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Articles by A.A. Abena
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  J.T. Banzouzi , M.C. Makambila Koubemba , A. Prost , B. Mbatchi and A.A. Abena
  A series of semi-structured interviews with traditional practitioners from the South of Congo Brazzaville allowed us to gather the names of 200 plants entering traditional preparations against pain. Some were already well studied for their analgesic and/or psychotropic properties but others were very little documented. We selected 51 plants, belonging to 32 families, which seemed promising but had not yet been studied in laboratory. For each plant, we collected the following data: used plant parts, modes of preparation and administration, as well as indications relating to the treatment when they were available. Around 150 traditional recipes were thus recorded. In analgesic as well as in psychotropic preparations, leaves are the most used part (43 and 40% of citations, respectively), followed by roots or root bark (17-13%), aerial part (11-6%), stem and trunk bark (20-11%). Decoction is the major mode of preparation and in most cases the preparation is drunk or applied locally (friction, massage). As a rule, plants used, dosage and length of the treatment shall vary depending to age, sex and general health condition of the patient. Self-medication can thus be very dangerous, all the more because some of the plants we studied are easily bought in the market places of Brazzaville or Pointe Noire.
  Etou Mongo Antoine , A.A. Abena , M. Gbeassor and H. Chaveron


(Case No. 12082011)

Dr. Jinnie M. Garrett, Hamilton College, New York, USA pointed out a plagiarism in a paper published in Journal of Applied Sciences Volume 7 Issue 4: 472-477, 2007.

On the receipt of the letter from Dr. Jinnie M. Garrett, the case forwarded to the Ethics Committee of the Science Alert. As per the report of the Ethics Committee, article entitled "Effects of Glucides on Thermal Denaturation and Coagulation of Whey Proteins Studied by Ultraviolet Spectroscopy" published in Journal of Applied Sciences Volume 7 Issue 4 : 472-477, 2007 authored by E.M. Antoine, A.A. Abena, M.Gbeassor and H.Chaveron" contains substantial sections of methods to indicate a different source of the materials, Article including tables and figures has been taken verbatim from earlier publication without clear and unambiguous attribution.

Science Alert considers misappropriation of intellectual property and duplication of text, tables or figures from other authors or publications without clear and unambiguous attribution totally unacceptable.

Plagiarism is a violation of copyright and a serious breach of scientific ethics. The Editors and Publisher have agreed to officially retract this article.

Science Alert is highly thankful to Dr. Jinnie M.Garrett, for pointing out this plagiarism.

Detail of Article from which text, figures and tables have been copied by E.M. Antoine, A.A. Abena, M. Gbeassor and H.Chaveron is as under:

J.m. Garrett, R.A. Stairs and R.G. Annett" Thermal Denaturation and Coagulation of Whey of Proteins: Effect of Sugars" from J. Dairy Science 71:10-16, 1988.

  J-R. Ibara , R.D.G. Elion Itou , J.M. Ouamba , M. Diatewa , M. Gbeassor and A.A. Abena
  The aqueous extracts of Ceiba pentandra and Helicrysum mechowianum were evaluated for their antiulcerogenic effects by using indometacin-induced gastric lesions in rats. The both aqueous extracts are well tolerated by animals. Until the dose of 3200 mg kg-1 per os, no mortality was observed. At the dose of 400 mg kg-1 per os, the two preparations (as the reference substance, ranitidine 50 mg kg-1) reduced significantly the decrease of pH and the formation of lesions induced by indometacin, compared to control group. These results which could support the folk use of these plants in Congo required further investigations for their confirmation.
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