Catalytic upgrading of bio-oil from bagasse: Thermogravimetric analysis and fixed bed pyrolysis
The objective of this work was to upgrade bio-oil from bagasse by pyrolysis using catalyst/biomass of three different compositions (5, 15 and 20 wt% HZSM-5 loadings). The thermal analysis and product distribution experiments were carried out in a thermogravimetric analyzer (TGA) and a fixed bed reactor, respectively. In TGA, the pyrolysis of catalytic runs shifted the thermograph curves to the lower temperatures and generated high yield residues compared to that obtained from non-catalytic run. From a fixed-bed condition, the maximum bio-oil yield from non-catalytic and catalytic runs at a temperature of 500 °C at ...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - December 12, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Comparative life-cycle cost and GHG emission analysis of five different water heating systems for residential buildings in Australia
Publication date: Available online 1 December 2018Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied SciencesAuthor(s): Nallapaneni Manoj Kumar, Mobi MathewAbstractIn this paper, five different types of water heating systems namely electric instantaneous, electric storage, natural gas instantaneous, natural gas storage, and heat pump are studied for Australian conditions. The study is carried out for understanding the life cycle cost of each system under similar water demand conditions. Focus is made on life-cycle cost (LCC) that include the running costs on an annual basis, and total running cost for the system lif...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - December 3, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Catalytic upgrading of pyrolysis oil from bagasse: thermogravimetric analysis and fixed bed pyrolysis
The objective of this work was to upgrade bio-oil from bagasse by pyrolysis using catalyst/biomass of three different compositions (5, 15 and 20 wt.% HZSM-5 loadings). The thermal analysis and product distribution experiments were carried out in a thermogravimetric analyzer (TGA) and a fixed bed reactor, respectively. In TGA, the pyrolysis of catalytic runs shifted the thermograph curves to the lower temperatures and generated high yield residues compared to that obtained from non-catalytic run. From a fixed-bed condition, the maximum bio-oil yield from non-catalytic and catalytic runs at a temperature of 500 oC at 15% ZSM...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - December 3, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Overtopping breach peak outflow approximation of embankment dam by using monte carlo method
Publication date: Available online 1 December 2018Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied SciencesAuthor(s): Mohamed Mohamed Abdellatif MohamedAbstractThe main goal of this paper is to develop an empirical relationship for estimating the peak outflow discharge of embankment dam breach due to overtopping flow. The main controlling parameter in the previously developed relationships is the reservoir volume behind the embankment dam. These relationships assumed that the whole reservoir volume becomes empty during the failure process and the area under the outflow hydrograph curve is equal to this volume. Con...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - December 3, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Applications of Microalgal Paste and Powder as food and feed: An update using Text Mining Tool
This article is aimed to understand the lacunae of research and commercialized technologies in between microalgal paste and powder. (Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences)
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - December 1, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Biochemical markers for carbon sequestration in two mangrove species (Avicennia marina and Rhizophora mucronata)
Publication date: Available online 1 December 2018Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied SciencesAuthor(s): Kandasamy Kathiresan, Kandasamy Saravanakumar, Nabikhan Asmathunisha, Raj Anburaj, Venugopal GomathiAbstractIn order to find the simple biochemical markers for selection of mangrove clones with high carbon sequestration, This work was made in two species (Rhizophora mucronata and Avicennia marina) under two seasons by analysing the carbon sequestration rate in mangrove biomass, in relation to 15 biochemical fractions- carotenoids, anthocyanins, flavonoids, phenols, tannins, leaf wax, chloroplast, c...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - December 1, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Pilot study: Tumor suppressive effect of crude polysaccharide substances extracted from some selected mushroom
