Nafiu, Mikhail Olugbemiro

Department: Biochemistry


  1. Akanji, M. A., Nafiu, O. and Yakubu, M. T.  (2008): Enzyme Activities and Histopathology of Selected Tissues in Rats Treated with Potassium Bromate  African Journal of Biomedical Research11(1): 87-95. Published in Nigeria by   Ibadan Biomedical Communications Group
  2. Muhammad N. O., Jimoh F.O., NafiuO., Oloyede O.B. and Salawu M. O  (2010):   Nutrients and Antinutrients Analysis of Albizia lebbeck Seed  Bioresearch Bulletin 3 : 170-174. Published in  India by  Sapience Research Labs
  3. Yakubu, M.T., Akanji, M.A. and Nafiu,O(2010):  Anti-diabetic Activity of aqueous extract of Cochlospermum planchonii root on Alloxan-induced diabetic Rat  Cameroon Journal of Experimental Biology  6 (2)  19-100. Published in  Cameroon by  Cameroon Forum for Biological Sciences (CAFOBIOS)
  4. Nafiu,O., Akanji, M.A. and Yakubu, M. T.  (2011):  Phytochemical and Mineral Constituents of Cochlospermum planchonii Root.  Bioresearch Bulletin 1:  078-083. Published in  India by Sapience Research Labs
  5. Nafiu,O., Akanji, M.A. and Yakubu, M. T.  (2011):  Effect of Aqueous Extract of Cochlospermum planchonii Rhizome on some Kidney and liver functional indicies of albino rats  African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines 8(1) 22–26. Published in Nigeria  by            African            Networks        of         Ethnomedicines
  6. Yakubu, M.T., Ajidagba, K. K., Akanji, M. A., Oladiji, A. T., Ajiboye, T. O., Ibrahim, K. O. O., Oguntoye, S. O., Salawu, M. O., and Nafiu, O.(2012):  Toxico-pathological effects of saponin from Massularia acuminata stem in male Wistar rats   Nigrian Journal of Natural Product and Medicine  16.            Published in    Nigeria            by Nigeria Society of Pharmacognosy
  7. Nafiu, O., Abdulsalam, T. A and Akanji, M. A.  (2013):   Phytochemical Analysis and Anti-malarial Activity of Aqueous extract of Lecaniodiscus cupanioides Root  Journal of Tropical Medicine2013  Published     in  USA  by Hindaw   Publishing       Corporation
  8. Salawu, M. O; Yoshino, T; Oloyede, H. O. B; Kuku, A; Nafiu, O.   (2013):  Role of Serine Proteases and PlasmaAgglutinins in the Endotoxin-Induced protein Coagulation in the Haemolymph of Archachatina marginata.  Journal of Investigational Biochemistry2(2)  115-126 Published in  Turkey  by Gulhane Military Medical Academy
  9. Nafiu, M. O., Liadi, M.T., Akanji, M. A. Ibrahim, R. B., Olaniyi, S. S., Olowoyeye, I. M., Olarewaju, M., Ogbontolu, R., and Oyalade, S..   (2013):  Biochemical Evaluation and Anti-hyperglycemic effects of petroleum ether extract of Meliponula ferruginea propolis in alloxan-induced diabetic rats  Nigerian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology  28 (1&2)  44-52.  Published        in Nigeria by Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  10. Adegoke, B. M., Oloyede, O. B., Salawu, M. O. and Nafiu, O.(2014) Phytochemical Constituents and Lipid Lowering Actions of Extracts of Picralima nitida seed and Tapinanthus bangwensis leaf in Alloxan-Induced Diabetic Rabbits  Nigerian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology   29(1): . Published in Nigeria by Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
  11. Ali, L.A., Nafiu, O., Adesokan, A. A.,Tijani, A. Y., Salawu, O. A (2014) Antipyretic and analgesic activity of aqueous extract of Acacia nilotica root  Biokemistri26 (2) 55-62. Published in Nigeria by Nigerian Society for Experimental Biology
  12. Nafiu, O.; M. A. Akanji; Z. A. Raji and T.A. Abdulsalam (2014)  Phytochemical Analysis and In Vivo Anti-Malarial Activities of Aqueous Extracts of Tithonia diversifolia and Parquetina nigrescens Leaf in Mice  Biokemistri 26 (2) 63–68 Published in Nigeria by Nigerian Society for Experimental Biology
  13. Nafiu,O, Akanji, M. A. and Yakubu, M.T.  (2013):  Toxicity of aqueous extract of Cochlospermum planchonii root (an anti-malarial herb) in selected tissue of mice  Comparative Clinical Pathology22(6):1211-1218.   Published        in London       by        Springer           
  14. Yakubu, M. T., Salimon, S. S., Abdul-Rasheed, R. O., Opakunle, M. F., Jimoh, R. O. and Nafiu, O. (2014) Effects of Aqueous Extract of Cissus populnea Stem on Function Indices of the Ovary and Uterus of Female Wistar Rats Centrepoint Journal (Science Edition)  20 (2): 131 – 141  http://
  15. Kazeem, M. I., Ashafa, A.O.T and Nafiu, M. O. (2015)Biological Activities of three Nigerian Spices – Laurus nobilis Linn, Murraya koenigii (L) Spreng and Thymus vulgaris Linn. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 15; 14 (12): 2255-2261. Pharmacotherapy Group, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin, Benin City, 300001 Nigeria.
  16. Nafiu, O., Abdulsalam,T. A., Jimoh, R. O and Kazeem M. I (2015) Ameliorative Effect of Lecaniodiscus cupanioides (Sapindaceae) Aqueous Root Extract in Loperamide- Induced Constipated Rats. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 14 (6): 1057-1062. Pharmacotherapy Group, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin, Benin City, 300001 Nigeria.
  17. Yakubu, M. T. Nurudeen, Q. O., Salimon, S. S., Yakubu, M. O., Jimoh, R. O.,  Nafiu, M. O., Akanji, M. A.,  Oladiji, A. T. and Felicia E. Williams, F. E (2015) Antidiarrhoeal Activity of Musa paradisiaca Sap in Wistar Rats.  Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Volume 2015, Article ID 683726, 9 pages. Hindawi Publishing Corporation
  18. Sulaiman, F. A., Adeyemi, O. S., Akanji, M. A.,  Oloyede, H. O. B.,  Sulaiman, A. A., Olatunde, A., Hoseni, A. A., Olowolafe,   V., Nlebedim, R. N., Muritala, H. F., Nafiu, M. O.,  Salawu, M. O. (2015). Biochemical and morphological alterations caused by silver nanoparticles in Wistar rats Journal of Acute Medicine,5(4): 96-102

Chapter in a Book In-Print

  1. Nafiu, O., Salawu, M. O. and Kazeem, M. I  (2013):  Anti-oxidant activities of African medicinal plants in   Medicinal Plant Research in Africa: Pharmacology and Chemistry   Kuete Victor  787-803. Published in   United Kingdom by Elsevier Inc.