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Owoade, OK, Olise FS, Obioh IB, Olaniyi HB, Bolzacchini E, Ferrero L, Perrone G.  2006.   PM10 Sampler Deposited Air Particulates: Acertaining Uniformity of Sample on Filter through Rotated Exposure to Radiation. Nucl. Instr. Meth. (A). 564(1):315-318.
Birindelli, A, Sartelli M, Di Saverio S, Coccolini F, Ansaloni L, van Ramshorst GH, Campanelli G, Khokha V, Moore EE, Peitzman A, others.  2017.  2017 update of the WSES guidelines for emergency repair of complicated abdominal wall hernias. World journal of emergency surgery. 12:1–16., Number 1: BioMed Central Abstract
Birindelli, A, Sartelli M, Di Saverio S, Coccolini F, Ansaloni L, van Ramshorst GH, Campanelli G, Khokha V, Moore EE, Peitzman A, others.  2017.  2017 update of the WSES guidelines for emergency repair of complicated abdominal wall hernias. World journal of emergency surgery. 12:1–16., Number 1: BioMed Central Abstract
Sorsa, T, Alassiri S, Grigoriadis A, Räisänen IT, Pärnänen P, Nwhator SO, Gieselmann DR, Sakellari D.  Submitted.  Active MMP-8 (aMMP-8) as a grading and staging biomarker in the periodontitis classification. Diagnostics. 10:61., Number 2 Abstract
Salpietro, V, Dixon CL, Guo H, Bello OD, Vandrovcova J, Efthymiou S, Maroofian R, Heimer G, Burglen L, Valence S et al..  2019.  AMPA receptor GluA2 subunit defects are a cause of neurodevelopmental disorders, 2019. Nature Communications. 10(1) Abstract

AMPA receptors (AMPARs) are tetrameric ligand-gated channels made up of combinations of GluA1-4 subunits encoded by GRIA1-4 genes. GluA2 has an especially important role because, following post-transcriptional editing at the Q607 site, it renders heteromultimeric AMPARs Ca2+-impermeable, with a linear relationship between current and trans-membrane voltage. Here, we report heterozygous de novo GRIA2 mutations in 28 unrelated patients with intellectual disability (ID) and neurodevelopmental abnormalities including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Rett syndrome-like features, and seizures or developmental epileptic encephalopathy (DEE). In functional expression studies, mutations lead to a decrease in agonist-evoked current mediated by mutant subunits compared to wild-type channels. When GluA2 subunits are co-expressed with GluA1, most GRIA2 mutations cause a decreased current amplitude and some also affect voltage rectification. Our results show that de-novo variants in GRIA2 can cause neurodevelopmental disorders, complementing evidence that other genetic causes of ID, ASD and DEE also disrupt glutamatergic synaptic transmission.

Sorsa, T, Gursoy UK, Nwhator SO, Hernandez M, Tervahartiala T, Leppilahti J, Gursoy M, Könönen E, Emingil G, Pussinen PJ, Mäntylä P.  Submitted.  Analysis of matrix metalloproteinases, especially MMP-8. in gingival crevicular fluid, mouthrinse and saliva for monitoring periodontal diseases. 70:142–163., Number 1 Abstract
Adebajo, AC, Ayoola MD, Obagbemi OR, Obuotor EM, Ogunsina OM, Pinkoane M, Verspohl EJ.  2013.  Antihyperglycaemic and Anti-oxidant Activities of Eugenia uniflora Leaf: Evaluation of Ethnomedical Claims {IV}, 1–5th Sept, 2013. 61st Conference of the GA, Planta Medica; 79(13): PE2. 79, Number 13, Institut für Pharmazeutische Biologie und Phytochemie, WWU, Münster, Germany: Georg Thieme Verlag {KG} Abstract


Akinyemi, R, Tiwari HK, Arnett DK, Ovbiagele B, Irvin MR, Wahab K, Sarfo F, Srinivasasainagendra V, Adeoye A, Perry RT, Akpalu A, Jenkins C, Arulogun O, Gebregziabher M, Owolabi L, Obiako R, Sanya E, Komolafe M, Fawale M, Adebayo P, Osaigbovo G, Sunmonu T, Olowoyo P, Chukwuonye I, Obiabo Y, Onoja A, Akinyemi J, Ogbole G, Melikam S, Saulson R, Owolabi M.  2018.  APOL1, CDKN2A/CDKN2B, and HDAC9 polymorphisms and small vessel ischemic stroke, 2018. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica. 137(1) Abstract

