List Of Publications


Tetteh, J., Wereko Brobbey, D.Y., Osei, K.J., Ayamah, A., Laryea, M.K., Darko, G. and Borquaye, L.S., 2024. Peptide Extract from Red Kidney Beans, Phaseolus vulgaris (Fabaceae), Shows Promising Antimicrobial, Antibiofilm, and Quorum Sensing Inhibitory Effects. Biochemistry Research International, 2024.


Mensah, J.O., Boakye, A., Laryea, M., Gasu, E.N. and Borquaye, L.S., 2023. Molecular insights into the differential membrane targeting of maximin 1 in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, pp.1-14.


Amarh, M.A., Laryea, M.K. and Borquaye, L.S., 2023. De novo peptides as potential antimicrobial agents. Heliyon.


Nketia, P.B., Gasu, E.N., Mensah, J.O. and Borquaye, L.S., 2023. In silico identification of α-bisabolol and letestuianin C as potential inhibitors of Trypanosoma brucei trypanothione reductase. Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, pp.1-13.


Asante Ampadu, G.A., Mensah, J.O., Boakye, A., Acheampong, P., Laryea, M.K. and Borquaye, L.S., 2023. Antioxidant, antimicrobial, and antibiofilm properties of essential oils extracted from Dialium guineense. International Journal of Food Properties, 26(1), pp.1885-1902.


Nyaaba, B.A., Gyesi, J.N., Darko, G. and Borquaye, L.S., 2023. Occurrence and Ecological Risk Assessment of Pharmaceutical Residues in Effluents from Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facilities in Kumasi, Ghana. Chemistry Africa, pp.1-13.


Akakpo, L., Gasu, E.N., Mensah, J.O. and Borquaye, L.S., 2023. Oplodiol and nitidine as potential inhibitors of Plasmodium falciparum dihydrofolate reductase: insights from a computational study. Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, pp.1-15.


Odoom, J.F., Aboagye, C.I., Acheampong, P., Asiamah, I., Darko, G. and Borquaye, L.S., 2023. Chemical Composition, Antioxidant, and Antimicrobial Activities of the Leaf and Fruit Essential Oils of the West African Plum, Vitex doniana. Journal of Chemistry, 2023.


Mary Mawumenyo Mamattah, K., Kusiwaa Adomako, A., Nketia Mensah, C. and Borquaye, L.S., 2023. Chemical Characterization, Antioxidant, Antimicrobial, and Antibiofilm Activities of Essential Oils of Plumeria alba (Forget-Me-Not). Biochemistry Research International, 2023.


Asiamah, I., Obiri, S.A., Tamekloe, W., Armah, F.A. and Borquaye, L.S., 2023. Applications of Molecular Docking in Natural Products-Based Drug Discovery. Scientific African, p.e01593.


Boakye, A., Gasu, E.N., Mensah, J.O. and Borquaye, L.S., 2023. Computational studies on potential small molecule inhibitors of Leishmania pteridine reductase 1. Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, pp.1-14.


Osafo, T., Philips, T.J., Adomako, A.K., Borquaye, L.S., Ekuadzi, E., Appiah-Opong, R. and Dickson, R.A., 2023. In vitro antileishmanial activity and molecular docking studies of lupeol and monostearin, isolated from Parkia biglobosa. Scientific African, 19, p.e01464.


Mensah, J.O., Boakye, A., Manu, P., Nketia, P.B., Gasu, E.N., Asiamah, I. and Borquaye, L.S., 2023. Computational Studies Provide a Molecular Basis for the Quorum Sensing Inhibitory Action of Compounds from Dioon spinulosum Dyer Ex Eichler. ChemistrySelect, 8(1), p.e202203773.


Aboagye, C.I., Ampomah, G.B., Mensah, J.O., Mensah, C.N., Nartey, D., Gasu, E.N. and Borquaye, L.S., 2022. N-Benzylimidazoles as Potential Antimicrobial and Antibiofilm Agents–Syntheses, Bioactivity and Molecular Docking Studies. Scientific African, p.e01529.


Mensah, C.N., Boadu, G.A., Mensah, J.O., Gasu, E.N., Aboagye, C.I., Ekuadzi, E., Boadi, N.O. and Borquaye, L.S., 2022. N-alkylimidazole derivatives as potential inhibitors of quorum sensing in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Heliyon, p.e12581.


Coker, E.A., Nkuah, B.C., Amoanimaah, S.A., Oppong, J.B., Gyamfi, O., Ansah, E., Ababio, K.A., Wemegah, D.D., Borquaye, L.S. and Darko, G., 2022. Human exposure to mercury in the atmosphere and soils in Konongo: an age-old mining centre in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, pp.1-11.


Gasu, E.N., Mensah, J.K. and Borquaye, L.S., 2022. Computer-aided design of proline-rich antimicrobial peptides based on the chemophysical properties of a peptide isolated from Olivancillaria hiatula. Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, pp.1-22.


