Kaushik P. Patel

Kaushik P. Patel
Curriculum Vitae

McIntyre Professor of Physiology
Ph.D. 1983, University of Western Ontario
Major Interest: Neural control of circulation
Specialty: Neural control of fluid balance in normal and disease states

Research in the laboratory is focused on the neural regulation of cardiovascular and renal function in health and disease states. We are studying various aspects of the volume reflex in normal and disease states such as hypertension, diabetes and heart failure. Biochemical, molecular biology, electrophysiological, hemodynamic and renal function measurement techniques are used for studying the various components of the volume reflex arc particularly within the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus. These studies are providing important new insights about the normal neural regulation of fluid balance and about altered fluid balance and its consequences in various disease states.


Recent publications:

  1. PATEL, KP, & Zheng Central Neural Control of Sympathetic Nerve Activity in Heart Failure Following Exercise Training. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol.  302(3):H527-37.2012. PMID:22101524.
  2. Llewellyn, T, Zheng, H., Lu X, Xu B & PATEL, K.P. Median preoptic nucleus and subfornical organ drive renal sympathetic nerve activity via a glutamatergic mechanism with the paraventricular nucleus. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 302(4):R424-32. 2012. PMID:22160544
  3. Zucker, I.H., PATEL, K.P. & Schultz, H.D.   Neurohumoral Stimulation. Heart Failure. Heart Fail Clin. Jan;8(1):87-99. 2012  PMID:22108729
  4. Sharma, NM, Zheng, H., Li Y-F, & PATEL, K.P. Nitric oxide inhibits the expression of AT1 receptors in neurons. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 302(8):C1162-1173. 2012. PMID: 22218225
  5. Leite, LHR,  Zheng, H., Coimbra, CC & PATEL, K.P. Contribution of the Paraventricular Nucleus (PVN) in Autonomic Adjustments to Heat Stress. Expt. Bio. & Med. 237(5):570-577. 2012. PMID:22619372