About the Journal

Tropical Journal of Natural Product Research is a peer-reviewed, open access online international journal which publishes original research papers. The journal welcomes submission from scholars and experts for possible publication from all over the world. The scope of the journal includes: Pharmaceutical research, chemistry and biochemistry of naturally occurring compounds, biological evaluation of crude extracts, ethnomedicine, traditional and complementary medicine, ethnopharmacology, biomedical research, Biotechnology, Evaluation of natural substances of land and sea and of plants, microbes and animals, pharmacognosy, bioavailability, clinical, pharmacological, toxicological studies and pharmacokinetics of phytochemicals, Isolation and characterization of compounds, structure elucidation, synthesis and experimental biosynthesis of natural Product as well as developments of methods in these areas are welcomed in the journal. Finally, research papers in fields on the chemistry-biology boundary, papers discussing the screening of natural Product for biological activity against different health targets are also encouraged. Read More

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Expanding the Frontiers of Bacterial Diagnosis through Bacteriophage Biotechnology

Tolulope J. Oduselu, Oluwafolajimi A. Adesanya, Oluwasegun I. Daramola, Ayobami J. Akomolafe, Olubusuyi M. Adewumi

Functional Foods and the Gut Microbiome

Ayodeji S. Ajayi, Bimpe O. Ogunleye, Michael A. Oluwasola, Hannah U. Ohore, Olayemi O. Akinnola

Short Communication

Preliminary Assessment of the Association between DArT-SEQ SNP and some Nutritional Traits in African Yam Bean

Olubusayo O. Oluwole, Oluwaseyi E. Olomitutu, Rajneesh Paliwal, Olaniyi A. Oyatomi, Michael T. Abberton, Olawole O. Obembe

Isolation and Screening of Escherichia coli O157:H7 Bacteriophage

Sandra-Emmanuella C. Okafor, Daniel Olugbenro, Olayemi O. Akinnola, Angela O. Eni

Original Research Articles

Development and Characterization of Mucinated Chitosan Microcomposite for Oral Insulin Delivery

Momoh A. Mumuni, Omeje C. Ernest, Onuigbo Ebele, Franklin C. Kenechukwu, Chime A. Salome, Nwagwu S. Chinekwu, Nafiu Aminu, Amadi Ben

Chemical Profiling of Acacia auriculiformis (A. Cunn.) ex Benth. Leaves Extract and its Impact on Gene Expression and Apoptotic DNA Damage in CCl4-Induced Hepatotoxicity in Male Rats

Eman M. M. El-Taher, Moshera M. El-Sherei, Riham S. El Dine, Dina M. Y. El Naggar, Wagdy K. B. Khalil, Mariam G. Eshak, El-Sayed S. Abdel-Hameed, Mona E. S. Kassem

Nanoencapsulation of Syzygium polycephalum Extract Using Folate Modified ?-Carrageenan as Vehicles for Pronounced Anticancer Activity

Andika P. Wardana, Nanik S. Aminah, Mochamad Z. Fahmi, Alfinda N. Kristanti, Haninda I. Zahrah, Yoshiaki Takaya, M. Iqbal Choudhary

Chemical Profiling of Farsetia aegyptia Turra and Farsetia longisiliqua Decne. and their Chemosystematic Significance

Mona M. Marzouk, Ahmed Elkhateeb, Mona El-Shabrawy, Mai M. Farid, Salwa A. Kawashty, El-Sayed S. Abdel-Hameed, Sameh R. Hussein

Effects of Cyperus esculentus (Tiger Nut) Extract on the Irradiated Testes of Wistar Rats

Benjamin E. Udoh, Akwa E. Erim, Samson O. Paulinus, Eru M. Eru, Ekaete V. Ukpong, Itoro Efanga, Bassey E. Archibong, Akpama E. Egong, Etorobong E. Udo, Nneoyi O. Egbe

Antifungal Activity of Telfaira occidentalis Extracts on some Phytopathogenic Fungi Isolated from Carica papaya

Oniha I. Margaret, Eni O. Angela, Akinnola O. Olayemi, Omonigbehin A. Emmanuel, Olorunshola J. Folashade

The Microbial Burden of Interior Surfaces and Spaces in Main Administrative Buildings of Covenant University

Solomon U. Oranusi, Oluwatomisin Akinkunmi, Elizabeth A. Onibokun*, Bunmi K. Olopade, Oyewumi O. Oshamika, Yemisi D. Obafemi