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Dr. Ofem Effiong Ofem

Senior Lecturer
Physiology
ofemofeme@unical.edu.ng

DR O. E. OFEM IS A LECTURER IN THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR, NIGERIA. HE WAS EMPLOYED AS GRADUATE ASSISTANT IN 1999 JUST AFTER HIS NATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE. HE IS NOW A SENIOR LECTURER WITH 80 SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL ARTICLES WHICH ARE WELL CITED BY OTHERS. HE ALSO HAS A HI INDEX OF 7 IN GOOGLE SCHOLAR, WITH OTHER 250 CITATIONS. HE IS INTO RESEARCH IN CARDIOVASCULAR AND BLOOD PHYSIOLOGY. HE HAS CONTRIBUTED TO PROVE SCIENTIFICALLY THE MENACE OF HIGH SALT LOADING IN EXPERIMENTAL ANIMALS AND WAYS OF AMELIORATING THE MENACE USING VITAMINS, HIGH CALCIUM DIETS AND SOME MEDICINAL PLANTS LIKE VISCUM ALBUM (MISTLETOE). HE IS MARRIED WITH 4 CHILDREN. HE HAS BEEN A SUB-DEAN IN THE FBMS AND CURRENTLY (2016-) THE Ag. HEAD OF PHYSIOLOG DEPT. UNICAL.

Ofem OE, Eno AE, Nku CO, Antai AB. (2009). Viscum album (mistletoe) extract prevents changes in levels of red blood cells, PCV, Hb, serum proteins and ESR in high salt fed rats. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 126:421-426.


O. E. Ofem; A. E. Eno; J. Imoru; E. Nkanu; F. Unoh; J. O. Ibu (2007). Effect of crude aqueous leaf extract of Viscum album (mistletoe) in hypertensive rats. Indian Journal of Pharmacology. 39(1): 15 – 19.


Atangwho, I. J., Egbung, G. E., Ani, I. F. and Ofem, O. E. (2010). Effect of Co-administration of Extracts of Vernonia Amygdalina and Azadirachta Indica on Some Liver Biochemical Indices of STZ Diabetic and Non-diabetic Rats. Journal of Applied Sciences Research, 6(5): 421-426.


Ofem, O. E; Ani, E. J; Okoi, O. C; Effiang, A. U; Eno, A. E and Ibu, J. O.(2010).Viscum album (mistletoe) extract ameliorates the adverse effects of high salt load on some serum electrolytes, organ weight and cytoarchitecture in rats. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences. 4(12): 6223-6232.


Okwari, O. O and Ofem, O. E. (2011). Aqueous leaf extracts of Dombeya buttneri improves some blood parameters in rats. International Journal of Current Research. 2(2): 86-91.


Okwari, O. O., Ofem, O. E., Bisong, S. A. and Ettarh, R. R.(2011). The Aqueous Leaf Extract of Dombeya buettneri Lowers Blood Pressure in Albino Wistar Rats. International Journal of Current Research. 2(2): 92-96.


Bassey, S.C.O., Eteng, M.U., Eyong, E.U., Ofem, O.E., Akanyoung, E.O and Umoh, I.B (2011). Comparative Nutritional, and Biochemical Evaluation of Ergeria Radiate (Clams) and Pomecia Palludosa (Gastropods) Delicacies and Effects of Processing Methods. Research Journal of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, (Jordan). 7(1): 11-16.


Okon Uduak Akpan, Ofem Ofem Effiong, Olubobokun Titilope Helen, Akpan Henry Daniel (2013). Citrus Sinensis Separately Increases Serum Plasma Proteins while its Combination Treatment with Carbimazole Reduces- the Thyroid Hormones Connection. Frontiers in Science. 3(3):102-106. doi: 10.5923/j.fs.20130303.04


O. E. Ofem; E. J. Ani; and A. E. Eno (2012). Effect of aqueous leaves extract of O. gratissimum on heamatological parameters in rats. International Journal of Basic and Applied Medical Research. 2(1): 38-42


Asuk A.A, Dasofunjo K, Ofem O. E, Akpanyung E.O. (2013). The impact of a multi-fruit wine on serum urea, albumin and total tissue protein levels in rats. IOSR Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences (IOSR-JPBS). 8(2): 63-67


Nna, Victor Udo; Paul, Ubom Akpan; Ofem, Effiong Ofem; Osim, Eme Effiom


OFEM, O. E., IKPI, D. E. and ESSIEN, N. M. (2013). Increased bile flow rate and altered composition of bile induced by ethanolic leaf extract of Azadirachta indica (neem) in rats. Nigerian Journal of Experimental and Clinical Biosciences. 1(1-2): 18-22.


