Arjun Ram is interested in animal testing of compounds with potential anti-asthmatic applications. He has carried out a series of studies on airway hyperresponsiveness and inflammation, in a mouse model of asthma, using synthetic and natural compounds, notably curcumin. He is also in-charge of the animal facility of IGIB and provides valuable support in the activities of the animal ethics committee at IGIB besides pursuing his research interests in asthma.
- Inhaled carbenoxolone prevents allergic airway inflammation and airway hyperreactivity in a mouse model of asthma. Ram, A., Singh, S. K., Singh, V. P., Kumar, S., and Ghosh, B. Int.Arch.Allergy Immunol. 2009. 149, 38-46.
- Mepacrine alleviates airway hyperresponsiveness and airway inflammation in a mouse model of asthma. Ram, A., Mabalirajan, U., Singh, S. K., Singh, V. P., and Ghosh, B. Int.Immunopharmacol. 2008. 8, 893-899.
- Glycyrrhizin alleviates experimental allergic asthma in mice. Ram, A., Mabalirajan, U., Das, M., Bhattacharya, I., Dinda, A. K., Gangal, S. V., and Ghosh, B. Int.Immunopharmacol. 2006. 6, 1468-1477.
- Luteolin alleviates bronchoconstriction and airway hyperreactivity in ovalbumin sensitized mice. Das, M., Ram, A., and Ghosh, B. Inflamm.Res. 2003. 52, 101-106.
- Curcumin attenuates allergen-induced airway hyperresponsiveness in sensitized guinea pigs. Ram, A., Das, M., and Ghosh, B. Biol.Pharm.Bull. 2003. 26, 1021-1024.