Raja Bhattacharya

Learn More
An organism's ability to thrive in changing environmental conditions requires the capacity for making flexible behavioral responses. Here we show that, in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, foraging responses to changes in food availability require nlp-12, a homolog of the mammalian neuropeptide cholecystokinin (CCK). nlp-12 expression is limited to a(More)
Animal behaviors are often composed of distinct alternating behavioral states. Neuromodulatory signals are thought to be critical for establishing stable behavioral states and for orchestrating transitions between them. However, we have only a limited understanding of how neuromodulatory systems act in vivo to alter circuit performance and shape behavior.(More)
Both ischemic stroke (IS) and hemorrhagic stroke (HS) are reported to occur due to thrombosis on the arteries of the brain. As diabetes mellitus is a risk factor for strokes and insulin is reported to prevent thrombosis, the role of insulin in IS and HS was investigated. Forty eight stroke victims (IS = 22, HS = 26) and equal number of aged and sex matched(More)
Neuromodulation enables transient restructuring of anatomically fixed neural circuits, generating alternate outputs and distinct states that allow for flexible organismal responses to changing conditions. We recently identified a requirement for the neuropeptide-like protein NLP-12, a Caenorhabditis elegans homolog of mammalian Cholecystokinin (CCK), in the(More)
  • 1