Himjyoti Dhir

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The identification of desmutagens and bioantimutagens in plants has prompted the search for additional plant extracts capable of modifying adverse cellular effects of environmental toxicants. The protective action of crude extracts of Phyllanthus emblica fruits (PFE) against lead (Pb) and aluminium (Al)-induced sister chromatid exchanges (SCEs) was studied(More)
Extract of Phyllanthus emblica fruit and ascorbic acid were evaluated separately for protection against clastogenicity induced by lead (Pb) and aluminium (Al) salts on mouse bone marrow chromosomes. Oral administration of Phyllanthus fruit extract (PFE) for 7 days before exposure to both metals by intraperitoneal injection increased the frequency of cell(More)
Essential trace elements such as iron (Fe) are known to interact with nonessential metals like lead (Pb), influencing its metabolism. Ferric chloride and lead nitrate were administered intraperitoneally to Swiss albino mice Mus musculus singly and successively, with or without a time gap of 1 h, to study the degree of protection, if any, afforded by iron(More)
Nickel, a major environmental pollutant is known for its clastogenic and carcinogenic potential. Dietary inhibitors of mutagenesis and carcinogenesis are of particular importance since they may have a role in cancer prevention. In the present investigation, aqueous extract of edible dried fruits of Phyllanthus emblica, a well known medicinal plant, was fed(More)
The comparative efficacy of Phyllanthus emblica fruit extract, and its main constituent, ascorbic acid, in modifying the cytotoxic action of lead and aluminium was evaluated in vivo in bone marrow cells of Mus musculus. Oral administration of Phyllanthus emblica fruit extract for 7 days before exposure to the metals through intraperitoneal injections(More)
A series of 1-(quinoliloxypropyl)-4-aryl-piperazines has been synthesized and the target compounds evaluated for atypical antipsychotic activity in apomorphine induced mesh climbing and stereotypic behaviour in mice. The 8-hydroxyquinoline ether derivative 14 has emerged as an important lead compound showing a potential atypical antipsychotic profile.(More)
The interaction between two group IV metals, the highly toxic lead and the relatively inactive and low toxic zirconium, was studied in the bone marrow chromosomes of Mus musculus in vivo. Low and high doses of zirconium oxychloride were fed orally to the experimental mice (i) 2 h before, (ii) 2 h after or (iii) together with different doses of lead nitrate.(More)
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