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Effect of Yaji on the Anterior Pituitary Gland

Ukoha Ukoha Ukoha5
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Ogugua Augustine Egwu3
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+ 5 AuthorsUzozie Ofoego1
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Abstract
The aim of this histological study is to determine the effect of yaji (a Nigerian meat sauce that is indiscriminately consumed) on the anterior pituitary gland based on the fact that there is evidence that some of its constituents have excitotoxic and neurotoxic potentials. Eighteen weeks old white albino rats of an average weight of 225g were used for this study. The animals were acclimatized for two weeks and the test substance was administered for eight weeks and weighed on weekly basis. Twenty male albino rats were used and were divided into four groups (A-D) of five animals in each group. Group A served as control and were fed with normal feed (growers mesh) only while group B-D served as the test group and were fed with normal feed plus graded levels of yaji (B: 5g; C: 10g; D: 15g). The photomicrographs showed no observable histological changes in the tissue for all the groups. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) showed significant differences (P<0.05) in weight between the groups for the period of eight weeks. The findings therefore suggest that yaji has no capacity to induce any histological changes on the anterior pituitary gland. Keywords : Yaji, Suya, Spices, Anterior Pituitary Gland.
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Published on Nov 30, 2009
Ao Nwaopara3
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Cip Anibeze3
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(Abia State University),
Fc Akpuaka2
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(Abia State University)
Yaji is a complex mixture of groundnut cake powder, additives, spices and salt. The production and consumption of Yaji is not regulated despite the excitotoxic, apoptotic and tumourigenic potentials of some of its active principles. This has been the basis for several scientific investigations aimed at determining the effect of Yaji on different body organs. The present study on the brain is intended to determine its tumourigenic potentials. Eighteen weeks old white albino rats of an average wei...
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(Nestlé Purina PetCare Company),
Dorothy P. Laflamme7
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(Nestlé Purina PetCare Company),
Grace L. Long1
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(Nestlé Purina PetCare Company)
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Ao Nwaopara3
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Chilie Anibeze1
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+ 1 AuthorsSharon Nwaopara1
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Spices and herbs have been used for thousands of centuries as preservatives for foods and for medicinal purposes. Some of these spices and herbs possess antimicrobial potentials that may, in combination, be considered as alternatives to conventional antimicrobial agents especially in this era of antimicrobial drug resistance. Our interest however, is on the widely consumed Nigerian suya meat sauce called Yaji. It is a complex mixture of salt, ginger, clove, red pepper and black pepper, all of wh...
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Ka He33
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(UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill),
Liancheng Zhao22
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(Academy of Medical Sciences, United Kingdom)
+ 8 AuthorsBeifan Zhou16
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(Academy of Medical Sciences, United Kingdom)
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A.O. Nwaopara2
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(Ambrose Alli University),
M.A.C. Odike2
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(Ambrose Alli University)
+ 2 AuthorsG.I. Ewere1
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(Ambrose Alli University)
Allergic reactions have been associated with cloves, black pepper and mast cells. The presence of mast cells and renal fibrosis has also been reported and in line with an ongoing investigation on the effects of excessive consumption of Yaji the complex Nigerian meat sauce, this study was designed to correlate the individual and combined effects of the excessive consumption of Yaji-spices (ginger, clove, red pepper and black pepper) on the histology of the kidney, using 12 adult rabbits. The anim...
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Rozita Razavi5
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+ 2 AuthorsHans-Michael Dosch39
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Published on May 1, 2006in Pakistan Journal of Nutrition
R.E. Uzeh1
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R.E. Ohenhen1
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O.O. Adeniji1
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1 Abstract: Samples of raw meat prior to roasting, and tsire-suya were analyzed bacteriologically for total viable, coliform, staphylococcal counts and the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Bacillus cereus, Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli. The sensitivity of the bacterial isolates to some antibiotics and spices was evaluated. The total viable count varied from 20x10 to 289x10 cfu/g for the raw meat and 7x10 2 2 2 in tsire-suya. P. aeruginosa, B. cereus, S. aureus, and E. coli, were ...
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