OFEM, O. E., IKPI, D. E. AND ANTAI, A. B. (2014). Altered biliary flow rate and bile composition following consumption of ethanolic fruit extract of Dennettia in rats. International Journal of Basic and Applied Medical Research. 4(1):20-24


Atamgba Agbor Asuk, Ofem Effiong Ofem, Kazeem Olasunkanmi Ajeigbe, Mbeh Ubana Eteng and Kingsley Omage (2013). Effect of a multi-fruit wine on some haematological parameters of male and female rats. World Journal of Medicine and Medical Science Research. 1(6): 108-114.


OFEM OFEM EFFIONG, NNA VICTOR UDO, ARCHIBONG ARCHIBONG NSA (2014).


Ofem Ofem Effiong, Nna Victor Udo and Essien Nsima Monday. (2014). Reduction in Serum Bilirubin Concentration Following Administration of Crude Leaf Extract of Viscum album (Mistletoe) in High Salt Fed Rats. British Journal of Pharmaceutical Research. 4(3):352-361.


Oka Victor Otu, Ikpi Daniel Ewa, Ofem Ofem Effiong, Archibong Archibong Nsa and Antai Atim Bassey. Effect of Masfon-Aloe vera Drink on Intestinal Motility and Transit in Wistar Albino Rats. (2014). British Journal of Medicine


Oka Victor Otu, Ikpi Daniel Ewa, Ofem Ofem Effiong, Archibong Archibong Nsa and Antai Atim Bassey. Effect of Masfon-Aloe vera Drink on Intestinal Motility and Transit in Wistar Albino Rats. (2014). British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research 4(6): 1335-1344.


Nna Victor Udo, Ofem Ofem Effiong, Oka Victor Otu, Aluko Esther Olusola and Ofutet Emmanuel Oleba (2014). Comparative Effects of Aloe vera Gel and Aqueous Leaf Extract of Viscum album on Bilirubin Excretion in Streptozotocin - Induced Diabetic Rats. International Journal of Biochemistry Research


Nna Victor Udo, Ofem Ofem Effiong, Oka Victor Otu, Aluko Esther Olusola and Ofutet Emmanuel Oleba (2014). Comparative Effects of Aloe vera Gel and Aqueous Leaf Extract of Viscum album on Bilirubin Excretion in Streptozotocin - Induced Diabetic Rats. International Journal of Biochemistry Research and Review. 4(1): 99-115.


OFEM, O. E., ANTAI, A. B. and ESSIEN, N. M. (2013). Enhancement of some sex hormones concentrations by consumption of leaves extract of Viscum album (mistletoe) in rats. Asian Journal of Medical Sciences. 5(3):87-90.


Akpan UP, Nna VU, Ofem OE, Antai AB, and Osim EE. (2014). Suppression of Gut Glucose Absorption and Enhancement of Gut Fluid Absorption in Alloxan - Induced Diabetic Rats Treated with Crude Aloe vera Gel. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences (India). 5(3): 647-655


Archibong, A. N., Ofem, O. E., Akwari, A. A., Ukweni, S. U., Eno, A. E., and Beshel, F. N (2014). Extract of edible seafood - Egeria radiata (clam) boosts blood parameters in rats. British Journal of Applied Sciences and Technology. 4(11):1684-1692


ESSIEN, N. M., OFEM, O. E., BASSEY, S. C. (2014). Comparative analysis of tissues phospholipids contents, organ and total body weights of rats placed on different edible vegetable oils. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences (India). 5(3): 941-949.


C. O. Nku, O. E. Ofem, U. A. Okon (2014). Effect of prolonged consumption of crude aloe barbadensis miller (Aloe vera) gel on haematological indices in rats. Asian Journal of Medical Sciences. 6(2):1-5.


Essien, N. M., Bassey, S. C., Nna, V. U., Ofem O. E. (2014). Comparative Effect of Chronic Consumption of Some Edible Vegetable Oils on Lipid Profile and Some Haematological Parameters in Rats. Annals of Biological Research. 5(7):16-21.


