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Laud K. N-a. Okine

Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
University of Ghana
Ghana

Laud K. N-a. Okine

Biography

Laud K. N-A. Okine is currently working as an Associate Professor in Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Ghana.

Research Interest

Research and Development of herbal medicines as alternatives to allopathic medicines. Research and Development of drug candidates from selected medicinal plants for the treatment/management of diabetes mellitus (DM), hypertension, malaria and trypanosomiasis. Safety evaluation of drugs and herbal medicines. Evaluation of the efficacy and mode of action of drugs and herbal medicines. Development of in vitro methods for the rapid screening of efficacies and safety of herbal medicines. Mechanisms of drug toxicity and resistance (use of animals/cell cultures).

Publications

  • Ocloo, A., Okpattah, W.E., Quasie, O., Sakyiamah, M.M. and Okine, L.K.N. (2014).Concurrent administration of aqueous extract of Cryptolepis sanguinolenta reduces the effectiveness of artesunate against Plasmodium berghei in rats. J. Appl. Pharm. Sci. 4(3): 24-28.

  • Donkor, Kofi, Okine, Laud K.N-A., Abotsi, Wonder and Woode, Eric (2014). Acute and sub-chronic toxicity studies of aqueous extract of root bark of Cassia sieberiana D.C. in rodents. J. Appl. Pharm. Sci. 4(4): 84-89.

  • Takanori Hori, Jacob Barnor, Tung Nguyen Huu, Osamu Morinaga, Akiko Hamano, Jerry Ndzinu, Angela Frimpong, Keren Minta-Asare, Mildred Amoa-Bosompem, James Brandful, John Odoom, Joseph Bonney, Isaac Tuffour, Baffour-Awuah Owusu, Mark Ofosuhene, Philip Atchoglo, Maxwell Sakyiamah, Richard Adegle, Regina Appiah-Opong, William Ampofo, Kwadwo Koram, Alexander Nyarko, Laud Okine, et al.(2015). Procyanidin Trimer C1 Derived from Theobroma cacao Reactivates Latent Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Provirus. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 459: 288-293.

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