Dr. Kamalesh K. Gulia
Scientist 'F'
Phone :
91 471 2520398, 91 9048344712

PhD, University of Delhi, 1996

MSc, University of Delhi, 1988

BSc (Hons), University of Delhi, 1984

Scientist-F, Division of Sleep Research, SCTIMST, Trivandrum 2017 - continue

Scientist-E, Division of Sleep Research, SCTIMST, Trivandrum 2014 to 2017

Scientist-D, Division of Sleep Research, SCTIMST, Trivandrum 2011 to 2014

Scientist-D (Ad-Hoc), Comprehensive Center for Sleep Disorders, SCTIMST, Trivandrum 2009 to 2011

Scientist (WOS-A), National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, 2009

PDF, National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, 2007-2009

Visiting Scientist, Dept. of Psychobiology, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2008

IBRO International Research Fellow, Fukushima Medical University, Japan, 2006-2007

Pool Officer (SRA), All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 2004-2006

Research Associate, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 1998-2004

Elected General Secretary (2018-2021); Treasurer (2011-2018), Indian Society for Sleep Research

Elected Executive Member of the Indian Academy of Neurosciences (2018 to 2020)

Elected Member of National Academy of Medical Sciences (India) 2016

Editorial Board member in Frontiers in Sleep and Chronobiology

Co-Editor in proceeding of the 4th National conference of Indian Society for Sleep Research -2010 and Study material of the National Sleep Medicine Course-2010

Member, International J of BioSciences and Technology (IJBST) ISSN: 0974-3987

Prof Baldev Singh Oration Award for year 2019 at APPICON meeting held at Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati, Assam on 28 Nov 2019.

International Travel Award from Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi for attending and delivering talk in Symposium in World Sleep Congress 2019, Vancouver, Canada

Best Presentation Award for the talk, Lack of awareness on peri-pregnancy health and jeopardising maternal-child outcomes, in the Technical Session on Women in Health, Economy and Power 2nd International conference of Future of Women 2019 with theme Voices of Women: Transition from Inspiration to Action on 15 Feb 2019 at Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Best Poster Award for the work Pre-clinical evaluation of alpha-asarone, an active principle of Acorus calamus for management of insomnia and anxiety authored by Gulia KK, Radhakrishnan A, Kumar VM (2015) at the International Training Workshop on Herbal Medicine: Drug Discovery from Herbs - Approaches, Innovations and Applications???, Mysore (Karnataka) & Ooty (Tamil Nadu), India, 2015

Women Scientist's Award by Department of Science & Technology, India, 2008

IBRO International Research Fellowship Award 2006 - 2007

Young Investigator Award in 29th Annual Meeting of Japanese Neuroscience Society at Kyoto, Japan, 2006

Award for Senior Research Associate (Scientist's Pool) by Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), India, 2004-2006

Best poster award at International Symposium in Systems Neuroscience at National Brain Research Center at Manesar, India, 2003

Award for Young Scientist at the 4th Asian Sleep Research Society Congress at Zhuhai, China, with prize of US $ 300, 2004

The Young Investigator Award by FAOPS to attend 34th IUPS Congress held at Christchurch, New Zealand, 2001

Award for best/ most Scientifically Valuable Poster at the 3rd Asian Sleep Research Society Congress sponsored by Israeli Sleep Research Society, with prize of US $ 1000 at Bangkok, Thailand, 2000

Award for Research Associate by Indian Council for Medical Research from 1998-2001

Award for Junior and Senior Research Fellow by Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) from 1992-1994 and 1994-1996 respectively

NET award: Qualified National Eligibility Test for lectureship and fellowship conducted jointly by University Grants Commission (UGC)-CSIR, 1991

Neurophysiology of sleep and arousal systems

Sleep restriction and cognition

Role of sleep in developmental programming

Interrelationship between sleep and thermoregulation

Non-pharmacological interventions for insomnia

Development of wearable for sleep health and an indigenous wireless Polysomnography

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Sleep research- Basic and applied

Basic Research: To study neural dynamics in brain after sleep deprivation using animal models and simulation protocols in human. To identify the role of sleep during different phases of development on cognitive programming. To look for mechanism that interlinks sleep-body temperature in conditions of sleep restriction and scientific evaluation of Ayurvedic principles for regulation of sleep.

