Dr. Vikas  Kumar

Dr. Vikas Kumar

Associate Professor
Banaras Hindu University, India


Highest Degree
PostDoc Fellow in Neuropharmacology from Texas Tech University, Texas, USA

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Biography

Dr. Vikas Kumar is currently working as Associate Professor of Pharmacology in Department of Pharmaceutics Indian Institute of Technology Banaras Hindu University, India. He obtained his Ph.D. in Neuro-psychopharmacology from same university in 2001. He is having 14 years research experience and 9 years teaching experience. He supervised 6 PhD, 14 M. Pharm and 4 M.D students thesis, 5 PhD, 2 M. Pharm and 1 M.D students currently in his supervision. He has published (111) articles in national and international journals, as well as (91) abstracts, and (3) books, (5) chapters in books are in his credit. He also attended more than 12 workshops and 15 conferences, and also organized 3 conferences. He is member of editorial board in more than 10 journals. He is also serving as peer reviewer in 25 journals. He is member and life member of number of societies. Dr. Vikas Kumar received honors, Recipient of Travel Grant from Government of India, Rashtriya Gaurav Award, Leading Scientist of the World 2008, International Scientist of the Year 2007, selection of biography in Marquis Whos Who in the World, Sami Khatib Gold Medal, Awarded Post Doctoral Fellowship, Servier Young Investigators Award, and Senior Research Fellowship.

Area of Interest:

Pharmacology and Toxicology
100%
Diabetes
62%
Obesity
90%
Medicinal Plants
75%
Ethnopharmacology
55%

Education

2006

PostDoc Fellow

Texas Tech University, Texas, USA

Neuropharmacology

Selected Publications

  1. Thakur, A.K., S.S. Chatterjee and V. Kumar, 2016. Beneficial effects of an Andrographis paniculata extract and andrographolide on cognitive functions in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Pharmaceut. Biol. 10.3109/13880209.2015.1107107.
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  2. Yadav, V., S.S. Chatterjee, M. Majeed and V. Kumar, 2015. Long lasting preventive effects of piperlongumine and a Piper longum extract against stress triggered pathologies in mice. J. Intercult. Ethnopharmacol., 4: 277-283.
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  3. Verma, S., S.S. Chatterjee and V. Kumar, 2015. Metformin like stress response modulating effects of turmeric curcuminoids in mice. Scholarena J. Neurol., Vol. 1. .
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  4. Thakur, A.K., U.K. Soni, G. Rai, S.S. Chatterjee and V. Kumar, 2015. Andrographolide modulate some Toll-like receptors and cytokines expressions in HL-60 cell line. Pharm. Pharmacol. Int. J., Vol. 2. .
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  5. Thakur, A.K., S.S. Chatterjee and V. Kumar, 2015. Adaptogenic potential of andrographolide: An active principle of the king of bitters (Andrographis paniculata). J. Tradit. Complem. Med., 5: 42-50.
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  6. Thakur, A.K., G. Rai, S.S. Chatterjee and V. Kumar, 2015. Analgesic and anti-inflammatory activity of Andrographis paniculata and andrographolide in diabetic rodents. EC Pharm. Sci., 1: 19-28.

  7. Thakur, A.K., A. Dey, S.S. Chatterjee and V. Kumar, 2015. Reverse Ayurvedic pharmacology of Ashwagandha as an adaptogenic anti-diabetic plant: A pilot study. Curr. Tradit. Med., 1: 51-61.
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  8. Shakya, A.S., S.S. Chatterjee and V. Kumar, 2015. Efficacies of fumaric acid and its mono-and di-methyl esters in rodent models for analgesics and anti-Inflammatory Agents. EC Pharmaceut. Sci., 1: 76-88.

