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Bioactive cyclic dipeptides
  • C. Prasad
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Peptides
  • 31 December 1995
Cyclic dipeptides are among the simplest peptide derivatives commonly found in nature. Most cyclic dipeptides found to date appear to have emerged as by-products of fermentation and food processing.Expand
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Modulation of GABA-gated chloride ion influx in the brain by dehydroepiandrosterone and its metabolites.
  • M. Imamura, C. Prasad
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Biochemical and biophysical research…
  • 24 February 1998
Both DHEA and GABAA receptor agonists are known to reduce anxiety. Since GABAA receptor agonists are generally thought to elicit their anxiolytic effects by facilitating neuronal uptake of chlorideExpand
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Stress-related behavior and central norepinephrine concentrations in the REM sleep-deprived rat
Rapid eye movement sleep deprivation (REMd) is a potent stressor in the rat. Behavioral abnormalities are among the earliest overt symptoms of REMd, the mechanisms for which remain largely unknown.Expand
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Dehydroepiandrosterone Decreases Behavioral Despair in High-but not Low-Anxiety Rats
Outbred Sprague-Dawley rats exhibit considerable heterogeneity within a population when evaluated for a variety of biologic functions, such as dietary fat intake, alcohol preference, and expressionExpand
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Short-term consumption of a diet rich in fat decreases anxiety response in adult male rats
Short- and long-term changes in the composition of dietary macronutrients [protein (P), carbohydrate (C), and fat (F)] alter neurochemistry and behavior in animals. We examined whether short-termExpand
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The distribution pattern of adrenocorticotropin-like immunoreactivity in the cat central nervous system
The distribution pattern of adrenocorticotropin-like immunoreactivity (ACTH-LI) in cats using the avidin-biotin modification of an immunocytochemical method shows cell bodies containing ACTH-LI inExpand
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Alterations in hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid regulation produced by diabetes mellitus.
Abstract Studies concerning thyroid regulation have been performed in male rats rendered experimentally diabetic with streptozocin (65 mg/kilo i.p.). The induction of diabetes was attended byExpand
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Food, mood and health: a neurobiologic outlook.
  • C. Prasad
  • Medicine
  • Brazilian journal of medical and biological…
  • 1 December 1998
Hippocrates was the first to suggest the healing power of food; however, it was not until the medieval ages that food was considered a tool to modify temperament and mood, although scientific methodsExpand
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Limited proteolysis and physiological regulation: an example from thyrotropin-releasing hormone metabolism.
  • C. Prasad
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Thyroid : official journal of the American…
  • 1 October 1998
Proteases like trypsin, elastase, and many others play important regulatory functions by generating new biologically active molecules through limited proteolysis of larger proteins and peptides. TheExpand
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Involvement of the glucose enzymes II of the sugar phosphotransferase system in the regulation of adenylate cyclase by glucose in Escherichia coli.
The nature of the interaction of glucose with toluene-treated cells of Escherichia coli leading to inhibition of adenylate cyclase was examined by the use of analogues. Those analogues withExpand
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