Dr Mthokozisi B C Simelane
Simelane 
 
Dr Simelane is a young dedicated researcher who is interested in traditional medicine and malaria. He holds a PhD in Biochemistry. His research activities are focused on the Phytochemical studies of indigenous medicinal plants with the main objectives of isolating and characterizing bioactive natural products as "lead compounds" for developing new Ethnopharmaceutical drugs for malaria and other neglected diseases.
 Quote:   “The lofty objective of all science is to encompass the greatest act of empirical facts by logical entailment from the smallest possible number of hypotheses or axioms”.

Position:   Lecturer and Researcher
Qualifications:   PhD
MSc (Bioc)
BSc (Med)
     
Discipline:   Biochemistry
Campus:   Pietermaritzburg
Telephone:   033 260 5589
 Research Areas:   Plant derived Drugs and Pathogenesis of parasitic infections
Traditional medicine
Malaria 
     
 Recent Publications:  
Tsolanku S Maliehe, Jabulane S Shandu, Albertus K Basson, Mthokosizi B Simelane, G Lazarus and M Singh, 2017. Pharmacodynamic and cytotoxicity effects of Syzygium cordatum {S Ncik, 48 (UZ)} fruit-pulp extract in gastrointestinal tract infections. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research; 16 (6): 1349-1355
Oladipupo A. Lawal, Anthony B. Ojekale, Olugbenga S. Oladimeji,Titilola S. Osinaike, Adetayo A. Sanni, Mthokozisi B. C. Simelane, Rebamang A.Mosa and Andy R. Opoku, 2015. Antioxidant Activity, Total Phenolic and Flavonoid Contents of Essential Oils of Three Cyperus Species (Cyperaceae). British Journal of Pharmaceutical Research,7(1): 52-62.
Oladipupo A. Lawal, Kehinde O. Amisu, Segun K. Akinyemi, Adetayo A. Sanni, Mthokozisi B. C. Simelane, Rebamang A. Mosa and Andy R. Opoku, 2015. In vitro Antibacterial Activity of Aqueous Extracts of Bidens pilosa L. (Asteraceae) from Nigeria. British Microbiology Research Journal 8(4): 525-531.
Tsolanku S Maliehe, Jabulane S Shandu, Albertus K Basson, Mthokosizi B Simelane, G Lazarus and M Singh, 2017. Pharmacodynamic and cytotoxicity effects of Syzygium cordatum {S Ncik, 48 (UZ)} fruit-pulp extract in gastrointestinal tract infections. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research; 16 (6): 1349-1355

Oladipupo A. Lawal, Anthony B. Ojekale, Olugbenga S. Oladimeji,Titilola S. Osinaike, Adetayo A. Sanni, Mthokozisi B. C. Simelane, Rebamang A.Mosa and Andy R. Opoku, 2015. Antioxidant Activity, Total Phenolic and Flavonoid Contents of Essential Oils of Three Cyperus Species (Cyperaceae). British Journal of Pharmaceutical Research,7(1): 52-62.

Oladipupo A. Lawal, Kehinde O. Amisu, Segun K. Akinyemi, Adetayo A. Sanni, Mthokozisi B. C. Simelane, Rebamang A. Mosa and Andy R. Opoku, 2015. In vitro Antibacterial Activity of Aqueous Extracts of Bidens pilosa L. (Asteraceae) from Nigeria. British Microbiology Research Journal 8(4): 525-531.

Dambudzo Penduka, Rebamang Mosa, Mthokozisi Simelane, Albert Basson, Anthony Okoh, Andy Opoku,2014. Evaluation of the anti-Listeria potentials of some plant-derived triterpenes. Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials. 13:37

Mthokozisi BC Simelane , Addmore Shonhai , Francis O Shode , Peter Smith, Moganavelli Singh, Andy R Opoku. Anti-plasmodial Activity of some Zulu Medicinal Plants and of some Triterpenes isolated from them. Molecules. 2013, 18, 12313-12323.

Mthokozisi B.C Simelane , O.A Lawal , T.G Djarova , C.T Musabayane , M Singh , A.R Opoku (2011). Lactogenic activity of Gunnera perpensa L. (Gunneraceae) from South Africa, African journal of medicinal plants. 9(4):561‐573


Mthokozisi B.C Simelane, Lawal OA, Djarova TG, Opoku AR (2010). “In vitro antioxidant and cytotoxic activity of Gunnera perpensa L. (Gunneraceae) from South Africa”. Journal of Medicinal Plant Research Vol.4 (21),pp. 2181-2188

     
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