  9. Shakya, A., U.K. Soni, G. Rai, S.S. Chatterjee and V. Kumar, 2015. Gastro-protective and anti-stress efficacies of monomethyl fumarate and a Fumaria indica extract in chronically stressed rats. Cell. Mol. Neurobiol. 10.1007/s10571-015-0243-1.
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  10. Shakya, A., S.S. Chatterjee and V. Kumar, 2015. Role of fumarates in adaptogenics like efficacies of traditionally used Fumaria indica extracts. TANG [Humanitas Med.], 5: 28-37.
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  11. Rauniyar, B.K., A. Shakya, A.K. Thakur, S.S. Chatterjee and V. Kumar, 2015. Anti-stress activity of phloroglucinol: A transient metabolite of some plant polyphenolics. Pharmacologia, 6: 21-30.
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  12. Kumar, V., A.K. Thakur, V. Verma, V. Yadav and S.S. Chatterjee, 2015. Potential of some traditionally used edible plants for prevention and cure of diabesity associated comorbidities. TANG [Humanitas Med.], 5: 1-21.
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  13. Kumar, V., A. Dey, M.B. Hadimani, T. Marcovic and M. Emerald, 2015. Chemistry and pharmacology of Withania somnifera: An update. TANG [Humanitas Med.], 5: 1-13.
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  14. Khan, S.A., S.S. Chatterjee and V. Kumar, 2015. Potential anti-stress, anxiolytic and antidepressant like activities of mono-hydroxybenzoic acids and aspirin in rodents: A comparative study. Austin J. Pharmacol. Therapeut., Vol. 3. .
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  15. Yadav, K.D., K.R.C. Reddy and V. Kumar, 2014. Acute and sub-chronic toxicity study of Brahmi ghrita in rodents. Int. J. Green Pharm., 8: 18-22.
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  16. Tiwari, N., A.K. Thakur, V. Kumar, A. Dey and V. Kumar, 2014. Therapeutic targets for diabetes mellitus: An update. Clin. Pharmacol. Biopharm., Vol. 3. .
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  17. Thakur, A.K., U.K. Soni, G. Rai, S.S. Chatterjee and V. Kumar, 2014. Protective effects of Andrographis paniculata extract and pure Andrographolide against chronic stress-triggered pathologies in rats. Cell. Mol. Neurobiol., 34: 1111-1121.
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  18. Thakur, A.K., S.S. Chatterjee and V. Kumar, 2014. Therapeutic potential of traditionally used medicinal plant Andrographis paniculata (Burm. F.) against diabesity: An experimental study in rats. TANG: Int. J. Genuine Tradit. Med., 4: 7.1-7.8.
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  19. Thakur, A.K., S.S. Chatterjee and V. Kumar, 2014. Neuropsychopharmacology of a therapeutically used Andrographis paniculata extract: A preclinical study. Orient. Pharm. Exp. Med., 14: 181-191.
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  20. Thakur, A.K., S.S. Chatterjee and V. Kumar, 2014. Antidepressant-like effects of Brassica juncea L. leaves in diabetic rodents. Indian J. Exp. Biol., 52: 613-622.
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  21. Thakur, A.K., S.S. Chatterjee and V. Kumar, 2014. Antidepressant-like activity of Andrographis paniculata in type-2 diabetic rats. Clin. Pharmacol. Biopharm., Vol. S2. 10.4172/2167-065X.S2-003.
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  22. Thakur, A.K., S.S. Chatterjee and V. Kumar, 2014. Andrographolides and traditionally used Andrographis paniculata as potential adaptogens: Implications for therapeutic innovation. TANG: Int. J. Genuine Tradit. Med., 4: 15.1-15.14.
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  23. Thakur, A.K., A. Shakya, G.M. Husain, M. Emerald and V. Kumar, 2014. Gut-microbiota and mental health: Current and future perspectives. J. Pharmacol. Clin. Toxicol., Vol. 2, No. 1. .
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  24. Singh, T.R., L.N. Gupta, V. Kumar and N. Kumar, 2014. Characterization of an Ayurvedic drug (Shilajatwadi lauha): An approach to standardization. Int. J. Res. Ayurveda Pharm., 5: 424-427.
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  25. Singh, G.K., G. Rai, S.S. Chatterjee and V. Kumar, 2014. Biochemical Mechanisms Involved in Neuro-Psychopharmacological activity Profile of a Hydro Alcoholic Fumaria indica Extract. In: Traditional Medicine and Globalization the Future of Ancient Systems of Medicine, Mukherjee, P.K. (Ed.). 1st Edn., Maven Publishers, Kolkata, India, ISBN 978-81-926243-0-3, pp: 632-644.

