Anjana G. Vij

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Increased liability for thrombosis has been suspected at high altitude. Platelet function and fibrinogen levels are known to play a major role in thrombogenic disorders. In order to investigate effect of chronic hypobaric hypoxia on platelet function and fibrinogen concentration, a study was conducted on 40 healthy men at sea level and following 3 and 13(More)
In an attempt to design novel 5-HT(1A) agonists/partial agonists, based on an arylpiperazine nucleus, a series of N-{4-[4-(aryl)piperazine-1-yl]-phenyl}-amine derivatives were synthesized and biologically tested. The anxiolytic effect of the compounds was investigated employing the Elevated plus Maze (EPM) task. On the basis of in vivo functional test,(More)
Hypoxia-mediated oxidative stress has been implicated in the pathophysiology of high altitude maladaptations. To explore whether prolonged exposure to high altitude can trigger an adaptive response to oxidative stress and restore redox homeostasis in the body, the study was conducted to evaluate biochemical variables related to oxidative stress and(More)
An enhanced intracellular level of Nitric oxide (NO) is essential to ameliorate several pathological conditions of heart and vasculature necessitating the activation of NOS. We have projected in this report the acetylation of eNOS by polyphenolic peracetates (PA) catalyzed by the novel enzyme acetoxy drug: protein transacetylase (TAase) discovered in our(More)
Effect of vitamin C supplementation in restoring lead induced alterations in hematopoietic system and drug metabolizing enzymes were investigated in male rats. Intraperitoneal administration of 20 mg/kg lead produced a significant inhibition of heme synthesis in blood and liver and drug metabolism in liver. Toxic insult by lead also resulted into a marked(More)
The study was aimed to assess the protective efficacy of zinc against hemo and hematotoxicity induced by lead. Two groups of 8 rats each, were administered lead acetate 20 mg/kg bw (ip) for 3 days. One group in addition was injected 5 mg/kg bw (ip) zinc acetate for next three days. A third group of 8 rats was given three injections of normal saline and(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES People travelling to high altitude for occupational, recreational or religious purposes are mostly healthy and fit but sometimes they use drugs for common ailments like influenza, acute mountain sickness or chronic disease like diabetes. Limitation of oxygen at high altitude may compromise metabolism of drugs. Hence, we undertook(More)
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