Dr. Ajit Kumar Thakur
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Dr. Ajit Kumar Thakur

Assistant Professor
Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University, New Delhi, India


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Neuropharmacology from Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi, India

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Biography

Dr. Ajit Kumar Thakur is currently working as Assistant Professor of Centre for Development of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, New Delhi, India. He obtained his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi, India. His main area of interest related to Pre-clinical Research, Drug Discovery, Drug Development, Ethnopharmacology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Pharmacokinetic, Neuropharmacology, and Metabolic Disorders. Dr. Ajit Kumar received honors includes International Travel Grant from DBT Govt. of India and Foreign Travel Grant (Full Airfare) from CSIR, Govt. of India for Poster presentation at Singapore, Financial Assistantship for Poster presentation from IIT (BHU) in 2012 (Nepal Conference), Biography in Marquis Whos Who in the World, and University Topper in B. Pharm. He is life member of Indian Pharmacy Graduates’ Association, Indian Pharmacological Society, and Pharmaceutical Society of Department of Pharmaceutics, IIT (BHU). He is member of editor board and reviewer for American Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Health Sciences Research and American Journal of Food Science and Nutrition. He has published 1 book, 7 research articles in journals, 3 review articles, and 7 abstracts and poster presentations contributed as author/co-author. He also attended 4 workshops and symposium.

Area of Interest:

Pharmacology and Toxicology
100%
Ethnopharmacology
62%
Neuropharmacology
90%
Diabetes
75%
Metabolism
55%

Research Publications in Numbers

Books
0
Chapters
1
Articles
28
Abstracts
11

Selected Publications

  1. Thakur, A.K., P. Kamboj and K. Goswami, 2018. Pathophysiology and management of alzheimer’s disease: An overview. J. Anal. Pharm. Res., 9: 226-235.
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  2. Goyal, R.K. and A.K. Thakur, 2018. A status report on autonomic nervous system: The Indian research scenario during the last five years. Proc. Indian Nat. Sci. Acad., 84: 3-14.
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  3. Thakur, A.K. and P. Raj, 2017. Pharmacological Perspective of Glycyrrhiza glabra Linn.: A Mini-review. J. Anal. Pharm. Res., Vol. 5. .
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  4. 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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  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. Kumar, V., A.K. Thakur, S. Verma, V. Yadav and S.S. Chatterjee, 2015. Potential of some traditionally used edible plants for prevention and cure of diabesity associated comorbidities. TANG, 5: 1-22.
  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Thakur, A.K., S.S. Chatterjee and V. Kumar, 2014. Andrographis paniculata and Andrographolides as potential adaptogens: implications for therapeutic innovation. TANG (Hum. Med.), Vol. 4. .
  15. 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., 2: 1016.1-1016.15.
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Thakur, A.K., S.S. Chatterjee and V. Kumar, 2013. Beneficial effects of Brassica juncea on cognitive functions in rats. Pharm. Biol., 51: 1304-1310.
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  20. 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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  21. 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.). Springer, Netherlands, pp: 459-491.
  22. 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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  23. 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.
  24. Kumar, V., A.K. Thakur, N.D. Barothia and S.S. Chatterjee, 2011. Therapeutic potentials of Brassica juncea: An overview. TANG [Hum. Med.], 1: 2.1-2.16.
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