Sambe Asha Devi

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We have evaluated the effect of exercise, Vitamin E and a combination of both on the antioxidant enzymes (AOEs)-superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) and catalase (CAT) along with the products of lipid peroxidation (LP)-malondialdehyde (MDA) and lipofuscin-like auto fluorescent substances (LF-like AFS) in discrete brain regions of rats(More)
Exercise has beneficial effects on brain function, including the promotion of plasticity and the enhancement of learning and memory performance. To further explore the molecular changes in the protein expression levels in the cerebral cortex of physically trained rats, male Wistar rats 8 months old were selected and subjected to swimming training in a(More)
This study was aimed at determining the effect of vitamin E, vitamin C, and carnitine on intermittent hypobaric-hypoxia-induced oxidative stress (OS) in erythrocytes. For this purpose, male Wistar rats of 4 months of age were orally supplemented with one of the antioxidants prior to exposure to altitudes of 5700 m or 6300 m. Hemoglobin (Hb) and OS indices(More)
The effect of vitamin E on the accumulation of lipofuscin-containing fluorescent material in the mouse cerebral cortical cells in primary culture was studied. Fluorescent material was extracted in ethanol:diethylether (3:1) and autofluorescence intensity of the extracts was measured by a spectrofluorophotometer. Although vitamin E at the concentration of(More)
The responses of the left and right ventricles (LV and RV) to physical conditioning in cold (25 degrees C) and thermoneutral temperatures (35 degrees C), with special reference to lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and its isoenzyme profile, were studied in the 2-month (young)- and 12-month (middle-aged)-old rats. Moderate hypertrophy was a common observation(More)
This study investigated the effects of combined supplementation with vitamin E and C against oxidative stress (OS) caused by intermittent cold exposure (ICE) in the hypothalamus (HY) of aging male Wistar rats [adult (3-months), middle-aged (18-months) and old (24-months)]. Each age was divided into sub-groups: control (CON), cold-exposed at 10 °C (C10),(More)
Responses of aging brain to physical training was evaluated by quantifying the substrates, glucose, lactic acid, and nucleic acids in cerebral cortex (CC) and medulla oblongata (MO) of the brain in rats. Rats of 1 month (young), 6 months (adult), 12 months (middle-aged) and 18 months (old) of age were swim-trained for 30 days. Glucose content of CC and MO(More)
The interventricular site has been proposed as one of the sites for the myocyte cell death with aging and thereby enhancing the possibility of ventricular dysfunction with aging. Variations in lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), a key glycolytic regulatory enzyme along with its isomers were used as indices to evaluate the anaerobic capacity of the interventricular(More)
Changes in blood lactate, pyruvate, glucose and tissue glycogen were used as indices to evaluate the extent of effects of physical conditioning in young and old male rats. Rats were trained on a running wheel and swimming tank for 10 weeks. Biochemical estimations of lactic acid (LA) pyruvic acid (PA) and glucose (GL) in plasma and glycogen in cardiac and(More)
Resting levels of blood lactate (La) were significantly lower at 35 degrees C than at 25 degrees C in the trained (Tr) rats while untrained (UTr) rats maintained higher levels. Extent of decrease in blood glucose (Glu) in Tr rats was lower in cold (C) than in thermo neutral (N) water in young but not in old. Training in C had no impact on young right and(More)