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Total no. of papers:79 - Clinical Papers:45, Experimental Papers:34
(Research papers based on Indications)

Memory disturbances

  1. Effect of BR-16A (Mentat) on cognitive deficits in aluminium-treated and aged rats
    Handu, S.S. and Bhargava, V.K., Department of Pharmacology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, Punjab, Indian Journal of Pharmacology (1997): (29), 258.


  2. BR-16A (Mentat) – Multicomponent herbal psychotropic formulation
    Kulkarni, S.K., University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Punjab University, Chandigarh, Punjab, Drugs of the Future (1996): (XXI), 6, 585.


  3. Effect of a composite indian herbal preparation, CIHP (III) on avoidance learning during endurance performance of rats
    Bhardwaj, S.K. and Srivastava, K.K. Department of Biochemistry, Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences, Lucknow Road, Delhi, India, Indian Journal of Experimental Biology (1995): (33), August, 580-584.


  4. BR-16A enhances learning in Sprague-Dawley rats
    Chittaranjan Andrade, Department of Psychopharmacology, NIMHANS, Bangalore, and Jerry Joseph, Venkataraman, B.V. and Naga Rani, M.A., Department of Pharmacology, St. John's Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka, Archives of Indian Psychiatry (1995): (2), 1, 42.


  5. BR-16A restricts development of electroconvulsive shock-induced retrograde amnesia
    Chittaranjan Andrade, Department of Psychopharmacology, Udaya, H.B., and Suresh Chandra, J., Central Animal Research Facility, NIMHANS, St. John's Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka, Biological Psychiatry (1995): 37, 820.


  6. Herbal pharmacotherapy for the attenuation of electroconvulsive shock-induced anterograde and retrograde amnestic deficits
    Faruqi, S., Ramteke, S., Jerry Joseph, Venkataraman, B.V., Naga Rani, M.A., Department of Pharmacology, St. John's Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka, and Chittaranjan Andrade, Department of Psychopharmacology, NIMHANS, Bangalore, Karnataka, Convulsive Therapy (1995): (11), 4, 241.


  7. Pharmacological profile of BR-16A (Mentat)
    Kulkarni, S.K. and Anita Verma, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Punjab University, Chandigarh, Punjab, Probe (1995): (XXXIV), 2, 124.


  8. Nootropic effect of BR-16A (Mentat), a psychotropic herbal formulation, on cognitive deficits-induced by prenatal under nutrition, postnatal environmental impoverishment and hypoxia in rats
    Bhattacharya, S.K., Department of Pharmacology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, Indian Journal of Experimental Biology (1994): (32), 1, 31.


  9. ECT-induced anterograde amnesia: Can the deficits be minimised?
    Chittaranjan Andrade, Department of Psychopharmacology, Jerry Joseph, Venkataraman, B.V., Naga Rani, M.A., Department of Pharmacology, and Suresh Chandra, S., Central Animal Research Facility, NIMHANS, St. John's Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka, Convulsive Therapy (1994): (10), 1, 59.


  10. Effect of BR-16A on Alpha-2 adrenergic, dopamine autoreceptor and dopamine postsynaptic receptor functioning
    Chittaranjan Andrade, Department of Psychopharmacology, Tony Raj, Central Animal Research Facility, Udaya, H.B., Department of Psychopharmacology, NIMHANS, Bangalore, and Suresh Chandra, Department of Pharmacology, St. John's Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka, Indian Journal of Pharmacology (1994): 26, 292.


  11. BR-16A protects against ECS-induced anterograde amnesia
    Chittaranjan Andrade, Department of Psychopharmacology, Jerry Joseph, Venkataraman, B.V., Naga Rani, M.A., Department of Pharmacology, and Suresh Chandra, S., Central Animal Research Facility, NIMHANS, St. John's Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka, Biological Psychiatry (1994): 36, 478.


  12. BR-16A does not interfere with Alpha-2 noradrenergic and dopamine post-synaptic receptor functioning
    Andrade, C., Tennifer George, Thangam Joseph, Indian Journal of Psychiatry (1993): (35), 3, 179.


  13. BR-16A (Mentat), a herbal preparation, improves learning and memory performance in mice
    Kulkarni, S.K. and Anita Verma, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Punjab University, Chandigarh, Punjab, Indian Drugs (1993): (30), 3, 97.


  14. Evidence for nootropic effect of BR-16A (Mentat), a herbal psychotropic preparation, in mice
    Kulkarni, S.K. and Anita Verma, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Punjab University, Chandigarh, Punjab, Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology (1992): (36), 1, 29.

Behavioral disorders

  1. On the sleep promoting effects of BR-16A: Interaction with GABAergic modulators.
    Anil Kumar and Kulkarni, S.K., University Institute of Pharamceutical Sciences, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology (2004): (42), May, 448.