Objective: Worldwide, the highest frequencies of APOL1-associated kidney variants are found in indigenous West Africans among whom small vessel disease (SVD) ischemic stroke is the most common stroke phenotype. The objective of this study was to investigate the association and effect sizes of 23 selected SNPs in 14 genes of relevance, including the APOL1 G1 variants, with the occurrence of SVD ischemic stroke among indigenous West African participants in the Stroke Investigative Research and Education Network (SIREN) Study. Materials and Methods: Cases were consecutively recruited consenting adults (aged 18 years or older) with neuroimaging—confirmed first clinical stroke. Stroke-free controls were ascertained using a locally validated version of the Questionnaire for Verifying Stroke-Free Status (QVSFS). Logistic regression models adjusting for known vascular risk factors were fitted to assess the associations of the 23 SNPs in rigorously phenotyped cases (N = 154) of SVD ischemic stroke and stroke-free (N = 483) controls. Results: Apolipoprotein L1 (APOL1) rs73885319 (OR = 1.52; CI: 1.09-2.13, P-value =.013), rs2383207 in CDKN2A/CDKN2B (OR = 3.08; CI: 1.15-8.26, P –value =.026) and rs2107595 (OR = 1.70; CI: 1.12-2.60, P-value =.014) and rs28688791 (OR = 1.52; CI: 1.03-2.26, P-value =.036) in HDAC9 gene were associated with SVD stroke at 0.05 significance level. Polymorphisms in other genes did not show significant associations. Conclusion: This is the first report of a specific association of APOL1 with a stroke subtype. Further research is needed to confirm these initial findings and deepen understanding of the genetics of stroke in people of African ancestry with possible implications for other ancestries as all humans originated from Africa.

Oluwaranti, AI, Adagunodo ER, Popoola EO.  2008.  Architectural Model for a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) file sharing System for Mobile Devices. Journal of Computer Science and its Application. Vol.15, (Nigeria.):pp.38-47.
Abiona, OO, Oluwaranti AI, T.Anjali, Onime CE, Popoola EO, Aderounmu GA, Oluwatope AO, Kehinde LO.  2009.  Architectural Model for Wireless Peer-to-Peer (WP2P) File Sharing for Ubiquitous Mobile Devices . architectural_model_for_wireless_peer-to-peer.docx
Oluwaranti, AI, Abiona OO, Aderounmu GA, Popoola EO, Onime CE, Kehinde LO.  2008.  Architectural Model for Wireless Peer-to-Peer (WP2P) File Sharing for Ubiquitous Mobile Devices. Abstract

This paper presents an architectural model for Wireless Peer-to-Peer (WP2P) file sharing system for ubiquitos mobile devices. File sharing is one of the rationales for computer networks with increasing demand for file sharing applications and technologies in small and large enterprise networks and on the Internet. With the popularity of mobile phones in day-to-day activities, P2P file sharing in mobile phones is highly desirable, especially in 2/2.5G mobile networks. The proposed model uses a hybrid or semi centralized architecture combined with the introduction of a database server to interface between the mobile devices. The P2P communication model employs the Short Messaging Service (SMS) and Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) as the messaging medium. The mobile phone initiates a search for a particular file on the mobile P2P network using a GPRS connection. The database replies the ‘searcher’ mobile phone with a list of all the available files and the details of the mobile phones that have them. With this information, the requesting phone makes a SMS connection to any of the phones provided by the database server. The phone keeping the file then sends it to the requesting phone using the MMS. We present the architectural model using mobile proxy, the SMS and MMS, for a mobile P2P network for 2/2.5G networks despite operator constraints.

