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Dr. Esien David-Oku

Associate Professor
Biochemistry
drdavidoku@unical.edu.ng

An Associate Professor in Biochemistry with Specialization in Clinical Biochemistry(PhD) ; AIMLT ( Chemical Pathology), and PGD (Applied Geology- Environmental Geology & Pollution Studies), with special interest in non-communicable diseases, phytomedicine, environmental and nutritional toxicology.

Eteng, M. U; Eyong, E. U; Ebong, P. E; Ettarh, R. R; David-Oku, E and Umoh, I. B. (2000). Theobromine inhibits platelet aggregation and elevates serum DHL- cholesterol in hyperlipidemic wistar rats. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences 6: 89 – 93.


David-Oku, E; Usang, E. E. and Akpan, E. R. (2006). Total hydrocarbons, trace metals and macro-elements in Tilapia species from South Eastern Nigeria. Afr. J. Environ. Pollut. Health 5 (1) 31 – 37.


David-Oku, E; Usang, E. E. and Akpan E. R.(2006). Levels of total hydrocarbons, trace metals and macro-elements in the freshwater prawn, macrobrachium vollenhovenii from South Eastern Nigeria. Afro. J. Environ. Pollut. Health 5(1) : 38-45.


Edet, E E; Atangwo, I J; Akpanabiatu, M I; Edet, T E; Uboh, F E; David-Oku, E (2011) Effect of Gongronema latifolium Leaf Extract on some Liver Enzymes and Protein Levels in Diabetic and non Diabetic Rats. J. Pharm. Biomed. Sci., 1(5) 104-107


Eyong, E U; Atangwho, I J; David-Oku, E; Agiang, M A; Ebong, P E (2011). Haematological and immunological effects of coadministration of extracts of Vernonia amygdalina and Azadirachta indica on normal and diabetic rats. Afr. J. Biotechnol 10(50): 10258-10262


Akuodor, G C; Amos, G M; Essien, A D; David-Oku, E; Akpan, J L;Ezeokpo, B C (2012) Antimalarial potency of the leaf extract of Aspilia africana (Pers.) C.D. Adams. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine (2012)126-129


Edet, E E; Uboh. F E; Edet, T E; Atangwho, I J; David-Oku, E (2012). Effect of Gongronema latifolium leaf extract on some kidney enzymes and protein levels in Diabetic and non Diabetic rats. J pharm med Sc. 21 (15).


Akuodor, G C; Essien, A D; Essiet, G A; David-Oku, E; Akpan, J L and Udoh, F V (2013).Evaluation of Antipyretic Potential of Pseudocedrela kotschyi Scweint. Harms (Meliaceae). Eur J Med plants 3(1): 105-113.


Akuodor, G C; Essien, A D; David-Oku, E; Chilaka, K C; Akpan, J L; Ezeokpo B; A and Ezeonwumelu, J O C (2013). Gastroprotective effect of the aqueous leaf extract of Guiera senegalensis in Albino rats. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine (2013)771-775


Edet, E E; Edet, T E; Akpanabiatu, M I; David-Oku, E; Atangwho, I J; Igile, G; Mgbeje,B, and Uboh, F E (2013). Toxico-pathological changes and phytochemically induced alleviation in diabetic rats treated with Gongronema latifolium leaf extracts. Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences 4(5):204-213.


Edet, E E; Uti, D E; Edet, T E; Akpanabiatu, M I; and David-Oku, E (2013). Intragastric administration of Gongronema latifolium crude leaf Extract lowers fasting blood glucose in diabetic rats. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences 33(33): 1495-1501.


Edet, E E; Uti, D E; Edet, T E; Akpanabiatu, M I; and David-Oku, E (2013). Intragastric administration of Gongronema latifolium crude leaf Extract lowers fasting blood glucose in diabetic rats. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences 33(33): 1495-1501.


David-Oku, E ; Akuodor, G C; Edet, E E; Ogbuji, G K ; Obiajunwa-Otteh, J I; Aja, D O J (2016) Antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic effects of ethanolic root bark extract of Icacina senegalensis in rodents. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science 6(2): 104-108


David-Oku, Esien and Obajunwa-Otteh, J I (2015). A combination of the tuber and leaves of Icacina senegalensis A. juss (Icacinaceae) improves the antimalarial activity of the plant in mice. Journal of Coastal Life Medicine 3(10): 821-825.


David-Oku, E; Obiajunwa-Otteh, J I; Akuodor, G C; and Essien A D (2014). Evaluation of the antimalarial potential of Icacina senegalensis Juss (Icacinaceae). Asian Pac J Trop Biomed


Akuodor, G.C.; Essien, A.D.; Udia, P.M.; David-Oku, E.; Chilaka, K.C.; Asika, E.C. and Nwadum, S.K. (2015). Analgesic, Anti-Inflammatory and Antipyretic Potential of the Stem Bark Extract of Stachytarpheta indica . British Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology 6(1): 16-21.