Publication date: Available online 1 December 2018Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied SciencesAuthor(s): Faten Hereher, Amira ElFalla, Elshahat Toson, Mohammed Abou-Dobara, Mohamed AbdelazizAbstractA number of bioactive molecules, including antitumor substances, have been identified in many mushroom species. Polysaccharides are the best known and most potent mushroom derived substances with antitumor and immunomodulating properties. The present study is a pilot study was conducted to evaluate the role of these polysaccharide substances as antitumor agents using EAC cell line in animal mice. Five mushr...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - December 1, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

The hydrothermal uranium and some other metal deposits of the extensional faulting during the advanced opening of the Red Sea, Central Eastern Desert, Egypt
Publication date: Available online 1 December 2018Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied SciencesAuthor(s): Soliman Abu Elatta Abdallah Mahmoud, Gehad Mohammed Reda MansourAbstractThe hydrothermal uranium and other metal deposits occur within the zone of the major NW-SE trending normal fault and its associated minor normal faults that cut the Miocene clastic- carbonate sediments in Ochre-Um Greifat and Wadi Wizr locations. Samples from these locations were subjected to mineralogical and geochemical studies in order to determine their concentrations of strategic and economic elements (e.g., U, Th, Mo, Zn,...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - December 1, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

In vitro and in vivo evaluation of anti-inflammatory potency of Mesua ferrea, Saraca asoca, Viscum album & Anthocephalus cadamba in murine macrophages raw 264.7 cell lines and Wistar albino rats
Publication date: Available online 29 November 2018Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied SciencesAuthor(s): Syed Murthuza, B.K. ManjunathaAbstractThe present study reports the in-vitro and in-vivo anti-inflammatory potency of Mesua ferrea, Saraca asoca, Viscum album and Anthocephalus cadamba, potent medicinal plants of Western Ghats of Karnataka India. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-activated murine macrophage RAW 264.7 cell line was used in in-vitro assay. Pretreatment with methanolic extracts at non toxic concentrations abridged the LPS-induced protein levels. Among the four plants tested, methanolic extrac...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - November 30, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Computational studies on α-aminoacetamide derivatives with anticonvulsant activities
Publication date: Available online 27 November 2018Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied SciencesAuthor(s): Adedirin Oluwaseye, Adamu Uzairu, Gideon A. Shallangwa, Stephen E. AbechiAbstractComputational methods were used to study the structural parameters that influence that anticonvulsant activity of some α-aminoacetamides which were active in maximal electroshock seizure test. Their molecular structures were optimized with B3LYP/631G** density function theory method using Spartan 14 software. Modified-K-mediod clustering algorithm was used for data division, genetic function algorithm was used f...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - November 28, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

A method to attain power optimality and efficiency in solar panel
Publication date: Available online 16 August 2018Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied SciencesAuthor(s): M. Rajvikram, S. LeoponrajAbstractOne of the renewable energy resources, solar is obtained from the solar radiations. The solar radiations are converted into electrical energy through the photovoltaic panel. The electrical yield of solar panel is mainly affected by optical and thermal losses which are caused due to reflection and temperature variations. These temperature and reflective variations also reduce the lifetime of the panel. The main intention of this work is to use anti-reflective coating...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - August 16, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Blockchain: Enabling wide range of services in distributed energy system
Publication date: Available online 16 August 2018Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied SciencesAuthor(s): Nallapaneni Manoj KumarAbstractThis paper reports on how the technology behind cryptocurrency (Bitcoin) i.e. Blockchain could offer its services in distributed energy system (DES), noting on the issues related to operating conditions, energy generation monitoring, energy sharing and trading, financial flows, emission inventory, carbon emission trading and many more. Information on blockchain use cases and implications in DES is also reported. (Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences)
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - August 16, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Synthesis, characterization and the role of ionic radii on the mechanistic of solvothermal for polyazine PtIV complexes: reduction PtIV to PtII, DFT, x-ray single crystal and anticancer studies