Ijadunola, M, Obiyan M, B.O. O, O.O. O, O.B. F, P.U. U, Abiola A.  2017.  Assessing the Challenges of Schooling among Adolescents in Skipped Generation Households in Ile- Ife, Nigeria., 03. xii. Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health; 29(1), 62-67.. 29:62-67. Abstract
Ayanlade, A, Proske U.  2015.  Assessing wetland degradation and loss of ecosystem services in the Niger Delta, Nigeria. Marine and Freshwater Research. 67(6):828-836.CSIRO,Australia. AbstractWebsite

The Niger Delta, being the most extensive freshwater wetland and aquatic ecosystem in West Africa, provides numerous services both to local people and to the West African economy. Ongoing environmental pressure exerted by large-scale oil extraction and illegal timber logging, however, are suspected to have had a substantial impact on the Delta’s ecosystems over the last decades. Knowledge on impact of these activities on the region’s wetlands now or in the past is scarce and patchy. To address this lack of knowledge, this study assesses spatiotemporal changes in two wetlands in the region by using satellite data from 1984 to 2011 and GIS methods. The results show that both wetlands have experienced substantial degradation, particularly with respect to the area of forest lost. Although comprehensive environmental protection laws were introduced in 1988, ecosystem services of up to US$65 million in value were lost over the study period. The introduction of new legislation in 2007, however, is potentially a first step towards a more ‘wise use’ of wetlands in Nigeria.

Phillips Olusegun, A, Falana Adenike O, Olayiwola Moshood A.  2012.  Assessment of environmental impact on benthic foraminiferal distribution in Lagos Lagoon, Nigeria. Journal of Mining and Geology. 48:68–78., Number 1 Abstract
L.J.J, G, W.L A, M E, P.A M, T B, B A, P D, F.K.N A, S.A B, A M, M L, E.A A-A, W D, P T, O J, M D, P A, A.A O, R B, G P-R, M G, S O-Y, G.O O, P.B O, L A-R, F A, T H, P G, M.O O, C.J B, M.L M, A.A A, J.C M, A B.  2016.  Association studies and direct DNA sequencing implicate genetic susceptibility loci in the etiology of nonsyndromic orofacial clefts in sub-Saharan African populations. J Dental Research. 95(11):1245-1256.
Oguntola, S, Muzamil H, Duarte R, Dix-Peek T, Dickens C, Olorunfemi G, Vachiat A, Paget G, Manga P, Naicker S.  2018.  Atherosclerotic vascular disease and its correlates in stable black South African kidney transplant recipients, 07. International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease. Volume 11:187-193. Abstract
Ammar, N, M. Aly N, Folayan M, Khader Y, Virtanen J, Al-Batayneh O, Mohebbi S, Attia S, Howaldt H-P, Böttger S, Maharani D, Rahardjo A, Khan I, Madi M, Rashwan M, Pavlić V, Cicmil S, Choi Y-H, Joury E, El Tantawi M.  2020.  Behavior change due to COVID-19 among dental academics-The theory of planned behavior: Stresses, worries, training, and pandemic severity, 2020/09/29. 15::e0239961. Abstract
Momodu, A, Siyanbola W, Pelemo D, Obioh I, Adesina F.  2011.  Carbon flow pattern in the forest zones of Nigeria as influenced by land use change, 2011/01/01. Abstract

Forest in Nigeria plays a much wider role in the overall balance of issues affecting the country than those of climate change alone. Nigeria's tropical forest is depleting fast, due largely to uncontrolled human activities. Poverty, urbanization, population growth and insecurity are the major causes of this trend. Tracking carbon flow in these forest life zones will help account for the effect of these activities on the environment. COPATH, an acronym for Total Carbon Flow from Conversion to Agriculture, Pasture, Harvest and OTHER land-uses including construction of dams, roads, forest fires and human settlement, etc., was used for tracking carbon flow in the forest zones. From the five forest life zones, total carbon stored was estimated to be 2.55 TgC. The four activities of agriculture, harvest, pasture and bush burning were pronounced in contributions to land use changes, particularly to forest depletion. In this paper it is shown that carbon emission was highest from harvesting activity in year 2000, principally from clear-cutting activity in the lowland rainforest as against that of 1990 study, which showed agricultural activity as the major anthropogenic activity leading to carbon release into the atmosphere. Further, it is shown that the value of carbon emission is on the increase as compared to the earlier study with 1990 as the base year. During the two periods of study, it was however, observed that the relative contribution of each of the activities that are responsible for deforestation and affects carbon flow pattern in the forest zones and invariably causes carbon emission had not changed. Though a look at the fractional contribution of each of these activities in 2000 as against that of 1990 estimates shows a marked change. The study also concludes that if there is no change in the estimated deforestation rate of 2.23% per annum of the forest formations, lowland rainforest and riparian forests are likely to disappear by 2040.