  26. Shivavedi, N., S.S. Chatterjee and V. Kumar, 2014. Evaluation of pharmacologically interesting dose range of ascorbic acid in mice. Scholarena J. Neurol., Vol. 1. .
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  27. Shakya, A., G.K. Singh, S.S. Chatterjee and V. Kumar, 2014. Role of fumaric acid in anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities of a Fumaria indica extracts. J. Intercultural Ethnopharmacol., 3: 173-178.
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  28. Langstieh, A.J., P. Verma, A.K. Thakur, S.S. Chatterjee and V. Kumar, 2014. Desensitization of mild stress triggered responses in mice by a Brassica juncea leaf extract and some ubiquitous secondary plant metabolites. Pharmacologia, 5: 326-338.
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  29. Kumar, V., N. Shivavedi and S.S. Chatterjee, 2014. Stress response modulating effects of lactic acid in mice. Therapeutic Targets Neurol. Dis., Vol. 1. 10.14800/ttnd.418.
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  30. Kumar, V., A.K. Thakur and S.S. Chatterjee, 2014. Perspective of Andrographis paniculata in neurological disorders. Clin. Pharmacol. Biopharm., Vol. S2. 10.4172/2167-065X.S2-005.
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  31. Kumar, V. and S.S. Chatterjee, 2014. Single and repeated dose effects of phytochemicals in rodent behavioural models. EC Pharm. Sci., 1: 16-18.
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  32. Kumar, N., S. Chaurasia, R.R. Patel, V. Kumar and B. Mishra, 2014. Development and optimization of atorvastatin calcium loaded oral biodegradable polymeric nanoparticles using central composite design. Adv. Sci. Lett., 20: 984-993.
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  33. Husain, G.M., R. Rai, G. Rai, H.B. Singh, A.K. Thakur and V. Kumar, 2014. Potential mechanism of anti-diabetic activity of Picrorhiza kurroa. TANG: Int. J. Genuine Tradit. Med., 4: 38-42.
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  34. Yadav, K.D., K.R.C. Reddy and V. Kumar, 2013. Encouraging effect of Brahmi ghrita in amnesia. Int. J. Green Pharm., 2: 122-126.
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  35. Yadav, K.D., K.R.C. Reddy and V. Kumar, 2013. Brahmi Ghrita (Sneha kalpana) in Mental Disorders. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG, Saarbrucken, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-659-15604-5.

  36. Thakur, A.K., S.S. Chatterjee and V. Kumar, 2013. Beneficial effect of Brassica juncea on cognitive functions in diabetic rodents. Pharm. Biol., 51: 1304-1310.
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  37. Thakur, A.K., S.S. Chatterjee and V. Kumar, 2013. Anxiolytic-like activity of leaf extract of traditionally used Indian-mustard (Brassica juncea) in diabetic rats. TANG: Int. J. Genuine Tradit. Med., 3: 30-36.
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  38. Singh, G.K., G. Rai, S.S. Chatterjee and V. Kumar, 2013. Potential antianxiety activity of Fumaria indica: A preclinical study. Pharmacogn. Mag., 9: 14-22.
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  39. Singh, G.K., G. Rai, S.S. Chatterjee and V. Kumar, 2013. Effects of ethanolic extract of Fumaria indica L. on rat cognitive dysfunctions. AYU, 34: 421-429.
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  40. Kumar, V., 2013. Characterization of anxiolytic and neuropharmacological activities of Silexan. Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift, 163: 89-94.
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  41. Kumar, A., P. Agarwal, A. Shakya, A.K. Thakur and V. Kumar, 2013. Key role of carnosic acid in the anxiolytic-like activity of Rosmarinus officinalis Linn. in rodents. J. Pharmacol. Clin. Toxicol., Vol. 1. .
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  42. Yadav, K.D., K.R.C. Reddy and V. Kumar, 2012. Study of Brahmi ghrita and piracetam in amnesia. Ancient Sci. Life, 32: 11-15.

