Yogita R Mundhada

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Memory impairment induced by streptozotocin in rats is a consequence of changes in CNS that are secondary to chronic hyperglycemia, impaired oxidative stress, cholinergic dysfunction, and changes in glucagon-like peptide (GLP). Treatment with antihyperglycemics, antioxidants, and cholinergic agonists are reported to produce beneficial effect in this model.(More)
Quercetin is a bioflavonoid reported to produce variety of behavioral effects like anxiolytic, antidepressant, etc. Recent gathering evidences indicated that quercetin attenuates stress-induced behavioral and biochemical effects. It also decreases CRF expression in the brain. As CRF is commonly implicated in the high-anxiety and depression, we hypothesized(More)
Corticotrophin-releasing factor (CRF) is reported to inhibit the release of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH). In addition to the endocrine effects, GnRH is reported to influence the behavior via its neuronal interactions. We therefore, hypothesized that anxiety and depression produced by CRF could be also subsequent to the decrease in GnRH. To support(More)
In view of the reports that nitric oxide modulates the neurotransmitters implicated in obsessive-compulsive disorder, patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder exhibit higher plasma nitrate levels, and drugs useful in obsessive-compulsive disorder influence nitric oxide, we hypothesized that nitric oxide may have some role in obsessive-compulsive(More)
Berberine, an isoquinoline alkaloid is reported to modulate several neurotransmitter systems like N-methyl-D-aspartate, nitric oxide and serotonin, which modulate convulsions. In addition, it is suggested that Berberis vulgaris may be useful in treatment of convulsion and epilepsy. Therefore, the present study investigated the effects of berberine in(More)
It is believed that drug-induced rewarding effects play an important role in the development of substance dependence. Recently, berberine was reported to inhibit the rewarding effects of drugs of abuse such as cocaine, morphine, and nicotine. Berberine is also demonstrated to modulate the activity of several neurotransmitter systems like, dopamine, nitric(More)
Diabetes-related cognitive dysfunction is a consequence of changes within the central nervous system that are secondary to chronic hyperglycemia, oxidative stress, and cholinergic dysfunction, and probably therefore anti-diabetics, anti-oxidants, and acetylcholine esterase (AChE) inhibitors were found to have beneficial effects in animal models. Quercetin,(More)
Several evidences have indicated the involvement of neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChR) in behavioral effects of drugs of abuse, including ethanol. nAChRs are implicated in ethanol-induced behaviors as well as neurochemical responses to ethanol. Recently, it is demonstrated that mecamylamine, a nAChR antagonist blocks cocaine-,(More)
Recent studies have provided convincing evidences for co-morbidity between opioid addiction and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and the involvement of the corticotrophin-releasing factor (CRF) in the effects of morphine-withdrawal. Some scanty evidences also point towards the role of CRF in OCD and related disorders. But, no evidence indicated the role(More)
Several evidences indicated the involvement of L- and N-type calcium channels in behavioral effects of drugs of abuse, including ethanol. Calcium channels are implicated in ethanol-induced behaviors and neurochemical responses. Calcium channel antagonists block the psychostimulants induced behavioral sensitization. Recently, it is demonstrated that L-, N-(More)