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Abdurrazak Muhammad

Assistant Lecturer

Abdurrazak Muhammad

Abdurrazak Muhammad Assistant Lecturer (Biochemistry) Abdurrazak Muhammad is an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry, Skyline University Nigeria (SUN). He has an M.Sc. in Medical Biochemistry from Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (Unisza) Malaysia and a in Biochemistry from Bayero University Kano (BUK). He has an A-level certificate of course completion in global health, certificate of participation in laboratory animal handling from Universiti Sain Malayisa, certificate of participation in laboratory practice in natural products research from IIUM Malaysia and a certificate of computer application management from Unisza Malaysia. He specializes in the teaching of general Biochemistry and Biochemistry related courses. He is a member of National Association of Biochemistry and molecular biology (NABMB), Nigerian chapter.  

Mr. Abdurrazak has over 5 years of work experience in teaching and extensive research in the area of Biochemistry, both theoretically and practically from institutions such as Al-qalam University Katsina, Aminu Dabo College of Health Sciences, and Ado Bayero Institute of Education. He has received training in handling Biochemistry and molecular biology instruments.

His research interest spans through (but not limited to) the areas of Biochemistry and Toxicology, with a specific interest in Neuroscience and plant biochemistry, medicinal chemistry and Phytomedicine. His key and keen area of scientific research and interest include the alleviation of chronic diseases with phytochemicals such as flavonoids, phenolics and saponins as an alternative and safe therapy. He is widely published in reputable journals internationally. He has about Eleven (11) publications to his credit in Scopus and ISI indexed journals. He has presented a paper at International Conference organized by the Centre for research and innovation management (Crim ) Unisza Malaysia. His recent papers “Two decades of Neuroscience publication trends in Africa” and “Hepatoprotective effect of aqueous leaf extract of Balanite aegyptica on CCL4 induced liver damage in albiono rats were published in Nature Communications and Journal of Medicinal Plant Studies in February 2021 and June 2018 respectively. Currently, He is working on the Isolation and characterization Syringin from tepals of Musa paradisiaca and evaluation of its in vitro and in vivo antiperkinsonic effect.

1. Muhammad Abdurrazak, U.S. Mahadeva Rao, Khamsah Suryati. Biochemical evaluation of antihyperglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of methanolic tepal extract of Musa paradisiaca studied in STZ-induced diabetic mice. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research. 7(8): 837-846. 2015. 2. Muhammad Abdurrazak, Mahadeva U. S. Rao. Ahmad Bashir Ado, Khamsah Suryati Mohd, Thant Zin. Some Natural Products and Their Secondary Metabolites Attributed Towards Diabetic Cure: A Review. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Research. 7(6): 22-28. 2015. 3. Muhammad Abdurrazak, Bashir Ado Ahmad, Khamsah Suryati, U.S. Mahadeva Rao. In vitro alpha α-Glucosidase inhibitory potential of extracts from Musa paradisiaca. International Journal of Integrative Biology. 16(1): 1-6. 2015. 4. Hassan Safiya, Muhammad Abdurrazak, Mohammed Alkassim Hassan. Hepatoprotective effect of the aqueous leaf extract of Balanite aegyptica on CCL4- induced liver damage in Albino rats. Journal of Medicinal Plant Studies. 6(3):19-23. (2018). 5. U.S. Mahadeva Rao, Muhammad Abdurrazak, Khamsah Suryati Mohd. Phytochemical screening, total flavonoid and phenolic content assays of various solvent extracts of tepals of Musa paradisiaca. Malaysian Journal of Analytical Science. 20(5):1181-1190. (2016). 6. Mahadeva Rao Us, Thant Zin, Muhammad Abdurrazak, Bashir Ado Ahmad. Chemistry And Pharmacology Of Syringin, A Novel Bioglycoside: A Review. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research. 8(3): 20-25. 2015. 7. Bashir Ado Ahmad, Khamsah Suryati Mohd, Muhammad Abdurrazak, U.S Mahadeva Rao, Thant Zin. Phytochemical Screening, Antioxidant Activity Of Pure Syringin In Comparison To Various Solvents Extracts Of Musa Paradisiaca (Banana) (Fruit And Flower) And Total Phenolic Contents. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 7(5): 242-247. (2015). 8. Rao U. S. M., Khamsah S Mohd, Abdurrazaq Muhammad, Bashir Ado Ahmad, Mohaslinda Mohamad and Rosmawati Mat Ali. Taxonomical, Phytochemical and Pharmacological Reviews of Musa sapientum var. paradisiaca. Research J. Pharm. and Tech 7(11): 1356-1361. 2014. 9. Bashir Ado Ahmad, US Mahadeva Rao, Abdurrazak Muhammad, Thant Zin, Nur Hidayah Mohamad, Nasir Mohamadand Khamsah S Mohd. Review Herbal and their secondary metabolites in the treatment of ulcerative colitis and peptic ulcer – a review.Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science 4(08), pp. 080-090. 2014 10. M.B. Maina, Y.G. Mohammed, A.M. Bukar, U. Ahmad, A.T. Salihu, H.A. Ibrahim, M. Abdurrazak, S.K. Hamidu, A.U. Yaro, M.A. Awadelkareem, F.E. Nasr, T.Baden. African neuroscience on the global stage: Nigeria as a model. European Journal of Neuroscience. 3(2):1-8. 2019. DOI: 10.1111/ejn.14372. 11. M. B. Maina, U. Ahmad, H. A. Ibrahim, S. K. Hamidu, E. Nasr, A. T. Salihu, A. I. Abushouk, M. Abdurrazak, M. A. Awadelkareem, A. Amin, A. Imam, I. D. Akinrinade, A. H. Yakubu , I. A. Azeez, Y. G. Mohammed, A. A. Adamu, H. B. Ibrahim, A. M. Bukar, A. U. Yaro, B. W. Goni, L. L. Prieto-Godino, T. Baden. Two decades of neuroscience publication trends in Africa. Nature Communications. 12(3429):1-10. 2021. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-23784-8.