  43. Singh, G.K., G. Rai, S.S. Chatterjee and V. Kumar, 2012. Beneficial effects of Fumaria indica on chronic stress-induced neurobehavioral and biochemical perturbations in rats. Chinese Med., 3: 49-60.
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  44. Singh, G.K., G. Rai, S.S. Chatterjee and V. Kumar, 2012. Anti-aggressive, brain neurotransmitters and receptor binding study of Fumaria indica in rodents. Curr. Psychopharmacol., 1: 195-202.
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  45. Shakya, A., S.S. Chatterjee and V. Kumar, 2012. Holistic psychopharmacology of Fumaria indica (fumitory). Chinese Med., 3: 182-199.
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  46. Mishra, D., M. Sinha, M. Dwivedi, P. Mishra and V. Kumar, 2012. Clinical study of Garbhpal Ras for metals determination, biochemical and hematological profiling in feto-maternal serum. Sri Lanka J. Indigenous Med., 2: 120-126.

  47. Mishra, D., M. Sinha and V. Kumar, 2012. Effect of Garbhpal Ras on pregnancy induced nausea and vomiting (NVP). Int. J. Ayurvedic Med., 3: 170-176.
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  48. Mishra, D., M. Sinha and V. Kumar, 2012. Clinical trial of Garbhpal Ras in pregnancy outcome. J. Res. Educ. Indian Med., 18: 13-19.

  49. Kumar, V., D. Mishra and M. Sinha, 2012. Preclinical Toxicity and Clinical Study of Garbhpal Ras in Pregnancy. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG, Saarbrucken, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-659-20326-8.

  50. Kumar, V., A.K. Thakur and S.S. Chatterjee, 2012. Obesity, Cancer and Psychopathology: Can Vegetarian Diet be of Help? In: Nutrition, Diet and Cancer, Shankar, S. and R. Srivastava (Eds.). 1st Edn. Springer, USA., ISBN: 978-94-007-2922-3, pp: 458-492.
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  51. Ineedi, S., A. Shakya, G.K. Singh and V. Kumar, 2012. Role of hyperforin in diabetes and its associated hyperlipidemia in rats. TANG, 2: 1-6.
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  52. Chatterjee, S.S. and V. Kumar, 2012. Holistic psychopharmacology and promiscuous plants and principles of ayurveda. Am. J. Plant Sci., 3: 1015-1021.
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  53. Singh, G.K., S.K. Chauhan, G. Rai and V. Kumar, 2011. Fumaria indica is safe during chronic toxicity and cytotoxicity: A preclinical study. J. Pharmacol. Pharmacother., 2: 191-192.
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  54. Singh, G.K. and K. Kumar, 2011. Acute and sub-chronic toxicity study of standardized extract of Fumaria indica in rodents. J. Ethnopharmacol., 134: 992-995.
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  55. Mishra, S., G. Singh, V.K. Khanna and V. Kumar, 2011. Muscarinic receptor binding and nootropic study on Anximin, a polyherbal formulation. Proceedings of the International Conference on Recent Advances on Ayurvedic Pharmaceutics, October 14-15, 2011, Banaras Hindu University, Uttar Pradesh, India, pp: 61-68.

  56. Mishra, B., B.L. Sahoo, M. Mishra, D. Shukla and V. Kumar, 2011. Design of a controlled release liquid formulation of lamotrigine. DARU J. Pharm. Sci., 19: 126-137.
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  57. Kumar, V., G.M. Husain and S.S. Chatterjee, 2011. Search for plants against diabesity: A comparative Preclinical Study. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG., Saarbrucken, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-8443-9087-2.

  58. Kumar, V., A.K. Thakur, N.D. Barothia and S.S. Chatterjee, 2011. Therapeutic potentials of Brassica juncea: An overview. TANG: Int. J. Genuin Tradit. Med., 1: 8-24.

