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Anti-hyperglycaemic globulins from selected Cucurbitaceae seeds used as antidiabetic medicinal plants in Africa

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, March 2013
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Title
Anti-hyperglycaemic globulins from selected Cucurbitaceae seeds used as antidiabetic medicinal plants in Africa
Published in
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, March 2013
DOI 10.1186/1472-6882-13-63
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Authors

Clautilde Mofor Teugwa, Thaddée Boudjeko, Bruno Tugnoua Tchinda, Pascaline Chouadeu Mejiato, Denis Zofou

Abstract

The recent epidemic of diabetes mellitus (DM) in Africa, coupled with rampant poverty, is an indication of the urgent need to develop new efficacious, cheaper and more available drugs to face this growing public health challenge. A number of plants products among which the protein-rich Cucurbitaceae seeds are commonly used in traditional medicine with increasing acclaimed efficacy against DM. The aim of this study was to analyse and evaluate the hypoglycaemic activity of storage proteins of five species of Cucurbitaceae, which include Telfairia occidentalis, Citrullus lanatus, Lagenaria siceraria, Cucumeropsis mannii and Cucurbita moschata.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
South Africa 1 2%
Unknown 55 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 23%
Student > Master 12 21%
Researcher 7 13%
Student > Bachelor 6 11%
Unspecified 5 9%
Other 13 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 15 27%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 20%
Unspecified 11 20%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 7 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 7%
Other 8 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 February 2017.
All research outputs
#3,577,510
of 12,373,386 outputs
Outputs from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#760
of 2,512 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#48,100
of 165,433 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#5
of 6 outputs
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