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Name: Amon Ganafa Agaba MBChB (Mak) PhD (Morehouse, USA)

Associate Professor


Research Areas/Interests:

(a) Mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of hypertension as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and the role of antioxidant therapies in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease

(b) Herbal Medicine Research and Development

(c) Access to Medicines

(d) Capacity development for Pharmaceutical Sciences


Publications (6 out of 12)

(i). Adiukwu CP, Agaba AG, Nambatya GK , Adzu B, Imanirampa L, Twinomujuni S, Twikirize O, Imanirampa L, Amanya M, Ezeonwumelu JO, Oloro J, Okoruwa AG, Katusiime B. Acute toxicity, antipyretic and antinociceptive study of the crude saponin from an edible vegetable,  Vernonia amygdalina leaf. Int. J. Biol. Chem. Sci. June 2012, Volume  6(3): 1019-1028.

(ii). Adiukwu CP, Ganafa AA, Nambatya GKPharmacognostic, Antiplasmodial and Antipyretic Evaluation of the aqueous extract of Vernonia amygdalina Leaf. Int. J. Biol. Chem. Sci., April 2011, Volume 5, Number 2. 709-716.

(iii). Njan AA, Adzu B, Ganafa AA, Byarugaba D, Diaz-Llera S, Bangsberg DR. The analgesic and antiplasmodial activity and toxicology of Vernonia amygdalina. J Med Food 11(3), 2008.

(iv). Ganafa AA, Walton M, Eatman D, Abukhalaf IK, Bayorh MA. Amlodipine attenuates oxidative stress-induced hypertension. Am J Hypertens. 2004 Sep; 17(9): 743-8.

(v). Ganafa AA, Socci RR, Eatman D, Silvestrov N, Abukhalaf IK, Bayorh MA. Effect of Palm oil on oxidative stress-induced hypertension. Am J Hypertens. 2002, Aug; 15(8): 725-31.

(vi). Ganafa AA, Socci RR, Eatman D, Silvestrova N, Abukhalaf IK, Bayorh MA.

Acute inhibition of glutathione biosynthesis alters endothelial function and blood pressure. Eur J Pharmacol. 2002, Nov 15; 454(2-3): 217-223.









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