Translational Research: Evaluation of ambient temperature manipulation as a non-pharmacological intervention for treatment of primary insomnia and to evaluate inflammatory markers after acute and chronic sleep deprivation.

Teaching: Basic Neurophysiology and Neurodiagnostics to Neuro-technicians & MTech students

IBRO International Research Fellowship 2006 - 2007

Senior Research Associate Fellowship (CSIR): 2004-2006

Research Associate Fellowship (ICMR): 1998-2002

JRF & SRF (CSIR) 1991-1992 & 1993-1995

Indian Academy of Neurosciences (Life member)

Indian Society of Physiology and Pharmacology (Life member)

Indian Society for Sleep Research (Life member)

Kerala Academy of Sciences (Life member)

Association of Gerontology, India (Life member)

International Pediatric Sleep Association

World Sleep Society

International Brain Research Organization

Japanese Society for Neuroscience

The effects of maternal sleep deprivation (restriction) on cognition in the offspring in an animal model.

To investigate the effects of acute sleep restriction on sleep and body temperature interactions in different age groups of healthy subjects.

To investigate the effects of short- and long-term administration of alpha-asarone on oxidative stress and anxiety alleviation in insomnia model in rats.

To investigate the role of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep during development in regulation of sexual arousal and erectile events in adult rats.

Action of Guibourtia tessmannii (Caesalpiniaceae) extracts on sleep and reproductive system in obese male rats (NAM Center for S & T, Delhi) for Mr Deeh Defo Patrice Brice (PhD student, Univ of Dschang, Cameroon) (2015)

To alleviate cognitive deficits in the offspring induced by sleep loss during pregnancy by administering alpha-asarone: A study in an animal model

International Trainee: Mr Deeh Defo Patrice Brice (PhD student, University of Dschang, Cameroon), the Research Training Fellowship for Developing Countries Scientists (RTF-NAM) by NAM S &T Center of DST fromMarch 2015 to September 2015 for the study ???Action of Guibourtia tessmannii (Caesalpiniaceae) extracts on sleep and reproductive system in obese male rats.

Established a specialized new research laboratory, Division of Sleep Research, of International standard at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology, Trivandrum. The translational research pertains to theme that affects each one of us in current era of 24X7.

Introduced 2 new PhD modules in Neurophysiology with 2 Credits after approval from BOS in the Institutes Academic program

Pursued and introduced new course module, Neurophysiology of Sleep, for the PhD comprehensive examination in the Institutes Academic program.

IBRO-APRC SCHOOL 2019, Dr Kamalesh K Gulia, SIC of Division of Sleep Research, organized IBRO-APRC SCHOOL 2019: International Neuroscience School on Advanced Techniques to Explore the Functions of Normal & Diseased Brain from 22nd April to 6th May 2019, BMT Wing, SCTIMST, Trivandrum, Kerala, India. The School was supported by IBRO APRC, France.

Dr Kamalesh K Gulia, SIC of Division of Sleep Research (then named as Sleep Disorders Research Laboratory) organized ASRS-2014 International conference at Kovalam during September 22-24, 2014. It was attended by delegates, Sleep Medicine experts and Sleep Researchers from 16 countries including Japan, USA, Australia, Finland, Singapore, China, Taiwan, Georgia, France, Switzerland, Germany, Russia, Turkey, Israel and India

Organized National Conference (4th National Conference of India Society for Sleep Research) successfully on December 13, 2010 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. As Organizing Secretary (Kamalesh K Gulia) of the ISSR 2010, generous support was received from ICMR, CSIR and DBT.

