© 2015 Sarah E. Rich

Petrina Kapewangolo

RISE Degree(s) 

PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Pretoria

RISE Network(s) 

Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Namibia


HIV drug discovery (plant products), latent HIV-1 activation, immune modulation (cytokines) and cytotoxicity (real-time cell electronic sensing & flow cytometry) studies

Selected Publications 

Kapewangolo P, Knott M, Shithigona REK, Uusiku SL, Kandawa-Schulz M. 2016. In vitro anti-HIV and antioxidant activity of Hoodia gordonii (Apocynaceae), a commercial plant product. BMC Complement. Altern. Med. 16(1):411

Chingwaru W, Glashoff RH, Vidmar J, Kapewangolo P, Sampson SL. 2016. Mammalian cell cultures as models for Mycobacterium tuberculosis–human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) interaction studies: A review. Asian Pac. J. Trop. Med. 9(9):832–8

Kapewangolo P, Tawha T, Nawinda T, Knott M, Hans R. 2016. Sceletium tortuosum demonstrates in vitro anti-HIV and free radical scavenging activity. South African J. Bot. 106:140–43

Knott MG, Kapewangolo P, Louw S, Brand J, Kandjengo L, Ishola A. 2016. The isolation, structural determination and bioactivity of 1E, 3R, 4S, 5E, 7Z-1-bromo 3,4,8-trichloro-7-(dichloromethyl)-3-methylocta-1,5,7-triene from a Namibian Plocamium species. ISTJN 7(7):59–72

Kapewangolo P, Omolo JJ, Bruwer R, Fonteh P, Meyer D. 2015. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity of Ocimum labiatum extract and isolated labdane diterpenoid. J Inflamm (Lond) 12:4

Kuvare A, Kandawa-Schulz M, Kapewangolo P. 2015. Comparative study of antioxidant properties, polyphenols and flavonoid contents of the tuber and seed extracts of marama bean (Tylosema esculentum). ISTJN 6(6):21–31

Chingwaru W, Vidmar J, Kapewangolo PT. 2015. The potential of sub‐Saharan African plants in the management of Human Immunodeficiency Virus infections: A review. Phyther. Res. 29(10):1452–87

Chingwaru W, Vidmar J, Kapewangolo PT, Mazimba O, Jackson J. 2015. Therapeutic and prophylactic potential of morama (Tylosema esculentum): A review. Phyther. Res. 29(10):1423–38

Kapewangolo P, Hussein AA , Meyer D. 2013. Inhibition of HIV enzymes, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of Plectranthus barbatus. J Ethnopharmacol 149(1):184-90

Chingwaru W, Duodu G, Van Zyl Y, Schoeman CJ, Majinda RT, Yeboah SO, Jackson J, Kapewangolo PT, Kandawa-Schulz M, Minnaar A, Cencic A. 2011. Antibacterial and anticandidal activity of Tylosema esculentum (marama) extracts. S Afr J 107(3/4): 1-11

Chingwaru W, Majinda RT, Yeboah SO, Jackson JC, Kapewangolo PT, Kandawa-Schulz M, Cencic A. 2011. Tylosema esculentum (Marama) Tuber and Bean Extracts Are Strong Antiviral Agents against Rotavirus Infection. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med.

Email Address(es) 
RISE Degree(s) Completed 
April 2014