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Antimalarial and antiplasmodial activity of husk extract and fractions of Zea mays.

Authors
  • Okokon, Jude E1, 2
  • Antia, Bassey S3
  • Mohanakrishnan, Dinesh2
  • Sahal, Dinkar2
  • 1 a Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy , University of Uyo , Uyo , Nigeria. , (Niger)
  • 2 b Malaria Research Laboratory, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology , New Delhi , India. , (India)
  • 3 c Department of Chemistry , University of Uyo , Uyo , Nigeria. , (Niger)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Pharmaceutical Biology
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2017
Volume
55
Issue
1
Pages
1394–1400
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/13880209.2017.1302966
PMID: 28320254
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

These results suggest that the husk extract/fractions of Zea mays possesses antimalarial and antiplasmodial activities and these justify its use in ethnomedicine to treat malaria infections.

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