Organized 5th National Sleep Medicine Course Workshop (NSMC-2010), an advance Course/ Workshop by Indo-Japan-US Faculty in collaboration with ISSR (Indian Society of Sleep Research) in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala during December 11-12, 2010. As Organizing Secretary (Kamalesh K Gulia) of the NSMC 2010, financial support was obtained from the DST.

Sleep for Health & Wellbeing: Ultimate blueprint for better life! in the 13th annual World Sleep Day on 13 March 2020 in the BMT wing, SCTIMST, Trivandrum.

Sleep, Health Technology to meet SDG3 & Sleep Hygiene on World Sleep Day celebration on 15 March 2019 at BMT wing, SCTIMST, Trivandrum

Sleep: Revisit to an understated element of life! on World Sleep Day at SCTIMST on 16 March 2018

Effect of maternal sleep deprivation during pregnancy on cognition in offspring for SROP orientation programon 29th September 2016

Keynote Talk ???Journey of Women in STEM: Thrills of Empowerment! in webinar conducted on 3rd Dec 2020 on Women Leaders in STEM (Women-Opportunities- Entrepreneurship-Education) organized by Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment (KSCSTE), Govt of Kerala and Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt of India under the DST supported Project titled Assessment of Government of India's Gender Mainstreaming Programs For Women In Science

Women and sleep ??? call on a neglected health issue in National Conference on Women in Science Education (WISE) ??? India (under the aegis of Indian Academy of Neuroscience - Bangalore Branch and SFN - Bangalore Chapter) Jointly Organized by Departments of Neurophysiology and Neuromicrobiology, NIMHANS, Bengaluru on 6-7 March 2020.

Women in Science, nurturing their dreams in Govt. Arts College on occasion of National Science Day Celebration (Theme: Women in Science) organized by Kerala Academy of Sciences on 28th February 2020

Prenatal sleep deprivation and immature neuronal network in full term rat newborn! in symposium on Effects of perinatal sleep modulation in the mother and offspring during International Conference World Sleep 2019 held in Vancouver, Canada on 25 September 2019.

How do we study sleep in animals? in the ISSR Young Investigator Development Workshop titled Discovering the mystery of sleep held in Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute, Chennai on 8 September 2019.

Process S and process C in regulation of sleep during the National Sleep Medicine Course 2019 held in Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute, Chennai during 7-8 September 2019.

Sleep deprivation: Neural signatures during the National Sleep Medicine Course 2019 held in Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute, Chennai during 7-8 September 2019.

Consequences of prenatal sleep deprivation and cognitive development: Enigma vs tools to study in rat model in International Brain Research Organization-Asia Pacific Regional Committee (IBRO-APRC) School on 24 April 2019 in SCTIMST, Trivandrum.

Lack of awareness on peri-pregnancy health and jeopardising maternal-child outcomes in Technical Session on Women and Health during 2nd International conference of Future of Women on 15 Feb 2019 at Colombo

Science of Sleep: Historical perspective and emerging trends at University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka on 13 Feb 2019

Prenatal sleep disruption, a novel risk for depression, hyperactivity and anxiety in offspring in symposium in the 8th Annual Meeting of the Indian Academy of Biomedical Sciences at NIIST-CSIR on 26 Feb 2019.

Importance of sleep during pregnancy for maternal-child outcomes: Recent updates at 64 annual conference of the APPI (APPICON 2018) held at Melaka Manipal Medical College & Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal on 29 November 2018

Sleep loss during pregnancy linked to depression and anxiety traits in offspring during the International Conference of Neuroscience & XXXVI Annual meeting of the Indian Academy of Neurosciences (IAN 2018) at BHU, Varanasi on 29 October 2018

Prenatal sleep deprivation and neurocognitive development of offspring: Methodological aspects at the International Brain Research Organization-Asia Pacific Regional Committee (IBRO-APRC) School on neural plasticity workshop at AIIMS, New Delhi on 30-31 October 2018 and demonstrated the sleep recording and analysis techniques in rodent model.