Ofem, O. E., Nna, V. U., Bassey, S. C. and Archibong, A. N (2014). Serum lipid lowering effect of Vitamins C and E supplementation in high salt loaded rats. Der Pharmacia Lettre, 6 (4):151-158.


ESSIEN, N. M., OFEM, O. E., BASSEY, S. C. (2014). Comparative physical characterization, physio-chemical and fatty acid composition of some edible vegetable oils. Journal of Advances in Biology and Biotechnology. 1(1):30-39.


ARCHIBONG, A. N., OFEM, O. E., OKA, V.O., JOHNSON, J. T., BISONG, E. M


Ofem, O. E., Nna, V. U., Archibong, A. N., Bassey, S. C. (2014). Alteration in Serum Lipid Profile following Separate Administration of Anti-Malarial Drugs (Coartem and Chloroquine): A Comparative Study. Der Pharma Chemica, 6(4):415-421


ARCHIBONG, A. N., OFEM, O. E., OKA, V.O., JOHNSON, J. T., BISONG, E. M and ENO, A. E. (2014). Changes in haematological parameters following the administration of crude extract from tympanotonus fuscatus (periwinkle) in the rat. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences. 8(10):586-591.


Bassey, S. C., Ofem, O. E., Essien, N. M., Eteng, M. U. (2014). Comparative microbial evaluation of two edible seafoods P. palludosa (apple snail) and E. radiata (clam) to ascertain their consumption safety. Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences. 4(6):328-331.


Ofem, O. E., Nna, V. U., Oka, V. O., Archibong, A. N., Bassey, S. C. (2014). Vitamin C and E Supplementation Reverses Alterations in Haematological Indices Induced by High Salt Loading in Rats. Journal Pharmaceutical and Biological Sciences. 04(09):763-768.


Archibong, A. N., Eno, A. E., Ofem, O. E and Oka, V.O. (2014). Edible seafood - Thais coronata (rock snail) extract boosts RBC, PCV, Hb, platelets, WBC and lymphocytes counts in rats. Journal of Scientific Research and Report. 3(24):3097-3105


V. U. Nna, E. J. Ani, E. O. Ofutet, O. E. Ofem, C. E. Iroh and E. E. Osim (2014). Recurrent side effects following chronic recreational use of sexual stimulants among male subjects in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. Der Pharmacia Lettre, 2014, 6 (6):56-61


Tologbonse Adedayo Adedoyin, Imoru O. Joshua, Ofem E. Ofem, and J. Akpan (2015). Effects of Cassia alata Root Extract on Smooth Muscle Activity. British Journal of Pharmaceutical Research. 5(6): 406-418.


J. O. Ibu; E. J. Ani; O. E. Ofem; C. V. Enwerem and N. Okiyi (2006). Assessment of body mass index (BMI) in teenagers in Calabar, Nigeria. Global Journal of Medical Sciences. 5(2): 73 – 77.


Ofem, O. E., Ani, E. J., Okongor, E. Y., Okot-Asi, A., Eno, A. E and Ibu, J. O (2008). Effect of Viscum album (mistletoe) on some serum enzymes, weight and cytoarchitecture of the liver in high salt loaded rats. Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Health and Biomedical Sciences.7(1):1-6


Eno, A. E. Ofem, O. E and Itam, E. H. (2007). Blood pressure lowering agent(s) in the leaves of a deciduous shrub-Elaeophorbia drupifera. Internet Journal of Nutrition and Wellness,USA. 4:1.


Okwari, O. O; Ofem. O. E; Onoriode, J., and Obembe, A. O; (2007). Anti-histaminergic activity of African bread fruit seed diet on gastric acid secretion in rats. Global Journal of Pure and Applied


E J Ani, OE Ofem, VU Nna, and MU Jacob (2015). Alteration In Serum Lipid Profile Following Chronic Consumption Of Thermally – Oxidized Palm Oil And Groundnut Oil – Modified Diets In Rats. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences (India). 6(2): 634-641.