Publication date: Available online 11 August 2018Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied SciencesAuthor(s): Waleed H. Al-Assy, Said A.I. Mahmoud, Dalal Z. Husein, Mohsen M. MostafaAbstractPolypyridyl based on triazine and pyrazine rings with Pt4+, including 2,4,6-tris(2-pyridyl)-1,3,5-triazine (TPT, L1) and 2,3,5,6-tetra(2-pyridyl)-1,4-triazine (TPP, L2), was reported. [Pt34+ (TPT)2Cl8]Cl4.2H2O (1) and [Pt4+(TPP)Cl3]Cl.3H2O (2) were synthesized and characterized. Comparative studies of the solvothermal of Pt4+ complexes and the stability studies of triazine and pyrazine moieties were investigated. Pt2+ co...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - August 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Heavy metal tolerance and adaptability assessment of indigenous filamentous fungi isolated from industrial wastewater and sludge samples
Publication date: Available online 9 August 2018Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied SciencesAuthor(s): Pawan Kumar Rose, Rani DeviAbstractA total of twenty-five isolates of fungi from the wastewater and sludge samples of a steel industry were screened for their resistance to Cu(II) and Ni(II). Three strains were finally selected and identified as Aspergillus awamori, Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus niger. The growth behavior and concurrent bioaccumulation of Cu(II) and Ni(II) by each fungus was investigated as a function of pH of the growth medium and concentration of Cu(II) and Ni(II). pH for maxi...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - August 10, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Approach towards different fermentative techniques for the production of bioactive actinobacterial melanin
Publication date: Available online 7 August 2018Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied SciencesAuthor(s): Poonam Sharma, Tanim Arpit Singh, Bhanupriya Bharat, Sheetal Bhasin, H.A. ModiAbstractActinobacteria were isolated from soil samples gathered from different localities of Indore region. Among 64 isolates, 28 exhibited pigment production. These isolates were further assessed in secondary screening by submerged fermentation process. The isolate NL was found to be the highest pigment producer. Cultural and Morphological characteristics of our isolate NL corresponded with typical features of Streptomycet...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - August 8, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Semicarbazide-sensitive amine oxidase activity levels in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia after cytotoxic chemotherapy
Publication date: Available online 30 July 2018Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied SciencesAuthor(s): Shatha Abdul Wadood AL-ShammareeAbstractBackgroundThe role of Semicarbazide-sensitive amine oxidase (SSAO) in carcinogenesis is unknown; however, due to its function it may be involved in tumorigenesis via production of reactive aldehydes and hydrogen peroxide.ObjectiveThe study aimed to assess serum SSOA activity and to investigate the effect of cytotoxic chemotherapy on liver function in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).Materials and MethodsSamples from 25 children with ALL were take...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - July 30, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Incidence and Molecular Identification of Cochliobolus carbonum as Causal Organism of Rice Seedling Blight
Publication date: Available online 26 July 2018Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied SciencesAuthor(s): Rabie A.S. El-Shafey, Kotb A. Attia, Fatma A. Mostafa, Rabab M. ElamawiAbstractDuring last few years, seedling blight and black lesions along culm of rice seedlings have been appearing frequently in nurseries. Identification of the causal organism was the objective of this research. The identification was done based on morpho-pathological characteristics and Internal Transcribed Spacer (ITS) region sequencing analysis. The pathogen effects on germination and development of rice seedlings were studied ...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - July 26, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Acetone extract of Flammulina velutipes caps: a promising source of antioxidant and anticancer agents
In this study, the caps of Flammulina velutipes (commonly called Enoki), an edible mushroom, were extracted with different solvents and characterized for in vitro antioxidant and anticancer activities. The anticancer activity of the extract was studied against breast cancer cells (MCF-7 and MDA-MD-231) and normal or Vero breast cells (MCF-10a). The radical scavenging, metal reducing power, and anticancer properties of the extracts were investigated via in vitro chemical and cell-based methods. Furthermore, a phytochemical profiling process was performed on the extract fraction with the highest level of biological activitie...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - July 25, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Design, synthesis of novel azo derivatives of benzimidazole as potent antibacterial and anti tubercular agents
