Vivek Bhargava

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Recent studies have shown the involvement of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5HT) in the pathogenesis of epilepsy. Hence it was decided to investigate the effect of the 5HT3 receptor antagonist ondansetron against maximal electroshock (MES)-induced seizures in rats. Also, the anticonvulsant activity of ondansetron in combination with phenytoin and its effect on the(More)
The use of clonazepam in the long-term treatment of epilepsy is greatly inhibited by its capacity to induce tolerance and dependence. A means of preventing or minimizing the tolerance and dependence inducing properties is required. Here the role of nitric oxide in preventing the development of tolerance and withdrawal hyperexcitability was studied. In(More)
Calcium channel antagonists have been shown to have an anticonvulsant activity in a variety of seizure models and also to potentiate the anticonvulsant activity of other standard antiepileptic drugs like carbamazepine, phenytoin and valporoate. A pharmacokinetic interaction may be involved in such potentiation. This cross over single dose study was carried(More)
Substantial evidence has accumulated that spinally projecting serotonergic neurons modulate nociception. However, the exact receptor subtypes that mediate the antinociceptive response of serotonin within the spinal cord continue to be a subject of debate. Therefore, we explored the effect of serotonergic system on imipramine induced antinociception by using(More)
Immunopositivity for the p53 tumor suppressor gene product was evaluated in 133 breast cancers and compared to loss of heterozygosity (LOH) at various chromosomal loci. The validity of p53 immunopositivity as an indicator for p53 mutations was verified using two molecular assays of p53 mutations: single stranded conformational polymorphism (32 cases) and/or(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have demonstrated that ingestion of arsenic in drinking water is a strong risk factor for several forms of cancer, including bladder cancer. It is not known whether arsenic-related cancers are genetically similar to cancers in unexposed individuals or what mechanisms of carcinogenesis may underlie their formation. This study was(More)
Previous studies demonstrated that tobacco and arsenic exposure are risk factors for bladder cancer. A case-case study was conducted to compare p53 mutations in 147 bladder tumors from South American patients by tobacco and arsenic exposure. Information on residential history and lifestyle factors was collected. The prevalence of p53 mutations and protein(More)
The present study was done to investigate the neurotransmitter mechanisms involved in gabapentin antinociception in healthy albino rats. The formalin test was used to asses antinociception. Gabapentin (10-120 mg/kg s.c.) decreased the pain score in the formalin test. In order to study the putative neurotransmitter mechanisms involved in gabapentin action,(More)