  59. Husain, G.M., S.S. Chatterjee, P.N. Singh and V. Kumar, 2011. Hypolipidemic and antiobesity like activity of standardised extract of Hypericum perforatum L. in rats. ISRN Pharmacol. 10.5402/2011/505247.
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  60. Husain, G.M., P.N. Singh and V. Kumar, 2011. Anti-diabetic activity of standardised extract of Quassia amara in nicotinamide-streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Phytother. Res., 25: 1806-1812.
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  61. Husain G.M., S.S. Chatterjee, P.N. Singh and V. Kumar, 2011. Beneficial effect of Hypericum perforatum on depression and anxiety in a type 2 diabetic rat model. Acta Poloniae Pharm., 68: 913-918.
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  62. Singh, G.K. and V. Kumar, 2010. Neuropharmacological screening and lack of antidepressant activity of standardized extract of Fumaria indica: A preclinical study. Electron. J. Pharmacol. Therapy, 3: 19-28.
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  63. Singh, A., S.D. Dubey, S. Patney and V. Kumar, 2010. Acute and subchronic toxicity study of calcium based ayurvedic Bhasmas and a Pishti prepared from marine animals. J. Herbal Med. Toxicol., 4: 35-47.

  64. Kumar, V., S.N. Das, A.T. Rao and S. Chatterjee, 2010. Sub-acute toxicity study of herbal biocholine powder. Phytomedica, 11: 85-89.

  65. Tiwari, O.P., S.K. Bhattamisra, P.N. Singh, S.K. Singh and V. Kumar, 2009. Adaptogenic anti-stress activity of standardized extract of Marsilea minuta L. Pharmacologyonline, 1: 290-299.

  66. Singh, A., S.D. Dubey, K.R.C. Reddy, S. Patne and V. Kumar, 2009. Anti-ulcer activity of calcium based ayurvedic Bhasmas and a Pishti prepared from marine-sourced animals. Electron. J. Pharmacol. Therapy, 2: 71-76.

  67. Mishra, D., M. Sinha, M. Kumar and V. Kumar, 2009. Chronic toxicity study of Garbhpal Ras, An Ayurvedic medicine. J. Herb. Med. Toxicol., 3: 13-17.

  68. Mishra, D., M. Sinha and V. Kumar, 2009. Teratological study of garbhpal ras: An ayurvedic J. Herbal Med. Toxicol., 3: 37-40.

  69. Mishra, D., M. Sinha and V. Kumar, 2009. Clinical evaluation of Garbhpal Ras in pregnancy related gastrointestinal disorders. Ayurvedic Renaissance, 2: 11-14.

  70. Kumar, V., 2009. Pharmacology: Opportunities and challenges. Pharmanext, 2: 28-30.

  71. Kumar, V., 2009. Pharmacology: Opportunities and challenges. Pharm-Fanzine, 2: 2-4.

  72. Kumar, N., G.M. Husain, P.N. Singh and V. Kumar, 2009. Antiaggressive activity of hyperforin: A preclinical study. Drugs Discovery Ther., 3: 162-167.
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  73. Ineedi, S., A.D. Kandasamy, A. Veeranjaneyulu and V. Kumar, 2009. G-protein coupled receptors for free fatty acids as novel targets for type 2 diabetes. Pharmacologyonline, 2: 17-28.
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  74. Ineedi, S. and V. Kumar, 2009. Anti-hyperlipidemic activity of hyperforin: An in vivo study in rats. Pharmacologyonline, 2: 133-139.

