Genomes and Genes


C R Nwokocha


Affiliation: University of the West Indies
Country: Jamaica


  1. Nwokocha C, Warren I, Palacios J, Simirgiotis M, Nwokocha M, Harrison S, et al. Modulatory Effect of Guinep (Melicoccus bijugatus Jacq) Fruit Pulp Extract on Isoproterenol-Induced Myocardial Damage in Rats. Identification of Major Metabolites Using High Resolution UHPLC Q-Orbitrap Mass Spectrometry. Molecules. 2019;24: pubmed publisher
    ..The results of this study indicated that Melicoccus bijugatus did display some cardio-protective effects in relation to myocardial injury. ..
  2. Cifuentes F, Palacios J, Paredes A, Nwokocha C, Paz C. 8-Oxo-9-Dihydromakomakine Isolated from Aristotelia chilensis Induces Vasodilation in Rat Aorta: Role of the Extracellular Calcium Influx. Molecules. 2018;23: pubmed publisher
    ..This study provides the first qualitative analysis indicating that traditional folk medicine Aristotelia chilensis may be protective in the treatment of cardiovascular pathologies. ..
  3. Nwokocha C, Owu D, Ufearo C, Iwuala M. Comparative study on the efficacy of Garcinia kola in reducing some heavy metal accumulation in liver of Wistar rats. J Ethnopharmacol. 2011;135:488-91 pubmed publisher
    ..Garcinia kola has the highest hepatoprotective effect to Cd followed by Hg and least protection against Pb toxicity in rats and its administration is beneficial in reducing heavy metal accumulation in the liver...
  4. Nwokocha C, Ajayi I, Ebeigbe A. Altered vascular reactivity induced by malaria parasites. West Indian Med J. 2011;60:13-8 pubmed
    ..In this study, we have examined the possibility that there is altered vascular reactivity due to the direct interaction between parasitized erythrocytes and vascular endothelial cells...
  5. Nwokocha C, Owu D, Nwokocha M, Ufearo C, Iwuala M. Comparative study on the efficacy of Allium sativum (garlic) in reducing some heavy metal accumulation in liver of wistar rats. Food Chem Toxicol. 2012;50:222-6 pubmed publisher
  6. Nwokocha C, Nwokocha M, Aneto I, Obi J, Udekweleze D, Olatunde B, et al. Comparative analysis on the effect of Lycopersicon esculentum (tomato) in reducing cadmium, mercury and lead accumulation in liver. Food Chem Toxicol. 2012;50:2070-3 pubmed publisher
    ..We examined the ability of fruit extract to protect against mercury (Hg), lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) accumulation in the liver...
  7. Nwokocha C, Baker A, Douglas D, McCalla G, Nwokocha M, Brown P. Apocynin ameliorates cadmium-induced hypertension through elevation of endothelium nitric oxide synthase. Cardiovasc Toxicol. 2013;13:357-63 pubmed publisher
    ..Apocynin was effective in reducing cadmium-induced elevated blood pressures through elevation of eNOS. Inhibition of NADPH oxidase activity may be a useful strategy for prevention and treatment of cadmium-induced hypertension. ..