Mensah, J.O., Ampomah, G.B., Gasu, E.N., Adomako, A.K., Menkah, E.S. and Borquaye, L.S., 2022. Allosteric modulation of the main protease (MPro) of SARS-CoV-2 by casticin—insights from molecular dynamics simulations. Chemistry Africa, 5(5), pp.1305-1320.


Asante Ampadu, G.A., Mensah, J.O., Darko, G. and Borquaye, L.S., 2022. Essential Oils from the Fruits and Leaves of Spondias mombin Linn.: Chemical Composition, Biological Activity, and Molecular Docking Study. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2022.


Amoabeng, I.A., Otoo, B.A., Darko, G. and Borquaye, L.S., 2022. Disposal of Unused and Expired Medicines within the Sunyani Municipality of Ghana: A Cross-Sectional Survey. Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 2022.


Kyei, L.K., Gasu, E.N., Ampomah, G.B., Mensah, J.O. and Borquaye, L.S., 2022. An In Silico Study of the Interactions of Alkaloids from Cryptolepis sanguinolenta with Plasmodium falciparum Dihydrofolate Reductase and Dihydroorotate Dehydrogenase. Journal of Chemistry, 2022.


Gyesi, J.N., Nyaaba, B.A., Darko, G., Mills-Robertson, F.C., Miezah, K., Acheampong, N.A., Frimpong, F., Gyimah, G., Quansah, B. and Borquaye, L.S., 2022. Occurrence of pharmaceutical residues and antibiotic-resistant bacteria in water and sediments from major reservoirs (owabi and barekese dams) in Ghana. Journal of Chemistry, 2022.


Amponsah, I.K., Boakye, A., Orman, E., Armah, F.A., Borquaye, L.S., Adjei, S., Dwamena, Y.A., Baah, K.A. and Harley, B.K., 2022. Assessment of some quality parameters and chemometric-assisted FTIR spectral analysis of commercial powdered ginger products on the Ghanaian market. Heliyon, 8(3), p.e09150.


Darko, G., Adjei, S., Nkansah, M.A., Borquaye, L.S., Boakye, K.O. and Dodd, M., 2022. Accumulation and bioaccessibility of toxic metals in root tubers and soils from gold mining and farming communities in the Ashanti region of Ghana. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 32(2), pp.426-436.


Osei Duah Junior, I., Tchiakpe, M.P., Borquaye, L.S., Amoah, K., Amankwah, F.K.D., Kumah, D.B., Ofori, L.A., Danso-Appiah, A., Prempeh, B.O., Gbedema, S.Y. and Munyaneza, J., 2022. Clinical characteristics of external bacterial ocular and periocular infections and their antimicrobial treatment patterns among a Ghanaian ophthalmic population. Scientific Reports, 12(1), pp.1-18.


Acheampong, N.A., Akanwariwiak, W.G., Mensah, M., Fei-Baffoe, B., Offei, F., Bentil, J.A., Imoro, A.Z. and Borquaye, L.S., 2022. Conversion of cassava peels into bioethanol using the OSTEP approach. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, pp.1-14.


Otoo, B.A., Amoabeng, I.A., Darko, G. and Borquaye, L.S., 2022. Antibiotic and analgesic residues in the environment–Occurrence and ecological risk study from the Sunyani municipality, Ghana. Toxicology Reports, 9, pp.1491-1500.


Darko, G., Obiri-Yeboah, S., Takyi, S.A., Amponsah, O., Borquaye, L.S., Amponsah, L.O. and Fosu-Mensah, B.Y., 2022. Urbanizing with or without nature: pollution effects of human activities on water quality of major rivers that drain the Kumasi Metropolis of Ghana. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 194(1), pp.1-18.


Nartey, D., Accorley, E.D., Opoku, R., Darko, G. and Borquaye, L.S., 2021. Essential oils from Averrhoa carambola L.(Oxalidaceae): chemical composition, antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-biofilm potential. Chemistry Africa, 4(4), pp.741-752.


Kekessie, F.K., Amengor, C.D.K., Brobbey, A., Addotey, J.N., Danquah, C.A., Peprah, P., Harley, B.K., Ben, I.O., Zoiku, F.K., Borquaye, L.S. and Gasu, E.N., 2021. Synthesis, molecular docking studies and ADME prediction of some new triazoles as potential antimalarial agents. Scientific African, 14, p.e00998.


Ayisi, F., Mensah, C.N. and Borquaye, L.S., 2021. In vivo antiplasmodial activity and toxicological analyses of the ethanolic leaf and twig extract of Faurea speciosa Welw.(Proteaceae). Journal of Parasitology Research, 2021.