  2. Protective effect of BR-16A, a Polyherbal preparation against social isolation stress: Possible GABAergic mechanism.
    Anil Kumar and Kulkarni, S.K., University Institute of Pharamceutical Sciences, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. Phytotherapy Research (2006): 20, 538.

As an adjuvant in epilepsy, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease

  1. Effect of BR-16A (Mentat), a polyherbal formulation on drug-induced catalepsy in mice.
    Anil Kumar and Kulkarni, S.K., University Institute of Pharamceutical Sciences, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology (2006): (44), January, 45.


  2. Herbal treatments for ECS-induced memory deficits: A review of research and a discussion on animal models
    Andrade, C., M.D. Department of Psychopharmacology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India, and Sudha, S., Ph.D. and Venkataraman, B.V., Ph.D. Department of Pharmacology, St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India, The Journal of Electro-convulsive Therapy (2000): (16), 2, 144-156.


  3. Effect of Mentat, a herbal formulation, on experimental models of Alzheimer's disease and central cholinergic markers in rats
    Bhattacharya, S.K., Kumar, A. and Jaiswal, A.K., Department of Pharmacology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, Fitoterapia (1995): (LXVI), 3, 216.


  4. Protective effect of Mentat (BR-16A), a herbal preparation, on alcohol abstinence-induced anxiety and convulsions
    Kulkarni, S.K. and Anita Verma, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Punjab University, Chandigarh, Punjab, Indian Journal of Experimental Biology (1993): (31), 435.


  5. Effect of Mentat, a herbal preparation, on metrazole-induced seizures and restraint stress ulcers – Preliminary findings in a controlled study
    Vaishali N. Dadkar, Department of Pharmacology, L.T.M.M. College and L.T.M.G. Hospital, Sion, Bombay, Maharashtra, Probe (1991): (XXX), 3, 268.

Miscellaneous

  1. Treatment of Mice with a Herbal Preparation (Mentat) protects against radiation-induced mortality
    Ganesh Chandra Jagetia and Manjeshwar Shrinath Baliga, Department of Radiobiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India. Phytotherapy Research (2003): 17, 876-881.

  2. The evaluation of nitric oxide scavenging activity of certain herbal formulations in vitro: A preliminary study.
    Ganesh Chandra Jagetia, Shaival Kamalaksh Rao, Manjeshwar Shrinath Baliga and Kiran S. Babu, Department of Radiobiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India. Phytotherapy Research (2004): 18, 561.

  3. Effect of 'Mentat' on the pharmacokinetics of single and multiple doses o phenytoin in rabbits.
    Garg, S.K., Islam, A.S., Kumar, N., Sehgal, M. and Bhargava, V.K., Department of Pharmacology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India. Neurology India (1999): (47), 2, 104.

  4. Effect of Mentat on contractile force and electrical activity of rat heart
    Upadhyay, L., Deshpande, S.B. and Tripathi, K., Department of Medicine and Department of Physiology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India, The Antiseptic (2002): (99), 12, 464.


  5. Pharmacokinetic interactions of Mentat with carbamazepine and phenytoin
    Madi Tripathi, Sundaram, R., Md. Rafiq, Venkataranganna, M.V., Gopumadhavan, S. and Mitra, S.K., R&D Center, The Himalaya Drug Company, Bangalore, Karnataka, European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics (2000): (25), 3/4, 223.


  6. Pentylenetetrazol-induced kindling in animals: Protective effect of BR-16A (Mentat)
    Kulkarni, S.K. and George, B., Pharmacology Division, University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Punjab University, Chandigarh, Punjab, Indian Journal of Experimental Biology (1995): (33), June, 424.


  7. Absence of teratogenicity in Mentat
    Jagdeesh, S., Gopumadhavan, S., Chauhan, B.L. and Kulkarni, R.D., R&D Centre, The Himalaya Drug Co., Bangalore, Karnataka, Probe (1992): (XXXI), 4, 337.


  8. Prevention of development of tolerance and dependence to opiate in mice by BR-16A (Mentat), a herbal psychotropic preparation
    Kulkarni, S.K. and Anita Verma, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Punjab University, Chandigarh, Punjab, Indian Journal of Experimental Biology (1992): 30, 885.


  9. Effect of a herbal psychotropic preparation, BR-16A (Mentat), on performance of mice on elevated plus-maze
    Kulkarni, S.K. and Anita Verma, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Punjab University, Chandigarh, Punjab, Indian Journal of Experimental Biology (1991): (29), 1120.


  10. Effect of Mentat (A psychoactive herbal preparation) on anoxia tolerance in albino mice
    Singh, V., Singh, A., Mishra, N. and Singh, N., Department of Pharmacology, K.G. Medical College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, Journal of Biological and Chemical Research (1991): (10), 4, 632.