Arumugam Ramachandran Muralidharan

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In the present study, the putative antihyperglycemic and antioxidant effects of a flavanone, naringenin, were evaluated in comparison with those of glyclazide, a standard drug for therapy of diabetes mellitus. Diabetes was induced experimentally in 12-h-fasted rats by intraperitoneal injections of first streptozotocin (50 mg/kg b.w.) and then of(More)
Calpains belong to the family of calcium-dependent, structurally related intracellular cysteine proteases that exhibit significant functions in evolution of different types of cataracts in human as well as animal models. Application of calpain inhibitors generated through a virtual screening workflow may provide new avenues for the prevention of(More)
PURPOSE To determine the putative role of acetyl-L-carnitine (ALCAR) in maintaining normal intercellular communication in the lens through connexin. METHODS In the present study, Wistar rat pups were divided into 3 groups of eight each. On postpartum day ten, Group I rat pups received an intraperitoneal injection (50 µl) of 0.89% saline. Rats in Groups II(More)
Hypercholesterolemia is a dominant risk factor for atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases. In the present study, the putative antihypercholesterolemic and antioxidative properties of an ethanolic extract of Piper betle and of its active constituent, eugenol, were evaluated in experimental hypercholesterolemia induced by a single intraperitoneal(More)
Chemosignals play a crucial role in social and sexual communication among inter- and intra-species. Chemical cues are bound with protein that is present in the pheromones irrespective of sex are commonly called as pheromone binding protein (PBP). In rats, the pheromone compounds are bound with low molecular lipocalin protein α2u-globulin (α2u). We reported(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the possible free radical-scavenging activity of an extract of Cineraria maritima on selenite-induced cataractous lenses in Wistar rat pups. METHODS In the present study, Wistar rat pups were divided into three experimental groups. On P10, Group I (control) rat pups received an intraperitoneal injection of 0.89% saline. Rats in(More)
Calpain, a member of the group of cysteine protease enzymes, has been recognized as a promising drug target for several diseases, including cataract. In the present study, an attempt was made to identify potential inhibitors of calpain by employing a pharmacophore-based virtual screening and docking approach. A knowledge-based 3D pharmacophore model was(More)
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