  75. Husain, G.M., S.S. Chatterjee, P.N. Singh and V. Kumar, 2009. Antiaggressive activity of standaridised extract of Indian Hypericum perforatum L. Pharmacologyonline, 1: 432-444.
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  76. Husain, G.M., P.N. Singh and V. Kumar, 2009. Antidiabetic activity of standardized extract of Picrorhiza kurroa in rat model of NIDDM. Drug Discoveries Therapeutics, 3: 88-92.
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  77. Husain G.M., P.N. Singh and V. Kumar, 2009. Beneficial effects of a standardized Hypericum perforatum extract in rats with experimentally induced hyperglycemia. Drugs Discovery Ther., 3: 215-220.
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  78. Ghosh, N., R. Ghosh, V. Mandal, S.C. Mandal, V. Kumar and P.N. Singh, 2009. In vitro antioxidant study of livosyp: A polyherbal formulation. Pharmacologyonline, 1: 903-912.
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  79. Rao, C.V., M. Vijaykumar, K. Sairam and V. Kumar, 2008. Antidiarrhoeal activity of the standardised extract of Cinnamomum tamala in experimental rats. J. Nat. Med., 62: 396-402.
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  80. Mishra, S., V.K. Khanna and V. Kumar, 2008. Benzodiazepine receptor binding and anxiolytic studies on Anximin® a polyherbal formulation. J. Cell Tiss. Res., 8: 1491-1498.

  81. Mishra, S., V.K. Khanna and V. Kumar, 2008. 5HT2A receptor binding and antidepressant studies on Anximin®, a ployherbal formulation. Pharmacologyonline, 2: 379-380.
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  82. Mishra, D., M. Sinha, P.N. Singh and V. Kumar, 2008. Acute and sub-chronic toxicity studies of ayurvedic medicine Garbhpal Ras. Electron. J. Pharmacol. Therapy, 1: 31-34.

  83. Kumar, V. and S.S. Chatterjee, 2008. Ethnopharmacology and Rational Evaluation of Herbal Remedies. In: Handbook of Ethnopharmacology, Eddouks, M. (Ed.). 1st Edn., Research Signpost Publishers, Trivandrum, India, ISBN: 978-81-308-0213-8, pp: 25-50.

  84. Kiewert, C., V. Kumar, O. Hildmann, M. Ruda, J. Hartman, M. Hillert and J. Klein, 2008. Role of glycine receptors and glycine release for the neuroprotective activity of bilobalide. Brain Res., 1201: 143-150.

  85. Husain G.M., P.N. Singh and V. Kumar, 2008. Anti-diabetic activity of Indian hypericum perforatum L. on alloxan-induced diabetic rats. Pharmacologyonline, 3: 889-894.
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  86. Ghosh, N., P.N. Singh and V. Kumar, 2008. Novel immunobiologics for psoriasis. Indian J. Pharmacol., 40: 95-102.
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  87. Rao, C.V., M. Vijayakumar, A.R. Verma and V. Kumar, 2007. Dietary components as prebiotic\probiotic(s) in human health diseases. Pharma Rev., 6: 101-105.

  88. Pandey, A., D. Mishra, M. Sinha, A. Agrawal, P.N. Singh and V. Kumar, 2007. Clinical trial of Nigella sativa in dysmenorrhoea. Ayurveda Sameeksha, 2: 215-219.

  89. Nizar, K., S. Mishra, M.P. Tiwary, P.N. Singh and V. Kumar, 2007. Antidepressant activity and brain neurotransmitters study of Polygonum glabrum Willd in rodents. J. Herbal Med. Toxicol., 1: 73-79.

  90. Mdzinarishvili, A., C. Kiewert, V. Kumar, M. Hillert and J. Klein, 2007. Bilobalide prevents ischemia-induced edema formation in vitro and in vivo. Neuroscience, 144: 217-222.

  91. Kumar, V., 2007. St. John's Wort-nature's bequest. J. Herbal Med. Toxicol., 1: 1-7.

  92. Kiewert, C., V. Kumar, O. Hildmann, M. Ruda, J. Hartman, R. Naik and J. Klein, 2007. Role of GABAergic antagonism for the neuroprotective effects of bilobalide. Brain Res., 1128: 70-78.
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  93. Husain, G.M., D. Mishra, P.N. Singh, C.V. Rao and V. Kumar, 2007. Ethnopharmacological review of native traditional medicinal plants for brain disorders. Pharmacogn. Rev., 1: 19-29.
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  94. Bhattamisra, S.K., P.N. Singh, S.K. Singh and V. Kumar, 2007. Anxiolytic activity of Marsilea minuta Linn in rodents. J. Herbal Med. Toxicol., 1: 15-20.

