Prof. Agunu Abdulkarim

Department of Pharmacognosy and Drug Development,

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences,

University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria.

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Membership of professional bodies:

  1. Member, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria
  2. Member, National Association of Pharmacists in Academia
  3. Member, Nigeria Society of Pharmacognosy
  4. Member, Society for medicinal plants and Natural products research

 

Other skills (e.g computer literacy, etc)

  1. National malaria control Booster project: Rapid Assessment tool for malarial commodities logistics system (World Bank - Federal Government of Nigeria Project), Kano state, Nigeria January 2010.
  2. Partnership for transforming Health system (PATHS2): Baseline survey of Drug Revolving fund (DRF) performance in Jigawa State, Nigeria. 3-19 May 2009.
  3. Second international School on Production of Biopharmaceuticals from          animal cell culture. Rio De Janeiro (Brazil). 10-21 July 2006.
  4. The effects of an HIV/AIDS education programme on primary and secondary school teachers in Sabongari, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. A project submitted to the National universities commission virtual institute for higher education in Africa in partial fulfillment for certificate in HIV/AIDS education. May 2004.
  5. Nigerian Universities commission virtual institute for higher education pedagogy (NUCVIHEP), Module V "Curriculum development in higher education". February 2004.
  6. Tissue culture techniques and its relation to drug development; in- vitro cultivation of Plasmodium Jalciparium; Chromatographic techniques; proposal writing, funding for research and scientific communication. Pre- Conference workshop of the 30th annual scientific conference of the West African society of pharmacology held at the conference centre, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 20-21 October 2003.
  7. Research methodology in the biological sciences - a pre satellite workshop to the 25th annual regional conference of the West African Society for Pharmacology (Zaria 98). Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 19- 20 October 1998.

Honours/ Awards:

  1. ABU/MACARTHUR postdoctoral grant
  2. Carnegie travel grant
  3. GA conference travel grant

Postgraduate supervision

Have supervised thirteen (13) MSc and four (4) PhD Candidates.

 

Publications/Articles (in peer reviewed journals)

