D U Owu

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Effect of Vitamin C Supplementation on Platelet Aggregation and Serum Electrolytes Levels in Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetes Mellitus in Rats
    Daniel U Owu
    Department of Physiology, University of Calabar, Calabar
    Niger J Physiol Sci 31:55-61. 2016
  2. pmc Gastric ulceration in diabetes mellitus: protective role of vitamin C
    Daniel U Owu
    Department of Physiology, College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, Calabar, PMB 1115, Nigeria
    ISRN Gastroenterol 2012:362805. 2012
  3. pmc Intestinal Fluid and Glucose Transport in Wistar Rats following Chronic Consumption of Fresh or Oxidised Palm Oil Diet
    Agona O Obembe
    Department of Physiology, College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, 540001 Calabar, Nigeria
    ISRN Gastroenterol 2011:972838. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Effect of Gongronema latifolium ethanol leaf extract on gastric acid secretion and cytoprotection in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats
    D U Owu
    Department of Basic Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, Kingston 7, Jamaica
    West Indian Med J 61:853-60. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Vitamin C improves basal metabolic rate and lipid profile in alloxan-induced diabetes mellitus in rats
    D U Owu
    Department of Physiology, College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria
    J Biosci 31:575-9. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Stimulation of gastric acid secretion and intestinal motility by Vernonia amygdalina extract
    D U Owu
    Department of Physiology, College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, Calabar 540001, Nigeria
    Fitoterapia 79:97-100. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Intestinal motility and transit following chronic ingestion of different forms of palm oil diets
    A O Obembe
    Department of Physiology, College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria
    Niger J Physiol Sci 23:95-9. 2008
  8. pmc Experimental malaria: the in vitro and in vivo blood pressure paradox
    C R Nwokocha
    Department of Basic Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica
    Cardiovasc J Afr 23:98-102. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Altered responses of isolated aortic smooth muscle following chronic ingestion of palm oil diets in rats
    D U Owu
    Department of Physiology, College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, Nigeria
    Afr J Med Med Sci 26:83-6. 1997
  10. ncbi request reprint Antispasmodic and spasmolytic effects of methanolic extract from seeds of Garcinia kola on isolated rat small intestine
    P M Udia
    Department of Pharmacology, College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria
    Niger J Physiol Sci 24:111-6. 2009

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  1. ncbi request reprint Effect of Vitamin C Supplementation on Platelet Aggregation and Serum Electrolytes Levels in Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetes Mellitus in Rats
    Daniel U Owu
    Department of Physiology, University of Calabar, Calabar
    Niger J Physiol Sci 31:55-61. 2016
    ..These resultssuggest that oral vitamin C administration increases haemoglobin, reduced plasma glucose level, platelet count, serumsodium/potassium ion ratio and inhibits platelet aggregation in streptozotocin-induced DM in rats. ..
  2. pmc Gastric ulceration in diabetes mellitus: protective role of vitamin C
    Daniel U Owu
    Department of Physiology, College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, Calabar, PMB 1115, Nigeria
    ISRN Gastroenterol 2012:362805. 2012
    ..2 ± 2.1 g). It is concluded that vitamin C is beneficial in improving gastric acid secretion and protects against ulceration in streptozotocin-induced diabetes mellitus in rats due to its antioxidant potential...
  3. pmc Intestinal Fluid and Glucose Transport in Wistar Rats following Chronic Consumption of Fresh or Oxidised Palm Oil Diet
    Agona O Obembe
    Department of Physiology, College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, 540001 Calabar, Nigeria
    ISRN Gastroenterol 2011:972838. 2011
    ..These results suggest that ingestion of thermoxidized palm oil and not fresh palm oil may lead to distortion in villus morphology with a concomitant malabsorption of fluid and glucose in rats due to its harmful free radicals...
  4. ncbi request reprint Effect of Gongronema latifolium ethanol leaf extract on gastric acid secretion and cytoprotection in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats
    D U Owu
    Department of Basic Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, Kingston 7, Jamaica
    West Indian Med J 61:853-60. 2012
    ..This study aimed to provide a pharmacological basis to the medicinal use ofGongronema latifolium as an antidiabetic and antiulcerogenic agent in diabetes mellitus...
