Archana Joshi

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We investigated the ability of dopamine D1 and D2 class receptor antagonists to prevent the induction of behavioral sensitization to cocaine. The D2 receptor antagonist eticlopride failed to prevent the induction of cocaine sensitization. An intermediate dose of the D1 receptor antagonist SCH 23390 (0.1 mg/kg) appeared to prevent the induction of cocaine(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate whether diabetes-induced oxidant stress affects the contribution of nitroxyl (HNO) to endothelium-dependent relaxation in the rat aorta. Organ bath techniques were employed to determine vascular function of rat aorta. Pharmacological tools (3mM l-cysteine, 5mM 4-aminopyridine (4-AP), 200μM carboxy-PTIO and 100μM(More)
The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of an early stage of streptozotocin-induced diabetes on the mechanism(s) of endothelium-dependent relaxation. Diabetes was induced by a single injection of streptozotocin (48 mg/kg iv), and the ACh-induced relaxation of rat carotid arteries was examined 6 wk later. A diabetes-induced increase in(More)
The uptake of benzanthrone by rat skin showed saturation kinetics and was dependent upon the weight of skin and time, temperature and pH of the incubation medium. Heating of segments above 50‡C caused significant lowering of the uptake. The uptake was irreversibly inhibited by HgCl2 and not by sodium arsenate, KCN, NaF,p-chloromercuriben zoate,(More)
Hyperglycaemia and oxidative stress are known to acutely cause endothelial dysfunction in vitro, but in the initial stages of diabetes, endothelium-dependent relaxation is preserved. The aim of this study was to investigate how endothelium-dependent relaxation is maintained in the early stages of type 1 diabetes. Diabetes was induced in Sprague–Dawley rats(More)
Chromosomal responses to heat and heavy metal shocks were studied in the pupal trichogen polytene chromosomes of Lucilia cuprina. Heat shock induced seven distinct puffs on different chromosomes at the following loci: 1C2, 21A1, 21C, 23B, 24B, 42A and 95B3. Arsenate and mercury, two of the most common toxic environmental chemical pollutants also, induced(More)
To study oil contents and fatty acid composition among the samples of Jatropha curcas L. seeds were collected from Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Soxhlet extraction method and gas chromatography (GC) were employed to determine the oil contents of Jatropha seeds and the fatty acid composition of Jatropha oil. The seed oil contents (dry basis) was 46.27%(More)