  1. Ohemu, T. I.; Agunu, A., Dafam, D. G./ and Olotu, P. N. (2015): Pharmacognostic studies of the stem-bark of Enantia chlorantha 'Oliver (Annonaceae). Nigerian Journal of Natural Products and Medicines. Vol 18, 19 pg 60 - 63
  2. Ahmadu, A. A., Agunu, A. and Abdurahman, E. M., (2015). Antiinflammatory constituents of Alchornea cordifolio leaves. Nigerian Journal of Natural Products and Medicines. Vol 18, 19 pg 65 -69
  3. Samagoro, C. T., Agunu, A., Nuhu, H., Mohammed, Z./ Abdurrahman, E. M., and Ambali, S. F. (2015). Evaluation of the antifertility of Lawsonia inermis leaves. Journal of Natural Products and Medicines. Vol 18, 19 pg 70 - 74.
  4. Augustine A. Ahmadu, Haruna Baba and A. Agunu (2014): Triterpenoids from Doniellio oliveri leaves, Hutch and Dalz (Fabaceae). Nigerian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Applied Science Research, 3 (1): 10-14.
  5. T.L. Ohemu, A. Agunu, P.N. Olotu, U. Ajimo, D.G. Do/am, J.J. Azilo (2014). 1. Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used in the traditional treatment of viral infections in Jos, Plateau state, Nigeria. International Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Vol. 4, No.2, pp. 74-81
  6. Aguh, B. 1., *, Nock, I. H, I.S. Ndams, I. S. Agunu, A., Aveku, P. O. (2013): Hypolipidemic properties of Bauhinia rufescens in alloxan-induced diabetic rats. Scientific Journal of Biological Sciences 2(4) 68-75
  7. Halilu, M.E*, October, N., Balogun, M., Agunu, A., Abubakar, A. and Abubakar, M.S (2013): Isolation and Characterization of Steroids from Petroleum Ether Extract of Stem Bark of Parinari curatellifolia Planch ex. Benth (Chrysobalanaceae). Journal of Natural Sciences Research Vol.3, No.6. 2224-3186.
  8. Agunu Abdulkarim , Ahmadu A A, Afolabi SO, Yaro AU, Ehinmidu J 0 and Mohammed Z (2011). Evaluation of the antibacterial and antidiarrhoeal activities of Heeria insignis o. Ktze. Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 73 (1}:343-347.
  9. Augustne A. Ahmadu and Abdulkarim Agunu (2011). Chemical constituents of Pavetta cormybosa leaves. African Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Development Vol 3, Nol:1-5.
  10. Danmalam, U. H., Idoko, V. E., Yaro, A. H., Magaji, M. G., Agunu, A., and Abdurahman, E. M. (2011). Phytochemical and anticonvulsant screening Of the aqueous extract of Combretum micranthum G. Don root (combretaceae). Nigerian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Vol: 10. 1. 32- 38.
  11. Sadiq Yusuf, Abdulkarim Agunu, Nna Venessa Katung and Uduak E Umana (2010): Ethanolic Leaf Extract of Psidium Guajava L. [Myrtaceae] Protects the Stomach against Ischemia-Reperfusion Induced Gastric Mucosal Injury. Asian Journal of Medical Sciences 1:1- 3.
  12. Danmalam, U. H., Abdullahi, L. M., Agunu, A. and Musa, K. Y. (2009): Acute toxicity studies and Hypoglycaemic activity of the methanol extract of the leaves of Hyptis suaveolens Po it. (Lamiaceae). Nigerian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Vol 8, No.2, pp 87 - 92.
  13. Lawai, U., Ibrahim, H., Agunu, A., and Adamu, I. (2009): Anti-inflammatory and anti nociceptive activity of aqueous methanol extract from Ipomoea asarifolia Desr (Convolvulaceae). Biological and Environmental Sciences Journal for the Tropics 693): 1- 4.
  14. Augustine Ahmadu, Agunu Abdulkarim, Raphael Grougnet, Vassilios Myrianthopoulos, Francois Tillequin, Prokopios Magiatis, Alexios-Leandros Skaltsounis (2009): Two new Peltogynoids from Acacia nilotica Delile with Kinase inhibitory activity. Planta Medica. 75; 1-3
  15. Yusuf 5adiq, Alexandra B. Adelaiye and Agunu Abdulkarim (2009): Effects of Ziziphus Muritiania (L.) seed extract on spartial recognition memory of rats as measured by the V-maze test. Journal of Natural Products.Vol. 2: 31- 39.