F. B. Unoh; A. E. Eno; E. Nkanu; J. O. Imoru; O. E. Ofem and J. O. Ibu (2005). The effect of an aqueous extract from Viscum album (Mistletoe) leaves on the uterus and gestation period in the rat. Journal of Tropical Medicine and Health. 2(1-2): 9-19


E. J. Ani, O. E. Ofem, D. U. Owu and E. E. Osim (2015). Distortions in Sensitivity of Carotid Baroreceptor Reflexes in Rabbits Following Consumption of Two Forms of Palm Oil Diets. British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research. 8(3): 245-255


Edet E. E., Ofem J. E., Igile G. O., Ofem O. E., Zainab D. B., Akwaowo G. (2015). Antioxidant capacity of different African seeds and vegetables and correlation with the contents of ascorbic acid, phenolics and flavonoids. Journal of Medicinal Plant Research. 9(13):454-461.


Nku-Ekpang Okot-Asi T., Nwaehujor Chinaka O., Ofem Ofem E., Ezekiel Josiah (2015). Effect of Moringa oleifera Lam. Ethanol Leaf Extract on Hematology in Phenylhydrazine-induced Anemic Albino Wistar Rats. American Journal of Pharmacological Sciences, 3(3):67-73.


Akwari Ada Ak, Archibong Nsa Archibong, Ofem Effiong Ofem and Samuel Usoh Ukweni. (2015). Alteration of Lipid Profile and Serum Electrolytes Following Chronic Consumption of Periwinkle Extract in Rats. Trends in Medical Research, 3(3):67-73.


Archibong Nsa Archibong, Akwari Ada Ak, Ofem Effiong Ofem, Irene Okon Bassey, Samuel Usoh Ukweni and Asim Ekaha Eno (2015). Effect of Egeriaradiata (Clam) Extract on Biochemical Parameters of Albino Wistar Rats. Journal of Medical Sciences, 15(2):87-93


Ofem E. Ofem, John E. Ani, Archibong N. Archibong and Racheal Ezinne John. (2015). Effect of masfon aloe vera gel on some blood parameters in high salt loaded rats. Der Pharmacia Lettre, 7(8):26-34.


Ofem, O. E., Bassey, S. C., Tologbonse, A. A., Ebekeh, E. B. (2016). Ameliorative Effect of Masfon Aloe Vera Gel on Altered Proteins and Bilirubin Levels in High Salt Loaded Rats. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 4(2):168-180.


O. Nku, A. N. Archibong, O. E. Ofem and E. J. Ani (2016). Alteration in bile composition and flow rate following moringa oleifera lam leaf extract administration in salt loaded rats. World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 5(7):253-264.


Victor U. Nna, Victor O. Oka, Augustine L. Udefa, Emmanuel O. Ofutet, Ofem E. Ofem. (2016). High Doses of PDE5 inhibitors and tramadol reversibly alters haematological parameters in rats. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science. 6 (04):086-092.


O. E. Ofem, E. E. Ikip, A. N. Archibong, J. A. O. Chukwu (2016). Moringa oleifera Lam extract attenuates gastric ulcerations in high salt loaded rats. European Journal of Biologicall Research. 7(1): 59-67.


A. N. Archibong, A. A. Akwari, O. E. Ofem, I. O. Bassey, S. U. Ukweni, A. E. Eno (2017). Alteration in biochemical indices following administration of seafood (Thais coronata) extract. European Journal of Biologicall Research. 7(2):131-138


A. N. Archibong, C. O. Nku, O. E. Ofem (2017). Extract of Moringa oleifera attenuates hematological parameters following salt loading. MicroMed. 5(1): 24-30.


Ani, E. J; Ibu, J. O; Ofem, O. E and Onwuelingo, S (2005). Gastric Acid Secretion Induced by Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Gel in Rats. West African Journal of Biological Sciences. 16:15-24.


A. E, Eno; U. E. Ibokette; O. E. Ofem; F. B. Unoh; E. Nkanu; N. Azah and J. O. Ibu (2004). The effects of a nigerian specie of viscum album(mistletoe) leaf extract on the blood pressure of normotensive and doca-induced hypertensive rats. Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences. 19(1-2):33-38.


Imoru, J. O.; Eno, A. E; Unoh, F. B.; Nkanu, E. E.; Ofem, O. E.; Ibu, J. O (2005). Haematopoietic agent(s) in the crude extract from the leaves of Viscum album (mistletoe). Nigerian Journal of Health and Biomedical Sciences. 4(2): 139 -145


Ben, E. E, Eno, A. E., Ofem, O. E, Aidem, U and Itam, E. H (2006). Increased plasma total cholesterol and high density lipoprotein levels produced by the crude extract from the leaves of Viscum album (Mistletoe). Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences. 21(1-2): 55 - 60.


