Publications from Staff, Students and Partners

Publications 2019

Book Chapters

Mtewa A.G., Deyno S., Peter E.L., Amanjot A., Ahovegbe L.Y., Sesaazi D.C. (June 2019) Neurochemistry and Pharmacology of Addictions: An African Perspective. In: Ndasauka Y., Kayange G. (eds) Addiction in South and East Africa. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham,
Print ISBN: 978-3-030-13592-8, Online ISBN: 978-3-030-13593-5, DOI:

Mtewa, A. G. (Feb, 2019). Phytochemicals as prooxidants, Chapter 24. In Phytochemistry, Vol 2: Pharmacognosy, Nanomedicine, and Contemporary Issues. Apple Academic Press. New Jersey. 545-556. Print ISBN: 9781771887601, E-Book ISBN: 9780429426193, Link

Shah, H., Mtewa, A. G., Egbuna, C., Godwin, A., and Sesaazi, D. C. (Feb, 2019). Biotechnology Approach to the Production of Phytochemicals: An Introduction. Chapter 6 In Phytochemistry, Vol 3: Marine, Industrial, and Advances. Apple Academic Press. New Jersey. Hard ISBN: 9781771887618
E-Book ISBN: 9780429426155 Link


Serawit Deyno, Andrew G. Mtewa, Abiy Abebe, Ariya Hymete, Eyasu Makonnen, Joel Bazira, Paul E. Alele, (2019), Essential oils as topical anti-infective agents: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Complementary Therapies in Medicine, Volume 47, 2019, ISSN 0965-2299, DOI: 10.1016/j.ctim.2019.102224.

Serawit Deyno, Kassahun Eneyewb, Sisay Seyfeb, Naasson Tuyiringirea, Emanuel L. Petera, Rekik Ashebir Muluyee, Casim Umba Toloa, Patrick Engeu Ogwanga, (2019) Efficacy and safety of cinnamon in type 2 diabetes mellitus and pre-diabetes patients: A meta-analysis and meta-regression, Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, Volume 156, 107815, DOI: 10.1016/j.diabres.2019.107815

Hilda Ikiriza, Patrick Engeu Ogwang, Emanuel L. Peter, Okella Hedmon, Casim Umba Tolo, Muwonge Abubaker & Ali Abdalla Mai Abdalla | David Popovich (Reviewing editor) (2019) Dioscorea bulbifera, a highly threatened African medicinal plant, a review, Cogent Biology, 5:1, DOI: 10.1080/23312025.2019.1631561

Julius Tumusiime, Casim Umba Tolo, Marie-Claire Dusabe & Christian Albrecht (2019) Reliability of the Tanzania river scoring system (TARISS) macroinvertebrate index of water quality: a case study of the river Mpanga system, Uganda, Journal of Freshwater Ecology, 34:1, 541-557, DOI: 10.1080/02705060.2019.1631895

Gumisiriza, H., Birungi, G., Olet, E. A., & Sesaazi, C. D. (2019). Medicinal plant species used by local communities around Queen Elizabeth National Park, Maramagambo Central Forest Reserve and Ihimbo Central Forest Reserve, South western Uganda. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 111926, DOI:, Abstract

Publications 2018


Mtewa AG, Ngwira K, Lampiao F, Weisheit A, Tolo CU, et al. (2018) Fundamental Methods in Drug Permeability, pKa, LogP and LogDx Determination. J Drug Res Dev 4(2), DOI:, Full text PDF

Deyno, S., Fekadu, S. & Seyfe, S. Prevalence and antimicrobial resistance of coagulase negative staphylococci clinical isolates from Ethiopia: a meta-analysis. BMC Microbiol 18, 43 (2018), ISSN: 1471-2180 DOI: 10.1186/s12866-018-1188-6,  Full text PDF

Mtewa, AG., Deyno, S., Ngwira, K., Lampiao, F., Peter, EL., Ahovegbe, LY., Ogwang, PE., & Sesaazi, DC. (2018). Drug-like properties of anticancer molecules elucidated from Eichhornia crassipes. Journal of Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry. 7 (5). 2017-2079. Abstract  Full Text

