Kushal Wadhwani

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Unanesthetized adult male rats were infused intravenously with solutions containing 54Mn (II) and one of six concentrations of stable Mn(II). The infusion was timed to produce a near constant [Mn] in plasma for up to 20 min. Plasma was collected serially and on termination of the experiment, samples of CSF, eight brain regions, and choroid plexus (CP) were(More)
Cationic amino acids are transported from blood into brain by a saturable carrier at the blood-brain barrier (BBB). The transport properties of this carrier were examined in the rat using an in situ brain perfusion technique. Influx into brain via this system was found to be sodium independent and followed Michaelis-Menten kinetics with half-saturation(More)
The permeability-surface area product (PA) of [3H]- or [14C]sucrose at the blood-nerve barrier (BNB) of the sciatic nerve; and at the blood-brain barrier (BBB), were determined in Fischer-344 rats at 3, 11 and 31 months of age. PA was determined by using an in vivo i.v. bolus injection of radiotracer with two-time point graphic and quantitative(More)
Blood-nerve barrier tissues (endoneurial blood vessels and perineurium) of the frog's sciatic nerve were studied during chronic Wallerian degeneration to determine whether barrier function depends on the presence of intact axons. Sciatic nerves of adult frogs were transected in the abdominal cavity; the ends were tied to prevent regeneration and the distal(More)
Perineurial permeabilities to [3H]sucrose and [14C]dextran (MW = 70,000), and water content, conduction velocity (CV) and maximum amplitude (MAP) of the compound action potential, were determined in Wallerian degenerated nerves (sciatic or tibial) of the frog and compared with values in the contralateral uncut nerves. Three days after transection of the(More)
Calcium-uptake into PC12 cells was measured by incubation with 45Ca after the cells were exposed for 24 h to beta-amyloid peptide(1-40) at concentrations between 0 and 46 microM. The rate of influx of 45Ca into PC12 cells was constant for the first 10 min. For 46 microM beta-amyloid peptide(1-40), the rate of influx was about 1,300 ions/s/microns 2 and the(More)
Increasingly, storage vendors are finding it difficult to leverage existing white-box and black-box modeling techniques to build robust system models that can predict system behavior in the emerging dynamic and multi-tenant data centers. White-box models are becoming brittle because the model builders are not able to keep up with the innovations in the(More)
When beta-amyloid-(1-40) is added to PC12 cells, there is an increase in choline conductance that is proportional to the beta-amyloid concentration. If a similar effect occurs in cholinergic brain cells of Alzheimer's disease patients, the intracellular choline concentration would be reduced, leading to a decrease in the production of acetylcholine. This(More)
Adrenergic innervation of blood vessels in the rat tibial nerve during degeneration and regeneration was studied using the formaldehyde-induced fluorescence method. The left sciatic nerve was crushed with suture threads to produce a 4-mm length of crushed nerve. At 1, 3, 7, 14, 28, 56 and 84 days after nerve crush, degenerative and regenerative changes in(More)