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Kenyatta University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Paul K. Wainaina with the Phamarcy and Poison Board Members and Kenyatta University Staff from School of Pharmacy. The board visited KU for re-inspection of the University Pharmaceutical Programmes,
Bachelor of Pharmacy curriculum mapping workshop in collaboration with Nottingham University under the SPHEIR project in Naivasha on 8th-10th May 2019,
Students visit to Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies (MEDS),
Students Practicum in a Medicinal Garden,
The Dean, Dr. Gladys Mwangi with Members of the School in a social event,

Title : Dr.
Contact Address: Kenyatta University  PO Box 43844,00100 Nairobi
Position: Lecturer

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Area of Specialization:  Pharmacology, Biotechnology


  • HDAC8 regulates neural differentiation through embryoid body formation in P19 cells. Katayama S, Morii A, Makanga JO, Suzuki T, Miyata N, Inazu T. Biochemical and biophysical research communications. 2018 Mar 25;498(1):45-51.
  • Age Estimation using Chronological Changes in the Epiphyseal Ends of the Clavicle. Marera, D.O., Kimeto, P. and , J.O. (2017). Age Estimation using Chronological Changes in the Epiphyseal Ends of the Clavicle. Mara Research Journal of Medicine & Health Sciences. Vol. 1,No. 1, pp. 10 - 17.
  • Generation of rat induced pluripotent stem cells using a plasmid vector and possible application of a keratan sulfate glycan recognizing antibody in discriminating teratoma formation phenotypes. Makanga JO, Kobayashi M, Ikeda H, Christianto A, Toyoda H, Yamada M, Kawasaki T, Inazu T. Biol Pharm Bull. 2015;38(1):127-33. doi: 10.1248/bpb.b14-00697.


  • Allele-specific real-time polymerase chain reaction as a tool for urate transporter 1 mutation detection. Makanga JO, Christianto A, Inazu T. Methods Mol Biol. 2015;1275:117-25. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-2365-6_8.
    Simple and rapid detection method for the mutations in SLC22A12 that cause hypouricemia by allele-specific real-time polymerase chain reaction. Takagi S, Omae R,
  • Makanga JO, Kawahara T, Inazu T. Clin Chim Acta. 2013 Jan 16;415:330-3. doi: 10.1016/j.cca.2012.10.046. Epub 2012 Nov 10.
    Promotion of neuronal differentiation through activation of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors transiently expressed by undifferentiated neural progenitor cells in fetal rat neocortex. Yoneyama M, Nakamichi N, Fukui M, Kitayama T, Georgiev DD, Makanga JO, Nakamura N, Taniura H, Yoneda Y. J Neurosci Res. 2008 Aug 15;86(11):2392-402. doi: 10.1002/jnr.21696.
  • Group III metabotropic glutamate receptor activation suppresses self-replication of undifferentiated neocortical progenitor cells. Nakamichi N, Yoshida K, Ishioka Y, Makanga JO, Fukui M, Yoneyama M, Kitayama T, Nakamura N, Taniura H, Yoneda Y. J Neurochem. 2008 Jun;105(5):1996-2012. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-4159.2008.05289.x. Epub 2008 Feb 7.

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