The Animal models for studying sleep: Behaviour to molecular approaches in the special initiative program ???APPI Young Investigator Development Workshop (Discovering the mystery of sleep)??? the 1st year MBBS students. This was conducted by Indian Society for Sleep Research on 21 Sept 2018 at International Centre, Goa.

Genetics of sleep and sleep disorders in the National Sleep Medicine Course on 22 Sept 2018 at the ICG, Goa.

Sleep and Technology in the Hindi Workshop organized by joint Town Official Language Implementation Committee meeting at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Trivandrum on 23 Feb 2018

Neonatal sleep in normal and prenatal stress conditions in the International conference on Sleep Medicine and Research held at Goa during Sept 21-23, 2017.

Sleep for integrated life: changing concepts in the Workshop on Integrative Biology at University of Kerala on 21 Feb 2017

How circadian clock tick time? forthe CME, National Sleep Medicine Course, at Himalaya Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun on 3rd Dec 2016.

Prenatal sleep disruptions and early cognitive development at 34 Annual meeting of IAN in NBRC, Manesar.

Sleep during pregnancy-postpartum in women and its development in children at APPICON 2016 in AIIMS, Patna.

Nuts and Bolts of Raj Bhasha for workshop at NIC, Trivandrum on 26th Nov 2016.

Sleep Deprivation: Developmental Consequences in Monthly talk series of the BMT wing on 7th October 2016.

Circadian Physiology during the National Sleep Medicine Course held at Hotel Lily, Guwahati, Assam on 5th December 2015

Sleep loss during pregnancy and cognitive deficits in offspring: Recent evidences in the Symposium titled Discovering the mystery of Sleep at the Annual Conference of the Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists of India on 26th November 2015 at AIIMS-Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Sleep deprivation in humans: its consequences in the National Sleep Medicine Course, NSMC-2010 held in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, 11th-12th December 2010

Sleep & Technology: A Dream come true! Science lecture delivered on National Technology Day celebration 2010 at Biomedical Technology Wing, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology, Thiruvananthapuram on 9th June 2010

An Indian woman's perspective on gender equality: Fight or flight in Symposium on Gender Equality in 36th International Congress of Physiological Sciences, IUPS held at Kyoto, Japan from 27th July to 2nd August 2009

Sleep Research in India at Department of Psychobiology, University Federal of Sao Paulo, Brazil, June 2008

The septal area involved in wake and rapid eye movement sleep related erections: neuronal recording studies in semi-restrained un-anesthetized rats at Congress of Japanese Physiological Society & Pre-congress symposium of Environmental Physiology, Osaka, Osaka, 19-20th March 2007

The septal area in wake and rapid eye movement sleep related erections: a stimulation study in semi-restrained un-anesthetized rats at Regional Meeting of Japanese Physiological Society, Yamagata, 27-28th October 2006

Sleep related penile erections: from neural circuitry to erectile dysfunctions in Interim Congress of the World Federation of Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine Societies held in India during 22-26th Sept 2005

Role of Orexin (hypocretin) in male sexual behavior at International Symposium on the Instinctive Brain Mechanisms underlying the Basics of Life held at Tokyo, Japan in January 2005

Gulia KK, Kumar VM (2018). Ultrasonic vocalizations and behavior of rat pups born from sleep-deprived dams. In Handbook of Behavioral Neuroscience Series, Handbook of Ultrasonic Vocalizations-A Window into the Emotional Brain. Edited by Stefan M Brudzynski, Chapter 44, Vol 25, pages 467-478.

Gulia KK, Radhakrishnan A, Kumar VM (2017). Approach to Sleep Disorders in the Traditional School of Indian Medicine: Alternative Medicine II. In: Sleep Disorders Medicine: Basic Science, Technical Considerations and Clinical Aspects. (4th Edition) Chapter 57, 2017 ISBN 978-1-4939-6578-6, pp 1221-1232

Gulia KK, Mallick HN, Kumar VM (2005). Sleep and sexual behavior: A Crosstalk. In: Medimond S.r.l (International Proc. Div.) 2nd Interim Congress of the World Federation of Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine Societies-WFSRSMS. (ISBN: 88-7587-210-4), p 7-13.