  5. ncbi request reprint Vitamin C improves basal metabolic rate and lipid profile in alloxan-induced diabetes mellitus in rats
    D U Owu
    Department of Physiology, College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria
    J Biosci 31:575-9. 2006
    ..This may at least in part reduce the risk of cardiovascular events seen in diabetes mellitus...
  6. ncbi request reprint Stimulation of gastric acid secretion and intestinal motility by Vernonia amygdalina extract
    D U Owu
    Department of Physiology, College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, Calabar 540001, Nigeria
    Fitoterapia 79:97-100. 2008
    ..w.) or atropine (1.2 microMol/kg b.w.). Moreover the extract evoked a dose-dependent contraction of the guinea pig ileum at a dose range of 0.6 mg/ml to 66 mg/ml which was inhibited by atropine (2.4 x 10(-8)-2.4 x 10(-6) M)...
  7. ncbi request reprint Intestinal motility and transit following chronic ingestion of different forms of palm oil diets
    A O Obembe
    Department of Physiology, College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria
    Niger J Physiol Sci 23:95-9. 2008
    ..These results show that chronic ingestion of oxidized palm oil diet causes an increase in basal tone of ileum and enhances intestinal motility and transit in the rat...
  8. pmc Experimental malaria: the in vitro and in vivo blood pressure paradox
    C R Nwokocha
    Department of Basic Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica
    Cardiovasc J Afr 23:98-102. 2012
    ..Therefore insight into the complexity of the pathogenesis of malaria is vital to understand the disease, particularly as it relates to blood pressure...
  9. ncbi request reprint Altered responses of isolated aortic smooth muscle following chronic ingestion of palm oil diets in rats
    D U Owu
    Department of Physiology, College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, Nigeria
    Afr J Med Med Sci 26:83-6. 1997
    ..The relaxation in the fresh oil-fed group was not significantly different from control. These results suggest that functional changes occur in rat blood vessels after chronic consumption of thermally oxidized palm oil...
  10. ncbi request reprint Antispasmodic and spasmolytic effects of methanolic extract from seeds of Garcinia kola on isolated rat small intestine
    P M Udia
    Department of Pharmacology, College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria
    Niger J Physiol Sci 24:111-6. 2009
    ..It is concluded that the Garcinia kola extract inhibits smooth muscle activity via other mechanisms but not involving neither cholinergic nor adrenergic receptor interaction...
  11. ncbi request reprint Specificity of vascular reactivity and altered response in experimental malaria
    C R Nwokocha
    Department of Basic Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, Kingston 7, Jamaica
    West Indian Med J 60:330-5. 2011
    ..In this study, we have examined the possibility that there is altered vascular reactivity due to the direct interaction between the parasitized erythrocytes and vascular endothelial cells and that it could be tissue specific...
  12. ncbi request reprint Serum lipids, proteins and electrolyte profiles in rats following total body irradiation
    C R Nwokocha
    Department of Basic Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, Kingston 7, Jamaica
    West Indian Med J 61:117-21. 2012
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  13. ncbi request reprint Effect of vitamin C on serum lipids and electrolyte profile of albino Wistar rats
    M U Eteng
    Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, Calabar
    Niger J Physiol Sci 21:15-9. 2006
    ..It is suggested that its administration in moderate to high doses may protect against atherosclerosis and hypertension...
  14. doi request reprint Comparative study on the efficacy of Garcinia kola in reducing some heavy metal accumulation in liver of Wistar rats
    C R Nwokocha
    Department of Basic Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston 7, Jamaica
    J Ethnopharmacol 135:488-91. 2011
    ..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...
  15. ncbi request reprint Lung function status of workers exposed to wood dust in timber markets in Calabar, Nigeria
    O O Okwari
    Department of Plysiology, College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria
    Afr J Med Med Sci 34:141-5. 2005
    ..Workers exposed to wood dust had restrictive pattern of ventilatory function impairment. The lung function indices of the timber workers decreased with their length of service. Chronic exposure to wood dust impairs lung function...