Subhendu Ghosh

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The effects of hypothyroidism on parameters of oxidative stress and on intraneuronal distribution of neurofilaments have been investigated in the developing rat brain. Progressive hypothyroidism during the first 4 weeks of postnatal development led to an increase in superoxide dismutase and catalase activity, decline in the level of glutathione and(More)
– Noise profile of Voltage Dependent Anion Channel (VDAC) is investigated in open channel state. Single-channel currents through VDAC from mitochondria of rat brain reconstituted into a planar lipid bilayer are recorded under different voltage clamped conditions across the membrane. Power spectrum analysis of current indicates power law noise of 1/f nature.(More)
The single-channel electrophysiological properties of the voltage-dependent anion channel (VDAC) of mitochondria from rat liver have been investigated under normal and phosphorylated (with protein kinase A) conditions. Experimental observations show that phosphorylation does not affect the current level and the opening probability in the positive clamping(More)
Apoptosis is a controlled form of cell death that participates in development, elimination of damaged cells and maintenance of cell homeostasis. Also, it plays a role in neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's disease. Recently, mitochondria have emerged as being pivotal in controlling apoptosis. They house a number of apoptogenic molecules, such as(More)
Gap junction provides low resistance pathways for cell-to-cell passive diffusion of ions, metabolites, second messengers etc. and thus, controls development, differentiation in embryonic tissues, and communication in adult tissues. It has been pointed out in our previous work that these passive diffusion channels behave cooperatively which in turn depends(More)
Collective behaviour of a crown ether channel, bis[(benzo-15-crown-5)-15- yl methyl] pimelate, in a planar lipid bilayer membrane has been studied through electrophysiological methods. A characteristic feature of these channels is their sequential opening, indicated by a uniform stepwise increase in the multi-channel current. The experimental results show(More)
The effect of thyroid hormone (TH) deficiency on the expression of neurofilament (NF) proteins and their intracellular distribution has been examined in primary cultures of neurons from embryonic rat cerebra. Northern blot analysis showed that in TH-deficient (THdef) neurons, the expression of all three NF mRNAs (NF-L, NF-M and NF-H) are retarded by 50-70%(More)
Collective behavior of S6 peptide channels derived from KvAP (a bacterial potassium channel) incorporated in lipid bilayer membrane, has been investigated at various applied potentials through multi-channel electrophysiological experiments. The current versus time traces at any particular membrane potential show clear steps for sequential opening of the(More)
Dynamics of exploratory behaviour of rats and home base establishment is investigated. Time series of instantaneous speed of rats was computed from their position during exploration. The probability distribution function (PDF) of the speed obeys a power law distribution with exponents ranging from 2.1 to 2.32. The PDF of the recurrence time of large speed(More)