Dharmendra K. Sharma

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The role of arginine vasotocin in the regulation of the pituitary-adrenal axis of domestic fowl was analyzed by studying the expression of its recently cloned pituitary receptor VT2 and adrenal activity following osmotic stress. Four days of water deprivation induced an increase in plasma osmolality-a known stimulator of AVT synthesis and release from(More)
The role of thyroid hormones in the regulation of adrenal function during stress has been documented in mammals, but only limited reports are available in avian species. The present study was undertaken to analyze the effect of hyper- or hypothyroidism on the adrenal activity under control (hydrated) and osmotically stressed (water deprived, WD) conditions,(More)
Regulation of arginine vasotocin (AVT), avian neurohypophyseal hormone, is an important component of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis. Changes in plasma osmolality levels and sex steroids are known to affect AVT gene expression. The present study reports the effect of water deprivation and testosterone treatment independently, as well as(More)
In Ayurvedic system of medicine, Agni maximally represents digestive & metabolic fire in the body. It is the substance in the secretions of the body which are directly responsible for digestive and chemical changes in the body. Ingested food is to be digested, absorbed and assimilated, which is unavoidable for the maintenance of life, and is performed by(More)
The avian neurohypophyseal hormone arginine vasotocin (AVT) is known to be involved in the regulation of adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) release by interacting with the VT2 receptor (VT2R), which is homologous to the mammalian vasopressin V1b receptor (V1bR). To study the role of glucocorticoid in the expression and regulation of the VT2R, corticosterone (1 or(More)
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