Okwari, O. O; Ofem. O. E; Obembe, A. O; Ettarh, R. R; and E. U. Eyong (2006). Blood Glucose Level And Lipid Profile In Rats Fed On Breadfruit Diet, A Sub-chronic Study. Nigerian Journal of Health and Biomedical Sciences.5(2): 21-25


E. J. Ani; J. O. Ibu; O. E. Ofem and B. Nwosu (2006). Cytoprotective effect of crude extract of Aloe vera gel on gastric mucosa in rats.Global Journal of Medical Sciences. 5(2): 93 – 96.


Nkanu, E. E; Eno A. E; Ofem, O. E; Imoru J. O. and Unoh F. B (2007). Effect of crude extract of Viscum album (mistletoe) on plasma lipids: an insight into its possible antihyperglycaemic and antihypertensive properties. Port Harcourt Medical Journal. 1(3): 171-177.


Okwari, O. O; Ofem. O. E; Onoriode, J., and Obembe, A. O; (2007). Anti-histaminergic activity of African bread fruit seed diet on gastric acid secretion in rats. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences. 13(1): 85 – 88


Ofem, O. E., Ani, E. J., Agbor, N. O., Eno, A. E and Ibu, J. O (2008). Effect of Viscum album (mistletoe) on some hemostatic parameters in high salt loaded rats. Journal of Science and Technology Research. 6(3):64-71.


Eno, A. E., Azah, N. Ofem, O. E., and Itam, E. H. (2006). Depletion of blood glucose level by the crude extract from Elaeophorbia drupifera leaves. Journal of Applied and Basic Sciences, 4(1


Eno, A. E; Azah, N. Ofem, O. E; Nku, C. O; Ani, E. J. and Itam, E. H. (2008). Stimulation of insulin secretion by Viscum album (mistletoe) leaf extract in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. African Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences, 37: 141-147

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Annual Physiological Society of Nigeria Conference.
Annual Physiological Society of Nigeria Conference, University of Port-Harcourt, September 15-16, 2005.
Start: Thursday 15th September, 2005
End: Friday 16th September, 2005
Annual Physiological Society of Nigeria Conference
Annual Physiological Society of Nigeria Conference, Benue State University, Makurdi, July, 2009.
Start: Wednesday 22nd July, 2009
End: Thursday 23rd July, 2009
Neuroscience Society of Nigeria Workshop on Memory and Learning
Neuroscience Society of Nigeria Workshop on Memory and Learning, University of Calabar, Calabar. Thursday June 24, 2004
Start: Thursday 24th June, 2004
End: Thursday 24th June, 2004
Annual Physiological Society of Nigeria Conference
Annual Physiological Society of Nigeria Conference, Lagos State University, Ikeja, 26-27th August, 2010
Start: Thursday 26th August, 2010
End: Friday 27th August, 2010
Annual Physiological Society of Nigeria Conference
Annual Physiological Society of Nigeria Conference, University of Ilorin, July, Kwara State, 2008.
Start: Wednesday 6th February, 2008
End: Thursday 7th February, 2008
Annual Physiological Society of Nigeria Conference
Annual Physiological Society of Nigeria Conference, University of Calabar, Calabar, 22nd -24th August, 2012
Start: Wednesday 22nd August, 2012
End: Friday 24th August, 2012
6TH Annual Conference of Neuroscience Science Society of Nigeria
6TH Annual Conference of Neuroscience Science Society of Nigeria- University of Calabar, November, 2000
Start: Tuesday 21st November, 2000
End: Wednesday 22nd November, 2000
Annual Physiological Society of Nigeria Conference
Annual Physiological Society of Nigeria Conference, University of Abraka, December, 2004
Start: Wednesday 17th December, 2014
End: Wednesday 17th December, 2014
Annual Physiological Society of Nigeria Conference
Annual Physiological Society of Nigeria Conference, University of Lagos, December, 2003.
Start: Tuesday 24th December, 2013
End: Thursday 26th December, 2013
No Results for Grants/Awards Received