Selina Ahmed

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Chronic alcohol exposure can adversely affect neuronal morphology, synaptic architecture and associated neuroplasticity. However, the effects of moderate levels of long-term alcohol intake on the brain are a matter of debate. The current study used 2-DE (two-dimensional gel electrophoresis) proteomics to examine proteomic changes in the striatum of male(More)
A large collection of full-length cDNAs is essential for the correct annotation of genomic sequences and for the functional analysis of genes and their products. We obtained a total of 39,936 soybean cDNA clones (GMFL01 and GMFL02 clone sets) in a full-length-enriched cDNA library which was constructed from soybean plants that were grown under various(More)
Neural stem cells (NSCs) play a crucial role in the development and maturation of the central nervous system and therefore have the potential to target by therapeutic agents for a wide variety of diseases including neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric illnesses. It has been suggested that antipsychotic drugs have significant effects on NSC activities.(More)
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are commonly recognized as the pharmacological treatment of choice for patients with depressive disorders, yet their use in adolescent populations has come under scrutiny following reports of minimal efficacy and an increased risk of suicidal ideation and behavior in this age group. The biological mechanisms(More)
Obesity is a contemporary health problem of rapidly increasing prevalence. One possible cause of obesity is loss of control over consumption of highly palatable foodstuffs, perhaps mirroring the processes involved in drug addiction. Accordingly, the striatum may be a key neural substrate involved in both food and drug craving. We hypothesised here that(More)
We report on changes in neurotransmitter metabolome and protein expression in the striatum of humans exposed to heavy long-term consumption of alcohol. Extracts from post mortem striatal tissue (dorsal striatum; DS comprising caudate nucleus; CN and putamen; P and ventral striatum; VS constituted by nucleus accumbens; NAc) were analysed by high performance(More)
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