  16. Y. 5alisu, Agunu, A. , Abubakar, M.S. and Ibrahim, G. (2009): Hypog\ycaemic effect of Acacia aioida De\. tMimosaceae) methanol root­bark extract. Nigerian Journal of Pharmceutivcal Sciences Vol 8, 1. 66-72.
  17. M. E. Halilu, A. Agunu, H. Ibrahim and E. M. Abdurrahman (2008): Pharmacognostic evaluation of the stem-bark of Parinari curatellifolia Planch Ex. Benth (Chrysobalanaceae). Nig. 1. Pharm. Sci., vol 7. No 1, p.79-85.
  18. Udobi, C. E., Onaolapo, J. A., Agunu, A. (2008): Antibacterial activities and bioactive components of the aqueous extracts of the stem-bark of Parkia biglobosa (Jacq) (Mimosaceae). Nig. 1. Pharm. Sci., Vol. 7. PA9-55.
  19. M. E. Halilu, I. K. Akpulu, A. Agunu, A. Ahmed and E. M. Abdurahman (2008): Phytochemical and antibacterial evaluation of Parinari curatellifolia Planch Ex Benth (Chrysobalanaceae). Nigerian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences 16(2) :272-276.
  20. Attah, F. A. U., Musa, K. Y. .Agunu, A. (2007): Preliminary phytochemical and investigation and free radical scavenging activities of Saba comorensis root bark extracts. Chemclass Journal, Vol. 4,133-137.
  21. Hassan, H. 5., Haruna, A. K., Hassan, A. 5., Agunu, A. and Musa, K. Y. (2006): Phytochemical and antispasmodic studies of the fruits of Solanum Gilo. Nigerian Journal of Natural Products and Medicines Vol. 10 pp. 45-46.
  22. Agunu A., Yusuf 5. A., Andrew G. 0., Zezi A. U. and Abdurahman E. M. (2005): Evaluation of five Medicinal plants used in diarrhoea treatment in Nigeria. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 101: 27-30.
  23. K. Y. Musa, E. M. Abdurahman, M. 5hok, A. Agunu, and H. Musa (2005): Acute toxicity studies of ethanolic extract of Oyschoriste perrottetii Nees (Acanthaceae) in mice. Nigerian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research. Vol. 4 No.1 pp 28-33.
  24. Abdulkarim Agunu, E. M. Abdurahman, M. Shok, and 5adiq A. Yusuf (2005): Analgesic activity of the roots and leaves extracts of Calliandra portoricensis Jacq (Mimosaceae). Fitoterapia 76.5: 442-445.
  25. A. Agunu, E. M. Abdurahman, G. O. Andrew, and Z. Muhammed (2005): Diuretic activity of the stem-bark extracts of Steganotaenia aratioceo hochst (Apiaceae). Journal of Ethnopharmacology 96: 471-475.
  26. Yusuf, M. K., Willis, E. M., Olonitola, O. 5., Danmalam, U. H.~ Ibrahim, G. and Agunu, A. (2005): Phytochemical and antimicrobial screening of the leaves and stem-bark of Vitex simplicifolia OLiV. Bulletin of Science Association of Nigeria (SAN). Vol. 26: 565-570.
  27. Agunu, A., Olonitola, O. 5., Bagu, G. D., Danmalam, H. U., Abdurahman, E. and Andrew, G. O. (2005): Preliminary phytochemical and antimicrobiology studies of eight medicinal plants used for diarrhoeal management in Kaduna State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 6(1}: 92-97.
  28. Sadiq Yusuf, Abdulkarim Agunu, Mshelia Diana (2004): The effect of Aloe vera A. Berger (Liliaceae) on gastric acid secretion and acute gastric mucosal injury in rats. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 93: 33-37.
  29. Agunu A., Ibrahim N. D. G., Onyiloyi G. A., and Abdurahman E. M. (2003): Toxicity of the stem-bark extracts of Steganotaenia araliacea in rats. Nigerian Journal of Natural Products and Medicine Vol 7: 65-67 ..
  30. Agunu, A.; Abdurahman, E. M. and Shok, M. (2003): Microscopic investigation of the leaf of Calliandra portoricensis Jacq (Mimosaceae). Journal of Science and Technology Research. Vol. 2, No. 4.pp. 56-60.
  31. Agunu A., Musa K. Y., Andrew G. 0., Olonitola O. 5., and Abdurahman E. M. (2003): Studies on antimycotic activity of Argemone mexicana Linn (Papaveraceae). Journal of Tropical Bioscience Vol 3: 90-94.
  32. Onyiloyi, A. and Agunu, A. (2003): Susceptibility studies of some typed Bacterial Strains to extracts of Mitracarpus villosus (SW) DC (Rubiaceae). Nigerian Journal of Experimental and Applied Biology. Vol. 4, No.1, pp. 35- 39.

