Shyamshree S S Manna

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Anandamide, an endogenous agonist of CB(1) receptors, also activates TRPV1 but at a higher concentration. Studies demonstrate the anticonvulsant activity of anandamide via CB(1) receptors, while its action through TRPV1 is still ambiguous. Thus, the present study investigated the influence of anandamide on pentylenetetrazole-induced seizures in mice(More)
Acetaminophen (Paracetamol), a most commonly used antipyretic/analgesic agent, is metabolized to AM404 (N-arachidonoylphenolamine) that inhibits uptake and degradation of anandamide which is reported to mediate the analgesic action of acetaminophen via CB1 receptor. AM404 and anandamide are also reported to produce anxiolytic-like behavior. In view of the(More)
Endocannabinoid analogues exhibit antidepressant and anti-compulsive like effects similar to that of serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) indicating a parallelism between the effects of serotonin and endocannabinoids. Therefore, the present study was designed to investigate the role of endocannabinoids in the antidepressant and anti-compulsive(More)
Activation of cannabinoid CB(1) receptor is shown to inhibit marble-burying behavior (MBB), a behavioral model for assessing obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Anandamide, an endogenous agonist at CB(1) receptor also activates the transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1 (TRPV1) channels but at a higher concentration. Furthermore, anandamide-mediated(More)
Haloperidol, an antipsychotic agent, stimulates the release of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), and this hormone is known to mimic some of the behavioral effects of haloperidol. Hence, the present study was carried out to find out the contribution of GnRH in the behavioral effects of haloperidol. The studies revealed that haloperidol (0.15, 0.25 and(More)
The present study investigated the influence of transient receptor vanilloid type 1 (TRPV1) channel agonist (capsaicin) and antagonist (capsazepine) either alone or in combination with traditional antidepressant drug, fluoxetine; or a serotonin hydroxylase inhibitor, para-chlorophenylalanine; or a glutamate N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor agonist, NMDA(More)
The present study investigated the interaction between the vanilloid and GABAergic systems on anxiety. Swiss mice were subjected to social interaction test, an animal model for assessing anxiety-related behavior, after intracerebroventricular administration of capsaicin, (TRPV1 agonist) or capsazepine, (TRPV1 antagonist) either alone or in combination with(More)
Recent studies suggest the possible involvement of serotonergic and endocannabinoid systems in analgesic, anxiolytic, and anticonvulsant-like actions of paracetamol. Considering the fact that these systems play intricate roles in affective disorders, we investigated the effects of paracetamol in depression-like and compulsion-like behavior. Swiss mice(More)
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