Publication date: Available online 17 July 2018Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied SciencesAuthor(s): Sujit Kumar Mohanty, Anuradha Khuntia, N. Yellasubbaiah, C. Ayyanna, B. Naga Sudha, M. Sai HarikaAbstractA series of some novel azo derivatives of benzimidazole were prepared by coupling diazonium derivative of benzimidazole with various appropriate aromatic compounds. Confirmation of the chemical structure of the novel synthesized compounds 6a (1–5) & 6b (1–5) was substantiated by TLC, different spectral data IR, 1H NMR, Mass spectra and elemental analysis. The synthesized compounds w...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - July 17, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Ceramide generation as a novel biological mechanism for chemo-preventive and cytotoxic effects of hesperidin on HT-144 melanoma cells
Publication date: Available online 11 July 2018Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied SciencesAuthor(s): Mahdi Mashhadi Akbar Boojar, Masoud Mashhadi Akbar Boojar, Sepide Golmohammad, Mojtaba Nikkhah YazdiAbstractIntroductionHesperidin and its aglycone, hesperetin are abundant natural flavonoid in Citrus and known for their anti-neoplastic and pro-apoptotic properties. Ceramide is a key regulator in apoptosis and cytotoxicity and its metabolizing enzymes have considered as a target in cancer studies. Acid ceramidase (ACDase) and Neutral sphingomyelinase (NSMase) are the main enzymes in ceramide metabolis...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - July 12, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Numerical solution of nonlinear sine–Gordon equation by using the modified cubic B-spline differential quadrature method
Publication date: Available online 13 December 2016Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied SciencesAuthor(s): H.S. Shukla, Mohammad TamsirAbstractThis paper deals with numerical solution of one dimensional nonlinear sine–Gordon. “Modified cubic B-spline differential quadrature method” is used to solve one dimensional nonlinear sine–Gordon. The method reduces the problem to a system of first order ordinary differential equations (ODEs). The resulting system of ODEs is solved by “an optimal five stage and fourth-order strong stability preserving Runge–Kutta (SSP-RK54) met...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - July 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

A quantitative review and classification of empirical models for predicting global solar radiation in West Africa
In this study aimed at classifying and reviewing the empirical models employed for estimating GSR in West Africa, the empirical models so far utilized were classified into six main categories and presented based on the input parameters employed. The models were further reclassified into numerous main sub-classes (groups) and finally presented according to their developing year. On the whole, 356 empirical models and 68 functional forms were reported in literature for estimating GSR in West Africa. The authors equally compared the empirical and soft computing models for estimating GSR in West Africa and across the globe and...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - July 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Earth-sheltered buildings in hot-arid climates: Design guidelines
Publication date: Available online 12 May 2017Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied SciencesAuthor(s): Heba Hassan, Daisuke SumiyoshiAbstractOne of the most effective techniques to meet the tradeoff between thermal comfort and low energy consumption in hot-arid climates is Earth sheltering.This paper reports the results of research series which aim to measure the suitability of applying the Earth sheltering technique at hot-arid climates, in Egypt as a case study.The research tested 164 experts’ responses about their attitude towards Earth-sheltered buildings and obtained their recommendations and...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - July 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Fermentation of lignocellulose ingredients in vivo and in vitro via using fecal and caecal inoculums of monogastric animals (swine/turkeys)
Publication date: Available online 18 May 2017Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied SciencesAuthor(s): Ibrahim M.I. Youssef, Josef KamphuesAbstractThree experiments were performed to evaluate the digestibility and fermentation rates of two types of lignocellulose products that can be used in diets of pigs and turkeys. Experiment I: In vitro dry matter digestibility studies using Daisy system were conducted by using fecal or excreta fluid of swine/turkeys as a source of inoculums. The feedstuffs used as substrates were commercial swine or turkey diet, lignocellulose A and B. The dry matter digestibility ...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - July 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

The genus Vitex: An overview of iridoids as chemotaxonomic marker
