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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Impact of Stress on Alcoholic Gut Injury
Principal Investigator:

Radhakrishna Rao

Location: Memphis, TN
Congressional District Code: 9
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2016 - June 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $80,292
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


 DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Alcohol-related health problems are the worldwide health concern. More than 50% of Veterans use alcohol and nearly 23% are binge or heavy drinkers. Pathogenesis of alcoholic liver disease (ALD) involves endotoxemia caused by gut barrier dysfunction. About 25% of alcoholics develop ALD, but the factors that make them susceptible to ALD remain to be determined. The relationship between stress and alcoholism is well known, so this project focuses on...

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