Gerlinda Hermann, Ph.D.
Autonomic Neurosciences- Hermann
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1984, Neuroscience
Dr. Hermann's areas of interest involve the connection between immune activation, cytokine production and the CNS control of vagal tone and gastric function in disease and traumatic injury. She is also proposing to characterize some of the neural circuitry involved in monitoring metabolic state, food intake and automatic function using live cell imaging techniques.
Hermann GE, Hebert SL, Van Meter MJ, Holmes GM, Rogers RC. TNF alpha-p55 receptors: medullary brainstem immunocytochemical localization in normal and vagus nerve-transected rats. Brain Res. 2004 Apr 9;1004(1-2):156-66
Hermann, G.E., Nasse, J.S., and Rogers, R.C. Alpha-1 adrenergic input to solitary nucleus neurones: calcium oscillations, excitation, and gastric reflex control. J. Physiol. 2005 Jan 15; 562 (Pt2): 553-68
Rogers, R.C., Nasse, J.S., and Hermann, G.E., Live-cell imaging methods for the study of vagal afferents within the nucleus of the solitary tract. J. Neurosci. Methods 2006, 150:47-58.
Hermann, G.E., Travagli, R.A., and Rogers, R.C., Esophageal-gastric relaxation reflex in rat: dual control of peripheral nitrergic and cholinergic transmission. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2006, Jun 290 (6): R1570-6.
Hermann, G.E., Barnes, M.J., and Rogers, R.C., Leptin and thyrotropin releasing hormone: cooperative action in the brainstem to activate brown adipose thermogenesis. Brain Res. 2006 Oct 30;1117(1):118-24. Epub 2006 Sep 7.
Rogers, R.C., Van Meter, M.J., and Hermann, G.E., Tumor necrosis factor potentiates central vagal afferent signaling by modulating ryanodine channels. J Neurosci 2006 Dec 6;26(49):12642-6.
Hermann, G.E., Van Meter, M.J. and Rogers, R.C., CXCR4 receptors in the dorsal medulla: implications for autonomic dysfunction. Euro J Neurosci 2008 27:855-864
Rogers, R.C. and Hermann, G.E., Mechanisms of action of CCK to activate central vagal afferent terminal. Peptides 2008 29:1716-25.
Hermann, G.E. and Rogers, R.C., TNFalpha: a trigger for autonomic dysfunction. The Neuroscientist [2007 Oct 2; Epub] 14(1):53-67 (2008)