Sukwinder Singh Lakhman

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Blood-brain barrier (BBB) transport of essential polar substrates is mediated by specific, carrier-mediated transport proteins. The BBB transport mechanisms for polar compounds with terminal guanidino functional groups (R-NHC(NH)NH(2)) are not well defined. The goal of the present work was to investigate the BBB transport mechanism(s) for terminal guanidino(More)
The effect of experimental diabetes induced in rats was examined in brain areas like the septum, medial preoptic area, median eminence-arcuate region, amygdala, thalamus, hippocampus, pons and medulla. In all the areas studied, acute hyperglycemia caused an increase in the activity of acetylcholinesterase, the degradative enzyme of cholinergic system,(More)
Chronic dosing with the glycine partial NMDA agonist, 1-aminocyclopropanecarboxylic acid (ACPC) elicited an altered allosteric regulation of cortical NMDA receptor binding. The present study hypothesized that these allosteric receptor binding changes would be manifest as pharmacologically functional reductions in NMDA receptor activity following chronic(More)
Excessive production of nitric oxide (NO) in the central nervous system is suspected to contribute to neurodegenerative diseases. Previous studies showed that excessive central nervous system NO increased the permeability of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) during experimental meningitis. The present work hypothesizes that the various NO redox forms (NO(*),(More)
The effect of alloxan-induced diabetes was studied on the activity of Na+, K(+)-ATPase enzyme which is involved in numerous reactions in the metabolism of the synaptic region, Na+, K(+)-ATPase activity was examined in brain areas such as septum, amygdala, thalamus, hippocampus, pons and medulla, and in hypothalamic areas such as medial preoptic and median(More)
Intracerebral injection of morphine (3 micrograms/0.2 microliter of solvent) on the day of proestrus at 1200 hr bilaterally in the medial preoptic area (mPOA) and median eminence-arcuate (ME-ARC) region inhibited ovulation in the cycling female rats. The morphine antagonist, lethidrone (2 micrograms/0.2 microliter of solvent) when injected in the mPOA and(More)
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