Preetha Anna Abraham

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The expression and characteristics of beta-adrenoceptor subtypes (beta1 and beta2) and their agonist actions on synaptic transmission in the basolateral amygdala (BLA) of the rat were examined using in situ hybridization, quantitative real-time PCR, Western blot analysis and field potential recording. In situ hybridization data revealed an intense(More)
Previous studies have described the presence of alternating activity induced in left and right ventral roots of the neonate rat in vitro brainstem-spinal cord preparation, following application of certain neuroactive substances to the bathing solution. The present findings show the presence of chemically induced, adult-like coordinated airstepping(More)
Oxidative stress and cellular injury have been implicated in induction of HSP72 by alcohol. We investigated the association between HSP72 induction and oxidative stress in mouse tissues following short-term administration of high doses of alcohol and caffeine alone or in combination. Adult male C57BL/6J mice were gavaged with vehicle, alcohol (∼1.7(More)
Although progress has been made to understand the association between physiological and lifestyle behaviors with regard to obesity, ethnic differences in markers of obesity and pathways towards obesity remain somewhat unexplained. However, obesity remains a serious growing concern. This paper highlights ethnic differences in African Americans and Caucasians(More)
Objective. To examine the relationship between depressive symptoms and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in a group of African American individuals. Design. A nonrandom sample of 253 (age 43.7 ± 11.6 years; 37% male) African American individuals was recruited by advertisements. Data were obtained by validated questionnaires, anthropometric, blood(More)
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