Durai Kalyani

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N-Methylformamide, a polar solvent has a wide industrial applications and it is well-known for hepatotoxicity. The interaction between NMF with superoxide dismutase, an antioxidant defense enzyme has been studied for the first time using spectroscopic methods including Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy, Circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopy and(More)
The decline in physiological functions with aging may affect the ability of the SCN, the biological clock, circadian pacemaker to transmit rhythmic information to other neural target sites, and thereby modify the expression of biological rhythms resulting in circadian disorders. Neurotransmitter serotonin plays important role in the photic and non-photic(More)
Aging is characterized by progressive decline in most physiological functions. The age-related sleep disturbances have been attributed to disturbances of circadian function. Neurotransmitter serotonin plays important role in the photic and non-photic regulation of circadian rhythms and is a precursor of melatonin, an internal zeitgeber. To understand the(More)
N,N-Dimethylformamide (DMF), an industrial solvent widely used throughout the world is a known toxic compound. Here, we studied the effects of acute exposure of DMF on liver and kidney in rats. Rats were treated intraperitoneally with a single dose of DMF (1.5 g/kg) for 24 and 48 h. Hepatic and nephrotoxicity was confirmed based on the significant increase(More)
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