Publication date: Available online 23 July 2017Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied SciencesAuthor(s): M. Oluwasesan Bello, Ahmed A. Zaki, Sinmisola Aloko, Pius S. Fasinu, E. Oluwatoyin Bello, Usman L. Ajao, Olubunmi S. OguntoyeAbstractIn our continuing work on Vitex genus, the phytochemical investigation of leaves of Vitex grandifolia led to the isolation of two iridoids known in the literature as agnuside and bartsioside. The chemical structures were characterized by combined spectroscopic analysis. These compounds were isolated from this specie for the first time, this study give evidence to iridoid...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - July 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Antitumor activity of synthesized and characterized Cu(II), Ni(II) and Co(II) complexes of hydrazone-oxime ligands derived from 3-(hydroxyimino) butan-2-one
Publication date: Available online 9 September 2017Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied SciencesAuthor(s): Fathy A. El-Saied, Tarek A. Salem, Mohamad M.E. Shakdofa, Ahmed N. Al-Hakimi, Ahmed S. RadwanAbstractMononuclear and binuclear metal complexes of hydrazone oxime resulted from the condensation of acetohydrazide and pyridyl hydrazide with 3-(hydroxyimino) butan-2-one were prepared. All compounds were characterized using elemental, spectral and thermal analyses, as well as magnetic moment and molar conductance measurements. The ligands acted as neutral/monobasic bidentate, monobasic tridentate and d...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - July 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Biochemical and Apoptotic Biomarkers of Experimentally Induced Traumatic Brain Injury: In Relation to Time since Death
Publication date: Available online 31 January 2018Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied SciencesAuthor(s): Amany Abdel-Rahman Mohamed, Khlood M. Elbohi, Nabela I. El Sharkawy, Mona A. HassanAbstractThe present study declares the relationship between the cause of death and postmortem biochemical marker alterations in CSF, serum and plasma. In addition, immunohistochemical and microarchitecture examination of brain tissue of White New Zealand rabbits at different PMI after traumatized death. Thirty adult male White New Zealand rabbits were divided into two main equal groups; the first was physically kille...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - July 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Wheat germ and vitamin E decrease BAX/BCL-2 ratio in rat kidney treated with gentamicin
In conclusion, the efficacy of wheat germ as anti-apoptotic and antioxidant was higher than that of vitamin E and it effectively protected against the direct and indirect toxic effects of gentamicin on kidney through regulation of BAX-BCL-2 gene expressions and further inhibition of mitochondrial cytochrome c translocation into cytosol. (Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences)
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - July 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Di-(2-ethylhexyl) Phthalate, a major bioactive metabolite with antimicrobial and cytotoxic activity isolated from River Nile derived fungus Aspergillus awamori
Publication date: Available online 6 February 2018Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied SciencesAuthor(s): Momen M. Lotfy, Hossam M. Hassan, Mona H. Hetta, Ahmed O. El-Gendy, Rabab MohammedAbstractThe main objective of this study is to investigate the still unexplored River Nile habitat since it was found little information on the chemistry and biology of the River Nile derived microorganisms. Therefor it was claimed to isolate a number of microorganisms, identify them and test their antimicrobial activities. On the other hand isolation of at least one bioactive metabolite from isolated fungus grown und...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - July 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Synthesis, spectroscopy characterization and biological activities of some novel 1-(3-(N,N-dimethylamino)-1-(5-substituted thiophene-2-yl) propylidene semicarbazone Mannich base derivatives
Publication date: Available online 22 February 2018Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied SciencesAuthor(s): Chandravadivelu Gopi, Magharla Dasaratha DhanarajuAbstractThe main aim of this work was to synthesise a novel 1-(3-(N,N-dimethylamino)-1-(5-substituted thiophene-2-yl)propylidene semicarbazone Mannich base derivatives and examine the anti-diabetic and anti-inflammatory activities using alloxan-induced diabetic and carrageenan-induced paw oedema methods. These analogues were prepared by performing a condensation reaction between 1-(thiophen 2-yl) ethanone, formaldehyde, N,N-dimethyl amine hydrochlo...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - July 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Evaluation of the epidural analgesic effect of Nalbuphine, Lidocaine and Nalbuphine-Lidocaine combination in bucks
In conclusion, Nalbuphine-Lidocaine combination is useful to perform surgical operations of long duration and had effective analgesia in bucks. (Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences)
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - July 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

The heat transfer enhancement techniques and their Thermal Performance Factor
