Harit Kaur Mangat

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Glutamate, a major excitatory amino acid neurotransmitter is also an endogenous excitotoxin. The present study examined the prolonged and delayed effects of glutamate excitotoxicity on mitochondrial lipid peroxidation and antioxidant parameters in different brain regions, namely, cerebral hemisphere, cerebellum, brain stem and diencephalon. Wistar rats(More)
We have evaluated the role of GABA in the control of anterior pituitary (AP) hormone secretion by injecting it into the third ventricle of ovariectomized, ovariectomized-steroid primed and male rats. Specificity of the effects was determined by injecting the GABA blocker, bicuculline. The action of GABA directly on the pituitary was evaluated in vitro. The(More)
A short term treatment of 14 days with estradiol dipropionate, ovocyclin¿ to adult male albino rats for 7 and 14 days in a dose of 2 mg/rat significantly inhibited the structural and functional integrity of the testis and accessory glands. The weights of these organs were significantly reduced. The activity of the enzymes acid and alkaline phosphatase and(More)
Stainless steel cannulae were implanted stereotaxically in the third ventricle of male albino rats. The rats were fed with natural food pellets and water ad lib. After seven days of cannulation, daily body weight, food intake and water intake were recorded for the first five days, which was considered the preinjection control. Then increased and repetitive(More)
Injections into third ventricle of brain of either 4 m Molar or 8 m Molar of GABA were given to intact and ovariectomized female rats to evaluate the effects of these dosages on body weight, food intake, water intake and blood glucose levels. Statistically significant reduction in food and water intake with 8 m Molar GABA was observed in intact female rats.(More)
Effects of intraventricular injections of GABA, and a GABA agonist, muscimol and an antagonist, picrotoxin on succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) enzyme activity in plasma and a few hypothalamic nuclei of brain of rats have been investigated using biochemical, histochemical and cytophotometric techniques. Results show that SDH decreased by GABA and muscimol(More)