Basant K Puri
Affiliation: National Institute for Medical Research
Puri B, Lekh S, Nijran K, Bagary M, Richardson A. SPECT neuroimaging in schizophrenia with religious delusions. Int J Psychophysiol. 2001;40:143-8 pubmed
..99mTc HMPAO high-resolution SPECT neuroimaging showed an association of religious delusions with left temporal overactivation and reduced occipital uptake, particularly on the left. ..
Puri B. Proton and 31-phosphorus neurospectroscopy in the study of membrane phospholipids and fatty acid intervention in schizophrenia, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome (myalgic encephalomyelitis) and dyslexia. Int Rev Psychiatry. 2006;18:145-7 pubmed
..The application of these techniques to the investigation of membrane phospholipid metabolism in schizophrenia, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome (myalgic encephalomyelitis or M.E.) and dyslexia is described. ..
Puri B. Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and the pathophysiology of myalgic encephalomyelitis (chronic fatigue syndrome). J Clin Pathol. 2007;60:122-4 pubmed
..Furthermore, both arachidonic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid are, at relatively low concentrations, directly virucidal. ..
Puri B, Ross B, Treasaden I. Increased levels of ethane, a non-invasive, quantitative, direct marker of n-3 lipid peroxidation, in the breath of patients with schizophrenia. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2008;32:858-62 pubmed publisher
..These results suggest that the measurement of exhaled ethane levels may offer a non-invasive direct biomarker of increased n-3 lipid peroxidation in schizophrenia. ..
Puri B, Treasaden I, Cocchi M, Tsaluchidu S, Tonello L, Ross B. A comparison of oxidative stress in smokers and non-smokers: an in vivo human quantitative study of n-3 lipid peroxidation. BMC Psychiatry. 2008;8 Suppl 1:S4 pubmed publisher
..11 (p = 0.75). Our results show no evidence that cigarette smoking is related to increased n-3 lipid peroxidation as measured by expired ethane. ..
Puri B, Singh I. Normal phospholipid-related signal transduction in autism. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2002;26:1405-7 pubmed
..Furthermore, since the VNR is reduced in a related disorder, schizophrenia, these results suggest fatty acid abnormalities in autism are likely to differ from those in schizophrenia...