Lukong C. Banboye, Ezebuo F. Chidolue and Okwuosa C. Chukwuebuka mark the start of new Era in Proteomics with Kirchhoff Research Award-2015 in Proteomics
27 April, 2015, Nigeria, USA NEWS CORP
Lukong C. Banboye, Ezebuo F. Chidolue and Okwuosa C. Chukwuebuka rock the world of Proteomics, while International Media reports confirmed their recognition on World’s 500 Most Influential Biochemists for Year 2015 on Earth. Lukong C. Banboye, Ezebuo F. Chidolue and Okwuosa C. Chukwuebuka are awarded with Kirchhoff Research Award-2015 in Proteomics. In a high profile international competition flooded with thousands of participants from several countries, Nigeria has once again proved it’s leadership in the area. Lukong C. Banboye, Ezebuo F. Chidolue and Okwuosa C. Chukwuebuka won the meritorious competition and established the international leadership in Proteomics. International Agency for Standards and Ratings expressed it’s views that Lukong C. Banboye, Ezebuo F. Chidolue and Okwuosa C. Chukwuebuka’s efforts will explore tremendous opportunities in this segment leading it to new height. It is surely a matter of pride for civilians of Nigeria to have such brain storming intellectuals for close interaction. Nigeria has once again confirmed a rich tradition to produce world renowned intellectuals to benefit international society.
Ezebuo, Fortunatus C. obtained Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry from Anambra State University, Uli and Master of Science Degree in Enzymology and Protein Structure from University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is a research student/assistant in Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Natural Science, Anambra State University, Uli.
Lukong, Colin Banboye obtained Doctor of Philosophy (Molecular Enzymology) and Master of Science (Molecular Biology) from University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Also, he obtained Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry) from University of Buea, Republic of Cameroon.
Okwuosa, Chinedu C. obtained Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry (First class Hon.) from Anambra State University, Uli. He is currently doing his National youth Service.
Lukong C. Banboye, Ezebuo F. Chidolue and Okwuosa C. Chukwuebuka from Nigeria made a historical victory over the international competition and won Kirchhoff Research Award-2015 in Proteomics. Their research was highlighted in international media and gathered a large worldwide attention in scientific circles while it appeared in world's most read journal 'International Journal of Proteomics'. In their report on Profile of Seed Proteins of the Most Promising Grain Legumes in Nigeria they mention that Seed protein profiles of six grain legumes; black-eyed bean (Vigna unguiculata unguiculata), patisco (Vigna unguiculata), yardlong bean (Vigna unguiculata ssp sesquipedalis), red kidney bean (Phaseolus vulgaris), pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) and velvet bean, (Mucuna pruriens) grown in Nigeria were electrophoretically investigated. The six species contained proteins in the range of 17-29 kDa. The average polymorphisms among the species were 0.00 %, 7.79 %, and 37.50 % in native-PAGE and SDS-PAGE in the absence of β-mecarptoethanol, native-PAGE in the presence of β-mecarptoethanol and SDS-PAGE in the presence of β-mecarptoethanol respectively. The species showed different similarity index and V. unguiculata ssp sesquipedalis and C. cajan had the highest (92.31 %) in native-PAGE while V. unguiculata and C. cajan had the highest (95.24 %) in SDS-PAGE. Cluster analysis using UPGMA procedure, showed phylogenetic relationships like that of V. unguiculata and P. vulgaris, V. unguiculata unguiculata and C. cajan which were in a good concordance with species classification based on morphological characters. A unique discrepancy was observed about Vigna species which were found in separate clusters exhibiting special banding patterns. Finally it appears that some polymeric proteins in the species maintained their genetic and phenotypic diversity while some monomeric proteins maintained their common genetic and phenotypic similarity. Under their leadership the research area is surely likely to expand beyond the horizons. It will be worthy to explore the further potential under their legacy. Lukong C. Banboye, Ezebuo F. Chidolue and Okwuosa C. Chukwuebuka as valuable intellectuals for the Nigeria offer exclusive opportunities for scholars around the world. One of the most attractive weightage for Nigeria is to have the awardees for promotion of the concerned scientific discipline for the benefit of its civilians. Thus Nigeria which has excellent track record to produce brain storming intellectuals, has offered a new extension in terms of Lukong C. Banboye, Ezebuo F. Chidolue and Okwuosa C. Chukwuebuka to world.
The most important grain legumes grown in Nigeria are more closely related to each other with respect to their buffer soluble proteins. The average polymorphisms were 0.00 %, 7.79 %, and 37.50 % in Native-PAGE and SDS-PAGE in absence of β-ME, native-PAGE in presence of β-ME and SDS-PAGE in presence of β-ME respectively. In native-PAGE and SDS-PAGE and in presence and absence of β-ME, the different bean species show different similarity index. It appears that some polymeric proteins in bean species maintain their genetic and phenotypic diversity while some monomeric proteins appear to maintain their common genetic and phenotypic similarity. Also, the six species contained proteins mostly in the range of 17-29 kDa.
The investigated grain legumes grown in Nigeria have proteins with molecular weights in the range of 17 kDa to 29 kDa. Cluster analysis showed phylogenetic relationships among the species which were in a good concordance with species classification based on morphological characters. Thus, confirming the usefulness of electrophoretic banding patterns of total seed protein in plant taxonomic, evolutionary and genetic relationship studies.
Efficient and useful breeding programmes for these species are recommended for the improvement of already existing genetic resources, nutritional value and assessment of genetic diversity.
Lukong, C. B. conceived and designed the work, Lukong, C. B., Ezebuo, F. C. and Okwuosa, C. C. did the electrophoretic analysis while Ezebuo, F. C. did the data Analysis. You can share this News URL on Facebook or your Social Media Site/ blog. USA NEW SCORP If you have a news you can Submit your News in Comment box> Join us as Journalist > News Content purchase > Corrections > Copyright > Place a Classified Ad > Sell Your Home > Sell Your Business > Commercial Real Estate Ads > Advertise with us > Recruitment & Career Ads > Franchising > Advertise Locally > Contact us > firstname.lastname@example.org
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