Mohd. M. Ali

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Effect of aluminum (Al) has been investigated on the brain of rats exposed to this metal (500 mg Al/liter in drinking water) daily for 180 days. A significant reduction in the spontaneous locomotor activity was noticed after 90 and 180 days of Al exposure to the rats, the magnitude of the change being almost identical at both the time intervals. Aluminum(More)
The developmental and behavioral toxicity of gestational exposure to low levels of cadmium (Cd, 4.2 and 8.4 micrograms/ml in drinking water) were assessed in rats. Significant decreases in birth weight and growth rate were observed in the 8.4 micrograms Cd/ml group. The metal exposure had no effect on the ontogeny of physical landmarks, surface and air(More)
The effect of manganese (Mn2+, 3 mg/ml drinking water) on brain GABA content and electroshock seizure susceptibility in low (10% casein) and normal (21% casein) protein fed rats were investigated. Manganese exposure caused a decrease in the brain GABA content, lowered the seizure threshold and increased the seizure duration. These effects were more marked(More)
The first in a series of studies on the effect of concurrent low protein diet (10% casein) and manganese exposure (Mn2+, 3 mg/ml drinking water) in rats is reported here. The effect on growing (Fo-90 days) rehabilitated (Fo low leads to normal protein diet-28 days) and the F1 generation pups (weaned) were studied. Mn2+ exposure had no significant effect on(More)
Turmeric has been in use since ancient times as a condiment and due to its medicinal properties. Curcumin, the yellow colouring principle in turmeric, is polyphenolic and major active constituent. Besides anti-inflammatory, thrombolytic and anticarcinogenic activities, curcumin also possesses strong antioxidant property. In view of the novel combination of(More)
Exposure of rats to acrylamide (ACR) caused hind limb paralysis in 58% of the animals on day 10 and decreased behavioural parameters, namely distance travelled, ambulatory time, stereotypic time and basal stereotypic movements compared with the control group. These rats also had a decrease in the reduced glutathione (GSH) content and(More)
The neuroprotective potential of ethanol:water (1:1) extract of rhizomes of Acorus calamus (AC-002) has been investigated in middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO)-induced ischaemia in rats. A significant behavioural impairment in Rota-Rod performance and grid walking was observed in rats, 72 hours after MCAO as compared to sham-operated animals. These(More)
Embelin, obtained from Embolin ribes was condensed with different primary amines. Depending on the conditions of reaction, disalts or diimines were formed. Ten such disalts and fourteen diimines were developed. Embelin and all its disalts showed analgesic activity whereas all the diimines derivatives were inactive. The disalt, 2:5 disobutyl amine embelin(More)
Manganese chloride (1 mg manganese/ml drinking water) and copper sulphate (250 mg copper/kg diet) were administered daily for 30 days to growing rats maintained on a 10% casein diet. Manganese in combination with copper produced impairment in the learning ability and memory of rats in either dietary group, with greater alterations in those receiving a 10%(More)
Growing male rats were exposed to cadmium (Cd, 100 micrograms/kg, ip) for 51 days and the effect on the different components of locomotor behaviour was assessed on days 38, 46 and 51 of Cd exposure. Significant decrease in distance travelled, stereotypic time and movements, ambulatory time and vertical movements were observed in Cd-exposed rats, whereas the(More)