Publication date: March 2018Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Volume 7, Issue 1Author(s): Chirag Maradiya, Jeetendra Vadher, Ramesh AgarwalAbstractHeat transfer devices have been used for conversion and recovery of heat in many industrial and domestic applications. Over five decades, there has been concerted effort to develop design of heat exchanger that can result in reduction in energy requirement as well as material and other cost saving. Heat transfer enhancement techniques generally reduce the thermal resistance either by increasing the effective heat transfer surface area or by gene...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - July 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Antibacterial and anti-hyperlipidemic activities of the green alga Cladophora koeiei
Publication date: March 2018Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Volume 7, Issue 1Author(s): Neveen Abdel-Raouf, Nouf Mohammed Al-Enazi, Ibraheem Borie Mohammad Ibraheem, Reem Mohammed Alharbi, Manal Mohammed AlkhulaifiAbstractIn the present investigation, an antihyperlipidemic activity of Cladophora koeiei ethanol extract against six pathogenic bacteria was conducted. Also, we evaluate the activity of the alga extract against hyperlipedemia in the administrated albino rates through measuring the blood lipid profiles [triglycerides (TG), total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein (LDL-C)...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - July 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Rapid biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using the marine red alga Laurencia catarinensis and their characterization
Publication date: March 2018Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Volume 7, Issue 1Author(s): Neveen Abdel-Raouf, Reem Mohammed Alharbi, Nouf Mohammed Al-Enazi, Manal Mohammed Alkhulaifi, Ibraheem Borie Mohammad IbraheemAbstractBio-synthesis of AgNPs (silver nanoparticles) by using of the dry and solvent extract of red marine alga Laurencia catarinensis was conducted in the present work. Characterizations of the formed AgNPs was approved by UV–Visible Spectroscopy, Transmission Electron Microscopy, Dynamic Light Scattering and finally by Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy. We achiev...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - July 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Interactive Approach for Multi-Level Multi-Objective Fractional Programming Problems with Fuzzy Parameters
Publication date: March 2018Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Volume 7, Issue 1Author(s): M.S. Osman, O.E. Emam, M.A. ElsayedAbstractIn this paper, an interactive approach for solving multi-level multi-objective fractional programming (ML-MOFP) problems with fuzzy parameters is presented. The proposed interactive approach makes an extended work of Shi and Xia (1997). In the first phase, the numerical crisp model of the ML-MOFP problem has been developed at a confidence level without changing the fuzzy gist of the problem. Then, the linear model for the ML-MOFP problem is formulated. In the...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - July 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Adulticidal and repellent activities of some botanical oils against malaria mosquito: Anopheles gambiae (Diptera: Culicidae)
Publication date: March 2018Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Volume 7, Issue 1Author(s): Olajide J. Afolabi, Iyabo A. Simon-Oke, Oluwadoyinsolami O. Elufisan, Mobolanle O. OniyaAbstractThe study is undertaken to determine the adulticidal efficacy and repellent activity of different solvent extracts of Ocimum caninum, Ocimum gratissimum, Chromolaena odorata and Datura stramonium against adult Anopheles gambiae. The extracts showed adulticidal activity at LC50 (0.82–4.58 mg/l) and LC90 (2.38–8.33 mg/l). The highest mortality was observed in Ocimum gratissimum and Datur...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - July 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Amelioration of anaphylaxis, mast cell degranulation and bronchospasm by Euphorbia hirta L. extracts in experimental animals
Publication date: March 2018Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Volume 7, Issue 1Author(s): Ghanshyam Parmar, Kilambi Pundarikakshudu, R. Balaraman, Girish SailorAbstractThe current investigation was aimed to assess anti-anaphylactic, mast cell stabilizing and anti-asthmatic activity of methanol and aqueous extract of Euphorbia hirta L. (Euphorbiaceae) on experimental animals. Anaphylaxis was induced by administration of horse serum and triple antigen vaccine subcutaneously in albino Wistar rats. Extracts of E. hirta (EH) were administered to the rats in dose of 250 and 500 mg/kg b.w. oral...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - July 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Design of twisted tape turbulator at different entrance angle for heat transfer enhancement in a solar heater
