Sirirat Klongpanichapak

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Several hypotheses regarding the mechanism underlying amphetamine-induced neurotoxicity have been proposed. One of them is based on the observation of free radical formation and oxidative stress produced by auto-oxidation of dopamine (DA). The formation of DA-related reactive oxygen species (ROS) such as superoxide and hydroxyl radicals appears to play an(More)
alpha-Synuclein is an abundant presynaptic protein implicated in neuronal plasticity and neurodegeneration disorders. Understanding alpha-synuclein function in dopaminergic cells could add to our knowledge of this key protein which is implicated in Parkinson's disease. Chronic or intermittent amphetamine (AMPH) abuse may create temporary or permanent(More)
The neurotoxic effects of cocaine and methamphetamine (METH) were studied in mice brain with a primary objective to determine the neuroprotective potential of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) in drug addiction. Repeated treatment of cocaine or METH induced significant reduction in the striatal dopamine and CoQ10 in mice. Cocaine or METH-treated mice exhibited increased(More)
The occurrence of systematic diurnal variations in pain thresholds has been demonstrated in human. Salivary melatonin levels change following acute pain when other factors that could explain the change have been removed or controlled. Melatonin-induced analgesia is blocked by naloxone or pinealectomy. By using selective radioligands [3H]-DAMGO, [3H]-DPDPE,(More)
OBJECTIVE Nitric oxide (NO) has been proposed to play a significant role in renal function. In addition, NO production has been found to increase in diabetes mellitus. The present study aimed to clarify the mechanism responsible for NO action in renal function in rats with short (10 days) or prolonged periods (8 weeks) of diabetic induction. METHODS Male(More)
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