Bhashkar Mukherjee

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Lithium (Li) concentrations have been estimated in several peripheral tissues (serum, heart, kidney, liver and skeletal muscle) and different brain areas (cortex, caudate nucleus, hypothalamus, diencephalon, midbrain, pons-medulla and cerebellum) at different intervals (0.5 to 48 h) after administrations of 3 mEq/kg of lithium chloride (LiCl). The Li(More)
Functional MRI (fMRI) was used to investigate the effects of psychotropic compound activity in the rat brain in vivo. The effects of dizocilpine (MK-801) an N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist and m-chlorophenylpiperazine (mCPP), a 5-HT(2b/2c)-receptor agonist on rat brain activity were investigated over a time interval of about 1 h and the results(More)
Blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) contrast functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) was used to study the effects of the D(2)-like receptor selective antagonist, sulpiride, at 2 Tesla in the brain of the alpha-chloralose anaesthetised rat. Region of interest (ROI) analysis indicated significant (P<0.05) bilateral increases in BOLD signal(More)
The effects of lithium chloride (LiC1; 1, 2, 3 mEq/kg, i.p.) were studied on foot shock-induced aggressive behavior categorized as 'hyperreactivity' 'pre-attack' and actual 'fight' or 'attack' scores in rats. The attack score was significantly decreased at all doses between 2 to 48 hr post-drug intervals. LiCl also antagonized both amphetamine-induced(More)
Graded asymmetric spin echo-echo planar imaging (ASE-EPI) was used to measure transient alterations in cerebral oxygenation resulting from 60 seconds of anoxia in alpha-chloralose anaesthetised rats. The anoxic period induced a transient fall ( approximately 1 min) in signal intensity followed by a prolonged signal overshoot consistent with an(More)
Effects of graded doses of lithium chloride (2.5, 5.0 and 7.5 mEq/kg, i.p.) on electroshock-induced seizure threshold, recovery time and concentration of lithium (Li) ion in plasma and brain tissue of albino rats, at different post injection intervals, were investigated. A significant decrease in seizure susceptibility corresponded with high Li ion(More)
Cerebral vascular reactivity in different regions of the rat brain was quantitatively characterized by spatial and temporal measurements of blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD)-fMRI signals following intravenous administration of the carbonic anhydrase inhibitor acetazolamide: this causes cerebral vasodilatation through a cerebral extracellular acidosis(More)
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