Publication date: March 2018Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Volume 7, Issue 1Author(s): Suvanjan Bhattacharyya, Himadri Chattopadhyay, Ayan HaldarAbstractNumerical investigation of heat transfer characteristics in a tube fitted with inserted twisted tape swirl generator is performed. The twisted tapes are separately inserted from the tube wall. The configuration parameters include the, entrance angle (α) and pitch (H). Investigations have been done in the range of α = 180°, 160° and 140° with Reynolds number varying between 100 and 20,000. In this paper,...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - July 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Synergistic effect of ACE and AGT genes in coronary artery disease
Publication date: March 2018Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Volume 7, Issue 1Author(s): Ibrahim H. Borai, Nahla S. Hassan, Olfat G. Shaker, Esmat Ashour, Mohammed E.l. Badrawy, Olfat M. Fawzi, Lamiaa MageedAbstractPolymorphisms of the renin-angiotensin system genes influence the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and are connected with heart diseases. We explore the potential associations of ACE (I/D) and AGT (M235T) gene polymorphisms with coronary artery disease (CAD). A total of one hundred and twenty Egyptian patients (Sixty with CAD and sixty without CAD) and fifty healthy control subj...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - July 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Role of marine macroalgae in plant protection & improvement for sustainable agriculture technology
Publication date: March 2018Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Volume 7, Issue 1Author(s): Seham M. Hamed, Amal A. Abd El-Rhman, Neveen Abdel-Raouf, Ibraheem B.M. IbraheemAbstractMarine macroalgae are plant-like organisms with simple internal structures that generally live in coastal areas. They mainly include different communities of red, brown and green macroalgae. Marine macroalgae commonly occupy intertidal and sublittoral-to-littoral zones on rocks and other hard substrata. They are considered to be an excellent natural biosource in different aspects of agricultural fields. They h...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - July 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Prevalence and distribution of malaria, Pfcrt and Pfmdr 1 genes in patients attending FUT Health Centre, Akure, Nigeria
Publication date: March 2018Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Volume 7, Issue 1Author(s): I.A. Simon-Oke, E.T. Obimakinde, O.J. AfolabiAbstractThis research evaluated the distribution of malaria, Plasmodium falciparum chloroquine resistance transporter (Pfcrt) and Plasmodium falciparum multidrug resistant (Pfmdr1) mutant genes among patients attending FUTA Health Centre. The research was carried out between December 2015 and February 2016. One hundred and forty (1 4 0) patients coming for malaria test were examined out of which 74 (52.86%) were males and 66 (47.14%) were females....
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - July 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Detection of methicillin resistant and toxin-associated genes in Staphylococcus aureus
Publication date: March 2018Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Volume 7, Issue 1Author(s): Cajethan Ezeamagu, Irene Imanatue, Margaret Dosunmu, Adebola Odeseye, Glory Baysah, Daniel Aina, Foluke Odutayo, Grace Mensah-AgyeiAbstractMethicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a problem in both healthcare institutions and community settings. This is due to its multi-drug resistant challenges. Hence, this study assessed the prevalence of methicillin resistant gene (mecA), exfoliative toxin (eta and etb) and toxic shock syndrome (tsst-1) genes in S. aureus isolated from clinical samples. A tot...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - July 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

In silico binding affinity studies of N-9 substituted 6-(4-(4-propoxyphenyl)piperazin-1-yl)-9H-purine derivatives-Target for P70-S6K1 & PI3K-δ kinases
Publication date: March 2018Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Volume 7, Issue 1Author(s): Manjunath G. Sunagar, P. Aravind, Supreet Gaonkar, K.S. Devaraju, Shrinivas D. Joshi, Sheshagiri R. Dixit, B.M. Harish, Imtiyaz Ahmed M. KhaziAbstractP70-S6K1 & PI3K-δ kinases are identified to be involved in many physiological processes associated with cancer, therefore many of the inhibitors being designed to target these kinases are in clinical trials. In the current study we have exploited the N-9 substituted 6-(4-(4-propoxyphenyl) piperazin-1-yl)-9H-purine derivatives for their inhibito...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - July 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Prevalence of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus and porcine parvovirus antibodies in commercial pigs, southwest Nigeria
