Radhakrishnan Mahesh

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The serotonergic mechanisms have been successfully utilized by the majority of antidepressant drug discovery programmes, while the search for newer targets remains persistent. The present review focused on the serotonin type-3 receptor, the only ion channel subtype in the serotonin family. Behavioural, neurochemical, electrophysiological and molecular(More)
Etazolate, a pyrazolopyridine class compound is selective inhibitor of type 4 phosphodiesterase (PDE4). Previous study in our laboratory has demonstrated that etazolate produced antidepressant-like effect in rodent models of behavioral despair. The present study was designed to investigate whether etazolate could affect the chronic unpredictable mild stress(More)
Collective evidence suggests that inhibition of neuronal 5-hydroxytryptamine type 2A (5-HT(2A)) receptors contributes to the assuagement of depression-like behaviour in rodents. The present study evaluated the antidepressant-like effect of the 5-((4-benzo [alpha] isothiazol-3-yl) piperazin-1-yl) methyl)-6-chloroindolin-2-one (BIP-1), a compound having(More)
Etazolate, a pyrazolopyridine class derivative is selective inhibitor of type 4 phosphodiesterase (PDE4), an enzyme catalyzes the hydrolysis of cyclic nucleotide viz. cAMP & regulates cAMP signal transduction. Enhancing cAMP signal transduction by inhibition of PDE4 is known to be beneficial in depression disorders. Thus, the present study was designed to(More)
Preliminary study in our laboratory showed that etazolate produced antidepressant- and anxiolytic-like effects in rodent models, however, the ability of etazolate to produce antidepressant- and anxiolytic-like effects and underlying mechanism(s) in chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS) model have not been adequately addressed. This study was aimed to(More)
Depression and anxiety tend to be the most prevalent conditions among the multitude of neurobehavioural disorders which cause distress in the survivors of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The objective of the present investigation was to examine depression-like and anxiety-like behaviour of rats following diffuse TBI. Impact accelerated TBI was induced in(More)
The serotonin type 3 (5-HT(3)) receptor is unique among the seven recognized serotonin receptor "families". The existence serotonin type 3 receptor (5-HT(3)) in neuro-anatomical regions stimulated the research interest for novel therapeutic targets such as anxiety, depression, nociception and cognitive function. In the current study,(More)
Linezolid, an oxazolidinone class antibiotic is a reversible and nonselective inhibitor of monoamine oxidase (MAO) enzyme, mainly for MAO-A subtype. Its antidepressant-like effect has been previously demonstrated in the rodent models of depression. MAO-A enzyme has been shown to play a role in the pathophysiology of anxiety disorders and inhibition of MAO-A(More)
The biological mechanisms that link the development of depression to metabolic disorders such as obesity and diabetes remain ambiguous. In the present study the potential of a selective cyclooxygenase inhibitor celecoxib (15 mg/kg p.o.) was investigated in depression associated with obesity in mice. Behavioral tests used to assess depressive-like behavior(More)
A series of novel 1,8-naphthyridine-3-carboxamides as 5-HT3 receptor antagonists were synthesized with an intention to explore the antidepressant activity of these compounds. The title carboxamides were designed using ligand-based approach keeping in consideration the structural requirement of the pharmacophore of 5-HT3 receptor antagonists. The compounds(More)