Boadi, N.O., Degbevi, M., Saah, S.A., Badu, M., Borquaye, L.S. and Kortei, N.K., 2021. Antimicrobial properties of metal piperidine dithiocarbamate complexes against Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans. Scientific African, 12, p.e00846.


Acheampong, N.A., Akanwariwiak, W.G., Mensah, M., Fei-Baffoe, B., Offei, F., Bentil, J.A. and Borquaye, L.S., 2021. Optimization of hydrolases production from cassava peels by Trametes polyzona BKW001. Scientific African, 12, p.e00835.


Ayisi, F., Mensah, C.N. and Borquaye, L.S., 2021. Antiplasmodial potential and safety evaluation of the ethanolic stem bark extract of Distemonanthus benthamianus baill.(Leguminosae). Scientific African, 12, p.e00809.


Laryea, M.K. and Sheringham Borquaye, L., 2021. Antimalarial, antioxidant, and toxicological evaluation of extracts of Celtis africana, Grosseria vignei, Physalis micrantha, and Stachytarpheta angustifolia. Biochemistry Research International, 2021.


Nartey, D., Gyesi, J.N. and Borquaye, L.S., 2021. Chemical composition and biological activities of the essential oils of Chrysophyllum albidum G. Don (African star apple). Biochemistry Research International, 2021.


Mingle, C.L., Darko, G., Borquaye, L.S., Asare-Donkor, N.K., Woode, E. and Koranteng, F., 2021. Veterinary drug residues in beef, chicken, and egg from Ghana. Chemistry Africa, 4(2), pp.339-348.


Konwuruk, N., Borquaye, L.S., Darko, G. and Dodd, M., 2021. Distribution, bioaccessibility and human health risks of toxic metals in peri-urban topsoils of the Kumasi Metropolis. Scientific African, 11, p.e00701.


Mingle, C.L., Darko, G., Asare-Donkor, N.K., Borquaye, L.S. and Woode, E., 2021. Patterns in protein consumption in Ghanaian cities. Scientific African, 11, p.e00684.


Amo-Mensah, J., Darko, G. and Borquaye, L.S., 2020. Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities of the root and bark extracts of Vitex grandifolia (Verbanaceae). Scientific African, 10, p.e00586.


Akanchise, T., Boakye, S., Borquaye, L.S., Dodd, M. and Darko, G., 2020. Distribution of heavy metals in soils from abandoned dump sites in Kumasi, Ghana. Scientific African, 10, p.e00614.


Afu, G., Laryea, M.K. and Borquaye, L.S., 2020. Biological efficacy and toxicological evaluation of ethanolic extract of Cassia nodosa buch.-ham.(leguminosae). Journal of Chemistry, 2020.


Borquaye, L.S., Gasu, E.N., Ampomah, G.B., Kyei, L.K., Amarh, M.A., Mensah, C.N., Nartey, D., Commodore, M., Adomako, A.K., Acheampong, P. and Mensah, J.O., 2020. Alkaloids from Cryptolepis sanguinolenta as potential inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 viral proteins: an in silico study. BioMed research international, 2020.


Borquaye, L.S., Saah, S.A., Adu-Poku, D., Adu-Gyamfi, L., Bitian, K. and Bambil, W., 2020. Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and total phenolic content of the ethanolic extracts of Celtis africana Burm. f. Current Science Perspectives, 6(3), pp.43-49.


Borquaye, L.S., Laryea, M.K., Gasu, E.N., Boateng, M.A., Baffour, P.K., Kyeremateng, A. and Doh, G., 2020. Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities of extracts of Reissantia indica, Cissus cornifolia and Grosseria vignei. Cogent Biology, 6(1), p.1785755.


Borquaye, L.S., Doetse, M.S., Baah, S.O. and Mensah, J.A., 2020. Anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant activities of ethanolic extracts of Tamarindus indica L.(Fabaceae). Cogent Chemistry, 6(1), p.1743403.


Gasu, E.N., Ahor, H.S. and Borquaye, L.S., 2019. Peptide mix from Olivancillaria hiatula interferes with cell-to-cell communication in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. BioMed Research International, 2019.


Gyesi, J.N., Opoku, R. and Borquaye, L.S., 2019. Chemical composition, total phenolic content, and antioxidant activities of the essential oils of the leaves and fruit pulp of Annona muricata L.(Soursop) from Ghana. Biochemistry research international, 2019.


Laryea, M.K. and Borquaye, L.S., 2019. Antimalarial efficacy and toxicological assessment of extracts of some Ghanaian medicinal plants. Journal of Parasitology Research, 2019.


Borquaye, L.S., Ekuadzi, E., Darko, G., Ahor, H.S., Nsiah, S.T., Lartey, J.A., Mutala, A.H., Boamah, V.E. and Woode, E., 2019. Occurrence of antibiotics and antibiotic-resistant bacteria in landfill sites in Kumasi, Ghana. Journal of Chemistry, 2019.