Namuli, A. Bazira, J.,  Tolo, CU., Ogwang EP. (2018): A review of various efforts to increase artemisinin and other antimalarial compounds in Artemisia Annua L plant, Cogent Biology, 4 (1), DOI:, Full Text

Namunana, S., Lutoti, S., Nyamaizi, G., Agaba, G., Apun, I., Ssebunnya, C., Tenywa, M., Wangalwa, R., Kaggwa, B., Fadhiru, P., Kamba, D., & Musoke, M. (2018). Development and Validation of a Wound Healing Herbal Ointment from Extracts of Bidens pilosa and Aloe barbadensis. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology Research. 2 (2), 322-38. Abstract   Full Text

Okella, H., Aber, J., Kevin, TK., Kato, CD., & Ogwang, PE. (2018). Fish mucus: a neglected reservoir for antimicrobial peptides. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Development (AJPRD). 6 (4). DOI:, Full Text

Peter, EL., Deyno, S., Mtewa, A., Kasali, FM., Nagendrappa, PB., Sesaazi, D., Tolo, CU., & Ogwang, PE. (2018). Safety and efficacy of Momordica charantia Linnaeus in pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes mellitus patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. BMC systematic reviews,7 (192), 1-7. DOI:, Full Text

Peter, EL., Kasali, FM., Deyno, S., Mtewa, A., Nagendrappa, PB., Tolo, CU., Ogwang, PE., & Sesaazi, D. (2018). Momordica charantia L. lowers elevated glycaemia in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients: systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. DOI: Text

Tuyiringire, N., Tusubira, D., Munyampundu, J.-P., Tolo, C. U., Muvunyi, C. M., & Ogwang, P. E. (2018). Application of metabolomics to drug discovery and understanding the mechanisms of action of medicinal plants with anti-tuberculosis activity. Clinical and Translational Medicine, 7(1), 29. DOI:, Full Text

Book Chapter

Mtewa, A. G. and Amanjot, A. (2018). Analytical Techniques in elemental profiling, Chapter 14. In Phytochemistry, Vol  1: Fundamentals, Methods and Applications. Apple Academic Press. New Jersey.367-380. Hard Copy ISBN: 9781771887595, E-Book ISBN: 9780429426193 Link

Publications 2017

Atukunda, EC., Mugyenyi, GR., Ngonzi, J., Boatin, A., & Wylie, BJ. Functionality and acceptability of a wireless fetal heart rate monitoring device in term pregnant women in rural Southwestern Uganda. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 17 (178). DOI:, Full Text

Bamuwamye, M., Ogwok, P., Tumuhairwe, V., Eragu, R., Nakisozi, H., & Ogwang, PE. (2017). Dietary Content and Potential Health Risks of Metals in Commercial Black. Journal of Food Research. 6 (6). 1-12., Full Text

Cissy, N., Ogwang, PE., Onegi, B., Anyama, N., & Matu, E. (2017). A Potential Herbal Artemisinin Combination Treatment against Malaria. BJPR. 14 (3).1-7. DOI:, Full Text

Ogwang, PE., Angupale, JR., Oloro, J., & Baruga E. (2017). Wound Healing Property and Phytochemical Analysis of Zanthoxylum Species from Uganda. JPRI. 20 (3). 1-9. DOI :,  Full Text

Ogwang, PE., Michael, B., Patrick, O., Vivian, T., Richard, E., & Henriettah, N. (2017). Human Health Risk Assessment of Heavy Metals in Kampala (Uganda) Drinking Water. Journal of Food Research 6 (4). 6-16. DOI:, Full Text

Publications 2016

Ogwang, PE., Nattabi, H., & Nkwangu, D. (2016). Rumex usambarensis (Dammer) Leaf and Stem Extract Effect on Body Weight and Lipid. British Journal of Pharmaceutical.13 (2).1-7. DOI: Text