Kevin Shrestha

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BACKGROUND Glutamatergic modulation of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) interneurons via the NR2A subunit of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor in the cerebral cortex contributes to the pathophysiology of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Previously, we found that, in the anterior cingulate cortex (ACCx), the number of GABA cells that expressed the(More)
The aim of this study was to examine whether glutamatergic inputs onto GABA interneurons via the kainate receptor in the anterior cingulate cortex may be altered in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Hence, in a cohort of 60 post-mortem human brains from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and normal control subjects, we simultaneously labeled the mRNA for(More)
AIMS To investigate the association of arginine methylation with myocardial function and prognosis in chronic systolic heart failure patients. METHODS AND RESULTS Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) and symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA), as well as N-mono-methylarginine (MMA) and methyl-lysine, were simultaneously measured by tandem mass spectrometry in(More)
BACKGROUND Plasma levels of cardiotonic steroids are elevated in volume-expanded states, such as chronic kidney disease, but the role of these natriuretic hormones in subjects with heart failure (HF) is unclear. We sought to determine the prognostic role of the cardiotonic steroids marinobufagenin (MBG) in HF, particularly in relation to long-term outcomes.(More)
The ability of oligodeoxynucleotides to form specific triple helical structures with critical regulatory sequences in the human dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) promoter was investigated. A battery of purine-rich oligonucleotides targeted to the two purine.pyrimidine strand biased regions near the DHFR transcription initiation site was developed. The stable(More)
A hundred patients referred to an alcoholism service were assessed in terms of sexual jealousy by interview and with a Sexual Jealousy Questionnaire. The overall incidence of sexual jealousy was 35% in men and 31% in women as judged by the interview. Twenty-seven per cent of the men and 15% of the women had morbid jealousy. There was no relationship between(More)
INTRODUCTION Infections in surgery are major concern of morbidity, mortality, and costs. Timely antibiotic prophylaxis before incision ensures optimum concentration of AP in blood and tissues to prevent surgical site infections . However, proper timing of AP remains problematic as reported by various studies, though none so far from Nepal. Aim of this(More)
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