Gulia KK, Mallick HN (2002). Sleep related penile erections: A Perspective. In: Proc. of the 2nd National Conference of Indian Society for Sleep Research. Eds: BM Kutty and TR Raju. 105-109.

Ms Arathi R (PhD, 2018): Study of sleep-wake properties of alpha-Asarone, and active principle of Acorus calamus LINN, in animal insomnia model

Ms Aswathi BS (PhD, 2018): Sleep profile of rat offspring of sleep deprived mothers

Ms Johnsy Mary SL (MPhil): Evaluation of sleep-wakefulness profile and the behavioural phenotype of male rats during middle age that are born to the REM sleep deprived rats during pregnancy

Pires GN, Benedetto L, Cortese R, Gozal D, Gulia KK, Kumar VM, Tufik S, Andersen ML (2020). Effects of sleep modulation during pregnancy in the mother and offspring ??? Evidence from preclinical research. J Sleep Res. Jul 2:e13135. doi: 10.1111/jsr.13135.

Gulia KK, Kumar VM (2020). Importance of sleep for health and wellbeing amidst COVID-19 pandemic. Sleep Vigilance. 4:49-50.

Gulia KK, Kumar VM (2020). Reverse quarantine: Management of COVID-19 by Kerala with its higher number of aged population. Psychogeriatrics, 20(5):794-795.

Pandi-Perumal SR, Gulia KK, Gupta D, Kumar VM (2020). Dealing with a pandemic: The Kerala Model of containment strategy for COVID-19. Pathogens Global Health. 114(5):232-233.

Radhakrishnan A, Jayakumari N, Kumar VM, Gulia KK (2019). Alpha-Asarone A hypnotic with a potential for long-term use. Sleep Biological Rhythms. Sleep and Biological Rhythm 17: 49-61.

Radhakrishnan A, Jayakumari N, Kumar VM, Gulia KK (2019). Alpha-Asarone in management of sleep deprivation induced memory deficits and anxiety in rat model. Sleep and Biological Rhythm 17: 37-47.

Deeh PBD, Watcho P, Gulia KK (2019). Improvement of sexual behaviour and ejaculatory parameters by the methanolic extract of Guibourtia tessmannii (Caesalpiniaceae) in high fat diet fed sexually sluggish male rats. Phcog Mag. 15: S54-61.

Aswathy BS, Kumar VM, Gulia KK (2018). Immature sleep pattern in newborn rats when dams encountered sleep restriction during pregnancy. International J Developmental Neurosci. 69: 60-67.

Radhakrishnan A, Gulia KK (2018). Categories of Wistar rats based on anxiety traits: a study using factor and cluster method. Annals of Neuroscience. 25:234-240.

Gulia KK, Kumar VM (2018). Sleep disorders in the elderly: A growing challenge. Psychogeriatrics, 18: 155-165.

Gulia KK, Kumar VM (2018). Proper sleep during pregnancy for mental health of new-born: An evidence based appeal to policy makers. Sleep Vigilance. 2: 97-98.

Aswathy BS, Kumar VM, Gulia KK (2018). The effects of rapid eye movement sleep deprivation during late pregnancy on newborns sleep. J Sleep Res. 27: 197-205

Gulia KK, Kayama Y, Koyama Y (2018). Assessment of the septal area neuronal activity during penile erections in rapid eye movement sleep and waking in the rats. J Physiol Sci. 68: 567-577

Radhakrishnan A, Jayakumari N, Kumar VM, Gulia KK (2017). Sleep promoting potential of low dose alpha-Asarone in rat model. Neuropharmacology 125: 13-29

Gulia KK, Sivadas N, Kumar VM (2017). Reduced theta coherence and P wave ratio linked to memory deficits after sleep deprivation in rat model. Sleep Vigilance, 1: 21-29.

