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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Shedding light on glaucoma: optogenetics regulation of ciliary phosphoinositides
Principal Investigator:

Yang Sun

Location: Palo Alto, CA
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: October 2016 - September 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $54,999
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


 DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world, and it affects more than 285,000 U.S. veterans. Elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) is associated with both development and progression of primary open angle glaucoma, and IOP is the only modifiable risk factor for the disease. However, the mechanisms causing elevated IOP remain poorly understood. Trabecular meshwork cells are critical to maintaining a normal aqueous fluid flow an...

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