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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Relaxin and PPAR gamma Activation for Liver Disease Treatment
Principal Investigator:

Robert G. Bennett

Location: Omaha, NE
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2016 - March 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $83,282
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


 DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Hepatic fibrosis is a progressive condition resulting from a number of causes, including hepatitis, alcohol abuse, and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, which can ultimately lead to cirrhosis and liver failure. Cirrhosis affects 900,000 persons, and the underlying causes (alcohol abuse and hepatitis infection) are more prevalent in the veteran population. There are currently few treatment options. Our previous studies showed that the hormone relaxin i...

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