M. A. AKANJI, B. Sc. (Ibadan); M. Sc., Ph.D. (Ife)
Status: Professor  and H.O.D
Tel:  +2348034725751
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Research interest: Biochemical Toxicology and Parasite Biochemistry

On-going research

  1. Mode of cellular toxicity of chemical compounds

Selected publications

  1. Akanji, M. A., Olagoke, O. A. and Oloyede, O. B. (1993). Effect of repeated consumption of metabisulphite on the integrity of the rat kidney cellular system. Toxicology; 81:173-179.
  2. Akanji, M. A. and Saliu, N. B. (1996). Studies on mode of Kanamycin – induced cellular toxicity in rat kidney. Nigerian Journal Pure and Applied Science; 11: 419-424.
  3. Akanji, M. A. and Yakubu, M. T. (2000). α- tocopherol protects against metabisulphite – induced tissue damage in rats.  Nigerian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; 16: 147-148.
  4. Akanji, M. A. (2004). Prescription for healthy life: Science in harmony with Islamic concepts.  Confluence of Religion and Science; I, 41-50.
  5. Adesokan, A. A., Yakubu, M. T., Owoyele, B. V.,  Akanji, M. A., Soladoye, A. O. and Lawal, O. K. (2008). "Effect of administration of aqueous and ethanolic extracts of Enantia chlorantha stem bark on brewer’s yeast induced pyresis in rats". African Journal of Biochemistry Research, 2(7): 165-169 (Published by Academic Journals Inc.).
  6. Yakubu, M. T., Oladiji, A. T. and Akanji, M. A. (2007b) "Evaluation of biochemical indices of male rat reproductive function and testicular histology in Wistar rats following chronic administration of aqueous extract of Fadogia agrestis (Schweinf. Ex Heirn) stem". African Journal of Biochemistry Research, 1(7): 156-163. (Published by Academic Journals Inc.).
  7. Akanji, M. A., Nafiu, M. O. and Yakubu, M. T. (2008) "Enzyme activities and histopathology of selected tissues in rats treated with potassium bromate". African Journal of Biomedical Research 11: 87-95 (Published by Ibadan Biomedical Communications Group, Nigeria).
  8. Yakubu, M. T., Akanji, M. A., Oladiji, A. T., Olatinwo, A. W. O., Adesokan, A. A., Yakubu, M. O., Owoyele, B. V., Sunmonu, T. O and Ajao, M. S (2008a). "Effect of Cnidoscolous aconitifolius (Miller) I. M. Johnston leaf extract on reproductive hormones of female rats". Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine 6(3): 149-155 (Research and Clinical Center for Infertility, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Science azd-Iran in collaboration with Iranian Society for Reproductive Medicine).
  9. Yakubu, M. T., Akanji, M. A. and Oladiji, A. T. (2008b) "Effect of chronic administration of aqueous extract of Fadogia agrestis stem on male rat kidney function indices. Recent Progress in Medicinal Plants". 19: 359-367. (Published by Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India).
  10. Yakubu, M. T., Akanji, M. A. and Oladiji, A. T. (2008) "Alterations in serum lipid profile of male rats by oral administration of aqueous extract of Fadogia agrestis stem". Research Journal of Medicinal Plant 2(2): 66-73 (Published by Academic Journals Inc.).
  11. Yakubu, M. T., Bukoye, B. B., Oladiji, A. T. and Akanji, M. A. (2009). "Toxicological implications of aqueous extract of Bambusa vulgaris leaves in pregnant Dutch rabbits". Human & Experimental Toxicology, 28(9): 591-598. (An International Journal affiliated to the French Society of Toxicology).