Dr. Ugochi Olivia Njoku

Dr. Ugochi Olivia Njoku

Senior Lecturer
University of Nigeria, Nigeria

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Biochemistry from University of Nigeria, Nigeria

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Ugochi Olivia Njoku is a senior lecturer at Department of Biochemistry, University of Nigeria. Dr. Ugochi has about 13 scientific papers published in both International and local journals. Dr Ugochi holds an M.Sc and PhD in Pharmacological Biochemistry from the University of Nigeria. Dr. Ugochi`s research interests are on therapeutic potentials of natural products,Immunopharmacology, and plant toxicology. Presently, Dr. Ugochi has been working on cardioprotective potentials of some medicinal plant indigenous to Nigeria.

Area of Interest:

Pharmacology and Toxicology
Medicinal Plants
Natural Products

Selected Publications

  1. Njoku, U.O., O.F.C. Nwodo and M.O. Ogugofor, 2017. Cardioprotective potential of methanol extract of Costus afer leaf on carbon tetrachloride-induced cardiotoxicity in Albino rats. Asian J. Pharm. Res. Health Care, 9: 51-58.
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  2. Njoku, U.O. and O.F.C. Nwodo, 2015. Immunostimulatory activity of alkaloid-rich fraction of Abrus precatorius Linn seed methanol extract on non-specific immune system. Sylwan, 159: 249-268.
  3. Njoku, U.O. and O.F.C. Nwodo, 2015. Immunomodulatory potential of alkaloid-rich fraction of Abrus precatorius seed methanol extract. Wulfenia J., 22: 182-190.
  4. Agu, C.V., U.O. Njoku and O.F.C. Nwodo, 2013. Effect of aqueous seed extracts of two varieties of Phaseolus vulgaris on the lipid profile of rats. Res. J. Pharm. Biol. Chem. Sci., 4: 1469-1478.
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  5. Njoku, U.O., P.A. Akah and C.C. Okonkwo, 2012. Antioxidant activity of seed extracts of Monodora tenuifolia (Annonaceae). Int. J. Basic Appl. Sci., 12: 80-87.
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  6. Njoku, U.U., J.P. Elijah, L.I. Offor and C.O. Okoli, 2011. Antioxidant properties of Apium graveolens. Res. J. Pharmacogn. Phytochem., 3: 201-205.
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  7. Njoku, U.O., P.E. Joshua and O.V. Omeh, 2011. Antioxidant properties of Polyalthia longifolia. New York Sci. J., 4: 83-87.
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  8. Njoku, U.O., O.F.C. Nwodo and C.V. Agu, 2011. Invitro effect of papaverine on lipid peroxidation in sickle cell anaemia. Int. J. Basic Appl. Sci., 11: 45-48.
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  9. Njoku, U.O., I.U. Agbo, P.E. Joshua, N.F. Ozoemena and O.F.C. Nwodo, 2011. Cholinesterase-sensitive muscarinic agent of the seed of Abrus precatorius. Bio-Res., 9: 743-748.
  10. Njoku, U.O., O.F.C. Nwodo, C.A. Anosike and C.N. Ezekwesili, 2008. Anti-sickling effect of Abrus seed spasmolytic substance. Plant Prod. Res. J., 12: 6-9.
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  11. Nwodo, O.F.C., C.I. Ezekwe, C.A. Anosike and U.O. Njoku, 2008. Adenosine and its related nucleotides may modulate gastric acid secretion by inhibiting calcium permeability. Biol. Res., 6: 348-350.
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  12. Njoku, O.U., U.C. Iwualla, O.B. Aboh, V.A. Onwuliri and P.A. Akah, 2005. Investigation on Monodora tenuifolia seed oil (annonaceae). Bio-Res., 3: 56-58.
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  13. Njoku, O.U., I.C. Ononogbu, C.U. Ibe, B.C. Nwanguma and A.V. Iwueke, 2004. Lipid composition of two marine fishes: Scomber scombrus and Trachurus trachurus. Anim. Res. Int., 1: 173-175.
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