Cell Biology

Volume 5, Issue 2, March 2017

  • The Effect of Supporting Electrolyte on Ion Permeability Through Red Blood Cell Membrane

    Benevolent Orighomisan Atolaiye, Titilayo Oluwayemisi Bamidele, Douglas Uwagbale Edward-Ekpu

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, March 2017
    Pages: 12-16
    Received: 23 February 2017
    Accepted: 14 March 2017
    Published: 21 March 2017
    Abstract: This study was aimed at providing information on how Na sulphate, K sulphate, Ca sulphate and Mg sulphate supporting electrolytes affect the permeation of hypotonic Na chloride, K chloride, Ca chloride and Mg chloride ions through Red Blood Cell (RBC) membrane while the RBCs haemolyse using a UV/Vis spectrophotometer. The effects of the supporting ... Show More
  • LC-MS Analysis of Phenolic Acids, Flavonoids and Betanin from Spineless Opuntia ficus-indica Fruits

    Imen Belhadj Slimen, Mahmoud Mabrouk, Chaabane Hanène, Taha Najar, Manef Abderrabba

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, March 2017
    Pages: 17-28
    Received: 16 February 2017
    Accepted: 11 March 2017
    Published: 1 April 2017
    Abstract: Opuntia ficus-indica belongs to the Cactaceae family and is widespread in semi-arid and arid regions. Cactus pears are known for their health promoting properties which are due to a variety of bioactive molecules. This study aims to identify and quantify phenolic acids, flavonoids and betanin from spineless Opuntia ficus-indica fruits. Fresh mature... Show More