Home|Journals Follow on Twitter| Subscribe to List

Directory for Medical Articles

Open Access

Original Research

Nig. J. Basic Appl. Sci.. 2017; 25(2): 41-50

Effects of Azadirachta indica Leaf Powder on some Biochemical Parameters of the African catfish (Clarias gariepinus)

Kabir Mohammed Adamu; Mohammed Aliyu-Paiko; Farida Abdullahi; Abdulmalik Ya’aba Mustapha.

The study investigated the alterations in biochemical parameters of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) exposed to neem (Azadirachta indica) leaf powder during the short term experimental period in static renewable bioassay system. The fish with mean length and weight of 18.35 ± 0.60cm and 22.38 ± 1.25g respectively were exposed to 0.192, 0.096, 0.048 and 0.00mg/L concentrations of neem leaf powder for 14-day period. During the experimental period, some physicochemical parameters such as temperature, pH, dissolve oxygen and total alkalinity were monitored weekly. At the end of the experiment period, the fish were sacrificed for the test of biochemical parameters that include: total protein, glucose, triglycerides, cholesterol, uric acid and creatinine in the serum, liver and kidney of the test fish in order to ascertain the effect of the plant on these biomarkers. As the concentrations of the plant leaf powder increased, the activities of serum total protein, triglycerides, cholesterol, creatinine and glucose either significantly (p0.05) decreased. An increase in liver glucose and total protein were recorded while kidney total protein, cholesterol and triglycerides were also either significantly (p0.05) increased. However, kidney glucose decreased significantly (p

Key words: Health status;Neem leaf powder;Clarias gariepinus;Toxicity

Share this Article

Applied Medical Research


ScopeMed Home
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About ScopeMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Suggest a Journal
Publisher Login
Contact Us

The articles in Scopemed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright ScopeMed Information Services.
Scopemed Buttons