Sivadas N, Radhakrishnan A, Aswathy BS, Kumar VM, Gulia KK (2017). Dynamic changes in sleep pattern during post-partum in normal pregnancy in rat model. Behav Brain Res. 320: 264-274

Gulia KK, Kumar VM (2016). Sleep Deprivation during Pregnancy: The Cost of Ignorance! SM J Sleep Disord. 2(1): 1004.

Gulia KK, Kumar VM (2016). Sleep Medicine in Ayurveda. Sleep Med Rev. 25:131.

Gulia KK, Patel N, Kumar VM (2015). Increased ultrasonic vocalizations and risk-taking in rat pups of sleep-deprived dams. Physiol Behav. 139: 59-66.

Radhakrishnan A, Aswathy BS, Kumar VM, Gulia KK (2015). Sleep deprivation during late pregnancy produces hyperactivity and increased risk-taking behaviour in offspring. Brain Res. 1596: 88-98.

Gulia KK, Patel N, Radhakrishnan A, Kumar VM (2014). Reduction in ultrasonic vocalizations in pups born to rapid eye movement sleep restricted mothers in rat model. PLoS One. 9(1):e84948.

Gulia KK (2012). Dynamism in activity of the neural networks in brain is the basis of sleep-wakefulness oscillations. Front Neurol. 3: 38. Epub 2012

Associate-Editor of Journal Sleep & Vigilance

Article

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Kimura, J.; Suzuki, Y.; Mizumura, K.; Katagiri, C.; Azuma, K.; Hao, L.; Gulia, K.K.; Wray, S.; Iguchi-Ariga, S.M.M.; Barrett, K.E., Report on the Women in Physiology Symposium in IUPS 2009, The Journal of Physiological Sciences, 2010, 60; 227-234, http://www.springerlink.com/content/a4m74wx6132m0248/
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GULIA, KK; MALLICK, HN, HOMOSEXUALITY: A DILEMMA IN DISCOURSE!, Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 2010, 54; 5-20, http://www.ijpp.com/vol54_1/5-20.pdf
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Sharma, K.; Gulia, K.K.; Kumar, V.M.; Mallick, H.N., Perirhinal cortex lesions delay ejaculation in rats, Behavioural brain research, 2008, 189; 212-215, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2007.12.004
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Gulia, KK; Jodo, E.; Kawauchi, A.; Miki, T.; Kayama, Y.; Mallick, HN; Koyama, Y., The septal area, site for the central regulation of penile erection during waking and rapid eye movement sleep in rats: A stimulation study, Neuroscience, 2008, 156; 1064-1073, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroscience.2008.08.032
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Mallick, HN; Tandon, S.; Jagannathan, NR; Gulia, KK; Kumar, VM, Brain areas activated after ejaculation in healthy young human subjects, Indian journal of physiology and pharmacology, 2007, 51; 81, http://www.ijpp.com/vol51_1/81-85.pdf
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KK, Gulia; HN, Mallick; VM, Kumar, GABA-A receptors at the medial preoptic area modulate sleep in a dose dependent manner in male rats, Neuroscience Research, 2006, 55
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AA, Farooqui; Gulia, K.K.; Mallick, HN; Kumar, VM, Effect of glutamate injection at the medial preoptic area on sleep-wakefulness in male rats, Sleep Biol Rhythms, 2005, 3; A74
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Gulia, KK; Mallick, HN; Kumar, VM, Atenolol or butoxamine injection at the lateral septum doesn't inhibit male sexual behavior in rats., Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 2005, 49; 103-107, http://www.ijpp.com/vol49_1/103_107.pdf
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Kumari Gulia, K.; Nanda Mallick, H.; Mohan Kumar, V., Ambient temperature related sleep changes in rats neonatally treated with capsaicin, Physiology & behavior, 2005, 85; 414-418, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2005.05.001
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Gulia, Kamalesh Kumari; Mallick, Hruda Nanda; Kumar, Velayudhan Mohan, Sleep-related penile erections do not occur in rats during carbachol-induced rapid eye movement sleep., Behav Brain Res, 2004, 154; 585-7, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15313048