Krishnamurti Dakshinamurti

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Domoic acid (0.6 mg/kg) was injected intravenously through the caudal vein in pregnant female mice on the 13th day of gestation and EEG was monitored in the developing progeny during postnatal days 10-30. No clinical seizure activity was observed during this period. However, these mice demonstrated generalized electrocortical inhibition associated with(More)
The purpose of this work was to investigate whether biotin, a water-soluble vitamin, regulates the glucokinase gene. Biotin was administered intraperitoneally to starved rats, and the time course of glucokinase induction was followed over a time period of 12 h. The glucokinase mRNA was increased 19.6-fold during the first 1 h after biotin administration,(More)
The role of biotin as the prosthetic group of the four biotin-dependent carboxylases in higher organisms is well recognized. Based on the roles of these carboxylases in metabolism, the requirement of biotin for cell viability, growth and differentiation was established. Biotin seems to have a role in cell functions other than as the prosthetic group of(More)
Electroencephalographic recordings in cerebral cortex of mice given a single sub-convulsive dose of domoic acid exhibited typical spike and wave discharges. Administration of the anti-epileptic drugs sodium valproate, nimodipine, or 5 alpha-pregnan 3 alpha-ol-20-one as well as pyridoxine simultaneously with or after domoic acid treatment resulted in(More)
Pyridoxal phosphate is the coenzyme of various decarboxylases involved in the formation of monoamine neurotransmitters such as gamma-aminobutyric acid, serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats placed on a pyridoxine-deficient diet for 8 weeks showed significant hypertension compared with pyridoxine-supplemented controls.(More)
Domoic acid, in increasing doses (10-300 pmol), was microinjected into the hippocampal CA3 region of rats. All rats consistently exhibited generalized bilateral electrical seizure discharge activity at 100 pmol of domoic acid. Seizure latency varied inversely with the dose of domoic acid in the range tested. Local hippocampal administration of(More)
This investigation tested the hypothesis that the degree of pyridoxine depletion rather than the status of neuronal maturity determines seizure proneness in the pyridoxine-deficient rat. Dietary pyridoxine deficiency was induced in neuronally mature rats. Seizure activity was monitored using computerized EEG analysis. Dietary pyridoxine deficiency of 10(More)
We have investigated the effect of pyridoxine deficiency on aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) using both dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA) and 5-hydroxytryptophan (5HTP) as substrates in the rat brain. The activity ratios of DOPA decarboxylase/5HTP decarboxylase measured under optimal substrate and cofactor concentrations were different in the(More)
Pyridoxine deficiency produced in rats during the period of development of the central nervous system resulted in a decreased incorporation of (1-14C) acetate into total lipid extracts of brain. It also resulted in a uniform decrease in the incorporation of the labeled precursor into the cholesterol, glycolipid and phospholipid fractions of brain. The(More)