MAPK and the C2C12 cell cycle : in vitro and in silico investigations.
The mammalian cell cycle and its points-of-entry are well characterized pathways. These points-of-entry are normally regulated via mitogens and include, amongst others, the ERK, JNK and p38 mitogen-activated protein ...
The ruminal metabolism of lactic acid.
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