Jiang, CM, Duangthip D, Auychai P, Chiba M, Folayan M, Hamama H, Kamnoedboon P, Lyons K, Matangkasombut O, Mathu-Muju K, Mathur V, Mei ML, Morgan M, Poolthong S, Morankar R, Srinivasan M, Takahashi T, Yaklai S, Zhang S, Lo E.  2021.  Changes in Oral Health Policies and Guidelines During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Frontiers in Oral Health, 2021/05/21. 2 Abstract
Folayan, M, Haire B, Peterson K, Yakubu A, Tegli J, Brown B.  2019.  Chapter 17: Criminalisation and "Reckless" Ebola Transmission: Theorizing Ethical Obligations to Seek Care, 2019/07/01. Abstract
Tiono, AB, Dicko A, Ndububa DA, Agbenyega T, Pitmang S, Awobusuyi J, Pamba A, Duparc S, Goh LE, Harrell E, Carter N, Ward SA, Greenwood B, Winstanley PA.  2009.  Chlorproguanil-Dapsone-Artesunate versus Chlorproguanil-Dapsone: A randomized, double-blind, phase III trial in African children, adolescents and adults with uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria. . American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene. 81:969–978.
Siccardi, M, Olagunju A, Simiele M, D'Avolio A, Calcagno A, Bonora S, Perri DG, Owen A.  2015.  Classspecific relative genetic contribution for key antiretroviral drugs. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 70(11):3074-9. Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Antiretroviral pharmacokinetics is defined by numerous factors affecting absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination. Biological processes underpinning drug distribution are only partially characterized and multiple genetic factors generate cumulative or antagonistic interactions, which complicates the implementation of pharmacogenetic markers. The aim of this study was to assess the degree to which heredity influences pharmacokinetics through the quantification of the relative genetic contribution (rGC) for key antiretrovirals.

METHODS: A total of 407 patients receiving lopinavir/ritonavir, atazanavir/ritonavir, atazanavir, efavirenz, nevirapine, etravirine, maraviroc, tenofovir or raltegravir were included. Intra-patient variability (SDw) and inter-patient (SDb) variability were measured in patients with plasma concentrations available from more than two visits. The rGC was calculated using the following equation: 1 - (1 / F) where F = SDb(2) / SDw(2).

RESULTS: Mean (95% CI) rGC was calculated to be 0.81 (0.72-0.88) for efavirenz, 0.74 (0.61-0.84) for nevirapine, 0.67 (0.49-0.78) for etravirine, 0.65 (0.41-0.79) for tenofovir, 0.59 (0.38-0.74) for atazanavir, 0.47 (0.27-0.60) for atazanavir/ritonavir, 0.36 (0.01-0.48) for maraviroc, 0.15 (0.01-0.44) for lopinavir/ritonavir and 0 (0-0.33) for raltegravir.

CONCLUSIONS: The rank order for genetic contribution to variability in plasma concentrations for the study drugs was efavirenz > nevirapine > etravirine > tenofovir > atazanavir > atazanavir/ritonavir > maraviroc > lopinavir/ritonavir > raltegravir, indicating that class-specific differences exist. The rGC strategy represents a useful tool to rationalize future investigations as drugs with higher rGC scores may represent better candidates for pharmacogenetic-pharmacokinetic studies.

Bisi-Johnson, MA, Adediran KO, Akinola SA, Popoola EO, Okoh AI.  2017.  Comparative Physicochemical and Microbiological Qualities of Source and Stored Household Waters in Some Selected Communities in Southwestern Nigeria. Sustainability. 9(3):454.
Folayan, M, Brown B, Yakubu A, Peterson K, Haire B.  2014.  Compassionate use of experimental interventions in the Ebola outbreak . Lancet. 384(9957):1843-1844.doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61605-6.