Deepti U. Shah

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Despite well-known adverse effects associated with cigarette smoking, approximately 20% of the US population continues to smoke and many more are exposed to environmental tobacco smoke. Many of the same individuals are also exposed to environmental neurotoxic chemicals such as the organophosphorus insecticide chlorpyrifos. In the present study, the effects(More)
We investigated the effects of uranyl acetate on sensorimotor behavior, generation of nitric oxide and the central cholinergic system of rats. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with intramuscular injection of 0.1 and 1 mg/kg uranyl acetate in water, daily for 7 days. Control animals received equivalent amount of water. The treatment was stopped after(More)
Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) is a family of autocrine/paracrine/endocrine cytokines involved in controlling cell growth and extracellular matrix metabolism. TGF-beta exerts its biological effects via binding to type I (TbetaRI) and type II (TbetaRII) receptors. To gain insight into the possible role of TGF-beta receptors in the pathogenesis of(More)
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