Avaroth Shaji

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In the present study, we describe the potential role of melatonin, a pineal hormone, in regulating the activation of the antigen-specific T cell response. Melatonin encouraged the proliferation of Th cells and improved their ability to secrete IL-4, but down-regulated the levels of IL-2 and interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma). Melatonin, however, could not exert(More)
Growing evidence has supported the conclusion that melatonin, a pineal hormone, modulates the immune function. In our previous study, we evaluated in vivo the potential role of melatonin in the regulation of the antigen specific T and B cells. In the present study, we observe that melatonin down-regulated the expression of the co-stimulatory molecule B7-1(More)
Many of the pharmacological effects of melatonin have been found to be similar to those of benzodiazepines. In the present study, we analyzed the role of melatonin on short-term memory retrieval on transfer latency in elevated plus maze and food consumption behavior, and the effects were compared with those of diazepam. Melatonin dose-dependently (10-100(More)
Melatonin (10 and 20 mg/kg) potentiated pentobarbitone (45 mg/kg) induced hypnosis; it (50 and 100 mg/kg) decreased both total and ambulatory activity; produced (10, 25 and 50 mg/kg) hypothermia and possessed (10-400 mg/kg) significant analgesic property both in tail-flick and acetic acid-induced writhing tests. Melatonin in low dose (10 mg/kg)(More)
Bacterial wilt in ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.) caused by Ralstonia solanacearum is one of the most important production constraints in tropical, sub-tropical and warm temperature regions of the world. Lack of resistant genotype adds constraints to the crop management. However, mango ginger (Curcuma amada Roxb.), which is resistant to R. solanacearum,(More)
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