  95. Kumar, V., R.S. Naik, M. Hillert and J. Klein, 2006. Effects of chloride flux modulators in an in vitro-model of brain edema formation. Brain Res., 1122: 222-229.
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  96. Kumar, V., A. Mdzinarishvili, C. Kiewert, T. Abbruscato, U. Bickel, C.J. Schyf and J. Klein, 2006. NMDA receptor-antagonistic properties of hyperforin, a constituent of St. John's wort. J. Pharmacol. Sci., 102: 47-54.
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  97. Kumar, V., 2006. St. John's Wort-a success story. Curr. Separations Drug Dev., 21: 75-78.

  98. Kumar, V., 2006. Potential medicinal plants for CNS disorders. Phytother. Res., 20: 1023-1035.
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  99. Kumar, V., 2006. Pharmacology. BHU News, 3: 24-25.

  100. Das, S.N., V. Kumar and J. Singh, 2006. Sub-acute toxicity study of anti-stress product ASP. Phytomedica, 7: 93-97.

  101. Das, S.N., V. Kumar, A.K. Mathur and S.K. Agrawala, 2005. Teratological study of NefroLiv. Phytomedica, 6: 117-122.

  102. Mathur, A.K., V. Kumar, S.N. Das and S.K. Agrawala, 2004. Phase-I study of IH-ADF1 in healthy human volunteers. Phytomedica, 5: 31-36.

  103. Kumar, V., S.N. Das, J. Singh, V. Sharma and S.K. Agrawala, 2004. Chronic toxicity study of herbal Gutmotil. Phytomedica, 5: 63-68.

  104. Kumar, V., S.K. Agrawala and S.K. Bhattacharya, 2004. Behavioural studies on Hypericum perforatum formulations. Phytomedica, 5: 19-30.

  105. Das, S.N., V. Kumar, S. Chatterjee, J. Rana and S.K. Agrawala, 2004. Effect of MagaCal and commercial Phytase supplementation on blood and bone mineral content of layer hens. Phytomedica, 5: 41-47.

  106. Das, S.N., V. Kumar, A.K. Mathur and S.K. Agrawala, 2004. Effect of insulin on blood sugar of ProImmu and EuMil administered caecal ligated rats. Phytomedica, 5: 53-56.

  107. Kumar, V., S.N. Das, A.T. Rao and S.K. Agrawala, 2003. Chronic toxicity study of herbo-mineral EHb. Phytomedica, 4: 111-116.

  108. Kumar, V., P.N. Singh and S.K. Bhattacharya, 2003. Neuropsychopharmacological Studies on Indian Hypericum perforatum Linn. In: Medicinal and Aromatic Plants-Industrial Profile, Ernst, E. (Ed.). 1st, Taylor & Francis, London, pp: 179-226.

  109. Muruganandam, A.V., V. Kumar and S.K. Bhattacharya, 2002. Effect of poly herbal formulation, EuMil, on chronic stress-induced homeostatic perturbations in rats. Indian J. Exp. Biol., 40: 1151-1160.
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  110. Mathur, A.K, A.K. Jain, V. Kumar, S.N. Das and S.K. Agrawala, 2002. Clinical trial of herbal NatHaem in healthy human volunteers. Antiseptic, 99: 420-422.

  111. Kumar, V., V.K. Khanna, P.K. Seth, P.N. Singh and S.K. Bhattacharya, 2002. Brain neurotransmitter receptor binding and nootropic studies on Indian Hypericum perforatum Linn. Phytother. Res., 16: 210-216.
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  112. Kumar, V., S.N. Das, A.T. Rao and S.K. Agrawala, 2002. Sub-acute toxicity study of NatHaem. Phytomedica, 3: 83-89.

  113. Kumar, V., S.N. Das and S.K. Agrawala, 2002. Neutralizing effect of OptiLiv and EuMil on glucose intolerance in ethyl alcohol administered rats. Phytomedica, 3: 91-94.