Akuodor, G C; David-Oku, E; Nkorroh, J A; Essien, A D; Nkanor, E E; Ezeunala, M N; and Chilaka, K C (2016). Antiplasmodial activity of the ethanolic root bark extract of Icacina senegalensis in mice infected by Plasmoduim berghei Journal of Basic Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology


David-Oku, E; Anwan, A H and Ekpenyong, E U (2017). Comparative phytochemical,proximate, vitamins and mineralnutrient composition of leaf, stem and root of Ipomea involucreata and Milletia aboensis from Southern Nigeria. Saudi Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 3(11B): 1216-1221.

No Results for Research Works done

Showing All Conferences Attended

EAGER Africa International Conference on Ethics and Genomic Research in Africa
EAGER Africa International Conference on Ethics and Genomic Research in Africa (incorporating a grants writing workshop by NIH), Reiz Continental Hotel, Abuja-Nigeria,
Start: Monday 28th November, 2011
End: Tuesday 29th November, 2011
12th Annual Conference and General Meeting of the Neuroscience Science Society of Nigeria (NSN)
12th Annual Conference and General Meeting of the Neuroscience Science Society of Nigeria (NSN) held at University of Ilorin, 26th – 29th, November, 2014. Paper presented: Metabolic changes in brain and liver tissues of 4-aminopyridine-inducedconvulsing mice under treatment with ethanol extracts of Ipomea involucrate, Millletie aboensis and Rauwalfia vomitoria.
Start: Wednesday 26th November, 2014
End: Saturday 29th November, 2014
H3Africa Applicant Information Meeting Nairobi, Kenya. September
H3Africa Applicant Information Meeting Nairobi, Kenya. September
Start: Wednesday 21st September, 2011
End: Thursday 22nd September, 2011
International Symposium on Food as Medicine:
International Symposium on Food as Medicine: Utilization and sustainable exploration of African Medicinal Plants and natural product, held at Raw Materials Research and Development Council, Abuja, 6th – 8th, October, 2015. Paper presented: Nutritional and cardiovascular health benefits of soaked and soaked-boiled Icacina senegalensis tuber flours.
Start: Tuesday 6th October, 2015
End: Thursday 8th October, 2015
16th Annual Scientific Conference
16th Annual Scientific Conference
Start: Wednesday 27th April, 2016
End: Saturday 30th April, 2016
2nd Zonal Annual Scientific Conference of Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB)
2nd Zonal Annual Scientific Conference of Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (NSBMB) South-South Zone, August 2-5, 2017. Papers presented: Antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic effects of ethanolic root bark extracts of Icacina senegalensis in rodents
Start: Wednesday 2nd August, 2017
End: Saturday 5th August, 2017
Summer Workshop: Hands-On Training in Molecular Biology Techniques
Summer Workshop: Hands-On Training in Molecular Biology Techniques II, organized and hosted by Department of Biological Sciences, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria, 13th – 22nd July, 2015
Start: Monday 13th July, 2015
End: Wednesday 22nd July, 2015
3rd International Workshop/ Conference on Animal Use in Research, Education and Testing (ACURET)
3rd International Workshop/ Conference on Animal Use in Research, Education and Testing (ACURET), University of Calabar, Calabar, 5th- 7th May, 2016
Start: Thursday 5th May, 2016
End: Thursday 7th May, 2015
12th Annual Conference and General Meeting of the Neuroscience Science Society of Nigeria
12th Annual Conference and General Meeting of the Neuroscience Science Society of Nigeria (NSN) held at University of Ilorin, 26th – 29th, November, 2014. Paper presented: Metabolic changes in brain and liver tissues of 4-aminopyridine-inducedconvulsing mice under treatment with ethanol extracts of Ipomea involucrate, Millletie aboensis and Rauwalfia vomitoria.
Start: Wednesday 26th November, 2014
End: Saturday 29th November, 2014
2nd DNA Fingerprinting Workshop
2nd DNA Fingerprinting Workshop, by the Genomic Research Group, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. J
Start: Monday 25th July, 2011
End: Friday 29th July, 2011
Hands-on Training Workshop on Molecular Biology:
The Role of Molecular Biology and biotechnology in Research and Development. Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Lagos.
Start: Monday 1st August, 2011
End: Friday 5th August, 2011

Showing All Grants Received

Grant Description:
University of Calabar Senate Research Grant (N14,000) for PhD Research - 1992
Grantor:
HOD Biochemistry

Amount:
14000.00  NRN
Date Received:
09.06.1992