Publication date: March 2018Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Volume 7, Issue 1Author(s): Comfort O. Aiki-Raji, Adebowale I. Adebiyi, John O. Abiola, Daniel O. OluwayeluAbstractPorcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) and porcine parvovirus (PPV) infections cause significant economic losses to the pig industry and are considered the most economically important viral diseases of intensive swine production. Despite numerous reports on both diseases in several countries worldwide, the status of PRRSV and PPV in Nigeria remains largely unknown. Thus, a serological survey was...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - July 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

A fuzzy logic based PROMETHEE method for material selection problems
Publication date: March 2018Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Volume 7, Issue 1Author(s): Muhammet Gul, Erkan Celik, Alev Taskin Gumus, Ali Fuat GuneriAbstractMaterial selection is a complex problem in the design and development of products for diverse engineering applications. This paper presents a fuzzy PROMETHEE (Preference Ranking Organization Method for Enrichment Evaluation) method based on trapezoidal fuzzy interval numbers that can be applied to the selection of materials for an automotive instrument panel. Also, it presents uniqueness in making a significant contribution to the li...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - July 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Antimicrobial and cytotoxic comparative study of different extracts of Omani and Sudanese Gum acacia
In conclusion, the organic extracts from both types of Gum acacia (Omani and Sudanese) represent a good source of natural antibiotic for the treatment of various infectious diseases. (Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences)
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Development and functionalization of magnetic nanoparticles as powerful and green catalysts for organic synthesis
Publication date: March 2018Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Volume 7, Issue 1Author(s): Ahmed M. Abu-Dief, Shimaa Mahdy Abdel-FatahAbstractMagnetic nanoparticles are a highly worthy reactant for the correlation of homogeneous inorganic and organic containing catalysts. This review deals with the very recent main advances in the development of various nano catalytic systems by the immobilization of homogeneous catalysts onto magnetic nanoparticles. Catalytic fields include the use of mainly cobalt, nickel, copper, and zinc ferrites, as well as their mixed-metal combinations with Cr, Cd, M...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - July 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Antileishmanial potential of medicinal plant extracts from the North-West of Morocco
Publication date: March 2018Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Volume 7, Issue 1Author(s): Abdelhakim Bouyahya, Abdeslam Et-Touys, Nadia Dakka, Hajiba Fellah, Jamal Abrini, Youssef BakriAbstractThe aim of this study is to evaluate the antileishmanial activity of selected medicinal plants from the North-West of Morocco. Plant extracts were prepared by maceration using methanol, ethanol, and n-hexane. The antileishmanial activity was evaluated against Leishmania major, Leishmania tropica, and Leishmania infantum using MTT (3-(4.5-dimethylthiazol-2yl)-2.5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide) assay. Al...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - July 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Vernonia amygdalina: A folkloric herb with anthelminthic properties
Publication date: March 2018Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Volume 7, Issue 1Author(s): Ifeoluwa T. Oyeyemi, Akinbiyi A. Akinlabi, Aderiike Adewumi, Abimbola O. Aleshinloye, Oyetunde T. OyeyemiAbstractVernonia amygdalina, a widely grown shrub plant in Africa is consumed as vegetable and has high medicinal value. It has gained wide application in the treatment and management of various diseases. The leaves are useful components for herbal medicine constitution. The plant’s activities is a result of diverse bioactive compounds isolated from the different parts of the plant. These met...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - July 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

New insights into the medicinal importance, physiological functions and bioanalytical aspects of an important bioactive compound of foods ‘Hyperin’: Health benefits of the past, the present, the future
Publication date: March 2018Source: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Volume 7, Issue 1Author(s): Kanika Patel, Vikas Kumar, Mahfoozur Rahman, Amita Verma, Dinesh Kumar PatelAbstractHerbal medicines have been used for the treatment of various disorders in the world since very early age. A large number of phytochemicals have been derived from the natural sources in the form of food supplement, neutraceuticals, oils and colour pigments. Flavonoids are a widely distributed group of phytochemicals having benzo-pyrone nucleus. Till so far more than 4000 different types of flavonoids have been described...
Source: Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences - July 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research