Pramjeet Ahluwalia

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Acute inescapable shock provokes an increase of norepinephrine (NE) utilization, leading to transient reductions of amine concentrations. In contrast, increased amine levels are evident after chronic shock, apparently because of a compensatory increase in synthesis. In acutely shocked animals subsequent re-exposure to even a limited amount of shock(More)
1 The effects of low-dose lithium administration (2 mEq/kg, daily) and its subsequent withdrawal have been examined with reference to changes in biogenic amine systems in several discrete regions of rat brain. 2 Increased levels of striatal tyrosine and midbrain tryptophan were found following lithium administration together with slight decreases in(More)
BACKGROUND Allergic eye disease is common, but little is known about the underlying disease mechanisms. Conjunctival allergen challenge causes symptoms similar to those of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis and is a useful model to study. OBJECTIVE We have used allergen challenge to investigate the course of the ocular response, tear inflammatory mediators,(More)
BACKGROUND Nedocromil sodium and levocabastine are widely used for the treatment of ocular allergy, but their mechanisms of action are unclear. OBJECTIVE We sought to compare the efficacy and mechanisms of action of nedocromil sodium and levocabastine in reducing conjunctival symptoms after ocular allergen challenge. METHODS We performed a double-blind,(More)
Exposure to acute inescapable shock resulted in a decline of hypothalamic norepinephrine (NE), and an increase of plasma corticosterone concentrations. With repeated application of the stressor over 15 successive days the reduction of NE was eliminated and concentrations of the amine actually exceeded those of control animals. In contrast to the NE(More)
The effects of treatment with and withdrawal from lithium (Li, 2 mmol/kg) on central catecholamine systems in rat brain were investigated. Synthetic parameters were found to be unchanged after treatment, but abrupt withdrawal resulted in enhanced activity of tyrosine hydroxylase. Noradrenaline levels in most brain regions examined were depressed following(More)
Exposure to acute uncontrollable footshock increased utilization of central norepinephrine (NE), and in some brain regions, most notably the hypothalamus, a decline in amine concentrations was induced. Utilization of NE was likewise increased in mice exposed to footshock on 14 consecutive days, but the NE reduction was not evident, suggesting that the(More)
This study was designed to test the hypothesis that nedocromil sodium inhibits sensory nerve function to reduce flare and itch in human skin. Nedocromil sodium (2%) or water (control) was introduced into the volar forearm skin of eight non-atopic volunteers by iontophoresis (8 mC) and histamine (20 microl of 1 microM and 300 nM) injected intradermally 10(More)