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Mechanical injury in plants triggers local and long distance response using biochemical signals

It is well-known that when the mammal skin undergoes a physical injury there is a local response to repair the damage cells but, at the same time, there is also a diversity of signals that stimulate the

Melatonin protects the powerhouses of cells, the mitochondria

Mitochondria have been named the ‘powerhouses of cells’, because they are the main source of ATP, a carrier molecule of chemical energy for versatile use in numerous metabolic reactions. ATP is generated by the electron transport chain

Dinitrosyl iron complexes – natural medicinal form of NO

Everybody knows nitroglycerin – vessel-relaxing medicine effective against angina pectoris. It is a drug working as NO donor – one of the whole family of drugs used to widen our vessels and thus decrease blood pressure. Interestingly,

One explanation for why females have more optimal cardiac blood flow compared to males

The myogenic response is defined as that the muscle layer of small blood vessels, called resistance vessels, responds to changing blood pressure (within a certain range) by constricting (smaller vessel diameter) when intraluminal pressure is increased and

Pathological role of oxidative stress and related with schizophrenia in T. gondii infection

Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) is an obligate intracellular parasite that infects all warm-blooded animals, including humans. Oxidative stress (OS) occurs when there is an imbalance between pro-oxidant and antioxidant factors and is induced by reactive nitrogen species

Tapping neurotransmitters from neurons to investigate their involvement in brain function

To tap neurotransmitters and neuromodulators from brain neurons of anaesthetised rodents, a guide cannula is stereoractically inserted. Into a distinct brain structure. Few days after surgery the stylet of the guide cannula is replaced by a double-walled

Metal–organic framework for “NO” sensing!

Nitric oxide (NO) is a free radical which is found to prevail as a colourless gas. It has a very short life-time (of few seconds) and yet regulates several biological processes in living systems. For its participation

Nitric oxide trigger apoptosis in the brains in Border Disease

Border disease is a pestivirus infection accompanied by central nervous system (CNS) and skeletal abnormalities in sheep and goats. Affected fetuses and newborn animals exhibit brain disorders. This study investigated the relationship between the severity of the