Lokesh Kumar Bhatt

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Enhanced production of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) and matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) in diabetes leads to degradation of extracellular matrix in blood vessels and leads to complications of diabetes. In the present study, we have targeted MMP-2 and MMP-9 overactivation in diabetic neuropathy using a known MMP-2 and MMP-9 inhibitor, minocycline,(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Diabetes is a risk factor for exacerbated outcome after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and doubles the risk of mortality after MI. Increased levels of MMP-2 and MMP-9 in diabetes cause vascular remodelling, which leads to cardiovascular complications of diabetes. We hypothesized that inhibition of MMP-2 and MMP-9 can reduce worsening(More)
Interruptions of Matrix Metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) and Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) have been shown to reduce the ensuing threatening risk factors of vascular complications of diabetes by alteration in Extracellular Matrix (ECM). We hypothesized that minocycline induced MMP-2 and MMP-9 inhibition can be enhanced by aspirin, a non-selective COX and(More)
Cerebrovascular disease is a major cause of mortality and disability in adults. Diabetes mellitus increases the risk of cerebral ischaemia and is associated with worse clinical outcome following an event. Upregulation of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) and matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) in diabetes appears to play a role in vascular complications of(More)
As a multi-factorial degenerative disease, Parkinson’s disease (PD) leads to tremor, gait rigidity, and hypokinesia, thus hampering normal living. As this disease is usually detected in the later stages when neurons have degenerated completely, cure is on hold, ultimately leading to death due to the lack of early diagnostic techniques. Thus, biomarkers are(More)
CONTEXT Zaltoprofen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, has potent inhibitory action against nociceptive responses. However, gastrointestinal ulcer accompanied with anemia due to the bleeding are most cited side effects associated with it. Due to this, administration of Zaltoprofen is not suitable for individuals with gastric ulcer. Thus, there is(More)
The efficacy of lamotrigine in the treatment of focal epilepsies have already been reported in several case reports and open studies, which is thought to act by inhibiting glutamate release through voltage-sensitive sodium channels blockade and neuronal membrane stabilization. However, recent findings have also illustrated the importance of lamotrigine in(More)
Hyperglycemia induced oxidative stress is a prime factor for cardiovascular dysfunction (CVD) in diabetic patients. In this process matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) and matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) play important roles. Nobiletin, a polymethoxy citrus flavone, has potent MMP-2 and MMP-9 inhibitory activity in addition to antioxidant activity. We(More)
Beta-adrenoceptor antagonists are widely used in cardiovascular medicine. However, the main side effect of these drugs is due to antagonism of beta(2)-adrenoceptors in the airways, resulting in bronchospasm. Therefore, more cardioselective beta-blockers have been developed to offer a lower side effect profile. We have studied a new aryloxypropanolamine(More)
Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder involving recurrent seizures and affecting about 1% of the population worldwide. Despite several antiepileptic drugs and effective therapies available for epilepsy, about 25% of the patients show therapeutic failure. Thus there exists an unmet need for newer antiepileptic drugs targeting newer targets with(More)