  114. Kumar, V., S.N. Das and S.K. Agrawala, 2002. Diuretic activity of herbal NefroLiv and Frusemide in normal rats. Phytomedica, 3: 73-76.

  115. Kumar, V., R.Arora, S.M. Latha, P.N. Singh, S. Ahmad, S.H. Ansari and E. Porchezhian, 2002. Towards rational regulation and legislation of herbal medicines. Saudi Pharm. J., 10: 208-210.

  116. Bhattacharya, A., A.V. Muruganandam, V. Kumar and S.K. Bhattacharya, 2002. Effect of poly herbal formulation, EuMil, on neurochemical perturbations induced by chronic stress. Indian J. Exp. Biol., 40: 1161-1163.
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  117. Kumar, V., P.N. Singh and S.K. Bhattacharya, 2001. Neurochemical studies on Indian Hypericum perforatum L. Indian J. Exp. Biol., 39: 334-338.
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  118. Kumar, V., P.N. Singh and S.K. Bhattacharya, 2001. Anti-stress activity of Indian Hypericum perforatum L. Indian J. Exp. Biol., 39: 344-349.
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  119. Kumar, V., P.N. Singh and S.K. Bhattachacharya, 2001. Anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity of Indian Hypericum perforatum L. Indian J. Exp. Biol., 39: 339-343.
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  120. Kumar, V., P.N. Singh and H.K. Singh, 2001. Alzheimer's disease: An update. Acta Pharmaceutica Turcica, 43: 121-142.

  121. Kumar, V., N. Ramakrishna and B. Mishra, 2001. Bioavailablity and bioequivalence for clinicians. Antiseptic, 98: 82-86.

  122. Muruganandam, A.V., V. Kumar and S.K. Bhattacharya, 2000. Status Report on Neuropharmacology. In: Status Report on Pharmacological Research in India (1994-1998), Adithan, C. (Ed.). Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, pp: 119-133.

  123. Kumar, V., R.K. Singh, A.K. Jaiswal, S.K. Bhattacharya and S.B. Acharya, 2000. Anxiolytic activity of Indian Abies pindrow Royle leaves in rodents: An experimental study. Indian J. Exp. Biol., 38: 343-346.
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  124. Kumar, V., P.N. Singh, A.V. Muruganandam and S.K. Bhattacharya, 2000. Effect of Indian Hypericum perforatum Linn on animal models of cognitive dysfunction. J. Ethnopharmacol., 72: 119-128.
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  125. Kumar, V., P.N. Singh and S.K. Bhattacharya, 2000. Hypericum perforatum: Nature's mood stabilizer. Indian J. Exp. Biol., 38: 1077-1085.
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  126. Kumar, V., P.N. Singh and B. Mishra, 2000. Animal experimentation: A rational approach towards drug development. Indian J. Exp. Biol., 38: 540-548.
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  127. Kumar, V., N.V. Rao and S.R. Setty, 2000. Influence of omeprazole on the hypoglycaemic activity of glibenclamide and tolbutamide in normal albino rabbits. Acta Pharmaceutica Turcica, 42: 135-138.

  128. Kumar, V., A.K. Jaiswal, P.N. Singh and S.K. Bhattacharya, 2000. Anxiolytic activity of Indian Hypericum perforatum Linn: An experimental study. Indian J. Exp. Biol., 38: 36-41.
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  129. Panyam, J., V. Kumar and B. Mishra, 1999. Recent trends in drug delivery systems: Lymphatic drug targeting and transportation. Acta Pharmaceutica Turcica, 41: 131-139.

  130. Kumar, V., P.N. Singh, A.K. Jaiswal and S.K. Bhattacharya, 1999. Antidepressant activity of Indian Hypericum perforatum Linn in rodents. Indian J. Exp. Biol., 37: 1171-1176.
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  131. Kumar, V. and B. Mishra, 1999. Monoclonal antibodies and its applications: An overview. Acta Pharmaceutica Turcica, 41: 191-198.