Ayanabha Chakraborti

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Gill tissue from brook trout was examined for the presence of cortisol receptors. Both cytosolic and nuclear preparations from the gills manifested high equilibrium association constants (Ka) and low maximum binding capacities (Nmax) indicative of high-affinity and low-capacity receptor activity (cytosol: Ka = 0.31 +/- 0.02 X 10(9)/M, Nmax = 223.9 +/- 22.8(More)
Effect of melatonin in attenuation of propoxur induced oxidative stress and suppression of humoral immune response was studied in rats. Oral administration of propoxur (10 mg/kg) increased lipid peroxidation in serum after 28 days treatment. Superoxide dismutase, catalase and glutathione were also altered following propoxur exposure. In addition propoxur(More)
The effect of restraint stress (RS) on neurobehavioral and brain oxidative/nitrosative stress markers and their modulation by antioxidants and nitrergic agents were evaluated in young (2 months) and old (16 months) male Wistar rats. Exposure to RS, induced anxiogenesis when tested in the elevated plus maze (EPM) and open field (OF) tests and such changes(More)
The involvement of nitric oxide (NO) in the effects of dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate (DHEAS) on restraint stress induced neurobehavioral and brain oxidative/nitrosative stress markers was investigated in rats. Exposure of rats to restraint stress suppressed behavioral activity in the elevated plus maze and this was associated with increases in(More)
OBJECTIVES The insecticides lindane and permethrin are commonly used for treatment of scabies. Animal studies have shown the presence of insecticide induced oxidative stress. Hence, this study was undertaken to assess and compare the effects of topical application of lindane and permethrin on oxidative stress parameters in scabies patients. DESIGN AND(More)
The effect of restraint stress (RS) on neurobehavioral and brain oxidative stress parameters, and their modulation by antioxidants were evaluated in male and cycling female rats. Exposure to RS suppressed both open arm entries and open arm time in the elevated plus maze and these changes were more marked in males than in females. Assay of brain homogenates(More)
The protective effect of dietary feeding of Zingiber officinales Rosc. (ginger) against lindane-induced oxidative stress was investigated in male albino rats. Oxidative stress was monitored by estimating the extent of lipid peroxidation, activities of the oxygen free radical (OFR) scavenging enzymes superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase (CAT) and the(More)
Recent advances in our knowledge of estrogen action in the brain suggest that this steroid is not solely an endocrine factor but plays important but hitherto largely unrecognized physiological and pathophysiological roles that are not directly involved in reproductive processes. Estrogens are now known to influence a wide variety of functions in the(More)
Effect of restraint stress (RS) and its modulation by antioxidants were evaluated on elevated plus maze (EPM) and open field (OF) tests in rats. Restraint stress (RS for 1 hr) reduced the number of open arm entries, as also the time spent on open arms indicating enhanced anxiogenic response in the EPM test as compared to normal non RS group of rats.(More)
The present study evaluated the effects of NO mimetics on stress-induced neurobehavioral changes and the possible involvement of ROS-RNS interactions in rats. Restraint stress (RS) suppressed both percent open arm entries and time spent in the open arms in the elevated plus maze (EPM) test. These RS-induced changes in EPM activity were attenuated by the NO(More)