Surekha A Devi

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We have evaluated the effect of exercise, Vitamin E and a combination of both on the antioxidant enzymes (AOEs)-superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) and catalase (CAT) along with the products of lipid peroxidation (LP)-malondialdehyde (MDA) and lipofuscin-like auto fluorescent substances (LF-like AFS) in discrete brain regions of rats(More)
This study was aimed at determining the effect of vitamin E, vitamin C, and carnitine on intermittent hypobaric-hypoxia-induced oxidative stress (OS) in erythrocytes. For this purpose, male Wistar rats of 4 months of age were orally supplemented with one of the antioxidants prior to exposure to altitudes of 5700 m or 6300 m. Hemoglobin (Hb) and OS indices(More)
In this study, we have assessed the impact of vitamin E and exercise on acquisition and retention of spatial memory for a given task in aging rats, using a T-maze. Acetylcholine esterase (AChE) and cholineacetyl transferase (ChAT) activities and acetylcholine (ACh) were measured in the cerebral cortex (CC) of male Wistar rats of 4- (adult), 12-(More)
Region-wise interactive effects of age, swim intensity, and duration on exercise performance in the myocardium and serum lipid profile in young (4 months) and middle-aged (12 months) rats were examined. Animals were allocated to the sedentary control (SE-C) or one of the nine trainee groups. Swim training was for 6 days/week and for 4 weeks at 3 durations(More)
The responses of the left and right ventricles (LV and RV) to physical conditioning in cold (25 degrees C) and thermoneutral temperatures (35 degrees C), with special reference to lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and its isoenzyme profile, were studied in the 2-month (young)- and 12-month (middle-aged)-old rats. Moderate hypertrophy was a common observation(More)
Resting levels of blood lactate (La) were significantly lower at 35 degrees C than at 25 degrees C in the trained (Tr) rats while untrained (UTr) rats maintained higher levels. Extent of decrease in blood glucose (Glu) in Tr rats was lower in cold (C) than in thermo neutral (N) water in young but not in old. Training in C had no impact on young right and(More)
The effects of oxidative stress (OS) on the rat erythrocytes (RBCs) that were fractionated on the percoll/BSA gradient into young and old cells were studied to find out if the altered Na + /H+ and Cl−/HCO3 − antiporters and in turn the intracellular pH (pHi) could act as one of the promoters of cell death. Old cells were more spherical with lesser surface(More)
Hemolytic disease in the newborn, as a cause of early jaundice, is not uncommon. This is mostly due to Rh (D), ABO incompatibility and rarely due to other minor blood group incompatibility. The authors report two cases of Rh anti c isoimmunization presenting as significant early neonatal jaundice within the 20 h of life. Both the babies were treated with(More)
The interventricular site has been proposed as one of the sites for the myocyte cell death with aging and thereby enhancing the possibility of ventricular dysfunction with aging. Variations in lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), a key glycolytic regulatory enzyme along with its isomers were used as indices to evaluate the anaerobic capacity of the interventricular(More)
Changes in blood lactate, pyruvate, glucose and tissue glycogen were used as indices to evaluate the extent of effects of physical conditioning in young and old male rats. Rats were trained on a running wheel and swimming tank for 10 weeks. Biochemical estimations of lactic acid (LA) pyruvic acid (PA) and glucose (GL) in plasma and glycogen in cardiac and(More)