Chanran K. Ganta

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Genetically engineered stem cells efficiently deliver therapeutic proteins to cancer and other sites of inflammation. However, a major advantage would be realized if tumor-trafficking stem cells that have not been genetically modified exhibit an inherent antitumor effect, thus circumventing the necessity of the expression of exogenous genes by the cells. We(More)
The present review assesses the current state of literature defining integrative autonomic-immune physiological processing, focusing on studies that have employed electrophysiological, pharmacological, molecular biological, and central nervous system experimental approaches. Central autonomic neural networks are informed of peripheral immune status via(More)
We tested the hypothesis that central angiotensin II (ANG II) administration would activate splenic sympathetic nerve discharge (SND), which in turn would alter splenic cytokine gene expression. Experiments were completed in sinoaortic nerve-lesioned, urethane-chloralose-anesthetized, splenic nerve-intact (splenic-intact) and splenic nerve-lesioned(More)
Ganta, Chanran K., Bryan G. Helwig, Frank Blecha, Roman R. Ganta, Richard Cober, Sujatha Parimi, Timothy I. Musch, Richard J. Fels, and Michael J. Kenney. Hypothermia-enhanced splenic cytokine gene expression is independent of the sympathetic nervous system. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 291: R558–R565, 2006. First published February 9, 2006;(More)
Whole body hyperthermia (WBH) has been used in experimental settings as an adjunct to radiochemotherapy for the treatment of various malignant diseases. The therapeutic effect of WBH has been hypothesized to involve activation of the immune system, although the effect of hyperthermia-induced activation of sympathetic nerve discharge (SND) on splenic immune(More)
Dogs acquire infections with the Anaplasmataceae family pathogens, E. canis, E. chaffeensis, E. ewingii, A. platys and A. phagocytophilum mostly during summer months when ticks are actively feeding on animals. These pathogens are also identified as causing diseases in people. Despite the long history of tick-borne diseases in dogs, much remains to be(More)
Hypothermia produced by acute cooling prominently alters sympathetic nerve outflow. Skin sympathoexcitatory responses to skin cooling are attenuated in aged compared with young subjects, suggesting that advancing age influences sympathetic nerve responsiveness to hypothermia. However, regulation of skin sympathetic nerve discharge (SND) is only one(More)
A class of substituted 1H,7H-5a,6,8,9-tetrahydro-1-oxopyrano[4,3-b][1]benzopyrans (tricyclic pyrones; TPs) was synthesized from a one-pot condensation reaction of 6-substituted 4-hydroxy-2-pyrones and cyclohexenecarboxaldehydes. The reaction involves a 6pi-electrocyclic ring closing process, and stereo- and regioselectivities were examined.(More)
Splenic nerve denervation abrogates enhanced splenic cytokine gene expression responses to acute heating, demonstrating that hyperthermia-induced activation of splenic sympathetic nerve discharge (SND) increases splenic cytokine gene expression. Hypothermia alters SND responses; however, the role of the sympathetic nervous system in mediating splenic(More)
Hyperthermia is a potent activator of visceral sympathetic nerve discharge (SND), and the functional integrity of the rostral ventral lateral medulla (RVLM) is critically important for sustaining sympathoexcitation at peak hyperthermia. However, RVLM mechanisms mediating SND activation to acute heat stress are not well understood. Because RVLM GABA is(More)