Ofori–Baah, S. and Borquaye, L.S., 2019. Ethanolic leaf extract from Strophanthus gratus (Hook.) Franch.(Apocynaceae) exhibits anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities. Cogent Biology, 5(1), p.1710431.


Gasu, E.N., Ahor, H.S. and Borquaye, L.S., 2018. Peptide extract from Olivancillaria hiatula exhibits broad-spectrum antibacterial activity. BioMed Research International, 2018.


Forkuoh, F., Boadi, N.O., Borquaye, L.S. and Afful, S., 2018. Risk of human dietary exposure to organochlorine pesticide residues in fruits from Ghana. Scientific Reports, 8(1), pp.1-5.


Boadi, N. O., Borquaye, L. S., Darko, G., Wemegah, D. D., Agorsor D., and Akrofi, R.; 2018, Assessment of the quality of the Owabi reservoir and its tributaries; Cogent Food and Agriculture; 1492360


Bolor, V. K., Boadi, N. O., Borquaye, L. S. and Afful S.; 2018; Human risk assessment of organochlorine pesticide residues in vegetables from Kumasi, Ghana; Journal of Chemistry; 2018


Darko, G., Addai-Tabi, J., Adjaloo, M. K., and Borquaye, L. S., 2017, Pesticide residues in honey from the major honey producing forest belts in Ghana. Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 2017; 7957431


Borquaye, L.S., Darko, G., Laryea, M.K., Roberts, V., Boateng, R. and Gasu, E.N., 2017. Anti-inflammatory activities of extracts from Oliva sp., Patella rustica and Littorina littorea collected from Ghana’s coastal shorelines. Cogent Biology, 1364063.


Borquaye, L.S., Darko, G., Laryea, M.K., Gasu, E.N., Amponsah, N.A.A. and Appiah, E.N., 2017. Nutritional and anti-nutrient profiles of some Ghanaian spices; Cogent Food & Agriculture, 3(1), 1348185


Darko, G., Dodd, M., Nkansah, M. A., Aduse-Poku, Y., Ansah, E., Dotse Wemegah, D. and Borquaye, L. S., 2017. Distribution and ecological risks of toxic metals in the topsoils in the Kumasi metropolis, Ghana; Cogent Environmental Science, 3(1), 1354965.


Darko, G., Borquaye, L. S., Acheampong, A., and Oppong, K., 2017, Veterinary antibiotics in dairy products from Kumasi, Ghana. Cogent Chemistry, 3(1), 1343636


Borquaye, L. S., Darko, G., Oklu, N., Anson-Yevu, C., & Ababio, A. (2016). Antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of ethyl acetate and methanol extracts of Littorina littorea and Galatea paradoxa. Cogent Chemistry, 2(1), 1161865.


Borquaye, L. S., Ocansey, E. & Semenya, J. (2016) “Inhibitory effect of selected Ghanaian clay leachates on some pathogenic microbes”. American Journal of Microbiology and Immunology 1 (1), pp 1 – 5


Borquaye L.S., Darko G., Ocansey, E., and Ankomah E.; (2015) “Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Properties of the Crude Peptide Extracts of Galatea paradoxa and Patella rustica”; SpringerPlus 4, 500


Akoto, O., Borquaye, L.S. and Howard, A. S.; (2015) “Nutritional and mineral composition of the fruits of Solanum torvum from Ghana”; International Journal of Chemical and Biomolecular Science; 1 (4), 222-226


Acheampong A, Borquaye L.S., Osafo-Acquaah S, Osei-Owusu J and Tuani G.K. (2015) “Antimicrobial Activities of Some Leaves and Fruit Peels Hydrosols‟; International Journal of Chemical and Biomolecular Science; 1 (3), 158-162


Lin, T-Y, Borketey, L.S., Prasad, G., Waters, S.A., Schnarr, N.A., (2013) “Sequence, Cloning, and Analysis of the Fluvirucin B1 Polyketide Synthase from Actinomadura vulgaris", ACS Synth. Biol., 2013, 2(11), 635-642


Prasad, G., Borketey, L.S., Lin, T., Schnarr, N.A., (2012) “A Mechanism-Based Fluorescence Transfer Assay for Examining Ketosynthase Selectivity‟. Org. Biomol. Chem, 10, 6717-6723


Prasad, G., Amoroso, J. W., Borketey, L. S., Schnarr, N. A., (2012) “N-Activated β-Lactams as Versatile Reagents for Acyl Carrier Protein Labeling‟. Org. Biomol. Chem, 10, 1992-2002


Amoroso, J. W., Borketey, L. S., Prasad, G., and Schnarr, N. A., (2010) “Direct Acylation of Carrier Proteins with Functionalized β-Lactones‟. Org. Lett., 2010, 12, 2330-2333

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