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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Lysophosphatidic acid and cardiovascular disease risk
Principal Investigator:

Andrew J. Morris

Location: Lexington, KY
Congressional District Code: 6
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: January 2017 - December 2020
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $97,200
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Veterans have a higher incidence of cardiovascular disease than the general population. Cardiovascular disease risk is caused by environmental and heritable factors. The broad goal of our research is to understand how these factors interact to determine overall disease risk. In current funding period of this award we studied how heritable variants of the PLPP3 gene encoding lipid phosphate phosphatase 3 (LPP3) associate with heritable coronary artery disease risk. We showed that disease risk ass...

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