Papers presented at conferences and seminars:

  1. Agunu, Y. Amodu, O. S. Olonitola and E. M. Abdurahman (1998): Evaluation of the antimicrobial activity of the stem-bark of Anthocleista vogelli. 25th WASP Conference, Zaria. Page 119.
  2. Ibrahim, A. Agunu, A. Ahmed, B. Audu, R. Ibrahim and O. Azija. (1999): Integration of Herbal medicine and orthodox medicine - the herbalist point of view. The Nigerian society of Pharrnacognosv annual general meeting/scientific conference, Zaria. Page 8.
  3. Mshelbwala, J. E. Ojile, A. Agunu and N. G. D. Ibrahim. (1999): Toxicological study of the extract of Andrographis paniculata Nee (Family: Acanthaceae). The Nigerian society of Pharmacognosy annual general meeting/scientific conference, Zaria. Page 14.
  4. Agunu Abdulkarim, M. Abdurahman and Ibrahim Abdu-Aguye.(1999): Determination of LDso values of aqueous and ethanol extracts of the stem­bark of Steganotaenia araliacea in mice. The Nigerian society of Pharmacognosy annual general meeting/scientific conference, Zaria. Page 22.
  5. Agunu, , O. S. Olonitola, G. D. Bagu and H. U. Danmalam. (2000):Evaluation of medicinal plants used for diarrhoea treatment in Kaduna State. 21st annual scientific conference of the Physiological Society of Nigeria. Zaria, November. Page 56.
  6. Agunu, , Onyiloyi. G., Zezi, A. U., and Abdurahman, E. M. (2003): Evaluation of five medicinal plants used in diarrhoeal treatment in Kaduna State, Nigeria. Nigerian Society of Pharmacognosy's 20th Scientific conference, 5-8 March Abuja. Page 8.
  7. Agunu, , Abdurahman EM, and Shok, M. (2003): Evaluation of the analgesic activity of the root and leave of Calliandra portoricensis Jacq (Mimosaceae). Nigerian Society of Pharmacognosy's 20th scientific conference, 5-8 March Abuja. Page 9.
  8. Agunu, , Musa, 1<. Y., Abdurahman, E. M., and Olonitola, O. S. (2003): Antimycotic activity of Argemone mexicana. Nigerian Society of Pharmacognosy's 20th Scientific conference, 5-8 March Abuja. Page 10.
  9. Adelaiye, A. B., Shawulu, S., Yusuf, S., Tend.e, J., and Agunu, A. (2004): Effects of Ziziphus mauritiana on the exploratory behavior of wistar rats. 8th Annual scientific conference of the Neuroscience society of Nigeria. 22-26th November. Page 33.
  10. Agunu, , Eseivo, K. A. N., Abdurahman, E. M., and Shok, M. (2005): Effects of Calliandra portoricensis Jacq (Mimosaceae) methanol extracts (root, leaf) on liver enzymes (Alt, Ast) and phenobarbitone-sleeping time. 23rd AGM/Scientific conference of Nigerian Society of Pharmacognosy, 24-28 May. Page 1.
  11. Hassan, H. S., Haruna, A. K., Hassan, A. S., Agunu, , and Musa, K. Y. (2005): Preliminary phytochemical and antispasmodic activity of the fruit of Solanum. Scientific conference of Nigerian Society of Pharmacognosy, 24-28 May. Page 64.
  12. Agunu, , Abdurahman EM, Musa KY, Zezi UA (2006): Anticulvulsant activities of the methanol extracts (leaf, root), saponins and n-butanol­insoluble fraction of Calliandra portoricensis Jacq (Benth) (Family: Mimosaceae). 54th Annual Congress on medicinal plant Research. 29 August- 2 September. Helsinki, Finland. PI07.
  13. Agunu, , Ahmadu, A. A., Zezi, A. U., Yaro, A. U., Ehinmidu, J. O. (2007): Evaluation of the antibacterial and antidiarrheal activities of Heeria insignis O. Ktze (Anacardiaceae). 55th International congress and annual meeting of the Society for Medicinal plant Research, September 2-6, Graz, Austria. P169.
  14. Ahmadu, A. , Agunu, A., Ehinmidu, J. 0., Magiatis, P, Skaltsounis, A. L. (2007): Antibacterial, antidiarrheal activity of Daniellia oliver and Ficus sycomorus and their constituents. 55th International congress and annual meeting of the Society for Medicinal plant Research, September 2-6, Graz, Austria. P172.
  15. Agunu, , Yusuf, 5., Ahmadu, A. A., Bisalla, M. (2008): Evaluation of hypoglycaemic and histopathological effects of" Diabetes 5" in rats. 7th joint meeting of the Association Francophone pour IEnseignement et la Recherche en Pharmacognosie (AFERP), American Society of Pharmacognosy (ASP), Society for Medicinal Plant Research (GA), Phytochemical Society of Europe (PSE), and Societa Italiana di Fitochimica (SIF), August 3-82008, Athens, Greece. PA82
  16. Ahmadu, A. A., Agunu, , Grougnet, R., Magiatis, P., Skaltsounis, A. L., Tillequin F. (2008): New peltogynoids from Acacia nilotica. 7th joint meeting of the Association Francophone pour IEnseignement et la Recherche en Pharmacognosie (AFERP), American Society of Pharmacognosy (ASP), Society for Medicinal Plant Research (GA), Phytochemical Society of Europe (PSE), and Societa Italiana di Fitochimica (SIF), August 3-8 2008, Athens, Greece. PB157
  17. Agunu, , Dafam, D. c., Kagaru, D., C.(2009): Traditional pain management in Jos, Nigeria. 57th meeting of the Society for medicinal plants and Natural product research, Geneva, Switzerland. August 16-20.
  18. Zezi, AU, Abdoulaye BB, Danjuma NM, Aliyu IS, Yaro AH and Agunu, A. (2009). Effects of aqueous stem bark extract of Ziziphus mucronata on rat liver functional.