Neha T. Patel

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In previous experiments, it was demonstrated that systemic or central administration of the nitric oxide synthase (NO synthase) inhibitor, NG-nitro-L-arginine (N-Arg), produced dose-dependent learning impairments in rats in a 14-unit T-maze; and that sodium nitroprusside, a NO donor, could attenuate the impairment. Since N-Arg is not specific for neuronal(More)
The present study evaluated the interaction of the glutamatergic and acetylcholinergic systems in memory formation, with an overall emphasis on developing multi-system approaches for treating age-related cognitive decline and Alzheimer' s disease. Specifically, we used a 14-unit T-maze to investigate whether phenserine (PHEN), a long-acting(More)
We have isolated a mouse monoclonal antibody to human platelet monoamine oxidase (MAO) B. The antibody (MAO-1C2) was isolated from a fusion of mouse myeloma P3/X63 Ag8 to spleen cells from a BALB/c mouse immunized with a partially purified platelet preparation in which an estimated 21-31% of the protein was [3H]pargyline-labeled MAO B. The antibody(More)
A monoclonal antibody was used to prepare immunoaffinity columns that efficiently bind monoamine oxidase B activity but not monoamine oxidase A activity from detergent extracts of human liver mitochondria. The only discrete polypeptide component that eluted from affinity columns with potassium thiocyanate migrated in sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide(More)
Male Mongolian gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus) 14-54 months old (n = 77) were evaluated in a battery of psychomotor (open field, locomotor, and runwheel activity, rotorod performance) and learning (one-way active avoidance in a straight runway and in 14-unit T-maze performance) tests. Body weight and seizure activity were also monitored. According to linear(More)
Patients in burn intensive care units suffer from potentially life-threatening conditions including thermal or chemical burns and Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis. There is often involvement of the ocular surface or adnexal structures which may be present at the time of hospital admission or may develop later in the hospital course. This(More)
An experiment was conducted to assess the influence of chemical and oil coatings on storage life of kagzi lime fruits. Fruits were harvested at physiological light green mature stage and treated with different concentrations of chemicals viz., Cacl2 and KMnO4 and edible coatings viz., (coconut oil, mustard oil, sesamum oil, castor oil and liquid paraffin(More)
Monoamine oxidase B (MAO B; EC activity in detergent extracts of mitochondria from autopsy brain (gray matter and medulla), liver, lung, and kidney from a single individual and from pooled, human platelets could be immunoprecipitated by a monoclonal anti-human platelet MAO B antibody (MAO-1C2) in combination with appropriate secondary reagents. MAO(More)
A new generation of cholinesterase inhibitors is expected to overcome some limitations of the therapeutic use of anticholinesterases. Phenserine is a long-acting and selective inhibitor of acetylcholinesterase with a preferential brain uptake. We have assessed the effects of chronic phenserine tartrate treatment on performance of aged Fischer-344 rats in(More)